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12 Summer Products We Think Are Bloody Great

Juice, tan water and solid shampoo.

1. Ethique solid shampoo, $22

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"I've been using solid shampoo for a year or so, and I find it so much better than the normal bottled version. It's way better for the planet, it's easy to travel with and my hair is thriving. It took a couple of weeks for my hair to get used to it, but now it's healthier and lasts longer between washes. I keep mine inside a plastic travel soap container, and if I'm going away I can cut the bar into halves or quarters to make it even more portable. It's a little pricey but it lasts FOREVER, and is totally worth the cost. " – Jemima Skelley

Get it at Priceline from November 26th, or online.

2. Sun Bum sunscreen, $11.99

"I have spent the majority of my life at the beach and in the sun - so you could say I have tried my fair share of sunscreens. I have really sensitive skin and I struggle to find a sunscreen I actually like. I stumbled across Sun Bum a couple of years ago and am obsessed with it. It has the most amazing smell and it isn't greasy - it's my staple every summer!" – Zeta MorganGet it at Priceline and Target.
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"I have spent the majority of my life at the beach and in the sun - so you could say I have tried my fair share of sunscreens. I have really sensitive skin and I struggle to find a sunscreen I actually like. I stumbled across Sun Bum a couple of years ago and am obsessed with it. It has the most amazing smell and it isn't greasy - it's my staple every summer!" – Zeta Morgan

Get it at Priceline and Target.

3. Celery juice

"This might seem like a weird recommendation, but stick with me. About a month ago I read that celery juice is really good for your skin. Since then I've been having it about five times a week and I have noticed SUCH a difference. My skin is a lot clearer and I'm having way fewer breakouts. It's also a lot more glowy than it should be, considering how little sleep I've been getting lately. My go-to combo is celery, cucumber and a little bit of lemon. I don't have a juicer so I just blend everything in my Nutribullet. I've bought it from a real juice place a couple times and it tastes amazing, but I don't have the dollars to do that every day." – Jemima Skelley
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"This might seem like a weird recommendation, but stick with me. About a month ago I read that celery juice is really good for your skin. Since then I've been having it about five times a week and I have noticed SUCH a difference. My skin is a lot clearer and I'm having way fewer breakouts. It's also a lot more glowy than it should be, considering how little sleep I've been getting lately. My go-to combo is celery, cucumber and a little bit of lemon. I don't have a juicer so I just blend everything in my Nutribullet. I've bought it from a real juice place a couple times and it tastes amazing, but I don't have the dollars to do that every day." – Jemima Skelley

4. Vegan Queso recipe

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"I literally made this Vegan Queso recipe just yesterday when a vegan friend came over for dinner and, I kid you not, it's the best thing since sliced bread. If I was to ever make cheese sauce again I'd probably just do this instead because not only did it taste better than your standard cheese sauce, but it was soooo addictive. My tip: instead of water I used almond milk to give it a creamier consistency." – Ryan Paturzo

5. Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $73

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"This is a godsend in the warmer months. I get really oily throughout the day naturally, but if I apply this powder on in the morning I stay looking fresh for longer. It’s a great size to keep in my bag and touch up if I need to so I can stay matte. Also, the powder is a creamy colour instead of stark white so it doesn’t wash me out as much as some other setting powders – this is the only one that’s really worked for me!" – Sohan Judge

Buy it online.

6. Go-To sunscreen, $45

"As someone who no longer wears foundation, or even BB cream daily, I am living for a product that means I can minimise the amount of crap I put on my face. It's hard to find daily sun protection that doesn't dry my skin, make me look like a cricketer during a match in the summer, or make me break out due to excessive oil. This little beauty ticks many boxes for me, as it's a thick moisturiser with an SPF 15 included. The cream also protects against aging as well as the sun, and you'll still get all the coverage benefits even if you pop it over other things like oils and serums. It's got some serious primer-like qualities too. It's a no brainer for the beach as it's hardy. It literally takes two hand washes to remove sometimes, but it's worth it for the protection and the really soft finish." – Jenna Clarke
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"As someone who no longer wears foundation, or even BB cream daily, I am living for a product that means I can minimise the amount of crap I put on my face. It's hard to find daily sun protection that doesn't dry my skin, make me look like a cricketer during a match in the summer, or make me break out due to excessive oil. This little beauty ticks many boxes for me, as it's a thick moisturiser with an SPF 15 included. The cream also protects against aging as well as the sun, and you'll still get all the coverage benefits even if you pop it over other things like oils and serums. It's got some serious primer-like qualities too. It's a no brainer for the beach as it's hardy. It literally takes two hand washes to remove sometimes, but it's worth it for the protection and the really soft finish." – Jenna Clarke

7. Better Being Blend snack mixes, $13.20

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"These mixes are basically like a traditional box cake mix...but way more versatile. They're made with all clean ingredients, with no sugar, gluten or dairy. You can use them to make bliss balls, cookies, slices, pancakes, sprinkle it on oats or just eat it straight from the pack. Steph, the creator, shares heaps of recipe ideas on Instagram. I'm obsessed with the carrot pineapple spice flavour." – Jemima Skelley

Buy them online.

