7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials

May 7, 2015

7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials | Peaceful Dumpling

Get ready for summer adventures with these vegan summer style and beauty essentials.

The summer season is fast approaching, and chances are you’re already thinking about how you’ll spend those warm evenings and sunny weekend mornings. The following are a few fun picks to help get you in the summer mood—if you weren’t there already!

  1. A perfume that makes you smile.

7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials | Peaceful Dumpling

“Hello” Harvey Prince Eau du Parfum

With notes of Meyer lemon, white grapefruit, summer forsythia, pink plumeria, and Tahitian vanilla, Harvey Prince’s “Hello” is a cheerful fragrance that’s just as refreshing as a sunny, Saturday morning. Bonus: Harvey Prince perfumes are free of parabens and phthalates—so spritz sans guilt!

  1. A pair of comfortable cutoffs or distressed denim shorts.

 7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials | Peaceful Dumpling

Rag & Bone Distressed Denim Shorts

Although I prefer to make my cutoff shorts with jeans I no longer wear, there are plenty of cutoff or pre-distressed denim shorts available to buy—no sewing scissors or sandpaper necessary! Worn-in shorts are perfect for keeping you cool (and stylish) as you run errands or lounge in a hammock reading your favorite book.

  1. The best pink gloss.

 7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials | Peaceful Dumpling

“Tickled” Marie Natie LoveMarie Lip Gloss

Summer is an excellent time to rock a more natural—yet still flirty—lip. Marie Natie is gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. The gloss is loaded with vitamin E and is incredibly moisturizing without being too sticky. (Bonus, it’s also Juhea-approved!)

  1. A pair of flirty sandals.

Mel by Melissa: Special II Bow Flip Flops

Mel by Melissa: Special II Bow Flip Flops

Hello, cute sandals. Won’t you look nice paired with our distressed denim shorts? Don’t be afraid to indulge in a little jelly sandal nostalgia with these fun and feminine flip flops. Made with man-made and recyclable material, these little shoes are a good notch above your standard plastic shoe—and certainly prettier!

  1. Something to wrap around your shoulders.

7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials | Peaceful Dumpling

Akira Black Label Fly Away Open Front Beige Cardigan

Breezy beach days and bonfire evenings call for light layers. Enter this lightweight, romantic cardigan–perfect for layering over a sexy tank. 

  1. A summer-ready manicure. 

7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials | Peaceful Dumpling

“Join the Dance” NCLA Nail Wraps

Spice up your mani without the headache of DIY nail art. Try these non-toxic and cruelty-free NCLA nail wraps for a festive, long-lasting manicure. Nail wraps are so simple to apply and don’t require heat lamps or dry time. Woohoo!

  1. A little sun protection, please.

7 Vegan Summer Style and Beauty Essentials | Peaceful Dumpling

Edie Straw Panama Desk

Sunscreen is awesome! (Use it.) Even more awesome? A chic straw hat that helps protect you from skin-damaging UV rays. Contents: staw, vegan leather, and a fun-loving attitude.

 What’s on your summer essentials list? 

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Photos: Harvey Prince, ShopBop, Marie Natie, Bare Necessities, Akira, NCLA, Nasty Gal

Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.


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