Beach Bumming Essentials

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Puka Beach

puka shell beach Just another excuse to put up more Boracay photos, cause it’s just SO SO beautiful.

Having gone to Boracay and Krabi earlier this year, I have some essentials to pack for any beach, ok, any summer holiday. I suppose you could very well guess that sunblock and aloe vera gel is important cause you don’t wanna have burnt skin after the holiday. So which type or brand of sunblock should you get ? I have some favourites, here they are.

beach essentialsBanana Boat Ultra Protect SPF 50 with aloe vera for the body. Well, this one differs. We also tried Nivea when in Boracay, the SPF was between 50-70. Just reapply every couple of hours especially on the shoulder as it is most exposed.

Sunplay SPF130 for the face. i must say this is one of the most watery sunblock I’ve ever used, but for the face, it’s really good as it is not oily and it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling after. Reapplication is only necessary after a swim.

Aloe Vera Gel. Well, this one here is not really my fav but when we were in Boracay, we used Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera gel, and I tell you, it is just BLISS to apply it after your shower, after a long day under the sun. Plus, it reduces the chances of getting sun burnt or skin peeling as it moisturizes your skin as well.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is probably one of my fav, especially if you want a after sun GLOW. Instead of looking just tan or charred, you get a nice after-tan glow and again, it moisturizes your skin too! Using regular lotion wouldn’t get you that glow.

Waterproof pouch. Oh. Em. Gee. It’s the best thing ever. We got it in Boracay for about RM10-15 per pouch and this one is a Nissin brand cause I’m special OK. It is good if you wanna take some photos while you are near the water but it is NOT recommended for it to be submerged in the water for a long time. We tried and there were little drops of water in the pouch. But if you’re thinking of just chilling on the float, then it is a good choice.

Sunglasses, of course you need ’em.

Snacks and some accessories can come in handy 😉 Straw hats and poncho / shawl could be useful too, seriously.

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Or make your own Floral Headwear / Flower Crown (tutorial here)

 

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