Summertime Products I am Loving Right Now

Ok, I know it has only technically been summer for two days…but it feels as though it has been longer!  I thought I would share a few of my favorites that get me through a long hot summer.

Let’s start with my hair.  My thick hair hates summer and it takes a lot of product to keep it tamed.  I received a conditioning treatment yesterday when I went in for my color touch up, so we will see if that makes a difference.  But, my favorite taming products right now are:

Kerastase Elixir Ultime 



TRESemme Compressed Micro Spray Boost


The reason my legs are no longer as white as they were is thanks to this wonderful product….Jergens Natural Glow, Firming 

I really like the new Firming version!  Goodbye to Cellulite pockets!

I have preferred all-natural deodorant for years now and I recently discovered Crystal Mineral Roll On.  It is light and fresh…and there is no white powder to get on your clothing.  Very nice.

My son commented recently that I needed a new hummingbird feeder...mine was very old.  So I went to Amazon and found this vintage glass style and love it. For some reason the hummingbirds coming to this one seem to be larger this year.  I am glad I switched it out. There are several “vintage” styles available.

I am really, really in to veggie sandwiches with the Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea (pictured above).  My favorite meal right is Ezekiel sprouted grain bread,  garlic hummus, and a little concoction I cook of veggies with broccli sprouts on top.  Do you know why it is good to eat garlic in the summer?  It repels mosquitoes!

My vegetable concoction for the top of the sandwich is a little olive oil in a skillet, some chopped onion, a minced garlic, red bell pepper and spinach leaves.  So good on top of the hummus.

Finally, I got this Little Tikes Basketball Set for the backyard and my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loves it!  It is great for toddlers to keep something around which helps them be active and happy!

Hope this gives you some summer ideas for staying cool and fun!  Enjoy each moment and by all means…..


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  1. Pam, I use the Jergens Natural Glow also! It gives just the right hint of color! Your veggies and hummus sounds so good! I’m going to have to try that! Lots to check out here! It’s finally warming up here! Our summers are so brief, I’m making the most of every day!!

  2. Try your hummus on toast with sliced tomatoes, chopped green onions and lots of chopped fresh dill. That too is yummy!

  3. Good morning, great post! I am going to have to try the Jergen’s natural glow. I would love to wear shorter dresses (ie: something other than down to my ankles) now that that I’ve lost weight but my legs are very pale. Also, the veggie and hummus sounds/looks great. I have not put bread back in the diet but will be soon. I omit bread for psychological reasons only as it is my down fall, that and wine. Everyone says Ezekiel bread is the way to go. Have a great day and love your posts. Betty

  4. Great posts! Love sone if the same products. My hair is color treated too and it does not behave in heat and humidity! It looks like I have a perm! I don’t. My 3 season straight and thick hair springs into ringlets in summer even if I grew it out longer. Fine on a toddler, but not for me! Will try your Keratase product!

    1. I just love my Keratase products. They are worth every penny if you have challenging hair like we do, Paulette.

  5. Really enjoyed this very useful post, Pamela; going to try some of these; but have been using the Jergen’s product for years…isn’t it great!?

    P.S. I find waiting for it to “settle in/dry completely” for about 24 hours to set the color. Lasts at least a week through showers, baths, etc. Also, multiple applications deepen the color if one prefers that result. Would you explain how you use it?

    1. Once I start using it, Marlene, I use it every day after my shower. I rub it in really well and let it dry while I am getting ready for the day. I have tried several brands and this one looks the most natural to me. I hope that helps.

  6. Pamela,
    I apologize for this personal question, but I’m wondering about the Crystal Mineral Deodorant – does it really work?
    I’ve been using all-natural deodorant but I can’t find one that actually works. I find that they don’t actually prevent that sweaty smell.
    Does the Crystal Mineral brand actually allow you to remain fresh all day?

    1. I think this one works the best of the ones I have tried. I do not notice any odor at all…just did a check…all good!

  7. My husband and I use the Crystal Mineral Deodorant. I have been using it for several years. It really works! My husband finally tried it a few months ago. His old deodorant was just no good and too “cologne-y” as some men’s deodorants are. He is happy he made the switch. So am I! I enjoyed your post! (As always ?)

  8. I can’t believe I am writing this. My son uses natural deodorant and it is not getting the job done. Also, before using the Natural Glow one has to de-hair somehow. My hair grows really fast. Ideas? Pam, I noticed your nice, thick hair in your blog photos. I bet you can whip it back into a fun pony or chic little bun when it’s hot out.

  9. LOVE the Jergens Natural Glow. I’ve used it for a few years. I bought the fair, but think I want more color, and will go for the darker. I am very fair skinned and don’t like how white my legs are. A little “tan” just makes you look thinner and better. There is one for your face too. With a little tan, you don’t always need amake.

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