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  1. Mrs. Mason Dixon
    April 16, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    I've always wondered about the evian spray – sounds pretty useful!xoAlex | Mrs. Mason Dixon

  2. Breakfast at Lillys
    April 16, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    Don't worry, I am a complete over packer too!I also always like to bring an extra pair of clothes just so I don't have to sit in my wet bathing suit any longer than necessary.Love posts like these!xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Sarah
    April 16, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    I love Evian spray! I am totally an over-packer for things like beach days, it's not always possible to pick up something you might need when at some of the lakes near where I live, so I like to be prepared. I bring everything you have listed plus I like to bring a granola bar or a portioned bag of nuts because I find that my meals get a little off schedule on beach days and it's nice to have a snack when I'm ready to eat but not ready to leave the beach yet! I also usually bring a big beach towel for laying out on (sometimes a blanket) and then a smaller one for when I dip in the water and need to dry off. SarahSweet Spontaneity

  4. Csenge O
    April 16, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    These things are so essential, thank you for collecting them! This is gonna be my check list for my next beach trip. The evian facial spray is so refreshing, I love to have it in my beach bag. Lovely post <3 Kisses from Hungary xoCsenge | Csenge's Point

  5. Anonymous
    April 16, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Ooh I can't wait for some beach days! Great post!!www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

  6. Linda Libra Loca
    April 16, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    It is so important not to rely on your foundation for sunscreen but use a dedicated one, you are absolutely right.LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  7. nancy @ adore to adorn
    April 16, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    I'm totally on board with your essentials. =) xo,nancyhttp://www.adoretoadorn.com

  8. Annaliese
    April 16, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    I am also a dedicated overpacker!! Haha! And like you, I always make sure to throw in a bag for a wet bathing suit. That's one reason why I save my plastic grocery bags. ;-)xoxo Awww.southernbelleintraining.com

  9. Kim MainelyFashion
    April 16, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    I'm def an overpacker myself, so I can relate! You just never know what you're going to need, right? Also, being a Mainer, I need that lobster towel asap.xx Kimmainelyfashion.blogspot.com

  10. Amanda Winchester
    April 16, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Ooh, this list is just what I need right now! I'm going to Mallorca on the 26th and I've been concentrating mostly on what clothes to take, so this is a great reminder of what other bits and pieces I may need! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xAmandaSays

  11. Danielle Randall
    April 16, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    I'm definetely trying the Evian Facial Spray! I always have that sticky feeling also and I usually carry facial wipes.Daniwww.glamrme.com

  12. Alex
    April 16, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    I basically live in my beach bag during the summer, I always have one packed and keep it in my car for last minute pool visits. What I don't have is one of those bikini bags, and now I'm putting it on my list of things to invest in before summer.-Alexwww.monstermisa.blogspot.com

  13. kTm
    April 16, 2015 / 10:28 pm

    I tend to have everything and then some too! I carry the same Evian spray in my bag (and handbag!) because it's so refreshing on a hot day.Pick Your Beau

  14. Connie Bea
    April 16, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Great list! I love the tumbler! I always feel more motivated to drink water whenever I have one. Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  15. Tina Phan
    April 16, 2015 / 11:32 pm

    I've been hearing so many great things about the Evian face spray! I still need to try it!Tinawww.justatinabit.com

  16. Tiffany Khyla
    April 17, 2015 / 12:30 am

    This really makes me want to go to the beach! A good book is always an essential for me. Have you read the Cuckoo's Calling? I have it on my bookshelf but still have yet to crack it open!

  17. jess
    April 17, 2015 / 12:45 am

    I've never heard of a wet bikini bag but it's a brilliant idea – much better than a plastic grocery bag, lol! A good book is a total necessity! I always bring a cover-up or sarong, too :)jess | Bows & Bouquets

  18. Ashliegh
    April 17, 2015 / 2:44 am

    OMG a wet bikini bag!? Why haven't I thought of that before!?! Genius!!

  19. Lindsey Aleson
    April 17, 2015 / 2:45 am

    The wet bikini bad sounds amazing! I need to get one!

  20. Erica Kato
    April 17, 2015 / 3:37 am

    The lobster bag is very chic!xo | The Fashion Forecast

  21. Bash Harry
    April 17, 2015 / 5:21 am

    I should really get the Evian Facial Spray, I've heard such great things about it! Haha, I live near a beach but I rarely go. I'm more an indoor-out-of-the-sun kind of personxx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  22. Vanessa Boudreau
    April 17, 2015 / 5:28 am

    A wet bikini bag? That's awesome, I've never heard of that! Great picks:)www.vanessasrunway.com

  23. Mica T
    April 17, 2015 / 5:33 am

    Is it bad that I don't think this is overpacked at all? haha! It's the kinda stuff I'd take…except that little 'wet bikini bag' what a great idea! I usually just swim, dry off on the sand and then find somewhere to eat, but when I do have to deal with a wet bikini I always just chuck it in a plastic bag, it's not quite as cute, haha. I think I need one!Away From The Blue

  24. Arely Munoz
    April 17, 2015 / 6:15 am

    Hi there, Great essentials my favorite got be the Evian spray no doubt , great selection.Glamoury Armory Blog

  25. Caro @ The Caro Diaries
    April 17, 2015 / 7:12 am

    Glad I'm not the only major overpacker. These are all great tips and are all literally in my beach bag come summertime 🙂

  26. meandmr.com
    April 17, 2015 / 11:01 am

    These are all perfect! I'm so excited for the summer! Melanie @ meandmr.com

  27. Jenny
    April 17, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Love these essentials, especially the tumbler slogan xxwww.krystelcouture.com ♥

  28. Brittany Lockwood
    April 17, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I have been so intrigued by those wet bikini bags! I don't know why I never thought of that as a necessity before, but it definitely is. After hearing your struggle with melanoma as well as someone I used to cheer with currently struggling, I'm happy being pale! When I did cheer our coaches always used to tell us to tan because it looked better on stage. I'm so grateful my mom never let me. People need to realize that you don't have to be tan to be beautiful!xx. BrittanyLife Like a Twenty Something

  29. Jenn, hellorigby.com
    April 17, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    Great suggestions – a book, towel, and sunglasses are definitely my top necessities for time at the beach!

  30. The Life You Love
    April 18, 2015 / 3:39 am

    How have I never thought about a wet bikini bag?! The worst part is that I have plenty of bags that would work perfectly for this. I'm sorry to read about your struggle with melanoma. Being tan (or burnt, in my case) is not worth it. I'm about to try a self-tanner and I think that will help. If not, I'm still not going to risk it.

  31. Sydney S
    April 18, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Thanks so much for participating!! That lobster towel is too cute!XoSydneyhttp://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

  32. Meg V Schneider
    April 18, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    I definitely forget about the wet bikini bag..I am always struggling with plastic grocery bags haha Meg of An Affair of Character

  33. Anonymous
    April 18, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Why have I never heard of a wet bikini bag?! *Puts on my to buy list* :DCheck out my latest blog post!Sarahhttps://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

  34. Jordyn Brown
    April 20, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    I'm in love with the tunic that you picked, it's great to have multi-use pieces like that so you don't have to take as much in your suitcase if you're going on a trip!xoxo, SSThe Southern Stylista