Beach Bag Essentials…

Beach Bag Essentials

Considering that I live a mere stone’s throw away from a gorgeous sandy cove on the edge of the Irish Sea it comes as no surprise that I spend most of the sunny summer weekends perched under a parasol enjoying the view that’s right in my door step. After all, what could be more perfect than whittling away the hours in front glistening turquoise waves whilst sipping on a cool drink & absorbing my troubles away with the latest copy of my favourite glossy?!
However as most of you know I thrive on organisation and what trip to the seaside would be complete without the obligatory check list; particularly when it involves packing a sassy little beach bag full of my favourite sunny- day goodies. So if you’re thinking of taking a trip to the coast this summer then why not take note of this handy checklist to ensure you don’t miss a trick…

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Clarins New Sun Care Milk Lotion Spray – UVB 50+

Clarins Sun Care Milk SPF 50

The most important thing in any beach bag… the sun screen. And if you’ve a paler than pale complexion that turns radioactive pink at the mere sight of a sun ray then you’ll appreciate this factor 50 sunscreen from Clarins!

An ultra-sheer and surprisingly light water and perspiration resistant very high sun protector for the body. Again bearing Clarins signature fresh, fruity, floral scent of summer!

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No 7 BB Lips Lip Balm

Boots No 7 BB Lips Lip Balm

B Beauty Lips Beauty Balm is an all-in- one lip balm that provides 3 lip-loving benefits of; Beautiful colour, soothing nourishment & UV Protection The Creamy formula provides a finish similar to lip gloss with a transparent hint of colour in a selection of easy to wear shades. Rich emollients help to sooth and nourish the lips keeping skin soft and supple. Anti- Oxidants and SPF15 help to prevent UV damage by protecting the lips from the environment and sun

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Bourjois Sun Glasses

Bourjois Sunglasses

I LOVE these sunglasses, they’re so incredibly comfy! They don’t feel heavy, nor do the leave nasty cheek marks plus they’re big enough to block out all the sun so you’re not left squinting behind your shades. Best of all they’re totally FREE if you get yourself down to Superdrug and treat yourself to 3 Bourjois items while stocks last *woo hoo*

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Havianas Freedom Flops in Lilac

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How pretty are these lilac Haviana’s?! Not only am I in love with the colour but they’d be perfect for slipping neatly into your beach bag without taking up too much room! I’m also digging the little sling back design to ensure they say on your feet… comfort & style combined = win win!

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Rainbow Striped Towel

Beach towel

I adore brightly coloured beach towels, and what could be more eye catching than this stripey little accessory?  100% quality cotton and anti-piling with a handy little carry loop it’s ideal for beach visits and picnics alike!

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Garnier Micellar Makeup Wipes

Garnier Micellar WIpes

Great for whenever my makeup decides to melt down my face, these Garnier Micellar Cleansing wipes do a super job of keeping my skin feeling clean and fresh. Keep a handy supply in your beach bag and you’ll be ready for any skin care clean up!

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Caudalie Grape Water

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To help keep my skin feeling cool in the hot summer sunshine, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a soothing face mist. I love this one from Caudalie which consists of 100% organic grape water which helps gives skin an instant boost of hydration throughout the day!

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Handy Fan 

fan Mini fan

Another cute little way to keep yourself from getting hot and bothered is by keeping a mini fan to hand. I adore these teeny little fruit and veg themed ones available from Ebay… in fact I’ve another one on the way for Emma who’s also fallen in love with them too. Cute huh?

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4Head stick 

4Head stick

If you’re anything like myself then a day bathing in the hot sunshine will most likely end up in nursing one thumper of a headache come home-time! 4head is a natural specially designed treatment for headaches which is applied directly to the forehead for fast, effective headache relief without the need for gobbling down any pills.

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Notepad & Pen

notepad and pen

What dedicated Beauty Blogger dares leave the house without being equipped with a stash of notepads and supply of pens? Essential for taking notes when you’re feeling relaxed and inspired… you’ll be amazed at how a random post pop’s into your head at the most unlikely of times – even when you’re lazing the afternoon away on golden sands!

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Non Slip Hair Bobble

Hair Bobbles

If you’re tired of trying to tame your tresses in bobbles that constantly slip and cause pressure headaches then stop what you’re doing and take a note of these nifty little hair must-haves! Colourful, waterproof, ideal for all thickness hair and easy to remove these are essentials for any trip to the beach… in fact I wear mine almost everyday to work, yep they’re THAT good. You can buy them online or in any good supermarket/drug store!

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Tangle Tamer Brush

Denman Tangle Tamer Ultra

If your hair ends up in a mass of frizzy tangles the moment you step outdoors then you’ll appreciate this handy brush by Denman. The Tangle Tamer Ultra is an extra wide brush which effectively removes tats and tangles from your hair without the agony of a normal comb or brush. If you haven’t already treated your tresses to one then you’re truly missing out – they’re awesome!

