Summer solstice is in a few days so I thought it fitting to do a little what’s in my beach bag post.  Everyone has there own ideas of what’s important to pack for a day at the beach.  Here are some things I always like to have with me when I hit the sand.

beach bag essentials

SUNSCREEN: Since I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned how important it is to take care of my skin which includes when I’m outdoors.  I always always always use a cream with an SPF and add sunscreen to the rest of my body. I can’t express this enough!  Growing up in Florida I’ve seen lots of people go from having young soft skin to a leathery and wrinkled skin.  So not appealing!  Not only can this happen but skin cancer is a real thing too!  So please please please take care of your skin and wear sunscreen you’ll be so glad you did!  Ok, that’s enough ranting from me.  When it comes to sunscreen, I like to use Coola, Super Goop (this one is a self-tanner with sunscreen), Sun Bum.

HAT: I’ve been obsessed with straw hats lately!  I’ve been sporting this one here and I love this one also.  It’s also another great way to keep the sun off your face…SUNNIES: I wear my Round Panthos Ray-Bans every day! They are my absolute faves! 

HAIR ACCESSORIES: Gotta have something to tame my wild hair with!  I like these here.

CHAPSTICK: I’ve recently discovered a coconut chapstick by Sephora that has my lips feeling smooth and moisturized.

TOWEL: When it comes to beach towels I have a few go-to towels.  I like Pendleton brand towels because their super plush, round towels for their shape, and Turkish towels to easily shake off the sand.


 Can’t wait to get to the beach!  Do you live near a beach or have some pro-tips to pack in your beach bag?  Please feel free to share them in the comments below!

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

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