Summer is in full swing! Woohoo! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently went on an early summer weekend girls trip to Clearwater, FL with my good friend Cher. I can’t even express how much I was in need of a relaxing getaway…and I am so proud of myself! I didn’t even take my laptop. I totally unplugged and went into super chill mode. No stress…no thinking about work…no thinking about the blog…just two days of kickin’ back and chillin’.
Now, when it comes to packing for vacation, you might think I’m one of those girls that has to bring their entire closet with them. Okay, so maybe if I’m going to Vegas…or NYFW. Lol! But, for a beach getaway, I don’t plan on wearing much more than a swimsuit and flip flops for 80% of the trip, so I can honestly say that I packed pretty light. (That is with the exception of my hair products, which have their own separate bag…because…you know…the curly hair struggle is real, even on vacation. Lol!)
Obviously, with all the time I planned to spend laying out in my swimsuit, sunscreen and a good razor were a must. I was super excited to try the Gillette® Venus Snap with Embrace razor. It’s so handy and perfect for travel with its mini easy grip handle, and on-the-go compact. I loved that I was able to just toss it in my beach bag and go, because Lord knows I did not want to fall prey to one of those wish-I’d-shaved-now-I-have-to-go-all-the-way-back-to-the-hotel moments on my beach vacay. No ma’am! I didn’t want to be that girl. By the way, Gillette® Venus has partnered up with funny girl and YouTube sensation Tessa Violet to bring to life your most hilarious (and possibly embarrassing) “wish-I’d-shaved” moments on YouTube… because let’s be honest, we’ve all had those moments, right? You can join the fun and share “wish-I’d-shaved” moments on Twitter and YouTube here.
So, with two or three super cute swimsuits, sunscreen, and a good razor…operation #BeachStyle is almost complete. All that’s missing are a few easy no-fuss dresses and sandals for going out at night…like this super simple jersey tank dress that I picked up for only $20. I love, love, love the color and it’s super easy to throw on with a pair of flat sandals for a sassy (and comfy) look that’s perfect for dinner followed by a night of beach bar hopping. (Although I must confess that I’m an old lady, so there was definitely more sleeping going on during my vacay than bar hopping. Lol!)
As you can see, I keep accessories to a minimum…give me a good pair of hoop earrings and a fly pair of sunnies and I’m good to go! I didn’t even bring much makeup with me because ya know…who needs makeup when you’re rockin’ a fresh from the beach golden tan! YES!!! I know all my fellow pale girls out there understand my excitement about my tan…now if I can just figure out a way to keep this thang going for the rest of summer, we’ll be in business. Anyway, besides a plethora of bright lippies and mascara, I was all about a fresh, bare face for my entire vacay. It was just too hot to fuss with too much makeup. Besides, the theme of this beach getaway was easy breezy…no muss, no fuss!
What’s your beach getaway style? #VenusPerfectMatch
Photos by i4Perfection Photography