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This week, she's highlighting her 'summer savers' to help you destress while having fun in the sun. From ingrown hair wipes to nourishing hair serum, these picks promise to alleviate the warm weather nuisances you forgot about during your summer countdown. Whether you're struggling with body acne or sunscreen application, you can use these products to find your best summer self: stress-free, sun-kissed and smiling.
Keep reading to see all of Thomas' picks that you'll be reaching for all summer long.
Bobbie's Bests: Summer Problem Solvers - June 2022
Thomas discovered this hydrating cream after her dermatologist prescribed it as a solution to keratosis pilaris, a skin condition characterized by rough, bumpy skin. Rather than drying out skin, this ultra smoothing intensely hydrating cream moisturizes the affected area while gently exfoliating it with lactic acid, according to the brand.
This pick is also packed with lactic acid and can help deliver softer, smoother skin. According to the brand, it does triple-duty by helping to exfoliate, moisturize and soften the skin.
Swimsuit season often accompanies insecurities about body blemishes. Megababe's clarifying body acne mist prevents body acne without irritation, dryness or stickiness, according to the brand. Unlike other body acne products that leave hands dry, this acne spray spares your hands, Thomas notes.
Are ingrown hairs your worst nightmare? While these wipes exfoliate your skin, they battle ingrown hairs by treating and preventing them. For best results, use these ingrown hair wipes between your summer waxes, the brand says.
Though fun in the sun gives you that summer glow, it can also damage your hair. Thomas recommends this nourishing hair serum because of its bond-building technology restores shine and detangles your hair, according to the brand. The serum protects against heat damage up to 450°F as an added benefit.
Thomas knows you want a stress-free, sticky-free summer. This set's UPF 50+ fabric blocks 99.8% of UVA and UVB sun rays, according to the brand. Instead of worrying about your little one getting too much sun, let them pick a set from Sun Pop Life's seven pattern options.
If your little one complains about the thought of head-to-toe sun coverage, Sun Pop Life's leggings are a great compromise. Made from the same UVA and UVB sun ray blocking fabric, the leggings will protect little legs from the sun. An elasticized waistband and quick-dry material will keep your child comfortable in the water and on the sand.
After reading an article about breast size inclusivity, Thomas was inspired by Brassimo's bra collection that includes 94 sizes. Although the brand's "Lilo" pool float began as an April Fool's joke, it is now available for anyone who wants some extra chest room while lounging in the water.
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Bobbie's Bests: Glow Getters - June 2022
If you're looking for a tinted moisturizer to even, brighten, or soften your skin, this glycerin and shea butter infused "glotion" is for you, according to Thomas. She recommends wearing the glow enhancer alone or pairing it with foundation for a deeper dimension.
In Thomas' view, these illuminating glow drops should be added to your sunscreen or moisturizer to achieve lustrous radiance. The serum's peptide polyglutamic acid — a moisture retainer — and blackberry extract work together to increase moisture and make skin smoother, according to the brand.
This "glow getter" hydrates, smooths, illuminates, and bronzes skin all in one application. The gradual tanner should be applied every other day to continuously build your perfect sun-kissed glow, the brand says.
Thomas also recommends this primer that can be used alone or with a foundation to brighten and even dehydrated skin, according to the brand. The primer includes patented anti-aging ingredients the brand stands behind to make skin glow.
Unlike the other illuminators Thomas recommends for all over, this liquid highlight is designed to draw attention to specific facial features — she recommends your inner eyes, cheekbones, and cupids bow. The vegan and gluten-free formula combines natural ingredients including goji berries and cranberry seed oil to achieve a dewy glow, according to the brand.
Moving onto buildable bronzers, Thomas recommends this cream bronzer to give you a sun-kissed look or sharpen your features. Thomas advises that if you have a warmer undertone, you should choose a cooler shade from the product's five tones. This will allow you to avoid an orange-tinge in your bronzed glow.
Craving the sun-kissed look? Thomas also recommends this cruelty-free creamy balm bronzer. The product is blendable and buildable to induce an effortless glow on its own or with other products, according to the brand.
Thomas says Saie's the "Big Brush" pairs well with the Sun Melt bronzer, easing blending on your cheekbones and forehead for your beloved bronzed look. The brush's soft, synthetic bristles effectively blend and spread the cream bronzer, the brand says. The brush works well with liquid-based products as well.
Thomas recommends this enhancer as the first step of a two-fold bronzing routine. The transforming skin enhancer provides light, creamy coverage in six shades. The enhancer's Omega 6 Fatty Acids are designed to nourish your skin, while the product gives it a tanned appearance. She also recommends pairing with the Transforming Skin Perfector.
