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!}


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

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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...

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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!

  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!


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

    The Style Department

  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!


  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!

  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!

    Classy with a Kick

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

  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!

  17. 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 ;-)


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