I recently watched the movie ‘Passengers’ with Jennifer Lawrence. The whole plot was a bit iffy but the movie made up for it with the amazing futuristic set design and wardrobe. J-Law had this gorgeous white and mesh active luxe one-piece swimsuit which she wore in several scenes which I just loved! Get all of our beach essentials below. -B xx
The Sports Luxe edit is our monthly edit of our best athleisure or sports luxe eco-friendly internet finds. For this month’s sports luxe edit, we decided to do a swimsuit as traditionally February is the hottest month of the year in our part of the world! We are currently obsessed with ‘the white one-piece!’. We also thought we would put together all of our eco-friendly and vegan beach essentials. We’ve got you covered for your next beach trip!!
This gorgeous figure flattering swimsuit is from Vitamin A. The swimsuit is made from their signature designed fabric called Ecolux (TM), it is a superfine, luxurious jersey swim fabric made from recycled nylon fibre. Vitamin A is very committed to environmental conservation. They also work hard to conserve electricity and water via. waterless printing at carefully selected factories. This beautiful swimsuit also has stunning lattice style back detailing! (Amazon). They also have a wide range of other beautiful designs in their collection – check them out! (Vitamin A)
(Not pictured). What does every white strappy swimsuit need? A fantastic sheer white beach cover up! This eco-friendly beach cover is from Eco Swim and is made from 100% organic cotton jacquard. (Amazon)
We also have a luxe option from Mara Hoffman. This gorgeous white crochet dress is made from organic cotton and is tailored beautifully! $210 NZD (Amazon)
These cool strappy vegan sandals are from Free People. The super comfortable design by Faryl Robin has received really great reviews! They also come in a blush and coffee faux snakeskin design. Perfect for looking stylish at the beach! $122.32 NZD (Free People)
This fantastic colourful on-trend round towel is from The Beach People. The Beach People is an Australian brand that creates beautiful beach friendly towels and cushions for adults and kids. Check them out! (The Beach People)
The Eco Vessel drink bottle is made from at least 60% recycled glass. It comes with an easy grip silicone sleeve to ensure safety. It is available in five bright colours. We also love the handy to hold carrying loop at the top! $19.96 NZD (Amazon)
We just love the fun, bright packaging of this lip balm. It is made with a base of organic lavender to soothe and nourish your lips. Designed by Mara Hoffman for Sephora. (Amazon)
The Holistic Hair sea spray is the perfect product to create those beach ready natural waves. This brand uses only natural, biodegradable ingredients and aims to add life and volume to hair. To achieve the look spray the product on freshly washed hair from the roots to midlength. Scrunch hair in your hands to create natural waves. Spray a little leave-in conditioner on the ends before you head out!
$21.50 NZD (Holistic Hair)
BB WATER RESISTANT CREAM:
We first highlighted this cream in last month’s beauty balm edit. Apparently, although a 100% natural product, it contains water resistant technology to ensure staying power for around 40 minutes! Jane Iredale’s BB cream is the perfect beauty balm to wear to the beach to help even out skin tone and give that all-natural summer glow. It also comes in five great shades. $67.50 NZD (Strawberry Net)
BIG MAGIC BOOK:
We’ve heard great things about ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert and it is on our 2017 ‘to read’ list. Grab the paperback or even better download it to your kindle for a more eco-friendly option!
$9.55 NZD (Amazon)
These super eco-friendly Zeal Optics sunglasses are made with a plant-based resin frame and the lens is castor bean based with polarisation for added protection. They have a range of innovative styles for men and women on their website. (Zeal Optics) (Amazon)
Unlike other self-tanners that can contain toxic ingredients, Eco Tan is safe and made from $100% natural and organic ingredients. It gently tans your skin by using natural cacao as a base. For best results exfoliate and apply the self-tanner at night before you go to sleep then wake up in the morning with a rich honey glow to your skin! This product is suitable for your face and body.
$42.95 NZD (Amazon)
This beach bag from Doooka is handmade from 100% recycled plastic. The handles are also made from vegan leather. It is quite roomy to fit all of your beach essentials! Super easy to clean. Use it for anything and everything! (Amazon)
Invisible Zinc is an Australian owned sunscreen brand. Their new four-hour water resistant formula is perfect for the beach and helps to protect your skin from harmful UVA + UVB radiation. Invisible Zinc uses a zinc oxide barrier which is considered the best and safest method to protect your skin from the sun. This sunblock does not contain harmful chemicals that could penetrate, whiten or harm your skin. $35.62 NZD (Amazon)
WATER RESISTANT MASCARA:
This water resistant natural mascara from the well-known brand Pacifica is perfect for the beach! It is also vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free. The natural mineral formula contains kelp extract, vitamin B and coconut oil to naturally nourish and lengthen lashes ♥ $14.00 NZD (Amazon)