Thomas recommends this kabuki brush for the following four products. The brush's dense, domed bristles interact seamlessly with beauty products for your blending and buffing needs, according to the brand. For best results, the brand recommends dabbing and dotting for application, while stroking and circling for buffing and blending.
To be used as a contour or bronzing face powder, Laura Geller's bronzer powder includes varying pigment levels that self-adjust on different skin-tones, according to the brand. While using the powder to find your sun-kissed look, the product's antioxidants promise to improve your skin's health.
Nervous about environmental effects on your skin? This bronzer and highlighter uses Kalanchoe Extract to protect your soon-to-be-glowing skin against environmental stress. Use the powder all over your face for a bronzing look and on your cheekbones, forehead, and bridge of the nose to highlight.
Complete with camu camu, a superfruit bursting with vitamin C, the bronzer will brighten your skin, while reducing lines and wrinkles, according to the brand.
Bobbie's Bests: Sun Protection Picks - May 2022
This SPF 50 sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and won't leave any white residue behind, according to the brand. It's also formulated with aloe, shea butter and avocado oil, amongst other hydrating ingredients, which means it can also be used as a daily moisturizer.
Lather your face in this protective and hydrating sunscreen. It is a broad spectrum sunscreen, which means it can protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays while you're out and about.
Prone to breakouts? Thomas picked this serum that is comedogenic, so it won't clog your pores. It's suitable for dry, combination, oily, normal, sensitive and acne-prone skin — so it is an option that almost anyone can use. Plus, the brand says it doubles as a primer for makeup.
This broad-spectrum sunscreen helps to not only protect your skin form the sun, but also works to reduce the appearance of sun damage, according to the brand. It's suitable for all skin types and is formulated with silica, which helps reduce the appearance of shine and absorb excess oil.
Thomas also recommends this hydrating daily sunscreen, which is also another broad-spectrum pick. Along with its protective properties, the brand says it also hydrates and soothes the skin.
This chemical sunscreen has a lightweight feel but doesn't compromise when it comes it protection, according to the brand. It protects against pollution, blue light and infrared radiation, in addition to UVA and UVB rays.
If you think you'll forget to apply SPF, this serum makes for the best of both worlds. It provides light coverage, sun protection and also hydrates the skin, thanks to ingredients such as squalane and niacinamide.
Ilia also recently released a serum that goes just a step beyond the skin tint, hence its name. The star ingredients in this formula are L-Ascorbic acid, niacinamide and zinc oxide, which work together to brighten, hydrate and protect the skin.
If you prefer to spray your coverage on, Thomas likes this mist from Pixi. It's made with broad spectrum SPF 30 and can easily be reapplied throughout the day.
Thomas' pick is no longer available online, but you can still grab it in-store.
Another 2-in-1 Thomas recommends is this spray from Kate Somerville. It doubles as a sunscreen and is also a setting spray, which provides a matte finish for your makeup look.
This facial powder sunscreen absorbs oil while protecting your skin. It is also contains vitamin C, thanks to fruit extracts in the formula.
Tarte's powder sunscreen can also set makeup for up to 12 hours, the brand says. It has a translucent finish and also smells like vanilla, for anyone who doesn't enjoy the typical smell of sunscreen.
Another option that's easy to apply is this powder from Brush On Block. It's a mineral sunscreen that comes in a refillable container. You can find it in a translucent powder or a Touch of Tan, if you prefer a bit of a tint.
If you have oily skin, Thomas recommends skipping liquid foundation. Instead, apply SPF as a base and follow-up with a powder foundation to get the protection you need and the coverage you want. Below are her two recommendations for powder foundations.
Thomas recommends this powder foundation, which comes in 20 different shades. It provides full coverage, a matte finish and is made for long-wear — so it checks almost all of the boxes.
This foundation comes in 18 different shades and can provide sheer to full coverage, depending on how much you apply. Thomas called out that it is triple-milled for consistency and is formulated with antioxidants.
Bobbie's Bests: Viral Beauty Favorites - April 2022
This kit includes some of TikTok-loved brand Glow Recipe's chart-topping products. In collaboration with popular beauty TikToker Mikayla Nogueira, the brand curated a kit with three of their products that deliver a dewy complexion. It includes the Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops (which sold out 17 times globally, according to the brand) and Avocado Ceramide Redness Relief Serum.
Glow Recipe's Dew Drops received a lot of love on TikTok for brightening skin and leaving users with a dewy complexion. Skin-loving ingredients such as niacinamide and hyaluronic acid stand out in the formula and help keep skin hydrated, according to the brand.
The brand's sleeping mask is designed to feel like a lightweight gel but is actually a multitasking serum. Like the Dew Drops, niacinamide, watermelon and hyaluronic acid are also in the formula.
