13 Items to Make Your Summer Brighter

by Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on July 7, 2022 in General, Gift Guides,

Find a great summer gift, that will excite anyone in your life and make summer that much more enjoyable.

THEMAGIC5 Swim Goggles

Whether you’re swimming for fun or exercise this summer, THEMAGIC5 is the world’s first custom-fit swim goggle.  Eliminate the distractions of a poor fitting pair of goggles to enjoy the introspective, immersive nature of swimming. Through an app-based facial scan, they can  create an individualized fit for each person and can adapt the fit further, if needed, based on customer feedback. Maybe this will be the last pair of goggles you ever need to buy! $55

Luna Cara Swimwear

Luna Cara Swim designs versatile swim and loungewear made for effortless living. This Made in America brand is woman-owned and eco-conscious, with designs that feature super soft Italian and Brazilian fabrics that are 87% biodegradable. The brand new Resort 2022 line just launched, giving you all the luxurious looks you need this summer. From $50

So Shape

Looking for a way to drop a few vacation pounds quickly? So Shape uses scientific data and advice from the top food scientists across France, to create super easy and yummy short term food plans that are easy to stick with. The So Shape Challenge is made up of 5, 14, or 28 days of tasty meals, featuring a variety of flavors, to help you really stick to it and reach your goal. Just swap two meals a day for So Shape ones, the third is rule-free. Check out their many shake and meal flavors here. We find their shakes very tasty and filling, as are their one-bowl savory dishes. They are portable and fixed in 2 minutes! 5-Days $59, 14-Days $139, 28-Days $239

Costa Reefton PRO

Named after the iconic New Zealand fishing town, Costa’s classic Reefton frame just got some serious PRO upgrades – SIX to be exact. The large frame loved by anglers now carries the new PRO Series fit and features to keep your frames locked in place and vision clear so you can focus on the fish. $257

Three Ships Beauty Skincare

We all need a fresh start sometimes when it comes to our skincare regimen. Start fresh this summer with Three Ships Beauty skincare. The Essentials Bundle includes three core products to get your new skin care routine going. The Purify Aloe + Amino Acid Cleanser is super gentle on your skin and hard on dirt. The Jojoba oil is a lightweight botanical extract that absorbs quickly, minimizes the appearance of pores and reduces excess oil. The Grape Stem Cell Day Cream absorbs environmental UV radiation throughout the day leaving you with healthy-looking skin. Other notable mentions: The Refresh Papaya + Salicylic Acid Cleanser is here to help those suffering from acne or pimples while the Detox Green Tea Antioxidant Clay Mask draws out dirt and impurities deeply embedded in your skin. $13-$65

Spill the Tea Slip Dress by Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Stay cool this summer with the Spill the Tea Slip Dress by Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. Whether chilling at home or packing for your next vacation, the slip dress is super easy to throw on. You’ll feel fabulous yet comfortable with this soft, airy fabric with a flattering loose fit. Complete the collection with the Spill the Tea Robe, PJ Set, and Headband. $78

Isabelle Grace Jewelry

Stay stylish this summer with personalized handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces by Isabelle Grace Jewelry. All Isabelle Grace designs feature exquisite, heirloom-quality pieces that never go out of style. The Dainty Heart Mystic Drop Earring is accented with the prettiest mystic topaz sparkling gemstones. Bring a gorgeous pop of color to your look with the Green Onyx Drop Earrings that are simple yet stunning. $12-$62

 Flynn 50/50 sunglasses

Everyone needs a great quality pair of sunglasses for the summer– whether you’re just out exercising or sitting by a body of water. SPY+’s new HAPPY BOOST™ Lens Technology looks great and provides super vivid color & contrast with the cool look of Flynn 50/50 sunglasses. With the technology, their sunglasses provide superior clarity and reduce glare off water and flat, smooth, and shiny surfaces. Perfect for days on the water with their hydro-oleophobic coating to repel both oil and water. $210

Sculpting Square Neck Tank Swimsuit

This sculpting square neck tank by SculptSwim™ is a flattering and cool swimsuit for any water situation this summer- on the beach on vacay or at the local pool. With the BoostTM compression fabric, their swimsuit is a simple and clean look that you’ll feel comfortable in. The one-piece suit comes in a floral retro print, multi-strip pattern, black, pink, and mosaic. The fit hits just right to be flattering for curves but not too showy. $198

True Classic T-Shirt

Guys need a comfortable and cool tee to wear from day to night and this one fits the bill, not to mention, very affordable. The True Classic tee comes in a 3-pack (black, grey, white) and is designed to wear in all situations, whether on a trip, or at home- from a workout to a lunch out with colleagues or even dressed up for dinner with a dinner jacket. It’s truly the most versatile piece you’ll need in your closet or your carry-on. We also love that this company is veteran-owned and donated to homeless shelters. $13-14 per shirt

Outdoor Compression Socks

Headed out on an international trip? Make sure you take along a great pair of compression socks. These Dr. Motion socks come in a variety of lengths (whether you want a short style or up to your knees) and a variety of hip fabrics. Gone are the days of grandma’s knee high compression socks that seem to cut off your circulation. These are the new generation and they can really affect how you feel after a long flight. We also recommend them for hiking or any long activity. $10

Oka-B flip flops

We are huge fans of this flip flop brand, that you might have come across in spas around the country. They are absolutely adorable with the fun styles they offer but most importantly- they last forever! With the rubbery material used, they are comfy and you can wear them anywhere- to the pool or beach, out with friends or even to a nice dinner. Check out their Halo Flip Flop in licorice (black). This classic flip flop design is adorned with clear rhinestones for a little extra sparkle so you can wear them day or night. $44

Pura Skin Sunscreen

Make sure you have a great, solid sunscreen with you at all times, in the summer and beyond. Pura Skin Lab, makers of the essential skincare line developed by a dermatologist and full of the right ingredients to address common skin concerns, offers a sunscreen that you can take with you on the go. Easy to pack, and a safe bet to ward off the melanoma of the future, keep this sunscreen with you and apply generously. $34-$39


Cover Photo by Raphaël Biscaldi on Unsplash 

One of the pleasures of publishing a lifestyle magazine like Texas Lifestyle Magazine is that we receive invitations to attend events, travel and review products. We accept and write about a small fraction of these offers, always with a view to what would be interesting or helpful to our readers. You may notice that our reviews are generally positive, which is because we don’t enjoy writing negative ones, and therefore choose only to write about the things we can recommend without reservation. Some we recommend, we receive an affiliate commission for at no additional cost to you. We’ve never received monetary compensation in exchange for a positive review.