What's in my beach bag?
First up, the essentials. From left to right:
Waterproof zip-up bag (to store extra panties)
Contact case with solution
Coppertone sunscreen in SPF 30
Up & Up sunscreen in SPF 50
Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil
Shiseido facial sunscreen in SPF 55
My heart towel is from TJ Maxx. I also always bring a pair of shades and a chapstick (not pictured).
I prefer spray on sunscreens, especially when I take E, because it's quick and easy. Just spray and go. I have two different sunscreens because my Coppertone one is almost out. You can get the Up & Up brand from Target. I had bought the higher SPF because we were planning an all day trip out to Wisconsin Dells earlier this month.
I always wear sunscreen when I'm going to be out in the sun or else I get major sunburn. That being said, I always bring my Shiseido sunscreen along too so I can slap it on my face instead of the spray-ons. I bought the tanning oil because my legs are ridiculously white compared to the rest of my body. lol. It's been helping.
Optional take alongs, I always try to bring a hat to keep the sun out of my eyes. There isn't a lot of shade where we go to the pool. A magazine or a book is also something that I bring along because E is 8 years old afterall, and an avid swimmer, which can get exhausting for me. He also likes to pretend that he doesn't know me when we go there, so I often resign myself to lounging in the chairs with a good read after a quick dip.
What do you bring along with you to the pool/beach? Do tell!