Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beach Bug Swimwear

When we spend a day in the sun it seems like I can never put enough sun block on. I am very fair and sunburn prone- with skin cancer hanging out in my double helix. Unfortunately, my four-year-old daughter Eva, inherited my "fairest of them all" skin qualities. Despite all of my best efforts to keep her shoulders slathered with sunblock, she has come home with pink shoulders more often than I would like to admit.

This year, I decided that we would try some swim gear that was more sun protective than the traditional swimsuit, and luckily I came across Beach Bug Swimwear. I have become big fan of their swim shirts, shorts and skirts.

Eva now has her cute self covered with the Beach Bug striped shirt/shorts set. Maddy, my 6-year-old (who luckily inherited her father's Asian skin tone) is a huge fan of the swim skirt. What little girl wouldn't want a ruffle swim skirt to twirl around the beach in?

The entire Beach Bug Swimwear line is constructed with thick, high-quality, Lycra. I love the fit of the swim shorts. They are more fitted than traditional swim shorts (which means less drag in the water), and allow for more sun coverage than the average swimsuit bottom.

The sun shirts offered by Beach Bug Swimwear are cut a little more loose than the average rash guard. This is to prevent the fabric from stretching which would limit sun protection. Each piece in the swim short/shirt/skirt collection is available in size 2-12, and provides 45-50+ spf protection.

I love the sun-protective swim gear from Beach Bug Swimwear, and am excited that 2 lucky citrus readers will be able to try some out!! Beach Bug Swimwear will provide 2 readers with a $35 gift certificate to their website. In addition, citrus will be giving away two pairs of Baby Banz sunglasses, courtesy of Baby Banz! That is a whole lotta sun protection! Enter by leaving a comment on this post (any comment) before midnight August 12th. 2 winners will be announced the morning of August 13th, so make sure to check back to see if you won!

Thank you Beach Bug Swimwear, and Baby Banz!!

77 comments:

Brandon & Felicia & Henry said...

Sweet! Hope I'm lucky!

Dawnell said...

Between my pasty Anglo heritage and my husband's Nordic background we have created a child that burns when you say the word "sun". We need all the protection power we can get.

Amylouwho said...

I've been in the market for some swimwear like this! More sun protection + fewer chemicals = happy momma.

Amy J. said...

I love all the cute swim stiff! How fun!

Julie said...

Great stuff!

Brooke said...

My son has light skin, just like me. This would put my mind at ease every time I send him out for a day in the sun. And I love the glasses, who wouldn't want some that don't fall off every time you turn your head?

Em and Ms said...

Luckily my daughter's skin tans super easy and doesn't burn (she gets comments all the time on her tan), but I still want to keep her protected! Plus, I love this style--so cute!

Holly said...

This is perfect for my two redheaded pale children!

Erika said...

These swimsuits look so comfy.

Jon and Angela said...

My kids also inherited my fair skin and could use some of this swim wear!

Aubrey said...

I would love this for my son!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot ocm

Brian and Amelia said...

Love em'! Count me in!

Hiatt Family said...

Bring on the sun!

Dustin & Erin said...

So cute! Love the skirt!

C Welling said...

Addie needs all the help she can get! She is so pale and still too young to wear sunscreen, poor thing!

Anne said...

These look super cute! I wonder how much they run, though.

Rachel said...

Those look great!

Shanna said...

yay for summer!

Audrey said...

I completely understand your fair-skinned dangers and I hate feeling guilty from those reddened shoulders-- This swimwear looks amazing, I hope I get lucky!!!

ricka said...

swim swim!

Heather said...

This is great swimwear. I'd love to have some for my daughter.

Brent and Ashley said...

so cute! Thanks so much!!!

squick said...

Hope I win!

Kristie said...

I started buying my 4 year old the swimsuits that cover their shoulders. But I find them in a bigger size for next year. This is GREAT. I would love to try them out.

Melinda Draschil said...

These would be wonderful for all the time we are at the pool!

Dave and Mandy said...

We would love to try out Beach bug Swimwear - does it come with an endless summer guarantee too?

aprilmay said...

I never burn, but married a redhead and my baby has very fair skin. This looks great!

Ricki said...

