My Favorite Must-Have Skin & Hair Products this Summer! Sun Bum!

Summer is still here and that often means hair care is different and also Sunscreen is a must! It’s always a must for me living in sunny So Cal but here are my new favorite to-go-to products from Sun Bum!

The Original SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion is my favorite! The moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and it works great on outings such as the beach and the waterpark! It is water resistant up to 80 minutes and I love the smell! It also leaves my skin soft and it isn’t greasy! I also like the SPF 15 Original Spray Sunscreen! It’s not a very high SPF so I don’t use it daily but this one works well and smells great!

I also love their Shampoo and Conditioner but my favorite is their Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave in Conditioner because it works and it protects your hair from UV rays. It isn’t sticky and I love taking this one with me on travel. Sonny’s Original Surf Paste is a must and has great hold. It is also great for fine hair. It also smells good and doesn’t flake in your hair.

Find out more about all these products and more here.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and any opinions are my own. I only feature products I highly recommend. 

Inclusion & Diversity Begins with Children: Proud of My Family Event @ Museum

Adding a positive voice to the national narrative around inclusion, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose kicks off its fourth annual Proud of My Family weekend August 18 & 19. Children and adults will enjoy activities designed to celebrate all types of families, especially LGBTQ+ parents, relatives, and friends.

Recognizing that lasting change begins with children, the event supports the museum’s Inclusion and Cultural Competence strategic commitment to build awareness and understanding among people of diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic situations, religions, abilities, and family configurations.

“Our goal is to always make every family feel welcome and celebrated at the museum,” said Marilee Jennings, executive director of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. “This event helps foster understanding while recognizing that families come in all types of configurations and that what binds us are the shared hopes and dreams for our children and their futures.”

The jam-packed weekend includes festive rainbow art activities, moving and grooving in the Rainbow Dance Zone, getting creative with the temporary art installation around the colors of the Pride flag, and learning from partner organizations who will be onsite sharing resources about the LGBTQ+ community. Award-winning children’s recording artist Tim Cain performs Saturday and the Rainbow Women’s Chorus on Sunday.  They’ll be a Drag Queen Storytime at 3 p.m. with a “Meet and Greet” and a Pride Parade at 4 p.m. each day, both sponsored and led by SV Pride.

Proud of My Family Activities

August 18 & 19, 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Special Performances

 

Saturday:

  • Musician Tim Cain will perform acoustic music at noon.
  • Storytime with Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” at 11:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Drag Queen Storytime at 3 p.m.

 

Sunday:

  • Rainbow Women’s Chorus will perform at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m
  • Special guest caricature artist Hortencia Martin will draw family caricatures
  • Storytime with Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Drag Queen Storytime at 3 p.m.

Ongoing Weekend Activities:

  • Create family portraits.
  • Join in a Rainbow Dance Party. Stretch, jump, spin and move with colorful streamers, pom-poms, capes and accessories.
  • Make rainbow friendship bracelets. Learn to tie knots and enhance fine motor skills by creating colorful yarn bracelets for friends and family.
  • Rainbow Reflections. Learn the meaning behind each color of the Pride Flag and contribute to the installation by drawing an interpretation of each color.
  • Partners from the LGBTQ+ community will be on-site offering information, resources, and coloring pages.
  • Family photo op. Strike a pose and make lasting memories with the colorful backdrop.
  • Paint your face with rainbows.
  • Explore rainbows and light in the Art Studio.
  • Fashion a cornhusk doll with colorful fabrics.
  • Create a nature journal. Find all the colors of the rainbow in the museum’s backyard.

 

Cost of admission: adults: $15; children: $15; seniors: $14; infants and members are free. All activities are included in the price of museum admission.

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About Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is one of the largest museums of its kind in the nation. Since opening its doors in 1990, the museum has welcomed over 8.6 million visitors and has offered new exhibits each year that respond to children’s diverse educational needs. The striking 52,000 square foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta and is a beacon of discovery. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations.  For more information about the Museum, visit www.cdm.org.

