summer

I Wore All Black Everything In The Heatwave & You Know What, It Didn't Suck

There's this theory that wearing black in the summer is a bad move. Mainly because the colour is thought to absorb more heat, making you a lot hotter than you need to be. For someone whose wardrobe is 80 percent black, summer is generally bad news.…
By Lauren Sharkey

There's A Scientific Reason Why Rain Feels SO Good After The Heatwave

Unusually hot weather in Britain typically results in a three-phase reaction. Firstly, jubilation: no one is wearing tops (or sufficient SPF), every outdoor pub table is occupied, and Instagram is inundated with sunny day snaps. Next comes…
By Emily Dixon

Meghan Markle Broke This Summer Style Rule & Now I'm Rethinking My Whole Wardrobe

When summer comes around, there are certain style rules that one is expected to abide by. Things like don't don knitwear, steer clear of black, and absolutely no denim mainly exist for practical reasons. After all, no one needs to excessively sweat.…
By Lauren Sharkey

It's Furnace Friday & The Science Behind This Summer Is Actually Intense AF

You're sitting melting slowly into whatever surface you are sitting on, aren't you? It's one of those summers where you're so sweaty at all times and that makes you kind of miss winter and all that horrific snow. OK maybe not, but it really is…
By Aoife Hanna

Science Says You've Probably Been Applying Your Suncream Wrong For Like, Ever

I, and probably many of you, have a tendency to put sunscreen on as quickly as possible. Mainly because I'm lazy but also because I can't stand the sticky texture of some of the formulas. But this isn't how to apply your suncream correctly, and…
By Lauren Sharkey

Your Fave Summer Cocktail Could Actually Be The Cause For This Uncomfortable Rash

The summer is full of weird health things. One day, you'll be sunbathing and feeling fine. The next, you'll be covered in a rash that just won't go away. But there's one particular skin condition that is rife in the hotter months and rarely…
By Lauren Sharkey

This Is The One 'Gilmore Girls' Episode That's So Perfect For Summer

When a lot of fans think of Gilmore Girls, they probably picture some of the series' iconic winter episodes. Picturesque Stars Hollow covered in a blanket of freshly fallen snow, Lorelai and Rory bundled up and sipping hot coffee, Luke building an…
By Johnny Brayson

Giant Straw Hats Are All The Rage RN So Here’s How To Bag The Best Of Them

Sometimes, the fashion industry sends out something that is honestly laughable. But then, a couple of celebrities wear it and it becomes a bonafide trend. That's exactly what has happened with giant straw hats; a fad that has taken over both high…
By Lauren Sharkey

This Incredible Sunbathing Calculator Could Hold The Key To Stopping Sunburn For Good

Sunburn. Sunburn. Sunburn. Say it three times in front of a mirror and it's likely to appear. Alright, so that saying might be an old wives' tale but the damage that the sun can do to your skin is certainly no laughing matter. So how do you stay…
By Lauren Sharkey

This Supermarket Beachwear Takes Looking Fly On A Budget To A Whole New Level

When it comes to going on holiday or just visiting one of the many beaches the UK has to offer, I'm prone to stocking up on enough swimwear to rival the Love Island contestants. (And I'm sure I'm not alone.) But beachwear? I'm stumped. Yet it's…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Super Simple Hacks Will Help Make Your Perfume Last Longer In Hot Weather

It's easy to get incredibly sweaty in this never-ending heatwave. And while deodorant can prevent any nasty odours, you'll probably still be turning to your favourite perfume in order to give off a much more enticing scent. Oh, and spraying it. And…
By Lauren Sharkey

How To Set Your Make-Up In Hot Weather Because This Heatwave Isn't Going Anywhere

The UK is currently experiencing a heatwave like it has never experienced before. (OK, I have nothing to back that up but I have never felt so hot.) Now that it's officially summer, you've probably been inundated with party invites. While you could…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Super Light Moisturisers Are Perfect To Help You Avoid Summer Skin Irritation

Hands up if you just can't deal with this heatwave. Me neither. In the midst of all that fun in the sun (or lying down with a fan blasting in your face in my case), it's all too easy for your skincare regime to go out the window. But finding a…
By Lauren Sharkey

I Tried That Old Wives' Tale About Drinking Hot Bevs In The Heat & Well, It's Tricky

There are plenty of old wives' tales when it comes to science. And with the internet full of inaccurate information, it can be hard to know what to believe. That's exactly why I decided to test out one strange-sounding theory. Instead of downing…
By Lauren Sharkey

15 Song Lyrics About Fireworks You Should Def Use For Your Instagram This Week

Summer 2018 is flying by way faster than I'd like it to. Sometimes it's hard to keep up: in fact, a foolproof way to see exactly how quickly the seasons are changing is to mark the eye-catching occasions where everyone you know is going to post…
By Isami McCowan

Summer Can Actually Make Your Anxiety Worse & The Reasons Why May Surprise You

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: summer is the best season, ever. The clothes are better, the tanning's better, the drinks are better, (Pimms > mulled wine), and post-work socialising is better. But there are of course some…
By Charlotte Pasha

You Can Now Buy A Pool Float With A Hole For Your Boobs & It's Actually Kind Of Genius

When brands make April Fools' jokes, they usually aren't that funny — we just roll our eyes and spare a chuckle if we're feeling generous. But a British lingerie brand has turned their April Fools' prank into a legitimate product, and it's a…
By Ayana Lage

13 Harry Potter Spells For Summer In The UK, Because There's A Lot To Negotiate

Summer time is upon us. Finally! Whether you're an extreme outdoorsy campy type or a beach bum or just like lying down, It's a perfect time to pick up a book and get to it. It wasn't that long ago that each summer heralded the release of the latest…
By Aoife Hanna

How To Sleep Better When It's Hot Outside, Because The Struggle Is Real

The UK is in full heatwave mode and everything is feeling positively Mediterranean. However, one of the few problems with this glorious sunshine is the issue of sleeping. It's just not very easy to sleep in the heat. Especially in the UK, where…
By Lara Williams

7 Weird But Totally Normal Things That Happen To Your Body During A Heatwave

In case you haven't heard (i.e. don't have Instagram) there's a mega heatwave in parts of the UK at the moment, with many of us basking in glorious sunshine. I, for one, am making the most of it, refusing to socialise, eat, or exercise anywhere that…
By Charlotte Pasha