June 25, 2018

Beach Travel Essentials-- Snacks and Skincare

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I can't remember the last time I took a beach vacation. Okay... yes I can. It was to Mexico with my best friend and it was fabulous. But it was like 3 years ago and I am long overdue! I am headed to The Bahamas with a group of 10 ladies for one of my bestie's bachelorette. Things are about to get real. I'm kinda scared. LOL, kidding. We are staying at an all-inclusive resort but there are a few things I will not be forgetting to pack. Snacks and skincare are two essentials I pretty much do not leave the house without, let alone the country! But my faves as of late? Let's dive into it...

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SNACKS

Rawcology Coconut Chips and Superfood Granola
I hate being let down with poor food choices. Even though there are sure to be loads of great options on the resort I can't risk being without some superfoods. Rawcology is a company I truly love! The founder, Tara, created the line of plant-based, nutrient and vitamin dense snacks to promote a healthy lifestyle and re-invent the standard of packaged foods. I add the sweet and savory coconut chips to everything-- eggs, avocado, salads, desserts, yogurt, and the granola... well let's just say I can barely keep it in the house. Perfect plane snack or beach snacking! Healthy fats will keep you full and satiated! (P.S. the Matcha Latte Coconut Chips are SO amazing, and unlike anything I've ever tasted!! You need them, now) 


Almond Butter Packs
I don't go a day without almond butter. It's kind of an addiction, kind of the best thing ever. I always travel with mini Justin's almond or Artisana pecan butter packs. They store so well, too. I keep them in my room and in my beach bag for a quick snack on the go. Eat them with apples, bananas, crackers, yogurt... or a spoon!


Magnesium
This is not a snack, you're right. But it goes in with the food category... kinda! I don't know what it is but I can barely sleep in hotel rooms. It is a HUGE issue for me. The first night I will wake up after two hours of sleep and be up for the whole night. It doesn't matter how comfortable the bed is, or where I am. It never fails. Magnesium is amazing to relax and calm the body and also helps to combat stress and body pain. A lot of people (over 50%) have a magnesium deficiency so I take Calm Magnesium nightly before bed to help me sleep. All I do is mix just over a tablespoon in with some warm water and drink. No way am I leaving home without it!

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SKINCARE

SPF
You already saw my detailed list of SPF (read it here to see which ones specifically I will be taking with me). What was missing from that list? A great lip balm and scrub. Mary Kay makes a great duo that I have been loving lately. It's sure to keep my lips nice and hydrated at the beach, and scrub away the dead skin cells!

CC Cream
Sometimes I like to look polished and done up on the beach! It's not a crime! My go-to CC Cream for years has been by the "Your Skin But Better CC Cream" by it Cosmetics. It looks so flawless on since it's full coverage, it's long lasting and it has an SPF of 50! It's also packed with vitamins A, B, C, E so you are basically diffusing wrinkles and lines all while being protected from the sun's rays. I always take this CC on vacation with me, because it's a one-stop shop, and it lasts from day to night! 

WHAT ELSE?

A good read is essential for travel. I've been alternating between a few, but it will be nice to have a day to indulge in a good one! Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is a psychological thriller that I just dove into! So far I'm hooked. Must finish before it hit the TV screen in July!

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Nails that last are key too. Especially when you are in and out of the sand, beach and flipflops. The essie Gel Couture line is the one line I always count on since I don't do shellac! No chipping!

Don't even get me started on this Bronzing Facial Mist by St. Tropez. I am obsessed! It's the perfect instant tan. I love that you can spray it on top of your makeup, and it smells so fresh. It's a refresher and bronzer all in one. And NO marks on your clothes. You bet I'll be faking the tan all summer long!

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And you can't forget a mini bag to store all the essentials in. I love having a smaller bag in my beach bag to keep sand out and house all my little items like chapstick, headphones, etc. This pink crossbody by Poppy & Peonies is definitely coming with me! It will be great to take out and use a clutch for the evening. Double duty, people!

What are some of your travel essentials? Am I the only crazy that brings food with them away on vacation? 

*bag & towel by Poppy & Peonies

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