Happy Saturday 🙂
I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post that we’re headed to Kennebunkport this weekend with some of our college besties. I wanted to share what I’m packing in case you are in need of clean beauty SPFs that don’t remove your self tanner, flip flops that go with everything or the best straw hat EVER!
WHAT I’M PACKING FOR THE BEACH
Straw hat: While big beach floppy hats are awesome, I have been living in this straw hat all summer. When I’m heading off for a weekend trip, I like to ensure I get the maximum use out of every item I pack. So this hat not only will shield my face at the beach, but will also be super cute paired with this midi dress [styled here] for dinner.
Black One Piece: I purchased this black one piece last year and it’s definitely my favorite one pieces! It’s made of the most flattering and breathable materials and also have cute notches up the back and front which shows a little bit of skin. I went down one size.
This straw hat worth the under $50 price tag because it comes in varying sizes (!!!!!). Why do most hats come in one size fits all?! If you also have really thick hair, you may struggle to fit into cute hats like me! I grabbed a medium in this one and it’s my go to since it fits comfortably without giving me headaches lol. I highly suggest it.
Tula summer kit: Only the basics are needed for a couple nights! This kit has what you need to restore your skin post- margs and sun 😉
I’ll be using this cleanser as I always do, but packing this gentle face exfoliator too that’s included in the kit as back up in case any sun accidents occur and I need some exfoliation! The kit also includes this gel cream that I use all summer long because it soaks into skin quickly, is super hydrating and light.
Clean SPF: We have all probably heard how toxic traditional SPF is. I have found awesome clean beauty options for both body and face!
For body, I opted for Supergoop!’s Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50. I actually snagged a buy two, get one free deal during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which is still in stock here for $38. Not only is is a strong SPF with safe ingredients, but it uses 35% less alcohol meaning it won’t strip your self tan like other sunscreen brands! I also prefer a spray because you can chase a child [or in my case, husband] and get them all covered quickly with less whining 😉
For face, you guys know I love Ren Clean Skincare’s Clean Screen Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF 30. I was lucky enough to test this face SPF before it hit the market so I’ve been wearing it for over three months under make up, on make up-free days doing yard work and of course, by the water.
And guess what? It’s husband approved! this is rare! S doesn’t like ANYTHING to touch his face other than the two products he’s been using since he was 15. Anyone relate? I don’t blame him. His skin is sensitive so he’s worried about getting a breakout. He also hates the traditional oily, smelly, slimy characteristics of sunscreen, but he will wear this one without any complaints. Score.
This face SPF is a winner not only because it’s clean and a little goes a super long way, but also because it’s mattifying due to the rice starch. A matte sunscreen is rare. It’s $36 and worth every penny in my book.
Hair protectant: You probably already have a hair detangler at home. I suggest checking it to see if it doubles as a heat/UV protectant. That’s a great way to get more bang for ya buck. I rotate between this one and this one. Both detangle post-shower hair, condition hair, protect against hot tools and the sun.
Before leaving for the beach, I spritz this on my hair that will be exposed to the sun in order to protect it from UV rays and reduce the chances for damage. Our hair is not immune to sun damage!
Tula primer: This face primer is AMAZING! Not only is it great for keeping make up in place, but also for giving an beautiful illumination on make up free days. After I apply my face SPF, I’ll apply this primer and be ready to hit the beach. You can get 20% off with code ‘MINDY’ at check out.
Versatile sandals: These will always be my favorite sandals! They last for years and years. Instead of owning five different pairs of flip flops, I just own these which go with everything! I have the “sand patent” which is a glossy nude and the “Vintage Leather” which is a cognac that transitions me into fall. I always go up 1/2 a size in this brand.
I’m sharing everything else I’m bringing in the widget below. I hope you have a wonderful weekend Xo.
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