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Summer beauty preview: Beachy must haves!

Cristina Gibson studied journalism at Loyola Marymount University. While completing her senior year, she landed an internship at E! as an online writer and reporter. Cristina went on to write her own daily column called Hollywood Party G...

Easy, breezy essentials

It's almost summertime... are you ready?
Woman with beachy waves

With the longer days, rising temps and minimal clothing required for the season, now is a great time to update your beauty regimen accordingly. Luckily, QVC has all of the essentials you need to ensure you have one sexy summer, from foolproof self-tanners to sweatproof makeup and much more.

Our favorite products!

St. Tropez makes amazing self-tanning products, and we especially love their latest genius invention: Tanning Essentials Gradual Tan Plus Firming 4 in 1 Tan, Tone, Firm & Moisturise ($40). It's a self-tanning lotion made specifically for your legs, thighs and butt which tones and hydrates as it tans. You can use it every day after you shower and there's no funky smell or streaks. Plus, it dries super quickly so you can hit the gym or the beach without waiting for hours.

When you're rocking your bikini, you don't want any unwanted body hair showing, which is why we also loved the Me Smooth Elos At-Home Hair Removal System ($395). This device allows you to get the benefits of laser hair removal at home, combining intense pulsed light with radio frequency to permanently remove and reduce hair. You can use it on your arms, legs, armpits and bikini line and it's pretty painless. Plus, it's safe for men too, so don't be surprised if you catch your guy borrowing yours!

QVC summer product picks

After a day at the beach, you may not have time to get a blowout before hitting happy hour, which is why we adore dry shampoo. Alterna's Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo ($22) is a powder version that's easy to apply and soaks up oil, leaving your tresses refreshed. You can toss the bottle in your beach bag and kiss sweaty strands goodbye. This is Alterna spokesperson Katie Holmes' favorite product from the line.

If it's hot and sticky outside, you don't want to wear heavy foundation that you could sweat off, so powder formulas are a great alternative. We swear by bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($27) because it provides full coverage, yet feels super light and looks like you're not even wearing any makeup. Plus, it has SPF built right in so there's no need for a separate sunscreen.

If you want to shop for a good cause, tune in to QVC on April 25 for their "Beauty with Benefits" broadcast. They'll be selling 17 of their top beauty brands with proceeds benefiting Cancer and Careers, a foundation for those working with cancer. For every purchase you make, you also get a free gift. Talk about a win-win!

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Photos credits: QVC
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