It’s hard to believe that today marks the two year anniversary of my college graduation. In celebration, my four best friends and I are planning a reunion trip this Memorial Day weekend to Puerto Rico! I love New York City, but I’m super pumped to lay on a beach with my girlfriends far, far away from the concrete jungle. Here are some of the essentials that I’m bringing along for my trip:
COOLA is my favorite brand for anything SPF related. I’m indian, so I tan quick (understatement)! So it’s super important for me to carry a powerful SPF product when I’m in the sun and this one is great because it doesn’t feel heavy or leave any white residue on your face.
I tend to rock third day hair while on vacation, so carrying a dry shampoo with me is crucial. Klorane’s is great because it also adds texture to my hair—perfect for beachy waves.
I always carry a few of these individual wipes in my bag just in case a nail chips or I have the sudden urge to change my polish. You never know what mood you’ll be in on vacation!
Memorial Day weekend officially marks the return of white and I plan to take full advantage. I’m obsessed with this Zara maxi.
I refuse to go travel without this shower gel. (You never know what you’ll get in hotel bathrooms.) I’ve never smelled a more intoxicating body wash in my life. The scent fills my entire bathroom.
I first discovered this treasure in my Birchbox last month. It seems silly, but I swear once you try a fancy toothpaste, you’ll never go back to a drugstore version. They come in four delicious flavors, but I stick to the mint!
7. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The idea of sitting next to the ocean and finishing up a good read sounds like bliss.
I could never make a trip without a bold red lip! This shade from MAC has a great matte texture. Plus, I’m excited to pair it with my white Zara maxi for a little pop.
Have fun in the sun but be sure to cover up with one of these sun protectors! Plus, get 35 extra Birchbox Points when you spend $35+ on any products from this category. Just enter code sun35protect35 at checkout through 5/31.