As our tan lines start to teeter on savage, it is time to assess the contents of our beach bag and ensure we are prepared to stand out against the August crowds and simultaneously be ready for that impromptu post beach libation. The following items have you covered, colored and ready to buy you a little bit more time before heading home to get ready for the rest of your night. So be sure to pick up some of these key items from our list and by all means, keep it summery out there.
Because not all highlights are aquired at First Beach. And the only brass I want to see is behind a bar being rung by a bartender who just got a generous tip. Avoid looking like your hair was brushed with a quahog by using the Alterna Sun Recover Spray . Loaded with UVA/UVB filters to keep color the way your hairstylist intended while also drenching your hair in some much needed conditioners this spray not only smells incredible but also leaves your hair insanely soft and with the perfect beach wave.
So let’s be honest here – there is a fine line between looking like a Cheez-It and looking like Mara Rooney, between being too tan and translucent. Australian Gold’s SPF 15 with Instant Bronzer lets you walk that fine line by protecting AND tanning your skin at the same time. It is truly a one-stop-wonder product that contains both a self-tanner and a powerful SPF. Available in both continuous spray and spray gel and with a ridiculously great coconut smell, it gives you great color right out of the gate and somehow manages to avoid leaving that sticky film behind so ditch the streaky spray tan and get it right for the 2nd half of summer.
No one likes being out without at LEAST mascara on so what better way to hide your naked eyes than with some serious sunnies. Now while technically cheating by slipping in TWO choices here, the fact of the matter is, no two beachgoers are alike. Some play kadima, some just play on their smart phone. Who are we to discriminate? We’ll start with the classic: The Ray-Bans aviator quite simply NEVER go out of style. A timeless set of shades that look just as good on you while at First Beach as they do at the Obrien’s bar. For those looking to spark a little conversation with their style we bring you the Shwood. Handcrafted in Oregon these sunnies are serious business. Gorgeous wood grain, impeccably crafted, classic style with a funky twist and incredibly light weight -just try sitting at Tree Bar without being asked about these stunners.
“The perfect mix of Italian sensibility and Brazilian flair. We’ve partnered for the second year in a row, with the world-renowned fashion house Missoni, for a new collection of limited-edition sandals.”
There are flip flops and then there are the limited edition Missioni for Havaianas flip flops. If any pair of flops should be Instagrammed – it is these. The neon toe piece, the off-the-charts amazing colors on the soles , these flippy floppies BEG for a place in the sand, the ocean in the background, a Lo-fi filter and an instant upload.
The only thing that should be cracked at the beach is a can of Newport Storm beer. Keep your lips soft, moisturized, protected and colored with the PERFECT hint of coral with Fresh’s newest color from its BEST SELLING LINE of Lip Treatments. Packed with nourishing oils and grapeseed polyphenols this tube powerhouse is proven to provide 6 hours of moisture but I guarantee the color will have you coming back way sooner than that.
by: Sarah Coughlin