The Bikini Countdown is ON: what the Beauty Team are wearing

07 June 2011

We’re quite certain that you lovely lot have already dashed to the newsagents to pick up the latest issue of Grazia and have been pouring over our Bikini Countdown feature ever since. So, as promised, please allow us, the Beauty Team, to introduce you to the bikinis that we’ll be packing for our upcoming summer hols...

Beauty Director Liz Hambleton:  'I totally love Lisa Marie Fernandez swimwear [above left]. It makes me feel like a bond girl and seems to have magical body sculpting skills that suck everything in and push it upwards! When I’m thinking about tan lines I go for something teeny weeny like this gorgeous Roberto Cavalli two piece [above right], which looks great with a golden glow and has that luxe hippy vibe that I like to work on the beach.'

Associate Beauty Editor Lauren Murdoch Smith: 'Having just moved in to a new house this summer, I’m trying to save my pennies for household goods! Luckily my high street favourite Zara has come up with the ideal solution to my predicament.  I love their stripy mix and match bandeau sets (perfect for those with different sized top and bottom halves), and their unbelievably reasonable price-point means that you can afford to buy each colour way. My frying pan can wait!'

Beauty Assistant Rose Beer: 'When it comes to bikini buying, I just can’t resist a Matthew Williamson Bikini, however hard I try. The amazing print of this one appeals to my inner magpie, while the bikini bottoms are quite simply the perfect cut.  Supremely glamorous, it’s the ultimate antidote to my low-key holiday beauty look.'

Beauty Intern Angelica: 'I love this cut-out one piece from Topshop. It’s definitely coming with me to Ibiza in August.  You just can’t go wrong with leopard print and this one’s sure to take me from poolside glam to evening club fun.'
- Rose Beer


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