Wednesday, 16 March 2016

8 Must-Have Beach Essentials


Summer is literally just around the corner, so seeing as a lot of people are planning on going away I thought I'd do a quick little guide with 8 must-have beach essentials that you must not forget this summer!

1. Sun cream

I'm going to sound like a teacher or a parent - lol - but I can not stress enough how important it is to protect your skin from the sun!! Whenever you're out during the summer, always put on sun cream. Future you will thank you!

L-R Nivea and Piz Buin

2. Water

It's always important to drink plenty of water whilst out in the sun - actually, you should be drinking water everyday, but it's definitely more important when in the sun, to keep you hydrated. If you're not a fan of water, try adding some fruit to it.

L-R Recipe here and recipe here


3. A glam beach cover up

I love a good cover up, could be a kimono, kaftan, anything! Most people use cover ups to give themselves an extra layer of protection from the sun's rays, but they can also be used to keep you cool. Yeah I know, putting something on to cool you down?! But seriously, it does help by keeping the sun off your skin!

L-R River Island and Boohoo
4. Sandals

A pair of sandals are a must - gotta have your feet looking fab! Here are some cute sandals below.

Both River Island, L-R here and here

5. A cute beach bag

Of course you need a beach bag; how else are you going to carry your beach essentials?? Some really cute beach bags below!

L-R Accessorize and River Island
6.  Beach towel

I've seen so many amazing beach towels in the shops for this summer. I've also seen a lot of round beach towels on Etsy like the one below. I don't know how they would work on sun loungers? They look amazing though!

L-R Victoria Secrets and Etsy
7.  Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a no brainer! They're good to protect your eyes from the sun, but even better for hiding your makeupless face whilst sprawled out on a sun lounger! In my opinion, the bigger the better!

L-R New Look and River Island

8. Gorgeous swim wear

Now, I don't know about you but I swear swimsuits were never popular or aimed at/styled for younger people. I used to think swimsuits were old fogey and for middle aged mums who'd take their kid to the local swimming pool - but they're not! They have some gorgeous swimsuits out in the shops this year! I now look at swimsuits in a new light!


All from River Island. Left, Middle and Right

Not a beach essential but delicious - cocktails!

If you are laying on a beach in a lovely hot exotic country and are not sipping a delicious cocktail out of a coconut then you are doing something wrong! Haha I'm joking, but in my opinion having cocktails is a holiday must (or mocktails for those of you that don't like alcohol!)

Credit: Favim

For those of you that are going away this year, I hope you have an amazing time! If you're not going away - who cares! You can go down to your local beach and still look glam!

Let me know if you have any other things that are your beach essentials!

Thanks for reading,

64 comments:

  1. These are all great must-haves. You're making me want to go to a beach right now! :)
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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    1. Haha, imagine how I felt writing it! Can't wait to go to the beach lol x

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  2. Love these cover-ups, suits, and beach bags. This post has got me summer dreaming! Thanks :)
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  3. Great essentials! Love everything in this post!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  4. This is such a lovely post! I always have to take my camera with me when I go to the beach - it's a great photo opportunity! These cover-ups are gorgeous! Love your blog xx

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    1. Thank you! Yeah same, you can always get some amazing photos at the beach! X

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  5. Fun post! I so want to go to the beach now! You are so right on having water and what a fun way to drink it with fruit.
    xo, Lee
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  6. Love these cover ups and sunnies. xx

    Nina
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  7. Aw, your post is making me miss summer so much! Great essentials, hun! <3

    Kay
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    1. Same! It was so depressing writing about summer, whilst sitting in my dressing gown because it's so cold and rainy outside!! x

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  8. Great choices, I love the look of those beach bags xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  9. These are all such great suggestions! I definitely can't hit the beach without some sunscreen!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. Thank you! Yeah same - I burn so bad :( lol x

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  10. Awesome suggestions. Loved the swimsuits. :)
    Xoxo ❤
    MY FASHION ODYSSEY

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  11. Perfect essentials! Lovely post.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  12. All of these are great essentials for the beach. I'm glad to see you added water to the list because that usually gets forgotten. That is the most important tip besides the sun protection.
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    1. Thank you! Yeah, water and sun cream is a lot more important than having a nice swimsuit lol x

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  13. Great suggestions, thanks for sharing!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  14. Such a beautiful post,dear!
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  15. You've got some pretty amazing pieces here, girlie! I practically love and want everything, haha! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. I love them all haha! Thank you, you too! xx

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  16. So great! I want to go to the beach!

    Thanks for stopping on my blog Regards LL

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    1. Same haha! No worries, you have a great blog :) x

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  17. The 1, 2, 7 and 8 are definitely on my list :)
    Kisses,
    Messy Hair, Don't Care

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  18. I can't wait for summer to arrive...and your list is perfect ;)


    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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    1. Same - it needs to hurry up!! Thank you! x

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  19. Cocktails are definitely a must - what is summer without a Pina Colada? I also buying cute beach towels, Cotton On & Urban Outfitters are perfect for that x

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    1. I know right, I totally agree!! Oooh thanks for letting me know - I'll have to have a look because I need a new beach towel lol x

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  20. all of these are a much but the cocktails top it off =o) i can't wait for summer!

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  21. Great list of essentials! I also think a book or music would have to be on my list, too!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  22. I do love a beach towel although I have found recently a lot of the places I'm visiting supply their own towels so no need to bring your own. That's great for the luggage allowance but a shame when I see a design I want to take/use!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. That's really good because it means you can pack more clothes lol but yeah you're right, you can't take any awesome ones with you x

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  23. Great list! Preparing of water or juice to this glasses is so cool! I am also using them during a summer and I am using them also for Ice Coffee ,)
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  24. Water, oh my gosh, YES!!! I never go to the pool even without this humongous water bottle, my husband always teases me because it's absurdly large but I'm not about to get dehydrated!

    This is such a great list, you really covered it all - though I would add a book because I love reading by the pool or on the beach ;)

    xo Mary-Katherine | Gold-Hatted Lover

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    1. Aww haha! I'm the same! Yeah - a good book or some music! :) x

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  25. Thanks for your helpful summary for the beach!
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    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  26. The cocktails are definitely essentials! lol love all of your picks!

    xo Lauren
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  27. Oh wow, I need to check out River Island's swimwear right now! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Haha, they have some really nice swimsuits! x

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  28. Totally agree with these essentials! Great list! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  29. Fantastic essentials! Totally need an amazing suit and sunnies

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  30. I've been eyeing up those round towels too, they make great Instagram props!
    -Nishi
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  31. I've been eyeing up those round towels too, they make great Instagram props!
    -Nishi
    www.nishiv.com

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