June is a month of celebrations and royal events, with the month kicking off with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, followed by Her Majesty's official birthday and Trooping the Colour, before moving into the annual spectacle that is Royal Ascot.
Amongst the street parties decked out in Jubilee decorations, Ascot hats, wedding season soirées and the build up to this year's Wimbledon tournament, we'll also be celebrating fathers and father figures on June 19th. So if you haven't got your present sorted already, check out our guide to the best Father's Day gifts you can buy this year, too.
Otherwise indulge yourself in this month's Shopping Edit, full of buys that put comfort, style and you first as we anticipate the coming of the best event of them all: summer.
What to buy in June: The W&H shopping edit
1. Fimpo Nail Prints
RRP: £9.99 for 22 prints; Lamp, £15.99
If like us, your nail design (opens in new tab) ambitions far exceed your creative skill, these will be right up your street. Stick the prints onto bare nails, file down to fit, pop on the clear top coat and cure under an adorably tiny USB-connected lamp.
It takes ten minutes and the dexterity of a toddler to create gel-topped nail art that should by all rights have cost £50+ and taken 90 minutes in a salon. There are lots of designs to choose from, from understated to attention-grabbing, and ours lasted a good week before lifting, then soaked off easily with acetone.
2. Furla Autentica Eau de Parfum
RRP: £49 for 50ml
The trickiest bit of picking scents for summer (opens in new tab) is finding one that half of your friends, family and neighbourhood WhatsApp group don't already wear. If you're dithering between nice and affordable yet omnipresent, or unique but expensive/downright weird - this is your solution.
It smells lovely. Like fresh Italian citrus with classic peony plus a moreish hint of sweet almond and cherry (aka Bakewell tart) It's also affordable, widely available, but flies slightly under the radar because Italian designer Furla only started making perfume in 2020. Get in there now and you'll have 'wore it first' bragging rights when everyone else jumps on board.
3. Sisley All Day All Year
Wowza! Yes, that is the correct price so no, this won't be for everyone. But look - there's luxurious skincare and then there's Sisley. And if you are already a fan of the high-tech French brand's iconic Black Rose Facial Oil or dreamy suncare then you'll know there is just something about these products.
This one is particularly clever because, as the name suggests, it protects your skin all day. From what? Everything, really - 250 types of pollution, UVA/UVB, HEV light from screens... you name it, this will bat it away from your face. It also increases collagen and is encapsulated, so sits in your skin for eight hours and genuinely does not need reapplying. So at least you're saving money on top-ups (ahem).
4. SKIN + ME DAILY DOSER
RRP: £24.99 monthly
Discover a personalised solution to achieve your unique skin goals, delivered directly to your door. From soothing wrinkles to boosting texture, clearing acne, pigmentation and more – each dermatologist-designed treatment is packed with powerful active ingredients to supercharge your routine for a long-term, feel-good glow.
Try your first month for just £3.50 with code WHSJUNE
5. DRY & DEHYDRATED SKINCARE ROUTINE (4-STEPS)
Getting the right skincare routine for your age (opens in new tab) and skin type is crucial if you want a healthy, nourished and glowing complexion.
This four step fomula from Beauty Pie claims to visibly plump and smooth skin whilst boosting radiance and softening skin prone to dryness and dehydration.
While the RRP is usually £210, you can currently start a 60 day free trial with Beauty Pie and get this set for a bargain £55.
1. White sneakers by D.A.T.E
White trainers (opens in new tab) will never go out of style but the trend for bigger, chunkier and bolder sneakers doesn't seem to be going anywhere either for the time being.
Lean into the trend with a feminine edge with these platformed trainers from D.A.T.E. The subtle, soft pink detailing will go with your best pink dresses (opens in new tab) this summer, but these would also look cool with a pair of jeans or summer trousers.
2. Gucci cotton canvas espadrilles
In a month where we kick off summer celebrations with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab), why not take some of the red, white and blue patriotism to your wardrobe with these striking espadrilles?
Both colour and texture are top shoe trends for 2022 (opens in new tab), and no summer capsule wardrobe (opens in new tab) is complete without a trusty pair of espadrilles to take you from day to night in stylish comfort.
