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The weekend shopping fix: silky pyjamas, calming candles and more

Welcome to The Weekend Shopping Fix,’s picks of the best buys of the week.

by Holly O'Neill
29th May 2021

Read time: 3 minutes

Orchard Moon Ephemeral Bloom


The best-selling Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Bag is back, with an edit of cult heroes from the M&S Beauty Hall worth €170 priced at just €25 when spending €40 or more. The Summer Beauty Bag is available online and in stores and includes everything you could want for summer, from Nails Inc Watermelon Pink Nail Polish to REN Overnight Dark Spot Cream, all packaged in a gorgeous M&S Make-up Bag.

Set your alarm because the highly anticipated H&M x Brock Collection is landing Tuesday, June 1, with floral dresses, romantic corsets and all the denim, jewellery, sunglasses and floaty blouses of your summer wardrobe dreams. Check out the full collection here. 

Leading Irish perfumer Lucy Hagerty, founder of luxury candlemaker brand La Bougie, has just launched Bare + Botanical, a new range of candles, essential oils and electronic diffuser, that combine aromatherapy and perfumery to help you cal, focus and reset. The Bare+Botanical range is available now in Brown Thomas and Arnotts.

Luxury sleepwear brand Orchard Moon has just launched its debut collection, with silky printed pyjama sets and scrunchies created from sustainable plant-based fabrics. Every set is gorgeous, but we have our eye on the rainbow pastel Wild Rose print, created, like all the sets, from fabrics produced with the cellulose found in trees. 

Does your skin need a professional standard scrub before heading back into real life? Meet Skin Krush, a genius at-home microdermabrasion tool created by Sinead Gallagher and Jeanette Dunne – the duo behind Ireland’s Renew Skin Clinic. It will slough off your dead skin, leave your skin smoother and brighter and help your skincare penetrate deeper. 

Aldi’s Specialbuys are back for summer, with these €29.99 rattan string chairs on the top of our wishlist. Check out everything coming from Aldi’s budget-friendly new garden range here.

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Looking for a new pair of gold hoops? Look no further than the twisted pair of & Other Stories, worn by the Duchess of Cambridge to the V&A this week.

Just in time for your mouth to start making an appearance in the wild again, Glossier has released a new launch they’ve dubbed “the cashmere sweatpants of lipstick.” Glossier Ultralip is all your necessary lip products in one chic pink bullet, with the hydration of a balm, glassy shine of a gloss and nine perfect shades of sheer-but-buildable tint. Check out all the shades here.

Your pandemic plant children are about to suffer as you re-enter a world where you have a social life, so treat them to some extra care with this outrageously chic €20 gold plant mister from Urban Outfitters

If you’d like a statement piece for the living room you’ve spent too much time in this year without having to make too much of a commitment, check out the beautiful gingham pieces on sale from Zara Home, and this stylish collaboration between Ingrid Hoey and CA Design.

In need of a new pair of Converse for summer? We can’t stop thinking about this chambray blue colourway with embroidered flowers, made for summer dresses.

If you still haven’t found your perfect pair of leggings after a year of loungewear, it’s not too late. Sweaty Betty’s collaboration with Halle Berry and her wellness brand, re•spin has landed at Brown Thomas, with 22 chic and functional pieces inspired by boxing and Japanese jiu-jitsu.

Byredo’s latest limited edition scent, Byredo Open Sky, €190, is a dedication to travel, created while the world was halted in its tracks. With Palo Santo, vetiver, hemp leaves, pomelo and black pepper, it’s a soothing scent that’ll transport you abroad this summer, even if we’re still stuck at home.

Just in time for you to step out of your slippers and into some real shoes, Rixo has debuted their first shoe collection. With vintage-inspired styles adorned with flowers and flattering straps, we have our eye on the Rixo Strappy Sandals, €265 for the first restriction-free night out. Check out the full collection here.

Looking to give your living room a quick-fix lift? Rehome your pandemic plant children in this beautiful H&M Rattan Plant Pot, €34.99. Can’t get enough of rattan, jute and all things woven? We made this list of the 25 best pieces on sale now just for you.

A combination of summer and time off from foundation might have you looking for a lightweight, comfortable base, and if so, you won’t find better than the new Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint & Glow, €25. It has a glowyness to it that’s not glittery or shiny, just gleaming, hydrated skin, with redness and texture lightly veiled – all the makings of a perfect summer foundation.

Forever forgetting your glasses? Then meet the Oliver Bonas Paradise Blue Ceramic Glasses Tray, €14.50 – also available in turquoise – that will serve as a beautiful reminder.

