It’s no secret my favorite place on Earth is the BEACH. I don’t even care so much the location, because I feel right at home whereever there is a body of water as far as the eye can see. But, I insist on bringing along these top 5 beach essentials.
- Living Proof Humidity Shield
- Swim cover-up that doubles as a dress
- Neutral lip gloss
- Beach bag
- Sun hat
My hair is a hot mess when it comes to vacationing at the beach. I have natural curl in my hair, and well let’s just say I don’t rock a natural beach wave. This finishing hairspray by Living Proof protects my hair from frizzing in the humidity that often accompanies the ocean breeze.
Swim suit cover-ups aren’t like they used to be, and that’s a good thing! I have several in my closet that I sport on date night. Have several on hand, and you are good to go for a week at the beach day or night.
A good sun hat paired with my favorite pair of sunglasses are necessities while staying at the beach. Besides shielding my eyes from the sun and somewhat protecting the skin on my face and the top of my head, a good sun hat keeps my mane tamed that would be otherwise all over the place.
Lipgloss is an everyday must for me, and my go to is Flirt by Bare Minerals. I don’t feel put together if I don’t have some sort of color on my lips. Even the days I don’t wear a lot of makeup, like while staying at the beach, I always apply a neutral lip color.
Finally, there’s just something about a straw beach bag. Their natural texture and neutral color compliment beach life. Another plus to a straw beach bag is that you can hose them off and not ruin the bag!
Obviously there will be lots more packed in my suitcase, like my swimsuit!! But, these top 5 beach musts will accompany everyday.
I can’t wait to share our vacation to Tybee Island with you soon! Follow along on my stores via Instagram. I’ll gladly take you along <3
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke