My Favorite Face Sunscreen
I have very fair skin and wear sunscreen every single day. I never used to do this, but when I hit my 30s, it began to really sink in that the sun can damage your skin regardless of whether or not you're actually getting sunburned. It took me awhile to find the right combo of sunscreens, but I've used these two for the last couple of years and swear by them.
Two sunscreens? Like, you put them on together? No...although it's important to note that sunscreen isn't "additive," meaning you're only as strong as the strongest SPF you're wearing. For example: if you layer a 30 SPF and a 50 SPF, you're protected at the 50 SPF level, not 80. Anyway, I have two sunscreens that I use alternately. For everyday wear, I use LaRoche-Posay's Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV with SPF 30. I use this even in the winter and it's perfect for sensitive skin -- absorbs fast, oil-free and dries with a matte finish.
For days when I know I'm going to be out in the sun for extended periods of time (beach days, yard work days, etc), I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen with SPF 70. This stuff is a miracle in a bottle. It's super thin, but it absorbs quickly and keeps your skin protected even on the hottest sunny days. It's consistency and quick drying time make it perfect for layering under make-up OR even slathering on kids' faces!
Beach Hair in a Bottle
I love the look of loose, beachy waves...but alas, my hair does not have the texture to just fall into soft waves naturally. So I've been faking this look lately! After drying my hair, I randomly curl a few sections, let them cool and then spritz my entire head with Ouai Wave Spray. It smells amazing and adds a little texture/hold to your hair. I shake the curls out after spraying and they fall in loose waves. For those of us who don't have naturally "beach wavy" hair, this is minimal effort for waves that look effortless!
I saw this Better Homes and Gardens Planter at Walmart and literally bought 6 of them. I have them scattered on my porches and even use them in a group of three on my dining table. The mixture of cement and white crackle glaze makes them perfect for dressing up or dressing down...and you can't beat the price!