Smooth & Buffed: Summer Bodycare Tips

From festival days to beach rays, here are our top products for ensuring that your summer body care routine leaves you feeling at ease – whatever the weather.

Self Tanning & Fake Tan – products to ensure an even and beautiful skin tone!

Albeauty carries a wide range of self tanning products, which can assist you in the quest to get that elusive sun-kissed glow from tip to toe whilst treating your skin to some sweet summer scents. Don’t forget to apply SPF in addition though – more on that below!

allbeauty loves:

Getting Silky Satin Smooth: Indulging in Cocoa:
Gatineau Body Basics Tan Accelerating Lotion 400mlGatineau Body Basics Tan Accelerating Lotion 400ml
RRP: £49.00
Our Price: £28.45
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream with Unsaponiflables of Cocoa 150ml

Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream with Unsaponiflables of Cocoa 150ml
RRP: £26.00
Our Price: £22.75

Beautifying the complexion with Pansy & Chestnut: Soothing with Magnolia Essential Oil & Vanilla:
Sisley Self Tan Hydrating Facial Skincare 60mlSisley Self Tan Hydrating Facial Skincare 60ml
RRP: £97.00
Our Price: £67.50
Decléor Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk 250ml

Decléor Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk 250ml
RRP: £35.00
Our Price: £18.95

Want to fake a tan, but feeling a bit cautious? We understand. For years, there has been a great divide between those who can apply product to look like they’ve just spent the summer in the Bahamas sunning with cocktails on tap and those who have been, for want of a better word, tangoed. However, formulas have changed over the years and with the importance of SPF becoming more and more widely known, you never know, 2019 may just see you becoming a fan of the fake tan. Check out our product recommendations!

allbeauty loves:

The Flawless Faker The Award Winner
Fake Bake Instant Flawless Self Tan Liquid 170ml & Professional Mitt

Fake Bake Instant Flawless Self Tan Liquid 170ml & Professional Mitt
RRP: £24.95
Our Price: £16.35

St Tropez Gradual Everyday Tinted Body Lotion 200ml,St Tropez Gradual Everyday Tinted Body Lotion 200ml,
RRP: £15.00
Our Price: £12.00

The Bronzer


The Hydration Booster

MineTan Hydrate Base Tans Coconut Foam with Coconut Water 200ml & Tanning MittElemis Sunwise Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser for Face 50ml
RRP: £32.50
Our Price: £19.95
MineTan Hydrate Base Tans Coconut Foam with Coconut Water 200ml & Tanning MittMineTan Hydrate Base Tans Coconut Foam with Coconut Water 200ml & Tanning Mitt
Our Price: £11.95

Top tip : Fake tan debutantes – make sure that you are well moisturised in advance to avoid a streaky look.


SPF (Sun Protection Factor):

We can’t stress this enough, whilst it’s important to ensure that your skin gets its daily dose of Vitamin D from outdoor exposure, applying products with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is crucial for the protection of your skin against UV B rays. It is highly recommended that SPF is worn in summer with a minimum factor of 15 to ensure that your skin is protected – even on those overcast days.

Water Resistant Wonders
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Confort Cream SPF 50+ 50mlLa Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Confort Cream SPF 50+ 50ml
RRP: £16.50
Our Price: £12.35
Shiseido Aging Protection Lotion Plus SPF50+ 100mlShiseido Aging Protection Lotion Plus SPF50+ 100ml
RRP: £34.00
Our Price: £27.20
Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Tanning Milk for Body SPF30 400ml

Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Tanning Milk for Body SPF30 400ml
RRP: £32.00
Our Price: £17.95

Caudalie Beautifying Suncare Oil SPF30 150mlCaudalie Beautifying Suncare Oil SPF30 150ml
Our Price: £21.00

Hair Removal

Whether you embrace it, tolerate it or loathe it, controlling hair growth in the summer can be time-consuming and repetitive. If you’re fed up of choosing between a myriad of neon disposable razors, expensive salon trips or shaving subscriptions, then this section is for you. From epilation to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), handheld devices can provide more permanent solutions to your hair removal issues. Consider it a Summer Beauty investment!

What is IPL?

