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Everyone seems to be looking for the same answers in the summer, and especially when it comes to looking sharp and stylish even though it feels like your makeup is going to melt off your face. When the days are long and bright, the sun is raging, but you still need to make it to the office in style, it’s time for a bit of brainstorming.

Here is a handful of the most genius advice I’ve come across on how to beat the heat and look good on the go – no matter how warm and tired you feel on the inside.

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Embrace a bare face

Your biggest enemy during long and warm days is heavy makeup. If you want to feel as fresh at the end of the day as you did in the morning, you should try to get used to wearing less of it in the summer – or nothing at all. Your skin will be able to breathe a bit easier, you can wipe signs of sweat off without smudging everything up, and might even be able to catch a bit of color on your way to work.

If you’re not used to starting your day like this, start by using your foundation as a concealer instead. Dab a bit under your eyes, at the wings of your nose, and wherever you feel it needs a bit of cover-up.

That way, you’re not sweating off the entire masterpiece before the day has even started, and you still get to look at bright and even skin when you face a mirror.

Keep in mind that your regular foundation probably has a bit of sunscreen in it that you need to substitute, so have a look at these non-greasy sun lotions for your face. Opt for a powder-based foundation, by the way, to absorb any excess oil if you’d like to use the same amount of makeup as you’re used to.

No more chapped lips

If you thought dried out and brittle lips are for the cold seasons, think again. People don’t seem to remember how much the air conditioning in an office is able to dry out everything – and your lips in particular. First of all, spend a bit of time on applying lip liner before lipstick when it’s hot outside; the warm weather is going to smear it all over the place, but a neutral lip liner will keep it where it should be.

Next, remember to apply something moisturizing on your lips first – or you risk drying them out completely. It’s a good idea to bring some of your favorite products with you to freshen up during the day, which I’m sure you’re already doing. Before you grab the usual bag, check out this selection to boost those summer vibes a bit.

Try to achieve that fresh feeling of freedom you have at the beach after a long day in the sun; with a golden face, relaxed happiness, and a casual style to stay cool. It is, of course, tricky to pull off that bikini in the office – and even illegal, come to think of it, but try to apply the same mindset to those extra hot days.

Go easy on yourself and remember that less is more, particularly when the weather can make you more beautiful naturally.

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When I was little, my mom used to literally pack laundry baskets to take my sister and I to the beach for weeks at a time. As we got older, the kids got more involved in things at home (swim team mostly) and we went to the beach less and less. The upkeep of the house was too much for a place that, all told, was being used for maybe a couple of weeks out of the year. My family ultimately sold our little cottage on stilts by the sea that had been in the family for three generations- right before Hurricane Sandy hit. I don’t get to the beach nearly as much as I’d like to, but a girl can still dream about packing up and shipping off to the shore.

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Strapless open-toed sandals

This summer, I’m going to find some stylish strapless open-toed sandals. The less strap, the better, to prevent blisters + hot feet. There are already hundreds of different designs in most stores.  I plan to look for something in a light brown color because that tends to go well with almost anything.

Designer swimsuits

I’m not one to spend a fortune on designer clothes if I can find cheaper alternatives. However, I rarely cut back when it comes to buying swimsuits. That is because even the designer brands are often affordable.  Fella Swim swimsuits online seem to fit the bill. Still, there are lots of other brands I’m going to consider. I just happen to think that it’s worth spending a little more when you’re buying something so delicate and revealing.

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Essential beach accessories

No beach outfit is complete without a makeover and a few essential accessories. Firstly, I hate carrying things around, and so I’m always one to throw everything in a beach bag. It’s sensible to get something much larger than your handbag if you want it to hold everything you require.

I’m also prudent to invest in some sunglasses to protect your eyes. If you’re going to buy sunglasses from The Sunglasses Warehouse, you just need to find a style you enjoy. The same applies when you buy from any well-known retailer. Many ladies are opting for aviator-style glasses this summer, but you should choose whatever frames your face nicely.

At the end of the day, it’s possible to make substantial savings if you shop around. For that reason, it’s sensible to check online before you head out to the retail stores. Sometimes you’ll find better deals and offers using the internet. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you look amazing on the beach.

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There’s nothing quite like a beach vacation to look forward to. But let’s face it; the enjoyment starts long before you disembark the plane. Shopping for new wardrobe items adds a sense of excitement to your pre-vacation plan, and they pay an essential role in the overall fun.

There are several fashion items that must be packed for your time by the sun, sea, and sand. Here are five that you simply must not ignore.

