Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brilliant Must-Have Summer Accessories

The T-Rex, cute name ... no? (arrrh)
I can think of lots of summer essentials but will focus on three, inexpensive, ancillary ones. Once you discover their existence, you can't live without them:

1} FHI Heat T-Rex Hair Clips – These have a strange name and a stranger appearance, but they are the best hair clips I've ever used.  They are designed to hold any type, or amount of hair securely in place and release the hair easily.  You can hold your hair in sections, or pile it all in a bun on top of your head with one clip, regardless of whether your hair is thick and long, or short and fine.  It even holds hair in awkward positions while you blow dry it.  And the clip never snags, tears, becomes tangled, or damages your fragile locks.  Whoever invented these clips is a genius!  A two-pack costs $5.

2} KT Tape – It stands for “kinesiology therapeutic tape" and comes precut to treat muscle and joint soreness and injuries.  First used by Olympic athletes, KT Tape gives overworked limbs, muscles and tendons flexible support.  It allows movement while alleviating the pain and pressure.  Super light and strong, athletes use it to prevent further injuries and to heal faster.  I don't fully understand why -- but it works.  And compared to other treatment options, it's cheap at $12 for a 16-foot roll.

3} Flip flops – What's a summer without “air conditioned,” liberated feet? And so practical. Old Navy sells an assortment of styles and colors for both men and women, and they're not too loose or flimsy like some brands.  Regularly $3.50 - $5.00 each, and on promotion days pay $1 a pair.  So you can afford to buy every color.  Great to wear around the house and to protect your feet at the beach, a public pool or gym shower.  

Can you make a case for other clever, summer, must-haves? Sometimes it's the inexpensive little things that make life a little bit easier.

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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely great finds!!!