In the weeks leading up to a beach vacation, my excitement is through the roof. I count down the days while picturing myself tanning on the beach with my feet in the sand. It's like a dream, until I realize I have to pack. I don't know about you, but I hate packing. Between the fear of forgetting something and the stress that comes with deciding what I'll wear, my excitement lessens and lessens.
But I've found a way to make packing a breeze. I created a packing list (displayed below) that includes everything I could ever possibly need. My parents take care of the groceries, so I didn't include that. I also didn't include linens because our condo includes them. You'll have to customize your list depending on where you stay, but the one pictured is a good guide!
In addition to this packing list, I'm going to show you all my beach vacation beauty essentials: what moisturizer I've been loving, which products I use to style my hair, and more. Scroll down to check out my favorites!
MY BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
This volume spray assists in adding texture and wave to your hair. I love it because it's lightweight and creates the beachy look we're all craving on vacation!
This daily moisturizer is oil-free, infused with vitamins and includes SPF 15. It's my favorite facial moisturizer for summer because it's lightweight and has sunscreen in it!
These nail polishes mimic the effect of a gel manicure. I've recently been wearing the pale yellow shade (which I was not able to find online), and it truly lasts longer and shines brighter than any nail color I've used at home!
This is, in my opinion, the best dry shampoo out there if you're on a budget! It absorbs excess oil and grease and creates body. We don't always have time to wash and style our hair on vacation, so this product is perfect!
My favorite scent of all time is Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. It has a very feminine scent that reminds me of the ocean. What could be more perfect for a beach vacation?
This liquid illuminator provides the perfect sheen for both the face and body. To get that "summer glow" I apply this to my cheekbones, shoulders and décolletage.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer®
Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55
This sunscreen line is almost completely weightless! It doesn't leave behind a greasy residue, and it's water resistant. I also love that this sunscreen doesn't break me out, being that I have sensitive skin.
Happy vacationing, everyone! :)