In the pool but your cellphone addiction won’t leave you alone? Pop your cellphone into a Ziploc bag. That way, you don’t have to worry about water damage when you reach for your phone with wet hands.
Heading out for a day of summer activities and need to pack some hydration with you? Take a water bottle, fill it half full with water and stick it sideways in the freezer overnight. The next day, pop any liquid you’d like in there to keep it cool all day long.
Nothing is worse then when you’re out and about and you break a flip flop! Keep a bread bag tag in your purse for a quick fix! Simply put the sandal tong back through the hole in the sandal and secure underneath with the bread tag. Easy peasy!
So you’re out at the beach all day, enjoying the sunshine and relaxing in the water. When you get up to put your shoes back on… they’re covered in sand. And let’s be real, that stuff follows you around forever. Get rid of that pesky sand by putting baby powder on your feet. It sticks to the sand and makes it ALL brush right off.
As amazing as laying in the sun all day is, we need to be careful. Sometimes though, we do forget to add on some protection and come home looking.. a little lobstery. Help soothe that burn by putting some Aloe Vera Gel into ice cube trays and freezing them. The aloe will help the burn heal and that ice cold touch will help soothe.
The season shoe switch is a real thing. We do more walking and therefore tend to opt more for flats. If you’re like me, you prefer your flats without the added bulk of socks. The sockless life tends to be a rather, unpleasant smelling one. Fix this by putting a tea bag in your shoes overnight. The teabag will absorb any odours leaving you feet smelling fresh all day!
As stated in number 7, the great season shoe switch happens this time of year. Sandals, as cute as they are, can cause some serious toe rubbing and with that can cause blisters. Fix this by rubbing some antiperspirant on your tootsies! The added lubrication will cause less friction. Less friction= less blisters!
This added heat can make any makeup masterpiece turn into an oily disaster. Fix this by grabbing some coffee filters, cutting them into smaller squares and patting them on your face. They will soak up all the extra oil and leave your makeup looking flawless! (added hack: grab a bag of 100 filters from the dollar store for under $2!! cutting them into smaller squares can make hundreds!)
Not feeling heavy makeup in the heat, but still like the coverage? Then girl.. I have got the perfect hack for you! Let’s just say: best for last! Grab any concealer (I love Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer for this) and mix a small amount with your daily moisturizer and VOILA! Tinted Moisturizer! Not only is it tinted.. but you have that full, flawless coverage that you love without any heavy feeling! You’re welcome <3
It’s hot out there!! Cool off with these delicious frozen treats <3
CUCUMBER HONEYDEW MARGARITA POPSICLES
Makes five 2-and-1/4-oz. popsicles
1 cup honeydew juice (approximately a whole melon weighing 1lb)
1/3 cup cucumber juice (approximately half a cucumber weighing 5oz.)
½ cup tequila
1 tablespoon triple sec
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon mint simple syrup (recipe follows)
3 large mint sprigs
(You will have more syrup than you need. Save for other cocktail uses.
· 1/2 cup water
· 1/2 cups sugar
· 1 cup mint leaves, loosely packed
1. Place sugar and water in a pot over heat until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and place mint leaves in mixture and muddle. Allow mint leaves to steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard leaves. (Depending on the fineness of the sieve tiny pieces may remain).
1. Place the honeydew and cucumber in a food processor or a blender and process until everything is pureed. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and mint syrup and process for another 20-30 seconds to blend well. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.
2. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.
BERRY-LIME-COCONUT YOGURT ICE POPS
makes about 8 medium-sized ice pops
8 oz mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries etc.)
juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed
3½ Tbsp sugar
16 oz Greek yogurt
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut milk (with cream)
big pinch of salt
1. Mix together the berries, lime juice, and 1 Tbsp of sugar. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then mash roughly with a fork. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, coconut milk (with cream), 2 1/2 Tbsp of sugar, and salt. Fold in the berries — juice and all — but make sure to leave streaks.
3. Fill ice pop molds and freeze for about 30 minutes to an hour, then insert ice pop sticks halfway. Freeze until solid — about 4 hours or overnight.
4. To unmold, dip the popsicle molds in running water or leave out for a few minutes.
Note on coconut milk: make sure to stir together the cream and milk in the coconut milk before using.
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
2 small ripe avocados
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh into a bowl, along with the cooled syrup and salt. Mash and stir until smooth. (You can also do this in a blender, but we just stirred by hand.) Add the lime juice and stir just until combined.
