Easy and Creative Pink Halloween Costumes

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Always waiting until the last minute to figure out your Halloween costume? Ever end up staying in and eating endless servings of candy instead of going out because you’re too wiped to put a creative outfit together? (Hint: that is always me.) While we love the idea of watching scary movies with our besties and digging into Hershey Kisses instead of standing in a crowded apartment party drinking jungle juice, we’re all about embracing Halloween this year and have perfect pink costumes to recommend that are creative and easy!

 

Pink Animal Cracker:

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We saw this one on Brit + Co and are completely obsessed! Simply buy an inexpensive pink dress like this one from Lulu’s and glue on big multi-colored poms. Pick up a pair of animal ears (or dig out from last year’s costume—no judgment here), and spray-paint them pink and glue on more poms. Bring the costume to the next level and carry a tub of pink animal crackers around with you as a snack for you and your friends.

 

Mean Girls on Wednesday:

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Looking to dress up with your squad this year but don’t want to shop? We’ve got you so covered. Grab an old pink cardigan, mini skirt, tank, and put a full face of makeup on and your highest heels and be the cast of Mean Girls on Wednesday. Or, be Cady Heron and steal one of your dad’s pink polo shirts and wear with your favorite jeans and sneakers. With the recent announcement of Mean Girls on Broadway, this costume idea is so fetch!

 

 

Starbucks Pink Drink:

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From the unicorn drink to pumpkin spice-everything, why doesn’t anyone go to Starbucks for black coffee anymore?! If you bought into the “pink drink” fad (hint: it’s their strawberry acai refresher made with coconut milk), consider using it as inspiration for your Halloween attire. Wear a pink dress and tape the Starbucks logo on your chest and paint on scattered strawberries. Wear a green headband (or green tights!) to replicate the branded straw and you’re all set!

 

What other pink Halloween costume ideas do you have?! Let us know in the comments section!

 

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July 4th To Do List: As Told by The Seven Guide

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Written by: Brea Mealey, Founder of The Seven Guide & S E I Z E

 

The Fourth of July is, hands down, my favorite holiday weekend of the summer! The barbecues, fireworks, and red, white and blue everything makes for the quintessential shore weekend. To soak in all the Island has to offer this Fourth, I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite new spots, along with tips for navigating each!

Shore Juice

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#1. Kickstart your morning with a refreshing acai bowl from Shore Juice, tucked away in Harbor Square on 96th Street.  Little known fact is that Shore Juice offers a slew of bowl add-ons, like cacao nibs, goji berries, chia seeds, nutella, and pink Himalayan sea salt…none of which are listed on the menu!

 

PICK: The Nutty Bowl plus Pink Himalayan sea salt + a drizzle of nutella

Maryanne’s Pastry Shoppe

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#2. While Maryanne’s Pastry Shoppe is a Sea Isle City veteran (since 1944!), they’re a relatively new player in the Seven Mile Island donut scene. Maryanne’s donuts, pastries, and crumb buns are made from scratch every day, with scrupulous attention to quality of ingredients (5 different types of sugar go into their donuts, alone!).

 

PICK: Filled Donuts, particularly the Powdered Cream

Located on the corner of 95th + 3rd.

The Watering Hull

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#3. This second story restaurant and bar will instantly give you all the Island feels. With outdoor seating lined with twinkly lights, live music, and bountiful fresh seafood, The Watering Hull is our go-to spot for dinner and after-dinner drinks.

 

PICK: Build-Your-Own Poké Bowl with coconut quinoa, tuna, and citrus ponzu (a new addition to the summer 2017 menu!).

Located on the second level of Harbor Square.

 

#4. Soak in every last minute of daylight with a guided sunset Stand-Up-Paddleboard tour. Sunset SUP tours typically last 1.5 – 2 hours and leave from Harbor Outfitters’ location at 21st + The Bay. Be sure to apply some bug spray ahead of time, just in case!

Avalon Seafood

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#5. An oldie but goodie, Avalon Seafood offers the best take-out seafood platters. Pick up your dinner and walk a block or two to the bay to enjoy with a chilled bottle of rosé while the sun goes down.

 

PICK: Lobster Roll with corn on the cob

Located on 29th + Ocean. 

