As the summer air begins to heat up, it’s time to prep for the vacay you’ve been dreaming about since the beginning of quarantine. Sandy beaches, sun-kissed skin, and of course living the post-vaxxed life. Re-emerging from our quarantine caves and diving into the summer feels like a much-needed breath of fresh air. Whether you have travel plans or not, the sense of normalcy doesn’t seem too far off into the distance.
Spending the past year socializing over Zoom, actually getting some face-to-face interaction is essential. Now we have the opportunity to make up for lost time as we book all of the trips that were missed. We’ve all heard of hot-girl summer, but what about hot-girl beach totes?
Whether you are spending time at the beach, lake, or on a boat with friends, here is everything you need to toss in your bag on the vacay you’ve been dreaming about:
Summer freckles are undeniably classic. Pseudo Labs PHreckles is a vegan, gluten free and cruelty-free water resistant faux freckle cosmetic that accentuates and highlights the natural beauty of the face. This faux freckle makeup melts into skin and blends with your natural complexion mimicking sun-kissed freckles you’d get after a long day in the sun. PHreckles are also water-resistant so you can take a dip in the water and they’ll still be prominent.
2. Waterproof Brow Gel
Keep those gorgeous brows of yours fluffy with a waterproof brow pen that you can easily apply on the go!
4. A Trustworthy Blush
We love a good blush, especially in the summer months. Trying out a cream blush that is small and easily applied on the go is a must-have. This is a makeup minimalist’s dream! A quick dab on the apples of your cheeks and lightly on the bridge of the nose adds the perfect amount of warmth.
5. Claw Clips
These hair clips not only bring back ‘90s and 2000’s nostalgia, but are such an easy way to get your hair out of your face when needed. Toss one of these trendy claw clips in your beach bag, or clip it on the strap of your purse and they’re ready when you need it!
6. Water-Resistant Hoop Earrings
A trusty set of hoop earrings that you don’t have to remember to take off before getting in the water are super cute and low-maintenance.
7. Swim Suit Cover Up
8. Glass Water Bottle
Swapping plastic for glass is the most eco-friendly way to go. Many plastics, and some metal bottles contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began warning about in 2010 due to its correlation with cancer. Investing in a glass water bottle is a lot safer and chemical-free!
9. Your Favorite Sunnies
Invest in sunnies that will protect those beautiful eyes of yours from UV rays. Polarized lenses reduce glare and are easier on your eyes. Don’t skip this summer accessory.
10. Disposable Camera
Capture all of the incredible “main character” moments on film. Disposable cameras are easy, cute, and acts as a time capsule for the first summer out of quarantine!
11. Lightweight Face Masks
Although you might be vaccinated, continuing to wear face masks when necessary is a good call. A nice lightweight reusable cloth mask will be a little more breathable and more comfortable in the summer heat.
12. Sun Hat
Get that bucket hat or sun hat you’ve been eyeing! It is a cute accessory, while protecting you from the harsh UV rays. What’s not to love?
13. Cozy Towel
You can’t forget a cozy beach towel. Finding one you love will be an investment and you will definitely get your use out of it this summer.