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In My Beach Bag with Lauren Smith

Since my family and I moved to 30A full-time this past year, I spend most of my days out on the beach! And usually, I tend to spend my beach days in the sunshine ALL DAY long, and have always kept with me a little bag of essentials that make those long hours in the sun so much more fun & enjoyable!!! In my beach bag, my must-haves include...


you definitely need to keep your eyes protected from UV ray damage on the beach, and some of my favorite sunglasses that protect my eyes & look so CUTE are my polarized QUAYS!!! I can’t go anywhere without them!!!


I use lots of different kinds of sunscreen, but my favorite by far would have to be from the SunBum brand!! I love their lotions, as well as their chapsticks that contain SPF for your lips!!! My favorite is their coconut lip balm.


I have many different recommendations for oils so that you can get your perfect tan out on the beach, but my favorite right now would have to be by Bali Body!! They have multiple different scents, like peach, pineapple, watermelon, etc. They smell SO good, moisturize your skin so well, and help you achieve the perfect tan!

4. WATER!!

Wow, I cannot emphasize this one enough. It is so important to stay hydrated out on the beach, and the best way to do that is to keep a Hydroflask in your beach bag!!! I literally cannot live without mine, because it keeps my water so cold for such a long time out on the beach!!! (Also another essential item in my beach bag is a La Croix, specifically the berry flavor, because it tastes SO good on the beach and consists of water to keep you hydrated!!

5. BOOKS!!

and last but not least, another essential item I ALWAYS have in my beach bag, would be the perfect beach-read!! I could recommend way too many books that are perfect for reading on the beach, but I’ll give you a few of my favorites:

-Daisy Jones & The Six

-Where the Crawdads Sing

-Big Little Lies

-The Light We Lost

-The Summer I Met Jack


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