IPL uses light pulses to tackle hair pigmentation, which targets hair follicles at the root, discouraging growth. It can take between 6-8 sessions to be completely hairfree, but it offers you less maintenance in the long term.
IPL can reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. Double check that IPL is suitable for your hair and skin type, as pigmentation and melanin can impact product use.

Exploring Epilation:

Epilation is the act of removing multiple hairs at once using an electrical device (referred to as an Epilator). The Braun range of epilators catches even the smallest of hairs, meaning that it is a good alternative to waxing, where you have to allow for hair growth in between sessions.

We recommend exfoliating first to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. To allow for an easier and more comfortable epilation, you can use the devices in the shower or bath.

allbeauty loves:

Philips IPL Lumea Prestigage Cordless BRI950/00
RRP: £520.00
Our Price: £299.95

Braun Silk-épil 9-561 Epilator
RRP: £149.99
Our Price: £99.95

Braun Silk-épil SensoSmart 7/880 Cordless Epilator
RRP: £164.99
Our Price: £74.95

Braun Silk-Expert 5 IPL
RRP: £399.99
Our Price: £229.95


Have your feet had a winter of hibernation in socks and tights? Now is the time to air those toes and schedule in a bit of pampering – especially if you’re planning on donning your best summer footwear. Let’s face it, summer is when you are most likely to try out those super impractical but oh so fancy wedges or go on an impromptu hike (let’s hope not in conjunction but, hey, we’ve all been there), so it’s a good time to make sure your feet are adequately cared for.

allbeauty loves:


The Refresher

Masque B.A.R Intensive Moisturising Foot Mask x 2
RRP: £9.99
Our Price: £8.95

The Comforter

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Foot Cream 75ml
RRP: £11:00
Our Price: £9.90

Bring The Beach To You

Ahava  Deadsea Water Mineral Footcream 100ml
Our Price: £17:00

The Ultimate Foot Peel

Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel
RRP: £19.99
Our Price: £14.90

For further summer beauty inspiration visit our Summer Beauty shop at www.allbeauty.com/summer

*Information correct at time of publishing

The Power of Charcoal: Novex’s tips for healthier hair

We were intrigued by Novex’s new Powerful Charcoal Range. We’ve seen activated charcoal make a grand entrance into the teeth whitening category, and wanted to know more about how it can be used to improve our hair. We caught up with Novex to find out exactly how it works…

Why do I need to detox my hair?

On a daily basis, our hair comes in contact with all the impurities and toxins present in the atmosphere, especially in urban areas where there is more pollution. These toxins and pollutant impurities, such as particles, are deposited in the hair and scalp. They accumulate and end up clogging the root and capillary fiber, which impairs the absorption of nutrients and the growth of the strands.

These polluting impurities need to be removed effectively and without harming the strands as well as leaving them protected against external aggressions caused by pollution.

What do the charcoal products look like? Are they black?

All the products from Novex The Powerful Charcoal line have a standard white look and feel. The mask and the conditioner have a creamy and consistent appearance, which allows the strands to be well coated. The shampoo has a liquid consistency so that the product spreads well through the scalp. The spray also has a creamy consistency, so as to protect the conditioned strands.

Where does the charcoal come from?

Activated charcoal, rather than ordinary charcoal, is charcoal especially obtained from the burning of certain woods, cork or fruit peels (e.g. coconut) under very specific conditions. Burning must be at high temperatures (8000 °C – 10000 °C) and low in oxygen. This specific firing gives activated charcoal unique properties such antipollution and detoxification.

How often do I need to use them?

The Powerful Charcoal products are a daily care range and have been developed specifically to be part of the daily routine of capillary care (regular use).

What are the three biggest mistakes people make in hair care and how can they be avoided?

  1. Blow-drying your hair without heat protection
    •  Spraying a heat protector on your hair proactively protects hair from heat damage, plus it seals in shine, calms frizz, and keeps hair from becoming dry.
  2. Not using a conditioner
    • If you’re avoiding using conditioner for fear that your hair will become too flat, think again, you can achieve volume with the right conditioner. Just like your face, your scalp needs moisture too.
  3. Forgetting to moisturize and nourish your hair
    • Hair loses moisture quickly. You can use special hair masks according to your hair type to address this problem. Even if you think your hair is relatively healthy, the change of seasons can be hard on your strands, so it’s good to get in the habit of using a mask weekly to make sure you’re giving your hair the moisture it needs.

