Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mid-Summer Beach Bag Essentials You Must Have!

Summer isn’t over, bitches, it’s just heating up! We still have a huge amount of sun-filled happy hours ahead of us!

Here are the 9 essentials you MUST HAVE in your beach (or pool) bag!
A fabulous bag. I love seahorses. My bag has seahorses! Yay! Found at Cape May Wicker (near Avalon, NJ) for just $9.99, I couldn’t pass this up. In fact, I wish I had bought more! There’ so many to choose from, bags with seahorses, anchors, polka dots and more to be found just about anywhere. Make sure it can hold all your goodies. I always find my favorite bags on a whim in my favorite beach town or in a small shoppe in Manhattan or in my village of Phoenixville.
This Draper James by Reese Witherspoon Vanderbilt tote is adorabs, y'all!

A Soft Towel. I adore this Reserved towel from Kate Spade! Classy and comfortable, this towel is a lounge must-have.
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A Sassy Water Bottle. with so many cute tumblers and water bottles out there, it’s no excuse not to stay hydrated! One Kings Lane always have great drink holders. My favorite one for this summer came from Target, mint-green chevrons.

Smart Sunblock. All too often, sunscreen on your face clogs your pores, makes you breakout, or is too strong and makes your face all shiny. There has got to be a way to combine skin safety and beauty, right? RIGHT!?  Luckily, there is! 


Brush On Block is SPF 30, and goes over your face- and your makeup- with one easy application, and keeps you protected. I don't want skin problems, and I love the sun, so we are cheering creators Susan Posnick and Andrea Wetsel! Plus, your whole family can use this- it is a mineral powder, but not like your son (or nephew or boyfriend) is going to feel like he is putting on makeup. 

A Mini Bag with Maximum Attitude. This Lilly Pulitzer bag was a gift and it's too cute! Perfect for extra cash, lipgloss and your cell phone, keeping a little pouch around for goodies keeps it safe from sun and sand.

Exfoliating Face Cloths. Keep your face looking fabulously fresh with Ole Henrickson’s the clean truth cleansing cloths. Loaded with Vitamin C and Green tea and more, these skin brightening cloths feel great after a day of playing.


Soft Ellelauri Carly tunic. My good friend and designer Liz Rymar makes Made-in-the-USA clothes as gorgeous as she is! As a beach cover-up or an après-swim drinks outfit, this fun and trendy striped Ellelauri frock will keep you looking sultry. And don’t miss Ellelauri‘s summer sale in Philly and Avalon locations with 30-50% off apparel and accessories!








A Healthy Deodorant. Stay fresh with Crystal Essence mineral deodorant roll-on, sprays, or towelettes.

Portable, environmentally conscious, and keeps you smelling great in scents such as Chamomile & Green Tea, Lavender & White Tea, Pomegranate, and Vanilla Jasmine.
I love everything on offer bc the varieties are so light and fresh, not heavily scented.

Plus, they have the absolute best customer service!!!
Order here!

The Must Haves! And don't forget your favorite bathing suit and sunglasses...Betsey Johnson of course!

Fill up your water bottle and grab a good book ( love my Marian Keyes! Plus, have you read Blake Crouch's Pines!?)

So what's in your beach bag?? What essentials must you have? Because summer ain't over yet!

And now..I'm off to the beach!

#500DaysOfBeauty


2 comments:

Candia Gilmore said...

That's a really cool sunblock! These are great essentials. I haven't been to the beach yet this summer. Thanks for the suggestions!

Leslie Wilkie (PeachyKeen32) said...

These are great ideas. I'm getting married on the beach next month and as a thank you gift all of my girls are getting a beach bag filled with cute monogrammed essentials. I have some of these things but your list helped me think of other ideas, too. Thank you for sharing.