In the Bag: Summertime Must-Haves


Aerin Rose Bra-Sized Swimwear

Finding a flattering bathing suit can be hard depending on where you’re naturally (or maybe unnaturally) endowed. Luckily, the Aerin Rose brand is catering to us ladies who boast a big bust, whether it’s God-given or not. You’ll find your size whether you’re a B, a DD, an F or even a G in a range of mix and match prints and styles, including tankinis, one pieces, and bikinis, so you can devise the best look and fit for your own body shape and comfort level. Construction-wise, your girls will feel safe and secure in thick, quality fabric and with the support of a hidden underwire. All the prints are pretty cool, but our favorites are the Hawaiian inspired Polynesian pattern and the trippy tie-dye Waterfall. Tops and bottoms are sold separately and start around $50.


Whether you’ll be at the beach or your bag might be in the backseat of someone’s sweltering car, protect your pricey cosmetics with an IcyBag. The handy makeup bag is insulated and also equipped with a gel pack that you toss in the freezer the night before packing up to go so your stuff stays extra chilled. Conveniently, the gel pack is also 3 oz. so it’ll pass TSA inspection if you’re carrying onto a flight. The bags come in black, light pink and sky blue and retails for $15 and up. Kiss goodbye to gooey glosses and melted makeup. Order yours on Amazon or at

Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Island Crème Mango Lotion

Quench sun-parched skin with this new rich and creamy offering from Hawaiian Tropic. If the smell of an island vacation were bottled, it would most certainly smell like the After Sun Lotion. Subtly, scintillating scented, it leaves skin with just a touch of a lingering tropical fragrance, not to mention the moisturizing and soothing benefits of aloe vera and cocoa, shea and mango butter. The new lotion is available at your favorite mass retailer for about $9.99, or online at

Nelsons Pure & Clear Purifying Facial Wipes

These facial wipes go where no other skin care regimen has gone before. Basically, anywhere you do, whether you’re cleansing your skin of salty sea water after a surf or sweat and grime after a challenging mountain hike. Formulated with all natural ingredients like witch hazel, calendula and sweet almond oil, the wipes leave skin refreshed and clean without a pit stop at the nearest sink without fragrance, coloring, parabens or any of those other sometimes cringe-worthy additives. Pick up your pack at Whole Foods Market for a little over $5.

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