But back to the beach! After over a month of reviewing, I wanted to share with you some of items I'm packing (or am using before I go #beachprep) that you might want to check out! These are good, y'all. Now off to finish packing for the beach...
Whish Sugar Scrub in Blue Agave--This is excellent for prepping skin for shaving and for self-tanning! Found at ULTA stores (and online). All Whish Products are Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, TEA & DEA Free, and Petrochemical Free and are all natural. In addition, Whish uses organic ingredients whenever and wherever possible, to create a luxuriously indulgent and soothingly moisturizing experience. $38
Lauren B Beauty Polish in Coachella Valley Sun--I love a bright color on my toes when I'm at the beach and thought this was fun to try. The advanced, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. The brush is packed with twice the standard amount of bristles, all pre-lacquered so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free. The bottle has a special over-cap, so you can use a square or cylindrical handle for more control. Bonus: Each formula is eco- and vegan-friendly (with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), and proudly made in the USA. Get it here. $18
Sun Bum Sea Spray--I've used their sunscreen and was delighted to try this sea spray. Lightweight formula instantly thickens hair cuticle for added volume and hold. Nourishes hair and gives it a healthy, voluptuous feel. Provides moisture control to eliminate frizz. Safe for all hair types and lengths. Medium hold with a matte finish. Instantly seals hair's cuticle, blocking out frizz-causing humidity. Leaves hair with texture and style that lasts all day. Provides UV Color Protection. I love the volume it gives (use in roots) and how it's not sticky but matte. $14.99 at ULTA and online
Secret Outlast Deodorant--Next to sunscreen, I think an antiperspirant is a must, am I right? And I happen to like mine clear at the beach. Secret just released a new formula for their Outlast line. You can easily find these in mass retailers nation-wide. It offers 48-hour protection, so it's great for the gym!
Pack a Hat by Cappelli Straworld--I thought this was so cute and great for the beach! A cute tote-style miniature wristlet bag in summery stripes contains within it a stylish and matching packable sun hat with a 4 ½ inch brim. The added benefit of its UPF 50+ rating is a huge health and anti-aging beauty bonus. and with May as melanoma awareness month, we are all reminded of sun protection importance. It comes in different colors for $25. Free shipping for you here.
- OMG what did you think of Mad Men last night? I can't believe it's over!
- I spent the weekend dealing with internet connection issues (boo) so Sunday had me working triple time to get all my work done. I made it a goal not to bring my computer on this trip. Relaxation only!
- I am boarding Charlie, so keep him in your thoughts. A dog in Atlanta came down with canine flu over the weekend, and I am worried, since being around other dogs increases his risk. It will be fine, right?
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