We got to spend the entire week with our family at the beach. It has become a tradition in our family to spend some time at our favorite beach when summer hits. It was a bit gloomy this time around but we found little peak a boos of sunshine here and there. I wanted to share this video my little brother made of Riley in the ocean and on the sand for the first time. This is also the first official video post I am doing here on the blog. I hope you enjoy! Do you remember your first time at the beach?
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I’ve been absent from my blog because we are on our annual family beach trip! We are having an absolute blast. It’s always nice to take a moment to enjoy your family alongside deliciously warm weather and icy cold drinks.
I wanted to some time out to share a couple of essentials that i’ve been taking with me everyday down to the beach. These are my “mommy must-haves.” Let me know if you use any of these products and if you like them. If not, what are your must haves for the beach?
*A sun hat! It’s so important to protect your face from the sun, regardless of if you’re wearing sunscreen or not. I bought mine from www.shopbop.com a couple of years ago.
*Leave-in! I always bring some sort of leave in hair product with me to the beach. The sun and salt water can be so damaging to hair. I put the product in my hair before, during, and after my day on the beach. It keeps my hair moisturized and protected from all of the factors of the beach. Any product will do.
*Sunscreen! It’s so important to protect your skin even on a daily basis. I use The Honest Company’s sunscreen (see side bar for link!). Remember to always reapply your sunscreen every 40 mins-1hr. I love this sunscreen beacause it’s baby safe so i use it on riley too!
*Face sunscreen! Your regular sunscreen will do just fine, but I like a product that’s specially formulated for the face. Most times this will ensure that you don’t get a mean white cast on your face from the product. The face sunscreens usually have a stronger spf and some sort of moisturizer in it to keep your skin hydrated. I love the Josie Maran broad spectrum spf 40 lotion. I bought it at sephora.
*Chapstick! To keep your lips moist and hydrated! Any lip product will do, one with an SPF is even better.
*Sunglasses! To shield your windows to the soul 😉 (Your favorite pair is most definitely necessary while at the beach)
*Detangling Comb! To avoid tangles after after you get out of the water! Mason Pearson makes an amazing comb, but any comb will do.
*WATER WATER WATER !!! It is so important to stay hydrated when your in the sun. Tons of water is key everyone!