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Jun. 15 2015, Updated 2:22 p.m. ET

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Is summer not the best time of year? Soak up the sun with OK!’s list of summer essentials for those lazy days and long nights.

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We know no one wants to lug around a stack of magazines to the beach. Enter, Readly, a tablet magazine service that offers unlimited access to hundreds of magazines for only $9.99 month—and of course includes OK! Magazine!

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Speaking of the beach, you’ll need a trendy towel to lie on and this one from Desigual is easy to spot out in the crowd.

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Tasty cocktails and summer go hand-in-hand and SVEDKA’s American Dream Punch is will kick up any party. Plus, there’s a party edition SVEDKA Stars & Stripes bottle perfect for Independence Day festivities.

Recipe:

SVEDKA American Dream Punch

1 3/4 part SVEDKA STARS & STRIPES

3/4 part lemonade

1/2 part triple sec

1 part cranberry juice

Juice of 6 whole limes

12 cups ice 

Garnish: Whole blueberries & quartered strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a receptacle large enough for all liquids and plenty of ice. Add 5-6 cups to begin and stir. Garnish with berries and serve. Add ice and garnish as needed throughout the duration of the punch. Yields 25-30 servings.

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For a refreshing —and non-alcoholic – drink, Skinnygirl Sparklers are low cal for the on the go gal.

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Season 5 of Game of Thrones may be coming to a close in mid-June but the games never end in the seven kingdoms of Westeros in the Game of Thrones Collector's Edition of MONOPOLY, which goes on sale in mid-June.

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It’s past Memorial Day, so time to break out the white! Banana Republic is the mecca of summer whites with hats, pants, tops and shoes for the head-to-toe look.

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Summer would be incomplete without weekly barbecues, and Woodbridge Wine Cue' Sauce is the key to make sweet and tangy ribs, chicken, pork, hamburgers and more.

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Celebrities like Justin Bieber and Gigi Hadid have been going crazy over the lokai bracelet, which is infused with elements from the highest (water from Mt. Everest) and lowest points on Earth- (mud from the Dead Sea).

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Ditch the boring French manicure for a fun summer nail hue with Caption Polish, which has “Pop Colors” like “Sorry I'm Not Sorry” and “Do I Look Like An ATM” perfect for summer. Plus, Vanessa Hudgens and Bella Thorne are huge fans!

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No need for a summer playlist when EDM DJ Alesso’s debut album, Forever, just dropped with feel good tunes to get the party started.

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Hook up your iPod or iPhone to this waterproof wireless speaker by iHome—and by “hook up,” we mean it runs on Bluetooth so no wires included!

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Soaking up the sun is great, but when it’s too bright and hot, throw on a fedora by Shop Prima donna to stay cool and look cool!

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You’re not the only one being lazy for the summer, your pet is, too! The Lazy Bed by Lazy Bonezz is perfect for impromptu puppy naps, and is foldable to carry around.

What are your summer essentials? Tweet us at @OKMagazine!

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