I wanted this summer to be both productive and relaxing, the perfect balance of crossing out my to-do lists while pursuing my hobbies (sounds lovely, but this is the proverbial “easier said than done”). And because summer and sunshine hold the promise that anything can be accomplished, I wanted to share with you my three mantras for attaining my summer resolutions (think small changes in routine that make a big difference).
Be motivated. From running errands around town to standing in line to buy the perfect sundress, you have to have energy. And because New York City in the summer is not the best for hot coffee (clearly, an understatement), I’ve been loving the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas for just the right amount of hydration and tasty energy. Formulated with delightful fruit flavors, the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas help brighten and invigorate my day so that I am ready for everything and anything. I love having my pick of delicious treats so be sure to try any of the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea flavors including Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade, Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, and Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade (because nothing really says summer more than lemonade!).
Be colorful. I adore makeup and intricate nail art, but I realized I rarely sport colorful looks. This summer, however, I’ve made a conscious decision to wear more colors that are out of my comfort zone. I’ve experimented with a neon pink lipstick, with bright coral nails, and with pastel blue eyeliners. If there’s ever a time to wear whimsical eye looks and strawberries nail stickers, it’s now! I’ve curated a few of my favorite pink products and feel lovely every time I wear them – I advise to put together a color coordinated kit and make it a rule to incorporate specific shades in your beauty routine.
Be daring. It’s easy to fall in a routine, but before making plans for the same dinner or the same movie outing, try to shake up your summer. I always ask myself how I can improve and add to an experience. For example, going to the movies takes on a whole new meaning of fun when I attend the Central Park outdoor cinema screenings (add to that a picnic and the Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade, and you’ve got yourself the cutest date under the stars).
Summer resolutions are the perfect way to reflect in the middle of the year and add inspiration to your everyday. So, as you enjoy the sunshine, my advice to you is to be motivated, be colorful, and be daring.
Share with me in the comments below how you shake up your summer and your summer resolutions. If you need more summer mantra inspiration, visit our Pretty in Pink Summer Resolutions Pinterest Board!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Starbucks through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Starbucks, all opinions are my own.