We are not about that summertime sadness around here. Hot oranges, electric citruses and radiant skin – here we come!
Summer 22/23 is going to be an unforgettable time. Goodbye to the COVID-19 restrictions and hello to the rays of sunshine that we have all been waiting for!
When I think about summer, I have so many joyful, carefree and colourful memories with my friends and family that come to mind – outdoor dinners in your backyard, nights out with the gang, picnics and day long excursions on the beach.
As we prepare for the wild season ahead, we have curated a solstitial line up of the most deluxe beauty, home and fragrance creations. Embody the summer spirit in effortless style, impress your guests with carefully chosen home fragrance pieces and forever store your memories within the redolence of your summer 22/23 perfume.
Laura Mercier: Petal Soft Lipstick Crayon
Lips are by far, one of the most effective ways to express yourself and summer calls for bright, bold and dynamic colours.
During this hot and social season, it is imperative to find a lipstick formula that is hydrating, long lasting and easy to reapply. In the era of liquid lipsticks and transfer-proof lip products, Laura Mercier Petal Soft Lipstick Crayon is for people who don’t want to lock themselves to a particular shade or finish.
The formula is a sheer and semi matte texture and comes in all the bright summer shades you can possibly imagine. I love the versatility of this product that allows you to go from day to night within a matter of seconds. You can create a sheer wash of colour with one to two swipes or you can rock the bold lip with three to four.
The Petal Soft Lipstick Crayon is also a great gateway lippie to the world of bright lips!
RMS Beauty: ReDimension Hydra Powder Blush
The RMS Beauty ReDimension Hydra Powder Blush is the product of the moment. This gel-powder hybrid formula is full of brightening shades of everything summer- highly illuminating and beautifully pigmented.
Don’t be intimidated by the shimmery first impressions. The finish of this blush is what makes it look so natural and easily blendable. Additionally, if you want to explore the dewy finish but you have an oily skin type, the ReDimension Blush might just be the perfect product for you – glowy without the sticky sensation!
The shades Mai Tai, Pomegranate Fizz and Sangria are such unique shades of peach, coral and plum that are absolutely divine for the summertime.
Diptyque: Figuier Large Outdoor Candle
“Summer meanderings. Between the woven apertures of an ancestral art revived, summer’s rays mingle with moments spent under the fig tree…” – Diptyque
The outdoor candle from Diptyque is a luxurious investment that is absolutely worth the price tag. The beautiful handmade earthenware porcelain pot is not only a statement decoration piece, but this 5-wick candle will grant you 150 hours worth of beautifully lit summer gatherings. Plus, you can absolutely reuse the pots to plant your favourite herbs or vegetables.
Figuier is my go-to summer home fragrance. It strikes the perfect balance between fruity, woody, fresh and warm.
Flamingo Estate: Roma Heirloom Tomato
Don’t you just love the rustic summer vibes that are perfectly captured by Flamingo Estate? This up and coming home and body line from Australia has been making headlines for their unique fragrance stories that are full of character.
This year, I am bringing your attention to the Roma Heirloom Tomatoes candle. I was so kindly gifted this candle just a couple weeks ago but I am stashing it away and saving it for summer. As soon as you open the box, your senses will tingle with the sharp aroma of heirloom tomatoes – juicy, tangy, fresh and earthy.
Flamingo Estate describes this candle as ripe and supple – the heirloom tomato scent will transport you to a family style Mediterranean dinner party in Sicily!
Vyrao: Free 00
We seldom come across beautifully crafted creations that are genuinely innovative and great quality at fair price points. Vyrao has been a newer brand that has been catching the eyes of the beauty community due to their unique energy healing perfumes. In each bottle of perfume, a Herkimer diamond is included so that you can feel energised with each spritz.
Fragrance is a huge part of our daily routines and self identity. It increases our serotonin levels, boosts our confidence and adds an element to the upcoming day that is intimate and personal. Free 00 in particular is a soothing yet zingy summer fragrance filled with warm jasmine, lemon, mandarin, sandalwood, vanilla and waterlily. This symphony of notes is incredibly invigorating and sure to uplift your spirits.
Nest Fragrance: Wild Poppy
If you are looking for a dynamic summer scent that is free of your typical citrus or nutty notes – Wild Poppy by Nest Fragrance is definitely one to check out. In general, Nest is quite underrated so it’s perfect for those who want a unique perfume that isn’t sitting on everybody’s vanities already.
Jerome Epinette is the genius behind this beautiful fragrance. His portfolio is incredibly diverse and he is responsible for the success of countless iconic brands including Byredo, Ellis Brooklyn and Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris. So you can absolutely trust that Wild Poppy was created in good hands.
Luscious fruity notes of pear, raspberry and apricot forms the foundation of this fragrance. However, Himalayan jasmine and rose de grasse gives Wild Poppy an edge that is hard to find elsewhere.