Beach Bag Essentials to keep you looking your best

Summer time is here and we all want to look our best, whether it be on the beach or at the pool!  I wish I lived in an area that had beaches, but New Mexico is far from that!  I will be spending some fun time at the pool this summer though!  It is important to have the right items in your beach bag to ensure you look your best and your skin is well taken care of.  It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you don’t have to spend $100’s to look and feel amazing.  Let me show you!

First you need a good beach bag!  I mean, you can’t walk around using a shopping bag or something, right?  You want all of your gear to be in a cute bag that represents who you are and your personality!  Old Navy has the cutest beach bags and they are all under $25!

You want a good eye shadow that will last through the day and won’t just melt away.  I was sent three of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow and I am in LOVE!  Of course I started playing with it right away and found that the color was amazing.  It glides on smooth and doesn’t leave the thick, clumpy or powdery look.  A few hours later I decided to take a shower to see how it would stand up against the water.  Guess what?  It still looked perfect!  Seriously…washing my hair and all, it didn’t budge!

Price: $7.95, Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

Eye liner is one thing that never lasts long on me.  Seriously, within half an hour you can’t even tell I put any on.  I really hate that.  Luckily, L’Oreal has realized that many have this issue and came up with a solution!  The L’Oréal Paris Extra-Intense Carbon Black Eyeliner will not smudge or smear.  I am really excited about this!  I love L’Oreal already, so I know how amazing this will be!  I need to get to the store to get some!

Price: $8.95, Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers.

A good waterproof mascara is a must-have during the summer!  You don’t want to end up with raccoon eyes at the end of the day, so you need something that will stay in place.  I’ve had the problem with so-called waterproof mascara that does one of two things a) clumps my eye lashes together or b) isn’t actually waterproof and just flakes off.  I was so excited when I tried the L’Oreal Paris’ Waterproof Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara and it stayed on…all day!  Normally half way through the day you can’t even tell I put on mascara.  This stayed on all day and through a shower!  It was easy to wash off though, which I can really appreciate!  This is perfect for the beach, pool or out and about!  Did I mention how amazing it makes your eyes look?!  It does a great job of separating each lash.

Price: $8.95 each, Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

Your lips need to stay protected while you are out in the sun, but you don’t want some greasy lipstick that contains sunscreen.  I was sent this amazing L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm that adds just a hint of color and protects your lips with 15SPF.  It leaves your lips really soft and don’t make them look too get just a small amount of color, but it still looks natural.  I was sent two of these, but my daughter claimed one as her own.  She loves it and really likes that it protects her lips from the sun.

Price: $7.95, Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

You can’t only protect your lips, it is important to protect all of your skin.  If you’ve been following me for a while now, you might remember me telling you about the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Collection!  I LOVE this sunscreen.  It saved me when I was out in the sun for three weekends during Ball Hog 3-on-3!  I love the spray because it covers so well and my kids love it because it isn’t greasy.  I used the one bottle so many times over and it is just starting to run out….I HAVE to buy more!

The Sublime Sun Collection includes the following; Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

  • Sublime Sun Liquid Silk Sunshield for Face SPF 50+, $10.99
  • Sublime Sun Lotion SPF 50+, $10.99
  • Sublime Sun Lotion SPF 30, $9.99
  • Sublime Sun Crystal Clear Mist Spray SPF 50+,$10.99
  • Sublime Sun Crystal Clear Mist Spray SPF 30, $9.99
  • Sublime Sun Hydra Lotion Spray SPF 50+, $10.99
  • Sublime Sun Hydra Lotion Spray SPF 30, $9.99

You HAVE to smell good.  You want to smell good but not be overpowering.  I must admit that I really do love perfume, but hadn’t bought any in a really long time.  I was told I’d be receiving the new Ralph Lauren Big Pony for Women Collection and was so excited.  I opened the package and saw FOUR different fragrances.  Depending on your mood that day, you can match your scent: Sporty, Sensual, Free-Spirited and Stylish!  I love them all, but find myself drawn to the Oriental (purple) bottle most often.  It smells amazing.  I highly recommend these to add to your collection.

Price: $70, Available at all mass department stores


  1. Betty Baez says

    I use the same mascara :smile: I have to look out of the Ralph Lauren fragrance next time I’m out they look fun and colorful I want to see what they smell like

    • says

      I love it! It is amazing and I can change to a different fragrance depending on my mood…..but I normally just stick with the purple. :) Hubby loves it too!

  2. Daniela tapia says

    Looking nice in summer is important. But when it comes to makeup . we spend too much on items we want to make then last .I love L’oreal and looking good in these tips is hot…

    • says

      I really do love these products..I wear them every day! With it being over 100 degrees every day in New Mexico, make up will just melt off you or you sweat it off…so gross…but this stays put! I love it!

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