Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: Day’s 6-8

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It’s official I finished my first full week of volunteering.  What a challenge! I honestly didn’t expect it to be this hard. I spent one week working with children aged 10-12, who barely spoke English and I barely speak Spanish-you can imagine … Continue reading 

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

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