Fun In The Sun: The Top 10 Beach Sunscreen’s

It’s almost beach season which not only means skirts, dresses, and bathing suits but it also means sunscreen. We’ve heard for years how the sun causes damage, but with all these new sunscreens there is NO excuse now.

Here is a list of the top suncreens brought to you by EWG.  For more information and more sunscreen options visit EWG.

1. Alba Botanica
Sun: Mineral Sunscreen Kids, SPF 30 
Sun: Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance Free, SPF 30 

2. Beyond Coastal
Natural Clear, SPF 30 
Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30 
Kids Natural, SPF 30 
Natural, SPF 30 

3. COOLA
Baby Unscented Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 45 
MineralBaby Moisturizer Suncare, Unscented, SPF 45 
Sport Citrus Mimiosa Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 30+ 
Face Matte Finish Cucumber Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 30 
Body Unscented Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 30 

4. Fallene
Cotz Face Cotz Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, SPF 40 

5. Jason Natural Cosmetics
Sunbrellas: MINERAL Natural Sunblock, SPF 30 

6. Kiss My Face
100% Natural Blue Sun Stick, SPF 30 
100% Natural White Sun Stick, SPF 30 
100% Natural Pink Sun Stick, SPF 30 

7. Maui Natural Organics
Maui Naturals Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 
Surfer Honey Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 
Surfer Honey Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15 
Maui Naturals Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15 

8. Purple Prairie Botanicals
Sun Stick, SPF 30 
SunStuff, SPF 30 

9. Trukid
TruKid Sunny Days SPORT Unscented, Water Resistant Stick, SPF 35+ 
TruKid Sunny Days Water Resistant Unscented mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30+ 
TruKid Sunny Days Sport Water Resistant Sunscreen, SPF 30+ 
New Sunny Days Mineral All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+ 
TruKid Sunny Days Water Resistant Unscented Mineral Face & Body Stick, SPF 35+ 
Sunny Days Unscented Water Resistant Sunscreen Stick, SPF 35+ 

10. Vanicream
Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30 
Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35 


photo by: Moyan_Brenn

10 Dresses For Summer Weddings

While catching the last half of the movie Wedding Crashers the other day it got me thinking about wedding season and for once in my life I don’t actually have a million weddings to attend this summer (soon I’ll be attending baby showers).

Although it is nice to attend weddings, shopping for Summer wedding’s can often be a challenge. Finding something comfortable for those super hot days is my biggest problem, no one likes to see sweat stains!

So the big question is where can you find affordable and cute Summer dresses that  would be perfect for an upcoming wedding?

We’ve got 10 (count em’) Summer dresses that will make for perfect wedding attire.

My personal favorite is #1o

10 Dresses For Summer Weddings

Dorothy Perkins red dress
$59 – dorothyperkins.com

High low dress
$50 – cottonon.com

Short dress
€50 – nelly.com

Silvian Heach strapless dress
€75 – welikefashion.com

Mango sailor dress
£40 – johnlewis.com

Rare London chiffon dress
£45 – rarelondon.com

Monsoon pink evening dress
£60 – monsoon.co.uk

Jane Norman lace dress
£35 – janenorman.co.uk

Rare London maxi dress
£46 – rarelondon.com

Miss Selfridge maxi dress
$80 – missselfridge.com

Clutch handbag
$30 – dsw.com

Black handbag
$50 – dsw.com

Pearl necklace
$40 – etsy.com

Wedding shoes
yousaytoo.com


What SHOULD Be In Your Beach Bag This Summer

It’s almost summer ladies and gents and that means pulling out the old sunblock, beach towels, and flip flops.

What some of us tend to forget is that most of our “old” summer essentials probably need replacing.  Its force of habbit to just grab the same bag with everything you left in from last year. (we are all guilty of it)

So here is a list of some new items you should pick up for this years beach escape.

1. New sunblock, throw away any sunblock more then a year old.

Staff pick: Australian Gold SPF 30 Spray

2. De-Tangle Spray, a common item often not thought of to bring to the beach. If you have little one or even if you find your self body surfing a lot, de-tangling spray will keep your hair tangle free  while you enjoy the sun.

Staff pick: Johnson & Johnson

3. Wet wipes, even if you don’t have kids, these work out perfectly for keeping sand and too much sunblock off your hands.

Staff pick: Wet Ones

4. Floppy Hat, pretty self explanatory, but it will keep your scalp from burning and actually make sitting in the sun longer and enjoyable.

Staff pick: Target

5. Hair elastic or hair clip, keep an extra one on you at all times at the beach, it will keep your hair out of your face and managable.

Staff pick: CVS

Add this list to your beach bag and have a never fail beach day, everyday!

Shopping guide: Target.com, cvs.com,

Summer 2012: Get Beach Ready Now

Who’s ready for the beach this year? I know I am! With this rather warm weather we are having on the East Coast, its only making us count down the days till Summer.

I don’t know about you but getting beach ready always seems to sneak up on me and before I know it all the good bathing suits are already picked over.

Now I’m not suggesting you buy in December cause lets face it no one wants to try on bathing suits in the dead of winter; but what you can do is start complying a list of must have items and slowing start picking them up. (It will be Summer before you know it).

We’ve got some great items on our list this year, see if you can pick up a few of them!

Get Beach Ready Now

Empire waist top
$74 – dianesbeachwear.com

Vitamin A empire waist top
$92 – dianesbeachwear.com

J Crew bandeau swimwear
$90 – jcrew.com

J Crew ruched bikini
$70 – jcrew.com

Vitamin A 80s fashion
$98 – dianesbeachwear.com

Bikini bathing suit
$64 – topshop.com

Melissa flat flip flops
$56 – coggles.com

T KEES leather flip flops
$55 – calypsostbarth.com

Mango straw handbag
£40 – mango.com

Jack Wills wide brim floppy hat
$80 – jackwills.com

Hair accessory
£50 – stone-bridge.co.uk

Clinique sun care
£19 – harrods.com

Sun care
$16 – swell.com

Lancôme sun care
$39 – lancome-usa.com


Lust vs Must: Don’t Break The Bank This Summer

If fashion and style are your obsession then you know just how costly things can be. We’ve all seen in the magazines how to take something expensive and buy the cheaper version; well how many of us actually look up that item from the magazine? I’ll be honest, not me. I’ve thought about it but it always just seems like to much effort.

Here a few staples that you’ll need this summer and by all means if you can afford the Lust then go for it. For us common folk the Must section is all under $50.

Lust vs Must: Don't Break The Bank This Summer

Alice Olivia boat neck dress
£280 – harveynichols.com

Fat Face cotton dress
£30 – fatface.com

Organic by John Patrick merino wool sweater
$255 – organicbyjohnpatrick.com

Reiss one button jacket
$370 – reissonline.com

H m jacket
£25 – hm.com

7 for all mankind jeans
$326 – boutique1.com

Jane Norman indigo jeans
£30 – janenorman.co.uk

Qupid high heel sandals
$45 – dsw.com

Costume National platform booties
$403 – costumenational.com

Zippered tote
€298 – jades24.com

O Neill Girls handbag
$46 – swell.com

TNA stripe tee
aritzia.com