10 Summer Beach Bag Essentials

10 Summer Beach Bag Essentials

10 Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Summer is officially here and you know what that means – time to hit the beach, enjoy some fun in the sun, and travel on a vacation or two. There are few things quite as glorious as a day soaking up the sun with the waves crashing nearby, and the summer season is the perfect time to enjoy it. If you’re looking to make a full-day trip to the sand, it’s essential that you pack your beach bag accordingly. Forgetting sunblock or water can quickly turn your day from fab to drab. Check out our list of 10 summer bag essentials. Continue reading

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Get your ‘bikini body’ for the beach!

Beach (Image Credit: Flickr User |vvaldzen|)

Beach (Image Credit: Flickr User |vvaldzen|)

How many times do we see this phrase splashed across magazines and captioning “inspiration” photos online? In the months leading up to the summer the media and the internet become obsessed with the idea of being “bikini ready;” and along come mountains of articles about getting into shape for the summer, the perfect workouts to look good in a swimsuit, diet plans, fashion tips for hiding your “problem areas”… Essentially everything to make women (and men!) feel bad about themselves and their bodies. Every day we are constantly being bombarded with images of the ideal body type, and the society we live in has become fixated with our appearances. This stream of images is possibly at its worst at this time of the year. Inspiration and motivation are positive tools if used well, but the idea of a bikini body definitely gets taken too far and becomes an unhealthy preoccupation. Continue reading