You no longer have to save your favorite suede booties or your luxe snakeskin heels for sunny weather. In today's How To, we're showing you how to waterproof your shoes. From leather, to suede, and everything in between, take a look and see just how easy it is to protect your fancy footwear from harsh, rainy weather. On Allison McNamara: Lia Sophia necklace.
Marking the first appropriate holiday weekend to spend three sleeveless days outdoors, the long Labor Day weekend is sure to be your last hurrah full of sun, fun, and grilled goodies. If you're planning an outdoor cookout, or intend to spend the entire weekend by the pool, you'll need these gadgets to keep you entertained.
Need a camera that can take as much of a beating as you can? Consider the Pentax Optio WG-1 ($323) — it could be the perfect outdoor camera for your Summer excursions. Waterproof up to 33 feet, as well as cold-, dust-, shock-, and crush-proof for those of you with butter fingers, the WG-1 comes with a 14MP lens, wide-screen HD video, GPS so you can geo-tag your pics, and front-facing LED lights that function like a ring light to illuminate underwater shots.
Plus, the camera comes in several different colors to match your style — black, gray, purple, and green — but I happen to prefer the bolder colors since they'd be easy to find if you dropped it in a river or lake. Just sayin'.
It's been gray skies here in San Francisco, which means we've been dodging the downpours and making sure our laptops are covered up on the way to work. If you are similarly waterlogged and are looking for ways to keep your electronics away from the rain, check out some cute water-resistant options to cover up your laptop, iPad, or other tablet!
If Summer vacation finds you heading to the beach, the lake, or a river, you can still capture all the memories with a waterproof camera. Totally versatile, these digital cameras are handy to have around all year for their ability to withstand all kinds of elements — including one I like to call the "dropsies." Check out five cameras worthy of a Summer vacation in this slideshow.
Heading out for a sunshine-filled vacation this Summer? Your ereader is the perfect companion for lazy days in the sand or by the pool, but as you know, liquid and gadgets don't mix. Don't let the fear of water ruin your outing — grab this M-Edge waterproof ereader case before you go.
Unlike other so-called "waterproof cases," the Guardian Kindle Case ($80 for six-inch display models) provides an airtight seal in up to three feet of water, so you can take your Kindle to the beach, the pool, the lake, just about anywhere without worrying about leaks. Even better, its buoyancy keeps it floating on the surface so you can read hands-free. The Guardian comes in three colors (black, red, blue) and has a flexible surface so you can still utilize your Kindle's controls.
It's a bit of an investment for $80, but considering the equipment it's protecting, I'd say it's worth it — especially for you waterbugs!
Hitting the beach can be problematic when it comes to your makeup. All the things that are great about the seashore — the sand, the surf, the soft, salty, humid breeze — cause regular beauty products to run, melt, and just plain fail. And that's where these products come in. They're designed to be sweat-proof and waterproof and to keep you pretty. For some brilliant beach-ready finds, just keep reading.
How are you holding up, snow-bogged East Coasters? Over the past few days, it's been wet weather all around, as moderate-to-heavy rain has slammed several other areas throughout the US. Couple that with high winds, and we're talking some serious beauty interference. This is where waterproof makeup comes into play. Often manufactured with special waxes, polymers, or a certain type of dimethicone to lock pigments into place, just about every kind of makeup from brow enhancers to mascara to foundation has its waterproof counterpart. Check out a few below for some inspiration, including some remover options specifically made to dissolve these stay-put formulations:
Pentax sure made a big splash in the tech world when it debuted its 10-megapixel, 720p recording, 5x optical zoom W60 waterproof camera last year. Till this day, people are still raving about this compact cam that puts some regular point-and-shoot cameras to shame.
Well, Pentax has just announced its latest in the waterproof world — the Pentax WS80. At $250, this camera is just shy of being $100 cheaper than the W60, yet it boasts the high def 720p recording, and the 10-megapixel rating. The only major thumbs down is that it can't be used in waters deeper than five feet, whereas the W60 is waterproof up to 13 feet. Shallow snorkelers, this new Pentax camera is for you. Deep sea divers, guess again.