If you want to get a taste of everything in Glow Recipe's catalogue, this kit includes five of the brand's bestselling formulas. Inside is the Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask, Watermelon Glow PHA +BHA Pore-Tight Toner, Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer and Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops.
This volumizing mascara has amassed over 500 million views (and counting) on TikTok and has even sold out four times at Ulta's website, according to the brand. At just $9, it's an affordable option that not only helps give you voluminous lashes, but longer ones, too.
This hair drying brush quickly became a favorite of Shop TODAY readers and editors, among thousands of others. It's an easy way to get a salon-worthy blowout right at home (and depending on your hair, likely in half the time). This 2.0 version is slightly smaller than the original and now enables users to achieve soft waves and flips and can also be used on shorter hair styles. The detachable head, longer motor life and new medium heat setting are also a few new perks.
This tried-and-true root spray is a classic for a reason. Thomas says it is so popular that it spawned knockoffs. Due to increased demand, Thomas also says the touch-up spray is now at one of it's lowest prices yet — just $12.
Bobbie's Bests: Award Show Goody Bags - April 2022
Anyone who enjoys adding flavor to their popcorn knows that it is impossible to coat every single kernel. That's what makes Opopop standout, as the brand says it individually-wraps each kernel in flavors such as Fancy Butter, Vanilla Cake Pop, Maui Heat and more. All you need to do is pour the kernels in the included popper and toss them in the microwave.
Removing your jewelry to wash your hands is no longer necessary with this wash. It is the first hand soap designed to clean both your hands and your jewelry at the same time, according to the brand. The plant-based formula removes dirt, lotion and more, leaving you with soft and hydrated skin and shiny jewelry.
Hotsy Totsy Haus is a deaf-owned, women-owned brand based in the United States. These vegan bath bombs are handmade by CEO Christi Leonardi, who uses original recipes to create bath bombs, scrubs and more.
Another swag bag find is this adorable microwavable plush for little ones to snuggle with. While the stuffed animals are cuddly and cute, the brand also makes items designed for adults, such as microwavable slippers.
If you're looking for a fun and unique gift, this is it. The Lords and Ladies of Glencoe are a community of landowners in Scotland working to support land conservation efforts, one plot at a time. You can purchase a souvenir plot of land to gift or pass on to future generations and be addressed by "Laird, Lord or Lady," by other community members.
Bobbie's Bests: Jewelry - March 2022
With an art deco-inspired feel, this locket holds a personalized message and features enamel detailing available in multiple colors. Each purchase also comes packaged in a custom-designed storybook gift box with an extra fortune in a mini envelope.
This fortune cookie locket holds a rolled fortune that you can carry with you at all times. You can either write a personalized message or you can also choose to be surprised with one. The subtle design is great for layering or wearing alone.
Available in colors that range from neutrals and bright ivory and turquoise to classic onyx, this heart locket has a whimsical feel. The locket opens to reveal a space where you can keep meaningful messages that you want to keep close to your heart.
Designed to look like a mini envelope, this deco-inspired locket opens to hold a meaningful message. The locket comes with extra messages you can put inside, plus a blank piece so you can write your own.
Inspired by vintage rings that once held perfume or keepsakes, this cocktail ring instead opens to reveal a personalized message rolled into a scroll.
Inside this stylish polygon bracelet is a secret message. Designed with enamel crystals and burgundy garnet for a dash of color, this bracelet is a great way to combine sentimentality and fashion.
This polygon locket twists open to reveal a rolled note that you can personalize with your favorite quote, a note-to-self or even a surprise from the brand of their most popular sayings, if you don't want to choose.
This custom heart pendant holds a photo inside so you can keep those you love close at all times. Each necklace is made-to-order and hand-crafted by skilled artisans, according to the brand. When you hold the pendant and look inside, the picture will be revealed.
The necklace is also available with a circle pendant, available in silver, rose gold, black and gold. The photo is revealed when you hold the pendant close to your eye, or you can use the camera on your phone to view it, according to the brand.
If necklaces aren't your thing, the brand also makes bracelets. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and more, this bracelet is a subtle way to keep a cherished photo with you.
This elegant bracelet is designed to "snap" any negative thoughts right out of you. Whenever you identify a negative thought, the idea is to snap the rubber band, which connects the bracelet together, on your wrist and think of a positive thought to replace it. Included are five different colored rubber bands.
Love is in the air with this "Loved" bar necklace. The simple and understated design makes this a great jewelry piece to wear everyday. This necklace has a lobster claw clasp, measures about 18 inches long and arrives wrapped in a handcrafted wood crate adorned with ribbon, the brand says.
This bangle features the word "Loved" in a ribbon stitch in red. The bright color contrasts the matte brass finish, which gives the bracelet a rustic feel.
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