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11 Reasons Why Camping Is The Best

Your Summer To-Do List
Here are 50 ways to make this the best summer ever! Read More »
Playlist: Girls Of Summer
An all-girl summer jam mix by Julie. Read More »
Summer Myths Debunked
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Camping is, admittedly, not for everyone, but it’s also not as tough as many people think. You probably are not going to get eaten by a bear or start a forest fire.  Here are just a few of the many reasons why camping is totally awesome. It is time to face your fears and get outside! As an avid camper and outdoorswoman, I’ve also included my own tips tips to make sure your first time camping isn’t your last.

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8 Pressing Questions I Have About Michigan’s Annual Mud Day

Baby Rhino In The Mud
A baby rhino learns how to roll in the mud with her mama. Read More »
BTD: Umbrian Clay
Better skin through mud? No way! Read More »
Your Summer To-Do List
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mud day

Yesterday, the 26th annual Mud Day took place in Westland, Michigan. In case you missed it, Mud Day consists of children ages 12 and under getting down in a 75-by-100-foot mud pit. At the end of the day, the Mud King and Mud Queen for “most creative uses for mud” are crowned. The Western Wayne Hazmat team is involved in clean-off the kids. Needless to say, I am fascinated and more than a little hurt and disappointed that grownups are not allowed.

But despite these findings, I am still pretty confused about this day of mud. Here  is what I desperately need to know: Keep reading »

Let’s All Play The Frisky’s Beach Blanket Bingo Game!

Let's All Play The Frisky's Beach Blanket Bingo Game

Maybe, like us, you’ve been going to the beach a lot lately. Cool, right? But man, you can See Some Things there. We thought you might want something to do in between the magazine-reading and SPF-applying and gawking at strangers, so we’ve created this fun Beach Blanket Bingo game. To play, you simply print out and cart with you to the beach. The first person to spot all the items in a row — horizontally, vertically or diagonally — wins a prize! The prize, aside from the ability to lord it over your friends in the observational skills category, can be of your choosing. But hey, you’re smart, so think big. In case you’re unsure, an explanation for each item is after the jump! Keep reading »

14 Reasons Summer Is The Best Season (In GIFs)

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BBQ Blunders
We will not make the same mistakes this BBQ season. Read More »
Summer Myths Debunked
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14 Reasons Summer Is The Best Season

Not that you actually needed any reasons to be convinced that summer is the best. You already know it. From swimming with friends to working on your tan to French kissing outdoors, here are some GIFs to remind you why summer is the shit. Keep reading »

The 11 Stages Of A Surprise Sunburn

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Playlist: Beach, Bitch!
Amelia's playlist will help your suntan stay longer. True fact. Read More »
11 stages of surprise sunburn

We are all too familiar with the abusive nature of the sun. It’s like that snake cane Jafar carries around with him that makes you do whatever he wants. It’s alluring and inviting one minute, and just when you think you’re safe and call it quits, you can’t bend your knees without cringing in pain for a week. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Think of this, along with a healthy does of sunscreen, as your support group.

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Endless Summer: 10 Things You Need To Have The Best Beach Day Ever

Playlist: Beach, Bitch!
Amelia's playlist will help your suntan stay longer. True fact. Read More »
summer fun at the beach

We’re fresh back from our first weekends at the beach, and are basically counting down the hours until we can go back again. Schlepping a load of crap to and from the sand can be a pain in the butt, which is why we’ve put together a list of the perfect items to have a great day at the beach. After the jump, check our check list of must-have beach items. Keep reading »

Makeup Bag: 5 Subtle Glow-Boosting Bronzers

Exhibit A: I am not an expert on tanning, or anything even remotely having to do with tanning. My skin glows under those neon lights at the bowling alley. I am, however, sort of an expert (I flatter myself) on faking a healthy summer glow, when the last thing I am in actuality is healthy and/or glowing. Yep, I’m a bronzer connoisseur, and not Snooki-style — I’m all about all bronzers subtle, sheer, and “natural”-looking. Basically, anything that will help me to look less like I just clawed my way out of a mole tunnel. Whether you’re pale pale pale like I am, or just in need of a boost, these 5 bronzers will let the light in … Keep reading »

Multitasking Makeup
Brightening bases for effortless summer skin! Read More »
Bright Spring Color
Lips, eyes, and cheeks - we've got it covered. Read More »

According To NYFW, Black Is The New Black For Next Summer

Spring and summer fashion is generally pretty predictable insofar as it is, well, summery — think airy, diaphanous fabrics in light, muted colors accented by eye-catching brights, and you’ve just about hit the nail on the head every time. As the S/S 2013 shows crop up, we get a good glimpse at what to expect come next year … and is it just me, or is it all turning out to be a bit darker than usual? That’s not to say that the season’s requisite lightness, comparably more cheerful than that of Autumn/Winter styles, has been sacrificed in favor of deeper, moodier hues; it’s just that all of the whites and pastels are offset by a whole lot of black. I’m the last to complain — black is the predominate color in my wardrobe — so yes, I am unquestionably biased, but I think the contrast serves to make the clothes all the more striking. Are you, like me, thrilled that some of your favorite black pieces might just make the spring/summer cut, or are you all about the whites and brights come June, regardless of what the runway dictates? [Style.com]

Celebs At NYFW
The first wave of famous faces at Fashion Week in NYC! Read More »
Liberty Ross At NYFW
The scorned wife of Rupert Sanders walked the runway at Wang. Read More »

23 Stock Photo Models Whose Summer Was Better Than Yours

Labor Day fast approaches. Which it means it’s time for me to be depressed that I didn’t go to the beach as many times as I promised myself I would. Blah. Summer never really unfurls in the idyllic way it does in my mind. But there is one place where summer is always perfect. Stock Photo Land! What the hell is this woman so happy about? That she has the world’s largest straw hat? Screw her! Let’s take our end-of-summer angst out on these stock photo models who, apparently, had a way better summer than the rest of us. Assholes.

 

Summer Myths Debunked
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Summer Fling!
It's not too late for an end-of-summer fling! Read More »

Makeup Bag: 8 Essential Products For Holding On To Summer All Year Long

I hate to admit it, but the calendar doesn’t lie: September is approaching, and fast. It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for spring, which turned out to be practically nonexistent, before summer came on hot and heavy. I may be in the minority here, but I would take a gloriously sunny, breezy late-August or early-September day over the oppressive humidity of July. Don’t get me wrong — that doesn’t mean I’m not feeling the universal sadness that comes with the end of the summer, but I’m definitely looking forward to cooler, more jeans-appropriate weather. For those of you who take the end of the season just a little bit harder than I, I understand, and to make things a little easier for you I’ve rounded up a selection of products that will give you that summer lovin’ feeling all year long, or at least until the next time June rolls around.

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