June 19, 2017


Beach Bag Essentials

After almost a week at The Breakers, you could say my beach bag easily became my everyday bag – for a few days, at the least! A vacation was long over due, for several months now, and there is not a doubt in my mind that this trip was truly life altering in so many ways. I am thankful to have made my beach bag, my everyday bag, and have had the opportunity to spend endless days in the sun, at the pool or on our bikes riding around Palm Beach.

As each day passed by, the products and accessories that found themselves in my beach bag over, and over, again, truly began to prove themselves as necessities for me! I thought that now would be the perfect time to share my beach bag essentials for this year, while they are fresh in my mind.


First off, let’s start with the bag itself. Give me a straw bag with pink pom pom’s and I’m in beach bag heaven! There are so many cute bag options out there, so I will link some of my favorites below. I also really like carrying my Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I know it’s not the first bag that you would think of when going to the pool. But I really think it makes pretty beach bag at a nice resort! (However, I don’t carry it to the beach!)


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No matter the circumstances sunscreen is always in my beach bag! In all honesty, to make things easier on myself and give it time to really soak in, I always apply my sunscreen after I shower in the morning when I’m going to the beach or pool. It’s much easier to just slather it on prior to putting on your swimsuit. This way it has time to really soak in and you don’t get burnt right away, while you are still settling in and haven’t had a chance to put on your sunscreen yet! Sun Bum is a fave in this little Parlett family of mine. 

Body Spray + Freshening Spray

This body spray is simply a luxury and a good luxury at that. I don’t know about you, but I tend to sweat a lot when out in the sun for the day. It’s nice to have a lightweight fragrance to cut out any unwanted smells, caused by the summer heat. Give yourself a quick spray and you smell better than ever. I have also been using this as my summer fragrance anyway! Also, we cannot forget the freshening spray. It is definitely a summer must!

Facial Spray

I spoke quite a bit about this spray in my summer makeup bag post, and I still love it just as much.

Wave Spray

This wave spray from Ouai has also been a major game changer for me this Spring/Summer so far. To save me a little time and keep my hair from being overly washed, whiledon vacation, I like to spritz my hair with this spray after getting out of the pool or ocean. With a natural breeze and this spray, your hair will become the most perfect effortless beach style. Which is basically perfect for vacation and then there is less of a time lapse between pool/beach time and dinner time!

Magazine & Beach Read

Whether you are a book gal or a magazine gal, I’ve got you covered this Summer! I brought two magazines and two books on our trip and thoroughly enjoyed flipping through each of them. My new magazine discovery is The Magnolia Journal from Joanna and Chip Gaines. This journal is full of recipes, decor, beautiful design and piece of mind. Imagine a healthy and inspired lifestyle, surrounded by stylish and comfortable living. If you’re thinking they really have it figured out and you want to know more, you are completely right and need to pick up this magazine!

Onto the beach reads. Present-Over-Perfect has been on my list for a long time. I really enjoyed this read, as it was such an eye opener for me. I also read Into The Water from front to back cover in about 3 days. I promise you won’t be able to put this suspenseful read down. 

Lip Balm

I basically survived off of two lip balms the entire week. And when I say survived, I mean the Florida sun shows no mercy on my lips so those babies needed some protection and rejuvenation, after just a few short minutes in the sun. When poolside in palm beach, your average lip balm is just a little basic, so I opted for my favorite YSL Rouge Volupté Shine. The hydration it gives my lips is over the top compared to other tinted lip balms and it comes in an assortment of fun pink shades. It’s the perfect accessory to compliment your chic bikini! At nighttime, after being out in the sun all day (or basically just every night regardless), I always apply my favorite La Mer lip balm.  I cannot even begin to tell you just how amazing this lip balm is, it is probably the one beauty product that I can’t live without. It is hydrating and comfortable on the lips and a must have on my nightstand!

Hair Clip

No beach bag is complete without a hair clip! Of course you can opt for a hair tie or if you’re like me, I usually bring both. When I swimming around I like to clip my hair back. It’s easy and it doesn’t leave creases in my hair. If you are using the wave spray and preserving your beach look, I would definitely go for the clip!

Coin Purse: ID, Credit Card, Cash

Wherever you are, you will always want to have your I.D., credit card and a little cash. Instead of bring my entire wallet, I like to opt for a smaller coin purse or card case! Less is definitely more, when it comes to not loading down your beach bag.

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