I have one horrible beauty confession to make to you. I grew up in California, spent every day outside, and almost never wore sunscreen. I know, I’m mortified too and if my current 25 year old self could go back and tell my childhood/teenage/early adulthood self to pull it together and make a smart decision, I would do it in one instant. Unfortunately, since there’s no such thing as a real life DeLorean (quote taken from Princesses of Long Island, which is you are not watching, you are making one massive, huge mistake. It’s chock full of quotable gems) I can only make smarter choices for my skin going forward. Or, I can use a sunscreen that actively addresses both concerns, previous sun damage AND protects me from the burns and havoc that this hot sun wants to wreak on my skin. Lucky for you, and for me, Somme Institute created the number one stunna, the best player in the game, the end all be all of sunscreen, and it’s the only sunscreen that I let touch my skin. Somme Institute’s Double Defense
What makes it so good? Here you go:
- Most importantly: it’s SPF 30, and it’s specifically made to protect AND reverse your skin from sun damage. I mean, seriously, does it get better than a product that does double duty??
- More than just helping to reverse sun damage , it also helps to correct uneven skin tone, rosacea, acne and wrinkles. Yes, all of them.
- It’s thick but not at all oily. This may vary depending on your skin type, but I have very combination oily and dry skin and it hasn’t left me feeling oily at all!
- It works on ALL skin types. Also, while it can be used on your whole body, I’d save it just for your face and neck.
Basically it comes down to this, sunscreen is NOT an option. It’s just not. If you need more info about just why this isn’t an option in your beauty routine, my friend Kate wrote a great article on the importance of sunscreen over on The Man Repeller, but the bottom line is that you have no option about wearing it daily.
So, fess up, are you wearing a sunscreen regularly? If not, PLEASE look into Somme’s Double Defense, seriously, your skin is so worth it. Do you have any other sunscreens that you would recommend? Comment below!
We all know that I am a big fan of an excellent red lip. And while I usually tend towards a matte red lip, I recently started using this Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in ‘Haute Red’ and I am seriously in love. Haute Red” is an excellent Spring red, filled with pink undertones that keep the look light and fresh. It’s a perfect way to shake your deep red Winter lip!
Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in ‘Haute Red’
What do you think? Do you prefer a matte lipstick or a creamy lipstick? I am really into switching it up with this new color!
With the return of Spring and warmer weather comes the return of the one thing that I am forced to confront: my white, pale Winter legs. Unless you live in a tropical location all year round, there’s a strong possibility that the Spring weather also has you slightly anxious thinking about wearing dresses and shorts and being forced to reveal your lack of tan to the everyday world. I know, I know, there’s a whole movement of girls that say to embrace being pale, but that’s just not me. I cannot do it, I just love a great Summer tan. If it was still 2004 and I was in highschool I would slink my body over to the nearest tanning salon and bake myself brown, but I’ve since grown an unfortunate conviction against allowing intense UV rays to penetrate my body just for fun. So what is my s0lution to this devastating problem? It’s simple, Hampton Sun:
I’ve tried a lot of different at home tanning gels, most of which leave me streaked like a baby tiger. Until my friends at Hampton Sun sent me over their Sunless Tanning Gel, I had begun to believe that being pale was my fate. This is the first thing I have used that is 1. easy to apply and 2. works exactly like it says that it will. It’s also Hypo-allergenic, dermatologically tested for safety and contains natural and organic ingredients including: walnut oil, aloe, and vitamins A through E. Check, check, check! So now you that you have perfectly tan skin, want to make it even better? I knew it. It’s easy, top it off with their Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray in Bronze for a light shimmery glow. This contains natural botanical fruit extracts, and helps to illuminate your beautiful new dark tan. This is also a great product to throw in your beach bag for after a day in the Sun- just spray it on and let the aloe vera cool your skin. It all just feels so lovely on. You guys, I really love these products.
So what’s the best part? Hampton Sun wants to end one persons paleness by gifting one of you with both of these products- valued at $66!
Here’s how you enter:
- Comment below with your favorite Spring/Summer outdoor activity (mine is late night dinners outside!)
- Like Hampton Sun on Facebook
- Like A Lover’s Anthology on Facebook
For extra entries:
- Share this giveaway on facebook (leave link to post in additional comment below)
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Winner will be randomly selected on Friday, April 19th.