The Beach Bag Essentials You Haven't Considered
Whether you're hitting the beach or the pool this summer, by now you know the basic must-haves for your beach bag: a towel, sunscreen, sunnies, a hat, and a book (or a Kindle, if you're the techy friend). But, beyond the basics, there are helpful products that just make the lounging life better. Once you've tried these you won't be able to live without them! Save some room!
1. Snack that won't melt in heat: Peeled Snacks Paradise Found
Price: $14.99 from SOAP.com
The Scoop: This five-star Influenster rated snack makes any beach a paradise, no matter the weather. The yummy mix of banana, mango, and pineapple is sure to be a crowd-pleaser (although, you probably won't want to share). This melt-proof, sand-proof, and kid-friendly snack is a must have in your beach bag.
What Influensters Have to Say: "These are so good. Great for travel. They aren't sticky...great for snacking." - Liz S.
2. Snack that WILL melt in the heat: Capri-Sun
Price: $2.50 from Kmart
The Scoop: Freeze your Capri-Sun before you go to the beach for a number of reasons. It works as an ice pack in the morning, and by the afternoon, it will be a perfectly chilled refresher. The variety of flavors will satisfy everyone in your crew.
What Influensters Have to Say: "My kids love these and all the various flavors! (I did too when I was a kid!!) Great for the kids to take to school in their lunch boxes and to have at home with a snack." - Wendy C.
3. Keep your drink cold all day: S'Well Satin Insulated Water Bottle
Price: $35.00 from SwellBottle.com
The Scoop: S' well's unique design earned five stars from Influensters because it keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours (or hot for up to 12). The best part is that the sand won't stick to it—the bottles don't condensate even on the hottest summer days.
What Influensters Have to Say: "If you're one of those people who needs your water to be cold (like me) then this is the bottle for you ! I couldn't believe it but it actually keeps your water cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. I live in a very cold place in the winter and I left it in my car overnight thinking "oh no, it's going to be frozen" but low and behold it was still the perfect temperature the next morning. I highly recommend this bottle to everyone, because it is amazing!" - Jayne J.
4. When the water is cold but the air is hot: Benefit Cosmetics Ultra-Radiance Facial Rehydrating Mist
Price: $26.00 from ULTA
The Scoop: The Ultra-Radiance Facial Mist will instantly rehydrate and enhance your radiance—even the brightest complexions need a refresher from time to time. A day in the sun and salty air will really dry out your skin, but this 4.5 star Influenster-rated mist is sure to show immediate results keeping your skin nourished and natural with long-term hydration.
What Influensters Have to Say: "I love using facial mists to keep my face hydrated and nourished. This spray has a very clean smell to it. It definitely helps add some bounce to my skin. It was my everyday spray during the summer to cool my face down and rehydrate it!" - Aminta G.
5. Turn up the fun and turn down the stress: X-Mini Portable Speakers
Price: $16.99 from Sears
The Scoop: This product defines sound beyond size. The compact design allows you to bring the party without the hassle. The rechargeable battery has a playback of up to twelve hours, which is well over the length of most of our beach days.
What Influensters Have to Say: "The power of this speaker will surprise you. I will be swimming with the speaker on a table next to my pool and the music is quite clear. It is truly amazing. If I had the opportunity to purchase another one I would. It certainly has done a wonderful job so far." - William S.
What are your beach bag essentials? Let us know in the comments.