By Mary N. DiZazzo

My annual "Ready Your Pool/Beach Bag for Summer 2012"!

Ciao bella,
We are lucky New Englanders this year with our mild winter and balmy breezes felt in March! How I wish our cabana poolside was open those days! Wow what weather! However the many times our seasons change and we are not ready! This list is intended to prepare all of us "Glamour Girls" a happy, safe and healthy summer in the sun!

1) Sunscreen- SPF of at least 30 to 50 to prevent damaging rays preventing sunburn. Read the label since it is important to apply before exposure, reapply after swimming and timely reapplication!

2) Keep hydrated with water/coconut water or your fav flavor! Freezing the bottle the night before will stay cold for a while.

3) Cover-up and hat with brim. Hats can also be found with an SPF of 50 or 30

4) Fabulous sunglasses!

5) A pretty turban when the hat comes off while swimming will protect the precious color and health of your hair! Gals don't think for a minute that the sun and warm weather don't wreak havoc on the head!

6) Sunscreen lip tint to prevent scorched lips!

7) Pocket tissues/wet towelettes

8) LUSH's "Breath of Fresh Air" just a spritz feeds your face with aloe, vitamins and minerals. A cooling refresher that smells like the sea! An anytime pick me up!

9) Ipod filled with your fav tunes with earbuds or mini speaker from!

10) Flip flops/Havianas are quite stylish!

11) Nice big towel! Great prints to express yourself.

So that just about wraps up the list for this season's pool/beach bag! And don't forget to get tip top toes for flirty flip flop feet with LUSH's "Happy Feet" kit!

  • Geo Phyzz foot/bath bomb soak, Stepping Stone foot scrub, detoxifying Volcano foot mask
  • Fair Trade Foot Lotion to keep heels hydrated and great massage! I adore this kit when there wasn't time to get a professional pedi! My husband and I gave one to each other! So gals enjoy the summer! Live, laugh and love everyday!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or