Sunshine Essentials 2024: Your Ultimate Summer Beauty, Fashion & Drinks Guide

Summer is here, so it’s time to take full advantage of sun-soaked longer days and discover some new arrivals and true summer classics. Highlights include the ultimate 3-step travel kit from Dr. David Jack Discovery Set – think high performance skincare that will leave you more youthful and radiant looking fast.  We’ve also picked out the ultimate summer shoes, Flabelus Sheena Red Mary Jane Shoes, perfect for dressing up or down and new fragrance brand launch Noyz, Monochrome is so addictive that we’re stocking up on another before it sells out. Of course, the only way to scent your home is the St Eval way – the Cornwall-based beauty brand creates natural home diffusers and candles like no other.
Plus, summer is all about alfresco dining and drinks. We’ve hunted out a real olive oil game-changer that’s disrupting the olive oil market from Citizens of Soil, along with the finest rosé French Champagne from Champagne Jacquart to toast to long summer days.

Flabelus Sheena Red Mary Jane Shoes, £160

We challenge you to find a more photogenic pair of Mary Jane shoes than these Sheena Red Mary Jane Shoes by Flabelus. Handcrafted in Spain, these timeless classics are perfect for dressing up or down, delivering an instant pop of summer colour and animal print. Made from linen and organic cotton with an anti-bacterial treatment to prevent odour, the soles are crafted from recycled bicycle tires, making them comfortable and lightweight. Flabelus also celebrated the opening of its first UK store in the heart of Notting Hill last week. Shop a variety of shades and textures, like these super stylish Sheena, in this oh-so-Instagrammable new boutique.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder, £75

The Chanel Les Beiges range has become a legendary bronzing collection thanks to the way the collection delivers a healthy glow, and it has a following of loyal devotees dedicated to that Chanel natural-looking glow. The new summer collection is bigger than ever, featuring five radiant shades that can be worn individually or blended. This lightweight powder creates a convincing all-over sun-kissed glow instantly, perfect for achieving that signature Chanel radiance.

Noyz x Damon Baker Monochrome Parfum, £150 at Harrods

Meet Noyz, the new fragrance brand disrupting the industry and living up to its name! Offering a refreshing break from cliché perfumes, Noyz presents five expressive eau de parfums with unique names and beguiling notes: Sh**y Day, Loveclub, Unmute, Lost + Found, and Monochrome. the exclusive Harrods collaboration, Monochrome, featuring photographer Damon Baker, is a captivating, seductive fragrance with uplifting notes of mandarin and rhubarb, combined with pink lotus, earthy coffee absolute, and musk, exuding spirituality and mystery. 

Dr. David Jack Discovery Set, £95

And we thought Dr. David Jack’s skincare line couldn’t get any better! Introducing the Discovery Set, the ultimate skincare kit for a youthful appearance in just three steps. This travel-friendly set includes Dr. David Jack’s cult favourites: the antioxidant-packed Good Morning daily concentrate, the multitasking SPF All Day Long moisturiser, and our favourite, the youth-boosting Good Night. The result is firm, fresh, smooth skin with an added boost of radiance. We know which kit we’ll be packing for our summer holidays!

Aurum & Grey Crema Jasper Beads, £95

Celebrity favourite jewellery brand Aurum & Grey is our go-to for personalised jewellery and summer statement pieces like the Crema Jasper Beads. Available in lengths ranging from 14 to 18 inches in a neutral colour palette, they are perfect for layering and add a touch pf sophistication to any outfit, whether paired with a plain t-shirt or a minimalist maxi dress. It’s no wonder the brand is causing a buzz on social media, with influencers personalising theirs by layering with an array of delicate diamond necklaces, pendants, and long chains galore.

ICONIC London Blurring Blush Sticks, £23

Achieve perfectly-pinched cheeks with ICONIC London Blurring Blush Sticks. These creamy, easy-to-blend blush sticks deliver a natural glow in three wearable shades: peachy-coral, baby pink, and rose. Suitable for all skin types, the innovative cream-to-powder formula ensures long-lasting, natural-looking colour in one easy sweep.

