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Summer Must-Haves


Before you hit the beach or pack your car for that long-awaited summer getaway, we found some fantastically-cool products you will want to take along. And while you're sipping that frozen umbrella drink by the pool, be sure to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.


The Lazee Move Combo is a beach chair, cart and table all in one. Even better, it makes carrying everything but the kitchen sink to the beach a breeze. It moves easily over sand even loaded with additional chairs, cooler and a bag full of toys. The included beach chair which doubles as the Lazee Move handle, is available as a low {sand chair} or higher off the ground. It has a foam padded seat edge, padded footrest, adjustable pillow, dual cup holders and small storage compartments in extra wide arm rests. It's weather and salt resistant and the chair slides and locks into the base when ready to pack up and go. Every beach-loving family with little ones needs the Lazee Move, it's also ideal for the elderly. Made in the USA, it retails for $309.99 at beachtuff.com.



Talk about chic, the Vertty beach towel is the prettiest we've ever seen. A gorgeous striking design in bright and beautiful colors, the Vertty even has a waterproof pocket! It's a lightweight, luxurious oversized towel that measures 185x110. $89.90 at us.tryvertty.com.



Looking for a new gorgeous shade of lip gloss for the summer? Try Cate McNabb's Lip Gloss in Pageant Pink. It's a shimmering peachy pink that will look stunning with a tan and will brighten up even the palest complexion. It's also long-wearing which is hard to find in a lip gloss. Formulated with shea butter and jojoba oil to hydrate lips all summer long. Additional shades available but we love, LoVe, LOVE Pageant Pink. $16 at CateMcNabbCosmetics.com.



Finally, no more bent spoons trying to scoop ice cream out of the container. The Savora Ice Cream Scoop has a tapered tip to pierce through frozen desserts and reach the corners of the container. The solid cast construction won't bend and is dishwasher safe. The ergonomic handle is suitable for small or large hands. Gift boxed and in colors to match every kitchen decor. $14.99 at savorastyle.com.


Love to sing in the shower? Take this baby along for some company. The STORMp3 Water-Resistant Mp3 Speaker from ToiletTree Products is water-resistant, great sound quality, and runs on four AA batteries {included} with 75 hours of playtime. Simply add music to the internal memory as you would an iPod. Available in white or black. Regularly $79.95, it's currently on sale for $39.95 at toilettreeproducts.com.



Protect your iPhone with Sir Lancelot Armor's iPhone Screen Protector ~ Holy Grail Series. Made of bulletproof tempered glass, it's nearly impossible to scratch, super easy to install and 100% bubble free. The impact-resistant screen protector comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Available in white or black for the iPhone 5/5s/5c. Originally $39.99, it's on sale as of this writing for $34.99 at sirlancelotsarmor.com.



Never be left out of a picture again with this cool little gadget by Muku Labs. Shuttr is a bluetooth remote camera shutter release that works with your iPhone, iPad, Android and Galaxy. Take "selfies" up to 30' away without a timer. Shuttr includes a phone stand to position the phone in a free-standing position. Carry it everywhere, it's light and small enough to put on a keychain. Available in black or white for $39.99 with free shipping at mukulabs.com.




Altchek MD Glycolic Renewal Pads have never been easier thanks to Altchek MD. Formulated with glycolic acid, green tea extract, and fruit acids to brighten and even out skin tone. Also helps diminish fine lines {who doesn't LOVE that?}. The micro-peel pads are quick, convenient and non-irritating. A jar of 36 pads retails for $21.24 at ulta.com.


Want to know what hair products Jennifer Aniston uses? She is such a believer in Living Proof, she bought the company! How's that for a testimonial. I love the line too including the new Living Proof Control Hairspray. It provides all-day staying power that doesn't flake or leave hair damp or stiff. A 7.5-oz spray can retails for $24 at ulta.com.




