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    21 Beauty Products That You'll Probably Be Using All Summer Long

    Say goodbye to frizz, ingrown hairs, and cracked, dry heels.

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    1. The humidity at this time of year can cause a lot of frizz, but thankfully this 4.6-star rated coconut and macadamia hair treatment is here to smoothen and nourish hair without weighing it down.

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    This stuff is a triple threat – you can use it as a hair mask, leave-in conditioner, or regular conditioner. Its vegan-friendly formula is made of 98% natural-origin ingredients, and it doesn't contain silicones which can sometimes weigh down the hair. Happy customers say this has left their hair feeling softer and shinier, and that it even helps to reduce the appearance of split ends too!

    Price: £3.49

    2. The last thing you want after perfecting your cat-eye is it melting or smudging in the heat. This 3INA 24H waterproof eyeliner pen really lives up to its name, staying put all day long!


    It's highly-pigmented (because nobody wants a murky, dark grey liner) and comes with a super precise tip so you can draw even the thinnest of lines perfectly. Once applied it will dry really quickly with a matte finish that won't crease, bleed, or smudge!

    Price: £10.95

    3. If your skin tends to get oilier in the summer, these bamboo charcoal blotting papers will soak up excess shine in mere moments.

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    They're made of natural linen and contain bamboo charcoal and green tea to absorb the excess oils on your skin (goodbye, shiny forehead). Reviewers are really impressed by just how effective these are at reducing shine, and say that you can even use them over foundation without ruining your makeup. The papers are generously sized too so you'll only need to use one sheet for your entire face!

    Price: £6.95 for 100 sheets

    4. Ingrown hairs can happen when the follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells, so exfoliating is key when it comes to prevention. This lotion uses chemical exfoliants to effectively remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother and less prone to pesky ingrowns. FYI, if you have keratosis pilaris this works wonders for that too!


    It contains biodegradable bamboo granules, as well as lactic acid which is known for its ability to lift and remove dead skin cells from the surface. While it boasts some amazing exfoliating properties, it won't dry out your skin as it also contains nourishing shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil to keep your skin moisturised for up to eight hours. You only need to use it two to three times a week to get results – just massage it onto dry skin before showering, leave it for a few minutes to work its magic, and then rinse it off.

    Price: £13

    5. This set of tanning mitts are made from a soft microfibre that helps to give an even, natural-looking tan (and avoids wastage by absorbing less product too!).

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    Alongside the regular mitt you'll also get a smaller one which is ideal for your face, feet, and hands. They also come highly recommended from reviewers, who say using these really makes a difference when it comes to avoiding streaks and patchiness. The linings are waterproof to prevent staining inside them or any product seeping through onto your hands, and when they get dirty you can just pop them in the washing machine!

    Price: £4.99

    6. This long-lasting setting spray from NYX will keep your makeup in place and give your skin a dewy, glowy look. Oh, and FYI it's vegan-friendly too!


    This lightweight spray will lock your makeup in place while also giving you a glowing complexion, ~enhancing~ your look even further! Considering the fact it's got an impressive average rating of 4.7 stars and is under a tenner, the value for money is pretty incredible.

    Price: £7

    7. Planning on getting your sandals out but are very aware that you haven't had a pedicure for ages? This 4.8-star(!) rated foot file is an effective and grossly satisfying way to scrub away that dry, cracked skin on your heels.

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    It is essentially a cheese grater for your feet, which sounds very gross but is also very satisfying to use. The perforated grooves are abrasive enough to effectively remove dry skin while still being gentle on your feet and comfortable to use. The file itself is also quite a bit larger than many other ones available (it contains 441 micro blades!) which means you can get more done with fewer strokes. Tons of reviewers say this is the best foot file they've tried!

    Price: £13.95

    8. This set of minis by Bumble and Bumble is an absolute game-changer for sweaty hair! You'll get a post-workout dry shampoo mist as well as a clarifying shampoo that thoroughly cleans your locks.


    As anyone who has gone running outdoors in the sunshine can attest to, the sweat in your hair can stay visible for quite a while afterwards. The post-workout mist in this set will absorb excess oil without leaving a horrible cakey residue and it even contains UV filters to help protect your hair from sun damage! Meanwhile the aptly named Sunday Shampoo is a deeply clarifying shampoo that is to be used once a week only (though Sunday being that day is not in fact mandatory). It offers a really intense clean, lifting away dirt, product buildup, and grime from the scalp through to the ends without stripping your hair of its natural oils.

    Price: £16

    9. This highly-rated, full-spectrum mineral sunscreen provides an impressively high level of protection for your skin – it has an SPF of 50 AND a five-star UVA rating.

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    We all tend to consider a high SPF when looking for a sunscreen, but UVA protection is really important too! This one has you covered on both fronts and provides a cooling, hydrating sensation on your skin. It manages to be super effective without being heavy or greasy, and – very importantly – reviewers say it doesn't leave a white cast so it's perfect for deeper skin tones too.

