All this glorious late spring sunshine is making us giddy with excitement for the summer, and whether we’re jet-setting off to far flung lands or embracing an all-Ireland staycay, we all want to make the most of it by looking and feeling our very best.

From customisable, eye-catching faux glows to maintaining hydrated sun-kissed skin; protecting our tresses under the sun to keeping pesky travel bugs at bay – we’ve gathered a selection of seasonal essentials that are guaranteed to put that extra spring into your summer step.

True Beauty

Vinyl Shine Lip Crèmes – €19.99
www.truebeautybyak.com

Say hello to a luscious, perfectly pigmented pout with True Beauty by Aideen Kate’s hydrating Lip Crèmes. Designed to enhance the natural beauty of your lips, these dreamy, ultra-creamy créme de la crémes are a real game changer. Fabulously flattering with a feather-like feel, the unique, buttery texture is a cross between a traditional lipstick and a liquid lip formula – offering a rich, hydrating, full impact colour that is not only built to last, but comfortable to wear, in a range of four gorgeous colours. 

 

Polished London
Teeth Whitening Pen- €19,95
www.polishedlondon.com

Get a bright, white, smile on the go with expert Oral Care brand Polished London’s instant Teeth Whitening Pen. Their clinically proven, cruelty-free formula contains a peroxide-free gel that effectively whitens teeth in just one minute, so you can top up that holiday-ready smile in the same amount of time it takes to reapply your lippy.

 

 

Change of Air
Peppermint Oil & Balm – From €24,95
www.coasences.com

Help to protect against pesky airborne travel bugs with Change of Air’s premium range of nasal oils and balms.  Crafted using premium quality essential oils such as Organic Tea Tree and Peppermint, these pocket sized remedies offer a natural, powerful first defence against airborne pathogens and allergens. Pop the infusion in and around your nose to help protect against illness, lift stuffy headaches, banish brain fog, soothe and open inflamed airways and even facilitate the reduction of stress. The perfect travel companion!

 

Ayu Cosmetics
Peach, Natural Glow Blush and Bronzer – €25.00
www.ayu.ie

This gorgeously silky, semi-matte powder blush glides on smoothly, perfectly accentuating the flush of those healthy holiday cheeks. Peach is a universally flattering, can’t-go-wrong shade of blush that will suit everyone, whether you have a fair, medium or dark complexion.

And if you don’t have plans to hit sunnier climes for the time being, Ayu’s ultra-lightweight powder bronzer will be your secret to achieving a natural, year-round sun-kissed look. Gently sweep over the apples of the cheeks, nose, and chin – wherever the sun would naturally hit the face.



Linen Shirt Company
Roxanne Shirt – €229,00
www.linenshirtcompany.ie

Stay cool and classy all summer in this crisp, smart, tailor fitted shirt. Available in moss green or soft lapis blue, this stunning statement piece has been hand crafted right here in Ireland, using 100% Irish Linen. Its buff sleeve detail and high neck pussy bow makes for an effortlessly glamourous day-into-night look, whether it’s lunch in Lisbon or cocktails in Cannes. 

 

Hemp Heros
CBD Drops – €19,99 – €85,00
https://hempheros.ie/

Nervous traveller? Hemp Heros have you covered. Their high-strength, full spectrum CBD oil drops promote a calmer mind, reduced anxiety and even a good night’s sleep if you’re struggling to settle into unfamiliar surroundings.

Hemp Heros use only the finest Organic Hemp and raw ingredients from specially selected farms within the EU, so you can be sure you are taking the highest quality, most effective CBD product in the country.

 

Pelo Hairdressing

Pre and post-holiday Haircare Packages – from £70.00/€85,00
www.pelohairdressing.ieAvailable in their Newbridge, Dublin and Belfast salons.

Pelo Hairdressing have created in-salon and at home hair care packages designed to protect your tresses against UV damage and quench those sun-parched, post-holiday locks.

Their preholiday bundle includes a professional wash, blow dry and a nourishing hair treatment, plus some amazing goodies for your suitcase including SPF 50 scalp cream and a shimmering, hydrating UV hair oil from Voduz.

