Dec 18 2015

What’s in my beach bag?

The summer break calls for days spent at the beach or by the pool with friends. However, the mix of summer rays and harsh chemicals like chlorine can wreak havoc on our hair and bodies. In today’s post, we’ll take a peek inside my beach bag to find out how I protect my luscious locks during the summertime, as well as a bunch of other goodies I keep in there, too!


Country Road Block Sun Hat  

Price tag: $79.95

Keep your hair and skin safe from the sun with a wide brimmed hat this summer. I’m particularly in love with this this timeless hat from Country Road. Practical and stylish, it goes with almost everything in my wardrobe. Poolside and everyday appropriate, you can take it from day to night. Being sun smart doesn’t have to compromise your look, make sure you include a hat amongst your beach bag necessities this summer. After all, there’s nothing stylish about sun damage.

Camilla Plaza Nueva Cut-out One piecePicture2

Price tag: $349

Let’s talk about how amazing this one piece is! I’m loving the patterns and that cut is to die for. Perfect for scorching hot weather, they’ve nailed this piece down to the smallest details. Team this bathing suit with a bright sarong, wide brimmed hat and premium Lady Dee-Lish hair extensions, and consider yourself poolside ready, hashtag: #MermaidVibes.

Picture3Chanel Tinted Moisturiser

Price tag: $95

Summer means minimal makeup. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go naked. Chanel’s tinted moisturiser provides ample coverage with a light finish, and also comes with SPF 15 to keep your skin safe under the harsh summer sun.  Keep your skin nourished, glowing and sunburn free with this pocked sized moisturiser. Available in a range of skin tones, it is the perfect addition to any beach bag.

Picture4Milkshake Whipped Cream

Sold at the LDL Salon

I know I rant and rave about this product, you just can’t hold a good thing down. After all, this product doesn’t leave my side—ever. So, why would summer be any different? I love a dip in the pool or at the beach as much as the next person, but the effect on my hair is often less desirable. Enter: Milkshake’s Whipped Cream. A hair treatment that boasts instant results, it’s perfect when you have no time to run home for a shower in between the beach/pool and your next commitment. Invest in Milkshake’s Whipped Cream this summer and rest easy knowing you always have a backup plan ready to go.

Picture5Oscar Wylee Sienna Tortoise sunglasses

Price tag: $99 non-prescription / $149 prescription

Sunglasses are a must underneath Australia’s harsh UV rays. When it comes to quality and style, you can’t go past Oscar Wylee. Available for both prescription and non-prescription lenses, the website showcases frames in a range of colours and styles. I couldn’t go past this tortoise shell pair, but many others made the shortlist.

Picture6Milkshake Integrity Range

Sold at the LDL Salon

To keep both your real hair and premium LDL extensions in their most optimum condition, post beach and pool care is a MUST. I recommend Milkshake’s integrity treatment and shampoo. Containing muru muru butter, these products provide deep nourishment and hydration, leaving your hair feeling and looking amazing. Use these products separately or together for maximised results.

Picture7Clarins Sunscreen Care Spray SPF 50+

Price tag: $40

Finally, always make sure you slip, slop, slap! You can’t go wrong with this high protection, light weight spray from Clarins. You’ll be able to enjoy the hot weather without the mess that comes with thicker, greasier lotions. And as an added bonus it’s also water and perspiration resistant.

Whatever you include in your beach bag these holidays, make sure you look after yourself under the sun. If you have any hair queries or otherwise, don’t hesitate to call us on 03 9857 4689 or contact us by email at And remember, it’s never too late to attain the mermaid length hair you desire!