Dos and Don'ts to Actually Enjoy the Beach
Getting brown spots: One bad day at the beach and I've got a cluster of brown spots gracing my forehead for eternity.
Walking barefoot down the beach: I hop like a rabbit down the beach screaming "ahhh, I'm walking on fire!"
Leaving hair down: At the end of the day my hair looks like I brushed it with a grenade and it's going to take me 3 hours to comb out.
Reading on a Kindle: I get through 10 minutes of Girl on the Train before it shuts down from over heating or loss of battery.
Sipping out of a water bottle: It starts boiling after 15 minutes (well almost). So much for refreshing.
Bringing a towel to sit on: Within minutes of laying my towel down, it's covered in sand and curling over.
Sunglass Tan: I love my sunnies so my nose always burns and there's a white border around my eyes. Can we also talk about that time I lost my Guccis to a battle with the Atlantic. That was a sad day for me #RIPGucci
Wear a hat: Hats are not my thang. But, I now wear it to the beach every time. It protects against 2 botches - brown spots & grenade hair. I got a cute baseball cap from Pacific Sun.
Move faster: I really have no idea how to avoid that hot sand. I try to walk in flip flops but that just throws sand all over me. My advice... RUN. I guess that's my cue to get to the gym.
Detangler is your friend: This serves 2 purposes. It protects your hair from the sun and also stops that grenade hair.
Read a real book: This is the only time I buy a paperback. You could probably borrow from the library too. #oldfashioned
Wear sunnies with caution: Wear these only when you're moving around and remove while tanning or frolicking in the ocean.
Look stylish while ensuring no loss of sunnies Buy from Sintillia a sunglass strap that resembles body jewelry as opposed to clunky grandma straps.
Buy a bubba mug: The bubba mug promises to keep cold stuff cold for up to 12 hours! And size does matter here - no need to run across that hot sand for a refill!