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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Beach Bag Essentials

So if you hadn't guessed by all the tweets and Instagram snaps, the UK has at long last been blessed with an overdue heatwave. Lets face it, us Brits love to grumble. When its raining Cats and Dogs we moan that we never see sunshine, yet when we are gifted with scorching Summer days we, well moan that its too hot! 
For me,windswept tresses, sandy toes and bizarre patches of sunburn (I dont think il ever be a bronzed goddess) after a relaxing day at the beach are what Summer days are all about. Whilst emptying the contents of my bag onto the lovely warm sand during my latest trip to the beach, I couldn't resist taking a few cheeky snaps to share with you all (its safe to say I got one or two odd looks haha). 

So what are my beach bag essentials?!
My go to beach bag is this quirky tote from Mulberry. With its Mary Poppins like properties (its size truly is deceiving) its hardly suprising that its become the ultimate sidekick for a day at the beach. 
My skin seriously frazzles in the sun (I swear im not a Cullen) so sunscreen is an essential item in my beach bag. Recently I have been loving Nivea's Protect and Bronze. Aside from the obvious (I hope I dont need to explain how sunscreen works?! ha I joke) it also claims to support the skins natural tanning. So theres still hope of becoming a bronzed goddess yet!! 

Since receiving the Bath & Body Works Pink Chiffon Body Spray from Trina, I have used it non stop. It smells so divine that excuses aren't needed for my over excessive use (although it does mask the sickly scent of sunscreen). Keeping with the Bath & Body Works theme, I also like to keep a dinky bottle of the Anti Bac Hand Gel near by. No one likes sandy sandwiches do they?! This being the case, using hand sanitiser is a must, before tucking into any picnic. 

After countless hours spent in the sea, Bumble & Bumble's Surf Spray helps create lovely windswept locks (does this make me a beach babe? I can but dream). If your interested you can read my full review on it here. Next up we have my beloved Caudalie Beauty Elixr. A spritz of this 'spa in a bottle' is perfect for refreshing the skin after hours sat in the blazing heat (dont worry im not complaining). 
Finally no beach trip would be complete without bright swimwear, a pair of neon flip flops, a Lipsy towel and a pair of oversized sunglasses. So there we have it, the contents of my summer beach bag!! 

What are your beach bag essentials?!
Let me know if you've done a similar post, I would love to take a peek. 

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14 comments:

  1. Argh I want to live near enough to a beach to visit one! The closest is like 2 1/2 hrs away :(
    I've not seen this nivea protect and bronze yet, may have to track some down for my garden days

    xx

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    1. aww no thats so far away!! im blessed to live 10 mins away from the coast!! ah its definitely worth a try, its currently on offer in tesco :) xx

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  2. I'm loving everyone's beach photos! i usually only take sun lotion with me, but i'm intrigued by the bumble and bumble stuff! x

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    1. theres nothing better than staring at blue sea and blue sky ;) ha.. ah the bumble & bumble range is definitely worth checking out :) xx

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  3. Great list! I wish I could hit up the beach more often -- Lake Michigan has good fishing but the water is too icky for swimming.

    Lexi
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    1. Thanks!! Ah no such a shame!! I think I take for granted how easy it is for me to just pop to the beach!! :) xx

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  5. So jealous, the beach looks so lovely! I really want to try the bumble and bumble surf spray! xx

    jasminecara.blogspot.com.au

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    1. hehe im very lucky to live near to such beautiful beaches!! ah its definitely worth a try, theres nothing better than beach swept tresses ;) xx

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  7. The surf spray is well and truly on my wish list, beachy hair in the sunshine is just the best! <3

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    1. its such a fab product!! I love how it creates messy waves!! :) xx

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