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It’s a pool party over at ModCloth, and you’re invited! With so many bikinis and one pieces to pick from, you’re bound to find a standout look that suits your style. And while you’re at it, check out ModCloth’s exploration of so-called “ideal” beach bodies in their new Swim-fographic! It’s an intriguing look at how arbitrarily beauty standards have changed over time. Of course, ModCloth knows that every body is a beach body — the only requirements are a beach, your bod, and a swimsuit you can’t wait to flaunt!



Hi! Today I stumbled upon something amazing! It was the global survey, My World 2015. For the first time in history, the UN had set up a web page where you can cast a vote for pressing global issues you want to see the UN tackle. Most of these issues are already being dealt with by the UN, but it’s important for the people who represent us to remember that these are issues that not only matter to all of us, but also affect those of us who most of the time do not get a direct say in the matter. If you’re curious to see what 6 issues I picked out of the presented 16 take a look here.

You can visit the website, cast your vote and help spread awareness. If just voting isn’t enough for you then you may want to check out World We Want 2015 and perhaps even compete in a challenge to raise awareness here.

Hope you have a great day!


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Everyone needs a bit of a pick me up from time to time.  Even on the days when the sun shines the brightest, a little bit of something “special” may be just the thing to instantly put a smile on your face.

1. Put on your favorite music and bust a move. I bet you have a song that puts a smile on your face as soon as you hear the first couple of notes, it is time to make up a special dance to go with it. Dancing will get your heart pumping and double as exercise releasing endorphins and dopamine.  It is instant gratification and will leave you humming the tune for the rest of the day.

2. Get some fresh flowers to put in a vase. Better yet, don’t only buy yourself a bouquet, buy one for your friend, colleague, and common workspace area. Knowing that you’ve made someone’s day special and seeing them smile will be sure to put a smile across your face also. Happiness is contagious and smiles can spread faster than wildfires.

3. Go for a walk. Take a breather. Enjoy the great outdoors, let yourself think about something else and focus on the simplicity of the beauty surrounding you. Call a friend to tag along if you are in the mood for company, a different perspective might be all you need.

4. Cut yourself some slack. There might be a million things you need and should be doing at the moment, but going in with a bad attitude will not do you any favors. Recharge and clear your head before tackling the mountain of responsibility.

5. Pick your battles carefully and manage your time wisely. There are things that you can’t control, no matter what you do, smile and move on to things you can.

Whether you have a special event to go to or plan on lounging about, there’s something magical about slipping into a floral frock. As I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors and in gardens, flowers have become a source of inspiration which is now translating even into my personal style. Whenever I wear a floral summer dress, I immediately think of garden parties and tea time. A bit of fun and folly enjoyed in a gorgeous dress. Here are some of my favorite ones from Modcloth. I hope you enjoy!

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Floral Summer Dresses


1. Garden of Glamour Dress ($99.99) 2. Enchanting Indeed Dress ($109.99) 3.  Spellbinding Ability Dress in Grape ($129.99) 4. Meadow My Gosh Dress ($59.99) 5. Stop, Popover, and Stroll Dress ($49.99) 6. Daintiness on Display Dress ($54.99) 7. Vacation Calls Dress ($54.99) 8. Bride and Bloom dress ($114.99)

This is all I do. By now I have got it down to a 5 minute routine, perhaps even less and it really is a barely there make up look. I would love to cut back even further on what I use. The ultimate goal is to use as little as possible and make the switch to completely natural products. My makeup bag is almost empty as I have nearly cured myself of the habit of buying items I don’t need and end up not using. There is however one makeup item that I can not resist and it is my ultimate weak spot- lipsticks. My kryptonite :). What is your beauty/make up guilty pleasure?

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