Everything You Need To Make This Summer One For The Books

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with the InfluenceHer Collective, Belle Blu, FreshJax and Aubio. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the Daily Cup of JoJo possible. 

Summer is here! Like officially here, friends! Get ready for longer days, blue skies, and extremely hot temps. For me, this means the count down to Christmas can actually begin, but in the meantime, I'll sip on a Mai Tai or two (or three!) by the pool. 


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I partnered up with some of my favorite brands to hopefully inspire some of your summertime activities like D.I.Y., grilling or even some fresh ideas on how to keep, well, fresh in the heat! Break out your bikini's, babes, and beat the heat and summertime boredom with these seasonal essentials. 


Some Summer Reads!

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Typically, I'm hooked on romance novels, but I have recently been gravitating toward murder mysteries and psychological suspense stories. Kensington Books has an assortment of binge-able suspense books that looked worth of my bibliophile eyes. I picked up Paranoid by Lisa Jackson, a #1 NYT Bestselling Author, and Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea, which is a fantastic murder mysteries. Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley is a psychological suspense thriller that will make you appreciate you're relaxing on the beach and not living out the story. We haven't drawn the suspense category on Book Bingo yet! So if you're a bookworm yourself, pick up one of these thrillers and join us! 


Inspirational Tees & Tanks

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...are so in right now! Belle-Blue has some comfy and cute tees and tanks that you can rock this summer. Not to mention, their shirt quotes, such as 'Espresso then Prosecco' are spot on! Better yet, they donate a portion of every sale to a new charity each month! Check out some of these fashion ideas to get insta inspired for summer and use code "SWEET" for free shipping! 


Organic Spices for all of your Fun Summer Recipes

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The Organic Grilling Spices gift set was a hit with my family BBQs. I've recently renamed this set the FreshJax Dad Bod Kit, because we all know dads get their famous dad-bods from drinking a beer and grilling! But seriously, the Fresh Bay seasoning in some homemade potato salad or the smokey southwest with some butter and corn, is utter YUM!. My mouth is watering all over the keyboard right now just thinking about them. Support small family business this season and get your outdoorsy chef friends or family members an organic spice set. Use this link for 15% off your purchase!


Lip Balm, You Know, Because Moisturizing is SO important

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TBH, you're going to want to smear this lip balm all over your face. Aubio's Hydrating Lip Balm has a hydrating formula that pleasantly conditions your dry summertime lips. Chapped lips are bad, but sunburnt chapped lips are even worse. Lip sun exposure goes highly unnoticed because it doesn't affect your body the same way a sunburn does. Aubio's Hydrating Lip Balm actually has SPF 30 embedded into the hydrating formula to help keep the lips moisturized and protected during the sunny summer months! 


A Little Color Boost

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No more pencils, no more books, but SO MUCH COLOR! D.I.Y. it up this summer with Crayola's Permanent Marker Set. Make a statement on paper, photos, fabric, canvas, metals, plastics, woods, and glass. I'm thinking a crafting party is among us. These markers have a comfort grip making them loud on paper, but soft in hand. The fine tip offers smooth fine line so every detail gets noticed. I think I'll start this summer off by crafting a set of wine glasses for me and my girl quad!



Drama-rama Around the Eyes

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Kat Von D's Go Big or Go Home Mascara and Ultra Ink Liner are exactly what any make-up guru needs for a bold look this season. Kat Von D's Go Big or Go Home Mascara is an extreme volume vegan mascara powered by olive and sunflower oils. Don't worry about flaking or smudging here. As for Kat Von D's Ultra Ink Liner, you'll create an ultra-black and ultra-bold intense look with one swipe. The felt tip leaves behind a waterproof and smudge-resistant line that delivers instant black opacity, even over the boldest eye shadow.

Tipsy Tumblers

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Tell everyone what you're all about with some sassy drinkware. This Sip, Sip Horray tumbler is perfect for breakfast smoothies while you get ready or a cool drink at the end of the day. Pair with a fun drink floatie so you can take it with you to the pool, lake, beach or wherever your summer adventure takes you.

For Ladies Eyes Only:

Alright, ladies, let's talk about the summer months and THAT time of the month. Because even though we are on holiday, Mother Nature doesnt take a break. Things can get messy, sweaty and a little sloppy in that area during summertime. Keep it under control with these fresh finds.


Carefree Acti-Fresh Twist Resist

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The Carefree Acti-Fresh Twist Resist pads are made to stay in one place so you don't have to. Seriously, they hustle as hard as you do. There is minimal bunching and twisting and the Qwik-Dry core locks in fluids faster allowing you 8 hours of freshness! Save some money on your own box with this coupon!


Summers Eve Fresh Cycle

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In a category historically filled with confusing clinical mumbo jumbo and vagina-shaming, Summer's Eve is a welcome breath of fresh air. Their Fresh Cycle Cleansing Cloths reduces period odor with a light fresh scent. They are formulated to safely wipe away odor-causing bacteria making them perfect for your time of the month or for everyday freshness! These individually wrapped and flush friendly cloths offer a quick and discreet boost of freshness from the home to the gym and everywhere in between.

What are some of your favorite summer brands? Feel free to try some of the ones I suggested here and share your thoughts in the comments below!





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