Dog Days – One Very Funny Story About 12 People and 4 Dogs

Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog’s therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop. Daisy is a dog walker who’s enamored with a client. Garrett pines for a woman while trying to keep his adopt-a-dog business afloat. The beloved canines in their lives soon start to influence their careers, friendships and romantic relationships in funny and unexpected ways. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Zoe C. comments, “I love this film because it follows a bunch of intertwined relationships that all revolve around dogs. It’s one story about 12 people and four dogs.” See her full review below.

Dog Days
By Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 9

This live action film is very entertaining and exciting. I love dogs, so seeing all the dogs on the big screen was very exciting for me. It is really cool. I love this film because it follows a bunch of intertwined relationships that all revolve around dogs. It’s one story about 12 people and four dogs. I also really love the comedy. There are some sad moments, but the jokes are very funny.

This film has several storylines. One is about a girl named Elizabeth (Nina Dobrev), who hosts a show called “Wake Up LA.” She has a new co-host who she does n’t get along with and she is heartbroken because recently she found out her boyfriend was cheating on her. Later, we meet Tara (Vanessa Hudgens) who works as a barista, thinks she’s looking for love, but instead finds a sweet adorable dog, a Chihuahua, outside the coffee shop that she adopts. Then, there’s Ruth and her husband Greg who are soon to become parents and give their dog to Ruth’s brother. Next are Walter and Tyler (Finn Wolfhard). Walter lost his pug and Tyler is helping him find it. Last are Gracie and Kurt who adopt a daughter who does n’t talk much until she finds an adorable pug.

Dog Days’ director, Ken Marino is a writer and actor as well. He combines all the stories so well and they all flow nicely. The performances are quite believable and the jokes are very funny. There is romance, but also other important relationships, friendship and love between brothers and family members. The actors are all quite wonderful. Their casual costumes make them very realistic. Los Angeles is the perfect location for this story, because it fits the storyline and the light and colors are perfect. I especially love all the scenes that the Chihuahua Gertrude appears in.

You don’t need to love dogs to like this film! The message is that we all need love and we can learn from dogs a lot about unconditional love. It does not have strong language, but some scenes may be not the most appropriate for kids under the age of 7, so please be cautious of that.

I rate this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 18 as well as adults. It is touching, funny, and  very entertaining. It is a not spectacular, elaborated production, but the story flows nicely and the actors’ performances make this movie very enjoyable to watch. It opens in theaters August 8, 2018 so, put it on your radar screen.

 

Credit: KIDS FIRST!
Photo by Jacob Yakob / LD Entertainment – © New Tricks LLC

 

 

The Meg – An Entertaining Homage to Shark Flicks with Vibrant Special Effects

Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it – an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean – carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive … and on the hunt? KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “The Meg is a somewhat entertaining homage to old-era shark flicks. A frightful direction and vibrant special effects provide a serviceable summer-end movie. Fans of shark flicks may want to check it out.” See his full review below.

The Meg

By Arjun N., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16

The Meg is a somewhat entertaining homage to old-era shark flicks. A frightful direction and vibrant special effects provide a serviceable summer-end movie. Fans of shark flicks may want to check it out.

The movie follows a Shanghai-based, deep-sea team as they seek to postulate new discoveries among the underwater trenches. However, their discoveries go awry when a previously thought extinct Megalodon attacks their submersibles and threatens to roam the Shanghai seas. With time on the run, team leader Dr. Zhao (Winston Chao) recruits former rescue diver Jonas (Jason Statham). Unbeknownst to everyone, Jonas has previously encountered the same Megalodon and must now confront his fears to save those aboard.

Jason Statham, as Jonas, is always a vibrant presence with his charm and smarm making gold of the cheesy script. He also excels in his underwater stunts, creating some nail-biting thrills. Bingbing Li, as Suyin, proves herself as a smart, yet impatient presence, who wants to prove herself. However, she does fall key to an unnecessary clichéd father-daughter subplot, but makes the best of what she is given. Winston Chao, as Dr. Zhang, greatly presents his fears and desperation for Suyin and the mission, in spite of the weak backing for the emotional stakes of the two. Rainn Wilson, as Jacks, heightens his stereotypical rich guy presence with well-timed remarks alike his in The Office. Shuya Sophia Cai, as Meiyang, is my favorite character in her banter with Statham and brave actions power her from just being a 8-year-old damsel in distress. She truly excels in her first, breakout role. Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, and Cliff Curtis complete the rest of the pack, each giving a unique performance, even if the characters can be viewed as expendable at times.

