LADIES, it’s officially summertime so I know you and your girl friends have planned your vacation to the beach. BUT the real question is, have you and your gals planned your beachwear and what to tote in your bag to the seashore? Well, fear no more because below I’ve compiled my favorite ten beach essentials to share with you lovelies. Enjoy!
1. ONE PIECE SWIM SUIT
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PRODUCT NAME | MARA HOFFMAN
PRICE | $225.00
One-piece swimsuits are always simple, BUT cute and easy to pair accessories with. The Mara Hoffman two-tone (black and blush) suit comes equipped with adjustable straps and has a low back to spice it up.
2. WEDGE PLATFORM SANDALS
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PRODUCT NAME | ESPADRILLE SANDAL
PRICE | $99.95
Any types of sandals or slides are ALWAYS the go-to shoes for the beach. The Espadrille Sandal is easy to slide on and off one’s feet while shuffling through the sand but also makes a statement. The black suede and braided jute that wraps the platform creates the perfect stylish beach slide.
3. PRE-TIED HEAD SCARF (WOMENS DURAG)
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PRODUCT NAME | PRE-TIED PRINTED FITTED HEADSCARF
At the beach, I love to wear my hair down, but I understand that usually results in profusely sweating. Well, when I put these bandanas like pre-tied head scarfs on it solves ALL my problems and turns into an extra accessory for me. Try buying a headscarf that can go with multiple looks like this black and white polka dot head scarf above.
4. CAT-EYE SUNGLASSES
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PRODUCT NAME | DEREK LAM
PRICE | $89.97
The sun always seems to be brighter at the beach, so I suggest that this summer you actually invest in some reliable sunglasses. The Derek Lam will truly guard those beautiful eyes of yours. These cat eye styled sunglasses have a black and gold frame and blush smoked lenses.
5. LARGE BEACH TOTE BAG
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PRODUCT NAME | ALYSON LARGE STRAW TOTE BAG
PRICe | $69.00
You’re of course going to need a bag in general, but you’ll especially need a bag to carry with you ALL the essentials I’ve listed below (six-ten). The Alyson Tote Bag is large enough to carry all of your favorite goodies, but the colors are also fun and easy to pair with any swimsuit.
6. BURT’S BEE LIP BALM
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PRODUCT NAME | POMEGRANATE LIP BALM
PRICE | $3.30
ALL that sea salt water and the sun IS going to dry your lips out, so do yourself a favor and keeps that pout moisturized. The Pomegranate Lip Balm will give your “thirsty lips a whole lot of love” and keep them hydrated and beautiful.
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PRODUCT NAME | ULTRA SHEER® BODY MIST BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 100+
PRICE | $12.49
Make sure you bring sunscreen to protect your radiant skin from the burning rays. The Ultra Sheer Body Mist is easy to apply everywhere, has a weightless feel and is waterproof.
8. BODY SHIMMER
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PRODUCT NAME | HONEY BRONZE™ SHIMMERING DRY OIL
PRICE RANGE | $13.20
It’s important to moisturize before hanging out in the sun all day, so why not nourish your skin with oils that will make your skin glisten. The Honey Bronze™ Shimmering Dry Oil is an illuminating bronzer oil that will give you and your gals “skin a dose of sun-kissed.”
9. BEACH TOWEL
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PRODUCT NAME | HERRINGBONE PESTEMAL BEACH TOWELS
PRICE | $33.99
I know that we all know that packing a towel is essential when going to the beach (hopefully), but it’ much more fun to have a towel that makes a statement. ALL the towels in the Herringbone Pestemal Beach Towel collection are vibrant, fun, and easy to spot out in the land of sand and beach towels.
10. PACK FRUITS AND VEGGIES
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PRODUCT NAME | FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRAYS
PRICE RANGE | $10.00-$30.00
Once you’re at the beach, you probably won’t leave for hours. Keep that energy up so you can continue to have fun. HEB offers affordable fruit, cheese, and vegetable trays that you can order online and pick-up in store on the way to the beach!
Written by: Darean Derae Rhodes