PP Survival Guide: Finals Edition

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

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Summer break is so, so close – you’ve stocked up on sunscreen, the season’s cutest new swimsuits, and a new beach towel you’re so excited to break in – but first, finals week. The last week you have to get through until those fabulous summer plans can become reality. And while it’s nobody’s favorite time of year, finals week is the perfect time to grab a few pick-me-ups to keep you going until summer actually starts. See our favorites below:

 

 

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Avalon Sweatshirt, Peace Love Wine, $48.00 at Pinkly Perfect

PP’s cozy Avalon sweatshirt is the perfect motivation to get you through your exams. It’s a list of everything you have to look forward to after finals week finally ends – and you can take it with you everywhere you go! Plus, it’s a perfect layer for those cold lecture halls (why do they blast the air conditioning when the weather’s actually nice outside?).

 

 

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Forest app, $1.99 at the App Store (also available at Google Play and as a Google Chrome extension)

Unfortunately, “studying” with your textbook open next to you while scrolling through your Insta feed doesn’t always work. That’s when it’s time for Forest, a productivity app that plants a tree in your phone whenever you set a timer. As long as the timer is running, the tree will grow – unless you leave the app. Forest will also track your study time and build you a virtual forest so you can see how much work you’ve done, which is pretty satisfying (and adorable!).

 

 

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Typography Poster, $17.00 – 42.00 on Etsy

If there’s one reason for us to make it through finals week, this poster sums it up perfectly. We’re all about #girlbosses and being the best “you” you can be, but it only works if you pass your finals! So, step one: get motivated. Step two: crush those finals. Step three: make it happen!

 

 

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Miint by Petite Amie Skincare Audrey Eye Mask, $5.00 at Urban Outfitters

Finals week is stressful. Essays, exams, final projects… It’s enough to drive any girl crazy. And when you’ve been losing sleep studying or writing or practicing that presentation, sometimes a ten minute break can go a long way. This eye mask, printed with Audrey Hepburn’s classic cat-eye sunnies, is filled with hyaluronic acid and collagen to plump and provide anti-aging benefits. So take your ten minutes and do something just for you – your undereyes will thank you!

 

 

Main photograph from Shutterstock, model is Lauren O’Brien, makeup by Emily Dimant, photo by ArtChick Photography, all product photos taken from websites listed below.

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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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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Stick it to your New Year’s Resolutions!

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Written by: Sarah Feblin

We’re all about making small changes that can add up to a happier, healthier new year. But we’re also all about cute, inexpensive accessories that can take something plain and make it pretty. Combine the two? Resolutions never looked so good! Instead of cutting your Starbucks runs down or only checking Insta twice a day, why not make some you’ll actually want to keep – with these adorable stickers to remind you of your goals, 2018 is sure to be your best year yet!

 

Each sticker featured below can be found on redbubble.com, a site where independent artists can turn their work into all kinds of products. We’re currently loving the sticker trend, but be sure to check out similar items in each artist’s shop!

 

1) Embrace your inner #girlboss

 

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Who runs the world? Girls. Be your best, empowered self with stickers that will remind everyone that the future is female. Persist and make 2018 the year of girl power!

 

2) Get motivated with a new mantra

 

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Go with the flow with these summery states of mind, perfect for those cold, snowy days when all we want to be is somewhere on a beach! We can’t wait for good vibes and ice cream – so just keep swimming, because we can’t wait for summer 2018!

 

3) Make every day a beach day

 

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Sometimes, when everything is buried under feet and feet of snow, we forget about ocean waves and palm trees. Embrace your inner mermaid in 2018 with these stickers that say “take me to the beach, please!”

 

4) Crush your next semester

 

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Who said science is just for boys? In 2018, we’re proving those nay-sayers wrong. STEM majors, show those periodic tables and physics labs you mean business with a DNA sticker that’s as geek as it is chic. History buff? We have the sticker for you! And no matter what you study, show off your smart girl pride with a sticker that’s as cute as it is sensible.

 

5) Make time for more “me time”

 

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In 2018, we’re treating ourselves! Whether it’s an extra cupcake, a unicorn frappucino, or a Netflix binge-watching marathon, we’re letting ourselves indulge in our favorite things, no matter how #extra some people say we are. (They just don’t understand – it takes work to be this fabulous!)

 

 All photos featured above were taken from redbubble.com.

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DIY Pink Pumpkins

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

Autumn is finally here! Sweater weather has us all excited, as does the one thing you can’t have a PSL without: Pumpkins! Big, small, or in between, decorating pumpkins is one of the best ways to start embracing the new fall season. Whether you’re ready to start getting into the Halloween spirit or searching for the perfect Thanksgiving decor, these pretty pink pumpkins are a great way to add a little flair to any space!

 

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How pretty and unique is this table setting? Picture from Oh Happy Day!

 

Hosting a fall fest for your BFFs? This pumpkin centerpiece is an easy DIY that packs a huge punch! Find the instructions (along with some adorable table setting ideas) here at Oh Happy Day.

 

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Pumpkins need Halloween costumes too! A pretty pumpkin perfectly disguised as a pineapple from Studio DIY.

If you haven’t noticed, we here at Pinkly Perfect love the beach (like, a lot!). However… We’re not fans of fifty degree beach days. Fortunately, even though we can’t be where the sun meets the sea, this pineapple pumpkin from Studio DIY reminds us that it’s never too chilly for a sunshine state of mind!

 

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Photo from Twinspiration.

