Beach Bag Beauty Essentials

The Summer Solstice celebrations have passed and summer is officially here!  Now is the time for road trips, cruises, and, my personal favorite, beach getaways. For those of you taking a beach vacation, here are my four can’t-live-without products to pack with you.   

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Philosophy Take A Deep Breath SPF 30

First thing’s first – sunscreen!  I know you’ve probably heard it countless times, but it’s so important to protect your skin.  A little bit of sunshine is good for your skin – there are many benefits to getting some Vitamin D – but extended sun exposure can leave you red as a lobster and damage your skin in the long-term.   This moisturizer from Philosophy is light-weight and oil-free. I recommend putting some on at the beginning of the day and packing it in your beach bag so you can reapply after going for a swim! 


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Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear

Burt’s Bees lip balm is 100% natural and made with cold-pressed coconut oil to protect your lips and keep them moisturized during the hot and dry summer months.  The fruity coconut smell reminds me of sipping a piña colada on the beach. 

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“Private Weekend” Nail Polish from Essie

White nail polish is so trendy right now, and that’s probably because it makes your tan pop!  This color is from Essie and it’s called “Private Weekend,” but there are plenty more colors to choose from.    Give yourself a little pre-beach mani-pedi, and bring the bottle along for emergency touch-ups. 


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Randolph USA eyewear

Okay, now you’ve got your skin covered, but your eyes need protection too!  Don’t forget to pack a pair of shades, like these from Randolph USA.  They have tons of different styles to choose from, as well as styles for men. 


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