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6 Ways to survive the summer for pale girls

Being pale can be tough during the summer can be tough but we can survive.


You know it's definitely summer when you can't walk outside without feeling like you're going to melt. If you're like me and are extremely pale then you know it's summer when you walk outside and your skin feels like it is going to fry off. Your skin is literally so hot you feel like you could fry an egg on it. Well here is your survival guide for the summer; whether you're at the lake, pool, beach, or just sitting outside, I've got you covered.

1. Sunscreen

Whether it's spray or lotion, make it your new best friend. Sunscreen saves lives. It helps ensure you're not as red as a lobster or in excruciating pain for the next several days.

2. Sunglasses

Honestly I cannot live without sunglasses. The brightness kills my eyes. Also nobody likes putting sunscreen on their eyelids because it runs and burns in your eyes. So what better and more stylish way to protect your eyes.

3. Hats, hats, and more hats

Sun hat, ball cap, visor, cute hat, or any kind of hat works. Hats protect your head and if you're like me and have a big forehead that need protection these are your next best friend as well.

4. Lotion

Lotion replenishes your body. After I've had sunscreen on all day my body feels dry and gross. Lotion saves you no doubt.

5. Aloe Vera

This is for if you unfortunately get burnt to a crisp. We all do at one point or another because no matter how much sunscreen we use the sun always finds a way to burn us.

6. Coconut Oil

Yes, believe me this stuff works wonders. Coconut oil may honestly be better than aloe vera when it comes to being burnt. The coconut oil relieves the sting and hot of the sunburn.

Yes the summer is awesome, but it can be painful. Carry these seven things when traveling, or just have them put somewhere at home and you'll be set for all summer. Don't let the fear of burning keep you inside all summer.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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Wear Sunscreen, Y'all

Suns out, buns out. Don't let them get burned!


With the incoming of Spring comes rising temperatures and sunny weather. For many, this is one of the best times of the year; seasonal depression starts to dissolve, more time is spent outdoors, and, once school is over, many people feel like they don't have a care in the world.

Start caring, bitch! Your skin is on the line!

If you're like me, you absolutely do not wear sunscreen every day. Maybe it's because you're forgetful, maybe it's because you don't burn easily, or maybe it's because you genuinely don't see a reason to wear it.

Believe it or not, protecting your skin from that orb of hot gas and solar rays is extremely important! Not only does it protect you from short term consequences like sunburns, but it also protects you from getting premature wrinkles, skin cancer, and other health issues that may come about later in life.

It's so worth it to wear sunscreen every day, and I'm trying to get into the habit of doing so. Easy ways to incorporate SPF into your daily life is replacing some products you already have with ones that are better for your skin.

For example, finding body or face lotion with SPF in it is so easy and helpful! If you're someone that showers in the mornings, having lotion with SPF included allows you to put on sunscreen at the same time you're putting on lotion, so there are no extra steps. For people who wear makeup daily, finding a foundation or lipstick that can protect your skin is a no brainer. Of course, the best course of action is to put on actual sunscreen, but this is a good place to start.

Now, you might be thinking "yeah, I know, I should wear sunscreen… but, it's really not that big of a deal, right?"


Every unprotected exposure to the sun accumulates into a large amount of damage!

When you go out without sunscreen, it can do damage to your body, even if you don't get a sunburn. Over time, this damage builds up and can lead to all sorts of nasty things. Many of these things cannot be reversed by adding SPF into your daily life, so you must do it before the damage occurs. If you're not wearing sunscreen, put some on now! By throwing a small, travel-sized tube in your purse, backpack, car, or pocket, you're able to be protected wherever you go. Stay safe!

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