What’s In My Beach Bag?

Whether you’re planning on spending the entire day at the beach with friends, or just going for a quick dip, you’re most definitely going to want to have these summer beach essentials in arms length. If you’re anything like me, and enjoy spending hours on end relaxing with the warm summer sun on your back, whilst reading your favourite book with the ocean breeze on your face, these items will allow you to spend the entire day by the waters edge until the sun goes down. 

Beach bag: First of all, a beach bag is a huge necessity, as you can throw everything in it without struggling to carry it all by hand from the car, especially if there are crowds and you have to park miles away. 

A cute bikini: Who doesn’t want to feel good at the beach. I’m sure you all have people watched and choose out your favourite bikini from people walking past. With all the surf brands now, you won’t have much trouble finding a cute summer bikini that you love! 

A straw hat: not only gives off the ultimate summer vibe, but it protects your face from the harmful sun rays.

Sunscreen: We all love the perfect summer glow, but it is important to be sun-smart, especially if you’re spending hours down at the beach. Sunscreen with SPF 30 will still give you a nice bronzed tan, and prevent you from the embarrassment of looking as red as a lobster. Make sure you also have SPF lip-balm handy, as no one likes chapped or even worse, burnt lips.

Towel: Choosing the perfect towel can be more difficult than you think, as you want to make  sure you have one big enough so that you aren’t lying half in the sand. I tend to go for the Turkish towels as they’re light weight, can easily fit in your bag, and don’t take half the beach with them when you leave. 

Sunglasses: Are also super important to not only protect your eyes from the harsh UV rays, but also so you can read your book without squinting, and able to watch the surfers.

Water bottle: Staying hydrated whilst in the sun is also super important, so make sure you bring an insulated eco friendly water bottle so that your water stays cool and you stay hydrated. 

Snacks: I always like to take some snacks down just incase I get a bit peckish. Healthy snacks like bliss balls, granola bars, nuts and seeds are easy to take, don’t melt in the sun and are a delicious treat!

Entetainment: Keep yourself entertained by bringing your favourite book to read, some earplugs to listen to music, or if your with friends bring a speaker so you can listen to your favourite songs together! 

Outfit: A cute little loose summer dress is the perfect outfit for your day out to the beach. No one enjoys trying to put on denim shorts or skirt after being sticky from sunscreen and salty from the water. A dress is the easiest and most practical outfit, and super cute too! Style it with some slip on sandals or good ol’ Aussie thongs to achieve the perfect summer look. Don’t forget a scrunchie too, it’s perfect for taming your hair from being in your face, and stops you from overheating while lying in the sun. 

So there you have it! My Summer beach bag essentials that I guarantee will make your time at the beach more relaxing and enjoyable. I hope you have enjoyed this blog post, and look forward to sharing more with you all in the future! 

Mollie xo 

The Perfect Green Smoothie!

Now I know what you’re probably thinking, why would I want to drink that? Well, your parents were right when they continuously enforced the rule of “Eat your greens!” when you were younger.

We all want glowing, blemish free skin, hair that’s strong and shiny, and by drinking green smoothies, it’ll most definitely help. Some of the benefits of green smoothies are natural weight lost. By replacing a meal every day with a green smoothie, it decreases your overall calories whilst making you fuller for longer as it is packed with fruits and vegetables.

I highly recommend you have a green smoothie in the morning, as if it’s the first meal going into your stomach, your body is able to digest it more smoothly, and allow you to feel energised all day long!

They’re also loaded with natural antioxidants and vitamins, which is a great way to prevent sickness and also will help decrease the consumption of saturated fats and salt in your diet.

Another plus is that they’re incredibly delicious as the natural sweetness of the fruit overpowers the greens.

This recipe is a beginner’s guide to green smoothies, starting off with a small amount of greens, and you can soon introduce kale, cucumber, parley, mint and many other greens.

GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE:

1 ripe spotty banana (spotty bananas are much sweeter )

1 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup fresh pineapple

1 cup fresh spinach leaves

2 medjool dates (if not accessible, use 6 pitted dates)

1 cup of water

1 cup of ice (the colder the better I reckon!)

Combine all ingredients in a blender (I use a vitamix) and blend until smooth. This recipe serves 1, so if you want more, just double the recipe! Go give it a try and I guarantee you’ll be feeling more energised and healthier in no time!

Mollie xo

Girl’s Cocktail Night!

There is nothing quite like a good ol’ girls’ night, sipping delicious and boozy cocktails on the deck, while listening to your favourite songs and having a laugh together. We all love a night where we can get dolled up, let our hair down and having a few laughs with our besties. So, what are you waiting for, get your girls over and I promise you, they’re not going to want to miss it.

These bar worthy cocktails that I have picked out, are the perfect addition to any girl’s night. They don’t cost you a fortune, and you can have them in the comfort of your own home!

Firstly, you want to ensure you have the equipment and ingredients for these cocktails, which you can easily buy from local supermarkets or homeware stores.

Recipes:

These simple and easy cocktail recipes are sure to have you dancing on the tables and having a laugh. Ice cubes are the key to making any drink taste amazing, as everyone loves a refreshing cool drink!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, and i’ll be sure to post more soon!

Mollie xo