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Top 10 Beach Bag Items

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best beach bag items1. Giant Hat: Mine is from Old Navy circa 1998 or something, but it’s almost exactly like this. A big floppy hat is a must!

2. I’m a big reader, and my Kindle means even if I finish my current book, I’ll have something to read. I also love that it doesn’t matter how sunny out it is, I’ll be able to read the screen. And yes, I have the hot pink cover.

3. Giant Sunnies: I wear big sunglasses year round, I’m not a fan of squinting. It gives me a headache. I currently wear a pair from Diane von Furstenberg, they’re prescription from my optometrist but pretty similar to this pair.

4. Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner: This is my favorite liner when I need something super waterproof.

5. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer: Yes! One of my favorite concealers is waterproof.

6. Cover Girl Flamed Out Waterproof Mascara

7-9. Assorted sunscreens. I most commonly bring a waterproof body sunscreen (one of my faves is Coppertone Sport, the higher the SPF the better), the Coppertone SPF lip balm is always in the bag, and I love the Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense since it has great UV coverage and won’t break me out. You can find out more about my favorite summer sunscreens how I reapply my sunscreen over makeup.

10. Secret Waterproof Antiperspirant: This is always my go-to antiperspirant. It’s waterproof. Which means you can’t sweat it off and it survives swimming. For real.

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  1. 7.30.13

    I love me a wide brimmed hat too! I love the Bye Bye Undereye concealr b/c it is waterproof too!

  2. 7.30.13

    Water proof clinical strength deodorant is a must!

  3. 7.30.13
    Shannon said:

    I always pack a detangler or leave in conditioner spray because between the sweat, sea water, and wind my hair becomes a giant tangled mess.

  4. 7.30.13
    Teri said:

    Great list! I need to remember the waterproof version of deodorant. That Secret Clinical Strength is a good one.

  5. 7.30.13

    I'd say the hat is definitely a beauty blogger must have at this point lol I love Coppertone too!

  6. 7.30.13

    I totally forgot that It's Bye Bye eyes was waterproof. I should know though since it survives hot flashes. I love your beach bag – it looks familiar!
    Now I want bigger sunglasses! I have to have RX too so it's a big commitment.

  7. 7.30.13
    Carleen said:

    I totally forgot my hat on my list. I love them for the beach!

  8. 7.31.13

    wait… they have waterproof deodorant?!! Amazing.

  9. 7.31.13

    I always carry a hat too and I have one that has 5- SPF!

  10. 7.31.13
    Phyrra said:

    Oooh, that really is the best concealer!

  11. 8.1.13
    kpsays said:

    The Goody de-tangler brush is great to toss in your beach bag also. It gets all the snarls out from wind/ocean/pool.

  12. 8.1.13

    I wear giant sunglasses year round too! I started when I lived in Colorado – you pretty much have too. Now I wear them, even if its cloudy out. Squinting is for the birds!

  13. 8.1.13

    A comb is always a must in my beach bag, my hair can get a bit out of hand after getting wet.