Monday, June 21, 2010

CLOSED SSF Review & Giveaway: UV Skinz


One big thing we wanted to do this summer before my husband deployed was hit the beach! Well, the weather has been ridicoulous and I just can't see me taking my kids out when the heat index is 110! It's just not safe! I was already prepared for hot weather. That's where my second sponsor for Safe Summer Fun comes from!


UV Skinz is a company that makes UV protective swim shirts and clothing for the entire family. Rhonda Sparks, the creator, started the company after losing her 32 year old husband to skin cancer. She was left to raise her three young boys on her own and decided then there should be more awareness drawn to skin cancer and proper sun protection.

The UV Skinz website not only sells UV protective clothing but also has a wealth of information on sun protection. Just check out the section titled UV Protection to learn more about why sunscreen isn't enough and the difference between UPF and SPF.






My Take: I receieved two UV Skinz items for my son to review. Lil LuvBug has very dry skin and this heat really doesn't help it! He has a mild form of eczema and sometimes the sun and water exposure can irritate his breakouts.That's why I like to keep him covered when he is out playing in the water. Rhonda sent me a swim shirt and board shorts. Here's some details about each:

Swim Shirts:
  • flat-lock stitching throughout the entire garment to eliminate irritating seams
  • raglan cut sleeves for full range of motion
  • added UV protection (UPF 50+) woven into the fabric
  • chlorine resistant treatment for long lasting wear
Board Shorts:
  • built-in swim liner for added protection
  • working drawstring and elastic waist for variations in body sizes
  • breathable, light weight fabric that dries quickly when wet
  • added UV protection woven into the fabric
  • chlorine resistant treatment for long lasting wear
Since we couldn't make it to the beach, we had a summer fun day outside in your backyard! This was my first experience with UV clothing and I had no idea what to expect. It looked a little tight to me but Lil luvbug loved strutting around in his new suit. It was a bit hard to get over his head but it fit him nicely. The pants were a little big but he's a growing boy and I'm happy that he has space to grow in these. I was worried that he would be hot but it didn't seem to bother him at all. When we went in, I simply removed the suit and placed it in the shade to dry. Yes, shade, it was that hot! In a few hours it was dry and ready to be washed. I am totally pleased with this clothing! I'm debating on getting an outfit for my daughter. 

Buy it: UV Skinz can be purchased directly from the website. Prices range from $24.95-$26.95 for baby long sleeve shirts and $14.95-$24.95 for the different varieties of board shorts. They also sell hats and adult clothing. Be sure to check them all out! Sun Protection for the whole family! Right now, for the month of June, use the code 10SUMMER15 to get 15% off your order!

Win it: Rhonda is graciously offering one lucky Mommy's Free Time reader a chance to win one item of choice from UV Skinz. This giveaway will begin on June 21 and end on July 9. I'm trying something new with this event so please leave your answers in the comment section of this post! This giveaway is open to the US only. The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. They will have 48 hrs to respond before another winner is chosen.

Mandatory entry: Visit UV Skinz and tell me what item you would pick if you win.

Additional Entries:
  • sign up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter
  • Follow UV Skinz on twitter (2 entries)
  • Follow UV Skinz on Facebook and tell them MFT sent you! (2 entries)
  • Tweet about this giveaway "Protect yourself from UV exposure with @UVSkinz. Enter to win @Mommy's Free Time http://tinyurl.com/2a7s4t4 (can be done 1xday for 1 entry each time)
  • Follow Mommy's Free Time (2 entries)
  • Follow Mommy's Free Time on Facebook (2 entries)
  • Follow Mommy's Free Time on Twitter (2 entries)
  • Grab my button and tell me where it is (3 entries)
That's a grand total of 16 possible entries! Wow! The most I've ever offered!

Disclosure: These items were sent to me at no charge by the company in exchange for a fair and honest review. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.

210 comments:

  1. I signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter.

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  2. I'd pick the Sharky Swim Set (if that's possible)!

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  3. I follow UV Skinz on twitter 2.

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  12. I'd pick a UV Combo in Navy Stripe for the boy. He is super fair skinned so I have to be so careful about his sun exposure!

