It’s that time again: the mercury’s falling and your Instagram feed seems to mock you with photo after photo of countless people basking in the sunshine, sipping Pina Coladas, or both. But rather than sitting on the couch crying or craving a tropical escape, brighten up your week with these great beauty products, all designed to help you recreate a heavenly post-vacation vibe…
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1. THE SCENE
Begin by putting on some music. Make a playlist of songs that remind you of your last getaway (Summer by Calvin Harris is a good start), then light a tropical candle, close your eyes and visualise a tropical paradise.
Shop → Coconut and Lime Palm Beach Collection, $39.95
2. THE HAIR
Salty, tousled hair is often an added bonus of spending your days frolicking at the beach. Texturising hair products are a good start for recreating this style but the Bumble And Bumble Surf Shampoo and Conditioner takes beach hair to the next level. Full of Epsom and table salts, this range smells of the ocean, amps up the volume and gives even the straightest hair some wave.
Shop → Bumble And Bumble Surf Crème Shampoo and Rinse Conditioner, $35 each
3. THE BODY
While you’re enjoying the ocean aromas, give your body a polish with fruity body scrub to smooth any rough patches, remove dead skin cells and increase circulation. The Jar Body Scrub in Brazil is made up of rockmelon, mango and honeydew and will have you thinking of fresh poolside mocktails.
Shop → The Jar Body Scrub in Brazil, $22.95
4. THE SKIN
After the shower it’s time to hydrate and get your glow on, why not? You’re on vacation after all! Give your skin a treat with luxurious body oil. The Base Body Glow Oil contains coconut oil, which nourishes the skin and smells divine. The shimmering dry oil also contains a hint of bronzer to leave your skin looking radiant and flawless.
Shop → The Base Body Glow Oil, $39
5. THE FACE
Give your complexion a treat by applying a fruit based gel mask to clean dry skin. The papaya and grapefruit extracts, blended with Vitamin A and E in the Mario Badescu Enyzme Revitilisng Mask, giving the skin a deep exfoliation. Now all you have to do is kick back, relax and let the mask for you.
Shop → Mario Badescu Enzyme Revitilising Mask, $26