Livin’ the Life in UV Skinz (+ Giveaway) CLOSED

View 2010 UV Skinz Rock!

Last year I had the privilege of reviewing a baby UV Skinz outfit for John. I loved it. I was so excited to be able to bring partner with Rhonda and UV Skinz again this year.

Chloe received the most adorable suit from their new line. The ladybug board shorts are adorable with the brown and pink brook UV Skinz shirt. I honestly love this set on my daughter and would actually love one for myself. It’s beautiful, fun, sweet and I just love pink and brown. {I checked their handy sizing chart and no, I would not fit even their biggest size. LOL}

On to the review…

(thanks dad, for teaching them to shoot each other LOL)

Sizing

Chloe is three. I requested a size three, it arrived and fits perfectly with plenty of room to grow as well. I expect it will fit her next year as well. Last year John’s baby set was a 12-24 month which he wore at 12 months. It fit him well then, with room to grow. Because the board shorts have ties as well as Velcro, it really helps to make it a custom fit. John’s fits again this year at almost 24. Two summers out of a suit; awesome!!

Health

Sunscreen is expensive, consumable and not all that healthy. Don’t believe me? Read about Skin Deep ratings. Some sunscreens cause reactions for those who struggle with sensitive skin or allergies. There are some great sunscreens out there, I’ll share the latest ones we’ve tried in another post. Anyway, don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating going without sunscreen; I’m simply pointing out that taking advantage of products {like UV Skinz} designed to minimize the amount needed seems smart to me. The less chemicals and such on your body, the healthier you’ll be.  UV Skinz provides “one application all, all day protection.”

Economical

Now economical is different to every family but economical is about more than just price. At first glance you may think they are a bit pricy but let me assure you that though I received mine for review, based on that review, I think they are worth every penny. Our family is a medium one-income family. For me to stay home, we have to watch our finances. I will be buying a UV set for myself (as soon as their new board shorts come in) and plan to replace my littles’ suits as they grow. Anyway back to why I think they are economical. You need to take into account:

  • possibility of more than one season
  • money saved on sunscreen (Purchase a UV Skinz shirt for the same price as a bottle or two of sunscreen. Your shirt will last longer and cost less in the long run.)
  • quality = great hand-me-downs (or resale value?)
  • not just for swimming, guaranteed to get lots of wear and hold up!
  • what’s the price tag on healthy skin?

Fast and Easy

The UV Skinz products provide fast, even coverage! A key word here is fast! I said last year that when we arrive at the pool, the littles want to dart off right away. This is even more true this year with two tots on the go! Sunscreen needs time to work and takes time to apply. Getting them into their suits is so much easier on me!! {It’s all about me really}.

Other Thoughts

  • Loose-fitting (but not too loose)
  • Quick drying
  • UVA & UVB protection
  • Stylish and Cute!!
  • Chlorine Resistant
  • Moisture-wicking
  • No Mould or Mildew {I don’t know if it is just me but, especially on Chloe’s light pink suits, after a while I find tiny black spots on it. It happened with some cheap suits she had as well as with some pricier suits. In our recent visit to Africa, we used our suits every day then hung them to dry. By the end of our trip, Chloe’s (not UV Skinz) had little back dots but John’s UV Skinz was fine. We’ve been using Chloe’s new UV Skinz set for several weeks now and even though it is light pink like her other ones, it’s pristine!}

A Family in Skinz

They’re getting some new women’s board shorts in and I am super excited. I’ll be ordering the shorts, a Renee shirt and swim bra. I can hardly wait to be in my own Skinz. They have a great selection for men, women, children and babies. They’ve got your family covered! You would not believe how many comments and compliments my little ones get on their suits. You can bet that our family is a UV Skinz family and if you see us on a sunny summer day; we’ll be in our Skinz.

Giveaway Time!

UV Skinz has generously offered one reader their choice of UV Skinz Product and there are lots of ways to win!

  1. Leave a comment with your favorite UV Skinz product or your what your best sun safety tip is
  2. Subscribe to UV Skinz newsletter (Upper left sidebar on their homepage!)
  3. Follow the UV Skinz Blog
  4. Become a facebook fan of UV Skinz
  5. Blog about this giveaway linking back here (2 entries)
  6. “Like this post” (on the bottom of this post) to have it show on your facebook status
  7. Subscribe via RSS to Beautiful Calling
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  9. Grab my Button (2 entries).
  10. Become a Facebook Fan of Beautiful Calling
  11. Follow @beautifulcall on twitter (2 entries)
  12. Tweet: RT @UVSkinz  @beautifulcall  http://bit.ly/a0b7p1 (Can & USA 7/24) #Giveaway Winners Choice!!
  • Open to Canada & USA
  • Ends July 24, 2010.

