Summertime Gift Guide 2015 – Home, Beauty, Health and Wellness Ideas For Hot Fun

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Ah, summer…a time to brighten up our wardrobe, shamelessly take a barrage of selfie and ussie photos, enjoy music into the warm summer nights and benefit from lengthy restful slumbers amid vacation downtime.

To help you do all of that and more, here's an assortment of product picks that can promote and even prolong some summer pleasures.

******STYLE & BEAUTY******

 

Rhea Footwear (www.RheaFootwear.com) - $55 to $150
The right shoes aren't just stylish, comfortable and durable, they also keep feet firmly on the ground, protecting from the slips and falls that send millions of people to the hospital each year. That's the premise behind Rhea Footwear, which is designed to take technology and style to the streets one thoughtfully-designed pair at a time. Now, men and women can slip into shoes that feel as good as they look, while enjoying unprecedented security on all surfaces, from slippery floors at poolside parties to rain-slick concrete. The outsole of every Rhea shoe features an exclusive rubber compound with a patented micro-channel tread pattern that pushes liquids away from the bottom of the sole to provide more sole-to-surface contact and prevent slipping and sliding. This season you can stride in secure style!

Tosaly Masterpiece Tote and Twill Scarf (www.Tosaly.com) - $1,542 bag; $90.73 scarf (both vary with the current Euro exchange rate)
Fluorescents remain all the rage this season, and luxury European designer, Tosaly, is taking full advantage of this trend with its timelessly classic Masterpiece tote collection—this summer's must-have bags for jaunting around town…or jet-setting around the world! The range of Tosaly Masterpiece totes, crafted from the finest Italian leather and hand stitched by master artisans, includes bold vibrant fluorescent summer shades like hot pink, orange, green, and yellow as well as some neutral tones. All bags have the signature gold crown stamp that assures it's an authentic Tosaly design. The sizzling haute Masterpiece tote also features a buckle opening mechanism with envelope details on the sides and an interior boasting Italian lambskin leather with various pockets and compartments that help keep things organized. Gold pyramid studs adorn the base. You can even kick this baroque bag up a notch by tying on a beautiful twill scarf to protect the handles while acting as a colorful accent piece. Prepare for stares with these attention-getting accessories.

Keep the Peace Bedding (www.KeepThePeaceBedding.com) - $280 to $400
Now here's a "cool" invention for the hot summer months! Keep the Peace Bedding is an innovative comforter invented to help couples sleep better, together. Designed as a solution for couples battling different temperature preferences while sleeping, Keep the Peace comforters feature a unique zipper concept to create separate but connectable comforters that allow individuals to choose the desired warmth—vis a vis the material—for their "side." The zipper makes it possible to fold back or completely remove one side of the comforter without impacting the preferences of the person sleeping on the other side. The intended result is an end to bedroom disagreements about temperature and a better night's sleep for both people, which in turn promotes increased health benefits. Maybe even a healthier, happier marriage to boot?

Savvy Sleepers 100% Satin Pillow Cases (www.savvysleepers.com) - $36-$42
Savvy Sleepers Pure luxury satin pillowcases are an ultra-smooth indulgence or your hair and skin while you sleep. Celebrities have been using this anti-aging beauty secret for years, and you can too! Savvy Sleepers protect your skin from facial creases that can lead to wrinkles and, because the satin is so smooth as compared to cotton, it also saves your hair from split ends or breakage. These posh pillowcases will make your blow outs last longer, averting crazy "bed-head" when you awake. Savvy Sleepers are unisex and soothing for sensitive skin as well as men with facial hair. They're also dermatologist recommended and reportedly used by plastic surgeons from California to Switzerland. And, every Savvy Sleeper has a secret built-in pocket for love notes, lavender or a sweet surprise. These pillowcases are great for home or to pack for traveling. They're also a great gift for birthdays, bridal showers, new moms and anyone who is looking to sleep better and without undermining their beauty. Available in 7 sexy shades like White Russian, Nappuccino and, 'Rendezvous Blu'.

Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque (www.HairLaVie.com) - $35
Summer sunshine, swimming and other activities can be harsh on your hair, but take heed: Hair La Vie's "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque can keep your locks looking and feeling great all season long! This all-natural moisturizing and strengthening treatment is infused with 11 vitamins, essential oils and nutrients to repair damaged hair while deep conditioning the scalp. This masque uses keratin and bamboo extract to rebuild the structure of your hair from the outside. Unlike many other moisturizers, this all-natural treatment was formulated to produce maximum, long term results. Formulated specifically for those with weak, damaged, brittle hair due to coloring, chemical processing, heat styling and harsh climates. It does not contain any parabens, phthalates, dyes or alcohol.

Skinn Cosmetics Tight & Tone Body Contouring Serum (www.Skinn.com) - $42.50
It's summer, so skin is in. Ensure your bod looks its best with Skinn Cosmetics' Tight & Tone Body Contouring Serum, which is specifically formulated to target three of the most common but hard to treat problems on the body: saggy skin, dimpled skin and those pesky stretch marks. Skinn Cosmetics' T5 Complex uses plant-based extracts, potent actives, and a master blend formulation to create an effective body serum that instantly penetrates and yields fast results. Unroasted Shea Butter and Avocado Seed Extract entrapped in Bentonite fight the appearance of stretch marks and increase firmness to diminish the orange-peel look. Boosting the formula even more are caffeine, a blend of artichoke extract and Levan to diminish fat deposits. Today is the day you can restore the youthful contour, texture and tone of your body…before it hits the beach.

******FUN******

Lenovo Tab S8 (www.Shop.Lenovo.com) - $169.99
The Intel-powered Lenovo Tab S8 is a great device for all your summer activities—especially when you need a tablet that's super small, lightweight and speedy! The device's Intel Atom processor allows for quick processing speeds and better app functionality. This tablet is especially great for those who like to take a ton of photos to capture those precious summer vacation moments. Actually known as "the photographer's dream tablet," the Lenovo Tab S8 has both front and rear cameras and produces images with vibrant color and clarity. You can also jam to your favorite tunes while out and about, as this tablet also has twin front speakers featuring Dolby Audio that output stellar sound quality. It's also great for binge-watching your favorite TV program or streaming a summer blockbuster. Because it's so small and light, you can just toss it into your bag and head out—whether you're hitting the pool, the gym or the airport.

VocoPro TabletOke (www.BestBuy.com) - $149.99
Having a summer soirée? Getting together for family game night? Do you just looove to sing? How about karaoke to add even more fun into the mix! VocoPro makes that easy with the TabletOke - a digital karaoke mixer with two digital wireless microphones and a built-in Bluetooth music receiver that'll turn a smartphone, tablet or laptop into a fully functioning karaoke machine! All you need is a sound system or portable powered speaker with an 1/8" audio input to connect to the TabletOke and you have the setup for a great karaoke party. You can connect to the TabletOke via Bluetooth with any compatible device that connects with the included 1/8" to 1/8" cable. Search for thousands of songs on the Internet, or use any of the many karaoke apps available on either the iTunes store or marketplace for Android users.

BeatBuddy (www.MyBeatBuddy.com) - $299
Know someone who likes to play guitar and sing, but has no drums?  No problem!  Take their summer jam sessions to a new level with BeatBuddy—the first drum machine in a pedal that allows users to have control over a live sounding beat. Audio technology company, Singular Sound, invented BeatBuddy out of frustration at not being able to find a drum machine that enabled hands-free live control. Other drum machines were either complicated table-top devices that are difficult, if not impossible, to control while jamming, or are poorly made afterthoughts in loopers that grant no control of a single repetitive beat loop—no fills, no rhythm changes, no accent hits, no tap tempo, no pause/unpause feature and, of course, no computer interface. The BeatBuddy was designed to be the perfect solution to this frustration, proffering the power of a drum machine with the simplicity of a pedal.

Images courtesy of Rhea Footwear, Tosaly Masterpiece, Keep The Peace Bedding, Savvy Sleepers, Hair La Vie Revive, Skin Cosmetics, Lenovo Tablet,  Voco Pro Tablet Oke, Beat Buddy, and under copyright protection.

"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions can be seen at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

***Some or all of the accommodations, experiences, items and/or services detailed are provided at no cost to accommodate reviews, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

Republished by permission of and provided to Haute-Lifestyle.com by author. 

 

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