BEACH BAG ESSENTIALS: WHAT EVERY BEAUTY QUEEN NEEDS TO PACK

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Finally, a nice relaxing vacation at the beach! You get to lie back and sip on cool Mojitos as the ocean splashes around you. You can finally rest from all the worries and have some quality “me time.” This is the perfect chance to rejuvenate your mind and body, but it’s also a great opportunity to strut around and admire your own hotness! For the queen of summer who wants to make sure she’s stylish and beautiful at the beach, here are some essentials you need to have in your bag to make the most out of your vacation.

GOOD SUNSCREEN

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Sun protection should be your priority at the beach, and finding a good sunscreen is a definite must if you want to avoid all the damage to your skin. The La Roche-Posay Anthelios line is the perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t want a sticky, goopy mess on their body because and doesn’t cause any breakouts. Make sure to reapply the product every two hours when you’re outside!

MISTING SPRAY

The heat can sometimes get really unbearable on the beach, but luckily a good misting spray is an easy way to get the much-needed refreshment. You can pick simple thermal water that will soothe away any irritations, or you can go for something like the Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water if you want a little dose of dewy moisture in there.

BEACH SANDALS

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Birkenstock sandals are back in vogue if you want something a little retro, but you can also pick a pair of neutral slides or colorful flip flops that will match your bathing suit. For the glam gal who wants something to look graceful on her feet, check out these sandal options. From sporty to elegant, pick something that suits your style and that makes your feet feel perfectly comfy.

THE PERFECT BATHING SUIT

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Since the bathing suits are usually the focus of any beach outfit, it’s important you pick that one that genuinely makes you feel like the sexiest thing on earth. A shabby old thing that doesn’t fit you well might end up making you insecure, and now’s definitely not the time to worry about that. You need to find yourself some gorgeous swimwear that will accentuate your curves – perhaps a hot red bikini, or a bold white one-piece that makes you feel like a Bond girl. This year’s trends lean more towards color-blocking rather than busy patterns, so pick something simple, elegant, and effective. You’re bound to make a few jaws drop as you walk down the beach.

CUTE COVER-UP

Something gauzy and see-through will keep everything looking sexy, or if you want it to be more demure pick a maxi dress and leave your hair loose. A cover-up is a great way to accentuate your outfit, and we recommend picking something that contrasts your bathing suits so you could make it stand out better. Patterns and colorfulness are totally encouraged here, especially if you picked simple black or white swimwear.

SUBTLE MAKEUP

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No one wants to be bothered with a full face of spackled on foundation – it’s just not very practical. Stick to some light tinted moisturizer, a little waterproof mascara, and lip gloss. Or, if you want to try something interesting, go for ColourPop’s Ultra Blotted Lip formula and you’ll get a wonderful sheer pop of color that looks entirely natural and perfect for the hot days of summer.

BODY SHIMMER

Either swipe some powder highlighter on your cheeks and your chest or mix up your liquid highlighter with body lotion to give your skin a nice glow. Keep it all subtle and you’ll look gorgeously radiant, especially when you get a bit of a tan because highlighter will show off your bronzy glow.  

FACE WIPES

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They’re useful for makeup removal, yes, but they’re also pretty handy when it comes to wiping away sunscreen residue and sand that’s sticking to your body. It’s a good way to cleanse your face a little and keep the sweat at bay, so definitely put a face wipe pack in your beach bag.

COOL SUNGLASSES

And lastly, what’s a beach outfit without some cool sunglasses? Pick circular retro frames or go for the micro glasses trend. Make sure to find sunglasses that fit your face shape well, and wear them often to protect your eyes from the glare. If you like, you can also grab a big floppy hat to go with your look!

Like our suggestions? Grab all the right things and you’ll arrive at the beach looking stylish, beautiful, and ready to enjoy your summer!

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Brigitte Evans

Brigitte Evans is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and a writer from Australia, with a sweet tooth for makeup and everything sparkly. When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she reads mystery novels and makes plans for her next trip. She is the proud aunt of Sophie, age 3, who has rounded her Chanel lipstick, but she loves her anyway.

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