Champagne Jacquart Mosaïque Rosé, from £33

Make Champagne Jacquart your go-to choice this summer for alfresco drinks and celebrations. With a rich French heritage and contemporary style Champagnes, Champagne Jacquart offers exceptional choices like the exquisite Mosaïque Brut and Mosaïque Rosé. The Demi-Sec Brut perfectly balances sweetness and freshness, while the Rosé enchants with delicate berry notes and a vibrant hue. Crafted to elevate any occasion, these champagnes bring a touch of French elegance to your summer gatherings. Cheers to a taste of French elegance!

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil, £23

Our love for Dr. Hauschka’s Rose skin and body range has no boundaries. Formulated with 100% natural and certified organic ingredients, the collection includes the iconic and celebrity-favourite Rose Day Cream, launched in 1967 – a rich, glow-boosting cream that smells divine. The Rose Nurturing Body Oil, with calming Damask roses and rose essential oil extracts, soothes and hydrates sun-parched skin. It not only smells amazing but also deeply nourishes, making it a summer must-have for radiant, healthy skin.

Jellycat Amuseables Rainbow Birthday Cake, £55

Celebrate summer birthdays with the Jellycat Amuseables Rainbow Birthday Cake! Perfect for all ages, this delightful plush cake brings joy and colour to any special day. Adorned with a whimsical birthday candle, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on a loved one’s face. Whether as a gift or a party decoration, this rainbow-themed cake adds a celebratory touch, making every birthday memorable and fun. 

Joonbyrd Daydreamer Body Serum, £90 at Space NK

Joonbyrd’s approach to skincare is pretty simple ‒ the brand uses only the most powerful science backed ingredients. Take the sculpting Daydreamer Body Serum, for example, which combines peptide, synthetic sapphire, pomegranate, vegan squalane and green coffee oil to tone, firm and nourish the skin – plus, the serum smells heavenly too.

Parfums de Marly Perseus, £200 at Harrods

A beautiful bottle is just the beginning with Parfums de Marly Perseus. This summer fragrance delights with its invigorating, sunlit aroma, blending bright citrus notes with earthy vetiver, and harmonising seamlessly with the dry, woody scents of dry wood, cashmere wood, and ambergris accord. The essence of Perseus transports you to early mornings at the royal residence of Marly, where the first rays of sunshine illuminate the château, warming the gardens and making the fountains shimmer. Experience the quintessential spirit of summer captured in every spritz.

St Eval Sea Salt Reed Diffuser, £33.99

Discover the essence of Cornwall with St. Eval, where sustainability meets craftsmanship. For over 28 years, the brand has been creating exquisite candles and home fragrances on an idyllic farm in North Cornwall, drawing inspiration from the stunning Cornish countryside. As a B Corp certified company, St. Eval prioritises sustainability in every product. Highlights include the Bay and Rosemary Potted Candle, capturing the aroma of an English Country Garden in full bloom, and the Sea Salt Reed Diffuser (pictured), which transports you to fresh coastal walks. 

anatomé Energy Eau de Parfum, £125

A fragrance that doubles as a wellbeing experience certainly grabs our attention. Anatomé’s first-ever Wellbeing Parfums are something to get excited about – a fragrance revolution tailored to support wellbeing by combining natural botanical oils with beneficial properties. Designed to make us feel balanced, energised, and awake, these parfums are available in four scents: Expression, for breathing and mindfulness; Focus, to foster clarity and awaken the senses; Energy, to enhance mind and body endurance; and Support, to ease tension and create a sense of security. Perfect for reducing stress and enhancing overall wellbeing.

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Contour Cream, £225, at Harrods

Drum roll please! Introducing the new Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Contour Cream, a deluxe eye cream that transforms and redefines your eyes. This luxurious formula delivers long-lasting hydration, smoothing and firming the delicate eye area. Say goodbye to fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness as this advanced cream lights up your eyes with a youthful radiance.

