Sun-lounger season is officially here! So in honour of the sunnier, “less is more” days ahead of us, these 6 natural beauty quick fixes will get you out the door and on to that beach towel in no time.

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Eco By Sonya – Invisible Tan. Sonya Driver’s battle with the same skin cancer Hugh Jackman has famously been dealing with – basal cell carcinoma – is one big reason why she founded her award-winning, natural self-tanning brand.

We tried INVISIBLE TAN, loved it, and LoveLula stocks it. With 80% organic, 20% natural ingredients, it got a “yes” from us. Not as cheap as those Superdrug alternatives but your skin will thank you for it.

Up next: Sampure’s Mineral Nail Lacquers are breathable and chip-proof (always handy for rocky coves or pebbled beaches). In fact they’ve just picked up a 2017 Mama & Baby Award, so top marks for the glossy, richly pigmented, long-lasting formula – great for sandy summer feet.

Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara (and here’s the difference: in brown). Jet black mascara and eyeliner are not easy to pull off on a sun-lounger, particularly if you’re older.  I wish more brands would diversify their mascara shades, there aren’t enough browns or other shades around.

Swapping out black for brown is an easy quick fix for a much more natural look in summer when you want some definition but not flat out scarecrow black.

We first discovered Aussie pro-natural makeup brand Eye of Horus a few years ago and once again their easy-on-the-lashes, stay-on mascara got multiple thumbs ups from our judges in this year’s Beauty Shortlist Awards. Technically it’s not waterproof but it does an admirable job in hot, humid climates and by cool blue pools.

Yes, here’s a hair hero you’ll want to add to your “Best Multi-tasking Beauty Products – Summer 2017” list: Tabitha James Kraan’s deliciously luxe, does-lots-of-things Scented Organic Hair Oil, and here’s what she says about this gorgeous rose, patchouli and ylang ylang scented summer hair saviour:

“Restore, protect and polish the hair with this expertly formulated nutrient-rich and gloriously scented Organic hair oil. Use before shampoos,  as a treatment or wear to varnish, moisturise and nurture hair that has been stressed by lifestyle and styling.

With Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn, Safflower, Rosehip, Goji Berry and Argan infused with Organic essential oils of Rose, Neroli and Lemon.

  • 99.5% Certified Organic Ingredients
  • 100% Natural ingredients
  • Restores and protects your colour
  • Strengthens and protects the hair
  • Rich in anti-oxidants
  • Easily absorbed into the hair”

Meanwhile Kjaer Weis’s natural no-bad-stuff lip tints are on lots of people’s lips at the moment. Find this sun-friendly naked shade called “Captivate” at Naturisimo.  We like the moisturising castor seed oil, shea butter and fruit and flower extracts in this – and a “10” for the taste factor, too.

Small thing. Big difference? Pop Dr Hauschka’s green natural kajal eyeliner crayon in your beach bag for a change from blue. This one’s 100% natural and NATRUE Certified and the mineral pigments are fused with carnuba wax so if your eyes are sensitive, give this one a try.

Best price online: Allbeauty.com




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