That summer glow, we’re all after it. The idea of having a handful of beauty products that can transform us into our most bronze, glowing selves… where can we sign up? Right here. We’ve rounded up the must-have products of the season from illuminating makeup buys to self-tan heroes, these 6 products are here to do the work for you.
First up, fragrance. Dive into an endless summer with Estee Lauder’s decadent Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum. Showcasing a sensuous, sun-drenched blend of bergamot, warm amber, sweet vanilla and creamy coconut, it’s the perfect match for any tropical summer setting. Whether you plan to be on holiday sipping cocktails or soaking in the sun relaxing in your garden, Bronze Goddess is pretty much summer in a bottle.
Next, we move on to a shimmering body oil. Now, you might be thinking about how glitter and oil doesn’t sound like the most manageable combination, but the trick is to use a big fluffy makeup brush. All you need is a few pumps of this gorgeous dry oil from NUXE swept across your neck, chest, arms, legs (aka any skin on show) and you’ll be glistening like the true golden goddess you are.
To add to that all important glow on your body, a shimmery bronzer is the perfect addition to your makeup bag for summer. Simply use your regular powder bronzer and then go in with a dash of shimmer on top to get that silky, wet, sun-kissed look. This one from SOSU is also great for doubling up as an eyeshadow too. When going for a more natural makeup look, monotone makeup is the way forwards. On deeper skin tones, this product would also make a stunning highlighter.
On to the lips, any summer makeup look isn’t complete until topped off with a lip gloss. For fuller, smoother, high-shine lips, this Rimmel gloss works wonders. The shade Angel Shimmer is a favourite of many for its peachy and golden pearls that allow the gloss to look gorgeous on its own or layered over your favourite nude lipstick/liner combo.
And if all that glow wasn’t enough, you can always rely on a trusty highlighter to really finish off the look. It can be used on the tops of your cheekbones, cupids bow, tip of the nose, and under your eyebrow to entice the sun into hitting all of those higher points on your face. This highlighter from bareMinerals is mineral-based and perfect for giving you a naturally luminous, dew-kissed glow while blurring the look of pores and imperfections too.
Moving onto all-important sunscreen, this organic product from Madara is amazing for prepping your skin for exposure to delightful sun rays. While providing a dose of SPF, the built-in aloe vera helps to prevent sunburn, dryness and photoaging too. This sunscreen also features beautiful minerals to illuminate your skin for a smooth and sensuous golden goddess appearance.
Finally, we have this handy tanning product from L’Oreal Paris that is perfect for bronzing up your face to match the tan on your body. With a refreshing citrus fragrance, this product provides a natural-looking glow, streak-free coverage, with micro-fine particles to provide 8-hour hydration to help keep the skin moisturised too. When wearing SPF and layers of bronzing makeup, this is the perfect product to speed up that tan whilst your body bakes away, soaking in the rays.
Nearly all men and women want to look their best on their wedding day. Whether it’s wearing the ultimate power suit or choosing the perfect wedding gown, it’s a fact that most of us painstakingly plan every detail of the big day, from the hair to the dress and the makeup. But, today we’re talking about all things skincare for the big day! Follow our short guide to the bride and groom’s ultimate pre-wedding skincare regime that’s guaranteed to make you both glow this season.
As a bride, you want perfect, blemish free, glowing skin for your big day, right? Be careful not to use the wrong face mask or you could end up with just the opposite. A face mask can do wonders to your skin, but they can also cause havoc so it’s important to choose wisely before a big event, especially your wedding. Everyone knows that sometimes your skin can break out after having a facial and it’s the same for when we use masks. Certain treatments and masks are supposed to bring out impurities or cause redness and even skin peeling. Obviously, it’s with the end goal of making an improvement to your skin.
For instant results, we recommended this Purifying Clay Mask by REN. This luxurious mask is formulated to minimise pore size and leave the skin cleansed, soft and toned. The mask makes blackheads less visible and impurities are drawn out ensuring your skin is left looking luminous and radiant.
For the groom, this BARBER PRO Skin Renewing Foil Mask is the ultimate men’s mask for the big day.Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid & Q10 to help hydrate and restore dry, dehydrated skin, it leaves his skin looking and feeling revived. To use, simply apply the award-winning sheet mask to the face ensuring the foil appears on the outside of the mask. Within the 20 minute treatment, the natural body temperature will radiate from the face and reflect against the foil. This process creates a warming sensation, which helps to accelerate the penetration of ingredients into the skin, innovative right?
