Sandals: Boden | Swimsuit: White Stuff | Clutch: White Stuff | Sunglasses: Rayban | Paul & Joe mirror | Fresh Beauty Sugar Coral Lip Treatment SPF 15 | Clarins Sun Care Spray Oil-Free SPF15 | Lancaster Dry Oil Fast Tan Optimizer SPF50 | A Beautiful Life Pregame Texturizing Spray 

During my recent holiday to the Conrad Algarve in Portugal I found myself rapidly forming some beach essentials that I loved using from daily beauty products and sun care to my new sunnies and nautical stripes. The White Stuff are running a Hue’s Ready For Summer? campaign where they are celebrating all things colourful this Summer, now I don’t know about you but I wear a lot of black, a lot. But whenever I’m on holiday I ditch all dark shades and opt for as many prints and bright shades as I can wear (obviously makes the tan look cracking too!).

So I jumped aboard this campaign and shot my favourite colourful White Stuff pieces whilst I was away and as I was using them daily on holiday I definitely saw them as a part of my beach essentials! First up is this dreamy clutch bag which I was actually really surprised it was only £25! It comes with a long tan strap so you can wear it during the day to keep your camera and essentials in whilst out and about but it also doubles up handy as a clutch for beauty products/makeup which I loved! 

This nautical swimsuit was a massive winner for me on holiday as it was so flattering (it’s low cut at the back which looks lovely!). I loved anything striped when on holiday so this swimsuit was a favourite of mine and will be coming away with me again this Summer! Talking of stripes I also loved wearing my Boden tassel sandals – I have to tell you, they are the comfiest sandals I’ve ever worn as they are so sculpted to your feet it’s amazing! I wore these to the airport both times as I loved them so much!

I packed my trusty Rayban‘s and got so much use out of these – I can tell they are quickly becoming my go-to shades for Summer as I’m loving having some shades that aren’t black! I packed my Paul & Joe mirror (it has a shell design so naturally it was a must for holiday) I love how slim it is as it’s perfect for my carry on and beach bag!

In terms of beauty essentials for the beach I don’t tend to make much effort when I’m pool side so I just used my favourite sun protectors daily; Clarins Sun Care Spray Oil-Free SPF15 which I used towards the end of the week once I’d gained a bit of colour and the Lancaster Dry Oil Fast Tan Optimizer SPF50 which I loved to help develop and longer lasting tan. In the mornings I would spritz some A Beautiful Life Pregame Texturizing Spray into my hair for beach waves or to add some grit to my up do and I always had my Fresh Beauty Sugar Coral Lip Treatment SPF 15 to hand as it’s super hydrating, has an SPF and also a tint of colour to add some effort!

What are your holiday beach essentials? Spot any of your favourites in this post?

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  1. Carys Emily 31st May 2015 / 8:11 pm

    The clutch bag is so pretty, definitely need to remember some of these if I go to the beach soon

    Distant Dreamer

  2. Amanda 31st May 2015 / 8:56 pm

    I also prefer sunglasses that aren't blac, I find that it makes everything look 'happier' when you see it through a brown filter! I love you pair though.

  3. Gemma Bellfield 1st June 2015 / 8:49 am

    You have the raybans which are also my fav! This has definately inspired me for what to take on holiday, love the swimsuit Hays!


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