Happy FRIDAYYYYY! Woohoo! I am so pumped for this long holiday weekend! We are heading on vacation today and staying through Wednesday in North Myrtle Beach. I can’t wait for 5 days straight of sun and fun! Since we’ll be beachin it up over the next few days, it made me think about my favorite beach essentials. Besides magazines for reading (Vogue, In Style, and the Food Network magazine are a few of my faves…fashion and food! YAAAS!), I thought I’d share these products with you because they are AMAZING. Each special in their own little way! I hope you discover some new brands and products in this post that you might add to your must-have list as well!
Let’s start from the top with hair and work our way down! My first beach beauty essential is Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray. First of all, all the ingredients are organic…we’re talking Atlantic sea salt, aloe, sea kelp extract, and rose geranium essential oil just to name a few- which makes it smell amazeballs btw. I love a good salt spray in the summer. After a swim, just spray this on your damp locks and you’re left with perfect tousled waves. This product is key for that effortless beach wave look. It doesn’t leave your hair crunchy and gives it just the right amount of texture. Who doesn’t want mermaid hair?!? It comes in two sizes starting at only $14. Buy it here: Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray
Next is the Soothing Eye Concentrate from Juice Beauty. This product is also organic and blended with fatty acids, vitamins, grape juice, and aloe to sooth, smooth, and firm the eye area. So far in my 30s, the area around my eyes is the one place that was beginning to show my age a bit. It’s super important to me to use organic and natural ingredients, especially on such a sensitive area, so I was thrilled when I discovered this product. It’s also fragrance free which is fab because nobody wants weird smelling stuff around their eyes…ICK! This may sound weird, but you can almost FEEL it working as soon as you apply. Perfect for days in the sun when your skin is extra thirsty. It’s almost as if your skin drinks it up and immediately puts those ingredients to work. (Basically like Chick Fil A breakfast does for a hangover! Lol! You know it’s true!) You can buy it here: Juice Beauty Soothing Eye Concentrate
Next are two things that I not only use massive amounts of in the summertime, but also carry in my bag year round. Burt’s Bees Hand Salve and Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm in Coconut and Pear are absolutely necessary for smooth lips and hands! The hand salve is soooo hydrating- I also use it on my elbows and other rough areas sometimes for a quick touch up. It’s one of those things that you just always need to have on hand. (Literally!) Another product I’m obsessed with is Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. I always get 1,000 of them in my stocking at Christmas and keep one in my purse, car, bathroom, kitchen, office…you get it, one in every room. You can never be too prepared. Can someone be addicted to lip balm? Is that a thing?
Hand Salve: here
Lip Balm: here
Next, we move on to nails. I just tried the NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil for the first time a few weeks ago and I am beyond obsessed now. It’s infused with Vitamin E and leaves your cuticles so nourished. I love the dropper style applicator and a little bit goes a LONG way. It will last forever! I always paint my nails (my two favorite polish colors are the next products) and then use the cuticle oil as a finishing touch. It’s also perfect for touch ups for that fresh mani look. Find it here in Mermaid Tears here: NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil AND it also comes in Pumpkin Spice (what what?!?!): NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil in Pumpkin Spice
If you haven’t tried Deborah Lippmann nail polish, you haven’t lived! (So dramatic right?!?) But seriously, once you use it, you’ll never go back. The polish is never streaky and it dries faster than any polish I’ve ever used! No exaggeration there. For a Momma that doesn’t have much time to paint her nails, I need a quick drying polish! Not only that, but it lasts longer than regular polish. I am the queen of chipping polish and this miraculously outlasts the elements! A super cute little detail is that all of the polish names are musically inspired! Fun right? My two favorites featured in the picture are Like A Virgin (the white) and Shape of My Heart (light pink). I usually paint two coats of the Like A Virgin and then one coat of the Shape of My Heart. It’s my favorite beach color combo because your nails look bright and fresh!! I’m going to warn you though- it’s available in a million different colors- slippery slope! Shop all of her colors here: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish
Alright, so I saved my secret summer skin weapon for last. This one isn’t pictured with the others, but I had to add it and share with you because it is the BEST. The Cera V. SA Renewing Lotion is the most amazing lotion in the universe. My skin gets super dry in the summer and this lotion helps my after-sun skin to feel hydrated and renewed. I’ll use it on my face (although there is a face lotion also) and my entire body. I feel like it heals and repairs really dry skin. The salicylic acid works to penetrate to the deep layers of the skin where dryness begins and keeps your skin feeling smooth and glowy. It’s also enriched with antioxidant vitamin D! Do your skin a favor and stock up! You won’t regret it! You can shop it here: Cera V. SA Renewing Lotion
Also, you can shop my palm waterproof pouch from the first picture here: Aloha Collections Palm Pouch
I hope you enjoyed my must-have summer beach beauty essentials! If you have questions about any of these, feel free to comment or contact me! Have a wonderful weekend!