Beachy Emojis That Are Noticeably Missing

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Written by: Maddy

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While our summer emoji game is pretty strong with frequent use of the mermaid, seashell, bikini, ice cream cone, and palm tree, there are some beachy icons that are very noticeably missing from our text convos and social media interactions.

 

Consider the below our petition to have summer last all year on our phones as well as through our Pinkly Perfect accessories:

 

Flamingo Emoji:

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Whyyyyy is there not a flamingo emoji yet? There’s not even something similar we can sub for this pretty pink bird that is popping up everywhere from pool floats to beach towels to drinkware.

 

Hermit Crab Emoji (Preferably painted in rainbow colored flowers):

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If you didn’t have a hermit crab when you were growing up, did you really vacation at the Jersey shore? Nothing would say nostalgia to your beach besties better than sending a vibrantly painted hermit crab emoji while trying to pass the time while studying for finals this spring.

 

Flip Flop Emoji:

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Again, we see no reason for this one. Yes, there are footprints but that is not enough. I would like to send a cute pair of flip flops when asking my friends to join me for summer shopping or when reminding my fiancé to pack the ultimate summer sandal for our beach getaways. Would pair perfectly with the bikini and the beach umbrella. Sigh.

 

Seahorse Emoji:

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So we may want this one a little more than most given Pinkly Perfect’s logo, but we also think it’d be useful for a bunch of other beach inspired brands that also honor this majestic sea creature as an important part of their branding techniques.

 

What beachy emojis are you missing?! Let us know in the comments section below!

 

 

Main picture taken from Shutterstock.com.

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Pink One-Piece Swimsuits to Splurge on this Summer

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Written by: Maddy

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We’ve heard summer weather is approaching ASAP (about time, right?). That means it’s time to shop for your new favorite swimsuit for summer 2018. Enough time has passed since the holidays, Valentine’s, and Easter that it’s officially almost summer season.

 

We found the best pink one-pieces that are worth a little splurge as an investment this summer and recommend buying them soon before your size sells out! Take a look below:

 

Tularosa Nina One Piece Swimsuit, $138

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Photo from Tularosa

This pink one-piece features our favorite neckline with wire support and optional halter tie strap. Mesh panels and pom pom trim add a touch of texture that are perfect to accompany a solid color swimsuit!

 

Sunsets One Piece Tank, $100

Photo from Everything But Water
Photo from Everything But Water

While the front may be fairly simple, the back on this pink Veronica swimsuit steals the show! A+ for adjustable straps and hidden shelf bra.

 

Private Party Girl Power Swimsuit, $99

Photo from Private Party
Photo from Private Party

There are zero ways you can go wrong with a bubblegum pink, classic California fit, and a little girl power. Plus, it’s so insta-worthy.

 

L*Space Rita Reversible One Piece Swimsuit, $169

Photo from Bloomingdales
Photo from Bloomingdales

Reversible between navy and hot pink!? Yes, please! Let’s divide this price by two and get $84.50 per swimsuit and it’s a steal.

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10 Surprising Facts About Year 2 for Pinkly Perfect

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We just celebrated our 2nd birthday on April 1st! (Where has the time gone?!)

In reflection and evaluation of the past year, we decided to put together a list of 10 surprising facts you may not know about Pinkly Perfect!

  1. Our product was featured on TV!
  2. We’re over 21! Yep, we did some research and realized the majority of our customers were over 21. So we started gearing our designs more towards them and less towards high schoolers. Peace, love, wine, anyone?
  3. Our summer sales increased by 144%.
  4. We added two new product lines: hats & embroidery patches—both of which are best sellers!
  5. We filled about a million reorders over the summer (maybe an exaggeration but it sure felt like it).
  6. PP CEO, Maddy Sasso visited three new beach towns: Charleston, SC, Bar Harbor, ME, and Portsmouth, NH.
  7. She also got a full-time executive assistant in the form of a furry, almost two year old dog named Louie. He may not help with the administrative duties but assists in break time, licking tears, and encouraging walks outside.
  8. We moved into our PA office, making Pinkly Perfect run much more efficiently.
  9. Our blog got sponsored and we conducted our first ad campaign across college campuses in Philadelphia.
  10. We have a new creative genius on board who doubles as PP CEO, Maddy Sasso’s fiancé. Some of your favorite PP sayings are his ideas! (Searching for a Porpoise, I’ve got your back…)
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Drink Accessories You Need for Summer

