A bright nail polish is essential for summer, but instead of going for classic red or pink, why not pick a shade you wouldn’t usually wear? We’re loving this yellow that screams summer. Go on, we dare you.
Avène Thermal Spring Water, $28 for 150ml.
You shouldn’t just drink more water in summer, but spritz it on your face too. This water is ideal for sensitive skin but its anti-irritating properties also help soothe any skin concerns.
Manuka Doctor ApiRevive Hair Mask, $40.
This creamy conditioning mask with its mix of manuka honey, manuka oil and Abyssinian oil will work to replace lost moisture. Put it on and rinse it off in the ocean.
Burt’s Bees Vanilla Bean Lip Balm, $9.
Sun, sand and surf all work to dehydrate your lips, which is why you need a hardworking balm. Bursting with vanilla and shea butter, this one is moisturising and soothing.
Pure Fiji Dilo Rescue Body Gel, $45.
Using nurturing dilo oil and aloe vera balm, this product does it all. If you have sunburn, dry skin, insect bites or a post-shaving rash this should be your go-to for its calming and repairing qualities.
St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower, $45.
You read it here first when we’d just heard of this little beauty, but now it’s finally available. After you shower simply apply the tanner, wait three minutes and rinse off. Too easy.
Davines This Is A Sea Salt Spray, $43.
An easy way to make your hair look ‘done’ for the warm weather is to perfect the art of beachy waves. All you need do is plait some strands of hair at night, spray on this sea salt spray and you’ll wake up looking like you’ve been dipping in and out of the water all day.
Lancôme Cils Tint, $58.
This won’t just coat your lashes for the day, but the semi-permanent tint will last 72 hours. Plus you can shower and swim without worrying you’ll have black streaks down your face.
Lancôme UV Shield Expert XL-Shield, $79.
It’s tempting to use the same sunscreen on your face as you do on your body, but your face is far more sensitive and needs more protection. Whether you’re going outside or not you need to apply facial sunscreen daily. This one protects from the sun and from UVA and UVB rays, which can cause dark spots and accelerate ageing.
Miu Miu, $140, 50ml.
This eponymous scent is the first ever from fashion label Miu Miu. It opens with a fresh, floral fragrance made up of lily of the valley, jasmine and rose but soon gives off a warmer, woodsy scent. It’s modern yet timeless. The bottle alone is a work of art.