Salty water, sun, wind and pool. Summer holidays do good to your mood but can leave your hair stressed out. Build a new haircare routine to rescue your hair and start anew.
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Chlorine and seawater but also intense heat and styling tools can play havoc with your hair. Here is how to say goodbye to this Summer with the healthiest locks ever.
Start with cleansing and conclude with extra pampering. These are the expert products to take care of your hair during the seasonal transition:
Only Curls Cleansing Shampoo Bar (£12, available online)
The newest addition to the Only Curls collection is this eco-friendly shampoo bar. Solid is better for the environment and perfect to take away with you, wherever you are going this summer. Leaving your hair refreshed, nourished, and cleansed, shampoo bars are making headlines!
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque (£12.99, available online)
This iconic hair mask is essential for those with dry, damaged hair. Raw shea butter deeply moisturises and repairs your hair, leaving your locks hydrated and healthy.
SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Silicone-Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment (£14.99, available online)
Free from silicones but rich in natural ingredients, this leave-in treatment detangles, adds shines, and reduces frizz. It is perfect for all hair types and can complete everyone’s hair care routine.
Jerome Russell Bstyled Heat Protect Sleek Primer (£6.99, available online)
Style your hair, without the fear of damage, thanks to Jerome Russell. Protecting your hair from heat up to 230 degrees, along with protection from humidity, this product is essential whatever you’re up to.
Jerome Russell Bblonde Maximum Blonde Toner Platinum (£4,99, available online)
According to Google trends, searches for blonde hair toners are up 90% this month, suggesting blonde hair is the colour everyone is after. With the UK’s Number One Blonding brand, blonde hair has never been so easy to maintain. Neutralising all brassy tones, this toner is guaranteed to leave your blonde hair glowing.
Back to basics: your next hair care programme starts this September to restore your locks and remember just the best of your Summer.
A beautiful crossbody bag can take you from day to night with your jumpsuit and also accentuate your curves if you actually wear it across your body. This handbag style will add to your look but not completely take it over, adding a nice touch to your entire outfit. If you’re in the market for a new handbag, check out online boutiques that have so many beautiful bags available, like for example Mirta's crossbody bags: gorgeous, authentic and a high-quality option that is 100% Made in Italy.
Particularly with a casual jumpsuit, you can give it a major 70’s vibe by pairing platform heels or sneakers with your look. If you are going for a daytime look, opt for sneakers for that casual yet fashionable look (and practicality!) Platform heels are a way you can elongate your legs even further with a more comfortable heel than the traditional heel.
Many jumpsuits come with an attached belt or a natural place to belt your piece, but this is an important way to remember you can add some definition back into your jumpsuit look. Whether you choose the belt that comes with your jumpsuit or another one from your collection, this easy step is a way you can define your waist and add an extra touch of style.
Gold coloured jewellery elevates any look, and even dainty gold jewellery can play nicely with your jumpsuit. Choose a couple of your favorite pieces for a day or night look, especially if your jumpsuit does not have a lot of details on it.
You can add some dimension, personality, and practicality to your jumpsuit by adding a pashmina or blazer to your look for chilly summer nights. You can select matching or similar color tones to your piece for a monochromatic or flowing look, or you can opt for a contrasting color to play a bit more with it.
That long-awaited heatwave is finally here and combating the tossing and turning at night, frizz-hair and sweaty skin are just a few of things we have to deal with. Need a solution? Well we can help with these super pick of the day, best heatwave slumber essentials – perfect for any nightstand.
- SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Multi-Action Leave in, £10.99, Boots. Don’t let humidity frizz your hair – this brand-new treatment banishes frizz, breakage and fortifies hair. Spray before bed onto clean hair.
- Too Cool For School Coconut Milky Mist, £18.50, Boots - Formulated with 87% pure Brazilian coconut water, packed with essential minerals and vitamins, this moisturising mist quickly replenishes hydration anytime, anywhere. Spritz anytime you feel hot in bed, for instant relief.
- Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack, £18.50. Don’t let the humidity, fans and aircon dry out your skin. This all-in-one nighttime moisturiser and intensive overnight sleeping mask hybrid works wonders for your damaged, dull, dry skin while you sleep, by mildly exfoliating and scuffing away dead skin cells. It provides hydration, supports elasticity, and creates a soothing effect.
- Embryolisse Radiant Eye, £21, Cult Beauty. Really can’t catch some zzz’s? As soon as you open your eues in the morning, apply the MUA secret under your lids. The cooling and rejuvenating stick has both instant and long-term benefit, boosting-radiance and brightening the eye area while the blend of sugar derivatives and aloe vera combine to moisturise and refine skin texture.
- Morning Glamour Set of 2 Pillowcases, £24.99, www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk - Non-absorbent unlike cotton pillowcases, helping your skin and hair maintain moisture on hot evenings. Also reduces frizz, breakage and wrinkles.
Just like the very flavour of summer - blended in a drink altogether, the fashion for summer of 2019 is a perfect mixture of brights, pastels, ease, glams and comfort! The summer fashion trends for women include the classic and elegant fashion styles of trousers and blazers, maxi dresses, slip dresses, structured shirts, pleated skirts and milkmaid tops, with minimalistic styles when it comes to bags and ease and comfort for shoes. The effortless path to exploring the best complimenting shoes for the attires stops at the vast category of sandals, sliders, mules and clogs. The bags as to be considered the value-added accessories are in fashion with shades of blue and beige in clutch bags and tote bags whereas the chic shade of black in the classic backpacks!
