10 Perfect Beach Bags and the Summer Beauty Essentials You Need to Stash In Them

6 Jul

Photo: Vogue by Horst P. Horst, 1939

The Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week this year, making it incredibly annoying for trying to sneak anywhere for a long weekend. So we recommend just taking the whole damn week off and going to the beach. To help you pack, we’ve gathered up 10 cute beach bags–many of which are on sale now–and 10 essential beauty products to take with you. Click through to find all the things you’ll need to look fresh and summery, and the perfect bags to carry it all in.

Fresh’s Tinted lip treatments with spf 15 are the gold standard. This summer, try their newest coral shade, then stick it in this very chic patterned bag from Club Monaco.

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Coral,$22.50, Sephora and Club Monaco Nina Beach Tote, $179.50, Club Monaco

This sunscreen gives you the highest possible sun protection and isn’t the slightest bit greasy. Pack it in this cheery yellow DVF tote.

L’Oreal Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50, $10.99, Drugstore.com and DVF Petal Dance Printed Beach Tote, on sale $97, Bergdorf

This lush mascara is going to stay put on your lashes even after multiple dips in the pool. Fling it into this cheery, roomy Marc by Marc Jacobs tote, which is even big enough for a towel or two.

Maybelline Volum’Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara, $6.99, Ulta and Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Medium TateTote, $198, Nordstrom

Don’t bake–fake! These self tanning pads for the body are multi-taskers: They exfoliate, have anti-aging ingredients and are a self-tanner all in one. Your friends are going to want your glowy smooth skin, so toss the box into this colorful Missoni tote to share.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads for Body, $45 for 8, Sephora and Missoni Home Striped Canvas Tote, $345, Net-a-Porter

Your hair takes a beating in the ocean and chlorine. Keep this bottle in your adorable tote (made from reclaimed sails) and rub it in wet or dry hair to keep ends healthy and to protect your strands from nasty UV ray damage.

Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream, $28, Living Proof and Sea Bags for J. Crew medium tote, $165, J.Crew

Two no-nonsense brands that are classics. These blotting papers will make sure you stay glowy instead of shiny. And you can’t beat an LL Bean tote–it holds up to all abuse and will not rip. Ever.

Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49, Drugstore.com and LL Bean Zip Top Boat & Tote, $27.95, LLBean

Nothing feels better than cleaning your face after a long day at the beach. Stash these gentle wipes in this adorable, amazingly-priced bag.

Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Cleansing Wipes, $15, Skinstore.com and Merona Beach Tote, $19.99, Target

Make sure you stay fresh as an ocean breeze all day by spritzing on this sage-infused natural deodorant, then toss it in this straw tote from Madewell.

Burt’s Bees Herbal Deodorant, $8, Burt’s Bees and Bamboula Ltd. Beach Bag, $68, Madewell

Didn’t quite get those beachy waves you were looking for naturally? Give your locks some help with a spritz of this argan beach wave spray. Then throw this sassy printed tote from Kate Spade over your shoulder and you’re good to go.

Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $22, Josie Maran and Kate Spade Lounge Ladies Harmony Tote, on sale $103, Kate Spade

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