What’s In My “Go” Bag: Everyday Essentials

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We all have our everyday essentials that we cannot be without, no matter where we go—from parks and beaches to running errands and hanging out with friends. Whatever I do, I always keep my health and skin in mind, which is why I cannot be without sun protective gear such as sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. It’s important to protect your skin no matter the season (I switch up my hats once the seasons change, of course!)  Some friends have asked me what my favorite goodies are that I always carry around with me, so here’s a peek inside my bag.


I love my playful “Beach” bag from LoloBag! Since we live by the beach, and I love anything that has to do with the beach, I found this cute and colorful bag to fit just right with my personality ;). Lolo is the originator of vinyl on vinyl accessories, offering you a variety of bags, wallets, totes, and cases with distinctive silhouettes in eye-catching colors. Multi-purpose bags don’t have to be boring! You can carry your Lolo bag wherever you go—it’s bound to make a statement. Plus, the owners of the company are my friends so let’s show them some support! 🙂

Suncloud Optics

There’s nothing like keeping your eyes safe from the sun! I carry my mirrored sunnies from Suncloud Optics. This brand makes high-quality sunglasses that offer you a lifetime warranty, so you definitely get a bang for your buck! They come in a variety of colors and styles for both men and women. The great thing about these sunglasses is that you can wear them all year round—even when it snows, because we have to keep our eyes protected from the sun even during the colder months. Mirrored sunglasses are all the rage right now, and I’m obsessed!

White Marlie

I’m a huge fan of my trucker hat from White Marlie. I wear it a lot during the summer to keep my head from burning in the hot sun. White Marlie is a lifestyle clothing brand that carries anything from jackets and shirts to swimwear and sandals for women, men and older kids. I discovered this awesome brand on my recent vacation to Chatham on Cape Cod since they’re local to that popular summer town.

Beautycounter Lip Gloss

I always carry Beautycounter Lip Gloss (my favorite is the color peony pink) wherever I go. It’s not sticky or goopy and the peony pink is the perfect color for summer. If you like darker shades, the new Fig color for the fall and winter is a must! This lip gloss goes on smoothly, and has a unique teardrop applicator that gives you just the perfect amount of sheer.

Related: Your Luscious Lips Deserve the Best Lip Gloss

Beautycounter Body Sunscreen Stick SPF 30

If you don’t like carrying around a tube of cream, then I suggest this sunscreen stick. It goes on smoothly and easily, and fits in any bag or purse. No more messy or greasy hands.  This stick is water-resistant and has been made with organic ingredients, including coconut oil and acai fruit oil to help moisturize and protect your beautiful skin. You can also wear it under your makeup. It won’t leave your skin oily or give you creases. (Safe for kids too!)

Related: Safe Sunscreen Is Your Summer and Life Essential

rareEARTH Naturals Essential Oils

rareEARTH Naturals offers a variety of essential oils for different uses. They even have a line of perfumes made from 100 percent pure essential oils from all over the world. My favorite scent is “Joie”, a sophisticated fragrance that is made with jasmine, lime peel, and geranium. Just a small amount can last you for hours—simply roll it onto your skin for an easy application.

Piper Wai Deodorant

Piper Wai offers safe deodorant that actually works. I’m a fitness junkie, so I sweat A LOT all the time! This is the only deodorant that doesn’t make me stink. I am hooked! Plus, it smells great, a hint of mint and citrus gives it a very spa-fresh scent. Best I’ve ever had, and I have tried many other brands.

This deodorant is vegan, gluten free, and made from charcoal and 100% other natural ingredients in the form of a cream. It’s invisible, absorbs nicely into your skin, neutralizes odor and protects your clothes from perspiration.

It’s perfect for people with sensitive skin, teens, men and pregnant women as well. But of course, if you have any concerns about what you place on your body when you’re pregnant, always consult with your doctor.

Rest assured, unlike other deodorants, there are no aluminum compounds, parabens, triclosan, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances in PiperWai! I swear by this deodorant—it works wonders!

Related: Piper Wai: a Safe and Effective Deodorant

What essentials are in your “go” bag? xoxo