Wednesday 20 August 2014

Simply Be's Secrets to Summer Confidence

Hey Everyone! 

Today I am excited to be sharing with you the below secrets to summer confidence infographic in collaboration with Simply Be. Have a read and then scroll down to see my thoughts on each of the tips they have come up with and some interesting statistics!

Find swimwear that fits to perfection

I definitely think that underwiring is a huge must for me personally and paired with a nice pair of high waisted bottoms you get support from both, don't feel too on show as the high waist gives a little more coverage and just as comfortable as I would be in a one piece. There are so many jazzy prints and patterns available so you can really have fun with it and match them up with a cute sarong or wrap around, a floppy hat and shades for a super cool beachy fashionista style.

Master pretty beach hairstyles

I have to say that loose waves are one of my favourite hairstyles in general and that's all year round. I usually use a Bumble and Bumble texturising salt spray on damp hair and it gives a really nice wave without being crunchy but nothing beats the real deal after a dip in the sea. Another trick I use is putting my hair in a fishtail braid or french plait to keep my hair away from my face when it's all hot and sticky but then later on you can undo the bobble to have natural waves with no product! 

Create a feel good playlist

Here's my summer playlist! Let me know in the comments what your picks are:

Calvin Harris - Summer
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
Flo Rida - Whistle
Ella Henderson - Ghost
Ed Sheeran - Sing
John Legend - All of Me
Iggy Izalea - Fancy
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Fuse ODG - Dangerous Love and Antenna
Rita Ora - I will never let you down

Choose a signature summer perfume

Now there have been some great summer editions out this year in the form of Jimmy Choo's Exotic, Katy Perry's Killer Queen in Oh So Sheer and my favourite which is Eclipse by Ghost. You can get yourself a free sample in this months Marie Claire so check it out when you're next out and about in town.

Pamper your hands and treat your feet

In my opinion, nothing says summer like bright neon nails and cute sandals, Get to Boots, grab some Barry M and you can even match the colour to your bikini!

Now on to the survey results! The main theme seems to be that us girls are really uncomfortable getting our stomachs out with a huge 71.3% of us feeling self conscious on holiday. I think going on a beach holiday can be a really daunting experience in general for a lot of women (me included), I know I get myself all worked up thinking that everyone will look at me and be judging me on how bigger I am in comparison when I'm wearing swimming gear. The irony is though that a lot of women of all sizes aren't confident on the beach and are generally more worried about themselves and how they look than bothering themselves by fretting over what I'm wearing/look like. I think it's important to maintain perspective, we do work ourselves up and most of the time it's not even warranted. With gorgeous kaftans and cover-ups available there really is something for everyone to wear on the beach and feel comfortable in, have a browse and see for yourself.

I hope the tips we have shared in the post help some of you and were interesting to read. Let me know if you'd like to see more posts like this in the future.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X

*This is a PR collaborative post however the opinions as always are my own*


  1. Thanks for sharing! I've never worn a two piece before, but on my next vacay I'm happy to say I will! With the help of a supportive, underwire top of course!

  2. omg love love loveeeee this post !!! we agree with every single statement you made dear !!

  3. Love these ideas. You gotta love beachy hair! and a summer playlist is essential :) x

    Sinead - Dreaming Again

  4. This is such a cute post!
    Love all of the infographics. :o)

  5. great post. it can be so daunting exposing yourself i know


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