Hello my pretty lil berries!
I am back with another “summer-themed” post and this time I thought I would take you to the beach with me or at least a speck of what I do and bring to the beach with me.
Most of the time I just want to go out and relax by the seaside and very well away from the water. Sometimes, I would cool down in the ocean or lake or wherever I am on that day but 80% of the time I’m on land. You’re probably wondering as to why I go to the beach and not go in the water all the time and that is because my skin is quite sensitive and can easily be irritated. Also, I didn’t want my sunscreen to wash off and further risk of having burnt and itchy red skin for the rest of the day.
Today, I will show you the essentials and what I bring to the beach to keep myself entertained and whomever else I’m going with. I hope you all enjoy this post and make sure to say hi in the comments below =)
By the way, I did mention this already in my video but bathing suits and cover-up are pretty much a top essential for me but I didn’t see the point of showing it in the video or in this blogpost because I already wear those when I go to the beach. BUT if you want to see what are my favourite bikinis and cover ups just let me know and I will work on that.
Anyways, like I said, I usually have my bathing suit on already under some kind of a cover up before I get to the beach because I just feel more comfortable to have something to throw on top of your bathing suit unless you are not shy and don’t give a f*^%#$ what people thinks then you go girl! It also just saves time and less hassle to go and find change rooms to put on my bathing suit. Let me know what is you favourite bathing suit and if you have any tips for certain body shapes! =)
Here is the bag that I usually use and carries all my essentials. I got it from a local market in Hawaii when we went there last year. It’s made from this weaved-ish texture that makes it extra sturdy and it has those very thick twisted ropes. Just look at it! it just screams “summer is here and time to get out of hibernation!
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I’m a bit of a germaphobe and I seem to always have the need to wash my hands so if I’m at the beach and I’m going to eat or if my feet got too dirty then I just take a couple of this bad boy and I’m a happy, germ-free gal=)
I just need a beach towel to sit on while I read a book or listen to my music. Not much to say.
I use a different sunscreen for my body and face. The Nature Republic SPF 50++ is my current favourite for applying on my face. It doesn’t cause me any breakouts and it doesn’t leave that oily feeling that other sunscreens usually have. It is very light as well and easily gets absorbed on the skin.
As for the rest of my body, I have been loving the Hawaiian Tropics Sunscreen. I specifically like the lotion version (hate the aerosol version, it stinks and sticky on the skin) because of it’s hydrating properties and the smell is heavenly. It does have some microscopic shimmer which makes your skin glow and flawless.
Sunglasses & Case
I live for sunglasses! I have to have it all the time and I never leave the house without one and so should you. You have to protect you eyes and your eye area since the skin around your eyes is very thin and too much exposure under the sun can cause premature wrinkles and nobody wants that right? unless you do then forget the sunglasses.
I always have one stored in the car, another one in my large purse, another one on my smaller purse and more in my apartment (just in case). Before I forget, I never spend too much on my sunglasses since I will break them and I will just cry if it was an expensive brand. The one I have on the photo above is from Boathouse and I spent $10 on it whatta deal!
Of course, I still carry a case with me to keep my sunnies protected but I got to be honest, I’m really bad at remembering to bring it with me, hence the broken sunnies but I do try to make a habit of it.
I like reading at the beach so I bring my Kobo with me to catch up on my reading. As for the notebook, I usually write blog post and Youtube ideas or just doodle. I got my notebook and Kobo at Chapters.
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Small make-up bag
Since my beach bag is huge and it has no pockets, I usually have a hard time finding things in my beach bag. I got mine from La Senza a while back, but it fits all the small things that I need to bring with me and I never have to spend 10 minutes to look for my chapstick.
E.L.F. Shine Eraser
I have to say this has kept me shine free and it’s only $1.00!! Now, get yourself online and stack up on these babies, I know I have=)
Chapstick w/ spf
Taking care of your lips is just as important as the rest of your body especially since it is more sensitive and the skin on your lips is thinner than the rest of your body. I would suggest to always keep a chapstick with spf on hand whenever you go out.
The one I am currently using is the Blistex Moisture Melt with an spf of 15 (you can’t even tell from the photo because it’s rubbed off). I re-apply every time I eat or drink to ensure that I always have protection on my lips. I believe you can also buy ones that have some tint on them so that you don’t look so washed out or dull.
Evian Facial Spray
Simple product yet you don’t realize how much you need it until you run out of it (tell me you haven’t experienced anything like that!) It doesn’t cost very much compared to the other water-based facial spray out in the market so I’d say stack up on these as well.
Earphones & pen
I like listening to music when I’m just laying under the sun and doodling or writing ideas for a blogpost/Youtube video so I need my earphones and a pen (see notebook previous photo).
I specifically wanted to mention my current favourite snack which is Annie’s White Cheddar Bunnies (unfortunately I finished them all today..) since it is one of the many food that I bring to the beach with me. I almost always have fruits with me if I go to the beach but I just didn’t have one when I was writing this blogpost but it’s great to have snacks to munch on while enjoying the sun.
Having a handy water bottle while in the beach is always a good thing. It keeps you away from craving frozen sugary drinks and the water will keep you hydrated all day. I use the Swell water bottle, which keeps my water cold all day even if it’s sweltering hot outside.
Phone & Wallet
I can’t go anywhere without my wallet or phone so I thought I’d quickly show you that as well. You never know when you would need your wallet and I need my phone for music and such.
That is all! I hope you enjoyed this and I would really love it if you guys can come by my Youtube channel to see my new video! Also, let me know what you want to see next=)
See you all on my next post! Hope you’re all having a great weekend!=)