My Beach Bag Essentials!

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Peter and I are headed up north this Friday for a mini vacation, so as I was packing I thought I would share my beach bag essentials with you guys. I found a few new products earlier this summer that I’ve been loving so far and thought you might want to check them out as well. Also – since the #Nsale is still going strong I’m going to try and link as many of my favourite beach bag essentials that are currently included in the sale in the widgets below!

1. I’m sure everyones number one essentials are a bathing suit and towel. My bathing suit is a couple years old from Victorias Secret and my towel is a Home Sense find but I’m linking some cute sale options for you guys. When buying a beach towel I always try to find the biggest one around but also one that is not too thick, you want to extra room so it can double as a beach blanket but you want it on the thinner side so it dries fast! There’s nothing worse then a soaking wet towel when your at the beach!

2. Next up is UV protection: I’m currently using this sunscreen and this SPF lip balm to protect my skin. I have very fair skin and tend to burn easily so its deffinitly a must! I starting adding the lip balm into my routine last year when I was constantly getting really dry burnt lips after weekends in the sun and now I never have that problem!

3. I alway bring a book, magazine, floaties and some head phones to the beach to keep myself entertained. I just received this floatie from a brand and I’m packing it this weekend so I can lounge on it while floating around the lake. This book is what I’m currently reading and I’m packing it as well for when I’m tanning on the beach!

4. When I go to the beach I like to bring a simple inexpensive pair of flip flops that I don’t mind getting wet, sandy, and dirty. Every year before I go up north I usually stop in at Old Navy and pick up this pair of their all black foam flip flops, they aren’t the cutest but they are perfect for the beach and showers. The foam dries fast, wipes off like a breeze, and I get to save my cuter more expensive sandals from all the abuse!

5. A good pair of sunnies is a must at the beach, and again I like to bring a pair that isn’t so expensive incase they get scratched up in the sand, or lost(I’m the worst for losing sunglasses!). I currently have a BP. pair almost the same as this pair and love them because they are still cute and trendy but cost less then $20!

6. I don’t like the feeling of sand stuck to my skin after I’ve left beach so I always keep body wash, exfoliator (ironic, I know), moisturizer and aloe lotion in my beach bag. I’m loving the BABW ‘at the beach’ collection right now because it smells amazinggg and is super refreshing, but if you want to take advantage of some #Nsale deals I’ve linked a few other options below.



What are your must have essentials for the beach? Am I missing anything? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by.





Photography 101 – Home

When I got this assignment I thought for a long time about what I could take a picture of that represents home to me, and I decided that if I had to pick just one it would be of a place that I have been going to with my family every summer and autumn since I was born, this particular spot holds a special place in my heart, and so many amazing memeries. **However I didn’t take this picture today, it was taken last summer.

So this is what I chose as my photograph;


Home will never be just one place, or person, I believe that ‘home’ is anywhere or anyone that makes you feel completely comfortable, happy, and loved.

Home to me is;

  • Anywhere my family is
  • Quality time with my cat
  • Walking into my room after a long day and falling back onto my bed just to simply lay there for a minute
  • Having tea with my mom and Opa every Tuesday afternoon
  • Time spent with Peter
  • Getting together with all my girlfriends who I’ve known since elementary school
  • Sitting on the cliffs of Harrolds Point, watching the sunset (Pictured above)
  • Family gatherings
  • Looking through old photo albums and reminiscing

and sooo much more, home is a state of mind for me.

Thanks for reading <3


(This post is part of my photography 101 course for Blogging U)