Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday Sun Day Volume XXXIV: End of Summer Essentials for Fun in the Sun

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As the summer season comes to an end, many of us are taking advantage of the last remaining days at the beach and backyard barbecues– therefore with that in mind I thought that I would share a few products to keep you protected from the sun and insect bites.
1) PARASUN Umbrella from the Revelation Collection in Blue/Navy ($59.99 from PARASUN): is, "the ultimate all-weather umbrella, offering up to 99.98% UV protection. PARASUN goes beyond standard rain umbrellas and traditional parasols, offering features that solve many of the problems of convenience, style, and effectiveness inherent in existing sun protection options." They are attractive and effective, and are the perfect accompaniment to a long day in the sun whether at the beach, on a long walk or hike, or anywhere you go.

Their Revelation Collection features a double canopy for added UVA and UVB protection, and it is made "with a combination of two colors to keep you cool and maximize UV blockage."

According to PARASUN,

The light-colored exterior reflects heat and light from the sun away from you, while the dark-colored interior keeps you cool and protected. Our patent-pending closure tab stows neatly on an exterior panel -- no dangling! Revelation Collection is waterproof, blocks up 99.42% of UVA radiation and 99.98% of UVB radiation, and offers 50+ UPF.

It even comes with a UV Alert System to remind you when you need it, and it also works as a rain umbrella. Used in conjunction with sunscreen, it offers the best defense against skin cancer and photoaging.

PARASUN Features:
  • A lightweight, compact design weighing 12.6 ounces and folding to a length of only 10.25 inches.
  • On-demand shade with two layers of fabric that provide up to 99.42% UVA and 99.98% UVB protection.
  • Optimal comfort from a light-colored exterior layer that reflects light and heat away from you, and dark interior fabric that maximizes UV blockage and absorbs heat from the ground away from you.
  • Waterproof fabric, suitable for rain.
  • A patent-pending closure tab that neatly lies flat against an outer panel – no dangling!
  • Stylish, minimal design in a range of solid colors. Future seasons’ designs include a cabana stripe, prints, and an all-white collection.
PARASUN offers a suite of add-ons to make the umbrella even smarter and more useful. 

These features include:
  • A UV Index Alert system, which sends a notification to your iOS device when the UV Index reaches a level you specify (Moderate, High, Very High, or Extreme) with a reminder to use your PARASUN.
  • Tile tracker attachment, to help you find your PARASUN if you lose it.
  • Clamp attachment to quickly and easily affix your PARASUN to any chair,
  • stroller, or park bench for hands-free sun protection.
If you are looking for a stylish parasol that will protect you from the harmful rays of the sun, then Parasun Umbrellas are well-worth your consideration. Available in Blue/Navy (shown), Gray/Charcoal, Mint/Grass and Pink/Chocolate.
Weight: 12.6 ounces. Folded length: 10.5 inches. Canopy width: 35 inches.
Waterproof. 50+ UPF. Blocks 98.14% of UVA rays and 99.97% of UVB rays.
Firmoo Sunglasses ($39.00 from Firmoo): are affordable and good quality glasses that come in a wide variety of shapes and styles. They offer prescription and non-prescription lenses, and their website is easy to navigate. I chose style #FS1009, a super cute cat eye style, in Blue and Tortoise. They offer the perfect fit for my face, and are affordable enough that if they should get lost I can easily replace them. Check out all of their cute styles here!
Safe Harbor Sensitive Lotion with Natural Anti-Aging Complex SPF 50 ($7.98-$12.00 4 oz. from Amazon and Walmart): is a moisturizing sunscreen lotion that offers maximum SPF protection, "while at the same time nourishing your skin with an advanced anti-aging formula. Rich in age-defying anti-oxidants including red algae, sea buckthorn, rooibos tea leaves, lemon balm and more, this silky smooth lotion is the most nourishing sun protection that nature has to offer."

Safe Harbor Sensitive Lotion with Natural Anti-Aging Complex SPF 50:
  • Silky smooth & quickly absorbed
  • Blends in clear
  • Reduces visible signs of UV aging including wrinkles & age spots
  • Helps prevent stripping of the skin’s natural nutrients
Zinc Oxide (4%): An inorganic compound that provides the full protection against UVA/UVB range. Our zinc oxide is naturally sourced mineral that forms a physical barrier on the skin that blocks and deflects the sun’s harmful UV rays away from the skin.

