This post was sponsored by Hawaiian Tropic as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
One of the perks of working from home is that no one knows if you’re working from a desk or a lounge chair by the pool. The weather has been so been so beautiful over the past few days, so I’ve been spending a few hours each day working in my “summer office” AKA at my community’s pool. The bright sunshine, beautiful scenery, and peaceful sounds make boring work tasks a little more bearable, and I’ve actually been motivated to wake up each morning and go the “the office.” It doesn’t hurt that the standard work uniform is a bikini, off-the-shoulder sundress, and cat eye sunglasses!
Working by the pool also has another advantage: breaks are way more fun. Instead of more normal work break where I’m grabbing a snack from the fridge or catching up on my favorite YouTube channels, I’ve been splashing around in the pool and binge reading a new book. It has been absolutely amazing. Even though I live in a beautiful state, I tend to spend most of my time cooped up in a dimly lit home office. It’s been so nice to spend more time outdoors and soak up the sunshine!
Bright blue skies, crystal clear water, dreamy palm trees, and colorful flowers are definitely an upgrade from my office’s lackluster decor and fluorescent lighting. The only downside to my tropical poolside office is the unpredictable summer weather. Florida summers can go from gorgeous and sunny to a torrential downpour in minutes, so I always bring an emergency plastic bag for my laptop and the biggest umbrella that I own. Still, I can’t complain. This view is pretty hard to beat, and it makes my overflowing email inbox seem a lot less scary.
Even though I’m mainly sitting in the shade underneath an umbrella, I always, always wear sunscreen. Even if I’m not in a bikini, my off-the-shoulder sundress still leaves a lot of skin exposed to the sun. My husband and I went on a Caribbean cruise with my in-laws a few months ago, and they had their bags stocked with Hawaiian Tropic sun products. We ran out of our sunscreen, and so we stole a little bit of their supply. After one application of the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30, I knew that I need to run to the store and pick up a bottle. The breathable formula features silk protein and shea butter to provide up to 12 hours of moisture, but it feels light on your skin. It doesn’t leave behind a thick residue, and the moisture instantly soaks into your skin. While it feels great, it smells even better. The scent reminds me of a fancy hotel by the beach or your favorite tropical perfume mixed with sea salt and ocean air. It’s heavenly!
While most people think to put on sunscreen while they’re out doors, I’ve found that most of my friends don’t understand the importance of after-sun skincare. Even when you use a sunscreen, it’s important to soothe your skin and replenish moisture after a day in the sun. The Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance After Sun Moisturizer has been my favorite lately. It smells like a delicious tropical drink, and the moisturizing formula includes shea butter and mango extract. This lotion instantly absorbs into your skin and leaves behind no residue at all. You’ll just notice that your skin feels soft and smells amazing. You’ll also see the naturally luminous finish thanks to the light-reflecting pigments in the lotion. I like this product so much that I’ve been using it even when I’m not out in the sun. It just smells so good! You can find out more about both of these products on the Hawaiian Tropic Facebook page.
While I may not be able to work outdoors every day, I am going to try to get outside as much as possible this summer. It’s just too pretty outside to spend the majority of my day in a depressing office!
What’s your favorite place to work? Are you a coffee shop kind of gal or a fellow pool lover?
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DRESS: Mossimo Off-The-Shoulder Sundress (under $25!) | SUNGLASSES: Quay Australia My Girl Sunglasses | TUMBLER: Lilly Pulitzer Meet Me At The Beach Tumbler | SUNSCREEN: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 | AFTER-SUN LOTION: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance After Sun Moisturizer*