Our summer beauty essentials

Summer’s on its way so feel tip top with our guide to the best summer beauty essentials.

MakeupCompPastel nail colours

There’s no quicker way to update your look than with a slick of new nail polish. Our favourites come in sugary shades this season, think Topshop’s ‘Boy Next Door’ or Ciate’s ‘Suncatcher’.

Surf Spray
Creating the perfect tousled waves has never been easier. You’ll look like a beach babe in no time with Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray or go DIY and make your own. Here’s our recipe for the best homemade surf spray:

- One cup of hot water
- Add two tablespoons of Epsom salts
- Half a tablespoon of conditioner
- Add a few drops of scented oils
- Spray it onto wet or dry hair and voila!

Hair colours
Adding colour to your look isn’t just about your clothes. We’ve fallen head over heels for Bleach London’s new range of hair dyes in Awkward Peach, Washed Up Mermaid and Bruised Violet. For something a little less permanent, try Colorsmash’s hair chalk. It can be applied in minutes and simply washes out!

Fake tan
A little fake tan on our legs is a summer essential in our eyes. Get your pins looking tanned and toned with St Tropez’s Perfect Leg Spray, or try Dove’s Summer Glow moisturiser for a natural-looking tan all year round.

Foot scrub
Before you try on your new sandals, treat your feet to a luxurious foot bath. Lush makes our favourite – the Volcano Foot Mask – and it’s a great way to kick back and relax at the end of a long day.

Drink water!
Water is nature’s own anti-aging treatment so eight glasses a day keeps us feeling happy and healthy. We’re loving Bobble’s water bottles that filter your tap water as you drink it. What’s more, they’re reusable so they’re a great way to reduce the number of plastic bottles going to waste and harming the environment. Drink up!

Waterproof mascara
Whether you’re dipping in and out of the pool or strolling through the city on a hot day, waterproof mascara is a must. Blow the budget with Diorshow’s version or up the volume with Bourjois Paris’ Glamour Max waterproof mascara. Either way, say goodbye to panda eyes forever.

Highlighter
Get ready to glow everyday with our favourite highlighting blushers and creams. Our first choice is Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick which will give you an instant glow with a simply swish of it over your cheeks and eyelids. Our other favourites to note are Topshop’s Glow highligher in Gleam and Nars’ Illuminator in Hot Sand.

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