The Beach Life

Annie grew up on Oahu and eventually landed in Alaska where she ran her own commercial fishing operation. She graduated summa cum laude from University of Northern Colorado with a BA/BS in Education Specialist k-12 and Outdoor Education and Leadership. 

In February 2020 she made her way back to Pahala, Hawaii to farm with her husband and four kids ages five through twelve. Annie privately educates her children through homeschool, manages her eighty-acre macadamia nut farm, and started a skincare line using cold pressed macadamia nut oil. She also recently served as the elected president of Hawaii’s Macadamia Nut Association. 

Annie is passionate about empowering women to choose natural beauty (her Shine Naturally™ skincare line) and being comfortable in their own skin. Annie especially enjoys the lifestyle that farming provides her family as she grows, manufactures, and distributes luxury skincare products all from her farm. 

Shine Naturally can be found at boutiques around Hawaii, as well as the state’s premier five star hotel and spas: The Kahala and The Halekulani. Also, her products are available through her website,, as well as in Fashionista Finds by Swiminista. 


Shine Naturally by Annie Ridgely

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