June 23, 2016

Our first blog post and we couldn't be more thrilled! We have teamed up with our friends at Swell Made Co. to talk about one of our favourite pastimes in the summer, along with the goods that will make it a smooth, enjoyable outing for everyone.  

What's not to love about the beach? Whether you are alone basking in the sun, or with kids in tow (how we usually roll) the beach is that happy place meant to slow you down and clear your mind.  Here are our favourite goods that will make your beach day a smooth one.

If you have young children like we do, you know there are a few things to 'pack' when heading to the beach.  If you have considered lugging a carry-on suitcase like I have when planning a beach day, don't! Strut to the beach in style with this over-sized tote and it's super sturdy handles.  

This handy, light and conveniently sized deodorant stick is a must have. You can touch up anywhere, even the beach. It is made with the same effective formula the regular sized stick is and available in an unscented (naked), lavender and lemon scent.

Scrapes, cuts and scratches are usually a part of any good outing, even the beach. This all-purpose healing balm is great for almost anything. From dry lips to a scraped knee this balm is meant to rehydrate and repair. A little goes a long way.

When it's blazing hot and even an umbrella isn't cutting it, this facial toner is a great way to refresh and cool off.  It has the added bonus of hydrating your face with all natural ingredients. At home it is a multi-purpose facial spray that tones, hydrates and refreshes your complexion. Available in 3 blends each with unique scents and properties.

The sun can have its drying effects quickly, especially when your kids lose track of time on the beach. A quick and super easy way to keep your skin happy is by spraying this aloe mist. Aloe is well known for its healing, soothing properties especially for burns and dryness. For an added cooling effect, keep it in your fridge/cooler.

This is a chemical-free sunscreen that protects your skin from the sun by creating a natural, physical barrier. It is non-greasy and water resistant, making it very effective. This suncare crème is meant to moisturize, protect and soothe your skin, as it is made with nourishing oils. The botanical blends of grapeseed and tea tree extract help cool and soothe over-exposed skin. A favourite for babies, toddlers and adults. Also available in an 18g stick for easy face application.

We love the beach because it is relaxing and your mind can simply wander. Don't miss the chance to capture your thoughts and ideas. This lovely JOT JOT Journal is a kraft paper Moleskine journal that has been gold foiled by hand. The next best thing to bring, is your favourite book for a bit of down time.

For fun, we thought we'd share our favourite beaches in Canada to kick off the season. What are your favourite beaches? Watch for our next post on hiking adventures too.

Lesley, Swell Made Co.
"Canada has so many great beaches with it's coastlines and lakes. I live right by Toronto's urban beaches, and I love to visit Sandbanks Provincial Park just 2 hours away (both on Lake Ontario). But, for a truly magical day, take me to Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia or Brackley Beach on Prince Edward Island."Tina, Skin to Skin Goods

Tina, Skin To Skin Goods
"Any beach where my kids are happy throwing rocks works for me. It's a family pastime most of the year. My favourite beaches can be found locally in Toronto's east end. You'll often find us at Ashbridges Bay and Cherry Beach where you'll find peace and quiet, and beach glass galore."

photo credit: Britney Gill

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