Bath & Unwind HQ summer picks

Summer is officially upon us, and whilst the nation grumbles under grey clouds and light rain showers, many of us are planning our holiday wardrobe! As the climate changes, so do our skin needs – and who better than to guide us through what we should and shouldn’t be using, but the girls at Bath & Unwind HQ.  Whether you’re looking for a lighter foundation, or wanting to re-create the messed-up beach ‘do’, let us guide you through our new collections and new products – sit back, relax and enjoy as the girls at Bath & Unwind share their beauty tips as they prepare to jet off to sunny destinations across the globe.

Emily, Beauty Buyer

Q. Holiday destination?

The Algarve, Portugal

Q. What 3 products are you taking with you & why?

    • Bumble Salt Spray is one of my favourite Summer hair products! I like to give my hair a break from heat styling when I am on holiday and this product helps me embrace my natural waves.
    • Decleor Perfect Sculpt Natural Glow Firming Gel– I start using this wonderful product 3 weeks before I go away so I can firm up and glow! It gives me instant beach confidence, allowing me to build up a natural colour gradually.
    • Nuxe Amazing Dry Oil Shimmer for a sexy evening look to compliment my tan. Just two sprays of this on my skin instantly brightens up my complexion and gives a gorgeous shimmer.

Q. Favourite product of the moment?

I only have a few days to go before I hit the beach, and Guam Seaweed Algae Bath Saltswork wonders to detox and even out the skin tone on my neglected winter legs!

Q. Beauty secret for Summer?

Switch to a lighter moisturiser, and ensure all make-up contains an SPF now we are approaching June  – this is especially important for me as I use a lot of products containing active ingredients, making me particularly sensitive to sun exposure. I love Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Daily Moisturiser SPF 15.

Melissa Applin, Customer Services

Q. Holiday destination?

Marrakesh, Morocco.

Q. What are your the 3 essential beauty buys for Summer?

Q. I can’t live without…

Yes To Carrots Eye and Face Make up Remover– Ideal for sensitive eyes and removing all traces of make-up – I wouldn’t use anything else!

Q. Beauty secret?

Fake Bake Flawless – Easy to apply and helps me achieve an instant natural tan. Best of all it will leave hardly any mess (if your careful!). Apply all over before bed and leave to bake for 8 hours. It’s a clever way to top up your tan before a night out too, as it doesn’t smell like cheaper brands do!

Hazel Williams, Buyer

Q. Holiday destination?

Maafushivaru Island, The Maldives.

Q. What are your 3 essential beauty buys this Summer?

    • Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray– For beach-babe waves. Easy to use, this is a life saver in-between a day at the beach and hitting the town! Simply spritz onto washed, damp hair and leave to dry naturally.
    • Essie Nail Polish in A-List– For a tropical, summery pedicure – an instant confidence boost!
    • Trilogy Very Gentle Calming Fluid – The perfect product to soothe heat rash. Makes a lovely light moisturiser during the warmer months too.

Q. Latest beauty discovery?

I am just about to start a new cellulite busting regime using Guam Seaweed Algae Bath Salts and Guam Seaweed Cellulite Mud!Used on a weekly basis for the next 6 weeks, combined with my new exercise regime, it’s the best remedy to ensure I’m feeling bikini-beach confident when the time comes!

Q. Your beauty secret?/ best beauty tool?

Dr Brandt Pores No More Refiner Hint of Tint is my new favourite beauty product – it evens out & mattifies my skin whilst still maintaining a natural look. I’m quite pale, and I was impressed that it really does suit all skin tones & best of all, you can say “I’m wearing no foundation!”

Tilly Petersen, Customer Services

Q. Holiday destination?

Marbella, Spain.

Q. What are your 3 essential beauty buys this Summer?

    • Trilogy Rosehip Oil – Ideal for soothing bumps and redness after waxing, it smells delicious and leaves my skin feeling silky soft.
    • MoroccanOil – The Original – Tames frizz and leaves hair silky soft. Apply a very small amount onto damp hair before blow drying.
    • Bright’s are the hip colour for Summer and Essie Nails have a great range to choose from. I love Essie Nails in Pink Parka.

Q. I love…

Joico K-Pak Repair Kit – Repairs my hair after colouring, keeping it in tip top condition all year round.

Q. Your beauty secret?

Fake Bake Flawless is my beauty secret for a year round tan. The colour is really natural and it lasts several days.

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