Wednesday, May 27, 2009

UV Skinz Review & {GIVEAWAY!!} CLOSED

UV Skinz was created my a wife and mom who tragically lost her husband from malignant melanoma. In her site, she shares her husbands story and her inspiration to create a way for children and adults to stay protected from harmful UV rays

"On September 14th 2001, at the far-too-young age of 32, Darren succumbed to skin cancer. The legacy that Darren wanted to leave was to encourage people to “stay healthy” and to “take responsibility of their bodies.” Darren’s wife, Rhonda Sparks, her family and the couple’s friends founded the Darren Lee Farwell Foundation on December 1st, 2001 to help fulfill Darren’s legacy.
The Foundation was created to raise general public awareness of the ever-growing dangers of UV radiation from the sun; to educate children and adults as to how to protect themselves from over-exposure by using sunscreens, hats and UV protective clothing; and to facilitate early detection of skin disease by teaching people to be aware of their bodies and to look for the warning signs of skin cancer development.

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%. Darren wants his children and ALL children to be safe from the dangers of the sun. But we must take action toward eradicating this disease. Educate yourself! Enjoy all that life has to offer under the sun but BE SUN SAFE!"

With so much knowledge about how harmful the sun is and with a very pale son, I feel a great need to keep my son protected from the possibility of skin cancer. I am willing to do whatever it takes to keep my boy pale! 

With a UPF rating of 50+, which blocks 98% of the sun's harmful rays, I am confident that my son is being protected while wearing his UV Skinz and sunscreen. I want my son to be able to enjoy playing in water without me worrying about his sensitive skin and exposure to sun.

UV Skinz offers options for babies, children, men, women, and even plus sizes, giving everyone an opportunity to be protected from the sun!

If you are not convinced about the importance of protecting your family from the sun, please read these 8 Shocking Facts on Skin Cancer.

Now, get your family protected! Check out the Kid's UV Skinz Aloha Combos.

And make sure you take care of yourself, too! The women UV Skinz choices are numerous, leaving you no excuse to not wear protection from the sun.
I had the opportunity to review the Casey Navy/Blue UV Skinz. I have decided that every summer from now on, my son will live in these! 

PROS-
*With my son's sensitive skin, I don't have to worry that he will break out all over his body from sunscreen.
*I am confident that my son is being protected from the sun.
*I love that I have the option to choose long sleeve for more coverage.
*The UV Skinz are stylish and come with a cute rubber bracelet! 
*Once my son was out of the water, his UV Skinz dried almost instantly so he wasn't cold.

CONS-
*I wish that the back had a zipper or had buttons or something. My son gets really mad when I have to squeeze his head into the top of the shirt.

All in all, I feel that this is a great product. I highly recommend it to all of my readers. You will not be disappointed! 
WIN IT!
UV Skinz has generously offered one of our lucky readers any UV Skinz item of your choice. 

Mandatory entry: Visit UV Skinz and come back and let us know what item you would choose.

You must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.
Extra Entries (Leave a comment for each entry):

3 Entries-Sign up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter (left side of their homepage).
2 Entries- Subscribe to their RSS feed at the UV Skinz blog.
2 Entries-Follow UV Skinz on twitter.
1 Entry: Follow our blog publicly (found on right sidebar).
1 Entry: Subscribe to our blog via reader
5 Entries: Post about this contest with a link back to our blog AND a link to UV Skinz (Leave a link back to your post in your comment).
2 Entries: Favorite us on Technorati
1 Entry: Follow us on twitter and tweet this contest. You may do this once daily (always leave the link in your comment). 
5 Entries: Add our button to your blog.

Good luck! Contest ends on June 5th at midnight. Winner will be announced June 6th.
Winner will be chosen through random.org.

Please be sure to include your e-mail or have it in your profile so I can contact you if you win. Thanks! 

Open to U.S and Canada only.

308 comments:

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  2. I really love the Sheila - 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck - Black for myself!
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  3. follow UV skinz on twitter SaraMama

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  8. follow UV skinz on twitter saramama
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  9. I love the red/navy Jaden shirt. Thanks for sharing~

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  10. Sharky-B - Shark Camo/Navy
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  12. I like the Skargyle - pink skulls shirt.

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  13. Subscribe to UV skinz newsletter. #1

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  20. I really like the Navy/Shark Camo - Cinching Bucket Hat my son just loves hate

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  21. I would like the "Tim" for my teenage son

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  22. following you on twitter

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  23. signed up for newsletter

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  24. I love the Ethan top in navy in the baby section. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  25. I subscribe via reader - alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  26. I follow - alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  27. I like the long sleeve in Bubble Print/Blue

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  28. I'm already a subscriber!

