While I’m desperately clinging on to summer there are a few things that bring me joy as the days dwindle down and autumn makes its inevitable return. Shall I remind you that summer officially ends mid September? Until then, I’ll keep rattling on about my beach bag essentials.
While I just discovered a pool ten blocks away from my apartment (took me until August to find this out), the beach will always have my heart. There’s nothing quite like a beach day. The sand, chilling with your friends, creeping on potentially single, hot dudes. What’s not to love?! Let’s enjoy it while it lasts! I’ve partnered with Dove to share a few of my must have beach bag essentials.
Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant
Hear me out. Before heading out I need something that provides unbelievable protection. I’m a sweat-er (TMI?). I need an antiperspirant that can keep up, man. Turns out this one offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection. Bonus? You even get softer, smoother underarms because of the NutriumMoisture formula. Sign me up.
I always shower after hitting the beach (or pool) to wash away the sweat, sand, chlorine, layered SPF, and whatever else managed to make its way onto my skin. What I want is something that’s gentle on my underarm while having my back (or in this case, my pits).
We live in a world where almost 2 in 3 women have had some sort of an underarm issue (think: irritation or dryness) in addition to odor and wetness. I myself have always had really dark underarms which I used to be self-conscious about. The Dove Advanced Care formula can help alleviate some of that. The last thing you want to worry about is your pits.
I live for a good bikini. If you were to raid my closet you’d think I lived in sunny beach home in Los Angeles versus a cramped New York City apartment. I have SO many and usually stock up in the winter at end of season sales. For my ladies with smaller boobs (ain’t no shame in my game), opt for a style with a bit of padding. I love triangle tops because the deep-v definitely helps flaunt what IS there.
Lipgloss and Lipsticks
I wouldn’t be a beauty blogger if I didn’t recommend SOME form of makeup! I typically opt for a gloss because it’s lightweight and I don’t have to worry about touch ups. After I leave the beach, I’ll grab a lipstick in a bright, punchy shade to complement the tan I just got.
SPF + Sunglasses
Yes, we all have smartphones with cameras in them but there’s nothing like film. Throw one in your beach bag and snap away! Having a physical copy is a great way to remember your summer. Heck make a scrapbook if you’re feeling thrifty.
Water, water, water!
Please don’t forget to drink water. The sun. The heat. You’re bound to get hot and no one wants to be dehydrated. I love reusable water bottles because they’re a chic alternative to plastic bottles (and they’re environmentally friendly!).
What are some of your beach bag essentials?