What’s In A Beauty Editor’s Beach Bag?
Fill your basket with the beach beauty bits to keep you hydrated, protected and polished.
The season is here where we all roll down to the ocean and laze around for hours (and hours) on end. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, if you ask this beauty editor. But with laying at the beach all day comes the need to be very prepared. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail, after all!
So, we thought why not give you a glimpse inside our beauty editor’s beach bag and spill all the secrets on perfecting your chic, mermaid lifestyle.
Standard Procedure SPF50+ Sunscreen
Paraben-free, cruelty-free and hypoallergenic, the Standard Procedure SPF50+ Sunscreen is a beach bag-must for keeping your body protected from UVA and UVB rays. The formula blends effortlessly on the skin and contains Australian superfruits with vitamins A, B and C to help nourish and protect against other environmental aggressors. Plus, it leaves the skin looking oh-so glowy which is a must-loved plus!
Ultra Violette Fave Fluid SPF 50+ Ultralight Fragrance Free Skinscreen
Perfect for topping up your facial sunscreen while perched sea-side (as we all know you should have applied your SPF in your AM skincare routine), the Ultra Violette Fave Fluid Skinscreen delivers the highest SPF50+ protection without leaving the skin sticky or chalky. A water-like texture, this formula couples next-generation UV filters with an impressive concoction of skin-loving ingredients to also reduce pigmentation and brighten the skin while you wear.
Bachca Wooden Detangling And Smoothing Brush
Do like the Europeans and bring a brush to the beach! Perfect for detangling post-dipping under and over the waves or for slicking back your beach hair into a bun pre-sunset cocktails, a hairbrush is a beach bag must-have. The Bachca Wooden Detangling And Smoothing Brush is a particularly good option as it combines both nylon and boar bristles to perform like a real multi-tasker and seal the hair cuticle while you use. Read: hair that is smoothed, protected and detangled.
Violette_FR Bisou Balm in Amour Fou
The one product you need to take you from beach to bar, the Violette_FR Bisou Balm in shade Amour Fou is the perfect lip-to-cheek product to give you some sunkissed colour. Formulated to provide a subtle kiss of red while keeping the lips and cheeks hydrated, this beach bag essential will deliver that ultra-effortless French-girl je ne sais quoi in a single swipe.
Ouai Leave-In Conditioner
Keep your strands hydrated while you dip in and out of the salty sea water with the Ouai Leave-In Conditioner. A super-hydrating leave-in product that protects against environmental aggressors and heat and smooths frizz, this is an essential for maintaining healthy hair during the warmer months.
CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil
Housed in a perfect 50mL travel size bottle, the CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil is perfect to keep in your beach bag arsenal for adding a subtle glow to your collarbones or shins post-swim. Leaving a gorgeous satin finish on the skin with delicate copper highlights, the dry oil texture makes it perfect for moisturising the skin while leaving it looking supermodel-esque.
YETI Rambler 36oz Bottle With Chug Cap
There’s no point keeping the skin hydrated with products if you’re not also hydrating from the inside out. The Yeti Rambler Bottle is a game changer for long days spent at the beach. Housing over a litre of water and insulated to ensure it stays cold for hours on end, this drink bottle is a non-negotiable for the warmer months. Plus, it comes in a range of colours to suit every style and personality.
Lucy Folk Lalla Medium Towel Pouch Milk
Keep all your beauty bits organised in one spot with the cutest beach pouch possible—the Lucy Folk Lalla Medium Towel Pouch Milk. Ultra-chic, ultra-spacious and ultra-plush (could double as a beach pillow, if you ask us!) this is a great addition to your beach bag. Understated luxury at its best, these pouches are also hand-loomed in Marrakech.
Laze Res No.1 Coastal Calm Towel
Like laying on an artwork, the Laze Res No.1 Coastal Calm Towel is here to elevate your beach experience. Made from 100 per cent Turkish cotton and ethically hand crafted in Denizli Turkey, this towel is embossed with a unique print that has been hand-designed in Australia. A true keepsake towel that will last you a lifetime.
Loewe Shell Small Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote
If you’re in the market for a new beach bag, the Loewe Shell Small Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote is on the top of our wishlists. Chic, luxurious and practical the bag is designed to mimic the shape and texture of a beautiful shell found on the beach. The long handles also make it perfect for slinging over the shoulder as you scamper up the sand.
Manifest by Roxie Nafousi
For a little light riverside reading, Manifest by Roxie Nafousi is always laying around in our beach bags. The first practical book on manifesting, the inspirational ‘How-To’ guide will teach readers the seven simple steps to calling in your dream life.
Lack Of Colour Inka Bucket
Protect your gorgeous face from the harsh sun with the Lack Of Colour Inka Bucket hat. Crafted with 100 per cent natural palm leaf, the design features a short brim and inner elastic band (i.e. it won’t fly off your head during windy Byron Bay mornings). Let the island hopping begin!