In the words of the great Bob Marley, “the sun is shining and the weather is sweet.” Despite your urge to stay indoors and binge watch Netflix with the A/C on full blast, you’re destined to spend some quality time outdoors soaking up the summer sun. These new summer essentials—with a modern twist—are the perfect way to ramp up your summer lovin without breaking the bank.
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Upgrade Your Smelly Sunscreen
Coola Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 in Guava Mango ($36) is the opposite of everything you’ve ever known sunscreen to be. With organic ingredients like cucumber, algae and strawberry extracts, its all-natural scent smells heavenly and is perfect for a day out in the sun.
Don’t be a Square, Try a Round Towel
Round towels, like the Round Towel Company’s The Queen of the Beach ($60), put the perfect spin on the classic beach towel.
Bring Your Pool Float Game Into 2016
If you aren’t floating on a swan, hamburger or popsicle shaped pool float, you aren’t living. This Gold Swan Inflatable Pool Float from Sunnylife ($70) is guaranteed to take your lounging up to the next level.
Mirrored Sunnies Are the New Classics
Oversized sunnies with mirrored-lenses are the latest incarnation of your favorite aviator, cat’s-eye or panto-style sunglasses. These Quaya Rose Gold Metal Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses in All My Love ($60) will block out the sun’s harmful UV rays while keeping you on trend.
Soothe Your Post-Sun Skin
Treat your skin after a day in the sun with the Muddy Body Muddy Mask Trio ($65). Its Relax, Detox and Refresh clay masks contain a blend of all-natural ingredients like coconut, cucumber, aloe vera, rosehip and chamomile and were created to reduce redness and discoloration and leave your skin feeling refreshed with a radiant summer glow.
Get Out of My Dreams and Into My Beach Bag
The ultimate summer calls for the ultimate beach bag. This Hey Beach Bag in Candy Buffet ($79) is constructed with neoprene and designed to never lose its shape. It’s big enough to fit all of your summer essentials and its baby pink and mint color combo is cute enough to take anywhere.
Match Your Polish to Your Mood
If all else fails and you’re landlocked this summer, change your mood by brightening up your manicure with Deborah Lippmann’s Life’s A Beach Nail Lacquer Set ($17). These vivid tropical colors (Break 4 Love is a bubble gum pink and The Tide Is High is a scuba blue) really pop on tan skin and will transport you to a far-off island overflowing with coconut drinks and the sounds of a steel drum.
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