Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm
Throughout the spring and summer, I've spent a lot of time outside walking. Although I regularly use sunscreen on my face, neck, and arms, it occurred to me one day that my my lips were not protected because my regular lip balm, Burt's Bees, unfortunately doesn't contain sunscreen.
Here's the thing with most lip balms that have sunscreen in them - they taste awful! I'm sorry, but there's no way around not tasting something that you apply to your lips and I really hate having the chemical taste in my mouth. I tried Hawaiian Tropic and Banana Boat lip balms and both failed miserably.
I came upon Sun Bum by sheer accident and decided to give it a try. Wow! What a difference! It offers SPF 30 protection and doesn't taste like chemicals. I bought the coconut flavor because that's all they had in the store. But, if you order it online, it comes in more flavors such as mango, banana, and key lime.
My only complaint is that the balm seems to "wear off" quicker than what I'm used to. When I'm using it, I have to reapply it more often than I reapply my Burt's Bees lip balm. But, other than that, I'm very pleased with this product.
UA Play Up 2.0 Shorts
If you are a pocket gal like me, then you share my frustration in finding exercise shorts that have pockets. Seriously, when was war declared on pockets in women's workout gear?
When I go walking, I have to carry my key fob with me and, yes, some pocketless shorts have the little interior key pocket. But, I also like to take my lip balm with me and I don't want to carry my phone around in my hand for an hour or so.
Again, it was by pure accident that I found these shorts by Under Amour, for I was just walking through Dick's Sporting Goods one day and just happened to look over at them hanging on the wall and said, "Those shorts look like they have pockets... Could it be?" And, much to my surprise, they did!
Granted, the pockets aren't super deep, so you can't haul around a lot. I can easily put my fob, lip balm, and Fit Bit Zip in one pocket and my phone in the other.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend these if you are a runner and need to carry around a lot, for the act of running itself would probably jostle the items loose. However, if you are a walker or if you are just looking for athleisure shorts with pockets, then I recommend these. I have the basic black ones, but on the UA website, they come in at least a dozen different colors. They also range in size from XS to XXL.