Beach Bag Essentials

I keep my beach tote stocked and ready by the door at all times. If I get a call that everyone is heading down to catch some rays and waves, all I have to do is change into a bikini and walk out the door.

The essentials:
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen
Avon 'Skin So Soft' Cooling Gel
Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Lotion and Moisturizer
Tan Towel (for a faux after-beach glow, if necessary)
Small Notebook
And of course, towel and iPod (not pictured)

I throw it all together in the reusable tote I picked up from my local Albertsons (designed locally with a scene of Santa Barbara and Goleta) and I'm good to go!