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10 budget buys for sunny holidays

From convincing dupes to cheap must-haves, we’ve got you covered for summer better than any factor 50.

Written by Iona May Todd
Published 22.07.2022

Garnier Sensitive Hydrating Face Sun Cream Mist 50 SPF – £6.49

Say goodbye to chunky pores and melty makeup in Majorca’s thirty degree heat, and hello to Garnier’s SPF mist – such an essential, it’s gone viral. This spray not only protects your skin, it also sets your makeup (I know, right?), so nights strolling down Tenerife’s old town will be a place where makeup disasters are no more. Set your face and escape UV rays all at once!

2. Sol De Janerio Bum Bum Jet Set - £25.00

My kitchen is swimming with the scent of salted caramel and pistachio after becoming obsessed with this summer scent. A fragrance, moisturiser and shower gel trio in one, this set will become the smell staple of that holiday to remember from ’22.

Revolution Pro Goddess Glow Lip Oil Soleil – £7.00

Oh, have I got another dupe for you. TikTok is partial to the Dior Addict lip oil that promises to hydrate lips, leaving them awash with colour. Add an SPF to that mix and Revolution’s £7 dupe is destined to be packed for every holiday destination. Stay protected and glossy in the summer sun.

Dupe of Viral Swarovski Earrings - £1.25

On the tides of Instagram, our favourite influencers have been donning geometric, bold, chunky jewellery from big blue bangles to burgundy beaded necklaces. I don’t know about you, but I don’t fancy forking out £285 for Insta’s favourite Swarovski earrings; I mean, nobody wants a Kim Kardashian losing her diamond earring in the ocean moment. Who needs the real deal when can you can’t go wrong with a cheap £1.25 dupe? Yes please!

Daisy Street Chunky Sole Sandals in Orange - £30.00

Chunky sandals are a must-have for wandering over scorching sands this summer. Easy to chuck on as a daytime staple, and easily wearable and pairable with your night-time ‘fits, these sandals will really bring out your inner Bratz Doll.

Strawberry Print Plunge Bikini Top and Bottoms - £34.00 and £16.00

Let’s take a stroll down Boux Avenue. Fruit prints are so in this summer, from cherry-print dresses, lemon wedges and pineapple earrings. Check out this deliciously pink, strawberry bikini. Ranging from sizes 6 to 18, you’ll soon go down a treat on the beach.

Claireabella Passport Cover – £9.99

Your passport is set to go through some travelling with you this summer, so it’s only right it gets the good treatment. Deck it out with this fun cover from Claireabella, and cartoon-ify yourself on the front this summer! If you’re feeling even more fun in the sun, complete your set with matching towel and tote too!

Coconut Passion Shimmer Fragrance Mist - £15.00

Tom Ford, who? Victoria’s Secret is famous for it’s delicate fragrances, and this sparkly shimmer is no exception. Apply this to your chest, shoulders and neck for a frosted shine for holiday night-times. I’ve had mine for three years, and haven’t used even half the bottle yet, so this shimmer is sure to last you forever.

Vaseline Cocoa Body Oil - £2.74

Last on the list but still a must for the suitcase, your skin will beg for this cocoa-scented body oil after those long pool days. Apply straight out of the shower before drying for that injection of hydration.  Try pairing it up with Dove’s coconut deodorant and a coconut fragrance mist for that extra scent factor! Brb, just have to run to the shops to deck out my carry-on before these beauties all sell out!

Dupe Chanel Seashell Bag - £15.00

Been listening to too much Frank Ocean and want the ‘C’ on both sides like Chanel this summer? Don’t want to spend the cash? Try this seashell dupe, decked with beaded strap and pearl detailing. Big enough to fit in your signature fragrance, SPF and lip oil, this bag is the perfect pick-me-up for long beach strolls.

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