Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beach Essentials

Starting with a cute, cute polka dot suit from J. Crew, here is a list of my favorite beach and pool essentials, just in time for summer!

Kiss My Face SunSwat is a sunscreen and bug repellent that uses natural botanicals like eucalyptus. It protects against UVA and UVB rays and because it's DEET and paraben free, it's totally safe for children. You can order it on-line or find it right here in Southern Pines at River Jack Outdoors. Also at River Jack are my favorite sporty shades, Native Eyewear. I just got their new Versas and love them. The great thing about this company is their lifetime warranty.

In my opinion, this is the best sunscreen for the face out there, Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Sunscreen, SPF 50. It's called "physical protection" because it literally shields your skin from the sun with zinc and titanium dioxide. But their special formula doesn't leave you with a white face. It totally blends in and dries quickly.

Another fun product for summer hair is Aveda's Protective Hair Veil. This is great, especially if you're not so naturally blond and highlight your hair, like me. You can find Aveda products at the Pinehurst Resort Spa.

And of course, a cute beachy tote to carry everything in...this one is from Anthropologie.

Do you read this blog and have something you love to tote in your beach bag? If so, leave a comment about it and one lucky reader, chosen randomly, will receive a bottle of Kiss My Face SunSwat.

Also!! I am excited to be featured on one of my very favorite blogs today,, a local guide to Southern Pines, Pinehurst and Aberdeen. My friends, Wes and Anna, do a wonderful job updating us on all of the local happenings as well as restaurant reviews and shop openings. They have introduced me to this area in a whole new way.