Summer Beauty Essentials: What’s in Our Beach Bags?

Summer is in full swing in the Valley of the Sun! As if the 110-degree temperatures didn’t already give it away, right? In a Spa Girl’s world, this means it’s time to do two things: 1) sign up for the Summer Spaaah Series so you can get the cute inflatable beach bag pictured below and 2) retreat to a pool near you (preferably at a spa). Which begs the question – what beauty gear does a Spa Girl pack in her beach bag? Well, we’re happy you asked.

Summer Beauty Essentials

Lisa, Head Spa Girl

She can’t live without…

LATHER Cucumber & Ginseng Facial Mist, $14 at lather.com
“A seriously cooling, hydrating and refreshing spritz. The 2-oz. size is perfect for poolside and traveling. I like to secretly spray it on people who smell funny or talk incessantly when I’m flying. It works, trust me!”

Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner SPF 20, $28 at dermstore.com
“It’s supposed to plump your lips but I seriously don’t care about that. What I care about is being deathly afraid of skin cancer and this keeps my lips moisturized and protected.”

She’s dying to try…

Fekkai Summer Hair Cool Shine Mist, $25 at fekkai.com
“I’ve been wanting to try this because it A) sounds cool, B) provides UV protection and C) has actual ocean extracts, including Australian sea kelp, which is about as close as I’m getting to Australia any time soon.”

Emily, The Renaissance Woman

She can’t live without…

Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream SPF 30, $39 at drbrandtskincare.com
“It’s a multifunctional perfecting cream that blends seamlessly with my skin tone. Plus, it protects against aging and gives my skin the perfect summer glow.”

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti, $7.49 at drugstore.com
“This chic, inexpensive lipstick comes in a number of shades but the tangerine tone of this one is my favorite addition to my summer tan. It leaves my lips impeccably soft and irresistibly kissable.”

She’s dying to try…

Ojon Full Detox Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Spray, $24 at sephora.com
“This fuss-free fix is fortified with nature’s hair-repairing golden elixir, plus purifying soap bark tree extract that cleans, refreshes, and revives hair in minutes. Hair looks, feels, and smells freshly washed.”

Katarina, The Beauty Scout Leader

She can’t live without…

Ouidad Curl Quencher, $26 at ouidad.com
“Ho-ly smokes, I didn’t think curly hair products like this existed. I’m totally in love with this product. Whether I want tight and taut curls or romantic beachy waves, Ouidad’s Curl Quencher is my go-to for a frizz-free style.”

Eminence Herbal Eye Contour Cream, $66 at dermstore.com and select spas
“Admittedly, the Jasmine scent is what first drew me to the Herbal Eye Contour Cream. But it’s not just a sweet-smelling serum. This vitamin-packed eye cream makes my fatigued peepers new again. And, it protects against wrinkles. Score.”

She’s dying to try…

Kate Somerville Tanning Towelettes, $48 at sephora.com
“The older I get, the quicker my skin burns in the sun. (What happened to my Eastern Euro olive skin?!) So I’m totally crushing on the Tanning Towelettes, which are supposed to give you a uniform and natural glow within a couple of hours.”