Cool Job Series: The Lifeguard

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This month on our #CoolJob Series, Shopping Blitz is recognizing the lifeguard. Lifeguards are responsible for the safety and rescue of swimmers, surfers and water sport participants at beaches, lakes, swimming pools and water parks. Lifeguards are extremely strong swimmers and certified in water rescue and first aid.

While supervising people in the water, lifeguards spend most of their time in the hot sun. Lifeguards need clothing and gear that will protect them from UV rays and keep them cool and comfortable in the heat, so they can focus their attention on keeping swimmers safe. At Shopping Blitz, where you can shop for shoes and clothes online, we have the best products for staying comfortable and protected in the heat.

Aloe Up Pro Ultra Sport SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen 6 oz

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Excessive sun exposure can cause premature aging, dark spots, sun damage and even cancer. Since lifeguards spend several hours a day in the sun, it’s important that they protect their skin with sunscreen. They also need a sunscreen that won’t sweat or wash off easily. The Aloe Up Pro Sport Broad Spectrum Continuous Spray Sunscreen provides sun protection at the touch of a button. Its proprietary formula enables a quick and easy application with no pumping or squeezing required.

The sunscreen dispenses at any angle and applies clear. Retails for $14.95.

Men’s Columbia Palmerston Peak Shorts

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The Men’s Columbia Palmerston Peak Shorts will keep lifeguards comfortable, whether they’re in the water or on the sand. It features quick drying properties and Omni Shade UPF 50 sun protection to provide extreme comfort and protection. The interior mesh brief delivers additional comfort, while the two zip closed security pockets provide safe and secure storage.

An elastic waist with nylon webbing detail allows a perfect, classic fit. Retails for $29.99.

Women’s prAna Lahari One Piece Swimwear

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The prANA Lahari One Piece Bathing Suit is the perfect bathing suit for a lifeguard. Made from stretch, quick dry fabric, this swimsuit is extremely comfortable, lightweight and fast drying. It also has a UPF rating of 50 to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, and an empire band that supplies ample support.

This swimsuit is not only functional and comfortable. It’s also incredibly stylish and flattering, so you’ll want to wear it even when you’re off the clock. Retails for $85.00.

 

Summer Beach Essentials

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Heading to the beach this summer? A great beach trip involves fun and sun, as well as a little preparation. Before you embark on a tropical beach vacation or take a day trip, make sure you are packing these must-have beach essentials.

Aloe Up Pro Ultra Sport SPF 50 Lotion 4 oz

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While you may want a bronze summer tan, too much sun exposure can be disastrous for your skin. Excessive UV exposure ages the skin and increases your risk of cancer, which is why a good sunscreen is so essential. The Aloe Up Pro Ultra Sport SPF 50 Lotion is an SPF 50 sunscreen containing 35% by volume per Aloe Vera Gel, which allows the product to penetrate your skin and breathe without leaving greasy residence. It’s water and sweat resistant and provides full UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection. Retails for $13.95.

Grand Trunk Parasheet Single Beach Blanket

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The Grand Trunk Parasheet Single Beach Blanket was designed with beachgoers in mind. Unlike an ordinary blanket that allows sand and dirt to get ground into their fabric and tends to smell mildewy when wet, the Parasheet is made from super-durable parachute nylon, allowing it to remain tidy and funk-free. Parachute nylon fabric is extremely lightweight, quick drying and resistant to mildew. Retails for $24.99.

Grand Trunk Sun & Beach Shelter

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The Grand Trunk Sun & Beach Shelter is designed to protect you and your family from UV rays while at the beach. The removable PU-coated floor provides a clean, smooth spot to sit. But, if you’d rather sit directly on the sand, you can just fold up the floor and set it aside. This beach tent also includes an overhead mesh gear loft to keep smaller items organized, as well as the ground stakes essential for pitching. Retails for $99.99.

Buff Sport Series Water 2 Gloves

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If your beach trips involve water sports, then the Buff Sport Series Water 2 Gloves are a must-have item. The gloves naturally contour to your hands and protect them from sunburn, blisters, cuts and other on-the-water hazards. These gloves provide UPF 50+ for ultimate UV protection. Their stretchy, breathable fabric keeps your hands cooler and drier than wearing no gloves at all, and the unique grip and half finger length mean you can keep them on all day long. Retails for $28.93.

Columbia Thundercone Backpack

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Need somewhere to pack and organize all your beach essentials? Choose the Columbia Thundercone Backpack. The Thundercone features Omni-Shield advanced repellency, dual water pockets, a sternum strap with rescue whistle, a foam padded back for support and comfort, and an internal organizer and tablet organizer. This lightweight and durable backpack provides ample room for storage, as well as serious comfort and support. Retails $69.00.

Visit us online to buy shoes, clothes and gear for the beach from the world’s top brands!

 

 

Our Hats Off To You

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Shopping Blitz is introducing several new hat brands, from classic to resort, dress, vintage, street style and fashion. We have something for everyone from brands you can trust.  Stetson, the originators of the classic rancher hat, break tradition with their Bandera Silk Cashmere Cap. A flat cap with a newsboy shape, this gem is perfect for a trip to an upscale pub with your mates!

The fedora has a long, storied history attached, none more so than the ultimate style icon of the era, Frank Sinatra. In his image, the Sinatra line features headwear any gentleman would be proud to display.

Dust off your top hat and tails! The Scala Classico Wool Felt Top Hat is just the bees knees! Looking for that something extra on your wedding day? Go no further. Nothing says class like a well-crafted top hat.

Women no pouting, we have plenty for you! Whether you are looking for the perfect beach hat or head wear for your next garden party, look no further than the Etsis Day Escape Hat. Need the perfect hat versatile enough for the vacation of your dreams? Try the Scala Collezione Big Brim Ribbon Pool Hat, ure to make you feel and look like a million bucks!

Looking for something a little more Boho? What Sinatra did for the fedora, Carlos Santana does for the Boho floppy. With a leather braid brim and seamless design this hat screams effortless cool.

For the vintage lovers and hat aficionados we offer up the classic Felt Pill Box Hat with rhinestones and black netting. Also known as a ‘Church Hat,’ this beauty is appropriate for any special occasion where making a statement is of the utmost importance. Looking to make an entrance and leave an impression? The Felt Hatanator Hat was designed for flair! This wool felt beauty has a feather and rhinestone ornamented trim. Perfect for the races, a night on the town or anytime one needs to express their inner diva.

Product Spotlight: Teva Cozumel Beaded Flip Flop Sandals

I won’t lie when things get quiet around here at Shopping Blitz headquarters I often find myself daydreaming. My swivel chair morphs into a hammock and the concrete floor becomes the softest, whitest sand
I have ever seeTeva Cozumel Beaded Flip Flop Sandalsn. My coworker’s snores become the sound of waves crashing and my cubicle dissolves into miles of pristine blue water. And like that I am on vacation! Nothing gets me in the mood for my mini retreats like promoting some of my favorite summer gear.

I recently stumbled across Teva‘s new Cozumel Beaded Flip Flop Sandals while browsing our new product selections. What drew me immediately was the unique design and flow. From the waterproof leather uppers to the Mush midsoles promising comfort no matter where the warm weather takes you. These sandals invoke for me not only lazy days at the beach but adventure, road trips, letting loose and letting go. In the words of the ultimate adventurer Jack Kerouac, Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” 

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