With year round LA sun, if you think I’m not obsessed with covering my kids from head to toe with sunscreen, you’re wrong. But my sunscreen fantasies often fail very short. They hate being slathered, run away half the time and it all washes off in the pool anyway. The waterproof stuff is often so yucky and toxic. So why not add one extra layer of protection? Literally!
Enter Snapper Rock (www.snapperrock.com) is the leading children’s swimwear brand with UV50+ protection, blocking 98% of all harmful rays. Just in time for summer!! Snapper Rock has the most adorable, picky-kid approved styles including bikinis, shorts, rash guards and one-pieces.With over 80 styles, colors and prints in the best sun protective swimwear on the market.
My daughter is so ga-ga over the line, the both of us spend way too long looking at every style and option, trying to pick. My son looks so fricken cute in the board shorts, I want to eat him. I took super crappy photos of them last week wearing them, so I’ll spare you my bad photography and offer some pretty styles from the online shop.
Go check it out and grab something cute, it’s a win win for all!
Simply freaking out over this one. Glow. Radiate. Protect. Nourish. Enhance.
My number one go to since I tried my first dab. #obsessed.
Protect and perfect skin in an instant.
Created in partnership with acclaimed US dermatologist Dr. Noëlle Sherber, M.D., F.A.A.D. (Harvard University, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Columbia University), Soleil meets the need for a best-in-breed multi-tasker.
This powerhouse tinted fluid gives skin instant radiant coverage, while at the same time, fights the most common signs of aging. Packed with all-mineral SPF 20, this fluid fortifies skin with anti-oxidant protection, evens skin tone, and wages war on wrinkles. The sheer tint gently transforms the skin to the most natural honeyed perfection and is suitable for all skin tones. Developed with brush- on effortless application, the silky fluid texture glides on the skin, creating suppleness and luminosity while safeguarding and preserving the complexion now and over time. Your serum in shining armor has arrived!
Star Ingredients: Red Algae, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E and Bisabolol, Dermaxyl, Superoxide Dismutase, Green Tea Extract
- NO nanoparticles
- Hypoallergenic, vegan and gluten-free formula.
- 100% natural fragrance.
- NO parabens, oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfates, propylene glycol, animal ingredients or testing, no synthetic fragrances or colors.
I took my kids to the sweltering hot desert this weekend at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Somehow I managed to pack every crayon, walkie-talkie and Pokemon card for my kids but totally forgot sunblock and any kind of hair “primping” product for myself. Fortunately for me, the simple yet totally awesome “Feel Good Spa” at the Ace Hotel carries the Sun Bum line. So, as soon as we arrived, I got myself waxed by a lovely tatted up Jewish girl from San Diego with a San Fernando Valley Girl accent and stocked up on some Sun Bum Beach Formula Shine On ($19.99) lightweight oil for the hair and SPF 50 Original Spray Sunscreen ($15.99) .
I have naturally thick curly hair with a soft texture that thrives in humidity and gets brittle in dry weather. I decided to just condition my hair this weekend and to continually reapply the Sun Bum Shine On. By the time I left the desert, my curls, which would normally be reminiscent of Alphaba’s broom, were their normal soft silky selves. It wasn’t necessarily a “scientific” experiment, but I’m definitely going to have to credit that to Shine On. Or maybe it was the many margaritas poolside and the endless supply of incredibly average beige colored kid food I inhaled.
The SPF 50 Original Spray Sunscreen was the first sunscreen that my 11 year old was willing to apply without a fight. Unprompted, he blurted, “this smells good and it doesn’t feel oily.” And apparently it is not too stingy either, because two margaritas in, I accidentally sprayed it near his eyes and was met with very little complaining.
Ultimately, the crayons melted all over the car seat, channel 1 on the walkie talkies was intercepted by some freaky pervert trucker dude, and the Pokemon cards just caused endless grief and hostile negotiations. But, I’m pleased to say, I left the desert with my kids free of sun burns, my legs as white as paste and my curls as soft as a baby’s ass. That’s a pretty good showing for Sun Bum and a darn good weekend overall.
Written by Meredith Morton
Meredith is a mom of three perfectly behaved and always impeccably dressed boys who never cuss or fight. She prefers exercise to the side effects of lithium. You can follow her on Instagram @meredithmorton but don’t expect too much.
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