The summer festive beauty guide

Being festive and summery goes hand in hand for Australians, we get it. It's Christmas AND it's hot. Our buddies in the UK definitely do not get the whole hot Christmas thing but it's something we love. When it comes to being festive though, it's all about sparkle and shine and it can be tough to adjust your beauty regime to being festive and suitable for a million degree heat.

But, never fear, we've got the guide to give you a hand!

1. Matte but glowy

Basically, the hardest thing to achieve in beauty ever. But with 10% off Sephora when you shop online using your UNiDAYS discount, we've got some products that will definitely help you achieve that. First up, apply a matte base and set it with a great mattifying powder like the Sephora Collection 8hr Mattifying Pressed Powder. Now, here comes the glow. A powder highlighter is the best for hot weather and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed In Moonstone is great for adding shimmer and glow to a matte base.

Matte & Glowy Makeup

2. Sleek & shiny

Having hair in the summer can be a drag but why not embrace whipping it out of your face and go for a sleek and chic high pony? Use the classic GHD IV stylers to iron out any kinks, use a smoothing serum and gather your hair into a high pony and secure any fly-aways with grips.

3. SPF - always!

SPF is a must all year round but we all need to look after our skin particularly well in the summer when we're more likely to be outside sunning ourselves and getting bronzed! If you don't fancy adding another skincare product to your routine then a foundation with SPF is a great way to get protection and coverage. The Bare Minerals Original SPF15 Foundation has SPF 15 protection and is also a great long-wear base. Grab it from Strawberry Net with an extra 10% off the already awesome price!

4. Frizz-free haircare

Heat can mean frizz if you're one of those lucky ladies so it's best to be in control if you prefer to have sleek and smooth locks. Try a super-smoothing conditioner like the Pimps & Pin-Ups Rose Oil Conditioner and then invest in some great products like the Toni & Guy Shine Gloss Serum and the gorgeous Tigi Bed Head Headrush Shine Mist. Grab all of these goodies with 10% off from ASOS.

Frizz Free Hair

5. Get gifting sorted!

Festive obviously means Christmas and Christmas means presents! Yes! Why not treat yourself, your sister or your bestie to a gorgeous Bellabox subscription? You can grab 30% off your first box with your UNiDAYS account too!

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