We adore the smell, we love the taste, but what about its beauty benefits? Here are a few ways coconut oil can transform your hair, your face, and your body:

If your hair spent a lot of time in the sun this summer, using coconut oil as a conditioner is perfect for restoring all that moisture lost to those wonderful sun rays. All you have to do is thoroughly apply the oil to your hair and leave it in for 30 minutes to an hour. Once done, rinse your hair with shampoo and enjoy your shiny locks!

Contrary to popular belief, oil is great for the skin - even if you have oily skin. Oil attracts oil, so using coconut oil as a cleanser before bed is a great way to keep skin clear and healthy looking (not to mention it can also double as a great makeup remover!)

Keep your skin soft and glowing by adding coconut oil to your skincare regimen. You can use it as a moisturizer by applying it your body. You can turn it into a body scrub by mixing 2 parts salt or sugar with 1 part coconut oil. And though the jury's still out, we’ve heard it’s a natural SPF and love to use it as tanning oil!


We’ve partnered with our friends at Gold and Gray Jewelry to bring our fans a super fun summer-themed Pinterest contest! Think of your PERFECT Summer day; what you’re wearing, how you’re accessorized, where you’re going, and most importantly…what you’re drinking ;)


To enter, create a board and title it “The Perfect Summer Day”. Make sure your board contains each of the 10 pins listed above, in no particular order. In each pin’s caption, include the corresponding number, along with the hashtags #lspace and #goldandgray. When your board is perfect, share it with us by emailing a link to your board to


We’ll choose a winner based on creativity & style…and the lucky lady will take home a summer style package with an L*Space bikini & coverup and a Gold And Gray bracelet & necklace! We can’t wait to see your perfect summer days…happy pinning! More details & rules below:


·         You must follow @lspaceswimwear and @goldandgray on Pinterest to enter.

·         Contest begins 8/18/2014 and ends 9/1/2014

·         Each pin must include a caption listing the number that the pin corresponds to.

·         Each pin must include the hashtags #lspace and #goldandgray

·         Only one entry board per person.

·         Boards will be judged based on uniqueness, creativity, spirit, style, and adherence to the guidelines.

·         Winners will be notified via email and announced on Twitter on 9/2/2014

We can’t wait to see the creative and chic summer inspiration you share with us and the Pinterest community!



Lately, we can get enough of tiny tattoos. There's something so cute and girly about little tiny tats- with just a dash of punk rock spirit! Perfect for those with a fear of needles (or their parents wrath...) tiny tattoos are easily hidden and are workplace appropriate. Plus, they're like a chic accessory that you ALWAYS have with you! Here are some of our fave tiny tat looks as of late: 

Oh Miami Swim we miss you, so. In honor of #TBT we're throwing it back to Saturday night's L*Space runway show at the Raleigh Hotel; with a quick and easy tutorial on how you can re-create the siren of the sea inspired "wet hair"...without looking like you just stepped out of the shower ;) 

We had Jonathan Levi Powell, of Jonathan Products, and his glam squad backstage to create this mermaid-inspired hair look. Here's how you can get the same look at home!

1. Spray hair with moisture for easy styling. 

2. Run Jonathan Product Hydracurls Leave-In Conditioner through wet hair to increase moisture and prevent frizz. 

3. Part hair horizontally in three sections. 

4. Starting with the section closest to the nape of the neck, take 1 inch sections and run Jonathan Product Hydracurls Styling Gel Creme through the hair from the root to tip. 

5. Add waves to each i inch section by twisting hair between fingertips starting at the root and working down to the tips. 

6. Repeat until the entire section has been twisted piece by piece, then move to the next divided part working up towards the roots. 

7. Spray the entire section with Jonathan Product Hydracurls Reactivating Sea Mist to seal in moisture for the perfect beachy wave.

WOW- what a show! We debuted our "The Water Is Waiting" collection to a PACKED house at Mercedes Benz Fashion week last night at the Raleigh Hotel. Our models were transformed into Sirens of the Sea by the Stila Cosmetics make-up team and the Jonathan Products hair team. We also had Flash Tattoos girl on hand to give our girls golden fish scales reminiscent of a mermaid. The look was Siren of the Sea...and absolutely stunning! 

Our runway was quite literally an ocean, so the models appeared to be walking on water! It was quite a sight to see, and unlike anything that's every been done at MBFW Swim! 

Our new collection really rocked the runway. Some of our favorite elements of the Spring 2015 season are colorful, tribal inspired prints, bold cut-outs, back detailing, hints of crochet, and bold & bright colors. We also debuted more apparel than ever before, with styles meant to be worn from the beach to the bistro or from the sand to the street. From maxi dresses to beach pants, and knitwear to easy-to-wear cover ups, these styles will become closet staples and wardrobe favorites! 

This year's L*Space runway show was one for the books! As Monica said, “it’s like the best day of the year outside of my birthday and Christmas!" And she is absolutely right! Can't wait 'til next year...when we do it all over again! 

By the way, you can shop these 6 pre-sale styles FRESH from the runway on our website, and be the first babe on the beach in BRAND NEW Spring 2015 L*Space collection!