The Products You Need To Buy This Weekend Picked By Our Beauty Team And Bloggers

24 May 2013 by

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Hurrah! The Bank Holiday, aka, uber-long weekend, is finally here and we just cannot wait to sit back and put our tired tootsies up. Now, the weather forecast isn't promising much in the way of sunshine and balmy nights, but who cares? Our pick of the beauty crop will ensure your weekend is smelling and looking just a little bit delicious. Who needs BBQ’s when you can have beauty?!

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF20, [a target="_blank" href="">£33[/a]

Laura Mercier is one of my all time favourite beauty brands - the packaging is always perfectly minimalist, the products are always great quality. Their tinted moisturizer is a firm favourite (so light yet a great coverage!) and I've just switched to their illuminated edition for the warmer months. It has a really subtle shimmer which adds a beautiful soft glow, and benefits from added SPF20 to help prevent sun damage.  

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Urban Apothecary Frangipan Luxury Candle, [a target="_blank" href="">£30[/a]

We’re not sure what we love more here- the beautiful boudoir packaging or the heavenly macaroon-inspired scent. Either way, this is a total must-have and guarantees to set the mood for any afternoon tea this weekend! The best thing? When the wax is finished, you’re left with a stunning glass jar, perfect for keeping safe loose earrings or trinkets.  

Emi Jay Hair Ties, prices vary, visit [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]m for more information

Never heard of Emi-Jay hair ties? You’re missing out on a real hair-volution! Emi-Jay was created by two teenage entrepreneurs on a mission to create quality, modern hair ties with a unique spin. Each ribbon is hand-dyed and handmade in the USA, so no two are ever the same. These little beauties have created quite the storm across the pond, and are the go-to hair product for the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kourtney Kardashian. We can already see ourselves becoming very, very obsessed...

Philosophy Field Of Flowers 3-in-1 Shower Gel, [a target="_blank" href=",default,pd.html">£14 [/a]

Why settle for a bouquet when you can have a field? One sniff of this new bathing delight from fragrance gurus Philosophy and we can guarantee you’ll feel all warm and summery inside, even if it is tipping it down outside. What’s more, the pretty bottle will look great on your bathroom shelf. We love!

Lancaster Bronzing Beauty Adjustable Tan Glow Moisturising Emulsion, [a target="_blank" href="">£20[/a]

Want the healthy, tanned glow without the UV damage or the hassle of fake tan? Well, look no further, ladies, as this clever little formula promises to do just that. This clever moisturiser stimulates the skin’s natural tanning process for a healthy glow day after day. Bank Holiday essential, we say.    

Wella SP Luxe Oil Keratin Protection Spray, [a target="_blank" href="">£18.50[/a]

Keratin has been one beauty buzz-word as of late, but we never thought it would come as easy as this- in a spray! Formulated with a blend of three precious and luxurious oils, this light mist instantly softens hair and nourishes every stressed-out strand. Use on damp or wet hair.

YSL La Laque Couture Tie & Dye Nail Polish in Ice Coat, [a target="_blank" href="$ja=tsid:32619|prd:78888&cm_mmc=AFFIL-_-AWIN-_-78888-_-0RpXOIXA500&awc=3539_1369391595_eb816f54fe463e291a8d03c0bb5f8157&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=78888&utm_term=na&utm_content=na&utm_campaign=na">£18.00[/a]

Now, if there’s something to get us excited for the imminent long weekend it might just be this new festi-chic offering from the beauty geniuses at YSL- dip-dyed, uber-trendy talons that will render all your pals green with envy. Designed to be worn on top of your usual nail colour, this clever top coat imparts a gorgeous shimmering veil. Our top tip? Shake the bottle before use to activate the magic ingredients…


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Keli Craig (Sat May 25 13:20:44 BST 2013): these are nice, but there is a really cute brand called popband that offer free UK delivery on all these hair ties and hairbands and they have a amazing range of neon and tie-dye. check them out at and this weekend only they have a 20% discount code. Just plug in popbh20 at checkout.
Louisa Booth (Sat May 25 14:11:25 BST 2013): Try they are better value and have huge variety, and also a UK company!!