Like the rest of our body, our hair reacts to the world around us which is why detoxing, protecting, conditioning and nourishing your hair is important if it’s going to look its best.

Shop the Powerful Charcoal range now on the allbeauty website


*Information correct at the time of publishing


Summer Strand Struggles: Our Guide To Heatwave Hair

Summer ushers in the promise of long hazy nights and sunny days languishing on sandy shores with perfect mermaid hair.

However, we all know that the summer sun can bring in a whole new wave of issues when it comes to taking your hair from the beach to the club, dealing with humidity on the commute or even the joys of office air con.

From frizzy hair problems to dry ends and lack of volume, our cheat guide to Heatwave Hair is going to unpack the main ways in which you can combat summer strand struggles and maintain a tousled je ne sais quoi about your coiffure. Move over swamp monster from the deep and hello Brigitte Bardot!

Hair Mists, Sprays & Perfumes

There’s such a wide range of hair mists, sprays and perfumes on the market that it can be hard to know where to begin. We’ve picked a few of our favourites for the season below.

Looking for bounce and volume?

Reach for a Hair Mist! Hair mists contain a variety of different minerals and vitamins designed to strengthen and enrich your hair. Italian brand Davines uses turnip extract in it’s Volu mist to provide hair with vitamins A, B and C.
Davines - Volu Hair MistTo use, spray Davines Volu (RRP £25.15 Our Price £22.45) onto towel dried hair to add volume and shine. This product can be used on all hair types but is especially effective on fine or limp hair

Looking to add texture?

Maybe you should try a hair salt spray! Salt Sprays are great for adding waves and movement to your hair for that tousled beach siren look.

Alterna Caviar Style  Sea Salt Spray  (RRP £29.50 Our Price £17.95) can be used when air drying your hair and helps to protect hair from heat.
Alterna Caviar Style Sea Salt SprayDead Sea Salt adds body and waves whilst Caviar extracts help to add shine and prevent dryness. Use on damp hair.

Looking to scent your hair?

Are you a classic beauty who is fond of spritzing your favourite fragrance on your hair? You could be doing yourself a disservice due to the higher alcohol content in perfumes which have the potential to dry out your hair. Hair perfumes, sometimes also referred to as mists, are especially formulated for hair, meaning that you can protect and hydrate your hair whilst also smelling fabulous – something to consider if you suffer from dehydrated locks. Sachajuan’s protective hair perfume 50ml helps protect against static and uses ocean silk technology to provide UV protection. It’s also great for when you want to freshen up your hair without reaching for the dry shampoo. Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Mugler have also formulated hair-friendly versions of some of their cult scents.

allbeauty loves:

Aquolina Pink Sugar Hair Perfume 100mlAquolina Pink Sugar Hair Perfume 100ml
RRP £34.00
Our Price £9.95
Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume 50ml

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume 50ml
Our Price: £40.00

Dior J’Adore Hair Mist 40ml

Dior J’Adore Hair Mist 40ml
RRP £41.00
Our Price £36.90

YSL Mon Paris Hair Mist 30m

YSL Mon Paris Hair Mist 30ml
RRP £35.00
Our Price £31.50

Hair Oils

Hair oils are great for hydrating dry strands, controlling frizz and preventing split ends from forming. Kérastase’s new Soleil Huile Sirene (literally translated as sunshine mermaid oil) is a beach bi-phase oil mist which offers softness, subtle scent and shine for hair exposed to sun, salt and UV rays. Been on a speedboat or on a summer hike? Use hair oil sparingly to smooth over any stray hairs to refine your look and add a bit of shine.

allbeauty loves:

Kérastase Soleil Huile Sirene 150ml

Kérastase Soleil
Huile Sirene 150ml
RRP: £23.80
Our Price: £17.85

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Oil Spray 100ml

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
Multi Purpose Dry Oil Spray 100ml
RRP: £29.50
Our Price: £18.40

Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté Natural Beautifying Oil 95ml

Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté
Natural Beautifying Oil 95ml
RRP: £42.20
Our Price £31.65

