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Saturday, 1 September 2012

What's in my Beach Bag?

The one thing I miss about living in Bournemouth is being right beside the seaside, I think it's something I really took for granted and now I live in one of the most land-locked counties I've found myself wanting to escape to the seaside many times this summer. Both my boyfriend and I have been super busy and on rare days where we have both been free, it's been pouring with rain so seaside trips have sadly been put on hold. We both have an entire week free next week and although I don't think it'll be bikini weather, I'm crossing my fingers tightly that I'll get to see the sea soon!

I've had my beach bag packed and ready to go at a seconds notice for weeks now, the frankly blooming amazing people over at Panache and Best British Bloggers put it together for me & I've added a few of my own essentials too, and although I haven't had the chance to use it properly this summer I love it all the same! I also put together a little animation just for the lolz. I haven't done anything like this since my College days, oh how I miss my media lessons, they really were a hoot!



L'Occitane Cooling Spray. // Lee Stafford Breaking Hair Detangling Spray.

Panache swimwear is hands down the best quality swimwear I've ever tried. I'm usually an affordable bikini from Primark kind of girl but I can honestly say, I'll never go back to that! When something fits properly it's instantly a million times more flattering and the Holly bikini set (bandeau top & folded pant) just fits perfectly. I feel like I should be jetting off on a late summer holiday just to wear it properly! 

I also added a few of my own beach must haves! The L'Occitane Refreshing Face Mist & the Avene Thermal Spring Water are pretty much the exact same thing but I love them both so a lot of the time, they both live in my hand bag! They feel so cooling and refreshing on a hot day and I wouldn't be without them at the beach!

What are your beach bag must-have products? 
Am I missing anything?
xoxo


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28 comments:

  1. I always forget to bring an inflatable ball with me to the beach ):

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  2. I live right on the coast, sometimes I don't realise how lucky I am! I really want to try one of those face mists, I know it's just fancy water in a can but I can see it being so so refreshing!

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  3. I love that tote bag! It's simple, but still really cute! :)

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  4. such awesome stuff for the beach :D

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  5. The video is super cute! haha I love it :)

    xo

    marissa florence
    stellabobella.com

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  6. The animation is so cute! I love it :-) also decided to try some La Roche Posay stuff from the Escentual sale since you like it so much xx

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    1. Yay! I hope you love it too! <3 xo

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  7. I live in Bournemouth at the moment, Hengistbury Head is one of my favourite places ever! Unfortunately it hasn't been the greatest weather this year, but when I do go to the beach, board shorts and a loose cover up are my favourite things to take :)

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    1. Aww that's such a shame it hasn't been the best summer! At least the beach is pretty whatever the weather! xo

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  8. Such a cute tote bag! Love the design and now that song is stuck in my head! :P

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  9. I love the bag itself, and your sunnies are gorgeous. Haven't been a beach holiday in ages, but I've loved the Panache swim wear I've been seeing recently so they're definitely a go to for the next time I'm going somewhere warm and relaxing - totally agree that when something fits better everything just seems better :L

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    1. Absolutely, beach holidays are always more enjoyable when you have beach wear that fits properly! ox

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  10. Such a fun wee animation! Love the canvas bag, so cute and the hat! I used to live by the sea at uni and still really miss it.
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Seaside living really is something special! xo

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  11. Lovely post :) I love the seaside! :D I really like that beach bag! :) x

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  12. Sometimes I wish I lived by the sea, but I would definately miss London far too much. I'll have to go on a little road trip sometime soon I think! Hope you get a nice day next week to go enjoy the seaside. :)

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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