This year for the 4th of July we have a heck of a weekend planned. We will spend Saturday in Hiawassee visiting with family and friends, eating good food and hanging out at Carter Camp listening to everyone pick and watching them grin. Yep, that’s right…a good old fashioned Pickin’ and Grinnin’. It is an event that we look forward to every year and I can’t wait.
Then on Sunday we will be going to a cookout at some friends house where we will lounge by the pool, eat good food and just have a relaxing good time.
Monday will be a day full of fun on the lake. Riding around on the boat, tubing, skiing, and all that fun stuff.
In other words we will be outside ALL weekend. With us all having fair skin that means gobs of sunscreen applied on a regular basis and hoping like heck none of us gets burned too bad. Erin and I have both had scares with skin cancer and it runs rampant in my family. We have to be really, really careful and make sure that our sunscreen is of high quality and it isn’t expired. That is where Banana Boat comes in.
One of the things that I love about Banana Boats new line is that it is 110 SPF! 110!! Did I tell you that it is 110 SPF? Ok, just wanted to make sure. Because for us, that is a MAJOR plus. It’s HUGE.And it comes in the convenience of a spray! LOVE it!!
ALSO, this sun season, Banana Boat® sun care is setting out to raise $101,000 for The Skin Cancer Foundation by “sun certifying” 101,000 Americans. As part of the brand’s Sun 101 education campaign, Banana Boat® is helping to teach Americans about the basics of sun protection. You can get sun certified on http://www.facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand, by taking a short “Sun Certification” quiz. They will receive a “Sun Certified” badge to display on their own Facebook wall and trigger a $1 donation to support The Skin Cancer Foundation’s sun education initiatives, for a total donation of up to $101,000. It is really easy and goes to a great cause!
Now, here is to let you know a little more about their NEW product options for 2011:
- Tear Free, Sting Free – the #1 line of Tear Free Sunscreens, Banana Boat® Kids & Baby, adds a clinically proven “Sting Free” claim to its products.
- SPF 110 UltraMist® Sunscreen Continuous Clear Sprays – Continuous Spray sunscreens with SPF 110, the highest protection available in a continuous spray.
- Family Size Sunscreen – 12 oz. Family Size Pump bottle. Available in Banana Boat® Sport Performance® SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion and Banana Boat® Kids Tear Free Sting Free SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion.
You can see the full line of Banana Boat Products for 2011 by visiting their website at www.bananaboat.com You will also find sun care tips, frequently asked questions regarding the sun and sunscreen as well as a boat load of other great information.
Banana Boat was so gracious and sent my family a sampling of their new line of 110 SPF products. We have been testing them out to see if they would meet our needs and I am THRILLED to say that not a one of us has burned even the slightest bit. That’s a pretty big testimony folks. We took Banana Boat on a recent rafting trip, to the pool and to the lake so far. I think I might just be in love and can’t thank them enough for the protection that they have provided to my family through their line of products. We are now loyal users and fans!