Hi Friends! I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend. We had one of the first really HOT weekends in upstate NY, and I made sure to enjoy every second of it that I could outside. Saturday was spent at a friends wedding BBQ. He was married over the winter off on a tropical island, and then had a picnic over the summer as a local reception for all of his friends and family that couldn’t make the trip. How awesome is that? Dibs stealing that idea.
On Sunday my mom invited me to go the 2015 Soroptimist Secret Garden Tour. After thinking about how much gardening help my backyard needs, I decided some garden inspiration was probably in my best interest. This year we spent a lot of time working on the front yard, so next year we are planning on doing a bunch of changes to the back. I really liked the way that this patio just blended together with the deck. It felt really cozy and secluded and natural. Also, check out those vegetable gardens! I was totally impressed with their use of PVC piping. And that pond? To die for.
We visited about 5 gardens before we decided that it was time to head to my house for some lounging by the pool. Buddy was thrilled to see my mom and was playing in the pool before I could get my suit on.
Before I started floating, I grabbed the Block Island Organics natural mineral sunscreen that they recently sent me to try. I am a wonderful mix of Irish and Italian and tend to burn quickly, so I always have sunscreen with me. I have had really good luck using the sunscreen so far! I read the directions and made sure to apply the sunscreen when my skin was dry (so important to remember!). I found that the sunscreen went on well and left a whitish tint where applied. I totally expected this because I have experienced it with other mineral sunscreens. It had a really light scent, unlike some other sunscreens that I have used in the past.
It lasted quite a while and never had a greasy feel. I am really excited to try this sunblock the next time my friend Sherry brings her adorable son Jack over to swim, she is always looking for natural products to use with him and I think this sunblock would be hit.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is looking for an all natural sunscreen to use. It worked for me on a hot day floating in the pool. I would just make sure that you remember to reapply and always apply to dry skin.
**Block Island Organics sent me this product to try for free, but as always my review is completely my own**