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Jun 8, 2017

Summer Makeup 2017: Top 7 Cosmetic Essentials For A Perfect Beach Day

Looking pretty on the beach definitely, has its challenges. The blazing sun is neither your hair nor your skins best...

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Jun 8, 2017

Cute Swimsuits 2017: Top 7 Swimsuits For Beach Season

The sun is out and it is time to get ready to do some serious beachin’. The beach can be...

Jun 17, 2016

10 Beaches That Will Worsen Your Wanderlust This Summer

Your wanderlust levels are about to surge through the roof.

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Jan 8, 2016

The Stressful Timeline Of Finding A Spring Break Beach House

Forget finding a house, the real challenge is remember where I put my bathing suits during the hell that was winter.

11 Books You Need to Take Along on Your Next Beach Day

When I reach for summer reading material, I like books that are highly entertaining, a little ridiculous and take me on an adventure. Below, I found twelve books that meet the criteria!

Jul 10, 2013

6 Must Have Beach Reads for Summer!

What's better than going to the pool or the beach, taking a load off, and getting lost in an amazing story?

Jun 9, 2013

Your Budget-Friendly Spring Break Style Guide! [8 Under $20]

I've found 8 essential pieces for your spring break getaways. Whether you'll be lounging on the beach all day or going out at night, I've found a few looks that are perfect enough for every situation.

Mar 8, 2013

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Jul 23, 2012

Penn State Gets a $60 Million Fine and a 4 Year Bowl Ban! [Candy Dish]

It is an unfortunate time to be a Nittany Lion, as the verdict has been made on the school's attempt to cover up Jerry Sandusky's child molestation.

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Jun 16, 2012

3 Easy Ways to Get Beachy Hair

The good news is that beachy hair is not meant for the beach, but for hanging out with the cutie you met there!

Jun 8, 2012

Saving on Swimwear, Staying in Style [Budget Stylista]

This summer, flaunt that rocking bod in a sweet, constructed suit that fits your shape and personality.

May 23, 2012

Hot Celebrities Getting Beachy [Photos]

It's so fun seeing who looks good this year, who's going where and, most importantly, who's kissing who.

May 22, 2012

Dream Memorial Day Destinations [Photos]

For those of us who can't quite make it there this weekend, there's always those pictures we can live vicariously through...

Apr 28, 2012

Fashion Inspired by a One Direction Video

I'll always think that the boybands of my childhood (Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, duh) are the creme of the crop. Maybe that explains my aversion to One Direction, or maybe I've just outgrown boybands. Yeah, right.

Aug 9, 2011

8 Under $20: Swim Cover-Ups

It's August, and just because school starts back up again in a few weeks doesn't mean summer's coming to an end anytime soon. Temperatures around the country burning up, and I for one can't stand it. If it wasn't for my full-time job, I'd be hitting up a pool or the beach every day to stay cool. Which is why I'm super exited to get a new bathing suit cover up, too. Check out some great bathing suits for just $20 or less!

Jul 6, 2011

If You Like Harry Potter…You’ll Love These Books

Ever since the last Harry Potter book was published, the series has left a gaping hole in reader’s hearts. We’re all lost without the tales of Harry and company and the last movie is making us feel a little nostalgic. So what’s left to read?

Jul 2, 2011

3 Easy Ways to Get Beachy Hair Without Hitting the Sand

Ever notice how fab your hair tends to look after a day spent by the ocean? Even if you can’t make it to the beach anytime soon, you can still get perfectly tousled waves regardless of your hair type, and with very little effort! Try one of these methods, and you should be rocking a new summer ‘do in no time!

Jun 21, 2011

Summer, We’ve Missed You!

It's June 21 - and (hopefully) we all know what that means- the official first day of summer! Now that we've all been out of school for a while, most of us have settled into our warm weather routines. There are certain activities that are only acceptable in the summer months, and here are the ones I am looking forward to most...

Jun 19, 2011

CollegeCandy Presents Our Summer Reading List

Is there anything better than spending a day reading on the beach, getting a golden glow, and sipping on a Pina Colada? I mean, I'm just guessing that would be the best. My beach days are usually more about trying to keep my hair from birds-nesting in the wind, spraying on SPF 75, and half-heartedly drinking warm beer that's on the verge of boiling in the sun. But I do love opening up a good book, getting lost in the story, and ignoring the fact that there's an elderly man walking back and forth wearing a a speedo thong.

Jun 18, 2011

The 10 People You’ll See at the Beach This Summer

Living in South Florida means I’ve seen my fair share of beach-goers. The beaches down here are filled with beautiful people with beautiful bodies and perfect tans. However, they aren’t always filled with people who are easy on the eyes. Nor is every beach day an episode of Baywatch. As summer approaches, more and more people are heading off to the beach to catch some rays and waves -- which mean you're going to do a lot of people watching. For better or worse.

