Thursday, August 12, 2010

UV Skinz Review and Giveaway



Our summer has been filled with several fun trips to the beach, vacationing at the cottage, and more!  We live close enough to Lake Michigan that we can take a quick trip out there after dinner any time we'd like to.  Lucy and Julia have been wearing UV Skinz shirts to protect them from too much sun.  It is so much faster and easier to slip on the shirts than to struggle with applying messy sunscreen to wiggly kids.  

We received a shirt and shorts set from UV Skinz for review and are very pleased with it.  UV Skinz was started by Rhonda Sparks after loosing her 32 year old husband to skin cancer.  She is passionate about helping people learn about proper sun protection while still having fun outdoors.  

Lucy and Julia both enjoy wearing the sun shirt and do not find it tight or itchy at all (something I wondered about).  These are very well made with a nice thick swimsuit type fabric.  The shirt fits nicely, but is not tight.  I chose a size 4, Lucy's current size, and its easy enough for Julia to wear it with the sleeves rolled up.  The shorts have a drawstring that I pull tighter for Julia.  (Well, until the shorts got washed and the drawstring slipped into the shorts so now she can't wear them anymore because I can't get them tight enough.)  They are supposed to be hand washed.


We have worn the shirts for a couple of months now and they are still bright and new looking, only the shorts show a bit of wear.  UV Skinz are definitely quality pieces of clothing that I will be able to hand down to the younger girls.  These are even great for keeping the girls warm when its a bit chilly but they want to play in the water.  I would recommend getting the shorts too so that you have a complete swimsuit.  

Ok, I know I'm going on and on about these, but I have one more point.  I really like that these are modest two piece suits.  I won't allow my girls to wear traditional bikini suits, but these allow for easy potty breaks while staying covered up.  

Ready to shop?  There is a code on their homepage good for 15% off with another 10% being donated to the Melanoma International Foundation.  There are also some steals in the clearance section.  In fact I just ordered next year's sizes for all three girls.

Want to win one?  One winner will receive any item of their choosing from the UV Skinz website.  Leave a comment on this post to enter.  You can have extra entries for the following:  (leave a comment for each extra entry)

- subscribing to their monthly newsletter
- liking both UV Skniz and One Little Word She Knew on Facebook
- blogging about the giveaway with links to this post and to UV Skinz
- following UV Skinz on Twitter

Be sure to leave a contact email address.  I'll close the giveaway on August 20th at midnight.  Good luck!

*Giveaway closed.  Congrats Renee!*

26 comments:

  1. great giveaway!! this are so nice!
    amandakapenga at yahoo dot com

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  2. Awesome outfit! I love putting my son in this type of swimwear! bar7aggie at yahoo dot com

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  3. sounds really cool!!Lucky wears UV shirts and loves them!!

    siouxsan@sbcbglobal.net

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  4. I liked you and UV Skinz:)
    Siouxsan@sbcglobal.net

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  5. I'd love to give something like this a try. With kiddos the worry about sun is magnified!

    Heather

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  6. I've always wanted these for my girls as they are so fair skinned!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. I like you both on fb (Vanessa 'M' J)

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  8. Following them on Twitter (@jewelsntreasure)

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  9. What a great giveaway. My little girl gets sunburned easily!

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  10. I love that these cover so much skin.

    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  11. I already subscribe to the UV Skinz newsletter.

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  12. I think these are great. We've been planning a beach trip and this would be perfect. I can remember getting so sunburned as a child; I want to do everything I can to keep my little one protected.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

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  13. I'm a UVSkinz email subscriber.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

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  14. following UVSkinz on twitter as SnowflakeDay
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

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  15. Great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. My boys wear UV shirts that I got from Old Navy. I just love them. I'd love to try UVSkinz. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

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  17. I follow UVSkinz and you on Facebook. Heather Sidwell.
    mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

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  18. I like both pages on facebook!

    kristina@thecoffeycan.com

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  19. I love these shirts! Awesome giveaway! I really like the shark camo shirt!
    kristina@thecoffeycan.com

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  20. I subscribed to UV skinz newsletter. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  21. I follow uv skinz on Twitter. (dramaqueensmum)

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  22. I wish I had know about this earlier. I would have loved the blue plaid.

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  23. i singed up to get their emails
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  24. i like UV and you on fb
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  25. i follow UV on twitter
    tcogbill at live dot com

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