Beach-nessesities

Who else is obsessed with the beach as I am?

Even thought I’m pale as F*ck, I love the ocean. I love walking in the sand, the fresh small, the sounds of the waves, and the salt water.

But, the beach isn’t fun unless you have the right gear! Here are my necessities I always have with me!

My sand cloud Gear!

Sand Cloud makes amazing towels, but they also have cute clothes and eco friendly gear! When I’m at the beach I always have my towels with me but also one of their long sleeve tees! I like to bring a long sleeve tee with me to put on when I feel I’ve gotten too much sun, or just need a break. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen me post my glass water bottle from them. If you are interested in checking them out, use my code taygreeleyblog058 and you will get 15% off.

Zenni optical prescription glasses

I can’t see distances very well, there a little foggy- I have no idea if that is near or far sighted lol. I have a light prescription but I also have very light blue eyes so the sun isn’t my friend. I was able to get a pair of customized Zenni Optical glasses for Under $50, and if you have a prescription you know that’s not expensive at all!

You don’t have to have a prescription to shop there. They have a ton of frames and you can customize however you would like.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost SPF 50

I don’t play around when it comes to my sun care. I will still get freckles with SPF 50 and Neutrogena’s products have helioplex broad spectrum. I have done a tone of research and this is one of the best. I try to go natural with most products, but I also want what is going to protect me best!

Hello Sunshine Sun Hat

Invest in a good sun hat, they seriously come in handy especially when you feel your face and shoulders are getting a little too much sun. If I don’t bring this one with me, I usually have my Sand Cloud shark fin hat. Now they have a whale tail!

I usually bring some other stuff with me, but these are the essentials. Comment below what your favorite beach in MA is so I can try it out!

Thanks for reading!

XOXO

Tay

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Self Tanner Review

Hi Everyone!

I am sure all my pale skin people can relate, self tanners can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. I recently decided to try a few different self tanners and review them. I have very fair skin and do not tan what so ever, most self tanners turn me orange, however I have found a few that I like!

A few tips that I have seen other bloggers post and they for sure work. One is to moisturize your knees, feet, elbows, and hands with your regular moisturizer before you use it and it helps.

Neutrogena Build-a-Tan

This was prob my favorite one. I felt that the color it gave me was natural, and it was easy to build. It is definitely one that you need to use sparingly. The first time I put it on I put way too much on. I was very streaky. You need to use only a little if you are fare, and make sure you rub it all in, it will leave marks. It does take forever to dry, I feel like I have to stand in front of the AC. The scent is actually pretty nice, I usually am super sensitive. I would give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

Jergens Instant Sun – Sunless Tanning Mousse

I did really like the color that this mousse gave me, and it dries really fast. It is a little more difficult to put on. I first did it by hand, but it turned my hands brown even thought I washed them right after and between applications. I saw that some people put it on with a microfiber glove, well I didn’t have a glove so I used a microfiber cloth and it didnt turn my hands brown haha! But over all I would give this one a 4 out of 5 Stars.

Up and Up Self Tanning Daily Moisturizer

This is one I wear in the winter. It doesn’t turn you orange and it doesn’t really leave streaks. However, the color isn’t as deep as the ones above. This just takes away some of the paleness. It is easier than the other two to put on however. I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars. For some reason I can’t find this one, but it is suppose to be similar to Jergens

I still want to try a few more brands, but for the rest of the summer I’m going to just use the rest of what I have between these three. I do want to try Neutrogena Micromist Airbrush Sunless Tanning Spray.

If you try any others you feel work well, please let me know! I am always looking to try new items.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO

Tay