SOS (Save on Summer)

It’s not fair that summer Fridays come only once a week. So we scoured the city for ten things to brighten your days, all less than ten bucks.

1. A day in the sun has left you a little spicy. Sweeten up your stink with an $8 bar of saltwater soap by Saipua (Shake the Tree, 67 Salem Street, North End; 617-742-0484).

2. Everyone may look better with a tan, but fried hair is not hot. Quench sizzled summer tresses with the $10 Moroccan oil deep-conditioning treatment at Mizu (776 Boylston Street; 617-585-6498).

3. Malibu Barbie had a full-on mullet after you gave her fringe a snip. Let the experts take care of your split ends with a bang trim at The Loft Salon + Day Spa (207 Newbury Street; 617-536-5638). No appointment necessary, and it’s only $5 for nonclients.

berry delicious!4. A tart frozen yogurt from just-opened Boyo (175 Cambridge Street; 617-227-2696) may be the perfect cool-down snack. Get the tangy treat with three toppings for $5.75.

5. Take a stroll through the Copley Square Farmers Market (the season kicks off today) and pick up a bundle of locally grown asparagus or bite into a fresh-baked cookie. The sights and smells of summer are priceless.

6. Soon you’ll be sweating it out at bug-infested barbecues. For now, you can indulge in two veal and ricotta meatball sliders for $10 at Clink (215 Charles Street; 617-224-4004).

7. Your body may not be prepped for a thong, but there’s no reason your feet can’t be ready for a pair of ’em. The $7 callus treatment from MiniLuxe (296 Newbury Street; 857-362-7444) will leave your feet as smooth as, well, you know.

coming up roses!8. As you count the minutes until your sun-filled weekend, brighten your digits with an $8 rose ring by Adia Kibur (Mint Julep, 1302 Beacon Street, Brookline; 617-232-3600)

9. Help your travel plans run smoothly with a Plane to See bag (Passport, 43 Brattle Street, Cambridge; 617-576-0900). The clear, waterproof, TSA-approved pouch will hold all your three-ounce bottles and is perfect for trips by air to land and sea.

10. You’re all about the environment (the sun, the sand, the ocean). Do your part with a $9.95 earth-friendly Envirosax tote (Paper Source, 338 Boylston Street; 617-536-3444). The polyester carriers hold more than 40 pounds and fold up smaller than a pair of sunglasses.

See? This summer’s in the bag.

175 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
215 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
776 Boylston St
Mandarin Oriental
Boston, MA 02199
43 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
296 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
792 Beacon St
Newton, MA 02459
67 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
Mint Julep
1302 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446