Sound the trumpets and open the bubbly, summer has arrived! Here’s a look at some of the goodies you’ll want, love or need this season.
Glam make-up. Marc Jacobs See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow, $36. Sparkle through the party season with dazzling eye make-up. Pack it on for intense glitter, or blend it out for a soft wash of sparkle. sephora.com.au
Palm motifs. Aruba Paradise outdoor cushion, $29. Palm prints that evoke memories of island getaways are emblazoned on anything and everything, perfectly matched with a clashing pattern or stripe. earlysettler.com.au
Mustard yellow. Floral mustard maxi skirt, $19.95. This year’s take on sunny hues is a decidedly darker shade, but no less delicious. tkmaxx.com.au
Soothing paint colours. Night Watch (low sheen or matte), $74.90 for four litres. Taubmans 2019 Colour of the Year is a calming, nature-inspired shade that satisfies our ongoing need to bring the outside in. taubmans.com.au
Pastels swimsuits. Suzani Stone balconette one piece, $150. Swimwear trends are also dipping into the muted colour palettes, as well as daring cutouts, long sleeve options, and making exposed underwire a feature. au.lillyandlime.com
Citrus motifs. Cos bag, $19.95. Picking up a distinctly Mediterranean vibe, citrus fruits are decorating accessories and swimwear everywhere this summer. wickedsista.com
Matte make-up. Seal the Deal long-lasting setting spray, $13.99. Hot weather and humidity can ruin your make-up, but a spritz of this creates a sweat-proof barrier. It’s part of the Flower Beauty range, the brainchild of actress Drew Barrymore that’s launching in more than 300 Chemist Warehouse stores nationally from January.
Pool slides. Peace pool slides, $15. A perennial summer trend, pool slides are a favourite go-to during the holidays, the colours and materials used reflecting the trends of that season. target.com.au
No fuss, natural locks. Protective Oil with Ylang-Ylang Wax, $19.95. Protects hair from the damaging aggressors of salt, sand and chlorine, while providing a high level of sun protection with UVA and UVB filters. klorane.com.au
Advanced skincare at home. Foreo Luna fofo, $149. A silicone facial brush that uses advanced sensors which measure everything from hydration levels to skin type. This data is then fed to the accompanying app to customise the frequency, intensity and duration of pulsations on the skin. Available at Hairhouse Warehouse.
Skincare for men. Facial Scrub + Charcoal For Men, $9.99. At the other end of the spectrum, men are embracing home facials more than ever before, using scrubs and masks designed for their skin to achieve a summer glow. theskinrepublic.com.au
Statement accessories. Mixed Leaf droplet earrings,$14.95. Layer your jewellery and make a statement with the pieces you choose - the good news is it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. sussan.com.au
Embracing the spirit of giving. CARE Australia family veggie garden, $65. This holidays season, think about giving to someone who is desperately in need. A limited range of beautifully illustrated cards represents and accompanies a gift from the CAREgifts range that help make a lasting impact for a poverty-stricken family overseas. caregifts.org.au
Bucket hats. Wayuu blue pompom hat, $155. Bucket-style hats were a favourite on numerous spring/summer runways this year, this one making a statement with its pops of on-trend colours. tolu.com.au
Zinc-based sunscreen. Zincredible, $45. Not sure what sunscreen to choose among the myriad of options? Dermal experts recommend zinc oxide varieties. This newly launched cream doubles as a primer, and gives you a glorious glow. gotoskincare.com