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Baby Powder

baby powder

As much as I love an afternoon by the seaside one thing I CANNOT abide is sandy feet… or hands or anything for that matter *Eurrrrgggh*  A light dusting of baby powder and you’ll be amazed at how quickly it removes any sandy residue leaving you totally grit free! You’re welcome gals 😀

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Bobbi Brown Beach Hand & Body Lotion

Bobbi Brown Moisturiser

This lightweight body moisturiser contains a soothing and hydrating blend of aloe vera, plus olive, jojoba, and sunflower oils. Green tea and vitamin E provide antioxidant protection. Lightly scented with Bobbi’s beach fragrance— a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.

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Favourite Glossies

Magazines

What a better time to catch up on all the gossip by taking along your favourite glossy mag. Personally I’m a Cosmopolitan & Glamour kinda gal, but getting a few hours to relax and indulge in some girly reading material helps to inspire new blog post ideas and keep me up with the latest trends.

Is it beach O’clock yet?

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What essentials do you like to carry in your beach bag? Have you any other recommendations for a day trip to the seaside? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say hello 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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40 thoughts on “Beach Bag Essentials…

    • lol thanks huni, it is a bit of a treat living sooo close though it can get a little harsh in winter!
      Awwh well I hope you enjoy a fabulous summer in Sweden!! Fingers crossed we all get the great beach weather to go with our freshly stocked beach bags hehe Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a lovely comment *huge hugs* XXXXX

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  1. i´m a big fan of towels that stick out. Less chance someone will go through your stuff while swimming as well when everyone is stunned by you towel haha 😉

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    • Awwh thank you so much Jenny 🙂 Really glad you liked the post huni! Just stopped by your blog and left a wee message – it’s fabulous! Looking forward to keeping up with your posts huni 🙂 XXX

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  2. Yayyy your post popped up! Havaianas are awesome little sandals! I have black flip flops and I wear them a lot. So many colors too. Those purple ones are so cool and look super comfy. Those little fans!!! Oh my gosh, I had no idea what they were until I was what it was. Super duper cute. Definitely perfect for a beach bag. You know your beach bag essentials for shiz 🙂 Happy Fridayyyyyy xoxox

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    • YAYAYAY!!!! Glitches are a pain in the rear!!
      Aren’t the little fans just the best?! I think everyone has been taken by them more than the beauty goodies lol lol Hope you had a fab weekend wee chum, thanks for the lovely comment as always Leah *huge hugs* 🙂 ❤ XXXXXX

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      • Those fans are so unique and so cute! I think I was taken by them more than the beauty goodies too, haha 😀 When I took my little nap yesterday, I woke up and thought it was the middle of the week already. That was my sidenote 🙂 xo

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      • If only we could snap our fingers and toes and cluck our heels three times for it to be next Friday. That sounds marvelous winning the lottery and testing beauty goods! Yes please!!!!! Oh yes, and can’t forgot the fans, haha 🙂 xoxo

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    • Aren’t they gorgeous Amelia?! I LOVE the colour so much – that lilac is everything for me right now hehe!!! Yes, give the grape water a go it’s gorgeous 🙂 Hope you had a lovely weekend huni, great to chat to you as always *huge hugs* XXXX

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  3. Great post Karen! I didn’t know Garnier made Micellar wipes. My favorite magazines are Glamour and Allure, with Allure being my favorite. I can always count on Allure for the latest and greatness new skin care and make up info. Can you post some photos of your lovely beach? I’m in the Midwest of the United States, so an ocean is pretty far away.

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    • Oh they sure do, and they’re really good too – very handy for a fresh up and very good at removing makeup etc 🙂
      Oh I love Glamour too!!! I don’t think I’ve tried Allure yet so must check it out 😀 Of course I can post some piccies… I’ll pop down and take some pics of the cove… it’s so beautiful to live near and great to fling open the windows and listen to the waves 😀 Awwh that’s a shame you don’t get to the ocean but I bet there’s some equally lovely sights where you are! Any lakes etc?! XXXX

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      • We live about 30 minutes from Lake Michigan, and there are a lot of lakes where I live. Nothing like the ocean though, lucky you! I can’t wait to see your ocean photos. You will really enjoy Allure. I’ve been reading it since it came out 24 years ago, and have always enjoyed the vast amount of new beauty info every month. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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      • Well I’m afraid it’s not the ocean but more the Irish sea as I can see Scotland and the Isle of Mann from my bedroom window.. which is gorgeous 🙂 However if I travel about 70 miles north I’m right at the Atlantic ocean which is an awesome sight as it’s such a huuuuge expanse of water. As for my little cove on the Irish sea I’ll be sure to get some piccies up soon 😀 Looking forward to checking out Allure… wow 24 years?! It must be good 😉 hehe XXX

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    • It really does work!! I read it somewhere last year and was shocked at how good it was… seems like a natural thing though after I thought about it lol The wipes are definitely an essential for me wherever I go Kathleen hehe! Hope you’re keeping well lovely 🙂 xxx

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    • Ooh the Kiehls one gets rave review Jo, but I’ve never tried it! Heard wonderful things about it – think I’ll have to invest 😉 Love the mist too huni, it’s just lovely on a super hot day – very refreshing indeedly! Hope you’re keeping well chum, sending hugs to Paris ❤ XXXX

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  4. The seaside is so far away from where I live. I love the beach bag so much hun and all the items makes me wanna visit the beach and just lay there under a huge umbrella, write in those beautiful notebooks and read these fun magazines 😀

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