There's a small handful of products that I cannot live without in the hot and humid summer months. With the sun threatening to quite literally melt the makeup from your face and turn your hair into a frizzy, unmanageable mess, it's wise to have a tried and tested arsenal of products that will help you battle the conditions. Firstly, and most importantly, is SPF. This summer I'm loving Avene Very High Protection SPF50+. Specially formulated for very fair skin, this cream is super waterproof and has moisturising properties, making it perfect as a face SPF. Another of my summer must-haves is a cooling facial spritz. These are very popular and therefore all over the place at the moment, so I've built up quite a collection, but Caudalie Beauty Elixir is definitely my holy grail. A luxurious concoction of grape, orange blossom, rose, organic balm mint and rosemary; this pore tightening, instantly refreshing spritz gives your face a burst of radiance and has a real calming effect. Hair wise, Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray is the ideal way of cheating that wavy, just-got-out-of-the-sea hair that will have people thinking you've spent the day at the beach even if you live nowhere near the coast. To help fight frizz I've been turning to the Lee Stafford Dehumidifier, which is a new discovery of mine and really does what it claims - a quick spray of this eliminates that fluffy, flyaway look that my hair likes to adopt in summer. Makeup wise, waterproof mascara is a must for me in muggy, sweaty conditions. L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof Mascara is my weapon of choice - it holds a curl amazingly and doesn't leave any of those pesky, under-eye black marks. For nails, a good coral is the perfect summer choice. Essie Cute As A Button is one of my favourite summer polishes and has been adorning my nails pretty much non-stop recently. Last but not least, a fabulous pair of sunnies. My current favourite pair are these peach and gold cats eye babies which came from Topshop.
What are your summer beauty essentials?