GET SUMMER READY WITH OUR TOP BEAUTY PICKS
Posted on June 12, 2018 by Alex Perrins
We round up the products you’ll need as the heat rises this season.
PREP TO PERFECTION
Protect your skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays whilst creating the perfect base for a flawless makeup application with an SPF primer. It’s important to wear SPF every single day, regardless of whether you’re in direct sunlight or not, and by adding the Primer, £30, Flint+Flint into your morning routine after cleansing, it’s never been easier to keep your skin safe. The light formula will melt into skin almost instantly, leaving you with a clean and refreshed face ready to battle the elements.
GET THE GLOW
The ultimate summer product, simply spritz the Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil For Hair & Body, £38, Harvey Nichols all over for a glittering glow that will perfectly capture the sunshine. Ideal if you’re heading off somewhere exotic, this luxurious oil can be applied after a day of sunbathing before your evening meal for an effortless sheen. Spray onto shoulders and collarbones to create a gorgeous shimmer.
FIGHT THE FRIZZ
The brand new label.m Anti-frizz Mist, £17.50, Toni&Guy Essensuals will smooth flyaways, protect from the heat and gradually repair split ends, all in one product. If heat and humidity are your worst enemy in summer, then this is the spray for you. It’s up to you how you choose to use it, either apply on damp hair before blowdrying and styling, or straight onto dry hair.
SCENT FROM HEAVEN
Formulated to evoke the scent of ‘sun-kissed salty skin’, the Replica Beach Walk Eau De Toilette, £95, Harvey Nichols is like summer in a bottle. With top notes of bergamot and lemon and refreshing hints of cedar wood, this high-end perfume is sure to bring back fond memories of relaxing days near the coast.
MAILBOX SEASONAL MUST-HAVES
Posted on June 12, 2018 by Alex Perrins
Step into summer with a few of our favourites this season, from beach bags to jeans and bras to trainers.
1. Maggie Red Leather, £40, LK Bennett (was £95)
This compact cross-body ‘pouch’ is small enough to take everywhere but big enough to fit all your essentials. Make this your new every day bag and add a pop of rouge to any casual look.
2. Loungewear Shorts in Cotton Jersey, £35, Hugo Boss
Kick back in comfort with these super soft cotton jersey shorts in light grey. Great for lounging, these loose-fit shorts are perfect for lazy days at home.
3. Green Suede Laceless Pumps, £119, Daniel Footwear
Available in a variety of soft pastel shades, these suede pumps from Daniel Footwear are smarter than a trainer, but just as comfortable and practical. Forget the faff of laces, you can just slip these on and head out the door.
4. Classic Mahogany Leather Belt, £225, Gieves and Hawkes
Simple and timeless, this fine grain leather belt is sure to stand the test of time. Pair with a well-fitted suit to really up your workwear game.
5. Raffia Explorer Bag, £70, Tommy Hilfiger
You can’t head to the beach without a trusty raffia beach bag and luckily, Tommy Hilfiger has got you covered. This oversized tote with embroidery detailing will fit everything you need and plenty more, so you’re all set to go for a day in the sun.
6. Triangle Bra CK Black Obsess, £42, Calvin Klein
Quite often it’s hard to find lingerie that makes you feel sexy whilst being comfortable all day, but look no further as this sultry semi-sheer lace Calvin Klein triangle bra is a fine combination of both.
7. Men’s j04 Loose-fit Cotton Denim Jeans, £200, Emporio Armani
Move over skinny jeans, there’s a new denim in town. These loose-fit jeans are best worn paired with a leather or suede jacket, simple tee and brogues, so no more squeezing into skin tight jeans in the heat.
8. Little Heroes, £45, Flint+Flint
If you’re constantly on-the-go, these travel-friendly essentials will keep your eyes bright and your lips hydrated. The ‘Little Heroes’ skin kit is made up of the Eye Hero, to minimise the signs of ageing, and Lip Hero to keep your pout super soft.
9. Women’s Blue ‘Ocean’ Print Wrap Dress, £800, Paul Smith
This bold printed dress will turn heads for all the right reasons. Add neutral heels if you’re attending a summer gathering and if you really want to go all out, a statement red lip and gold accent accessories will take your look to the next level.
10. Men’s Givenchy Trainers, £510, Harvey Nichols
Whether you’re athletic or not, these casual leather runners will add a sports-luxe touch to your off-duty weekend look.
11. Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo, £28, Harvey Nichols
All hail Queen RiRi – she’s done it again. Embrace Club Tropicana vibes with the shades of Mimosa Sunrise and Sangria Sunset, the new Highlighter Duo from Fenty Beauty. With a hyper-metallic finish, this vivid highlighter is this summer’s hottest product.