Are you heading to the beach this weekend? (Or a cool pool or yummy picnic?) Here are a few of my favorite Memorial Day Must-Haves.
Bikini Beauties Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore are some of the stars who love Lisa Curran's swimsuits. Now the designer has created the Summer Essentials Kit, a combination of swimwear and skincare. It includes a swimsuit, Lavanila Healthy Lip Shine and Healthy Body Butter (both perfect to moisturize and soothe skin after a day at the beach), all packaged in a waterproof pouch. Available for $175 at www.lisacurran.com, a portion of the proceeds benefit The Ocean Project, which raises awareness for ocean conservation.
If I added up all the "cheap" sunglasses I buy that end up breaking, I could have spent the same amount of money on a nicer pair that's made to last. Madonna, Katherine Heigl and Anne Hathaway all rock Jee Vice Sunglasses, which stretch but don't bend in shape. These resilient "Memory Flex" shades last longer making them a better investment in the long run. Prices start at $130 and right now there's a 20% discount site-wide on www.jeevice.com from Friday, May 22nd until July 31st. Enter code ah2009 for the discount.
Forget about those tired rubber flip flops; I am loving my neon pink patent leather thongs from J.Crew. On trend, they are comfortable and up the style quotient. I wonder if First Lady (and major J.Crew fan) Michelle Obama has them too? www.jcrew.com
I am pretty diligent about keeping the sun off my very fair face and I love that there are so many stylish ways to "put a lid on it." According to the experts at Hat Attack, there are two key trends for Summer. The straw cowboy hat is back and more popular than ever and straw fedoras are big too. In fact, Jennifer Love Hewitt just bought two Hat Attack fedoras and I admit, I'm more of a fedora girl myself. www.hatattack.com
Need a cute cover up? Go cheap chic with designer Dana Buchman's line for Kohl's. Her "Bohemian Tunic" is a stylish and affordable way to look put together at the pool or beach and right now it's on sale for less than $25! www.kohls.com
Keep your cool and pamper your skin at the same time with Biologique Recherche's L'Eauxygenante, a hydrating and oxygenating facial mist loaded with high concentrations of vitamins A and C. Stick a bottle in the fridge to make the spray even more refreshing. $38 www.paullabrecque.com
BLOCK IT OUT!
Don't forget the sunscreen! I have said it before and I'll say it again - La Roche-Posay's Anthelios is the best - this stuff works! And now SPF 60 is available in the US. www.anthelios.com
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