If there’s anyone who knows about using the beach weather to your advantage, it’s former Jersey Shore star Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. In turn, she was the first person we turned to for advice about summer hair and makeup. Sammi not only shared her tips, but she also filled us on her latest business venture: clutches!

Read on for her tips and tricks for the perfect summer look — including her anti-straightening stance! — plus some bonus info about what she keeps in her clutch.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What’s the best way to approach hair when it comes to humid weather or the sun and sand?Sammi Sweetheart: I always like to go natural and wavy. Why waste time and energy trying to straighten it? When I go to the beach or pool, I just put a little hairspray or some gel in and let it go. Be natural is my biggest tip.

What about makeup?

Nothing too heavy or dark. I like a bronzed look — lots of pinks and browns. Low maintenance should be your goal. Of course, I still love my fake eyelashes no matter what time of year it is.

Tell us about your new line of clutches. What was the inspiration?

Well, I’m known on the show for my clutch. I take it everywhere. So I decided to come up with a line of my own. I designed each one. The first two are up for sale on my site. You can fit everything you need in them: money, credit cards, lip balm, keys and even your bronzer!

What more could a girl ask for! Are you surprised by Sammi’s tips? Sound off below!