Jon Turteltaub’s direction allows for brisk thrills taking inspiration from Jaws, but allowing for his own unique takes on the genre. My favorite scene is the final act, as it goes all in with the illogic of the shark conflicts allowing for a fun conclusion. The other flaws are the inconsistency of the tone and writing of the movie, which goes from serious to knowingly funny at times and the placement of the scenes feels off at times. The movie also suffers by detracting from the shark conflict and focusing on poorly written character situations. In fact, it takes a long amount of occasionally grueling time and development for the Megalodon to even show up.

The movie’s message is that being a hero can come with its fair share of compromises. I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, because of intense action, gore and some language. The movie releases in theaters on August 10, 2018 so check it out.

  Credit: KIDS FIRST!

 

haleARTS GALLERY Officially Opens Contemporary Art Space at Santa Monica Place “Summer Art Series” Presents Local Works with Artist Reception Every Friday Evening Through August 19

haleARTS GALLERY celebrated an official grand opening at Santa Monica Place on Friday, June 29. The contemporary art incubator known for bringing local emerging artists together with emerging collectors, unveiled “Summer Art Series,” the first exhibition at the new gallery space. haleARTS GALLERY will host an artist reception every Friday evening from 6 – 9 p.m. through August 17.

Curated by Chris Davies of Fabrik Projects Gallery, “Summer Art Series” at haleARTS GALLERY is a two-part exhibit featuring 8 contemporary artists, mostly local to Los Angeles. The work intrigues the senses through a variety of media including photography, collage and sculpture.

“haleARTS GALLERY makes art accessible to a broad audience of enthusiasts,” commented Stephanie Eglin, Senior Manager, Marketing, Santa Monica Place. “The gallery’s emerging art and retail exhibit is a wonderful compliment to the unique experiences that Santa Monica Place is offering to shoppers.”

Currently on display through July 22, “Summer Art Series” part 1 features works by Andy BurgessBetsy EnzensbergerBrandon Kusher, and Marilyn SandersAndy Burgess uses matchbook covers and geometric shapes to construct scenes of cities such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, transforming them into glittering mosaics of color that challenge the viewer’s perception of spatial depth. Betsy Enzensberger is known for creating larger-than-life resin sculptures of dripping, frozen treats and other sweet delights. Brandon Kusher’s photographic work conveys an understanding of each individual’s identity and communicates rare human moments of spontaneity, intimacy, and authenticity. Marilyn Sanders‘ Botanicals series showcases a selection of black and white and sepia-toned photographs, representing a culmination of decades of aesthetic and conceptual exploration.

“Summer Art Series” part 2 will feature new creations by artists Jessie ChaneyMaureen HaldemanSarah Hadley and Weldon Brewster and will be on display July 27 – August 19. In his architectural collages, Jessie Chaney’s photography draws on traditions of fine art, photojournalism, social documentary and anthropology. Maureen Haldeman‘s work focuses on the urban landscape and natural environment, primarily the ocean and coastline of Los Angeles.  Sarah Hadley‘s Lost Venice series explores the seemingly endless maze of the Italian passageways and canals. Los Angeles based photographer Weldon Brewster has created distinct images that capture the essence of a particular time and place.

haleARTS Gallery is open for limited hours on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Other times are available by appointment (email info@halearts.com to schedule a private appointment). Artist receptions are every Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. through August 17.  For more information visit www.halearts.com.

August 17- Artist: Maureen Haldeman.

Credit:  haleARTS GALLERY.

