|Float from Primark, Tankini from Yours Clothing|
Why wait until your birthday or Christmas for presents? I’m a firm believer in treating yourself throughout the year whether its for doing well at work, a non-scale victory or simple to say, I love you, love me!
Summertime is the perfect excuse for treating yourself as these so many lush pieces in the shops; some serious, some fun but they’ll all make your smile and wont break the bank.
Surrounding yourself with things that you love and that bring you happiness is really important.
Here’s my run down of the things I’m treating myself to this summer to pop a smile on my face.
A FUNKY POOL FLOAT
Last summer, was the year of the funky pool floats. I bought a pricey 7 foot pegasus to take with me to the Maldives in January but this summer, so many of the high street stores have caught on, so now you can up your poolside game without spending a small fortune. The best place for inflatables this year has to be Primark with their watermelon ring, donut, unicorn and the flamingo, like I have above. New Look have a great collection too; they even have inflatable drinks floats so that your cocktail can float alongside you!
PUT A LID ON IT
Summer lets you embrace your most glamorous self by popping on a massive sun hat. I bought mine in Ralph Lauren a few years ago and it always makes me feel so fabulous when I wear it!
From understated trilby hats, floppy hats and cowboy hats, they are an essential treat for those looking to add a little something extra to their outfit as well as to protect them from the sun. The ones at Accessorize are a great high street option.
LIGHT UP YOUR GARDEN
For lazy, hazy nights in the garden with your friends, you can create a magical atmosphere with beaut solar lights around your garden. Solar fairy lights are the prettiest – and come in all sorts of guises – from pretty shapes and colours, to more traditional lanterns. I’ve just bought some of these diamond shaped solar lights from Wilko for my balcony.
|Wearing the Yours Clothing Blue and Pink Smudge Kimono and Pineapple Beach Bag|
SUMMER-THEMED BEACH BAGS
You’re not likely to go to the beach at any other time, right? Then why not make your beach bag ultra summery to maximise on the sunny vibes.
Yours Clothing have a great selection – there’s everything from stars to stripes and pom poms and of course the two pineapple covered woven bags that I have. They hold everything that I need for the pool or beach from my Kindle and suncream to my water and towel. Time to hit the beach!
|Wearing the Yours Clothing Black and Electric Blue Swimsuit and Pineapple Beach Bag|
Treating yourself to a new nail polish will help you embrace summer at the lowest of costs. Choose from juicy oranges and lemons, or go full ice cream colours with pale mints, blues and pinks and have a constant reminder of summer fun times. Barry M nail paint is a classic.
SMARTER ICE CUBES
Whats the one thing that can make refreshing coolers and cocktails even more delicious? Ice cubes that don’t melt and dilute the drink that’s what! I love that now you can buy freezable cubes that chill drinks without making them water down eventually. These are my fave fruit ice cubes from Lakeland; they’re perfect for cocktails and look so cute even in a jug of juice too!
Lastly, a paddling pool is the perfect summer treat. Don’t be confined to thinking that they need to be held in your memory from childhood. In the UK when its hot, we’re not equipped with the air-con and swimming pools like we have when we’re on holiday so do yourself a favour and bag a bargain paddling pool from Tesco Direct.
They’re great for popping your feet in to cool off on a hot summers day and you can even pop a load of ice cubes in to keep your beers cold, so fill ‘em up, kick back and relax in your garden.
Summer is here and its time to treat yo’self ladies!
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I’d love to know what you’re treating yourself to this summer, let me know in the comments!
*Research provided by name badges retailer Badgemaster.