209 Comments

  1. These are awesome. We would all like this in an adult version. I would actually love it for Irelyn in Australia too. I think I also like how well they have stood up to both the chlorine & salt. That combo seems to wreck the suits.

  2. This would be great for my daughter. I vote for the ladybugs or flutter in my size!

  3. Those are adorable. I saw a couple kids at the beach with these on and thought they were the CUTEST outfits! I really liked the Navy Stripes Set for boys. The orange is awesome!! I have to say, my boys would look adorable in these!

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  4. Liked them on FB as Mimi Baker

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  5. I subscribe via email to B.C.

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  6. For some reason, my first entry wasn’t saved. =) I loved the Navy Stripes Set. That orange is awesome! My boys would look cute in those.

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  7. I “liked” this post. Guess I was #1. =)

    ~Mimi
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  8. I have your button at Woven by Words (left sidebar)

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

    #1

  9. I have your button at Woven by Words (left sidebar)

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

    #2

  10. I’m a fan on FB. =)

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  11. I subscribe in reader.

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  12. I couldn’t find a way to follow on their blog other than RSS. Hope that’s what you were looking for. =)

    ~Mimi
    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  13. I like the Cheryl Long-Sleeve White Full-Zip.

  14. I am a facebook fan of UV Skinz. (Amy M)

  15. I “liked this post”

  16. I subscribe to your blog via RSS feed.

  17. I am a Facebook Fan of Beautiful Calling. (Amy M)

  18. fan on facebook!

  19. oh and The boys wanted to know why John and Chloe where using there guns LOL and I like this blog!

  20. I would pick the hot pink boys shorts!

  21. oooo, I like the Celia – soft pink top and bottom (would be great for our little gal!).

  22. I “liked” UV Skinz on Facebook. 🙂

  23. I “liked” this post to FB!

  24. I would love to get my dad the Adventure Hat. He’s in his 70s and could really use one! He has had a history of having places removed on his face…too much sun as a young kid!

  25. I like the Renee in hot pink.

  26. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    Rachel
    Cha Ching Queen
    http://www.chachingqueen.com

    we try to wait an go swimming until the evening when you don’t have to worry about sunscreen

  27. I like the Caleb-S Orange/Navy.

  28. I like Casey blue!

  29. I like the Cameron – Sky Blue/White Shirt for my son

  30. I follow the UV Skinz Blog

  31. I became a facebook fan of UV Skinz

  32. I “like” this post

  33. I Become a Facebook Fan of Beautiful Calling

  34. I Subscribed via RSS to Beautiful Calling

  35. I Subscribed via email to Beautiful Calling

  36. I added your button to my blog (entry #1)

  37. I added your button to my blog (entry #2)

  38. Don’t forget your lips!! Make sure you always have something with UV protection on your lips (and ears are also frequently neglected). Those are areas at great skin cancer risk!
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

  39. fav UV skin product is the Sun Stop’r – Kwik Cabana II 😀

  40. liked this post and also shared this giveaway on Facebook under FB profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000826352246

  41. Sun Safety Tip:
    ~ WEAR SUNSCREEN ~ WEAR SUNGLASSES ~ WEAR A HAT ~

  42. I ‘Liked’ this post

  43. i like the Caleb in Navy/Orange

  44. Subscribed to UV Skinz newsletter

  45. I was just looking at these for men.
    Mmmmm ……..I think it would be a good idea
    for those many pool days lately with that sun so hot.

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  47. Best tip – stay out of the sun, and until my younger one can crawl, keep him in this stroller under a shade… after crawling starts – get him in uvskinz!

  48. I like the Sun Stop’r Kwik Cabana I and best tip is to use sunscreen.

    Good luck everyone!

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  50. I really like the Sheila (Mom’s name :D) – 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck – Black.

  51. I’ve also done #’s 2, 4, 8 and 10…:D

  52. Love the black and white long sleeved koi shirt.

  53. subscribe to uv skinz newletter

  54. Subscribe via google reader to beautiful calling

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  56. I love the Kathy White Wrap

