This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.

Going to the beach for the past 28 years of my life (yes, this means since I was in the womb) means I have a list in my head of what to bring. Of course I have the essentials like sunscreen and sunglasses, but it's always good to take a look at my list and make sure I'm ready for whatever the beach will bring.

1. A fun, brightly colored swimsuit
I like bottoms that cover, well, my bottom. Especially if I'm going to be riding the waves.

2. Sunglasses
Preferably, ones with polarized lenses so you can make sure you're protecting your eyes from UV light.

3. Hat
I'm all about sunscreen, but my face always gets the most sun. I try to keep a hat nearby always.

4. Book
My absolute favorite thing to do on the beach is read. Have to have a summer read for the breezy beach days.

5. A Cold One
Something delicious to drink and keep you cool makes for the best kind of beach outing.

6. Nail Polish
Maybe this is a little weird, but I like having my toes and fingers painted. It makes for good pictures.

7. Deodorant.
One that keeps you feeling fresh, that's natural and smells great, is hard to find. But Tom’s of Maine does all of that and then some. I tried Tom's of Maine for a week and know that I'm making the switch to a natural, Long Lasting Natural Deodorant.

I'm really trying to make healthier choices, especially when it comes to products I use on my body. Tom's of Maine is a natural deodorant that has no aluminum, petrochemicals, parabens, artificial fragrances, or preservatives. (Yep, all leading deodorants contain those.) Plus, it's proven to last 24-hours- perfect for a long day at the beach.
Tom's of Maine is also environmentally friendly, it's fully recyclable packaging and there's absolutely no animal testing. We all have to use deodorant, might as well use one that's good for the environment.


I will say, my body did take a little while to get used to the new deodorant, but now I use it every morning. My favorite scent is the Natural Powder but it also comes in Natural Lavender and Unscented.
Check out Tom’s of Maine and have a perfect beach day!

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