Beach Essentials

Falling from cloud nine
Crashing from the high
I'm letting go tonight
Yeah, I'm falling from cloud nine

I'm wide awake
Not losing any sleep
I picked up every piece
And landed on my feet
I'm wide awake
Need nothing to complete myself

I'm wide awake
Yeah, I am born again
Outta the lion's den
I don't have to pretend
And it's too late
The story's over now, the end
When taking a trip to the beach, it is important to include the essentials that will keep you safe while having fun.
If you have fair skin like me, you need to take extra precautions when it comes to sun protection.
Don't forget about protecting your hair and lips as well!
UV protection is important - especially if you have freckles, light hair and eyes, and fair skin.
Here are my essentials for a trip to the beach!  I went to Wasaga on the weekend, a local tourist spot only 45 minutes from my house.  What are your beach essentials?

 Bikini, accessories, beach towel, cover-up
Beach bag and flip flops.  Old Navy flip flops cost $5 and last the whole season!
Sunscreen, tanning oil, and lip balm with SPF.  I LOVE Baby Lips by Maybelline, Banana Boat anything, and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer is super light and barely feels like sunscreen.  You can use this on your face no problem!
Face care!  I love BioTherm, I also use a hidden gem which is a Canadian all-natural product, a face cream from a brand by two girls in Toronto called Pretty Natural Organics.
Moisturizing is key for before and after sun exposure!  I love Body Butter from the Body Shop, I also use a lot of skin care by BioTherm and Victoria's Secret.  This Blueberry scented one was on sale for $5!
This is the best texturizing spray I have ever used but alas - I believe they have stopped making it.  As you can see I'm dangerously low so if anyone knows where I can find this please let me know!
Then you need a vehicle to take you to the beach...scenic route preferred.
Wasaga beach!
My dock at the cottage
I love the summertime!
Outfit photos to come - I have been collecting ;)

Just turned 25 last weekend!  New chapter in my life is definitely starting.
One month until my Mediterranean cruise!
Any tips for cruising in Italy and Greece?  I am taking Royal Caribbean!

XO Veronica