Pink Lip Balms to Avoid Chapped Lips This Winter

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There’s definitely some not so terrible things about it not being summer (hello, leggings!) but one thing about the cold weather that we absolutely cannot stand is dry, chapped lips. Not only is it super uncomfortable, but it’s also not at all cute when you apply your perfect pink lip gloss only to be met with disaster cracks.

 

Below we highlighted our favorite tinted lip balms that will add the perfect level of moisture and pretty pink color that allow for selfi-ready lips!

 

Younique Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balm, $22

If you’re following the blog, you know that we are obsessed with Younique products. One product that we particularly love these days is their Lip Bonbons. These creamy lip balms are made from fruit extracts and nourishing oils and add a slight shine to your lips. We are loving their Raspberry Cheesecake color (pink!) but for $22, it’s worth picking up their Vanilla Milkshake too for a more natural look as needed.

 

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $5

Sometimes it’s way worth it to stick to a beauty brand you know works. That’s why when push comes to shove, I often find myself buying Burt’s Bees rather than testing out the “latest and greatest.” Their tinted lip balms provide 8 hours of moisture and come in so many great colors like Pink Blossom, Zinnia, and Rose. These win for most wearable as the color is quite sheer and your lips will definitely be taken care of!

 

Covergirl Oh Sugar! Vitamin Infused Balm, $7.99

Covergirl uses grapeseed oil, avocado oil, and vitamins C & E in their Oh Sugar! lip balm. They come in 10 scented shades that you can apply solo for a tinted touch or on top of your go-to lipstick for extra moisture and a deeper hue. They’re only $7.99 so worth trying a bunch of different colors to find your perfect match.

 

Our Favorite Pink Award Season Looks (So Far!)

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At Pinkly Perfect, we know pink is always in, but this award season we have been so excited to see so many of our favorite celebrities rocking our favorite color to the award shows.

Below are our favorite looks (so far!):

 

Blue Ivy Carter in Gucci at the Grammy Awards

Photo from Teen Vogue
Photo from Teen Vogue

Carrie Underwood in Iris Serban at the Golden Globe Awards

Photo from E! Online
Photo from E! Online

 

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad at the Golden Globe Awards

Photo from Hollywood Reporter
Photo from Hollywood Reporter

 

Sophia Bush in Marchesa at the SAG Awards

Photo from NY Mag
Photo from NY Mag

 

What looks have you been loving? Did you like Carrie’s “controversial” dress as much as we did? Let us know in the comments!

Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Articles

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We have not been shy about our love for Valentine’s Day! From embracing all things pink to celebrating the things you love most to indulging in candy, we’re SO excited for February 14th to finally arrive. Below we’ve linked our favorite Valentine’s Day blog articles you may have missed or just want to read again. Enjoy!

 

Why Summer Flings Are Better Than Winter Romances:

We can’t remember the last Valentine’s Day we were bummed, but we know it’s a common theme. As a friendly reminder, regardless of your relationship status, I think we can all agree that dating in the summer is way better than dating in the winter. So! If you’re feeling down, just remember good times await that don’t require a jacket, gloves, and boots.

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (Pinkly Perfect Style):

One thing we love about Valentine’s Day is thoughtful gifts that make the people we love most happy. Check out our gift guide of our Pinkly Perfect products that we know are perfect for gift-giving this February. (And they’re even more perfect coming from us because they will arrive with free shipping in a hot pink box!)

 

Impress Your Crush With Beachy Valentines:

Got a crush and need a simple way to show you care? Check out these beachy ideas!

 

Valentine’s Day Accessories We Want Right Now:

Whether you’re staying in or hitting the town next week, we have some perfect accessories for you to shop to complete your night.

 

We hope you feel the love this Valentine’s Day and all year! Xoxo

 

Polar Bear Plunges Across the Jersey Shore

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The Polar Bear Plunge, a tradition where people head to their favorite seaside oasis in the winter to jump in freezing cold water, is not something that was ever on my bucket list. However, every year, I am fascinated to see so many people decked out in swimsuits and costumes running into the bitter ocean while I’m happily curled up in leggings and a sweatshirt in my heated NYC apartment. Instead of sitting behind my computer wondering why this seems to be such a popular event, I decided to dive (!) a little deeper into this zany tradition.

 

Turns out the Polar Bear Plunge actually started in Canada in the early 1900s as a way to celebrate the New Year. Now, Polar Bear Plunges are celebrated around the world, including the Netherlands, the UK, and of course the United States, as a way to raise money for charitable causes. Below are some Jersey shore versions of the Polar Bear Plunge and what causes they support.

 

Sea Isle City, NJ:

Sea Isle City, NJ is celebrating their 2017 Polar Bear Weekend from February 17th until February 19th. Included in the weekend is a costume contest followed by the plunge followed by a post-plunge party. There’s also a 5K run and fun walk supporting Autism, plus a cornhole tournament.

