How To Do Summer: My Top 3 ☀️ 

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing grand.

Since it is Summer (duh) I thought I’d write up about my absolute favourite time of year.

When it gets to mid-July, it’s usually sweltering hot and some people tend to say things like ‘I miss Winter/I’m sick of the sun!’ Please, get into the bin.

Summer, for me, is the best time of year! You get a tan and healthy glow, you can literally do anything because of the weather (well, maybe not if you live in the UK.) But, all in all, it’s a feel-good time of year. Let’s get started on my top 3 things to do in these gorgeous months!

1- TAN, TAN, TAN!

Believe it or not, I’m not usually a big ‘tanning’ girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love to get bronzed up on my summer holidays and make the most of the sun, but I don’t fake tan, literally ever. I once used fake tanning ‘wipes’ when I was about 14 and ended up sporting white, pale legs with 2 random tango strips going down them. It wasn’t my best look, I have to say.

However… this summer, I’ve been a bit browner than usual; I’ve been paying visits to The Tanning Shop and having sunbeds. Brighton has two branches: Western Road and Queens Road, however they are all over the country.

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*Now, before I go on: I am in no way promoting sunbeds or saying that you should get them, because at the end of the day, everyone knows they are not good for your skin at all.* I am simply telling you about my experiences with them.

I have been using them in moderation during the Summer months and obviously will not make them a super regular habit! Let’s face it, downing 2 bottles of wine in one night and scoffing through a family pack of chocolate fingers isn’t healthy either, but we still all do that, right? No…? Me neither.

Anyway, I had some sunbed sessions with lotion before my recent holiday to Corfu and I have undoubtedly seen massive progress compared to my usual tan after a week of heat. I feel super super brown this year and have upped my dose of Vitamin D compared to other times where I’ve felt deflated with my rubbish, unimpressive tan.

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You can also purchase lotion sachets/bottles which deepen and extend your tan.

The people working in the shop were all so helpful in giving me advice, too, as I had absolutely no clue what I was doing.

If you’re not willing to get under the sunbeds (ahem, final destination) they also offer spray tanning – another thing I’m keen to try! Luckily, The Tanning Shop have special deals and flash sales all the time, so a new bronzed body won’t break ya bank too hard.

  • My tanning treatments were free in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

 

2 – FESTI TIME!

To me, Summer just isn’t the same without paying a visit to a festival of some sort. Whether it’s an entire weekend, a whole week or just a single day, you need one in your life. Nothing quite says summer like lying in a sweaty, stinking tent with 3 day old beer spilt over you, or being pushed about in heaving crowds unable to breathe sufficiently. All fun and games!

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Some people absolutely despise festivals, which is fair enough (reeking, blocked portaloos dont appeal to everyone, funnily enough.) However, some people I know have never even been to one! I’d really recommend a smaller, 1-day festival such as Wireless for people who are wanting to give their first festival a go. You can still watch lots of acts in that small space of time, drown yourself in glitter and get drunk. Woop woop!

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I went to Wildlife Festival back in June, which went above and beyond my expectations, and I am also looking forward to Creamfields and Boundary Brighton in the next couple of months. Yeeessss… they do break your banks and cause you to be penniless, but they are oh-so worth it, trust me. If you wanna get more into the festival mood, read my Festival Essentials blog post!

 

3 – HOLIDAY TIME!

Summer wouldn’t be Summer for me without going abroad, so I make effort throughout the year to put some funds aside for it. I’ve just got back from Kavos, and the holiday blues are real (as well as the Kavos cough.)

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Whether its a gals/lads clubbing holiday in Zante or Malia, a more chilled destination such as Barcelona, a city break in Amsterdam or even a festival abroad such as Benicassim (my favourite place, EVER) you need to throw yourself on a plane. (Unless you’re frightened of flying like I am. I despise flying but adore going away. See my problem?)

Anyway, I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading my blog post today. Take care.

Love, Dayna x

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