come and lie with my in the golden sunshine, cherub 👼🏼 let me put tanning oil on your back with the sweet, tropical scent of coconut 🥥🌴, let's order an eclectic array of virgin cocktails from the bar, each scintillating with transparent, jelly pastel colours like a stained glass window 🌈 ; dive into the cool pool of turquoise ripples and chill chill chill again 🧊 ❄️ 💦 🏝
uncertain as to whether you will be jetting off into the big open sky ✈️ ⛅️ fear not, we can still take note 📝 plan and dream 💭 about what we're going to do the moment you've got your lotion 🧴 packed, you suitcases stacked 🧳 and your compass ready on adventure attack mode 🧭 💥
when im lounging by the pool 🏊♀️ there are definitely some very specific things i need to keep me entertained 😜 comfortable 🧘🏻♀️ and in a total tropical fantasy ✨ here are my poolside essentials... let's go! 🍉
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hawaiian tropic dark tanning oil 🌞
I will always be in love with Hawaiian tropic. From that infamous coconut scent enraptured with notes of vanilla, dusted with the island breeze of a Caribbean island untouched by mans woes. You close your eyes, and rub this dark tanning oil lovingly into your skin, and you will instantly be moisturised from tip to toe, the dry-oil formulation meaning you're not a human slip-n-slide as well. For the brave, go for SPF4... but they do increase their oil range up to SPF15 for those angsty of the UV rays.
sol de Janeiro Brazilian bum bum cream 🌞
laitmylk will be doing an entire post with Sol de Janeiro very soon about this life changing bum bum cream - yes BVUM BUM CREAM! SAY IT AGAIN, BABY! It's a super unique, unlike any other brand of cream in existence, infused with wondrous Brazilian derived ingredients from guaraná to cupuaça butter; coconut oil, açai oil and Brazil nut. This combination creates a tropical infusion of moisturising delight, rich in antioxidants, keeping skin vibrant and youthful. With rich caffeine from the guaraná, your visage will be micro simulated and boosted in circulation for the optimum smooth and airbrushed appearance - which y'all gonna want when you hit the poolside, right!? Totally right. It's honestly just THE best cream... and let's repeat it ONCE more... BUM BUM CREAM!
Tom Ford soleil blanc 🌞
summer would not be complete without a new edition to your perfume collection that will have nearby loungers enviously wondering what you're skin has been kissed and spritzed with... and this summer? go on, splurge. and get sultry whilst you're at it. This is an unexpected, addictive fragrance, falling into a category of warmth and spice, with rich gourmands of coco de mer, floral bursts of ylang ylang from the Comoros islands, and cardamom. It's an unapologetic exuberance of endless pursuit of the sun and eternalised luxury. Let opulence waft in the air, honey. And OWN THAT SH*T!
vita jewel wellness water bottle in amethyst 🌞
This is one of those products that are totally not essential, but once you know it exists, you simply have to have and want to have it because it's just so outrageously quirky and stylish and just UGH GUYS - it's a water bottle with geodes FIXED inside! For my crystal healers and chakra believers, for the manifesting and the yoga relentless-ing: this remarkably lightweight bottle contains rose quartz to foster tranquility, amethyst for strengthening awareness, and clear quartz for amplification of energy. The concept? To infuse with your water or chosen beverage as it's poured and then sipped into your glorious temple of a body, and purify you in the way Mother Nature's frequencies can - and do!
Lavazza iced coffee range: cappuccino, double espresso and vanilla latte 🌞
Whilst I am typically a Starbucks hoe when it comes to ready to drink cans and cartons of iced coffee, the very next best (and almost better) contender is without a fraction of a doubt: Lavazza. The brand prides themselves on celebrating the Italian way of life with every cup of coffee, transferring traditional roots and appreciation for the art of the coffee bean, and bringing it to you and me with ease in a conveniently chilled and delectable can. Establishe din 1895, you know you're getting the real deal. The Cappuccino is refreshing, cool to the palate and bold with rich roasted coffee beans, a slight note of nitro tonality and texture as well for optimum smoothness. The Double Espresso? Well, that's my favourite. It's creamy yet robust with a nutty aroma in its base; whilst refreshing the senses with every sip and slurp. And finally... the vanilla latte, for those with the sweeter of the tooth. You can almost sink your teeth into this drink, which seems odd, but it's honestly like whipped cream has had a baby with the purest cup of cold milk, had a dance with lightly caramel toned coffee beans under a powdered sugar moon spell and been poured into a can. Divine.
