Imagine yourself lying on a sandy beach, salty wind blowing through your hair as you take a nap in the warm afternoon sun.
Instead of tousled, knotty hair, picture your locks silky and smooth from Shiffa herbal oil, nourished and relaxed by its Arabian influence. Its healing powers calm you as you close your eyes, protected by glamorous shades. Your striped umbrella is a red that mirrors the shade of your lips, decorated with Louboutin’s moisturizing lipstick that gives them a gentle shine even in the shade.
Your feet peek out from under the umbrella, exposed to the warmth beating down but shielded by your new, ultra-light Avène sunscreen, suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
You breath in, and it feels like summer…
Lani Allen is a junior at Columbia University majoring in Creative Writing with a concentration in Spanish. Having served as Vice President of her class for two years, she has since contributed written pieces and illustrations to many on-campus publications. As a writer with an interest in the beauty industry, Lani intends to pursue a career in either journalism or fashion marketing.