From poolside accessories to top-rated skincare (and more!), our top summer picks are essential for the season ahead
1. Verbena Lemongrass Body Wash and Coconut Body Wash by Scentuals
ScentualsStay fresh this summer with Scentuals 100 percent natural body wash. Whether you prefer beachy coconut or invigorating verbena lemongrass, each is formulated with hydrating and restorative organic aloe juice and organic argan oil to create a luxuriously rich lather that gently cleanses while also providing nourishing antioxidants and vitamins to the skin.
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2. Woven Beach Towel
Instagram/jamie.krauseA summer essential, this lovely woven towel from Blush Peony is ideal for summer picnics, beach trips and can even be worn over your shoulders as a shawl when it gets a little cooler at night. With its subtle grey colour, simple striped pattern and tassel details, it’s as stylish as it is practical, and can also be used as a throw indoors come the cooler seasons.
3. Gold Sculpting Beauty Bar, $49
DermaTechFrom Toronto-based DermaTech, this gorgeous gold device features sonic vibrational technology to imitate the effects of a professional facial massage and keep your skin glowing all summer long. The motion stimulates skin cells, which in turns aids circulation, helping to lift and tone, increase elasticity and reduce puffiness. It also helps boost the effect of serums by effectively penetrating them into your skin.
4. Time Out Water Bottle
The easiest way to stay hydrated this summer is with Vancouver-based Blush Peony’s Time Out water bottle. Not only is it super cute with its frosted glass and gold details, but it’s also a super-handy way to remember to drink more water, especially with temperatures rising. The bottle is time stamped for each hour of your day to make sure you’re sipping on the steady.
5. Bloom – Gold Travel Tin Candle
canvascandlecoCreate the perfect ambiance with this limited-edition soy candle from B.C.’s Canvas Candle Co. that will have your home smelling of fresh blooms all season long. Featuring notes of orchid and fig, the beautiful fragrance is inspired by the “warmth of the sun drifting the essence of bright florals under your nose.”
6. Silicone Fruit and Veggie Covers
Facebook/The Basic Goods Trading Co.These colourful food covers from Vancouver-based Basic Goods Trading Company are not only an amazing option to get rid of that single-use plastic, but with hot days ahead, they’ll keep all your fruit and vegetables fresh—whether you’re using them to cover food in the fridge or on a picnic.
7. Grapefruit & Watermelon Refreshing Cleanser
Facebook/Dr BotaniclasKeep your skin clean and glowing this summer with Dr Botanicals. This refreshing facial wash contains grapefruit extract, which is highly effective at cleansing pores. It also contains a variety of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to exfoliate, leaving your skin smoother, brighter and refreshed.
8. Salad Serving Set
The perfect al fresco dining accessory, this gorgeous two-piece gold-finished serving set will elevate any meal. Ideal for salads, but also for dishing out pasta, barbecued meals and whatever else you’re cooking up this season, these durable stainless steel utensils will add a touch of glam to your table.
9. Passport Holder
Lark & IvesWith travel back on the schedule this summer, do so in style and worry-free with this super-chic folio-style passport holder from Vancouver’s Lark & Ives. The wallet features two inside sleeves to hold your passport and boarding pass, so you can keep your most important documents safe and organized.
10. Patio Wine Tumbler
Raise a toast to our favourite summer companion, the rose gold wine tumbler! An essential for backyard and patio-sipping, this insulated cup will keep up to 12 ounces of your favourite white or rosé cool no matter how hot it gets outside.
11. NENA Mineral Eye Cream
NENAThis award-winning eye cream from B.C.-based Nena Skincare is the perfect product to nourish dry summer skin in your delicate under-eye area. Made in Canada and enriched with glacial oceanic mineral water and sugar maple extracts, this 98 percent natural cream restores hydration, helps depuff, and reduces the visible signs of aging. Canadian berries as well as probiotics, green tea, pomegranate and caffeine help to reveal brighter and refreshed eyes after long days spent in the sun.
12. Mesh Reusable Grocery Bag
The perfect accessory for farmers' markets, this reusable shopping bag from Port Moody-based Tru Earth is a stylish and sustainable way to carry your produce and other groceries. It's made with 100 percent cotton, which make it super durable, as well as easy to wash and dry. It also makes a great beach bag since the mesh allows sand to escape.
13. Evalina Beauty Sculpt Brow Lift
Keep your brows on fleek this summer with Evalina Beauty’s newest product. The recently launched Sculpt Brow Lift is an easy-to-apply soft wax that has thickening and conditioning agents to give brows a soft, flexible hold in one simple swipe. The crystal clear colour is suitable for all skin and brow colours and doesn’t leave any residue. Staying true to Evalina’s clean philosophy, Sculpt is paraben-free, cruelty-free, PEG-free, fragrance-free and vegan.
14. Di Morelli Hydrating Face Mask
Di MorelliGo for glow this summer with Di Morelli's Hydrating Face Mask. This moisturizing sheet mask will revitalize your complexion with powerful antioxidant ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide while repairing and restoring your skin.