Holiday essentials

Sun, sand, sea… and sweat! As much as we all love the heat and sun, it’s pretty hard to look great when you’re on the beach. We spend a lot of time getting ready on our holidays, but as soon as we walk outside, everything that looked good in our air conditioned room has now melted off our face – is there anything worse?

From foundation to a fan that attaches to your phone, here are a few of the items to keep you cool and looking hot this summer.

Makeup Revolution Setting Spray Pro Fix Oil Control, Superdrug (Β£5)

The first line of defence is our trusty setting spray; there are so many new setting sprays being released all the time, you are bound to find one that works for you! This one from Makeup Revolution is controls oil, with high-tech ingredients meaning your makeup will be practically indestructible to smudging and fading, keeping you looking matte and fresh for up to 12 hours – and at Β£5 it will keep your wallet feeling good too.

Conceal And Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation And Concealer, Beauty Bay (Β£13)

This foundation is your new best friend! It has everything you need for a smooth and perfect complexion all day long – and the waterproof nature of this foundation means you’ll be left looking like you woke up flawless in and out the pool. The foundation’s 2 in 1 feature means there’s no need for concealer, saving you space in your case AND time you could be using to take holiday selfies – bonus!

Stay Cool Ice Towel, Prezzybox.com (Β£6.99)

This towel is sure to give you a quick freeze with the cooling effect of the towel activating 5-10 seconds after water is poured on it and lasting for hours. The towel comes in four colours and is a sure fire way to keep you from melting in the tropical sunshine – the same cant be said for your ice cream though…

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original, Superdrug (Β£2.99)

Dry shampoo is a must-have in every beach bag! It’s a quick, effective way to make sure you catch every ray of the summer sun while leaving your hair feeling fresh. Dry shampoo comes in different fragrances and even for different hair colours meaning fabulous hair for everyone.

Optimum Mini Phone Fan, B&M (Β£2.99)

If all else fails when it comes to keeping your chill intact, this mini phone fan is more than likely to do the trick. Adaptable for all phone types, this little fan will keep you cool on the go! The soft foam blades leave no chance of injury and the easy set up means you will be cool, calm and collected in no time. No sweaty, red faces round here…

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