Jun 17, 2011

Budget Stylista: N is for Nautical

While Nautical inspired clothing is big every year around the 4th of July ( I mean we all remember owning an Old Navy $5 flag shirt at some point or another) this year, Nautical is even more in style. From stripes to cherry colored bottoms, Navy blazers to white terry zip-ups, dressing yourself in the colors of our grand ol' flag has never been easier!

Jun 12, 2011

CC Beauty Live: Beach Hair

The waves, the sand, the salty air. Sounds like the makings of a perfect beach day, right? Yeah, until you think about the fact that your hair becomes a hot mess when all of those things combine.

Jun 4, 2011

Saturday Read: Abandon, by Meg Cabot [Giveaway]

Summer is here (or almost here for some of you!) and that means breaking out the fun, beachy reads. You know - chick lit, young adult, etc. Who can focus on a tough read when they're at the beach and there is so much scenery to take in? And by scenery, I mean half-naked men playing beach volleyball and rolling around in the sand. For days like this, I turn to my favorite YA and chick lit authors.

Apr 29, 2011

Friday Faves: Flip Flops – Fashion’s Anti-Christ

Peppered throughout magazines and blog sites are optimistic articles about delicious summer activities and fashion trends to anticipate and enjoy. However, there is one thing about summer that is so heinous and disgusting that I feel I must warn the masses before it destroys them: flip-flops, fashion’s Anti-Christ.

Apr 25, 2011

Body Blog: Get Sporty (and Fit) This Summer

It's strange, but for some reason spending 45 minutes on the elliptical feels unnatural when the weather starts warming up. It's like lying in a tanning bed when it's 80 degrees and sunny outside. Clearly, I've already grown tired and bored of my normal workout routine for the year. The solution? Exploring outdoor activities that will provide me with a sense of adventure as I tone up.

Mar 3, 2011

Fashion Porn: Beach Accessories

Sun, sand, swimsuits and Spring Break. Apart from an icy cocktail and a hot cabana boy, the final touches for your Spring Break packing is an assortment of practical (yet stylish) accessories.

Feb 10, 2011

Fashion Porn: Getting it on in the Sand

With Spring Break fast approaching (more on that here!), it's time to start thinking about what you'll be wearing with that margarita on the hot, sandy beaches. That also means it's time to get your bikini bod ready and prep yourself for the agony of swimsuit shopping.

Dec 30, 2010

9 (Hot) Places I’d Rather Be Than (Freezing) Here [GALLERY]

It’s a good thing I own a huge collection of sweatpants, because I don’t plan on ever leaving my house. I mean, have you seen it out there? It’s disgusting over on the East coast, and the only thing getting me through this season is the knowledge that I won’t need to wear a bikini in public anytime soon and therefore feel no guilt when I binge on deep-fried Oreos.

Aug 14, 2010

Saturday Read: Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

I've been seeing previews like crazy for Julia Roberts' new movie, "Eat Pray Love" and it looks pretty cute. And since I have a standing rule that I must read the book before I watch the movie, I was forced into this week's read. However, I'm so glad that I did!

Jul 26, 2010

Body Blog: Good Eating Is Skin Deep

live for the summer. In the spring, I count down the days until my last final and I miss it terribly during the fall. I love the way the sun‘s rays touch my skin, I love reading novels lazily on the beach, my morning outdoor runs, and enjoying picnics and BBQs. I love the skin-exposing, brightly colored fashions I get to wear.

Jul 23, 2010

Budget Stylista: Summer Style Goes on Sale

Every year it boggles my mind when boots and wool sweaters start showing up in stores in mid July. I mean, honestly. Sweat is dripping down my back and I'm supposed to be shelling out dough on the over the knee leather boots and colorful wrap scarves? I think not.

Jul 11, 2010

CC Beauty Live: Beach Waves (Crunch Not Included)

Do you avoid wearing your hair wavy or curly in fear of the crunch? Do you blow dry and flat iron your hair just so you don't encounter it? Then this video is for you.

Jul 10, 2010

Saturday Read: Nice Recovery, by Susan Juby

In the summer, there is nothing I love more than laying on the beach with a cold drink and a good book. One of my favorite genres for summer reading is biography and for some odd reason, I tend to gravitate to memoirs of alcohol and drug abuse. Don't ask me why, but I love to read memoirs of addicts. Maybe it's the grittiness of the story or that they usually are somewhat recovered by the time they write the book, but I can't get enough of them!

Jul 8, 2010

5 Friends Everyone Needs To Have In The Summer

Summer is in full swing and while we're all busy toiling away at our internships and jobs, it's hard not to dream about those relaxing and fun summers of our past. Not only did we have zero responsibility back then, but we had all of our friends to chase through sprinklers and get Dairy Queen with. Not anymore.