Monday, August 24, 2015

Beach Bag Essentials

☀️A big beach bag
I made this one from the Bernat Cottage Bag pattern {shown in picture}.  I also like the Medano Beach pattern.
The LL Bean Boat and Tote bags are a favorite as well.  I love customizing the strap colors and monogram text and thread color.  I love a good monogram!

☀️Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Smells like pineapple {shown in picture}!  This doesn't leave any greasy feeling upon application and protects my freckles amazingly.

☀️Aveeno Protect + Hydrate - SPF 30
I use this on my face, it's not as greasy and doesn't clogs pores {shown in picture}.  They used to make a specific face version that looked exactly the same so I have just stick with this fory face and still love it.

Tanning is a big no-no for me, but I use this if its not midday or too much crazy sun out.  I like that the oil gives a moisturizing effect and it smells great {shown in picture}.

☀️Australian Gold Continuous Spray with Bronzer SPF 30 or Spray Gel with Bronzer SPF 15
I love the protection these give and the bronze boost they add to your skin.  Tan in a bottle!  With SPF!

☀️Chapstick Active with SPF 25-50
Hawaiian Tropic Lip Balm Stick Sunscreen with SPF 45+
I am a bit addicted to chapsticks in general and always have a good handful or two in my purse.  I love protecting every part of my skin I can, so having a chapstick with SPF is a great option for moisturizing and protecting my lips at the same time.

☀️Nalgene Water Bottle - filled with water (I have many but my favorite is a Life is Good one that is blue with a yellow sun that's no longer available but this one is similar)

☀️Books: Wheel of Time, Game of Thrones {shown in picture}.  I am never without a book and the beach is one of my favorite places to read.  I don't get nearly as much reading done now that we have Baby BeautyFreckled running around the beach with us, but we love watching her play!

☀️Towel - I love my koi towel from Target

☀️Backpack Chairs - similar to these.  Great if you have to walk from a parking lot.  We have a drive on pass now, but always keep these in our car.
☀️Foldable Blanket from Picnic Time - ours is similar to this one and was a gift with our names embroidered on it.

☀️👧🏻 For our Baby BeautyFreckled:
Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
We have been so pleased with this sunscreen.  It's not greasy and it doesn't run and get in her eyes.  We will definitely continue to use the Babyganics brand.