Cruel Summer Tag

Have you ever heard of the Sunkissed Summer Tag? It was a tag that floated around YouTube sometime last year. The idea of it and the fact that we've entered the hottest month of the summer put me in the mood to answer some summery questions. So inspired by the dozens of summer tags floating around and by the song "Cruel Summer" from Blue Crush (am I the only the only person who remembers and loves that movie?), I created a summer tag of my own. Then I answered those questions and tagged some of my favs to join in as well. Eeeee! 

1. What's the hottest temperature it's ever reached where you live?

It's usually in the 80s, but this one summer it hit temps over 100 a few times and I almost died.

2. Speaking of hot, how do you cool off in the summer heat?

Go to the freezer, grab an ice cube, hold it under the faucet for a few seconds so it's smaller and then stuff it in my mouth. It's so weird, I know.

3. Summer is one of the best times to read. Give us a summer book recommendation!

Seriously - My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Is this recommendation getting on your nerves yet? :) Also, anything by Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han or Stephanie Perkins would make amazing summer reads too.

4. What's your favorite thing about to the summer where you live?

I love people watching in the summer. With warmer weather comes messy children covered in ice cream, carefree teens kickflipping onto a park bench, couples walking the long way home knotted fingers between them, old men yelling at each other over a chess board. One of my favorite things to do is to dine outside on summer nights right when the sun has started to go down and take it all in.

5. What's the #1 thing on your summer bucket list?

Probably, sending a message in a bottle!

6. You're going on a girl's trip this weekend and you've rented a drop-top convertible. What's the first song you blast?

Anything on my "Summertime 2015" playlist which I posted about here. But currently "Tonight Belongs To U!" by Jeremih and Flo Rida. I don't like Flo Rida but I love songs he's featured on (or his songs that feature other people). Weird... Anyways, this song makes me feel electric.

7. Summer is for glowing! What product do you use to get your bronze goddess on?

Highlighter, specifically any Becca highlighter. The shade Topaz is best suited for my skin tone, but Opal is also gorg. Really, this summer, invest in a really good highlighting powder. You will look like a mermaid and you won't regret it.

8. What about lip products? Are you a lipstick, lipgloss or bar lips kind of girl?

Matte lipstick, for sure.

9. How about nail polish? What nail polish can you not get enough of during the summer?

Essie's Find Me An Oasis was an impulse purchase last year and besides white, it's basically the only other color I wear. It's a stunning blue white that looks, you guessed it, both blue and white depending on the angle, and it's really chic.

10. This or that?

Bonfire or swimming? Bonfire
Pool or beach? Beach
Icecream or popsicles? Icecream
Bikini or a one piece? A onepiece with cutouts
Sporting event or music festival? Festival
Maxis or sundresses? Sundress

11. Dream summer vacation on me! Where are you going?

Anywhere with unlimited time and unlimited money. I just want to go, go go!!

12. Got any summer traditions?

Going to Central Park. It's the kind of thing that most New Yorkers either overlook or avoid, so I like to make it a point to visit this gorgeous park once every summer if I can.


Now to tag some people: Kristen of See You in a Porridge, Kay of The Kay Times, Deborah of Deborah Yanni, Pam of A Little Glitter and Brittany of Your Friend Brittany.  Feel free to use the image above!

Here are the questions:
1. What's the hottest temperature it's ever reached where you live?
2. Speaking of hot, how do you cool off in the summer heat?
3. Summer is one of the best times to read. Give us a summer book recommendation!
4. What's your favorite thing about to the summer where you live?
5. What's the #1 thing on your summer bucket list?
6. You're going on a girl's trip this weekend and you've rented a drop-top convertible. What's the first song you blast?
7. Summer is for glowing! What product do you use to get your bronze goddess on? 
8. What about lip products? Are you a lipstick, lipgloss or bar lips kind of girl?
9. How about nail polish? What nail polish can you not get enough of during the summer?
10. This or that?
 -- Bonfire or swimming?
 -- Pool or beach?
 -- Icecream or popsicles?
 -- Bikini or a one piece?
 -- Sporting event or music festival?
 -- Maxis or sundresses?
11. Dream summer vacation on me! Where are you going?
12. Got any summer traditions? 

 

What's the best thing you've done so far this summer?