 

The Wildwoods, NJ:

The Wildwoods hosted their annual Polar Bear Plunge on January 14th and raised over $390,000 to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. There were 1,118 brave plungers who were required to raise at least $100 in pledges while donations were accepted onsite.

 

Long Beach Island, NJ:

LBI hosted their Super Plunge on February 5th with a “warm-up party” after including free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. All proceeds went to benefit the St. Francis Community Center, which offers programs and services meeting the needs of residents of Ocean County, and Southern Regional High School Swim Teams.

 

Asbury Park, NJ:

Asbury Park celebrates their Sons of Ireland plunge every New Year’s Day with roughly 1,000 participants and 3,000 spectators. Every year, the organization selects a different beneficiary to receive the money raised. This year, Shore House, an organization that aids adults with mental illness, and Stephy’s Place, a support center for people facing loss, were the recipients of the donations.

 

What’s New at Pinkly Perfect (Literally!)

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We have so many exciting things happening at Pinkly Perfect these days that I decided a blog post was necessary. Not only to fill in our favorite summer lovers, but admittedly so I stay organized too. 🙂  From new merchandise to new store locations to a new social media platform (hint: we have no clue what we’re doing!), there’s a lot to catch up on. Check it out:

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag: Say no to summer reading ($20)

We added a new version of our best-selling Newport Cosmetic Bags honoring the major buzzkill that is summer reading. Shop it at pinklyperfect.com for your besties that wait until the last week of summer to read three books and complete their math packets.

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New Colors! Dennis Greeting Cards ($6)

Our Dennis Greeting Cards are a big hit! So we added your favorite versions in new colors. Our Beach-Sickness Card is now available in pink and grey while our Pink Lemonade Card is now available in pink and aqua. Shop them online or in person at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown in Doylestown, PA.

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Gifted in Robbinsville, NJ

Pinkly Perfect is expanding big time and while we’re keeping our big secrets to ourselves for now, we are so excited to announce that you can now shop your favorite Pinkly Perfect merchandise at Gifted in Robbinsville, NJ. They’ll be carrying everything from our Avalon Sweatshirt to Montauk Totes to Newport Cosmetic Bags to leather accessories, including some exclusive items!

 

Snapchat! Username: PinklyPerfect

We’re on Snapchat! And the only thing we can tell you is our username is PinklyPerfect. Follow us!

 

My New Favorite Cookie Recipe

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Did you see my blog post last year about my obsession with Jersey shore sprinkles from Sweetapolita?

If you missed it, you basically just need to know that discovering these perfect pastel sprinkles inspired by my absolute favorite place makes baking and indulging in sweets even more enjoyable!

While I am trying to eat healthy (check out these pretty recipes!), there’s no way I can deny myself of baking and celebrating some pretty exciting press with desserts in the company of my best friends.

I decided to try out this recipe for Confetti Cake Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction (I get so many delicious recipes from her blog) and it was so easy (literally 30 minutes start to finish) and the cookies came out perfectly!

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Jersey shore sprinkles!

The recipe doesn’t require any mixer so cleanup is a breeze and there’s SO many different ways you can customize it based on your mood. Switch out festive sprinkles for your favorite holiday or cake mixes for a different flavor. Over the weekend I bought pink velvet cake mix and heart sprinkles that I’ll be making for  Valentine’s Day in a couple weeks!

Yum!

What recipes are you into this winter? Let us know in the comments section so we can try them out!

 

Pinkly Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we are SO excited! If you’re getting together with your best gal pals this February or trying to cheer up your besties who may be bummed about their current boy sitch (or lack thereof), check out these Pinkly Perfect products that will be the perfect pick-me-up or addition to love-themed celebrations!

 

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Margate Leggings:

If you’re staying in this Valentine’s Day, the outfit of choice obviously includes a great pair of leggings. We may be a bit biased but we think our Margate Leggings are the best because of the silver seahorse hit that will also remind you of summer vacation days. Shop them for $22 at pinklyperfect.com.

 

Give it with: Homemade caramel corn and a perfect girly movie. We suggest classics like He’s Just Not That Into You or When Harry Met Sally.

 

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Pink Coordinate Keychains:

Fact: a summer-obsessed girl loves nothing more than her beach town. (Yep, boyfriends, you’re not even close second.) Give your bestie (or girlfriend) a Pinkly Perfect Coordinate Keychain for her favorite beach town and it’ll absolutely brighten her day.

 

Give it with: Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy as a Jersey shore alternative to the typical Valentine’s Day candy and our Pinkly Perfect “Beach-Sickness” Card.

 

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Dennis Greeting Card, You Make Me Melt:

Did you already buy a gift and now need a perfect card? Look no further than our Dennis Greeting Card that reads “You Make Me Melt.” Our cards are made in the USA and left blank on the inside so you can jot down whatever message you like! Maybe play a joke on your bestie and sign it from the hottie lifeguard you were eyeing all last summer ;).

