Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Packing List: Beach Beauty

I leave on Friday morning for Antigua (eek!) and I'm starting to pack my suitcase for my beach getaway. I wanted to share the beauty items I'll be taking along with me and let you know why I love and recommend each product for your next sun-filled vacation! Let me know what you think of my picks and if you have any other recommendations for me in the comments below.



Clarins SPF 30 Sunscreen for face - $32. {one of the only high-protecting facial sunscreens that does not irritate my skin or break me out. I always wear at least 30 on my face and neck - I don't want to be wrinkly later in life!}
Monoi Repairing Hair Mask - $29. {after a long day outside in the sun and sand, I like to use this tropical smelling treatment on my hair to make sure it stays hydrated and healthy.}
Palmer's SPF 15 Cocoa Butter - $8. {this is my go-to sunscreen for my body. it smells better than regular sunscreen and moisturizes as well as the regular cocoa butter while giving me SPF 15 protection!}
Korres Greek Yoghurt After Sun Cooling Gel - $23.50. {this stuff is absolutely amazing after a long day in the sun. keep it in the fridge and slather it all over your body and face for a cool, refreshing alternative to using aloe vera. it helps to seal in moisture and prevent skin from burning!}
Carol's Daughter Gelee de Soleil SPF 15 - $15. {this is the only "tanning oil" I would ever use. once I have a bit of a base tan, I use this to help me tan a bit while still protecting me from the sun. it smells delicious and has lots of great nutrients to keep your skin from drying out.}
Fresh SPF 15 Sugar Lip Balm - $22.50. {it's easy to forget sunscreen on your lips and getting a burn there is sooo painful! I always keep this balm in my bag and reapply throughout the day when I'm outside to protect my delicate lips from the sun.}
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray - $25. {I leave my blow dryer and curling iron at home when I'm away on a beach vacation! I use this texturizing surf spray to give my long waves a beachy look with almost no maintenance. just spray, air dry and go!}
Shiseido SPF 16 Sun Protection Spray - $30. {I spray this in my hair before heading outside to help protect my color and keep it looking fresh. your hair needs sunscreen too, especially if you color it!}



20 comments :

  1. I'm so jealous - you are going to have a blast! I LOVE Cocoa Butter and Fresh's Sugar Lip Balm :) xx

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  2. Wish I had known about Fresh's Sugar Lip Balm a week ago :( I just came home from the beach with my first lip sunburn ever! What I was using did not work... and this is not an attractive look for the office.
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  3. So jealous! I could use a nice vacation- I haven't been on one in over 2 years! I love Palmer's products- the cocoa butter is amazing!

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  4. Love that suft spray–it gives the perfect post-beach texture. I can't believe you're going to Antigua–that's SO amazing. You better share lots of pictures!

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  5. Great list - lots of moisture everywhere to keep you from getting scorched by the sun! xo

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  6. I SWEAR by the Bumble & Bumble surf spray!

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  7. Ah!!! So exciting. You will have a blast. I haven't heard of these so I can't really say if they are good or not...

    Amy
    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  8. great post dear! :)

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  9. Have a fantastic time! can't wait to see pics... i've never been there!

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  10. Ah, I'm jealous. There aren't any nice beaches here nor is it warm enough to drive to one yet! Have an amazing time!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  11. great packing tips, definitely will check this before going on vacation this summer!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  12. I'm always looking for the perfect beachy waves, and these products might look like they'll do the trick! Thanks for the great round up!

    xx,
    Maya

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  13. Hope you have so much fun!! I never knew hair needed sunscreen.. mine is really thick and not color treated though - my husband does spray his head so his scalp doesn't burn!

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  14. All great items. I have to try the Korres, though. I love their stuff and I could have so used it on my last Hawaii vacation! Thanks for the reco!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  15. I hope you have so much fun Amy!! I wish I was going with you:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  16. Hawaiian Tropic just came out with a amazing lip sunscreen that is tropical flavors and only 1.49! I bought them all up at my local stores, its 45 sunscreen.

    Have a wonderful time , drink, dance, swim and meet gorgeous men who will sweep you off your feet on your vaca! Have fun!

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  17. hi honey! gorgeous post! I absolutely love it !!
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  18. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  19. You can never go wrong with Clarins!! I found your blog via blog hopping and so glad I did...your photos are just beautiful!

    p.s. I'm doing a Kate Spade purse giveaway on my blog...if you wanna enter it ends Friday!!! Just sayin ;-)

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  20. Love these kind of posts! Great picks! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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