Nature always knows more than we do. There's no better inspiration for color, texture and style than natural elements. After my visit to the Cayman Islands, I can't get over the Cayman hues of blue....sparkling, iridescent turquoise, aqua, deep blue, and every shade in between, contrasted with the bright white sand. And the texture of the rippled ocean floor...it's a dream. Forget my bumbling words. Just look.
I often fantasize about designing my beach house (which I will....some day). I like the idea of keeping the style completely informed by the beach....rattan, sisal, clean whites, pops of sunset hues, big green palm arrangements, washed out linens that looks like they've been dried by the sun.
This would be my mood board for my dream beach house:
And here are my favorite beach essentials.
Mineral Fushion SPF 30 brush on sunscreen
I take my sunscreen very seriously, since I have already had one basal cell carcinoma at the age of 36 (fun). But at the same time, I LOVE the sun and will not sit inside. I have gotten really diligent with my sunscreen. I keep this on me at all times because you can brush it on right over makeup and kids love it because it requires no rubbing and no mess.
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NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
This oil is magic. And it smells divine. I use it for after sun on body and face and also to scrunch into hair for beachy waves.
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Add this to a spray bottle and use to for face, hair, body. Cools off and refreshes. Addictive. I go through a bottle a month.
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Earth Tu Face Balm
I'm addicted to lip balms. This one is great.
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That's my round up for today. Inspired by the sea.