Who's Hot Today?
Is the beach your thing? Love to stroll along the shore in search of sea shells?
Or perhaps you just want to relax and soak up some "rays." Whatever your preference,
is there anything more relaxing than a day at the beach? It's all I've been thinking
about lately with all the hot, sticky summer weather we've been having, so I decided
why not write a fun article since hopefully it's summer for you too! LOL.
Nearly everyone loves the beach and what better way to enhance the experience
than with some great beach accessories! Find out what beach essentials you'll
need to soak up the sun, sand, and water! The question is... what to take to
make this beach trip perfect in every way? Everyone's first thought is yummy
food, right? Or maybe drinks, or is that included in the food? No, the most
important thing is sun screen, but everybody knows that. So you make a list.
It would be frustrating to get to the beach and find you left something out
and it would be an awful waste of precious beach time. Be sure to start buying
early... this may take awhile. So without further ado let's begin...
Factor 50 Sun Tan Lotion: The beach is a great place to chill out and relax.
Start with the all important sunscreen lotion; forget about the tanning lotion;
tanning is going to happen regardless. Reapply sunscreen frequently. Don't forget
your lips! If you spend several hours at the beach without sunscreen lotion
to block the sun's effect you will be reminded for the rest of your week, painfully.
Haven't you ever seen a giant walking cherry? Oh - that was YOU last year--sorry!!'
Royal Umbrella: Block the sun, not the fun!! Perfect to shade and protect you
against the scorching heat of the sun! The bigger the better. A beach chair
umbrella is savvy and lightweight, which makes for easy transporting to and
from the beach. Try to avoid buying a fire umbrella, unless you don't mind someone
thinking your umbrella is on fire and they toss a bucket of ice cold water on
Gulper Print Beach Towel: Of course you will need towels. Several, to be sure.
A day at the beach is twice the fun with oversized towels with larger-than-life
Gulpers! My Neopets tend to love beach towels that feature their favorite items.
These towels are great to wrap around your Neopet so they are nice and cozy
and warm. No, the beach towels do not come with someone to help you dry off!
Stone Cool Box: Surf's up! This stylish and highly functional beach cooler
will complement any outing. Beach goodies should be fresh, simple and portable
- be sure to bring a cooler for all perishable items. Fruits like kiwi and strawberries
help keep you hydrated in the sun, so try incorporating them into a dessert.
Yummy, now we are talking! *smiles* (Hey, I am the gooey goodie goddess, remember!
Beach Chair: (zzzz...) Listening to the waves hit the beach and the sounds
of people enjoying themselves. One important consideration when buying a beach
chair is portability. After all, the chair must be transported to the beach,
and carried to an ideal spot on the sand. Almost any beach chair, however, will
promote a state of complete laziness when used. Umm... yeah... that's what they're
supposed to do!
Psst... can't you just feel the waves rolling in to tickle your toes already?
Marrow Sandals: These easy-on flip-flops will help keep those small feet protected
from hot sand and rough shells! Popular, practical, comfortable, soft, and inexpensive
is how we hear people describe these popular beach sandals. These are the sandals
which will put your mark on the beach. One simple question for you. Neopets
who wear socks and sandals: what are they thinking? Put another way... maybe
some owners might not want to see those freakishly wide feet with their stubby
toes and clawlike toenails!
Sun Hat: A walk along the beach is all about shell collecting and relaxation
but it's also important to keep the sun out of your eyes. Whenever you want
to look brilliant on the beach, wear a wide brim hat but please don't show up
in public wearing that Meerca Propeller Hat anymore because your buddies are
still laughing at you behind your back! If you like stupid hats, then go for
it, but don't say I didn't warn you! *chuckles*
Cool Shades: Sitting in the sun isn't relaxing if you have the sun in your
eyes. Always be sporting your sunglasses for added protection. Update your look
with the hot new trends in this season's eyewear. Any pair of sunglasses is
enough to brighten your day! Your Neopets' future may be bright, but they gotta
wear shades!! (You just knew I had to say it! tee hee)
Tropical Swim Trunks: What should you wear to your beach bash? While it may
be a moment of dread to try on your first bathing suit of the summer, there
are options for softening the blow. Why not wear Tropical Swim Trucks! So dive
into summer, wearing the perfect bathing suit. You'll look and feel confident
as you're catching a wave at the beach with your Neofriends! Any other Neopets
out there dread bathing suit season? or is just mine? *shrugs*
Wave Print Beach Ball: And let's not forget the old beach standby, the beach
ball. What better way to celebrate the warm weather! You'll enjoy countless
hours of fun-in-the-sun even if your favorite inflatable beach ball rolls away
from you at the slightest hint of a breeze! Who doesn't love beach balls especially
since it's fun diving in the sand after the ball because you don't get hurt!
Beach Sandcastle Set: Neopets love digging and building in the sand, it's a
must for a beach visit. There is no wrong way to build a sandcastle. Why spend
money on toys when you can use free beach sand? Indulge your creative side and
create your very own dream sand castle. Build it too close to the water, and
it will get washed away before you can fully enjoy it. It is safe as long as
you do not build structures that can collapse and bury you... haha.
Blue Chomby Float Ring: How could I forget such a thing? Keep away the boredom
bug. Delight your little one with this colorful, fun beach-time float and see
how much fun they have splashing and squealing with laughter! Float away your
problems while relaxing at the beach. Owners of all ages have more fun in the
surf and sun when floating on a water toy that is filled with personality.
Pea Chia Kite: Up up & away! Feel all the excitement of the sea and the air,
when you launch a kite and test your skills. Flying a kite makes "together-time"
easy for families since kites are so much fun; everyone will want to have a
go! So grab a kite and get started. Please don't try to eat the pea kite, though;
it's not actually very tasty! *winks*
Now I invite you and your Neopets to take a walk down the beach, and keep your
eyes peeled for treasures! Can't get to the beach? Well, you could visit Mystery
Island's Beach and imagine yourself there, or play a game of Mynci volleyball
with your Neopets, or surround yourself with beach items and shells just the
same! ;) - Chelle