MY BEACH DAY ESSENTIALS
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I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as the Summer starts I have an overwhelming urge to head to the BEACH! Luckily for me, I’ve already had the chance to spend a couple of weeks by the ocean, but now that I’m back home in London, I’ve been suffering with a serious case of beach FOMO. I spent some time in the sand when I went back home to Canada (watch the vlog here!) and I was also grateful to spend some time by the ocean in the US over the 4th of July celebrations. Since then, I’ve become a bit of a pro at packing my beach bag with everything I could ever need, so I thought it would be fun to show you what I can’t live without for a day by the sea.
Of course I can’t head to the beach without a bottle of sunscreen, and for me the *Shiseido Expert Sun Ageing Protection Lotion (SPF50+) is the one that makes the cut. What I love about this stuff is that it never feels heavy or sticky on my skin; it’s a dream to apply and soaks in pretty much instantly! Alongside the sunscreen, I’ll always pop a face mist in the bottom of my bag. This *MV Organics Rose Hydrating Mist gives my skin a boost of extra hydration, helps to lock in moisture and feels super refreshing on a hot, sunny day. It’s also packed with rose petal scent so it smells incredible!
It’s easy to forget that lips are vulnerable to sun damage too, so I always make sure to have one of the *Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant Sticks in my beach bag. What’s great about this is that it’s nourishing, soothing and has SPF15 within the formula. I’ll apply this whenever my lips feel like they need some extra hydration. To keep the sun out of my eyes (and hide my tangled beach hair!) I’ve been reaching for my favourite *Outdoor Voices ‘Doing Things’ Hat pretty much everyday this Summer! It’s super comfortable and I just love that simple design. You’re going to see me wearing this A LOT over the next few months…
Speaking of Outdoor Voices, *this super cute pink bikini has been my go-to over the past few weeks. I tend to go for the more sporty style swimwear pieces, and this bikini fits the bill. I love love LOVE the different shades of pink and the way this baby fits makes me feel comfortable and and confident! I also love the way my favourite *BKR water bottle matches perfectly (IKR, it’s the little things!). For haircare I always make sure to pack my bottle of the *Ouai Wave Spray with me to the beach. Just a couple of spritz’ keeps my beachy waves under control and gives me that surfy vibe. My *mini Wet Brush also makes sure to keep any tangles at bay.
I don’t tend to wear any makeup to the beach, but if I do happen to pop a little summin’ summin’ on, I’ll usually just stick to the basics. My favourite *It Cosmetics CC Cream has been a constant in my beach bag this Summer. The formula is super buildable so you can really achieve the level of coverage that you want. It also gives me a gorgeous, glowing finish and feels super lightweight and comfortable. I like to apply mine with a damp *Beauty Blender and just work it onto the areas of my skin that need it rather than covering my whole face.
After adding a little base, I’ll usually tie things together with a sweep of mascara and some colour on my lips. My go-to mascara for this Summer HAS to be the *Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara. You guys know I’m already a huge fan of the regular *Monsieur Big, so when I discovered that they had a waterproof version…I was shook! I did soooo much swimming back in Canada and this stuff never failed me. My lashes stayed perfect all day and didn’t crumble or run whatsoever. Amazing! For lips I’ve been obsessed with the Revlon Balm Stains. This one in the shade ‘Just Bitten’ is a dream and was my go-to during the 4th of July celebrations in NYC.
Make sure you watch the video down below if you want to hear more about my beach day essentials! Leave me a comment and let me know what you couldn’t live without in your beach bag. I’ll keep it in mind for my next Summer trip! Now get me back to the ocean…
*Shiseido Expert Sun Protection
*Elizabeth Arden Lip Protection Stick
I won't head out in the sun without this!
*Outdoor Voices 'Doing Things Cap'
I live in this!
No more knots
IT COSMETICS CC CREAM
*I can't stop fangirling over this cc cream
*Ouai Wave Spray
*BKR Water Bottle
*MV Organics Rose Hydrating Mist
*Revlon Balm Stain
So smooth to apply!
*Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara
No more panda eyes!