As far as we’re concerned with our soaring temps, summer is officially here, which means plenty of poolside parties and days spent basking at the beach. While finding the perfect bikini is important, so is what you pack in your beach bag. We've done all the hard work for you and rounded up the essential items sure to make your summer stress-free and all available now at Stockland Gladstone!

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1. You're sure to get wet so avoid those panda eyes and make sure you have a mascara that will stay. Napoleon Mesmer-eyes Waterproof Mascara $25, Terry White Chemist 

2. Sunglasses are the ultimate summer staple and we are crushing on these vintage style Pradas PR24Q553 $350, The Sunglass Hut

3. Hat's are back in a big way so try out this cute wide brim crochet hat in black $20, Target

4. Make a statement with these bright, fun colour beaded sandals $79.99, Big W

5. This hot retro beach chair won't blend in the with rest $10, Kmart

6. Wrinkles are never an issue with this hazy floral kimono only $25, Supre 

7. This aptly named 'Afro Comb' will help you tame that surf hair while preventing any breakages $9.95, Stefan

8. Avoid sunburn with my favourite sunscreen. It is non-comedogenic (won't clog), super light, oil free and PABA free! Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face 50+ $13.79, Terry White Chemist

9. Target have the widest range of beach tote's this season choose from 5 different prints. This one is Tropical - Green $20, Target

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