What Makes a Beachin’ Beauty?

What Makes a Beachin’ Beauty?

Looking through Instagram, we see so many gorgeous gals posing on the beach and we’re not gonna’ lie, we can sometimes get some serious envy! This got us thinking, what makes a beachin’ beauty? We realised that there’s loads of things you can do to get the look at home with minimal effort required! Want to pull it off? Below we’ve listed our 5 tips to get the ultimate beach look!

What Makes a Beachin’ Beauty?

Loose Waves

Mermaid locks are mega-important for a beachin’ beauty! Of course, you want your hair to remain healthy and have that natural look, so you should avoid heat styling if you can. Instead, opt for a sea salt spray to add natural texture to your hair for those gorgeous waves! Alternatively, you can try putting your hair into plaits after washing and wait for it to dry. Afterwards, undo the plaits and you’re all done!

Nude Makeup

Minimal makeup rather than bold, bright makeup is great for beach vibes. A nude or baby pink lip with lightly tinted cheeks and fluffy brows is the perfect combo. We recommend the Nudestix Lip & Cheek Pencil in shade Whisper or Mystic for a gorgeous pout and a hint of colour. Top tip: make sure you keep it sharp for lining your lips!

Golden Tan

You can’t have a beach vibe without a golden tan! If you’re not lucky enough to have naturally golden skin, a fake tan is the easiest and safest way to go. A tan such as the Xen-Tan Dark Lotion is a great option as it moisturises the skin, adds the perfect touch of colour to the skin and won’t leave you looking streaky. Use one layer for a subtle tan or build it for more intense results!

Healthy Skin

When you’re opting for minimal makeup, you need to make sure your skin is looking extra-healthy and glowing! A high-quality face mask will instantly boost your complexion, creating a great base for tan and cosmetics. We love the STARSKIN Red Carpet Ready Face Mask as it works in 20 minutes to improve your skin’s moisture retention, leaving it super soft and silky smooth!

Stylish Nails

You can’t forget about the finishing touches when you’re flaunting your beachin’ beauty looks! Keep your fingernails and toenails looking fresh and colourful with a PUPA Gel Nail Varnish. Chip-resistant and long-wearing, it will give you gel-like colour without using a UV lamp. They offer a range of gorgeous shades and each will leave you with a mirror-like shine on every nail!

Show us your beachin’ beauty looks over on Twitter and Instagram!




I’ve obsessed over all things beauty for as long as I can remember! Since my early teens, I’ve constantly experimented with my makeup, hair and nails. Nowadays, I usually settle for a statement eye and a soft, nude lip. I also love social media, so if you see a tweet or a post by HQhair, then I’ll most probably be the face behind it! If I’m not playing around with the latest beauty product or checking out what’s happening over on Twitter, then I’ll be on a city break with my friends, sipping on a Blue Lagoon.

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