It's starting to feel like Summer here in Florida which means it's time to head to the beach and the pool. I got a new beach bag last year from Society6 which I am in love with. They sell their bags in small, medium, and large sizes. I bought the large one so I would have more room.
The first item in my bag is sunscreen. You should never lay in the sun with out sunscreen so, that is definitely a necessity and a must in my bag. The highest SPF sunscreen I have is fifty and the lowest is thirty. Most of the time I go to the beach to lay out and get a tan. So the need for a good sunscreen that will protect my skin is high and the brand I use the most is Tropicana.
The second item in my bag is a heat protector for my hair. Since I have been blonde, I have been big on protecting my hair especially in the summer when I'm at the pool or the beach all of the time. Everyone should protect there hair when laying in the sun not just blondes. Blondes do have more of a risk of their hair turning green from the chlorine in the pool or ocean water. Most hair protectors have sunscreen in them with SPF fifteen. If you curl or straighten your hair you should have a heat protector so I just throw mine in my beach bag before I leave my house.
The third item in my nag is my EOS chapstick in sweet mint. A chap stick in your beach bag is good thing to have because just like your skin your lips can get sunburned as well. It's a good idea to keep your lips moisturized and protected if you are laying out getting a tan or playing in the water. Also there's usually a breeze at the beach that can dry out you're lips so to keep them from getting chapped its good to keep a chapstick in your bag.
The fourth item in my bag is a little hair brush. Whether you're at the beach or the pool if you're in the water or laying out your hair is going to get messy. I always carry a little travel sized hair brush with me no matter where I go but I always make sure I have one in my beach bag. Its nice to have one in case you go out out to eat after the beach like me and my friends do. If I don't brush my hair after the beach I know for sure my hair looks like a birds nest. So I like to keep my brush my hair in my bag just so I can fix my hair before I walk in to a restaurant.
The fifth item in my bag is a little bottle a lotion. Have you noticed that after you lay out at the beach the air and water has made your skin feel tight and dry. This always happens to me and I hate that feeling especially if I plan to go eat after. I don't feel comfortable sitting for an hour with my skin feeling like that. So I always throw a little travel sized bottle of lotion in my bag to put on once I'm in the car. A little tip I have for you, if you happen to get sunburned but you really don't want your skin to peel like me, use a lotion that has aloe or coconut oil in it. You're skin is dry and craving moisture so give it what it needs.
The sixth item is of course is a beach towel. You can't really go to the pool or beach with out a towel. I bought a new towel last year but I'm planning on buying a cute round towel this year. My best friend and I love buying new beach stuff every year. I would recommend not going in to Target when they have all there new Summer items because like always you will buy more than you need. But it is fun seeing everything new because trends and styles change every season.
The seventh item are my sunglasses which is something I've become kinda obsessed with. I used to have a Sol Theory subscription which is specifically for sunglasses. So I do have quite a few pairs of glasses, but it is good to no matter where you go to have a pair of sunglasses with you. The thing about glasses is that styles are always changing so you always need more than one pair. Or, thats what I tell my self when ever I see a cute pair when I'm out shopping.
The eighth item is a water bottle you should always stay hydrated and have some water with you no matter what. You can easily just grab a water bottle from your fridge and take it with you. But if your like me then you probably think about what will look cute in Instagram photos. My Aunt recently got me a teal reusable Mira water bottle which can be found on Amazon for about $20. Like a s'well bottle the bottle is insulated and can keep drinks cold for twelve hours and hot drinks hot for eight hours. I was so excited to get this bottle as I was needing a new good one. But again you don't have to have a fancy water bottle any water bottle will do as long as you're staying hydrated.
So that is what is in my beach bag let me know what you like to keep in your beach bag. Or if any of my items helped you figure out what to put in your beach bag.