If there’s one thing I am determined to do over the 4th of July weekend it is to get some sun. I’ll be visiting my parents in Wisconsin, and I plan on going to the beach. Naturally, this involves lots of sunscreen. Both Carla and I are in the pale category, and while I don’t burn easily, I am careful to protect my skin. I’m actually still affected from that one time in college I went snowboarding in California and got the worst sunburn of my life on my face. My nose has never been the same. Seriously. My nose could get sunburnt from my office lamp.
So in addition to the SPF, here’s a day at the beach, Product Girl style.
When I know I’m going to be swimming or be active at the beach, I purposefully don’t wear much makeup. But I still need something to help even out my skin tone. Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer is perfect to apply over my sunscreen. It has SPF 20, but I recommend more if you’re exposed to the sun (of course!) It’s light coverage and gives me that feeling of being polished without really wearing makeup.
My face is shielded from the sun 99.9 percent of the time, so it’s not exactly bursting with color. Normally I would just go without bronzer, but Tarte Cosmetics introduced my favorite bronzer, Park Ave Princess, in a matte, waterproof version. And it truly is waterproof – check out Gouldylox’s Review for proof. Score! Now I can be visibly bronzed while secretly pale underneath at the beach.
I don’t have freckles on my face or body, but I have several lip freckles and they drive me totally nuts. The sun tends to make them darker so I usually layer all sorts of balms on them. But Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 is a fresh alternative! It imparts color (quite a bit!), shine and sun protection. They’re lovely.
I’ve been using Garnier’s Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray for about a few weeks now and I’m obsessed! It’s a blend of olive, avocado and shea oils and can be used on dry or damp hair.It’s truly weightless and I can really tell the difference when I use it. I use it about halfway through my blow dry in the morning and my hair feels so silky the rest of the day. It’s perfect for the beach to help combat dryness.
I usually carry around a small soft cooler with me to keep my beverages cold. And this time, I’ll also be storing my Bath & Body Works Cooling Mist in Deep Aqua. It is so refreshing, especially when its ice cold. It contains aloe and is an overall great blast of hydration. Plus, it smells fantastic and let’s be honest, sweat happens at the beach.
So those are the products I’m toting around for a day at the beach. What about you, any must-haves? Let us know! And we also wish you a safe and happy 4th of July holiday!