Kérastase Ultime Rose Hair Oil 100ml

Kérastase  Ultime Rose Hair Oil 100ml
RRP: £43.00
Our Price: £29.95

Dry Shampoo

Of course, there are some moments in life when you need to get rid of excess oil in a hurry. Dry Shampoo is a key product to pack with you for festivals and glamping or even when you need an extra bit of volume for hair flattened by humidity . A spritz of dry shampoo at the roots goes a long way – just spray and massage into your scalp for sneaky styling on the go.

allbeauty loves:

 Bumble and bumble Dry Shampoo 40ml

Bumble and bumble Dry Shampoo 40ml
RRP: £12.00
Our Price: £10.20

Sexy Hair Big Dry Shampoo 150ml

Sexy Hair Big Dry Shampoo 150ml
RRP: £16.95
Our Price £9.95

label.m Dry Shampoo 200ml

label.m Dry Shampoo 200ml
RRP: £14.50
Our Price £6.95

A’kin Dry Shampoo 150ml

A’kin Dry Shampoo 150ml
RRP: £12.00
Our Price £9.70

Masks & Shampoos for weekend repair

Is your hair showing signs of water damage from chlorine or seawater? Deep recovery and cleansing treatments can help to replenish hydration – we recommend masks enriched with coconut (vitamin B and potassium) for hydration and cleansing the scalp of product and environmental build up.

allbeauty loves:

Kérastase Soleil Masque Après-Soleil 200mlKérastase Soleil Masque Après-Soleil 200ml
RRP: £32.99
Our Price: £24.75
Novex Coconut Oil Deep  Hair Mask 400gNovex Coconut Oil Deep  Hair Mask 400g
RRP: £8.40
Our Price: £7.25
TIGI Bed Head Totally Beachin Shampoo 250ml

TIGI Bed Head Totally Beachin Shampoo 250ml
RRP: £12.50
Our Price: £6.25

Revlon Professional Uniq One Coconut Hair Treatment 150ml & Conditioning Hair & Super 10R Hair Mask 300mlRevlon Professional Uniq One Coconut Hair Treatment 150ml & Conditioning Hair & Super 10R Hair Mask 300ml
Our Price: £14.95

Travel Sizes

Like the brands that you’ve read about but going on your holidays? Check out the following Travel Sizes for when you’re on the move:

Sachajuan Ocean Mist 50ml

Sachajuan Ocean Mist 50ml
Our Price £9.00

Kérastase Aura Botanica Travel Size Gift Set

Kérastase Aura Botanica Travel Size Gift Set 
RRP: £29.50
Our Price: £22.95

label.m Brunette Dry Shampoo 50ml

label.m Brunette Dry Shampoo 50ml
Our Price £4.95


Moroccanoil Treatment Light 25ml

Moroccanoil Treatment Light 25ml
Our Price £13.45

Explore our full range of Summer Beauty products at www.allbeauty.com/summer

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Fresh, Fruity or Floral? The Summer fragrances which inspire us at allbeauty

May marks the start of flower show season, so what better time of year is there to explore and embrace the world of fresh, fruity and floral scents? Read on to discover more about the summer fragrances which inspire us at allbeauty.



Penhaligon’s Blasted BloomCreated as an ode to the British coast and countryside, Penhaligon’s Blasted Bloom is a unique blend of wild berries, eglantine rose, hawthorn, pink pepper, as well as some aquatic notes. It’s the perfect scent for an English rose and a topical fragrance to wear for Summer weddings, garden parties and of course, Chelsea Flower Show.

Looking for a regal floral for men? Try Penhaligon’s Esprit Du Roi for an unusual twist on a summer floral, incorporating tomato, mint and raspberry leaves with clove, jasmine and honeysuckle.



Les Sorbets by Nina Ricci

The new range of limited edition Les Sorbets by Nina Ricci looks so delicious, we couldn’t pick just one to feature! These pastel confections launched earlier this year as part of a collaboration with Amorino ice cream. Each edition has been created by a different perfumer and contain sweet straplines such as Cocktail Frappé, Pear Granita, and Praline Glacé. We think they’d make the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea with friends (ice cream optional!)

Did you know? Amorino have released their own raspberry and jasmine sorbet to commemorate the fragrance range (available at selected Amorino ice cream locations until 30 June 2019).

Another exciting fruity launch for Summer 2019 is Paco Rabanne’s irresistible Olympéa Legend, which combines desert-flower and hot sand with salty-vanilla plum. This fragrance for women builds upon the Olympéa range of fragrances and is paired with Invictus Legend, a powerful grapefruit, sea salt and geranium fragrance for men.

