Neutrogena Sun Care for Sensitive Skin

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Summer is here! Hooray!! We got a little pool for the back yard and the girls love it. They spend hours swimming around and making up new games to play! Both of my girls have sensitive skin and have struggled with eczema. When I heard that Neutrogena’s sunscreen had received the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association, I perked up! Ada broke out in a rash after I had put a sports sunscreen on her for a pool day at school. It was too heavy and greasy for her sensitive skin. Since I stopped using that and started using Neutrogena, she hasn’t had any breakouts. It goes on light and provides all-day coverage for the pool and beach!Neutrogena Sun Care - karainthekitchen.comNeutrogena Sun Care - sensitive skin (left) is what I’ve been putting on my girls. It lasts hours in the sun and water and is light enough for their sensitive skin. The pure & free liquid (center) is perfect for your face. I wore it to the beach on Friday under my makeup with no issues or buildup. The pure & free baby (right) is applied like a deodorant stick and good to have for reapplications throughout the day. Neutrogena Sun Care - girls helping each other out with reapplications :) My advice is to get everyone covered in sunscreen before you get outside. I lather my girls up before we get to the beach so that I don’t have to compete with the exciting surroundings and worry about coverage. It takes 15 minutes to gain that protection, so better to have kids all ready to go play than wrestling with sand and water. Neutrogena Sun Care - hope everyone has a safe, SPF covered summer! I need to take my advice and cover my skin better. I completely burned my neck and chest because I didn’t reapply! : /Neutrogena Sun Care -

Olly Vitamins at Target

This post was created in partnership with @OllyNutrition. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. #OllyNutrition - karainthekitchen.comTarget has a brand new line of vitamins out! Olly Nutrition vitamins are just as colorful and fun as you’d expect. They’re gummy vitamins and taste incredibly good. They remind me of sugar coated gummy candies!#OllyNutrition -



#OllyNutrition - karainthekitchen.comOlly has a vitamin for everyone. Need energy? Immunity? Strong bones? Olly’s got you covered. You can create your own little health cocktail based on your needs and get what you want out of your vitamins. I think I’ll get the Men’s Multi and Heart for Matt.  #OllyNutrition - was impressed that my daughters both dug in and said they tasted good. It makes me hopeful for a prenatal vitamin that doesn’t make pregnant ladies gag! It’s amazing how far things have come just since I was pregnant with Lola 4 years ago. I would choke on the giant horse pill of a prenatal vitamin and end up throwing it up if I could even manage to swallow it! At that time, there was only one gummy I knew of and it was to keep nausea away, not a prenatal vitamin. #OllyNutrition - Olly vitamins do you want to try? Now that I know they are delicious, I am going back for more! I’d like to try the Beauty and Energy ones. What about you?

Olly has a sweepstakes right now and they want one of YOU to win!! The grand prize a day spa package for a lucky winner & a friend (take me please), a 6 months supply of Olly Vitamins, and a personal wellness consultation with Olly‘s resident nutritionist. 100 runner ups will receive an Olly product of their choosing. Go enter here!


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