How To Bring Home Some Island Vibes

What are you to do when tropical vibes are desired, but jetting off to an island isn't on the weekend agenda? Bring the vibes to you, of course! Here are a few ways to satisfy those tropical, beachy cravings, and tie you over for the time being!

1. Throw on a tropical print! Wearing a tropical print is an instant way to infuse a beachy island vibe into your day! 

Volcom shorts

Volcom shorts

Wildfox sweatshirt

Wildfox sweatshirt

2. Slather on some coconut oil. Coconut oil is not only really great for your skin, but it smells like a tropical dream. Smell like a coconut, have silky soft glowing skin, feel like you're on an island... win win win. 

3. Paint your nails a bright, exotic color. Or, if you're feeling REALLY creative (and you have a steady hand) you can try out one of Goldfish Kiss's fun tropical prints! Get the DIY on her blog, here!

4. Make a sea salt hair spray and rock some mermaid hair! Try this DIY Mermaid Hair Spray recipe:

  • 1 tbs sea salt
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of conditioner (I like Suave's Tropical Coconut conditioner for the yummy tropical scent)
  • 1 clean spray bottle

Mix all ingredients together in the spray bottle. Spray a fine amount all over hair and style as desired. Scrunch your hair up with your hands for some messy beach hair, or add in some loose waves with a curling iron. You can also braid your hair and then take it out after a few hours for some kinky, beach waves. 

5. Fake a tropical glow. Spend some time exfoliating and then apply a self-tanner. Instant beachy-glow, minus the sun damage. My current favorite brand can be found at Target

6. Crank some island music. A little reggae can instantly transport you to an island the middle of a turquoise sea, lounging beneath a palm tree.

7. Make a 'Beachy' Pinterest dream board. Pin your little heart out and make a board dedicated to all things beachy and tropical. Dream away, beach babe! Check out my beachy Pinterest dream board here!