  57. I would love to get my son the navy stripes set. We live in Texas so we need all the help we can get 🙂

  58. I like the Women’s Sky Blue
    Boy-Cut Shorts. I hate bathing suit ride up!

  59. I subscribed to the uz skin newsleter

  60. I’m following the uvskinz blog as @bmom76

  61. I’m following @beautifulcall on twitter as @bmom76

  62. I’m following @beautifulcall on twitter a @bmom76
    #2

  63. I am an email subscriber

  64. love the pink short sleeve womans mrs.mommyyatgmail

  65. My favorite is the Aqua Ice Cream
    Girls Board Shorts

  66. Subscriber to UV Skinz newsletter with above email addy

  67. I’m a facebook fan of UV Skinz

    username is cheryl hodgkins

  68. Subscribe via RSS to Beautiful Calling

  69. Subscriber via email to Beautiful Calling using cherdon@sympatico.ca

  70. Became a Facebook Fan of Beautiful Calling

    username cheryl hodgkins

  71. Follow @beautifulcall on twitter

    username is iamcherdon

    entry 1

  72. Follow @beautifulcall on twitter

    username is iamcherdon

    entry 2

  73. I like the Blue/Purple Reversible Bucket Hat and my best tip is to wear sunscreen.

  74. I follow Beautiful Calling on Twitter #1
    lazybones344

  75. I follow Beautiful Calling on Twitter #2
    lazybones344

  76. Wear sunscreen,a hat, and don’t stay in the sun too long.

  77. my fave product is the long sleeved shirts for little guys esp the Casey one

  78. my fave product is the long sleeved shirt for little guys esp the Casey

  79. Best sun safety tip: always wear a hat and don’t forget to put sunscreen on your ears!!

  80. I subscribe to your RSS feed via google reader

  81. i like the men’s Michael – Regatta Blue

  82. I would love to have the Cheryl
    Long-Sleeve
    White Full-Zip

  83. Like UVSkinz on fb (Cynthia Conley)

  84. Clicked to “like” this post of fb (Cynthia Conley)

  85. Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

  86. The Popsicle S/S Swim Set is one of my favourite products of theirs. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  87. I would love to have Navy/Blue Plaid – Reversible Bucket Hat, I’m expecting a new nephew and this would be great for him 🙂

  88. I subscribe to UV Skinz

  89. I follow UV Skinz Blog.

  90. I am a fan of UV Skinz on facebook.

  91. I subscribe via RSS to Beautiful Calling

  92. I subscribe via email to Beautiful Calling

  93. I’m a fan on Facebook of Beautiful Calling

  94. I follow beautiful calling on twitter

  95. I’d follow the UV Skinz blog, but I don’t see an option to do that on their blog. Let me know if you know how! Thanks…

  96. I following @beautifulcall on twitter.

  97. I following @beautifulcall on twitter 2.

  98. I have your button.

  99. I have your button 2.

  100. I’m a subscriber.

  101. I like the Michael in Steel Grey.

  102. My best sun safety tip is to stay out of the sun between 10-2 if possible. good time for lunch and a rest, back at it later in the afternoon. 🙂

  103. I like UVSkinz on Facebook.

    Katie E.

  104. aloha set in green!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

  105. I love the hats they have, particularly the Sport Hat. The head gets the most sun exposure and is usually the least protected. I also love that it has a flap to protect the neck. No more redneck! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  106. I subscribe to UV Skinz newsletter, Thank you!

  107. I also like UV Skinz on Facebook (Amanda Davis) Thanks!

  108. I liked this post on Facebook! Thanks!

  109. and I like Beautiful Calling on Facebook (Amanda Davis) Thanks again!

  110. I follow @beautifulcall on Twitter @amandapersists

    Thanks! (entry #1)

  111. I follow @beautifulcall on Twitter @amandapersists

    Thanks again! (entry #2)

  112. I Love the Popsicle S/S Swim Set!

  113. I like Lindsay
    Long-Sleeve
    Hot Pink/White
    size medium

  114. I like the Pink Flowers-S – Hot Pink/Flowers UV Short Sleeve Shirt.

    macd9900 at gmail dot com

  115. My favorite UV Skinz would be the Sharky Camo, as my boys are huge fans of anything shark, as long as they are not swimming with them at the beach.

    My best sun tip. Go to the beach in the morning, this way you will be able to spend more time at the beach without getting burned….don’t forget the sunscreen though.

    Smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com
    Frugality Is Free

  116. I subscribe to the UV Skinz newsletter.

    Smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com
    Frugality Is Free

  117. I like UV Skinz on facebook.

    Smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com
    Frugality Is Free

  118. I follow you on twitter.

    JRFrugalmom

    Smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com
    Frugality Is Free

  119. I like you on facebook.

    JRFrugalMom

    Smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com
    Frugality Is Free

  120. My favorite item is the Men’s Matt Colored NAvy shirt.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

  121. Lindsay – Long-Sleeve – Sky Blue/White – beautiful and functional – this is awesome – thanks for sharing!
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

  122. follow you on facebook
    Janice MacEachern Crespo
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

