Splurge on a Slimming Swimsuit
As much as they might want to, lazy girls don't always slather up with firming body gels or do last-minute sit-ups before hitting the beach. That's why we love hi-tech swimwear that sucks in unsightly bulges and bumps, so we don't have to.
Save Your (Colored) Strands
Saturating your hair with conditioner before hopping in the pool is your best defense against chlorine discoloration, but lazy girls who skip that step would fare well to rinse with a clarifying shampoo après swim to remove any hue-altering impurities.
Get No-Fuss Beachy Waves
Resist (Clothing) Wrinkles
Being low-maintenance is one thing; being rumpled and sloppy is quite another. So, pack a portable steamer to smooth out creases on your latest ShopBop purchase wherever you travel. At-home, this tool can even be used to quickly kill germs in your kitchen and clean up Fido's latest surprise.
Stock Up on Hostess Gifts
Lazy girls are not to be confused with freeloaders. Just because you didn't put away funds to buy your own beach house doesn't mean you can't be a good guest. Stash some unisex scented candles as last-minute thank-you's for your financially-savvy friends (or their well-heeled parents).
Pack Light and Pack Smart
Perfect Your Minimal Glow
Take your makeup cues from the queen of understated beauty, and pack a Vitamin C-infused tinted moisturizer to get a bare-faced glow, on-the-go. The antioxidants fight free radicals, and the sheer coverage is strong enough to diffuse dark spots without looking cake-y.
Load on Mascara
Lazy girls don't like to layer on shadows and liners for laid-back weekends. Instead, just coat lashes (repeatedly!) with a volumizing mascara for brighter-, bigger-looking eyes.
We like Maybelline New York Volum'Express One by One Mascara, $8.49; amazon.com.
Snag Single-Serving Sizes
Raise the Bar
Save yourself a trip to the cooler by keeping these cup-and bottle-holding sticks on hand. The elevated design is more visible to passers-by, ensuring that you won't have to remind your friends to watch their step (again, and again, and again...).
Have an Emergency Kit
After a Funday Sunday and celebrating the Fourth on Monday, get ready for work on Tuesday by pampering yourself with the hangover-curing potions in this comprehensive kit. The foot cream soothes sandal-fatigued paws; lip plumper inflates dehydrated pouts; eye gel lifts droopy lids; and the face tonic helps energize your defeated dermis.