Titanium Dioxide (10.4%): Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral that provides additional coverage to block UVA and UVB rays to further reduce UV damage to the skin.

Safe Harbor™ is Free from Chemical UV filters providing maximum , broad-spectrum protection against harmful skin-aging UVA and UVB rays.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 10.4% (Sunscreen) and Zinc Oxide 4% (Sunscreen)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, c12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Microcrystaline Wax, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin e), Allantoin, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin b5), Lecithin, Soy Isoflavones, Polysorbate 80, Hippophae Rhamnoids Oil, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossom) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Aspalanthus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Sodium Lactate, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract.

Safe Harbor Face & Neck Cream with Natural Anti-Aging Complex SPF 40 ($7.02-$12.99 for 3 oz. from Amazon & Walmart): is formulated to "boost your skins natural defenses, while protecting it from damaging UVA & UVB rays with our 100% naturally sourced sunscreen actives providing complete broad-spectrum sunscreen protection."

Safe Harbor Natural Suncare Face & Neck Cream SPF 40:
  • Moisturizing sunscreen lotion
  • UVA/UVB protection
  • Silky smooth and quickly absorbed
  • Blends in clear
  • Water resistant
  • Anti-aging treatment rich in age-defying antioxidants
  • Reduces visible signs of UV aging including wrinkles and age spots
Zinc Oxide (3.5%): An inorganic compound that provides the full protection against UVA/UVB range. Our zinc oxide is naturally sourced mineral that forms a physical barrier on the skin that blocks and deflects the sun’s harmful UV rays away from the skin.

Titanium Dioxide (12.35%): Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral that provides additional coverage to block UVA and UVB rays to further reduce UV damage to the skin.

Safe Harbor™ is Free from Chemical UV filters providing maximum , broad-spectrum protection against harmful skin-aging UVA and UVB rays.

Active Ingredients: Titanum Dioxide 12.35% (Sunscreen) and Zinc Oxide 3.5% (Sunscreen).

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, c12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Microcrystaline Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Auranium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Elettana Cardamomum (Cardamon) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin b5), Lecithin, Soy Isoflavones, Polysorbate 80, Aslaxanthin, Bisabolol, Hippophae Rhamnoids Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossom) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Aspalanthus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract.
With Avon’s Bug Guard Collection you’ll be able to enjoy these last days of summer without having to worry about those lingering bug bites. All Bug Guard products are DEET-free and provide long-lasting protection against insects like deer ticks and mosquitoes, and includes double duty formulas that contain SPF 30, vitamin E and aloe as well as an anti-itch spray to soothe bug bites. Available in towelettes, aerosol sprays or pumps, Avon Bug Guard is an easy-to-pack travel essential and will keep you itch-free.

Make sure your guests stay comfortable through the day and night by keeping the bugs at bay with the Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Collection! All Bug Guard products are DEET free and provide long-lasting protection against insects like deer ticks and mosquitoes. The collection includes double duty formulas that contain SPF 30, vitamin E and aloe as well as an anti-itch spray to soothe bug bites. 

The collection is available in aerosol sprays, pump sprays, lotions and towelettes from $10.00-$16.00

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition™SPF 30 Bonus Size Pump Spray ($20.00 for 8 oz.from Avon): Provides effective protection against deer ticks, mosquitos, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies and biting midges. This DEET-free formula is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic. It have a light and pleasant fragrance and an SPF 30. It is lightly moisturizing, and is very easy to use.

Active Sunscreen Ingredients: Octocrylene 10%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 6% and Octisalate 5%. Other Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40-B, Water, Hexylene Glycol, Polyurethane-1, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Extract and Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Aerosol Spray ($16.00 for 4 oz. from Avon): Provides strong and dependable repellency against mosquitoes, deer ticks, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies, biting midges and black flies. This comes in an aerosol can, and it is very easy to apply. It has a light scent that fades soon upon application.

Active Ingredient: Picaridin 10.0% Other Ingredients (not listed on bottle): 90.0% Total: 100.0%

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Towelettes ($14.00 for 8 packets. Each towelette, 9" L x 5 1/2" W. Each, .3 fl. oz from Avon): Protects against mosquitoes, deer ticks, gnats, no- seeums, sand flies and biting midges. DEET-free. Resealable bag holds he 8 individually sealed packets. There is a light scent to these easy-to-apply toilettes, but it does fade soon after application.

