Some of the products listed in our guide have provided us with product in order to review. All thoughts and opinion listed here are our own.
2018 Back to School Must-Haves Guide
I am super excited to share with you our favorite products and companies to help you have the best Back to School season possible. From sun safety to delicious treats, we have the products you will want to bring home to your family!
Back to School Fashion & Beauty
Knockaround Sunglasses – There is never a bad time to stock up on new sunglasses and no matter what time of year it is Knockaround is always coming up with new styles and collaborations of sunglasses that are perfect for the whole family. From the classic Premiums to the stylish Paso Robles, there is a style for everyone. These amazing sunglasses were created in 2005 and quickly became the talk of the town. I know my family is slowly converting friends one pair at a time.
Our family makes sure to grab a pair before we head outdoors. Plus with children spending time waiting for school buses, participating in sports, and soaking up fresh air after hours in school , it is important to keep their eyes protected. Check out the styles available and pick up a pair for each of your family members today!
LipSense– I have been hooked on LipSense for over a year and don’t leave home without it. It is one of my staples even when I am in ahurry. With a wide variety of colors and glosses, there is a shade or 2 for everyone looking for long lasting lip color coverage. Thanks to their unique formula, LipSense will stay on your lips for up to 18 hours. There is no wax in the product so when applied with the gloss you moisture your lips while sporting fabulous colors all day. The makers of LipSense also have a full line of beauty products including makeup and skin care. Discover the lip color you have been looking for all your life.
AU Customs – These hand-made bracelet and necklace charms make the perfect accessory for back to school season. Show your special student or teacher that you care with a hand-stamped charm. They are versatile and the perfect accessory for every outfit. Choose the words and images that best represent you and the message you want to carry with yourself daily. Several styles are available and she will work with you to create your custom piece.
Premier Designs Jewelry- Whether you are a teacher or a student the the versatile and stylish jewelry from Premier Designs will take your wardrobe to a whole new level. Discover how easy it is to change up your wardrobe with a just a few pieces. Plus, Premier Designs stand behind every piece of jewelry sold and will replace it if there is a manufacturing defect. Shop with confidence and expand your jewelry box.Looking for extra style tips, sales and more – Join Shelly’s Sparkling VIP Group.
Back to School Eats & Treats
Rufus Teague BBQ Products – Whether you are having a barbecue at home, tailgating with friends before the big game, or making your family dinner, the amazing BBQ products from Rugus Teague are sure to elevate each meal to the next level. They offer a full live of sauces and rubs that will upgrade the flavor of your steak, chicken, beef, pork, and even fish. All of the products are Kosher and Gluten-Free which makes them the perfect addition to your pantry. With a variety of flavors available like Honey Sweet, Apple, Blazin Hot, or Whiskey Maple your friends and family will quickly discover which one is their favorite.
Pecorino Cheese – The 3 Pecorini US campaign aims to promote 100% Italian sheep milk cheeses that have been produced for centuries. The 3 Pecorini includes Pecorino Romano, Pecorino Sardo and Fiore Sardo, cheeses with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) label that certifies their highest quality and guarantee their territory of origin. Real Pecorino PDO cheese rinds have a label designed by the Consortium so make sure to look for the European PDO red and yellow logo and the specific logo of Consortium. These decadent cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to dishes from French Toast to Spaghetti. Discover fabulous, delicious recipes & learn more about the initiative by visiting 3 Pecorini.
Lovely Candy Company– Discover an amazing collection of small batch, premium candies that help satisfy your sweet tooth with better for you ingredients. Choose from delicious favorites like Lovely Juicy Chews™ Fruit Chews, Lovely Honey Gummies, Lovely Organic Lollipops, Lovely Chewy Original Caramels, and Lovely Gluten-Free Pretzel Balls. They have also just released a new bite sized chocolate gem in a candy coated shell called onO’s. They are the first of their kind to be certified organic. Check out all the delicious sweets available & find retailers for your favorite candies at Lovely Candy Company!
