This Cool Bathing Suit Line Is Perfect For The 4th

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With summer here and the Fourth of July just around the corner the time for a cool bathing suit is NOW!  Have you seen Issa de’ mar suits?  Designed by Marissa Eveland and Melissa Jasniy, good friends who surf and lived on the North Shore of Oahu together, the line is rad if you’re looking for something with a little more umphhh.  Just be sure to wear sunblock under some of those strappy pieces! Avail here and here.

p.s. how gorgeous is their lookbook? more after the jump!

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How To Take Control of Your Skin Naturally

This is a guest post from Sam Negrin | creator and EIC of and editorial manager of LEAFtv

If you didn’t have skin problems as a teen, you’re lucky. But for most of us, acne and inflammation have been a regular occurrence for years. If you feel like you’re way too old to be worrying about constant acne, you aren’t alone! Skin is a tricky thing and I, for one, have tried (almost) everything. Dozens of dermatologists prescribing specialty ointments, pills, creams, brand name ‘acne treatments’ that cost over $100/bottle… you name it: my bathroom cabinet had it. Well, I finally got completely fed up with my overflowing cabinet of products that worked for 3-4 weeks and then suddenly stopped. So, I tried a different method. ALL NATURAL! That’s right. I tossed everything, bought a lemon, and started fresh.

Here are 5 tips that worked for me, and I am certain will help you on your journey to glowing skin.

1. Alkaline Your Body. This is extremely important to keeping a healthy gut (digestive tract), which directly correlates to the skin. But what does “alkaline” mean? Our body has different pH levels – ranging from acidic to alkalized. High acidity can lead to acid reflux, heart burn, digestive issues, acne, inflammation and discomfort. Today, the average person tends to lean towards the acidic side – you can pick up a pH strip at the drug store to measure yourself. In any case, research shows that balancing pH first thing in the morning leads to clearer skin and reduced inflammation. You can do this by drinking warm water with lemon or adding 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar to a glass of water coupled with a daily probiotic.

2. You Are What You Eat. I can’t stress this enough. Your skin forms from the inside-out. High sugar and dairy intake can cause inflammation and disruption under the skin, which are a big cause of those terrible cysts. By nourishing your entire body with nutrient-dense foods that have a high amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, iron, essential fats and zinc, you are doing your skin a major favor. Think: dark leafy greens, fruit & veggies with rich colors (beets, carrots, peppers, blueberries), and anything probiotic (kombucha, yogurt). Here are 7 foods that can help. You can still treat yourself of course, but if you’re having skin problems, be careful with the sugar- and dairy-rich foods for up to 2 months and notice the results.

3. Drink Lot of H2O! Staying hydrated is essential. Drinking a substantial amount of water keeps your entire body functioning properly, notably: digestive system, which translates to glowing, dewey skin. Keep a water bottle with you at all times, and make sure to re-fill it throughout the day. No more excuses.

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3 Unexpected Summer Nail Polish Colors

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You know what’s fun? Heading to Palm Springs for a photo shoot with WhoWhatWear and essie to shoot my favorite summer nail polishes. That’s what!

A few weeks back we did just that and today the editorial hit the WWW. Dressed in some of my favorite pieces, we played with this summers must-have hues ranging from saltwater blues to bright yellows and classic summer peach. These unexpected colors add a great punch to summer outfits, don’t they?

To accompany the editorial I did a little interview and talked about my summer packing tips and tricks – you can check it out here.  Hope you enjoy! More of the photo shoot after the jump!

Outfit details:

Bathing suit look:  Mikoh Santorini One Piece Swimsuit, Cult Gaia turband, KREWE du Optic St. Louis sunglasses & Chillato essie nail polish

White dress: Heidi Merrick Windsor dress, Janessa Leone Panton hat, Madewell tote, Garrett Leight Milwood Clip Sunglasses & Saltwater Happy essie nail polish

Blue graphic dress:  Opening Ceremony Printed Jacquard Flare Dress  Walter Steiger heels and Peach Side Babe essie nail polish

Kaftan: Vintage kaftan, Proenza Schouler  PS11 gladiator sandals, KREWE du Optic St. Louis sunglasses & Chillato essie nail polish

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