California Naturel Sunscreen SPF30 is a all-natural sunscreen enriched with anti-oxidants. Formulated with plant and mineral extracts including zinc oxide, shea butter, pomegranate extract, glacial oceanic minerals and marigold flower extract, it not only protects skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, it leaves is soft and hydrated. A 2.3 oz. tube retails for $35 at californianaturel.com



Thought subscription delivery boxes were just for beauty and snack products? Think again! For the fisherman {or woman} in your life, Tackle Grab will deliver a box of baits to your mailbox customized to your fishing preferences, style and ability. Our box contained 4 packages of high-quality bait. Prices start at $13 a month with shipping included. Tacklegrab.com.



The deodorant I've been using leaves marks on every shirt I wear so I was eager to try Dry Idea Stain Clear Invisible Solid Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant. It goes on clear and provides up to 72 hours of invisible sweat and odor protection. It has a clean, fresh as spring scent and is also hypoallergenic ~ just perfect! Available at mass grocery, retail and drugstores, SRP: $3.99.


Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

To Enter: email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 
  • "Summer Must-Haves" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
  • complete mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
Summer Must-Haves #Giveaway! #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet, details: ow.ly/xn6iE
    If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET June 29, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


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    We're sharing this fabulous contest from our friends at Stella Carakasi because we know ya'll ♥ a great giveaway! xox




    Brighten your Spring with a chance to win a $2,500.00 STELLA CARAKASI WARDROBE. It’s 30 days of fabulous winning with over $6000.00 in prizes, starting today!
    • Grand Prize Winner: WIN a $2,500.00 wardrobe with styling advice from the designer, Stella Carakasi!
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    Want to tweet about this giveaway? Here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
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    Grand Prize winner will be announced on June 22, 2014! Daily winners will be announced the following morning. Keep an eye on Stella Carakasi’s Facebook page to see if you're a winner! Good luck to all!


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    Chic Luxuries' Wedding Gift Guide

    Whether you're the bride, groom, in the bridal party, or a guest at the wedding, our Wedding Gift Guide has something for everyone. After perusing the featured websites, you're invited back here to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet, details below.

    professional digital camera for the beginner

    The happy couple will love reliving the special moments from their wedding and honeymoon captured with the GE X450 Digital Camera. Features include a long 25x zoom lens, a 24mm wide-angle lens, and Eye-Fi capability to upload photos and videos wirelessly and instantly to your computer and the web. Optimal image stabilization auto adjusts to unintentional movements to provide the clearest, crispest pictures. It's a gift that will keep on giving for years to come. $149.99 at general-imaging.com.


    beatriz ball organic pearl nicola pedestal plate


    Beatriz Ball's Pedestal Organic Pearl Nicola Platter makes a stunning shower or wedding gift that is sure to become a treasured family heirloom. If planning an outdoor wedding, engagement party or rehearsal dinner at home, it would be a beautiful addition to your cocktail buffet or dessert table. Which has me thinking...the Beatriz Ball Collection would be ideal for caterers, country clubs and hotels. Did I just create a new niche market for ya'll, Beatriz? ☺ As with the entire Beatriz Ball Collection, the platter will not tarnish and never needs polishing. Use year-round to accentuate your prized cake or hors d'oeuvres creation. ♥ $206 at beatrizball.com.



    Javier and Efren's Hand Blown Margarita Glasses make a lovely wedding gift the bride and groom will enjoy for years. The gorgeous frozen aqua tone combined with clear stems are so inviting. They can also be used as dessert glasses. Masterfully crafted, the set of 4 retail for $41.49 and are on sale as of this writing for $37.34 at novica.com.





