Even though I am not a fan of tanning (that’s probably one of the reasons why I am so pale), every once in a while I enjoy spending time at the beach. Here are 11 must-have items that have earned their spot in my cute beach bag by BooHoo.
#1: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil Free Lotion Sunscreen is one of my favorite sunscreens. It is not sticky and provides a long-time protection from sun. This product is designed for face only, but I use it all over my body.
#2: Awesome Pink Sunnies not only look great and protect your eyes, those also send the proper message to the world, “I am on vacation and I don’t want to be bothered.” #DND please!
Reading about fashion through rose-colored sunglasses by BooHoo.
#3: Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm is a great substitute for a regular stick lip balm because it will never melt under the sun. Make sure to pick up with you a couple of cotton swabs to apply your balm without sticking your sandy hands into the jar.
#4: Kitsch Hair Ties, because nobody wants to ruin a perfect blow-dry while swimming.
#5: Waterproof Swimsuit Bag will save your beach bag from water and sand while you are stopping at the nearby restaurant for lunch. It will also work in case you are using an oil based sunscreen and don’t want to risk ruining your beach bag.
#6: iPhone headphones is a must-have if you like listening to your favorite playlist or a podcast while enjoying the sun.
#7: An easy to read book; anything from my Summer 2015 Booklist will do. I am currently reading a novel The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza and loving it! It’s all about fashion, work enemies, and how social media have changed our lives.
#8: Makeover Essentials Cosmetics Makeup Remover Wipes are very useful if you need to clean your hands from sunscreen or fix mascara ‘flakes’ from underneath your eyes.
#9: Cute Nail Files for all kind of manicure emergencies. I am currently relaxing in Spain where it’s simply impossible to book a manicure. My ice-cream looking nail files saved me multiple times as I am relaxing next to the pool or even taking sight-seeing tours. Must-have!
#11: A piece of fruit and water because you never know how when you need a snack.