Happy June! Finally time to hit the beach and enjoy this amazing weather. I have teamed up with some amazing brands to share what's in my summer beach bag. Stay tuned because there will be an awesome giveaway coming shortly.
Do you know what's the absolute worst? Heading out for a beach day and forgetting your beach essentials. So I have got you babes covered with my top favs to throw in your beach bag. You don't want to be stuck on the beach without some good sunscreens or cute hat.
So first things first is the bag. This adorable tribal bag is big enough to fit all your loot. And if your anything like me, you carry your life in your bag! This tote is from Nena & Co and screams Summer.
Sunscreen→ ladies this is a must!!! You HAVE to protect your skin! Nobody wants to look like leathery Linda, so make sure to lather that shit on like it's your job. I usually have 103275 different kinds of sunscreen in my bag, but have recently fallen in love with Coola! They're an organic sun care line that caters to all you beach babes. With all natural scents like citrus mimosa, pina colada, and cucumber, this anti-oxidant infused screen is no joke. I don't leave home without it. I love the convenient sport spray bottle and I use a matte finish face sunscreen too. It has ingredients that are amazing for your face like natural rose hip oil, vitamin C for that glow, flaxeed oil, shea butter ( I could go on and on) and it won't clog pores or leave your face shiny. Make sure your sunscreen has at least SPF 30.
Talking about face protection brings me to your lips! Remember this post on Protecting those lippys? It's so important to put chapstick on your lips with SPF in it. I developed a dark freckle on my lip from not wearing protection when I lived in Hawaii. SPF will protect you from getting dry, chapped lips also. This Surface pink lemonade is my favorite. I put it on every single day, even if I don't think I'm going to be in the sun. It smells delish and uses the finest all natural ingredients. Zinka is also another fav and they come in cute colors too! This waterproof pink zink oxide tube is the perfect shade of summer pink. It's great for you surfer babes!
Sunglasses: Your beach outfit is never complete without a hot pair of shades! My girlfriend Ashley introduced me to the brand CRAP. They have high quaily, fun shades to go with any look you're going for. I love the beachy reflection vibe of these sunnies! Also polarized will provide more protection for your eyes, so when available, go with polaroid.
Having a cute floppy or trucker hat is a beach must have for me. Most of these items offer some form of protection. Hey that sun is brutal, and if your going to bask like a lizard you need to protect your whole body pretty much. This Roxy floppy hat and Leucadia trucker hat are too cute. And we like to keep it local DUH!
Coconut Seasalt texturizing spray: This is a new DIY I have been working on that I will share soon, but I have concocted my own sea-salt mist for those beach waves we all love. I like to throw this in my beach bag in case I take the beach to the bar and need a quick pick me up for my rats nest. This sea-salt spray is infused with conditioning coconut oil and sea salt, which will give your hair that tousled beachy look.
Summer Reads: My most favorite thing to do is go plop my booty down on the beach for hours and read a good book while my buns are bronzing! #Girlboss and Yes Please by Amy Poehler are Summer must reads!
You obviously need a cute bikini! This adorable rainbow top is from Pacific and Driftwood and is embellished with a sexy mesh detail . The peach braided bottoms are from Guria and are the perfect summer color on bronzed skin. You can find this rocking bikini along with all your other summer essentials at NONILove in Leucadia. Cutest store ever, and have you seen their jewelry? The handmade 14 caret gold peace sign choker below will be part of a giveaway so stay tuned! Dainty accessories are always cute at the beach
Now you girlies are all set to hit the beach in style and stay protected from a burn. It's all fun and games until your walking around with blisters and flaking skin (no bueno)
What are some beach bag must-have'S THAT you babes like? Share!
XO Melissa ♥
P.S. You KNOW you will be finding some snacks and beverages up in my beach bag too!! Also, this cute green Mexican-style blanket is perfect for the beach because it's big, comfy, and you and all your girlfriends or boyfriend can cuddle on it :)
Photos: Ashley Williams Photography
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Heyde is the creator behind the beach inspired lifestyle blog, Mermaid Memos! She's a total beach girl, with a love and passion for health, travel, beauty and overall wellness. She grew up in beautiful San Diego, lived in Hawaii for a couple years and have always been drawn to the beach lifestyle. She believes that life is a balancing act so staying positive and grateful are her key motives for being the best version of herself, each and every day!