Hello, everyone. It's Weekly Wednesday again, and this week I've got some neat items to share with you! I know it's nearing the end of summer, but there's still time for that beach vacation (or lake weekend). None of us want to feel like a pack mule at the beach, so I've found 5 essential items that you need to bring with you (not including food/drink) for the ultimate beach (lake) experience.
Item #1 is fromTheFoxAndTheMermaid
Tired of the ordinary rectangle beach towel? I've always been looking for a large beach towel, but I want it to look a little different from what you normally think of when you hear "beach towel." This summer, I've been seeing more and more "roundies"--round beach towels. These are definitely unique and multi-purpose pieces. They are made of 100% cotton, not terry cloth, so they are very lightweight. The diameter is 78 inches, so you have a lot of space on this towel. As far as it being multi-pupose, you can use it as a beach towel, a wall hanging, and throw for your bed, a picnic blanket, etc. The options are endless!
Item #2 is from WhiskeyRunCo
One thing each of us needs is sunscreen! Sure, it's a hassle to put on, but it protects your skin. You can't get another skin, so protect what you've got! This SPF 20 sunscreen is a blend of lavender and carrot seed oils (both have natural UV blocking properties), coconut oil, cocoa butter, aloe, and non-nano size zinc oxide particles (prevents absorption into the bloodstream via the skin). This is safe for use on the face, so go ahead and slather it on! Smell GOOD and know you're saving your skin!
Item #3 is from hpfrosting
Every beach-goer knows that a beach tote is an absolute necessity....unless you're a guy (but it's still necessary because you most likely put everything in your lady's bag, right?). This bag is a great size, and you can fit a lot inside--multiple large towels, books, etc. It's even very useful after a beach trip, so you're going to get multiple uses out of it--take it to the gym, market, or play date. I'm really loving the print of this bag--the colors go great together--and the fabric is indoor/outdoor, so the sun won't harm the bag's brightness. The bottom is a water-resistant canvas, so you'll never have to deal with the entire bag and contents being went from sitting it down for "just a second." The maker has several different patterns to choose from, so if this isn't your style, check out her shop and I'm sure you'll find one that is!
Item #4 is from jahannamartinez
Does anyone else have major hair issues when at the beach? I can't do anything with mine other than putting it into a pony tail or a knot and even then my hair gets into my face. I saw this and thought it'd be something nice to have at the beach to keep your hair out of your face and also to add a little bit of style when your hair isn't at the top of its game. This head band is another item you can use at places besides the beach. Wear it to the gym, outside, or just to accent a casual look! The bands are adjustable and will fit any head size. You can also change up the placement of the bands, and, voila!, you have a second head band. You can wear it with the individual bands spread apart or right together. However you decide to wear it, you'll be stylish.
Item #5 is from ShopWUDN
A great thing to have at the beach is music, and today, it's easier than ever to get music out there without having to haul a huge stereo (and trying to keep the antenna properly placed) or find a beach with a band playing (which is probably a super-crowded beach). Now, all you need is a smartphone and a bluetooth speaker. This speaker has an outer case made of cedar--the color is gorgeous! It's very simple and aesthetically pleasing. A full charge takes around 3-4 hours and lasts 5-8 hours depending on the volume level. It fully supports speaker phone if you need to make a call on the beach, but really, go to relax. Relax and listen to music and the waves on your much needed vacation time!
That's all I have for you today, everyone! Enjoy this last part of summer and stay safe at the beach (or lake). Catch ya next week!
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.