12 Essentials for a Relaxing Staycation

The secret to a happy life is all in how you view things. You’re not on lockdown. You’re on staycation. And whether you’re camping out in the back yard or schlepping to the nearest five star hotel in your hometown for a bit of much-needed socially distanced pampering, these must-have accoutrements say free-wheeling summer FUN, no passport required.

Kopari Coconut Rose Toner

LOVE this. After cleansing, spray this on to lock in moisture, minimize the appearance of pores, and basically give you a healthy glow. My skin can be sensitive and this has been amazing. Spritz during the day for a pick-me-up. Awesome.”—Celine Cohen

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

I love a summer tan but I’m currently spending a bit less time outdoors. To get the glow I’m craving I’ve been using Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops. You simply combine a few drops with your moisturizer to give your skin a streak-free, bronzed tone. I like that it’s affordable, made with clean ingredients, and doesn’t smell. Tip: Be sure to exfoliate your face and body before applying for more even color.”—Stephanie Perry

Giant Family Inflatable Pool

“I don’t know where you live, but it is hard to find an open pool. We have already hit 90+ degrees, and the kids need to cool down. Let’s be honest; this might be big enough for all of us or some quiet time just for Mamma and a margarita…” — Karla Lint

Olive & June The Into You Box

This is the perfect kit for achieving a salon-quality manicure or pedicure right at home. It includes several tools to shape and clean up your nails, and the polishes come in such fun colors for Spring and Summer. No chipping or streaks – the formula lasts a long time on your nails, too.”—Maya Gandara

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA +BHA Pore-Tight Toner

Glow Recipe’s watermelon products remind me of summer — a refreshing, hydrating burst of moisture delivered straight to my skin. This toner is no different, but in addition to keeping my skin bouncy and dewy, it also gently exfoliates revealing a slightly smoother complexion.”—Sara Tan

Pendleton Woolen Mills Canyonlands Spa Towel

“I have these in three different patterns and prints. I use them as bath towels, beach towels, and picnic blankets. Love the soft terry cloth and vibrant patterns Pendleton is famous for. Great as a gift item too.” — allison vicenzi

natureofthings Restorative Floral Bath

Sure, recommending a bath soak that costs over $100 is extremely ‘pinkies up’ of me, but this isn’t your average drugstore Mr. Bubble. This concrete-sprayed bottle is the exact bath product Madonna turns to when luxuriating in her own extra-ness. It’s the weighty, architectural objet d’art your teak tub caddy has been aching for. The syrupy soap within feels equal parts clean and romantic and mysterious, like bathing under a waterfall. Better yet (for my fellow realists out there) when this tub is tapped, you can easily refill it with a soak that’s *not* $100+ and no one will be any wiser. With packaging design this impressive, you’ll probably even fool yourself.”—Laura Reilly

Billie Razor Starter Kit

“After seeing it all over my Instagram feed, I decided to give the Billie subscription razor a try while taking a break from my usual waxing appointments. Let’s just say I’ve officially ended things with my wax tech because this razor is the truth (*insert clapping emoji*). Getting my monthly shipment of replacement blades and add-on of Billie’s dreamy shave cream is something I actually look forward to, which I never thought I would say about hair removal.” —Jayla Andrulonis

Loupcharmant Bastille Sundress

Easy..looks great..makes me feel happy.”—Hallie Burton

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The movie everyone fell in love with is even better a book. I am sure a lot of you have seen the movie so I don’t need to do a lot of describing here but READ THE BOOK! It is amazingly funny and thoughtful and you will fall in love with Nick and Rachel even more.”—Jessica Germann

Tkees Flip Flops

They’re incredible comfortable. Beautifully made. Extend the length of your legs by matching your skin tone. Travel everywhere. Can be wiped down easily and last!”—Alexandra Loeb

Manduka® X Yoga Mat 5mm

“I hated at-home workouts until this mat. It’s slim and cushy enough for yoga, Pilates, or weight training when you don’t want to brave the gym.”

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