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Social Media Separation

Social Media Separation –

Things that could happen if you quit social media…

Social media is riddled with contradictions. It can be fun but also infuriating. It can make you feel less alone, but also trigger feelings of isolation and inadequacy. And can we talk about the trolls?  If you’re spending a lot of time on social media, or on your phone in general, it can be hard to imagine life without it. However, there are plenty of reasons to consider taking a break from endless scrolling. If you’re ready to take the plunge, here are some things to expect when you take a break from social media.

When you don’t have to worry about your devices buzzing left and right, you could find your productivity levels shooting through the roof. Social media constantly interrupts us. When we stop ourselves to check social media, again and again, it really becomes another form of multitasking, and multitasking makes whatever you do take longer, and you do it in an inferior way. In fact, the American Psychological Association estimates that trying to juggle multiple tasks at once—such as clicking back and forth between social media and an important project—may reduce your productive time by as much as 40 percent. That’s a high price to pay for a few likes and comments.

If you find yourself stuck in a creative block, it might have something to do with your social media habits. The key to an imaginative mind is taking breaks every now and then while you work with something other than social media. Having that social media in the background and calling to you and asking you things interferes with your creativity. By giving up social media entirely, you rid yourself of these nagging notifications and allow your creativity to flourish.

While the effects of quitting social media are generally positive in the long run, your immediate reaction may be one of stress and anxiety. These feelings are caused by a neurological withdrawal from the sense of being constantly connected. If you’re using social media addictively, which some people are, you have elevated levels of dopamine, so when you stop doing that, there is some withdraw. Luckily, these feelings usually do not persist beyond the first few days of quitting social media, so you should be able to enjoy the positive effects soon enough.

Because social media has become so easy to access anywhere and at any time, we often feel compelled to pay attention 24/7 to what is taking place on our news feeds and timelines. This impulse to be constantly aware of what’s going on online leads to an increase in cortisol, the stress hormone. This heightened stress can bring along a whole slew of unfavorable effects on the brain, such as reduced memory and an increased chance of depression. Staying away from social media makes you less prone to such a high level of cortisol, leaving you calmer and more focused.

When you take a quick minute to check one notification on Instagram before bed, suddenly you realize you’ve been browsing, liking, and commenting long past your bedtime. Sound familiar? This has become a common habit for many people at night, often spending one to two hours scrolling through social media in bed. Think about it: If you’re doing that every day, that’s 15 hours a week you spend just doing social media! That’s not like going out to dinner with a friend, that’s just looking at somebody play with their new hamster and then commenting on it. When you quit social media, you free yourself of this extra priority – and buy yourself the powerful health boost of a good night’s rest. If you need a cool-down activity in the p.m., skip the screens and try something more relaxing and less time-consuming, like reading a book or planning tomorrow’s agenda.

Sure, social media can be an excellent way to stay in touch with old friends or family from out of town, but cutting ties with the Social Media can work wonders for your tangible friendships. Face-to-face interpersonal relationships are generally much stronger than those conducted solely online, and taking a breather from your social media accounts forces you to focus on these real-world interactions. Pulling back on social media and spending more time on face-to-face interactions really helps your relationships, and relationships are really one of the most important factors in well being and mental health.

Once you stop scrolling through other people’s opinions, you will likely find out more about what motivates you, not them. When people remove themselves from social media, they lose that temptation to garner attention and superficial feedback from other people by posting where they went to dinner or where they went on vacation. That need to be relevant in the eyes of others will lose its grip, leading to the discovery of one’s self.

Ditching social media may not only make you a nicer person, but it could also help you develop your emotional intelligence, a valuable skill in the workplace. But it does require that you, yes, interact with other human beings. When we’re on a computer screen for hours a day, then we’re removing the possibility of having face-to-face interaction and we’re reducing our emotional intelligence. Lifting your head from the screen and having real conversations can increase the quality of your relationships and help you develop this critical skill.

So next time you head to the beach or the pool, leave your phone behind – breathe and focus on happiness, sunshine, health and all the beauty that surrounds us!

