20 August 2011

Beach essentials

In preperation for my holiday in a few weeks I've started planning what to pack. Here is my list of the items needed for the beach or pool!

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Large cotton sarong. These have a few good uses I mainly use mine instead of a beach towel, quick drying and no sand stuck to it, small and light to pack too.

Sunglasses - Got to protect your eyes when reading and people watching!

Hat - For when you want a little shade on your face.

Flip flops - Easy to get on or off, waterproof and comfy.

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Sun protection - I've been using Banana Boat Sport spf 30 dry oil for years and I still get the best tan without burning. It works for me as, once you've rubbed it in there is no sticky oil or grease on which can cause heat rash. I might switch down a couple of factors for the last two days depending on the heat.

Hair protection - I alternate between a protection spray and a conditioning oil which works a treat with the suns heat.

Lip protection - Sunburnt lips are extremely painful, I use an Ambre Solaire factor 50 stick block on them and my nose too!

Hair bobbles - get your hair tied up and away from your face in a cute beach style.

Wide tooth comb - Get those sandy salty knots out with ease.


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Inflatable pillow. Whether you have a lounger or lying on sand it's nice to have a soft pillow to read from. Waterproof and extremely light to pack.

Water - lots and lots of it.

Beach bag - A good sized bag for all the essentials!

Books - Holiday reading for me is time to switch off and not get involved in anything too taxing. I'll do a post on this years beach reads soon.


33 comments:

  1. That pillow looks good. Should have thought of that! Xx

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  2. where are you off to on holiday? hope you have a great time. an inflatable pillow is a briliant idea

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  3. im glad you're prepared! especially prepping to protect your hair from the sun! thats one thing people ALWAYS forget!

    sharde @ the style projects

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  4. That's interesting about the dry oil, I always end up taking antihistamines as I sometimes get heat rash. I'm going to get a Turkish pestemal to use instead of a towel next time I go away as they're really lightweight.

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  5. Great post! Love it ♥

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  6. These are some really good beach essentials! Loving this post :)

    xoxo

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  7. great beach eseentials girl:) well thought!

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  8. Great post!!!! I'm following you on blog lovin

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  9. I am definitely envious of your beach holiday, and I love the striped bag and hat you've chosen. so fun!

    Have a great vacay!!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  10. Love all of the blue shades in your 'wear' section. Taking an inflatable pillow is such a clever idea too!

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  11. great post girl, love how you put this post together, nice collages
    i want to go on a vacation too. to somewhere sunny and warm
    xx

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  12. I'm off again on Saturday and will definitely be packing some of these! XXX

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  13. these are the ultimate essentials for a beach holiday! Loving the hat...xo

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  14. This is a really good post.. I agree with everything here especially the cotton sarong.. I have gotten away with just bringing a normal scarf. Beats a sandy towel and looks so chic xx

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing your blog with me :)I love everything!

    xoxo,
    Sima

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  16. I LOVE this post! Going to the beach is one of my favv things to do... and looking cute and being prepared is all part of the fun! ;)

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  17. I love your beach essentials. Pretty much obsessed with the lounger. :)

    -Ellie

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  18. Wow great blog. Do you wanna folow each other ? XO Eve

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  19. Thanks for entering my giveaway! Hope you have a fabulous holiday! Great list, by the way.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  20. Those beach essentials look like the PERFECT picks!! I want EVERYTHING THERE! totally cool!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  21. nice post! <3 but beach... totally over for me, school's in!!! :(

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  22. The Clinque lipbalm is a lifesaver! I love it! It feels amazing on-I also am NOW craving a popsicle!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  23. Love your blog!

    Follow me if you like my blog and let me know it!I'll follow you back. :)
    zizi
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  24. Oh aren't you lucky!!! I'm staying in the London all summer (saving my trip back home to Mexico for when I am screaming to get out of here in teh winter hehe)


    PvdH

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  25. Great beach essentials!!

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  26. Great post, you've chosen some great stuff. Hope you enjoy your holiday!

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  27. Now you make me feel like going to the beach! hehe.

    Love, Fashionandnumber

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  28. I agree with all essential things! :D

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  29. I love all for summer holidays

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  32. great article! the sunglasses are gorgeous! ♥

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