OK! magazine rings in the summer with a great party!

Some people know summer has arrived when they see their first lightning bug. Sadly, they don't exist in L.A., so we console ourselves with fancier cues. I know it's summer when OK! magazine takes over the uber-chic Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica for their annual OK! Body and Soul on the Beach event.

Outside by the crashing waves, we take cutting-edge workout classes with the pros. Inside the Casa Del Mar, we are seriously pampered. Why the royal treatment? OK! just wants to make sure we're, well, OK! Especially in time for summer, when sun and surf take their toll on your skin and hair.

Nail Garden manicurists gave us OPI manicures. We not only chose which color, but got to keep the bottle ourselves! VO5 was there to make our hair sleek and shiny. We walked away with coupons for free shampoo and conditioner. Always and Tampax gave away samples tucked into pretty, discreet clutches. Crocs gave away pairs of their eco-friendly Ocean-Minded flip flops. Two words: Arch. Support. In fact, they were given away to those who helped participate in the beach clean-up after the party. See? OK! even wants our beaches to be OK! And so does reality star Audrina Patridge, who was there to help.

Everlast was there to encourage us to slug it out on their stylish punching bags, and enter a sweepstakes to win one. 

Tikkun Holistic Spa gave away free samples of their collagen skin serum, a free day pass to their spa and had a raffle for a basket of luxurious beauty products. I won! I believe that I screeched.

Karen product gift basket, valued at $600!

Glittertainment adorned us with customized OK! tattoos.

Viva Pops served refreshing frozen treats in flavors such as Mango Chili and Lavender Lemonade. We washed it all down with Activate water, which comes with a lever that releases fresh vitamins right before you drink it!

I left feeling exhilarated, pampered and quite...OK! (Come on, I had to.)


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