Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whats in my Beach Bag?

There is nothing more relaxing than laying on the beach hearing the sound of the waves crashing, so yesterday I decided I needed a little sun and relaxation from my horrible day the day before, that I packed up my bag and headed for the ocean.
As I was laying there I Instagramed and tweeted this picture.
It was such a nice day for the beach, not to hot, less humidity than normal and it was slightly overcast so the sun wasn't beating down on me causing a sweat attack.

I always wonder what other people carry with them to the beach. Looking around at the people near me I notice most people have a car load of stuff with them or they have nothing but a towel, chair and some sunscreen. I'm somewhere in the middle, I take enough things to get me buy that I can carry in one trip. I'm not running back and forth to the car to get 5 umbrellas I have to shove into the ground. So here's what I brought with me yesterday... now mind you I went by myself this time but if I go with a group I usually bring a cooler of "drinks". I also brought the obvious things that I did not take photos of like my towels and beach chair.

This is my bag
Its not your normal Beach bag. This is a Lily Bloom tote that Ive used in the past as a purse but because it is made from recycled plastic bottles I thought it had enough water resistance to it and its big so it does the job, not to mention it has cute little owls or what me and Derek call them, hoot hoots on it. haha :)

Inside the bag I have 4 mini bags, 2 of which I have pictures of the contents 2 of which I don't.
The darker blue bag next to the water bottle has my car keys and phone(that's boring so no photos of that) and the small bag next to the purple bag has a protein bar and some jolly ranchers in it(yet again boring)
I also have a bottle of Australian Gold SPF 15 Spray Gel Bronzer, The Wet Brush (which is the BEST at getting tangles out of wet or dry hair, I HIGHLY recommend this),a bottle of water, and a book to read.

The little purple bag contains:
(top to bottom, left to right)
Supergoop SPF30+ face and body lotion. This is a sample from my June birchbox and I'm liking this alot. I use it on my face.
Wet ones Antibacterial wipes- to get any sticky stuff off you
Ocean Potion moisturizing lip potion SPF45- Who wants sun burnt lips? I don't! this stuff is waxy but I feel like it protects my lips well.
Banana Boat Natural Reflect Baby SPF 50+- I accidentally grabbed this one by mistake, I wanted the regular one but I like this one. It didnt irritate my skin or leave that greasy feeling when applied. I'm glad I grabbed this on accident :)
Aveda sun care Protective Hair Veil- This spray has UVA/UVB filters to protect hair from sun damage. I always use this when I go to the beach or pool.

 This next one is my makeup bag, its last months My glam bag, I might as well get some use out of it before it falls apart. I honestly didn't use any of the makeup I brought, I just have it handy in case I go somewhere after the beach and cant go home to get ready.
(left to right top to bottom)
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Mini Urban Decay Lip Gloss in color Wallflower
Mini Clinique true bronze pressed powder bronzer in color Sunkissed
Sample size MAC Zoom Lash Mascara
Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake(my go to, no brainer lip color)
Tarte Lipsurgence naturl lip tint in peaceful
Aveda dual powder foundation in color twig
Bath&Body Works spray scent in Secret Wonderland

 This is pretty much what I did all morning yesterday, drank my coffee and read a few chapters of delirium in between watching people walk by and staring at the ocean. It was a good day :)




  1. Nice post Holly :)
    That's one practical beach bag :) and it's really relaxing to just pack and go on your own to the beach or in fact any beautiful place.

    :) and m a new follower :)

    1. I love being able to just pack and go whenever I want!
      Well thank you for following and I hope you enjoy reading my blog. :)

  2. I dont actually have a beach bag but if I did I would carry some of the same things! So jealous you got to lay out by the beach wish it would warm up here so I could :)

    1. I hope it gets nice where you are so you can too! It's so relaxing. I don't think I could ever live somewhere without a beach or something close to it.

  3. Ah I am so jealous right now, we are stuck in a serious Winter here in Sydney, Australia! The beach is not an option right now unless you want to freeeeeeze :(

    You should write a little book review on delirium, it's currently waiting on my kindle for when I finish reading Matched!

    1. Oh in a few months you will be at the beach an I will be stuck in the cold (kinda,it doesn't get really cold where I live)
      Its probably going to take me all summer to finish delirium, I only read it when I'm laying out. It's taking me awhile to get into it. I've never done a book review before but I could try :)

  4. Hey, I'm a new follower! Found you thru the BLT blog hop! Oh what luck. I'm also reading the same book (Delirium)! Have you had the chance to finish it? I've read about 3 pages. Lol.

    Follow back? :)


    1. No I haven't finished it yet. I'm on like chapter 5. It's not as catchy from the start so it's taking me awhile to get into it.
      And thank you so much for following, I hope you enjoy my blog. :)

  5. Oh my gosh I LOVE that owl bag!!!! :D I want that so much! :D Glad you had a relaxing time at the beach. I don't live near the ocean but it must be wonderfully relaxing. ^-^
    (I found you on the blog hop!) :D

    1. Oh thank you, it was a relaxing time! I actually found that bag at Marshalls about a year ago but Ive seen other bags from lily bloom there and at tjmaxx.