Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ten Things You Need To Do Before Summer Ends

With two thirds of our Summer done and gone, we're thinking more about the things that make summer magic, and less about the opportunity to spend stress-free, frivolous days. We got our hair done and our nails done, our skins glowing, and we're enjoying the sun. But with August already through the door, and September right around the corner, our grips on these last few Summer days are getting tighter and tighter. So much adventure is still out there waiting.. it would be a shame to put such a good time to waste! Here are things we recommend NOT missing out on this year.

10. Find The Perfect Bikini
Every girl needs to experience the feeling of slipping into a swimsuit that seems as if it was made for her. You may have to try on a million suits, and you may not find it until the end of the summer. But even if you only wear it once this season... the feeling of knowing you are some serious hot stuff is totally worth it!

9. Big changes
Maybe you've been thinking about dying your hair, or switching up your wardrobe. Maybe you've been toying with the idea of moving across town, into a nicer apartment, or a completely different city altogether. Whether its updating your appearance, or taking the next big step, summer is the perfect time to make a big change. You should always have time to improve your life; you've got time. Put it to great use! Upgrade, lady!

8. Some water time
Whether at the beach, the lake, the river, or your bestie's huge heated pool (complete with all the pool toys a girl could imagine, of course), Summer wouldn't be the same if you didn't spend some of it in the water. Take the time to plan a beach bonfire or a lake trip. Maybe spend a Saturday or two inner-tubing down the river. Just be sure to lather on plenty of sunscreen. And, of course, bring a few cute boys for good measure.

7. Learn how to Dish it out, and eat it too
There's nothing more rewarding than knowing you can make a kick a** meal. Your friends will love you. Your taste buds will love you. And nothing wins people over quite like food. In need of some recipe inspiration? Just take a few minutes to scroll through Pinterest. I guarantee you won't be leaving your kitchen the next few days.

6. Hit the music scene
We should all take a moment to just get completely lost in music. Hit a festival, or finally go see your favorite band play live. Go see that artist you've been telling everyone you're going to see for the last three years. Not all of us have the funds (or the transportation)- it happens. But that shouldn't stop you from checking out the local music scene, or picking up an instrument yourself. Just listen.. and let the music flow.

5. Have a Summer Photoshoot
You don't have to have an expensive dslr with fancy lenses to be a photographer. You need an eye, a muse, and something to capture a story with. Summer weather is too beautiful for you not to take advantage of it! Get your girls, your swimsuit, your favorite dress, and a camera (or phone) and have your very own fashion shoot. Memories you already have pictures of! 

4. At least one Wild Night
Going all Project X might be a little extreme. But I'm a firm believer that every Summer should have at least one totally unpredictable, out-of-control, sleepless night. Spend it not being afraid to do exactly what you want, exactly when you want. 

3. Give your time
Doing something for someone else in need creates a ripple effect. When the person you did something kind for sees someone else in need, you know what they are going to do? They are going to think of you- and in that moment you will have just inspired someone to do something kind for someone else. Help a friend or volunteer at a local shelter. It doesn't matter how you do it. At the end of the Summer you'll be able to say you made the world a better place. And you'll earn some serious points from everyone you know.

2. Summer romance
There's something about summer that can make the time you spend with someone magical. Have a summer fling. Fall in love. Reconnect with your significant. Fall in love all over again. There's nothing quite like a Summer Romance. Life should be about collecting experiences, and this definitely an experience worth looking into.

1. Go on an Adventure
It doesn't matter where, and it doesn't matter when. Go on a road trip with your girls, or explore that part of town you've never had time to check out. Maybe even get in your car and drive- with no map, no GPS, and no plans. Just drive any street you've never been to before until you have the urge to stop and check something out. Learn about yourself while exploring the unknown.

1 comment:

  1. This is actually pretty cool. If only there was a guy one lol :)


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