Lake Me!

I'm SO excited for a little girls getaway weekend at Lake of the Ozarks this coming weekend. We're heading out Friday and back Monday - I'm ready for some Vaca & Chill time! Packing for the "lake" can be tricky. We're staying at a resort filled with pools and sunshine, right on the water. So then there's boating, paddle boats and canoe action available. But then there's nicer dinners and shopping to be done too! Here's a quick look at somethings I'll be packing! 

HAT - To bring the floppy or not to bring the floppy?? But what about my beloved ball cap?? Pack BOTH! One for being pool side and the other for swim beach/boating. 

Yeti - It's a muuuuust! As you're baking and enjoying the sun your drank is staying nice and chilled! I'm LOVING this Mint colored yeti I received over the weekend, adorbs right!? 

Swim Suites - Note the S on the end of that! I really dislike the feeling of getting into a wet, cold swim suit. So I'll be bringing 2 sets of bottoms and multiple tops! Sway tops are go-to. Remember the boobless comment?? It's truth and these tops are just SO flattering. 

Sunnies - I NEVER bring my fancy glasses; the thought of losing Ray Bans to the lake is beyond nerve wrecking. I grab a few pairs of TJ Maxx or Target sunnies each season and keep these in the swim bag & throw them in my purse for back ups! $9.99-$12: I can handle if these slip away.

Lip Balm with SPF - Yasss girl yassss, gotta have this! It's $4.00 burnt lips aren't worth the savings! This Pacifica sun + care balm gives you the protection you need and is water resistant. Chemical Free, Cruelty free are major bonus's to this product too. {Re-apply every 2 hours for best results}

Wet Brush & Leave in Conditioner - Talk about dry! Lake and chlorine water will do a number on your hair. Summer is always a little rougher, more hats more buns, more pony tails. I always have a wet brush and a travel size conditioner in the pool bag and in my lake bag. A few years ago I started using the Paul Mitchell Moisture spray; it's ah-mazing for summer hair! Its easy to spritz a few times and it really helps revive my dry hair! It smells pretty good too, which is a must! The Wet Brush is just a beauty staple. It’s the best for untangling but being gentle at the same time. 

Cover Up- I never wear the traditional cover ups. Seems to me they're made from such heavy material, it's already going to be hot, I don't want to do anything to make it any hotter (I hate sweating). So I wear Kimono's! I have one 2 in mind for this trip, one for over my black suit and my other is for over my brighter colored suit! Sometimes I'll even throw on a fun statement necklace or drop earrings, if I'm feelin' fancy!

Pre Tan and SPF- Gettin' ready to go to the lake this round I got a spray tan with my go-to gal at Paradise Tanning in Bonner Springs; Kim, she is amazing. See previous post for details. Mention Magdalena styles at Paradise Tan and get 10% off ANY spray package!! All I'll need is just a little tinted moisturizer with SPF + lashes, they make all difference & I can go make-up free all weekend!! I have been severely burnt in the past (not in the last 2 years, thank goodness) but in previous years from my own “I wanna burn like a lobster so I’m supa tan” stupid mentality. I take precaution and wear sun screen now. I’ll be using a 15-30 SPF depending if we’re pool side or in the lake. SunBum (found at target) smells great and is dermatologist tested.

Hope you get to enjoy the long weekend too!! - Em