    The celebration would not be complete without a sparkling toast. Mumm Napa's 2006 DVX Brut is a delightful blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. DVX is the pinnacle of Mumm Napa's winemaking efforts each year and blends the best grapes from the winery's top vineyard sources. The 2006 vintage will age gracefully for years to come and includes a sweet keepsake flute charm. $65 at mummnapa.com.



    cast iron dutch oven

    For a shower or wedding gift that is as functional as it is beautiful, the Le Creuset 5-1/2 qt. Round French Oven will be one of the most useful gifts the bride and groom will receive. The cast iron french oven evenly distributes heat and locks in moisture for optimal cooking. The exterior enamel is chip and crack resistant and the interior resists staining and dulling. Additional features include a heat resistant knob to 500° F, oversized handles, and built-in stabilizers for a no-slide fit. Available in a full range of gorgeous colors to match every kitchen decor, this is the "Cotton" color from the new Matte Collection. $280 at lecreuset.com



    We can't forget the groom and groomsmen. They'll look sharp in Bobby Jones' Julius Sunglasses in Tortoise. Polarized lenses with 100% UV protection, they are a must-have for an outdoor wedding, cocktail hour...and to take on the honeymoon! Plastic construction, lightweight and comfortable, they make a great gift for the groomsmen too. Also available in black, the tortoise is $105, black is $122 with free shipping at coolframes.com.


    Willamy's leather-wrapped bracelets are ideal gifts for bridesmaids and the maid-of-honor. Handcrafted in a beautiful range of color options, the Electric Blue shown here are made with chinese crystals which dance in the light. They even have a men's line for the groomsmen and best man. Wraps 5 or 6 times, depending on wrist size and is adjustable. Regularly $116, the Electric Blue is on sale as of this writing for $62. Sign up for Willamy's newsletter and save an additional $5. WillamyCollection.com


    Dolce Gusto Fiorucci

    The limited edition Nescafe Dolce Gusto Fiorucci will make baristas out of the happy couple in no time. It whips up THE BEST creamy cappuccino, lattes, even a delicious frothy peach iced tea in less than a minute. The custom artwork "Love is the Message" was designed by the Italian fashion label, Fiorucci. Dolce Gusto offers capsules for 16 different hot and cold beverages. It's a gift they'll love. I don't know how I lived without mine! $139.99 at dolce-gusto.us.


    wedding ballet flats

    The Bride, Bridesmaids, and Maid of Honor will dance the night away in these comfortable Linge Ballet Shoes. In colors to match every dress, they easily fold to fit inside a purse. Made of the softest leather with an elastic ankle strap, and elastic tie that can be tightened for a perfect fit. In sizes 5-11 for $59 at lingeshoes.com

    What bridesmaid or Maid of Honor wouldn't want Chloe + Isabel's Sunset on the Seine Cluster Necklace? Perfect to wear if you're a guest at the wedding too as the crystals catch the sun and candlelight. Handcut asymmetric glass is surrounded by Indian Sapphire Swarovski crystal accents, with hematite crystal pave and abalone shell inlay. We love the combination of colors against the antique brass-plated chain. Measures 16" with a 2" extender. $88 from chloeandisabel.com.




    Brides, Bridesmaids, Maids-of-Honor...and every female guest will covet the Puff Soda Pop Top Wristlet by Escama Studio. Hand crocheted using over 200 recycled soda pop tops, the metallic silver wristlet is roomy enough to hold all her essentials. Lined in silver satin fabric, it has a zippered closure and detachable wrist strap. It's the perfect size for an evening out, wedding or special occasion and an ultra cool accessory. $66 at escamastudio.com



    The new Jellybox Bluetooth Speaker by OrigAudio is a gift the entire bridal party can take everywhere they go. Unbelievable sound quality from a portable speaker small enough to fit in a pocket. Features include built-in microphone and one-touch answering for phone calls, mini USB charging slot with included cord, bluetooth range to 33 ft, 10-hour battery life. play/pause and change song buttons. The bride and groom will want one too! Available in 9 "flavors" for $34.99 at origaudio.com.


    Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

    To Enter: email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 
    • "Wedding Gift Guide" in the subject line
    • your first and last name
    • complete mailing address
    • twitter id 
    • facebook name 
    If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet below. 
    Wedding Gift Guide #Giveaway #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet, details: ow.ly/wWflZ
      If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest 

      Contest ends 11:59 PM ET July 1, 2014. Limit one entry per household. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners. 

      Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


       

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