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Our Fave Picks to Kick Off Your Socially-Distant Summer

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May 27, 2020

Hey, June. It's nice to see you. Welcome, warm weather and flip-flops. What’s up, bug bites?

Some things about summer will always be true, even though your schedule will probably look a little different this year. So we’ve rounded up some products to give you those summer vibes...quarantine-style. Shades on and add to cart. 

For when you want your frosé to stay frozen...

Stainless Steel Insulated Wine Glass

$19.95.The Grommet

‎This glass is shatterproof and features a splash-proof lid. Aka, it’s safe to leave outside. It’ll keep drinks cold (or hot) for hours and can hold over half a bottle of wine. Don’t mind if we do.

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For when you’re going for ultimate hydration…

Super Salve*


Don’t forget about your lips. This lip balm is made with ingredients like sunflower oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E. It feels light AF, but majorly locks in moisture. Plus it comes in summer-approved flavors like fig, rhubarb and sorbet. Pucker up.

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For when you’re a mosquito magnet the minute you step outside...

Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool


This suction tool removes the irritant left behind that causes itchiness. So you can stop the reaction in its tracks. You can even try it on bee and wasp stings. Fight the bite.

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For when you’re already making bets on the song of the summer...

Comiso Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker


Grab a waterproof speaker. So you can blast your new playlist while taking a dip. It can play up to 24 hours straight. And can be paired with another speaker for a surround sound experience. Talk about that bass.

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For when you fall asleep mid tan-session...

Burt's Bees Aloe & Coconut Oil After Sun Soother


This hydrating after-sun lotion soothes red skin with a blend of natural ingredients. It’ll absorb quickly and won’t leave you feeling greasy. Sweet, sweet relief.

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For when you miss running to the ice cream truck...


Plans starting at $5.99.Daily Harvest

This plant-based ice cream is a real treat, minus refined sugars and fillers. The dairy-free flavors include ooey gooey midnight fudge and vanilla swirled black sesame. Oh, and Skimm’rs get $25 off your first box. I scream, you scream, we all know the rest.

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For when your fleece pajamas are too hot to lounge in...

Crossover Romper

$79.50.Lou & Grey

Slip into something a bit lighter. This sleeveless romper has an elastic waist. And pockets. Oh, and it’s soft enough to sleep in. Brb, never taking it off.

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For when the weather is warm enough to fire up the bbq…

Kabob Grilling Baskets

$17.Uncommon Goods

These baskets help you get creative with your kabobs. And with no skewer, you’ll be able to dive right in once grilled. Plus you can flip ‘em without food flying off. No shrimp left behind.

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For when your summer goal is “be nice to my skin”...

Limited-Edition FAB AID 101 Kit*

$30 ($48 value).First Aid Beauty

This kit comes with an all-over moisturizer, gentle face cleanser, exfoliating body scrub, and soothing treatment oil. Aka everything you need to give your skin some serious love. PS: 10% of retail sales go towards First Aid Beauty’s FAB AID student loan repayment initiative. Talk about a win-win.

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For when you’re in the mood for a cocktail on a summer afternoon...

Sangria Day Camp

$12.Camp Craft Cocktails

One flask can serve up to four people. All you’ve got to do is add alcohol. But heads up – it needs to refrigerate for three days. So mix in advance.

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For when your ‘backyard’ is only in your imagination…

Herb Starter Kit

$19.Urban Leaf

This kit has everything you need to start a mini garden inside. Like a selection of eight seed varieties, including basil and mint. It even comes with soil. Your green thumb is knocking.

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PS: *This denotes a sponsored product. Oh, and if you buy anything from this post, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.

PPS: COVID-19 has caused delays on shipments for non-essential items. So you might not get these as fast as usual.

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