The water’s warm, the sun’s out and you’re on the beach. Relax with our best summer stories, from creative cocktail recipes to warm-weather beauty secrets.
Recipes: Your New Favorite Summer Drinks
Want to learn how to make lemonade so much less basic? We polled pro bartenders on Thumbtack to bring you this summer’s most creative summer cocktail (and mocktail) recipes. Try these new twists on summer drinks with cool-down ingredients like cucumber, blackberries and grapefruit. Or, you know, hire a professional to craft some while you and your party guests laze around on unicorn floats.
What Your Closet Says About You (and Your Shopping Mistakes)
Most people buy stuff for reasons that don’t totally make sense, and the stuff they buy doesn’t all work together. But Thumbtack pro wardrobe stylists (and former models) Beckie Klein and Martina Gordon are here to help, with insights on the most common wardrobe personalities they meet and how to fix their very, very understandable shopping mistakes. Hint: experiment thoughtfully (Zara), invest intentionally (Vince) and stop buying things that don’t suit you just because they’re on sale.
Embrace Melted Makeup and Unkempt Hair This Summer
Don’t resist the greasy, oily effect summer can create — just go with it. Top-rated hair and makeup artist Courtney Culkin wants you to try these unconventional tips for better skincare, easier hair styling and multipurpose makeup. After reading her product recommendations and application advice, you just may convert to the cult of the unkempt.
Pack for Vacation in a Carry-On and Regret Nothing
If you really want to make travel less of a hassle, you have to pack in a carry-on. Professional organizer Anna Bauer says this one decision can save you from the annoyance of unused items, wrinkled attire and even airport delays. Here’s her playbook on what to pack and how to do it properly.