This summer, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to showcase the season’s hottest trends. From style trends to home décor tips, we love seeing how these fashionistas celebrate the warm weather.
This week, we’re welcoming Melissa from The Bee’s Knees to share her best tips and must have products for an uncomplicated beauty routine while camping (or glamping!) one last time this summer.
Camping is one of my all time favorite summer activities! I feel like I get to see more unique places and things and also connect more with nature when I’m out in the woods with my tent. Here’s what I don’t like: bathroom runs in the middle of the night (ha) and keeping up with my normal beauty routine. Everything can seem a bit more complicated without the amenities of home. That’s why I’m here to share some of my favorite beauty products and tips with you for camping, or ‘glamping.’ Wink.
First things first, it’s time to simplify. And as with any good trip, this will take a little planning, but it’s so worth it. Create a checklist of all the things you’d normally take on a trip and trim it down. Way down. What do you ‘really’ need? Narrow down your list and go from there.
Here are a few items that made the cut on my ‘must have’ camping checklist (and bonus, they’re all from Meijer. No extra shopping stops needed!):
1. Skincare Products: Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water & Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30
Both of these products are amazing for camping. The Micellar cleansing water is ideal if you don’t have access to a bathroom with running water. It removes makeup, cleanses and refreshes all in one! Perfect. This Aveeno daily moisturizer has also become a favorite of mine. It packs a serious SPF punch (30) and doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing sunscreen!
2. Sunscreen: Sun Bum SPF 50
Listen, we’re adults. We all know the dangers of prolonged sun exposure and looming threat of skin cancer. Just be safe and use sunscreen! I love this one by Sun Bum. It has no parabens or oils and won’t block your pores. It also claims to be anti-aging and hypoallergenic. I wore this in 95-degree weather at the water park and didn’t burn at ‘all.’ I call that a win!
3. Makeup: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Niagara Overlook, Maybelline Brow Drama in Deep Brown and Rimmel London Scandal Eyes in Extreme Black
This may seem like quite the lineup of beauty items but let me assure you I can apply all of these products in less than 15 minutes. Not bad! I don’t like to spend a lot of time on makeup when I’m camping. I prefer a more natural look. These products are perfect for looking a bit undone but still put together. The butter bronzer can be applied all over the face using the sponge applicator that comes in the compact (one of the few I actually like). Just don’t go too heavy. The Maybelline brow drama really helps add definition and color to the brows! Finish up with two coats of mascara and the lip crayon—this is my favorite Burt’s Bees color.
4. Hair Products: Batiste Dry Shampoo, Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Spray and Goody Ouchless hair ties
This is all I need for my hair when camping! Beach spray, dry shampoo, hair ties, done. The beach spray is the perfect product for air-drying your hair and the dry shampoo helps stretch your style so you’re not washing it every day (how annoying, right?). And the Goody hair ties are perfect for upgrading your traditional ponytail or bun. I love the patterns on them!
This is my go-to camping hairstyle, and most definitely how you’d find me if you ran into me at a state park:
To get this look just apply the beach spray to damp hair and let it dry. Then section off the top part of the hair and pull it through a half pony loop, to be secured with a cute Goody hair tie. That’s it! Easy peasy.