Holiday Destination Mani

Holiday season is in full swing, and if there’s one time of the year when it’s totally important what colour nail varnish you go for, it’s now! From ocean-inspired blues, to sandy nudes and sunny yellows, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a little list of our go-to destinations, and how to hit them in style.

Mykonos Blue


We’re sure that you’ve all seen the most instagrammable island in the world all over your feed this summer, so if you’re one of the lucky ones that’s taking a trip to the cobbled Grecian streets of Mykonos, its time to hit the blues.

Go for a bold cerulean blue like OPI’s Fearlessly Alice or calm, light hues similar to high street brand Cuccio’s Meet Me In Mykonos (the hint is in the name guys!).

Where to go: Head to lunch to the famous Nammos, where each dish pays homage to the treasures of the sea. A popular hangout for Victoria’s secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, this restaurant can be described as a ‘love at first bite’ experience. For the best view of the sunset on the island, enjoy Scorpio’s beach bar and restaurant. Ideal for eating fresh Mediterranean style food, and partying in to the early hours of the morning.

Ibiza Bolds


 Think bolds, bright, and neon’s. Famous for its party scene, Ibizan summers push boundaries. There’s no need to blend in on the island, so let your nails do the talking with colours like Essie’s Tangerine, a fresh and vivid citrus-y red with an orange pop. We’re also into OPI’S sunny yellow, I Just Cant Cope.

Where to go: Spend your days lounging on the beach at Beach House in Playa d’en Bossa for Italian style cuisine, then hit Experimential Beach Ibiza later for cocktails and tapas. The club also holds a clothing & accessories boutique from June-September (cherry on top of the cake, right!?).

St Tropez Passion

St Tropez

A chic spot for gorgeous people, clothes, and cuisine, St-Tropez reputation remains undimmed. The place screams desire and what better way to hit the French Riviera this summer than with a perfectly preened red manicure. You’ll never go wrong with a classic red and our pick is Dior’s 999 Rouge. It’s gel-effect will leave your nails looking super-smooth and shiny.

Where to go: Le Club 55 is not one to be missed (celeb spotting central!). Also, perfect for late night dinner, Alan Ducasse recently opened the doors to Rivea at the Byblos Hotel, where the combination of French and Italian cultures expressed in the kitchen are found in the interior and exteriors of the restaurant. Definitely a hotspot of the summer that oozes glamour.

Simply Capri


Capri is certainly one holiday destination to tick off the bucket list. Its cove-studded coastline draws in the likes of many yachts and A-listers. Home to the most beautiful scenery and delicious food, we’re urging you to go for simplicity. Dior’s Optic White from the new-generation Dior Vernis collection adds a touch of elegance to any look, especially paired with an oversized straw hat and HUGE sunnies. Bridget Bardot eat your heart out!

Where to go: Spend some time hanging at the beautiful Aurora  – prepare to be surrounded by glitz, glamour and the best food. For a scene to make anyone Instagram envious, Capri il Riccio beach club restaurant is the one for breathtaking views and delicious fresh sea food.


The summer is amazing for oh sooo many reasons. Longer days, warmer nights, barbecues in the sun, and most importantly, hitting the beach and getting our tan on! The only problem is that too much tanning time can lead to serious sun damage, and no one wants to end up looking like a lobster now do they? So when it comes to achieving that bronzed Grecian glow, you’ve gotta fake it to make it! Gone are the problem days of tangoed hysteria, and in, comes an array of smooth lotions, fluffy mousses and handy sprays, perfect for a subtle shimmer or a deep golden glow. Your only issue now is choosing which one to go for! Shop USPAAH’s favourite fake tans below.

St. Tropez


Our go to brand, and the beauty industries longest favourite has got to be St. Tropez. As we’ve mentioned previously, their In-Shower Tanning Lotion does exactly what it says on the bottle and the results are au so natural. If you’re into your luxury, then the tanning life just got a whole lot more luxurious.  We’re not lying when we tell you that the Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil glides on as silkily as do your White Company pyjamas. The oil absorbs quickly, and unlike some of the cheaper brands, helps you to achieve a natural-looking glow minus those dreaded streaks.

Celebrity Wearer: Kate Moss

St. Tropez In-Shower Tanning Lotion. £14.50;

Vita Liberata


Game changers of the industry, Vita Liberata created the first odourless tan, and created the first completely non-toxic tanning brand free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals of concern. We swear by the 2-3 Week Tan Mousse, which comes in shades fair, medium and dark. Their Self Tan Dry Oil also offers SPF 50 protection, and is definitely the perfect alternative to sun exposure!

Celebrity Wearer: Sofia Vergara

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Self Tan Mousse. £37.50;

Sienna X


Containing natural ingredients including Pomegranate, Blackcurrant and Vitamin E, this tanning mist offers a lavish treatment along with anti-ageing benefits (HURRAH!). As they call it their ‘spray tan in a can’, this mist works to nourish skin as well as leaving it beautifully bronzed – what more could a gal want? Ready in just 4-8 hours, this is a fast-developing spray that’s perfect for full body application as well as on-the-go last minute top ups.

Celebrity Wearer: Michelle Keegan

Sienna X Tanning Mist. £19.97;

Fake Bake


Let’s face it, everyone loves variety and Fake Bake have your every tanning desire covered. Fake Bake Spray Tan Liquids are available in so many different colours, leaving you to pick the solution most suited to your skin tone and lifestyle. Say bye to that biscuity smell and HELL NO to orange skin with fake bake’s Perfection Instant Tan Liquid. Made with Vitamin A, cucumber and green tea to moisturise, it’s formula means its transfer resistant so no need to worry if you’re wearing a little white dress, ideal for last minute nights out!

Celebrity Wearer: Jennifer Anniston

Flawless Self Tan Liquid. From £24.95;

No one likes a show off, but when it comes to USPAAH’s at home spray tans, we’ve got to say we’re feeling pretty smug. Our Sparistas will come to you, prepared with various shades and products, sure to leave you with that sun-kissed Jennifer Anniston look, circa 2007. Like we said, fake it till you make it!