For the big day, it’s important you choose the right cleanser for you. Ensuring you avoid any breakouts is crucial! Gentle cleansers are a great way to create a deep skin cleanse whilst caring for the skin too, we’re loving the bareMinerals Foaming Gentle Cleanser right now, it’s the perfect product to provide you with a touch of luxury leading up to your big day. It’s cream-to-lather formula packs an ultra-nourishing punch with mineral-rich sea salts and rosemary that not only removes impurities, but refines, smooths and brightens your skin as well.
For his special day, leave him feeling fresh and awake with the ClarinsMen Active Face Wash. The formula will wake up his skin with this soap-free foaming gel containing Grindelia and Gaultheria extracts. Clarins ClarinsMen Active Face Wash helps prevent the drying effects hard water can have on the skin. Whilst also removing impurities such as excess oil and traces of pollution to refresh and revive his complexion.
To ensure that you glow and gleam on your special day, get yourself a good quality moisturiser. Moisturisers are a wonderful way to keep your skin hydrated throughout your big day and leading up to it. Infuse your skin with the ultimate hydration boost it needs this season with the Filorga Oxygen-Glow Radiance Cream. The cream uses hyaluronic acid with a clarifying L-enzyme in order to improve the skin’s brightness and enable a radiant complexion. It also plumps up the skin and restores hydration whilst visibly improving the skin and maintaining a natural looking appearance.
For him, opt for the multi-beneficial SPF10 Protect Day Moisturiser for men by Super Facialist. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and Cactus Water to deliver optimum hydration to all skin types and a combination of Vitamins C and A, plus added UVA/B filters, this magical product helps to protect, strengthen and improve skin’s elasticity for a healthier looking complexion.
The smell of summer is in the air and this year’s Love Island is well and truly underway.
With the nation’s eyes on a new batch of Islanders that are keen to make both good impressions and long-lasting relationships, fans of the show are always looking to predict what could happen next.
But are the fates of finalists already written in the stars?
We took a look at the top three Love Island couples from the past six series to see which star signs came out on top.
Throughout all six seasons, there has been at least one contestant for each star sign within the top three couples.
However, for Love Island success, looks like being a Taurus could give you a significant advantage! With Taurus’ top traits including ‘honest’, ‘hardworking’ and ‘romantic’, it comes as no surprise that of our 36 contestants that made it into the top three each season, 8 of them are a Taurus.
The signs that follow chronologically also seem to produce successful contestants, with Cancer in second, Leo in third and Gemini in joint 4th. Looks like Islanders with birthdays in April to August constantly come out top, so if your birthday falls here, perhaps it’s worth applying to next season!
Let’s break it down by couples’ positions in the top three.
Of the 12 winners of previous series, it appears that 8 of them are either Taurus, Cancer or Leo. Does the ‘hardworking’ quality of a Taurus get them to the top? Or perhaps the ‘nurturing’ side to a Cancer contributes to their success? Maybe the confidence of a Leo helps them to go the long distance. Whatever the reason, these star signs dominate the Love Island leader-board.
Unfortunately for contestants who are a Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn or Pisces, it appears a win for them is a lot less likely, with no previous winners falling under any of these Zodiacs in all six series.
Not only does the Taurus sign seem to produce winners, but it is also the most popular amongst couples ranking in second place. Once again those with birthdays between April and August seem to get very far in the competition. However, with the top spot off the cards, second place seems a better fit for a Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces. Still no sign of a Sagittarius in the top two spots.
The race for third place seems a lot more even between the zodiacs with Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn and Aquarius accounting for two bronze medallists each. Though there is a rough patch later on in the year for Libras and Scorpios, one Sagittarius has finally entered the chat. However, judging off these 36 contestants, looks like third place is as far as a Sagittarius can expect to go.
Overall, it seems that contestants born in Spring and Summer go a lot further than those later in the year, with 24 of the 36 finalists born within the first 6 months of the year. We don’t know if its chance, luck or written in the stars, but we know that if we were a Taurus, we’d already be applying for next years’ show.
