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!

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

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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. 🙂

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

 

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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)

 

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