Easy Sneakers And Backpacks
Trainers and backpack paired with denim shorts or jeans is the ultimate king of comfort and classic summer appeal. The trainers have been in trend since last year and haven’t really gone out. Trainers in white and beige are perfect summer attire with ease and comfort fused with style, and the glam of prints. The graphic details added, is the millennial twist to the modern yet chic trainer design. When paired with milkmaid tops of bright shades and denim shorts or jeans or a summer dress, trainers can be encorporated into a casual outfit for the beach or even a day out shopping!
Sandals And Clutch Bags
Sandals are the ultimate all-rounder for fashion trends in shoes, with heeled sandals and strappy sandals in black, glimmers of metallic and jewels are perfect alternatives for the less comfortable stilettos and high heels! Small heeled sandals in black are perfect for formal as well as semi-formal party settings, and the flat strap sandals in gold and silver, glammed with jewels are perfect for a relaxed party attire, paired with playsuits or maxi dresses. The strappy heeled sandals in metallic shades also offer a complimenting look to midi dresses or split skirts and dresses as well. Sandals paired with a clutch bag is a multi-purpose duo for many settings!
Sliders And Mules
Sliders and mules are the ultimate casual attire when it comes to dressing for the summer season. The sliders in tan shades offer a perfect compliment to the classic pleated skirt-structured shirt duo this summer. Mules in black with kitten heels, provide comfort and stylish design to the vintage checked blazer-suit outfit for professional as well as casual days-out. Alternatively, brightly coloured mules worn with a simple dress, or coupled with baggy jeans and a thin knit top, offer that vintage look. Sliders and mules are perfect example of summer fashion which is easy and comfortable, yet still having high-end fashion appeal.
Nothing invigorates me more then a clear blue sky, that first peak in the morning at that blue sky puts a smile on my face. Because I know that it brings with it the promise of a magnificent day full of adventure, new possibilities and endless fun and pleasure. Blue in all its glorious shades are the perfect pick-me-up colour to re-energise your wardrobe.
The lighter shade, Niagra Denim blue rocks you gently into a sweet state of relaxation. This soft blue shade, is versatile and a comfortable colour to wear whether it is for daytime fun or office wear, as it a can be easily matched with either bold, pastel or muted colours.
Chambray Dress with Short Ruffled Sleeves @ La Redoute
Strappy Double Layer Dress @ Oliver Bonas
Blue Lace Shift Dress @ Dorothy Perkins
The darker more richer Lapis Blue is a much more stronger and confident shade. It is gorgeous in its depth of colour. Perfect for something a bit more formal like special occasion evening wear.
Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress @ Simply Be
The last shade of blue will transport you to your own Island Paradise, Aqua Blue. This shade is exhilarating with is green undertone. A beautiful colour on its own but it comes alive when paired with white or even a deep see green for a sophisticated look or with orange for a more playful look.
Frill Trim Wrap Front Dress @ New Look
Tie Dye Skirt @ East
Do stock up on your favourite shade of Blue it will perk you up on those not so clear blue sky days. Whether it is new dress, a pair of shoes or accessories. Big or small just as long as it is something Blue to transport you to a happy place.
Tried and tested these SS17 beauty and essential handbag must-haves, have our seal of approval. Yep! that's right we can't live without any of them.
Fakebake 60 Minutes Tanning Lotion
With the unpredictability of British weather, you never know if you'll be invited to a last-minute summer parties. Unlike traditional fake tans there is no need to tan in advance as this tan develops in an hour, an easy way to keep your tan topped up whatever the weather.
Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50
As South Koreans triumph when it comes to sun protection, its only right to turn to them for sun cream. This lightweight cream leaves no sticky greasy residue like traditional sun creams for a lightweight invisible protection from the sun.
There is nothing worse than reaching into your bag on a hot day to find a warm drink. This is no longer a worry with the corkcicletumbler, it keeps your drinks chilled for up to nine hours.
What Skin Needs Balm
Perfect for getting that fresh glowysummer skin, with its skin renewal properties say goodbye to dry sad wintery skin.
Gosh Cosmetics – Giant Sun powder
I absolutely love this product, it is a giant and I have two of them and I have hardly scratched the surface of the one. It give a beautiful subtle glow and works great as an eye shadow as well.
There is tons of top oils on the market but my favourite is baby oil, it leaves my skin super soft and well moisturised. I put it on my skin with it before I shower for baby soft skin. It also works great as a make-up remover.
Pantene curl definer mouse
I love mousse on my hair, as I find it softer then gel and the mousse gives great curl definition and leaves my hair with less frizz.
Leave-in conditioner & water mix
To give my hair that added moisture during the hot days lazing on the beach. Make your own by mixing some of your favourite leave-in conditioner with water in a spritz bottle, carry it in your bag and spritz as needed.
Wide tooth comb
As soon as water hits my hair it goes into coily curls so a wide tooth, is a must to safely detangle my curls
W7 Lipstick –Sandpiper
This is from their Full Colour range and yes it is defiantly full colour, my lips POP when I put this colour on it. A beautiful hot pink that goes stunning with the soft glow of the giant sun powder.
P.S I LOVE YOU – nail polish
I have a whole collection of the P.S I LOVE YOU nail polish range, but currently I am loving the pinks, the light pink and the neon pink being my favs. Light pink for the nails and neon for my toes.
Protect your eyes against the sun's UV rays just make sure that you pick a pair that suits your face shape.
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Well now you all know what I am dreaming of, Sun, sea and sand!! Come on SUMMER !!!