Every Lacoste creation exudes style and sporty energy, and their vibrant fragrance collection is no different. Lacoste perfumes and aftershaves include sporty and luxurious scents to suit every mood. Let’s take a look at the top Lacoste picks we’re loving right now…
Discover the essence of Lacoste style with L.12.12 Blanc Eau De Parfum. Inspired by the iconic polo shirt, this aftershave fragrance for men reveals a confident and agile masculinity with a slightly different, more aromatic composition than the original Eau de Toilette. Be free to move with assurance thanks to the unexpected freshness of this woody-floral scent. Zesty finger lime and cool eucalyptus essence blend perfectly with sappy pine and rich cedarwood, all culminating in a sense of refined comfort. The white bottle, its petit piqué engraving and its embroidered silver crocodile are evocative of the classic polo shirt created by René Lacoste. Defying conventions, he shortened the sleeves of a typical tennis shirt to create the first comfortable polo. He was one of the first to understand the need to combine freedom of spirit and movement…
On the hunt for a fresh new scent? Match Point fragrance: when emotion propels you to action. Breathe in the thrilling freshness of this new masculine Eau de Toilette by Lacoste, an explosive fusion of two contrasting accords. The green energy of basil and gentian bitterness combine in a breathtaking freshness. The thrilling black vibration of woody vetiver brings strength and intensity. Match Point Eau de Toilette aftershave for men is presented in an elegant bottle inspired by tennis codes. The unique concave base marks the impact of the decisive ball, while the green cap evokes the racquet of tennis legend René Lacoste. Bisected by a taut black line, the white label nods to the tennis court where the tension builds for the final Match Point.
Explore the essence of Lacoste style with L.12.12 Rose Eau De Parfum. Inspired by the iconic polo shirt, this perfume fragrance for women reveals a confident and agile femininity. Be free to move with assurance thanks to the unexpected freshness of this luminous fruity-floral scent. Energising green mandarin orange and fresh mint essence mingle with enveloping notes of musk and sweet rose, all culminating in a sense of femininity that radiates movement and elegance. The pink bottle, its petit piqué engraving and its embroidered PINK crocodile are evocative of the classic polo shirt created by René Lacoste. Defying conventions, he shortened the sleeves of a typical tennis shirt to create the first comfortable polo. He was one of the first to understand the need to combine freedom of spirit and movement. Every woman who wears L.12.12 Rose Eau de Parfum is continuing in this spirit, freeing her own unique femininity and sense of style – as if she’s wearing a classic polo shirt. Why not treat that special someone to the ultimate sweet smelling scent?
Masculine and elegant, L’Homme Lacoste is the essence of modern style. A woody spicy scent, this scent channels the inimitable heritage of René Lacoste, elegantly ignoring the rules, being free from convention. The fragrance reveals the sides of the modern Lacoste man. Dynamic top notes of mandarin and sweet orange essence combined with unexpected fruit quince and rhubarb infuse the energy of confidence. Determination evident in the vibrant spices at the heart of black pepper, ginger, transparent jasmine and almond, reveal the man’s strength of character.
For 20 years, The Organic Pharmacy has ensured sustainability is at the heart of the brand, reducing their environmental footprint along the way. They are actively developing products in earth friendly packaging that doesn’t contribute to the further depletion of natural resources. Continuing to use vegetable ink, recycled card for packaging, recyclable polyethylene for tubes, biodegradable seeded flower paper and algae paper that is produced using damaged algal blooms found in marine areas for the printed marketing material, which in turn is helping to conserve marine life!
Extending their sustainable approach, the all new Rose Diamond Collection is now available in recyclable and refillable packaging for an even cleaner, greener approach to beauty! Let’s take a look at the unmissable range today…
This creamy cleanser and daily skin peel in one, for even sensitive skin, has soothing Rose Extracts, from fresh blossoms of Rosa Damascena. Diamond Powderand light diffusers brighten and illuminate helping the natural exfoliating process supplemented with mild enzymes from Lactobacillus Probiotics, to help clear away dead cells and accelerate the natural process of cell renewal. The formula is boosted with Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to help reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier. Clinically proven to moisturise, soothe, increase brightness and significantly decrease sebaceous secretion after a single application, you don’t want to miss it…
Complete care for the eye contour and eye lids, featuring soothing Rose Extracts and Diamond Powder to brighten and illuminate. Skin saviours from the plant world include Persian Silk Treeand St Paul’s Wort, to help firm the upper eyelids, smooth lines, diminish puffiness and help fade dark circles. To boost skin strength, the formula includes Omega 6 Safflower Ceramides to decrease inflammation and help prevent moisture loss, and RoseHip Oil for skin barrier repair, plus Acmella, a plant with a naturally numbing effect, for immediate and long-term smoothing of expression lines! Transform your skin and feel good within with the incredible Rose Diamond Eye Cream.
This silk textured, skin perfecting, deep hydrator contains Rose Extracts, rich in anti-inflammatories to calm and refresh your complexion, with Diamond Powderto blur the appearance of lines and imperfections to brighten and boost radiance. A supporting cast of plant protectors includes Omega 6 Safflower Ceramides To help reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier, Rose Hip Oil to reduce scarring and improve skin regeneration, Linseed Polysaccharides to redensify skin cells and Hibiscus Extract to protect and support collagen. Discover your new favourite dreamy face cream, you won’t regret it…