Want to discover more? Take your pick of Floral & Fruity Summer fragrances here



Christian Dior - Dior Addict Eau FraicheChristian Dior’s Dior Addict Eau Fraiche, is a favourite at allbeauty, featuring calabrian bergamot, freesia and lily-of-the-valley.

Lily-of-the-valley, also known as Muguet, was a treasured motif of Christian Dior. As well as featuring extensively in his fragrances and designs, he also used to give a sprig of the flower on the 1st May (as per French custom) to wish luck and happiness to all his workforce and clientele for the year ahead!

Perfect for: Paying homage to the stars of Cannes Film Festival – Kirsten Dunst wore a Christian Dior Lily-of-the-valley dress in 2016 when going up the famous Cannes steps.


Light & Airy

Calvin Klein Eternity AirCalvin Klein’s Eternity Air comes in two editions for men and women, both of which are light and citrus, so suitable for those who like a softer fragrance in the summer months. As you can tell by the name, these fragrances are designed to complement each other and are inspired by blue skies and fresh atmospheres. Eternity Air for Women features grapefruit oil, peony and lily of the valley, whilst Eternity Air for Men includes mandarin oil, lavender, green apple and violet.

Marc Jacob’s Daisy Dream Sunshine is a great carefree scent for summer days. Launched in January 2019 as a limited edition, this fragrance features a combination of golden raspberries, orange blossoms and solar musk, which collide together in a sparkling cocktail of whimsical happiness.

Want to float into Summer? Shop all Light & Airy Fragrances here



 Creed Virgin Island WaterStuck at your desk and need to be transported to St Tropez, Portofino or Hawaii? The following fragrances have all been inspired by the feeling of exploration, freedom and azure waters.

The formulation of Creed’s Virgin Island Water was inspired by a sailing trip to the Caribbean – its adventurous and refreshing notes include lime, copra, hibiscus, ylang ylang and ginger. Suitable for both men and women, it really captures the essence of summer and will help you to feel like the sun is shining down on you in a tropical climate!

Moschino Forever Sailing is another ocean favourite – a fragrance designed for men; lemon, grapefruit and ice mint are combined with juniper and patchouli to emphasise fun, excitement and the power of nature.

Want to take the plunge? Shop all Water Fragrances here


Allbeauty’s Top Seasonal Fragrance Tips

  1. Wearing a scent that it is evocative of summer can help you get into the holiday spirit.
  2. Heat & rising temperatures can intensify the sense of smell, which is why switching heavier ‘Winter’ scents for lighter ones can help you feel more energetic
  3. Don’t leave your perfume in the sun (or near hot temperatures – this includes your bathroom), as this can shorten the perfume’s lifespan.
  4. Headed to a festival or on a summer vacation which requires travel? Take a look at allbeauty’s range of Travalo Atomisers, perfect for decanting your favourite fragrance from glass bottles and taking with you on the go.
  5. You can make new fragrance discoveries by using the allbeauty Fragrance Finder to filter perfumes by category.

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allbeauty Summer Sale 2018: Editor’s Pick

From fragrance to skincare, bath and body to home fragrance and electrical deals you won’t believe, our Beauty Editors reveal their pick of the allbeauty summer sale 2018.

With more than 2,700 products and at least 25% off RRP, there’s no reason not to get shopping! You can can shop the allbeauty summer sale 2018 at allbeauty.com from now until 22/07/2018 (ends midnight) 

Whether you’re looking to spoil someone else, are planning ahead to Christmas already, or simply fancy treating yourself, the allbeauty summer sale is not to be missed! If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve narrowed down our top 10 products to get you started… With SO many fabulous things in this year’s sale we couldn’t choose just one if we tried – happy shopping!

Let us know what you’ve picked up in the sale down below!

