5 summer health and beauty essentials
The sun has come out (for a bit) so it’s time to get ready for the holiday season. Here’s our summer health and beauty essentials check-list…
Anthelios Blur SPF 50
Summer is not the time for heavy foundation and SPF protection is essential so this new product from La Roche Posay is right up our street.
Anthelios Blur is a cross between a tinted moisturiser and a BB cream but with SPF 50, all rolled into one. It looks great as a natural looking makeup on it’s own but if you need more coverage you can use it as a base under your regular foundation. Non-greasy with no added perfume, it’s got fancy blur technology and mattifying powders so your skin stays shine-free. Available from pharmacies nationwide at €19.50.
Caffeine for your feet: fitflops
The fitflop was launched with claims that a pair would tone and trim your legs while you walked with hightech microwobbleboard technology. We don’t know about the technology claims, but, without a doubt, the fitflop brand produce some of the most comfortable sandals ever.
If you want summer footwear you can spend the day in, and still have pretty looking feet, then you cannot go wrong with this brand. Lots of funky styles means they are a crowd pleaser but more importantly, they will love your feet. We’ve developed quite the addiction and don’t want to take them off, ever. The good news is that fitflop now do a shoe range too so there is now a pair for all seasons and occasions.
MONDSS Underarm Wear
Summer sweating can be nipped in the bud too, thanks to Mondss Underarm Wear.
This nifty new invention, not unlike a sticking plaster –is a discreet, flexible, adhesive pad that can be worn with or without deodorant. A 10-piece box contains the patches which are shaped to fit perfectly under your arm and end those unslightly sweat patches that can ruin your clothes and your confidence. €9.99 plus postage for a box of 10.
SkinCeuticals Mineral Eye UV Defense SPF 30
Sensitive eyes need extra protection in sunny weather and this SkinCeuticals eye cream moisturises, protects and nourishes the thinner, delicate skin around the eye area.
With 100% mineral filters and an SPF 30, it’s easy to apply and doesn’t irritate your eyes. Perfect for everyday it contains gentle mineral sunscreen actives zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, so there’s little risk of sensitivity and it’s fragrance-free too.
It’s warm, there’s water – if you want to keep your lashes fabulous then waterproof mascara is a must in summer. If you already have dark lashes, you might want to try a clear mascara to give your lashes a nice sheen. It can also be used on brows.
We love Clarins Double Fix Mascara Waterproofing Seal Lashes & Eyebrows, designed to be used over your favourite mascara to waterproof it— and it doubles as an eyebrow groomer too – no more summer panda eyes. €21.50.