As somebody who practically lives at the beach, especially during the summer, there are a few things that I like to keep in my beach bag that aren't beauty related, so I thought I'd share them with you.
1/ You Had Me At Aloha bag
I actually picked this up from Ross about a week ago and needed to have it. Before this, I was using a mesh bag that allows sand to seep through so it doesn't get stuck.
A cheap pair that I bought at Santee Alley and then attached gemstones to.
3/Purell Hand Sanitizer (Affiliate Link)
As anyone who's been to the beach with me can attest to, I have a tendency to have mini beach clean-ups. It just comes naturally. I can't help but start picking up trash, so having hand sanitizer in my bag really helps when there aren't bathrooms to wash my hands.
4/ Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Lotion (Affiliate Link)
I'll admit that there are times when I forget how long I've been out in the sun and end up getting a little burned when I never intended to. This stuff smells amazing! (Coconut and papaya) It contains aloe and shea butter so it cools and relieves any burns and also helps to maintain your tan.
5/ Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Lotion (Affiliate Link)
Despite knowing how bad it is to tan in the sun, I really do love it, but to help achieve that tan a little faster I like to use this tanning lotion.
6/ Beach Stakes (Affiliate Link)
How many times have you laid down a blanket or towel on the sand only to have to find things to lay on the corners so it doesn't go flying away? Well these sweet little beach stakes help stop that. You just pull a corner of your towel or blanket through the hole, then dig the stake into the sand, and all is well.
7/ Kindle Fire
Even though I try to keep my electronics away from the beach to keep from sand getting into them, I do like to bring my kindle to read my books. I never really know what reading mood I'll be in when I get there. With my kindle, I have my library with me.
8/ Mexican Blanket
I got this blanket a few years ago when I took my trip to Catalina Island.
These are pretty much my bag essentials. What do you keep in your beach bag?
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