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  16. I would select Aqua Ice Cream - Girls Board Shorts too cute!
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  17. Follow UV Skinz on Facebook and mentioned that you send me!

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  18. Follow UV Skinz on Facebook and mentioned you sent me

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  19. follow Mommy's Free Time on facebook

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  24. I would get seth blue tie-dye, baby board shorts navy, and navy blue reversible bucket hat!!!

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  25. I like the Sharky swim set.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  26. I would choose the Flutter - S - Butterflies.

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  29. I would love to have the Cheryl
    Long-Sleeve
    White Full-Zip

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  30. Follow UV Skinz on Facebook and tell them MFT sent you! (Cynthia Conley) #2

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  34. I love the Beach Bucket Hat
    Sky Blue/Cream and I could really use it.
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  37. I would like the Cheryl
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  38. I Follow Mommy's Free Time on Twitter (trippyjanet)

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  39. I Follow UV Skinz on twitter (trippyjanet)

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  40. I'd love to win this Steel Grey collared shirt for my dad, since he golfs a lot and could definitely use the protection from the sun.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  41. I signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter.
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  42. I follow UVSkinz on twitter, @my_twitraccount.
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  50. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/17128492491
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  51. I love the aqua ice cream set! too cute!
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  54. Following UV Skinz on twitter
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  66. My son needs a new uv shortsleeves shirt! I like the navy
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  67. I follow uvskins on twitter under ChildrensNook. #2

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  72. I would pick the Lindsay
    Long-Sleeve Sky Blue/White. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. 2 - I follow UVSkinz on twitter.bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I follow UVSkinz on twitter.bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I subscribe to UVSkinz newsletter. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I "Like" UVSkinz on Facebook. Simone T. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. 2 - I follow you on twitter.bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. 2 - I "Like" UVSkinz on Facebook. Simone T. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. if i won, i'd get the darren - long sleeve- regatta

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  84. I'd pick the fun n sun lavender hat for my littl girl
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  89. I'd like the Kathy Swim Wear Wrap!

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  90. I would pick the taylor blue tie-dye short-sleeve shirt

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  91. I subscribe to UV Skinz monthly newsletter (glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com)

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  92. follow uv skinz on twitter @skgaff #2

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  101. I would pick the Matt
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    Steel Grey skin.

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  102. crazyred61@yahoo.com
    I like Lindsay - Long-Sleeve - Hot Pink/White in medium

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  103. I would choose the Lavender Fun 'N Sun Bucket Hat

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  104. I have signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter
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  105. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann #2

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  108. I would get the Pink Flowers-L
    Hot Pink/Flowers for my daughter
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  109. Follow UV Skinz on twitter as luv_to_save
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  114. twitter follower as luv_to_save
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  119. I really like the Makena Solid Purple shirt

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  120. following UV Skinz on twitter at rosidentevil

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  121. I like UV Skinz on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

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  123. following you on twitter at rosidentevil

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  128. here is my tweet
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  130. I would choose the flame blue short-sleeve shirt.

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  131. I would choose one of the shirts and let my soon choose the color.

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  132. I would pick the hot pink Renee UV Skinz

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  137. Subscribed to the UV Skinz newsletter

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  138. Follow Mommy's Free Time #1

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  144. Tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/18144944701

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  145. I would get my daughter the Mollie pink tie dye shirt in short sleeves size 14.

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  146. I already subscribe to UVSkinz email newsletter.

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  147. FB fan of UV Skinz Michele Pineda told them MFT sent me #2

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  148. like UV Skinz on FB Michele Pineda told them MFT sent me #1

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  154. I would buy the Devin short sleeve in a size 6 for my son!
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  161. I follow UV Skinz on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
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  162. I follow UV Skinz on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
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  163. signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter

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  164. I would love this for my very light son who burns so easily-even with suntan lotion. So I would chose the Darren
    Long Sleeve
    Steel Grey or the light blue one. This would be super for him!


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  167. 2. Follow UV Skinz on Facebook and tell them MFT sent you!I did-carol yerby lewis.

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