Summer is finally here and it’s time to get gorgeous. Just like those gals in the boots ad’s, you need to wax, lather, pluck, file, polish, spritz and paint – now! Whether you’re off on holiday or not, some of the hottest releases pop up during the summer months so if it’s dancing at a festival, relaxing in a pub garden or soaking up the rays on the beach – these gorgeous summer products will see you through in style.
For me summer is all about gorgeous bronzed skin, bright lip products that pop and sultry summer scents. Think multi-tasking products that require minimal effort because – girl, you got better places to be. Like cocktail hour for starters.
Your 5 Step Guide to Summer Beauty ….
1. The Summer Scent:
It’s amazing how a single sniff of an amazing perfume can take you right back to where you were. Like dancing on the beach in Ibiza. The Body Shop get this concept perfectly and just in time for your summer holiday’s they’ve released a brand new gorgeous set of perfumes. The new Italian Summer Fig is fresh, green and fruity, transporting you straight to Italy where the glorious scent of figs fill the air. It’s totally gorgeous! Snap it up right here.
2. Think Bright:
For summer time – less is more when it comes to make-up. Think bronzer for the evening and a bright pink lipstick or gloss will see you through. With the warm light and warm toned skin – you can pull off bright colours easily. For nails I love a pop of bright colour on a nail. It’s summer time and you can never be too bright! If you don’t go for Shellac pre-holiday, remember to take a bottle of nail polish with you and some nail varnish remover to come to the rescue when those pesky chips happen. PS. Coral lipstick is your friend.
3. Beach Beautiful:
While I’m not one for sporting a full face of make-up to the beach I do love a little something to make me feel ‘less naked.’ For me the perfect beach beauty is a couple of coats of a waterproof blue mascara and some lip balm – or gloss for post beach drinks if I’m feeling really adventurous. Beware though – don’t actually where lip gloss while sunbathing, as it normally won’t have sun protection and will make your precious kissers burn.. ouch. Blue Lashes are subtle yet stunning in the light and they’re guaranteed to get you lots of compliments!
4. Prep & Glow
Pre- holiday I love to use my body brush on dry skin in the mornings, before a shower. Don’t worry so much about this on holiday as your skin will already be a little sensitive from all those rays. Instead go for a lovely glittery oil on your pins to make them look amazing. Perfect for a night out or a little festival glamour.
5. Embrace Your Waves
Your hair will already be a tad stressed from all the sun and sea, so lay off the straighteners and ditch the hair dryer. Simply comb your hair through with the latest water friendly Tangle Teezer ( my absolute fave) then spritz a generous amount of ‘beach waves’ product in your hair. Twist the hair in sections and leave to dry naturally. Check out my tutorial here!