beach bag essentials


Every year I do a beach bag post. This year I am posting about my holiday essentials whether I am at the beach or just out and about (my kindle is still a holiday essential it just doesn’t look as pretty in the picture). I wanted to feature the most important things for me when I am in the sun. Ā I included my wireless headphones because these are key for chilling and listening to music or watching a movie on a long flight. I included an SVR face sunscreen and my beloved lip balm that I can’t live without. Plus a little bit of bronzer because even though I forego makeup while heading out to the beach or pool I still need a little something.

Beach Bag Essentials

So if you have been reading my recent posts I am on holiday the London part of my trip is over and now I am with my family in France soaking up the rays. I never go anywhere with out some beauty products in my bag even when I am tanning. So here are some beach bag essentials for me this summer:

Firstly I need to be protecting my face wherever I am even when I am not sunbathing, I hate wearing makeup in the day as I want to catch some rays even when I am out and about so the Eucerin Tinted Sun Creme SPF 50 is perfect as I am protecting my skin but what I love about this sun cream is that its tinted so I don’t have to worry about evening out my skin with some foundation or a BB Cream because the tint gives me the coverage I need with a matt finish so my face isn’t shiny.

As well as my face needing to look good so do my pins as I am working on my tan I am still a bit pale and having shorts and dresses on and chilling by the pool in front of people means my legs need to look their best. I am loving This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle as this product instantly enhances your legs combat skin imperfections, and any other issues like scars. I always have bruises on my legs somehow they seem to appear and this bad boy of product has arnica included which helps to fade bruising as well as Vitamin A and E to even out my skintone. My fav part is that its tinted so my skin has a sunkissed glow while I am working on the tan.

Even though I don’t like wearing makeup during the day on my holidays I do need a bit of something so I usually reach for a lip gloss as it adds to that summer feel and automatically makes you feel pretty especially if you taking a break from soaking in the sun to have a spot of lunch. Currently the Clarins Gloss Prodige in Coral Tulip from the Opalescence Collection as its a gorgeous sumer colour and enhances any colour I have on my face.

Hair is very important expecially if it does get wet from the pool, with me and my kids its pretty much a given so I need something to help my frizzy locks look cool. Davines This is a Sea Salt Spray is perfect for those crazy hair days by the pool, I spritz the spray into my roots and take sections and twist my hair and spritz product so my hair is more of a messy beach look rather than frizz. What I love about the spray is it adds texture and volume.

Protecting my under eye area is really important I don’t want to bring on any more fine lines and wrinkles so I pretty much wear sunglasses all the time even in the pool. I got these Dolce and Gabbanna beauties from Sunglasses Hut thanks to the lovely ladies at Elizabeth Arden hosting us at Sunglasses Hut at the J&B Met.

I know I normally only write a beauty but what’s a summer holiday without a good read by the pool, my current read is Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn I can’t put it down.

What are your beach bag essentials?

Shahnaz x





So the amazing weather in Cape Town is upon us! Very happy. Ladies its very important to be looking good when venturing to the beach. As well as protecting your skin and making sure you don’t get burnt especially on your faces. So here are some beach bag essentials that I love and you will to:

Puiz Buin Wet Skin Sun Spray: I have always loved this brand as it protects the skin and has such a great reputation as a brand. This product can be applied to either wet or dry skin and is extra water resisitant which I like especially if you are in and out of the water.

Puiz Buin In Sun Lipstick: Lips always need to be protected and the sun can dry them out and in some cases burn the lips. Puiz as part of their range have this sun lip balm with SPF 20 so your lips will be protected all day long.

Stila HD Bronzing Beauty Balm: This balm can be buffed into the skin to give a really natural healthy glow effect. At the start of summer most people are a little pale so we need to cheat the tan. Apply a small amount of the balm onto the back of your hand take a buffing brush and buff into your face like a bronzer so in a 3 shape down the sides of your face, your temples, your nose and chin.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Cheeks and Lips: I love this product as its a cream base that can be used to add colour to your cheeks and add some colour to your lips and you just need to use your fingers and its a great way to look really natural and pretty at the same time.

Chanel Healthy Glow Powder: A massive favourite of mine I have blogged about this product again and again and even done a tutorial. These powders are a great way to bronze up your skin subtly so whether you haven’t got a tan yet or you have a little bit of colour you can really enhance your colour.

Inglot Body Illuminator: As well as bronzing your face its equally important to give a little healthy glow to your body to give the appearance of a healthy glow and a little shimmer.

Dirty Works Facial Wipes: Wipes are really important to keep the face feeling fresh throughout the day especially if you are on the beach all day. These wipes are gentle on the skin and also have anti ageing properties.

Le Mer Le Mist: I love this mist as its a great way to keep your skin feeling fresh and hydrated and also helps set any make you have on. This spray will also give a little dewy look to the skin.

Toni and Guy Sea Spray Texturising Spray : For a beach hair look then spritz some of this spray into your hair once its wet and scrunch your hair into your hands to give that sexy beach look.

If you have any products that you love please share with me.

Hope you enjoyed your pst. x