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Look pool party-ready in 7 simple steps

It’s nearly pool party season and we all know what that means. Dig out your bikinis because it’s time to show some skin. Yes, this may seem like a scary thought for most of us as our figures don’t resemble that of a supermodel, but don’t freak out. Forget ghost like legs, neglected nails and a spotty complexion, try these simple steps and you will have perfected your poolside party look.

Whether you’re heading to a splash filled shindig on the party Island, Ibiza the city of sins, Vegas or the land of the spring breakers, Cancun, these tips are a must if you want to look pool party preened.

  1. Hair-free

Imagine sunbathing, music playing, Pina Colada in hand, sounds amazing, right? But there’s one problem, you have forgotten to shave your legs and the sun seems to be highlighting those unwanted hairs.

What can you do? Try some easy-to-use waxing strips before your next trip and get rid of any defiant hairs. The strips will leave your skin looking silky smooth for weeks, giving you the confidence to sport a bikini.

  1. Pool-proof makeup

If you’re planning on wearing makeup at your next summer soiree make sure it’s pool-proof because panda eyes and a patchy face are not a good look.

Ditch the thick foundation and claggy mascara and opt for a Cargo’s Water Resistant Bronzer or Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara, available tax free at the airport. This will enhance your natural beauty without spending hours in front of the mirror.

  1. SPF secure

Sunscreen is the last thing on our minds when were at a pool party yet no party is worth severe sun burn. Yes, we all want a deep tan, but do you really want to resemble a ripe strawberry? No? Didn’t think so.

Be sun smart this year and protect your skin by applying regular sun screen. Protect and hydrate your skin with Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Mist SPF30. This super-light spray will leave you with a natural and even looking tan.

  1. Flawless face

Why does a zit always appear when you’re going on holiday? Typical, isn’t it. But, this can be avoided, prepare your skin beforehand and you’ll have a blemish-free complexion in no time.

Simply apply a face mask to remove any oil, dirt and dry spots. This will leave you feeling fresh faced and ready for some sun-filled fun at your next poolside party.

  1. Dry clothes

There’s always that one person who gets unwillingly thrown into the water at a pool party, and admit it, that person is usually you. So, be prepared this summer and pack some extra clothes, unless you want to walk around in a wet dress or even worse, a pair of drenched denim shorts.

  1. Red hot nails

We all want newly polished nails on holiday, but this can prove difficult. With the mixture of UV rays and salt water our nails can appear discoloured and chipped.

Do you long for gorgeous nails that will last the duration of your holiday? Then, try a gel manicure. Gel nails come in an array of colours and typically last 3 – 4 weeks. So, wave goodbye to brittle beach nails because your gels will look holiday hot for weeks.

  1. Sunsational skin

No one wants to turn up to a pool party looking like the palest person there, agreed? Well, now you don’t have to. Apply a tinted moisturiser a couple of days before and take your skin from ghostly to golden. Flaunt your subtle yet natural bronzed skin and be the envy of all poolside partiers.

Now, you have booked your last minute holiday so  grab your towel and get ready to hit the party because you have pool approval.