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Friday, April 28, 2017

Is This Game-Changing Sunscreen?


Around Easter is when I access where I am in the sunscreen department for the upcoming season. Did you know that sunscreens expire? Yeah, check yours because they do.

So why don’t you replace yours with these fun foaming ones from COPPERTONE? A first of its kind with over 5 years in the making, is their WaterBABIES Pure & Simple Whipped Sunscreen SPF 50 ($10.99/5oz @ and CLEARLYSheer Whipped Sunscreen SPF 30 ($13.99/5oz @, Each of these comes out as a foam instead of a lotion or oil. As you can see from the picture, it really looks like shaving cream! But know that it sinks into skin pretty quickly and there was no scent to either.


I’m pretty weird about my sunscreen in that I hate when I can feel it on my skin and this usually only happens on my body, not face. And because of this, I tend to stick to two brands I know don’t make me squirm but I’m delighted to report that these two did not feel like a layer on my skin. The WaterBABIES one felt a tad chalky to the touch after it dried down but other than that? These get the thumbs up from me.


Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Splurge vs Save – What U Need This Summer


This is the first post in an on-going feature on products you need in your beauty arsenal leading up to summertime with a splurge vs save option for each recommendation. Is a sunscreen on your list this summer?

So let’s get to the first category, sunscreen. The formulas are getting better when it comes to ones that go on clear or at least quickly fade to clear.

$ - COPPERTONE Clearly Sheer Faces Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 ($7.99/2oz @ - water-resistant for 80 minutes. Absorbs quickly. 

$$$ - KIEHL’S Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ ($38/1.7oz, $61/4.2oz @ - mineral-based. Great for those with sensitive skin. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

What You Need for a Weekend Getaway


What-Makes-for-a-Good-smallNow that summer has wound down, so have the vacations. But we still want to go on those getaways, if only for a weekend but how many times have you forgotten something?

Here are some essentials you should pack before hitting the road next time:

Makeup Bag - SEPHORA COLLECTION The High Roller ($48 @ – this one had velcro’d in see-through makeup bags inside that you can store all your weekend items. Unroll it and hang it from the door with its built-in hanger to see all your items at one time.

Hair Volumizer - TAYA Amazon White Clay & Acacia Collagen Hair Plumper ($24/8oz @ – no matter where I travel, I seem to bring my flat hair with me but this one seem to keep the case of the permanent flatsies at bay. The combo of a mousse and hairspray in one helps give hair volume and hold.

Nude Lippie - HOURGLASS COSMETICS Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No. 5 ($30 @ – I love a lip balm when I’m traveling but I also need a little color or rather polish to my look, so what better way then with a nude lippie?

Sun Protection for Hair - L’OREAL Everpure UV Protect Spray in Rosemary Mint ($8.99/8.5oz @ and drugstores nationwide) – since going full on red, as in redhead, I am super protective from keep it true as long as possible. The sun can wreak havoc on hair color, so do yourself a favor, if you’re not wearing a hat, spray on this protective “hat” of sunscreen. You spend good money on your hair color so shouldn’t you make it last?

Sun Protection for Skin - COPPERTONE Faces Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 ($9.89/2oz @ – no matter what time of year it is, You. Need. Sunscreen! Sometimes sunscreens can sting but this one is formulated for sensitive skins and doesn’t leave a white hue behind.

Deodorant/Antiperspirant - CERTAIN DRI Antiperspirant Roll-On for Excessive Perspiration ($6.29/1.2oz @ – I’ve tried sooooo many out there and at the end of the day, this seems to be the only one that works and works consistently.

Cheek Color - NARS Multiple in Portofino ($39 @ – I find that a medium coral on cheeks looks swell any time of year and is unexpected in the fall to winter months. And it makes me look wide awake than I may be feeling.  

Face Mist - NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES White Tea Facial Mist ($19/1.52oz @ - to soothe skin with the possible climate changes. No matter what time of year, I like to have a face mist on hand and this contains 92% organic ingredients. 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Time to get your sunscreen on! Don’t forget the season’s most important product! And yes, I say this with exclamation points and many of them!! I’m not perfect and I do forget so I recommend putting any you have front and center so it will become part of your daily beauty routine. And some of the below ones are the continuous mist kind that can be sprayed at any angle (all should be in this form!).

And also note that sunscreens do expire so may I recommend some new ones?


From L to R:


GOCLEAR Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 12 ($33/1.7oz @ – made specifically for the face, this oil-free UVA/UVB cream contains botanical extracts and particularly suited for those with blemish-prone skin.


COPPERTONE Continuous Sunblock Spray, SPF 30 ($9.99/6oz @  - these Continuous Spray sunscreens are some of my favorites as they are no rub and come out and apply totally clear. Rarely do I ever mention a product twice on the site but these are so great and come at a great price, that I have to.


OSCAR BLANDI Capri Sun-Shield Spray ($20/8oz @ – another product under the category of you-spent-all-that-money-on-your-hair-color-now-make-it-last. The sun can really wreak havoc on strands, so protect them.


HAMPTON SUN Continue Mist Sunscreen SPF 55 ($32/5oz @ and – I’ve been on the hunt for non-whitening-for-15-minute one for my face and this one is good for face and body and it’s totally clear!


Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to for review purposes. Some I bought.


Sunday, August 05, 2007

Coppertone Has Sun-Sational Sunscreens



A good quality sunscreen doesn’t have to break the bank especially since you should reapply an ample amount throughout the day. COPPERTONE’s latest collection of sunscreeens has one for every situation. Need to cover Johnny with a high SPF before he goes outside to play? Kids QuickCover Lotion Spray Sunscreen, SPF 50. Need one that’s Oil-Free? Oil-Free QuickCover Lotion Spray Sunscreen. Playing on the local softball team this summer? Continuous Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50. And for those like me who are just plain lazy when it comes to exerting any effort to rub it in, Continuous No-Rub Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50. $6.99-$9.996oz @

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