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Bikinis:

In truth, you won’t only be wearing bikinis on holiday. However, this is your chance to catch some rays, and the right beach attire will help you strut around in style. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with working hard to get the beach bod before you go. Nonetheless, the outfits are integral to the look.

If you aren’t overly confident, then one piece options can provide a great alternative. Meanwhile, sarongs also provide coverage while offering an easy way to enjoy the sun when it suits you. As for styles, small chests should try to look for padding or ruffled designs that help the illusion. Big chests are better suited to those with supportive under wiring.

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Sunglasses:

You don’t necessarily need to spend huge amounts of cash on a big brand for sunglasses. The key is to find a pair that suits your face. You can gain help with this task at https://lenscrafters.com/findyourlook. Just make sure you’re getting UV protection as well as style!

Custom Floppy Beach Hat

Hat:

First and foremost, covering your head is as important as hydration in the fight against heat stroke. However, there is no doubt that a great looking hat can aid your sense of style also.

Floppy sun hats are on trend every summer, as long as they are worn with the right outfit. Meanwhile, you should probably pack a cap of some ilk for when you hit the beach volleyball court or jet skis.

Leather sandals

Footwear:

Finding the balance between style and comfort is never easy when looking for holiday footwear. In truth, though, the task is a little easier when it’s a beach holiday. After all, your walking activities are unlikely to include challenging treks.

A light, versatile, and comfortable shoe will do just the trick. You can find some great options at https://bestyogablog.com/sanuk-shoes/. Just remember that you may need the same pair to look great on the beach and in a restaurant, and you’ll be sure to choose wisely.

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Bags:

Whether heading to the beach or the pool, you will need to take various items with you. Therefore, a good sized bag is essential. However, you could potentially leave it unattended at times, so opting for a standout design is key. Likewise, you should ensure that it boasts a decent zip.

Let’s face it; the bag is likely to carry sun lotions, smartphones, water, and a book or Kindle. It is going to play a huge role in your daily activities. Make sure that it supports your style too, and happiness in the sun awaits.

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As soon as summer approaches and the weather warms up, we all start to looking forwards to a well-deserved vacation. There’s just something about longer days and lighter nights that makes us all long for a week or two away from it all. So, before long, you find yourself trying to figure out where to go. But, in this beautiful country, there are just so many possible vacation locations to consider.

For those of you not based in the states, you’ve got a wealth of experience just waiting to be had. With different climates and cultures, we really do have it all. If you’re a US citizen, you might be considered heading abroad, over to Europe or even further East to get a different dose of culture and atmosphere. And while international travel can be exciting, there’s just so much to see stateside, that you might want to think about staying around here for a little while longer.

Start With A City

There are so many incredible places to see across these united states, but if you’ve not yet seen some of the more notable places, that’s where you might want to start. Like New York City. You don’t even have to be a city fan to fall in love with it. Not only have you got lots of sightseeing to do, but the food and culture will make your stay. But before you book, if you’re not a US citizen, make sure you sort out your ESTA Visa Waiver Program first.

Go Off The Grid

If you’re looking for the kind of vacation experience that is completely different to a city, then you might want to think about getting away from classic civilization for a bit. Whether you like the idea of being at one with nature, staying where it’s quiet, or enjoying a slower pace of life for a while, heading to somewhere like the Three Rivers Recreation Area in Oregon, Chitina in Alaska or New Camaldoli Hermitage in California, could be exactly what you need to enjoy a raw slice of American life.

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Enjoy Southern Living

Maybe you like the idea of a quieter vacation spot, but you still want to be in and among it all. Whether you live in the US or you’re just visiting, enjoying a little southern living could be all you need. If you want to wander around food markets and vintage stores, enjoy good home cooking and see some pretty breathtaking natural sites, our southern states have a lot to offer, especially somewhere quaint and charming like Charleston, S.C.

Drive The Pacific Coast Highway

When you want a sense of adventure, what could be better than taking a road trip across the iconic Pacific Coast Highway? With the wind in your hair and the open road in front of you, travel never seemed so exciting. Not only can you choose your stops along the way, but you can also customize your trip to see incredible sights or enjoy tasty food, or even head to a cultural event or two along the way. Out in California, the road really is your oyster.

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See New England

From the west coast all the way up to the east, let’s talk about New England. This part of the country is so scenic and pretty, that can be that one spot that you want to vacation at, time and time again. Not only have you got a lot of college towns to see, but you have the lakeside resorts and smaller settlements that can offer you a calm vacation experience. From Boston, MA to Providence, R.I, New England can make an incredible tour-like vacation that fills you with thought.

