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Summer Must-Haves

We wanted to share a few of our Summer Must-Haves. We hope you'll find a few new products to help make this summer your most beautiful and enjoyable. When you're done visiting the websites below, be sure to pop back in and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet!

Take along Thirty-One's® Large Utility Tote when heading to the beach, vacation, camping trips, even the grocery store. At home it's perfect for holding toys, craft supplies, and as a closet organizer. The sturdy metal frame keeps it upright and makes it easy to find contents. Collapses for easy story. Available in 19 prints for $35 at

Women's Souffle Zip Hoodie is made of two whisper-soft, meringue-light layers of organic cotton perfect for evening walks along the beach or sunset cruises. Features include chest pockets, zipper closure, and attached hood. The solid color of the whisper-soft chambray lining pops against the stripes. Available in Hibiscus {pictured} or Dusty Indigo for $89 at

Katherine Cosmetics K-Sport "WOW" Stick fills lines, moisturizes, and provides SPF20 protection. Formulated with Aloe extract, Vitamin E, and Beeswax, it leaves skin positively glowing. $28

Curations Caravan Beach Scene Wrap is feather light and gorgeous worn with a little black dress on a summer evening. For those that don't like bulky scarves, you'll find yourself wearing this one year round. The bold colors and tropical theme will brighten any outfit, any time of year. The beautiful 79" long wrap can be worn several ways. $29.90 at

Coleman® Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler is perfect to take along to a game, concert or camping. Includes a mesh cup holder, a built-in armrest cooler that holds 4 cans, a pocket for personal items, and a carry bag. Weighs under 10 lbs. and supports up to 325 lbs. Regularly $34.99, it's on sale for $27.99 at

Award-winning Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila is made from AƱejo tequila that is aged two more times in American oak barrels to pick up smoky, complex whiskey notes. A smooth, refined tequila perfect for whiskey aficionados. SRP is $29.99. A store locator can be found on

Slide a pair of BERRY Insoles by Superfeet into your walking shoes so you're ready for every adventure. The slim, contoured shape help support and stabilize the foot to reduce stress on feet, ankles and knees and the deep heel cup helps support the foot during high-impact activities and long distances. Can be trimmed for a custom fit. $49.95

label.m Honey & Oat Shampoo & Conditioner is the answer to summer's dry and dehydrated hair. Manuka honey helps to repair cell damage and leaves hair silky soft, shiny and incredibly scented. A 300 ml bottle is $21.95 for the shampoo and $23.95 for the conditioner at

Philip B's pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist is a must have hair product particularly for summer. The leave-in toner formulated with essential oils adjusts the pH of the water to seal the cuticle and leaves hair shiny, smooth an frizz-free. Color and keratin-treatment safe. A 4.23 fl oz. spray bottle is $24 and worth every penny!

PRO Beauty Tools Professional 24K Gold-Plated Curling Iron is a must-have at home or on vacation. We tried the 1-1/4" size which easily creates salon-worthy loose waves. Also available in 3/4" and 1" sizes. The 1-1/4" size is $21.99 at Target.

Chivas Skincare partnered with Netflix to create POPI soap for the series Orange is the New Black. For Chivas, soap making is an art they take very seriously. To make their luxuriously creamy Vanilla & Verbena Soap, bourbon vanilla beans are steeped in rich, nutty hazelnut oil and then swirled in unrefined, raw cocoa butter, deeply nourishing goat milk & aromatherapeutic peru balsam essential oil. $12

Even though the school year is ending, Staples® Retractable Ballpoint Pens is too fantastic a deal to pass up. The plastic canister contains 50 medium-point disposable pens {20 blue, 20 black and 10 red} that feature a soft comfort grip. Just $11.99 at

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

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    RT! #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet in *Summer Must-Haves* #Giveaway Details:

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET August 15, 2015.  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. 

