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Sail Away With These 6 Beach Bag Essentials

Summer travel can feel like a dream but deciding what to take and what to leave can be a complete nightmare. Fortunately, GLOSSYBOX has you covered and whether you’re headed to Greece for yacht week, going out on your friend’s boat, or setting sail in your own mind, these are a few essentials that every GLOSSY has to have on hand.

Gary González Wayuu Hat

A wayuu hat is the perfect accessory for just a day in the sun or relaxing with some friends and a glass of wine at sunset. Gary González is a true artist who hand makes each hat in Colombia. So, even if your vacation is more of a staycation, you can have a piece of the world no matter where you are. With a multitude of designs ranging from muted browns to pops of purple González’s hat are great to throw on your own head or pick up for a friend’s.

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Butter Masque

While your wayuu hat will surely be a head turner, that doesn’t mean we can just forget about the hair that’s underneath. Fortunately, with Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Butter Masque, you can spend the day in the salty water without damaging your hair. When you get home just hop in the shower, use the mask, and let it do the work detangling and softening your hair while sealing the ends to keep it healthy. The health benefits of the mask will leave your hair feeling great so you won’t even want to waste your time with styling. Meaning, you can stroll off the beach, into the shower, and get right back out to whatever fabulous adventure awaits you in the cool summer night.

It’s Skin’s Aloe Relaxing Toner

In summer, it’s not just the temperature that’s heating up and after spending a day soaking up the rays your skin may just needs a bit of a relaxing cool down, which is why you’ll want It’s Skin’s Aloe Relaxing Toner by your side. A lot of people only think of using aloe when they’re sunburned but it’s actually a great way to keep your skin moisturized and soft no matter what level of sun intake you’ve had.

John Masters Organics Bayberry Toning Mist 

I know what you’re thinking, “I’m packing a beach bag with limited room and GLOSSYBOX wants me to use vital space to bring a toning mist?” But, this little guy packs a big punch and when space is limited the greatest thing you can do is bring the best products with you. In just 4.2 ounces, this toning mist leaves your skin refreshed, brightened, and toned. Working as both a primer and a setting spray, the toning mist also absorbs some of your face’s natural oil. With a multipurpose product, the space in that beach bag just got a little bigger.

REN Skincare Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

While on vacation it’s important to not let your skin take a bad trip and with the REN Skincare Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask you can return home looking better than ever. Natural bio-actives such as white mushroom extract, gotu kola, and horse chestnut flower extract, reduce discomfort, and irritation, while repairing your skin.

VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh

One of the best parts of summer is being able to ditch the heavy makeup and walk outside with a face that’s radiant and feeling fresh. But, for those of us who aren’t Beyoncé “waking up like this” isn’t as easy as just rolling out of bed. Fortunately, with the VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh it won’t take a lot of work to reach Beyoncé’s level of flawlessness. The translucent luminosity and voluminous light instantly brightens up your skin while keeping it smooth to the touch. It’s also a perfect size so whether you’re going for a long weekend or just grabbing a few things to bring overnight, it goes where you go.

With these six items in your bag you’re all ready to set sail for a beach somewhere on a postcard-perfect island where the only worry on your mind is “Pina Colada or Daiquiri?”

By Jenni, a University of Arizona graduate, had her first fiction novel, Sentenced to Life, published in 2015 and is currently working on her second novel. When she’s not writing, you can find her exploring New York City, doing a DIY project in her apartment, or re-watching her favorite rom-com, When Harry Met Sally.



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