Newby Hands

Newby Hands

The Beauty Update

Heidi Klum

For most of us the difference between feeling as confident in our swimwear as we do in our sun dresses, is down to just a few inches here and there. So for the fast track to dropping a few pounds we went to the pros that specialise in whipping A-listers into shape.

I personally follow what I call the ‘Marbs on carbs’ advice given to me by nutritionist Ian Marber, who advises cutting out carbs after 2pm (or after 12pm to shift a few more pounds) for two weeks - it’s my fail-safe pre-beach diet.

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch warns against post-gym ‘edible rewards’ as often you’ve burnt off fewer calories than you think and so ‘eat’ them all back on afterwards. Also remember that healthy food is not calorie-free and portion control is not just for cheesecake. ‘The ideal helping is palm-sized protein, tennis ball-sized carbs and a handful of salad or leafy greens.’ And finally he encourages clients to ‘write down daily accomplishments like choosing a boiled egg over a bagel, or the stairs over the lift.’ For more simple but inspiring diet and exercise ideas click here to read 5 Ways to Lose 5lbs .

Liv Tyler Kerry Washington

Summer Holiday Essentials

Talking of holiday, another area of excess weight is in our packing but for tips on the best beauty products to take away – whether adventure trekking or relaxing on a beach – click here to read Your Summer Holiday Essentials .

Summer Holiday Essentials

3 Steps to Sexy Beachy Hair

1 Comb through damp hair and then rough dry it, ideally with head upside down for extra root lift.

2 Finger-comb through hair and spritz L’Oréal Professionnel Play Ball Beach Fizz Salt Spray through lengths.

L’Oréal Professionnel Play Ball Beach Fizz Salt Spray

3 Curl random sections round a hot wand or tongs – leaving the last two inches of ends uncurled for a modern look.

You Need to Know This...

Braun Silk-epil Lady Shaver 5100 Cordless I am so excited that we now have the Braun Silk-épil epilator at feelunique. It’s transformed my life, freeing me up from regular salon waxing appointments as it easily (and virtually painlessly) whisks out leg and underarm hair in seconds – although only the brave would perhaps venture to the bikini line... And it even works in the bath. I can’t live without mine!

My Tan Plan

My Tan Plan As a self-confessed self-tan addict I have worked out my own ‘tan plan’ which keeps my (fake) colour going and glowing all summer long. Taken as a rolling routine over three days try this;

DAY 1 Scrub using textured mitts AND a good grainy scrub leaving skin soft, dry and lotion-free before applying self-tan.

DAY 2 Moisturise with a light lotion because while DHA, the tanning agent, is drying anything rich or oily lifts off the tan, leaving it patchy.

DAY 3 Use a gentle salt scrub (see Buy THIS below) in the shower to keep skin supple and healthy as any dry skin build up can make a tan go patchy.

For more great ideas on how to get the best self-tan click to read 27 Top Tanning Tips .

Buy this...

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow my new favourite for leaving skin soft and glowing – it’s great for keeping a self-tan ‘fresh’.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow

Do this...

Keep L’Occitane Angelica Face Mist in the fridge for regular skin (and mood) cooling sprays – it smells gorgeous.

L’Occitane Angelica Face Mist

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John Frieda’s Brilliant Go Blonder Lightening Spray gives hair that summer-at-the-beach lift and helps tide over dark roots.

John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray

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