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Aussie Beauty Special 2013: How to: Pack a Beauty Beach Bag

Wed, 23 January 2013 5:41PM

Packing for a day at the beach or pool can be quite the task, especially if you’re planning to spend a whole day outdoors. Books, iPads, iPods, sunglasses and clothing aside, some of the most important items in your beach bag need to be beauty-related, or more specifically, suncare related.

Here are the products we’ve been adding to our beach bag so far this summer …

Nivea Sun Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+, $17.99, Priceline

We were more than a little excited about the news of SPF50+ hitting our shores, and this new-to-shelves beauty from Nivea has come just at the right time. Currently providing the highest sun protection in Australia and New Zealand, the smooth formula not only keeps your skin hydrated, but also offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to keep harmful rays at bay. Remember to continually top up throughout the day, ensuring that you concentrate on caring for each body zone.

Natio Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 30+, $4.95, Myer

I love this fragrance-free lip balm from Natio, enriched with vitamin E to keep your smackers smooth and supple, with the addition of aloe vera to help heal any dry or cracked skin. At $4.95, it’s more than a little bang for your beauty buck.

Wella Professionals SP Sun UV Spray, $32, 1300 885 002

We’re all pretty savvy when it comes to being sun-smart with our skin, but you need to take your hair into consideration, too. A wide-brimmed hat will definitely work wonders, but for when you’re out and about or in the water, you can protect your locks from harmful UVA/UVB rays by using a sun spray. Not only is it light enough to use on all hair types but you can throw it in your beach bag so you can continuously top up your sun protection throughout the day. Bonus points for the broad-spectrum protection.


CoffeeBerry Natureceuticals™ Natural Perfecting Minerals Foundation SPF15+, $70, 1800 808 993

There’s nothing worse than heading to the beach with a full face of makeup, however if you do feel more comfortable with a hint of coverage, then you should give these a try. Emily has raved about them in the past, but this mineral makeup builds up to a beautifully fresh finish and contains UV sun protection. Tip: just make sure you really buff them into your skin for a smooth, even skin tone. And for a side note, if you can’t live without mascara, try one of these waterproof options.

Evian Facial Spray, $18.95, 02 8709 8800

A facial spray is one of our beauty must-haves at the best of times, but particularly on hot summer days. We’ve recently been road-testing the Evian Facial Spray during the recent Sydney heatwave, and it goes straight to work, hydrating the skin and leaving it feeling cool and refreshed.

Clinique After Sun Rescue With Aloe, $39, Clinique

Nobody plans on getting burnt, but sometimes it does happen. Tsk tsk. We’ve all been there, but the best thing to do to keep your skin in check is to keep a tube of aloe vera nearby. I’ve always sworn by this one from Clinique, simply because it soothes hot skin – both face and body – and helps to prevent further sun damage.

As a side note, if you purchase two Clinique products, including one of the Sun, Self-Sun or City Block formulas from now until stocks last, you’ll get to choose between a Summer Duffle Bag or Hat for free! If you happen to buy a third item, you’ll receive both!*

Tell me, Primpers, what beauty products do you pack in your beach beauty bag?

Any of these?

Have you tried SPF50+ yet?

Hayley x

*Not available in conjunction with any other offer. One per customer. While stocks last.

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  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Wed, 23 January 2013 07:28pm

    I’m not sure facial spray is a “must have” 😉 but maybe I should get on the bandwagon. The natio lip balm looks good :)

  • Posted by: Jessielyn Master Fan // Wed, 23 January 2013 07:37pm

    I agree loopylexy, I don’t think it’s a must have either- though I spritz once or twice on my face to set my makeup every morning. Definitely trying the Clinque after-sun lotion next time I get burnt!

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Wed, 23 January 2013 08:51pm

    An absolute must have for me is aloe for sunburn as well as a good sunscreen, Loving the sound of 50+ now being in Australia

  • Posted by: adriennne Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 08:35am

    I’ll have to update my sunscreen now! I don’t remember the last time I was sunburnt, but that Clinique aloe looks great, as does the Natio lip balm.

