Looking out my window when I started writing this post, we’re getting some much needed rain here in Saskatchewan today. Bring an agriculture-heavy province, our seeding, growing and harvesting season depends on the rain and sunshine. Truth be told, so do we all. We need that amazing sunshine on our skin (I need that vitamin D and serotonin for my brain!) and we need a rain to water our plants and gardens and feel the drops on our faces (puddle jumping optional).
We also, of course, need to make sure that we’re being sun-smart and protecting our skin from the damaging effects of the sun (mask tan lines are the worst) and, should we slip up, we need to protect and heal our skin from a sunburn. Then, of course, after the rain we have mosquitos and we need to make sure we protect our skin from that as well. If there’s one thing 2020/2021 has taught us (uh, one thing, many things, but carrying on…) it’s that we need to take steps to protect ourselves and those around us.
Avon recently sent me a summer care package and the timing was perfect! Now I can put everything they’ve sent to work and yes that includes the after-sun care because of course I got a sunburn on my face before doing a day of zoom meetings…of course I did. And, since Avon shared with me I wanted to make sure I could share with you, too! So, Avon has set aside this awesome care package for my readers to enter to win! Check it out below.
Avon Pure Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 40 (reg. $24.99)
Great for the whole family and the environment. Its hydrating formula with SPF 40, protects and nourishes skin. For body: water-sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. Gluten and GMO free. Not tested on animals. 90 ml. Broad-spectrum protection.
Natural and organic certified.
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Ice Soothing Gel (reg. $16.00)
Aloe…Nature’s miracle moisturizer. Sourced from the pristine Korean island of Jeju, known for its fertile volcanic soil and lush flora, south of the Korean peninsula, this natural wonder is a natural skin smoother. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins A and C, and it helps soften and soothe skin. Soothing Gel can also be refrigerated for a cooling effect perfect for spring and summer. 3-in-1 gel with aloe vera extract. Use as moisturizer, soothing after-sun care or facial mask. Can be refrigerated for a more effective soothing result especially during hot summer days. Apply to dry, sensitive areas of face and body. Formulated without 5 additives: parabens, talc, tar colourant, mineral oil, benzophenone-3. 300 ml.
Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Icaridin Insect Repellent Spray (reg. $23.00)
Strong and dependable repellency against mosquitoes and deer ticks. 113 g. Icaridin – insect repellent (alternative to DEET).
– It is DEET-free, as always
– It repels mosquitos for up to 5 hours and deer ticks for up to 7 hours
– Non-greasy and has a pleasant scent
– It can be used on children as young as 6 months and older
– It will not harm most synthetic fabrics or plastics
Tote-Ally Yours Tote Bag (sale $19.99)
Two-toned with inside pocket organizer. Bag, 44 cm L x 32 cm H x 13 cm D. Inside pocket, 19 cm L x 13 cm W. Outer pocket with snap closure, 22 cm L x 19 cm W. Cotton canvas/PVC.
Here’s to a summer of brunch dates, playground parties, campfires, beaches and more. We’ve certainly been waiting for you, Summer 2021!
Thanks to Avon Canada, I have an awesome prize pack consisting of the products shared above for one lucky reader to win! To enter to win, just fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN. Then just leave a comment on this post sharing one of your big Summer 2021 plans (it’s so great to plan again, isn’t it?) Good luck, everyone!
Camping in the Okanagan! Can’t wait.
I don’t have any big plans except to hopefully take some day trips and visit thrift stores along the way–one of my favourite things to do!
We’re doing a big road trip to Ontario at the end of the summer to bring one of the kids to university!!!! We’re SUPER-excited!!
No big plans for the summer…just to spend as much time in nature as possible!
We have been converting a shuttle bus into a camper van and have a trip booked for this summer!
We haven’t made any big plans yet as we are just coming out of the third wave but we hope to get a couple of nights away along Lake Erie at some point!
I am hoping to be able to hug some family members this summer….it has been waaaayyy tooooo loooong!!
No travel plans yet but hope to get together with some friends I haven’t seen in awhile.
Not to many plans this summer going to enjoy the weather and hang out on our small beach and read some good books.
We managed to get a campsite by the ocean for 4 nights so that’s my big summer plan! We’re hoping to get in some camping close to home too but it’s all pretty booked up and hard to get a spot
I am looking forward to doing a bunch of back yard renos! I have already painted my deck, so painting the fence is next!
no big plans, staying home doing a bit or gardening maybe some repairs
One of my big summer plans is getting my oldest son ready to go to university in Sept.
My summer plans are to visit my granddaughter. I haven’t seen her in a year.
I am planning a trip to Niagara Falls this summer.
Planning on several activities within my province, BC…so much to see and do!
We will be visiting in our province this summer for day trips.
Going to the beach!
Hoping to do a big BBQ once the covid rules are lifted. And visit my parents
Nothing too adventurous. Look to restarting community hikes, which have slacked off of late.
Planning is an understatement. So far we had 3 camping booking cancelled. By the end of the month we are finally going. I also have a hot air balloon ride booked for July. Finally getting out is such a big sigh of relief.
We don’t really have many plans but we’re very much looking forward to day camps again!
Our annual family camping trip to Martins lake
I plan nothing really. just enjoying it
I have one niece who had a baby the end of May and her sister is expecting hers in about two weeks. They both live about a five hour drive away so we’re gonna visit and love those babies.
We just moved into a new house so we are landscaping the backyard this summer.
Hiking in beautiful kananaskis with my husband this summer!
We’re hoping to go on a local road trip (or 2) for our big Summer 2021 plans! Maybe visit Victoria, the Okanagan, and West Edmonton Mall if travel to our neighbouring province seems like a reasonable option.
My big plan is to stay around home and enjoy the great weather and time for family
I hope to go on some day trips 🙂 Thanks!
I’m hoping to have an amazing garden full of flower, herbs and a few veggies!
My biggest summer plan is spending lots of time with my granddaughter when she arrives from Edmonton.
The thing I am looking forward to the MOST this summer is celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary!! It has been too damn long since hubby and I have gone anywhere just the two of us. We booked a hotel and spa stay for a day/night 🙂
I plan to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful outdoors with my summer essentials
Summer 2021 is full of pool fun and seadoo rides.
Hoping we can introduce our rescue dog to the lake this summer!
Planning a trip to Niagara Falls with my sisters, can’t wait!
I want to take a road trip but haven’t decided yet.
Im hoping to go camping in Ontario this summer!
I will be taking a road trip across my Newfoundland to visit with my brother and sister.
we have not made any big plans for this summer.