    Price: £7.98

    10. And you can stay refreshed while also topping up your SPF at the same time with this hydrating mist that'll give you protection without ruining your makeup.


    This SPF30 lotion is enhanced with hyaluronic acid which intensely hydrates the skin! The non-sticky, spray-on formula is super easy to use and won't result in you smearing or ruin your makeup – perfect for those top-ups throughout the day.

    Price: £19

    11. Say goodbye to sweaty feet with this foot deodorant spray that will keep them feeling dry and fresh all day long.

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    Just spray it on your feet (ensure they're clean and dry beforehand) from a distance of about 10-15cm once or twice a day and you're good to go!

    Price: £9.99

    12. There'll be no fears of your eyebrows smearing or fading during the day with this waterproof eyebrow gel.


    This long-wearing gel is highly-pigmented and comes in five different shades ranging from blonde to a dark, almost-black brown. It seals the hairs in place while also giving your brows a natural-looking fullness.

    Price: £6.50

    13. This sugar wax kit means you can give yourself a wax at home without a) using pre-made strips that can struggle to grip onto the hair or b) the need to buy a wax heater.

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    Rather than cold strips or hot wax, think of this more as 'lukewarm' wax – you just pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds to give it the honey-like consistency that's needed. Unlike some waxes this is very easy to remove with water so you won't have to deal with a sticky residue, and the strips and spatulas that come with the kit are washable so you can reuse them. People are really impressed with how effective this is and claim it works for sensitive skin too! FYI, this wax is suitable to use on your face and brows as well as your body.

    Price: £10.27

    14. You probably know Coco & Eve for their *iconic* hair masque, but did you know they also do a fake tan foam that's formulated to ensure your tan has no orangey tones to it?

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    It uses colour guide technology which makes sure that your tan looks even and works with your skin tone, and is developed with a green-grey base so there's no risk of looking orange! If you're used to a biscuit-y scent when you use fake tan, you'll also be pleasantly surprised to find that this one smells of mango and guava. This foam is lightweight, non-sticky, and fast-drying, with the tan developing in just two hours.

    Price: £29.50 for the shade 'dark' – it's also available in a 'medium' one for the same price here.

    15. This electric razor can be used wet or dry, delivers an impressively close shave, and is pretty affordable too! What's not to like?

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    The water-submersible razor head contains three types of blades for different parts of your body; a straight blade for arms and legs, a curved blade for tricky-to-reach areas like the underarms and bikini line, plus a floating foil blade which is ideal for trimming stubble. It's a great saving in the long run too if you tend to use disposable razors, as lots of happy customers say you can get a really close shave using this without nasty nicks or cuts. Oh, and because it's chargeable by USB you don't even have to worry about having a shaving socket in your bathroom!

    Price: £23.98

    16. The Perfect Legs Skin Miracle by This Works is a tinted serum that can even out your skin tone and give a subtle, effortless glow all over.

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    You can use this serum – enriched with Vitamins C and E – all over your body for a natural-looking glow that will also even out discolouration (seriously, I can't be the only one who constantly gets random bruises on their legs). It's definitely worth trying if you want a bit of a sheen but don't want to commit to a full-on fake tan.

    Price: £38

    17. This flashy 'Flamingo Fuschia' shade of Rimmel nail polish is probably going to be your go-to choice for this summer.

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    It dries in under a minute and will resist chipping and fading for up to 10 days, giving you maximum impact with minimal effort!

    Price: £3.49

    18. And this fast-drying Seche Vite topcoat will make sure that it stays in place for absolutely ages – seriously, there's a reason that over three quarters of its 8,900+ ratings are five-star ones.

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    This is designed to penetrate through the nail polish right down to the base coat, forming a single solid layer over your nail that will make your manicure more durable and less prone to chipping or peeling. Unlike some topcoats, there's no risk of it yellowing your nails either – it's little wonder that so many reviewers say this is the best topcoat they've ever used!

    Price: £6.80

    19. Give yourself a cooling facial treatment on hot days by popping this rose quartz roller in the fridge before using it.

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    Using this regularly can help with lymphatic drainage (which reduces puffiness and dullness), skin elasticity, and cell turnover! On top of all that, it's also the perfect way to cool and soothe your skin when the weather is too warm for your liking.

    Price: £25

    20. This dry body brush won't just leave you feeling invigorated, it's an incredibly effective way to exfoliate your skin too.

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    Use this before you shower – with short strokes starting at your feet before working your way further up your body – and the firm bristles will remove dead skin cells and unclog pores (perfect if you're prone to ingrown hairs on your legs). You might also find that with those dead skin cells eradicated, your body moisturiser actually sinks in better!

    Price: £9.50

    21. If you prefer to air dry your hair during the summer but find that it still takes absolutely ages, this coconut oil-infused microfibre towel will really speed the process up.

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    The ultra-absorbent microfibre this is made of will dry your hair faster than a regular hair towel, the latter of which can sometimes cause breakage and frizz. There's also a handy fastening to make sure it stays secure, so you can get ready or go about your day at home without the faff of readjusting it.

    Price: £7.50