Keep Your Cool
July should be hot and steamy, but one never knows with our notoriously unpredictable British weather. We would be so bored if we woke up to blue sky and sunshine every single day in summer – yeh right! Instead we remain stalwart and optimistic and take whatever the weather throws at us. I’m assuming it'll be a glorious July and offer you some exciting and effective products to enjoy on these balmy days and nights. Stay cool...
Suzie Abel is the Beauty Buyer here at Jarrold.
Clinique, Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact SPF25
When the weather’s hot, normal foundations can feel heavy and inappropriate, and yet you feel you need something to even out the skin tone. This fits the bill perfectly and all in a convenient portable compact. CC means colour corrector and this will help to mask any imperfections on the face. Dull, ashy skin appears brighter; sallow, yellow skin has a peachy glow; and blotchy redness is neutralised. It provides all-day moisture for the skin too and has UVA/UVB sunscreen protection. Allergy tested, fragrance free.
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He-Shi, Self Tanning range
This fabulous range comes from Ireland and it’s so good we use it in our spray tanning booth in The Retreat (our suite of beauty rooms). It’s odourless, paraben and alcohol free and leaves a natural tan effect. If you can’t sit in the sun but would love to have that healthy glow, it’s just for you. These are two of the most popular products. Quick and Easy One Day Tan, a wash-off tinted bronzing gel for non-permanent use, and Day to Day Gradual Tan to gently build a more permanent colour, both £15. or why not visit The Retreat for an all-over spray tan for £25, exclusive to Jarrolds.
Tisserand Aromatherapy, National Trust Perfume Roller Balls and Bath Oils
A lovely new collaboration between the National Trust and a leading essential oil specialist, this hand-blended range recreates the natural aromas of their gardens and parks. There are four fragrances: Rose Garden, Lavender Walk, Citrus Escape and Cedar Retreat. The roller balls are so handy for the handbag to cool you down (£7.50) and the Bath Oils are just what you need after a hot and sticky day (£12.50), and a donation goes to the charity from every purchase. scenic: National Trust property Belton House, near Grantham.
Crabtree & Evelyn, Caribbean Island – Wild Flowers
Just the range to use in this summer weather, and whilst you may not be on a tropical beach, one waft of the delicious aroma in these products will transport you there. It’s a cocktail of Spider Lily, Mandarin, Night Blooming Jasmine, Passion Fruit, island wild flowers and sea air.
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Timebomb Complexion Cocktail with a shot of H2 Omega
“Extra dry” should only describe a Martini, not your complexion! Hot weather can be really harsh on the face and this new product from Lulu’s range is just great at reloading parched and dehydrated skin. It’s a quenching cocktail of Chia Oil (Omega 3), Coconut Oil and Hyaluronic Acid Complex to refill and repair the skin’s natural hydration. Simply shake the bottle to ensure the ingredients are well mixed, apply to clean skin morning and evening, exclusive to Jarrolds*
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Originally published in 'Let's Talk', July 2014. Prices checked 30 May 2014. * Denotes exclusive to Jarrold in Norwich