Thursday, August 22, 2013

What's in our... Beach Bag!

Hey Gals! Today marks our 50th post here at The Sequin Notebook and we couldn't be more thrilled!! We hope everyone has been enjoying their daily dose of TSN and to celebrate the big 5-0, today we are bringing back our "What's in your.." series. With Labor Day right around the corner, we thought we'd hold on tight to these last summer days ahead of us, and present What's in our... Beach Bags!

1Melvita Floral Water
This refreshing floral water mist carries a light rose scent and is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day. Beat the heat by gently spraying your face for instant hydration!

2) Books
A juicy page-turner is the perfect beach accessory! Grab a paperback to pass the time in between ocean dips. If you need some recommendations, check out our favorite summer beach reads.

3) Water Bottle
And speaking of hydration, don't forget to keep the water flowing! Any water bottle will do, but I'm currently loving these chic pastel bottles from Anthropologie.

4) Coppertone Sport Sunscreen (SPF 80)
The most important thing to pack in your bag for a day at the beach is obviously sunscreen; thanks to my pale skin, I've always been a fan of a high SPF count (this is one of the few things that M and I do not agree on!). Because it was designed for athletes, I like this sunscreen (even though I'm far from sporty) because it doesn't get greasy or sweaty, and the bottle design is very easy to grip.

5) Sunglasses
Sunglasses are definitely a must-have item for any beach bag. I always love the look of an oversized frame, but large glasses also serve a practical function of protecting the delicate skin around your eyes from the sun's pesky rays (and warding off wrinkles!). Kate Spade has lots of pretty options for beach-appropriate shades.

New York Magazine has been a favorite of mine for years, but now that I'm out in the suburbs, I find that I hardly have time to enjoy, especially without that daily subway commute.  So I usually throw a couple of weeks worth in my beach bag and indulge under the hot sun!

2) Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
The beach can often wreck havoc on my tresses, so I really love this leave in spray. After taking a dip in the ocean, I spritz it all over my hair and then wrap it in a bun and I find that my hair is a lot softer and easier to brush once I get home.

3) Coppertone Sport Spray SPF 30
Like B, I too realize that spending a day with sun gods requires some SPF!  I am still a Jersey Girl at heart, though, so I usually go for the spf 30 so I can still come home with a little color while not doing too much damage to my skin.

4) Sunglasses
As B mentioned, sunglasses are a must have and I could not agree more!  For me, the bigger, the better, and I love this pair of Fendi shades.  A bit of a splurge, but I wear them daily, so it's helps me feel a little less guilty about the steep price tag.

5) Vitamin Water Zero
I've mentioned my love of vitamin water here, so I certainly couldn't take a trip to the beach without a couple of bottles stashed in my bag.  It's very important to stay hydrated when spending a day in the sun, and vitamin water zero keeps my thirst quenched all day long.

So what are all of your beach bag musts!?  We'd love to hear what you pack so we can steal some ideas for our last summer trips to the beach!

- The Gals


  1. Congrats on your 50th post!! Love all the beach bag suggestions...summer's not over yet! A foldable hat and cute, lightweight cover-up are my musts :)

    1. Totally agree about the hat and cover-ups...both are great for sun protection and for looking cute!


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