Now's the time to get your body beach-ready and skin flawless in preparation. This season less is more with make-up. A feline flick for the eyes, a pale lip or contrast with a colour pop: it's pastels all the way this spring summer. Here are my top ten beauty favourites for May. Some new and some I just can't live without:
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Sothy's Enchanting shower cream
There's no better way to start your day than with a delightful shower cream. Revitalizing and hydrating this rich and luxurious shower cream is just perfect for a spring day. Enjoy the iridescent creamy foam as it gently envelopes the body leaving a light, floral and powdery scent. The Enchanting range smells of fragrant florals, cherry blossom and lotus. £19.
Abi O gradual tanner
There's no point in getting the perfect tan if it's going to fade straight away. The gradual tanner from the house of Beau Bronz not only feels amazing but has been specially formulated to help extend and protect your natural and sunless tan. The brand's skin conditioning cream contains the highest quality moisturising ingredients including coconut oil. This unique product contains bio-active aloe and 1% eco cert DHA (self tan agent) - a luxurious tan extender. Apply this cream daily in light sweeping movements after showering or bathing to prolong your glowing colour. From £19.
Shine Like a Celeb sparkle cream
For an added sparkle, to look glistening on your holidays Shine Like a Celeb's Sparkle cream is an irresistibly indulgent body cream. Its evocative and sensual fragrance, coupled with the delicate diamond sheen, leaves your skin shimmering and smooth. With Vitamins A, B, C and E, this not only makes your skin look amazing but it helps tone, boost collagen and reduces the appearance of fine lines. £38.
Mint thickening shampoo from GO 247
There's a new brand of male grooming products taking the market by storm and its GO 247. For the men out there worrying about thinning on top, this is a thickening, refreshing, luxurious shampoo. It's on David Beckham's personal male grooming must-have list and smells amazing. £10.95.
Sothy's Vitality toner
With spring here it's essential we have a great skincare regime to create a fresh light make-up look and to allow us to stay away from heavy foundation. That includes a good toner in your daily routine: Sothy's Vitality Toner is light and refreshing, contains witch hazel, cucumber and hypericum to remove any residues left over from cleansing and tightens cutaneous pores. From £16.45
Karin Herzog Vita A face cream
A revolutionary patented anti-aging treatment, this formula combines 1% active oxygen and vitamins A & E, to assist in normalising and detoxifying the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Stabilized liquid phase oxygen is transformed into active oxygen gas upon contact with the skin, penetrating deeply to deliver essential nutrients, glucose and water. £57.
Dolls' House collection by Ciate
Ciaté's Dolls' House nail collection is their prettiest yet. Pastels get preppy with this full-coverage, quick-dry, matte-effect paint pot range - the perfect addition to your clean, crisp spring wardrobe! The Dolls' House collection consists of four porcelain effect paint pots, including Poppet, Dolls' House, Sweet Pea and Baby Doll. Each pot has a unique 250 bristle brush to help achieve a smooth finish to the nails. £18
Cowshed shower scrub
Get your skin spring-ready with this great shower scrub from Cowshed. If you're looking for a tranquil state of mind and Shangri-La within your reach, go for Cowshed's Gorgeous Cow range. Featuring Madagascan ylang ylang, moroccan rose and Indian palmarosa to evoke happiness, and French lavender and linden blossom to soothe, the brand's blissful bath & shower gel will pamper and relax, getting your skin beach ready. £16
Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel eye masks
If you're looking for a clinically proven treatment to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Elemis's pro-collagen hydra gel masks could be just the thing. After applying the masks and leaving on for 20 minutes, results can reportedly be seen for up to six hours. These eye masks are formulated to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Potent plankton extract, combined with the power of padina pavonica and chlorella, provides an instant skin-tightening effect, whilst hyaluronic acid hydrates the fragile eye area. Eye contours are left looking smoother and feeling intensely moisturised. From £46.
Glo Minerals concealer
With the sun out and parties in full swing, a good concealer is essential. Glo Mineral's concealer is exactly that - a great, light, mineral-based concealer, which is oil free. Whether covering an occasional blemish, scarring, hyperpigmentation or a visible skin condition, Glo Mineral's concealer combines rich pigments to conceal and clinically advanced treatment ingredients to cover, while helping to improve the appearance hyper-pigmentation. £20.