Above: Model wearing a Gold Vamp Thong Bikini
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extreme micro bikinis

Extreme Micro Bikinis – 

Every year it seems like there is some must have piece of swimwear on the beach. Whether it’s Miami, Hawaii, California or the South of France, everyone seems to be wearing it. This year the beach wear that everyone is going gaga over is the Extreme Micro Bikini. This Micro Bikini is loved from sexy locals to the hottest celebrities. The name Extreme Micro Bikini says it all: it’s been around for years but for some people it’s a new kind of bikini. Perfect for those who love showing off their great beach bods. Our designer bikini’s come from Bailey, one of the hottest in-house designers in the world and our Micro Bikini designs have been featured in the pages of some of the world’s biggest magazines.

With this minimalist trend sweeping over the fashion world, it appears the less is more mentality has also made its way around the world. This season, it’s all about flaunting what you have in your tiny Micro Bikini. For that reason, we suggest our Vanish and Vixen Micro Bikinis. Our tiny Micro Bikinis will have you looking and feeling your sexy best this summer. Even if, for the time being, going to the beach means tanning from the comfort of your backyard. Customers and friends who have worn our Vanish and Vixen Micro Bikinis have nothing but positive words for it. While it may not cover much, it also has a wearer ultimate comfort. It is designed to fit snugly without feeling like it’s attached to you. That means that while you won’t have to worry about it falling off in the sand and the waves, you also won’t feel bound by it. Plus, with dozens of different colors, you can definitely find a Micro Bikini that perfectly fits what you are looking for. 

If you’re after something a little less revealing but still maintains that sexy look, you should try our Vduri Thong Bikini or Vicuña Cheeky Bikini, they are all the rage at the moment and can be easily purchased right here at www.nvrstrings com.

Above: Model wearing a Purple Check Vanish Micro Bikini

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Friends and Bikinis

So you and your girls have a pretty extra summer planned. Maybe you’re renting a beach house for a long weekend, or you’re piling onto a plane to recharge and let loose someplace tropical. Either way, those precious few days and nights will likely involve Instagram-worthy hats and sunnies, old inside jokes, suntan lotion chased with aloe and a fair number of rum-based cocktails.

With you and your crew in mind, our Nvr Strings Bikinis blogger played personal shopper, pulling the best bikinis (and an unforgettable micro bikini) for everyone in the inner circle. Just match the squad member with her ideal Bikini and get packing.

THE SUPER SUPPORTIVE ONE

Your ride-or-die BFF knows how to read your mood with a single emoji. She can always be counted on for an airport pick-up, a reliable second opinion and a good cathartic cry. She carries both Advil and Tylenol, because she knows girls need choices. She is no doubt the swimwear equivalent of a Vicuña.

THE SWEETHEART

Bless her, this friend doesn’t have a single mean bone in her body. She’s kind to animals, allergic to gossip, tips lavishly and has a laugh you would recognize a mile away. She’s basically a real-life fairy tale princess, and she dresses the part. So for this sweetie we like the Vojavé Scrunch Tie Side Thong.

THE SPORTY ONE

You know who we mean—she can’t kick back in a lounge chair for more than fifteen minutes before she’s off joining a pick-up volleyball game, hiking a volcano or learning to stand-up paddle board. She rises with the sun to hit the hotel gym; her only tan line is from her Fitbit. This friend can rock any and all bikinis!

THE DRAMA QUEEN

Though she lost her driver’s license in the ocean the day you arrived, you find her endlessly endearing. She is always fashionably late. She likes to keep things interesting, and she’s down for turning up on the dance floor and at the bar—just be sure to get her a wake-up call if you want to see her at brunch. This friend is definitely the Vduri Scrunch Thong Bikini type!

THE INDIE BOHO FRIEND

The easygoing earth goddess who walks among you is happy to roll with whatever—so long as she’s not missing any music festivals. She’s seriously considering opening a coconut stand on the beach and never going back home. For her it’s all about the cute Cheeky Vahana Bikini!

THE PARTY GIRL

She’s single and ready to mingle, so why shouldn’t her swimwear say as much? There are worse places to meet someone than paradise. So play on at the playa, player. Bring on those summer nights…and the sexy minimal coverage Vanish and Vixen Micro Bikinis.

