Last Minute Plans? Here Are The Must-Haves Your Beauty Bag Needs

No time? No problem!

Summer 2022 has already proven to be one for the books, with everything we’ve missed the past two summers back in action, our weekends are filling up with plans weeks in advance.

Although the beauty of the return to ‘normality’ is that not everything has to be planned to a t and organised with every eventuality covered as we were used to doing during the pandemic. So, when the text gets shot into the groupchat at 8pm on a Thursday night for Friday night plans, or even 7pm Friday for Friday night plans, of course you want to go and enjoy the sunny evening in a beer garden with the gals. But when you’ve dodgy tan and not much time to get ready, you want to be able to turn out a fabulous look with ease.

We’re rounding up our favourite last minute products that have helped us get ready in a pinch so far this summer and deem beauty bag must-haves!

St. Tropez Tan Remover Mousse 200ML – €19.95 

Pov: You’ve plans tomorrow night but your tan is scaly af and you need a fresh layer of your fave golden glow before you head out. What you need is a tan remover that’s going to help you get that stubborn tan out of the corner of your elbows and the backs of your ankles. This is definitely a pre-shower must when you’re in a pinch, try it and thank us later. Available on, McCauley Health & Beauty Pharmacy, Cloud 10 Beauty and leading pharmacies nationwide.

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse 200ML – €44.99

What you need next is a quick fix without having to have time to shower the next morning. The St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse needs just three hours before washing off and still allows you to wake up with a golden glow. Available on, McCauley Health & Beauty Pharmacy, Cloud 10 Beauty and leading pharmacies nationwide.


Bahama Body Instant Tan €9.00

Don’t have time to wait three hours to shower? No worries if you need instant tan, the Bahama Body Instant Tan gives you the bronze colour you need in minutes. The quick-drying formula means you could be ready to head out the door right after popping it on! Available in Penneys and at it’s always a handy item to have in your beauty bag for on the go!

Dripping Gold Wonder Water €10.00


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Popping in a literal staple in any tan routine, tan mist! Where were we before this product? Whether you’re matching your face to your neck or just want to give yourself a natural glow when you’re going bare-faced this product gives you the ultimate confidence boost in just a few sprays. Our fave way to apply is to spray it over the face and use a clean fluffy foundation brush to evenly spread the mist over your face.

Skinician Revitalising Day Moisturiser SPF 30 €30.63


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Of course we all should be applying our SPF every. Single. Day. But when you’re in a pinch a 7-step skin routine is going to be sacrificed. With this fab moisturiser you don’t have to sacrifice your skin being protected, with built-in SPF 30, it’s the perfect 2-in-1 moisturiser, which acts as a hydrating base for makeup too.

Sculpted By Aimee HydraLip €17

Another time-saving product we’re loving rn is the Sculpted By Aimee HydraLip. Colour, hydration and moisture all at once, no need for gloss over it! It’s the perfect summer lip, with shades wearable with a bare face and those that’ll have you ready for a full glam night out. These are super handy to have in any bag or purse for a quick and easy lip top-up!

Sanctuary Spa Wellness Sleep Mist- €14.95

Ensure you get your beauty sleep the night before the partay with this sleep mist. The perfect tool for relaxing, unwinding and getting the most out of your sleep. Just spritz over your sheets and prepare to drift off blissfully. Available at, McCauley Health & Beauty Pharmacy, McCabes Pharmacy, Cloud 10 Beauty, and leading pharmacies nationwide.

Andrew Fitzsimons APRES SEXE Texture Spray €11.99


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For a helping hand when styling your hair to ensure your look comes together perfectly but quickly, try the Andrew Fitzsimons APRES SEXE Texture Spray. From the mind of our fave Irish celeb hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons this texture spray is one of his own must-haves to create the naturally tousled look. Adore.

Now you have your beauty essentials you’re all set for your summer full of last minute plans, may you go forth and enjoy!