In Essentials

Bag Essentials under $20 – Spring Break Edition

bag essentials

Spring break is finally here! Before you leave for your trip, remember to bring all your must-haves with you. When I mean must-haves I definitely don’t mean all you favorite beauty products. I know, it can be

really struggling to choose which one to pack and which one to leave. In order to help you with this dilemma, I have decided to narrow your packing list into 10 bag essentials. And as I included beauty products, I also included skin care products. Because, honestly, no matter how yolo you want to be, you don’t want to come back with awful skin. So, get ready by packing these essentials (I promise it will make your life so much easier) and happy Spring Break 🙂

1. Sunscreen

No matter if you are at the beach or walking to the mall, protecting your skin is still really important. If at the beach and you want to get slightly tanned, try using a lower SPF sunscreen. The closer the place is to the equator, the higher your SPF should be.

best sunscreens

Neutrogena Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 110, $12.49. Smooth, non sticky and no sheen.

2. Sunglasses

No outfit is complete without a pair of sunglasses.

urban outfitters

Urban Outfitters, $14, stylish for the beach and festivals.

3. Waterproof Makeup

Here, I would pack:

1. Concealer because you don’t want your crush to see your pimple or dark circles.

spring break must haves

Nyx, Concealer Stick, $5

2. Mascara if you have an eyelash obsession like me. Plus, you can never go wrong with that.

spring break

Maybelline, Great Lash Waterproof, $6.4

3. Optional: Lipstick (make sure the color isn’t really poppy, otherwise it will look like you spent a lot of time making up and getting ready when it is supposed to be a day where you relax.) and Liquid Liner.

And if you are packing foundation, make sure it doesn’t makes you look cakey.

5. Exfoliating Scrub

After such a long day, you have no idea what is in your skin. Your skin will definitely thank you for smoothing and removing all toxins and dead cells from its surface.


Clinique, Exfoliating Scrub, $20

You can also make your own cheap homemade exfoliators. See how to here: Easy DIY Exfoliators that you will love

6. Cover Up

If you are in the beach, they can protect your body. Plus, if you are someone who isn’t really comfortable showing your legs, you may wrap them up whenever you get out of the water. forever 21

Forever 21, Longline Tie-Dye Cover-Up, $19.90

7. Vibrant Nail Polish

Nail polishes are perfect attention grabbers whether you are drinking a cocktail or just grabbing something. Plus, having it in the bag may come in handy if they get slightly removed after being in the water for a long time (if you are going somewhere like the beach or pool).

pompeii purple

O.P.I, Pompeii Purple, $9.50

8. Bottle of Water

Of course! Don’t gossip with your friends all day long and forget your water! You must be kept hydrated. Try to add some fruit to your water! Flavour + Health = Great!

water bottles

The Bottle, Transparent BPA Free Bottle, $9.80

9. Temporary Tattoos

Forget about worrying if you lose your bracelets and stuffs. Now, temporary tattoos are the solution. These metallic color tattoos are such a trend now! And they look awesome on everyone!

temporary tattoos

Tattly, Diamonds (Gold), $6 Pack of 2

10. Deodorant

Whether you are going to be at the beach or dancing all night, please don’t forget your deodorant. Things can get a little stinky when you least expect it.


Dove, Dove go sleeveless Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, $3.88

Don’t forget to pack them up! Safe trip and Enjoy!

yesterday we went to the beach once again! To see me and my friend’s happy moment, add me on snapchat! @kkwen to see live updates and a side you never knew of me! Hopefully, the ones we took yesterday are still there!

Best Wishes,

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 5.51.24 PM



You Might Also Like