Get inspired by ice cream
The sun is shining and the weather is sweet... but let’s make it that little bit sweeter with these ice cream inspired beauty treats.
Whether you’re a chocoholic when it comes to your favourite frozen snack, or a classic vanilla, there’s something for everyone this summer. The beauty world seems to have taken inspiration from the cooling treat, so now’s the time to give into your cravings - without consuming any calories!
Some may hail the white ice as king of the freezer, while others shrug it off as bland and boring. But with its calming properties, vanilla is the perfect note to add to perfume. Thanks to iconic fragrances like Thierry Mugler's Angel leaving its vanilla mark on the perfume world, it's little wonder the black pods are turned to time and time again. Most recently Estée Lauder has added to its Modern Muse collection with Le Rouge, where fruity and floral notes are complimented with a velvet cream accord of Madagascar vanilla.
Or try Jacava London's Vanilla Slice Nail Polish, to give hands a luxe look.
Yes chocolate may be bad for your skin (except if you're having a chocolate facial that is), but the sweet treat is oh so good for your face. Too Faced's new Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar is a scrumptious shadow palette, featuring 16 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused shadows in matte and shimmer shades. From warm caramel, to deep mocha and even pops of blueberry, this is the ideal addition for any chocoholic/ make-up lover. The smell alone is worth investing for!
Berries make an excellent addition to diet as they are packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. While berry beauty may not give you the same health kick, it can add something extra to your look. Barry M's Berry Ice Cream nail varnish will make fingers look sunshine ready, and will give tanned hands an added glow. Ciaté London's Wham Bam Strawberry Jam from its Ice Cream Collection is another winner.
Mint choc chip
As refreshing as it is indulgent, mint choc chip is a strong ice-cream choice. We love Bomb Cosmetics version of the creamy goodness, in its Shower Butter - Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream. It looks like a tub of desert and will leave skin feeling cleansed and moisturised thanks to the Shea butter. The cute collection also includes raspberry, vanilla and pina colada scents among others.
Maybe you prefer a refreshing sorbet when it comes to after dinner time? Well luckily for you Models Own have embraced the ice with its new varnish range Ice Neon, which also encompasses fluoro shades.
And what better way to round your ice cream beauty off then with Emma Lomax's new Ice Cream Festival SOS Kit. The see-through shocking pink pouch features an ice cream motif on the front with a poncho, Batiste Dry Shampoo, hair brush, LA fresh Anti-bacterial Wipe, deodorant wipe, hair tie, torch, glow stick, ear plugs, hair sliders and a plaster all squeezed inside.