8. Audible audiobooks

"My favourite thing about summer is lying in the sun (with sunscreen) and reading a good book. But last summer I started listening to more audiobooks, and I’m addicted. I love that I can close my eyes, relax and still absorb a fantastic story. I also enjoy listening to them while walking the dog. I like the Audible app because there’s a really wide selection of audiobooks and the price of subscription is generally much cheaper than the audiobook would be on its own. Some of my absolute faves that are perfect for summer listening are You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning, It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane and The Hating Game by Sally Thorne." – Jenna Guillaume
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"My favourite thing about summer is lying in the sun (with sunscreen) and reading a good book. But last summer I started listening to more audiobooks, and I’m addicted. I love that I can close my eyes, relax and still absorb a fantastic story. I also enjoy listening to them while walking the dog. I like the Audible app because there’s a really wide selection of audiobooks and the price of subscription is generally much cheaper than the audiobook would be on its own. Some of my absolute faves that are perfect for summer listening are You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning, It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane and The Hating Game by Sally Thorne." – Jenna Guillaume

9. ModelCo Tan Water, $20.99

"I've recently become a fake tanner because I just don't want to lie in the sun anymore...but I still want to be tanned in summer. I usually just tan before an event or a trip, but I always dread actually doing it. I hate having to sit around for hours waiting for it to soak in before I can wash it off. That's why this tan water is so good: you just spray it on, rub it in and then go about your business. It's super easy to apply on your own without making it streaky, and it didn't stain my sheets even though I went to bed straight after. It's not as long-lasting as other cream-based tans, but the convenience factor is a winner for me." –Jemima SkelleyGet it online or at Chemist Warehouse.
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"I've recently become a fake tanner because I just don't want to lie in the sun anymore...but I still want to be tanned in summer. I usually just tan before an event or a trip, but I always dread actually doing it. I hate having to sit around for hours waiting for it to soak in before I can wash it off. That's why this tan water is so good: you just spray it on, rub it in and then go about your business. It's super easy to apply on your own without making it streaky, and it didn't stain my sheets even though I went to bed straight after. It's not as long-lasting as other cream-based tans, but the convenience factor is a winner for me." –Jemima Skelley

Get it online or at Chemist Warehouse.

10. Frank Body Express-o Scrub, $19.95

"I bloody love Frank body scrubs, but my shower always looks gross and dirty afterwards. I could never figure out the right technique to scoop out the product and rub it on me, without spreading it all over my bathroom. This new formula is a little more creamy so you can squeeze it right into your hand. It also means that I'm not using as much product (and losing it to the shower floor), so it lasts even longer. It makes my skin hella soft and it smells amazing." – Jemima SkelleyBuy it online or at Mecca Maxima.
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"I bloody love Frank body scrubs, but my shower always looks gross and dirty afterwards. I could never figure out the right technique to scoop out the product and rub it on me, without spreading it all over my bathroom. This new formula is a little more creamy so you can squeeze it right into your hand. It also means that I'm not using as much product (and losing it to the shower floor), so it lasts even longer. It makes my skin hella soft and it smells amazing." – Jemima Skelley

Buy it online or at Mecca Maxima.

11. Invisible Zinc Tinted Day Wear, $32

"I've been telling everybody to get on the Invisible Zinc bandwagon for years. I never wear foundation anymore and it's an awesome sunscreen that covers blemishes and doesn't ruin your skin on the beach." – Elfy ScottGet it at Priceline.
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"I've been telling everybody to get on the Invisible Zinc bandwagon for years. I never wear foundation anymore and it's an awesome sunscreen that covers blemishes and doesn't ruin your skin on the beach." – Elfy Scott

Get it at Priceline.

12. Cotton On Beach Towels

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"One of the things I love most about summer is going to the beach with my friends. But for some reason, I always seem to be stuck with the smallest of beach towels that hardly cover anything besides my soaking wet body! That is until I found out about the ones at Cotton On. The beach towels they stock are generous in size, come in the cutest designs and are extremely affordable. Plus they’re thick and super soft, which makes them perfect." – Isha Bassi

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