Now that it’s finally starting to get warm outside, it’s time to start planning those beach and lake trips! Social distanced of course 😜 The most essential part of vacations is packing your beach bag and in my opinion the most important. Grab a snack and let’s pack!

Let’s start with makeup! Yes, I do wear makeup to the beach and lake but I definitely keep it very minimal. This Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue is perfect for hot weather contains SPF 30 so it gives some protection from the sun! I will say this is a tinted moisturizer so it will not have a ton of coverage but does help even out skin-tone some. I used this on my last beach trip and wore it the entire trip and was obsessed just applied it with my fingers and out the door I went! Now if you are someone who wants more coverage, I highly recommend the It Cosmetics CC Cream. I use this a ton during the summer when I need more coverage but don’t want something heavy on my face. Contains SPF 50 and comes in three different finishes: satin, matte and dewy!

Next, we have sunscreen for both face and body! I am obsessed with this Neutrogena Face Stick, it’s non-greasy so it’s perfect for your face. I apply this under my makeup when out in the sun, it contains SPF 70. And if you are like me and your face burns in the sun this stuff is for you! Now it’s time for your body, I use Equate Ultra Sport Sunscreen, I always recommend applying/reapplying sunscreen if you are going to be out in the sun. Protect your skin!

Now ladies we can’t forget all the other “essentials” haha. I always recommend tossing in a mini wet brush, I keep one with me at all times! Next we have sunglasses. I love my Quay Black Fade Aviators probably the BEST sunglasses I’ve ever bought! Everyone that tries them loves them! Another essential is a beach towel and hat. I found this flamingo towel on sale at Target so I had to include it! Also I highly recommend wearing a hat. Target had a TON of cute hats for the beach or lake or whatever. I loved this big floppy hat, comes in two colors! Now to wrap this post up, you need a bag to put everything in. Tote bags are the best when on vacation, they hold it all! This straw tote caught my eye because of the size and straw bags are really in right now!

Hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! As always leave a comment below if you have any recommendations.