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There are 3 must-have items when packing for a beach getaway. Well, if you count my phone, magazines and the makings for a margarita then there are more than 3.  :) Before I left for the Caribbean, I made sure to bring along these items.


You may have seen my new beach tote in this post, but this Mar Y Sol bag was a game changer on my latest beach vacay. Not only did it fit perfectly atop of my carry-0n when traveling, but it also fit everything under the sun when heading to the beach.  Two towels, a change of clothes, lots of magazines and even my new straw hat (guys, I never thought I was a hat person until I found this one.) Let’s just say, this is a must-have item when heading to the sand.


Right before my trip, Vaseline sent me their new lip tins to test out and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only are they the perfect size to fit in my Truffle pouch but I have a little beauty secret thanks to my great-grandmother. I have been using this trick for years, so naturally it is only fitting I spill my secrets with you today. The trick: add a little Vaseline to your eyelids and lips. It’s that simple! The sheen from the balm creates a glowing effect. It is perfect if you don’t want to wear makeup at the beach but still achieves that fresh-faced look. I tried the Rosy Lips tin for a little hint of color and I have to say, it totally did the trick.  The best part about these $3.50 Target finds, they come in four different flavors in cute colorful tins.


Nothing is more necessary at the beach or pool than a pair of your favorite shades, sunscreen and a big sunhat.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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* This post was sponsored by Vaseline. I love their lip tins and now have them in my bags, at my desk and in my bedside table. Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Dash of Details possible! 

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