8 Steps To Beach Beautiful


how to look good on the beach

The beach= my happy place. Turquoise shores golden & rays are, quite literally, a symphony to the mind. But unfortunately, the most relaxing place in the world can see our body insecurities thrashing upon our confidence like a tidal wave.

"Darn...if only I'd done those 50 million sit ups, maybe I'd look like Candice Swanepoel's little sis..."


I'll stop you right there! There are so many things you can do on the week/month/day to look like a total goddess upon the sands.

Get out your faux tan and fave sunnies, as I share my 10 steps to beach beautiful...

Disclaimer: I know I am not the biggest beach beauty in the world, but without these tips, I would look like a wig-donning Shrek.

1. Find Your Sunglasses and Rock Em'!
Sunglasses are like putting on a more confident persona. Your favorite sunglasses have the power to turn you from a frowning mess, to a mysterious hottie! And the best part? Your eye makeup can be either a runny mess, or completely non-existent, and everyone will be none the wiser.

2. Get Your Bronze On!
Never underestimate the power of a great self-tanner! Apply the night before a beach trip to look instantly more taught and toned. Application is everything! Done right, and you can be Sofia Vergara's saucy Latino twin, done wrong, and you may look like you've had a fight with a giant mandarin. If you need to up your tanning skills, check out my piece on how to get the perfect fake tan.

3. Smooth Operator
How can I put this whilst still remaining, suitably demure and classy... Shave your bloody legs! And, erm, everywhere else too! The beach is not the natural habitat for beavers.

4. Go For A Bold Lip
A bold lip is a total life saver when it comes to beach beauty. Chances are you're not caked in foundation, concealer and eye-shadow for the beach (unless your Kim Kardashian) and a bold lip can make you look instantly sexy! Opt for a long-lasting cream formula to survive the salt and sunscreen.

5. Get The Suit For Your Shape
The right suit for your body will ensure you look, and feel, like a total bombshell. If you're not confident with your waist, say hello to the one piece. Balance out a small bust with ruffles and bold patterns. I opted for this sporty style, as I wanted to draw more attention to my abs.


6. Moisturize!
In the weeks up to your beach trip, up your moisturizing routine! A body brush is another great way to fight cellulite and get that smooth bikini bod!

7. Messy Hair? Rock It!
Salty, greasy, sun-screeny...your hair is not going to look red carpet ready when you're at the beach! Rather than worrying about it, rock it! Scrunch it up, spritz in some salt and rock that gyp-sea look! If it gets a little too out of hand, slick it back in a top knot and voila!!

8. SPF
 I wish I could scream this one from the centre of the earth: PLEASE WEAR SPF! Although your mind may be filled with images of bronzed limbs when you apply that factor 2 tanning oil, the reality is far less pretty. Sunburn, wrinkles and melanoma, anyone? No-sir-ee! Pass the factor 50! 

Life's a beach, enjoy it!

Rachel 
xxxx

69 comments:

  1. Great post dear!
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  2. OH MY GOD. perfection in bikini. so stylish and superb.

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  3. Amazing tips! I'm definitely trying them on the beach! <3 xxx
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  4. Awesome tips! Totally agree with all of them, especially wearing SPF. Lol, and you're so funny "wig-donning Shrek". You look amazing as always! x

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  5. Absolutely agree whit you, and the SPF is very important!
    great pics; you are so beautiful!!!
    xx
    Cinzia

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  6. I need a beach holiday where I can put all these to an action ha ha :) I never thought about applying bronzer before going to the beach, it would be great tho, better than looking white! Messy hair and bold lipstick would look gorgeous. Also you look absolutely stunning! x

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  7. Amazing, I love it ;)
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  8. Very good!!!

    Have a nice evening!
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  9. After looking at your post, all i'm thinking is when is my next vacation because I need to be on a beach. Lovely post!
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  10. I followed most of these tips on my recent trip to the beach. SPF is key and sunnies definitely help to amp up your confidence. I think everyone feels a bit uneasy at the beach so we're not alone. We just have to get over our issues and get in the water. Plus, no one can really see that extra cupcake we ate but us.

    -M

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  11. Great tips! Now, I need to find a beach :)

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  12. Such great tips !
    Nice post !
    You're so georgous on theses pictures.
    xx,
    Margot
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  13. Ha ha this post actually has me chuckling to myself! The amount of times I've faked tanned and look like I've done 5 rounds in the ring with a mandarin...I'm glad I'm not alone! But a good fake tan does WONDERS for my beach body confidence, it makes such a difference.

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  14. Gurlllllll you look AMAZING in that bikini! <3

    Hayley xo
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  15. You luk so beautiful in that two piece... and its a fab post hun...xoxo, Neha

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  16. These are all such awesome confidence boosting tips, girlie, and I agree with them all! Wearing a bathing suit can certainly be a little overwhelming because you're showing so much of yourself, so it's so important to feel good in what you're wearing, while protecting your skin, too! You look amazing in your bathing suit, I love the print and blue just looks amazing on you! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  17. Best eight tips ever! Now I am ready to beach!

