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Awhile back, I’d heard a medical professional say that sunscreen loses its effectiveness after a few hours of wear time. I am being vague because I honestly do not remember who said it, but when I went on to research the matter, this information is in fact correct.

Well, shit! For YEARS, I had been wearing lotion sunscreen and only lotion sunscreen under my makeup. And most of that time, I had no idea that it wasn’t doing much for me after several hours of wear.

You sunscreen’s SPF is only 100% guaranteed for two hours after you put it on.

“When we talk about reapplying sunscreen every two hours, that number comes from how SPF is tested,” John Zampella, a dermatologist at NYU Langone Health, said. He explained that SPF numbers are based on how much protection a certain sunscreen will give you against the sun for two hours. {source}

Enter Supergoop! 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45.

This setting powder has a sheer, silky, non-drying texture…which is great for me since I have very dry skin, and sometimes powders can make me look even dryer. With 24.5 percent zinc oxide (and no silicones!), it offers an SPF 45 and full broad-spectrum protection. An extra bonus: there is no flashback in photos when wearing the powder.

The setting powder is ideal for touching up throughout the day – I usually reapply if I am outside all day mid-day, on top of makeup. It’s so easy to just throw it in your bag & GO. Also: do not forget your neck, chest, and shoulders, and anywhere else you’re exposed to the sun. I do it all: arms, boobs, legs…

Protecting your skin is so, so important, and I wish someone had beaten this into me when I was younger. But it’s never too late to start taking good care of your skin.

xo,

Lynn

Things are going to get VERY bridal here. Not in an annoying way (I hope), but in a fun way. We are 20-something days away from our wedding (holy shit!), so things are kicking into HIGH gear all the way around.

I feel like I’ve planned this wedding in a couple of months…after being engaged for over 2.5 years. Thriving under pressure!

My bridal shower was a few weeks ago, and as a bride to be, I wanted to wear white, of course, but also be a little non-traditional. So I went for a jumpsuit.

There are so many occasions as a bride where you’re kind of expected to wear all white: an engagement party, bridal shower, engagement photos, bachelorette parties, and the list goes on!

If you’re an untraditional bride like I am, here are some chic WHITE jumpsuits for any bridal occasion:

Ashley and I first met at the gym a couple of years ago. I was a participant in her Booty Barre class while she was pregnant with her son, Brady. We soon made a connection over blogging: Ashley has been blogging over at A Lady Goes West over the last several years on healthy living. She has been named “40 Under 40” in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, as well as “Blogger of the Week” by POPSUGAR and has been published and quoted on Mindbodygreen, Huffington Post, LIVESTRONG, Healthline, POPSUGAR and more.

Ashley is so knowledgable on all things fitness and wellness, and through her own experience, she became passionate about hormone healing after having hypothalamic amenorrhea.

Ashley came on the All Gussied Up podcast today where we talk about how to get into fitness, motivation tips, healing your hormones, clean beauty, and fertility. This one is SO value packed, and I know you are going to LOVE it.

+ Listen to the podcast here

+ Follow Ashley on FacebookInstagram and her blog

Wedding planning. It’s no joke! We have less than 30 days until our wedding day (holy shit!), and I find myself constantly writing things down that I don’t want to forget. Real talk: I have done 80% of the planning within these last two months. LOVE a last minute deal.

SO: I made a couple checklists/printables for myself, and I’m sharing them with you today.

+ Click “download” to download the PDF versions.

No outfit is complete without a pair of sunglasses. At least for me. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, I’ve got a pair with me.

As much as I love a good pair of sunglasses, I can’t justify spending over $100 on them. Of course there have been exceptions to that rule, but they are very few and far between. There are SO many brands making similar styles to designer pairs for a fraction of the price. Plus, many designer pairs are made of the exact same materials as the “cheap” ones.

Since rocking a chic pair of sunglasses is one of the best ways to update your look, it’s another reason NOT to splurge on them. It’s so fun to keep up with the trends without breaking the bank, right?

SO- sharing with you guys some of my fave sunglasses of the moment below, including a few under $30 from Amazon (you know I love an Amazon score!).

+ Amazon Faves

Gucci dupe pair

YSL dupe pair

Chloe dupe pair