Beach Bag Essentials

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I absolutely love Summer time!  I'm so excited to be traveling to Cabo soon which has me seriously thinking about all my beach bag essentials!  What specifically do i want to schlep with me to the beach everyday and why? I'm obviously a beauty junkie so it's very hard to narrow the list down but i think I've got the perfect beach bag situation right now.  So here are the products that made the list!

The most important thing you can bring with you to the beach besides a bathing suit duh is sunscreen. Protecting your skin is absolutely necessary because while it's so fun to frolic around the sand and water, you need to ensure you're doing so safely.  I've come across a few gems lately but COOLA is rocking my skin right now!  I'm currently carrying two COOLA products in my beach bag... the Sport SPF 50 Fresh Mango Moisturizer and the Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer.  Here's why...

The Fresh Mango Moisturizer protects and boosts your skin's defense against aging caused by the sun with an 80 minute water resistant broad spectrum SPF 50.  It's high performing and non-greasy with a delicious fresh mango scent.  This product contains 70% certified organic ingredients that protect and repair sun damaged kin.  It's hypoallergenic, ultra water resistant which is super important for this water lovin' gal, paraben free, ultra sheer, water resistant (80 minutes) and contains no nano-sized particles.  As far as i'm concerned, this is perfect beach bag staple!  I always wear a separate face product because the skin on my face is more sensitive than the rest of my body so i have to be sure I'm treating it accordingly.  COOLA's Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer is the perfect choice for my Cabo beach bag because it feels like second skin on my face while providing major sun protection.  This product is designed for the sensitive skin of your face with an 80 minute water resistant formula crafted with 70% organic ingredients featuring an invigorating natural white tea scent.  It's hypoallergenic, paraben free, ultra sheer, oxybenzone free, antioxidant enriched, water resistant (80 minutes) and contains no nano-sized particles.  These two products are the perfect sunscreen combo for my skin and I'm loving their effectiveness.

In keeping with the sun protection theme of this post, i'm LOVING the Colore Science Powder Sunscreen!  OMG you guys this is absolutely brilliant!  This water resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen makes protecting your skin easy, 365 days a year.  Perfectly portable and easy to reapply, it offers powerful SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection with sheer, natural-looking coverage and 80 minute water resistant protection.  Made in the U.S.A. this sunscreen brush is most certainly a beach bag and makeup bag essential.  Seriously, if you hate applying sunscreen, a few swipes of this will have you loving the process.  In fact, my hubby loves it too!  He shaves his head and loves how easy it applies on his head!  I never leave home without this beauty!

I never travel without a good healing gel of sorts because lets face it... no matter how much you try to protect your skin, there are times where you miss a spot.  When that happens, you need backup! Sadly, I've learned this lesson the hard way!  Skin + Pharmacy's Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel feels incredibly soothing against sun exposed skin.  This healing gel with magnetized water technology hydrates and soothes achy skin.  BTW this also works wonders to protect minor cuts, scrapes, and burns as well as relieving chapped or cracked skin.  Enhanced hydration is delivered through Magnetized Water Technology, using the science of polarized water to attract and hold moisture. This is certainly a drugstore gem!

I'm a huge Pacifica fan so when the new Underarm Deodorant Wipes showed up in my Pop Sugar Must Have box i was stoked to try them.  I think the concept is brilliant because Summer plans usually involve lots of sweating so why not have an option to refresh during the day right?!  I've had a chance to use these a few times and love how refreshing they are.  They're seriously the perfect beach bag essential!

One thing I'm obsessed with is hydrated lips.  There is nothing worse than rough chapped lips, ugh! I always keep some sort of lip balm in my beach bag and reapply often.  I'm currently back to this old friend... eos sweet mint flavored lip balm is delicious and effective so naturally i toss it in my beach bag!

I love a good body splash during the summer months.  A few months ago, while attending the Target Summer Beauty Launch Event, i had a chance to sample the You Are Amazing Final Spritz Body Mist Coconut Water and fell instantly in love with this refreshing scent.  When i learned it costs a mere $3.99 i literally drove to Target immediately after the event and stocked up.  If you love coconut, this is sooooo gonna be your summer jam!  Psssst i bought the body wash too!

Kleenex Facial Cleansing Wipes have seriously been a life saver for me.  I personally love to clean my face before reapplying my sunscreen.  I tend to sweat a lot so having an option to cleanse my skin in between applications is so nice.  These multi layered, textured fabric and gentle cleanser wipes are infused with a pro-vitamin complex.  They're perfect to toss in your beach bag this summer and are designed to give the natural radiance of a freshly washed clean in just one step.  These work well on all skin types.  They're dermatologist tested and alcohol free.

If you're wondering about my super cute beach bag, it came in my FabFitFun Summer box which i believe is still available for purchase.  It comes in three colors and is perfection!

So these are some of the beach bag essentials I'm loving right now.  Stay tuned for lots of fun Cabo pics on my social media accounts!  Be sure to follow specifically on Instagram (FashionMavenMommy) and SnapChat (FashionMavenMom) for all the fun!  Thank you so much for reading!  Xo, Carla - FMM

*some products are press samples and some were purchased by me.  All are tested and loved by me.