  • Posted by: PrettyPrincess Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 09:53am

    My husband got a bit red on his face the other week, just sitting outside in a cafe for a few hours, I only had make up and moisturiser on (both have SPF) and didn’t get red at all.
    The ASAP soothing gel really helped take his redness away.

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 10:07am

    Ooo that duffle bag us cute :)
    I havnt tried spf 50 yet. When I run out of my le tan sunscreen ill be investing in a spf 50 cream for sure.
    I love everything thats in your beach bag hayley and id pack the same. Essentials being sunscreen, lip balm, a hat, thongs. As I live in the country and have 2 toddlers a trip to the beach is extremely rare. In fact….never happens :(

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 10:07am

    How cute is the Clinique hat and bag! Love the Nivea sun! Have tried a lot of Natio products and loved but not their lip balm as yet, have not come across it before.

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 11:24am

    Even if I haven’t got burnt, if I’ve been out in the sun I still like to use an after sun product. Clinique After Sun Rescue With Aloe sounds great.

  • Posted by: Daria Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 12:16pm

    Love all these products you have suggested. I always have my sunscreen in my beach bag, as well as a book or magazine.

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 12:25pm

    I want and need that Nivea Sun Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ in my bag immediately! I also always pack a massive bottle of water to keep me hydrated :)

  • Posted by: LD // Thu, 24 January 2013 12:52pm

    I do not recommend the Wella Professionals SP Sun UV Spray. It makes my hair really greasy and lank even with only a few spritz’s. I threw it out. Hopeless. L’oreal make a brilliant hair SPF, much prefer that one as it you can’t feel it on your hair.

  • Posted by: lolo Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 04:30pm

    mmm that Evian spray sounds like heaven, must try it out!

  • Posted by: Praf // Thu, 24 January 2013 04:44pm

    Well for me a moisturiser with sunscreen is as important as brushing my teeth – I use Ultraceuticals (Australian made) Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+. Its one of the best moisturisers I have found and a bonus – its all Aussie. Happy Australia Day Primpers

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Fri, 25 January 2013 08:25pm

    That bag looks beach perfect! I really want a hair protection spray for UV and the saltwater, i think it does alot of damage to my hair during summer.

  • Posted by: catn2kittens Master Fan // Sun, 17 February 2013 05:36pm

    I have a Lancome BB cream that is SPF50+ and I love it, I don’t find it any different to the SPF30+ really, but I am glad it isn’t harder to apply, I had visions of SPF50+ being as thick as toothpaste and leaving a white cast.

  • Posted by: wendy-1326953367 Enthusiast // Wed, 13 March 2013 03:55pm

    I love Nivea so I will be getting the Nivea Sun Moisturising sunscreen!

  • Posted by: Snezana-1319445104 Enthusiast // Fri, 15 March 2013 05:50pm

    Great products for the summer

  • Posted by: Gloss_Geek Master Fan // Mon, 8 April 2013 07:04pm

    I love the Clinique duffle bag- its very Pucci-esq!

  • Posted by: jo77 Master Fan // Wed, 17 April 2013 06:25pm

    If it says priori….I want it!

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 21 April 2013 03:20pm

    great products

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sun, 5 May 2013 04:41pm

    great beauty buys

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sun, 12 May 2013 02:39pm

    i would love to try Wella Professionals SP Sun UV Spray

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Tue, 14 May 2013 08:29pm

    Clinique After Sun Rescue With Aloe is something i need in summer, hm haven’t tried it yet.

  • Posted by: Erin-1312272625 Master Fan // Sat, 8 June 2013 04:54pm

    Definitely lip balm!

  • Posted by: Leanne // Mon, 10 June 2013 04:17pm

    I agree about the Wella Sun protection spray for hair. I used mine yesterday for the first time. After washing my hair last night it is still greasy. What a waste of money!

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Wed, 10 July 2013 08:26pm

    Sunscreen, lip balm, wipes, water and spritzer are my beach bag essentials.

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Mon, 4 August 2014 07:03pm

    Wouldn’t mind trying the Wella UV Spray.

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