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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Its that time of year again where I take my kids on holiday with the rentals for a month and get some sun and leave Cape Town winter. Each year I like to post my beach bag beauty essentials and each year there have been some new products that are joing the edit. Its so important to have certain key items not only to look after yourself  but also there need to be some relaxation end enjoyment. Of course my kindle stays firmly in the beach edit because I need to down time from all the craziness but here is the list:

Got to have a cute bag when hitting the beach and as Tory Birch is one of my favourite handbag designers its a must for me. This straw sholder bag is perfect for all my bits and pieces and isn’t too big but really does the trick. Its got enough pockets to slot my kindle and makeup as well as a little slot for my sunglasses as well. Sunglasses are key to any beach bag Raybans are a must I have so many pairs but I love the style and they are perfect for a summer holiday. These I bought for my hubbie but I steal them a lot and will definitely be rockin them in Spain and they match the bag.

Thank you to my darling hubbie for my 40th birthday gift I know have a more compact camera that I can make memories with and blog on the go. This one was recommended by another blogger and was atough one to get hold of as it sold out but finally I have this gorgeous Olumpus PEN PLZ camera that I can’t wait to take loads of pictures with this holiday.

Keeping lips hydrated is a must but also a touch of colour is always a great way to give the illusion of healthier looking skin. I love the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream protectant stick SPF 15 that in pink so it gives a gorgeous pop of colour on the lips while keeping them hydrated and protected in the sun. For the face I love the tinted sun cream by Eucerin SPF 50 and now it has a pump so no wastage. Its perfect for when you are at the start of your holiday and you need a touch of colour and don’t want to wear makeup. Another goodie for your beach bag is the amazing Goe Oil that smells like holiday and makes your skin look amazing. Perfect to add to your body and give some hydration as well as a gorgeous glow but you can also use on your hair as well to keep it protected from the sun.

For makeup its always great to have a flush on the cheek so I like to keep it natural and use creams this year I will be taking the Smashbox L.A.Lights lip and cheek stick in Laurel Canyon Coral. Great for cheeks and lips and perfect for when you take a break from the sun to go have lunch and want to look good. A touch of highlighter and bronzer is also a great way to enhance the tan I am absolutely loving my Urban Decay Flushed palette that comes with bronzer, highlighter and blush.

What’s in your beach bag this year?

Shahnaz x