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Summer 2012 Beach Essentials Staff Picks (Plus enter to win a Philips Ladyshave HP6370!)

Posted by Ali | Monday April 30, 201234 comments
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Summer 2012 Beach Essentials
Planning for a day at the beach is both exciting and humbling.  Exciting because of the weather, waves and wonderful boys.  Humbling because, well… guys really have the better end of it on this one, don't they? 

But instead of focusing on our imperfections, why not have some fun picking out the right swimsuit and beachy essentials that you can feel confident wearing?  These are our staff picks (in some cases if money were no object):

2012 Summer Beach Essentials
Ali: Shan is my favourite swimsuit label so I started my search there and let the colour inspire the rest.  I love the look of these white Chanel sunglasses and these Michael Kors sandalsLacoste makes colourful, plush beach towels and I just know you are going to ask to borrow this Marni beach bag I imagine-bought. I'll confess, I won't be wearing the arm cuff to the beach or the studded bracelet, but perhaps the chunky bracelets? Or not.

Summer 2012 Beach Essentials
Alexandra: I love this polka dot bikini from Zara because of the retro inspired bandeau top. The twist detail in the front is chic and simple but cute. That was my inspiration for the rest of the outfit: cute, chic, simple and vintage-inspired. I picked a floppy straw hat from Modcloth and a straw beach bag, also from Zara. Paired with wayfarers from Anthropologie, this outfit reminds me of yachting on the Italian Riviera in the 1960s.

Summer 2012 Beach Essentials
Mandy: When I first laid eyes on this gorgeous Miu Miu Bikini, I was in love. The scallop detailing and the bow is just too adorable! It also pairs perfectly with this light, flowy Nasty Gal Shawl. These Tom Ford Anouk shades are classy with a catty twist! Together with J Crew’s Boardwalk tote and Land’s End Beach towel (did I mention that you can get it monogrammed? Ah-May-Zing!) I think I’m ready for summer!

Now that you're inspired to bare it all for the beach, you'll need a Philips Ladyshave HP6370 (read our review here). "Why?" you ask?  Who doesn't need an electric shaver with built-in light and bikini trimmer attachment?  Especially the bikini trimmer.  Exactly.  Lucky for you, we are giving away three every week!  Sneak peek:

Win a Philips Ladyshave HP6370
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Whose beach look do you like the best?

*No purchase necessary. Limit of one entry per person, must be a ChickAdvisor member. Open only to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), must be age of majority. Contest closes May 6, 2012. Skill testing question required. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. You may enter 1 (one) time every week during the contest period for a maximum of 4 (four) valid entries. Total approximate retail value of Philips Ladyshave prize is $79.99 CDN.
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34 Comments

on May 23, 2012  KatelynRose1984  20,704 said:

I absolutely love the pink, ruffled bathing suit. So adorable! Can't wait for actual summer.

on May 10, 2012  takoda  28,497 said:


Congrats ladies, I hope you all enjoy your new shavers!!

on May 09, 2012  Aliza  13,970 said:

Congrats ladies!

on May 09, 2012  mamaluv  STAFF said:

UPDATE: This contest is now closed.

Congratulations go out to henrys, huskyfrompluto, and cban who are our Philips Ladyshave winners this week!

on May 04, 2012  shanaz  5,826 said:


I LOVEEEE MANDY'S LOOK!!

on May 04, 2012  Chick1289  1,603 said:

I like Mandy's beach look best. Classic and trendy!

on May 03, 2012  Tynk  2,039 said:

Love Mandy's pick!

on May 03, 2012  flower  4,418 said:


I like all the totes!

on May 03, 2012  ecawson  280 said:


I like Alexandra's pick. The polka dot bandeau is super cute, and I love the glasses :)

on May 03, 2012  catvonstein  434 said:

I love Ali's picks... I'm loving the one piece suits this year, and to see one chosen that's not black is great as i love this pink bold color!! The

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