Sunscreen recommendations summer 2018

pictured from left: UPF sun hat in black / rose gold and black sunglasses / Lancome sunscreen SPF 30 / Supergoop with Milly SPF 50 setting spray / Sugar Fresh lip sunscreen (LOVE this product! Avl in several colors!) / SPF 40 setting powder /

There are over 91,000 cases of melanoma diagnosed every year, according to the American Cancer Society. This is a large amount of cases. Although melanoma is treatable by a medical professional, do you really want to end up at that point? There is nothing scarier then finding melanoma on your skin, and wondering how the biopsy will come back! Yikes!

The best way to prevent melanoma, and hopefully never find yourself waiting for biopsy results, or worse; going through chemo to treat it, is to protect yourself now! There are so many ways to prevent melanoma, it makes prevention easy!

Let’s start at the top; our heads. I have owned a San Diego Hat Company hat for fifteen years now; and I love it! Their hats offer UPF protection (the fabric version of SPF) which is a great addition to wearing sunscreen on our skin. Love it! I highly recommend one of their hats! Here are my favorites for summer 2018:

In addition to hats, it is important to wear sunglasses in order to protect your eyes. Look for lenses which block UVA/UVB rays for ultimate protection. This doesn’t prevent melanoma, but it does protect your eyes; might as well protect everything you can!

The most important way to combat melanoma, and protect your precious skin, is to wear sunscreen. I love this facial sunscreen by Lancome, this lip protection by Fresh. In addition, a setting powder with SPF is a great addition to wearing facial sunscreen; I love this one by Supergoop. With three kids running around, I have found the easiest way to protect their bodies is with a spray-on sunscreen, such as this vitamin-infused one by Supergoop.

Even if you aren’t planning on being outside, it is a good practice to wear sunscreen everyday. The sun can touch your skin walking to and from the car, it goes through car windows; and even windows in your home. Always be protected and prepared!

To learn more about Melanoma, please visit the American Cancer Society’s website for further information.

Shop my favorites sun protection products for summer 2018:

Today is National Melanoma Awareness Day, so be sure to look for posts with the hashtag #MelanomaMonday on social media; and remember to protect yourself against the sun!

Thanks for stopping by!



TOMS pop-up shop and event at Santana Row












Pictured: TOMS pop-up shop at Santana Row happening now through the end of August. / Crafting with TOMS / Trying on sunglasses / From background left: Rita, myself, Donna, Sarah, Jenna, Alyson,Monica and Cheryl. (group photo courtesy of TOMS)

TOMS held a blogger party on Friday, July 25, 2014 which included a special presentation with details about the brand’s pop-up shop at Santana Row as well as the eye-wear collection. As guests, we also enjoyed dinner, dessert, great company and crafting time! We were also able to view the new fall 2014 collection, which is on embargo so I cannot show it to you-I wish I could share it with you! It is fabulous!

TOMS is an incredible brand which many people may know as the amazing company that gives one pair of shoes to the needy for every pair of shoes purchased. In addition to comfortable slip-on shoes, TOMS has added eye-wear to their collection which gives the gift of prescription eye-wear or cataract operations. TOMS has also recently introduced coffee beans to their product line which give the gift of water. 

Santana Row is fortunate to have a rare TOMS pop-up shop for the summer. The pop-up shop features the entire eye-wear collection which includes hard-to-find and rare styles. In addition to eye-wear, the TOMS pop-up shop includes a few pairs of select TOMS shoes, coffee beans and jewelry from the TOMS marketplace.

The TOMS marketplace is an innovative concept which can be found online at TOMS.com. The products found in the TOMS marketplace all include a cause which sales from the products benefit. To learn more about TOMS marketplace, please visit TOMS.com

To learn more about TOMS and the wonderful work they do, please visit TOMS.com.

A few of my favorite products with a cause from TOMS for summer:


Slip-ons / glasses / glasses / wedges

BCBG Courage sunglasses

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Photos: Sunglasses c/o BCBG via Clearvision Optical/ Earrings: Swarovski / Lipstick: c/o Laura MercierMyth/ Necklace: old similar  here and here / Top: Gap / Sweater: Banana Republic / Skirt: Banana Republic / Handbag: YSl (old) similar here and here / Bracelet: Proenza Schouler for Target / Nail Polish: Chanel Rose Moire / Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff / Toe Nail Polish: Chanel Mysterious

One of my favorite things about October is that designers and brands release fabulous pink products which benefit breast cancer research. These beautiful sunglasses from BCBG encourage “Courage” and sales from the glasses directly benefit the search for a cure. Love that!

What are some of your favorite products, which you have found this month, that benefit breast cancer awareness and/or research?

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