15 Beach Approved Must Haves

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The official first day of summer is June 21 this year but the weather makes it feel like it’s already here (and were happy about that!) For me when I think about summer the thing that mostly comes to mind is the beach, that got me thinking for my next post! Today I’m going to give you a list of beach must haves! Lets get started…

1. Beach Bag. This is a # 1 must, what are you going to carry all your things in? Having a beach bag will help a great deal, for me this bag needs to be a big bag to carry all the must haves you will read. Getting one with a bright colour or fun picture on it will help with the beach mood.

2. Towels. Notice the ‘s’! Yes, bring two (2) towels to the beach with you! One for laying down on or leaving it on your beach chair and the second is to dry your self off. With the second towel keep it out of the sand, there’s nothing worse then going to dry yourself off when you’re about to leave and your towel is completely covered in sand.

3. Sunscreen. As I wrote in my previous post sunscreen is a must. The sun is getting stronger and we need to protect ourselves, also there’s nothing worse then having a terrible burn (ouch!)

4. A Hat. I’m the type of girl who loves wearing ball caps therefore I have no problem buying or wearing a hat. Some people think they don’t look good in hats or they just straight up don’t like wearing them. When you’re at the beach and you don’t have a lot of shade from the sun a hot is important. You don’t have to wear it the whole time but giving your head, face and neck a break from the sun is a must on a hot, sunny day. Now it doesn’t have to be a baseball cap, that’s just what I like, but I also have a straw cowboy hat! Go out shopping a try to find cheap hats that you love and won’t mind getting a little water on them! Have some fun with it!

5. Sunglasses. Having a pair of sunglasses helps you from squinting your eyes just to see your books or the people next to you. You don’t have to bring your good pair of glasses to the beach, finding a cheap pair (like $5 and under) is a great pair for the beach. If you end up losing them in the water or they get scratched, it’s okay because it’s not your good pair you spent your well earned money on.

6. Reading Material. I know I’m the type of person who has trouble just laying in the sun doing nothing because I fry when I’m out in the sun but I also love reading. Having a good book or magazine at the beach is a must!

7. Water Resistant Phone Pouch. You can find these online, they’re great when you’re at the beach because it’ll protect your phone from water and sand! Now you don’t have to buy one you can simply just use a plastic bag, that works just as well.

8. Lip Balm with SPF. Your lips need protection too! There’s nothing worse them being at the beach and finding yourself with chapped lips and nothing to help fit it. I recommend keeping your sunscreen and lip balm out of the sun to keep it cool and from melting!

9. Beach Spike. This is a great way from keeping your drinks being covered in sand! This can be found at https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/184528912/monogram-beach-spiker?ref=shop_home_feat_3

10. Leave In Conditioner. In my previous post I wrote about skin and hair with the sun. Leave in conditioner is a must have when you’re at the beach. The sun takes a lot out of you, so when your done at the beach and ready to head home, put some leave in conditioner so your hair can soak some moisture back into it.

11. A Football. Having some sort of sport equipment at a beach is always fun. For my family it was baseball gloves and a ball, but when I’m with a group of friends we all throw a football around. It doesn’t have a be a football, you can also bring a volleyball, soccer ball, etc.

12. iPod. For me it’s always great to have some music when you’re relaxing. Now if you’re with a group of friends that your close enough to just have your relaxing time, go ahead and bring this. But if your with lets say your boyfriend and his friends I wouldn’t exactly bring this and seem anti-social. Bringing it for the car is great since know one likes listening to the commercials on the radio anyways.

13. A Cooler. When I go to the beach we also go to the dollar store and beer store to stock up on some drinks. Having alcohol is fun and relaxing but be careful with it when you’re in the sun. Make sure your drinking one bottle of water after every beer to prevent yourself from getting dehydrated! In my cooler we also bring water, pop, alcoholic beverages and some food.

14. Lotion/Aloe. When your done at the beach and your sitting in the car driving home and you realize you are burnt, have tight skin or just a nice tan. You want to make sure you have something for that, bringing lotion or aloe will help a great deal. If you’re at a beach that doesn’t have showers to rinse off this may be a little harder but if you are its’ perfect. Once you’re done at the beach, rinse off, dry off and lotion your body up. The drive home won’t be as uncomfortable and it will help keep your tan from turning into peeling skin!

15. Camera. You can use your phone but sometimes phone cameras don’t always do the trick. I carry my camera around with me where ever I got, this is a great time to capture moments with your friends and families!

That’s it! Let me know if this came handy when you were packing for the beach!
Do you have anymore to add to the list, leave them in the comments!

About Me Part 2!

This was actually the hardest thing for me to do but I wanted to do it again, which I did! 50 more things about me, I hope you like it. 