Divide the mixture among your popsicle molds, snap on the lid and freeze until solid, about 5 hours.
NUTELLA FUDGE POPS
Blend all ingredients until super-smooth. (We used a food processor, and we thawed the bananas a tiny bit so they’d blend.) Eat as ice cream, or scoop into popsicle molds (or paper cups) and freeze for fudgsicles.
STRAWBERRY COCONUT PEANUT BUTTER POPSICLES
Acid green, bitter lime, chartreuse, electric crimson and fluorescent pink…..
If you’re sitting there having Flashbacks of dancing in your room, hairbrush in hand, while singing Pat Benatar in the best off key way you know how… then you know that I am talking about neon. Thanks to Oscar de la Renta and celebrities like Julie Bowen, this 80’s craze is now becoming “haute” stuff. Now before you bring out your scrunchies and start teasing your hair… let’s have a little chat about the do’s and the don’ts.
DO: KEEP IT SIMPLE
Wearing neon is like texting in all caps.. so be ready for it. There is a very fine line to cross into Boy George land. Pair neon with a neutral like ivory, peach or even lilac.
DON’T: CHANNEL BIG BIRD
You know what I’m talking about.. don’t do it. Just.. don’t
DO: GO FOR A POP
Pop’s of neon can brighten any outfit, and day. Whether you have some facetime with a swipe of neon pink lipstick or a small bright cross body handbag, a small pop of the colour can go a long way.
DON’T: LOOK LIKE AN EXTRA FROM A WHAM VIDEO
Read above… just a pop of neon.. not the whole club pack.
Now go forth and be bright!
Can you believe it? The music festival season is about to kick off! Who knew that the year could fly by so fast! Over here at Frakas we want to make sure that you are ready for your best music festival season yet so we have come up with some ways to get you looking amazing from head to toe!
Let’s start with your head! We all know that Coachella is 3 days and sometimes you don’t have time to get your hair done but still want to look great (greasy hair and all). Here is a 3 day hair tutorial on how you can look your best with no heat and no product.
Make sure to check out our Instagram for daily updates on how you can look your best this music festival season!
Peace n Love!
I woke up this morning thinking.. “Oh no, it’s here.. Monday found me!” All I wanted to do was pull the blankets over my head and tell responsibility I wasn’t ready for it today. But alas, my coffee craving overpowered the desire to sleep so off I went to face the day with my new caffeine fueled enthusiasm.
Walking into work after a weekend, nothing can really prepare you for what you will face that day. I felt it as soon as I stepped in the door. That feeling that can only be described as butterflies that had too much Redbull. It crept from my stomach and warmed in my throat. I couldn’t catch my breath, I couldn’t form proper sentences, but there it was… A full blown Brand Crush! It seems over the weekend we got in a TON of new stock and what I was seeing was nothing short of love. The colours, the textures and oh my.. the cuts! I had to touch them, try them on, see every single item that we got in because they were too beautiful not to!
It seems that MinkPink has buried a hole in my heart and built a home in there. As I draped myself in these fabulous flowing fabrics it dawned on me…… FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US! In just a couple of short weeks the season will begin and I don’t know about you, but I want to be prepared.
With my Monday now being filled with childlike excitement of a new found love, I knew I had to share it with everyone and spread it around. Here at Frakas, we have come up with a list of some of the “must haves” you will need for this Music Festival Season, using some of our new beloved MinkPink gear, to make this season your best one yet! Take a look, fall in love, and make your Monday the best one yet!
MinkPink “Native Story” Slasher shorts, MinkPink “Shipwrecked” Tank, MinkPink “Festival Addict” Tank, Flower crown, BohoMarks Metallic Tattoos, bangles, fringe purse, statement necklace, dry shampoo and BoxedWater to keep you hydrated! Can you say OBSESSED?
We are heading back to the Seventies!
You heard it right, the Seventies. If we can take anything away from the most previous Fashion Week it’s that influences from hippie chic, patchworks of vintage prints, mixes of patterns, and subtle (and not so subtle) nods to the era are what are making a rapid comeback. Here at Frakas we have been channelling our inner bohemian goddess’s and letting the eclectic mix of colours,patterns and textures take us away. Dust off the old platforms and set your Instagram filter to “1977” because this one is going to carry you all the way through to the end of Summer!