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  • Creams, Serums, and Powders for Flawless Summer Hair

    Beat the heat with these hair products that will de-frizz you to the point that you think the humidity is non-existent (we wish)!

    PomadeKinky Curly Gloss Pomade

    Don't let the sound of pomade leave you shaking in your frizz. A little bit of this formula on your ponytail and flyaways are a thing of the past.

    Available at kinky-curly.com, $10.





    ConditionerPaul Labrecque Repair Conditioner

    The bottle of wonder leaves hair as pretty as the penny it costs. Its combo of silk proteins and macadamia nut and lemongrass oils (among others) performs like a deep conditioner but works for everyday.

    Available at paullabrecque.com, $40.





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    CreamBumble and Bumble Brilliantine

    The finishing polish may be "hard to define" (so says the label), but it gives fine hair the kind of come-hither texture that you can usually get only while sailing on the Riviera with your lovah.

    Available at bumbleandbumble.com, $22.




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  • Carried Away: Gear that Goes to the Head of the Class

    Back to school is right around the corner. So get your little one ready with these backpacks and book bags that your kids will go crazy for.

    Green BackpackEco Gear Kid's Panda
    Available at ecogear-products.com, $13.50.










    Zoo PacksSkip Hop Zoo Pack
    Available at skiphop.com, $20.










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    Play it Again Sam BackpackPlay It Again Sam
    Available at mysweetmuffin.com, $21.











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    Messenger BagFluf Messemger Bag
    Available at fluf.ca, $27.50










    Pink Hearts School BagPink Hearts Schoolbag
    Available at mysweetmuffin.com, $38.










    Great Gifts for Kids



    Top Kat BackpackMilkdot Top Kat
    Available at milkdot.com, $40.











    To see more than 60 great back to school products, and plenty more backpacks, visit DailyCandy.com



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  • Amazing Eye Creams that Pack a Punch

    All work and no sleep? Lay puffiness, dark circles, and bags to rest with one of these concentrated creams, serums, and gels for tired eyes.

    Burt's BeesBurt's Bees Radiance Eye Creme

    "Burt's Bees Radiance eye creme is my savior," says promotions editor Hali Narins. "My eyes are sensitive and always prone to puffiness. I've tried it all, and this one keeps me - and my mom - coming back."

    Available at burtsbees.com, $18.






    Arcona Eye CreamArcona Eye Dew

    If waking up is hard for you to do, this morning eye gel will ease your pain. It has a refreshing scent, absorbs quickly, and provides a good base for makeup. Editor Lauren Lumsden says it even gives the area around her eyes a subtle glow.

    Available at shop.nordstrom.com, $32.





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    Super by Dr. Nicholas PerriconeSuper by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Bright Eyed Eye Treatment

    Your holiday diet covers all the main food groups: meats, breads, and pies. Add superfood to the list with melon-infused eye cream.

    Available at getsuper.com, $50.





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  • Bouncing Off the Wallpaper

    Wallpaper can work wonders in a kid's room - it's no wonder the trend is starting to stick.

    LoboloupThe latest wallpaper we're obsessing over comes from Loboloup, a New York-based aunt-and-niece team, Nancy and Elizabeth Wolff. Nancy's background as a children's book illustrator is evident in the line's playful designs, from nautically inspired Ships and Sails to rollicking animal-centric Circus. The look is at once vintage and modern, with a hand-drawn style that makes a homey haven of even the starkest space.

    Available on
    loboloup.com, $175 per roll.

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    Animal HouseIf your little one is all about animals, try this Animal House wallpaper. Renowned since the 1950s for its bold fabrics, Finnish company Marimekko recently applied its graphic patterns to wallpaper. The comical Karkulaiset displays elephants, zebras, and flamingos - in cowboy boots.

    Available at kiitosmarimekko.com, $199 for a 27-inch-by-33-foot roll.

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  • Fresh Scents for Summer

    If you're looking for a new signature scent, check out these perfumes that'll help you catch a breeze this summer.

    GuerlainGuerlain Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia

    It's like: Fifteen guys sent you flowers on the same day.
    Wear it:
    When you need a sugar rush.
    Star notes:
    Bergamot, lemon, ylang-ylang, and palm leaves.

    Available at sephora.com, $61.



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    Hampton Sun Privet BloomHampton Sun Privet Bloom

    It's like: Sunbathing on a freshly cut lawn.
    Wear it: At your summer share.
    Star notes:
    Lily of the valley, white hyacinth, dune grass, and blue plum.

    Available at hamptonsuncare.com, $65.



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    LaVanilaLaVanila Laboratories Vanilla Coconut

    It's like: Drinking rum cocktails at that kitschy tiki bar downtown.
    Wear it: When you wish you were in Cabo instead of your cubicle.
    Star notes: Young coconut, Tahitian tiare, and Madagascar vanilla.

    Available at lavanila.com, $19-$58.




