What's In My Beach Bag? | Prepping for Beach Days

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Sally Hansen Hair Removal

Personally, I love Summer. It's my favorite time of year. Summer has the convenience of nice weather, amusement parks and beach/pool days and let's be honest, we all need those.
Sally Hansen Waxing Kits

One thing that I always have to keep up with, in the summer especially, is hair removal. Each person has their own preferred way of removing hair; my personal preference is waxing, due to the benefit of needing to do it less often. Whether it's my eyebrows, legs or arms, you can bet I waxed them and for this I recommend the Sally Hansen brand of wax. 
Summer Ready Hair Removal

My favorites are the Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit for your body and the Microwaveable Eyebrow, Face, & Lip Wax Kit for the brows.
Wax Hair Removal

The Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit is seriously easy and quick to use, as is the Microwaveable Eyebrow, Face, & Lip Wax Kit. 
Wax Kit

The Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit for your body easily removes unwanted hair with no mess and no microwave. It's also dermatologist and salon tested, which is super beneficial as I have extremely sensitive skin. The results are long-lasting, up to 8 weeks and it also helps to slow the appearance of regrowth.
Wax Kit

So now that we're ready for the beach, let's check out what I keep in my beach bag!
What's in my bag

In the summer especially, I love to have super glittery, eye-catching nails. The Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Extreme Wear Nail Color in the shade Strobe Light is my go-to. It's a gorgeous rose-gold with holographic shimmer. 

Obviously, you'll need a bathing suit. I love to mix and match, and this is my current favorite pairing.

And here are a few other recommendations:

  • A book or magazine. Laying out next to the pool is even more fun when you have something to read.
  • Sunscreen. I practically bathe in sunscreen because I burn so easily. 
  • Sun Glasses. These are important to protect your eyes, but make sure you're wearing SPF on your face! No one wants wrinkles or awkward sun glass shaped tan lines!
  • Beach Towel. This is important whether you're at the beach or the pool.
  • Water and snacks. Staying hydrated and fueled is important, I know I don't want to be sick or dehydrated!
  • Lip balm with SPF! Your lips need protection too.
  • Sea Salt Spray. I use this constantly while at the beach/pool to keep the beachy waves all day and night.
  • Ear buds or headphones. You're going to want to listen to music at some point, I guarantee it.
  • Face wipes. If you're wearing makeup or even if you've foregone makeup, you're probably going to want to wipe off your face to feel more clean at some point in the day.
what's in my beach bag

A few quick tips:

  • Wax a day or two before you plan to head to the beach or pool.
  • Apply self tanner (if you use self tanner) the day before so it has time to settle.
  • If you're going to wear makeup, make sure it's waterproof!
  • Wear more SPF than you think you need.
  • If you're alone, be aware of your surroundings. It's okay to go out on your own and have fun, just be safe, too!
Sally Hansen Products

I bought all of my Sally Hansen products at Walmart and you can, too! They're super easy to find in the health and beauty section of the store, with the other hair removal products. I also purchased the nail polish at Walmart in the nail polish aisle in the cosmetics section!

For more info and how-tos, check out this page!

Are you headed to the beach this summer? Check out Sally Hansen's website for more products and information!

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  1. I totally need those eye brow wax strips. I'm a chronic plucker, but I love to wax every now and then.

    1. Haha, I used to be that way. I get really obsessive over my eyebrows! Waxing helps me to leave them alone!

  2. I love sally's skin care stuff.

    Though I would be careful about waxing immediately before a beach trip.

    1. Oh yeah if you do it right before you'll definitely risk some irritation. It's best to do it a couple of days or even 3 days ahead of time.

  3. I could do with that eyebrow and lip waxing kit! What I love the most is that sequinned top.

  4. I need something for my upper lip but I'm afraid of the aftermath. If I see this I'll pick it up for the day I get brave.

  5. I am a habitual waxed too and it's good to see a drugstore brand that carries the proper punch when needed! I also way agree on the SPF comment.

    1. Yes! This is my go-to wax brand. It never fails me.

  6. The eyebrow wax sounds terrfying to me but totally up for the rest!!! Great round up!!

    1. Haha! I've been waxing my own brows for years but only because they don't need a ton of upkeep! If they get too unruly, I let someone else handle it!

  7. Guilty of the chronic tweezing...it's a disease!! LOL. I love the mix and match idea of swimming gear too!

  8. Doing my own waxing gives me the jeebies. I love being waxed, but the thought of doing myself kinda freaks me out. More power to ladies who do this!

    1. Haha, I've had my eyebrows waxed by someone else a couple of times, but I prefer to do that on my own.

  9. I've never had any luck with getting strip wax to stick so I tend to stick to plucking.

    1. I've heard other people say the same thing! I've never had an issue but it would suck to not be able to wax!


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