By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor
Summer is here so it’s time to get out there and enjoy the hot weather (in some cool summer styles, of course)—and also use some of the extra down time to redecorate, boost your self-care regime, connect with friends and family over fab food, and ensure all is clean and spiffy on the homefront. Here are a few finds that can help improve life on all of those fronts.
Reliable Ovo 150GT Portable Steam Iron & Garment Steamer (www.ReliableCorporation.com) – $49.00
Here’s a super handy mini multi-tasker. It’s an iron. It’s a steamer. It’s both! But don’t be fooled by its charm. This portable powerhouse travels light and takes out wrinkles without taking up space. The Ovo 150GT Portable Steam Iron & Garment Steamer makes the ideal travel companion for you this summer and beyond. With a patent-pending heating system, you’ll get impressive steam volume in the palm of your hand, without the worry of spitting or leaking. Other features include a unique 2-in-1 case that works both as an iron rest and as a travel pouch and an ample water tank that provides continuous steam for up to 10 minutes. The iron rest features heat-resistant silicone so you can put it down without worry. Whether you’re on-the-go or at home, the Ovo 150GT will help ensure you’re wardrobe ready.
Jelly Cylinder Nano Jellyfish Tank (www.JellyfishArt.com) – $369.00
Summer is a great time to take in the beauty of marine life, so for ocean-lovers (and those who just like amazing, awe-inducing décor enhancements), JellyfishArt.com has created one of the coolest interior adornments. Envision something with the nostalgia and intrigue of a lava lamp, combined with the thrill of “living” art. This company has made the concepts of jellyfish tanks a simple reality for any home or office décor. These are interior-design-friendly, modern, cutting-edge aquariums that are easy to set up and maintain. As an all-inclusive kit, the Jellyfish Cylinder kits include three sustainably aqua-cultured, live Moon Jellyfish and everything you need to set up the aquarium. The Jellyfish are express shipped directly to your door and are backed by a 10-day “Arrive Alive Guarantee.” These JellyfishArt.com kits are a truly unique gift for the holiday season, especially for that person who seemingly has it all.
iRobot Braava Jet 240 (www.iRobot.com) – $199
Who wouldn’t love a robot, especially one that cleans the floors while you get to relax on the couch? This smart device is great for mopping and sweeping in particularly dirty spaces, like kitchens and bathrooms. It has three cleaning modes: wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping. Plus, its square shape and compact size allows it to get into hard-to-reach places, including under and around toilets, into corners, and below cabinets. What’s also pretty cool is that the iRobot Braava Jet remembers obstacles in its path and slows down to gently clean along furniture, walls, and fixtures before returning to its starting point after completing a cleaning run. And, if it encounters a problem it’ll automatically shut off. All you have to do is fill the water reservoir, select the right cleaning pad for the job, press clean and the robot will do the rest! This device is also compatible with the iRobot HOME App via Bluetooth.
iRobot Roomba 980 (www.iRobot.com) – $899
Another great iRobot product that lets you relax while stepping up the cleaning of your home is the Roomba 980 model. This Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum is capable of cleaning and navigating an entire level of a home (up to 2,000 sq. ft.), seamlessly recharging and resuming as needed until the job is done. With the companion iRobot HOME App, users can view new Clean Map Reports on their phone, which show the dirtiest areas of the home leveraging iRobot’s patented Dirt Detect technology. The Roomba 980 also features Carpet Boost mode, in which the motor will automatically boost its suction power when on carpet and rug, where dirt is harder to reach. At just 3.6 inches tall, the Roomba 980 is designed to clean under beds, sofas, toe kicks, and other hard-to-reach areas. Cliff Detect sensors prevent the robot from falling down stairs or tumbling over drop-offs. The iRobot Roomba 980 vacuum gives you cleaner floors, throughout your entire home, all at the push of a button.
Styptic Balm (www.GetGlyder.com) – $9.99
We know a clean smooth shave isn’t always what you get when you pick up your razor, and getting a cut while shaving not only stings—it’s annoying, especially right before a wedding, date night or an interview. That’s why Glyder has invented Styptic Balm, a product formulated with premium natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, and Argan Oil to help stop the bleeding from shaving cuts and to nourish skin, leaving it fresh and smooth. Glyder has developed a patent pending formula of wound sealing antihemorrhagic agents that help promote platelet plugging, which helps heal and seal your nicks and cuts. This same technology is used by the American military to treat wounds so you know it’s tough! The Styptic Balm comes in an ultra-grippable and retractable tube, enabling the formula to roll on just like lip balm without making a mess. Simply rinse it under warm water to keep it hygienic, retract it back in the tube and get on with your day.
MesoLyft Lip (www.MesoLyft.com) – $79.99
Lips need a Lyft? Consider MesoLyft’s revolutionary micro-needle skincare technology. As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of radiant skin. MesoLyft’s micro-needles and serum condition the skin’s surface for a non-invasive boost back to beautiful. MesoLyft Lip enhances lip volume and texture instantly, with no tingling. It hydrates dry chapped lips and makes lipstick go on and sit better and longer. MesoLyft Lip Enhancer is formulated using mango butter to both condition and plump the lips. Silicones make them feel extra soft and silky, and Aloe Vera soothes the area after gentle exfoliation by the micro-needles. This veritable magic wand instantly creates a luscious pout. To use, just roll over the entire lip and around the lip line to instantly plump lips and smooth fine lines. After 3-4 weeks of continued use, there’s a noticeable long-term smoothness. You can use it daily as often as needed.