Happy Friday!!! Tomorrow I’m taking my talents to the beach and I couldn’t be more excited!!! This will be my first beach trip of the year. With that being said, I figured I’d come up with some of my beach bag essentials.
Beach Bag. I just bought this bag and it is the cutest this ever! I love stripes number one and then the pom pom closure is an added bonus!
One: Beach hat. I actually just bought a hat just like this from Marshalls and I can’t wait to wear it on the beach! But these hats are perfect for not only being cute, but keeping the sun from burning your face. Believe it or not, I get bad sunburn on my cheeks.
Two: Beach towel. Need I say more
Three: Aviators. Protect your eyes while looking stylish at the same time. I love aviators, especially the mirror reflecting ones!
Four: Magazines. I must catch up and keep up-to-date on the latest fashions while I’m sun bathing! Plus, we all love to read the embarrassing stories section in Cosmo…admit it, you know you do!
Five: Cute cover up. You don’t want to be that girl that goes into a restaurant in your wet bathing suit lol. The cover ups now also can pass for dresses as well. Funny story, I was so excited for this upcoming trip that I bought 4 cover ups from Marshalls! Yes I was a little over zealous but at least they will make for good pictures!
Six: Tumbler. When basking in the sun, it’s best to stay hydrated especially if you plan on drinking as well.
Now on to my smaller case which I usually use for accessories
One: Cosmetic bag. I haven’t gotten this particular case yet, but it’s going to be one of my birthday gifts to myself. I also love this one. Rather than lose your smaller items in a large beach bag, a smaller bag is best for accessories. Best if lined, that way you don’t have to worry about sand getting on anything
Two: Sunblock. Name your favorite brand and you are good to go. Personally I like the body mist ones so I don’t have to worry about rubbing anything in.
Three: Lip balm with SPF. I actually live by the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stick. Be sure that whatever lip balm you use that it has SPF so your lips don’t get sunburnt.
Four: Hair clips or hair ties. Not everyone will look like a Victoria Secret model sitting on the beach. I can just look at water and my hair starts to do weird things. I’ve learned to have these on standby at all times!
Five: Wide tooth comb or brush. Like I said earlier, my hair does weird things at the beach. Nothing will make me have an afro more than a thin tooth comb. I like to stick to a wide tooth comb to prevent my hair from getting that way but also not get knotty.
Six: Frizz Control. I live by this serum!!! I usually try to use a small amount, especially if I’m wearing my hair curly because this stuff really straightens your hair, it’s crazy! I apply a little before I go to the beach and then once I leave. It works wonders!
Seven: Iphone or Ipod. I can’t live without my phone. And is anyone like me…I still use my 1st generation Ipod touch (insert embarrassed face lol).
So tell me, what are your beach bag essentials?