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While most people always try to pack light when going on a vacation, and, in hand, avoid lugging around an extra ten pounds of clothing for a weekend away, there are some items that should become your new travel staples. So beyond the obvious vacation must-haves such as swimsuits, a beach towel, and sunglasses, we like to bring a few extra things that help make vacations feel as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Take a look at our list below the next time you find yourself packing up for a trip, and never worry that you're forgetting that something extra ever again!
A neutral straw beach bag is a vacation essential as it can transition from day to night as you do. The straw keeps this bag feeling lightweight and more sophisticated than a lot of the other fabric options out there. Plus you'll need a place to throw all of your other vacation must haves!
Everyone needs some protection from the summer sun, and this sunscreen from Shiseido lasts on skin up to 80 minutes while you swim or sunbathe on dry land. Relax knowing that the SPF 50+ is keeping you burn-free while always being soft on your skin.
An easy way to feel put together on vacation, without the hassle of putting on a full face of makeup, is with a quick swipe of lip balm. Try Clinique's 'Chubby Stick Intense' products to moisturize lips while also adding a pop of color that doesn't look over done.
A cover-up is the perfect way to make sure you don't get too much sun during the day, and still stay cozy when the sun goes down. This option from L Space has gorgeous detailing on both the neckline and the sleeves making it anything but plain.
Never worry about finding an outlet to charge your iPhone on beach again with this portable charger from Sonix. With up to 16 hours of additional battery life, you'll never have to miss an important call or Snapchat opportunity!
Keep hydrated all day long by tossing a water bottle in your beach bag to go! S'well bottles keep drinks cold for a full 24 hours, and they come in a ton of different colors that will be easy to spot in your beach carry-all.
Always remember your special vacation moments with this Polaroid camera that prints your photos in under a minute, while also saving them so that you can easily post them on social media! Its compact size makes this the perfect camera to take with you on all of your adventures this summer.
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