25, 07, 2016

Beach day

While New Years is when most people reflect on their life so far, I find myself doing that on my birthday. This one in particular is a special one since this year is a milestone of leaving my twenties behind and entering into my thirties. Even writing down the word thirties is weird enough as it is. When we’re in our teens and twenties we fear the thirties – I know I did. But as I’m here now today at 30 years old, I feel and like to think I don’t look any different from even 5 years ago.

Since my birthday falls on a Monday this year, I wanted to celebrate with good company on the beach this past weekend. I think a lot of people can agree when I say the beach is the perfect way to relax while soaking up some vitamin D. Although we don’t really do anything on a beach, we’re always able to find a sense of happiness and freedom from the sounds of ocean waves and the feeling of sand between our toes. I love the atmosphere of a beach, and I feel the most at home when I’m near one. Hey, perhaps deep down we’re all mermaids!

I was at the beach for only a few hours so I packed light, and I mean LIGHT. As you probably noticed by now, I’m an advocate when it comes to sunscreen. My current favourite sun protection is the Cyberderm Simply Zinc Sun Whip SPF 30, which is a certified organic zinc oxide based sunscreen. Not only is the bottle in a chic convenient size, but you forget you’re putting on any sunscreen because it isn’t your generic chemicalized sunscreen. Instead it’s like putting on a hydrating moisturizer that has a very light fragrance that fades out. It gets major bonus points especially since it has been non-irritating on my sensitive acne-prone skin.

Another beach must-have is a good hand lotion such as the EOS Hand Lotion in Fresh Flowers, which has no animal byproducts, hydrates and absorbs quickly into the skin, and smells just as it’s name claims but even better. Other must-haves are a pair of sunglasses (I did go to the beach in the evening so they weren’t that needed – good to have on hand regardless!), a beach volleyball for when you start to get too lazy and need to move around more, and of course a beach towel.

What are your beach essentials?

25 responses to “Beach day”

  1. Happy Birthday!! I hope you make all your dreams come true!

    Lovely blog!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  2. HOW ARE YOU THIRTY? I swear I thought you were like 19 or 20. You age amazingly haha. Happy Belated birthday – sounds like you had a great relaxing weekend. I love sitting on the beach and just listening to the water hit the shore, it definitely helps to center you into the “now.”

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • Stacey says:

      Hahahah this comment made my day xD! Thanks Lindsey, and yes although I was being attacked by horseflies I still had a really fun and relaxing time lol

  3. Lovely, love a beach day. And happy belated birthday lovely x

    Aicha | The Fashion Heist

  4. Wow simply beautiful! Hope you had an amazing birthday x

    The Great Beyond Clothing | TGB Blog

  5. Mira says:

    Happy birthday, I hope you had an amazing day! I’m 20 and although time seems to slip away very fast I’m not afraid of turning 30, I think it’s a great age and I think that every age has some advantages. I also love spending time at the beach and bringing a volleyball is such a good idea, I once went to the beach with my friends in the evening and we ended up walking all around the beach trying to borrow a ball haha. xx


    • Stacey says:

      Thank you Mira! And you’re right, every age has something wonderful about it. 20 was actually my favourite age since I had a lot of great experiences at that time 🙂 Hahha I’ve definitely done that before but with no luck in finding a ball…and there were those groups of pro players who were intimating to ask lol

  6. Nerdy Maria says:

    You certainly look much younger!! Between, happy belated birthday! My essentials always include sunscreen and a big bottle of water 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  7. shireenplatt says:

    I remember dreading turning 30 but you know what, it was the start of the best time of my life! Happy birthday to you and hope you had a brilliant celebration!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. Dominique says:

    Happy birthday darling!! Sounds like a perfect amazing day! xx


  9. Sybil says:

    all these teal and blue are perfect for summer!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  10. yuka says:

    Happy 30th! I had the same fears about turning 30, but you’re right, it’s not so bad lol


  11. Nesreen says:

    Absolutely loved this post! The beach has always been a favorite place of mine 🙂

  12. It sounds like you spent your birthday in an absolutely perfect manner! Happy 30th! I was fearful of turning 30 this year as well but it feels EXACTLY the same, doesn’t it?

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