As we’re getting ready for the summer up ahead—let’s take a moment to think about what this summer represents. We’ve seen the memes, "you’re waxed and vaxxed," you’re ready to start interacting with friends and family again, and you’re catching up for lost time with loved ones.
Whatever your routine is for getting back into the world consider this a note from Team Journ, a juicy, glowing summer is a mindset. Whether you’re 17 or 71—we all deserve an opportunity to feel like our best selves. Let’s worry less about what size we wear, what cliques we’re fitting into and this larger rat race we’re living in, and more about what we want to achieve over the next year, who stood by our side when it was tough, and what this means for the future.
We’re partnering with Danielle from Skin With D for an extra special Newness livestream where she’ll walk us through what her go-to summer look, and share with us her favorite summer routine featuring her most-used Journ products.
Danielle's ingredients for her perfect summer
Start with one part Farmacy Daily Greens add in a little Danessa Myricks Illuminating Veil Liquid Highlighter and an apple-seed sized amount of Journ's Correct & Perfect in Dew...
A summer glow starts with a bright and healthy-looking base. My secret to creating a glistening base is mixing a gel moisturizer like Farmacy Daily Greens with a liquid highlighter such as Danessa Myricks Illuminating Veil. This combo creates the perfect slip and the light reflecting particles in the highlighter provides a blurring effect. This base helps me blend in my Journ Dew seamlessly to help with any redness in my cheeks or on healing blemishes. A lit from within glow starts with great complexion, and this skin cocktail will have you sipping the sunshine all summer long!
The perfect summer mini bag doesn’t exi…..WAIT, yes it does! Ruched bags are on trend right now, and the Staud convertible leather clutch bag is just too cute! It comes in several different summer-ready shades, but my personal favorite is Geranium. The bag can be worn with a regular strap, used as a wristlet, or used as a clutch.
I love the ease and versatility of bike shorts. Pop an oversized tee on with a pair of these puppies and you’re ready for your daily errands. I love these bike shores from American Eagle Outfitters because they’re a little thick and don’t lose their stretch plus they have POCKETS! A gamechanger. I have 3 pairs of these in black and I’m stocking up in other colors too!
This is a multi-repurchase for me. I love this glowing body oil because it provides the perfect bronzed glow and can be used on the face and body. It also has very little transfer when you let it dry properly before putting the clothes on. I wear this on my legs, arms, shoulders, and chest any time I’m in a sundress. It has a faint fragrance like most Sol de Janeiro products, which I love.
I am VERY lazy when it comes to my haircare game, so I love any hair product that provides maximum impact with little effort. Enter in - IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel. I love to let my hair air dry especially in the summer months, and when I put this gel into my damp hair, I end up the softest beach waves and tons of volume. This gel is unlike any other gel - no crunchy curls here!
The mix of sweet, spicy, and tangy makes this my favorite summertime drink! I love to use this recipe for a lower-cal version.
This playlist is SUCH a vibe! Put it on poolside and you’re sure to have a song sesh with your friends.
I feel like Lizzo is the epitome of Hot Girl Summer. Hot Girl Summer is not necessarily a look; I think it’s a MOOD. And Lizzo is always a mood.