SWIMSUIT: Similar Here // SUNGLASSES: Gentle Monster // HAT: SOLD OUT similar here // SUNSCREEN LOTION: Sun Bum // SUNSCREEN SPRAY: Sun Bum // TANNING LOTION: Kate Somerville // Atticus - SWIMSUIT: Mini Boden
Last week we went on a boat ride in Santorini so the boys could do some fishing and on the way we stopped at some hot springs! It was more like 'warm' springs but it was still fun (minus the orange sulfur totally stained my swimsuit AND my hair, I can't even look at my ends without getting sad ha). It was a little stressful as a mom having Atticus want to crawl everywhere on the boat so the captain rigged up a leash hah! He put a little hook thing on the end of a rope and attached it to his life vest so he could crawl in big circles and not get close to the edge :) it was pretty funny when he would get to the end and get a look on his face like what the heck is going on, I can't move. He also loved holding the fishing pole and he would cry when we took it away so we gave him the selfie stick and he thought he was a big boy fishing - he held on to that thing the rest of the day! Oh and on the way down to the boat, we somehow missed the shuttle that takes you down this MASSIVE hill of switch backs and probably 600 stairs. We kept walking and walking down these stairs and I swear it was like we walked the Great Wall of China. There were donkeys going up and down and multiple times I was caught screaming in the corner thinking donkeys were going to run me over or kick me in the face - there were hundreds! It was like a stampede haha me and my sisters were freaking out.
My mom always told me how important sunscreen was and I never listened!!! And now I am kicking myself because I wish I had been lathered in sunscreen my whole life! It gives me such anxiety seeing people just lay out in the sun for hours without sunscreen and its sickening that I used to be one of them (whyyyyyy!) Anyways, now that I have my head on straight I like to always wear hats, sunscreen, and instead of tanning in the sun I use at home tanning products. I have always used lotions or sprays but found Kate Somerville tanning towlettes at Nordstrom recently and YOU GUYS!!!!! I will never use anything else again! Its basically like a baby wipe and you just rub it on your body - wash your hands - and within 24 hours you have a perfect tan. I feel like its so much easier to get even coverage with the wipe as opposed to lotion where you have uneven amounts and sometimes it starts to build up as you rub it in (do you know what I am talking about??) So I definitely recommend these + they are soo easy to travel with! I just toss a couple in my bag and don't have to worry about them exploding and getting lotion all over. I am ranting but really you have got to get these.
Our favorite sunscreen in the SPF 70 Sun Bum spray - Atticus loves the spray and thinks its funny when he gets sprayed so that makes it easy. Then for his face we use the lotion! He hates wearing hats, sadly. I can't keep them on his head now for more than 2 seconds. I keep trying hoping he will learn to be okay with something on his head again but until then I spray his scalp with sunscreen haha not sure what else to do! He is a little fish and loves to be in the water.
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