3 Tips to Shake Up Summer

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.

    Tired of doing the same thing over and over this summer? It’s time to shake things up with three of my favorite “Shake Up” ideas and beauty tips to make a regular summer day extra fun!

    1- Pool

    Shake Up: Make your pool the place to be for board games with family or friends. It's a fun change of atmosphere--trust me! I'm currently into playing lots of Mexican Train Dominoes and team trivia games. Don't forget lots of yummy snacks and tasty treats, like the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade™. It is my favorite drink right now and is pictured above.

    Beauty Tip: Summer is the time to finally learn a cute no-heat hairstyle, like a fishtail braid. And it works for in or out of the pool!


    Shake Up: Reading on the couch is a relaxing summer pastime that you can do any time of the year. But since it's summer, why not take that fun outdoors? A hammock can be an affordable way to shake up your summer reading. Tell me, what book is on your must-read list for summer? And since you're outside, a cooling beverage like the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade™ is a must. It's just not summer for me unless I have Starbucks, am I right?

    Beauty Tip: Before you post that #hammockselfie, make sure your toes look cute! Neons or bright colors will look awesome! Nude or white polishes are very in for summer for nails, too. 


    Shake Up: Instead of going out to the movies, why not make a memory and watch a movie outdoors? Watching movies under the stars is an annual favorite of mine. If you don't know anyone with a projector, try renting one for the night. Hang up a white sheet as your screen and have blankets and pillows for watching. Pop the popcorn (what are your favorite movie snacks?) and grab a refreshing Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea. Since I'm a Georgia girl, it will be the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade™ (pictured on right)Have you tried these yet? Which flavor is your favorite?

    Beauty Tip: Shake up your makeup by rocking a bright lip this summer and toning down the rest of your look. While orange lips are huge right now, a bright coral lip is easier to wear.

    How do you Shake Up Summer? 

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    For more info. on Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas, check out their website here..


  1. We've often thought about bringing a projector while camping, but haven't done it yet. We should host a backyard movie night, though. That would be fun!

  2. Love these ideas! Especially board games at the pool!

    <3 Shannon

  3. My husband loves the shaken iced teas! I love all your suggestions!

  4. Love the board game by the pool suggestion and I have never tried any of Starbucks tea before but I am really curious about the Blackberry Mojitos Tea Lemonade!

    Shireen xx

  5. Hahaha....#hammockselfie....love it!

  6. I've been reading a lot more and trying to get to the movies when I can. I love the new Shaken Teas from Starbucks, I have a gold card lol!! I just love Starbucks!!

  7. I'm glad someone's still posting about summer! Everyone keeps talking about back-to-school/fall stuff and I'm sitting here like "nooo! I love summer! Don't leave us, summer!" haha!

  8. Reading outside (once the sun starts to go down some!) is so amazing during the warm months. Does playing board games by our inflatable pool count ha? Love your blog!

  9. Ooooh yey! I could definitely use all these summer tips since summer is the only season we have on my side of the world!

  10. Love the hammock tip! I hate when people take selfies of their feet and their nails are all chipped!

    <3, Pamela

  11. Great tips. My favorite flavor at the moment is Cool Lime, can't get enough, lol. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

  12. Starbucks teas are my favorite!!! The Fishtail braid has been my go-to this summer!

  13. Even though this is a sponsored post, I love how you presented the content! I hope your summer is going well.

  14. Great options for summers.. a good summer drink is a must to beat the heat :)

  15. ok confession i havent been to the movies OR the pool this summer! i gotta change that asap! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  16. I totally wish I had a hammock to read on outside!

  17. It sucks that we're onto the last month of summer, at least that gives us an excuse to take more advantage :D Great read on these shake ups for summer!

  18. LOVE these ideas! :) I need a hammock in my life, pronto!

  19. This post makes me wish summer would never end!

  20. I rarely drink Starbucks tea... I always order the Double Chocolatey Chip Frappucino!! With LOTS OF WHIP!! Haha.

    Gosh, I wish the summer would stay forever. :(

  21. I love the idea of playing board games at the pool!

  22. pool, reading and movies... sign me up! Three of my fave things!

  23. Oh my gosh, give us a hammock and a good book and we're basically set for life! Love the idea of playing games by the pool though. Definitely going for that :)

    xx 365hangers

  24. I love Starbucks shaken teas! I make my own at home since I crave them too much to buy them all the time ; )

  25. Three excellent ways to shake up summer!

  26. I love that blackberry mojito. Starbucks has my heart.

  27. I'll have to try one of these teas out tomorrow!

    7% Solution

  28. What a cute post Elle! I know I can come to your blog and it will always cheer me up. And now I am thirsty haha!

  29. I just went to Starbucks an hour ago :) Its so cool that you work with Popsugar and starbucks! I'd love to collaborate with them too but I don't think Starbucks India is cool enough haha

  30. Such fun ideas for summer, i definitely need to shake up my summer. I've been wanting to try the other new teavanna shaken tea's, i've tried the black tea lemonade and it's yummy.


  31. Reading outside is always nice. An outdoors movie is so fun, what a great idea!

  32. I like a bright lip to shake up summer! I haven't tried any of these teas, but they sound delicious!


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