If you didn’t manage to get a Penneys appointment, rejoice! Non-essential retail is re-opening again, and we’ve put together a wishlist of what’s waiting for you in stores at Penneys right here. The Lemon Shirred Mini Dress, €16, is top of our wishlist for a summer spent drinking Aperol in the garden.

One of several aspects of pre-pandemic life many of us are reluctant to return to as life tentatively reopens is bras. Ease yourself back in with the new Rosie for Autograph 1920s inspired lingerie collection, with soft pleats and pastel shades in bralettes and French knickers.

Have you booked a hair appointment yet? Well once you have, keep your hair glossy with Klorane’s new Quinine Keratincaps, hair supplements for stronger, healthier hair from root to tip.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser opens in the V&A Museum in London this month and you can replace the frustration at not being able to visit by shopping jewellery, prints, puzzles, illustrated books and all manner of curious Alice-inspired objects from the museum’s shop.

Designer Anya Hindmarch has released her guide to life with her new book If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair: A Manual For Life, sharing all her life lessons from confidence to creativity.

On this week, we have a subscriber competition for The Designed Table, the beautiful new Irish linen brand creating napkins, tablecloths, napkin holders and all the beautiful makings of a gorgeous table that your heart desires. One of everything, please.

Speaking of making a meal of it, this lemon platter is the first plate to buy to match your new tablecloth. Can’t get enough of eclectic tableware? We’ve got a bigger collection of the best available for you to shop now right here.

Looking to get some glow back into your screen-ravaged skin ahead of summer? REN Skincare have teamed up with Dr Ateh Jewel on a collaboration called The Ultimate Glow Edit. For €100, you’ll get three cult hero REN products for brighter skin, worth €135. There’s the beloved Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream and Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream, packaged in a pretty recycled kraft bag.

Reach your fitness goals and keep on track of your stress levels with the new Fitbit Sense, now with guided meditation sessions, a daily Stress Management Score, a Sleep Score and a premium feature with meditations and techniques from Deepak Chopra.

Broste Copenhagen‘s summertime outdoor furniture collection is here, and even if you spend this summer in your backgarden, you’d be delighted to with this selection. There are taupe and forest iron benches, tables and chairs, squashy cushions, rattan loungers and more.

Anine Bing has released the third instalment of the collaboration with fashion photographer Terry O’Neill; an oversized sweatshirt and stonewashed tee, screen printed with an iconic image of supermodel Kate Moss in black and white, photographed by Terry O’Neill in March 1993.

M&S have just dropped another collection from their Ghost collaboration, the brand beloved by Kate Middleton, Kate Moss, Emily Ratajkowski and more – check out the full collection of dresses you’ll want to spend the summer in here.

Finally, The Handmade Soap Company have launched the latest product in their Anam range – the Coriander Seed, Geranium and Vetiver Anam candle, made from pure essential oils and recycled packaging, housed in a beautiful glass apothecary-esque jar. It’s the most soothing, calming scent, like walking into an expensive spa – I’ve been lighting it at the end of the workday to wind down.

When Nicki Hoyne launched her conscious, vibrant statement bags, they were an instant social media hit for their winking playfulness, also known and loved in her previous venture My Shining Armour. The latest drop from Nicki Hoyne Collection is just the same, with eight joyful colourways of pointed, tasselled leather flats.

If you’re in the market for a new lipstick, Chanel have just launched Rouge Coco Bloom, €38. In one swipe, Rouge Coco Bloom gives fully pigmented lips that last, thanks to a powerful combination of concentrated micronized pigments that moisturise, and micro-droplets of oil that open on the lips for mega-watt shine. Coming in 20 bold and bright shades, the plumping and moisturising lipstick lasts for eight hours.

In groundbreaking interiors news, H&M have a new designer collaboration for you to obsess over: H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg. It’s not launching until Friday, April 16, but get screenshotting in advance. It’s got all the DvF signatures; wild prints, shouting colours and lips galore, on everything from cushion covers to lacquered trays to dinky espresso cups.

Solid perfume is ideal for chucking into your handbag or travelling without worrying about smashing the bottle. Cork-born perfume brand Arona Fragrances have launched three solid perfumes created from beeswax and essential oils that come housed in sturdy, eco-friendly capsules. The scents are Fresh Citrus, Delicate Rose and Calming Lavender and each is a joy to sniff.

Irish designer Susannagh Grogan’s latest dopamine-delivering prints have landed, with ditzy florals and vibrant shades on silk scarves and squares to brighten up your summer wardrobe.

While another summer in the backgarden potentially looms, give your garden / window box a new lease of life with an electric bright planter – specifically the signature scallop collection from Matilda Goad which will make you happy every time you catch sight of it.

Photography by Orchard Moon.

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