WHATS IN MY POOL BAG?

SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY THIS WEEK, I FIGURED I WOULD SHARE WHAT ITEMS I KEEP IN MY POOL BAG. MANY OF THE ITEMS IN MY POOL BAG, ARE ITEMS THAT I KEEP WITH ME IN MY REGULAR PURSE. I LOVE THE EASE OF HAVING A BAG ALREADY PACKED, SO THAT I DON'T FORGET ANYTHING AND I CAN BE OUT THE DOOR QUICKLY FOR LAST MINUTE POOL PLANS. BELOW I'VE PUT TOGETHER A LIST OF WHAT I CONSIDER POOL BAG NECESSITIES!

1. LARGE BEACH TOWEL -- YOU NEVER KNOW HOW COMFY OR NON-COMFY YOUR CHAIR IS GOING TO BE, SO IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A BEACH TOWEL THAT WILL FIT ON ANY SIZE CHAIR AND PROVIDE SOME EXTRA COMFORT.

2. SUNSCREEN & TANNING OIL -- MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING SUNSCREEN WITH ENOUGH SPF TO KEEP YOUR SKIN PROTECTED. I TEND TO TAN EASILY, SO I TEND TO KEEP 15SPF AND 30SPF WITH ME FOR EVERYDAY USE WHILE IN THE SUN. I ALSO USE TANNING OIL WITH SUNSCREEN IN IT. FOR SUNSCREEN, I'M LOVING THE SUNBUM SUNSCREEN SPRAY AND FOR OIL, I PREFER THE BANANA BOAT TANNING OIL.

3. MINI EMERGENCY BEAUTY KIT -- THERE ARE A FEW DIFFERENT BRANDS SELLING THESE EMERGENCY KITS, AND THEY ARE AMAZING. THEY HAVE MANY THINGS THAT YOU COULD NEED IN A GIRLY EMERGENCY. THE ONE I HAVE IS FROM PINCH PROVISIONS. IT HAS HAIR ELASTICS, FLOSS, A STAIN REMOVER PAD, PAIN RELIEVER, A SAFETY PIN, A BAND-AID, A NAIL POLISH REMOVER PAD, AND MUCH MORE. THIS BRAND ALSO OFFERS OTHER KIT TYPES THAT HOLD MORE ITEMS. SUCH A GREAT THING TO KEEP WITH YOU.

4. LIP BALM -- I CARRY A COUPLE LIP BALMS WITH ME AT ALL TIMES, BUT IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO HAVE ON YOU WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SUN. ALSO FINDING ONE WITH SPF IS A BIG PLUS.

5. SUNGLASSES -- WHETHER YOU'RE BRINGING A NEW PAIR OR AN OLD PAIR, HAVING SUNGLASSES IS A MUST FOR STYLE AND TO PROTECT YOUR EYES.

6. HAT -- MY FACE TENDS TO GET SUN QUICKER THAN THE REST OF MY BODY, SO I LIKE TO HAVE A HAT JUST IN CASE I NEED TO SHADE MY FACE. IT'S ALSO NICE TO HAVE A HAT TO COVER UP THAT CRAZY POOL HAIR.

7. WATER BOTTLE -- I LOVE HAVING WATER NO MATTER IF I THINK I'LL NEED IT OR NOT. EVEN IF I AM DRINKING AT THE POOL, IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE A WATER BOTTLE. THIS ONE FROM S'WELL COMES IN A TON OF COLORS, THREE SIZES, AND KEEPS DRINKS COLD FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS.

8. KOOZIE -- JUST IN CASE YOU DECIDE TO HAVE A COLD ONE, A KOOZIE IS SMALL AND EASY TO THROW IN YOUR BAG, SO WHY NOT KEEP ONE IN THERE?

9. SNACK -- I'M A HUGE SNACKER, SO I ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO MUNCH ON IN ANY PURSE OR BAG I'M CARRYING. NORMALLY I HAVE A CLIF ENERGY BAR AND SOME SORT OF SNACK MIX. THEN, SOMETIMES I HAVE SOMETHING FUN, LIKE THESE SUGARFINA GUMMIES.

10. HAIR BRUSH & CONDITIONING SPRAY -- IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, ANY SORT OF MOISTURE TANGLES YOUR HAIR IMMEDIATELY, SO ANYTIME I'M POSSIBLY GETTING MY HAIR WET, I LIKE TO HAVE A BRUSH AND A BOTTLE OF CONDITIONING SPRAY TO HELP. MY FAV SPRAY FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS HAS BEEN THE LIVING PROOF RESTORE PERFECTING SPRAY. IT DETANGLES MY HAIR, ADDS MOISTURE, AND SMELLS AMAZING!

11. HEADBAND -- EASILY KEEPING YOUR SWEATY, DAMP HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE ONE POOL TRIP AT A TIME!

12. SOMETHING TO READ -- WHETHER IT'S A GOOD BOOK OR A JUICY GOSSIP MAGAZINE, IT'S NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING BESIDES SOCIAL MEDIA TO LOOK AT AND RELAX. I'M LOVING A BOOK I RECENTLY STARTED READING CALLED HOW WE LOVE BY MILAN & KAY YERKOVICH.

13. SMALL TOILETRY BAG -- FOR ME THIS IS JUST A SMALL BAG, LIKE THIS ONE BY TORY BURCH, THAT I CAN TRANSFER FROM MY PURSE TO MY POOL BAG, THAT HAS A FEW TOILETRY ITEMS I MAY NEED. IN MINE I HAVE; SPARE HAIR TIES, A TRAVEL SIZED RAZOR ( I LOVE THIS ONE BY VENUS), DEODORANT, WATERPROOF MASCARA (I USE THIS ONE BY TOO FACED, ALONG WITH THE REGULAR VERSION), TAMPONS... BECAUSE MOTHER NATURE CALLS, WET WIPES FOR ANY AND ALL MESSES, AND ANOTHER SPARE LIP BALM.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL POOL OR BEACH BAG ESSENTIALS? SEND ANY AND ALL SUGGESTIONS MY WAY, I'D LOVE ANY FEEDBACK ON YOUR FAVORITE ITEMS TO HAVE HANDY FOR A FUN DAY IN THE SUN!

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