iced matcha made with matcha bloom sticks 🌞
I love iced matched tea lattes. Not only for their unusual earthy, sweetened mushroom like, vanilla dusted, almond toned taste... but for their profound health benefits and natural source of caffeine to keep your body fuelled, refreshed and hydrated. Matcha go to sticks are an innovative way for you to have your matcha on the go, as not every location sells matcha after all! It's still a relatively 'new' concept to becoming mainstream. We're nearly there though, babes, we are NEARLY mainstream matcha. Thank GOD.
fattbar caramel sea salt bar 🌞
I love the name of this brand, don't you?! Let's get FATT! Lets' get REALLY FATT! With FATTBARS! I love this bar even more because it is sweetener free, and any one with a gastric condition will know, certain sweeteners are literally the devil incarnate and will reek total havoc on your temple of a body - which in summertime, in minimal clothing, exposed, is a solid nope. FATT as a brand is incredibly unique, honing in strongly on the power of being KETO - which is a lifestyle intended to fuel your body and feed your brain to the optimum level by reducing carb intake, thus causing the body to burn fat for energy. So... eat the FATT to burn the fat, basically! I'm going to be doing an entire post on the KETO lifestyle to clear up muggy waters for those that are a bit in the dark about it, but for the now, all you need to do is get your hands on this delicious caramel sea salt bar. The texture is divine, fudge like, rich and moreish. Created minimally with ingredients such as chicory extract, almonds, macadamia, pecan, natural caramel flavouring and sea salt, it will boost your body, mind and more importantly YOUR SOUL 🤤
purely plantain chips natural flavour 🌞
You've gotta love it when a food brand has a moral basis and does some good for the planet. Founded by dynamic duo Stefania Pellegrino and Mark O’Sullivan, Purely is on a mission to save the world from boring snacks and spread the love for the awesome power of the plantain. After years of exploring South America, the brand and quote: "fell in love with plantains and realised what a staple they are for many people". And thus made it their mission to bring us Westerners the wholesome, natural goodness of plantain in a convenient and healthy snack. Having tried almost every plantain chip brand available, I can tell you now that this is the best plantain chip in the business. It boasts no chemicals, no palm oil, no exploitation, just pure love and plantains. Plus a dash of salt. The rest of the recipe is secret 🤫
coyo vanilla coconut yogurt 🌞
Coconut yogurt, if you have never experienced it before, is a sensory explosion of raw and blissful delight. It's like ice cream, but not. Like frozen yogurt, but not. Like sweetened marscapone, but not. And the vanilla flavour in specific question here?... a guilt free gift of goodness in a pot large or small for you to have a tropical taste of crema opulence by the pool. Full of essential oils, vitamins and minerals, the humble vanilla bean packs a sweet health punch! Other varieties include chocolate, natural, strawberry and salted caramel, all available in 125, 250, 400 and 1kg pots 🥥
&other stories rectangular frame sunglasses in caramel 🌞
Typically, I would got for cat eye sunglasses when we look at the shape and frame of a shade... but this season, rectangular is in. It's comely and comfortable, soft on the face, more relaxed and just fits the entire vibe of the past two years to be frank - with the dawn of coronavirus and it's dreary dismay. One good thing from COVID truly IS that people are more relaxed - in every sense of the word. And I'm not grumbling! In fact, I'm putting on these shades, and lounging back in the sun with my plantain chips (...she wishes! 🍌 ). &Other Stories is a beautiful brand that puts tremendous care and consideration into the manufacture and production of their items. Beyond these sunglasses, you are very likely to discover an entirely new wardrobe... purse at the ready, babydoll! 👛
missoma mini tidal gold earrings 🌞
Hoops forever. Need I say more? They instantly level up an outfit (or in this case, whatever you're NOT wearing 😉) by the pool, and when they're chunky and charming as these rich, honey toned gold, contemporary vibed twists and twirls... what's honestly not to love? I wouldn't suggest going in the pool with these - we don't want a Kim Kardashian situation (Kim... there ARE still people dying, and your diamond earring IS, yes, still floating in the ocean).
