hi guys! is wengie, welcome back to my channel!! or if you're new right here, welcome! here's a welcome hug today i have a such a fun video! it is 11 summer hacks i literally came back from my beach holiday yesterday we went to the great barrier of reef that's the closets we get to summer here in australia if you guys want to find out what we did on our trip i actually have a vlog channel where i'm going to be uploading all of the fun things that we did we did a beach house tour, we went on a helicopter and we swan with the fishies
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it will be so awesome if we get this video to 50,000 thumbs up i know you guys can do it because you guys are amazing! i'm really excited to show guys these hacks! because i had so much fun with them so without further ado, lets jump straight to the video! let's go! there's some days when i want to chill in the pool without getting wet or worrying about falling in the water because maybe the water is too cold or you're just not into that so a great hack is just to get a kid's swimming pool and blow it up and use it as a little floating island
so much roomier than de floating swans or the floating, like beds and because the sides are kind of higher you can put towels, books and pillows and everything in there without worrying about it falling in the water and getting wet, including yourself i don't want to risk falling into the water either. especially like the pool here, right now, is so cold it is freezing, it is still winter here! there's so many great designs for kids swimming pools this one is so cute! it's like a little dinosaur and i call it nessie yeah, i think that's an appropriate name who wants to go out and grab a drink once you've settled down in the pool?
like, not me! so here's a great hack for all of you guys that want to keep hydrated while you're in the pool and that is to create your very own floating minibar just grab some pool noodles, a plastic tub that is wider at the top than the bottom some thick string and scissors cut the pool noodles to the length of the sides of the tub we basically want to create a border all the way around the tub and not have a fall through don't worry! the noodles are actually really easy to cut with just a normal pair of large scissors
grab a piece of string and thread it through your noodles i chose alternating colours to add a pop of brightness and now pull it super tight, and tie a double knot to make sure it doesn't come loose while it's in the water and your minibar is complete! all you need to do now is to add some ice in the bottom and your favourite drinks in the tub and then launch it into the pool! it is such a great way to stay hydrated while out there floating with little nessie well, big nessie actually so this hack literally made my legs feel so smooth
like i've never felt my legs this smooth before, so you guys got to try it! it's like a double shave and scrub routine and to make this scrub you just simply combine 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of honey and half a cup of sugar just mix this all together and you'll have the perfect sugar scrub now, all you need to do is to shave normally and then use the sugar scrub on the areas you just shaved this to get rid of all the dead skin that's kind of stopping your shaver from getting as close to the root of your hair as possible and then simply after you've done that wash it of and shave again
it'll literally be the smoothest shave you've ever experienced like: wow, like my legs feel so soft if you want to temporary tan but you've run out of self-tanner or don't have any a great option is just to use some cocoa from your cupboard just mix some cocoa with some body moisturiser into a thick liquid like consistency, like this it pretty much looks like dirty milk chocolate and you'll have a simple self-tanner that's the perfect colour and it's not orange, which is awesome just take a little bit and rub it onto your skin and it'll just leave a thin film to create a little dark tan
so you can see how it's darken my skin a tiny bit and to remove it you simply shower and use some baking soda if there's like any stubborn bits if you want sunbathing to be even more fun try adding a pattern to your body with sunscreen or elmer's glue and this will create your very own tan tattoo make sure you're wearing sunscreen on all other parts of your body as well sun can really damage your skin if it's not protected so...slip, slop, slap, guys after applying sunscreen on your face and just general summerness it makes your face look super oily and greasy
and a great way to de-shine is just to apply some translucent powder on your face through a thin tissue i always find applying it directly it gets too heavy and forms like clumps and collects around my sunscreen or like facial oil, yes, it sounds disgusting but it happens all the time so the tissue helps you de-shine without looking like you've applied like too much powder on your face and the best thing is your sunscreen is still on and you don't rub it off during this process i am a horrible mozzie bite scratcher like i just can't keep my fingers off of them a great hack if you're a scratcher like me is to just to use toothpaste on the bites to sue them it gives you a cool tingly feeling and it actually really works i was a bit dubious about this one, i didn't think it would work but it did
and i forgot about my bites for a few hours after that the other thing you can try to do is to slap it really hard until is just painful instead of itchy so in summer keeping mozzies away is literally the bane of my existence so when i found this really cute and natural mozzie repellent candle i just had to show you guys! all you need are: jars, essential oils that mozzies hate like eucalyptus, lavender oil and other oils like here's a list and you just basically choose one that works for your mozzies 'cause all mozzies are different the other things you'll need are: lemon, limes, rosemary and also tea candles or floating candles and it's just super simple to make! just fill up your jar two-thirds of the way up with water
slice up your lemon and limes and then add them into your jar with two springs of rosemary now, add in 10 drops each of your chosen mix of essential oils, i chose lavender and eucalyptus and then you can remove the metal part of your tea lights to create your own floating candle or just use a normal floating candle and put it on top simply light it when you're ready to repel those annoying little things and the warmth will release the scent into the air and keep them away! they are so perfect for like dinner parties!! you can also mix the solution into a spray bottle after and spray on yourself for extra protection summer nights are way more fun when you create your own glow-in-the-dark lanterns
all you need are some glows sticks and some jars simply break the glow sticks to activate the glow the snaps you're hearing are actually glass inside so be careful with the next part! chose your favourite colour and cut the top of the tube to let the insides come out and you basically just make cute patterns in the jar by flicking it around and you can do whatever colour you like or mix all the colours after you've flicked it around, there's maybe a little bit more stuck in the tube so an easy way to get the rest of it out is to cut the top off and this will let the air go through so that the rest of the liquid comes out
i love mixing three colours together to make almost like a galaxy-like effect and that's pretty much it! you can create your own designs , you can shake it up, you can do whatever you like and mix it together and it's such a cool way to lightup your night and this could be a fun activity as well if you have like friends over you guys can all make your own! and yeah, it almost looks like little fireflies in the jar to protect your stuff from like the sneaky sand that sneaks into everything you can also use a plastic bin liner
simply find one with a plastic drawstring on the top and put all the thing you don't want sand on before placing it into your bag when i'm at the beach i get too caught up with having fun i totally forget where i throw my flipflops because i literally just kick the anywhere! a great hack so that you never lose them is to use a harness clip to clip them onto the stroke of your beach bag that way they'll always be attached to your belongings and it's also a great way to carry around your flipflops while you're walking along the beach so that you don't get sand in your bag
normally i just hold them with my hands but this is way easier! tell me which one of these hacks was your favourite! thanks so much for chilling with me! i can't wait to see your bright, beautiful faces next week! until then: byee, love you!