Edward & Sons – Since 1978, they have been finding the best vegetarian foods to bring to the market. They started with the introduction of Miso Soup to the United States. Since that time they have worked to bring great vegetarian and organic foods to the market. They also have created a line of gluten-free products including tasty ice cream cones so no one has to miss out on their favorite ice cream treat. With their Let’s Do Organic line gluten-free bakers can create their favorite treats with the products they offer like organic coconut and banana flour. Check out all the products & brands available from this vegetarian & organic food company.
Natural Raw Manuka Honey – Harvested in the luscious and remote forests of New Zealand, this raw honey is cool processed to retain the natural properties of raw honey. Each jar is packed in New Zealand under strict government supervision and is tested and graded 3 times to insure the quality and guarantee a level of MG or DHA. Treatyour ody and your taste buds to honey like you have never had before. This product is sold in United States by Pacific Resources International.
PROPER Hand Cooked Crisps – These delicious hand cooked snacks are called “crisps” in order to make the distinction between them and mass produced “chips”. Made from the finest natural ingredients in New Zealand, these crisps are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan friendly. The crisps are also flavored naturally and include flavors like Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt, Sweet Smoked Paprika, and Rosemary and Thyme. Guest will come back for more of these delicious snack and they can be purchased in the US from Pacific Resources International.
Back to School Reading List Suggestions
Secret Scouts and the Lost Leonardo – This new book is today’s version of The Goonies and The Da Vinci Code. The authors have fond memories of the 1980s—a time when feel-good “friends for life” groups were common themes among favorite films and novels. To quote the authors themselves: “A unique feature of the Secret Scouts series is that the 80s-inspired, feel-good adventure stories are based on intriguing and strange facts from history, which make them very informative. But because fact and fiction intertwine in very realistic storylines, Secret Scouts is just as entertaining and easy to read as other well-known, accessible, and popular fantasy stories.”Check out the movie-like book trailer here and order your copy of this book for the Kindle or Hard Copy today!
The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room: And How to Keep It that Way – This new book by the editors of Real Simple, is an inspiring handbook with clear checklists, practical tips, and gorgeous photographs to help you declutter your home one room at a time. The book is divided by room and each chapter shares the items you will need (and the ones you don’t) for setting up a well organized home. It also contains tips, strategies, and storage solutions from the best in thebusiness. Pick up your copy HERE!
More Great Back to School Must-Haves
SJ Works Smart Phone Solution Bicycle First Aid Kit – Make sure that you are protected while riding your bike with this first aid kit that securely hooks to your bicycle bar while providing a place to safely store your smart phone so you have quick access. Plus thanks to the unique design you can get access to your headphones while keeping your phone stored away. This bicycle first aid kit is one of three designs by SJ Works. Choose the smart phone solution, classic bicycle first aid kit, or saddlebag kit. Check out all the designs and options available HERE!
INEVIFIT Kitchen Scale – This digital kitchen scale is a great way to make sure you are eating appropriate serving sizes, portion out dishes while meal planning, measure ingredients while cooking, and can even be used for non-kitchen duties like weighing postage. Discover all the great benefits of the INEVIFIT Digital Kitchen Scale and see how you family can have a healthy school year with these tips.
CROSS STITCH CREATIONS: FINE ART – This 64-page instruction book details how to create works originally painted by Van Gogh, Limt, Matisse, Hokusai, and many others. This book takes you beyond simple how-to instructions and provides you full-color photographs for the 12 projects that are included with the book in this new and unique craft box. These crafts are perfect for completing at home or divide them up and complete them with friends. Get yours HERE! You can also discover a whole new line of craft kits that include wall art, tile art, watercolors, and more.
WALL ART GEOMETRIC ORIGAMI – This all in one craft kit includes a detailed instruction booklet and supplies needed to create 10 hip and stylish wall decor projects for your home. There are over 50 sheets of colorful paper specifically created for origami and black twine to make two of the projects. This is a great way to bring back fun and function to family nights or even girl’s night. Get your craft kit HERE! You can also discover a whole new line of craft kits that include cross stich, tile art, watercolors, and more.