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8 “Hot Girl Summer” Essentials

As the temperatures heat up this summer, so does the fun! From those long days spent on the beach (and maybe battling a sunburn or two), to late nights out with friends, we’ve curated a list of products for you to have the ultimate “hot girl summer.”

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Ooh La La Skincare – Eucalyptus Mint Hand & Body Sugar Scrub Price: $20.00 Cool off and exfoliate the skin after a long day at the beach! While there’s no shortage of skin care products, what this brand offers is genuinely unique in its ability to address common skin conditions for both women and men, paying special attention that what is absorbed through the pores is all-natural and beneficial to each individual’s needs. It’s skin maintenance that’s accessible for all skin types, naturally revitalizing and nourishing skin and hair for gorgeous results. The brand offers a creative mix of products with organic raw shea butter and signature scents (Hip butter, gap 2, lov u butter) to wow the senses. Shopping for organic skin care products has never been easier or more fun! You’ll say, “Ooh La La.”  

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The Sprkl ShopPrice: Varies Make the ultimate “hot girl” statement! Here’s a little handmade love from Brooklyn to make your day sparkle and feel brighter! The Sprkl Shop is the oh-so-beautiful woman-owned brand with a fresh take on accessories. From pet tags to phone cases, you can’t help but smile when seeing their collection. Rainbows, smiley faces, sparkles, and glitter round out the offerings. Why be average when you can sparkle? Add a little flair to your everyday items, instantly uplift your mood, and jazz up any outfit!  

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NyrellPrice: Varies Some serious Audrey Hepburn vibes here! Fine jewelry lovers are in for an elegant thrill this summer! Nyrell has the summer essentials to beautify your wardrobe, whether poolside or dining outdoors by candlelight. Stand out with timeless statement pieces, such as rings, hoops, pearls, bracelets, and necklaces, ethically made with 9K and 187K recycled gold, traceable gems, and KP Certified diamonds. The brand offers a Lifetime Warranty, so shop with confidence and know you’re receiving handcrafted pieces made with authenticity and care. Nyrell is on a mission to supply women worldwide with 100% traceable fine jewelry that’s attainable for everyone. This collection makes you feel as good as it looks. Hello gorgeous!   

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GLAZD JEWELSPrice: Varies Dawn yourself with gorgeous jewelry like the equally gorgeous queen that you are! GLAZD JEWELS is proof that it’s possible to buy tarnish-free jewelry without spending hundreds of dollars. Offering timeless pieces in a variety of unique designs, wearers will find classic items, such as gold necklaces, and sparkling rings that are fun, hypoallergenic, and water-resistant. For everyday wear or special occasions, the jewelry comfortably fits today’s lifestyles. GLAZD JEWELS has pieces to make any outfit pop. The affordable luxury brand is perfect for adding glam to any style, from casual to dressy. All jewelry is Sterling Silver 925 and Stainless Steel.   

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Veronica M – Nicolai Stretch Cami Halter DressPrice: $112.00 Get ready for compliments to come your way during your night out on the town! Veronica M will have you dressed to impress this season. The brand expertly combines classic styles and vintage patterns with a bohemian twist to create statement pieces and closet staples. All offerings are versatile and comfy, designed intentionally for how today’s women live their lives from day to night. The signature ITY fabric is a soft and breathable jersey woven with twisted yarn that beautifully increases stretch and durability. This makes the clothes wrinkle-resistant and functionally perfect for travel or everyday wear. Transition from work to home life and out on the town with style and ease.  

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Bia Skin Price: $19.00 – $142.00 Available on Share A Sale (10%)Help add to your summer glow with a little bit of shimmer! Paving the way for effective skincare all over, Bia Skin picks up the slack by becoming a pioneer in providing you with revolutionary performance-based products and body care routines. Bia Skin combines the fun of pampering yourself with the active ingredients usually only found in face products. Working with a Vancouver-based skincare lab, the brand created a line of body care using Clean-ical formulas for maximum efficacy while being free of toxic ingredients. By using science-driven formulas and dermatologist care, Bia Skin is empowering women to feel confident in their own skin. All products are vegan and cruelty free.  

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Splish Splash Handmade ProductsPrice: Varies Show yourself the ultimate form of self-love with some self-care! Hammam traditions date back to ancient times, and this cleansing and exfoliating ritual continues to find a place in spas around the world. Now you don’t have to travel far to benefit from this self-care practice. Splish Splash Handmade Products brings that to you so you can turn your bathtub into a soothing and awe-inspiring Hammam experience. Founder Laila is the creative mind behind the brand. First introduced to a Hammam spa by her grandmother, it left an indelible mark on her from her Moroccan culture and was the influence behind her business.  

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Vita MiaPrice: Varies Every hot girl deserves to unwind after a long day! Vita Mia, which translates to “My Life” in Italian, aspires to inspire celebration. Mother-daughter founders, Ita and Sharon Bushy, are avid candle lovers. Their passion for fragrances during a time of high stress during COVID lockdown sparked their inspiration for this women-led company. Each premium candle and wax melt is carefully curated to transport the senses, elevate experiences and inspire memorable moments.   

About the Author

Ann is a freelance writer who started her professional career at the NY Trend more than two decades ago. Ann has since gone on to write for a number of major outlets including: Black Enterprise, Essence, MadameNoire, Pathfinders, Frequent Flier, Playboy, The Source, Girl, Upscale, For Harriet, The Network Journal, AFKInsider, Africa Strictly Business, AFKTravel, among others.