10 Ways To Make The Most Of Summer

The allbeauty guide to making the most of summer this year. From short shorts to festival braids: we’ve got the bucket list for you

With Britain set to swelter for at least another two weeks, there’s no excuse not to milk summer for all it’s worth… 

Yep, the UK hasn’t seen days this hot since the summer of 1976, and with no imminent cool-down on the horizon it’s time to peel yourself of the sofa and make the most of it. Head to allbeauty.com to shop everything you’ll need to get through the heat, and check out our ultimate summer bucket list to make these next few weeks of sun extra fun. After all, summer is but once a year…

1. Wear ridiculously short-shorts with pride

Wear short shorts allbeauty blog make the most of summer

Regardless of whether your legs are long or short, pasty or tanned, hairy or silky smooth. Because body shaming is the ultimate no-no. Just make sure pins are SPF-protected.

2. Get reading

Long, lazy days in the garden, relaxing pool-side or settling down for a long-haul flight: all ample reasons/excuses to have some ‘me time’ and curl up – or lounge out – with a good book. Penguin books have some amazing summer reads on offer – we can’t get enough of ‘Now You See Her‘, this year’s must-read psychological thriller. If you loved Gone Girl, you’ll love this.

3. Hit the festival circuit

Glasto might be taking a break, but there are still SO many festivals to look forward to this year! Including Creamfields, Bestival, Super Bock Super Rock and Boomtown to name just a few. Don’t be put off by pals who signed up last year – tickets are usually available last minute, even if just for the day. What could be better?!

Just don’t forget dry shampoo – aka the festival beauty essential. We love the Unite 7seconds Refresher. Volumising, oil-absorbing, colour-extending and build-up free? We’ll take two, please.

4. … or make your own!

If a real festival is too horrifying to your beauty routine (and we don’t blame you), you can always make your own! Think blankets, bunting, music, BBQs…. all you’re missing is the mud! Find a garden, some willing friends and a seriously hot festival hair look and you’re good to go. Speaking of which, we can’t get enough of this Festival Hair Look from SACHAJUAN major #hairgoals

Nuxe Dry Oil allbeauty blog make the most of summer

5. Glow, glow glow

From head to toe. Literally! Whether you go all out on the highlighter or you slather yourself in Nuxe Prodigieuse Dry Oil, summer is no time to be feeling – or looking – pasty! Just don’t forget SPF.  If you prefer to avoid the sun lounger but need a bit of a colour boost, try fake tan for a glow that’s just as hot, but not as permanent. Not sure where to start? Try our Guide To Fake Tan for a glow even your besties will be envious of.


6. Smell amazing

Daisy Love allbeauty how to make the most of summer

Treat yourself to a new fragrance this summer, and it’ll remind you of all the fun you’ve had for years to come. We heart Daisy Love, the new scent from Marc Jacobs and the latest addition to the classic Marc Jacobs Daisy range.

7. Give your toes a treat

Treat your feet like queens this summer and they’ll thank you for it during the winter. Before you swap flip flops for ankle boots and bare feet for woolly socks, it’s time to make the most of pedicures galore and sandals aplenty. If your feet are in need of some buffing, try walking barefoot in the sand, which is a naural exfoliator. Need something a bit stronger? Baby Foot is the number 1 foot peel in Japan, and will leave you, well – baby footed! – in no time.

8. Eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Because why the heck not?!

Philip Kinglsey summer solutions make the most of summer allbeauty blog

9. Master that by-the-pool look

I don’t know about you, but chlorine +my hair = the ultimate no-no. Natural waves go from looking beach-y to bedraggled in no time, and my blonde balayge stripped of all honey tones. That was, until I found the Philip Kingsley Summer Solutions range. A favourite among avid swimmers, Swimcap is a leave in conditioner that helps protect hair from chlorine and UV damage, leaving hair soft, manageable and (most importantly) not green!

For extra nourishment, reach for MOROCCANOIL® Treatment. Available in a handy handbag-sized bottle, it helps speed up drying time, boosts shine and smooths. Oh and did I mention it smells heavenly?

10. Capture it all on film

Ok ok, we might be being nostalgic here, but how often do you go back through your phone to actually look at the photos you take? If you’re anything like us, then not very often… so get printing! Free Prints is a free app for android and iPhone users that lets you print photos straight from your phone. No subscription fees, no commitments and 45 free prints per month. You only pay for delivery (which is a steal!) – what’s not to love?!

How do you make the most of the summer? Share your tips down below!


allbeauty & Penguin Books Summer Reading Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with Penguin Books for a fab summer reading giveaway! You and your best friend will each receive a fantastic read, plus a set of beauty products to help you relax and unwind…

Our summer reading giveaway has your holiday reading all wrapped up! This taut psychological thriller will have you and your best friend on the edge of your sun loungers.

