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10 Beauty Essentials Under £10 That’ll Get You Through A Summer Heatwave!

10 Beauty Essentials Under £10 That’ll Get You Through A Summer Heatwave!
Molly Lucas
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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As the sun has finally started shining, it’s always good to prepare for a summer heat wave!

Picture it: You look at your weather app and see the sun icon with temperatures predicted to climb towards 30 degrees. You’ve got your summer outfit planned, but what about your beauty products? Will they be able to see you through the heat?

Whether you’re sunbathing at home, having a picnic in the park or heading to the beach when temperatures soar, makeup, skincare and hair care might require a whole new bag of beauty products...

So, what better than 10 beauty essentials, all for under £10!


From tanning products, hair protection, skin care to waterproof mascara, we have you covered in all areas to make sure you’re living your ‘hot girl summer’ this year!

Garnier Ambre Solaire Protection Spray 24hr Hydration

It’s always a good idea to protect and shield our skin from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays and what better way than with an SPF?! This water-resistant, non greasy formula will offer high protection without leaving any visible white marks due to its ultra-light protection mist! Suitable for all skin types including fair skin Garnier Ambre Solaire is also trusted and recognised by the British Skin Foundation!

Bondi Sands GLO Shimmer One Day Tan

It’s not a heatwave without putting some golden tan on! And achieving a quick sun-kissed look that leaves you with a sparkling radiance has just got easier with this instant self-tan! Bondi Sands Glo Shimmer Tan’s easy-to-apply formula glides onto your skin and is suitable to use on both the body and face. This non-transfer and water-resistant tan allows you to leave your house looking radiant and enjoying the sunshine without having to worry about a thing!

Aussie Calm The Frizz Leave In Spray Conditioner

As much as the heat can be fabulous, the humid frizzy hair that comes with it is not so! Therefore, having a handy bottle of Aussie Calm the Frizz Conditioner is a life-saver! For just under £5, this easy-to-use conditioner detangles locks and calms the frizziest of frizz! Infused with hemp seed, this leaves your hair feeling smooth and looking shiny! So go on, try it - your hair will thank you this summer!

Ambre Solaire After Sun Cooling Hyaluronic Acid Face Sheet

It’s just as important to look after your skin once the sun has gone down! Therefore, this soothing after-sun face sheet will help to relieve your skin after sun exposure and fix any tightness you feel. Infused with a moisturising blend of witch hazel and hyaluronic acid, it intensely rehydrates and revitalises skin, illuminating and extending your sun-kissed glow.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

If you're by-the-beach, chilling in a pool or going ‘out out’ this summer, a waterproof mascara   will become your best friend! This waterproof mascara will not only give your lashes volume and length, but create a clump-free look too.Want expert advice? Makeup artists insist on using the ‘learn the turn’ technique:

Step 1 - First, use the inner bristles of the wand to grab your smaller lashes.

Step 2 - Turn the brush and use the longer bristles to add volume to the look of your longer lashes.

Why not try it out for yourself and add it to your makeup essentials for summer!

Garnier Natural Vegan Rose Soothing Hydrating Glow Mist

This vegan product is one for your summer bag! Enriched with pure rose water, this formula will leave you feeling cool and refreshed during a summer heatwave! Whether you’re makeup-free and your skin needs a dewy glow boost or you have a full face of makeup on, simply spray the mist onto your face, making your makeup pop or leaving your makeup-free skin feeling petal-soft!

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow! Liquid Illuminator

This vegan formula product will help create the glow you want to achieve this summer! This multi-use product can be blended onto bare skin (if the sun is too unbearable to wear a full face of foundation) or simply mix into your foundation to give yourself a shimmering complexion. With four different shades ranging from golden brown to illuminating pink, you can achieve either a sunkissed look or a pink sunbeam affect, all just for £8!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula

An effective skincare routine is vital to help recharge and rehydrate your complexion this summer! And with The Ordinary, this product’s key ingredient - hyaluronic acid - helps to draw in moisture and locks it into the skin. It’ll make sure that during a heatwave, your skin always looks glowy and dewy! Apply a few drops to your face in the morning and evening to leave it plump and smooth and ready to head out the door and battle the sun exposure.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish

If the sun arrives and you are too busy to head to the nail salon, this nail polish has got you covered! Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish delivers an easy and flawless-looking manicure that’ll stay put for over a week and cost you less than £4! Using its wide precision brush, you can apply either one coat to achieve high-impact colour or add a second coat to create extra opacity.

Piz Buin Moisturising Lipstick

Your lips are just as susceptible to the sun as the rest of your body, so it’s important to protect  them as well! Introducing the Piz Buin Moisturising Lipstick... This lip stick works as an SPF and will shield your lips with it’s UVA and UVB sun protection filter technology! With ingredients such as aloe vera and vitamin E, the creamy lip balm will moisturise and prevent chapping, while leaving a non-greasy, translucent soft coverage. Plus, a bonus, it fits easily in your pocket and it's water-resistant, so what’s not to love?!

Extra Summer Essentials…

Interested in buying more summer beauty essentials? Well, look no further, as the Limited Edition GLOSSYBOX Summer Bag has arrived! Take a read of our editors blog for a full reveal of products you will receive in our Summer Bag Limited Edition or click down below to purchase!

Remember Glossies, if you’re a subscriber, you can purchase this bag for just £25 and non- subscribers for £30!

Subscribe To GLOSSYBOX

It’s not too late to subscribe! Become a GLOSSYBOX subscriber now and get the Summer Bag for £5 less! Once you become a Glossy for just £11.75, you will receive a fabulous selection of makeup, skincare and hair products every month straight to your door! Oh, and you will also have access to our exclusive Glossy lounge and be able to earn Glossy credit, which you can spend on!

Molly Lucas
Beauty Writer
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Since I started delving into the beauty world at 15, I’ve always found applying makeup or using skincare therapeutic. Whether it’s before work or for an evening out, it brings me a sense of escapism. Having started young, I’ve had my fair share of beauty do’s and dont’s - but beauty has always managed to bring me confidence. Therefore, finding that affordable dupe or drugstore product that looks and feels high-end is one of my favourite feelings!