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Press Pause: Pretzel Shortbread Cookies, Summer TV Recs, and Decluttering Tips

Press Pause with theSkimm
Jun 22, 2020

Here are our recs to help you take a break this week...

  1. The best TV to watch this summer. This list has shows that are returning for new seasons, and some that are brand new. Yes, still watching. 

  2. A perfect pedicure guide. By the power vested in us, we now pronounce it flip flop season. You may now paint the toes.

  3. A way to relax. Dame Products has the goods for you-time. And their Fin vibrator is versatile and easy to use. PS: Skimm’rs get 15% off your first order. Go get it.*

  4. What to pack if you’re flying during the pandemic. This list has a seat cover, an easy way to set up your screen, and things to hold your essentials. So you can touch fewer things. Prepare for departure. 

  5. The best non-fiction books to get sucked into. Good for the beach, your couch, or for when you just need to be whisked away. 

  6. Lunches that won’t wilt in the heat. For when you never know what to bring to a picnic. These recipes to the rescue.  

  7. 50 years of Songs of the Summer. We “Gotta Feeling” that this playlist will be your “Party Rock Anthem” this year. Because it’s really getting “Hot in Herre.” 

  8. 13 gifts for your friend whose wedding was postponed. Or who did it anyway on Zoom. Say ‘I you’ with a romantic print, date night cookbook, custom photo coasters, and more. 

  9. Bralettes for literally every occasion. LIVELY has lace ones, sporty ones, strapless name it. Good for: running errands, running meetings, or running to the couch for a long TV binge. You can get two for $60, or three for $80. Don’t mind if we do.*

  10. The best decluttering tips of all time. Just found out throwing everything on That One Chair is not it. 

  11. Pretzel shortbread cookies. Chocolate ganache + turbinado sugar + dough that smells like fresh pretzels = oops we ate all the cookies from the cookie jar. 

  12. A new razor. This one from Billie comes in four summery colors. But without a pink tax markup, so it’s only $9. Oh, and they have other clean beauty products too, all for under $15. Shave the day.*

  13. 21 podcasts about love and relationships. Because your friends' Bumble stories have been majorly lacking lately. Here are pods on dating, wedding planning, divorce, and friendship. Swipe right.

  14. The best movies of the 2010s. “Girls Trip” made us laugh. “Coco” made us cry. And “Crazy Rich Asians” made us ... wish we had approximately $1 billion. Oh well, we'll stream these in the meantime. 

  15. A refreshing drink mix. Because summer is all about sun, sand, and staying hydrated. These delicious mixes from Hydrant are flavored with real juice powder, and are full of electrolytes. And Skimm’rs get a free 5-pack sampler. Drink up.*

  16. A genius massage guide. Because you’re so knotty. You’ll knead these tips to work it out.

  17. A new internet read we loved: on dating and sex during a pandemic. As if it wasn’t already hard enough.

  18. ...and an old one: about millennials. And why other generations blame them for, well...a lot. Like killing marriage, homeownership, the napkin industry, and doorbells. Whoops. 

  19. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy this week: unicorn putty, a llama pool float, and a macaron jewelry box

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