Our favorite season is here and what better way to beat the heat than by looking at some of the summer must-haves to get the good vibes rolling. So while you sip your margarita or piña colada, here’s what’s hot and happening all summer long.
ALEX AND ANI
Infusing summer and style together is the new collection from ALEX AND ANI. Summer demands bright pops of color and their magenta pink Surfboard Set of 3 ($78 CDN) matte bracelet is a summer staple. You can pair it with the Grape Sangria Color Infusion Cuff ($38 CDN) for a music festival or beach party.
The PANDORA Summer collection 2017 introduces a splash of color and a wide array of floral elements. The new summer bracelet is the mixed Blue Woven Double-Leather Charm Bracelet. You can add some cute charms like the Summer Fun, Mixed Enamel ($75 CDN) piece, taking you into vacation mode. We also love the Tropical Sunset piece ($80 CDN), a striking and very summery piece.
New from the Swarovski Remix collection is this heart, pink and mixed plating wrap bracelet ($89 CDN). It’s a delicate piece of jewelry that can be worn from day to night. The rose gold piece has a message of faith along with a cute infinity knot. Simplicity is the way to go.
The Body Shop
Two new items added to The Body Shop Spa of the World collection are the French Grape Seed Body Scrub ($32 CDN) and the Ethiopian Green Coffee Firming Body Cream ($36 CDN). The scrub is infused with grape seed powder to invigorate and exfoliate the skin for silky smooth skin. The cream is enriched with organic Ethiopian green coffee and helps skin feel firmer and smoother. Summer, here I come!
Sephora Collection has a brand new set of brushes that are all the rage. The Complexion: Uncomplicated Brush Set ($56) is a five-piece set of must-have brushes to create a flawless summer complexion. This set contains a foundation brush, a concealer brush, a powder brush, buffing brush, detailed concealer brush, PRO Team brush tutorial and a pebbled faux leather pouch. You might also want to get your hands on the colorful waterproof eyeliners that you can wear rain or shine.
Super Stay Matte Liquid Ink Lipstick from Maybelline is a summer staple to carry you from day to night. No matter what, this liquid lipstick will stay on. Also, if you are giving a try to new beauty picks, Maybelline's Curvitude Angled Liquid Eyeliner is a game-changing liner with precision being key.
The KOR Plus water bottle is the first revolutionary hydration bottle that helps guard your health. It purifies regular water and instills it with electrolytes and antioxidants. Summer means you need to double your intake of water and KOR Plus will make sure you have that complete supply of antioxidants.
How can our summer must-have list be complete without a nod to beach rompers? LOFT has amped up their style game with a selection of cute and flirty rompers, jumpers and dresses. This LOFT Beach Floral Tie Back Flutter Romper is a flowy find and perfect for a romantic beach getaway or a last-minute weekend with your squad.
It’s bathing suit season and one thing we women want is a toned silhouette. Rodial’s new Super-fit Size Zero body moisturizer ($68 CDN) is just the item to keep with you all summer long. It improves the skin’s elasticity for a smoother, toned figure. Now, you can go ahead and eat that deep dish pizza.
Nip + Fab
I’m going to use that dreaded word -- cellulite! A solution to help tone the unwanted cellulite is the NIP+FAB Cellulite Fix ($53.63). This reduces the appearance of cellulite and helps tone the skin. Beach, is that you?
For your inner athlete, we recommend Hyba Printed Running Capri Legging ($64.90 CDN) which comes with pockets (gasp!) to keep your phone or granola bar. Sweet, isn't it?
Get your nautical vibes flowing with the KISS Impress Gel Manicure Bells and Whistles ($8 CDN). It’s just the summer touch you need you to get into vacay-mode, whether you’re at work or not.
Essie’s Parisian-inspired summer 2017 collection is flirty, vibrant and drool-worthy. From a lush lavender shade (S’il Vous Play) to a sky blue (Blue-La-La ) to an apricot kiss (Fondant Of You), summer’s about to get hotter.
What better way to spend the summer than by taking your squad on a road trip and binging on the final season of HBO's Girls, now on Blu-ray. Yes, it’s the last one and you can go on a trip of humiliation and triumphs with these 20-something friends – it may be the ultimate bonding sesh your squad needs. Bonus features include A Goodbye to Girls: Extended Cut, exclusive Audio Commentary and Inside the Episodes. We are giving four lucky winners a chance to win a Girls Blu-ray Pack. Simply leave a comment as to what's your favorite movie/series to watch your best friends. ~Marriska Fernandes