Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trying Out Sunscreens Is Hard Work!

This spring and beginning of summer have been NUTS, you guys! I'm basically a solar powered human, so I've wanted nothing more than to go spend some time outside to soak up a little Vitamin D, but it has literally rained almost every single day since the end of April! I finally, FINALLY got a beautiful sunny day to spend out at the lake, so I totally took advantage! I grabbed the Tom Robbins memoirs I've been reading and one of the bottles of sunscreen that Coppertone sent me and found a nice quiet place to relax!

Holy white legs, Batman!

I'm lucky to live near a GIANT lake system, and the little spot I settled into with my beach towel is one of my favorites. It's all the way at the end of a park and down a little ridge, so I had plenty of quiet and could even sit with my toes in the water to keep them cool. (Although I learned pretty quickly that when a speedboat went by on the other side, it made HUGE waves and I had to grab my things and move up a few feet to avoid getting everything soaked!)

I only stayed out there for a little over half an hour, but it was exactly what I needed. There's something about sunshine and water that seems to cure just about anything, you know?

I had a fairly rough day today, but couldn't get away to relax at the lake, so I did the totally adult thing and set up a plastic kiddie pool in my back yard. (Plus, I wanted an excuse to try out the other sunscreen, which is made for the beach and pool!) I really miss Florida where even the cheapest residences have a pool, but for now this is as close as I can get!

I never realize how much I need to paint my nails until I post photos. Eep!

Both of the Coppertone Clearly Sheer formulas I tried were great - they're lightweight formulas designed not to break you out or clog your pores. Of the two I think I preferred the variety for sunny days, since its scent disappeared a lot faster. (I'm generally anti-scented things in general!) It can be worn under makeup, but I've yet to try that out. Clearly I need many more pool days for further research! Next time, I'm bringing an adult drink to my kiddie pool. That's just how I roll.

Disclosure: I received free products to try via BzzAgent, but wasn't obligated to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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