I'm super excited to be participating in the Beach Bag Essentials Link Up today! If y'all ever needed proof that I'm an over packer & the "mom" of my friend group... here's your proof!
Evian Facial Spray || This stuff is my favorite product ever. You can use it for just about anything - a toner, refreshing your makeup, refreshing your skin, etc. I often feel really sticky after being out in the sun, and this stuff is kind of like a makeshift bath in a bottle for those occasions!
Sunscreen || I cannot stress the importance of sunscreen. I have always used it religiously, but after having melanoma, I am basically a psycho about it. I really love spray sunscreens because they make reapplication so much simpler.
Facial Sunscreen || My foundation has SPF in it, but when I know I'm going to be out in the sun for more than a few minutes, I like to go ahead and use an actual sunscreen product. I'm big on reapplication, so I choose something that's untinted.
SPF Lip Balm || The skin on your lips is important too! (And sunburned lips hurt like the dickens... oh my goodness.)
Waterproof Mascara || I don't like to go anywhere without mascara on, so waterproof mascara is a must for a day at the beach. Sometimes I like to throw on some bronzer, as well!
Tumbler || I love that this one is insulated to keep your drink cold!
Wet Bikini Bag || I think this is the part of a beach bag this is most often overlooked. It's no fun when you have to throw your wet bikni back in the bag with all of your other dry items!
Chambray Tunic || Because my surgery scars are on my arms, I prefer to have a cover up with sleeves. Chambray is nice because it's super light and looks presentable if you decided to pop into a little beach cafe.
Floppy Hat || Again, this one goes back to sun protection! I hate getting sun on my face because I don't want my skin to age. Floppy hats look cute and shield you from the rays :)
Beach Towel || Isn't this one with the lobster adorable?!
Sunglasses || I've been eyeing these foreverrrr! I'm a big baby and can't stand getting the sun in my eyes, so the bigger the better!
A good book || What's more relaxing than reading on the beach? I like having an actual paper book with me just so that I don't have to worry about the heat damaging my Nook!
Did I forget anything? What are your beach bag essentials?