First of all, I can't mention beach must haves, without mentioning bikinis. Personally, this is one of the things I struggle with the most when preparing for summer. Being a bit heavy-busted, it's not always the easiest thing to manage to find a bikini which sits in all the right places and doesn't reveal too much. BUT, after a lot of roaming around I managed to find the perfect one! With swimwear, my style tends to be very classy and simple so I decided to go with the black two-piece as shown in the picture above. It includes an underwired twist bandeau style top and tie-side bikini bottoms. I think it's going to look really nice with a tan! If you're still looking for yours, I would suggest heading over to Adore Me's Instagram for more inspiration and check out their site for a wide variety of pieces ranging from petite to plus sizes.
The next must have is sunscreen! Everyone knows how damaging the sun can be so as much as possible, I always try to protect against it. For my face my go to product is the Vichy Ideal Soleil Face BB Tinted Velvety Cream SPF50. This is a tinted water resistant sunscreen product which is perfect for enhancing and evening out my skin tone. For the rest of the body then I use the Vichy Ideal Soleil Invisible Hydrating Mist SPF50, a hydrating spray which dries in seconds, leaving an invisible finish on the skin.
If like me, you are a bit of a makeup fanatic and would like to use a little extra something on your face to make you look more awake, I would definitely suggest investing in a good waterproof mascara. Currently I'm trying out the Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara and I'm loving it! It separates and gives great definition to my lashes. If you want to take a step further and use eyeliner as well, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner is still my favourite by far. This will stay put on for hours and it's so easy to use with its thin marker-like tip.
Sunglasses are another big requirement for me. I usually just chuck a pair in my bag and get out the door (got the ones shown in the picture from Polaroid about a month ago.) And of course, my phone battery extender to boost my phone's battery life when I'm not home. You never know when an Instagram worthy photo might me needed!
That's it! What are some of your must-have items for the summer? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,
P.S. This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.