It doesn’t seem like a minute since we were indulging in luxurious cinnamon and vanilla scented bubble baths at Christmas time but as we know so well, time really does fly and the fabulous spring season is upon us already! So along with the, fluffy yellow chickens, leaping lambs and mountains of delicious Easter eggs, the arrival of warmer weather opens up a whole new realm of skin and hair care disasters. Don’t lose faith just yet though, there is hope after all! Invest in these six life-saving, spring through to summer products and wave goodbye to your beauty blues!
Beauty Product # 1 = Lush Dream Cream – £10.75
The world’s favourite handmade cosmetic brand weren’t exaggerating when they decided to name this product ‘Dream Cream’. Packed full of soothing cocoa butter, oatmilk and chamomile blue, it truly is the king of all moisturisers, even for the most sensitive of skins! This beautiful smelling lotion works brilliantly whether you’re slathering it on before applying a layer of false tan during the spring months or you’re nourishing hot, dried out skin after soaking up the summer sun.
Beauty Product # 2 = Living Proof No Frizz leave-in conditioner – £19
Fight the frizz during spring and summer by applying Living Proof’s citrus scented leave-in conditioner to damp hair before styling. Formulated with PolyfluoroEster; a breakthrough, humidity-blocking ingredient, your hair will be left feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.No longer will April showers keep you locked up indoors and your ‘holiday hair’ worries will be a thing of the past! Don’t let the price tag put you off, you’ll only need a pea-sized amount each time you use it.
Beauty Product #3 = Nails Inc Mexican lime foot cream – £11
This fresh and fruity smelling product is just the ticket to achieving sandal-worthy feet! Take a pea-sized amount and massage into your feet and ankles for instantly moisturised and revitalised tootsies. The Cucumber extract works wonderfully to replenish hot, tired toes but if you fancy a real treat, apply a generous amount of the cream before going to bed and slip on a pair of socks… You’ll be amazed at how glorious your feet feel in the morning. Guaranteed to put a real spring in your step!
Beauty Product #4 = L’Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day – £8.33
For an all over healthy, caramel glow, use a mitt to apply L’Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day in circular motions, working upwards from your feet and don’t forget that it looks great on your face too! Unlike other tints, it contains no self-tanning agents and it’s enriched with AHA’s to give you touchably smooth skin. If you’re lucky enough to already have a wicked summer tan, rub a little of the gel onto your legs to give your natural colour a boost. Now there’s no excuse for not buying those cute pastel shorts you’ve seen! Top tip: once you’ve applied it, blend some illuminator down the middle of your shin bone to lengthen your legs and really set off your beautifully bronzed skin!
Beauty Product #5 = SugarLips Cherry Pie Lip Scrub – £4
Many of the spring/summer 2012 beauty trends include a bold lip and so what better way to prepare for the coming months than to buff them into shape? Try not to eat this divine smelling scrub and instead, simply dab a small amount onto your lips and gently rub it in to exfoliate them and slough away any dry skin… Then, here’s the fun part – you get to lick it off! Your lips should feel instantly kissable but it’s a good idea to apply a nourishing balm afterwards to lock moisture in and protect your delicate skin. Keep it in your bag for on-the-go exfoliation. Now you’re ready to try that statement two-tone pout!
Beauty Product #6 = Benefit BAD gal Waterproof mascara – £16.50
It’s well known that an excellent mascara can really bring a whole make-up look together but when it comes to braving a spring downpour or holidaying in a humid country, it’s vital to invest in one that stays put. Benefit’s BAD gal mascara is famous for it’s impressive lash lengthening and volumising qualities but it’s the waterproof version you ought to be stocking up on. Imagine your delight when emerging from a storm (tropical or otherwise), to find that your mascara is still intact and it’s shown no sign of running down your cheeks. No matter how many layers you like to brush on, you’ll be impressed at the staying power of this hardy product. Say hello weather-proof lashes and goodbye unsightly panda eyes!
This article was written by our new inhouse writer Harriet Charnock-Bates who will be providing us with many more articles (one a week we hope) so you will get to know our inhouse style guru very well!