Our Ultimate List of Summer Holiday Essentials

Trenbader Artlink Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, £50.99

A little music goes a long way with this gorgeous vintage speaker from Trenbader! Listen to dreamy dinner music by candlelight, play your favourite podcasts as you mill around on a Sunday afternoon, or rediscover your favourite albums with friends. It’s the little touches that make all the difference!

Available from: www.amazon.co.uk

The Karry, £49.99

Don’t be caught out before your staycation! The Karry and is a lux alternative to those plastic bottles sold in chemists that you can decant into. It’s expensive to buy, I admit, however, would last a lifetime as all the elements are glass or sustainable vegan leather. And for the value of not buying small versions of all your skincare routine, it’s a very sustainable alternative!

Available from: www.thekarry.london

OWOW KIT, At-home Smoothing Treatment Kit, £54.95

Insanely silky smooth hair with only one easy application at home – rivalling expensive salon keratin treatments (the salon price for this treatment is a whopping £400!). The formaldehyde-free formula is packed with natural ingredients and the results last up to 3 months. Hair dries frizz-free after each wash Restores dry damaged hair. It also cuts a blow-dry time in half.

Available from: uk.owowbeauty.com

Frank Green & Rapha Coffee Cup, £20

A reusable coffee cup (which happens to fit in the bottle cage of your bike) for a caffeine boost on the move. Born out of a shared ethos to minimise our impact on the environment, Rapha has collaborated with Frank Green to create a reusable coffee cup that sits conveniently in your bottle cage. Made of hard-wearing materials, the cup features a smart one-handed push button that seals the lid and secure screw-down top to save you from spills. The interior is resistant to stains and odours while a double-walled outer layer keeps your coffee hot for longer.

Available from: www.rapha.cc

LiftOff Full Launch Starter Kit, £95.00

LiftOff is a microcurrent device that’s essentially a workout for your face, similar to facial massage. Small pulses of electricity penetrate deep into the skin, keeping it looking plump, lifted and youthful. Used in expensive salon treatments for years, this handy device will get you professional results at home in just 5 minutes. The device creates a strange sensation on the skin, where you can actually feel it working its magic as you use it! Our verdict? This is one of the facial devices out there that is actually worth investing in!

Available from: www.magnitone.co.uk

MONAT Total Greens, £60

Are you worried that the sudden change in pace has left your perfectly curated lockdown health kick by the wayside? Monat’s new supplement powder may be the answer. Total Greens is formulated using a blend of 14 fruits and vegetables and 4 herbs, including oat fibre vitamins and minerals. It provides a quick and convenient way to help your dietary needs with additional nutrients.

Available from: www.monatglobal.com

InfuseFAST Smoothing & Depuffing Eye Mask

InfuseFAST Smoothing & Depuffing Eye Mask from Wrinkles Shminkles is a rapidly infusing mask that plumps depuffs & minimises the appearance of wrinkles, elasticity and sunken eyes in just 15 minutes. It contains a unique formulation of 24 ingredients dedicated to the under-eye ageing concerns of wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, dryness and crepey skin. This hardworking eye mask is not like the others – it contains a new and powerful ingredient – MYOXINOL, proven to topically inhibit muscle contractions and decrease wrinkles. MYOXINOL is a natural, no-needles alternative peptide, derived from hibiscus, to help smooth expression lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The masks are 100% biodegradable.

Available from: www.wrinklesschminkles.co.uk

Darling, It’s Yours DOB Sweatshirt, £30.00

Darling, It’s Yours create adorable customised gifts for any occasion. For a last-minute summer birthday (or a personified treat for yourself) we love this DOB jumper, which comes in five shades of millennial pastels.

Available from: www.darlingitsyours.com

Smiletime’s Natural Charcoal Teeth Whitening Kit, £19.99

For those who love to keep their smile white but find traditional whitening methods too harsh for their sensitive teeth, this is the product for you! Recent medical studies and doctors confirm that Activated Charcoal has an enormous surface area that is dotted with the numerous nooks and crannies that draw in and trap toxic substances including stains on teeth. The charcoal works to whiten teeth by removing surface stains when brushed on.

Available from: www.smiletimeteeth.com

Neal’s Yard Geranium & Orange Foaming Bath £15.50

As the world gets back to its normal pace, make sure you take time to practice self-care. Neal’s Yard’s winning combination of balancing geranium and energising orange is a must-have. The soothing addition of chamomile helps you to relax your body and mind, for the perfect bath!

Available from: www.nealsyardremedies.com

Love Alchemist, Fix Me Bath Oil, £25

For an even more intense bath experience: introducing your very own spa in a bottle! Love Alchemist’s FIX ME blend is made using a luxurious choice of essential oils bringing aromas to your home that you would find in exquisite spas across the world. The ingredients specifically work to comfort you after any stressful day, helping to ease stress and anxiety and will relax your stretch nervous system making this the ultimate support for your well being. You can buy it with some voluptuous packaging, for that perfect summer birthday gift.

Available from: www.lovealchemist.co.uk

Wicker Woman Candle in Clean Narcotics, £27

Yoga teacher, Elle Daniel, started creating Wicker Woman candles initially just for herself, after struggling to find a good aromatherapy candle that offered a powerful scent throw, whilst being genuinely natural and free from synthetic perfumes. After many compliments on the lush aroma in her home, she decided to make them for sale. Each unique and potent scent is the result of experimenting with classic and also lesser-known aromas to create a scent that is not only delicious but nurtures you. All candles are made with 100% pure and sustainably sourced essential oils, mixed with soy wax.

Available from: www.wickerwomancandles.patternbyetsy.com

Sketch, Powder Candle, £90

‘Powder’ is a mix of natural wax with a scent opening on a bright-headed top note of Moroccan orange blossom and white jasmine. The heart of the scent is wrapped in the warmth of opoponax and champaca oils, carefully balanced by balsamic undertones of labdanum and olibanum molecules. Its base accord has a velvety texture of frankincense, myrrh and moss, harmonised with the depth of precious smoked woods, oud, patchouli, and guaiac wood softened in turn by powder musks and creamy sandalwood.

Available from: www.shop.sketch.london

For the men

James and Jake, Out of the Blue Energy Elevating Body Wash £25.00

This blend, perfect for hot summer days, contains nourishing, natural ingredients to soften men’s skin while cleansing. With invigorating and awakening grapefruit and juniper extract as well as a hint of ginger, this product fills the shower room with a subtle, masculine fragrance. Clean and cruelty-free, the James + Jake men’s body wash contains no synthetic fragrance or artificial colours and is packaged in a light-weight, shatter-proof recycled and recyclable bottle.

Available from: www.jamesandjake.com

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