Today is our last full day at the beach.
Friday, you’ve come too soon.
Some of my faves this week are things that I’ve brought from home to make my beach time a little simpler and safer.
SPF and I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to my face.
I have family members who have had skin cancers removed from their face and I grew up in Southern Florida, so I am especially conscious of the dangers of not protecting my skin.
As a fair-skinned girl, I need to wear it daily.
Really, we all need to wear it daily.
But then I end up rubbing it in my eye… and the burning and watering make me curse its existence.
Until I stumbled upon this Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer with an SPF of 47 and Sunboost ATB. I have not experienced any burning near my eyes. I don’t think this is waterproof, but my face isn’t often underwater at the beach.
Another perk is that I love the smell of it! I’m very particular about how something on my face smells (for example I can’t wear any product that smells like roses. I have a past life theory on that one…). The main ingredients are argan oil, jojoba oil, and green tea, which I find to smell amazing.
I have a tendency to forget about my lips needing protection from the sun as well. Sometimes, I just rub the Josie Maran moisturizer across them as well. But with the need for reapplication due to eating and drinking, I try to carry a lip balm with SPF as well.
This time I’ve brought a few different flavors of Softlips, which has an SPF of 20.
Watermelon is a fun, summertime flavor.
Bliss Cleansing Foam.
While at the beach, I like to keep my routines short and sweet.
Ok… who are we kidding?! I ALWAYS like to keep my routines short and sweet.
I like this Bliss triple oxygen instant energizing cleansing foam. It cleans my face and removes my makeup and I get the added benefit of oxygen and Vitamin C. Of course, the fact that it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin gives it a thumbs up from me.
As much as I enjoy watching the surfers in my family, I rarely surf. But I love to boogie board. Last year, two of our boogie boards finally finished their 8 or 9-year run and had to be retired. We knew that we would replace them on our next trip to the beach, so we bought a BZ and a Morey boogie board from a surf shop here in Carolina Beach.
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If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know that I had to have my ritual donut from Britt’s Donut Shop. Also, I’ve been trying to share regularly on my Instagram Stories.
Thursday nights in Carolina Beach brings music and fireworks to the boardwalk. I shared some of those on my story last night. I even went Live to share some of the music (going live was really scary and out of my comfort zone!).
It is a lively and fun atmosphere down on the boardwalk.
To close out the night, my middle son and I went to Squigley’s for some ice cream. He opted for Fudge Tracks, while I went for Nutty Coconut.
If you have any idea about the ups and downs of raising teenagers, then you completely understand why this moment was so special to me.
And lastly my song choice.
Life should be about spreading love.
I hope that you have an amazing weekend filled with light and positivity!
Let your light shine!