Summer of 2018 trends are not subtle. They're bold. They're extra. They're over the top.
Check out five things everyone will be talking about this summer. Then enter to win your choice of two of them.
Swimming isn't swimming without a giant pelican.
Swim floats have become more elaborate every year. For 2018, they are over-the-top grand. Check out this blog post from Blue Gray Gal, showing a variety of giant pool inflatables, including a rainbow unicorn with matching rainbow drink holder, an oyster shell that you can lounge in, and yes, the giant pelican. These inflatables are expensive, but if you can afford the splurge, you'll be the hit of any pool party. Plus, keep reading to see how you can win one of them!
Cocktails are not just for sipping.
On past summer nights, you might have sat outside with a glass of wine or a gin and tonic. This summer, try something different. Get your alcohol fix from Vodka Martini ice pops. You can make your own, or buy the increasingly popular Slim Chiller ice pops, which come in four flavors, including Cosmopolitan and Lemon Drop. Plus, they're only 100 calories each, so there's no guilt. Made by SkinnyFreezer, these delicious adult treats are available at Costco, BevMo or some liquor stores.
Fanny packs are back. Now in shoes.
Nike is launching a fanny pack slide that has a zipper pouch on the strap. We applaud the practicality of this sandal, and yet we're not sure if we want to store our money on our foot. It's not clear yet the size of the pouch, so we'll see if it will be enough of a purse substitute. We do know that each of the three colors of the Nike Benassi JDI Fanny Pack cost $50 but are sold out at the Nike Store.
Makeup can be a surprising blast from the past.
This year, makeup is inspired by two unlikely places: Crayola and Grease. Yes, you can now buy eye shadow, mascara or brushes from the icon of color. It's made for adults but shades are bright and fun, and some of the products even look like Crayola crayons or markers. Buy them here or look below to find out how you can win a $50 Crayola makeup gift pack.
For the 40th anniversary of the movie, Grease, Sola Look is launching an eye shadow palette designed with the Pink Ladies in mind. As of now, the eye shadow is sold out, but we sure hope they restock so we can pretend to go to Rydell High with Rizzo, Marty, Jan and Frenchy.
Flower bouquets are so yesterday. Try an edible one instead.
When you got married, did you ever picture yourself walking down the aisle with a beautiful bouquet made of... pizza? If so, then you're in luck! Villa Italian Kitchen, with locations across the U.S., is giving away a few bouquets and matching boutonnieres made from carefully crafted pizza dough, mozzarella, tomatoes, and pepperoni. Greasy pizza smell included. But you must hurry - the contest for the lucky(?) couple ends on June 15!
What are you talking about this summer? Tell us for the chance to win your choice of a Giant Pelican Float or a gift pack of Crayola makeup, valued at approximately $50.
There are three ways to enter:
- Comment below to tell us how you are having an over-the-top summer.
- Click here to tweet: "I'm having an #OverTheTopSummer & entering to win the @SheSpeaksUp giveaway bit.ly/2sVU5Bm"
- Post a picture on Instagram (worth 5 entries) of something you are doing this summer with the hashtags #OverTheTopSummer, #SheSpeaks and #entry.
*One lucky commenter, Tweeter or Instagrammer will be chosen at random to receive their choice of a Pelican Ride-On Float or a gift pack of Crayola makeup, valued at approximately $50. Giveaway is open through July 4th, 2018 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member Poonam1421.