Dreams of sitting under the sun with our favorite literary adventure in hand is about to become a reality and 3 Graces is here to offer some of our favorites to add to your reading list. Whether you’re stuck indoors or lounging poolside, a good bit of lip-gloss and literature is the kind of indulgence we can get behind. From clean beauty guru Sophie Uliano to the Nantucket romances of Elin Hilderbrand, your soul, heart, and beauty regimen will never be the same.

Top 5 must reads summer books on our 3 Graces Beauty list

Gorgeously Green – Going green is all the rage, but what does the term really mean? One of the first authors ever to dive into the meaning of ‘clean beauty’, Sophie Uliano takes it a step further to explain how to incorporate this ideology into not only your beauty regime but your life. Gorgeously Green offers a simple eight-step program that is an easy and fun way to begin living an earth-friendly life. Here at 3 Graces, we are all about the clean beauty ideology and pack each product with natural antioxidants, and sustainably sourced nutrients your skin will love. In fact, our founder Colleen Kirk recently sat down with Gorgeously Green author Sophie Uliano to discuss all things clean (find the video here). Adopting a green lifestyle is among the most positive, forward-thinking, and personally fulfilling choices that anyone can make – and Gorgeously Green shows that it doesn’t have to be tedious, time-consuming, or glamourless! Check out our best-selling lip-gloss in Poppy to feel the creamy, hydrating goodness of ‘clean beauty’ that will keep your lips happy all summer long.

Shopaholic Series – A little indulgence is as important as finding that perfect shade of pink (hello 3 Graces lip-gloss in True Pink). While our beauty regimen is always in need of another new color (you can never have too many lip-glosses), the Shopaholic Series presents a humorous take on the shopping addiction of financial journalist Rebecca (Becky) Bloomwood. This 11-book series caries the tales and triumphs of Becky from her fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, to her mounting debt and incoming bank letters. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, but it also doesn’t pay much at all. She tries cutting back, but none of her efforts succeeds. Finally, a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life – and the lives of those around her – forever.

The Home Edit – Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve become obsessed with clean houses and making every corner Instagram worthy. With the help of The Home Edit, this dream can now become a reality. These tricks and tips for organization have been sought after by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Mindy Kaling and closets around the world have prospered under the expert tutelage of these two southern moms. With easy-to-follow guides and photo examples, this fun summer read will leave you feeling inspired, accomplished, and prepared to tackle any challenge. Get ready to clean out that beauty drawer full of never-used samples and colors that surely looked different in the store; after all organization leads to more space for new favorites like 3 Graces Lip Gloss in Light Nude.


3 Graces Founder’s Favorites:

  • Rachel’s Holiday – The fast lane is much too slow for Rachel Walsh. And Manhattan is the perfect place for a young Irish female to overdo everything. But Rachel’s love of a good time is about to land her in the emergency room. It will also cost her a job and the boyfriend she adores. When her loving family hustles her back home and checks her into Ireland’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic, Rachel is hopeful. Perhaps it will be lovely – spa treatments, celebrities, that kind of thing. Instead, she finds a lot of group therapy, which leads her, against her will, to some important self-knowledge. She will also find something that all women like herself fear: a man who might actually be good for her.
  • Paradise Series - The Paradise Series follows Irene Steele in the wake of her husband’s death. Before she can process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband’s death on the distant Caribbean Island of St. John. After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband has been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they must face the truth about their family, and about their own futures. Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, this series will wrap you in summer.