SUNSHINE ESSENTIALS

June 30, 2015


As I have mentioned before, Emil and I decided to relocate to Malibu for a little while in order to escape the blazing heat of LA. As I was packing for this little escape, I thought it would be good to talk about some of my beach ready favorites and essentials. So without further ado, here is my absolute must-have list:

1. A bikini. Duh! When it comes to bikinis, obviously a good fit is a number one priority yet what I also look for in a bikini are those special little details that add a bit of drama, like scalloped edges, fringe or beading. You know me, I'm not particularly fond of plain:)






2. Cover up. Normally, I look for something comfy enough to through over my bikini yet special enough to take out to dinner later. I am particularly fond of anything in white or pastel colors because they tend to accentuate bronzed skin in the most amazing way.


3. Sunnies. A good pair of shades is not just a cute beach accessory but an actual necessity to protects your eyes against long-term sun exposure. Normally, I opt for darker lenses or mirrored shades which in my experience offer maximum protection.



4. A cute hat. Especially a wide-brimmed one! The one thing that I have learn the hard way is that hair and long-term sun exposure don't mix well. In the past, I've tried putting oil in my hair or doing a deep conditioning mask after, but the truth is, nothing works quite as well as simply covering your hair with a hat. Btw, this is especially true if you tend to color your hair like I do.



I've also been getting a few questions about my summer body care lately, so I though I'd take this opportunity to answer a few of them:


Though I have used tanning creams in the past, this Summer the glow is all natural. We've been spending quite a bit of time on the beach and in Palm Springs lately, so I guess the results show:) 

As far as body lotions are concerned, I am completely addicted to organic body oils. My all time favorites are coconut and olive oil. Though it may take some getting used to, because obviously they don'y absorb as quickly as regular lotions, the results are worth it, because my skin has never been softer. 

I prefer shaving! When it comes to shaving I learned two very important things. First, I never shave as soon as I get into the shower. I wash my hair, condition and let the moisture and steam work it's magic, i.e. open up the pores and soften the hair. So, basically shaving is my very last step. Simple, yes! But makes the world of difference! Secondly, I stopped using regular soap to shave and switched to a shaving cream. Aside from the fact that it moisturizes the skin, it also helps the blade to glide without scraping and prevents nicks and razor bumps. Currently, I'm using EOS shaving cream, because it smells yummy and leaves my skin really soft and smooth.


Hope you find these tips helpful! And as always, shoot me an email if you have any questions!

LOVESHACKFANCY dress { sleeveless option here, also love this options } | MELISSA ODABASH Jemima hat | WANDERLUST & CO Trio Stack ring set | GORJANA Gisele ring 

59 comments:

Liz Lauren said...

love this white dress


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Natali said...

Beautiful dress and hat, you look fabulous in this summertime outfit!

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Caramella said...

Stunning dress!

studentsandstyle said...

I love the all white! I agree, it makes you look very tan :)

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john Hartil said...

A beautiful looking dress and that hat is just awesome!


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Anonymous said...

you really shouldnt photoshop your legs that much

Valentina Batrac said...

I love your essentials and I agree with them.You look stunning,I love your outfit.Wearing white in summer is the best,beautiful photos <3

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Valentina said...

Yes to all white. You look stunning!
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Rory said...

that coverup rocks! White is my favorite color on you because it just makes your skin GLOW!
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Holly Rose said...

Such a beautiful summer dress!x
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Emma Honohan said...

Love how all this white looks, very beautiful!
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Ujjaini Lahiry said...

I love EOS shaving cream

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Alyssa Hartwick said...

Annabelle this is so lovely! I saw you yesterday in Santa Monica, you look just as fabulous in person as in your photos!

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Elisa Taviti said...

That dress is super cool and you look amazing!!

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TERESA A said...


Love the all white look! The fedora is a nice touch!


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Irina Bond said...

Could you get any prettier?! I don't think so. Teach me your ways.

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Camille said...

Such an amazing dress
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Andrea jueong said...

Beautiful white, beach look. Love your bright, yellow polish.
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Michèle Kruesi said...

what a dress!

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Desirèe D'Aloia said...

these pics are amazing!

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Olga Dubinko said...

That white look is a beach vacation perfection! And thanks for great tips!

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You look is so beautiful in these photos!

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Miriam Henderson said...

Love this dress!
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Camilla said...

What beautiful photos!

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The Style Circus said...

Such a gorgeous summer dress - absolutely love it and the pictures!

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Danah D said...

Such a pretty summer dress! You have the most gorgeous skin, too. Have you done a post sharing your skincare tips at all? I'd love to know!

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Nicoletta De Luca said...

What wonderful shots!

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Isabelle said...

Love this summer dress.
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Bogi Kenney said...

Such a dreamy summer look!
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Alyssa Renee said...

Love your dress and hat! =)

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PSLily Boutique said...

Beautiful summer look :)

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Nikki said...

You look stunning!! Love this outfit:) X

Adeline Longer said...

You look gorgeous! Thank you for all the advices and for writing this post. It's very interesting. Hugs!!!

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anoddgirl said...

gorgeous photos!
i would love to be in malibu right now in the summer
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claudia villanueva said...

I love your dress, it's beautiful!
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Merlin said...

I don't do plain either!!! Great tips!! franki

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Cristina SF said...

You look stunning! White compliments your skin color so well.

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Mariel Parton said...

such a pretty dress Annabelle..as are you <3

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Monika Basiaga said...

Wow! So beautiful outfit and photos!
You look amazing! :)

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Hollie Hobin said...

Very cute dress and so pretty, perfect for a beach holiday!

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Katya Bychkova said...

I am such a Snow White and I am sort of jealous to your amazing tan. Wow, you are so beautiful!

And -- yes! -- shaving at the end of taking shower is a right way to go. I use that trick too ;))

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L Arriola said...

Amazing photos. You look perfect on that dress, you have a very natural style. The best beach bags have also great and unique designs, and are well crafted. A fine accessory for the beach.