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Notebook beauty special

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SUMMER BEAUTY

HOT

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elcome to summer 2014 – the hottest on the beauty barometer since records began. We’ve been testing everything you need to get your holiday glow on, and now we can reveal our ultimate 100 new products. From bikini-beautiful body creams to the best shimmers, scents and sun protection, get set for your most gorgeous summer ever.

Cutout swimsuit, £13, and sunglasses from a selection at Primark

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The SUMMER BEAUTY HOT 100 good enough to eat

MANDARA SPA BALI SANTI BODY MILK, £5

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This new Indonesian-inspired spa range is Mandara’s most delicious smelling yet, with its blend of coconut oil, yoghurt, almond and cocoa. So exotic, we can’t believe it’s such a bargain.

roll-on summer

L’OCCITANE JENIPAPO PERFUMED OIL ROLLON, £14.50 OUT JUNE

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Bikini top, £15, and bottoms, £12, Accessorize; kaftan, £25, M&S

There was a lot of I need that NOW when we saw L’Occitane’s new collection, but our heart’s been stolen by this. A scent so swoony, it makes us think of holiday romances that only happen in chick lit.

PAMPER From top to toe, body and soul, here’s how to treat yourself nice spritz

ALICE + ELIZA CHERRY BLOSSOM BODY MIST, £5

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From what’s possibly the prettiest new beauty range at M&S, this spritz feels so refreshing and smells so elegant it’s convinced us that body mists aren’t just for teens.

lights our fire

FLAMINGO CANDLE IN TROPICAL COCONUT MILK & HONEY, £12

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A candlelit bath may be a fantasy but the instant we unscrewed this amazingly aromatic jar we were ready to believe. Cue a rapturous Notebook beauty team, eyes closed and practically meditating in the office it smelled so good.

WHERE TO BUY: see p70

ultimate spa treat

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ELEMIS JASMINE & ROSE MILK BATH, £42

Leaves skin gloriously soft and moisturised, without leaving the bath like an oil slick. The scent is heavenly – pure spa – and it lingers on skin for the rest of the day.

soap update

HEATHCOTE & IVORY SWEET PEA & HONEYSUCKLE HAND WASH,£6

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Anti-bac soap is perfectly functional and all that but we want something prettier on our sink for summer 2014. So say hello to this sulphate-free wash in the prettiest of floral prints – there’s a matching hand cream too.

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shadow master

MAYBELLINE BIG EYES EYESHADOW PALETTES, £6.99

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There are a lot of gorge eye palettes knocking around from the designers, but don’t overlook these baby sister shadows to Maybelline’s bestselling mascara. They come in five versions, and each one has a chic mix of neutrals and bolds.

glitter bug

MISS ELEGANT 36 TOUCH CANDY DIP IN PEPPERMINT, £4.50

Pots of nail glitter are always going to be a love/ hate thing, but at least these are a less messy way to get the look. The candy shop-inspired kits come with sticky tabs you apply onto nails before coating with glitter.

MAKEUP

Lips, eyes, nails, cheeks... welcome to make-up heaven

ultimate orange

ESTÉE LAUDER PURE ENVY SCULPTING LIPSTICK IN IMPASSIONED, £24

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new classic

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NO7 BB LIPS IN GERANIUM, £9

The first-ever lip colour No7 made turned into a gorgeous statement gloss (nothing wishy washy to see here, people). Geranium is apparently the Queen’s fave lip shade but we doubt she’ll be sporting this sexed-up version at her Balmoral barbies.

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pool-proof liner

KIKO TROPICAL 38 WATERPROOF EYELINERS, £7.90 EACH

These liquid liners stay in place like nobody’s business. The gold is a brill suit-all shade, the blue is bold and beautiful.

If you’re going to treat yourself to a posh lipstick, make it this one. It’s flattering on the lips, has all kinds of hydrating and plumping trickery built in and, while there are plenty of nice nudes in the range, why not go bold with this season’s ‘It’ shade?


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luxe list

YSL LA LAQUE IN BLEU CYCLADES, £18.50

A deep, beautiful blue nail polish with a Greek feel (just like our Hot 100 pictures), but gorgeous wherever you wear it.

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sculpted cheeks

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CARGO CONTOUR PALETTE IN MALIBU, £22

Makes contouring foolproof. The highlighter illuminates cheekbones without making skin too shimmery.

neon brights

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liquid perfection

OPI NEON NAILS, £11.95 EACH

Nothing sets off a tan like neon nails. OPI have launched full-size neons in six shades, plus a white undercoat for the full ‘so bright it’s hurting my eyes’ effect.

