My toddler is learning his colors, and can’t get enough of the word “pink.” He’s running around the house, waving a pink spoon around as he laughs and proudly repeats his new word over and over again. I can’t help but smile as I watch him. And I find that the more he says pink, the more jovial and bright I feel. I realize, there’s something about the word and actual color of pink. It shoots out of your mouth with an explanation mark and brightens up any dull day. I don’t know about you but when I think of pink, visions of cotton candy, bubblegum, My Little Ponies and lipgloss fill my mind. I associate all of these things with fun childhood memories full of laughter and innocence.
For obvious reasons I made the decision that I needed more pink in my life. So I jumped online and started to peruse. Come to find out, there’s a ton of great stuff going on in the world of pink!
Check it out.
1. Bubblegum Fudge
You said what?! Bubblegum Fudge. Yep, it’s a real and delicious thing. Thinking about it takes me back to the days when I was a little girl, and I’d always ask for bubblegum ice cream. Something about the bright color and sugar-sweat taste made everything seem lighter. So transfer that joyous feeling into everyone’s favorite treats ~ Fudge. I did some research and stumbled upon this AH-MAZING blog called The Domestic Rebel. Seriously. Holy Cow. Lord have mercy. Her recipes are what dreams are made of! Check out her recipe for Bubblegum Fudge.
1. Pink Hair
Because well, why not? It’s super cute, feminine and dare I say it…sexy! Check out this gal’s do. Alyssa from Random Acts of Pastel is rockin’ the pink hair like a boss. I love her choice of colors and the dimensions they create. It’s fun, flirty and full of life!
I’ll forever remember the days I spent strolling down the quaint streets of Paris, the smell of fresh baked baguette filling my senses, lively chatter surrounding me and my taste buds exploding with each bite I took of a lovely pink raspberrry, parisian macaron. Truly, there is nothing like them. They are delicious, delicate and divine! Upon returning to the U.S., I took it upon myself to bake my own macarons. After an afternoon of perusing Pinterest and gazing at the photos of patisserie perfection, I picked out a recipe and got to work. I was confident, thinking to myself ‘how hard can it be?’ Well…recreating the perfect Parisian Macaron is much harder than I thought it would be. After several practice batches, I finally produced a macaron that was semi-close to looking and tasting like the one in my memories. I’m not gonna lie, these treats are tough to master. But they’re worth the effort! Try this recipe for Coconut Raspberry Macarons With Raspberry Rose Buttercream by Half Baked Harvest. ***WARNING*** Prepare to have your mind blown away by the incredible recipes you will see on this site! Drooling….
Summertime brings all sorts of opportunities to brighten up your outfit with a pink clutch. From Happy Hour cocktail parties to weddings to birthday parties to dates with your significant other, one thing’s for sure: your pink clutch will get tons of usage! My favorite combo is a White summer dress with yellow stilettos (see above photo) and a compact pink clutch. When it comes to design, I’m a sucker for kate spade New York, for obvious reasons. 🙂
Below are 2 examples of adorable pink clutches that will fit nicely with your summer wardrobe.
5. Lips…and Nails!
It doesn’t take much to add that splash of pink to your day. Lips and nails are both small yet powerful vehicles to work with! Below are some of our favorite picks, to help you get creative!
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick Pink Peony 0.1 oz – This pink has just a tint of orange. Perfect for lunch with the girls!
Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Lipstick, Fly, 0.134 Ounce – Lets move waaaaay down the pink spectrum and go with a deep purple-pink. I’m envisioning a dark green, strapless dress, hair pinned up, this lovely Queen Butterfly Ball Lipstick and a handsome date on your arm. Hello romantic night of the century!
Bite Beauty Bite Mix and Mingle Confection and Marmalade Double – Double whammy! You have your bright, fun pink and your red-orange pink. Either will stir up some trouble this summer!
butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer Polish, Coming Up Roses – We love this soft, feminine color. Perfect for that high tea with your book club!
LVX Nail Lacquer Polish, Cameo – No we’re getting serious. This polish is no joke! Looking to make a strong impression? Wear this vibrant pink shade into your interview. BOOM!
Oh boy, look out! Make way for Miss Sassy Thang! After giving birth, I said I’d never wear stilettos again. It’s funny how time changes us. 2 years post-birth and I’m dying for an opportunity to wear some sexy pink shoes. Summer means short shorts and flirty sun dresses, both of which go nicely with pink stilettos. Or sandals, whichever you choose. Below are 3 of my favorites:
Susie Sawaya Sydney Women’s Pink Ankle Boots – $239
These are super unique. You can pair them with pretty much anything and they’ll look great!
Rebecca Minkoff Women’s Suede 4″ Azuma Pumps – $158
HOT!! These are my favorite. And don’t be shocked by how comfortable they are. 🙂
New Summer Fashion Flower Beaded Women’s T Strap Sweet Flats Sandals – $24
These sandals have a breezy yet rock-n-roll air about them.
Pink roses ooze the innocence of romance. The ballet, a Paris flower cart, that first kiss…all of these things come to mind when I smell a bouquet of pink roses. They are vibrant, yet so classy. Give them to a friend or a lover or your mother. One thing’s for sure, they’ll love them!
Whether your buying some for yourself or a loved one, you should definitely check out the Volcano Roses by online flower boutique The Bouqs Company. This is an incredible company for several reasons: they source only from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers. Their farms provide living wages, childcare, healthcare and adult education. And their growing business supports farm communities, which is really awesome. The roses are grown on the side of an active Volcano, which sits 10,000 feet above sea level. Because of this, they get the most sun of any roses in the world, which results in bigger, brighter blooms. The arrangements are GORGEOUS, affordable and diverse in style and nature. Finally, they offer free shipping! Yay!
Our favorite pink bouquet they offer is called Killer. Check it out.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and get your PINK on!!
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