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.

 

Pinkly Perfect Product Review GIVEAWAY!

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If you’ve bought Pinkly Perfect fashion and accessories from us in the past (almost!) year, you’re in luck!

 

Not only are you hopefully keeping colorful reminders of summer vacation and your beach town pride with you at all times this winter, but you can now enter our latest giveaway. Yay!

 

From now until January 20th, anyone who writes a product review on our website for something she’s purchased from us online, in store, or at a festival, will be automatically entered to win a box of Pinkly Perfect products!

 

Included in the freebies will be our Montauk Tote, Cape Cod Pouch, Long Beach Tee, Madison Bracelet, and Coordinate Keychain (of your choosing available for Avalon, NJ, Ocean City, NJ, Stone Harbor, NJ, Sea Isle, NJ, Cape May, NJ, and Ocean City, MD and Laguna Beach, CA). The winner will be chosen on January 21st at random draw from a pink beach bucket.

 

So head on over to pinklyperfect.com and submit a review! Please note that it may not show up on the website right away as I have to “approve” them on my end but all reviews are always approved regardless of their star status!

 

Good luck!

 

Beyond the Boss: Behind the Scenes Into BHB’s January Beauty Box

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Being a #girlboss will always be my favorite title. This month we got to express that through curating Beyond Her Blush’s January beauty box! Beyond Her Blush isn’t like the typical subscription boxes out on the market now, which are often a mix of random samples that don’t take into consideration skin tone, hair texture, beauty preferences etc. Instead, Beyond Her Blush focuses each month’s box on a specific beauty trend and gives you 5-6 products to help achieve that look, all curated by celebrity stylists.

 

In perfect “New Year, New You” fashion, January 2017’s box is all about embracing your inner #girlboss and I feel SO lucky to have been able to curate it. I love being a girl boss and I was so excited to include some of our products in the box to pair with a metallic silver Essie nail polish and pink lipstick!

 

Below I’ve highlighted what PP products you can expect to receive in this month’s box and why they’re perfect for your boss lifestyle!

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Madison Bracelet, BOSS:

Our Madison Bracelet in textured metallic gold leather is the perfect accessory to show the world who’s boss and to give yourself a little reminder when you feel stressed or overwhelmed—all an inevitable part of signing up to be a #girlboss.

 

Laguna Beach, CA Coordinate Keychain

Laguna Beach, CA Keychain:

The Pinkly Perfect girl loves summer and a true #girlboss needs fun things to look forward to when things get rough! Put that work key on the Laguna Beach, CA Keychain and look forward to a warm weather beach vacation once all the hard work pays off.

 

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Cape Cod Pouch, PERFECT:

In order to be successful as a #girlboss, you always need to be ready to put your best foot forward for last-minute networking opportunities. Throw some makeup essentials like lipstick and nail polish in PP’s Cape Cod Pouch for a little touch-up before a big meeting and to remind yourself that you’re PERFECT.

Note: This version of our Cape Cod Pouch is only available in Beyond Her Blush’s January box and at Serendipity of Doylestown.

 

To get your January box or to sign up for an unlimited subscription, head over to Beyond Her Blush’s website and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

 

 

Pink Accessories to Stay Organized in the New Year

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Happy New Year! Despite 2016 being our launch year and the “first” of so many exciting things for Pinkly Perfect, I was SO ready to bid adieu and get started on a new year of adventures as a #girlboss. After a couple weeks of doing the bare minimum when it comes to work, I can’t wait to get back into my routine and start killing it again.

 

Sometimes the transition isn’t quite so easy though. I happen to be very excited to get back to the office but know I’ll need a little bit of help when I’m ready to go take a fourth coffee break and peruse the pink nail polishes at Duane Reade.

 

Here are my picks for the best pink accessories to stay organized and motivated in 2017! Included items are for the gal who already spent her Christmas gift money (me!) and for those who are ready to splurge!

 

Pink Coffee Mug:

I am so obsessed with waking up early, making a hot cup of coffee, and returning to my bed to sip and do some “big picture” brainstorming. Having a beautiful coffee mug makes that even more exciting (especially when you’ve been out late and would rather be sleeping). Check out our picks for pink coffee mugs!

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Safe: Anthropologie Mimira Mug, $14 (shown above)

Splurge: Every day I’m Hustlin’ Mug from Ashley Brooke Designs, $23 

 

Pink Dry Erase Board:

I bought our splurge item (shown below) as a little Christmas gift to myself this year and I am SO happy with it. I will be writing my weekly goals for PP so I can hold myself accountable and be more productive this year.

