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Summer 2015 Beach Essentials


In light of it being Memorial Day Weekend, and the unofficial start of summer, I wanted to share my go-to beach essentials for summer 2015! Have a happy & healthy Memorial Day! Enjoy the extra day off to relax and don’t forget to stop and think about the true meaning of this holiday & those who gave their all. ❤


COOLA // Classic Suncreen Face + Body & Citrus Mimosa Sunscreen Spray

I love using the sunscreen spray, it’s more convenient and smells great! It’s spf 30 and is infused with anti-aging antioxidants. The Plumeria body sunscreen (spf 30) is hypoallergenic, paraben free, non-greasy and formulated with Oleosome technology which boosts the effectiveness of UVA filters. Smoothes, softens and balances skin while protecting it from the harsh sun. The face moisturizer is unscented, so it’s suitable for all skin types. The ultra sheer formula including Organic Primrose & Linseed Oils even skin tone and balance moisture. I don’t think I need to talk about the importance of sunscreen & proper skincare protection, countless studies have shown all the damage the sun can do to our skin. Be smart, protect it, you will appreciate it years later when your skin maintains a youthful appearance & most importantly is HEALTHY!

Pacifica // Hand & Body Lotion Wipes

This is the most convenient product ever! I mentioned my love for Pacifica in another post and as you can see, nothing has changed. I use these wipes constantly, I bring them with me everywhere, but think they’re a great option to take along to the beach because they’re portable, and still moisturize your skin without all the mess involved with a traditional bottle of lotion.  They have 6 different scents, I chose the Malibu Lemon Blossom. It smells good, works well, I am forever a fan of Pacifica! 100% vegan & cruelty free.

Blow Pro // Faux Dry Shampoo & Refreshing Mist & Time To Shine 3-D Illuminating Mist

I use dry-shampoo on a regular basis. Being a mom of two, I don’t always have the opportunity to style my hair, apply makeup and get all dressed up and look put together, I’m sure other moms can relate! 😉 The faux dry shampoo soaks up any excess oil, restores your hair style, adds volume and the best part.. you can’t even tell you haven’t washed your hair! The powder formula makes it more convenient to take along and apply it anywhere you may be. After sitting out in the hot sun on the beach all day, sweating, this is a must!  The Faux Dry Refreshing Mist conditions and repairs damaged hair while fighting humidity & eliminating frizz. The Time To Shine 3-D Illuminating Mist offers invisible coverage from damaging UV rays and brightens and revives dull hair.. need I say more?!


Sand Cloud // Pillow Towel

Bringing a towel to the beach/pool is obviously a given, but this one stood out to me because it has a built in pillow. The material is really soft but light, so I think it works best as a “sheet” to lay on more so than a towel to dry off with. Nonetheless, it’s adorable, comfortable, and not bulky at all for having a removable pillow. The pillow alone is what sold me, when I go to the beach or the pool, I spend 90% of my time laying out and love to be so comfortable that I could fall asleep. Perfect solution!


OTIS Eyewear // Heatwave Sunglasses

I wear sunglasses every single day during the summer and these are one of my favorites that I’ve ever owned. Just like our skin, our eyes need to be protected from the sun as well. Otis makes their premium eyewear from naturally sourced mineral glass lenses. What makes mineral glass special? It’s created from natural materials, it’s recyclable and harmless to our environment, incredibly durable and high resistance to scratching and lack of distortion. The style pictured is the “Heatwave” in velvet wood black. They’re stylish, trendy and will last you a lifetime if you take care of them properly. They offer a handmade Italian acetate frame and 100% UVA/UVB protection.


Magicsuit by Miraclesuit // Solid Yvonne Swimsuit

THIS is my FAVORITE swimsuit EVER! I am not even exaggerating when I say that every single claim is true, it hides EVERYTHING and flatters any body type. My 11 week post-partum body was not looking forward to any beach trips at all this summer, until I found this! I could instantly see a huge difference as soon as I tried it on. The halter straps offer support and Lycra Xtra Life spandex material hide & conceal all of our imperfections and areas that make us self-concious. Feminine, slimming & an over-all beautiful suit. My #1 beach essential!

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews. All reviews are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.

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