Let’s face it: being at home while everyone you know is away on holiday (and sharing the evidence on social media) can be a bit of a downer. In summertime the appeal of cocktails by the pool/frolicking in the ocean/walking through a rainforest/etc is hard to suppress.
There is a solution, however: you simply have to trick yourself into thinking you’re in some faraway tropical destination. If your powers of imagination are lacking, a certain scent, sensation or colour can help you along. Try one of these summery products on for size:
Essie’s summer range
Bright, sunny nail polish is an instant mood-booster — and if it’s the colour of sorbet, even better. Essie‘s limited edition Summer 2015 shades are basically a summer holiday in lacquer form, and they come with puntastic names like “chillato” (pistachio green) and “peach side babe” (a pinky peach). If you don’t have a gelato stand nearby, they’re not a bad consolation prize. ($16.95 each)