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