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Safe: 18” x 24” Whiteboard from Staples, $39.99 

Splurge: ShugabeeLane Pink Framed Dry Erase Board (shown above), priced by size 

 

Pink Planners:

Planners are a busy girl’s best friend and absolutely necessary for keeping track of a hectic work and social life. I’m loving these pink ones!

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Safe: Day-Timer Monthly Pink Calendar, $14.79 at Staples 

Splurge: 2017 Blush Planner, $68 (shown above)

 

Pink Piggy Bank:

If one of your New Year’s goals is to stop spending and start saving (smart), stay motivated to do so with a pink piggy bank! Or, if you’re constantly throwing change around, place that in the bank and save for a trip to somewhere warm and beachy next winter with your best girlfriends.

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Safe: Pink Piggy Bank from thelittleblue house on Etsy, $14

Splurge: Gift Boutique Pink Sparkle Pig Bank, $198 (shown above)

 

Pretty Pink Recipes to go from Holiday to Healthy

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The holidays are almost over and it’s getting to be that time when we begin the dreaded transition from Christmas cookies and lounging around in sweatshirts and leggings to more healthy foods and moving your body again.

 

If you’re like me, you may have been indulging pretty consistently since Thanksgiving, which is why the switch back to healthy eating will probably be a little bit more difficult than you’re used to (or ready for!). But the good news is the sooner we get back into our old routines, the sooner we’ll be excited about wearing bikinis again! (Only 148 days until Memorial Day 2017. Yay!)

 

There definitely is no equivalent to sugar cookies decorated like sparkly snowmen or a big mug of hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows but there are some healthy recipes that are also pretty beautiful! Below I decided to highlight some of my favorites that also happen to be pink. (Go figure ;).)

 

Strawberry Chia Pudding:

Yum yum yum! This strawberry chia pudding recipe sounds as delicious as it is pretty! Chia pudding is one of my favorite anytime snacks because it reads like ice cream (not lying) and I can’t wait to give this one a try. It’s also so good for you because it includes nutritious ingredients like almond milk, strawberries, chia seeds, honey, and vanilla extract. Check out the recipe here.

 

Pitaya Breakfast Bowl:

This month I’ll happily be trading in my usual Christmas-time breakfast of carbs on carbs on carbs for something a little bit more energizing. I’ve never had a pitaya bowl before, but this recipe that’s basically just fruit and coconut water looks pretty perfect for a pre-workout meal.

 

Cherry Ice Pops:

The hardest thing for me after the holidays is to train myself to not crave sweets after every meal. If you’re still home before heading back to college in a couple weeks (lucky you!), there’s probably still a lot of holiday temptations lying around that saying no in general could be a bit too challenging. Instead, whip up some cherry ice pops. With only a few simple ingredients like cherries, water, and honey (so easy!), these are a much healthier option than leftover cannoli.

 

In addition to checking out these recipes, also try some of our favorite exercises that can both help you get back in shape and remind you of summer! Win-win!

 

Pinkly’s Perfect for New Year’s Eve

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Pinkly’s Perfect for New Year’s Eve

Embrace your sparkle this New Year’s Eve with Pinkly Perfect’s glitter and metallic accessories! No matter what your plans are, PP can accompany you to make the night perfect. Check out our suggestions below:

 

If you’re going out…

Madison Bracelet, $24:

If you’re hitting the town this NYE, make sure you add Pinkly Perfect’s Madison Bracelet to your arm candy stack. Available in metallic silver or gold, this textured leather bracelet pairs perfectly with anything glitzy to add a touch of summer to your end of year bling!

 

If you’re looking for a midnight kiss:

Zip Code Bracelets, $18:

Heading to a party with some cuties? Need an easy conversation starter? Pick up a PP zip code bracelet available for Cape May, Sea Isle, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Ocean City, NJ and wait for someone to ask what those numbers mean! It’s a perfect way to get the ball rolling with that (potential) special someone.

 

If you’re staying over…

Newport Cosmetic Bag: Glitter Seahorses, $20:

Sleepover with your besties this New Year’s? Perfect. Make sure you pack plenty of nail polish, face masks, and pink toothbrush in your Newport Cosmetic Bag in Glitter Seahorses.