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  18. Great tips, beauty! I agree with all tips! You rock! And the pictures are amazing my love!
    Hope you're having an amazing week ahead!
    Much love, Pisa
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  19. Yes, yes, yes! I hate it when people where bikinis with hairy legs haha. Also, really cute swimsuit! Love the style of the top!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  20. You are a total beach babe! Loving these tips! Definitely agree with a little self-tanner before the beach, everyone needs a little glow! Thanks for sharing doll!
    xMC
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  21. Great post Rachel! you're rocking this look and you're glowing in your pics :)


    Love, Aldora
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  22. #Bodygoals! Thanks for sharing Rachel I love reading this post

    Hilary
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  23. Great tips!! <3

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  24. Love your post!!
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  25. Dear Rachel, I see you look fantastic at the beach even when you don't follow what you suggest here! Congratulations, you are so well in shape and a true beach queen! But your post was helpful for me as I see when I follow your tips I will have at least a very small chance at the beach :)
    Happy Thursday!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  26. You should have first said, get in shape because we all ain't flawless like you. I love the tips dear, they are very helpful and you made me laugh at unless you are Kim Kardashian. Great post and you look flawless as always!
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  27. Love your suimsuit!!!You have a great body (*reminder to start going to the gym on September haha) and I agree, sunscreen is so important these days!

    Yiota
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  28. love your beach style! think i need a few more weeks at the gym before i get back out on that beach! love the bikini btw xx
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  29. A bold lip and sunnies is the perfect combination for a total beach babe!
    Great tips, thanks for sharing

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  30. Such great photos and I love those shades!

    XO, Jessi
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  31. Wow Rachel, you look so stunning. You have such a rocking bod! Love your bikini! Some great tips here, I know what you mean about runny eye makeup at the beach!

    Much love,
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  32. Love your swimwear!


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  33. Interesting post! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. You look great in your bikini! Such good advice too, especially that last point - good sun protection is so important!

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  35. I mean, you look frickin incredible!!!! Love these tips because it's not too much for the beach, not too inaccessible as I'm so not a makeup on the beach girl but a bit of lippie and smoothing is a winner!

    Elle
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  36. LMAO @ 'wig-donning Shrek'! You silly goose, you're a beauty maybe you just don't know that but you really are. Sunglasses and SPF are a must for me when I'm at the beach but I've never worn lipstick or any type of makeup though. I never need to bronze when I'm heading to the beach, I'm naturally tan and usually come home two shades darker despite slathering myself with SPF.

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  37. This suit looks SO fabulous on you Rachel! I'm loving all your tips, especially the one about a bold lip. I used to never think of wearing a bright shade on my lips to the beach but I've really been loving the look lately. It's such a fun, powerful statement!

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  38. Awesome tips :) I adore your swimsuit, you are looking HOT! :)

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  39. My goodness Rach, you are the most badass, badass beach babe I've ever, ever, EVER seen! You are the epitome of natural beauty, of all things pretty and paradisal and you and your gorgeous blog radiate all the stunning summer vibes anyone could ever dream of. As an utter beach loving soul myself, I'm totally feeling this post and all your steps to being beach beautiful. Completely agree about sunglasses and rocking 'em, one of the massive perks of always wearing them on my shoots means I don't have to bother with eye MU haha ;)

    Looking totally sizzling in all these mesmeric shots, I have to disagree you because you ARE the biggest beach beauty in the world! Fact! Adoring this sporty bikini on you babe, how perfect?! Am totally high on all the tropical beachy vibes; you totally own them! <3

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  40. LMAO! You won me over with the line " The beach is not the natural habitat for beaver ". I'm still chuckling off that one. Great tips!
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  41. great bikini!
    I love beach too!
    xoxo
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  42. great bikini!
    I love beach too!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  43. Love this post babe! You look fabulous. Thanks for the tips.
    Xx, Raysa

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  44. You look so amazing in that two piece! Have a wonderful new week, xx Frederique // FAB le Frique // http://fablefrique.com

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  45. I so agree with the sunglasses tip, they totally transform a Summer beach outfit!

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  46. Girl your body is goalssss! Love the post and the pictures!! :) Im glad you like the new blog name!! Miss youuu and beautiful Australia xx

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  47. Girl your body is goalssss! Love the post and the pictures!! :) Im glad you like the new blog name!! Miss youuu and beautiful Australia xx

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  48. Great tips! I can't go to the beach without my beloved sunnies :) Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration :)
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  49. SPF and Moisturiser are my go-to on the beach. I also like to wear red or berry lipstick and apply some body oil.
    Ye, I need to go on holiday, pretty quick please!
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  50. Great tips, I usually start taking a zillion probiotics and cut out sugar for a flatter tummy ;-)

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  51. Awesome tips! The seaside is also my happy place. Also, girl you look gorgeous in that bikini!

    xo
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  52. Great post! I love the beach, too!
    Xo
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  53. Thanks for all these useful tips babe! xo, sharon

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  54. Messy hair on the beach is really messy but so good! Xx

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  55. Sunglasses are certainly a great way of feeling better on the beach haha - no need for makeup, which ensures for a more 'free and fun' time! I adore the halter neck style of your bikini top by the way Rachel, so gorgeous :)

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  56. You nailed it, girl.
    You really did follow your beauty tips.

    Enjoy the beach!

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  57. You're definitely the perfect one to provide us with some beach tips, and you look great hun. I personally love wearing sunglasses and usually just dab a bold lip on, then spf to the beach. Have a wonderful week. xx/Madison
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  58. A big one for me is being shaved, always makes me extra happy and ready for the beach. Lovely tips and you look beautiful in that swimsuit.
    Happy week, Rachel!

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  59. Gorgeous babe... Loved this post and the suit!

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  60. wooow rachel, you look so STUNNING and yes, I agree to all of them *_*
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  61. A bold lip and cool shades are perfect for the beach. You look stunning.

    XoXo Noma

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  62. Such a gorgeous beach look babe! You look amazing, love the choice of sport swim suit! If I had your abs I would definitely wear it :DD
    Wonderful photos and location again! Love it!
    xx
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  63. love all your tips! really useful! fab bikini!
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