What’s in my Beach Bag & Monthly Must-Reads

Question of the month from Kristen: What are your beach bag essentials?

The perfect question for July…especially for me as we’re off to the beach this weekend!

Bag: Lands End

Beach Towel: Lands End (different pattern)

Water Bottle: Bubba (LOVE this brand so much – my model has a flip-up straw and keeps water so cold that ice cubes stick around for hours!)

Facial Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water Light Sunscreen SPF 60 – (love it because I can use it daily without breaking out. Also works as a great pre-foundation primer! Not sure if it has the same name in the US but the packaging is identical to this one.)

Lip Sunblock: Vichy Lip Protection Stick SPF 30 (so important to protect your lips from getting burnt!)

Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop (love this whole range of glosses – super high-end quality at drugstore prices!)

Body Sunscreen: Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 60 (glides on SO smoothly! Leaves skin moisturized and NO white-ish cast)

Snack: Nature Valley Granola Bars

Reading Material: My favorite magazine – Stylewatch!

And here’s what I’ll be wearing:

Hat: Target (similar for $7.50)

Flip flops: Old Navy

Swimsuit: Old Navy (control max one piece *aka spanx in a suit* at a bargain price – perfect for me!)

Cut-offs: Old Navy

Cover-up: Winners/TJMaxx (similar)

Happy 4th of July to my US readers!!! What are your beach bag essentials?

DISCLAIMER: The Vichy Lip & Body sunscreens were sent to me for consideration – but I use them constantly and truly love them!


  1. KElizabeth
    July 5, 2013 / 12:45 am

    Love your beach outfit! Super cute! That hat is great :-)KallieBut First, Coffee or But First, Coffee on BlogLovin

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 5, 2013 / 4:14 am

      Thanks Kallie – I can't wait to wear the outfit to the beach this weekend 🙂

  2. Rosalyn
    July 5, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    My beach essential would include similar items… plus detangling spray and a comb or brush! 🙂 Great blog! I'm a new follower xoxo

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 7, 2013 / 6:10 am

      Thanks for following Rosalyn! A detangling spray sounds like a great idea! I usually just coat my hair in Moroccan Oil – and deal with any tangles when I get home LOL 🙂

  3. Vanessa
    July 5, 2013 / 10:32 pm

    Wonderful post…I really like your beautiful blog.^^Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?Let me know follow you then back.Lovely greets Nessa

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 7, 2013 / 6:12 am

      Thanks Vanessa!

  4. Carolyn Payton
    July 7, 2013 / 11:04 pm

    Super cute polka dot swim suit. I'm thinking about ordering it. Love the color. How does it run? Small or TTS?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 8, 2013 / 4:45 am

      It's definitely worth trying out – I'd say it runs true to size, I'm an XS in Old Navy tops – so I picked up an XS suit, and it fits just fine! Hope that helps!

  5. Lilly
    July 8, 2013 / 1:16 am

    Those are definitely beach essentials..can't go without all those goodies 🙂 Love your beach outfit, so perfect!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 8, 2013 / 4:46 am

      Thanks Lilly – I definitely had fun wearing my outfit at the beach this past weekend 🙂

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