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Beachy Gifts for Mother’s Day

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“There is nothing a girl can’t accomplish with the help of an amazing mom.” This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much she means to you with the help of Pinkly Perfect’s summer inspired fashion and accessories. With Memorial Day quickly approaching, these gifts are perfect for a mom who can’t wait to be beach bound this summer.

 

Check out our picks!

 

Avalon Sweatshirt, Indigo Heather ($48)

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We love all of our Avalon Sweatshirts! But our favorite this season is our Indigo Heather sweatshirt with pink ice cream cone and flamingo patches. Perfect for lounging around this summer or for a nighttime walk along the water, our Avalon Sweatshirt is an item you will totally need to borrow. Buy it with our “happy place” keychain and gift with a bouquet of her favorite pink flowers.

 

Madison Bracelet, Boss ($24)

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Is your mom the boss of the household? If so, help her embrace her #boss status with our metallic gold Madison Bracelet. Pair it with a gift card for her favorite coffee shop for a perfect gift she can really enjoy!

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Life Goal #1: More beach days. ($20)

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If your mom’s counting down to summer (who isn’t?!), send her a Newport Cosmetic Bag with pink “Life Goal #1: More beach days.” Our cosmetic bags are our top selling item and are large enough to hold everything from makeup to snacks to an iPad mini. Gift with her favorite shore sweet and a certificate for beach tags for a beach-themed gift.

 

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Pinkly’s Perfect for Easter: Shop Gifts

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Last week I posted an article highlighting my favorite pink peep recipes. This week, my mind is racing for perfect little treat ideas for my VIP beach lovers. Easter’s one of my favorite holidays because it’s more about little gifts and lots of pretty pastel candies! Below are some ideas for small and inexpensive Pinkly Perfect items that can make perfect gifts from the Easter bunny this weekend.

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Summer Reminders ($20)

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Instead of putting your jelly beans and Cadbury eggs in a pink basket, opt for a Newport Cosmetic Bag instead. It’s the perfect size to toss little gifts and sweets and requires no cleanup since the “basket” is part of the gift! Perfect.

 

Happy Place Keychain ($18)

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Our made in the USA leather keychain featuring “my happy place” is the perfect item to stash in your Newport Cosmetic Bag. What we love about the keychain is how many perfect summer colors it comes in, like clearwater blue, petal pink, and peach. It can apply to anything…home, beach house, or if you’re really lucky (like me!), office keys. Shop it online or at Gifted in Robbinsville, NJ.

 

Madison Bracelet, Seahorse ($24)

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Why not add a little reminder of summer vacation arriving so soon! Our metallic leather bracelets featuring a seahorse imprint are a perfect Easter gift because they’re tiny and super cute!

 

All of our products featured above are made in the USA and sold at pinklyperfect.com. Select items available at Gifted (Robbinsville, NJ), Serendipity Shops of Avalon (Avalon, NJ), Serendipity Shops of Doylestown (Doylestown, PA), Mia’s Christmas Gallery (Ocean City, NJ), and Pete Smith’s Surf Shop (Cape May, NJ). Check back in to see the entire list of way more stores who will be carrying our perfect summer inspired fashion and accessories starting next month!

 

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Easy Pink Peep Recipes

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Valentine’s Day may be Pinkly Perfect’s favorite non-summer holiday but Easter is a close second! We love everything from the pretty pastel colors to the delicious sweets to little gifts from the Easter bunny.

 

Last year I made s’mores with pink peeps (see picture below) and I was so inspired to see what other treats I could make with my favorite Easter indulgence.

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I landed on Peep Chocolate Bars. I can’t keep secrets, especially when I’m excited, so here’s a picture of them cooling off from the oven. Yum!

 

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How pretty?! Would you believe me if I said they were as easy as they are cute? Because they are.

 

Simply buy chocolate cake mix (or whatever cake mix you prefer—I was and am always craving chocolate), eggs, oil, pink peeps (about twenty), and pastel M&Ms.

 

Make the chocolate cake mix according to directions and while they’re baking, chop up some peeps. Take the cake out of the oven with 5 minutes left to bake and sprinkle the peeps and pretty pink M&Ms over the top.

 

Take out of the oven when cook time is over and let cool before diving in!

 

What are some of your favorite variations of the classic Easter treats? Let us know in the comments section!

 

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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

 

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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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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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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!

 

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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!

 

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