Friday Favorites: A Summery Roll-On Scent & More

A summery roll-on scent and 60 seashell DIY ideas are a few of our Friday Favorites. Check out what else we’re loving this week: 

Friday Favorites

Clockwise from Left: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan available on amazon.com, Onzie Low Rise Capri Pants in Grateful Tie Dye available at nordstrom.com, Onzie Low Rise Capri Pants in Grateful Tie Dye available at nordstrom.com, Kiwi Lime Sorbet Recipe via epicurious.com, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot Rollerball available on sephora.com, 60 Different Shell Crafts for your Collected Beach Treasures via bystephanielynn.com, Good Vibes Only Printable Poster available on etsy.com

Links We Love Weekend Sendoff, July 25th

Happy Friday! Before we send you off for the weekend, here are the must-read stories from around the web this week.

iStock_000016638339XSmallThe Luxury Spot shares the latest food-alcohol combo, and it is AWESOME. (Wine Jelly Exists!)

Our friends at Truth in Aging deliver quick fixes for each and every summer beauty woe. (Summer Beauty Rescue)

The first official trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of 2015 is finally out. View it on The Hollywood Reporter (Watch the First Trailer for ’50 Shades of Grey’)

MindBodyGreen shares some serious inspiration for changing your mindset. (5 Attitudes That Actually Change Your Life)

Do you lose focus often? Health has some tips on how to fix that. (10 Tricks for Paying Attention)

 

5 Best Free Organization Apps of 2014

The best Free Organization Apps of 2014 will save some serious time and help you keep your life in order!

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We’ve been told for years that the purpose of technology is to free up more time, so why does it seem like in 2014 we’re busier than ever? Between work, family, friends and social media it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on, and being organized has become increasingly essential in our fast paced world.

If just the mere mention of organization sends you into a nervous panic, we have some information that might relieve you. There are tons of new apps on the market and some of the best new services to debut this year help you order and compartmentalize your busy life in some really ingenious ways! Did we mention they’re all FREE?

Check out the best Free Organization Apps of 2014 and tell us which one would make the biggest difference in  your day-to-day:

Easily Do

EasilyDoThis free app is pretty much a personal assistant in your pocket! It synchs with just about every program on your phone so that it can remind you of important things on a customizable level. It can even alert your significant other if you’re running late at the office! Get the free organization app here.

Evernote

EvernoteWhile this app isn’t necessarily a newcomer, it has some serious staying power – and that’s no coincidence! It’s the most comprehensive note organization app, and easy search-ability along with multi-platform synchronization makes it a no-brainer. Get the free organization app here.

ifttt

iftttThis organization is so useful because it automates small tasks, taking the legwork out of your to-do list. You can tell ifttt exactly what you want to be reminded of or alerted to, for instance “send me a text message when I have a calendar event” or “send me the weather report at 8 a.m.” Get the free organization app here.

Cloze

ClozeMade with the social media mogul in mind, Cloze collects tweets, Linkedin updates, emails, etc. from your list of contacts and organizes them by priority level. Keep your boss near the top of the list so you can stay in the loop with minimal effort and time spent. Get the free organization app here.

Mint

MintOne of the toughest thing to keep stay on top of are finances, but Mint can stick to even the tightest budgets! This money manager tracks, budgets and manages your money – all in one place. It even has the ability to automate loan payments and retirement accounts! Get the free organization app here.

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Sneak Peek: Celebrity Summer Vacation Pics

See how your favorite celebrities have been spending their summer months on envy-inducing vacations!

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If you’ve ever wondered how and where your favorite celebrities vacation, you can finally put your questions to rest! From beach getaways to scenic road trips, the rich and famous are a lot like us when it comes to kicking back and relaxing – and we’ve got the photos to prove it!

Check out where the A-List has been globetrotting in recent weeks, and tell us your favorite kind of vacation in the comments below!

It looks like Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian had a little mishap during a boat outing in the Hamptons!

Rachel Zoe was also vacationing in the Hamptons this summer, but her retreat looks slightly more relaxing!

Taylor Swift and BFF Karlie Kloss took a California road trip to get in touch with nature.

Chrissy Teigen looked every bit the swimsuit model as she honeymooned in Greece.

Lauren Conrad took a Girlfriends Getaway to Mexico before tying the knot this summer!

Adam Levine’s new wife, Behati Prinsloo, took a trip to the Bahamas for work – must be nice!

Gisele Bundchen proved she’s not just a pretty face, executing a perfect cartwheel on a beautiful beach in Brazil.

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Workout Wednesday: Free Fitness at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Workout Wednesday we checked out the FREE fitness facilities at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newest addition, Pier 2.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new Pier 2 is a fun fitness haven, with five acres of state of the art facilities offering free sports and games for New Yorkers. There are basketball, handball and bocce courts – among many others – to keep the kids entertained for hours, and the stunning views of Manhattan’s Financial District make it an ideal tourist attraction.

Pier 2 is definitely worth checking out this summer because you can cool off after an intense workout at the seasonal Pop Up Pool and sandy beach. If you want to enjoy the water without getting wet, Pier 2 has you covered with kayak rentals that are free!

If you live in or are visiting New York this summer we definitely recommend taking a trip! Go to brooklynbridgepark.org to check out all the events and activities. Here’s what you can expect to see and do:

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Basketball Courts are available for all ages and lights stay on until 11PM.

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Cool off under the shaded Handball Courts that are built from a historic shed skeleton.

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There are three Shuffleboard Courts and two Bocce Courts for the adults to get in on the action.

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Free Kayak Rentals are available Thursdays at 5:30PM and Saturdays at 10AM.

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It’s free to cool off at the Pop Up Pool and there’s some tasty refreshments available after you work up a sweat!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.