JLo's Beach Essentials

Heather Muir, Allure magazine

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I'm actually bummed American Idol has finally come to an end, but only because I won't be able to drool over Jennifer Lopez's hairstyle, makeup, and outfit choices a few times each week-talk about beauty inspiration. Good thing I recently got my bronze-goddess fix when I talked to the superstar about what she packs in her beach bag. (I mean, honestly, does anyone else do the beach babe look any better? I think not.) We all know Casper will be in tow, but here's what else J.Lo will have with her when she's basking in the sun:

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"I always wear sunscreen. My favorite for body is L'Oréal Paris Sublime SPF 50+, and I use it on my little coconuts, too." (And before you even ask, her "little coconuts" are her twins, Max and Emme.)

Lip gloss.
"I don't wear a lot of makeup to the beach, but I do always keep a nude lip gloss in every bag."

"I am listening to Rihanna, Drake, and Bruno Mars right now-they all make me want to dance."

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"I wear my hair wavy-that's how it is naturally-and I throw on a big, floppy Eugenia Kim hat or a silk scarf to keep my hair from drying out. And I always have my Gucci glasses."

"I wear fragrance every day. My new one, Glowing, has a woody amber scent that makes me feel beautiful. I love to spray it on after a day at the beach before going out at night." FYI: Glowing is Lopez's 18th (yes, 18th!) fragrance, and the bottle literally glows-it lights up for 15 seconds when you spray it.

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Rubber toy.
"I keep a little blue whale in my bag that the kids love to play with at the beach."

"I'm a fanatic about reading all of the fashion magazines at the beach."

Self tanner.
"Instead of using bronzer at the beach, I usually use LOréal Paris Sublime Bronze Clear Self-Tanning Gel."

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