Fake it 'til you make it, girl
With spring in the air, we’re reminded that summer fun is just around the corner. That’s right beauties, it’s time to pack away your opaques and break out the bronzer if you really want to welcome in the hotter months with open arms.
There’s only one problem. You just don’t feel very summery. You’re legs are lily white, your hair is dull and winterish and you just can’t see your nude lip being replaced by a brighter colour. Oh no, that just won’t do… It’s time to take a stand! Check out these summer-ready tools to help you fake it ‘til you make it, girl…
Nothing will make you feel more ready for summer than a natural-looking sun kissed tint that doesn’t look (or smell) like fake tan. We love Ella Baché Great Tan Without Sun for its too-easy application (just grab the Ella Bache Great Tanning Mitt before you begin to ensure no tan hands), as well as its natural colour and its new next-to-no-odour technology! Literally just sweep this over your legs before heading out the door and the instant tint will make any summer outfit look stunning in a second while the tan develops underneath. It will be the end of night-before-tanning-planning forever.
Sick of your boring winter hair? Want to take your locks from dull and dreary to shimmering and fabulous? It’s time for you to lighten up and ensure your hair gets a dose of summer loving. L’Oreal Professionel INOA is an in-salon hair colouring treatment that works to cleverly transport colour pigment to the hair fibre without damaging effects, leaving your hair looking healthy and vibrant with multi-dimentional colour. Plus, being ammonia-free, you won’t need to worry about wrecking your strands in order to change up your look – and what better time to shake things up than the beginning of a new season, right?
If you’re a bit of a perfume connoisseur, odds are you have a favourite fragrance for winter and for summer. Oh, you don’t? You seriously need to get your hands on a fruity, feminine fragrance, stat! Luckily we’ve got a few we just can’t get enough of – like Evodia Coconut & Lime Roll-On Fragrance, this little beauty is perfect for carrying around in your purse or taking to the beach for touch-ups. Likewise, Beyonce’s newbie – Heat Rush – features notes of passionfruit, blood orange, mango blossom and musk accord and makes for one seriously scrummy summer scent. One spritz and you’ll be sent straight into a summer spin.
Okay, so the nude lips and mulberry pouts may have rocked our socks throughout winter, but with thoughts of juicy fruits and colourful cocktails in our heads, it’s time to include a few more summer-appropriate punchy shades into our kits. Why not try Australis Show Stopper Gloss Sticks? With the shine of a gloss, the richness of a lipstick, and the staying power of a stain, they’re set to become your new summer staple. We also love Lancôme Color Fever Lipsticks, which are available in 15 shades, feature Light Maximising Pigments™ and are both long-lasting and super hydrating to boot!
How do you get summer ready?