February 19, 2018

Time to Pack Your Bags – It’s Spring Break!!

By Tiffany Bilelk : Licensed Cosmetologist & Educator at La’ James International College Cedar Rapids

It’s that time of year… Warm thoughts & summer daydreams. It’s Spring Break people!! Put down the books, pack your bags and lets head south! Check these 11 essentials off your list while packing the beach bags!… Check… Check… Check…


SPF Moisturizer. A good SPF moisturizer will help save your face during time outside at the beach but will also save your skin years down the road!

Sunscreen. The higher the SPF number, the better off you are. Apply 30 minutes before heading to the beach and reapply every 2 hours!


Aloe Vera. Apply after your body is free of sand and other dirt and oils.  Try putting your aloe in the fridge. This will give your skin a nice cool down after a long day of fun in the sun.

Waterproof Mascara. Because who wants black mascara under the eyes? Also, have makeup

Makeup Wipes. Have makeup wipes on hand to remove makeup, dirt and to cleanse your face at the end of the day.

Beach Bag. You will need a good-sized beach bag to carry your stuff around the boardwalk. Plus, you want to keep dirty clothes separate from clean clothes when repacking to head home.


BIG Beach Towel. Find a beach towel that’s not your normal one-person towel. This way you and your friends can all sit together, relax & take in the ocean sounds!

Swimsuits. Ahhh…. Don’t forget this important item! And it’s not a bad idea to pack a couple. Always be sure to wash your swim suits in between wears. Especially for woman.

Cover Up. Find a trendy, lightweight, flowy cover up to go over your swimsuit when heading to the beach!


Wrist Purse or Cross Body Bag. This is a great way to keep your ID, money and phone with you at all times and a lesser chance of losing it.

Water Bottle. Staying hydrated with the hot sun is a must! Most places have water fountains to fill up water bottles with no hassle. ALWAYS be sure to drink plenty of water.


Are you ready?!? Have fun, be safe & enjoy your Spring Break Beach Getaway!


Pictures & Author: Tiffany Bilelk : Licensed Cosmetologist & Educator at La’ James International College Cedar Rapids

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