Summer Beach Essentials

Hello hello! Happy hump day everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We went to the beach as you do in Florida and it was a perfect day. Being a Floridian going to the beach is something that happens quite often. I’ve grown up spending weekends at the beach or on the river so I’ve learned a few essential items to bring along the way. Check out my summer beach essentials below!

1. Sunscreen: I can’t stress the importance of this enough. When I was young I hated putting sunscreen on and would come home miserable and looking like a tomato. Now I am probably a little obsessive with it. I use the Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 70 and apply it once an hour to ensure I am protected from the sun.

2:Sunglasses: These are a must for the beach. In Florida the sun can be super harsh and can be hard on your eyes. Sunglasses are needed especially if you will be at the beach for an extended amount of time. I think Forever 21 has some of the cutest and most inexpensive sunglasses out there.

3. A cute bathing suite: Okay this might sound a little dumb but I feel like its so much easier to enjoy yourself at the beach when you have bathing suite that makes you feel good and confident about yourself. I am currently in love with the one I have on. Its from Cotton On and is also affordable. Check it out here.

4. A Book: Its so relaxing to sit on the beach and read a good book. I am currently reading the Out from Egypt series. I can’t rave enough about these books. They suck you in and you never want to stop reading.

5. Small wristlet or pouch: I usually bring an empty Ipsy bag that way I can keep my phone, wallet, and keys without them falling to the bottom of my beach bag. It makes it way easier to find.

6. Massive Beach Towel or Beach Chair: While at the beach you are going to want something to sit in beside the sand. A big beach towel works great or if you prefer a chair you can easily find an inexpensive beach chair.

7. Water: It gets extremely hot in the summer and that makes it easy to get dehydrated. So while at the beach make sure you are drinking a lot of water!

 

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DMQ Dream Big Palette Review

I love supporting others who have the same passion as me so when I saw that Diva Makeup Queen on YouTube was coming out with her own palette of course I bought it. I’ve been watching DMQ for a while now and can say that she really does embody the concept of this palette which is “Dream Big.” It really is amazing that she did this on her own not through any company. Now lets get to the actual palette! 


 

  I absolutely love the colors in the “Dream Big” palette. They are right up my ally. I love the neutrals since I’m a neutral eyeshadow kind of girl but I also love the colorful options as well. Plus the finish of the eyeshadows are just beautiful!

  

 In the picture I am wearing Passion in the crease and right above it. Then Faith right in the crease and Believe in the outer corners. All over the lid is actually the purple color which is called Imagination and to finish it out Gratitude is on my browbone. I love that all of the names of each shadow are what you need to dream big. Again congrats to DMQ on her launch of this amazing palette! If any of you are interested in this palette here is the link: http://dmq-cosmetics.myshopify.com