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Give it with: “You’re Perfect” Newport Cosmetic Bag.

 

 

We Scream for Ice Cream: Pinkly’s Perfect for the Ice Cream Obsessed

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No matter the freezing winter temperatures, any summer girl will still get the occasional (read: daily) ice cream craving. While we may not be able to throw on some flip-flops, hop on our beach cruisers, and go to the local ice cream parlor in our beach town of choice, we can make a little trip to the freezer section and indulge in our favorite store bought brands.

 

At Pinkly Perfect, we totally get the ice cream obsession, which is why we’re here to help. From affordable merchandise to creative blog articles, check out how we’re screaming for ice cream this winter.

 

Madison Bracelet, Ice Cream Cone ($24)

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Our latest addition to the Madison Bracelet family is Pinkly Perfect’s Ice Cream Cone Bracelet in gold metallic leather and painted mint back. It’s made in the USA, and pairs perfectly with your zip code bracelets for a daily reminder of summer vacation. At $24, it’s also the perfect price for a gift for your ice cream-obsessed bestie.

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Reminders of Summer ($20)

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Patches, patches, patches. We couldn’t go for this trend without incorporating the color pink and our favorite summer sweet! Our Newport Cosmetic Bag in “Reminders of Summer” perfectly sums up why we love this magical treat. Pick it up for $20 and bring it on your next vacation or slumber party.

 

Creative Spins on the Classic Ice Cream Sandwich Blog Article

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Sometimes it’s difficult to decide exactly how we’re craving ice cream. In a bowl, covered in rainbow sprinkles (always), in a cone, or our personal favorite—sandwiched between two warm, gooey cookies. Last year, we wrote a blog article on creative spins on the classic ice cream sandwich. Read it here and get inspired for your next homemade treat!

 

Valentine’s Day Accessories We Want Right Now

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If any holiday screams Pinkly Perfect, it’s Valentine’s Day. All things pink, sweet, and showing off what and who you love is right up our alley! We have SO many fun things planned for our 1st Valentine’s Day, which we’ll be revealing very soon but in the meantime, here are some accessories that we absolutely want right now to get into the spirit!

 

Love Pillow, Target:

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One thing we love about Valentine’s Day is how cozy it is! And whether you are spending the night in chatting with your besties or watching summer movies and texting your crush, a festive pillow is the perfect accessory. Shop this one from Target for as low as $28 depending on size.

 

Wrapped In Love Pink Choker, Lulus: 

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If your V-Day plans include a night out with your girlfriends, add a touch of pink to your wardrobe with this pink choker from Lulus. We’re loving it and it’s a steal for $10!

 

Milly, Single/Taken Clutch:

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If you’re in that confusing middle ground, don’t let it get you down this Valentine’s Day! Instead embrace it and use to your advantage to just do you this year. Hit the town with our splurge item: Milly’s Single/Taken Clutch and when a cutie walks by, send out the single signal. 🙂

 

8 Common Goals of Every Beach Loving Girl

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January is definitely the month for setting goals and putting yourself first! From getting fit to getting As, there’s A LOT we’re working for this month. But if you’re a beach loving girl, there’s a set of goals that we basically daydream about all year, especially once summer rolls around. Check out our top 8!

 

A good tan:

The best part about a beach vacation is showing off your beach vacation when you’re reunited with your landlocked besties at school. A good tan is absolutely necessary for that and it also keeps the spirit of summer alive just a little bit longer. (Check out our favorite self-tanners to get you through these dreaded non-summer months!)

 

Owning a beach house:

You know you’re a true beach girl when your most common daydream includes owning your own beach house someday. In fact, you probably have your top 5 favorites in your beach town of choice already picked out for inspiration when the big day finally arrives.

 

Getting kissed on the Ferris wheel:

A Ferris wheel kiss is the epitome of teenage summer romance! What is better than overlooking your favorite beach town in the company of your crush? Yes, it’s definitely cliché but also so perfect.

 

Having a basket on your bike:

Beach bike envy is so real. And if you’re a true beach lover, you absolutely need a beach bike with a basket. How else are you going to transport your iced coffees and donuts?

 

A good summer job:

Do we want to be stuck inside all summer when the beach is a block away? Nope! That’s why landing a perfect summer job is a major goal. We’re aiming for a breakfast hotspot that includes afternoons free and lots of tip money.

 

A mini-golf date:

For beach loving girls, going ice-skating is torture not the dream date. Instead, we’re crossing our fingers for the guy of our summer dreams to ask us to go mini-golfing. We can wear a cute outfit and show off our competitive side. Perfect!

 

Winning a big stuffed animal on the boardwalk:

Who actually wins these things? Our favorite summer movies constantly show the beach loving girl walking away from a ring toss with a massive stuffed pink bear and we’re left empty handed. Goal.

 

Perfect beach hair:

Another thing that seems impossible. Perfect beach hair is a struggle. The day we master it is the day we can do anything.