Ahh summer, a favourite season for many of us… the hot sun, lazy days, and frolicking on the beach, hanging by the lake or dipping in the pool. Summer 2020 is not cancelled; there is still much to enjoy, even if it’s in your own backyard! Here are the summer beauty and style products you’ll love right now, and for summers to come.
Summer Beauty and Style Products You’ll Love
Gold Ring and Ear Cuff by AU-Rate NY
Big, bold jewelry is heavy and cumbersome during the summer. Instead, opt for dainty pieces; I absolutely love these gold rings from AU-Rate NY.
Mini Infinity Ring
Just a thin sliver of pure golden infinity. A carefully designed, sustainably made, 100% recycled gold. I appreciate the price points as well; you can choose from vermeil, 14K or 18K gold.
Bold Ear Cuff
Combining contemporary aesthetics with time-honoured craft, this bold yet simple ear cuff instantly lends edge to your look. CA$57
The Savanah one-piece by Noa Kai Swimwear
Noa Kai Swimwear is a new online brand owned by Toronto mother-daughter duo Mika and Mari Suyama. Their swimsuits, particularly the one pieces, fit like Spanx! They’re double-lined for ultra control to hold the mama pooch in.
The material of this swimsuit is super soft and high-quality, not your typical swimsuit fabric. The Savanah suit has removable cups as well to give more flexibility. You can tie them up tightly for less cleavage. Noa Kai ships to Canada and the USA for orders over $50.
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Summer Kimono by Art of Marina
Pair your swimsuit or outfit with a luxurious kimono from the Summer Kimono Collection by Art of Marina. Art of Marina is a Canadian fashion brand making waves with 100% Mulberry Silk island-vibe kimonos. The designs feature signature hand-painted lush and drippy watercolor prints by designer Marina Billinghurst. The line is available at select luxury retailers worldwide, as well as online with shipping across North America.
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Faceted Watch by Jowissa
Add some elegance to your outfit with a distinct watch from Swiss-made Jowissa. Each watch glass they use is expertly cut to achieve fine facets that catch the light beautifully, much in the same way a diamond performs when it emits a glorious sparkle. Their line of beautiful watches have stunning details that range from pearl dials in shimmering pinks and baby blues, to dials and bands in royal purple, navy blue or a classic high-gloss black with contrasting rose gold.
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Cacia Suede Scalloped Platform Wedge Espadrille by Andre Assous
A summer wardrobe isn’t complete without a pretty espadrille. Andre Assous, founded in in the 1970’s, is credited with introducing the espadrille to the American market. The shoes are still manufactured in the original ateliers in Alicante, Spain, which now produce footwear for Chanel, Prada, and Stella McCartney. The
Cacia Suede Scalloped Platform Wedge Espadrille features the brand’s signature jute platform, and is available in blue, coral or light brandy suede.
This gorgeous line are sold on their own website, on Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales (in store and online) and in regional specialty stores in the U.S. only. $189
The Suzy dress by Mavi
An easy lightweight shirtdress is a must-have summer wardrobe staple. The Suzy dress by Mavi is made from a super soft, drape Tencel that’s super comfortable. It features a loose drawstring waist, and has a faded, sun-kissed wash.
Mavi is a leading, global lifestyle brand with strong denim roots. I still have my pair of Mavi jeans from 20 years ago! Their denim is made of superior quality and the perfect fit. Find Mavi at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Stitch Fix, Zappos.com, Amazon, Simons, David Jones, P&C and Zalando.com.
Gola Classics Daytona Trainer
As the biggest British sportswear brand of the 60s and 70s, Gola has been associated with sporting legends from the worlds of football, rugby, tennis, athletics and boxing. Today, Gola reflects on its classic British roots in their new collections, focusing on heritage styles and current trends.
The Daytona Trainer will pair with athleisure as well as the Mavi tencel dress. Gola Classics are available on the brand’s website, GolaUSA.com, Nordstrom, Amazon, J.Crew, Free People, Anthropologie, and more. Gola is also sold at Sporting Life and various boutique stores across Canada, listed here.
Skin Resource MD Trio
A dermatologist-created skincare line started by Dr. Paul Dean in San Diego, Ca. offers three essential products this summer. The all-natural, non-comedogenic ingredients keep skin radiant and beautiful without harsh chemicals. The products are not tested on animals, and are affordable.
Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum
Hyaluronic acid takes moisture from the atmosphere and absorbs it into your skin so your skin becomes super hydrated. This serum boosts collagen ad keeps skin moist which helps fight anti-aging. Use under your favourite moisturize. $32
Hyaluronic Facial Solar Protector
The Hyaluronic Facial Solar Protector Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen – SPF44 is a water resistant sunscreen that features a moisturizing base with a sheer, universal tint beneficial for most skin types. It’s light enough to wear alone or under makeup for everyday protection. $28
Baobab Skin Correction Facial Cream
The Baobab Skin Correction Facial Cream is designed for post sun care and a deep moisturizer after a day in the sun. Baobab oil contains high concentrations of Vitamins A, D, E, and F which are key vitamins known for their ability to rejuvenate the skin, lessen the signs of aging, improve uneven skin tone, and reverse sun damage. Baobab is known as the ‘tree of life’ in Africa that heals itself, so imagine what it is doing to your skin! $49
OFRA Cosmetics Inspired Signature Collection
The Beachside Palette and Getaway Palette are the only eyeshadow shades you need this summer.
The Beachside Palette of brights and shimmers will have you ready to make a splash this summer. The Getaway Palette featuring golden metallics and warm mattes will have you dreaming of soaking in the sun and breezy temps. $32
Also in the Inspired Signature Collection are high-shine lip glosses packed with antioxidants, sun filters, and Jojoba Oil with a yummy scent. Take these high shine lippies everywhere you go to light up your glam over your favorite lipstick or to glide over bare lips. $15
OFRA cosmetics is cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA.
Dosha Mat Acupressure Mat
Acupressure is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment which is similar to massage, acupuncture, and reflexology. Acupressure mats benefit the body by relieving tension, soreness and pain in the back, head, neck, shoulders, hips, feet, and other parts of the body. The Dosha Mat helps massage and stimulate key points in the body, and help promote relaxation and deeper sleep, increases circulation, helps eliminate headaches, help muscles recover faster after exercise, and increase energy levels.
Each Dosha Mat is carefully handmade using the highest-quality, hypoallergenic natural linen. and contains a removable cushion made of 100% natural coconut fibre. These mats also feature more than 4,500 high-quality acupressure points in the beautiful shape of lotus flowers.
Upfront Cosmetics Hair Care
Ditch the plastic shampoo bottles and go eco-friendly with Upfront Cosmetics hair products – in bar form! Each of their shampoo and conditioner bars replace two to three liquid bottles of shampoo and conditioner. And, they are free from sulphates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances.
Upfront Cosmetics is an eco-friendly haircare company that is 100% Vegan and Leaping Bunny certified, and has no plastic packaging.
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Calming + Cooling Gel
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Calming + Cooling Gel is a cooling and soothing moisturizing gel for face and body that calms and hydrates your skin post-sun or post-workout. Ideal for after-sun exposure, this ultra-cooling gel immediately provides long-lasting relief and comfort to red, irritated, or sunburnt skin. Greek yoghurt works to naturally hydrate and soothe the skin. Real Greek Yoghurt: Delivers a soothing, cooling sensation with a super dose of probiotics to nurture your skin. Available at Sephora. US $26
Honeybunch Naturals offers a variety of Manuka Honey products including natural flavorful lip balms, a relaxing Manuka Honey lavender soap, bath bombs and more.
Manuka honey offers a variety of antibacterial and antioxidant properties; its potent antimicrobial effect helps the skin to heal. Its amazing ingredients promote healing by encouraging the skin’s natural repair mechanisms to work at their best.
Bee Safe Manuka Honey Lemongrass Hand Sanitizer can clip onto any beach bag or stroller. $2.99
Add some zen to your summer and experience the benefits of meditation and sound therapy with this gorgeous Tibetan singing bowl. The Shanti Bowl can be used to create positive, uplifting and relaxing sounds which ancient civilizations believed could help cause negative energy to disperse and permit fresh new chi to flow through the home. Tibetan singing bowls are also great aids for at-home meditation and yoga sessions. Ships worldwide from the United States. $74.50
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Copper H20 Water Bottle
Stay cool and hydrated this summer with this stylish, hand-crafted copper water bottle. In addition to the environmental benefits of a reusable water bottle and the aesthetic qualities of this specific bottle, recent studies have shown that copper is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, which makes copper water bottles ideal for an active lifestyle.
The company which sells this bottle is 100% female-run, Canadian (based in Vancouver, British Columbia) and has a “good karma” program whereby they donate 15% of their profits to non-profit groups that work to supply clean drinking water in developing countries. Available for purchase in both Canada and the USA. $34.50