Under Armour Women’s UA Meridian 10” Shorts, £55

Summer is all about vibrant hues, and these thigh-rise training shorts by Under Armour are a perfect fit. Their clever design sculpts and flatters, while the soft, breathable LYCRA® ADAPTIV fabric wicks sweat and controls odour. Pair them with the UA Infinity Bra for ultra-light, impressive support, and your workout ready.

Templespa Cleansing Melt, £35

Treat your skin and beauty shelf to the Templespa Exfoliating Cleansing Melt—an award-winning favourite we can’t stop raving about. This comforting, buttery cleanser is perfect for all skin types and packed with Mediterranean goodness like olive fruit oil, basil leaf extract, and calendula flower extract. It brightens and cleanses without stripping away natural oils. Enhance your beauty regime by teaming it with the brand’s toning essence and layering with the Repose relaxing night cream and wake up to radiant skin.

Jo Loves Cobalt and Patchouli Luxury Travel Set, £85

Have you started your travel-size mini beauty shopping yet? The Jo Loves Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar travel kit has all your fragrance and body needs covered. This luxurious kit is a must-have for traveling this summer and beyond, featuring the iconic Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar 50ml Fragrance, a 75ml Bath & Shower Gel, and a 75ml Body Lotion. Packed in a Jo Loves cobalt blue luxury waterproof travel case, perfect for any journey. 

Shiseido Clear Suncare Stick SPF 50+, £32 at Space NK

Shiseido has completely reformulated their acclaimed suncare line with new breakthrough innovations in sun protection. Featuring SynchroShield™ technology, it offers enhanced protection in water and heat. The AutoRepair function boosts and repairs the protective film simultaneously. Available in eight SPF skincare products, including our highlight, this multitasking suncare stick perfect for on-the-go touch-ups on sensitive areas like the nose, ears, and hairline.

Citizens of Soil Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil Starter Pack, £24.50

Embrace the flavours of the Mediterranean this summer with Citizens of Soil Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Our top pick is the Spanish oil from an award-winning family-owned farm in the Andalucía region of southern Spain, dedicated to restoring the area’s degraded soils by working in harmony with nature. Utilising a new mobile milling machine for precision quality and converting their groves to organic, they produce small-batch olive oil with sustainability at the forefront. Sourced directly from the farmer, it’s a taste sensation. The starter pack includes one glass bottle and a 500ml environmentally friendly pouch for refilling. Try drizzling it over vanilla ice cream — it’s a serious game-changer!

Bibbi Swimming Pool & Boy of June, £225 each for 100ml each at Liberty

Experience the essence of summer with BIBBI Parfums’ S/S 24 new fragrances, Boy of June and Swimming Pool. These must-have scents capture sunny days, even when summer seems elusive. Dive into Swimming Pool, a chlorine-free fragrance inspired by an Italian natural swimming pool, with herbal notes of fresh spearmint, eucalyptus, and aromatic basil, and a refreshing ginger twist. Then, discover Boy of June, a captivating blend of invigorating bergamot and elegant geranium that embodies the season’s essence and adventure. Both fragrances bring a refreshing and enchanting aroma to your summer adventures, perfectly capturing the spirit of the season.

Kaplan MD Skincare Diamond Contour Supercharged 1 Minute Daily Facial, £85 at John Bell & Croyden

Acclaimed Beverly Hills celebrity doctor, Dr. Kaplan, has landed at the renowned Wigmore Street pharmacy, John Bell & Croyden. Now you can sample the wonders of the Diamond Contour range and discover the lifting, contouring, and rejuvenating power of Dr. Kaplan’s Diamond Contour Technology. The Diamond Contour Supercharged 1 Minute Daily Facial is our top pick for a smooth, radiant, silky skin with a youthful glow.

