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My Summer Beauty Must Haves

Summer is well and truly here although the weather is being a little temperamental and would make you think otherwise some days, I have my fingers firmly crossed that the nicer weather will be back soon. 

Everyone I know is either planning their holidays or festival trips (I’d say I’m a little jealous but not anymore Louise from 15 years ago would have been joining them in the planning though and would have her bag and tent packed already). There are some essential items that every girl needs to ensure that her summer beauty regime is complete. Here are some of the items I am loving this summer.


Haircare

Shampoo & Conditioner – I always find that in the summer I have to wash my hair more often than I do in the colder months. I am loving the new range of hair care products from Baylis and Harding this summer. Their specially formulated shampoo and conditioner collection with luxury Moroccan Argan oil extract, is designed to nourish and hydrate dry/damaged hair leaving it soft, smooth and healthy looking. Argan oil extract boasts natural antioxidants and Pro-Vitamin B5 that helps repair hair damage.

Hair Brush – If you have hair that is prone to tangles and knots then a Tangle Angel Hairbrush is the brush for you. It can be used to detangle both wet and dry hair and is heat resistant up to 120°. If you prefer a natural bristled brush then Rock & Ruddle have just the brush for you. Their quality boar bristles are strong and resilient, have a natural stiffness and they have microscopic scales that release and drag the sebum (natural oil) that is produced in the scalp distributing it along the hair making it shiny and healthy looking ‘it’s like a blow dry in a hairbrush!’ one sweep through your hair and you’ll be left with soft and shiny hair.
Hair Removal
Razor – The Venus Snap Cosmo is an on-the-go essential for summer holidays and the perfect travel companion for festival smoothness. It features a mini handle and comes in a case to protect the blades and contents of your bag. The Venus Embrace blades also feature a protective moisture ribbon, so there’s no need to carrying shaving foam with you – just wet the blade and shave. 
Epilator – The Braun Silk-épil 5 Starter Kit has been designed with the specific needs of women and girls who are wanting to start epilating in mind. It’s perfect for those who want to achieve long-lasting, at-home hair removal but are unsure about carrying out the treatment themselves. The kits features a Beginner Cap which combines the Braun epilator with a Venus blade, for up to 100% gentle hair removal in one stroke. Used once a week for the first four weeks, it combines epilation (removal of hairs by the root) and shaving (cutting hairs at the surface) in every stroke for gentler epilation whilst women get used to the feeling of epilation. After the first month, they can change to the epilator head for 100% root hair removal and up to four weeks of smoothness. 
Cream, Wax and Gels – Nad’s Hair Removal is a top-selling Australian brand and is now available in the UK from both Boots and Amazon. They have ranges for both men and women and for every type of skin or body area including Brazilian and Bikini Waxes, Eyebrow Shaper Wands, Facial Hair Removal Cremes and Body Wax Strips. Most of Nad’s products in the collection  are made of completely natural ingredients. So whether you’re waving your arms to the music at a festival, riding your bike or running around the countryside, or simply just lying on the beach and swimming in the sea you can be sure you’ll be hair free.
Precision Beauty Styler – The Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler is designed to gently and effectively trim and shape your sensitive body parts, such as your upper lip, eyebrows, bikini line and underarms. The battery operated trimmer can be used time and time again for quick touch ups whenever and wherever you need them. It’s box contains:

  • 1x Beauty Styler
  • 1x 2-sided precision head for optimal eyebrow shaping
  • 1x Bikini trimming head
  • 2x Comb attachments
  • 1x Styler cap
  • 1x Cleaning brush
  • 1x Beauty pouch
  • 1x AA battery included


Skincare

Bodywash & Moisturiser – With a delicately soft and indulgent scent The Vanilla Blush and Peony Body Care Duo from Grace Cole is the perfect set to cleanse, pamper and moisturise the skin this summer.

Spot Remover – For blackhead free skin this summer you should try the SENSSE Deep Pore Suction Cleaner and Blackhead Remover. The gentle yet powerful cleanser instantly removes pore clogging dead skin cells, excess oil, and other impurities from your face and nose. It’s strong suction lifts away blackheads and acne to give you clear, smooth skin. It can be tailored to your unique skincare needs and comes with three different nozzle attachments and three intensity levels for different areas of your skin. The great thing about the cleaner is that it can be used anywhere thanks to its USB charging port. 

Fake Tan – The St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Golden Glow Light (200ml) offers a simple and convenient way to build a gorgeous, sun-kissed glow. It is streak-free and easy to apply, this lotion is perfect for first-time tanners, pre and post-holiday top-ups or those looking for a low maintenance all year round glow. It is made using Sweet Almond Oil and is clinically proven to hydrate the skin for up to 24 hours meaning there’s no need to moisturise after using the product.


Makeup L.A. Girl USA Beauty Brick 12 Colour Eyeshadow Palette comes in a number of variations each containing 12 gorgeous shades especially picked to compliment one another. All the shades can be effortlessly applied to provide full-colour coverage and a flawless finish. Get creative and layer two or more shades together to create a truly dimensional effect. Available in four different pallettes:
  • Nudes – A selection of neutrals & nudes perfect for creating a dramatic & demure look.
  • Smoky – Every shade required to craft the perfect smokey eye effect.
  • Ultra – An enchanting set of purple orientated shades perfect for creating mesmerising, nighttime eyes.
  • Neons – A selection of bold, vivid & vibrant shades for those who want to stand out.


Footcare

Tights – If you work in an office or you’re due to go on a night out but don’t feel confident showing off your bare legs wearing a tights can really help boost a girls confidence. The Scholl Light Legs Tights in 20 Denier are available in both Nude and Black. They have been designed with an exclusive Fibre Firm technology to reduce tiredness and heaviness in legs by boosting circulation with targeted pressure from the ankle upwards and will tighten and shape legs to give the appearance of a slender and toned silhouette. They feature a unique Ladder Lock technology – a specially designed fabric that prevents holes from turning into ladder.  They feel gorgeously soft to touch and last up to 50 washes without losing shape and compression.


Heel Smoother – The Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File is the must have item for removing hard skin on your feet. The handy device is must be used on dry skin but it can be used after a speedy morning shower or after a lovely soak in the bath so longs as your toes are dry. There are four types of replacement roller heads, depending on the amount of dry skin you need to remove. The gadget is simple to use and will leave your feet silky smooth within a matter of minutes. 
Handbag Essentials

Hand Gel – I always carry antibacterial hand gel in my hand bag as you never know when you might need it. Baylis and Harding are known for their amazing fragrance combinations and their handbag sized anti-bacterial Hand Gel smells divine. It kills 99.9% of bacteria and smells great with its subtle notes of jasmine & apple blossom.

Hairbrush – It’s always handy to keep a hairbrush in your bag for those just in case moments. The Tangle Angel Baby is ideal to hang from your gym bag or even your children’s school bag. The Tangle Angel Baby is specially developed with antibacterial additives embedded in the plastic make your brush ultra hygienic and safe to use. It is made from anti static properties to help prevent flyaway hair leaving it smooth and silky. For those who prefer natural bristled brushed then the small paddle brush from Rock & Ruddle is perfect for putting in your handbag and keeping your locks tamed whilst out and about.

*We were sent the above products for the purpose of this piece – all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own*

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