Sunshine is the best medicine.
It has been a while since I have been on the blog, but I am back!
Summer is here and I thought what better way to come back to the blog than with a beach themed post. I recently went to the beach with my sister and two of my best friends. It was gorgeous—the sun was blazing and the water was refreshing. I tossed a couple of my favorite beach items into my beach bag and thought I would share them with you.
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First, let’s talk sunscreen. If you are planning a beach outing, you cannot leave the sunscreen at home. Trust me—the sunburns are not worth it. I wanted to try a new sunscreen brand so I picked up a couple from Target and found that Sun Bum was my favorite. Not only is it cruelty-free and vegan, it is reef friendly. At first I was confused because I had never heard of “reef friendly”. So I did some research and found that certain UV absorbers in sunscreen can cause coral bleaching. Like what?!! I had no idea.
Sun Bum formulates their products without these coral bleaching components making it safe for our skin and for the lives of our oceanic friends. The SPF 30 Original Spray Sunscreen formula is amazing—it is sheer and does not leave the skin feeling greasy. Some sunscreens are streaky and leave a white film, but this Sun Bum spray is invisible to the eye and holds up to the sunny beach waves.
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Not only are they comfortable to wear, they are super affordable (which means I can buy more sunglasses, right?!). Cat-eye glasses add that extra umpf to an outfit and now I can’t leave the house without them!!
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Another beach favorite is the Tarte Quench Lip Rescue in the shade Buff. Buff is a glossy-light peach color. The Quench Lip Rescues are super hydrating and add that natural flush of color to your lips. What I love most about this product is that it can be worn with a full face of make-up and it can be worn with no make-up at all.
Also, the packaging is super cute and each shade has its own unique packaging. This product glides on and is buildable for a brighter color. It feels like lip balm but adds that light flush of color. I highly recommend this product as a beach must-have and an everyday staple item.
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On top of these amazing items, I always bring a book, a camera, and a hat. I FINALLY finished Big Little Lies and it was AMAZING!! So many plot twists—I highly recommend this book! A great beach read!
Annnywayyy, I hope you all enjoyed this little beach bag chat, and I will talk to you all next week!
All the Best,