Summer holiday beauty essentials
With the summer holiday season upon us, it’s time to write your travel beauty shopping list, a task that can often seem like a minefield of clever marketing. We’re here to guide you through the beauty jungle, towards the hidden treasure of high performance products, great prices, and all small enough to fit neatly in your suitcase.
JML pedi pro deluxe – (£19.99)
At the first sight of sunshine, us Brits are famous for shedding the layers, donning the sandals and strutting our stuff! Don’t get caught out with cracked heels, the ultimate beauty faux pas, treat yourself to the hardest working home pedicure system we know.
Transforming even the driest, cracked and sling back unworthy heels into beautifully baby soft feet, we could not believe this miracle, our feet have never felt so smooth even post-salon pedicure! With its high speed rotating discs, one covered in ultra fine micro crystals, the second a smoother buffing pad to finish the process, you are your own pedicurist on the go. It even comes with its own stylish carry case to keep all the accessories together in your suitcase, perfect for when those long walks on the beach play havoc with your feet.
Gerlinde naturals foot balm (£7.90)
To maintain the benefits of your at-home pedicure, smother your feet in this deeply hydrating lotion, power packed full of nourishing shea, mango, and cocoa butter, almond and essential oils. Offering instant cooling relief for dry, sore and tired feet, if you suffer from post flight puffy ankles then this is a holiday must-have. Top tip, use every night for a week before your holiday and you won’t even need to take your shoes, your feet will look that great!
NCLA nail polish – I’m with the band (£10.42)
No pedicure would be complete without a slick of bright polish to get you in the mood for sun. We adore this bright coral creme shade, from newly launched-in-the-UK nail brand NCLA, one of the many mouth-watering shades from their extensive colour repertoire.
Holidays are a time to relax the skincare routine. However, this doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to let your hard work go to waste. Amie manage to combine the ease of a wipe with all the performance of individual products, perfect for removing sun cream or make-up before you fall into bed after a hard day drinking cocktails by the pool!
Bulldog, the ultimate, first and largest UK brand for male natural skincare has launched a travel-size range. Described as “mini but mighty” they’ve arrived just in the nick-of-time for your summer holiday. The tin contains all that your hunk-of-a-man needs to care for his skin whilst away from his fully stocked bathroom cabinet, face wash, shaving gel and moisturiser. The products are so great that us ladies may even be seen borrowing them, so treat your man this summer time to his perfect travel companion – second to you, of course!
Relaxing the skincare routine, caring for your skin in the sun and developing a gorgeous natural tan, allows you to showcase your natural beauty and ease up on the application of make-up. We love the stylish packaging of Models Own products, the professional formulations and staying power, so won’t be without our summer essentials this holiday. Madame rose lip-gloss, a beautifully semi-bright shade of natural pink gloss to super boost your kiss ability and duo bronze, with two shades in one compact, sweep your face brush over the whole compact as a great alternative to foundation, then use the deeper of the two shades as a blusher. Add a slick of their lashed up mascara and you’re good to go.
Join us next week (and of course every day in between) for your guide to stay-cation beauty essentials.