Now that we’re in the heart of summer , you’re probably enjoying your days by the pool. Heres’ some of my essentials that will be sure to keep you protected, fueled, and in style from head to toe ?


Corkcicle Water Bottle – keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours!

Reserve Antioxidant Gel Pack – a refreshing snack and boost of antioxidants!

Sunscreen For Your Face: Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum– perfect for everyday wear, this ultra lightweight SPF is great for pre/during/after the pool. The serum helps prevent aging while the SPF keeps you protected!

La Vanilla Deodorant – stay fresh the all natural way. The fruity scent is perfect for summer time!

Supergoop | Forever Young Body Butter SPF 40 – This body butter is great for before the pool because it contains SPF 40 , but it’s also great to hydrate after your swim because pool water can be very drying! The texture of this stuff is to die for!

A Wide Tooth Comb – never use a hair brush on wet hair! A wide tooth comb will detangle while being gentle on your hair. ?

Sunglasses – keep your eyes protected in style with a pair of cheap shades you won’t worry about losing!

Magazines – I always like a fun, easy read at the pool. Get off of social media for a minute and flip through a new mag or read your favorite book! ?

Healthy Snacks – I always have a snack that easy to munch on and that I don’t worry about melting or spoiling. This summer trail mix is the perfect pick!

Bikini – Mine shown is from Target! I love the color blocking pattern.

Thanks for stopping by to see my poolside essentials! What are yours? Now go have some fun in the sun! ?



Stephanie Leake is the brains behind Beauty and Bananas. Stephanie is 18 years old and has a passion for all things beauty, fashion and fitness. Check out her blog where she shares her passion for makeup through tutorials, reviews, and beauty videos- but also shares a little bit of health, fashion and fitness. After many years of struggling with body image and confidence, Stephanie’s learned that no amount of makeup, no outfit, no weight on a scale can fix a broken perception of self. According to Steph, “Self love really does start from the inside. Through my journey I’ve learned that you can use makeup and fashion to enhance yourself and boost your confidence, but it’s just a boost. I want to help girls feel beautiful from the inside out. I want my blog to not only be a place you come for makeup tips or recipes, but I want you to feel like I’m a friend you can talk to. I know how hard it is to be an imperfect girl in a world obsessed with perfection. But imperfection is beauty.”