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

    Glow-ology Review and Giveaway

    We're delighted to be partnering with Glow-ology®, a luxurious bath and body brand that is part of the DEMDACO® family of brands. Here's a peek into Glow-ology's® line of wholesome and natural products all made in the USA. 
    There are 4 fragrance collections. I tried Smile which reminds me of a bright sunny day spent picking flowers in the garden. Specially formulated for sensitive skin, the Hand Wash gently cleanses without drying. An 11.8 fl. oz pump bottle retails for $16.

    The invigorating Smile scent combines notes of juniper, freesia, peony, neroli and musk. As with all Glow-ology® products, the Smile Hand Lotion is made with safe, natural, and organic ingredients. The vitamin-packed, quick-drying formula instantly hydrates hands and leaves them velvety soft. An 11.8 oz pump bottle retails for $18.

    Begin each day with Glow-ology's® Smile Body Wash, an energizing blend of white tea, chamomile and clover extract that awaken the senses. Infused with vitamins B5 and E to soothe and soften as it cleanses. An 8.4 fl oz bottle retails for $16, gift boxed.

    By layering products, the scent will last even longer. Indulge, hydrate and soften your skin with Glow-ology's Smile Body Lotion. Summer's parched skin will glow. An 8.4 fl oz bottle retails for $18.

    Save 20% and receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code ChicGlow at checkout. To view the entire Glow-ology® collection, visit and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter

    Chic Giveaway! ~ Guess what? Our friends at Glow-ology are gifting one lucky reader all of the above products!

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      RT! #Win a luxurious bath & body collection from @GlowologySkin on @ChicLuxuries ARV $70 Details: #giveaway

      Contest ends 11:59 PM ET July 23, 2015. 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.

      Many thanks to the Glow-ology team for sponsoring this giveaway.

      Favorite Things for Summer

      Our Favorite Things is bigger and better than ever! Checkout these chic luxuries and remember to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet. Since this is our most popular feature, we'll be adding something extra special to the closet when it's time to draw the winner.

      Beatriz Ball's OCEAN Crab Oval Tray is one of the most stunning trays ever created. Gracing coastal homes and summer cocktail parties, it features a crab, shells, and the edge gives the illusion of waves. Magnificent design and superior craftsmanship. The tray can go from oven to table and requires no polishing. $153

      Justin Boots Women's Cracked Rail Boots

      You'll be ready for summer concerts and weddings in the country in the oh-so-chic Justin Boots® Women's Cracked Dark Brown Rail® Boots. Every girl needs a pair of cowboy boots, no matter their age, and thanks to the J-Flex Flexible Comfort® insoles, these are as comfortable as they are beautiful. Handcrafted in the USA, the 12" boots feature a wide-square toe, 2-1/4" fashion heel, and a beautiful weathered look. $199.95

      Show off your summer tan with Mari Tome's bangles. Of all the beautiful Mari Tome's designs we've featured, these are our absolute favorite. The set of 3 bangles includes two sterling silver rippled hammered bangles and one 14KT yellow gold straight bangle featuring a 2.5mm bezel set white sapphire. {Two sets of bangles are pictured above}. Light, airy, easy-to wear, and simply stunning. Handcrafted in her studio located at the HJW Vineyard in Finger Lakes, NY. $175

      Miraclesuit Shine and Shimmer Muse is a stunning one-piece bandeau swimsuit in a gorgeous fabric. The distinct draping is designed to slenderize and create an hourglass shape. The shimmering top with underwire bra asymetrically meets a black bottom for a striking color combination. Made of LYCRA® XTRA-LIFE™ spandex for a long-lasting fit. Detachable straps included. Available in sizes 8-16 for $174 with free shipping and returns at

      Say bye-bye to bad hair days with the ghd Limited Edition Rose Gold Styler. Straightens and smooths hair and leaves it silky, shiny and frizz-free. The 1" professional styler has smoother plates with a high-gloss finish to glide through hair. A limited edition rose gold roll bag, 2 sectioning clips, and a plate guard also included. Universal voltage and auto shut-off. $225 at

