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I love an easy, breezy style when it comes to summer. Healthy hair, pretty makeup, pastel nails, simple jewelry, and a stylish pair of slip-on sandals. My five favorite lifestyle finds for summer are curated to create your own effortless yet sophisticated feminine summer look. Enjoy!
I. Menu Lashes
Menu Beauty (pronounced Me-N-You) is a San Francisco based beauty brand founded by two makeup artists with more than three decades of experience. I know one of the owners, Christina Chen, personally. On my recent travels to Sonoma I was the fortunate recipient of her makeup magic and spent a lovely three hours in her beautiful company and that’s when I discovered these amazing lashes. Menu has developed a strip lash that is revolutionizing the beauty industry. Aside from their honorable commitment to sustainability — the lashes are vegan and cruelty-free and the packaging biodegradable — they have created affordable, featherweight, comfortable, and easy-to-use lashes. These lashes are life changing! They are the first lashes I’ve ever been able to apply myself and the only strip lashes I’ve ever seen that look individually placed. They give a gorgeous natural fluttery look that is perfect for everyday or can be layered for another level of glamour.
II. By Lilla Hair Ties
The answer to unattractive and unreliable drug store hair ties is here! By Lilla, a female run company based in Miami makes sophisticated and sturdy hair ties in soft pastels with gold and silver accents. They double as fun bracelets so they’re always handy whether you’re at the beach or a barbecue.
III. Zoya Nail Polish
Zoya nail polish is a treasure. Founded by a husband and wife team — he a chemist, she a cosmetologist — the brand makes toxin-free, long-lasting nail polish. During most months, but especially during the summer, I keep my nails short, square, either buffed or with a barely there cool cream pink polish. My favorites are Laurie and Bethany.
IV. Ouai Hair Oil
A high gloss, smooth, and healthy finish is what you’ll get with Ouai Hair Oil. This silky concoction made of chia seed and borage oil seals split ends, smooths summer frizz, and helps with heat protection all while filling your hair with a divine feminine floral scent.
V. Old Navy Slip Ons
I packed these faux leather Old Navy slip-ons for my recent trip to Sonoma and I was so happy I did! Perfect for morning strolls to breakfast, a casual outdoor dinner, or even to and from travel, they are the perfect mix of simple elegance, comfort, and classic summer style. They come in cognac and black and have an extra durable bottom that ensures lasting wear all season long.