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Block Island Organics Mineral Sunscreen (Product Review + Coupon Code)

30 Jun

Block Island Organics offered me a free bottle of their Natural Mineral Sunsceen in exchange for a blog review.  I volunteered for this opportunity, and all opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links in this post.

I have slowly but surely trying to swap out my skin products for products that don’t contain harmful chemicals (this is a whole other blog post for another time). One of the first products my husband and I did research on was sunscreen. Over the past two years ago we have tried MANY brands of natural sunscreen.  While some have been better than others, they have always left something to be desired. Either they were overly thick and didn’t rub in well, they smelled a bit odd, or the packaging was too large for carry-ons when flying (this is a huge must for us since we don’t live overly close to the beach).  I am so excited to share a new product that I had the opportunity to try out that has solved all of these problems for me.

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Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30.

There are many awesome things about this product so I’m going to share them in bullet form:

  • Block Island Organics is a family owned company.
  • All Block Island Organics products (and this sunscreen) are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes and artificial fragrances. Take a look at the label on the bottle:
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  • Block Island Organics does not do animal testing and uses vegan-based formulas. As I said previously, I have been trying to swap out my products little by little and am so glad to have found something that is not only safe, but also kind to animals.  This is a huge plus in my book.
  • The texture of the sunscreen is very similar to the typical brands you would find on store shelves. It is thinner than all of the other natural sunscreens that I have tried and is not gritty at all. It also rubs into your skin very easily.Block Island (2)
  • Block Island Organics Mineral Sunscreen received a 1 rating in the EWG Skin Deep Database.
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  • The suncreen smells awesome – even better than typical sunscreens – I think it may be thanks to the eucalyptus in it.
  • The packaging of the sunscreen is 3.4 ounces – meaning I can put it in my carry-on when flying! YAY!

Overall, Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 is a great product and one that I will continue to use and buy as I run out.  It is by far the best natural sunscreen I have found and I highly recommend it.

Have I convinced you? If so, you can use coupon code ‘becca’ to get 15% off on their website. This code cannot be combined with other offers but will work on top of any site sale. Good through 7/6/15.  

Website: http://www.blockislandorganics.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blockislandorganics
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BIOSuncare

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BattleFrog Race Series Coupon Code

28 Aug

Happy Thursday!

I just wanted to share a coupon code I received via email from the BattleFrog Race Series. If you use the code “FROGMAN” you’ll get 50% off! Yes, FIFTY PERCENT. What an awesome deal! It’s so great I wish I could do the races with you (unfortunately the timing doesn’t work for me).

They have events in Pittsburgh and Miami this year and other additional locations in 2015.

A brief explanation of their races:

If you’re not familiar with BattleFrog, we’re relatively new to the obstacle course racing world, but have been quickly gaining a good following as we put on our first few events. The race series was designed and founded by Navy SEALs, but our events are built for the entire family. We offer courses that are 15k and 5k in length, each with a myriad of obstacles for racers to overcome, and younger racers can take part in our Tadpole events as well.

If you end up taking advantage of this offer and attending one of their events please let me know how it goes! I love the idea of an obstacle course series that appeals to multiple audiences!

For more information check out the BattleFrog website, facebook and twitter.

I received no compensation for this post, and receive no compensation if you register using the promo code written above. I was contacted with the promo code and wanted to share it!

ProCompression Calf Sleeves + Discount Code

28 Jul

As part of my Sweat Pink Ambassadorship I received a pair of ProCompression Calf Sleeves for free in exchange for a review on my blog. I volunteered for this opportunity, and all opinions are my own.

I am a huge fan of ProCompression socks as evidenced by my photos from the Hershey 10k earlier this year. Hershey 10k 2014 (1)

I love the variety of colors they offer and feel that their products are the perfect amount of snugness for me. While the photo above shows me wearing them for a race I usually opt to wear them for recovery after a run.

I also own a bar of Zensah compression sleeves that I bought when I was training for my first half marathon that I LOVE. They are a good option for recovery when I want to be able to wear flip flops or not have my feet covered.

When I had the opportunity to try out the ProCompression Calf Sleeves I jumped on board because I was interested to see how they measured up to the socks and the Zensah compression sleeves.

I have worn them twice for recovery – once after my 12 miler a few weeks ago when I was going to be driving for a few hours afterwards, and once last week after a 7 mile tempo run.

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I have to say, I really really like them. Compared to the ProCompression socks, they feel like very similar fabric and weight and are very snug just like the ProCompression socks are.

As far as comparing to the Zensah Calf Sleeves I already own, I think the ProCompression Calf Sleeves are much snugger. The Zensah sleeves also seem to be a slightly different material (they feel more sweat wicking, but I couldn’t find the materials for both pair of calf sleeves to compare for sure). I honestly will continue to use all three products (ProCompression socks, calf sleeves and Zensah sleeves).

If you want to try out a pair (or 2 😉 ) of ProCompression Socks or Calf Sleeves you can use the code “PINK” to get 40% off an entire purchase. This is a great (cheap) way to try out ProCompression products if you have been curious! (Note that I don’t get a kickback from you using that coupon code or anything, it was provided to the Sweat Pink community to provide to our readers. 🙂 ).

Tweet: I #KeepItTight w/ @PROCompression! Use the code PINK for 40% OFF your entire purchase! http://ctt.ec/W2UDL+ @fitapproach #sweatpink

Happy Recovery!