Packing can be such an “ugh” moment. Thankfully, we’re going for the casual, beachy look this spring break so we’re sticking to the essentials. We can’t live without our beauty bags, and this is what we’re planning on packing for the most carefree week of the year:
1. First things first, the bag:
This vintage-inspired bag by Catseye London is ideal. It’s big enough for our necessities (7 by 12.25 inches!) and it’s totally beach-chic!
2. Tons of SPF
Finally, a sunscreen that we are excited to wear! COOLA has answered our prayers with a line of organic suncare products. From the SPF 20 Rose Essence tinted CC cream to the replenishing after sun lotion, we are obsessed with this stuff. Grab a travel set ($39.99) to test it out and stay protected against the sun!
3. Waterproof mascara
You never know what could happen if you spontaneously opt-in for some splish-splashing fun over break. Okay, yes you do:
Don’t throw caution to the wind with this one. We love Maybelline New York’s Great Lash Waterproof Mascara ($4.79). It’s a tried and true classic and it’s less than $5!
4. Facial spray
Keep hydrated, refresh your skin, and set your makeup with a nice mist. We love the Pink Grapefruit Vitamin Face Mist ($5) from Yves Rocher because it has us smelling like pink grapefruit.
5. Lip balm (yes, with SPF)
We thought there could be nothing worse than chapped lips…until that time we went and got our lips sunburned. Try this limited edition Softlips Pearl SPF 15 lip balm ($7.98). It tints your lips, and comes with a bonus Vanilla SPF 20 stick for extra protection (and insurance in case you lose the other one).
6. Travel sized haircare products
You never know what kinds of shampoo and conditioner you might find at hotels, so save yourself the stress of a gamble, and bring your own TSA-approved travel set! The Surf Set ($28) from Bumble & Bumble is beach-themed just for the occasion.
7. Wet Brush
The Wet Brush is our favorite hairbrush for spring break, because it’s specially designed for brushing wet hair! Pick up “The Squirt” ($4.99) is mini version of the brush, and comes in tons of bright and fun colors perfect for your beach bag!
Which beauty products are you using to help you work the surfer-chic look this spring break?