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Fragrance-Splashes-Image.jpgWe don’t know about you, but when it’s super hot out, the last thing we want to do is douse ourselves with a heavy perfume. It just feels too cloying and close for our tastes when it’s over 85 degrees and sticky outside! That’s where fragrance splashes come in handy. They’re light, they’re fresh, they provide just enough scent to make you feel pretty but not so much that you’ll feel like you’re drowning. These are our five favorites.

Bath & Body Works Malibu Heat Fine Fragrance Mist
Juicy notes like fresh mandarin and pineapple blend with more sensual ones like creamy vanilla and sandalwood in this fragrance that transports us right to—you guessed it—Malibu.
$14 at bathandbodyworks.com

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Mist
Smells delightfully orange-tastic but without feeling too girlish or cutesy. And, truth be told, it makes us want to bite right into a juicy tangerine.
$12 at thebodyshop.com

gud Orange Petalooza Natural Body Mist
Yes, another orange fragrance! What can we say, oranges make us feel all summery inside and out. This one combines with hyacinth for a delightfully feminine finish.
$5.99 at ulta.com

Demeter Fragrance Library Cosmopolitan Cocktail Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray
To be perfectly honest, we had a tough time picking a favorite from the Demeter fragrance collection. Every one just smells so divine and delicious! But we landed on this one, because who doesn’t want to feel like she’s in an episode of Sex and the City with what’s still one of the coolest drinks around?
$20 at demeterfragrance.com

LaLicious Sugar Kiss Everyday Everywhere Spray
The blend of rose, citrus and vanilla is dangerously delectable and perfect everywhere from your clavicle to your sheets!
$25 at lalicious.com
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Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale looked smokin’ hot with smokey eyes on the red carpet for their new movie, ‘Total Recall.’ But what really got me was the similar hair colors and very different takes on hair styles. They both sported deep brunette locks but in totally different ways. Kate went for a cute side twist with long tendrils curling around her face, while Jessica went for a more polished look with a pulled back ‘do and thick fringe bangs. Both ladies looked equally classy and stylish.
Chloe-Eau-De-Parfum-Rollerball.jpgWe’ve long loved rollerball fragrances. They’re chic, they’re portable, they’re the perfect way to wear a fragrance without over commitment. So is it any wonder that the Chloe Eau de Parfum Rollerball has swooped in and stolen our heart?

Notes of pink peony, freesia and lychee are accompanied by magnolia flower, lily of the valley and rose. A base of cedarwood, amber and honey grounds the fruity and flowery notes and brings a warmth and seductiveness to an otherwise girly scent.

We love that Chloe is at once sultry and girly, understated yet overstated. It beckons everyone in a room closer, leaves them all wondering. In short? It’s the one you’ll be reaching into your purse for again and again, telling yourself, “Just one more sweep of the rollerball across my clavicle.”

Chloe Eau de Parfum Rollerball retails for $25 at sephora.com.
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In the winter my skin needs the thicker, creamier kind of body wishes that feel like they seep into skin and leave you moisturized. But in the summer all that feels like too much. That’s why Dove created their Summer Care Nourishing Body Wash, it’s a lightweight formula that packs the same moisturizing punch but without feeling heavy on skin. It’s the perfect way to get clean this summer.

Buy Dove Summer Care Nourishing Body Wash for $7 at most local drugstores and grocery stores.
Chanel-Holiday-Nail-Polish.jpgOh, Chanel. We just can’t quit you. You keep coming out with nail polish after nail polish that we simply have to have for our fingers and toes … and Le Vernis Nail Colour in Holiday is no different.

This nail polish is such an exquisite shade of orange. It’s bright, it’s vibrant, it looks gorgeous on fingers and toes—and, of course, it’s totally perfect for the dog days of summer. Every time we wear it, we can’t help but stare at our nails for hours on end!

And, as with every Chanel polish, the formula is consistent and perfect, and it lasts for days without chipping. Even after ripping open packages and typing up a storm, our nails remained intact for a whole week!

In other words … Chanel, we love you.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Holiday retails for $26 at chanel.com.

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