Beach Ready In 48 Hours 24 (Part 2) - Look Pool – Side Perfect, Fake a Fit Body

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2.    Look Pool – Side Perfect

Want sexy beach hair and Pedi perfect toes but due poolside in five? ‘Think of it like preparing for a night out – you can pull off an amazing transformation with the right products. These really can deliver their quick-fix promise,’ says beauty editor Leyla Tabaksert.

Buff up

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Cowshed Detoxifying Body Scrub

Exfoliation is a sure-fire way to improve the look of your skin in no time. Polish your limbs to perfection with Cowshed Detoxifying Body Scrub, $51, which not only rids your skin of dryness and flakes, it firms and detoxes, too.

Fuzz off

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Gillette Venus ProSkin MoistureRich Razor

Who has the patience – or a spare half hour – for a DIY hotel-room wax? The Gillette Venus ProSkin MoistureRich Razor, $16.49, houses three blades plus a built-in gel bar, formulated with olive and avocado butters so it moisturises as you shave.

Nail it

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Bourjois 10 Days Nail Enamel

Paint your nail at the beginning of the holiday and keep that spa-perfect Mani/Pedi intact with Bourjois 10 Days Nail Enamel, $8.99, the pro-silicon formula goes on like regular polish but instantly sets to keep its shine while resisting chips.

Plump out

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L’Occitane Angelica Instant Hydration Mask

Give your face a moisture boost with L’Occitane Angelica Instant Hydration Mask, $28.5. Use it two or three times on your week’s holiday, or more if necessary – its organic angelica oil hydrates skin in three minutes to combat the drying effects of the sun.

Shine on

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Aveda Sun Care

Keep your hair looking glossy with the Aveda Sun Care range. Fend off drying UV rays for up to 16 hours with a spritz of the Protective Hair Veil, $28.5, and boost beach-tired locks with After-Sun Hair Masque, $25.5, which restores moisture to dry hair.

Double up

Clarins Delectable Self Tanning Mouse SPF15

Smooth Clarins Delectable Self Tanning Mouse SPF15, $25.5, onto your face and body and it won’t just give you a golden glow, it’ll soften, hydrate and boost natural melanin production while protecting against UV rays. Two-piece, here you come.

3.    Fake a Fit Body

OK, you can’t fit a six-week regime into 48 hours, but you can boost your body confidence. ‘Do these targeted moves each day in your hotel room – you’ll feel tauter and they’ll boost your metabolism, so you’ll burn CALS even lying by the pool,’ says Zest trainer Jane Wake.

Tricep dip

Disguises bingo wings by giving the appearance of firm upper arms

Grab a chair, sit on the edge with your hands holding the seat next to the hips.

Edge your bottom off the seat, supporting your weight on your hands, with your legs straight, feet on the floor.

Bend your elbows, lowering your bum as far as possible to the floor. Rise back up. This is one rep, aim for 20.

Glute bridge

Pulls in your bum and tum – what’s not to love?

Lying on your back, bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor.

Pushing through your feet, lift your hips up as high as you can and then slowly lower them back down – this is one rep. Aim for 20 reps.


Sends lactic acid to your thighs to burn off that wobble

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, take a long stride forwards, lowering your back knee until it’s just off the floor. Your front knee should be bent at 900, so it doesn’t come beyond your toes.

Step back up into the start position, pushing back up with your back leg. Repeat on the other leg, Aim for 15 reps on each leg.

Flutter kick

A real core blaster to pull in your tummy muscles

Lie in your back with your legs straight and your feet raised a little off the floor, hands placed under your bottom for support.

As fast as you can, kick your feet up and down without touching the floor, keeping your legs straight. Raising and lowering each leg once counts as one rep. Do two sets of 15.

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