Don’t be a lobster- SunScreen Bands review and giveaway!


Even though it’s the middle of July, summer is just getting into full swing here in the south, and the days are only getting longer and HOTTER. Longer and hotter days don’t just mean more time for playing outside and splashing in pools- they mean more chances to get the CRAP burnt out of your skin by the sun. It’s all fun and games until someone gets scorchedburn so badly they can hardly move out of a full bath tub praying for the itching to cease for the next week.

Yes, I’ve been that girl. My skin has two colors and two colors only: Glow in the dark white and lobster lady red. It doesn’t seem to matter HOW strong the SPF, or how popular the brand, whenever I spend a day outside (which is often when it’s warm), I come home red. I KNOW, terrible! Awful for my skin! Awful for ME! Look, I try, people! I don’t know if maybe the time gets away from me and I don’t reapply fast enough, or if it’s just me; if I’m just the burning type. Maybe even a little of both, but I’m not getting any younger, and I’d like to preserve this porcelain skin while I still can so I don’t end up looking like a leather handbag when I’m older.

I haven’t had a lot of time to try products or write reviews lately, but when I got an e-mail about a product called Sunscreen Bands, it was perfect timing and I HAD to try them out!

What the heck IS a sunscreen band? Let me just tell you the facts:

Sunscreen Bands are an innovative new product with a patented color-changing technology that monitors UVA & UVB exposure to remind you not only when to reapply sunscreen, but also when to get the hell out of the sun for the day!

How does it work?

  • Sunscreen is applied TO THE BAND in addition to the skin for accurate monitoring according to your SPF level
  • Band color fades as a reminder to reapply throughout the day
  • If/When Band reaches a creme color, you have reached your maximum recommended exposure for one day & should cover up or get out of the sun
  • There is no time or heat element, solely measures UVA & UVB sun exposure
  • Waterproof (both salt water and chlorine)

DOES it work?
I got a chance to test out a band yesterday while at Busch Gardens. Being outside like that all day in hours of direct sunlight is usually a perfect recipe for sunburned skin for me. Hell, I even get burned if I stay in the shadows like a frickin’ vampire. ‘Tis a curse.

sunbandAfter slapping that puppy on, and listening to the kids complain that they didn’t get one (they didn’t need to since we’d be together all day and all applied at the same time!), I followed the instructions, and went about my way. The band is light weight, and not the annoying kind of wristband that you’re fidgeting with all day long. Once it turned a lighter color, I reapplied sunscreen, and went about my way again. When it was time for us to leave, the band was very light purple, but not so light that it was warning me to get out of the sun if I didn’t want my kids to call me “Mr. Krabs” for the rest of the week. I’m happy to report- NO sunburn! It’s a first! It’s a friggin’ miracle!

Now I want to extend to some of you a chance to try these bands for FREE! That’s right, this is a giveaway! YAY FREE STUFF! Sunscreen Bands is letting me giveaway a 10-pack of Sunscreen Bands to 3 lucky people! Woohoo!


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Entry period ends on Friday 7/25 at 8:45pm EST!

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment
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