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beauty essentials for tropical vacation

By Erica Braun Satz
Posted On May 12, 2017
beauty essentials for tropical vacation

By Erica Braun

April showers, bring May…. Beach days. Sure that is not how the saying goes, but we all know the second the rainy season ends we are packing our bags and heading to the sand. Between sunnies, the latest “best seller”, a towel, and flip flops we know that your favorite weekender will be packed to the brim. Check out some of our favorite beach getaway must-haves before you hit the road.

Sun-Kissed Glow

Whether you are pre-tan and all too pale (like me) or looking to enhance a tan you already have; the key product for your makeup bag is a bronzer. After spending the day catching some rays, nothing brings out your natural beauty and cheekbones like this perfect little compact.beauty essentials for tropical vacation

lune+aster is a paraben-free, vitamin-infused, minimal effort, maximum effect makeup line. One of our favorite products in the line is the Sunrise Bronzer & Blush Duo ($46) because it literally is that easy, just bronze and go. Formulated for all skin types and made in the USA, this palette brings vacation skin to life by simply layering the blush on top of the bronzer for a warm, relaxed glow in no time. The bronzer leaves zero traces of orange and the pink blush is sheer adding the perfect amount of brightness to your cheeks. Bottom line – prepare for flawless skin.

Acne Defense

Nothing can ruin a beach weekend more than a face full of, dare I say it, ACNE! We all love to worship the sun but many people do not know that the sun isn’t healing your acne; in fact, it’s making it worse. Mr. Golden Sun makes your skin dry out triggering more oil production which ultimately leads to more pimples.beauty essentials for tropical vacation

The m-61 PowerSpot Pad ($24-$58) is a one-step pre-soaked towelette that packs the perfect punch to combat acne in under a minute. Available in boxes of 10 or 30, these powerful pads contain a unique blend of salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and witch hazel to help reduce the appearance of spots and blemishes while naturally cleansing and unblocking pores. The addition of aloe, cucumber, camphor and chamomile help soothe, cool and reduce redness, while tea tree helps keep overactive skin under control. Best of all they are 100% free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates so even your dermatologist would approve.


Fun Fact: Pick up these and more expertly curated beauty essentials for your beach days at a Bluemercury store or online at Bluemercury.com. The e-commerce site and the retail store provides detailed product knowledge, expert advice, and friendly product specialists – it’s basically an oasis for the beauty obsessed. With top brands such as Bobbi Brown, Oribe, Trish McEvoy, and more this is site is quickly becoming one of our go-to’s.


Waterproof Speakers

No summer day is complete without an epic playlist. Whether going to the beach for some much-needed relaxation time or partying it up with your friends at the pool; there is nothing more on trend then the latest waterproof technology to help you jam out.beauty essentials for tropical vacation

JBL recently rolled out its newest generation of the award-winning Flip Series; the JBL Flip 4 ($100). Available in 6 colors, the full-featured portable Bluetooth speaker has very powerful sound with a durable and fully waterproof design; so it keeps your playlist protected from the waves. Users can stream wirelessly through smartphones or tablets and it has a built-in microphone so you can get crystal clear calls. What I personally love most is that you will not have to be without music, pretty much for the entire day, because it has a battery life of up to 12 hours.

Mid-Day Refreshment

I can’t think of anything more reminiscent of my childhood than a sticky face from frozen ice pops – it’s basically summer on a stick. If you want to relive your youth it is safe to say frozen treats aren’t just for kids. The traditional snack is the perfect refreshing and fruity addition to your beach chiller. Plus it’s a great way to cool down.beauty essentials for tropical vacation

Los Angeles-based Sunday Cats ($6.29/box) created a new take on the classic with their line of certified organic and natural freezie pops. Available in three mouth-watering flavors, Watermelon, Pineapple and Strawberry Lemonade, there are absolutely NO added sugars, artificial colors, GMOs or preservatives. Sunday Cats ice pops use real fruit and whole food electrolytes so it’s a delicious way to quench your thirst. These frozen treats are produced in BPA-free plastic and 100% recyclable cardboard so even Mother Earth approves.

Cute Headwear

Messy hair don’t care, especially at the beach. When the sun is shining and the weather is hot; my go-to accessory is a trendy headband or hair tie to get my hair out of my face. Sure, a baseball hat is cute at a sporting event but when you are rocking a new bikini; you want to complete the look.beauty essentials for tropical vacation

Beauty tool experts, Fromm, debuted its new 1907 by Fromm collection which offers a go-with-everything assortment of hair accessories. The new set is comprised of 26 pieces that include headbands, hair pins, and hair ties perfect for everyday wear. My favorite items are the leather bow hair ties ($6.99); they are made from genuine pebbled leather with elastic that doesn’t tug or leave indents. Plus, 1907 by Fromm makes an adorable hair tie bracelet ($19.99) engraved with fun expressions; “Life is too short to have boring hair.”