Time to Get Your Tan On! Our Summer Holiday Essentials from The Tanning Shop + Packing Guide

It’s that time of year again, the out of office is on, mini sized everything has been bought along with those beaut sandals in every colour. Holiday mode is on but you still have to pack (bluegh). Don’t worry, we’ve hooked you up with a packing list including some summer essentials from The Tanning Shop at WillowBrook

Before you go…

Everybody loves to look tanned in their bikinis on holiday and no one wants to wait until day 3 of the holiday to show off their town so why not get a head start and visit The Tanning Shop at WillowBrook to make sure you can show off your tan from day 1?!

Sun beds not your thing? The Tanning Shop also offers spray tanning! You can also pick up some fake tan favourites whilst you’re there such as these…

Vani-T Brazilian Bronze Ultra Dark 1 Hour Self Tan Mousse – £28.00

“The ultimate in self tanning for those who want a rich, ultra dark tan with the ease of application of a velvety mousse.”

Vani- Bronzing Custard Moisturising Gradual Tanner -£18.99

“A celebrity favourite! Use every 2nd day to extend and boost an existing tan or daily to build up a natural glow worthy of a red carpet appearance.”

When you’re travelling…

1. Large bag to travel with (which can double up as your beach bag)

2. Passport

3. Phone

4. Currency or credit card

5. Travel insurance info (just in case)

6. Lip salve

7. Moisturiser (under 100 ml)

8. Spare comfy socks for the plane

9. Book/Kindle

10. Playing cards

11. Sunglasses for when you land at the other end


All the tech

12. Travel adaptor

13. Extension lead – to use with your adaptor so you can do your hair, charge your phone and have your speakers plugged in all at once

14. Phone charger

15. Camera and camera charger

16. Speakers for tunes, preferably portable

17. Headphones


For the beach/pool

18. One bikini for every three days of beach/pool time

19. One cover up for every three days of beach/pool time

20. One pair of flip flops or pool slides for the day

21. One beach bag (which can double up as your travel bag)

22. One beach towel

23. Another pair of sunglasses

24. These tanning essentials from The Tanning Shop:


Australian Gold: SPF 30 Spray Gel 237ml – £14.20

“For skin that tans easily but occasionally burns, SPF 30 promotes tanning, allowing you to stay in the sun up to 30 times longer without burning. Formulated to provide protection from UVA rays that may contribute to skin damage, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer. UVA/UVB Protection WATERPROOF PABA-Free Aloe Vitamin E No Mineral Oil Recyclable Packaging”




Australian Gold: Moisture Lock 237ml – £13.00

“Well cared-for and hydrated skin stays tanned longer! The Australian Gold”


For days out

25. One crossbody bag for the day

26. One pair of denim shorts

27. A couple of T-shirts

28. Underwear – one pair of knickers for every evening and a few extra for days out


For the evenings

29. One pair of dressy flats

30. One pair of wedges

31. One evening bag/clutch that goes with every outfit

32. One outfit for every evening (bring versatile skirts you can mix up with different tops) and maxi dresses that work from day to night

33. One scarf/pashmina for cold nights

34. Jewellery – leave anything sentimental or expensive at home, just in case you lose it

35. Nightwear – something cool but comfy

36. A smart cardigan or jacket you can wear out if it gets chilly


Makeup and beauty bits

37. Hair straighteners/curlers

38. Hairdryer

39. Hairbrush and comb

40. Hair bands

41. Kirby grips

42. Your makeup

43. Makeup remover

44. Nail polish in the shade of your mani, in case they chip

45. Nail polish remover – the pads are handy for travelling

46. Perfume


For the bathroom cabinet

47. Cleanser and moisturiser

48. Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner

49. Body lotion or after sun

50. Insect bite cream/repellent

51. Toothbrush and toothpaste

52. Razor and shaving gel

53. Deodorant

54. Medicine

55. Sanitary products

56. Plasters for any pesky blisters


Happy tanning!