Get ready for the summer – these are the 20 beauty items you really must have as the weather warms up…
Looking for a quick payday perk-me-up? Buckle up. For nothing will fast-track that feel-good feeling quite like these 20 (summer essential) beauty buys.
Deployed on Mondays, meh days, or just days when you simply fancy an extra shot of summer, these sunshine-bright, happy hued, gorgeously golden, summer-smelling beauty scorchers will hit all of your senses, instantly.
There’s something about summer that has us looking for a new (more exciting) makeup mood. Cue: blue eyeliner. Playful. Fun. Easy. When it comes to sea-blue summer hues, the eyes have it. But which blue is for you?
Synonymous with summer, nothing says “Hello heatwave!” quite like a coral-coloured mani/pedi.
The best bronzer/highlighter double acts give great resting beach face. Whether you’re a fraught ‘dip my face in and pray for miracles’ type, or have a 12-step contouring plan, nothing will turn your getting-ready routine around in record time quite like these.
Proof that lazy beach days, freshly cut grass, sandy toes and that golden hour haze can be bottled, these fragrances will instantly transport you to the shore. Best sprayed on pulse points and clothing in hot weather (it’ll last longer), if you’re looking for the best summer perfume, look no further.
If you prefer to think of your perfume as a piece of clothing, this EDP embodies the very best of summer dressing. Think high energy, zesty print sundresses – ideally worn on the Sicilian coast, but also Norfolk. Part of the fruity/fresh fragrance family, with notes of lemon (shocker), ginger and bergamot.
If you really want to enjoy summer, then prolong it. Slot these beachy body care buys into your routine now, and they’ll help to keep those summer feels strong, even when September sashays in.
Proof that not all superheros wear capes. With nourishing oils and sea minerals for super soft skin, this also doubles as a skin prep for self tanning, and – thanks to the oil base – will help to remove/improve fake tan disasters for a blotch-free bronze.
OUAI Wave Spray, £12
Like a dip in the ocean while staying dry. Mist this onto damp or dry hair for a beachy feel (with or without the beach), or hit the roots for extra volume. Suits all hair types and temperaments.
So summery you can almost taste it. Only don’t. Like the best summer body care buys, this glides on like a dream – cooling and soothing sun-dried, thirsty skin. Supercharge your senses and store in the fridge.
Combining pleasure and practicality, this is a one-of-a-kind scented mosquito repellent. Blending lively, aromatic notes of lemongrass, neroli and eucalyptus this fresh-but-floral body spray smells incredible, and keeps mozzies at bay.