THE ONE WHO CAN SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF WHATEVER COUNTRY YOU’RE IN

This is the friend who fills half her suitcase with novels and on her phone in her down time looking for travel deals. You rely on her to plot out the itinerary, read a map, converse with the concierge in his native tongue and generally get things handled. We think this friend is perfect for the Vamp Thong Bikini!

Okay ladies so go have an amazing time this summer! And a special thanks to my friend Christina for helping with model selection!

Above: Model on left wearing a Ivory Piqué Vidora Thong and model on right wearing a White Vidora Thong

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bikinis even tiner next year

Bikinis even tinier next year –

Ever since the dawn of swimwear, it seems that the itsy bitsy bikini trend has only become more popular, with bikini bottoms today barely providing enough cloth to conceal our increasingly ample assets.

Thong bikinis and other skimpy cut bottoms are showing no sign of leaving the fashion scene and about to get even tinier! So exactly why are these tiny garments so popular, and how can you make sure you look fabulous in swimwear, no matter what your body type? Here’s a couple tips!

Why Are Bikini Bottoms Getting So Small?

The two-piece bikini has always been a controversial choice of clothing – essentially not very different from underwear in appearance, and yet wholly different in terms of how society views them.

For many girls, a bikini (or three) is a must-have essential in packing for a vacation. If you’ve been swimsuit shopping at all in the past couple of years, you may well have noticed the increasingly tiny appearance of bikini briefs. “How much of my butt is going to be showing?” I hear you ask, and the answer is: a lot!

Bikini bottoms have gotten small and smaller as a result of just about all fashion trends these days – in fact, of any era. A few years ago, you’d likely see vintage 60s-inspired swimsuits on the beach, with high-waisted, polka dot numbers and chic mesh panels – for that modest, ‘less is more’ look that until quite recently dominated the swimwear scene.

These days, the internet is full of images of perfect, cellulite-free, smooth and tanned butts (just look at the Instagram accounts of any Victoria’s Secret model). The butt has become the focal point of female sexuality when it comes to online selfies. Far from the days of the rake-thin 90s model, the image of the slim waist and round, shapely butt seem set to define the twenty-tens era, with fitness fanatics, models and socialites all flaunting their rotund rears as often as possible.

With so much emphasis on our butts, it seems logical that the bikini industry would start to change, and indeed they have. Brazilian bikinis, which feature considerably less fabric than previous designs, are now even more triangular in shape, emphasizing the butt and creating a more exaggerated pear-shape when viewed from behind.

How to Make Your Butt Look Great in A Tiny Bikini

While it’s great for all those Victoria’s Secret Models, this new bikini trend can leave some of us girls feeling a little self-conscious – am I right? If you want to look amazing this summer, and feel your best in an on-trend bikini, here are our top tips for getting the perfect bikini-ready butt, in time for the beach:

  • Eat well – a healthy, balanced diet will help make your body look and feel its best. Lots of fruit and veggies, high protein foods such as fish, nuts, eggs and low fat dairy, as well as plenty of water will keep your skin clear and fresh – and your butt will thank you for it!
  • Perform butt-enhancing exercises: simple exercises like squats and box jumps will help tone and firm your behind. General cardio and weights will help you lose overall weight: go on long walks, jogs or bike rides if you’re not a gym bunny.
  • Pamper your butt: use products, specifically designed for cleansing, smoothing and plumping your behind to give you that ideal summer-ready rear.

With small bikinis going nowhere and getting even tinier this summer, there will be butts of all sizes on display on beaches everywhere. However big or small your behind, we’re sure you’ll look sexy and fabulous all summer long.

Above: Model in a Tie Side Vixen Micro Bikini – Ivory Piqué Fabric

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green micro bikini

Fall bikini staycation –

Hey babes, Ericka here. I know summer is obviously gone, but that doesn’t mean that we have to ditch our bikinis. If you haven’t seen my latest Instagram post of how to style a bathing suit for fall, you better check it out. But I am actually here to talk to about local staycations that are bikini-friendly for fall. That’s right, we are talking hot tubs and spa trips near us.

Let’s get into it.

Frist Up: The Budget Friendly Getaway.

