New Hawaiian Tropic Launches For 2017

As the temperature rises, sunscreen is more important than ever! Thankfully, Hawaiian Tropic makes it easy to keep your skin looking and feeling its best in the summer.

I was sent the above products for my honest review. They are:

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face Lotion Sunscreen ($9.99 USD) featuring hydrating ribbons that provide 12 hours of moisturization in a new breathable formula that you’ll barely feel on! This indulgent formula leaves you feeling pampered and doesn’t clog pores. Has broad spectrum SPF 30 and UVA & UVB protection.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless C-Spray (SPF 15 & 30 $9.99 each): The same Silk Hydration Weightless formula now in an easy application format that leaves skin feeling soft, moisturized and indulgent. I love that it dries quickly and smells amazing!

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Clear Spray SPF 50 and Lotion SPF 50: Designed to stand up to outdoor activities while making your skin look and feel beautiful, the Island Sport line is now available in SPF 50 for stronger protection. Available in lotion and clear spray for either application preference

I took the spray to my daughter’s lacrosse game, and her team love it!  It goes on clear and smells like a tropical beach. It protected them well and no one got burned!

All of these products are amazing for protection while your outdoors this summer.



Spring Beauty — From the Inside Out!

I just realized that more of my skin will be showing in short sleeves and short pants soon — not to mention swimsuits!  Time to get ready for spring and summer by eating and drinking healthier and taking care of our skin.

Below are some great ideas of products that can help you look and feel your best as the days get longer and warmer!

Stur flavor enhancer
Stur flavor enhancer

We have all heard the importance of drinking water and why it’s good for us. For some – drinking water has become more of a chore than a natural instinct and many find water to be boring or do not enjoy the taste. Stur, a liquid water enhancer, is the newest and most delicious way to hit those 8 glasses of water a day. It is an all-natural product that is made with Stevia and 100% Vitamin C and comes in a variety of flavors such as Only Orange Mango, Freshly Fruit Punch, Simply Strawberry Watermelon, and Purely Pomegranate Cranberry.

Learn more at and you can purchase them for Amazon.

The Beauty Detox Foods
The Beauty Detox Foods

The Beauty Detox Foods Book by Kimberly Snyder —  Dreading pulling that bikini out of the depths of your closet? Try incorporating a few easy recipes from Kimberly Snyder’s The Beauty Detox Foods. This book will help give step by step instruction on how to better your health in a natural way – recipes include everything from her famous Glowing Green Smoothie to her favorite dinner entrée.

Learn more at


The polar vortex is gone and spring break season has officially sprung! To make sure you enjoy your fun in the sun, check out the newest products from Hawaiian Tropic® that will keep skin protected and feeling luxurious.  These smell and feel fantastic:

  • Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen ($8.99 USD), their first sunscreen that offers broad spectrum protection UVA and UVB protection, softens and leaves skin with a radiant shine.
  • Hawaiian Tropic® SPF 30 Dry Oil Clear Spray Sunscreen ($8.99 USD), contains indulgent oils and vitamins that will keep skin ultra-soft and moisturized while offering moderate protection in an easy-to-use format.
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration SPF 30 Face Lotion Sunscreen ($8.99 USD), a facial sunscreen which provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and contains hydrating ribbons that provide 12 hours of skin moisturization, without clogging pores.

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you!

Don’t forget to take care of your skin this spring.  Try some of these great skincare items that will help your skin to look fabulous:

Prep your skin to get glowing with Radical Skincare’s Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads ($75 USD) – while these pads are ideal for sweeping away dull winter skin on your face, they can also be used all over, like on dry elbows and knees. They’re a great multitasker for achieving spring smoothness.  Purchase at

Brighten skin with Burt’s Bees Even Tone Brightening Cream ($20 USD) to get a glowing complexion. Enriched with Daisy Extract, this moisturizer should be a staple in your beauty cabinet. Keep it around for post-summer too, to combat dark spots. Purchase at

— Infused with African Kola Nut, Trichilia Oil, Chamomile Oil, and the Miracle Oil, Marula, to help revitalize and hydrate the eye area. While providing superb antioxidant benefits and helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this unique multi-tasking fusion also soothes, tones and helps restore, nourish and protect the eye area.  Purchase at

I hope I gave you some great product ideas for getting ready for the warmer weather ahead.  Enjoy!

