The start of an adventure
A pair of comfortable, active-wear shoes are a great help when hiking. Developed with breathable and lightweight material, along with a high-quality outsole for improved traction and flexibility, this is a must-have item for travellers. Ultrarange Exo, $120. Available at vans.ca.
Fashion for vacations
This striped shirt has a resort vibe and conjures the soothing sound of waves on a beach. Made of 100 per cent cotton, this item allows your skin to breathe on hot days. Pair with bermuda shorts to enhance a sporty yet sophisticated look. Striped Short-Sleeve Shirt, $70. Available at rw-co.com.
A soothing solution for the skin
Clean and hydrated, these are key elements for healthy, sensitive skin. This travel set includes face wash, shaving foam and moisturizer to help soothe and calm irritated areas. Ingredients include Tasmanian berry fruit and leaf extract. The product removes dirt and protects against external aggressors, such as shaving razors. Summer Set – Sensitive Skin, $25. Available at cwbeggs.com.
Enjoying fun in the sun can help the body produce Vitamin D, but being overheated may cause health problems, including headaches. Always remember to put a hat in your bag when going outside. This item is made of airy material and has UPF 40+ protection. Other features, such as adjustable drawcord and elastic sweatband that allows for wicking and cooling, make this the brand’s seasonal bestseller. Women’s Horizon Breeze Brimmer Hat, $45. Available at thenorthface.com.
A breath of flowers
Waft some fresh, floral air into your life with this three-piece set. It contains Eau de Toilette Spray; Body Veil Parfumé; and Bath and Shower Gel Parfumé. The scent’s middle notes feature white tea, jasmine, and violet leaf – a gorgeous scent of summer. Vent Du Sud Azur Set, $75. Available at lisewatier.com.
Beauty in your hands
Have you ever wanted to complete your makeup just in five minutes? Your wish comes true with this seven-cube, bronze-gold palette, including three eyeshadows, one bronzer, one face powder, one highlighter and one blush. A very handy item to pack on vacations, thanks to its compact design. Look Of Love – Instant Look In A Palette (Glowing Beauty), $95. Available at Charlotte.Tilbury.com.
Time to recharge
After an active week, it’s time to relax and recover. Spend some time to submerge in mineral-rich water to help reduce physical pain and inflammation, as well as stress and anxiety. This product includes Epsom salts, vitamin C and citrus essential oils. Vitamin C works to promote youthful skin and the citrus scent helps enhance mood, injecting a shot of positive energy to your day. Dr Teal’s Vitamin C Foaming Bath, $10. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Skin so clean
Want to go au naturel? This skin care regime starter kit is vegan and cruelty-free with no SLS, sulphates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, or petroleum. The kit features a bamboo charcoal sponge, Face Foam, an unscented cleanser with azelaic acid and blue majik, Facefood mineral mist for pH balance, and Fullmoon Serum to nourish and lock in moisture. Graydon Clean Beauty Starter Kit, $150. Available at graydonskincare.com.
A lightweight smoothing cream with natural lavender and peony scents enhances the skin’s ability to revitalise while you sleep. Containing a handful of helpful vitamins including B3, B5, B6, C, and E, this product rejuvenates and nourishes, restoring your youthful glow. Stai Bella Detox Nightwear Cream, $31. Available at Staibella.com.
The magic of artwork
Meticulous aesthetics and vibrant are words that describe Bisoulovely, a handcrafted jewelry brand based in Montreal. The Vanessa pendant has a whimsical design fitting for a fairytale princess. Made of sterling silver .925 plated in yellow gold, its colorful synthetic stones sparkle with playful charm. If you want to support a local business on Canada Day, this is a fly-away choice. Vanessa Pendant, $90. Available at bisoulovely.com.
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