Our top picks this month are inspired by dreamy summer sun-ups and -downs. —Vita Daily
Stanley Park Brewing‘s SunSetter unfiltered wheat ale is back, and with some flavourful friends—melon and mango—joining peach in the SunSetter Fruit Stand Mix Pack! Find a dozen cans in this beer-y bundle, all boasting ripe fruit flavours and bold Citra hops. Perfect for patio sessions with the girls or those long summer days that turn into long summer nights! To win a Stanley Park Brewing Picnic Kit, including everything you need for a beautiful picnic in the park, visit @vitadaily.ca on Instagram!
Two new launches from Benefit Cosmetics are playing starring roles in our summer makeup plans. California Kissin’ Color Balm ($28 at shoppersdrugmart.ca, sephora.ca and tsc.ca) contains a unique ingredient—sponge-like hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water—to deliver big-time moisture (read: eight hours of lasting hydration) with the high-saturation colour and coverage of a lipstick. It also contains wild mango butter to soften and nourish lips and a custom fragrance blend of passion fruit, citrus, white flower, peach and vanilla that’s simply summer-licious. Of the sixteen available shades, including reds, pinks, berries and nudes, we’re loving fuchsia. Also in our heat-proof beauty routine is Play Tint ($24 at Shoppers Drug Mart, sephora.ca and tsc.ca)—a pink lemonade-tinted longwearing lip and cheek stain with a liquid-gel, non-drying formula that delivers smudge-proof, transfer-proof colour. We love the lightweight and comfortable feeling (nothing worse than being weighed down in the hot months) and find the pink lemonade shade perfect for those “no-makeup” days.
Instantly elevate any summer outfit with Aquazzura’s strappy Sole sandal ($1,120 at Nordstrom), lofted by a svelte stiletto heel and done in shimmering metallic lambskin in ombré sunset hues.
Sunny days call for bright nails via essie’s limited-edition collection of six summery and punchy-bright tones. Try juicy orange Tangerine Tease or vibrant pink Pucker Up, along with classic Blanc that’s easily applied and streak free in two coats.
Stride into summer in style with these creamsicle-hued Almada sandals ($200) by Maguire. Suede with a braided upper, this Canadian brand is female led and sells directly to consumers, so you get luxury footwear at friendly prices.
Supercharge your summer workouts with Anita Active’s Momentum in limited-edition electric pink ($125 at Diane’s Lingerie)! This bestselling sports bra’s wireless unpadded cups, wide comfort straps and moisture-wicking fabric make it ideal for high-impact activities—plus, it comes in a wide range of sizes up to an H cup.
Spending time eating al fresco with family and friends just got more fun with the new Musango Eats range, at Details by Mr. K, which includes a sharing platter ($119), small plate ($42) and tri-colour mug ($35) in a sunrise/tundra colourway.
Tie-dyed by hand (making each piece unique), Roots’ Camp crew ($98) is designed in a relaxed, slightly oversized fit, with a raw-edge hem and the iconic embroidered cooper beaver logo.
Nestle an arch of pear-cut opals next to your other rings on this beautiful Sunset Curve ring ($325 at Nordstrom) by Stone and Strand.
Cruise around with your most radiant, healthy glow this summer. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow illuminating powder in limited-edition Sunset ($82 at Holt Renfrew) offers a sheer-yet-buildable result.
This Slip sleep mask in Sunrise ($70 at Holt Renfrew) is proven to absorb significantly less face cream and create 43 per cent less friction, on average, versus cotton.
Glass artist Stephanie Couturier’s sunrise glass mobile ($65 at Simons) symbolizes the start of a new day full of possibilities. Hang it in front of a window and let its colours submerge your home.
Fibre artist Rebecca Riel’s boho sunrise woven wall hanging ($130 at Simons) is made using a Sumak weaving technique and depicts the sun rising on a bright new day.
Created by Wendat artisans, this Onquata paddle’s ($85) graded yellow, pink, and orange is reminiscent of the summer sky, when the sunset gently paints the horizon.
All the fluff, no bad stuff! Formulated with vegan collagen and plant-based fibres to condition, lengthen and add volume, Pacifica mascara ($16) gives lashes a feathery, fluttery effect.