Beach Essentials

Happy hump day! Halfway through the work week! This is my last day of work this week though; my boyfriend and I are getting ready to leave for a little trip this evening to San Diego! I am beyond excited, mainly because I am so ready for a vacation {especially one to the beach, eek!} and because we are headed there to celebrate Jeremiah’s grandma’s 80th birthday. Since I will be out on the beach this weekend, I wanted to share some of my beach/pool/lake essentials with you.

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Beach Bag: A big, bright beach bag is a must for me! This one has pockets on the side, which is great for your phone or sunscreen. I am always the person that is digging around in the bottom of my bag for things, and the pockets on the side fix that problem. This one is from Target from last season, but I’m in love with this Straw Bag with fun tassels and also this Striped Woven Bag.

Bikini: Victoria’s Secret is pretty much my go-to for bathing suits. I can buy their tops and bottoms separately in different sizes, and they always fit so well and come in lots of colors/prints. Here are my Bandeau and Bikini Bottoms in a TON of colors.

Hat: A hat does double duty: adds a cute element to your beach look, and protects your face from the sun.

Cover-up: Again, Victoria’s secret has a huge selection of super cute cover ups. I got this one there, but I have my eye on this one also.

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Sandals: These are from Express last season, but Here is a very similar pair. Bonus-they are 30% off right now too! Cute shoes are a must, along with a fresh pedicure!

Sunglasses: These Ray-Bans are my go-to sunnies. I loved them so much I bought the exact same pair after I lost my previous ones last year in Grand Cayman. #fail.

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Burt’s Bees Lip Balm: It’s safe to say I am obsessed with Burt’s Bees lip balm. I have at least 3-4 tubes in various areas of my life: desk, purse, car, makeup bag. I just love it; it really works.

Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves: This little gem gives you those perfect, beachy waves. And for girls like me with stick-straight hair, this product actually works without weighing my hair down or making it feel crunchy. It’s 15% off your first purchase so stock up and get the UV Hair Protection Mist too for color protection and to prevent sun damage.

Coola Face Sunscreen:This SPF 30 sunscreen is designed especially for your face. It smells amazing, is non-greasy, and it is over 70% certified organic. It’s my fav face sunscreen I’ve ever used! Y’all-I cannot even stress how important wearing sunscreen is {especially on your face!}.

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Wipes: These are great for after the beach as they take off dirt, sand, oil, and sunscreen. These wipes are gentle on sensitive skin too, so they won’t dry your face out.

I’ll be getting some sun tomorrow! Cannot wait {cue my happy dance}. Make sure to check our Instagram to see pictures of my trip to California this weekend! Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

-Amanda

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