  1. I always randomly wake up in the middle of the night for no reason. 
  2. I’ve only had one job my whole life. 
  3. I have a fear of becoming fat. 
  4. It’s extremely hard for me to talk to new people. 
  5. Doctor Who is the shit, go watch the show. 
  6. I write almost everyday in a jornal and no one has ever read them. 
  7. I don’t know where half those journals are. 
  8. I love cats and dogs. 
  9. I have 1 cat and 2 dogs.
  10. My mum doesn’t buy real pop, it’s pretty much flavoured water. 
  11. I want to live a healthy lifestyle but I have zero motivation. 
  12. I hate Apple products but I have an iPod.
  13. My longest relationship was 3 year. (The worst three years of my life.)
  14. I only have 2 really good friends. 
  15. I hate my job, it actually is the worst. 
  16. I was a regular at a bar by the time I was 19. In Canada that is the legal drinking age. 
  17. I love taking pictures when I go out. Yes, I am THAT girl. 
  18. It’s really hard for me to tell you, “I love you.” So if I say it, I mean it. 
  19. I hate when people get the same things as me, especially if you’re related to me. 
  20. I have no idea what I want to do with my life job wise. 
  21. Writing is the only thing I keep at, I’ve been doing it for years but just for myself. 
  22. I feel like I somehow always mess up my relationships.
  23. I’m always worrying I’m going to lose someone close to me. 
  24. I’ve learnt to embrace my crazy curly hair just in like the past year or two. 
  25. I hate talking about myself to people so this is very hard for me, even though I don’t know who any of you are or can see that you’re reading this. 
  26. I think I am a bad gift giver. 
  27. I love wrapping gifts, so Christmas is really fun for me. 
  28. My favourite colour is purple. 
  29. I use to have a Newfoundland dog, she died when I was younger.
  30. I use to have a Bernese Mountain Dog but she died 2 years ago Feb. 
  31. …I’m the only person in my family that didn’t get to say goodbye to my Bernese so that day is really hard for me. 
  32. I’ve never had an actual new years kiss with a boyfriend or a guy I like. 
  33. I have had a new years kiss though. Last new years some random guy kissed me at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada. 
  34. I can’t sleep when my boyfriend works midnights. 
  35. I hate change. I hate counting it, carrying it around, just everything about it. 
  36. I use to wear Gothic clothes. 
  37. I’m allergic to perfume but I wear it everyday. 
  38. I don’t actually have a winter jacket. 
  39. When I was younger I put a hole in my head but jumping off a bunk bed and landing on a ceramic pig. The pig ear split my head open without the damn thing breaking. 
  40. I got rid of my warts I got from the pool but accidentally stabbing myself with my pufferfish.
  41. I’ve lost every best friend but one and today is her birthday!
  42. I love going hot tubing. 
  43. Pandora is my favourite place to get jewelry. 
  44. I actually have 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  45. I’m really nice to someone unless I don’t like them, then I will make you feel like complete shit. 
  46. I wish I could put together really cool layered outfits, but I just suck. Jeans and t-shirts all the way. 
  47. I actually miss switching between my parents houses every week. 
  48. I have a sign Colby Rasmus baseball from the Toronto Blue Jays. He is my favourite player!
  49. David Clarkson is my favourite Toronto Maple Leaf player. 
  50. I’ve been to one maybe two Leaf games my whole life. 

20 favourite books.

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  2. The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell
  3. No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
  4. Wherever I Wind Up by R.A. Dickey with Wayne Coffey
  5. The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
  6. Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn
  7. Petals in the Ashes by Mary Hooper
  8. The Girlfriends Guide to Hockey by Teena Spencer
  9. i am neurotic (and so are you) by Lianna Kong
  10. Can’t Get There From Here by Todd Strasser
  11. Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser
  12. Shooter by Walter Dean Myers
  13. The end of the world as we know it. by Lesley Choyce
  14. Reflected in You by Sylvia Day
  15. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  16. Entwinded with You by Sylvia Day
  17. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
  18. The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman
  19. Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi
  20. Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

50 Daily Essentials!

I was thinking of another list to put up but I had no idea what, I decided to write down all the things/products I use every day! I thought it was a fun, cool idea and maybe you guys can check it out and try them yourself! 