GIORGIO ARMANI MAESTRO FUSION BLUSHER, £35

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Best liquid blusher in the world. The dropper applicator lets you dot the tiniest bit over cheeks then the peachy liquid blends beautifully.

cool crayons

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MISS SPORTY INSTANT COLOUR & SHINE, £2.49

No, still not bored with the lip crayon trend. In fact, they keep getting a) better b) bolder and c) cheaper as these shiny, punchy colours prove.

splashy lashes

magic wand

BOURJOIS 1 SECONDE 41 WATERPROOF MASCARA, £9.99

Waterproof mascaras are often on the spidery side, but this one means you don’t have to compromise on volume. The secret? A fat, round wand inspired by a blow-dry brush.

WHERE TO BUY: see p70

dream brows

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REVLON BROW FANTASY, £6.99

We’re amazed nobody else has done this before – put together a pencil (to define) and a coloured gel (to keep brows in place without looking crispy).

TARTE 47 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LASHES 4IN1 MASCARA, £19.50

In a word: incredible. It claims to lengthen, fatten, curl AND condition, and we know it works because we keep getting asked if our lashes are fake. Win.

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silky skin

GARNIER OIL BEAUTY 1 NOURISHING LOTION, £4.99

This new hybrid has megamoisturising oils wrapped in a body lotion. It has an instant sheeny effect so you’ll be more inclined to apply it daily and get the full skin-nourishing benefits.

smoother thighs

SOAP & GLORY SIT TIGHT 4D SUPER INTENSE BODY FIRMER, £18

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Genuinely, the best skin firmer we’ve tried. The roller gives cellulite a real work-out, and skin looks visibly smoother after a couple of weeks.

Cutout swimsuit, £13, Primark

HOLIDAY PREP high-street scrub

M&S TUSCAN ESCAPE LEMON VERBENA OLIVE STONE SCRUB, £6

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bullet-proof mani

BIOSCULPTURE CARNIVAL COLLECTION GEL MANICURE, FROM £25

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A beautiful summer collection of in-salon gel nail colours that will genuinely last you through your holiday.

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A lush-smelling buffer with serious sloughing power. Just sniffing the gorgeous lemony scent will put you in the holiday mood, and the bikini-ready results are better than many expensive spa exfoliators we’ve used.

WHERE TO BUY: see p70

speedy tan

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IMEDEEN TAN OPTIMIZER SUN TABLETS, £30.60

This long-time beauty ed’s fave disappeared for a while but it’s back for summer 2014 by popular demand. We reckon this new version is even better at priming your skin’s melanin so you tan faster, with less sun exposure.


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two-week tan

L’ORÉAL SUBLIME BRONZE SELF TANNING ELIXIR, £15.99

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One application of this tanning oil gives skin a light glow and a silky feel (rather than ‘sucked dry by DHA’). Apply it three days in a row and the tan sinks in so deeply it lasts a fortnight.

better boobs

Summer. Is. Coming. Get set to step out on the beach with the very best new prepping and perfecting products

perfect pits

DOVE TRUE TONE UNDERARM DARK MARK ERASER, £20

halts hairy legs

They’re calling this an ‘invisible bra’ thanks to a sugar extract called Pullalan that makes skin tauter. (We don’t know who this ‘Alan’ is but we’re guessing he’s a boob man.)

INHIBITIF HAIR FREE 8 BODY MIST, £23.99

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If your skin is olive or darker and you shave your pits, you may be familiar with the dark patches that look like 5 o’clock shadow. It’s pigmentation caused by shaving, and this is the first cream made to fade them. Results are seen in a week.

COWSHED BUST 10 FIRMING SERUM, £36

diet booster

INNER ME BEAUTY & 7 THE GREEN COFFEE BEAN, £15

We’re not in the business of recommending ‘diet’ pills but we find green coffee is THE one that helps a bikini blitz. (You still have to eat healthily, it’s not a magic fat melter.)

Takes a while to start working (and you need to do it twice a day) but then really slows leg-hair growth to a dawdle. The spray is easy to use and moisturising so you don’t need to faff around with a separate body lotion.

