Friday 19 July 2013

'Feel Fresh' Beach Bag Essentials

Seeing as this gorgeous British heatwave is showing no signs of going anywhere and I'm sure lots of you have lazy sunshine filled beach/park weekends planned I thought I'd do a post on the products I pop in my beach bag to keep me feeling fresh throughout a day in the sun. Obviously you'll need lots of suncream and some oversized sunnies too but these are the things that will perk you up from beach to bar...

Deodorant- This is a given really, but never underestimate how hot and bothered you can get by just laying down reading magazines! I'd really recommend this Nivea deodorant as it doesn't mark clothes and lasts all day.
Tissues- Hopefully you won't need these for a cold right now, but they are great for ice cream spills, greasy chip hands and blotting 'slightly too sweaty to be dewy' foreheads. Also how cute is that Russian doll pattern!
Perfume- This may seem slightly extreme but I always carry a miniature perfume with me whereever I go as you can get a bit bored of smelling of salt and suncream and it feels very lady like to spritz yourself on the go. 
Hand gel- You may be aware there are quite a lack of wash basins and nice soap when you're out and about, so this nice smelling gel gets rid of germy hands. Important when the sea isn't looking like the blue Caribbean...
Lip gloss- I'm all for wearing minimal make up in hot weather, but I do like to have something sheer on my lips. You do need to protect them with SPF too, but this is good to put on when you move on for cocktails.
Face mist- This product has been popping up all over my blog recently as it's amazing for summertime. It freshens up a makeupless or makeuped face and keeps you feeling cool whilst also providing skin benefits.
Chewing gum- As much as everyone loves the taste of battered beach food whilst they're eating it, your mouth doesn't feel so nice half an hour later so gum is a must. And this Extra one gives you whiter teeth too!
Hairspray- I've been burdened with crazy frizzy out of control locks and once you add humidity, sea water and wind to that, I'm left with a birds nest on my head so it's best to carry some hairspray to tame the mane.

I had the most perfect couple of days at Sheffield Uni graduation this week despite absolutely roasting in my robes and worrying the whole time that I'd be the girl to trip over in front of the entire hall. I've been working the past few days so haven't had a chance to do posts all about it yet but there will be photos of the day, my outfit and exciting gold packaged presents coming very soon! I hope you've all had a lovely week too...

What are you're beach bag essentials for feeling fresh?


  1. A great list! For me a lip balm with spf and a wide toothed comb are essential! Beth May Blogs
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  2. my beach essentials would be quite similar to yours minus the hairspray and perfume :) great post.

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    1. Haha same here...but just minus the hairspray...that being said I think I might need some because the wind is doing some crazy things to my hair recently...been getting a few dodgy looks not even going to lie!

  3. Need those super cute tissues x

  4. I absolutely LOVE that vitamin E face mist from the body shop, i used it in labor! haha

    Kerry x

  5. Great collection there! I also have dry shampoo as I hate the feeling of my hair after a beach visit!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  6. I'm not much of a beach person but I'd definitely take my hand gel! I love Hand Maid :)

    Water Painted Dreams

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  8. ive never used a face mist before but i think ill defs check one out now! x

  9. Totally love this beach essential post (: , it's really similar to mine too. xx thanks for commenting on my blog, do you mind if we follow each other ? Do let me know on my blog (: xx

  10. Face mists for summer time are awesome xx

  11. I always carry the Soap and Glory hand gel with me x

  12. a great post! lots of good tips here :D xx

  13. Love this post - so necessary in the current tropical weather!
    Emma x

  14. Great post, love packing my bag for a sunny day at the beach! XO

  15. Hi there! So happy I just stumbled onto your blog! It's so cute! New follower!

    I agree on the facial mist as a beach essential. Also have to have blotting papers, for me they are a total must to feel fresh!

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  16. Vitamin E from Body Shop is definitely an essential!

  17. I totaly agree with you! espically with the hair spray my hair is the same and frizzes all over the place, it can be a quick fix!

    Pipp x

  18. I love these picks a few I use myself daily great post x
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