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August 14, 2015

The Cruel Summer Tag!

Happy Friday guys! We made it to the weekend - well once we get through today. Today I'm switching things up a bit and doing a tag. My friend - the lovely Kari, tagged me in the Cruel Summer tag. Now, lemme be honest with you guys, it was hilarious answering these questions. Hi-lar-ious. Because I live in the land of perpetual summer. Still, I answered them.

I do not apologize for the crazy answers. 

1. What's the hottest temperature it's ever reached where you live?
95 maybe. It never really gets to 100 here and so 95 is a very hot day. That said, lets be honest, its 80 to 95 degrees all year round. Yes even at Christmas. Honestly when it hits High 70’s it’s a cold day. #Caribbeanlife

2. Speaking of hot, how do you cool off in the summer heat?
What you mean like daily? We take two showers a day ha! But seriously, Water – swimming – the beach. Thank heavens we are surrounded by water.

3. Summer is one of the best times to read. Give us a summer book recommendation!
Ill shameless plug the Judy Blume "In the Unlikely Event" that we are reading for Book Club – Link up September 1st!!

4. What's your favorite thing about to the summer where you live?
Its all year round so its always the perfect weather for booty shorts ... Haha

5. What's the #1 thing on your summer bucket list?
I'm legit cracking myself up answering these since I don’t have a “summer” - But I do want to go on a picnic. Christmas picnic anyone?

6. You're going on a girl's trip this weekend and you've rented a drop-top convertible. What's the first song you blast?
First of all can I please have the convertible? Because Yaaaaas. Second, it would have to be something ratchet because drop-top calls for ratchet.

7. Summer is for glowing! What product do you use to get your bronze goddess on? 
I think I’m pretty bronze guys. Pretty. Bronze. *wide eyed emoji* But for the sake of answering, I can't live without my MAC Studiofix.

8. What about lip products? Are you a lipstick, lipgloss or bar lips kind of girl?
Im a lipstick and lipgloss kinda gal. MAC Diva and some lip gloss and Im golden … or bronze - see above.

9. How about nail polish? What nail polish can you not get enough of during the summer?
Any hot pink. I probably own about 20 shades of pink nail polish. Theres only one problem – I cant wear pink to work. So I save it for the weekend!

10. This or that?
      Bonfire or swimming?: Swimming. Bonfire in heat? No thank you.
      Pool or beach?: Pool! I prefer to swim in pools, don't ask.
      Ice-cream or popsicles?: Popsicles
      Bikini or a one piece?: One piece thank you. I bought this one the other day:
     Sporting event or music festival?: Both
     Maxis or sundresses?: Sundresses because they're shorter, but I do love maxis.

11. Dream summer vacation on me! Where are you going?
Tough one since I live in a vacation spot – so my answer would be Europe because any excuse to go to Europe is a good excuse amiright?

12. Got any summer traditions? 
Living? Its summer all year round. Seriously though I tend to travel during the “summer” months. This year I have to work – boooooooo.

So I sucked big time at this tag because I have no summer, but heck, I had fun answering them. I love tags! I tag anyone who wants to answer this (and who actually has a summer). Tell me a good tag and Ill do another real soon!

Have a great weekend guys!

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  1. I was surprised to read that it doesn't reach 100 because it does where I live in the Southern part of the U.S.! I guess I just falsely assumed it would get hotter. Good choice on the bathing suit!

  2. This made me laugh because I also live in the land of perpetual summer these days (and I love never ending summer--I wouldn't have it any other way). And I rock the palest ivory skin all the time because 1) I'm part Irish and Dutch--not exactly known for their tans....and 2) I believe in sunscreen. I also way prefer swimming in pools. I love jellyfish, and there's a lot of them around our island, but I don't think it's a good idea to swim with them...

  3. Such a fun question and answer coming from you living in year round summer!

  4. I need to read that Judy Blume book! I keep forgetting about it. And isn't it weird how everyone else is preparing for fall and we don't really get fall? LOL! I guess FL gets more of a fall than you do but it's always so weird to see people bundled up haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. I can see why this was so funny for you to answer - summer all year long!! I'm with you on my MAC obsession! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  6. oh man, i love europe!! always have. when kayla is older and able to actually appreciate such trips, we're definitely going to switch from lame kid-friendly vacays to tour european countries. the nordic countries are at the top of my list.

  7. this was hilarious Kay. even funnier because of our group texts last night.
    ratchet?!?! hahahaha.
    and yes, can i come along on your europe trip?
    have a good weekend KrystAL. haha. <3

  8. Dying over being bronze. Seriously. HILARIOUS! Also, cute suit!!

  9. My goal is to live where it's summer all year around, I just have to get my kid through school and I'm moving to a warm all the time beach. It snowed the first year I moved here and I knew I hadn't gone far enough south.

  10. I cannot imagine it being Christmas and 70 degrees out. For me, it needs to be cold and snowy or it just doesn't feel like Christmas. I cannot stop laughing at being bronze. Girl, you are too funny.

  11. Europe is a fabulous excuse! And YES to swimming and all the water in the summer :)

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

  12. I loved In The Unlikely Event! Judy Blume is the best.

  13. Lol, I laughed so hard when you said living is your summer tradition! I am also amazed it never gets to the 100s there-that's amazing! :)

  14. Haha that is too funny that you got to answer these since summer is a perpetual state for you!

  15. Okay this was funny to read, though I couldn't take summer all year long. The Living answer was hilarious and I totally heard it in my head in Matthew McConaughey's voice from Dazed and Confused.

  16. I'm on the quest to find a cute one piece/tankini. I also like those old fashioned high waist styles that are coming back!

  17. Haha, this is too funny! And thanks for the reminder about the book club book! I'm getting close to finishing my current book and want to read that next!

  18. I am loving all of your answers!!! I'm such a fan of the MAC Studiofix and that adorable one piece suit!! Enjoy your weekend!! (:

  19. It was so funny reading your answers. I would totally choose Ayo as my convertible song because they mention 'drop top' or 'no roof' or 'with the top down' like 700 times in that song. We get it, you're in a convertible. Haha!

  20. Hahah this is great. I hate to admit it but I totally agree, "Ayo" was an early summer repeat for me because I was just so glad to finally drive with the sunroof open and windows down after months of winter! And I'm with you on the pool too. I like the beach, but when it comes to getting me in the water I prefer it to be a pool. Aaaand now I want to go swimming!

  21. Thank you for this post, Kay. I have been trying to explain that although I lived in Jamaica until I was 24, I've never experienced heat like the summer heat that I feel sometimes in NYC. In Jamaica, the tropical climate is moderated by the sea breeze so it's warm and sunny and beautiful but also comfortable.
    Hope you're having a great weekend, lady!

    1. New York summer heat is the absolute worst! I don't know how you guys do it. Yesterday was high 80s here and I was at a wedding and we were all BAKING! 80-85 is what we're accustomed to!

  22. I loved reading this! In Texas it would get so hot!! I'm glad we now have cooler weather in SF!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  23. Love this tag, totally stealing it! Pretty Bronze LOL LOL LOL. Love this! I tan up like nobody's business in the summer and people are always like super shocked and I'm like....this happens every year...why are you surprised?

  24. Thanks for doing this tag girl <3 All of your responses were hilarious. "Umm living" lol. Great tradition I say. Never change it :)
    Also, Ayo is def the summer jam. Seriously why do all the ratchet songs have the best beats?

  25. I can't say I would be too bummed if I lived in the Caribbean ;) Summer all year round -- bring it on! Ha ha! Your answers are great. I'll definitely have to play along!


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