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  • Go for the Gold with Olympic-Winning Picks

    Team DailyCandyThe closest you'll get to the London games is living vicariously through Matt Lauer. Still, that's no reason not to sit on the sidelines in style. Here are our top picks for channeling Olympic glory without breaking a sweat.








    Chuck TaylorsConverse Chuck Taylor All-Star Country Collection

    Kick things up a notch with sneaker prints inspired by nations known to bring the game-season heat, from Union Jacks and USA flags to Carnivàle-worthy Brazilian feathers.

    Available at converse.com, $75.




    Felted BanglesFancy Pony Land Felted Bangles

    Colorful, woolen armbands push our pommel horse routine fantasies to their limits (and beyond).

    Available at fancyponyland.com, $16-$32.








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    SlingshotLand's End Slingshot

    Natural buckthorn wood prongs and a preworn leather carrying pouch make target practice that much more fun.

    Available at landsend.com, $30.







    USA NailpolishSephora by OPI USA USA Jewelry Top Coat

    We couldn't have said it better. The sparkly blend

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  • Coast to Coast: Family-Friendly Beaches

    Smear on the sunscreen; track down the sand bucket and shovel There's still time for a sandy getaway. We've found the best family friendly beaches from coast to coast.

    Ogunquit, MaineBest East Coast Charm

    The Native Americans were spot on with their name for the slice of Maine coastline known as Ogunquit. It means "beautiful place by the sea." Amble along the Marginal Way (there are plenty of benches for little ones to park it on the way), soak in the view, and greet the fishermen (and ice cream cones) at Perkins Cove.

    Ogunquit, Maine (ogunquit.org).



    MiamiMost Varied Terrain

    Miami's Crandon Beach is famous for more than just palm trees. Get there early in the morning to score a private cabana with a shower then journey to Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center to explore dunes, mangroves, and seagrass beds. Afterward, wade out on the sandbar (take tots who haven't mastered doggie paddling yet).

    Crandon Beach, Miami (miamidade.gov).



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  • Talk a Good Game at Your Olympics Party

    Tear-jerking videos. World records. Ryan Lochte. There are so many reasons we're excited about the Olympics in London. That's why we dug through the Internet to find you these inspiring/weird/random facts to share with your viewing party during commercials.

    By the Numbers

    Here's a quick rundown of the stats: 26 Olympic sports; 20 Paralympic sports; 10,490 Olympic athletes; 4,200 Paralympic athletes; 200,000 staffers; and an estimated 500,000 spectators per day.

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    Crowd-Pleasers

    Olympic MascotsOlympic MascotsThe London Games mascots are giant one-eyed creatures named Wenlock and Mandeville. According to event organizers, they're meant to resemble drops of steel used to build Olympic Stadium.


    Gold Standard

    Olympic gold medals are 1.34 percent gold, 92.5 percent silver, and the rest copper filling. Each medallion takes ten hours to make; it gets pressed fifteen times by a nearly 2 million-pound weight.

    Hiroshi HoketsuHiroshi HoketsuAge Is Just a Number

    The oldest Olympian competing this year is 71-year-old Japanese

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  • Summer Fashion and Beauty Finds to Wake Up Your Routine

    These summer finds are great as aspirations, or perfect as your next hot purchase. Hello payday!

    Nail polishBreezy Blue MAC Chenman Nail Lacquer
    Stroke, paint, stroke. Applying the watery limited-edition shade dreamed up by Chinese fashion photographer Chen Man is unexpectedly soothing.

    Available at maccosmetics.com, $16.








    Swing DressASOS Swing Dress
    The chambray mini with floral trim is ideal for those 100 percent humidity days when you'll die if anything touches your skin.

    Available at asos.com, $40.





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    Pink LipsNARS Schiap Lipstick
    Though we love a classic red lip, there's something extra cool about a vibrant, matte pink.

    Available at narscosmetics.com, $24.






    Cream Blush by Face Stockholm

    Face Stockholm Cream Blush

    Step one: Swipe and blend upward across each cheekbone. Step two: Leave apartment with a warm, rosy glow achieved in less than 30 seconds.

    Available at facestockholm.com, $25



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    Madewell Studio SandalsMadewell Studio Sandals
    Madewell Studio Sandals

    The Italian-made kicks have enough pop, strap, and height to qualify

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  • Eyeglasses Fit for Your Face

    Lately, the letters E P Q T C V are looking a lot more like O H C R A P. Your peepers need some love - in the form of glasses. We consulted the experts at Fabulous Fanny's, an amazing vintage eye wear store in Manhattan, where - rumor has it - Lady Gaga sources her specs.

    Samuel from Fabulous Fanny's says there are four rules you want to follow when picking out the perfect frames for your face.

    Rule 1



    1) Match the edge of the frame to your hairline.

    Rule 2


    2) You want your eyebrows to sit above the top of the frames. You don't want to be able to see your eyebrow in the lens.



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    Rule 3


    3) You want your eyes to be as close to the center of the lens as possible.

    Rule 4


    4) Make sure the frame doesn't rest on your cheeks.

    Beyond that, whatever you find that fits and feels good is fair game!

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