8 Fun Ways to Stay Cool on a Dime

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Someone once said that girls don’t sweat—they glisten. Well, that person was wrong ... But staying cool is hard, especially in the summer heat.

So, what’s a girl to do?

One option, obviously, is to ratchet up the air conditioning. But turning the dial to a cooler temperature comes with a price, and overcooling your home will counteract all the green, eco-friendly choices you’ve been making this year (so much for choosing green cleaning productsbuying organic food and drinking organic wine).

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Stay cool from morning to night with these fun, inventive and simple ideas. From icy accessories to tasty margarita pops, we'll have you upgrading that sweat to a glisten in no time.
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  • JackieAU5

    Being from blazing South Florida, I would like to think I’m an expert on this subject. First, if you sweat a lot, wearing black or navy is your best friend. Yes, they may be hotter colors to wear during the day but your sweat marks are much, much less visible than wearing a bright color like, green or pink for instance. Also, if it’s humid, don’t even think about breaking out the flat iron, it’s a waste of your time since your hair will frizz and curl very quickly. If you have waves, don’t fight them–work with them. And I disagree with the ‘take a hot shower’ slide…this only makes you more hot. I like to take cool showers in the summer, this way you’re not sweating while getting ready–and making your hair more frizzy.

  • What kind of braid is pictured in the second slide? I would like to learn how to do that.

  • What kind of braid is pictured in the second slide? I would like to learn how to do that.

  • What kind of braid is pictured in the second slide? I would like to learn how to do that.

  • Catdevine

    i know colleen – i love that braid!  but when you go to the video, it shows a french braid down the center back of your head.  the one in the pic is supposed to be a dutch braid and it’s very pretty.

  • Natalie @ Mango

    Haha, “girls don’t sweat, they glisten.” Right. If we’re glistening in this heat wave, I bet astronauts can see us from space right now. The truth is, in many places in the country, it is just too HOT to do much outside. Swimming even feels like getting into a bath, here in Austin. Anyway, if it is too hot for YOU to step outside, check out our post at Mango Money about ways to have fun indoors: http://www.mangomoney.com/blog/cheap-fun/top-5-ways-to-have-fun-indoors                Enjoy!

  • Natalie @ Mango

    Haha, “girls don’t sweat, they glisten.” Right. If we’re glistening in this heat wave, I bet astronauts can see us from space right now. The truth is, in many places in the country, it is just too HOT to do much outside. Swimming even feels like getting into a bath, here in Austin. Anyway, if it is too hot for YOU to step outside, check out our post at Mango Money about ways to have fun indoors: http://www.mangomoney.com/blog/cheap-fun/top-5-ways-to-have-fun-indoors                Enjoy!

  • Natalie @ Mango

    Haha, “girls don’t sweat, they glisten.” Right. If we’re glistening in this heat wave, I bet astronauts can see us from space right now. The truth is, in many places in the country, it is just too HOT to do much outside. Swimming even feels like getting into a bath, here in Austin. Anyway, if it is too hot for YOU to step outside, check out our post at Mango Money about ways to have fun indoors: http://www.mangomoney.com/blog/cheap-fun/top-5-ways-to-have-fun-indoors                Enjoy!

  • Popsicles are like a dollar for a box at the grocery store. You should add Otter Pops to the list. Does anybody remember those?