Their post-holiday hair pamper in the form of a soothing in-salon scalp detox and hydrating hair treatment, wash and blow dry will restore your crown to its preholiday glory, with the help of a little homecare courtesy of Voduz’s soothing hair and body oil and nourishing mask.

 

 Dr Emma Clinics

Hydrabody Treatments –

From €170,00
www.dr-emma.co.uk

Get that HydraFacial glow from head to toe with what’s tipped to this summer’s top body treatment. Utilising a three-step procedure of cleanse, extract and hydrate – the HydraBody treatment combats dull, lacklustre, uneven and congested skin to leave your neck, back, buttocks, legs, hands and arms  – toning, plumping and hydrating the skin so it’s glowing and ready to soak up those summer rays.

 

Annutri
Glow It Skincare Supplement – From €35,00 for one month
www.annutri.com

Radiant skin starts from within – and it’s time to get glowing ahead of the summer with this incredible skin-boosting supplement by Award-Winning wellness brand, Annutri.

Glow It’s all-natural, skin-loving blend contains vitamins and minerals that will brighten, tone and hydrate on a deep, cellular level – transforming dry, dull, lifeless skin into a radiant, supple, dewy complexion that is bursting with health and vitality.


Voduz
Sun Shine Shimmer UV Conditioning Oil – €17,95
www.voduz.com

 The Voduz ‘SunShine’ UV Conditioning Oil works to help keep the scalp and hair hydrated from damaging effects caused by UV rays, chlorine, minerals and salts. Enriched with Argan, Baobab, and Jojoba oils which work to effectively nourish and moisturise the scalp and hair. Bursting with a summer scent, and ultrafine shimmer formula which will leave you looking fabulously poolside ready!

 

Kash Beauty
Natural Lash Sets – €6.95
www.kashbeauty.com

Global makeup brand KASH Beauty’s new Natural Lash line is the perfect holiday accessory for a flirty, feminine smize. Their reusable five-piece collection features 3D synthetic fibres, and curved, flexible bands for an easy application. These featherweight, natural-looking lashes offer everything from a demure, daytime look, to lifting and volumising sets for a touch of added drama and effortless night out glamour.

 

Bellamianta
Tan Enhancer Drops – RRP €43.00/£39.99
www.bellamianta.com

 Bespoke your bronze and enjoy that coveted vacay’ing in the Caribbean illusion with Bellamianta’s Concentrated Tan Enhancer Drops, supercharged with DHA. Add into your favourite moisturisers, lotions and even Bellamianta tanning products to dial up that natural looking, sunkissed faux glow to a depth of colour that suits you.

 

Iconic Bronze
– Oil-free foaming body scrub (€14.99/£12.99) /oil free body moisturiser (€14.99/£12.99)
www.iconicbronze.ie

Preparation is key when it comes to achieving a flawless, even tan – and preparing a fresh blank canvas is an important step to that pre-summer prep.

Iconic Bronze’s Oil Free Foaming Body Scrub is a gentle yet effective exfoliator that has been especially formulated with naturally derived ingredients to buff away dead skin cells, revealing soft glowing skin, perfectly prepared for an even and natural looking tan – faux or no.

Iconic’s Oil-Free Body Moisturiser prolongs your bronzed glow and helps the tan to fade slowly and evenly, whilst keeping your skin healthy and hydrated without the greasy texture. This lightweight formula is enriched with Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Omegas 3 and 6 to protect and nourish dry skin.

 

BPerfect Cosmetics

BPerfect X Ekin Su Radiant Glow Skin Perfector – €19.95
www.bperfectcosmetics.com  

Achieve an airbrushed glow in seconds with this bestselling, multi-use Radiant Glow Skin Perfector infused with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E & Camellia Oil. This weightless and breathable formula contains light reflecting pigments for a natural, radiant luminescence.

Wear alone for a subtle skin perfecting glow, as a primer under foundation and as a highlighter for the face and body. Or achieve a gorgeous, shimmering radiance in seconds by adding it to your favourite moisturiser and body lotions.