Unlock The Perfect Summer with These Essentials - Babbleboxx Outdoor Adventure Summer Tool Kit

By Lauren Harmon - Monday, June 28, 2021

 This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.


It's officially summer and we are feeling it.

We are spending our days pool side and our evenings are mostly spent running around with friends, making the most of each day. Our days have been beyond fun, we go hard and we enjoy every second - from giggling to crafting, we're doing it all and D is mostly in charge. We all are so happy in our new place and cherishing this last summer before the diva officially starts school.

It's already been a summer to remember and we have months to go... So far, D has mastered swimming, or as she says, she's a "real little manatee now", we watched the lifecycle of a butterfly happen right before our eyes, I've changed my hair up and I finally started practicing self care to the fullest extent. It's been a summer of learning and growth, for us all, and it's been so rejuvenating. We go to the pool daily so we all are darkening some and our hair is sunkissed. We've been playing board games, staying up a little later, indulging in our favorite treats to cool off, and just enjoying ourselves to the fullest - as a family.


As we all know, stuff happens - even on the days that are the most fun. That's why I always bring a little bag of goodies to keep troubles at bay. Here's my little toolkit to unlock the perfect summer:

Let's start with the obvious... since we've been spending more time at the pool, we've had a few injuries. Nothing major, that Liquid Bandages from New Skin couldn't handle though!

Unlike adhesive bandages, New Skin Liquid Bandages are all in one protection - they prevent infection, seal out water, dirt, and germs, and help heal cuts and literally works when a bandage can't. Not only do they prevent germs entering your wound, New Skin Liquid Bandages kill 99.99% of germs while remaining flexible and invisible on any skin tone. The best part is you can find them on Amazon or at Walmart, so stock up for your next pool day!

We've had to bust out our bottle of Liquid Bandage out a few times to help heal up a few woopsies! Between Tim scraping his knuckles while playing ball with some of our dad friends  to me tripping and scraping my knee up while chasing after D, this stuff has already proven to be a valuable part of my "toolkit".


Speaking of accidents happening, we all know PMS can sneak up on us. Between bloating, cramping, and a cranky attitude, I know it's coming on and I try to fight the symptoms before they come on... luckily I've got the perfect way to combat it all in my little toolkit of summer essentials. Pamprin Maximum Strength Multi-Symptom is a lifesaver.


Pamprin helps me beat the bloat and get my body back to feeling normal again, while crushing the cramps with a little pain relieving action, and I've noticed it actually helps master my mood and get me ready for the day. I just pop a couple when I feel Aunt Flo is going to be visiting soon and Pamprin works as the ultimate period solution, I feel better and ready to take on all the summer festivities we have planned!

Speaking of things we have planned, self care is always on my agenda as of lately. Not just indulgent moments of eating cheesecake alone in the bathtub with a good audiobook, though. I have been trying to really take care of myself in all different ways and after recently going back to blonde, I knew adding Shampoo from Ultra Swim into my daily after-pool routine was likely a good idea. Ultra Swim is truly a shampoo for swimmers because it's the absolute best chlorine removal shampoo on the market.

As you likely know, if you've spent a lot of time in a pool, the chlorine build up happens quickly and creates dry, brittle, unmanagable hair. Ultra Swim is the best way to remove all that gunk and build up, while still moisturizing and of course, since D and I both have blonde hair now I'm super thankful that it prevents the dreaded "swimmers green" hair. Ultra Swim is a little beauty miracle in a bottle!

Speaking of miracles in bottles, the last item I'm going to share from tool kit today is the most important to get my energy up and ready to play while we are poolside! These Energy Stix from 4c have been a game changer, a little on-the-go energy helping me level up and join in on the fun with the kiddos. I love that I can still get a carbonated, energy fix from a tiny little packet poured into my water bottle - what's better than more energy, while spending less money?

Nothing, but I think you'll be stoked to hear these little packets of heaven are actually sugar free as well, meaning no sugar crash like those other energy drinks! Which flavor from the 4c Energy Stix line up do you want to try first - Berry, Orange, or Citrus? I can't even pick a favorite, so I just rotate through all the flavors!

Now that you know some of my summertime favorites, tell me yours?! I'd love to hear what your must-haves for summer are in the comments below!





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