We were included in this awesome write up by Solstice Swim, as one of their travel necessities! Thought we would share it on our own blog as there are some really good tips from their world traveling owners. They have awesome seamless bikinis so be sure to check them out too and a to-die for pink frilly top,see it here !
As you have probably heard the benefits of coconut oil are endless, from hydrating your skin, lowering cholesterol, to repairing dead ends, the list of benefits is literally endless. So why don't you have any yet?...But be aware, not all coconut oils are what they claim to be.
Which is why we recently collaborated with Skinny & Co, and we couldn't be happier about it. I'm not just saying this because we collaborated, in all honestly their product (and business practices) surpass every other coconut oil on the market by a mile.
This is why:
"SKINNY COCONUT OIL is 100% Raw, Alkaline Coconut Oil in the world! They use a no heat extraction. They use a process which cools the coconut to release the oil. No heat means that it is the best it can be and doesn’t loose any goodness. Skinny is the closest you can get to a raw coconut. It is wild harvested, hand picked by farmers in Vietnam and immediately hand pressed in small batches. Skinny & Co. Gives 10% of the proceeds back to Vietnam, they promote clean water initiatives, build schools, teach English and fund their farmers all year-round".
Our favourite product is the Skinny Body Butter (It's Whipped coconut oil!) which is feels amazing on your skin after a day in the sun. Watch video here: Skinny Whipped body butter
Skinny Coconut Oil recently launched in Sephora Canada, so if your a skeptic go try some of their products out for yourself before ordering online.
Verão is a new sandal company out of NYC that is all about quality, not to mention the comfiest sandals we have ever worn. Their sandals are ethically, hand-crafted (in Portugal) out of 100% all natural materials for premium quality, and best of all...made to last! (Unlike your Aldo Sandals)
Of course we had to get a few words in here (hehe).
Every vacation requires a couple new bikinis, and who can not agree that buying a new bikini before your trip gets you excited!
Whether your planning on spending your days going on adventures or lounging on the beach, a beach bag is a must. Here are a few that we really like.
The Gypsea is a new company out of Ottawa, Canada. They have a wide variety of amazing Huipils (handbags and weekender bags) perfect for stuffing your tanning oil, book, and days necessities into before heading to the beach. They are extremely affordable, compared to other similar brands, and are all handmade in Guatemala. Feel good about your purchase by supporting ethical fair trade products made by Mayan artisans on a handwoven loom and locally sourced leather.
Check the out at http://www.thegypseashop.com
The Sun is stronger then ever before, so why not use that as an excuse to pay a bit more for good sunglasses. They are also a great accessory to spice up your beach attire, such as your new Bikini and Handbag. These are some of our favourites.
Yes, we know you have seen these everywhere, and they may be the most popular sunglasses of 2015. However, like most Ran Ban models they are timeless (Meaning they will never go out of style), and they add a great look to any beach outfit. They are also available with Polarized lenses for $50.00 more (which we highly recommend).
This company has a great selection of high quality sunglasses at affordable prices. When it comes to sunglass fashion we have to give it to the Australians.
Check them out www.quayaustralia.com.au
Sometimes there are no sun chairs available, especially if your visiting a remote beach. This is where the beach blanket saves the day. Not to mention they are trending hard right now and make for a great photo op.
Sand Cloud has blown up in the last year and was rated 2015s best startup company in San Diego, and for good reason. They make beautiful beach products that are affordable and give back.
Check them out at www.sandcloudtowels.com
TBT to one of our favorite sunsets in Ipanema!!!! Every day as the sun slips behind the mountains, the people of Rio celebrate the coming nightfall and cheer till the sun disappears into the horizon.
Today, marks almost 8 months since we were watching the sunset on that day and decided we would start Verão!!
For years, my best friend ( @ameverao) and I wanted to do business together, from trying to wholesale soil (mini lol), a minor stint in solar chargers, to a gazillion wine-infused app ideas that never made it far from the dinner table. We finally one day looked at each other and said why not just go back to basics?