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Summer/Beach Hand Bag Essentials

Aaaah Summer. The thought of a hot sunny day does excite me, but at the same time I have the realisation that I need to carry more around with me than I usually would. Simply because we are out enjoying the outdoors more! :) Here are the things that are now living in my big handbag, ready for trips to the beach, or the park whenever the sun comes out to play! :) 

This stuff is AMAZING. Seriously don't know how I would cope without it now, hot day, give this a spray and your feet will be smelling fresher than fresh. No stinky sweaty feet from me - and don't feel embarrassed we all have sweaty feet! 100% normal, except mine smell like Tea Tree & Lemon now. My shoes don't stink either. This also doesn't leave your shoes or feet wet either. Dries instantly. LOVE IT. 

2. Ladival Sun Cream SPF30* £20.00 £13.33
I am loving using the Ladival sun cream this summer, it applies to well and is quick and easy to use. It doesn't leave me sticky or white either. SPF is a summer essential, even in Scotland. Our wind isn't forgiving. It allows the sun to burn us without us realising - so stay protected folks! 

If SPF is essential to me it is crucial to AJ. My sons skin is SO important to me, I won't allow something as easy to apply as sun cream be the reason he has problems in later life. So he is smothered in it all summer, poor kid. He much prefers spray for application, I spray it all over and he helps to rub it all in. The spray on this is easy and quick to use, and it doesn't irritate AJ's dry skin either. The lock is so handy for keeping in your bag too! Winner from Ladival! 

I seem to practically bathe in mists all summer while it is hot, and the SO..? ones are fab for this! I love the smell of them, and they are so quick and easy to use. 

5. Lip Balm With SPF £3.49
From someone with pervious experience, burnt lips is PAINFUL. Don't risk it, swap your regular lip balm for one with SPF in it, it can make all the difference.

6. Wipes  £0.99
Everything from ice cream stick all over AJ's face, sand all over his hands, dirt all over his face, you name it, I have had to use a wipe to wipe it. Most common reason for why I use them is the dreaded suncream in eyes situation. THE BURN. Also I hate having sticky hands too.

7. Merci Handy Flower Power Hand Sanitiser* £3.00
See Above. AJ likes touching everything. Including snails, worms, dogs, ICK. I don't mind so much until we go to eat. Then he is forced to get his hands clean. Plus it gets rid of that yuck dog drool smell on your hands before you eat anything. Oh and outdoor park toilets? Gross!

8. Hill & Noble Sweet Jasmine & Lime Hand Cream £5.00 £3.33
This is always a handbag essential, and this scent is perfect for summer. I love hand cream, my nails and hands always seem to need it - and thank me for using it :)

What is your handbag essentials this summer? What do you need in your bag at all times? Let me know in the comments below! :)


*These items were sent to me for review, but has in no way altered my opinion on them, and all words are my own, unless stated otherwise (usually in quotes!) 


  1. How could we survive without wipes and hand sanitiser!!!

  2. I love the Merci handy too! Perfect for London!

  3. Lip balm with an SPF is an absolute must for me x

  4. I don't know how I'd survive without wipes! I'm constantly spilling things when I'm out and about haha
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  5. I adore Ladival and picking them up for my little man xx

  6. I love the sound of that foot spray! Yes burnt lips are no fun so lip balm with SPF & hand sanitizer are must haves xx


  7. Oo I had no idea that Ladival was on offer. Thanks for the heads up!

  8. Some fab essentials there! I too need to take wipes everywhere. Alfie gets so messy with food and ice cream 😂 Also love hand sanitiser. I tend to keep one in my handbag x

  9. I love the Ladival kid's spray packaging! That's so handy x

  10. As if you can get foot deodorant, I did not know this was a thing. May have to buy the boyfriend some that's for sure!

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle


  11. The So fragrance mist sound really nice! I love mists in the summer too! I've never heard of Ladival x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  12. Never heard of a foot spray, this would be perfect for holidays xx

  13. Big big yes to handgels and SPFs!! X

  14. That Superdrug Foot Spray sounds like something that everybody should carry in the summer!

    Danielle xx

  15. I love the sounds of the foot spray! It must be lovely to spray your feet with that to cool them down when it's really hot. I always have some hand sanitizer in my car. I travel around a lot for work, so it's always nice to know I can clean my hands x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  16. Hand cream is definitely an essential x


  17. SPF and hand cream are definitely must haves for me! x


  18. The Merci Handy Hand Gel is one of my favourites, I have a few but my must have one has to be the Vanilla one.

  19. I always have hand sanitiser and a mini deodorant, plus wipes too xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  20. Great essentials for the Summer!


  21. I cannot rave enough about Ladival! I burn so easily but with one layer of this on, my skin is completely protected. It is amazing! X

  22. Gotta have that sunblock! I also need a good lip balm, mine get dry so easily!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  23. I always carry suncream and lip balm with me everywhere!

  24. I'm loving the Ladival sun cream at the moment!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface


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