We scrolled through the entire Arnotts sale so you don't have to...
There’s nothing that sparks joy quite like the feeling of finding a piece on the high street that looks far more expensive than the price tag would suggest. And it’s even more satisfying when that item is on sale and you can tell friends, family and just about anyone who will listen how affordable the item actually was.
So you can imagine the joy we experienced when the email announcing Arnotts Giant Summer Sale arrived in our inbox. And we don't use the term giant lightly - right now, there are over 14,000 items currently reduced on their website.
Highlights include the perfect pair of denim jeans, a silk pillowcase which ensures you'll wake up even more beautiful and the most flattering shade of red lipstick from none other than MAC. And better yet, each item is under €200 and there are plenty of sizes still available.
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So grab a glass of rosé, settle into a comfy armchair have a scroll through our edit of the Arnotts summer sale.
Shop Arnotts SUMMER sale 2020:
Jumpsuits have been the ultimate lockdown trend and now with restrictions easing - they're going absolutely nowhere. Hop on the trend with this Whistles heart patterned jumpsuit, it has a drawstring waist for maximum comfort.
Whistles Ikat Heart Quinn Jumpsuit, WAS €149 NOW €89, Arnotts
Wedding season may be cancelled for now as a result of COVID-19 but blink and it'll be soon time to attend all those rescheduled weddings. Solve all your 'what to wear to a summer wedding' woes with this polka-dotted midi dress from Irish designer, Aideen Bodkin.
Yes – you should be sleeping on silk. Why? Well, if you sleep on silk - you'll wake up more beautiful, more on that here. Break up with your cotton pillowcase tonight and replace it with this gorgeous silk pillowcase from Belledorm.
Belledorm Mulberry Silk 500 Pillowcase, WAS €80 NOW €64, Arnotts
Put down the jam jar and up your quarantini making skills with this stainless steel cocktail shaker which is now only €8!
Lockdown has taught us the joy of dining at home, keep up the tradition by investing in some good quality yet stylish tableware like this Denby 12 Piece Dining Set.
DENBY Intro Pale Blue 12 Piece Tableware Set, WAS €130 NOW €69.96, Arnotts
It may be another while before you're allowed bring your own reusable cup to cafés for your daily caffeine fix but a reusable cup is definitely worth investing in for a whole host of reasons. One, it helps saves our planet. Two, it's the perfect accessory for socially distanced picnics and three, hairdressers will no longer be available to offer you a complimentary cup of tea of coffee meaning you'll have to bring your own.
Chillys Daisy Coffee Cup, WAS €28.95 NOW €24.61, Arnotts
Speaking of coffee...if there's one item we wished we had during lockdown it was a cafetiere. Never miss your cup of freshly brewed coffee again with this copper cafetiere which is on sale now €24.
Sales of fake tan skyrocketed throughout lockdown and for good reason. No beauty product can quite lift up your self-esteem, transform your mood and make you feel like you've been on holidays like fake tan can. Treat yourself to this cult favourite tan product by Clarins.
Clarins Self Tanning Milky Lotion, WAS €32 NOW €25.60, Arnotts
It's safe to say lockdown hasn't been quite the skin vacation you were hoping it would be. Get your skin back on track with this Smooth + Glow skincare set from Estee Lauder which promises refined, radiant-looking skin...who doesn't want that?
Smooth + Glow Skin Gift Set, WAS €103 NOW €77.25, Arnotts
Most hairdressers are only providing colour and cut treatments for the time being to catch up with the demand meaning those of us who have unearthed our inner hairdressers and successfully mastered the art that is root touch-ups are going to have to wait even longer for the one task they can't master: the blowdry. Read our guide on how to achieve a salon-worthy blowdry, then equip yourself with this handy hairstyling kit from Babyliss.
BABYLISS The Style Collection Hairdryer, WAS €69.95 NOW €39.95, Arnotts
If you walk away with one item from the Arnotts summer sale, make it The Flirting Palette by Lancome X Chiara Ferragni. The collection's standout piece contains everything you could possibly need for a full face beat in one sparkly pink palette: four neutral eyeshadows, three highlighters, four red lipstick hues, and one clear gloss to seal the deal.
Lancome X Chiara Ferragni The Flirting Palette, WAS €70 NOW €56, Arnotts
One can never own too many MAC lipsticks...
MAC Lunar Illusions Lipstick, WAS €22 NOW €14.74, Arnotts
Footwear + Accessories:
A flat brown sandal is the ultimate summer staple. Plus these mules from Kurt Geiger are just as comfortable the slippers you've been living in.
You've been lusting over Ray-Ban sunglasses for as long as you can remember. This is the sign you were looking for to finally purchase a pair.
Ray-Ban Polar Oval Sunglasses, WAS €155 NOW €78, Arnotts
Night outs are fast approaching. Dust off your favourite party dress and pair with these metallic heeled sandals from Sam Edelman. Style with jeans and a nice top for the casual but elevated night out look or go all out with a matching metallic dress.
Sam Edelman Daffodil Sandals, WAS €157 NOW €80, Arnotts
Bags are once again relevant. Celebrate their return by treating yourself to this Kate Spade side bag. Small enough to fit the necessities making it the perfect day to night bag.
Kate Spade New York Nicola Small Shoulder Bag, WAS €395 NOW €237, Arnotts
It might not be the season for white ankle boots but trust us, come winter - you'll be sorry you didn't nab these. They're reduced from €205 to a mere €45. Run, don't walk...
Kurt Geiger Selma Ankle Boot, WAS €205 NOW €45, Arnotts
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