The most important thing to bring to the beach, aside from sunscreen, is obviously, a beach towel. My favorite beach towel is my Michael Kors Grape Rugby Stripe towel, it’s a few years old so I can’t find it anywhere online. Usually I bring two towels and make the other one like a head rest.
Second most important thing to bring to the beach is clearly sunscreen. My favorite sunscreen is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45. It’s easy to apply, it’s refreshing, and it’s protecting me…enough said. With my sunscreen I always have a bottle of Banana Boat Tanning Oil because of course at the end of the day I’m looking for a tan. The last skincare item in my beach bag is the Burts Bees Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil SPF 15. This is my favorite lip balm, I’ve been using it for forever, and the SPF in it is super important if you’re spending a day at the beach or pool.
I know it’s contradictory but I always have to have makeup with me at all times. When I’m at the beach I keep it super minimal with just my trusty NARS Bronzer in Laguna, and a waterproof mascara, currently using Maybelline Great Lash. I also like carrying around a perfume on me, the ultimate beach scent for me is St. Tropez Dispenser’s ‘Smell Bent’ with notes of aloe, coconut, jasmine, and musk.
I also always make sure I bring a comb, the Conair Shower Comb has been my go to comb since I was like…12…so, yeah. I’m pretty sure it’s everyone’s go to comb. Anyway, it’s perfect for combing out your hair if you get it wet with either salt or chlorine water.
For entertainment purposes I always have a book or magazine ready to go on my iPad, and of course, headphones. Right now I’m reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. This book has been everywhere recently, and it’s being made into a movie starring Emily Blunt. So far it’s incredible, just the type of thrill I like in a book…a perfect beach read. As far as headphones go I always use cheap headphones because I’m always losing them or getting sand in them, so I opt for Sony’s Pink Fashion Earbuds.
Lastly, you always need a fabulous pair of sunglasses to look glam while on the beach. My absolute favorite sunglasses in all of life are my oversize Prada SPR 03M sunglasses. I wear these everyday, all the time, and would probably die without them.
So, there you have it, my Summer 2015 Beach Bag Essentials!!