17 June 2009

Going, Going, Back, Back, to Cali, Cali

Ah, technically not BACK to Cali, since I've never been before, but I'm pretty excited for my upcoming vacation, counting down the days.

However, as "official" summertime is upon soon (6/20 or 6/21 I think?) and I'll be in sunny Cali for an entire week, it's time to break out the sunblock, SPF 50 please! It must be said, I am quite pale...if you couldn't tell from my photo, hehe, so going without sunscreen is definitely not an option. I've made mistakes in that regard before, and let me tell you...it isn't pretty. On a spring break trip to Puerto Rico I somehow left the tops of my feet untouched by any sunblock and they ended up about as red as the ballet flats I wore...true story.

At the Polo Classic a few weekends ago, I decided to try out a new find:

I'm a huge fan of the Bare Escentuals and their bareMinerals make-up line, in fact, so much so that I should probably get paid for all the free advertising they get from me since I'm such a big advocate for their brand. Anyhow, logic should follow that I would like their unique, powder formula sunscreen. My verdict? Overall it worked well for my face and I love that it doesn't make my skin feel greasy like so many other sunblocks seem to do, but as for my body? I'm not entirely sure it's suited for such use. Perhaps I didn't use it properly or reapply as often as is necessary, but I ended with a white band across my wrist where I had a bracelet and was surrounded by the redness on my hand and arm...not to mention my legs were bright red too.

Still, I plan to give it another try, and at least continue its use for my face. I'm considering trying out their self-tanner for my trip as well, but we'll see...

Any other sunscreen suggestions?