Surviving Summer Sun
May25

Surviving Summer Sun

After suffering through a long winter, all you want to do in summer is feel the warmth of the sun on you skin and enjoy all of the natural outdoor riches the Midwest provides. My favorite times are riding in the boat on Lake Michigan as the sun shines warmly down on our family. Rushing along those beautiful blue waters with the wind whipping all around. The reward is that beautiful sun kissed glow that says, “I’m alive, healthy and...

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Swim Tights. The Newest UPF Style?
May16

Swim Tights. The Newest UPF Style?

It seems to me that the hottest new trend in UPF clothing is swim tights.  At first I was resistant to this trend. Then last year my family vacationed in St. Croix and while enjoying some of the most beautiful snorkeling at the only US underwater National Park, Buck Island Reef , I got burned. It was my first burn in five years. The guilt was overwhelming. I had to push aside my vanity and buy some UPF swim tights. So I set off to...

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Discover Sundriven UPF Accessories
Mar10

Discover Sundriven UPF Accessories

As the snow begins to thaw and we start to see the sun shining, I am taking time to plan my spring and summer wardrobe. An essential part for me is picking versatile and functional sun protection accessories. I want to share with you a UPF clothing line I was recently introduced to – Sundriven. I have only had the chance to use three of their products, but everything looks promising. Founded by Mitzi Runyan and 100% female owned, the...

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Sun Protection Marketing Lingo Run Amuck
Jun05

Sun Protection Marketing Lingo Run Amuck

So remember that little article I wrote a couple weeks ago warning you about companies jumping on the sun protection bandwagon with misleading marketing?  That article was specific to a Tea Collection catalog and their SPF 40 branding vs. the appropriate UPF which would be the industry standard for fabrics.  Well today I received an email from Title Nine advertising their new summer offerings and guess what, they have jumped on the...

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Tula Hats! UPF Styles for All
May29

Tula Hats! UPF Styles for All

Update to this post: 2 years after this post, I still have my original Tula Hats and love them.  They keep me safe in the sun, travel well and still look great.  A wonderful investment! A great summer hat is a must have.  I usually travel with two or three different styles to pair with different outfits and occasions.  I always look for versital styling, a great brim for sun coverage and a price point that won’t make me cry if...

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What’s In My Suitcase: UPF for Beach Destinations
May22

What’s In My Suitcase: UPF for Beach Destinations

We just returned from a fabulous seven-day trip to Jamaica. Many times people ask me, “how do you vacation in Jamaica with all of that sunshine?” Being able to continue living a normal and active life while also being sun safe is the basis of Sunality, so I felt a post on “what’s in my suitcase?” could be helpful. Our Jamaica trip is pretty easy going. While we are technically in Jamaica, it could really be any beach destination in...

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