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Let’s Party: Your Ultimate Guide to All Things Spring Break

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* Spring break essentials whether you’ll be taking a proper vacation or not
* Pool party supplies, hair removal guides, self-tanning tips and more
* Get ready for the seasonal celebrations in spring and summer

Whether you’re a student or are in the work force, spring break season is on the horizon. Whether you get to take some time off to enjoy the warmer weather or are stuck with only the weekends to celebrate, we’ve compiled our favorite stories and products to get you ready for your leisure time in the new season.

  

Backyard Party Lighting

  

While the Tiki Torch has gotten some unfair press in the past couple of years, it’s a staple for backyard parties and BBQ’s. Reclaim the torch for its intended purpose: outdoor parties, BBQs and gatherings. See our favorite options in link below.

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Get a Beach-Ready Body

  

The James Bond franchise is not only notorious for its long-running film series depicting thrilling action scenes centered around the bad-boy protagonist Agent 007, but also for their discerning casting of actors with stunning good-looks and stellar bodies. See link below to find out how to train like Bond.

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Beach-Side Vacation Homes

  

Booking your next getaway can be a stressful business. After spending hours and hours looking through multiple destinations, multiple hotels and multiple websites, it can often feel like you’ve stepped onto a never ending roundabout. Having up-to-date, first-hand reviews is invaluable, which is why TripAdvisor has been a godsend to holiday makers everywhere. See our favorite beach rental home below.

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Drinks & Cocktails

  

With spring break on the horizon, chances are that your alcohol consumption frequency is about to skyrocket. Between entertaining guests and hosting distant relatives throughout the new year, festivities and celebrations call for adult-friendly libations. To prepare, we’ve created a guide to all things cocktails for your reference. Cheers!

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Hair Removal

  

From travel razors for on-the-go touch-ups and vacations to full on at-home waxing, see links below for the best hacks and products for hair removal to get your swimwear ready.

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Hangover Hacks

  

It happens to the best of us: One drink leads to two, then another two. . . and before you know it you’re waking up to a headache, dry mouth and waves of nausea that just won’t quit. So here are nine hangover hacks to recover the morning after a night of overindulgence, sure to have you on the mend fast.

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His & Hers Swimwear

  

See some of our favorite swimwear trends for the upcoming seasons for both men and women in link below. Hawaiian, floral, and botanical prints are also huge for men’s swim this season, with many styles nodding back to 1950s surf culture. For women, Baywatch-style one-pieces in poppy hues will be in fashion for the season, while bikini styles get higher necklines and lace up details.

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 Pool Party Essentials

  

If you plan on hosting a spring break pool party this season, you’ll want to check out our favorite roundup of essentials for your bash below.

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SPF / Sunscreen

  

As we move into the warmer weather seasons, you must get your sunscreen habit (or lack thereof) in order. But aside from the generic drugstore brands, which often don’t address specific skin issues or needs, it’s hard to know which sunscreen brands to try out. See our roundup below of some of our favorite brands.

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Self-Tanning

  

The enviable beach bronze glow is undoubtedly flattering (and slimming) but in addition to being rather inaccessible to most of us with day jobs, it’s also downright bad for your skin, doubling you risk for skin cancer and amplifying signs of aging. See link below to find out how to get an even self tan at home.

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UPF Hats

  

Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can not only accelerate the skin’s natural aging process, but can also put you at increased risk for developing skin cancer. While wearing an SPF sunblock on the skin and exposed parts of the body should already be part of your everyday skincare routine, there are extra steps you can take to protect yourself. See our favorite protective hat styles in link below.

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