Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Few Essential Music Festival Picks

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I have been to my share of music festivals over the years, and there are a few essentials that I would never forego: sunscreen, bug spray and hair ties. Of course it goes without saying that sunglasses, water and clothing appropriate for hot days and colder nights are also essential for music festival attendees. Here are a few of my favorite picks for your consideration.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50 ($29.50 for 6 oz. from MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Dermstore): This 100% mineral UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen is both a highly effective oil-free sunscreen and an impressively hydrating and nourishing body lotion. It is rich in Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter and it even contains Hyaluronic Acid. It feels luxurious on the skin, and it neither leaves behind a greasy film, nor a white residue. It has a warm and creamy aroma that smells like cocoa butter. You will be happy that you made room for this amazing in your bag.

According to MyChelle Dermaceuticals,

Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50 from MyChelle Dermaceuticals is fortified with zinc oxide and works gently to protect all skin types from harsh UV rays and premature aging. 100% mineral-based, this hydrating sunscreen lotion melts into skin without leaving behind a white cast or any greasy residue.

Features:
  • Sheer tinted, lightweight oil-free SPF formula provides broad-spectrum sun protection
  • 100% mineral daily protection blends seamlessly to match your skin tone
  • Water-resistant for 80 minutes
  • Vegan, reef safe, biodegradable
  • Made without: GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Urea's, Artificial Fragrances and Artificial Colors
  • Tip: Can be worn alone for a fresh, healthy glow, or as a protective primer under makeup.
Directions: Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive Ingredients: Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol , Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Vanillin, Water.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 Non-Tinted ($22.50 for 1 oz. from MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Dermstore): This non-tinted SPF 50 mineral sunscreen has a wonderful light and silky texture and consistency that not only offers the skin superb protection, but it also serves as a perfect makeup primer under makeup. It feels luxurious on the skin, and it neither leaves behind a greasy film, nor a white residue. While MyChelle describes its finish as matte, I would add that it has a very natural finish, and no discernible scent.

According to MyChelle Dermaceuticals,

Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 is a non-tinted, 100% mineral sun screen for maximum UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. This silky, colorless formula blends weightlessly and seamlessly. Wear alone or use as a sheer primer under foundation to create a smooth, matte finish. Formulated oil-free and recommended for all skin types.

Features:
  • Sheer tinted, lightweight oil-free SPF formula provides broad-spectrum sun protection
  • 100% mineral daily protection blends seamlessly to match your skin tone
  • Can be worn alone for a fresh, healthy glow, or as a protective primer under makeup 
  • Oil-free and recommended for all skin types
  • Vegan; reef safe; biodegradable; made without GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, urea's, artificial fragrances and artificial colors
Directions: Shake well. For daily use, allow product to absorb completely before applying make-up. Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply after swimming or sweating and at least every 2 hours. For body and face.

Key Ingredients:
Bentonite Clay: absorbs excess oil and impurities from pores

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide 16.1% Inactive: Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Maltose, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin, Water.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 Tinted ($12.00 for 0.52 oz. from MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Dermstore): This is a tinted, mineral-based sunscreen stick that provides and SPF 50 with UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection from the sun. It glides across the skin effortlessly, deposits pigmented mineral sunscreen evenly while nourishing and moisturizing the skin with Avocado, Jojoba and Vitamin E Oils. Furthermore, the tinted formula evens skin tone, and it is water-resistant. It has a barely-there natural aroma that fades immediately.

According to MyChelle Dermaceuticals,

Moisturize and protect your skin with the Sun Shield Tinted Stick SPF 50 from MyChelle Dermaceuticals. Enriched with nourishing oils like avocado, jojoba and vitamin E, this mineral-based sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection while adding a little color to your natural skin tone.

Key Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide: provides a safe alternative to harsh chemical sunscreens
Avocado, Jojoba and Vitamin E Oils: help moisturize and protect
Cocoa Seed Butter: soothes skin and supports elasticity

Features:
  • Tinted, mineral-based sunscreen glides on smoothly with just enough color to enhance any skin tone
  • Perfect for on the go-it won't sweat off
  • Water resistant and has a light natural scent 
  • Provides powerful UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection
  • Vegetarian; reef safe; biodegradable; made without GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, urea's, artificial fragrances and artificial colors
Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegan. Cruelty-free.

Directions: Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide 21.8%. Inactive: Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Oryzanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin.
Proven Insect Repellent ($10.95 for 6 0z. from Proven and Amazon): There is nothing worse that being outdoors for an extended period of time, and spending much of the time being bitten by pesky bugs. Therefore, bring a suitable bug spray is an excellent way in which to avoid the discomfort of bug bites. Proven us a DEET-free spray that repels a wide range of bugs, and it is unscented.

According to Proven,

Odorless for those who are scent sensitive or want to combine Proven with their own fragrance
Long lasting: Protects for 12 hours.

Effectively repels: mosquitoes, ticks, black flies, biting flies, stable flies, gnats, chiggers, sand flies and No-see-ums (biting midges).

Safe protection: safe for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding, and for children and babies older than 2 months.

Features: 
-Non-Toxic: low acute toxicity and low skin absorption
-DEET-Free: DEET is toxic and can have harmful side effects
-User-friendly: smooth and non-greasy, enriched with Aloe Vera
-People and planet friendly: non-toxic to fish and other wildlife
-Made in the USA by EPA-approved factories
-Saltidin (Picaridin) is recommended by the EPA, CDC, and the World Health Organization for effective protection against insect-borne illnesses
Go Girl Busy Girl Bangle in Glimmering Gold ($25.00 from Go Girl and Amazon): I never leave home without a selection of hair ties, and Go Girl has a wonderful bangle bracelet specifically created to discreetly carry a hair tie– without looking like a hair tie! This is the perfect way to carry an extra hair tie whenever you need one.

According to Go Girl,

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but you’ll change your mind when you’re wearing the Busy Girl Bangle in gorgeous gold. Feminine and refined, classic gold is the perfect choice for the discerning woman on the go. Dinner and dancing, no problem. Lattes with the girls, you’re all set! This glimmering gold bangle will take you to new heights on a first date or a casual afternoon coffee with your BFF.

Features:
-Available in three metal tones – silver, gold, & rose gold
-Stainless Steel base w/ Silver, Gold or Rose Gold Plating
-Finished with an anti-oxidant lacquer coating
-Small Bangle is 2.5″ diameter – Standard Bangle Size
-Large Bangle is 2.75" diameter
-Each bracelet comes with 3 black hair elastics
Overall Assessment: While you probably want to pack light, you  want to make sure to pack smart, and sunscreens, bug sprays and hair ties are essentials to bring to music festivals. What are your favorite picks?

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8 comments:

  1. I love all 3 of the MyChelle sunscreens and i am curious about Proven

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    1. I do too, these are such great sunscreens! Proven is definitely effective, and worth having if you have to contend with biting bugs!

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  2. The odorless mosquito and tick spray is something I need living here in South Carolina!

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    1. It's definitely an effective spray, and I think that you would definitely use it!

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  3. Every one of your choices is perfect. I'm almost finished with MyChelle Non Tinted SPF and will be purchasing it again. The body SPF worked great for my grandkids and I last summer. I love the GoGirl and wondered how I did without it for so long.

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    1. Thanks, Marcia! The MyChelle sunscreens are incredible! The Go Girl bangle is fantastic!

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  4. My contributor loves these sunscreens!

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    1. I certainly understand why! I feel the same way about them!

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