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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

UV Skinz Review and Giveaway


Those who know me know that I am passionate about protecting Dexter from the sun (among many other dangerous things). As a mom I also know how important it is for him to be out and about outside so that he can breathe in Michigan's clean, fresh air and so that his body can make some Vitamin D. I am thrilled to tell you about a company today that has drastically changed the way that I look at sun protection and skin cancer.

UV Skinz was founded in 2005 by a wonderfully spirited woman named Rhonda. Unfortunately Rhonda's husband Darren died at the young age of 32 due to skin cancer. He left behind three gorgeous boys and Rhonda not only wanted to honor her husband but she wanted to do so by protecting others from the sun's harmful rays. You can read more about Darren's story here.

Rhonda sent Dexter the Ethan top in Navy and the Baby Board Shorts in Navy.. I love everything about these two pieces. Not only do they fit incredibly well but they also launder just as well. They haven't faded or shrunk either. What I especially love about UV Skinz is that UV Skinz swim shirts block out over 98% of the sun's harmful rays and keeps sunscreen use to a minimum on your child's precious skin! Not only is that amazing but they are pretty chic at the same time.

My husband thought it was weird that I wanted to put a shirt on Dexter when going to the beach. I told him that more boys are wearing swim tops now because parents are attuned to the dangers of the sun. Did you know that Skin cancer is 100% preventable if caught early! Protecting your skin during the first 18 years of life can reduce the risk of some types of skin cancer by up to 78% I remind my husband of this every time he scoffs at me for putting Dexter's UV Skinz. Do you know how happy I was when the three of us went to the beach only to find about 4 other boys wearing shirts! I looked at Jason and said "HA!" I think it was then that he got it. I have also been known to say to him (when he laughs at me being over protective) "I am his mother and it is my job to protect him from all the evils of the world"

Dexter doesn't mind wearing his UV Skinz shirt at all! As a matter of fact, I think he enjoys it. It helps keep him warmer while at the beach. Us Moms all know how cold babies get when wet at the beach no matter how hot it is outside! Here are a series of pictures that I have taken of Dexter sportin his Skinz!





Thanks to UV Skinz for protecting Dexter and for allowing me to host a giveaway! Thats right, one lucky winner will be able to pick as their prize ANY one item from UV Skinz! It can be for you, your hubby or your child! Please head over to UV Skinz and pick out the one item you would like to win. Come back here and let me know which item you prefer and also leave your email address for me.

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet about this contest (can tweet daily for extra entries)
*Follow @Uvskinz
*Follow me on Blogger
*Sport my button on your website
*Tell me how you found my site

You have until August 15th at NOON EST to win! Good Luck!

62 comments:

Over Thirty Mommy said...

I would love to get the Baby Sarah - Hibiscus/Black top. I am very careful about how much sun exposure my daughter gets.

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Kim said...

LOVE: Makena - Deep Purple

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Tj and Amy said...

I love the celia pink shirt. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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Becky said...

I love their Sunday Afternoon Adventure hats! I'd choose that in sand.

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Pam said...

Love the pink skargyle top.

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Shan_nxoxo said...

I would love the Light/Hot Pink Reversible Bucket Hat for my lil girl. UV preotection is so importnant and great that we can protect out babies in such a fashionable way !

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pierce said...

i like the pink skargyle top, ty

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noreen said...

Bubbles - L - Bubble Print/Blue

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throuthehaze said...

I would get the Renee Sky Blue
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Kristie said...

I like the Corey - Blue/White - "Layered" Look.

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Irene said...

I like the Sharky-B - Shark Camo/Navy

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Michele VanPatten said...

Well, I have been looking for baby itmes on blogs but when I saw this one I thought I would try to get one for my husband as he never wears a shirt in the sun and this might get him started. I like the Michael - Nautical Navy.
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kenziesmum said...

i would choose the green aloha print uv skinz in the 12-24 month size!

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Stephanie said...

I would like to have the Sharky-B
Shark Camo/Navy for my son.

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Belinda M said...

I like the Drew - Brick Red/White - "Layered" Look

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Belinda M said...

I follow uvskinz on twitter as Prairiebelle


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ReggieMann said...

I would like to win the Fun 'N Sun Lavender Bucket Hat

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trixpixel said...

The navy baby board shorts are awesome. Thanks!

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Tylerpants said...

I'd love the sky blue baby bloomers for my son! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Xenia said...

I would love the Blue Aloha Collection for my daughter.

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