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What’s in your summer survival kit?

woman with hat on beachBuying presents for other people at Christmas time can be a lot of fun, but so can buying things for yourself! After all, everyone needs to have a summer survival kit, right?

Here are our fave new things to help you get through the summer entertained, fed, pampered and well dressed:


  1. FOOD | Lisa’s Triple Dip Range (RRP $4.79 each)
    Already known for their fresh and delectable dips, Lisa’s have released a new range of delicious triple layered flavour combinations; great for entertaining family and friends. There’s Sweeet Chilli, Cream Cheese and Coriander Pesto; Basil Pesto, Cream Cheese and Sundried Tomato pesto; and Rhubarb, Cream Cheese and Cashew and Pistachio Pesto. Take an assortment of crackers with these dips to the beach for a posh outdoor picnic!
  2. CLOTHING | Nike Women’s Tech Fleece Hoodie  (RRP $110)
    Because our Kiwi summers aren’t always hot and sunny – especially after the sun goes down! The soft French terry fabric of Nike’s Tech Fleece Hoodie provides comfort while the funnel neck can be word as a hood or as a cowl. Welt pockets in the body of the garment provide easily accessible storage and the ribbed cotton fabric provides a snug, personalised fit.
  3. SKINCARE | Neutrogena Beach Defence Sunscreen SPF50 Spray (RRP $24.99)
    New Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world so we need to stay protected at all times. Protect your face and body against the suns most damaging rays with this nifty spray-on sunscreen that is so easy to apply you’ll be ready for the beach in no time.
  4. HAIRCARE | Clairol Professional’s Sun Spark Shampoo and Conditioning Balm (RRP $16.90 each)
    Containing mandarin extract and macadamia oil, Clairol Professional’s Sun Spark Shampoo and Conditioner provide instant protection for hair that’s constantly exposed to the sun.

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  1. NAILS | OPI Brazil Collection
    Brazil by OPI brings the colours of tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches to nails and toes for 2014. With colours like ‘Red Hot Rio’ and the sunshine yellow shade ‘I Just Can’t Cope-acabana’, these limited edition vivid hues and earthy tones bring some of the energy and playfulness that Brazilian women are known for!
  2. READ | SUPERFOODS Cookbook by Michelle Bridges (RRP $37.00)
    We have all heard the word ‘superfood’ before and in the SUPERFOODS Cookbook Michelle explains why some foods can have a great impact on our health and wellbeing. Includes the health benefits of each superfood, info on how you can eat well to improve your state of mind, exercise effectively and lose weight, and 80 delicious new recipes including delicious meals such as Salmon and Cucumber Rice Paper Rolls, Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks and Mexican Chicken Skewers. Yum!
  3. DANCE | Major Lazer – Apocalypse Soon
    Available from next Friday 21 February and hot on the heels of their riotous Big Day Out show, Major Lazer has announced their first official release of 2014, Apocalypse Soon. Some of the biggest names in music have been recruited to collaborate on this five track EP, including Pharrell Williams and Sean Paul.
  4. BODYCARE| Weleda’s Summer Survival Products (each individual item RRP $19.90)
    Summer invites us to explore the outdoors and embrace the beauty of nature, but more time spent in the sun can bring its own minor calamities, especially when energetic kids are thrown into the mix – hello cuts and scratches, bites and bruises!  These three organic Weleda herbal medicines are small and compact so ideally sized for travel or for throwing into your handbag before a family road trip, hike or picnic. Arnica Cream helps support fast and effective relief for bruises, Calendula Healing Cream helps reduce inflammation and supports the healing of cuts and wounds, and Combudoron Spray helps soothe and relieve insect bites.

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Image / FreeDigitalPhotos.net – Sura Nualpradid (top), Supplied (bottom)

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