Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Beach Essentials

Summer is upon us and that means on our days off we are most likely heading to the beach to soak up some sun and play in the water!! 
I thought it would be nice to make a beach essentials post for everything you might need at the beach.

First and foremost, when laying out in the sun all day, protecting your skin is very important. Nobody wants wrinkled skin or worse skin cancer later in life, so it's crucial to take care of your very delicate skin.
I usually settle with an SPF 30 and sometimes an SPF 45 for my face, because the skin on your face is the most delicate and thin.

I had heard wonderful things about the Hawaiian Tropics Silk Hydration After Sun Moisturizer in Coconut Papaya, so I thought I would try out that one, plus try their regular SPF 30 in the Silk Hydration line.
It feels like your putting on a really nice smelling moisturizer, but it's protecting your skin. The after sun moisturizer is super hydrating, but cooling at the same time to really heal your skin after a day in the sun.

For footwear I always go with a fun, bright sandal that's easy to slip on and off. It's always a pain trying to put strappy gladiators on and off when your walking from the beach to your car. I found this amazing pair of flip flops at Value Village and the brand is A.co! 
It's also a must to protect your eyes and to also look summer beachy chic with a pair of Ray Ban Aviators.
Top it off with an ipod full of summer tunes and you will be entertained for hours while laying out.

It's also crucial to have some fun summer magazines and I just picked up the new LOU LOU summer style edition. The other side of the magazine is the beauty summer edition.

Another beauty essential is an SPF lip balm.  Nobody wants burned, chapped lips, so I picked up an SPF 20 Softlips in Strawberry Sherbet. Out of all my lip balms I shockingly didn't have one in an SPF. (Shame on me)

Another must of course is a fun beach bag to hold all your beach essentials. I found this bag last year at Value Village and I love that it's a see through kinda crate bag.

Lastly, of course you need a bathing suit!! The brighter the better I say so I will be wearing my two new bathing suits. My orange top is from Adore Me and my tie-dye bathing suit plus both bottoms are from Victoria's Secret. I don't have any bathing suit tops like this and thought these are fun and flattering, so I bought two of them for the summer. I also added some cover-ups with each bathing suit. Crochet type cardigans that are see through are great for the summer and as beach cover ups. Both are from Value Village, but I'm pretty positive they were originally from Wal-Mart.

Add a towel and you are good to go!!

These are my beach essentials. What are your must have beach essentials!?

-Sydney xo


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  2. Those bikinis are really cute! :) I don't own any lipbalms with SPF either, I might need to get one :P

  3. absolutely love the tie-dye coloured bathing suit top! so pretty!

    -ariel* xoxo

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