 

Introducing the Wunder360 C1 360-Degree Camera! Evomotion’s Wunder360 C1 Incorporates High-end Professional Grade Image Technology Into an Affordable, Easy-to-Use, Compact Camera for the Entry-Level User

Evomotion, LLC, has launched its revolutionary Wunder360 C1 360-degree camera available at www.wunder360.com, enabling anyone from novice photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, professional photographers or extreme-sports athletes, to produce well-edited video clips with easy-to-use, click-to-play in-camera capturing and editing features. What is really cool about it is that it is simple to use and that it has so many features!

Together with the Wunder360 C1, Evomotion introduced ViewPilot software technology which empowers anyone without a professional knowledge base to easily create pro-like video clips. Users will never miss a single unplanned moment with panoramic 360-degree full-scene capturing. In addition, flat clips focusing on selected people or objects can be automatically generated from 360° footage with a few swipes or even just a tap. What’s more, the smart stabilization algorithms keep your perfectly framed videos dramatically sharper and smoother making projects that traditionally take hours, complete in just seconds.

The Wunder360 C1 provides consumers with high-end professional-grade camera technology, high image quality and feature-rich enhancements unmatched by other offerings on the market today. Plus, the camera’s 360-degree capturing does away with the extremely limiting viewfinders and lens angles of traditional cameras

The Wunder360 S1 AI camera, a dual-lens 360°camera with 3D reconstruction, real-time in-camera stitching, and deep learning AI technology that allows AR/VR developers to easily develop 3D content.

The Wunder360 S1 is a compact camera with AI that allows users to easily capture their environment and transform it into 3D models. Avid gamers can download their 3D models and import them into games like Minecraft, allowing them to share their models with other players. The Wunder360 S1 can also be used to develop AR/VR content by allowing users to take their footage and convert it into 3D models. The in-camera stitching also allows VR/AR developers to easily create immersive content without relying on photo stitching software.

Wunder360 C1 Features

With its compact, easy-to-use design, the Wunder360 C1 provides consumers with high-end professional-grade camera technology, high image quality and feature-rich enhancements unmatched by other offerings on the market today. Plus, the camera’s 360-degree capturing does away with the extremely limiting viewfinders and lens angles of traditional cameras.

Other essential features and specs include:

  • 4K still picture
  • 3K 30fps video in-camera stitching
  • 1080p 60fps in-camera stitching
  • Manually or automatically generate highlight focused flat videos
  • Smart EIS
  • Time lapse/fast shooting/timer
  • In-app editing, social sharing & live-streaming
  • In-app filters
  • Beauty cam
  • In-app background music mixer

Other key features include:

  • AI powered image tracking and view-pilot technology
  • Water-proof case
  • Phantom clips computer vision technology
  • 4K still picture
  • 3K 30fps video in-camera stitching
  • 1080p 60fps in-camera stitching
  • In-app editing
  • Smart EIS: 9-axis gyro stabilization technology
  • Interchangeable battery design
  • Compatible mounting accessories including gimbals, selfie sticks and tripods
  • microSD slot
  • Waterproof/dustproof case.

With Wunder360 S1, Evomotion has created a camera that is easy to use and includes the capabilities of traditional 3D scanning products at a quarter of the cost of current devices on the market. By using AI and computer vision, they have successfully created a camera with ease-of-use and a better user experience, meaning Wunder360 users can spend less time editing their footage and allow the camera to do the work for them.

 

About Evomotion

Evomotion was founded by Lufang Gao in 2015 and is one of the leading deep learning and computer vision combining hardware solution providers in the industry devoted to bringing highly efficient and accessible 3D scanning technology and cloud services to every organization. They currently concentrate on areas including panoramic cameras, AR/VR, 3D reconstruction, surveillance IP cameras and mobile handsets. The team is made up of the very best in computer vision, consumer electronics, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence – from INRIA, NVIDIA, Intel, MindRay, Huawei and China Telecom.

Evomotion has raised more than $5 million backed by top-tier VC’s like NLVC, Fortune VC and ThunderSoft.

For more information, please visit Evomotion at http://www.evomotion.com/en/index.html and https://www.facebook.com/Evomotion2014

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Images and Information were also provided. No compensation was received otherwise and I only feature products that I would recommend!

