Summer is officially here and the whole country has the temperatures to prove it! I've been making my rounds to the Vegas pools and am happy to say I finally have a tan going on! The boyfriend holds "high label" cards at most of the strip properties which means free access to pretty much every pool and pool party on the strip! I decided to make it my mission to visit a different pool daily and eventually do a "best pools in Vegas" post because Vegas seriously has some of the most beautiful pools in the world!
For the most part I've been careful with the sun block but on one occasion I laid out at the Bellagio pool without my Banana Boat for a measly hour and I was burnt to a crisp! One hour! I thought it would be okay because the day before I was at the pool for 6 hours with just an SPF 15 and barely got a hint of color. Yeah biggest mistake ever -- ended up having to stay in for a good week to heal up.
So the desert climate in Vegas definitely requires some special products to stay in beauty shape. The city makes me prone to brittle nails, split ends, flaky skin, and chapped lips. And the 110 degree summers are absolutely brutal. Here's what I take to hit the pool:
Every beauty blogger seems to rave about this sunblock -- and with good reason! Shiseido packs in a super high SPF to give an extra boost of protection for the delicate skin on the face. It's also mattifying and controls oil so you don't have to get that "sunscreen slick" when you sweat or wear make-up.
I know I've mentioned this before but his stuff is a MUST HAVE. Time flies when you're in the water and having fun but just sitting out on a chaise gets boring and HOT -- and sometimes you just don't feel like jumping into the pool and getting soaked. The Evian Mineral Water Spray offers cool relief for both face and body.
Most of us don't leave home without chapstick but sometimes we forget that our lips need SPF too. The Kiehl's lip balm in color 30G provides a hint of golden peach to the lips while protecting them from harmful UV rays with SPF 15. It's moisturizing and relieves dry lips without to being too thick and greasy.
The sun and pool water (or ocean water) are a double whammy of bad for the hair. This spray contains grapeseed oil and other antioxidants to protect your hair from the sun and chlorine. It also helps to prevent your hair color from fading. My hair was supple and shiny even after a long day in the sun.