Summer is quick approaching, and with vacations and less rigurious schedules it is a special time for our kids. During that time, we also have to stay protected and safe from the sun during all of our travels. Here are some of favorites essentials for the kids:
We love that hats don't just mean baseball caps anymore. Now, you can find a collection of straw, floppy hats and fedora's for the little ones. My younger daughter loves her flower fedora from Children's Place that she literally wears everywhere, and now my older daughter is getting involved in wearing hats after we found a floppy one in coral from Appaman this past weekend. We also love the Gingham Driver Caps for Baby and the classic Graphic Baseball Caps from Old Navy.
For the Hair:
My daughters have two different hair textures - one has wavy/straight hair and the other has really curly hair but they both HATE having their hair brushed. A daily battle that drives me batty has given us all some relief after using the Detangling and Conditioning Spray from Tangled Tantrum. Featuring fun art on the bottle, the spray is made with various botanicals (wheat amino acids strengthen, while aloe and chamomile) that helps repair unruly ends - leaving hair smooth, and even brushable! It also adds some va va voom body and helps maintain a healthy scalp to your little ones head while also adding conditioning and adding shine.
I even use this after a show as it gently conditions the hair leaves it shiny. Another bonus of the line is that is it is paraben and alcohol-free - so you don't have to worry about any yucky chemicals.
We also love line of hair care products from The Fairy Tales Hair Care Sun & Swim collection that helps with hair dry and brittle hair that are often causes by overexposure in the sun, pool and beach water. We love the Lifeguard Clarifying Shampoo gently removes chlorine, sea salt and unwanted minerals from the hair. It is infused with orange flower extract, grapefruit and lemon that cleans, softens and hydrates hair. They also have a Lemon-Aid Conditioner that deep conditions even the most sun damaged hair. Loaded with aloe, jojoba and vitamins E & B, it detangles while restoring hair’s natural moisture and shine. Featuring paraben-, sulfate-, nut-, dairy- and gluten-free - making them safe for everyday use before, during and after summer.
A Better Foccacia Sandwich
We've got a great picnic recipe to share. With summer here, I love all the dining al fresco options. This yummy sandwich recipe ditches traditional fattening spreads in favor or protein-packed Greek yogurt for the perfect summer focaccia sandwich. Related: Plan your perfect ...read more
Plan Your Perfect Summer Picnic
Warm evenings, no school, and farmer's markets overflowing with in-seasons fruits and veggies makes summer the perfect time for a picnic. Throw together a simple salad, some leftover chicken and an ice-cold rosé to go with some of our favorite picnic accessories. I'm sharing our ...read more
4 Ways to Enjoy Lillet
Have you tried Lillet? I admit I was a Lillet newbie, but was intrigued by Mom Boss author and Momtrends CEO Nicole Feliciano's love of it and had to give it a try. So I've had the rough assignment of getting to know Lillet this last month and am sharing my four favorite ways to ...read more
For the Body:
Hydration is key in the summer and to keep refreshed when we are on-the-go, I love to use SIGG. They recently teaming up with Cuipo, a social enterprise whose mission is rainforest conservation through creative brand campaigns. This includes new three children designs with a fun Cuipo character (Tiko, Cezar & Peaches) where for every bottle sold Cuipo will save one meter of rainforest. As a SIGG bottle it is 100% recyclable and made of aluminum, They are also completely BPA and phthalate free as well as odor and taste neutral. The Cuipo inspired SIGG bottles are available for purchase online at mysigg.com and in select Whole Foods Markets nationwide. The 0.3L bottle retails for $17.99 and the 0.4L is $19.99.
A daily essential is sunscreen, and one of favorites is the Kiss My Face Kids Sun Stick and Kids Natural Mineral Sunblock. Offering full UVA and UVB protection, the Kiss My Face Kids Sun Stick SPF 30 is also free of parabens, artificial colors or fragrances, phthalates and gluten and made of natural ingriedents like Organic Jojoba Oil, Beeswax and Cocoa Butter. As a stick, it can be applied to the lips, nose, cheeks and ears while providing moisture to keep skin soft and smooth. The Kiss My Face Kids Natural Mineral Sunblock is also free of anoparticles, phthalates, fragrances, artificial colors or any other animal ingredients and Gluten free and bio degradable. The Kiss My Face Kids Sun Collection is available at Whole Foods and KissMyFace.com.
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