DIY salon wax

VEET EASYWAX SENSITIVE 11 ELECTRICAL ROLLON KIT £29.99; REFILLS, £9.99

This genius plug-in kit is tidy and easy to use. Allow 30 mins for it to heat up fully, then it’s smooth legs a-go-go.

NB: Check with your GP before taking any supplements, particularly if you are pregnant, taking medication or suffering from any medical conditions

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beach-proof lippy

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MAX FACTOR LIPFINITY, £10.99

BEACH Everything you need to get you through a week on the beach

If you need a lippy that lasts a day of sun, sea, sand and sangria, LipFinity is the one. We love it even more now make-up supremo Pat McGrath has created a new colour collection – her So Glamorous red packs real punch.

hydrating SPF

HAWAIIAN TROPIC SILK HYDRATION FACE SPF30, £12

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Smells and feels delicious, this is the kind of sun protection for your face that’s a pleasure to apply. Great under make-up, moisturising and stops that tight-skinin-sun feeling. You can leave your day cream at home.

clever cover

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DERMABLEND CORRECTIVE STICK, £15

Coverage for annoying body niggles – thread veins, scars, pigmentation – that spend winter covered by clothes but suddenly are on full show. Lasts 14 hours and is water resistant.

heat-proof hair

KERASTASE SOLEIL CC CRÈME, £19.50

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A holiday bag multi-tasker – you can apply it on pool-wet hair to protect your dye-job from fading in the sun, use it when you blow-dry to smooth, repair and protect from heat styling or run though damp hair to add shine.

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best deo

SOFT & GENTLE 79 48HR IN PINK GRAPEFRUIT, £1.89 AT ASDA

48 hours of protection in a gorgeous scent we didn’t mind smelling of all day. Even better, the citrus smell layers well with summer’s fruity perfumes. Spray or roll-on.

Bikini top, £16, bottoms, £12, River Island


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SPF + base

LANCÔME SOLEIL BRONZER PROTECTIVE BB CREAM SPF50, £24

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If the idea of going barefaced on the beach makes you queasy, this is a no brainer. Serious sun protection at SPF 50, but with enough bronzy, base-y tint to leave you glowing. We found ourselves using it even in the evenings because it’s so nice.

SPF for hair

ultimate SPF

TONI&GUY RADIATING TROPICAL ELIXIR, £8.99

AMBRE SOLAIRE DRY MIST SPF20, 30 & 50, £15.99

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UV protection meets frizz-banishing smoother. This makes your hair look awesome, and protects colour from UV fade at the same time. A beach-bag essential.

That sticky feeling used to be the perfect excuse to skip the sun protection: not any more. This rubs in double quick and leaves skin feeling like you’ve not applied anything. Roll around in sand afterwards and it brushes off – we tried it and were gobsmacked.

lashing lash tint

DIEGO DALLA PALMA SEMIPERMANENT MASCARA IN BROWN, £17

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The world’s longest-lasting mascara (up to 2 weeks!) is back in a new, more natural, brown shade – perfect for a beach-proof, understated lash tint look.

skin-perfecting protection

BENEFIT DREAM SCREEN SPF45 £25

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Sun protection that feels like make-up. Perfect even for the most sensitive of skin, this oil-free SPF45 is more like a super-soft primer than a sticky lotion.

WHERE TO BUY: see p70

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Bikini top, £16, bottoms, £12, River Island

suntan sos

slow glow

RIMMEL SUNSHIMMER INSTANT TAN 9IN1 BB, £6.99

COCOA BROWN GENTLE BRONZE GRADUAL TAN, £5.99

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quad squad

SLEEK MAKE UP BRONZE BLOCK, £6.99

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Great matte pigments from this make-up artists’ fave. Swirling the pinks and bronzes together ensures you look glowy and fresh.

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Should the sun take you by surprise, ensure you’ve got a tube of this wash-off body bronzer on standby. It doesn’t just make legs look instantly tanned, it smooths out iffy texture so brilliantly, you won’t miss wearing tights.

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fake fixer

BRONZE BUFFER SELFTAN REMOVER, £10

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Tanning experts have whispered THIS is the product for fake-tan mishaps. Use the star-shaped sponge to briskly buff away streaks.

CB’s original one-hour tanning mousse is a long-standing Notebook fave, and their new gradual tanner is just another way to get the signature subtle Cocoa Brown glow. Three days’ worth = a week in the Costas.


