Summer is here, and so many of us are planning sunny getaways. This weekend, we’re heading to the Tofino and Ucluelet for Canada Day weekend. I’ve lived in British Columbia for 13 years, and I can’t believe I’ve never visited this part of Vancouver Island.
We will be attending my friend’s wedding, which will take place on one of beautiful beaches, and we’ll be staying at a resort which boasts epic ocean views. I can’t wait! Below are a few of the things I’ve packed in my bag for a sun filled summer getaway. Jergen’s Tanning Lotion
It’s always great to arrive at your destination with a bit of a tan. Applying self tanner before your depart is the perfect way to arrived skin kissed and ready to hit the beach. My favourite tanning lotion is Jergen’s Natural Glow Foaming Lotion. The product comes out in a mouse consistency. Within 90 seconds of applying the foam to your skin, it dries to the touch. The reason I like this particular product is because you can massage it evenly before it dries. This ensures a smooth application and a natural looking tan. Unfortunately, the mousse is no longer available in stores (SO glad I stocked up!) You can still get the same gradual tan from Jergens Natural Glow moisturizers – you can read more about my favourite tanning products in my Sun Kissed feature.
What’s a summer getaway without a few magazines? Perfect to read by the beach, or in my case on the ferry ride over to the Island. I don’t often buy magazines, but its a nice treat on vacation. Style At Home has a fantastic Canadian issue this month. Perfect for this weekend!
A cute bathing suit is essential on a summer getaway. My go to bikini brand is La Vie En Rose. They have a variety of suits, and sell their tops and bottoms separately so you can mix and match. La Vie En Rose specializes in lingerie, so many of the bikini tops fit like a bra. This ensures you feel comfortable in your swimsuit, and can just enjoy the time in the sun. How cute is the palm print on this top?!
Clean Perfume – Ultimate Beach Day
There is nothing better than the scents of summer time. Sea salt, sunscreen and citrus. Ultimate Beach Day smells like summer in a bottle. It has hints of orange, mandarin, lemon, Italian bergamot, lime, orange blossom, lavender and amber. If you see this scent in Sephora, you have to smell it! It will instantly transport you to the beach.
I went on a hunt for a straw boater hat for this trip, and checked so many stores. They really vary in price, and for a beach hat, you don’t want to spend a lot of money. I found this super cute boater hat at Winners for $20! It’s made in Italy, and has a navy ribbon biding. It instantly elevates your beach look to something a bit more chic.
Hooray for open toe shoe season! Since we’re attending a wedding, I’m packing these pretty pearl summer sandals. The invitation did say to pack your dancing shoes! I’ll also bring my favourite flip flops, but these will be perfect to pair with my lightweight dress and boater hat.
Happy July Long Weekend Friends!
Are you traveling this summer? Let me know in the comments below!