How-to: Summer Beach Prep Essentials.

It is Summer so almost every day is beach appropriate weather! Think sun, sand, soaring temperatures and your best friends; what is not to love about Summer? So to ensure that we are always ready for beach weather, we have created a simple how-to on getting yourself beach-ready this Summer.

Skin Prep

An absolute necessity to be beach-ready this Summer is the prep in the lead-up to your outing. For me, ensuring I have exfoliated my skin in preparation to apply my fake tan is so important! Having both a good exfoliator and exfoliating mitt are necessary to ensure that when your fake tan is applied your skin is going to be so silky smooth and allow for it to be absorbed.

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Dermalogica Gentle Cream ExfoliantDermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant is ideal for dead skin removal prior to fake tanning.


Without wanting to scare you; the tanning process is a VITAL step and sometimes can take a lot of time and effort. All I am saying, this is what you want to be spending your time on. Bondi Sands has made this step oh so easy! The first thing you want to figure out is how tanned you want to be? If you want a light bronzed glow, they have developed the Bondi Sands light/Medium tanning foam.

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If you are after a deeper, darker tan definitely go with the Bondi Sands Ultra Dark. This one is my holy grail of fake tanning product. I cannot survive Summer without my weekly application of the Ultra Dark #obsessed.

New to the fake tanning game? Never fear! Bondi Sands has created a step-by-step video tutorial on youtube that will have you tanning like an old pro in no time.

Still feeling unsure? It’s okay, we were all newbies once. If you are unsure about fake tanning, definitely go with the Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Foam.

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Sun Protection

Although you look the part and are ready to go to the beach and have an amazing time with your friends you cannot forget to slip, slop and slap. If you have no idea what I am talking about; it is sunscreen. Sunscreen all day, every day. To get the most out of your beach day and not have to apply your screen as frequently, I recommend the Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster Spf 50. If you wear makeup to the beach or during Summery, you can also apply it prior to your primer or instead of primer before your makeup.

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The Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 is the perfect defence for the harsh Australian sun


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If you want to go all natural, a tinted sunscreen is definitely your go-to this Summer. I recommend a Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF20.

So the million dollar question, how do you get a bikini bod? Easy! All you have to do is simply put on a bikini! Voila! Here at BB we exclusively stock the 9.0 swim range.

Both Shani and Lily wearing Beginning Boutique exclusive 9.0 Swim.

Team your fresh tanned bod, your ‘kini and your outfit with some killer Summer accessories  for an amazing day at the beach. I strongly recommend that your accessories include a towel , a hat and obviously, some statement shades.

Need some more Summer essentials check out our Must Haves For Summer Lovers to have everything you need for a day of fun out in the sun!

By Erin Green



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