Hello beach bums … CeeCee here. I don’t know about you, but all I’ve been doing for the past few weekends is heading down to the beach with my family and spending some quality time with Mr. Sun. I love the feeling of sand between my toes and the warmth of the sun on my skin. Being the over-prepared mother that I am, I always have everything I need in one bag … and that goes for my beach bag as well. Here’s a peek at what’s in my beach bag this season.
Nobody likes to sit on the sand all day without a blanket – it’s not very comfortable and during the hottest hours, the sand can get really hot (It hurts just walking on the burning sand, never mind lying on it).
Available at London Drugs $12.99*
Hand & Face Wipes
We all know kids are messy … but kids at a beach are extremely messy (sand and water is not a good combo). My hubby and I usually pack some food for the day at the beach, so I always have some hand and face wipes on hand for my dirty little monkeys.
Available at London Drugs $4.99*
Something to Read
While the kids and their dad play in the sand and water, I like to catch up on my reading. Sometimes it’s a book that I’ve been anticipating reading for weeks, or if it’s one of those days where I just want an easy read and a quick update on what’s on trend, then I’d pack a few magazines with me.
Available at London Drugs, prices vary depending on book/magazine.
No not the social media site … I’m talking about the ones that I can drink from. It’s very important to stay hydrated when you’re out in the sun all day, so I like to have my tumbler filled with either juice or water. Why a tumbler and not a water bottle? Well I can be a bit lazy sometimes … and would rather drink from a straw than opening my water bottle every 10 minutes or so.
Available at London Drugs $9.99*
If you’re not too keen on getting the sun’s rays on your face, then having a wide brimmed hat is the way to go.
Available at London Drugs $14.99.*
Sunglasses not only make you look like a “superstar”, but they also protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
Available at London Drugs $16.99*
This is a must-have! Before we head to the beach, I always slop a ton of sunscreen on myself and my family. It’s important to protect our skin from the UV rays … it’s just the smart thing to do. For the beach, I wear Ombrelle’s Sport SPF 30 Lotion since it is waterproof and oil free. I don’t have to worry about re-applying every time we go in the water.
Available at London Drugs $18.99*
If you’re pale like me, then having some Aloe Vera handy is probably a very smart move. Although I wear tons of sunscreen, I sometimes still get burnt in areas where I forget to reapply often – shoulders, neck, and nose. Aloe Vera offers some relief from the pain of a burn and it often helps it heal a little quicker.
Available at London Drugs $7.99*
I always carry my lip balm with me, as it helps restore a healthy moisture balance to my lips. I personally love Blistex Complete Moisture due to how it makes my lips feel – soft and healthy. It’s important to put sunscreen on your lips as well, so I always opt for a lip balm that has SPF in it. This one has SPF 15.
Available at London Drugs $3.49*
What is in your beach bag?
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