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Head To Aspen

If you live out in New England, or you’re looking for something completely different, Aspen could be the spot for you. With some of the best ski slopes in the country, a vibrant social scene and great shops and restaurants, spending your time in one of the iconic ski resorts could be just the kind of relaxing vacation you need right now. Just pack your skis and away you go.

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Take In D.C.

When you want an authentic slice of culture, why not head to Washington D.C.? Our country’s capital offers a lot of visitors. Not only have you got the same breathtaking scenery and culture as other tourist hotspots across the country, but you also get the political heritage that comes with it. If you have kids or teens, or an avid interest in history or politics, this could make the ideal vacation spot for you this summer.

Experience Lake Life

For a relaxing vacation that isn’t quite what you’re used to, why not head to a lake? Lake life can provide you with the perfect backdrop and atmosphere for some much-needed time out. Not only are the views incredible, but you can often enjoy a small slice of this humbling lifestyle. From time spent out on the lake itself, to meandering around the local sites and enjoying a home-cooked meal in your cottage or cabin, it can be just what your mind and body needs.

Beach Bum It

With all the culture our 50 states offer, of course, we have killer beach life too. If you live out in the country, or even a city, heading south for the summer could be the only thing on your mind. Or, if you’re international, but you still want to enjoy a traditional summer spot, head to somewhere like Miami. With so many beaches, cultures and atmospheres available, you’ll definitely find a great resort for your family holiday or girls week away.

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See Both Sides To Vegas

And, of course, there’s always Vegas. If you’ve never been to Vegas before, the draw could be getting strong. So bite the bullet and finally head to the city that never sleeps and see if you can strike it rich. But if the showy side of Vegas hasn’t hooked you, there’s also the quieter, more cultural side of Vegas to explore too.

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Depending on what holiday you are considering this year there are always two packing options. Over packing and filling your suitcase with items you know, deep down you’re never going to end up wearing, and therefore suffering the unnecessary stress of lugging heavy luggage around airports and train stations.

Or you can pack lightly. Carefully planning your essential items that you can mix and match, so that you have versatility to your holiday wardrobe whilst ensuring that your holiday traveling is light and easy. Here are our top tips on packing lightly, for two different holiday types, so your holiday traveling is easy, relaxed, light and stress free.

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Sunny, Beach Holidays

If you are planning a sunny, summer holiday somewhere tropical like Barbados, Bali or even Barcelona, then packing lightly is easy! Traveling to warmer climates mean lighter materials and less of it, making packing as easy as A, B, C

Summer dresses are a dream as they barely take up any room, so this is a clothes type that you can afford to be a little indulgent in. 4-5 summer dresses should be sufficient as you can mix and match with belts, hats, shoes and different jewelry so that your outfits look fresh and flexible each day.

Maxi skirts, depending on their material, can be very bulky, so if you are a big maxi skirt fan (aren’t we all) consider packing one and traveling in the other to free up more space in your bag.

We all love a good summer hat for lounging around on the beach and meandering around local markets, but they are a nightmare to pack. Therefore again, traveling in your summer hat means they won’t get squished and bent out of shape whilst being crammed into tight suitcases.

Summer shoes are a breeze to plan for as flat sandals take up barely any suitcase space and are an effortless transition from beach to evening glam. Any chunky wedges, again can be worn on the travel to free up more space in your luggage.

Mild, Countryside Holidays

If your summer is going to be in the countryside your wardrobe is going to be all about the layers, so you’ll have to think slightly more strategically if the weather is going to be a little milder and more unpredictable.

So 1-2 pairs of jeans and/or trousers should be sufficient. One comfortable and one smart pair that you can dress up should be enough to last you a week. Skirts and shorts will also be necessary, even in the countryside, so pick your favorite pair of shorts and one or two skirts and you will be able to mix and match all week depending on the weather.

Think of your favorite long sleeve t-shirts, pretty floral tops and relaxed tunics. Then choose a cardigan and jumper that will go with all and you will have your top half ready to churn up into several different combinations. Choose a jacket that can offer warmth for those cooler evenings but can also look chic in the day with just a t-shirt or vest. Leather and denim jackets are really versatile in the spring, summer months so traveling in your jacket will free up at least half of your luggage (if you’re traveling with just hand luggage that is).

Get all your items out on your bed, before packing them to visual what will go with what and how many outfit variations you will get out of what you’ve chosen. Once you’re happy that you have enough versatility and flexibility in your outfits, you’re good to go. Nice and light, heading off into your holidays relaxed and stress-free.

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