Summer Basics: Best Towels + Vegan Nail Polish

Ok, so you might not be spending a lot of time at the beach this particular summer… but odds are, you’ll still find a pool or an uncrowded stretch of beach at some point, or even a place to park yourself in the sun for a picnic. Read on.

Tesalate was founded in Australia, where they know a thing or two about beaches. This brand is billed as “The Original Sand Free Beach Towel” due to its soft, sand-flicking, unique fabric, which is also lightweight and compact for toting around. These towels are rapid drying, which definitely helps when it’s time to pack up and head home, and they’re also super-absorbent, retaining twice their weight in water. The patterns and prints are gorgeous, too! So, what more could you ask for? How about a Lifetime Guarantee: you either love your towel, or you can return it with no questions asked. You can also exchange it for free! Check the designs out at

Emma Beauty offers incredible nail colors that are nutrient-rich, 12+ FREE, vegan, and cruelty-free, which means you won’t suffer noxious fumes for the sake of your mani + pedis. They’re long-lasting, come in monthly Fast-Fashion colors, and glide on smoothly. For Summer 2020, their Down the Shore Collection June colors are Life’s A Beach (gray), Pier We Come (blue), Endless Summer (pink), Sun & Fun (dark pink), Down the Shore (coral) and You Want a Pizza Me? (rrrrred). Visit and tag #emmabeauty on IG and Facebook.

May you find respite this summer in sand, shore, forest, parks, and scenic skyline rooftops.