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7 Summer Adventures You Need To Have

It’s officially summer and you’re ready to leave your cubicle in the dust and have some fun - at least for the weekend. Don’t spend your days vegging in front of the TV this year (we know how it goes - you make that summer bucket list and check off one, maybe two items and promise yourself you’ll do it all when next June rolls around).

Head out on these 7 summer adventures and you’ll be sure to have the time of your life.

Go on a brunch picnic

Who says picnics are just for lunch? Grab your gal pals, your honey, or your kids and find a perfect spot to lay out a blanket and indulge in a picnic-worthy brunch. Picnics are almost always on summer adventure bucket lists so make it your goal. The memories created will last a lifetime and you’ll have some fresh images for your Instagram feed.

Go camping - or glamping

Whether you’re the type who likes to sleep under the stars or you’re a gal who prefers the comforts of home, camping is a must this summer. Grab your gear and head into the great outdoors. Don’t have the equipment you need to rough it? Glamp it up in your own backyard and spend some time staring up at the starry sky. Either way, don’t forget the marshmallows!

Throw an epic sleepover party

Remember the days of giggling all night with your closest girlfriends? Recreate that with your pals for an unforgettable summer adventure. Watch your favorite movies, paint each others nails, and have a giggle fest. You might not make it to 4 a.m. like you used to but the nostalgia will refresh your soul.

Take a road trip

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3 Ways to Feel Body Confident this Summer

Women around the globe have a love-hate relationship with summer. We’re dying to shed our winter coats and don attire that gives us a bit more breathing room but, at the same time, we’re dreading baring all in sleeveless tops, shorts, or a teeny tiny bikini.

Here’s the thing: at freshie Feminine Care we know summer body confidence is possible - no matter which gorgeous body type you’re rocking. It’s a matter of getting into your body, out of your head (your biggest critic is you), and making the choice to love your body just the way it is.

Here are 3 powerful ways to release the body demons and focus on having a confident, amazing summer.

Truly experience each moment in your body

How does the warm salt water of the ocean feel as it splashes on your skin? How did it feel to score those points in beach volleyball - taking your team to sweaty victory? Are you falling into bed each night with a sense of blissful exhaustion from living your life to the fullest? Paying attention to these feelings will help you focus on what’s really important - how you feel.

When you’re focused on feeling good and enjoying yourself, your body confidence will soar, you’ll exude confidence and won’t have time to worry about if your thighs are rubbing together.

Stay present. Exist in your body, not your head. When you look back on these moments, you’ll remember all the beautiful memories you created - not how worried you were about your body. 

Shut down the negative self-talk

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freshie Feminine Care's Aware Self-Care Guide

If there’s one thing that conscious women know to be true, it’s that being healthy is key to living your best life.

You’ve got a busy career, a social life that keeps you on your toes, and goals that you’re working towards on the daily. You know that carving out quality time for yourself, while important, can be hard to do.

It’s not all about squeezing in sunrise yoga sessions and 3-day juice cleanses, though. From the moment you wake up and hop in the shower to the second that your head hits the pillow after a night out with friends, you have an opportunity to practice self-care by being mindful about what you put in - and on - your body.

While choosing healthier options for what you put in your body may seem a bit more intuitive (donut - not healthy, organic salad, healthy), being smart about what you’re putting on it can be trickier. One of the best ways to practice healthy, aware self-care is by being familiar with the ingredients in products you use and understanding how they affect your body and your health.

What’s in the bottle?

Understanding what a package means when it says “paraben free” or when the ingredients list contains sulfate can help you make smart buying decisions and avoid chemicals that are damaging to your health. Educating yourself about the various components that make up your favorite beauty and personal care products can make your choices a lot simpler.

Parabens

Methyl, ethyl, propyl, and isobutyl parabens are preservatives that are commonly found in make up, shampoo and conditioner, and lotions. This harmful chemical is a potential endocrine disruptor. It also mimics the hormone estrogen and can cause the growth of breast tumors. This is one ingredient you’re going to...

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