Today is a beautiful day; it’s 90° outside with all sun and no clouds! The perfect beach day. I finally convinced my boyfriend (who is more of a pool type of guy) to go to the beach with me. He thinks we are only going to be there for a little while, but I have other intentions lol. I plan to stay there all day long & soak up as much sun as I could get.
I really like the whole basket weave looking bags lately. I’ve been seeing them for so long all over Pinterest that I finally went out and bought one. They’re perfect for taking to the beach since the sand could just go right through it. Mine is from J.Crew and it is absolutely adorable.
Back in my middle school and high school days, I’d opt out for any good sunscreen and just go with a tanning oil cause naive ole me thought I’d get a better tan; plot twist I ended up looking like Lary the Lobster! Now I use waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. And I use Neutrogena sunscreen for my face. Believe it or not, it is possible to get a tan with SPF 30 Sunscreen.
These are a beach must! You’re not going to find any shade at the beach…there are no trees! Well unless you bring an umbrella. But not everyone does so sunglasses are definitely a priority. My favorite sunglasses are my ray bans that my boyfriend got me for Christmas, but I don’t like to take these with me. I usually take my American Eagle aviators that are about $10-$15. A pair I wouldn’t mind if they broke or went missing.
I go minimal on makeup in the summertime and most of my face products have SPF like my ITS COSMETICS CC cream. Check out my Every Day Makeup Essentials to see what’s in my makeup bag. For a beach day, I only use my Concealer, Foundation, & Bronzer.
I’ve been loving the look of cute, girly baseball hats, which you can find at any clothing store. My favorite one is from CottonOn it’s a pretty baby blue color. American Eagle has some cute ones too. If you don’t bring sunglasses, this is a great alternative to block the sun from your eyes. I usually wear a hat so my hair isn’t blowing all over the place.
As convenient and nice as it is to have ebooks, I can never see the screen in the sun so I like to go old school and grab a couple magazines, or a book to keep me entertained while laying on the beach.
iPhone & Headphones
I always have my phone on me. I have an iPhone with a great camera! So instead of packing a camera I just use my phone as most people do. And I make sure I have headphones handy, so I can plug them into my phone and listen to some music as I relax and work on my tan.
That’s what I pack in my beach bag, I also bring a cooler filled with ice, snacks, sandwiches, and plenty of water! Gotta stay hydrated of course. I hope your summer is full of bright beach days like today! If you go to the beach this summer, take some pictures and hashtag #BeachBumminWithTricia.