Beach Bag Essentials: Summer 2012

Now that summer is in full swing (assuming it gets warm again), I've discovered some products that no beach bag should be without.

Fairy Tales is a line of products aimed at keeping children's hair manageable, and apparently nit-free. While I cannot personally attest to anything nit-related, I can tell you that the Coco Cabana Sun Spray is something that, once you try it, you won't want to leave the house without it. Coco Cabana Sun Spray stops children's hair from getting that abused, brassy summer look. It literally creates a barrier around the hair shaft, protecting it from summer elements. This spray contains organic banana leaf extract, coconut oil and jojoba oil to gently protect and condition hair without weighing it down. It keeps hair moisturized during long days in the surf. Just apply it thoroughly to wet hair, comb through and locks will be protected! This is a great product to use before swimming in pools as well. It works hard to prevent blond hair from turning green. For less than $10, you won't want to miss it. And P.S.: it's perfect for adult hair as well. And it smells like summer in a bottle, pina colada-style.

Need to clean up after the beach but don't want to use that spigot that's always surrounded by more sand? Try a Paper Shower. It's basically a large, very moist (I can't call it wet, so you'll have to suffer with that word) non-drying towelette. It also comes with a dry towel. Basic, but genius. It's great after lunches, exercising or to clean up messes at the beach. This clocks in at 9" x 12" and contains very little alcohol, unlike basic wet wipes, that are designed to clean hands. The Paper Shower is designed to wipe your body, without drying the skin. The first two ingredients are Water and Aloe. It's a really fresh way to clean up in a hurry!

Finally, I've started carrying Avon's Skin So Soft Anti-Itch Spray with me everywhere. I am a bug magnet, especially for someone who doesn't really go outside. It's a life saver, especially on your ankles or the bottom of your feet! Just spray it on the bitten or stung area and it cease to be as annoying. You'll temporarily be able to get back to business without making an "X" in the bite with your nail, which always leads to a scab and scar. I can't be the only one who does that, can I?

Some items were sent for review. Opinions are my own.

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  1. Nope I do the x thing too. Three slaps after the x is the second part of the ritual for me. I don't remember why :) but that never stops me from doing it. And I've passed it on to my kids

  2. I keep a tube of cortisone with aloe in it in my purse because I have such an awful allergic reaction.

  3. You are definitely not the only one that does that! Bugs tend to swarm me and I get those big gross welts. Ugh. I recently heard that putting scotch tape on a bit helps it stop itching, I have yet to try it though...
    That sun spray sounds gorgeous, I may have to give it a try!

  4. aren't the only one who does that!!!  I don't know why bugs never ever bother with my husband,'s always just me!!!  I really need this anti-itch spray..and the paper towels sound interesting too :D


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