For summer, think minimal makeup, beach-tousled hair, and quenching hydration for the skin.
Fill your beach bag with some natural stand-by favorites and the addition of a few new discoveries inspired by the green beach community of Montauk, New York.
The heat has arrived in the concrete jungles of New York, and it seems everyone is all too ready to head to the nearest beach. The inspiration for this mini-travel guide comes from the furthest stop on the Hamptons track; the laid back enclave of Montauk. It’s a beach-side town where green living is embraced as the vacation standard. Shop after shop carries clean beauty brands and eco-friendly fashions. Local organic produce can be purchased roadside or found on various menus. It’s a green beauty’s dream destination!
How to have a beautiful Montauk experience
Start your morning out with a clean face and a quick application of Vive Sana Solar to Polar Ultra SPF 40. Chocolate Cocoa Body Lotion SPF 30 for a light body sunscreen. To stay odor free do a swipe of Soapwalla Kitchen Deodorant Cream.
When you get into town, stop by Naturally Good for a Harvest organic juice. It has kale, beets, carrots, celery, parsley and ginger to keep you energized while giving your skin a shot of hydration, antioxidants and natural sun protection.
Make your way to Share With and pick up your Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence. Naturally derived hyaluronic acid gives you major moisture in a light, refreshing spray — a definite necessity when sitting on the beach as well as post-sun. While inside, look for chic fashions from recycled materials and re-purposed vintage pieces.
Venture down Second House Road and you’ll find the amazing, newly opened Ruschmeyer’s. This sprawling resort is a throw back to your childhood summer camp. Enjoy an organic lunch in the restaurant which is in the capable hands of the team from Fat Radish.
At Ruschmeyer’s, John Masters Organics is in every “cabin” as well as their salon and spa, so don’t forget to grab a bottle of Sea Mist sea salt spray with lavender. This is the best way to achieve fresh-from-the-beach hair later when you’re back at home.
Add a touch of makeup in preparation for the evening. Conceal where necessary with RMS “Un” Cover-Up. A pop of color to the apples of your cheeks with Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Stain, a quick coat of mascara, and a swipe of Vapour Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Beguile. That’s all you need. Summertime makeup should take you three minutes to apply.
Make a reservation for dinner at South Edison. The chef focuses on seasonal cooking that embraces traditional Montauk fare with a twist, and the ingredients are sourced from organic and sustainable farms when possible. Try the delicious free range chicken with dinosaur kale. This restaurant has a fun, beachy atmosphere that is perfect for a date night or for a group heading out after a day in the sun.
End your night with a walk on the beach, looking forward to the next day
Beach Bag Favorites Summary:
Vive Sana Solar to Polar Ultra SPF 40
Chocolate Cocoa Body Lotion SPF 30
Soapwalla Kitchen Deodorant Cream
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence
Sea Mist sea salt spray with lavender
RMS “Un” Cover-Up
Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Stain
Vapour Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Beguile
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