Beat the After Sun Blues!

So here we are, the week after Memorial Day, enjoying the first warm days of summer (at least that’s what’s happening here in the Midwest!).  We all flocked to the lake or to barbecues on Monday, stayed out all day, and now are suffering from our very first sunburn of the summer.  Here’s a refresher on sun care for your skin and hair during the summer months ahead:

1.  PREVENTION:  As your mother and health professionals everywhere can tell you, the best way to care for a sunburn is to prevent it from happening in the first place.  Especially with the prevalence of skin cancer among our generation, we must be careful to protect ourselves from the damaging sun.  Here are some of our favorite protective sun products:

Sunscreen & Sun Prevention for Hair Skin and Nails

Coola (SPF 45) is one of our favorite classic sunscreens, providing powerful protection, custom made for those leading an active outdoor life.  Endorsed by the American Lifeguard Association, this sweat-proof formula is the best we’ve got!

If you’re looking for a mineral alternative to classic sunscreen, Alba Botanica’s Natural Mineral Sunscreen (SPF 30) uses a chemical-free formula that provides excellent protection from the sun without compromise.

Orly’s Sunscreen for Nails is a must-have.  As you beach-babes know, after long hours in the sun, your manicure can become discolored and faded.  Sunscreen for Nails is a high-shine topcoat that protects the colors beneath it with its UV absorbent formula.

Rene Furterer’s Protective Summer Oil (KPF 90) uses sesame and castor oils with UV sunscreen to ensure protection for exposed hair while swimming and sunbathing.  It’s waterproof formula is a must for any beach bag.

2.  TREATMENT:  We know that there will be days that we didn’t plan ahead and didn’t apply the sunscreen as much as we should have.  Here are some treatments to refresh skin and hair after long hours in the sun:

Sun Care Aloe Vera Sunscreen Hair Treatment

The absolute best in the business, Hempz After Sun Gel soothes heat and pain from sun-burnt skin, prevents peeling and uses the nurturing qualities of hemp seed oil and tea tree oil to start repairing skin damage and even minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles!

Bed Head Some Like It Hot Heat & Humidity Resistant Serum is not only treatment oriented, but also for prevention.  It, along with the Some Like it Hot Shampoo and Conditioner provide a shield to help hair that will be in the sun and water constantly.  This product in particular, though, is essential after sun, taming frizz and re-moisturizing burnt-out hair.

Rene Furterer Repairing After Sun Shampoo is specifically designed to combat the drying effects of sun, salt water and even chlorine, enriched with palm butter to restore shine and softness to your hair! Awesome.

So, enjoy the sun, ladies, but care for yourself while you’re doing it! Check out these products and more at http://www.beautyofasite.com to help you enjoy the summer in style!

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Stocking Stuffers 101: The Cutest Itty Bitty Gifts Ever

We’re not sure why we love them so much, but most of us women seem to: we love little things. Something about being itty bitty makes something cute way cuter. Here are Beauty of a Site’s top five favorite itty bitty gifts, all that would fit in a stocking!

Zoya’s Color Cube Lip Gloss & Mini Nail Polish gift sets are simple, versatile small gifts that are perfect for stocking stuffers, teachers’ gifts and office exchanges.  Include in each set are one .42oz lip balm and a .25 oz Zoya polish.  Available in five different shades!

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Zoya Color Cube Gift Sets
OPI Holiday Wishes Hydrate & Celebrate Avojuice Gift Set includes three Beauty of a Site favorites:  a 1 oz travel sized Avojuice body lotion, a 1.7oz body creme and a coordinating Avojuice full sized lip balm.  In two tropical flavors (Coconut Melon & Mango), this vacation-inspired gift helps to bring the fun & sun into a gloomy wintery season.

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Feeling Smitten Bakery Mini Bath Bomb Gift Set includes three mini cupcake-inspired bath bombs that dissolve into your hot bath to add a moisturizing silky foam.  Luxurious & absolutely delicious smelling, these bath bombs come packaged in box with crinkle & ribbon for easy gift giving!  Bath bombs include:  White Chocolate, Pink Sugar & Creamy Chocolate.

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Crazy Libellule & the Poppies solid fragrance stick perfumes are the most carefree, easy to carry, fun perfumes we’ve ever sold.  Each fragrance is totally full of life and the perfect blend of subtlety & intrigue.  Available in a variety of scents.

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Hempz Treats Delicious Lip Shines add a little bit of holiday cheer to a super moisturizing lip gloss / lip balm formula.  Infused with organic hemp seed oil, as well as just the right amount of sparkle, each of these dessert flavored lip glosses apply silky smooth (we tried them & loved them) and only give off the smallest color.  A great formula to toss on your lips on the go! Sold individually.

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Hempz Treats as Delicious as they Sound!

YUM.  Santa, please put these in my stocking.
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to get them in YOUR stocking.

Hempz Treats Gift Bag

Confession:  I’m a total Hempz addict.  I have a multitude of lotions strewn across my bathroom, but I’m always reaching for my favorite Hempz Cucumber & Jasmine Moisturizer first.  So, you can imagine my excitement when these delicious treats crossed my desk yesterday morning.  Introducing the Hempz Treats lotions, available in 8 oz bottles and gift bag sets for the holiday season.

And yes, in case you were wondering, they DO smell exactly like you would expect.  The Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake has a warmer pumpkin pie-y smell with a nutty twist, Cranberry Vanilla cake is about as sinfully sweet as they come, Gingerbread Cookie captures the nostalgic scent of warm gingerbread cookies and Coconut Cream Frosting smells like the most divine creamy whipped white frosting you’ve ever had- and it’s my personal favorite.

Like Hempz’ classic line, each Treats lotion is formulated with organic hemp seed oil for instant moisture and long-lasting nourishment for your skin.  We think the consistency is a little thicker than most of Hempz’ lotions, with a creamier feel for drier skin in the winter season.

Shop all of the Hempz stuff– plus the new TREATS! — here!

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