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{Everything Summer} UV Skinz Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

One Application, All Day Protection.
“To insure that everyone can be free to play safely under the sun.”
Summer is a fun time for my family.  We love to get outdoors, go to the zoo, go swimming, hiking or drive down to the lake.  I have always been very big on lathering my kids in sunblock just to play outside in the yard.  We don’t need any sunburns in our home!  I came across UV Skinz one day and immediately became interested in their products because sun protection is very important to me especially when it comes to my kids.  UV Skinz was founded by Rhonda Sparks a few years after losing her husband, Darren to malignant melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.  To fulfill his legacy, she and her family and her and Darren’s friends founded the Darren Lee Farwell Foundation to raise awareness of the dangers of UV radiation from the sun. 
Rhonda and Darren have three boys and she would have a hard time trying to find swim shirts or any kind of UV clothing for her boys.  Rhonda spent about 2 years researching and in 2005, UV Skinz was born.  “Darren’s Story” was very touching after I read it and it is also very informative.  You can read his story by visiting the UV Skinz website.  I was given a wonderful opportunity to work with Rhonda and UV Skinz on a review and we were sent the UV Skinz Navy Peace & Stars Set for our use and review. 
The UV Skinz Navy Peace & Stars Set is a complete UV protective clothing set that includes a UV swim shirt, UV shorts, and a UV sun hat.  The swim shirt is made of 88% nylon and 12% spandex.  It has a large neck hole and has a slighly high neck line to protect the neck all the way around from the sun.  The swim shirt that we received was short sleeved but even though the sleeves were short, they were a little longer than you might see on a regular tee-shirt.  The way it’s sewn makes irritaion from seams pretty non-existent which is a good thing when your clothes are wet.  The shirt is very easy to put on even my squirmy 9 month old!
The swim shorts, or board shorts have a liner inside them so there is no need to wear anything underneath them.  They are elastic in the back which makes them comfortable to wear and they have a drawstring in the front so that you can tie them to the perfect fit.  I think they are really cute with the pocket and the little star and peace sign on them!  The sun hat is absolutely adorable too!  I love the stars and peace sign design and the sun hat is also reversable!  I love that the sun hat not only covers and protects his head but it also covers and shades his whole face!

UV Skinz doesn’t have to be worn only when swimming although they are better than your traditional bathing suits.  UV Skinz are UPF 50+ swimwear that blocks out 98% of the sun’s rays.  With this much protection, they are great for wearing any time that you are outside!  The Navy Peace & Stars Set that we recieved was perfect for the Fourth of July and that is what Little E wore all day! 
I was worried that he would be hot wearing it but he wasn’t at all.  UV Skinz helps draw moisture away making you feel cooler.  I was very surprised that he was actually cooler wearing his UV Skinz than any regular clothing!  Another thing that you don’t have to worry about is that UV Skinz doesn’t run smaller or bigger.  They are the perfect fit.  We received his UV Skinz in a size 2 because he wears 24 months clothing – at 9 months old.  To me, there really isn’t much difference in size 2 and 24 months.  I thought they fit him pretty well!
Overall, we love UV Skinz and I think they are a must have for the summer months!  After given this opportunity to try UV Skinz products, I am definitely a believer on how well they protect from the sun.  They are not made of any chemicals or lotions either.  The swim shirt is soft and the whole outfit is a comfortable fit to wear anytime.  He wears his sun hat every time we go somewhere even if he isn’t wearing his whole outfit.  We absolutely love it and this mom – and dad, highly recommend UV Skinz!
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.
Buy It:  Visit UV Skinz today to make your purchase!  Shop for baby skinz, kid skinz and adult skinz!
Win It!  UV Skinz is offering my readers a chance to win any one item of their choice from UV Skinz!  One of my lucky readers will win!
Before entering, you must be a follower of my blog or become a follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect publicly

Mandatory Entry

*Visit UV Skinz and tell me which product you would love to have if you win (1 entry)

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Giveaway is open to US.  Giveaway will end July 25 @ 11:59 PM (EST). Winner will be chosen using Winner will have 48 hours to respond after I contact via email. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!


About Nicole Anderson

My name is Nicole and I write DustinNikki Mommy of Three. I enjoy writing product reviews and hosting giveaways. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years and we have three kids. When I am not terribly busy running someone to band or soccer practices, I find some time to write. I also like to write about my kids, family and life. My family enjoys the outdoors - hiking, canoeing, and exploring things we haven't seen or been before. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!
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192 thoughts on “{Everything Summer} UV Skinz Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

  1. MANDATORY ENTRY: Oh my goodness, I'm in LOVE with UV Skinz! They have the best designs for their products. Totally fashionable, TOTALLY!!!

    I am a PUBLIC follower via Google Friend Connect. My GFC ID: kimbuckjr

    'IF' I'm the VERY LUCKY winner, I will more than likely pick the "Aqua Ice Cream Swim Set" (I'll pay the difference).

    [email protected]

  2. I have your button on my site! #3

    (Right sidebar)

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  3. I have your button on my site! #2

    (Right sidebar)

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  4. I have your button on my site! #1

    (Right sidebar)

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  5. I love the Sharky-B – Shark Camo/Navy shirt!

    I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  6. I entered your Noodle Head Travel-Bag Buddies Giveaway

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. I have signed up for UV Skinz Newsletter
    (e-mail address can be provided for verification)

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann

    I would love to have the Lavender Fun 'N Sun Bucket Hat for my niece

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

  9. I entered the Good Health Natural Foods giveaway.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

  10. I would LOVE the Cielo shelter but that's probly not a choice in this giveaway lol We have UV Skinz for our daughter and love them!

    GFC follower

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

  11. I follow your blog via GFC (Carole Spring)
    I would like the kids long-sleeve Seth blue tie-dye shirt in size 2.

  12. receiving the UVSkinz email newsletter
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

  13. following you on twitter as SnowflakeDay
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

  14. following UVSkinz on twitter as SnowflakeDay
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

  15. I'm a google friend follower (Snowflake07).
    I would love to have the kids long sleeve Hot Pink/Orange shirt in a size 4.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

  16. I entered your Noodle Head Travel/Bag Buddy Giveaway.
    susaaan {at} gmail {dot} com

  17. I entered your Ammo Books Children's Books giveaway.
    susaaan {at} gmail {dot} com

  18. I entered your Ringley Natural Teething Toy Giveaway.
    susaaan {at} gmail {dot} com

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