  123. My favorite UV Skinz product is the Lavender Fun ‘N Sun Bucket Hat

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

  124. I subscribe to UV Skinz newsletter
    (e-mail address can be provided for verification)

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

  125. RSS feed subscriber via Google Reader

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

  126. My best tip is to wear a sunhat! Shades your face and looks cute!

  127. I like UV SKINZ on FB!

  128. I follow you on Twitter!

    @TaraLin

  129. I also really like the Parasheet!

  130. Like UV Skinz on FB – Rachel Grimes

  131. Became a Facebook Fan of Beautiful Calling – Rachel Grimes

  132. following beautifulcall on twitter @rachelie123

  133. email subscriber to your blog – rboo224ATgmailDOTcom

  134. Love the Jen
    3/4 Sleeve V-Neck
    Sky Blue

  135. I really like the Maggie Aqua/Light Pink
    and my tip is to avoid peak hours of sunshine for outdoor activity

  136. I like UV Skinz on FaceBook (Louis Here) 🙂

  137. I *like* this post

  138. I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

  139. I like Beautiful Calling on FaceBook (Louis Here) 🙂

  140. following you on twitter at rosidentevil

  141. 2
    following you on twitter at rosidentevil

  142. this would sure help us out a lot!! my kiddo loves being outside in her little pool, but is not a fan of sunblock being applied as often as i’d like! one compromise i’ve found is to stick a big outdoor umbrella right in the corner of the pool to provide shade to almost half the pool. we’d choose somthing pink and girly!

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    I blogged about the giveaway! #1

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  145. follow UVSkinz on Facebook
    suzquiz E

  146. follow UVSkinz blog

  147. signed up for UVSkinz newsletter

  148. subscribe via email

  149. follow you on twitter
    suzquiz

  150. follow you on twitter 2
    suzquiz

  151. fan on facebook
    suzquiz e

  152. subscribe via RRS

  153. I like the swim bras for women.

  154. My best sun safety tip is to wear a hat to help keep the sun off of delicate faces.

  155. I follow on Twitter. @sarahtex06

  156. Twitter Follower #2 @sarahtex06

  157. If I win, I’d love to get the Michael shirt in Regatta Blue, so he can wear it while he’s mowing the yard at our house and over at my mom’s.

  158. Casey Sky Blue/Navy

  159. Kristine Michelle
    Kristine Michelle

    I like the Navy Boys Board Shorts the best
    AllMyCrazyCats @ aol.com

  160. Kristine Michelle
    Kristine Michelle

    I follow you on Twitter (Pudyqat) #1
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    Kristine Michelle

    I follow you on Twitter (Pudyqat) #2
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  162. I like the sun stop’r kwik cabana.. that is awesome, I need to get this for my daughter because i live in SUNNY south florida! Thanks!
    erika

  163. i love the Kathy
    Black – Swim Shirt Wrap

  164. like uv on facebook Kathy L Pease

  165. like this post on facebook Kathy L Pease

  166. I like the Navy Stripes set – would be great for my son, who is super fair skinned.

  167. I tweeted this morning
    http://twitter.com/couponsiwant/status/19433574093

    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

  168. I like the hot pink Renee UV Skinz

  169. ‘Like’ UV Skinz on Facebook

  170. Subscribed to the UV Skinz newsletter

  171. Subscribe via RSS to Beautiful Calling

  172. Subscribe via email to Beautiful Calling

  173. Subscribe via RSS feed to Beautiful Calling

  174. Follow @beautifulcall on Twitter #1

  175. Follow @beautifulcall on Twitter #2

  176. I would love the Matt collared in black for hubby. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  177. I would love the Darren
    Long Sleeve
    Steel Grey for my son. He is really light and gets burned all the time even with sunscreen. This would be perfect.

  178. Become a facebook fan of UV Skinz-carol yerby lewis.

  179. 1 Follow @beautifulcall on twitter -dresdenrain.

  180. 2 follow on Twitter!~dresdenrain.

  181. Tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/19452929758

  182. Subscribed to UV Skinz newsletter -spcale at yahoo dot com.

  183. Follow the UV Skinz Blog on Twitter!~dresdenrain.

  184. Subscribed via RSS to Beautiful Calling

  185. Subscribed via email to Beautiful Calling

  186. “Like this post” (on the bottom of this post) to have it show on your facebook status-carol yerby lewis.

  187. Became a Facebook Fan of Beautiful Calling -carol yerby lewis.

  188. I like both the The Adventure Hat and The Sport Hat.

  189. Veronica Garrett
    Veronica Garrett

    The Michael Regatta Blue is my favorite product.

  190. I love the butterfly suit!

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