The weather has actually been quite lovely the passed few days, so I decided todays Whimsical Wednesday post would be my top 5 things to keep in your purse/backpack for spring/summer!
Number one: A bottle of water. Once the weather gets lovely and warm, it’s so easy to drink your morning coffee or tea and forget that as you sweat in the heat your body is losing water! So, keep a water bottle with you at all times to stay hydrated through the day to prevent things like heat stroke, head aches, chapped lips, and all sorts of nasty stuff. Also, try and make it a re-usable water bottle that you can re-fill at home or on the go to be a little more environmentally friendly.
Number two: A granola bar or tupperware of trail mix ( or any kind of yummy snack) I know I have a tendency to be a lot more active when the weather is nice, so I think it’s really important to have a little snack with you just incase you’re out on a run or a walk or something and you start to get hungry. Its important to stay hydrated and keep your blood sugar at a regular level!
Number three: A small tube of sunscreen! Even though it’s not quite summer time yet the UV rays from the sun are still brutal in the spring (Thanks to climate change and the hole in the ozone layer), and it’s hard to notice when there’s a lovely breeze, but your skin is still susceptible to getting burnt! I know I have very fair skin so I like to use a moisturizer with an SPF everyday, but I also keep a little tube in my purse just in case I notice the sun is particularly strong some days.
Number four: A tinted lip balm(with an SPF if possible), keeping your lips hydrated is important in the nice weather too, and I find having a nice tinted balm is great when you wanna give your face a little pick-me-up with a cute pop of colour for spring or if you’re heading out for a date or coffee or something 🙂
Number five: blotting papers. I get pretty shiny and oily in the summer, so if i’m heading out for drinks or dont have time to go home and re-apply powder I like to have blotting papers in my purse to absorb the extra oil through the center of my face. I also don’t like the idea of having powder in my bag and caking it on over and over again throughout the day, so the blotting papers are a great alternative to that!
Hope this gives you guys some ideas!