Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Gifts for the Beach Babe

Holy Cheesus, Christmas is only nine days away! Living in the tropics has its perks, one being it's always sunny most days, and a beach is never too far away. For the surfer girls and the weekend warriors who disappear to sandy shores whenever they can, these are the must-haves on your Christmas list. Well, they are on mine!

1. Victoria's Secret Bikini
I love VS bikinis (starts at $9.99)! They hug you in all the right spots, accentuates your curves, and there are always classic pieces on sale!

2. Panda Sunglasses
These eco-friendly sunglasses are handcrafted from sustainable bamboo. The Monroe in Natural (P6,000) looks pretty badass and you don't have to worry about taking a dip in the ocean with it - it'll brave the waves along with you.

3. Sirène Beach Tote
The One and the Same ($10) screams it wants to be on a beach, near the crashing waves, and carrying all your tanning essentials! Made from 100% cotton, you can throw the bag with the Alessandra Olanow design into the laundry when dirtied, and it's currently being sold at 60% off online.

4. Loudbasstard Sound Amplifiers
Why ruin your speakers by bringing them to the beach? Loudbasstard (P980) is a Cebuano innovation that has taken the world by storm! Who would've thought the hollow bamboo tree would make for awesome amps? Stick your iPad, iPhone, or any slim smartphone in and lay back while chilling out to your favorite tunes.

5. Maui Babe Browning Lotion
I swear by this stuff! Work on your tan and enhance that sun-kissed glow with a bottle of Browning Lotion ($24.00). This works better than any suntan oil and doesn't burn your skin. Layer this on top of your favorite sunscreen and repeat after a few hours of basking in the sun.

6. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
Bring the beautiful mess of tousled hair from the beach to the city with Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray ($8.20). This gives me what I call 'happy hair'.

7. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
If you can't soak up the rays 8 hours a day, Bronzing Mousse ($30.99) is your next best alternative! This gives a natural-looking bronze color and can be applied all over the body and the face. It's a bit expensive, so I use it on my face and neck to maintain whatever tan I have.

8. Lagu Beach Blanket
Lagu (P999) is the first beach-friendly beach blanket and proudly Pinoy made! Unlike ordinary towels, Lagu repels sand, allowing you to lay down on the beach while also conserving the beach. Its unique linen blend is allergen-free and has quick-dry properties. keeping it fresh for repeated use.

So when mucking around Manila with a beach babe and raring to hit the beach, pick one or more of these stocking stuffers for her and see her eyes light up with glee!

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