This is perfect for if you are looking for a 1-2 day escape from your daily life and you just want to relax without breaking the bank. Go downtown, stay in a cute hotel with a hot tub and stay for a night or two and just spend the day outdoors, shopping, or even in bed!

Mini Desert Trip 

I actually went to the desert for some relaxation with my friends and I was blown away by how EMPTY and CLEAN it was! It was actually perfect because I just wanted to go to disconnect and not be around a bunch of people so it all worked out. We stayed at a really fun place and they even upgraded us to a suite with a kitchen and Jacuzzi (bonus!). We spent a day getting facials and massages. Then in the evening, we went down to the hot tub and I of course wore my Vanish Micro Bikini!

The Splurge

Okay, as we know there are so many Hotels and Resorts in my area of Southern California. I prefer to stay walking distance to the beach because as many of us locals know October and November can be some our most beautiful days! A luxury resort by the beach with an ocean view and all the amenities is a must. They even have retreats if you are looking to really treat yourself. When I decide to take the plunge and go to one of these luxury locations, I will for sure be wearing my Vduri Scrunch Thong Bikini to the pools.

Of course, when traveling anywhere during these times ensure that you do your research!! I would even call the hotel/spa/etc, to hear their new protocols just to be safe.

Make sure you tag us on our instagram @nvrstrings when you take one of our suits on your getaway so we can re-post! I love seeing you guys rock your minimal coverage bikinis.

Stay safe and healthy, Ericka

Above: model wearing a Mint Green Tie Side Micro Bikini

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Be cheeky –

Make your booty look more flattering with just one easy fix. Get yourself a Cheeky, Thong, Tie Side String, Micro G-String or Brazilian style bottom. These styles are flying off the shelves like never before in America and all over the world. Even the Huffington Post agrees in their article, “Why The Itsy Bitsy Bikini Trend Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon.” This is clearly not just becoming a trend that will fade next summer – this bikini bottom style is forever staying around and this is why. It works for all body types – whether you have a small, large, or nonexistent butt – this cut compliments every booty.

Differences –

Full Coverage Bottom: This type of bottom tends to flatten your behind, and does not enhance the natural curves that a butt has. It also usually bags up right between your cheeks and can make it look as though you have given yourself a wedgie – not so cute!!

Moderate Coverage Bottom: This type of bottom usually hugs your butt cheeks just right, lifting them and keeping your booty firm and tight with every step you take. It is not only much more supportive than a full coverage bottom, but it accentuates the curves of your cheeks and the roundness of every bum with a heart – shaped cut.

Minimal Coverage: This style reveals it all! There’s no hiding that amazing derriere with nothing more than a string going between the cheeks! For those “less is best” ladies our Vanish and Vixen Bikinis were made just for you!

Once you try on just one cheeky bikini bottom, you will never want to go back to your full coverage bottoms. If you are not feeling confident enough to try minimal coverage bottoms, at least try some moderate coverage bottoms to show off a little bit more cheek – it makes such a difference! Moderate coverage bottoms are defined to be in between full coverage and minimal coverage. We have offered minimal coverage bikinis for over 20 years while other American swimwear companies traditionally only use to feature full coverage, however now Cheeky Bikini styles are selling much more than full coverage bottoms. So now it is most definitely time for you to make this summer bootyfull!

Above: Model wearing a High Cut Cheeky Thong  Varuna Bikini in Daisy Daze

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black micro bikini

Almost naked in a bikini –

It’s a commonly known fact that Vitamin D is sourced from the sun. It is also commonly known that when the sun is out, the buns too must also be out (#sunsoutbunsout). The Nvr Strings Bikinis investigative team dove deep into the archives of humanity to explain this well known modern practice. 

Since the earliest days of civilization, women have worn a small amount of clothing. The Ivory Venus, humanity’s earliest depiction of a woman found in Germany from over 35,000 years ago, is a super curvy babe with no clothes on at all. In fact, the ivory sculpture implies that the civilizations of that time had a mind much like ours today, a very important discovery. This suggests that being in little to no clothing at all is a natural way to be in human society. 

We can see evidence of near-nakedness being a perfectly harmless norm when we study living tribal cultures that still exist and practice their ancient traditions today. Just as ancient and traditional medicine, spirituality, and sustainability are being tapped into and replicated in our modern society, so too must we copy and change the way we clad ourselves; aye it must be scantily.

