#8 SUNGLASSES (TOMS)
You are probably familiar with the company, TOMS, for its altruistic mission to provide shoes for children in need with every shoe purchase. Now, TOMS has embarked on another admirable project, expanding their One for One objective to address a need that remains very close to my heart --sight. For every one pair of stylish glasses purchased, TOMS will restore the sight of one person through medical treatment, prescription glasses, or sight-saving surgery.
In college, my sorority, Delta Gamma, focused our efforts and enthusiasm on service for sight –working closely with the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired along with other projects. I gained a much more informed understanding and a deeper appreciation for sight needs. This summer, pick out a trendy pair of TOMS sunglasses and have a real reason to feel cool while sporting your shades.
#9 SUN-CARE PRODUCTS
I know that you hear it from every front, but I can’t stress the importance of sun-care products enough! Yes, I might resemble Casper during certain times of the year, but hopefully my skin will be healthy and look amazing in thirty years.
However, you don’t have to go to my extremes. You can still have that healthy glow while protecting your skin. There are so many excellent SPF options – from sunscreens, foundations, moisturizers, eye creams, lotions and self-tanners. Remember that 90’s song, and trust me on the sunscreen!
Here are a few of my favorite products: