NEUTROGENA #ChooseSkinHealth

Fitz Family

Why do I have this amazing 80’s family photo on a makeup site? Well because its my family. My mom, dad, 3 brothers and my fabulously middle aged 80’s woman dressed self. (My only excuse was I was home schooled)  But there is more to this picture then an opportunity for blackmail. This is the photo of a family of 6, who as of this date have been hit with skin cancer 3 times.

First was my mom with a squamous cell carcinoma, then a year later  my dad had a basal cell carcinoma. And just last year the little stud in the suit my youngest brother was diagnosed with melanoma. Luckily for my family they all found the cancer early. My brother’s was the most serious and they had to cut out a large portion of skin and tissue above his knee to make sure they removed it all. He was only 31 when he was diagnosed which is a reminder that skin cancer isn’t partial to age, it can hit at any time.

Living in the Pacific NW and more rainy, grey days then sun you would think even with our fair skin we would be safer. But the fact 50% of my family has already had skin cancer shows it can hit anyone, anywhere, at any age. Though that might sound scary the best part is that skin cancer is preventable. Just a few minutes a day of applying broad spectrum sunscreen to exposed skin then reapplying can save people from this scary diagnosis. Along with prevention make sure you are getting your skin checked by your health care provider. Catching skin cancer early makes all the difference especially in the case of melanoma.


beach day

Due to seeing the reality of skin cancer first hand I am diligent about using sunscreen and will spray down just about anyone I care about. (It takes a village right?) I have 3 young kids with my same fair skin so we don’t go anywhere without sunscreen. I keep a Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids in our beach bag, and the Neutrogena Sport Sunscreen in my car. I love the sprays with 3 kids it makes application and reapplying so much easier and with Ultra Sheer for our faces I am not worried about anyone ingesting the spray.

My Why  #ChooseSkinHealth is those 3 little wild things that I was lucky enough to be chosen to parent. I want to teach them sun protection early and make it a life long habit for them.

What is your Why?


Choose Skin Health®
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lives. Yet skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.

A dermatologist by day, Dr. Zeichner feels his most important role is being a dad. Hear expert sun safety tips and learn how to protect your family from the sun.

There are so many sunscreen options now, that there is truly something for everyone. But what’s more important than choosing a product is using it correctly. In his office, Dr. Zeichner educates his patients every day on the long-term, harmful affects of sun exposure on the skin. And at home, he makes sure his family incorporates sunscreen into their everyday routine.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lives. Yet skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Share why and how you #ChooseSkinHealth with us. The more you share how you and your family practices sun safety, the more we can spread skin cancer awareness and unlock exclusive content from our Brand Ambassadors on why they’re joining in this effort.

Visit to learn how to prevent skin cancer, find sun safety and protection tips, locate free skin cancer screenings, and join in the conversation. With your help, we can work towards eradicating skin cancer.

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Turn your shower in a spa experience with Spongellé Boxed Flowers


Between your wash cloth, buffer and body cleansing product, space might be a little tight in your bath tub. Well, start clearing out all of the extras, because your multi-tasking miracle worker is here. Spongellé infused body buffers are your all-in-one way to create the finest bath and shower experience. Infused with exotic extracts, rich moisturizers and gentle cleansers, these multi-tasking mavens will keep skin youthful and glowing use after use. With unique fragrance blends and the most effective technology, Spongellé will become your next bath time indulgence.

spongelle box

The Spongellé Boxed Flowers are beautifully packaged in a gift box and the sponge inside is wrapped as well. These would make a great gift though you will want to keep one for yourself. I had the chance to check out the Coconut Verbena sponge and I love it.

The sponge itself just takes a bit of water to create a really thick, creamy lather. The Coconut Verbena scent is beautiful and makes my whole bathroom smell great after my shower. My favorite part is how great the buffing sponge is. Gentle enough to use everyday but with enough power to buff away and dry skin. After just my first use I couldn’t believe how soft and smooth my legs were. I now use this before I shave and love how smooth and silky it leaves my legs. And by squeezing the excess water out I am able to get way more than 14 uses out of the sponge. Can’t wait to try more scents!

spongelle swatch

Spongellé Boxed Flowers
Perfectly packaged & designed to moisturize, rejuvenate, restore the skin, from neck to toe. A unique surface changes instantly as you squeeze, from a sensual exfoliating massage texture to as soft as silk. Our technology provides a guaranteed number of uses.

  • 14 + uses
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Perfect for hard or soft water
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Cleans, smoothes, & rejuvenates
  • Extracts of Yuzu, Edelweiss, & Vetiver
  • Exfoliates, hydrates, & massages
  • Gift Boxed
  • Includes hanging ribbon

Price: $16.00 ; available online via


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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New Contest!

soleil click

Keep your legs smooth and hair free all summer long with the new BIC Soleil Click. . I get a super smooth shave each time and the cocoa butter strip protects my sensitive skin. The handle has a great curved design that makes it easy to use.  The three blades give me a crazy smooth shave and leaves my legs stubble free for much longer than my usual razor.

A great razor  with 6 refillable blades that is a steal for less than $7 !


simply soleil

Introducing BIC® Simply Soleil Click
BIC is announcing the launch of the newest addition to its Soleil® line of women’s razors, BIC® Simply Soleil Click™. The product is BIC’s newest razor for women, offering a disposable handle and six 3-blade cartridges.

“The functionality of Simply Soleil Click gives women a simplified shaving experience, offering the convenience of replaceable cartridges at the value of a disposable razor,” said Linda Palladino, senior brand manager – women’s shavers, BIC Consumer Products USA. “BIC Soleil is committed to offering razors that help women look and feel their best, so that shaving can be a sunny spot in their day.”

Each Simply Soleil Click cartridge features a soothing moisture strip that is 2.5 times larger than the average BIC razor moisture strip, which pampers skin and leaves legs silky after each shave.

BIC Simply Soleil Click offers:

  • One (1) new, brightly-colored disposable handle and six disposable cartridges in each package (refills not sold separately)
  • Three (3) blades for a flawlessly smooth shave
  • A soothing moisture strip with cocoa butter

BIC Simply Soleil Click is available at major retailers with a suggested retail price of $6.99.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Enter to win one of 10 BIC Simply Soleil Click packs! Enough razors to keep you smooth until Labor Day!

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Banish Summer Breakouts with Murad!

murad clear skin bootcamp

Keep summer breakouts under control a few favorites from  Murad’s award-winning Acne line: Clarifying Wipes, Acne Body Wash, and Clarifying Body Spray. These products work to prevent body breakouts by removing acne-causing bacteria, helping to eliminate excess oil and freshening up your skin. Perfect for throwing in your gym or beach bag.

murad clarifying spray

Summer workouts and outdoor activities can lead to some unflattering body breakouts. Murad has a solution to our summer skin breakout issues. Their Clarifying Body Spray is an antibacterial that purifies skin and prevents breakouts. The spray nozzle makes it easy to spray any problem area and keep it clear all summer.

Murad Clarifying Body Spray $40
Clarifying Body Spray fights body blemishes with antibacterial Triclosan and Salicylic Acid. These powerful antibacterial agents purify skin from head-to-toe for an acne-fighting advantage wherever you need it.

Cleanse skin before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a physician if bothersome drying or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

murad acne body wash

Is there anything ickier then the sweaty, sticky feeling on your skin after an exceptionally hot summer day? I can almost hear my skin protesting and threatening to break out. Lucky for me Murad makes an amazing Acne Body Wash. The fresh minty scent is invigorating and I love how fresh and clean my skin feels after washing. And since I started using this post workout my skin has looked and felt smooth and clear. A summer skin must have.

Murad Acne Body Wash $40
Triple-action, anti-acne body cleanser treats and helps prevent body breakouts. Glycolic and Salicylic Acids work together to penetrate and deeply clean your pores to help eliminate breakouts and soothe irritated skin.

Murad’s body wash for acne is suggested for people looking to:
• Help reduce acne and breakouts on the body
• Help reduce back acne
• Help prevent future body acne breakouts

murad claryfying wipes

I have several packs of the Murad Clarifying wipes, they are my go-to summer  cleanser. For my gym bag, beach bag or a camping trip I love how clean these leave my skin. The formula is so refreshing and deeply cleans without drying out my skin. And they even work great to remove stubborn waterproof makeup.

Murad Clarifying Wipes $1o
Treat and help prevent body acne, including hard-to-reach back acne. Acne Body Wash battles body breakouts with Date Seed Powder and Glycolic Acid to exfoliate pore-clogging oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Green Tea and Licorice Root Extracts soothe irritated skin, and Salicylic Acid helps clear blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.

These pre-moistened wipes help keep skin clear by removing dirt, bacteria and pore clogging oils. These ultra-soft wipes regulate excess sebum production and can be used on-the-go to reduce shine and refresh oily skin.

This oil-fighting formula in a pre-moistened, ultra-soft wipe can be used on-the-go to reduce shine and regulate excess sebum production while tightening pores and balancing and toning skin.


You can learn more about Murad and purchase online at


Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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