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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.

LOCATIONS
175 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
617-227-2696
Clink
215 Charles St
Boston
Boston, MA 02114
617-224-4004
776 Boylston St
Mandarin Oriental
Boston, MA 02199
617-585-6498
43 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-576-0900
296 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
857-362-7444
792 Beacon St
Newton, MA 02459
617-332-9200
67 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
617-742-0484
Mint Julep
1302 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
617-232-3600
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