30 THINGS TO BUY THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE THIS WEEK
Thick track-sole boots are still trending, so if you didn’t invest in a pair last year, now’s the time. The perfect addition to a summer dress on rainy days (£59.99, mango.com).
Get crafty and make a beautiful plant hanger with a do-it-yourself kit from the leather creatives at Ar:ti|sans (£29, artisans.life).
The gel-like formula of Jones Road Light Moisture Cream is intensely hydrating and absorbs instantly – perfect for applying underneath make-up (£34, jonesroadbeauty.com).
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – a leopard-print dress is a wardrobe staple and this oversized style is the perfect all-rounder (£79, And/Or at johnlewis.com).
Give your drinks some extra-large ice cubes so they stay cooler for longer with this pink speckle tray (£13, revolve.com).
Dcypher combines clever technology with colour science to create a bespoke foundation shade that’ll match your skin perfectly (£28, dcypher.me).
Still a little too warm for grandad-style PJs? Try this cool cotton set from Their Nibs and channel those tropical holiday vibes at home (£30, thedrop.stylist.co.uk).
Bright and beautiful
Narciso Eau Néroli Ambrée combines fresh notes of neroli oil and frangipani flowers with cedarwood and amber – it’s the perfect balmy summer scent (£64.50 for 50ml, johnlewis.com).
Still working from home? Move aside, tracksuit bottoms – feel a little more put together in these silky wide-leg trousers that have a heaven-sent elasticated waistband (£49.50, marksandspencer.com).
For sunny days and holiday vibes, there is nowhere we’d rather be than lying on this vintage-inspired float from Sunnylife (£44, amara.com).
In the buff
Slough away dead skin cells and leave limbs feeling silky smooth and looking glowy with Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub (£25, boots.com).
The Laura Whitmore x Dare2Be autumn/winter collection is out this week featuring techwear in a monochrome colour palette with pretty accents of pink (£24, dare2b.com).
Inspired by Norway’s coffee culture, the light roast of these Norlo beans means they keep the raw nutrients of naturally occurring minerals and antioxidants (£9, norlo.co.uk).
The creamy green shade of Gucci’s Miriam Mint Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish is almost as satisfying as the bottle it’s housed in (£24, gucci.com).
So good you want to touch it, this gorgeous necklace from fashion-favourite Alighieri is a buy-now-wear-forever piece (£180, alighieri.co.uk).
Made to order from eco-friendly jesmonite with a choice of four patterns, these trinket trays from Rose Works London are set with Liberty prints (£22, thedrop.stylist.co.uk).
The innovative comb applicator on Serge Lutens’ Mascara helps separate lashes while making it easier to layer up volume (£42, net-a-porter.com).
ALL IN ONE
Wyld Home’s just-launched range of recycled glass vases by Dutch brand Urban Nature Culture are sustainable and utterly gorgeous (£25, wyldhome.com).
With cocktail recipes from Hawksmoor and Crazy Pedro’s,The XX Box drinks delivery service is ideal for big occasions, providing enough for 20 people (£86, thedrinksdrop.com).
Thirteen Months is a family-run company featuring beautiful homeware handmade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – we love this Izara cushion (£65, thirteenmonths.co.uk).
Guaranteed to bring instant joy to any room – meet the XL Smiley Lamp from Mr Maria (£140, trouva.com).
This Joico leave-in treatment promises to protect against daily heat styling, UV exposure and environmental pollution, ensuring hair stays looking and feeling as healthy as possible (£20.25, lookfantastic.com).
SOFT AND SLOUCHY
Made from recycled ocean plastic, this pouch is the perfect going out/occasion bag (£150, chylak.com).
If you live to 80 years old, you’ll be around for some 4,000 weeks – in this amazing book, Oliver Burkeman explores how you can prioritise the things that matter to you in that time (£16.98, uk.bookshop.org).
Signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, Maisie Peters’ debut album You Signed Up For This, which includes the single Psycho, features gaslighting exes and excellent sounds (out 27 August, all streaming platforms).
Now we’re getting dressed up again (hurrah), tackle those backless summer dresses and plunging necklines in style – keeping everything in place – with this Boob Tape (£15, sincerelynude.com).
Earl Of East’s new air fresheners capture the essence of a well-loved destination – we love the smoke and musk of the camping trail (£12, earlofeast.com).
For delicious, beautiful and healthy meals, London’s vegan hotspot Holy Carrot now delivers (from £4.50, supper.london).