The “C” Word!
Apr27

The “C” Word!

For every cancer survivor there is one word you think you want to hear… cured.  The big “c” word.  Its what everyone strives for.  However, once I heard it, I’ve found it is less empowering than expected. In fact, that C-word is what led to my sabbatical from writing this blog.  This past summer marked my 5-year anniversary since my metastatic Melanoma diagnosis.  While many doctors will tell you melanoma can never be ruled out, there...

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Physicians Formula Offers Affordable SPF Bronzer
Jul13

Physicians Formula Offers Affordable SPF Bronzer

Last summer I brought you the recommendation of Colore Science Sunforgettable® a topical sunscreen powder with SPF 50. This is still one of my favorite products and you will find it in my purse all year long. But, I know it isn’t affordable for everyone, so I wanted to offer some other options for those looking to get the same experience but for less money. I am excited to say I found a comparable product for much less and more...

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A Portable Sunscreen Must Buy!
Jul21

A Portable Sunscreen Must Buy!

One of my favorite outcomes of starting this blog has been the change in conversations I get to have with readers and friends. Sunscreen and sun protection were never topics I used to discuss with friends. In fact, many of my friends didn’t even know I had been diagnosed and treated for Melanoma until I started this blog. I was ashamed to admit that my vanity had caused a major life changing illness. Plus, cancer isn’t an easy topic...

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Sunality’s Sunscreen Shopping Survival Guide
Jul17

Sunality’s Sunscreen Shopping Survival Guide

Lately I have been getting a ton of questions about sunscreen: which to buy, what to avoid, best for kids, all natural vs. chemicals, etc…  I completely understand.  At first I thought, the more the better because when I started my new sunality, I didn’t know about all the other products available to shield me from UVA and UVB rays.  Additionally, I didn’t have a full awareness of how many hidden chemicals I was...

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Top Ten Summer Sun Survival Tips
Jun12

Top Ten Summer Sun Survival Tips

As a midwesterner, I suffer through a long and cold winter. When summer arrives, all I want to do is feel the warmth of the sun on my skin and enjoy all of the natural outdoor riches. 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,...

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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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