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This magical device is the lazy girl’s answer for getting red-carpet-caliber beachy waves that aren’t labor intensive. Plug in the curling iron and set the temperature dial between 310 and 450 degrees; then select the “left” or “right” button (depending on which side of your noggin you’re working on). Next, clip a section of hair by the ends with the clamp facing you and press “go” to make the barrel automatically rotate upward, creating perfectly formed spirals in just 10 seconds. Repeat the process all over your head before raking your hands through the coils for a polished yet undone look. Sarah Potempa Beachwaver rotating curling iron, $169 (normally $199), at Use code “TIMEOUT15” to receive this discount through June 30.
We’re guilty of occasionally popping our zits, but this portable clear-gel pen—filled with acne-fighting salicylic acid, witch hazel and camphor—helps us kick our nasty habit. The solution effectively minimizes the appearance of pimples within a few hours, while the brush applicator makes it easy to target affected areas without spreading bacteria the way hands would. e.l.f. Cosmetics Zit Eraser, $4, at
Protect your iPhone with this sneakerhead-approved flexible-rubber case, modeled after the waffle soles of Vans kicks. Vans iPhone 4 case, $28, at the Vans DQM General, 93 Grand St at Greene St (212-226-7776,
Regardless of what sort of summer adventures are in your future, these water-repellent men’s sneakers have you covered. The ripstop-and-mesh upper is impenetrable to moisture (try running them under a faucet and watch the liquid magically bead off), so your feet will stay dry and stylish whether you’re on a boat or at a particularly sloppy bar. Teva Fuse-ion sneakers, $90, at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway at 18th St (212-255-8889)

Our obsessions (June 7–13, 2012)

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