Meet your summer reading

Now You See Her Summer Reading Giveaway

What would you do if you were to blame for your best friend’s worst nightmare? Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second. Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching. Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again. Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

About our summer giveaway

Now You See Her Summer Reading GiveawayTo celebrate the release of this summer’s hottest read, we’re giving away 2 copies of the psychological thriller Now You See Her by Heidi Perks, along with 2 allbeauty Detox & Calm beauty boxes (worth £62 each), to one lucky winner to share with their best friend. It’s the perfect summer reading prize and we promise this book will definitely have you hooked from the very first page, with a twist you won’t see coming! And if you can’t wait, you can buy the book on iBooks right now!  Plus sign up to Page Turners for amazing ebook deals, author interviews and the chance to win great prizes.

Summer Reading Giveaway Detox & Calm Box

About the Detox & Calm beauty box

Worth £62.00, we’ve carefully selected products to detox, relax and renew, from some of our favourite brands including The Organic Pharmacy and Decléor (plus a little luxury fragrance to make your day extra special.) You’ll find a gorgeous bath soak, a lavender face mask, luxury body milk and more.
You can shop The Detox & Calm Box here.


Commuter-Proof Makeup: How To Avoid The Summer Slide

Did someone say ‘heatwave’?  Top tips to prevent makeup meltdown in hot, sticky weather…

Great for working on your tan at the beach, terrible if you still have to commute to-and-from work and somehow still look presentable by the end of the day…  Whether you’re travelling to work on a hot, crowded train, work in a stuffy office with no air-con, or you’re running around having a super fab social life, you can prevent makeup meltdown easily with a few simple tricks.

It’s all about that base

Regardless of whether you’ve always seen them as a bit of a non-starter up to now, the reality is that a primer is going to be your new BFF, and it will behoove you to add a tube to your makeup bag immediately.

benefit Face The POREfessional PRO Balm
benefit Face The POREfessional PRO Balm. allbeauty Price £27.50

Try benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm  to instantly minimise the appearance of pesky imperfections for smoother-than-smooth skin that looks practically ‘poreless!’ Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup to help makeup stay put all day. Oil free.

To use: Prime in the A.M. Apply a thin layer of this PRO balm to clean, lightly moisturised skin. Pat lightly from the centre of the face outward with fingertips and then apply makeup as usual.


Clinique Superdefense CC Cream SPF30 Colour Correcting Skin Protector
Clinique Superdefense CC Cream RRP £30, allbeauty price: £23.95

Ditch the foundation

Summer is the absolute best time to ditch the foundation and opt for a tinted moisturiser instead. Not only are they lighter on the skin, helping to prevent clogging pores, but they just last longer in any kind of heat. We love Clinique Superdefense CC Cream SPF30 Colour Correcting Skin Perfector, to brighten dull skin and hide blemishes. Hyaluronic acid instantly fills skin with moisture while SPF30 helps protect the skin from UV damage.

To use: Use alone, alongside concealer or beneath foundation.


Spray and tone

Caudalie Grape WaterRegardless of whether you use them before applying your makeup or to reinvigorate your skin in the middle of the afternoon, a facial mist will help keep your temperature in check, sweat at bay, and your makeup locked in place. We love the Caudalie Grape Water, which is enriched with moisturising polysaccharides and mineral salts, this natural mist provides an instant boost of hydration whenever you need it. 

To use: No need to blot, simply spray and go. Ideal for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Can also be used as a toner after cleansing.


Blot it out

Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit with Blotting Paper
Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit With Blotting Paper. RRP £33, allbeauty price £29

Even if your makeup stays put throughout the day, it miiiiiiiiiight begin to glisten a little more brilliantly than you’d prefer. When shine strikes, an emergency supply of blotting papers and/or translucent powder will take away excess luminosity without wiping off your makeup.

We love the Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Kit with Blotting Papers , a portable, two step compact kit containing blotting papers to absorb excess oil without smudging makeup. It also contains a lightweight, translucent powder enriched with plant extracts and white clay to blur the appearance or enlarged pores while reducing shine. Ideal for normal to oily skin to help skin stay fresh and shine free.