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Written by: Maddy

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By now, Pinkly Perfect’s searched the internet for the best beach towels and pool floats to up your summer style game. Complete the look and stock up on drinkware that’s designed to withstand warm temperatures, sandy beaches, and poolside splashes. Below are our picks!

 

The Beach Glass

$10.50 or Six pack for $56.50

 

Photo from Beach Glass
Photo from Beach Glass

This acrylic beach glass not only sticks into the sand but also floats in a pool, making it perfect for any summertime activity! They come in a variety of colors and hold 12 oz of your favorite summer wine (or cocktail!) and are dishwasher safe.

 

Swig 6 oz Stemless Flute

Coming soon

Photo from Swig
Photo from Swig

Besides being the perfect shade of pink, this stemless flute stays cold for up to 6 hours and has a push-seal lid. For beach nights that call for a little bottle poppin’ celebration, we think this drink accessory is 100% necessary.

 

Rainbow Unicorn Drink Holder Float

$24.00

 

Photo from FUNBOY
Photo from FUNBOY

We recently did a complete roundup of pool floats for summer, and the floating drink holder was our favorite discovery for poolside happy hours. If we’re offered the chance to stash our rosé in a unicorn to accompany us as we work on our summer glow, we’ll take it.

 

Cooler Bottle Tote

$18.00

Photo from SUNNYLIFE
Photo from SUNNYLIFE

Don’t settle for a paper bag when you can have a sturdy and stylish wine carrier this summer! SUNNYLIFE sells this banana leaf tote that includes a bottle opener and can hold one 750 ml wine bottle. #Perfect

 

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Best Pool Floats for Summer

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Written by: Maddy

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While we may love the supersized inflatable flamingo that’s been floating (literally) around our FB feeds lately, our Jersey shore pools aren’t quite as big as the one on Bravo’s Summer House. We decided to find a collection of more realistic pool floats that are necessary for this summer. Below is what we found:

 

Rainbow Cloud Floating Bar, $39 from Funboy

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Photo from Funboy

 Solving the problem of our cocktails getting too warm too quickly when out in the sun, this just over 3 feet RAINBOW CLOUD (#swoon) holds four cup holders and multiple bottles of wine, making this absolutely necessary for poolside happy hours.

 

Inflatable Cactoss

$25 from sunnylife

 

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Photo from sunnylife

Because you can only lounge for so long before needing a fun activity, this inflatable Cac-toss is so necessary this summer! We love that you can play either in the pool or on the ground, making it perfect for the beach babes who prefer the sand over the pool deck!

 

 

Angel Wings Float

$128 from Funboy

Photo from Funboy
Photo from Funboy

 This made for an angel float is perfect for a solo afternoon of lounging. We love how we can spread our arms like wings for ultimate relaxation to avoid Sunday scaries this summer.

 

Donut Inner Tube Pool Float

$20 from Urban Outfitters

Photo from Urban Outfitters
Photo from Urban Outfitters

 Everyone loves a little spin on an old classic! The signature inner tube style meets our favorite sweet for a perfectly realistic addition to our swimming pool this summer.

 

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Novelty Beach Towels You Need Right Now

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Written by: Maddy

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With Spring Break just around the corner and summer creeping up quicker than ever, it’s time to take inventory of warm weather essentials and stock up for the new season!

 

One trend we are completely into right now is the novelty beach towels. It’s so easy to hang onto old high school towels and not splurge on something that just gets sandy anyway, but after you take a peek at some of our new favorites on the market, you’ll see why it’s worth an upgrade!