paco rabanne ciao paco tote bag 🌞
ciao baby! that's what we're saying as we step foot on our private jet, about to take off into the sky with porn star martini in hand, cucumber slices on eyes, feet up and totally zen... oh wait, that's Kim Kardashian again. Damn you, Kim! Anyway, dreaming aside, this bag is perfect for the beach and the poolside for - sorry paco - but basically chucking all your sh*t into it. It's a big bag with a big print and a big message. it almost plays on the leopard vibes too, without being leopard, which is actually nice for once because as much as I love animal print... it's overdone a fair bit in summer, don't you agree? Channel something new and say ciao to the old, and ciao to the new (yep, means hello and goodbye - way to confuse us Italiano mamas!! 🇮🇹)
hermès matte lipstick in rouge casaque 🌞
Rouge Hermès is a complete collection dedicated to the beauty of the lips. Objects designed by Pierre Hardy that are at once poetic, functional and refillable. A durable object in lacquered, polished and brushed metal, Rouge Hermès is protected by a canvas pouch and slipped inside its little orange box! As for the colour, the Rouge Casaque is a characterful, dense and radiant red, evoking the garment worn by jockeys - which for those unfamiliar to the Hermès brand (shame on you), is where the whole label started: making saddles and satchels for equestrian purposes in Paris, France 1837 (yes, Hermès is THE oldest fashion house in history). When worn, the lipstick is comfortable, an surprisingly hydrating considering it's matte - honestly, a second-skin effect. Its velvety, powdery finish delivers intense, long-lasting colour and embodies a high concentration with pigments that release their imprint in a single application.
diorshow waterproof mascara 🌞
create optimum, rich and va va va voom volume in as many swipes and slicks as your heart desires, going from natural to show-stopping with this highly buildable and waterproof formula. I opt for the tarantula eyes - the bigger the lash, the happier I am. I do also feel that when you're not wearing a lot of face makeup - which I hope you're most definitely not if you're lounging by the pool! - you can go all out with lips and eyes. Distract to attract, my dears, distract to attract.
fenty diamond bomb in cognac candy 🌞
Y'all already know I'm a Rihanna Stan - she can do no wrong and she is QUEEN 👑 This is the latest and most innovative spell of shimmery slick for your body and face from the revolutionary FENTY BEAUTY brand, giving us a one-of-a-kind diamond-dusted highlighter that applies like a 3D glittering veil, delivering pure, show-stopping sparkle all over the face and body.Literally, wherever you dust this baby: you've got a 3D formula that’ll leave your face & body crystal-coated. Formula wise, totally unique. It's a hybrid between jelly and powder that’s bouncy, cool to the touch and melts into skin like butter. Available in four shades, I opt for cognac candy because it's rose tiny and bronzy, but for those who prefer a perfectly plumpy peachy sheen, snowflake shimmering whites, or maybe plushy rosy tints... there's others waiting for ya 💎
Camila crystal embellished leopard sarong 🌞
Camilla’s effortlessly elegant brown leopard-print sarong features detachable shoulder straps, allowing it to be worn as a dress or a skirt. It’s made from airy crepe that falls from a high-rise elasticated waistband and crystal-embellished gold ring into a front slit and curved hem.
Zimmerman white Mae crochet swimsuit 🌞
Zimmermann embellishes this ivory Mae swimsuit with eyeletted crochet trims at the seams that heighten the romantic sensibility. Crafted from quick-drying Italian jersey that’s printed with vintage-inspired florals, it has triangular cups with removable inserts and a plunging neckline that’s bounded by a keyhole.
Aquazzura manzanita beaded leather sandals 🌞
Aquazzura’s lime-green Manzanita sandals are evocative of founder Edgardo Osorio’s playful aesthetic, which he honed at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. They’re crafted in Italy with metallic leather straps adorned with red beaded-cherry charms and fasten with a simple buckle, then rest on a flat leather sole.
bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth® speaker II water-resistant 🌞
From the pool to the park to the patio, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II is a tough and water-resistant companion that's perfect for any adventure. Your music will be totally audible, with a strong base to every song - and with it being water resistant, you can remain relaxed as people splash to your playlists.
apple 2021 model iPad mini pro 11 inch in space grey 🌞
The perfect companion for e-reading, googling, researching, candy crushing... the works. Just a bit bigger than your phone - which fyi have more of a tendency to overheat in the sun than an iPad does - so this is a good second option. or, better still: alternate between the two at hourly intervals and let your gizmos and gadgets have a cool down!
cards against humanity family edition 🌞
This the best card game ever invented, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise on the matter! Cards Against Humanity is an adult party game in which players complete fill-in-the-blank statements using words or phrases typically deemed offensive, risqué or politically incorrect printed on playing cards... The rules in Cards Against Humanity are flexible and can be altered with the players, and what's more? There's no real 'winner' here. Just have FUN! And be naughty 💁🏻♀️🍒💋💦😜😈 Well, sort of naughty. This is a 'family edition' so in theory... less politically outrageous, more straight up funny.