3. LOVE sweatshirt
2022 is the year of designer and athleisure brand collaboration, so it seems only fitting that The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which stages Wimbledon, would launch their most fashion-forward clothing collection yet this year.
Everything from the new line is designed in-house, just a few feet away from Centre Court, and made with high-quality fabrics and finishings. The 2022 Collection has arrived just in time before the start of Wimbledon and combines clothing that can be worn both on and off court - like this simple yet stylish navy jumper.
4. Ultimate Wired Strapless Bra
The summer season is all about weddings and getting your outfit sorted for other big events like christenings, garden parties or the races. Figuring out what to wear to a wedding (opens in new tab) is hard enough but then finding a bra to go with your chosen dress can be nearly impossible.
Enter Wonderbra with their range of backless, strapless and multi-way bras to save the day. This Ultimate Wired Strapless Bra is regularly voted as one of the best strapless bras (opens in new tab) on the market - and for good reason too. A must-have for your underwear drawer this summer.
5. Refined Glamour Wired Push-Up Bra
Another bra from Wonderbra's excellent range that is a must-have for your underwear drawer is this pretty under-wired push up bra.
An online exclusive with M&S, this bra does pretty and practicality, with structured lace detail finished in stretch fabric for a comfortable fit. The padded cups are more comfortable than other push up bras, creating a flattering silhouette under tops and dresses.
6. Hoka X Free People Movement Ora Slide
Hoka are known for having some of the best running shoes (opens in new tab) on the market but these slides are designed for recovery time. They offer the same level of support and comfort that we've come to love from Hoka though, making it a great beach shoe for those who want a little more cushioning than some of the other sandal staples out there.
This year, they've collaborated with boho-chic brand Free People to create two vibrant, pastel-inspired shades of the slide for an extra beachy feel.
7. Veja V-10 Sneakers
Leaders in environmentally friendly sneakers and arguably one of the brands that made eco-friendly sneakers crafted from recycled materials fashionable, Veja continue to lead from the front when it comes to both style and sustainability.
The latest designs are still made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes, but also feature new colour-ways and a chunkier, more cushioned sole that is great for both increased foot support and keeping up with the latest shoe trends (opens in new tab).
1. The ‘English Summer Sparkling Case’ by The Wine Society
For the best deals on prosecco, champagne (opens in new tab) and sparkling wine, you should always look to The Wine Society.
The ‘English Summer Sparkling Case’ includes 6 bottles for £170, representing incredible value for the quality of the wines, which includes The Society’s Exhibition English Sparkling Wine made by Ridgeview, whose wines were served at Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé Brut which is made by the first English wine producer to receive a royal warrant in 2018.
This case is only available to buy for a limited time until 3rd June - so get it before it's gone!
2. Warrior Crunch Dark Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bar
There are so many health benefits of protein (opens in new tab) but getting enough, especially if you're exercising consistently, can be difficult. Warrior's new protein bar is a delicious dessert that will help you meet those goals. With 20g of protein and less than 1g of sugar in each bar, the dark chocolate raspberry flavor is like a sweet Black Forest gateau, making it perfect for those who love fruity chocolate mix.
If you want high ice protein ice cream (opens in new tab), you could also freeze one of these bars overnight.
3. Kair Wild Juniper & Bergamot Activewear Wash
Activewear wash prevents workout clothes losing their shape in the machine and Kair's wild juniper and bergamot offering isn't only the best-smelling one we've tried, it also does a stellar job at pulling out stubborn sweat odours from clothes. It's made from plant-based ingredients, biodegradable and free from bleaching agents too, so you can be sure your cycle isn't hurting the environment.
4. Calafuria rosé wine
With the weather heating up it's time to make sure you've got a bottle of rosé chilling in the fridge for warm summer evenings socialising with friends and family.
On the nose, Calafuria offers fruity notes of pink grapefruit, peaches and pomegranate that merge with delicate lavender floral sensations. It’s a light rosé with a supple, bright palate and we thought it had a pleasant freshness - crucial if you're serving it on a hot day! It is best enjoyed with fish, pasta and salads – perfect for summer dining.
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