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Summer Foundation: Our Top Picks

In summer foundation can sometimes seem too heavy. Or worse, fight tooth and nail with your SPF. But don’t worry if you can’t bear to give up that cover, we have some alternative picks.

In summer foundation can just feel TOO MUCH! What with suncream and hot weather, it can feel like a  total no no. But what about those of us who need a little extra coverage? Yes BB and CC Creams are an option, but for those of us who love our base, there are plenty of summer alternatives.
Post updated July 2018

Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation – £6.95
Our favourite budget option (does Max Factor ever disappoint?) Available in 10 shades expect a natural, dewy finish, and a no-makeup look. You’ll look healthy and hydrated – perfect for summer. SHOP HERE

Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin – £7.95
Now hold on, this is a heavy-cover foundation isn’t it? Well yes and no. You will get great coverage, but applied sparingly, or mixed with a little liquid highlighter, and we love this foundation in summer. Great for anyone who really struggles with oily or blemished skin. Oh and it’s available in more shades than you can shake a stick at. SHOP HERE

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay in Place Makeup SPF10Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay In Place SPF10 – From £30.15
Long-wearing yet light makeup that controls oil (hello summer!) and best of all, stays in place all day. The natural finish still offers light to medium coverage, leaving skin feeling fresh and looking natural throughout the day. SHOP HERE

Jane Iredale liquid minerals foundationJane Iredale Liquid Minerals  – From £21.95
Available in multiple shades,  the famous mineral powder is suspended in a gel that turns it into foundation! So sheer and light yet still providing enough coverage to diminish the appearance of imperfections in a dewy finish. Your skin looks natural and tanned skin glows. We can’t rate it highly enough. SHOP HERE

La Roche Posay Toleriane Teint Ultra Workable Fluid FoundationLa Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Fluid Foundation – £9.95
Available in several shades, this ultra-buildable foundation contains SPF25 (so fine if you’re out and about) but still leaves a lovely, natural finish. Specially formulated for everyday use on sensitive or reactive skin prone to oiliness, redness, itchiness or burning, skin is left feeling hydrated and calm. Preservative-free, non-comedogenic, and it’s great for acne-prone skin. SHOP HERE

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur FoundationBenefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation – £25.50
Brand new and just in time for summer 2018, this lightweight foundation evens out skin tone and blurs imperfections with soft-focus optical blurring spheres. Available in 12 build-able shades, it looks like skin and feels like nothing at all! With SPF15. SHOP HERE

If you have a summer foundation you absolutely love, then shout about it in the comments below! And you can shop all foundation online at allbeauty here. Prices shown correct at time of publishing.

Best Dry Shampoos: 5 Favourites On Site Right Now

Summer means festivals, camping and acceptable bed head. It also means hair that doesn’t last til lunch… We’ve rounded up 5 of the best dry shampoos on the site right now.

The best dry shampoos clean the hair without drying or leaving grey residue. Extra points go to any that don’t need overly brushing out! We also love a dry shampoo to add texture and volume to the hair. For best results, try to apply at night before you go to bed. Then leave in the product overnight and simply brush through in the morning. We’ll be honest, dry shampoo is pretty much keeping us going RN!

best dry shampoos label m

label.m Dry Shampoo
Contains natural rich starch to refresh hair and also works brilliantly as a texturiser. Our customers love this product and rated it 5 stars at allbeauty.


product imageA’Kin Dry Shampoo 150ml
We love A’Kin – it’s a vegan brand with no nasties and enriched with botanical extracts. Their dry shampoo contains bamboo powder and natural argan oil, to both cleanse the hair and leave it shiny and refreshed.


best dry shampoos MOROCCANOILAlso available in a formula for dark hair, this dry shampoo for light tones from MOROCCANOIL contains ultra-fine rice starch as well as argan oil and UV-protectants. At the luxury end of the dry shampoo scale, but well worth the spend.


Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre for Colour-Treated Hairbest dry shampoos Shu Uemura
Especially for coloured hair, this dry shampoo absorbs oils but also moisturises hair. Simply apply then use fingers to distribute or brush through.


product imageLiving Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) 92ml
Not only absorbs excess oil and sweat but also deals with odour. With very little residue, this dry shampoo works on all hair colours and is silicone-free.


You can shop more dry shampoo here at allbeauty – tell us your favourite dry shampoo and why you love it!