1Off The Shoulder Bathing Suits
"Glitter booty" is the brainchild of artist Mia Kennington, who was inspired by the sandy-butt look that goes hand in hand with spending too much time on the beach. She is part of a collective of glitter artists who host body art pop-ups at festivals called The Gypsy Shrine.
To get the look, apply hair gel to your bottom (with the help of a pal, of course) before laying the glitter on top. You can also apply body paint beforehand if you're looking for a more bold and colorful look. They'll be no missing you at the beach! (Source)
That impulse to jockey for position, grab as much space as possible, make sure conditions are optimal, and perhaps to put enough buffer between yourself and those other people doing exactly what you're doing as to minimize any incidental contact, is on full display during summer afternoons in Sea Isle. The stretch of beach is often dotted with 6-by-6 portable cabanas, 10-by-10 canopies, half-moon baby tents, folding end tables, wading pools, rafts the size of a twin bed, and other elements of these elaborate compounds.
“It's ridiculous,” said a Sea Isle lifeguard riding around on his ATV (to be honest, lifeguards have upgraded their gear, too). “It's like a tent city.” We couldn't agree more. (Source)
5Coca-Cola As A Tanning Accelerant
Drinking the stuff isn't great for you as you know, but putting it on your skin is even worse. People have been slathering it on themselves for years now, with the belief that it'd help them tan faster. Unfortunately, there some truth to it—and the results are far more dangerous than you'd think.
Coke contains a caramel dye that could stain your skin, and give you a slight, faux-bronze glow you'd be better off getting from a bottle of self-tanner. The combo of sunlight and soda can damage your skin, says Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Zeichner said because the soda is acidic, "it may exfoliate dead cells, enhancing the ability of UV light penetrate into the skin." (Source)
Hotels and beach clubs have started to build their pools with transparent sides, and Instagram users have inevitably turned them into a social media opportunity. Women in bikinis are now making full use of the glass walls, by pressing their butts up against the side for photo shoots. From Dubai and Mexico to Las Vegas, Instagrammers are leaving little to the imagination as their share their new underwater “belfies." (Source)
In a French survey, 35% of women said they found it unthinkable to sunbathe topless, and for those aged between 18-24, the figure was a massive 50%. It's believed younger women see going topless in public more as a form of activism from protest groups like Femen, rather than a commonplace way for women to express their equality to men. The prevalence of online porn also makes women feel like they'd be viewed as "loose" if they dare to bare. (Source)
If you haven't seen them on your feed yet, people are taking bites out of watermelon slices and carving the fruit into a trendy cover-up. Then, they hold their pink masterpiece close to the camera, positioning it in a way that fits their model. While watermelon dresses aren't limited to beach going, the trend sure goes hand-in hand with seaside fun. (Source)