 

Easy? Check. Budget-friendly? Check. Gorgeous? Check! While these pumpkins may look super-expensive, they’re actually simple to make and won’t break the bank! All you need is paint, tissue paper, and Mod Podge – find the instructions here from Twinspiration.

 

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Yum! These pumpkins from Studio DIY are giving us all sorts of cravings.

These tiny pumpkins (donuts?) look good enough to eat! Make them yourself or host a painting party with your besties – find the recipe here at Studio DIY!

 

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We’re loving how unique this pumpkin is. Picture and DIY instructions from A Beautiful Mess.

 

Even if you’re not the most artistic (because, let’s be real, some days it’s hard to even draw a straight line), you can absolutely whip up a few fabric paint pumpkins anytime! We’ll be surprised if you can restrain yourself to just making one or two. Find the instructions here at A Beautiful Mess!

 

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Best Beach Preservation Organizations to Donate to this Summer

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

What would summer be without beach days? No matter what beach you go to or where in the country you are, long hours spent swimming and sunbathing are a big part of our favorite season – we can’t live without them! But beach days are only as good as the beaches you spend them at, and those beaches rely on our conservation efforts to stay beautiful for many summers to come.

 

Wondering how you can help? Donating to one of the hundreds of beach preservation organizations out there is a great place to start! See below for five of our favorites and make an impact on the beaches you love.

 

Clean Ocean Action is an organization dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s beaches from pollution, trash, and other substances that can be dangerous to wildlife. They also provide current news articles to inform the public about important political and policy developments that may affect the Jersey shore. If you aren’t in a position to make a monetary donation, you can donate your time and participate in one of their Beach Sweeps instead!

 

Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.” Focusing mainly on repopulating and diversifying our oceans, Oceana aims to educate the public and pass legislation to raise awareness and affect change in the way we use the resources that cover 70% of our Earth. If donating money seems like a big commitment, you can sign up to receive their free weekly publication via e-mail, which includes updates about their work and action alerts.

 

The Surfrider Foundation is an organization created by surfers that works to “ensure clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all.” They also have a strong focus on conservation and passing legislation – one of their biggest victories was banning plastic bags, which can be largely harmful to marine life, in many establishments in California. You can donate, sign up for their free newsletter, or find ways to volunteer at your local Surfrider chapter on their website.

 

The Plastic Oceans Foundation aims to educate the public about the dangers of plastic floating in our oceans. Their documentary, A Plastic Ocean, is a great place to start for those who want to learn more! You can donate as much or as little as you would like, and you can even donate to the organization’s other headquarters in the United Kingdom, Canada, or Hong Kong. Or, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for regular updates!

 

Mission Blue, also known as the Sylvia Earle Alliance, educates the public about marine conservation and Hope Spots under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Earle, who has dedicated her life to protecting and researching the ocean and its creatures. To learn more, you can watch their film, Mission Blue, on Netflix or research any of Dr. Earle’s other works (she even has a TED Talk!). Even if you can’t donate, their website is a great resource for those who love the ocean and want to learn more about its depths.

 

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How to Spot a Pinkly Perfect Girl at the Beach

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

With sales already made in 19 different states across the country, Pinkly Perfect is growing now more than ever – which means you probably see other pink-loving fashionistas at the beach every weekend without knowing it. (So sad!) Fortunately for you, we created an easy 5-step guide to help find other Pinkly Perfect girls no matter what state you’re in!

 

1) She never goes anywhere without her trusty tote!

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Pinkly Perfect’s Beach Bag Montauk Tote, $20.00

Any Pinkly Perfect girl knows that a carry-all tote bag is an absolute must. It holds her favorite beach-day essentials in the summer and is a perfect grab-and-go closet must have in the winter. As we’ve always said, half the world’s problems could be solved if only we had something to carry them in! (Also, it’s the perf accessory that goes with literally any outfit. Need we say more?)

 

2) Her beach bag is flawlessly organized.

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Pinkly Perfect’s Newport “You’re Perfect” Cosmetic Bag, $20.00

A Pinkly Perfect girl gets it: Your beach bag holds everything you need for a perfect vacay day. Phone, coffee money, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach reads, games, flip flops – and that’s only the start! Naturally, then, her beach bag can be kind of messy. That’s why she always carries a pouch with her for the small stuff… And the glitter is just an extra bonus!

 

3) She knows who run the world: Girls!

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Pinkly Perfect’s “Boss” Madison Bracelet, $24.00

Pinkly Perfect girls always go after what they want, whether that’s a frappuccino with extra whipped cream or their own fashion line with worldwide press. They are firm believers in girl power and like to share their wisdom with everyone they meet, and what better way to do that than with style?

 

4) Summer is her favorite season.

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Pinkly Perfect’s White Avalon Sweatshirt, $48.00

This one goes without saying, but a Pinkly Perfect girl’s favorite season starts with June and ends with August! While it may not be warm and sunny 365 days a year, a Pinkly Perfect girl is always in a summer state of mind and never stops looking on the bright side. Summer vibes only!

 

5) There’s a lot of beaches in the world, but only one beach is her beach!

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Pinkly Perfect’s Coordinate Keychains (Avalon, shown), $18.00 each

No two beaches are alike, something every Pinkly Perfect girl knows goes without saying. Whether she goes to Avalon, Cape May, or Ocean City, her beach is her happy place, and she’s at her best when she’s by the sea. She carries a little piece of the shore with her wherever she goes, and she’s already planning next year’s Memorial Day trip before Labor Day is over! (She does, however, hide her white shoes just in time.)

 

 

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