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  29. I like the Sarah - Long-Sleeve - Black/White Aloha womens top.
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  30. I'd pick the Cheryl Long-Sleeve Black Full-Zip. Thanks!

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  31. I'm a UV Skinz subscriber. Entry 1.

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  34. I'm also a UV Skinz blog subscriber via google reader. Entry 1.

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  36. I follow UVSkinz on twitter: coriwestphal
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  38. I'm a Just for Me and You subscriber via google reader.

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  39. Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/05/win-uv-skinz-item-of-your-choice-ends.html
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  52. Light Pink - Girls Board Shorts
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  53. Signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter #1

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  54. Signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter #2

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  55. Signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter #3

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  56. Follow UV Skinz on twitter.
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  59. faved on Tech
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  61. follow on twitter
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  62. I would choose the womens Cheryl - Long-Sleeve - Black Full-Zip
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  63. Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1956111920

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  64. Love the Green aloha combo, and the Skargyle Pink/Black Argyle too

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  65. Follow UV Skin on twitter (#1)

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  67. Follow and tweeted
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  68. I'd get the avery sky blue aloha for my son

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  77. I love the Olivia Hot Pink/Orange.

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  78. I follow.

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  84. I like the ALO-BLU. Thanks. angel_2417@yahoo.com

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  85. I would get the blue aloha combo.

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  86. I signed up for their newsletter #1

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  91. Follow them on Twitter as TopHat8855 #1

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  93. and I follow with Google Reader

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  94. I would get the Devin Navy for my 5 year old.

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  95. Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/1966769884

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  96. I like the Olivia hot pink/orange Baby Skinz. lauren616 at gmail dot com

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  97. I'm following. lauren616 at gmail dot com

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  98. I like the blue aloha kids skinz.

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  99. Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/1987587335

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  100. i like the Mollie tie-dye kid's short-sleeved

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  101. i would choose the Olivia shirt!
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  102. i signed up for their newsletter
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  105. I follow UV on Twitter
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  106. I follow UV on Twitter
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  107. I follow your blog
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  109. I like the womens adult sarah, long sleeve black and white aloha.

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  113. Daily tweet
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  114. I think I'd choose the Lindsay shirt for myself.

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  115. I love the Women's - Board Shorts - Black

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  116. MFJ:
    I like the Blue Aloha collection.
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  117. I really like the Brown Aloha Collection for my nephew!

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  118. i would pick Sky Blue
    'Boy Cut' Shorts
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  119. susbcribe to newsletter
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  120. #2 signed up for newsletter
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  122. blog follower
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  124. definitely the baby's shark camo set! so rockin!

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  125. I'd get the Jen 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Sky Blue in XL.

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  126. I think I would choose the Cheryl - Long-Sleeve - White Full-Zip, but it's a difficult choice because I also have my 3 little ones to cover! :) Thanks!

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  127. I signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter. Thanks! Entry #1

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  128. I signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter. Thanks! Entry #2

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  130. I subscribe to your blog via reader in Yahoo. Thanks!

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  131. I would get the Black Boy Cut Swim Shorts for women. Something for me for a change:)

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  132. The Kids Skinz Cami in Pink short sleeves!

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  133. I really like the brown aloha collection.

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  134. I like the Cheryl Long Sleeve Full-Zip.

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  135. Flutter-B - Butterfly/Light Pink is my pick! Very cute for my 1-year old.

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  136. I am a newsletter subscriber!

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  137. I'd pick the Kids Caleb in Navy/Orange!
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  138. Signed up for newsletter.
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  139. #2 for newsletter.
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  141. I'm following them on Twitter-MommaStaciA.
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  142. #2 for Twitter.
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  143. I follow your blog.
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  144. Faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA.
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  151. I would get the Kid's Long Sleeve in Ethan-navy.

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  152. i'd get the Casey in Navy/Blue for my son in size 12-24 months

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  153. I would choose the Camp hat.

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  154. If the combos are included, then the Brown Aloha Collection combo is nice! If not, then the Dallas Green/Navy Camo short sleeved shirt
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  155. Following UVSkinz on Google Reader #1
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  157. Follow UVSkinz on Twitter (cezovski) #1
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  159. Subscribed to UVSkinz Monthly Newsletter #1
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