In order for our bodies to fully absorb the Vitamin D we need, our body’s largest organ, our skin, must spend time out in the sun. Let us not waste a single drop of sunshine on sleeves and collars and belts with metal pieces. Let us instead, wear extremely breathable luxury fabric that hugs and accentuates our curves and covers only the necessary so as not to be fined by local law enforcement. 

Let us feel as close to our most natural state as possible, let us be stylish and sultry in ethically made pieces of art! Let us be under the sun, happy, healthy, and almost naked in a bikini!

Above: Model wearing a Vixen Tie Side Black Piqué Sheer Micro Bikini

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bikinis – not just for tanning

Bikinis - not just for tanning

Bikinis – not just for tanning

Bikinis are a major part of every woman’s wardrobe. Whether you like them skimpy and seductive or cute and colorful, there’s a suit for every woman and all of her personalities.

There’s no comparing to the feeling you get when you slip on your favorite piece and head out to catch some rays. But once you’re under the sun and the tanning oil has been applied, it can get pretty dull, pretty quickly. No worries! We’ve got our list of the top 10 things you can do in a bikini that will liven up your day in the sun in NO time!

Photo shoot – Feeling sexy? Flaunt your stuff for an impromptu photo shoot and get some great shots in your favorite suit. Our sexy Vanish Micro Bikini is a great option for this idea.

Beach volleyball – Gather your friends and hit the court for a fun game where the sun is hot but the bodies are hotter Our Cheeky Vahana is the perfect bikini for this sport!

Go for a swim – It may seem obvious, but many times we forget how amazing a dip in the ocean or in the pool feels on a hot day. Go for a swim and refresh yourself in our High Cut cheeky Varuna.

Workout – What better way to sweat it out without feeling restricted? Working out in your swimsuit is a great way to let your body breathe as you push it to the max. Try our Super High Waist Vqüa bikinis for some sporty vibes.

Play in the sprinklers – You don’t have to go far to get some fun in with your bathing suit. Turn on the sprinklers in your backyard and get friends together for some fun right at home!

Take a romantic walk on the beach – Don’t forget your hubby loves to see you in your suit as well so a nice, leisurely walk on the beach in your bikini could be a great way to rekindle some flames. Try the sexy Vamp Thong Bikini, it won’t disappoint.

Have a girls day – Invite the girls over for some wine, apps, and plenty of girl talk while you show off your favorite suits.

Meditate – Get completely comfortable, connect with your inner voice, and let your mind wander while in a bathing suit that allows you to be you.

Sleep – No itchy, uncomfortable, or restrictive pjs to keep you tossing and turning. Your favorite suit should hug your body so nicely that sleeping would be the cherry on top.

Read – Get a comfy chair, a big floppy hat, and a great book to read and you’ve got yourself the perfect combo for some relaxing time out in the sun with a great Versant Tie Side Cheeky Swim Suit.

Whatever you decide to do in your bikinis we got you covered “barely”…

Above: Model wearing Seminole Versant tie Side Cheeky Bikini.

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floral bikinis

April showers bring – floral bikinis?

If you’re anything like me, you welcome spring with open arms. An end to the cold winter, thunderstorms on warm nights, the return of greenery. April may be the rainiest of months, and that can be a bummer, but as the saying goes “April showers bring May flowers!”
I know what you’re thinking. Floral bikinis… for spring?!

Yeah well, flowers aren’t going anywhere. What’s cuter than floral bikinis? Nothing. A floral bikini is a simple way to say, “I’m ready for summer!” It’s a trend that’s never going away!

You know we love a solid sexy bikini – It’s lowkey life for us. But we also go crazy for itsy bitsy bikinis with prints. And this season we are all about florals for spring! We have some of the cutest floral bikinis ever right now in cuts designed to make you look hot as hell whether you’re at the beach, the dayclub or in your own backyard with the besties. The floral prints we’ve got are taken garden party pretty to sexy (and fun) new places.

All of our fans know that the Vamp is the thong bikini that you need to have in your collection. The fit is barely there, but perfect. So adding in Daisy Daze and Blue Feathers as exclusive prints just took this thong bikini to the next level.

