U Chic Approved: Beach Essentials

By Brianna Pennella, Student at Ithaca College

Image from Neutrogena.com

Summer has finally shone through the clouds and is ready to get started. With great weather and longer days, many chicsters will find themselves headed straight for the beach. Before you set off, make sure you’ve got these beach essentials in order to optimize your sand and surf experience!

Neutrogena Lip Balm

Neutrogena has a host of amazing skin care products and knocks it out of the park once again with its lip care line. The Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm with SPF 20 is the perfect product to keep your lips soft and sunburn free when spending the day soaking up some rays. We all know how important it is to protect your skin, but don’t let your lips be forgotten! This lip balm comes in multiple tints, giving your lips a playful pop and allowing you to find the color that best suits you.

Nalgene Water Bottle

Staying hydrated at the beach is a must. By using a reusable water bottle, you can be environmentally friendly, keep the beach cleaner and keep yourself feeling refreshed all day. A year ago I bought my own Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Bottle and haven’t left home without it since. Voluminous, made in the USA and BPA free, this product is bursting with positives. Nalgene has several styles and endless colors, so if the large bottle isn’t for you or you prefer a sportier spout, you’ll have no problem finding just the right one.

Beach Bags from Etsy

Etsy.com offers a place where custom and handmade products can be bought and sold from anywhere in the world. This website is the ideal place to find that adorable, unique beach bag to complete your summer look. No matter what you’re looking to spend or how much you want to pay, there is definitely something for everyone. The handmade products and customization make for great conversations starters and give you a chance to support individuals selling their work. A win-win!

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