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!



Clarisonic Mia Fit review

clarisonic mia fit review

Pictured: c/o Clarisonic Mia Fit in pink / c/o Lancome Creme Radiance

How cute is this little Clarisonic Mia Fit in pink! I am so excited to have the opportunity to talk to you about it.

I have always washed my face using clean hands, water, face wash, and my hands. One thing I have always noticed, is that I need to exfoliate; or deep clean. I have tried using exfoliating face washes, but they never seem to leave my skin as smooth as a spa facial; and those can get expensive!

The Clarisonic Mia Fit is such a cute, small version of the large Clarisonic facial skin cleansing system, which has been in stores for years. It always looked a little bit intimating to me, which is why I never tested one out. So when I heard about the Mia Fit by Clarisonic, I was so excited to give it try! It is compact, not intimidating, and extremely easy to use. Love that!

I am so happy I had a chance to use the Clarisonic Mia Fit in pink. After one use, my skin felt as smooth and clean as after a spa facial. I could not believe it! Facials run north of $100 a pop, so it is definitely something I don’t want to do more than once a month; plus they take over an hour! Now, every time I use my cute little Mia Fit by Clarisonic, my skin glows like I just walked out of a spa!

Since I don’t wear foundation unless it is a special occasion, this is perfect for my lifestyle. I like to have a wash-and-go face. The compact size of the Mia Fit makes it easy to use daily, plus it will be easy to pack and take with me on vacation! Love!

The Clarisonic Mia Fit is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on now through August 5, 2016. So for a limited time, you can grab one on sale here! Love that! You can also find the Mia Fit in more colors below. Thanks for stopping by, and stay fabulous 😉

Lancome Visionnaire Blur review


On March 1, 2014 Sephora launched Lancome’s new “Visionnaire Blur”  cream. This extraordinary innovation from Lancome minimizes or “blurs” all those imperfections on one’s face which can add age to skin. One minute after application, Lancome’s “Visionnaire Blur” minimizes fine lines, discolorations and large pores. These are all problems I have with my skin!

I was fortunate enough to receive a sample of Lancome’s “Visionnaire Blur” for review from Sephora in mid-February. Over the past couple of weeks I have been able to put Lancome’s “Visionnaire Blur” to the test. After all, I have sun damaged skin, so it can be pretty tough to minimize anything on my face without concealer and foundation!

I was thrilled when I tested Lancome’s “Visionnaire Blur” because my fine lines seemed less visible and my uneven skin tone appeared to have been covered up; it was almost as if I had put on a light layer of concealer! I have large pores in my t-zone, those were still visible but did not seem AS visible as usual. I did my usual skin care routine which involves washing my face and applying face cream with SPF 30. After I applied my face cream, I used Lancome’s “Visionnaire Blur” and I could see the results right away. Love that!

Lancome has also come out with an eye cream in their “Visionnaire” line which I definitely need to get my hands on to try! 

Lancome’s “Visionnaire Blur” starts at $55 and can be found online at Sephora.