  1. Clif Bars. I honestly would starve to death if I didn’t eat these. 
  2. Blistex Berry lip balm.
  3. Vicks VapoRub… I get sick very easily and this is a wonders! 
  4. Alesse birth control…enough said. 
  5. Life Brand Allergy Formula.
  6. Advil
  7. Up & Up migraine relief. Now if you’re in Canada you can only get this in the states sadly. Our laws don’t allow us to have this. 
  8. TUMS smoothies. 
  9. Halls
  10. U by Kotex tampons. Sorry boys, it’s a must!
  11. Crush perfume from Boathouse.
  12. Dove Go Fresh pomegranate & lemon verbena scent antiperspirant.
  13. Q-tips.
  14. Dove clinical protection.
  15. moroccan argan oil.
  16. Cetaphil face wash and moisturizing face cream.
  17. Vaseline dry skin lotion. 
  18. Sephora eye lash curler. 
  19. Maybelline the rocket volum express mascara (waterproof). Honestly the best I’ve used so far! 
  20. Sephora Tweezerman tweezers.
  21. Sephora Khol expert eyeliner.
  22. Sephora sharpener.
  23. Essie nail polish.
  24. OPI nail polish.
  25. Coach purse.
  26. Crest Pro Health Whitening toothpaste.
  27. Colgate vibrating toothbrush.
  28. Crest Pro Health Multi-Protection mouth wash. 
  29. Lifebrand Latex Free bandaids. I play baseball and obviously you get cut up a lot but I have sensitive skin, to the point wear anything that has sticky stuff on it like bandaids, first-aid tape, stickerts, etc will burn my skin. 
  30. Polysporin.
  31. Assuie Aussome volume shampoo and conditioner. 
  32. I love…raspberry & blackberry shower gel.
  33. Bic Soleil shavers. 
  34. Target luffa. 
  35. Sunlight Sensitive skin pac laundry detergent. Once again my skin is a pain in the butt. I’m actually allergic to perfume so anything that is smelly will give me a rash. This is great stuff it doesn’t have a scent but it leaves your clothes smelling clean. 
  36. Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. It’s old and discontinued but it is honestly a great phone. I’ve dropped it so many times, it’s survived a baseball diamond and so much more. 
  37. Nexus 7 Tablet.
  38. iPod Classic. 
  39. iHome iPod stand. 
  40. Canon PowerShot SD1100 1S
  41. HP white lap top 17” screen.
  42. Ceramic straightener. I’ve had it for so long that it doesn’t even have a name, but it’s the best. 
  43. John Frieda Curling Iron. This is the best brand if you want a brand name product for your hair. 
  44. Shoppers Drug Mart mini super umbrella…for those rainy days. 
  45. Coach purple watch. 
  46. 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  47. Bittersweet earrings.
  48. American Eagle jeans and earrings.
  49. Boathouse tops/sweaters and toques. I live in Canada! I must have a toque! 
  50. American Eagle black and brown belts. 

50 Things I like.

Hello everybody, I don’t really have much to write about tonight because I was at my boyfriend’s all night and day making sure he was okay…long story. The only thing I do have to say is that I don’t want to go to work tomorrow, I work open to close so that’s 7am-930pm. It’s going to be a long day, so tonight is just going to be a list blog again. You guys seem to like them. 

50 Things I like! (yay)

  1. My boyfriend (Dave, obviously:-))
  2. The colour purple.
  3. Sleep.
  4. Fastpitch.
  5. Friends…when they aren’t’ MIA.
  6. Junk food…my inner fat kid always wins.
  7. Pandora bracelets.
  8. Coach.
  9. Flowers (especially if they’re from my boyfriend. lol.)
  10. My dad. Don’t think I’m being rude…jeez…I just never get to see him because he moved so it makes me happy when I do see him.
  11. My cat.
  12. My puppies (dad’s house)
  13. Writing. 
  14. The fact that I’m Canadian. 
  15. That I have every kind of “white” in me; British, Irish, Welsh…etc.
  16. My eyes, not gonna lie they’re pretty cool. 
  17. My weirdness and when I find someone who is just as weird as me; it’s like weirdar.
  18. The Toronto Blue Jays, even though they sucked royal ass this year. 
  19. Ducks, ducks, and ducks. 
  20. Rainy days.
  21. Winter days when it’s not freezing out. 
  22. Cuddling.
  23. Sex.
  24. Reading.
  25. Being naked.
  26. Parties.
  27. Piercings.
  28. Halloween.
  29. Taking pictures. 
  30. Hot showers after a long day. 
  31. A clean room.
  32. Pumpkin pie. 
  33. Yoga.
  34. Loud, crazy people.
  35. The fact that I’m short.
  36. Cactus’.
  37. When my boyfriend puts his deodorant on and smells really good. 
  38. The fact that I’m Miss. Bagel.
  39. Music…I know typical answer. SHUT UP!
  40. Getting dressed up, like for weddings or a party.
  41. That feeling you get when you get touched a certain way and it send this good, tickling feeling down your spine. 
  42. My morning routine with my boyfriend.
  43. Drinking juice out of coffee mugs.
  44. Booster Juice.
  45. Mc.Donalds. Honestly though I have to make myself take a month break from it because I eat it so much. 
  46. White laptops…no not shitty macs.
  47. My boyfriend’s chameleon, Allen! He’s so cute. 
  48. Mini things.
  49. Weird crazy art that doesn’t make any sense. 
  50. History, but cool history like Titanic, old buildings. 9/11 and such. 

Thanks for reading!