Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pre-Holiday Saviours 7; Take the Stress out of the Great Pre-Holiday Preen with Beauty Shortcuts. Lisa Haynes Rounds Up the Quick-Fixes That'll Get You Feeling Beach-Ready in No Time

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pre-Holiday Saviours 7; Take the Stress out of the Great Pre-Holiday Preen with Beauty Shortcuts. Lisa Haynes Rounds Up the Quick-Fixes That'll Get You Feeling Beach-Ready in No Time

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Byline: Lisa Haynes

OVER a quarter of women (28 per cent) treat themselves to a top-to-toe makeover before hitting the beach on holiday, including manis, pedis, facials and fake tans, according to a survey by QVC.

But if you barely have time to even write a pre-holiday to-do list, or your vacation prep is more likely to include a last-minute dash around the beauty aisles in Duty Free, fear not - simply go for a cheat option instead.

These seven SOS products will help you feel confident in a flash.

YOU HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO... WORKOUT THE | CHEAT: Nuriss Bingo-Wing Fade-Away Cream, PS65 (nuriss.co.uk) IF THOSE good intentions to lift free weights five times a week rapidly went out of the window, there is a Plan B. This cream won't work bingo wing-melting magic overnight, but spend two minutes applying it twice a day in the run-up to your holiday, and your skin should feel taughter.

For maximum results, massage into your upper arms in circular upward motions.

YOU HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO... BODY BRUSH THE | CHEAT: Manuka Doctor ApiBronze Anti-Cellulite Bronzing Gel, currently reduced to PS14.95 from PS24.99 (manukadoctor.co.uk) DAILY dry body brushing really does help diminish cellulite, but it's a ritual that can easily fall by the wayside.

Smooth this lightweight gel over your legs for a two-in-one treatment. Pay special attention massaging into bottom and thighs, to help reduce dimpling.

The golden glow develops in one hour, so pack it in your suitcase to extend the effects while you're away.

YOU HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO... TANTHE | CHEAT: Fake Bake 5 Minute Mousse, PS20 (Boots.com) SELF tan is the instant route to a slimmer silhouette.

This genius speed-dry mousse eliminates the need for the overnight biscuit pong wait. Just five minutes is all you need for the tan to develop, meaning you can apply on the morning of your departure flight.

Smooth on with a self-tan mitt to avoid tell-tale orange palms.

YOU HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO. …

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