Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Lovin'... AP's Beachy Must Haves!

As Hubs and I gear up for our next beach getaway (T-minus eight days and counting), I thought I would share some of my packing-for-the-beach must have's. It is imperative that these items accompany me to the beach each year, as I am sure I simply could not survive a week in Ocean City, Maryland without them!


What's a week at the beach without sunscreen?



We in the M household LOVE this sunscreen. Yes, I do admit that I'm a little sun-goddess and will swipe on some Hawaiian Tropic SPF 8 at times, but only after I've generously sprayed myself down with Neutrogena's Fresh Cooling Body Mist. I love me some Helioplexes!


Next up?





St. Ives Apricot Scrub. There's nothing better at scrubbing away grimy sunscreen and sand after a long day on the beach than this stuff. It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth after every shower. Although, I do use it sparingly. Why? I somehow have it in my little head that if I scrub too hard, I will scrub my tan away. I know, I know. Laugh it up. But I'm serious! (Although I'm pretty sure that can't happen).








I love, love, LOVE this stuff right here. Vaseline's Aloe Fresh Hydrating lotion. Mmm, Mmm! After having divulged my fear of scrubbing away my tan in the shower, I just slather on a healthy amount of this stuff and I'm ready to head out the door! Tan included! It's light, it's fresh and doesn't leave behind any filmy, sticky residue. Coming from a girl who's bathroom cabinets look like the aisles of a CVS drugstore, this moisturizer is a must-have!








Despite falling into bed with an almost full face of makeup on each night, one thing I refuse to do is wear make-up to the beach. Although these Neutrogena Make-Up Removing clothes are perfect for a few swipes before hitting the hay, they also do wonders on the beach/after the beach for getting that grimy, icky, gross sunscreen film off of your face. Easy to use, easy to throw into your beach bag, these facial wipes are won-der-ful. They even come in thin travel-sized packages for easy packing.


And last but certainly not least, a girl can't forget a little SPF chapstick!

Along with a couple tubes of my favorite SPF chapstick, hair ties and elastic headbands, you can rest assured these items are the first to go into my suitcase. Clothes are a whole other story.. Speaking of clothes, did I mention that I've already started writing down/pairing outfits in a little notebook.. I didn't?

Good. I didn't want you thinking I'm crazy.. or... anything!




Happy Thursday! What are some of your Summer Must-Have's?

14 comments :

  1. This is a great list. I also love to have some baby wipes ready available for quick beach clean up. Have a great time! :)

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  2. Carmex, sunglasses, and evian mist spray :) xxxooo

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  3. I think we must be long-lost beach soul mates or something! Your list is so similar to mine - great beach guide!

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  4. HA HA, I use the same face soap!!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, I received your pay it forward package the other day and I love the koozie!! Too cute. And the candle smells awesome. Thanks so much for sending it!! You're the best!!

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  5. Love the spray sunscreens! The chapstick is an absolute must! :)

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  6. St. Ives Apricot is some of the best stuff I have ever tried in the summer.

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  7. I use those cloths too...and I heart them in the morning...especially after my shower when all of my mascara from the day before comes off...I am HOT let me tell you! :)

    And I also think you can scrub your tan away!!

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  8. Love love love Neutrogena sunscreen and apricot scrub.

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  9. I love a book on tape on my ipod! I haven't mastered how to lay out and read, especially on my back.

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  10. I love st.ives! chapstick is a must bc my lips always seem to burn. you will be all set for the beach! (im jealous!)

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  11. we leave for rosemary beach, florida in 8 days and i cannot wait!

    by the way, i agree, st. ive's apricot scrub is wonderful! i used to use it in college and then stopped for some reason....just started using it again two weeks ago and my skin looks great!!

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  12. you're going to the beach again?! i am so jealous.

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  13. I took that sunscreen to the warped tour this weekend. Worked like a charm! Just wish I'd been smart enough to put regular sunscreen on my face instead of just my moisturizer that has SPF 30.

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