summer essentials

Back To Basics: Our Top Holiday Essentials That Are Sure To Have You Summer-Ready


Tiresome tresses, panda-eyes and a not-so-perfect pedi – summer strikes again. Though we may all rejoice in everything warm, from time to time our skin and hair tends to disagree with the heat. So forget the summer wardrobe switch-up; it’s all about these top 5 holiday essentials for keeping you, and your clients, looking gawj this season:

tinted moisturiser

Made up & moisturised

The secret to a dewy, fresh-faced glow? Lightweight coverage. Whether you’re contending with oily, porous skin, or struggling not to sweat off that famously ‘sweat-proof’ foundation, a good tinted moisturiser is the absolute summertime staple. Concealing a multitude of sins, these oil-free, hydration-rich formulas not only help in reducing breakouts, but provide protection from damaging UV rays. The alternative to winter’s heavy, matte shades – lightening your skincare is a must this season.

UV protect hair

Beach-ready hair

For the likes of us ordinary folk, beautiful beach hair doesn’t really ring true. Saltwater, chlorine, general heat (of course, coupled with a love of GHDs) – our tresses really bear the brunt of the summer seasons. But everything from replenishing UV-protectors, dye-damage serums to pre-pool masks to protect our precious locks on offer, it’s wise to stock up in preparation for the problem arising to keep holiday hair both healthy and hydrated.

lip balm

Balms away!

Winter, summer, spring – chapped lips don’t discriminate between seasons. Our pouts are just as sensitive to warmth as the cold, prone to cracking, flaking and perpetual dryness. But as it’s mainly UV rays causing this mass moisture-loss, your everyday balm may not quite make the cut. So, be sure to invest in a good SPF-based salve this season, and prime that pout for an array of colourful lippies!

beach ready feet

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

From pouts to pedicures, the dryness is real. And as the season of sandals, dead skin build-up is a definite no-no. Promising super soft ‘baby feet’, exfoliating socks help to reduce callouses and heel-cracking, promoting the regeneration of skin cells, and assist in the process of removing all those rough bits. Usually taking no more than an hour, it’s the perfect excuse to catch up on the latest episode of Love Island!

pool mascara

No more streaky lashes

After smudge-free, lash definition, but having to instead, resort to notoriously stubborn waterproof formulas that just will not budge 40 makeup wipes later? Behold the wonders of clear mascara! Low-key glam, it works by naturally widening our eyes, accentuating lashes with maximum curling power that’s easily re-applied throughout the day. It’s perfect pool wear, with a “no panda eye” promise.

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