Happy summer 2017!
With summer comes lots of fun times outside with friends and family. And since we live on the beach in coastal Connecticut, we spend most of our summer outdoors.
As I have shared with you all before, I have skin cancer, so I need to be extra careful when I’m in the sun. I am always looking for stylish but safe UPF clothing brands to protect my skin from further damage. Although I’ve tried several different types of UPF clothing brands, one of the brands that I love for myself and for my kids is Cabana Life.
Because I love this brand so much, and I know you will too, I want to offer you a special promo code for 20% off your next order from Cabana Life. Simply use the code BCPROTECT at check out to get 20% off your total purchase. There are so many tops, bottoms, dresses and swimwear to choose from for women, men and kids!
If you are looking for something comfortable and trendy, then my one fashionable tip for you this season is to combine the rashguard top with the bikini bottom—it’s a summer essential!
And since we are on this important topic of sun safety, please be sure you’re also using sunscreen on yourself and your family. Our best-selling sunscreen from Beautycounter earns the top rating for safety from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
I love the Protect All Over Sunscreen lotion for the body and the Protect Stick Sunscreen for the face—it’s easy to use, and I can throw in my purse or beach bag for quick and easy reapplication.
Let’s all stay sun safe & stylish this summer!
It seems we have fast tracked into summer with sunny and hot days already here.
Since I am a skin cancer gal, I am NOT able to lay out in the sun or get any color from the sun. Basically the sun hates me. But the problem is I love having color and getting a “tan” or a summer glow. The good news is I can get that whole look from some of my go-to’s from Beautycounter. Here is my triple threat for a faux glow: Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, Glow Shimmer Oil and Color Contour Matte Bronzer.
Are you looking to make some healthier decisions in the new year? Simple, healthy switches are important, and if you haven’t started yet, now is the perfect time! The new year gives all of us a chance to start fresh and new. And if I can do this, so can you!
Progress not perfection is my mantra. Making small changes in your house can make a big difference when it comes to how many toxic chemicals are coming into your home.
We all have our everyday essentials that we cannot be without, no matter where we go—from parks and beaches to running errands and hanging out with friends. Whatever I do, I always keep my health and skin in mind, which is why I cannot be without sun protective gear such as sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. It’s important to protect your skin no matter the season (I switch up my hats once the seasons change, of course!) Some friends have asked me what my favorite goodies are that I always carry around with me, so here’s a peek inside my bag.
I’m so excited to be partnering with an amazing brand of UPF activewear called Cabana Life. And to celebrate this partnership, I get to share my discount promo code with all of you! Use NINA16 at checkout for 30% off and FREE shipping on all orders at CabanaLife.com.
Happy Shopping! xoxo
Go biking, hiking, running, picnic-ing, swimming, boating, and all the other -ings out there that you love to do. Have fun in the sun but remember to always protect your skin!
Dealing with skin cancer is challenging. I have to take extra precautions to make sure I’m protecting my skin as much as possible since I live at the beach, so I am ALWAYS surrounded by sunshine. That’s why I wear sun protective clothing on top of sunscreen when I know I’ll be out in the sun for a long period of time. I wish I had done this a long time ago when most of the sun damage was done to my skin.
Clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body, but you shouldn’t rely on just any clothing, because regular clothing only protects you from 1/15 of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. So if you’re planning on going to the beach for the whole day, taking a long hike, riding your bike for miles, or any other outdoor activity, then opting for sun protective clothing will provide you with the right amount of added protection. And it doesn’t mean you have to look like grandma either ;). There are so many fun brands out there that are chic and modern.
Ladies, we love our skin, and we take care of it as much as we can, but we’re not the only ones who want our face to feel silky when we touch it. Our men want it too! Try it, ask them if you haven’t already.
Many men tend to use men’s face cleansers to wash off the day’s grime. If they’re using a wash such as Dove Men +Care, Nivea for Men Moisturising Face Wash, or Neutrogena Invigorating Face Wash then they’re exposing themselves to toxins as well. Those cleansers, as many other popular commercial cleansers, are full of parabens, artificial fragrances, sulfates, allergens and more (just read the labels).
It’s finally here! The Purifying Charcoal Mask is now available from Beautycounter. It’s the perfect solution to clear out your pores and improve the overall condition of your skin, an all-in-one. Plus, you’ll get that spa-quality facial right at home (in only 10 minutes!), so no need to step out and spend more at your local beauty salon because this magic in a bottle can perform all the same miracles (and a study to prove it). I love this magical mask! Safe for kids too :).