beach beauty

For beach days, my beauty regiment is very low key. 
Here are some of my must-haves found at Amazon.com:

When sitting in the sun, the most important products I use for my face are a lightweight face sunscreen, moisturizing lip balm, and waterproof mascara (guilty!! -- I do wear some makeup to the beach) 

1. Neutrogena Clear Face Sunblock Lotion SPF 30 $8.50
2. L'Oreal Paris Volumnious Waterproof Mascara $7.50
3. Rosebud Salve $7

I love the look of windblown hair, and to achieve this I turn to Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray. I'll spray it before a day at the beach, or when lounging by the pool. I also use a ton of conditioner after jumping in the water -- my favorite is Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle. It gives you beautiful, soft hair. Also, bobby pins are a must have for pinning back annoying strands.

1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray $24
2. Bobby Pins $3.50
3. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner $3.90

I am a huge sunscreen addict when I go to the beach, and reapply constantly. For achieving a healthy golden glow, check out Maui Babe -- a beach girl's best friend -- you'll look as bronzed as the bottle after use. 

1. Maui Babe Browning Lotion $16
2. Burt's Bees After Sun Soother $13
3. Philosophy Here Comes the Sun Sunscreen $19

{H&M dress (recent); Loft sandals}


  1. love the dress. perfect for a day at the beach. :)

  2. I don't know how you edited these, but it's great! Love the dress, love the hair :) I've always been tempted by the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray...does it leave your hair crunchy? That's my only fear! I'm going to try it though

  3. Thank you for sharing these. I've been meaning to try the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray so I am glad to hear that you are a fan.

  4. Great tips! And I'm worse than you, I wear bronzer and blush to the beach too ;)

  5. I'm definitely going to need to try that bronzer

    xo Jackie

  6. For face, those are the exact products I would have picked. These suggestions are great.

  7. Beautiful photos! I'm with you- even if I don't have a stitch of any other makeup on, I never leave the house without some mascara. Of any other product, I feel like it just makes me feel put-together :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  8. nice tips! thanks for sharing, dear~

  9. I just got that surf spray and I hate the way it smells, but your hair looks amazing, so maybe it's worth it... Happy 4th!

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  11. Can't get enough of sunblock. Love this post and great suggestion too!

  12. LOVE this post!!! I can't wait to try some of these. I am always looking for new beauty products so thanks for sharing!!



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xo -- Diana