Packing For The Beach

I enjoy packing for a trip. That’s one of my favorite things to do. Aside from the trip itself.

Especially the time when my kids were small I love to pack for them. Now that they are all adults, things have changed.

The first child that started to pack on her own was Claudia. I would still pack for Vinny & Vito once in awhile. Especially Vito. He likes it when I pack for him. But normally he does it on his own already. But there are times I ask if I can pack for them.

Of course it’s easier now  if we go on a trip, cause I only pack for myself. I still stick to the system that I am used to.

I normally pack the day before I leave. I reserve that day for packing. Be it a short trip or a long trip. There’s really no difference for me cause I am not a light packer. If only I can bring my entire closet, I would!

I choose my outfits first. I always tend to bring extra.

My assorted tops and shorts. I already have my pj’s in this pile.

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Then I choose what bathing suits to bring. I brought 5 sets of bikinis. Just in case.


Next are my toiletries. For me this is the hardest.

Every time I go shopping I make it a point to always pick up travel size bottles also aside from the regular size of my skin care products. If there’s no travel size I have small containers in stock.

First, my sun protection products. I brought a lot of tanning oils and sun block.

IMG_3059For me Maui Babe Browning Lotion is still the best for tanning. I stock up on this cause this is only available in Hawaii. So, when I go there I buy a lot.

I brought several facial sun block so I have choices.

This bikini shaver is as important as the facial sun block! hahahahahaha.


I always bring my own shampoo and conditioner and body lotion. The only product that I use in the hotel is their body wash. And I steal a lot of shower caps and bring it home. hahahahahahaha.

First bag (left): shampoo, conditioner, feminine wash, body lotion, facial toner and facial cleanser. I transferred it in small container pumps because I don’t have travel size bottles of these products.

Second bag (right): moisturizer, night cream, eye cream, day wrinkle cream, night wrinkle cream and Argan Oil.


Toothbrush and tooth paste, facial spray mist and facial wipes.

IMG_3076IMG_3085Now time to put them in the bag. This is the beach bag that used.

IMG_3077On the left side I placed all my sun protection products and on the right side I placed all my facial care products.


Now, my make up. I know, I know. I’m going to the beach and why am I bringing make up? You never know who you’ll meet along the way! It’s better to be prepared.

I use clear plastic bag for my make up. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for. I just brought the basic.


I brought 3 pairs of sunglasses. 2 Raybans & 1 Super sunglasses.

IMG_3078Every thing is in! I am now ready to fly and enjoy my short vacation.

IMG_3081The minute I got back I can’t wait to pack again!

Which is sooner than later.

But I’m glad to be back. There’s no place like home.


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