Great British beauty

GREAT: Great British Award Winners Kit, £37.

BEST OF BRITISH: Love...Cosmetics - Strawberries & Milkshake Bubble Bath & Shower Creme, £2.05.

FLAG FANCIES: Max Factor's mini nail varnishes, £3.99.

GREAT NAILS: OPI's Great Britain, Great Nails Jubilee collection £24.95.

First published in Beauty

YOU'D be crazy to think you can escape this summer's Jubilympics season.

But if all the fancy dress and novelty flags aren't for you, planet beauty has delivered bumper supplies of celebratory limited editions.

Whether you want to bathe like a queen or get the London look with cosmetics promoting the home of 2012 Olympics, there's a pampering product for you.

So roll out the beauty bunting, it's time to celebrate in style!

BRITISH BATHROOM

Kit out your toiletry cabinet in red, white and blue. British brands have gone big on the summer of celebrations. Ren has repackaged their Moroccan Rose Body Wash, £17, and Body Cream, £26, in bright Union Jack motifs (Selfridges).

Meanwhile, Liz Earle has created a box of Great British Award Winners Kit, including four gold medal-worthy skincare heroes, £37 (www.lizearle.com).

If you want to lather up like royalty in the shower, try Kings & Queens Casper Myrrh Shower Gel, £5 (www.nivenandjoshua.com).

What's a UK summer without strawberries and bubbly? I Love...Cosmetics is celebrating the Best of British with a limited edition Strawberries & Milkshake Bubble Bath & Shower Creme, £2.05 (Superdrug).

Don't forget your crowning glory for the Diamond Jubilee. Percy & Reed has got regal tresses sussed with a Hair Royal Highness pack, £24 (www.spacenk.com), available end of May.

ROYAL FLUSH

You don't have to paint your face with a Union Jack flag to celebrate the Jubilympics. There are far less obvious ways to beautify with a nod to the celebrations.

Or even a wink... If you love false eyelashes, Paperself have fluttered the flag for Team GB with their London Skyline lashes featuring iconic landmarks like Big Ben and Tower Bridge, £12.50 (www.paperselfstore.com).

Frame your eyes before applying with Alida's 'Jackie' Tweezers with Attitude, sporting a Geri Halliwell-style Union Jack dress, £3.10 (www.victoriahealth.com).

Ensure your complexion is glowing like an Olympian with Benefit's That Gal brightening face powder, housed in limited edition London packaging, £21.50 (nationwide from June 2).

Keep all your limited edition beauties safe; Marks & Spencer has gone street party chic with a Union Jack Patchwork cosmetic bag, £7.50.

REGAL HANDS

Give the royal wave or ensure your cheering hands stand out from the crowd with some patriotic talons.

Cheat and stick on falsies for some GB finesse - ideal if you haven't got medal-winning natural nails.

Technic's Union Jack cosmetics range has a pack of 24 flag print false nails, £2.99 (www.lovethymakeup.com).

If you've got a steady hand, try DIY flags using OPI's Great Britain, Great Nails Jubilee collection of red, white and blue hues, £24.95 (www.lookfantastic.com).

Max Factor celebrity nail artist, Zarra Celik recommends using a thin nail brush to create your own flag fancies.

For a glitzy evening option, magpies won't be able to resist Nails Inc's Jubilee limited edition colour featuring red, white and blue glitter - topped off with a crystal cap fit for a queen, £15 (www.nailsinc.com).

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