What’s in my beach bag?
A sexy book, a pair of killer sunglasses, some sultry tunes; to me, packing my beach bag is like having a private pre-beach-party. I especially get excited about putting together a beauty survival kit for the day, mixing old faves with my latest finds. Wanna see what I’ll be bringing to the beach this summer?
– Pure Light SPF50, Protection SPF50 Sport and Precleanse wipes by Dermologica
First of all, I am so glad that I can wear my favorite skin care brand to the beach! With my pale skin, SPF50 is a minimum, but a lot of sun lotions leave a yucky white residue on your skin. But Dermologica developed a line of sun protection that doesn’t make me look like Caspar the Ghost in a bikini. The wipes are great to freshen up when the sand/sweat combo is getting to me.
– Intense Hydrating Mask, Moroccan Oil
I find this is the best protection for my hair: I slather this divine hydrating mask in my hair, braid it losely, then wash it out at the end of the day. It’s like my hair spent the day at a fancy spa instead of frying in the sun.
– Bikini & Co nail polish, Kure Bazaar
Don’t you love how this bright coral tone plays up your tan? Plus eco-trendy brand Kure Bazaar does not test on animals. As a matter of fact, up to 85% of this nail polish’ ingredients are based on wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn. Good enough to eat. Almost.
– Heal Gel Intensive
Got a little too much sun? This multi-purpose skin rescue gel containing arnica will soothe, cool, restore and protect. Plus I love the smell: woody, herby, divine. A bit of aromatherapy on the beach.
– Multi purpose Face & Body serum, Patyka
Sometimes, a beach day turns into a beach night. And you don’t want to spoil that magical moment by returning to the hotel to freshen up, right? So this is what I do: I have a quick shower at the beach club and apply this miraculous organic oil on my face, body and hair. Result: a gorgeous scent and a beautiful shine. Add a pareo and a pair of heels, and I’m ready to dance the night away!
The ultimate shop girls’ swimwear guide
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4 ways to wear your pareo
Yes, a pareo is an excellent beach cover up. But did you know it can be so much more?
My three different shades of love
If you could wear only one colour of lingerie for the rest of your life, what colour would that be?