The most important thing is to always make sure you're protected from the sun. That's why I bring an inexpensive pair of sun glasses, I don't want my pretty ones to be ruined in the sand, some sort of pareo, my huge straw hat and sun cream. The zebra-striped pareo-thingy in the picture is from Calzedonia and I think it's really cute. When it comes to sun cream I usually start the holiday with an SPF 50 and go down to an SPF 30 when my skin is a little more used to the sun. For Thailand I'm testing the new Daylong 50+ Sensitive Regulating Face Fluid which looks mat on the skin. On the rest of my body I'm starting with the Ritual of Karma SPF 50 which smells absolutely delicious but I also want to test Louis Widmer's SPF 30 Waterproof Sun Gel. Anyhow, I'm making sure my skin is protected against the sun.
I love to bring music to the beach so I pack my UE Wonderboom which is not only cute -let's please take a moment to appreciate its cuteness - but delivers great sound quality considering its size and it's water resistant too! However, I don't think it's always appropriate to blast everyone with my music so I often just use this in the hotel room and bring my Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones to the beach. They're extremely handy as they're noise cancelling, small and don't have a wire so I can use them on the plane as well as when I work out or just want to enjoy some music on the beach. The battery lasts a decent amount of time, the ear tips are changeable, they come in different sizes and materials, and some of them are washable which I find great. There's an easy app to adjust the sound settings to your liking. I did that once and now I'm happy with it but if you're adventurous, you could do that depending on your mood ;-) So, that's my earphones introduced.
When I'm not too busy, you can usually find me on the couch with my kindle. Ok, let's be fair: my boyfriends kindle. But he doesn't use it and I have so much more love for it than he does. Anyway, when I'm heading to the beach, I rather bring a real book than the kindle. This time I decided to take Sapiens with me because I've heard tons of people raving about it so I thought I'd give it a go.
That's about all I bring to the beach with me. What's in your beach bag?
Have a great day!
*press samples, all opinions are honest and my own.