Summer Skin Savers — Part 2

During summer, we show more skin so we have lots of preparing to do!  From shaving, to moisturizing, to using sunscreen our skin receives a lot of prep to look good!

Here are products I have received for my honest review.  They may get your skin looking it’s very best!

Schick Hydro Silk®
Schick Hydro Silk®

This spring/summer let Schick Hydro Silk help you prepare for any adventure.

This spring Schick Hydro Silk has launched a new line of disposable razors to ensure you receive the “highest performance” women’s disposable yet! The unique Schick Hydro Silk Disposables ($12.99 USD) razors deliver an experience far beyond just an incredibly close shave, and actually care for the skin by helping to replenish moisture shaving can take away.

If you are one of the 20% who prefer to only use a refillable razor, try the new Limited Edition Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($11.99 USD). In a vibrant Caribbean Green Handle, this razor features a new ventilated travel cover to protect the cartridge for when you’re on the go.

What I think:  I love these razors.  Most moisturizing shavers are bulky and don’t give a close shave.  These do.  And the shape of the razor head lets you get in close.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray ($9.99 USD) is truly indulgent sun protection in a convenient application format that provides the moisture needed to leave skin feeling hydrated and healthy. Available in SPF 15 and 30, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Clear Mist Spray Sunscreen provides safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and is endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation

What I think:  I love spray sunscreen.  Fast and easy to use, plus this one has Hawaiian Tropics’ signature scent that smells so fantastic!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion ($7.99 USD) – is the first and only after sun product combining indulgent ribbons of gel and lotion infused with silk protein and shea butter to provide luxurious moisturization for a full 24 hours. Ribbons of aloe soothe and refresh the skin from the effects of the sun, while silk protein shea butter ribbons of lotion provide incredible moisturization that leaves skin feeling hydrated, healthy and radiant.

What I think:  After the sun, be sure to moisturize. This one smells amazing and is made to take care of sun-ravaged skin. Also great for after sunless tanning.

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip ($9.99 USD) – NEW! Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil, Rosehip, is an advanced multi-purpose skin perfection product that can be used all over the body and face.  This preservative-free, phthalate free, lightweight formula contains an exclusive blend of key ingredients formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin tone, aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles.  Skin looks and feels instantly soft and smooth with this unique, non-greasy, non-staining formula.

What I think:  Sometimes a lotion doesn’t give the kind of moisture your skin may crave.  This oil is perfect for very dry skin, or skin with stretchmarks or scars.  It is also great for after sun or self tanning.  Remember, moisturizing the skin will make your tan (real or fake) last longer.

Available at drugstores and mass-market retailers near you.

Burt’s Bees is launching NEW Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate
Burt’s Bees is launching NEW Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate

Give lips an antioxidant boost with the free radical-fighting effects of new Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate. Burt’s Bees’ latest balm is packed with natural antioxidant powerhouses and natural butters and oils to renew and restore. Infused with replenishing Blueberry Seed Oil, sweet Cocoa Powder and rich Cocoa Seed Butter, the balm is an instant revitalizing lift and a decadent treat for lips. Like a superfood in a tube, the balm is a new go-to for natural nourishment and antioxidant perks.

What I think:  This is not an SPF balm, it is for after sun and helping restore lips after sun damage.  Plus, it smells so yummy!

Available at drugstores and mass-market retailers near you.

Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads
Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads

Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads ($8.99 for 10 SnapplicatorsTM), are formulated to provide fast relief from exposure to poison ivy, oak and sumac with a combination of aloe, botanicals and oat extract. The pads cool and soothe irritated skin on contact. Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads offer convenience, portability, simplicity and fast relief to intense itching, rashes and inflammation.

Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads Fast Facts:

●      Product benefits: The strongest itch medicine without a prescription available; new single-dose SnapplicatorTM provides no-mess, no touch application that easily applies onto skin.

●      How to Use: Grasp SnapplicatorTM between the thumbs and forefingers. Snap to release product through pad top. Dab medicine onto affected area and rub onto skin. Discard.

●      Uses: Adults and children 2 years of age and older who have skin with symptoms associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

●      Product ingredients: 1% hydrocortisone (active ingredient), aloe, botanicals and oat extract (inactive ingredients).

What I think: These are so nice to have in a summer first aid kit.  Especially if you are going into forests and you don’t know what type of plants are there.  And they work!  My daughter had some type of bites or rash on her leg the other day.  This was very easy to use and helped the itch go away.  And the rash cleared up in a day or two.

Available at drugstores and mass-market retailers near you.


Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

With its ultra-luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ lotion sunscreen nourishes and pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and 12-hour moisturization when out in the sun. Available in SPF 12, 30, 50!

I was given a deluxe sample of  Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ SPF 30 from and their VoxBox program to review.  Check out their website and sign up to receive FREE products in exchange for honest feedback.

What I think: This is the perfect sunscreen for the person who wants to do double duty by moisturizing and protecting their skin at the same time!

It has a great coconut fragrance and it goes on more like a moisturizer than a sunscreen.  It does not leave white residue on the skin.  The protection is also great, it lasted a long time, and when I went camping, I didn’t get burned!

You can find Hawaiian Tropic products at most major retailers.

Suggested retail price: $8.99 for a 6oz bottle.

The Latina Beauty VoxBox From Influenster

I just received my second VoxBox from free to review!  It is called the Latina Beauty VoxBox, and I am so excited to try all of these fab products!

I received:

VEET Ready to Use Wax Strips, Leg & Body ($9.99 USD for 40 strips)

Always Radiant Infinity Pads ($6.99 USD for 16)

NEW Bath and Body Works Shea-Enriched Signature Collection Shower Gel in Paris Amour ($5 For 3 oz and $11 for 10 oz).

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City ($2.49 USD)

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen  SPF 30 ($7.99 for full size bottle)

Always Tampax Radiant Collection pouch with samples to give away to a friend!

I already really love the lip gloss and the shower gel!  I will be doing full reviews on all of the products soon!

Visit to sign up to receive VoxBox’s to review!


New Sun Products from Hawaiian Tropic

It’s time to start thinking of sunscreen again! I know some parts of the country are already getting hot and soon it will be warm everywhere. So you better start protecting your skin (if you aren’t already)!
Hawaiian Tropic is a good company to get your sun care from because they are established, their products are affordable and smell really great, too! An effective way to get coverage is with the new SPF 50 Sheer Touch Crème Lotion ($9.69 USD). This cream is rich but non greasy, and after I applied it, my six-year-old came in and said, “Mmm, I smell coconuts”! And indeed, she did — the new and improved signature tropical coconut scent is pretty fantastic!
Hawaiian Tropic’s formulas include a patented SunSure® Technology that is tested in the natural sunlight, have less chemicals in the sunscreens and contain advanced UVA Protection. They are also oil-free and water-resistant.
A couple of other new Hawaiian Tropic products I like are the SPF 10 Tanning Crème Lotion ($9.99 USD)which contain formulas enriched with skin-nourishing antioxidants and moderate levels of SPF to keep your skin moisturized, soft and glowing while obtaining a little color and the Mango After Sun Crème Lotion ($9.99 USD) which is infused with nourishing ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Cocoa, Shea and Mango butters, this moisturizer is great for everyday use! Plus the Island Mango scent is very summer-y.

To purchase these products  visit a drugstore nationwide or go to