The Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week this year, making it incredibly annoying for trying to sneak anywhere for a long weekend. So we recommend just taking the whole damn week off and going to the beach. To help you pack, we've gathered up 10 cute beach bags--many of which are on sale now--and 10 essential beauty products to take with you.
Click through to find all the things you'll need to look fresh and summery, and the perfect bags to carry it all in.
Fresh's Tinted lip treatments with spf 15 are the gold standard. This summer, try their newest coral shade, then stick it in this very chic patterned bag from Club Monaco.
This sunscreen gives you the highest possible sun protection and isn't the slightest bit greasy. Pack it in this cheery yellow DVF tote.
L'Oreal Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50, $10.99, Drugstore.com and DVF Petal Dance Printed Beach Tote, on sale $97, Bergdorf
This genius comb gets tangles out gently and quickly post a dip in the ocean. Toss it in this cool printed canvas tote, which will easily take you from the beach back to the big city in style.
This lush mascara is going to stay put on your lashes even after multiple dips in the pool. Fling it into this cheery, roomy Marc by Marc Jacobs tote, which is even big enough for a towel or two.
Maybelline Volum'Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara, $6.99, Ulta and Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Medium Tate Tote, $198, Nordstrom
Don't bake--fake! These self tanning pads for the body are multi-taskers: They exfoliate, have anti-aging ingredients and are a self-tanner all in one. Your friends are going to want your glowy smooth skin, so toss the box into this colorful Missoni tote to share.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads for Body, $45 for 8, Sephora and Missoni Home Striped Canvas Tote, $345, Net-a-Porter
Your hair takes a beating in the ocean and chlorine. Keep this bottle in your adorable tote (made from reclaimed sails) and rub it in wet or dry hair to keep ends healthy and to protect your strands from nasty UV ray damage.
Two no-nonsense brands that are classics. These blotting papers will make sure you stay glowy instead of shiny. And you can't beat an LL Bean tote--it holds up to all abuse and will not rip. Ever.
Nothing feels better than cleaning your face after a long day at the beach. Stash these gentle wipes in this adorable, amazingly-priced bag.
Make sure you stay fresh as an ocean breeze all day by spritzing on this sage-infused natural deodorant, then toss it in this straw tote from Madewell.
Didn't quite get those beachy waves you were looking for naturally? Give your locks some help with a spritz of this argan beach wave spray. Then throw this sassy printed tote from Kate Spade over your shoulder and you're good to go.
Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $22, Josie Maran and Kate Spade Lounge Ladies Harmony Tote, on sale $103, Kate Spade