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest – Blends Entertainment Into Science Education

Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison built a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and a steampunk robot named Von Bolt. Years later, Angie, a twelve-year-old science prodigy, discovers the lab. Join Angie and friends as they learn and explore a variety of science topics from a shark s sense of smell to plants and pollinator s roles to radioactive decay to DNA and more! While visiting one of Kent s relatives, the kids come up with a great idea for attracting more tourists to his restaurant – the only catch is that it also attracts a very big shark with very big teeth! What will the Secret Lab Kids do? Guided by fun-loving Edison, Angie and friends will show just how fun science can be! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Talia J. comments, “I found this series fun and entertaining. The storylines are interesting. The characters have great personalities. It all makes learning fun. I recommend this DVD for ages 4 to 9…” Eden T. adds, “I think this is an amazing DVD of select episodes from the TV series with just the right balance of fact vs. fiction and is chock-full of science. The plots have twists that keep you hooked until the very end!” Izzy C. wraps it up with, “Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest is a really good blend of entertaining content mixed with lessons about science. This show is the perfect thing for kids to watch during summer break, because it is entertaining and yet, kids will also learn a lot.” See their full reviews below.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest

By Talia Jacnuk, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest is an entertaining DVD that helps children find fun in learning about science-related topics.

This DVD contains eight episodes. The series follows a group of children who find the famous scientist Thomas Edison’s secret lab, where he built a virtual version of himself as well as a robot named Von Bolt. Each episode includes a science-related topic that teaches us about things such as DNA or a shark’s sense of smell.

This is the second DVD I have watched from this series and, I must say, they are lots of fun. The episodes are very informative and perfect for kids interested in science. There are a couple of different famous scientists that appear in the episodes, including John B. Watson and Charles Darwin. They help teach the kids about the different topics. It’s nice seeing a children’s DVD that is both funny and informative. There are lots of silly jokes embed throughout the episodes, which makes the episodes much more humorous. I am not in the target age for this DVD, but I would thoroughly enjoy it if I was younger. Believe it or not, I actually learned some things about sharks that I had no idea about! The episodes are short and sweet, which helps hold the audience’s attention. Some children’s TV shows tend to drag on for a long time, but these episodes are a perfect length at less than 15 minutes long.

I absolutely love the fun songs in this DVD. In each episode, there is a music video at the end of the episode. The songs are very upbeat and usually have a very catchy tune. The songs relate to what is being taught or something that relates to the episode we just watched. The songs bring lots of lightness to the series, which is perfect for a younger audience. The songs definitely will get the kids up and dancing.

The animation brings a lot of character to the show. When animated programs have an overwhelming amount of colors and precision detail, it’s difficult for children to focus on what the show is trying to teach. This series has calm, relaxing colors and pretty basic looking characters. I think that helps kids stay focused.

I found this series fun and entertaining. The storylines are interesting. The characters have great personalities. It all makes learning fun. I recommend this DVD for ages 4 to 9 and give it 5 out of 5 stars. This DVD is out now so, look for it.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest

By Izzy Cruz, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 9

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest is a really good blend of entertaining content mixed with lessons about science. This show is the perfect thing for kids to watch during summer break, because it is entertaining and yet, kids will also learn a lot. I watched this DVD during my summer break and learned a lot from watching it.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab is an animated TV series that teaches science to kids through entertaining episodes that are filled with adventure and fun. Thomas Edison is a hologram and the main characters can talk to him. The shows are all about science, but they are also funny and have lots of interesting characters who learn about science or are expert scientists. There is a group of kids named Angie, JD, Kent and Nicky who are the stars of the show. They are kids who are just a little bit older than me and work very well as a team, figuring out problems.

In each episode there are different stories and every single one explains how something works.  When I watched the shows, I learned how something works or why it happens. The stories taught me a lot and they also have lots of factoids, which I really like. I love factoids! The lessons are very good. I think watching these shows can actually help kids understand what is taught in their science classes in school.

The animation is a bit simple compared to other flashy, animated shows. Also, there are music videos between the episodes, which I found a little bit bizarre. But, they sort of wrap up the lesson that was taught in the previous episode.

