Summer Check List

It's the first day of summer and the weather has finally shaped up in NYC.  Here are a few finds that will keep you in check without breaking the bank. Sanuk, Thai for the word "fun," these shoes are worn predominately by athletes like rock climbers, surfers, but they have some fun, functional styles for everyday too.  The Sidewalk Surfers are really well known because they offer the protection of shoe, but feel as comfortable as a sandal.  The bottoms flex with your feet.

Everyone wants tousled beach hair and it's really easy to achieve.  Wella Professionals has an Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray that stylists are raving about.  Just a few sprays on on dry hair and scrunch it for tousled waves, no beach necessary.  If you do end up going down the shore and in the sun a lot, I recommend using Wella's Stay Brilliant Color Protecting Lotion to help keep your color in tact.  Just use a few pumps on damp hair every day, comb it through evenly and style as normal.  Check out all of their new launches that just launched in May at professional salons.  Visit to find a salon near you.

As we bare more skin we need to make sure it looks vibrant and feels silky.  Olay has a new body collection with exotic scents that's half the price of the leading specialty store.  There's a moisturizing body wash, cleansing body wash, lotion and first of it's kind massaging body bar. The collection really gives you the ability to turn your shower into an at-home spa experience.  Prices range from $4-8.

Something you may not think about right off the bat when prepping for summer fun is your eyes.  Visine came out with Summer Spectrum Relief, the first and only eye drop targeted for summertime eye irritation and redness from chlorine, sun and wind.  It's a beach bag essential!  It's loaded with a trio of lubricants and a redness reliever that works in seconds and helps protect against future discomfort.  To further your eye protection make sure you're wearing sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection too!

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