The Pool Party Summer Product Review: PART TWO - Come In The Water’s Fine!
By Kat Thomas, Editor In Chief, Edible Skinny
There’s something about being next to a swimming pool with a cold drink or joint in hand that makes everything feel right in the world. Being Poolside is an artform. The art of being absolute cool, with not a care in the world.
From the earliest depiction of pool life (which date back to The Great Bath in modern day Pakistan estimated to have been built in the 3rd Millennium B.C.) to our modern day depictions in movies (Pretty much every Esther Williams movie, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, The Garden State, and Sexy Beast) and advertisements (sexy model in a bikini plus product = hip, trendy brand).
So as we enter the height of summer here’s a few suggestions to make your poolside adventure worthy of a Million Dollar Mermaid.
HONEYWELLS EVAPORATIVE COOLER ($397.29)
This product is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! In case you don’t know (and we didn’t till this article), an evaporative cooler (aka a swamp cooler, desert cooler, and wet air cooler) is a device that cools air through the evaporation of water. An evaporative cooler differs from a typical air conditioning system (which uses absorption refrigeration cycles) by utilizing the phase transition of liquid water to water vapor (aka evaporation). If we lost you on that technical jargon, the bottom line is Honeywells Evaporative Cooler can cool air using on 220 Watts of electricity, which is much less energy than an air conditioner (READ the same amount of cool for A LOT LESS money). Honeywells Evaporative Cooler can drop the temperature in your house or pool, since you can use it both indoors and outdoors, by 20 DEGREES. Plus in extremely dry climates (like Los Angeles and Las Vegas), evaporative cooling of air has the added benefit of conditioning the air with more moisture for the comfort of building occupants. And with a 15.8 gallon water tank capacity, you can fill the cooler up before bedtime for cool moist air throughout the night. So stay cool morning, noon, and night!!!
BOTANICAL RUSH ($25-$79)
Keep your skin hydrated right! As we inch closer to full on federal cannabis legalization CBD has become the hottest thing in the beauty world! Botanical Rush is one of the first skin lines to offer a beauty line based on non-psychoactive, cannabinoid-rich full-spectrum hemp extract. “CBD, which is loaded with antioxidants, helps nourish the skin while providing super free-radical defense and helping to reduce inflammation," noted founder Myra Michelle. Our favorites include: Midnight Beauty, an anti-aging cream infused with hibiscus, green tea, helichrysum and 50mg organic cannabinoid rich compounds and terpenes; Beautiful Eye Cream, infused with 25 mg of organic cannabinoid-rich compounds; and Crow Be Gone Serum,a potent eye treatment delivering proven peptides, stem cells, and F extracts to smooth fine lines and crow’s feet.
CAMERONS PIZZA GRILLING PAN ($14.99)
This is for the Grill Master (or Mistress) of your house! Camerons Pizza Grilling Pan has a perforated cooking surface to ensure even cooking and works great with pizza, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables. You can even cook deep dish pizza (hence the name Pizza Grilling Pan…!). 100% non-stick grilling surface make sure you food doesn’t stick and extra-high side walls prevents food from falling off. Once you're finished, the wooden handle folds in for compact, easy storage. The pan is dishwasher safe, so clean up is easy peasy nice and breezy!
MATRIX DECOR SCREEN ($259.79)
Decorate your poolside in style! Matrix Decor Screens versatile screens are the perfect addition to your boring backyard concrete walls. The versatility and style of these screens allows for installation both indoors and outdoors, in formal and informal settings. With playful designs like Jungle (arresting leaf design), Sahara (inspired by North African patterning), and Rainforest (dense foliage pattern) it’s a simple way to make a big difference around your pool. Made from 100% recycled plastic, these large scale screens are suited from all climatic conditions and will never rot, rust, splinter, or leach out their color. So flare it up with Matrix!
JANE HUDSON JENNINGS SWING DRESS ($98.00)
For the last few weeks we’ve been living in this dress! From the stadium to the street, Jane Hudson creates clothing that embody a lifestyle filled with adventures and spirit. J/H’s elevated take on a swing dress, is the textbook example of perfect throw on dress for a Dodgers game attending, errand running, or grilling veggies by the pool. The Jennings Swing Dress is designed with a viscose-spandex blend and deep pockets, this dress is as versatile as it gets! So swing into high gear with this swing dress!
PARA’KITO MOSQUITO REPELLENT ($13.00)
Buggers begone! Make it harder for mosquitoes to find you with PARA’KITO a natural mosquito protection that utilizes natural essential oils to help mask the scent of your breath and body. Housed in a comfortable, refillable, waterproof wristband PARA’KITO utilizes an innovative diffusion technology that releases essential oils (citronella, rosemary, geranium, mint, and clove) for all-day protection in any climate. Easy-to-use band features an adjustable fastener that lets you wear it comfortably on your wrist or ankle. Proprietary formula is free of DEET, GMOs, gluten, paraben, phthalates and animal testing. So say goodbye to bugs bugging you!
I'D RATHER GO COMMANDO HEMP BASED SOAP ($10)
The perfect solution to clean up all your Bumps and Grimes! A co-creation between the vintage variety show Pin-Ups on Tour and the CBD based company This Stuff Is Good For You, this line of hemp soaps help support PUOT’s FREE SHOWS inside VA Hospitals and Veterans Homes across the country. This FAB soap is infused with fresh rosemary, lemon, thyme, and coriander. So lather up and just wait for those SAILOR BOY stares! ;-)
MATADOR NANODRY TOWEL ($34.99)
Jump out of the pool and into the best towel ever! Matador’s NanoDry Towel is ultralight, super absorbent and quick drying, which makes it perfect for the 3 second towel dry. At this point we all know about microfiber travel towels, but what about nanofiber? Nanofiber is significantly lighter in weight than microfiber AND absorbs 2.3 times its own weight in water. Plus the NanoDry Towel is much larger than most microfiber towels (many of them couldn’t even cover our nether regions). Contrast this with the NanoDry Towel that is almost the size of a standard shower towel. The NanoDry Towel comes with a silicone case with carabiner for the ultimate in portability; clip to or toss it into any bag and hit the pool, trail, or gym. Oh, and it’s machine washable. Drop the mic
5.11 Aerial Shirt ($49.99)
This is the perfect poolside shirt for that man in your life. 5.11’s Short Sleeve Aerial Shirt is designed to keep even the hottest guy cool and alert. The Aerial Shirt is super duper light (seriously, it’s like wearing air), highly breathable, and comprised of moisture wicking fabric allowing for easy ventilation and superior airflow. Plus it has snaps, which allows your man to indulge in that hidden dream of being a male stripper at a moment’s notice… at least it does with my boyfriend every time he wears it! ;-)
Kat Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Edible Skinny, a site dedicated to making your life postcard worthy. She is also the CEO of the creative media company This Way Adventures. You can find more about both brands at http://www.thiswayadventures.com