7 Things That Will Make Your Summer Sweeter in Just 5 Minutes
Everyone kicks off Summer with the mentality that it'll be the best one yet. But while other people are waiting for spontaneous plans to come their way or are gearing up for big vacations, you can take Summer into your own hands. Better yet, it won't even take you more than five minutes to get the ball rolling. Ahead, we're sharing seven ridiculously easy things that can pack a major punch.
Apply a Rosy Lip and Cheek Stain
If your beauty look has been feeling less than exciting, try adding a little color. True to the simplified spirit of Summer, a roll-on cream stain that pulls double duty on your lips and cheeks is key to your new-and-improved makeup routine. We suggest opting for a rosy color for a naturally bright flush.
Try a New Hairstyle
Though Instagram-worthy braids can seem intimidating at first glance, most can be done quicker than you'd ever guess. Next time you're feeling ambitious, switch up your go-to hairstyle by adding in a cute braid for instant flair. The most time-sensitive options? Dutch braids — where each strand goes under the previous instead of over — or rope braids, which use two strands instead of three.
Sip a Drink That'll Make You Smile
If you're like us, there are two things that are nearly impossible to suppress: a sweet tooth and a coffee obsession. For a treat that'll feel like a match made in heaven, pick up a Starbucks® Frappuccino® chilled coffee drink the next time you're on the way to enjoy a Summer activity. Whether classic vanilla is your style or you're willing to branch out and try flavors like dulce de leche (a smooth blend of coffee with sweet caramelized milk), we promise gulping one down will be the best part of your day.
Throw On an Eye-Catching Dress
Not only can clothes speak volumes about who you are, but they can also change or reflect how you're feeling at any moment. To bring an immediate wave of good vibes to your day, kick it off by slipping into a patterned dress in a girlie silhouette. You'll feel so good that your mood will be infectious all day long.
Peruse a Farmers Market
Even if you're not planning to take anything home, strolling through a farmers market is always a good idea. Just like window shopping, catching a glimpse and breathing in the scents of perfectly ripe peaches, colorful veggies, and blossoming sunflowers can change how you're feeling in a flash.
Break Out the Shoes You’ve Been Saving
We've all got those special shoes stashed in our closets, waiting for their time to shine. Though you may have been holding out hope for an important event to debut them at, sometimes you just have to create those memorable moments yourself. We promise they'll put a spring back into your step.
Light a Candle to Infuse Your Space
While most Summer plans lure you out of the house, your home base should feel just as exciting as everywhere else. To inject sweetness into your space, stock your shelves with candles to light whenever you need a pick-me-up. No matter how long you burn them, amazing aromas will transform your space with warm coconut, zesty fruit, or refreshing beach scents and bring the feelings of Summer indoors.