      Look at these stunners! Costa's Mag Bay Sunglasses with unique Matte Sunset Fade Frames and Gray Lenses. The comfortable, lightweight, extra large frames are perfect for summer. Costa's 580 Lens Technology produces better contrast, definition, visual clarity and sharpness. 100% UV protection and polarization protects eyes and reduces glare and eye fatigue. Frames and lenses are available in a range of color choices and are prescription ready. Includes a hard case and Costa's lifetime warranty. $169

      The stunning Patricia Nash Marciana Flap handcrafted bag features a tooled leather floral pattern. An adjustable strap allows the bag to be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody and is roomy enough to hold keys, sunnies, smartphone, wallet, brush and cosmetics. Featuring a burned edge finish, magnetic flap closure, 2 slip pockets and 1 interior zippered pocket. Several beautiful color options from which to choose. $129 at

      Let's get this party started! How fun is Altec Lansing's LifeJacket wireless bluetooth speaker that can even float in the pool! The LifeJacket has it all ~ clear, crisp sound, 16 hours of battery life, caller ID, voice confirmation, built-in microphone, and power bank to charge your smartphone. It's also dustproof, waterproof, and shockproof. $149.99

      For those that love surprises and delicious pasta that tastes homemade Amazing Clubs Dinner of the Month Club is a must-try. Each month you'll receive gourmet-quality pasta, sauce and one other surprise for a delicious dinner. Makes a delightful gift that will delight the recipient each month. Don't forget to get one for yourself too! Several subscription options available starting at $20.95 per month.

      Gary Farrell 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay makes any dinner a special occasion. Creamy and smooth with aromas of juicy apple and summer florals and tasting notes of honey, almond and nutmeg. The silky and flavorful medium-bodied wine has a juicy acidity and pairs well with every course from appetizers to dessert. $35 

      Carolee's Perennial Beauty Openwork Cuff Bracelet gives new meaning to the phrase "arm candy". This season's must-have accessory, it features a stunning floral design crafted in an openwork dimensional casting. Breathtakingly dramatic! Includes Carolee's Worldwide Lifetime Guarantee. $85

      Create a lasting memory on canvas of your fave vacation photo or choose one of Picture it on CANVAS' stock photos. We love this Beach Chairs Gallery Wrapped Print which brings the relaxing serenity of the beach indoors. The striking combination of color and B&W works well with almost any decor. Prices starting at $72, the 18x12" is $105

      Thomas Lee Ltd. was one of the first brands we ever featured and their luxurious sheets are even softer today than the day we first opened the package. Made of 100% Pima Cotton, the PerfectCale® 500 thread count sheets with ultra-fine-ring-spun yarn are the finest we've found. And since we spend one-third of our lives in bed, shouldn't we all treat ourselves to the softest sheets available? The sheets have a generous fit {no tugging to get the fitted sheet over the mattress required} and do not shrink. Available in White or Ivory in Full, Queen, King or California King. Prices start $215 per set. Save 15% with coupon code TL15 at checkout.

      We all love our Bobby Flay Stripe Kitchen Coordinates. Brighten your kitchen with plush dish towels, matching dish cloths, thick and protective oven mitt, and absorbent bar cloths all in an attractive rust color with a bright and cheery striped trim. Ranging in price from $8.99 - $15.99 at

      Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet and we'll be adding something extra special to the prize selections. 

      To Enter: email and include the following:
      • "Favorite Things" in the subject line
      • your first and last name
      • complete mailing address
      • twitter id 
      • facebook name 
      Sample tweet for your convenience ~
      #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries gift closet in their #FavoriteThings #giveaway Details:
        If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest 

        Contest ends 11:59 PM ET August 31, 2015.  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 received no compensation from any brand featured in this post, nor were affiliate links used. 

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


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