Thursday, July 4, 2013

What's in my Beach Bag & Monthly Must-Reads

Question of the month from Kristen: What are your beach bag essentials?

The perfect question for July...especially for me as we're off to the beach this weekend!

Bag: Lands End
Water Bottle: Bubba (LOVE this brand so much - my model has a flip-up straw and keeps water so cold that ice cubes stick around for hours!)
Facial Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water Light Sunscreen SPF 60 - (love it because I can use it daily without breaking out. Also works as a great pre-foundation primer! Not sure if it has the same name in the US but the packaging is identical to this one.)
Lip Sunblock: Vichy Lip Protection Stick SPF 30 (so important to protect your lips from getting burnt!)
Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop (love this whole range of glosses - super high-end quality at drugstore prices!)
Body Sunscreen: Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 60 (glides on SO smoothly! Leaves skin moisturized and NO white-ish cast)
Reading Material: My favorite magazine - Stylewatch!

And here's what I'll be wearing:

Hat: Target (similar for $7.50)
Flip flops: Old Navy
Swimsuit: Old Navy (control max one piece *aka spanx in a suit* at a bargain price - perfect for me!)
Cut-offs: Old Navy
Cover-up: Winners/TJMaxx (similar)

Happy 4th of July to my US readers!!! What are your beach bag essentials?

DISCLAIMER: The Vichy Lip & Body sunscreens were sent to me for consideration - but I use them constantly and truly love them!


  1. Love your beach outfit! Super cute! That hat is great :-)
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    1. Thanks Kallie - I can't wait to wear the outfit to the beach this weekend :-)

  2. My beach essential would include similar items... plus detangling spray and a comb or brush! :) Great blog! I'm a new follower xoxo

    1. Thanks for following Rosalyn! A detangling spray sounds like a great idea! I usually just coat my hair in Moroccan Oil - and deal with any tangles when I get home LOL :-)

  3. Wonderful post...I really like your beautiful blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  4. Super cute polka dot swim suit. I'm thinking about ordering it. Love the color. How does it run? Small or TTS?

    1. It's definitely worth trying out - I'd say it runs true to size, I'm an XS in Old Navy tops - so I picked up an XS suit, and it fits just fine! Hope that helps!

  5. Those are definitely beach essentials..can't go without all those goodies :) Love your beach outfit, so perfect!

    1. Thanks Lilly - I definitely had fun wearing my outfit at the beach this past weekend :-)


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