Even though I learned a lot from this DVD, I also had fun. That is what makes it so easy to watch a bunch of these episodes in a row. This DVD definitely kept me entertained for a long time. I give this DVD 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 10. It is available on DVD now, so look for it.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: The Sharkest

By Eden T., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 9

This DVD is a collection of episodes from the slightly odd TV series, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. It includes lots of science, but makes it interesting enough that you are not bored. It features Thomas Edison as a hologram, a robot called Van Bolt and kids named JD, Angie, Nicky and Kent.

In each of the eight episodes, the kids find a problem that seems unsolvable such as when their hamster starts growing rapidly in “Mutant Mascot.” They go through the Virtual Reality Window, which instantly transports them to a scientist who helps them. They usually end up finding a scientific solution.

Even though the whole series is built upon facts, the unrealistic parts make for some of the appeal. The talking shark in “It’s Always Sharkest” is so amusing that you will not care about the strangeness. The giant slime monster in “Slime Time!” is also fun.

The scientific factoids are explained clearly so you will not forget them easily! Unlike actual teachers, the characters do not talk directly to you. I find it easier to learn when I feel “invisible.” Other kids might feel this way as well.

I think this is an amazing DVD of select episodes from the TV series with just the right balance of fact vs. fiction and is chock-full of science. The plots have twists that keep you hooked until the very end! I give this DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 10. If you are a kid who loves science or a parent who wants your child to learn something, check this out! It’s available now in the usual places.

Credit: KIDS FIRST!

Sunscreen is a Must this Summer!

OCEAN POTION SUN CARE 

Ocean Potion Dab-On Spot Stick SPF50: Convenient, portable solution for face, nose, ears, scalp. Liquid formula won’t melt in warm conditions. Use under cosmetics, dries instantly, matte finish. Unique applicator does not pull or drag on skin. Fragrance-free. PABA-, paraben, oxybenzone-free. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). 0.65 fl oz. MSRP $4.99. Available at walgreens.com.
Ocean Potion Clear Zinc Oxide FACE Potion SPF 45: Light, creamy zinc formula applies easily, goes on clear, dries to a matte finish. Great for sensitive skin. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). 1.0 oz.  $4.99. Available at walgreens.com.
Ocean Potion Convenient 3 oz. Travel Sizes: Fortified with Vitamins D3 and E and sea kelp extract. Lotions absorb quickly. Orange-cream fragrance. SPF 30 and 50 are PABA-, paraben-, oxybenzone-free. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). MSRP $4.99. Available at walgreens.com.

 

NO-AD SUN CARE

NO-AD Body and Face Stick SPF 50: Super convenient stick. Ultra-lightweight formula applies smoothly and goes on clear with no white mess. Fragrance-free, nonirritating formula is great for sensitive skin. Broad-spectrum protection. PABA-, paraben-, retinyl palmitate-free. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). Great value!    1.5 oz.  $6.99.  Available at walgreens.com.  

 

BULLFROG SUN SCREEN 

BullFrog Land Sport Quik Stik SPF 50: Lightweight, non-greasy, clear zinc formula leaves no white residue. Convenient, no-drag application enables on-the-go coverage for face, nose, lips, ears, or scalp. PABA- and paraben-free. No Avobenzone or Oxybenzone. Fragrance-free. Hypoallergenic. Non-irritating, good for sensitive skin. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes).    .65 oz. MSRP $ 7.49 Available at walmart.com.

My favorite is the BullFrog Land Sport Quik Stik SPF 50! I love how it is lightweight and leaves no white residue!

Here are some helpful tips provided by our friends of the above products:

Sunscreen Smarts: Easy-to-Do Tips

 

  • Limit sun exposure, particularly between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s harmful UV rays are the strongest and most damaging to your skin.
  • Apply sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before going out in the sun and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
  • Use a golf ball-sized amount (1 oz.) each time you apply or reapply sunscreen.
  • Sunscreen should be broad-spectrum, at least SPF 30 and water-resistant to help protect from UVA and UVB rays.
  • Remember, spray-on sunscreens MUST be rubbed into the skin to be effective.
  • Your lips need protection, too—use an SPF 15 or higher lip balm.

 Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Information was also provided.