Active Ingredient: Picaridin 10.0% Other Ingredients (Not listed on package): 90.0% Total: 100.0%
Innoo Tech 20 LED Outdoor Solar Powered Lights Icicle Lights (Check out Innoo Tech's wide variety of solar LED string lights on Amazon): These string lights are absolutely genius! They are solar powered and compact, and therefore are portable and convenient to use. Whether you use them in your backyard or take them with you to the beach or park for your picnic, they are guaranteed to delight everyone.
They are very easy to install, and only need to charge in the sun for about 6 hours before use.

Specs:
1. Color: Multi-color
2. Balls quantity: 20
3. Solar panel type: 70x80mm Amorphous silicon
4. Battery: built-in 1.2V 240mAh NI-MH battery
5. The distance from the first ball to the solar panel: 1.5m
6. The distance between two lamp beads: 18cm
7. Charging time: 6-8 hours.
8.Working time: 8-12 hours
9. Function mode: Steady or twinkling

Package Includes:
1 x 4.8M 20 Multi-color LED Solar Decorative Icicle Fairy Lights with solar panel unit.
Overall Assessment: If you are going to be spending a lot of time outside during the Labor Day Weekend, make sure to have adequate sun and bug protection!

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28 comments:

  1. BUGS. Man, oh man, I've been eaten alive lately with bites!

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    1. I know what you mean! These are great to fight them off, and they are DEET-free!

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  2. Helen, I love this post. Such a great way to introduce all these wonderful products for summer! I didn't know that Skin So Soft came in a spray. Gotta pick some up now!

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    1. Thank you, Allison– that means a lot coming from you! Yes, it does come in a convenient spray! It's perfect if you are gardening in the buggy season, too!

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  3. I'm especially loving those shades!

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  4. Adorable sunglasses! I'm not quite willing to let go of summer yet... but I do love digging some vampy lipstick out of my stash for fall ;)

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    1. Aren't they cute sunnies?! I'm not willing to let go of summer yet either– plus it was 90 degrees here yesterday so it's a little difficult to believe that summer is coming to an end! I know what you mean, I have been eyeing my vampy shades as well!

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  5. I absolutely love the Avon Insect Repellants! They work SO well. :D

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    1. It really does! I completely agree with you!

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  6. The safe Harbor SPF sounds really nice. your sunglasses are very pretty!

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    1. They make really great, and affordable, sunscreens! I am very impressed by their products. I really like the sunglasses a lot! They have so many cute styles, and they are all affordable!

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  7. I so need sunglasses. I misplaced my RX ones the first week of July and they still haven't turned up. I love the way you put these great products together.

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    1. Hi Marcia! I hate misplacing my sunglasses, and do it often enough that I can relate! They will turn up! I'm so glad that you like how I selected these products to put together. It just seemed like they would really be useful together. :-)

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  8. Love a lot of these things. AND YESSSS to an umbrella!

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    1. The umbrella is a really wonderful way to have better sun protection, that's for sure. It's super high quality and stylish as well!

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  9. I like those icicle lights! And yes, I need that umbrella too!

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    1. The string lights are very cheery and fun! This umbrella is just BRILLIANT!

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  10. I am loving that brolly and those shades. And those lights are the cutest!

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    1. I agree with you on both counts, Renu! The lights are really fun!

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  11. Great list! My family loves SoS - but I'm allergic to something in it! We aren't sure what still but anytime I use their products I break out in hives :(

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    1. Definitely not a good fit for you, then! Hives are no good! I'm so glad that you like my list!

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  12. The umbrella is such an awesome idea (especially for sun avoiders!)

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    1. Isn't it a great umbrella?! Perfect for sun avoiders!

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  13. The umbrella looks so awesome! I need one just like it. In Asia everyone wears one out in the sun.

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    1. It's a fantastic quality umbrella! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for added sun protection, plus it works in the rain as well! Win win!

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  14. I love Firmoo and that umbrella looks like it can take a beating from sun and rain... so that is great.

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    1. Firmoo makes some awesome, and affordable, eyewear! This umbrella is all-season perfect!

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