What’s In My Beach Bag?

What's in my beach bag?

{ Happy Friday peeps!  I had a Peking Duck dinner date last night so didn’t have time to prepare a post for today so I had a look at my unpublished drafts and here is what I found -‘What’s In My Beach Bag?’!!!  I actually wrote this over a year ago…but it seems kinda apt because Melbourne has been crazy hot and great beach weather if you like getting sunburnt 😉 

Looking back at this post, I realised that I made a great investment by purchasing this DSLR camera for better photos 😛  Anyway, on with the post and I wish all the Aussie peeps a happy long Labour Day weekend 🙂  4.5 hours till mine starts 🙂  (yes I am typing this whilst having a wee break at work – shhh!!!) }

Melbourne has been going through some sunny spells recently and you know what that means, right?  Time to hit the beach!  Here’s what I put in my beach bag :-


Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

Eeks, the pink packaging curse strikes again!  Yes, dear readers, I tend to buy random packaged-in-pink products, e.g. pink-bottled hairspray, pink box of facial hair remover.  What did I buy this time?  Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

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Product Description

An uplifting daily facial cleanser for clear, fresh and healthy-looking skin everyday.  With powerful Microclear technology, the formula cleanses deeply to help eliminate spots and blackheads.  The refreshing gel gently purifies the skin without overdrying while a wave of pink grapefruit uplifts the senses with a burst of invigorating freshness.

My Opinions

  • OMG!  It smells so good!  It really does smell like pink grapefruit.
  • I use it to cleanse my face in the mornings and I feel refreshed afterwards.
  • Kind to my dry skin and doesn’t make it feel tight.
  • Haven’t had blackheads for a while so this may be the reason why – yay!

It’s pink and it smells good, what more could a girl ask for from Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash?  Lovely jubbly 9 out of 10.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 30

Fact : In Australia, 1 in 2 people have skin cancer!  One of the ways to prevent skin cancer is by using sunscreen.  Now if you’re lazy like me, you’ll want a sunscreen which does not require too much effort to put on.  I have the perfect sunscreen for this job – Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 30.

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Product Description

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray is a breakthrough in sun protection.  Stabilised with Helioplex technology, it provides balanced broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection against anti-aging UVA and burning UVB rays in an ultra-light, non-greasy finish.  This weightless formula applies easily to even hard-to-reach areas.

I Love Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray Because

  • It’s a colourless spray
  • Cooling on a hot day
  • Non-comedogenic so it won’t clog my pores

The only thing I don’t particularly like about it is its strong hairspray-ish smell.  Just hold your breath when you spray it on yourself!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray gets a 9.5 out of 10 from me.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Ultra-Foam Cleanser

On a whim, I decided to buy a new cleanser so I went browsing in my local drugstore (yes, I was being a cheapo!) and I chose this – Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Ultra-Foam Cleanser.

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Product Description

Awakens your skin and senses as the foaming lather deep cleans down to your pores and leaves you feeling amazingly refreshed and exhilarated.

Feel the cleanser transform into a tingly foam.  The incredible cool surge of invigoration envelops your skin to deep clean down to pores, giving you a fresh, clean and energized feel.

Product Appeal Factors

  • Pump dispensing is more preferable to inverting and squeezing.
  • Transparent bottle shows how much product is left.
  • Foam!  I love foam!

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The foam feels so lovely, light and fluffy on my hands.  I do get that nice tingly feeling on my face when I massage the product in.  However, you must be careful not to get any foam near your eyes because it can sting.  The foam cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed.  But daily use is probably too strong for my dry sensitive skin as I felt that it was starting to strip the moisture from my already dehydrated skin.