 

SUNNYLIFE

Pineapple Shaped Towel, $36

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Photo from SUNNYLIFE

Once you see how perfectly compact this packaging is, you’ll want to buy one for yourself and gift some to all of your friends with summer birthdays.

 

Pair it with: Pinkly Perfect “Pining for Vacation” Montauk Tote

 

 

PBteen

Double Trouble Beach Towel, $44

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Photo from PBteen

Sized for you and your bestie, this made for two beach towel is perfect for getting into trouble this summer.

Pair it with: Pinkly Perfect Beach Brunch Besties Montauk Tote

 

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Giant Circle Towel—Watermelon, $68

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Photo from ban.do

 The giant watermelon beach towel is perfect for nighttime star spotting with your entire beach town crew.

 

Pair it with: Pinkly Perfect “Take me to the beach” Montauk Tote

 

SAND CLOUD

Wanderlust Tie Dye Roundie, $99

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Photo from Sand Cloud

 10% of every sale of this hand dyed, sand resistant beach towel goes towards preserving marine life.

 

Pair it with: Pinkly Perfect “Searching for a Porpoise” Montauk Tote

 

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Pinkly Perfect’s Guide to Embracing Pantone’s Color of the Year

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20160304 Maddy Sasso Pinkly Perfect-32Written by: Maddy Sasso,

Founder/CEO at Pinkly Perfect, Inc.

Pink may be our all-time favorite but this year, Ultra Violet’s the color to embrace! In January, Pantone named 18-3838 the color of the year, meaning pretty soon it’ll pop up everywhere including fashion prints, fitness gear, beauty products, kitchen appliances, and even advertising campaigns.

 

Instead of just sitting back and watching the sea of purple inundate our most visited online retailers, get a head start on this electric hue by incorporating it into your visual routine now! Here are some of our recs:

 

Beauty:

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Photo from butterLONDON

We love the idea of easing into this color and think a vibrant manicure is the perfect place to start. butterLONDON offers an entire collection inspired by Ultra Violet, including a line of purple nailpolish, lipgloss, and even eye liner!

 

Office Accessories:

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Photo from Nordstrom Rack.

A bright Moleskine notebook is a classic favorite with a trendy twist and we can’t resist a pop of purple to complement our mostly pink office accessories. Fellow #boss babes may want to stock up on a couple versions to have on deck after filling this one up with to-do lists and on-the-go sketching!

 

Fitness Gear:

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Photo from Lorna Jane

Colorful leggings may seem a bit daring but we’re all about a fluorescent sports bra to peek through our mostly black athletic ensemble. Pick up this one from Lorna Jane and wear under a mesh top for the full effect!

 

Clothing:

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Photo from ASOS

Despite this week’s unexpected 75 degree day, we’re still aiming to get in as many cozy winter weekends as possible. If you need a break from curling up with your Avalon Sweatshirt, shop this oversized cable knit in bright purple!

Kitchen Necessities:

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Photo from Amazon

 If you daydream about being the next Spring Baking Champion, get motivated to test your culinary creativity with these silicone kitchen tools! This 9-piece set includes everything from a whisk to a set of tongs in various colors of the rainbow, including our new favorite shade of purple.

 

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Girl Power at the Olympics

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

Have you been keeping up with the winter Olympics? This year’s Games are taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea, and so far we’ve seen amazing things from Team USA – especially from the girls! Below, we take a look at four female athletes who have already shown the world that sports aren’t just for boys anymore:

 

Mirai Nagasu, Figure Skater

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Mirai made headlines earlier this month when she became the first American woman ever to land a triple axel in the Olympics. (Besides her, only two other Olympic athletes have ever successfully completed the same jump.) Watch Mirai’s stunning performance here or learn more about her by visiting her website here.

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory

#goals: “My goal is to accept any challenge that life throws me and to become a better person from each experience. Sounds super cheesy, but it’s my honest opinion. I’m going to make mistakes and have success; I hope that under all circumstances, I can come away from everything as a role model and an inspiration.”

