Summer Essentials

Friday 30th August 2019

Whether you’re jetting off for a family holiday, a romantic escape for two or you’re planning a staycation, for all your essentials head to Dalton Park.

The centre has a range of stores from outdoor specialities like Berghaus, Regatta and Trespass where you can stock up on your hiking gear, a new tent and the all important waterproof layers – you just never know!

Then there’s the high street discounted bargains. They may be from last season but summer never goes out of style so be sure to check out M&S Outlet to see what they’ve got in. I spotted some great beach bags, a straw one which was fully lined for only £15.

For swimwear there’s everything from bikinis to tankinis to swimsuits at a fraction of the price on the high street. From the beach to exploring a new city or a sleepy town, this striped skirt is a real trend piece. Build your outfit around it with a plain tee and an oversized floppy hat. Summer chic, the skirt is £21 down from £39.50.
GAP Outlet has 30% off a range of their button down shirts which are a wardrobe staple all year round. For the summer theme, pick up the watermelon print, or go for the classic gingham check to transition through into the next season.

Beauty Outlet is your one stop shop for nail varnish and they have a rainbow of colours, Top brands like OPI and Essie from £3 and I picked up a bold Sally Hansen yellow for only £1.99. If you’re a convert to gel nails, there’s plenty of shades to pick up and apply at home too with your lamp. Don’t forget your SPF, even if you’re staying in the UK and expecting some rain!

I always swear by The Body Shop SPF for the 50++ coverage and how silky smooth it glides on. It’s perfect as a primer if you want to pop on a little make up, or go fresh faced like I do. Embrace your freckles.Beauty Outlet also have L’Oreal clay masks, £4.99 for the mix and match set which is great to try out the range and target key problem areas. The summer heat can dry out your skin really easily, as can a long flight, so make sure to stock up and take the time to nourish your skin.

The Cosmetics Company Store, one of the newer additions to Dalton Park has some incredible brands at a fraction of their high street price.  Discover brands including MAC, Origins, Tom Ford, Estée Lauder and Clinique to name a few. My top picks would be the MAC Oh Sweetie lip colours which are only £11, Tom Ford lipsticks which are priced from £21.75 and the Origins Glow Co-Nuts mask for £19, it smells amazing, it’s so nourishing and I’m definitely headed back to pick up one ready for a face mask evening soon!

Need a new summer bag, look no further than the Radley. This is a delight for any bag fiends and whatever your budget you’re bound to find something! If you’re looking for a simple tote to carry around those beach essentials (£8) or a smaller beach bag emblazoned “hello summer” for £13 then I’ve found the perfect options for you.

Perhaps you’re thinking about the back to work, school or university preparations and want to get a new bag ready for the start of the new term, I spotted a soft leather, stunning purple Arlington Court bag for £99 instead of the RRP £209. Don’t sit and think about it for too long though, their stock is limited!
Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of summer, Tasha x
Dalton Park collaborated with Tasha from Hello Freckles for this news post. Items and prices detailed are subject to availability.