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay, £29.99 at Waitrose

Elevate your summer dining and alfresco drinks with Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay, an elegant cool-climate Australian white wine that rivals the best of Burgundy. Enjoy luscious flavours of honeydew melon, white peach, cashew, and nougat, complemented by a subtle mineral acidity and a comforting buttery twist. Sourced from acclaimed vineyards across Australia, Bin 311 pairs perfectly with an array of summer dishes like fresh seafood, barbecued poultry, and chopped salads. Savor the season with Penfolds Bin 311.

Lululemon Align High-Rise Crop, £78

For ultimate comfort while traveling, ditch the denim and linen and opt for the most comfortable leggings possible, like the Lululemon Align High-Rise Crop in vibrant glaze pink. Expect buttery soft fabric, four-way stretch, sweat-wicking properties (perfect for hot climates), a flattering fit, breathability, and the softest, most comfortable leggings you’ve ever slipped on. 

Coola Body Spray SPF30 Coconut, £27 at Boots

Summer season is here—hoorah! And that means protection. Nothing says summer more than the scent of coconuts, and Coola’s sunscreen will make you want to keep reapplying. With a fragrance like a fresh piña colada, each formula is packed with 70% or more organic ingredients. Shop from face lotion, body sprays (SPF 30 and 50), and after-sun recovery, plus a dedicated scalp protection that lightly scents your locks. 

The Good Grain Banana Nut The Protein Edition Overnight Oats, from £4.95

We featured The Good Grain overnight oats pots at the start of the year in our wellness guide, and ever since, we’ve been hooked. These 100% natural overnight oats are soul-satisfying, nutritious, and balanced. Now, there’s even more to get excited about with the new flavour: Banana Nut Protein. This delightful addition is the perfect post-workout breakfast, packed with 21g of plant-based pea protein to refuel and help build muscle mass.

Fjör Hydrolytic Serum Hydrolytic®️ Serum, £97

Say goodbye to dull, tired skin and hello to a fresh, youthful glow with Fjör Hydrolytic®️ Serum, the ultimate hydration solution. Infused with cutting-edge ingredients, such as proprietary Hydrolytic®️ Enzyme, peptides, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, this serum delivers intense moisture, leaving your skin radiant, more youthful and revitalised. Perfect for combating the drying effects of sun and heat, its lightweight formula absorbs quickly without residue.

VIVIR Tequila Blanco, £40

Paloma season is here and we’re raising our glasses the VIVIR Tequila way! VIVIR Tequila, an award-winning brand with an impressive collection of 28 accolades, is celebrated for a reason. Made from 100% Blue Weber Agave, this premium tequila is produced from the finest 9-year-old estate-grown highland agave in Jalisco. VIVIR Tequila Blanco and palomas are a match made in cocktail heaven- combine 50ml VIVIR Tequila Blanco in a cocktail shaker with ice, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime, agave syrup, Shake well, top with soda and voilà! You have a refreshing cocktail that truly showcases the premium quality of VIVIR Tequila Blanco. Cheers to a perfect blend of flavours and a long summer!

Davines Essential Haircare Refill Pouches, £39.15

Our love of Davines haircare continues with the launch of the brand’s first recyclable refill pouches. Flying the flag high for Davines’ commitment to not only creating results-driven haircare that is kind to your scalp, smells utterly amazing, and protects your hair but also benefits the environment. The new 500ml recyclable refill pouches use 74% less plastic and have a reduced CO2 footprint. These pouches are available in the best-selling formulas: NOUNOU, MINU, LOVE SMOOTHING, LOVE CURL, and MOMO.

Gallinée Calm & Microbiome Supplements, £35, at Cult Beauty

Experience the transformative power of Gallinée Calm & Microbiome Supplements. Designed to calm and reduce psychological stress, with daily consumption supplements can improve mood, soothe the skin, and enhance overall resilience. Formulated with the power of red algae and carefully selected live probiotics, they work to balance your microbiome and support mental wellbeing. Ideal for anyone seeking a holistic approach to stress relief and skin health.