 

If you’re staying in…

Margate Leggings, $22:

Staying in with your family doesn’t have to suck. Get comfy in Pinkly Perfect’s Margate Leggings, pour yourself some sparkling pink lemonade, snack on some homemade caramel corn, and gear up for watching the ball drop in the company of your favorite celebs through the television screen.

 

We hope you have a great New Year’s Eve celebration and an even better 2017!

 

Let’s Get Real: Top Five “Mistakes” of 2016

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Running a company (especially when it’s your first!) is full of learning experiences. And in the first year especially, there is a lot of trial and error. While what I present on our social pages is usually (and obviously) focusing on the positive, there’s actually way more frustrations that go into running Pinkly Perfect than you could ever imagine. For this post I decided to get super real and give you the inside scoop into my “biggest mistakes” of 2016 and how I’ll be turning them into the best learning experiences for going into 2017.

 

Eating for the Insta

Pinkly Perfect’s Instagram is full of shore favorites and summer reminders. This includes PP fashion and accessories, pictures of the ocean, and quintessential boardwalk sweets like ice cream, caramel corn, salt water taffy, and pancakes. In summer 2015 while I was sneakily working behind the scenes to make PP a reality, I had an easier time not eating all the sweets in my pics but this year I was super stressed and found comfort in it all. Nothing wrong with that but a daily indulgence doesn’t exactly help the bikini bod.

Goal for 2017: Learn to say no.

 

Not understanding Twitter

I just don’t get it. Please follow me.

Goal for 2017: Remember to post every day.

 

Impatience

I am the worst at keeping secrets when I’m super excited about something. And this past year was full of A LOT of excitement! Combine that with the fact that I work alone and often get desperate to talk to people or share something with someone, and you have one of my biggest mistakes. As soon as something wonderful happened, I frantically texted my mom and best friends and posted on our social pages. This may not seem like that big of a deal but when you’re in the middle of a big project, getting so easily thrown off is actually pretty dangerous to accomplishing the tasks at hand.

Goal for 2017: Calm down.

 

Waking up too early

Notice there’s a lot of coffee pics on PP’s Instagram? Well, they’re needed. Somehow after launching Pinkly Perfect, my body’s alarm clock started going off early. Like, way early. Most days, I jumped out of bed by 4:30 AM while some days it was as early as 2:30 AM. I would fit in half a workday before 9 AM and then was too stressed to nap so it made for a very unhealthy (although efficient) work atmosphere.

Goal for 2017: Never wake up before 5:30 AM unless absolutely necessary.

 

Thinking I couldn’t do it

We launched PP on April 1st. Since then, we’ve been picked up by 9 boutiques (with more on the way for next summer!), had 13+ press features including NJ Monthly Magazine, Creator, and Glamour.com, and received such positive feedback from industry leaders and fellow entrepreneurs. Yet somehow I spent so much time stress-crying alone in my office (thank god I face a wall) focusing on the mistakes or setbacks. This behavior is pretty typical of solo entrepreneurs (I’ve heard) but still it was pretty distracting and maybe even delusional.

Goal for 2017: Embrace my inner #girlboss and stop focusing on the negative.

 

 

A Holiday Gift Just For You

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2016 may have been a lot of things but it will always be the year when my lifelong dream came true and my own company (finally) launched.

 

Running Pinkly Perfect has been a lot of hard work, learning curves, tears, mistakes, and surprises, but what always got me through the rough times has been the support of our fans and customers!

 

Hearing “this is so cute!” at festivals in Sea Isle, NJ, Wildwood, NJ, and Lower Gwynedd, PA or seeing comments on our Instagram photos of our beach fashion and accessories are what made a lot of my days this past 9 months! Hint: when everything seems to be going wrong, it’s the little things that make a huge difference. Not to mention the orders coming through followed by sweet email responses and sometimes, reorders.

 

That is why when I was creating my list of who I was shopping for this Christmas, I had to include PP’s family of summer loving gals who need a reminder of the best three months of the year.

 

Those on our subscription list (sign up on our homepage if you haven’t yet!) already received this special promo code but I’m also sharing with our blog readers.

 

From December 26th until February 1st, please use coupon code XMASGIFT at checkout at pinklyperfect.com for 20% OFF your entire purchase. This code will only work once per customer so make sure you stock up for yourself or someone who may need a little reminder of the beach! We also know these make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts 😉

 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and the best New Year yet. And if not, there’s only 157 days until Memorial Day 2017! Yay!