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thirst quencher

GLAMGLOW THIRST MUD, £49.99

bedtime bargain

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This new treatment from A-list fave GlamGlow isn’t just a skin drink in a pot, it’s an almighty down-in-one glug of hydration for dehydrated skin.

ALDI LACURA EXPERT NIGHT CREAM, £3.99

Anti-wrinkle results for under four quid – this new supermarket cream will certainly leave you with a) smoother skin and b) more money for ice-cream.

Kaftan, £25, M&S

SKIN

balmy days

SANCTUARY SPA 7DAY 13 MIRACLE OIL BALM, £7.25

Face up to summer beautifully with our super six complexion boosters

This melting balm is a multi-purpose wonder: fab for dry, rough bits (heels etc) and amazing as a mega-rich face mask. Try it as an in-flight treatment.

redness rescue

BIODERMA SENSIBIO AR BB SPF30, £14.50

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Sunshine can make some skins blotchy and sensitised, which is where this first-ever anti-redness BB comes in. On top of all the usual BB benefits, this soothes skin, dilates small blood vessels and tones down redness.

WHERE TO BUY: see p70

light touch

AUTOGRAPH ILLUMINATING RADIANCE FOUNDATION, £12.50

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Utterly lovely to use, with its featherlight feel, silky texture and glowy, dewy finish. Plus anti-ageing peptides thrown in.

nude & improved

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NO7 BRILLIANTLY BARE BEAUTY ENHANCER, £12.50

When you’re between foundation shades or just want to go (nearly) naked for summer, this translucent skin-transforming serum is amazing for blurring out pores and fine lines.

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get a grip

ACCESSORIZE HAIR GRIP SET, £6

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Eight slides that take any up-do from boring to bling. They’re all different, which gives them a vintage feel, but at a bargain price.

mini mist

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OGX COCONUT OIL WEIGHTLESS HYDRATING MIST,

£6.99 AT TESCO

The most fragrant way we’ve found to smooth flyaway and seal split ends.

HAIR Make your crowning glory even more glorious wash and go

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JOHN FRIEDA UNWIND CURLS CALMING CRÈME, £5.89

Smooth through curls after washing and it’ll relax your hair’s springy shape into looser beachy waves as it air dries.

detangling miracle

UNITE 7 SECONDS CONDITIONING SPRAY, FROM £6.50

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Spritz on after a swim so you can get a comb through your ends, or spray on clean, damp hair for a silky feel.

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youth boost colour

CLAIROL NICE ‘N EASY AGE DEFY, £6.99

Swimsuit, £29, Accessorize

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Hair can be even trickier to colour in summer, but this dye doesn’t just cover stubborn greys, it tackles the signs of ageing hair. It’s all down to a pre-colour primer that deals with coarseness, dullness and breakage while ensuring no greys remains.

eco-kind brush

THE WET BRUSH ECO, £11.99

multi-tasker

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SCHWARZKOPF OMEGA REPAIR BB HAIR, £5.49

We love a beauty multi-tasker for our holiday packing and this earns its place in our suitcase. As well as repairing damage and banishing dryness when applied after shampooing, it works as a pearly finishing balm on dry hair, too.

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We’re fans of the original Wet Brush for its gentle touch on snarled-up hair and this version is kind in other ways, too. Made of sustainable bamboo, proceeds go towards providing safe drinking water for school kids in Cambodia.

frizz fighter

TRESEMMÉ 7DAY 26 SMOOTH TREATMENT, £6.99

The most life-changing hair product of the year. Apply to damp hair, iron it in to activate and hair stays frizz-free for days – perfect for hot, humid nights.

mini marvels

MARK HILL HOLIDAY HAIR SUNSHINE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER,

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£1.99 EACH

Most hotels shout you a shampoo these days, but what’s with the lack of conditioner? These Mark Hill minis are our hand-luggage-safe essential for glossy locks after a day at the beach.

protein power lily-licious

CLAIRE’S BLUE & 27 PINK LILY CLIPS, £4 A PAIR

Because it’s not really a holiday until you have flowers in your hair.

WHERE TO BUY: see p70

UMBERTO GIANNINI MEND MY HAIR REHAB SPRAY, £6.99

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One part of a four-step regime that’s also used as an intensive strengthening treatment in UG salons. It pumps protein back into shattered hair, and we’ve had lots of compliments since using it.

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Sunday Mirror Fashion/Beauty shoot in Grand Resort Lagonissi