Creating a Summer Oasis with Hawaiian Tropic

When wanderlust (or burnout) sets in, we can’t always hop on a plane and jet off to the nearest island. Thanks to Hawaiian Tropic®, I did however discover that I can do the next best thing – recreate an island getaway in my own backyard. I was asked to participate in the #AlohaYourSenses campaign sponsored by Hawaiian Tropic® at Walgreens and I was almost too relaxed to report back for this story…

New bikini? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Refreshments? Check. Free afternoon to do nothing but relax? Check, check, check!

I never venture out into the sun without proper protection, so sunscreen is a must for a poolside afternoon. The New Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ Weightless Lotion Sunscreen is pampering and protection all in one. As soon as you open the bottle the signature tropical scent puts you in vacation mode. The lotion literally melts into your skin as you apply it, while the ribbons of Shea Butter are a little added luxury that make your skin feel silky smooth for hours after application. The sunscreen is available in both SPF 15 and 30, but I highly recommend at least a 30 SPF for daily use – and so does my dermatologist. The Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ Face Lotion is part 2 of this Aloha Therapy; specifically designed for faces, the oil-free formula won’t clog your pores and protects the most delicate skin on your body. (I apply SPF 30 on my face every morning, regardless of the day’s activities.) 

For an afternoon in the sun, I love to quench my thirst with a pitcher of fruit infused water. I’ve been trying to detox lately, so I sliced up some organic oranges and lemons to toss into my water pitcher. The vitamins and minerals found in these citrus fruits promote detoxification, improve digestive function, ensure balanced pH levels in your body, and even benefit your skin. Oranges & lemons are chock full of Vitamin C which promotes collagen production – the main protein that is responsible for skin elasticity. Want to fight the signs of aging without going under the knife? Protect your skin with sunscreen daily and load up on collagen boosting fruits and veggies that are high in Vitamin C. Keeping your skin hydrated is another important skin saving ritual I never skip; Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion is the perfect way to recover your skin after a day in the sun. It’s cool to the touch and locks in moisture leaving your skin feeling soft and buttery all day long.

A stack of magazines and a couple of laps in the pool later, my skin glistened in the Miami sun just as it would have in any other tropical destination. Lying with my eyes closed and the warmth of the sun on my face, the tropical scent of the Silk Hydration™ sunscreen wafting through the air, and the wind blowing through the trees was the perfect way to “get away” from the computer screen and reboot my mind.

Photos by @kgohhsnap

Have I inspired you to create your own tropical at-home getaway? Stop by Walgreens this week, (May 8th – May 14th,) to take advantage of the Hawaiian Tropic BOGO promotion (buy one get one at 50% off.) Also, don’t miss a special in-store Beauty Must Have Event on May 14th with Beauty Advisors offering samples and coupons. Whether you’re headed to your local beach or just your backyard, it’s easy to add a little tropical luxury to your day with Hawaiian Tropic.

What I wore

Victoria’s Secret Crochet Bikini Top

VS Swim Crochet Bikini Bottom

By Lilla Elastic Bracelets

Elizabeth & James ‘Watts’ Sunglasses via Ditto*

*(Use my code ‘kellyskloset’ for a free month of Endless Eyewear.)


This post is brought you by Hawaiian Tropic and Walgreens. All thoughts and options are always my own.


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