 

Chloe Kim, Snowboarder

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Chloe, at 17, has been turning heads since she arrived at the Olympics earlier this winter. However, after winning the women’s halfpipe gold, she really caught everyone’s attention. She was also the first woman to land consecutive 1080s in the halfpipe at the Olympics. Watch Chloe’s record-breaking run here or follow her on Twitter here!

 

Lindsey Vonn, Skier

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 You’ve probably heard of Lindsey Vonn before – if not at this Olympics, then during one of her other three (2002, 2006, and 2010!). Among her many, many achievements, Lindsey holds the American record for most world cup victories and is ranked second in the world. You can buy her book, Strong is the New Beautiful, here, or follow her on Twitter or Instagram!

Our Fave Three Things About Lindsey:

  1. Her ideal day off is our ideal day off. “I’d sit on my couch with a large container of froyo with my dogs, and I would watch Law and Order marathons all day long in my pajamas—a onesie.”
  2. Her dogs have an Instagram! Follow them @vonndogs.
  3. Her Under Armour collection. Adorable, practical, and so chic!

 

Becca Hamilton, Curler

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Becca, who was named USA Curling’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2017, is one half of the U.S. curling team. The other half? Her brother, Matt! The pair are slowly but surely working their way through all of the curling challenges PyeongChang has to offer, and we can’t wait to watch them the rest of the way! You can find Becca on Twitter and Instagram – and welcome to the #HamFam!

 

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Pinkly Perfect’s Guide to a Cozy Night In This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. While we love the idea of cozying up with our crush, we also know the importance of valuing all the love in our lives. Which is why you may be inclined to practice self-love or a cozy night in with your girlfriends instead of the more typical date night.

 

Below are products that will certainly add to a night of relaxing and indulging this February 14th.

Philosophy Fresh Cream Body Lotion:

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The winter months can be unkind to our skin. Philosophy Fresh Cream body lotion brings the spa to you with this creamy lotion that smells like a batch of freshly made cream. Lather up as you get ready to settle in for a night of relaxing.

 

Jars by Dani:

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Jars by Dani is one of our favorites because it is 1. Delicious, 2. Convenient, and 3. Oh so pretty! We especially love the Valentine’s Day theme jars and think picking up a pack of 6 would be perfect for a girls’ night in.

 

Wine:

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Call us millennials but we’re all about inexpensive wine with clever packaging. We particularly love this bottle of Be.Flirty Moscato since it’s so on Valentine brand.

 

Minnie Rose Slippers:

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How can you get cozy without an appropriate wardrobe? Minnie Rose slippers are the perfect treat yourself gift to stay comfy and cute as you cuddle up on the couch with your besties.

 

TV Marathon:

Rather than watch Bravo reruns, opt for a new series to binge watch that’s both addicting and completely captivating. We recommend The Crown, Riverdale, Gilmore Girls, or Black Mirror.

 

 

However you decide to celebrate, we hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

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If Pinkly Perfect Could Name the Conversation Candy Hearts

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In our opinion, the most iconic Valentine’s Day candies are the conversational hearts. Every February, we cannot resist the pastel Necco Sweethearts as both festive decorations and the sweetest little treats!

 

Below, we listed what our conversation hearts would say if it were up to Pinkly Perfect!

 

BEACH BABE

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Because Pinkly Perfect girls are beach babes, regardless of the season.

 

VACAY

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All a Valentine has to do is take us on a tropical vacay, and we’re hooked.

 

#GOALS

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We stay motivated regardless of our current relationship status. #Goals

 

XOXO, BOSS

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Pinkly Perfect girls are boss babes just as much as they’re beach babes!

 

UR PERFECT

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One of our most classic PP saying, “You’re Perfect” is the ultimate love note.

 

GIRL POWER

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The best thing about PP girls is that Valentine’s Day is just about their girls as it is their men!

 

 

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