We get the point — as good as the sun may feel (and it does), it’s not actually good for you. Now that the breaking news is out, let’s talk specifics. The sun’s rays aren’t only harmful to your skin; they also wreak havoc on your hair. Days spent lazing at the beach, by the pool, or even just strolling street-side in the city zaps the moisture and color (if you have it) out of strands, leaving you not with the loose Gisele ringlets of our collective dreams but rather a stripped, lifeless, crackling crowning accessory. Sea salt and chlorine also happen to be mane enemies, so if you’re not caring for your hair after partaking in seasonal festivities, then you definitely won’t like what you have to deal with come September. With maintenance in mind, here are my nine picks for products, both pre- and post-emptive, that will help your hair keep its cool.
There are so many myths about summer safety, it’s a wonder anyone has any fun. Heard that poison ivy is contagious? Not true. Scared of swallowing watermelon seeds? They’ll just pass through you. The Washington Post debunks a host of summer myths:
Mosquitoes love people who taste sweet? Nope—mosquitoes are more into your breath. They pursue the heat, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid in it, says a doctor. But it is true that you shouldn’t scratch your bites; that could cause an infection. Read more …
In case you haven’t noticed (or you live in a different hemisphere), it’s freakin’ hot out, you guys. When the weather’s this steamy, it’s really tempting to give up on your hair, but trust us, you can make those greasy roots work for you! Here are five of our favorite sexy summer hairstyles that are surprisingly simple to replicate at home. Click through to check ‘em out!
Based on a very unscientific opinion survey, approximately 90% of people think red wine fudgesicles are proof of divine intervention, while the other 10 percent (ahem, Julie) gags at the thought of them. If you’re part of the majority who would love a refreshing lick of wine and chocolate on a stick, check out the recipe here. Cheers to summer! [A Beautiful Mess]
I don’t know about the rest of the world — or the rest of the country, for that matter — but it’s depressingly hot at my latitude and longitude. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm weather and sunshine, but I also like to look fairly presentable, and that is not happening right now. This city is a sauna, and there is no hope for me. Because a hot, flushed face is basically my main accessory right now, I’m making a conscious effort to keep refreshing facial mists at my disposal. Though one in the bag will never have quite the same cooling effect as one that’s been chilling in the fridge all day, a burst of a skin-soothing, lightly fragranced water is enough to get my simmering brain, if not my appearance (I’m beyond help), back on track. Here are 10 spritzes (some purse-sized, others larger) that will bring you back to life when the heat is dragging you down.
Here at The Frisky, we adore summer. There’s something about the sunshine, long days, and breezy nights that makes us feel like anything is possible. Now’s the time to take chances, try new things, and live life to the fullest. To get the season started off right, we’ve compiled a list of 50 things to do, try, see, and eat to make this summer one to remember. Share it with your friends. Print it out for easy reference. And check back in the fall and let us know how you did. Here’s to a Frisky summer! Keep reading »
Whenever summer rolls around I look forward to hot days, gorgeous nights, skimpy sundresses, and sangria. But there’s one thing about this amazing season that fills me with dread, that makes me sigh dramatically as I unpack my summer wardrobe, that makes me cringe at the thought of an afternoon stroll through the park. Two words, my friends: thigh chafing.
According to fashion magazines and fitness shows and hipster photos on Pinterest, all women are supposed to have a generous gap between our thighs (judging from Pinterest, ideally the gap should be large enough to frame a picture of the sunset). I’ve been many different weights in my life, but honestly, I can’t remember a time when my thighs didn’t touch. In the fall and winter when I’m always wearing tights or pants, this isn’t a problem at all. In the summer, when I’m wearing mini skirts and breezy dresses, it is a huge problem… Keep reading »
It’s the first day of summer. Time to hit the beach! I can’t make it out ‘til this weekend, but my nails are so already there. Here are my “Seaside In Aguadilla” nails, the design I reference in the new July Issue of Marie Claire (check me out on page 162!). Except, this sand came straight from the shore The Ramones made famous: Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach!
And now I’ll let you in on a secret: I got my sand to stick with a nail art must have—Color Club’s Nail Art Sealer. That stuff is a magical bonding topcoat for 3D effects! You should be able to find it at Sally Beauty Supply.
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Summer is finally here, and so are the ubiquitous crash diet plans and pressure to get a “bikini body,” whatever that means. Here’s an idea: how about we stop trying to change our bodies and start celebrating them instead? To get started, check out these 10 fun, easy ways to show your body some love over the next few months… Keep reading »
God bless Drew Droege, for his hilarious and completely over-the-top impressions of Chloe Sevigny. Here, Chloe directs us on how to throw the best barbecue in the world, which involves “mung bean fricasse” and “sher-bert,” of course. [YouTube]