The Ultimate Staycation: Fake a Holiday with Beauty Must-Haves

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Are you constantly plagued by fantasies of soft sand, towering palm trees, a cocktail in one hand and a subpar romance novel in the other? With temperamental British weather being a harsh reality, many of us are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Summer.

Whilst the wait can feel agonising, your beauty regimen does not have to be compromised; we have amazing products that can help give the illusion of an indulgent holiday in the sun, without even stepping foot on a plane!

Burt's bees body wash

Burt's Bees Citrus and Ginger Root Body Wash

This body wash is a wondrous paradox: its punchy ginger root extract will vitalise you for the morning, whilst its scent of citrus oils will have you dreaming in the shower of a blood orange margarita in the Cypriot sun. If this wasn't already divine, the body wash also has hints of honey, leaving your skin soft and nourished.

Lara Mercier Creme Cheek Colour

Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour, in Sunrise

If you are yearning for that holiday radiance—the type you get from five days of frolicking in the Mediterranean sea— look no further than Laura Mercier's compact crème blush. Aptly name 'Sunrise', this blush will give any skin tone that ethereal glow, even on a dreary, bone-chilling day.

YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter

YSL Touche Eclat Rose Gold Highlighter

An amplified version of YSL's Touche Eclat, this highlighter's liquid is infused with rose-gold hues that help neutralise yellow undertones. With each swipe of the sleek pen, signs of fatigue will begin to disappear, appearing like you've had a rejuvenating beauty nap on a hammock.

DuWop Sea Shell Compact

DuWop Sea Shell Compact Cheek Dual in Rogue

There isn't a beauty product that could be more tangible of a tropical holiday than DuWop's dual compact, in the shape of a seashell. It comes with a 'sun-kissed' bronzer and a 'soft amber' highlighter, making it both ridiculously cute and ridiculously practical. Use both to give your face that needed vacation 'gleam'.

Tom Ford Lip Colour

Tom Ford Lip Colour, in Pink Dusk

Think back to that one unforgettable sunset you witnessed... the one that was so perfect you felt you were in a photoshopped stock image. Tom Ford's lip colour encapsulates that exact shade of dusky pink, just as day slips into night. Apply to your lips for a seductive perk.

Bumble And Bumble Curl Reactivating Mist

Bumble And Bumble Curl Conscious Reactivating Mist

Missing effortless sea-salt hair? Bumble and Bumble's Reactivating Mist is a warm, sandy beach in a bottle. Simply mist onto your hair to revive soft waves, giving you a blasé 'beach chic' look. Your hair will also smell of a musky (and delicious) fusion of coconut oil, sunscreen lotion and ocean breeze.

Terry de Gunzburg Fruit Parfum

Terry de Gunzburg Fruit Defendu Eau De Parfum

This perfume smells exactly how your poolside cocktail tastes. Notes of bergamot orange, Turkish rose, pineapple and mango make for a decadently exotic fragrance. Rest assured, your day will be laden with compliments!

Bamboo & Hibiscus Exfoliating Cream

Chantecaille Bamboo & Hibiscus Exfoliating Cream

A product that will make you feel as if you are bathing in an outdoor shower enclosed in a flower canopy, this luxurious exfoliating cream works to gently refine and hydrate your skin. Rid your body of impurities whilst smelling like a sweet, tropical flower.

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil

Bobbi Brown's body oil is synonymous with luxury. After a hot shower or bath, slather this moisturising concoction (with nourishing organic oils) all over your skin for a silky smooth finish. Your body will definitely look (and smell) as if you were basking in the sun on some exotic paradise.

Clarins Self Tanning Milk

Clarins Self Tanning Milk

With a lack of sunshine, getting a healthy glow can be near to impossible. Clarins self tanning milk is as gentle and velvety as it sounds: apply this all over your body to achieve a streak-free golden tan. With its long lasting formula, you'll be able to maintain a radiant, vacation colour all year round.