I just got back from the Mexico, where I was a total beach bum for the week! Beach life is easy life, requiring nothing but a swimsuit, but there are some things I never leave without! Today I am sharing my beach necessities, or the things that ALWAYS make their way into my beach bag! What are your beach essentials??
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Mini Wet Brush: I hate having tangly hair after swimming, so carrying a brush is a must! This cutie is the perfect size for packing in your beach tote and works wonders for getting out those pesky tangles!
Sunscreen: This is obvious! While I am only sharing one today, I actually carry at least 3 different types of sunscreen with me in my beach tote! I love this one for starting the day and for my face, but prefer a spray sunscreen for putting on at the beach. There is nothing worse than being covered in sand and trying to rub in sunscreen!
Zip Pouch: A small zipper pouch is a must for the beach! I always carry one in my tote to store small things like extra hair ties, but most importantly for storing my phone. You never know if sand or water might make there way into your bag, so it's a great way to keep your phone safe!
Face Wipes: Face wipes are always included in my beach tote! The only thing I like on my face at the beach is sunscreen! If I'm heading to the beach later in the day after doing my makeup these soothing hypoallergenic wipes are perfect for wiping off excess makeup. They also work great for a nice refresh after sitting in the sun! I often use them to wipe my face off before reapplying sunscreen or freshen up after a long day in the water.
A Great Read: I am a total bookworm, so packing a few books for the beach is always a must! I actually read three books while on vacation, but The Couple Next Door was probably my favorite. When I'm on the beach I like an easy read and this one was SO suspenseful! It definitely kept me hooked as I finished it in two days. I won't give anything away, but if you are looking for your next read, I highly recommend this one!
Cheap Sunnies: When heading to the beach, I always make sure to pack a pair of cheaper sunnies. I know they will get smudged with sunscreen and scratched with sand, and I don't want to have to worry about losing them in the ocean! I need to be able to throw them in my bag and not worry about them! These are pricier than I usually take to the beach, but I couldn't resist the mirrored lenses and pretty pink frames. I had this pair in my beach bag and wore them most days! Forever 21 and Target are usually my go to for cheap sunnies. I know I can find a cute pair for under $15!
eos Lip Balm and Lotion: I have eos products EVERYWHERE...my car, various purses, my makeup bag, my nightstand, my desk drawer at school...in fact, I don't think I go anywhere without an eos lip balm. eos products are by far my favorite for their delightful flavors, yummy scents and adorable packaging, so it's no wonder that they would make their way into my beach bag! I love the size of the eos lip balms and hand lotions for my beach tote because they are easy to find in an overstuffed tote and are perfect for moisturizing dry skin! I love that they are packed with natural skin-conditioning oils so they stick with you, keeping your skin hydrated and soft all day, even in the heat!
The new eos spring packs are perfect for traveling to the beach! A pack of the hydrating hand lotion and long lasting moisture lip balms ensures that you have eos with you in your carry on, your purse and your beach tote (please tell me I am not the only one who stockpiles like this?!). It doesn't hurt that they come in new delicious flavors either!!
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