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!



Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Holiday gift ideas for her

From top left: Handbag (under $200) / Blanket Scarf (under $25) / Watch (eco-conscious and under $50)  / Lipstick (luxury under $100!) / Sweater (under $90) / Lipstick and Nail Polish gift set (under $90) / Rings (two for under $60) / Skincare pots (under $40 for two!) / Portable phone charger (MUST-HAVE! Under $25) / Earrings (under $40) / Hat and mittens set (under $60)

The holidays are here! This means it is time to start stocking up on gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and any holiday you celebrate! The best gifts for her, gifts for your BFF, gifts for Mom, gifts for co-workers, and gifts for anyone on your list, are on store shelves right now. People are already shopping, and the longer we wait, the less we will find for our loved ones! Personally, I love being done with my shopping by Thanksgiving. That way I can enjoy all the parties that come with with Christmas season!

Without further adieu, here are the perfect gifts for her this holiday season!

Blanket scarves are a HUGE trend right now. Not only are they cozy and soft, blanket scarves are hot on the street. Everyone covets a blanket scarf in plaid. Due to this fabulous, and very cozy, street style trend, I found a few fabulous blanket scarves around the web, and assembled them into the following widget for easy shopping. I hope you love them! Several of them are on my wish list for Christmas!

Portable phone chargers are hot on people’s holiday gift wish list this season. Portable phone chargers are a must-have while at work, on the go, and while traveling. I always carry two with me when I am out. I would die without them! They keep me connected. This is why portable phone chargers make the perfect gift, and practical gift, for that special someone on your list! Here are few stylish, and practical, portable phone chargers she will love for Christmas, or whichever holiday she celebrates!

Cameras make fabulous holiday gifts! With digital technology, DSLR cameras have become increasingly easy to use. For this reason, everyone wants one! My favorite is Nikon, but there are several sets, or kits, on the market which are reliable. Here are my picks for holiday gifts this season.

What girl doesn’t love shoes? More specifically, what girl doesn’t love over-the-knee boots! They are a huge trend this season from both the runways, and the streets. If you know her shoe size, here are a few fabulous over-the-knee boots for holiday gift giving this season.

Every girl wants to look, and smell, her best. Why not give her the gift of beauty this holiday season? The following beauty gifts for the holidays are both on trend, and in demand, this holiday season.

Keep her cozy this holiday season with beanies, hats, coats, turtleneck sweaters, mittens, robes, and slippers! Here are a few fabulous ways to keep cozy this winter. Every girl wants something cozy for Christmas! Or any holiday this winter for that matter!

While men love their cars, women loves their handbags. Why not get her the IT bag du jour for the holidays? She will LOVE you forever. Here are the current IT bags for 2015, and into 2016, that she will love to see under the Christmas tree this year.

Jewelry is always the perfect go-to gift for the holiday season. Here are a few well-priced baubles she will love to receive this holiday season.

There are you have it! The perfect gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and any holiday you give gifts for this winter season! Enjoy the holidays, happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

On the lake

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Pictured: Hat: Eric Javits / Earrings: John Hardy / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Petal” / Top: JCrew / Short: Gap / Tote: Rebecca Minkoff / Bracelet: Tory Burch / Rings: John Hardy / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gaia” / Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out, also love this pair)

A couple of week ago my family spent time with our friends at their lake house. It was a beautiful weekend with swimming, boating, fishing, jumping off rocks and more! Our kids had a lot of fun and we enjoyed spending time with our friends. 

Since we were on a lake, and one of our many activities was boating, I decided to go for a nautical look. This hat, which offers SPF protection, came in handy over the weekend and kept my face from being burned. The JCrew top I am wearing in these photos has also become a favorite of mine this summer. See how I styled it with a skirt here. The Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote I carried was perfect for storing towels, goggles for the kids, sunblock, and a sweatshirt just in case the weather changed.

Overall, the weekend was beautiful, fun and relaxing! I hope you have been able to get away this summer. What types of summer getaways do you enjoy?