The Floral Breeze prints were inspired by all of wildly intoxicating flowers that grow around California. It shows up on our signature sexy high cut Vqüa and cheeky Vahana!. No two suits are alike with the blooms sprouting up in different places on each suit. It’s the perfect mix of sexy swimwear and pretty.

Try something kinda sweet this year. We know, we know you’re usually going for poolside in something a bit more reserved, but shake things up a bit with our Daisy Black and White floral tie side Vixen Micro Bikini. The sexy contrast represented on the teeny micro bikini are killer.

And we just added Daisy Daze to our signature scrunch butt Vojavé. This fun scrunch – tie on one side bikini gives you the ability to determine how much coverage you want in both front or back!

So ladies whether its a cheeky thongs or a micro g string bikinis it’s going to be great spring and summer – get out there and show off your floral bikinis!

Above: Model wearing a Vicuña Cheeky Thong Bikini in Daisy Daze

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keep our beaches clean

keep our beaches clean

Keep our beaches clean –

We love our beach days so much, chilling with a margarita and soaking up the sun in our Nvr Strings Bikini… The best ever! And if we want to keep it up, we must keep our beaches clean.

Did you know that by this year (2021), over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are in our oceans? Over 269,000 tons of debris roam the surface and kill more than 200,000 members of the marine life a year… And the number is rising and both the east and west trash vortex is growing!

Most of us who are frequently on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram have seen around videos like that one with a turtle bleeding from her nose thanks to a trapped straw, or photography of birds filled with plastic they’ve accidentally ingested.

The best way to stop this is to prevent more trash from going into our beautiful oceans! In that manner, that’s how we can also prevent more and more animals to suffer from our debris! It’ll also keep our beautiful coral reefs safe and sound for us to keep diving and snorkeling.

– Here’s 9 ways you can keep both the beach and the ocean clean and safe from our leftovers:

Leave Plastic Behind

Stay away from those evil plastic bags! The best you can do is bring your snacks and such in reusable bags or containers! It is a perfect prevention method and you still get to enjoy those chips and chocolates you love so much.

Throw Everything Away

Bring your own bags with you, this will ensure you throw everything away! Trash doesn’t just disappear and we all know it, so take everything you brought back with you and that will make the ocean smile.

If You Spot Trash…

You’re most likely to find a bottle or two as you stroll on the beach! It’s okay if you safely pick it up and throw it away. We know it’s impossible for you to go OCD and pick up everything you spot on the beach, but picking up a couple of leftovers will do good to keep the beach clean.

Make Small Changes

Details matter a lot here, for example you could bring a reusable water bottle to your beach day instead of disposable water bottles! Or you can sip on Margaritas at your closest beach bar, which not only helps the environment but it also makes you very happy.

Focus Your Activities

We are not going to lie, laying on the beach for 3 days eating and drinking is a wonderful thing to do, but it also raises the amount of trash left behind! Try going for physical activities, try some snorkeling in Cancun or go for a speedboat tour, whatever makes you happy and reduces the environmental impact is great, specially because you’d help to keep the beach clean.

Careful with that Bonfire

Don’t you just love roasting some marshmallows on a cozy beach night? We do too! However, try not to burn your debris on the bonfire, it’ll go straight to the sand and into the ocean once time goes by. Don’t forget to put your fire out properly too.

Take Care Of Your Pets

If you’ve brought your puppy to the beach, that’s great, nothing beats a puppy trying to swim! However, remember to pick up their little gifts. You wouldn’t want to step on poop as you run to catch a football, right?

Smoking Kills and not just you

Cigarette butts are one of the leading pollutants! There’s so many negative effects on a single piece, you wouldn’t believe. Smoke all you want of course we won’t tell you what to do but if you do smoke, dispose of the cigarette butt properly so it doesn’t go near the water or sand. This will keep the beach clean!

Encourage Everyone!

We’re pretty sure almost everyone has a place in their heart for the beach, so pass on the word, help us keep the beach clean, our marine life safe and the beach beautiful!

Above: Model in a Purple Rain Vicuña Cheeky Thong Bikini