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5 beach essentials to not forget this summer

By February 2, 2017Lifestyle

Packing up for a day at the beach? Don’t forget to pack these must-haves!

We can get a bit carried away and sometimes it seems like instead of spending the day or a few hours at the beach we are packing for a 2-week vacation.We’ve rounded our 5 essentials for when we hit the beach, to make life a little bit easier for you.

 #1 Bikini

Of course, this would be the first thing that popped into our minds when we thought of the beach, we’ve spent hours looking online to find the best local bikini brand out there – and we must say that we found it! Summerheart is a Cape Town bikini brand that offers a wide range of beachwear. We love this green full costume – and the colour is totally on trend!

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#2 Big Beach towel

Save the day for anyone who forgets a towel by bringing a huge one to share! You’ll be able to fit at least three friends (or one special crush) on top of this 1.5metre monster!

We love the locally made towels from Kikoi with their fun and fresh designs.

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#3 Sunscreen

This one is sort of a no-brainer, if you are going to be out in the sun all day, you need to apply! (and reapply!) SPF. If you still want a little colour, because let’s be honest we all do, don’t skimp on the sun protection by going for a lower SPF. This sunscreen gives you a natural looking sun-kissed glow, without the damage to your skin. Our favourite and go to sunscreen is Australian Gold SPF lotion with instant bronzer.

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#3 Wide Brimmed Hat

Even if you apply SPF to your face, your face still needs extra protection from the sun. A floppy hat is a cute way to avoid ending up with a bright red nose.

We love the Instagram-worthy hats of Elizabeth Summer Accessories; you can even get them personalized. This makes for a perfect gift too!

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#4 Snacks

With all that time playing in the sun, you’re bound to get a little hungry. Come to all your friends’ rescue by throwing some healthy granola bars in your bag. Don’t forget some extra water bottles to keep you hydrated, too! Our favourite thing to snack on is the Brazil Nut & Cherry Paleo Bar from the Primal Kitchen, found at the Wellness Warehouse – we always have at least one, sometimes two in our bag.

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#5 Beach Bag

Between sunscreen, your fave new book, a towel, and snacks, you have a lot to carry!

Our versatile beach bag is a must for lazy days spent in the sun and folds down into a neat rectangle secured by the leather flap, making it perfect for stashing in a smarter handbag for times when you need to carry a few extra bits and bobs, or when you are jet-setting to your next beach holiday destination. It has two pockets inside, one perfect for your lipsticks and hair ties and the other for your phone and power bank

Our beach bags are a limited edition and they come in three beautiful colours! Make sure to get yours while in stock.

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