Want holiday-healthy nails and a two-weeks-in-the-Bahamas tan? Then pick up this week's issue of Grazia to discover the summer beauty products that are so brilliant we just had to give them an award. Hand-picked by the Grazia beauty team, they're your vacation (or staycation) essentials.
We love holidays. And we're certainly loving this recent British heat wave! But the whole summer preparation thing can be a bit of a drag if you don't have your shopping list already honed to perfection.
Watch Liz Hambleton and Lauren Murdoch-Smith talking through the winners
Buying a new bikini is a relatively simple matter. You see a gorgeous bandeau, try on, perfect - it fits! Pay and pack in the suitcase - done. When it comes to beauty products, it's never that simple. On the one hand we couldn't be luckier with the wealth of gorgeous brands offering us so many summer specific treats, but so much choice can make choosing the right product that bit more difficult. And we only have a few weeks at the most to gather together the summer beauty essentials that will keep us looking as accustomed to sun-drenched beaches as a Victoria's Secret model.
Miss Swanepoel obviously approves of our Grazia Summer Beauty Awards winners!
It takes time to know whether you like a product. Take bronzers for instance...they're a lot like men (stick with us on this one) you have to meet and discard a fair few no-nos before you finally find 'the one' (told you!). Or at least 'the one' for the time being. And that never happens overnight. You'd therefore be excused for biting your lip at the thought of having to completely revamp your cosmetics bag for the new season, but it has to be done. The sun will mean you require a higher SPF for both face and body, a good dose of Vitamin D will leave your skin with less need for coverage and we haven't even touched on the new summer beauty trends yet!
Never fear though! The Grazia beauty team are here at the rescue with a pick of the best summer beauty products available this season. We've done the testing so you don't have to. From sun cream to summer scents we have it covered. We also let you into the best beauty insider tips on how to make the most of each winning product...what more could you wish for? All the winning products for yourself? Well just call us your fairy godmother, enter our latest beauty giveaway competition and you can win a set of all the award winning products worth over £350!
Your would-be summer beauty dilemmas are officially solved.
by Annie Vischer.