Hey guys, hope you had an amazing weekend! I spent my weekend up North enjoying some fun in the sun in the Georgian Bay.There are so many beautiful lakes and beaches in Ontario I try and take advantage in the summer months and go as often as possible. After another weekend at the beach I thought I would share with you what I keep in my bag for a fun day at the beach or even pool. Below is a little check list of things I like to bring with me so I can enjoy a fun day in the sun in total comfort & style.
Beach Bag Checklist:
Beach Bag: Choosing something oversized is best with an inside zip pocket for your phone and wallet, I like this one from ASOS
Sunscreen: Be sure to use an SPF 30 or more to best protect your skin from the sun, I used this Shisiedo one because it works even better after gettting wet.
Waterproof Mascara: If you’re like me and have light coloured lashed mascara is always a must. Too Faced has a great one that doesn’t run if you go swimming or play games on the beach.
Eyebrow Gel: I feel werid without my eyebrows done even when I’m on the beach. I love Benefit’s new line of eyebrow products and have been using ka-BROW almost everyday. It’s also waterproof
Mineral Water Spray: During a hot day at the beach your skin will need some refreshment. I love to use Evian’s water spray to hydrate my skin when I’m tanning, it’s a little pick me up for your skin in the heat and helps your complexion.
Sunglasses: This one seems obvious for a day at the beach. Sunglasses are a necessity for any day of the summer and I have fallen in love with my rose gold ones from Love Always.
Swimsuit: Another obvious necessity for the beach or a day at the pool. One piece swimsuits are so in this summer, I’ve been trying to get my hands on one all and ASOS has so many available
Towel/Beach Blanket: I always bring a huge towel when I go to the beach so I have something to lay out on during the day and and extra layer if I get cold in the evening. I love these round ones, the patterns are beautiful and look great in photos with the sand.
Floaty/Beach Ball: Now for the fun! I love these emoji beach balls but let’s be honest we all want a unicorn floaty or giant slice of pizza! If you’re lucky you already bought yours because they are hard to find and heavy to ship!
Drink Cozy: It gets supper hot at the beach and you’ll need to stay hydrated with a cold drink. These cute drink cozy work great and are a fun way to know which drink is yours!
External Battery: This one is very important! Let’s be honest, no day at the beach is complete without an Instagram photo or a few Snapchats. Bringing an extra battery charger will save you at the end of the day.
Polaroid Camera: Summer doesn’t last forever but make your memories! I love having polaroids to look back on and save, I find I never print photos anymore so this is the perfect way to create memories.
Wether I’m at the beach or the pool I always have sunscreen close by. This summer I bought Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion in SPF 50 because I heard such cool things about it’s WetForce technology. It apparently becomes even more effective when comes into contact with water, which is perfect for days at the beach. I always use an SPF over 30 to protect my skin from the sun’s damage and also keep a lip balm with an SPF in my bag so I don’t forget to protect my lips. My next beauty essentials in my bag are a waterproof mascara and long lasting eyebrow cream-gel. I jumped on the summer bandwagon and tried the Too Faced, Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara. I’ll be honest and admit I only dunked my head under the water a few times but it did stay in place without any smudging, I’ll update you again once I’ve been swimming. For my eyebrows I am OBSESSED with Benefit’s new ka-BROW! eyebrow cream-gel. Not only does it last 24 hours but it’s also waterproof! When I have my brows tinted I use it in the darker shade 05- deep and when they start to fade I switch to the lighter 03- medium shade. It’s truly browmazing and the small brush makes it so easy to apply to your brows.
These next beach bag essentials are all about the water! When I’m laying out in the sun and heat my skin always needs refreshing. I love to use Evian’s mineral water spray throughout the day to help hydrate and help my complexion. If this is out of your price rang just bring a spray bottle filled with water, it’s just as refreshing on a hot day! Your’e going to need to stay hydrated and drink plenty when your’e our in sun all day. A cold drink is so refreshing in the heat, I made sure to use to bring these adorable “Mr. & Mrs.” drink cozys. Monogrammed ones would be awesome too so you know whose drink is whose. Of course no day at the beach is complete without a cute bathing suit! I’m dying to get my hands on a black one piece, they are super sexy and in style this summer. This next essential might not fit in your bag but is extremely important to ensuring you have a fun and comfortably day at the beach or pool. A giant inflatable floaty!!! I love the unicorn or a giant slice of pizza. Once you’re done splashing around on your unicorn, grab a huge beach towel to dry off and lay out to tan. I’m obsessing over these round beach towels, I love the patterns and designs on them and they are perfect for summer ’16.
Last but not least, you’re going to need a super cute beach bag to fit all your essentials. I always try to choose something super big with longer straps so I can overpack if I’m going to the beach for a full day or if the weather is being unpredictable. Make sure your beach bag has an inside pocket with a zipper to keep your wallet and phone safer when your swimming like this one from ASOS. Those are all my beach bag essentials, leave me a comment below of the one item you always bring to the beach with you.