I've got a little fair one, compliments of his daddy, so I would love to win some swim wear!

Kendra said...

I have two little beach bugs myself, and they always love new swimwear.

Mark said...

How cool! I just love the little swim skirts....so adorable!

Matt and Doreen said...

I wanna win!

Alicia said...

I would love something like this! We are outdoors a lot and I'm always looking for ways to protect my son's skin! Thanks for offering it!

jenny said...

wow how cute need i say more?

Sonya said...

Wow!!
Thanks for the chance.

Jill said...

Awesome giveaway! I love the shirt style bathingsuit, it has the coverage of a one piece but the bikini bottom or shorts make it easy for those who need to go potty...quick!

jkozole77 at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

I love the swimwear! Such a good way to protect the little ones but still have it be cute and fun. I really like the swim skirt! Cute!
jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

CE said...

We love these products!
ce613 hotmail

Bunny B said...

OOOooo... cool prize! I wanna win! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Kristie said...

My little guy could use a pair of sunglasses!

Stacy said...

I am always paranoid about my son in the sun. This would make my life a bit easier.
hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Denise said...

Cute swimwear, and we're needing the toddler size baby banz - just outgrew the infant ones. Hope we win!

cmartin0055 said...

Cool prizes!

cmrtin0055(at)aol(dot)com

Lesha said...

I'm very much like you, I never feel like I'm putting enough sun screen on me or G. I'd love to win this prize!

Thanks for the chance.
Lesha

theazuredrake (at) yahoo (dot) com

windycindy said...

Happy Monday! What a fantastic giveaway prize! My two sons swim year round. Pleas enter me in your
delightful giveaway drawing!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

gkstratos said...

Perfect timing - it's been in the 90s for more than 30 days straight!
gkstratos@yahoo.com

jag said...

We love Baby Banz and could definitely use swimwear! Thanks!

Erin said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for letting us know about these products. Sun protection is very important for children!

emhagedon at gmail

peanutpeddler said...

Hey - this stuff looks great! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

royaldixie said...

I would love to win this for my son!! THANK YOU!!!

newmommyin08@yahoo.com

Chelsi said...

What a great product! I love the little skirt and the rash guards. Perfect for a trip to the beach.

Wehaf said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Megan said...

Great giveaway! We need all the help we can get down here in Florida.

Rebecca said...

I have the same problem skin and so does my daughter so this will be great, summer is winding down, but we will be prepared for next year!

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Angie E said...

Very cute styles, love the swimwear!
Thanks for a great giveaway!
baileybobby6@hotmail.com

lovemyboys said...

We live in the Sunshine State -- this is perfect for us!!!
Thanks!!!!

Becca said...

It's been such a hot summer here in Texas that we're spending a lot more time in the pool that we have in the past. I'd love to win this extra sun protection for my daughter.

angela said...

I would love to win this!

Sara said...

Looks like great stuff!

Lilith Silvermane said...

These are so cute. I'd love to get some for my Issa and my LaLa for next summer! Here in Colorado we are starting to wind down, only about three weeks left before things get a little windy.

Thanks!

laura said...

This would be fantastic! I burn without spf 50 on, so our child will need all the sun protection he can get. Thanks for a chance to win! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

* I'm leaving the 13th for a trip, but should be able to get emails and check your blog within a couple days. But, if I win, could you email me? Thanks again.

Julie said...

I would love to add this to the baby basket I making for a friend. It would be nice to add in clothes that go beyond 6 months. Thanks!
jkrisken at gmail dot com

Brooke said...

My kids have super sensitive skin. The medication my older daughter takes makes her very susceptible to burns. Please pick me!

Xenia S said...

This would be perfect for my daughter and her fair skin, she can use all the extra sun protection there is!

Thanks for the giveaway!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

shan said...

I would love to win this one!

sweetsue said...

Great giveaway-hopefully the sunny weather will last a long time!

jenna and kreed said...

I would love this for my little white baby.

noreen said...

what cute swim stuff

Valerie said...

This would be so great. My son is so fair and I just can't seem to keep up with the sunscreen. Time to bring out the big guns and get him some protective clothing!

jceko77 said...

I would like the gift certificate so I can get a swimsuit for my daughter now on sale for next year:)
jceko77@yahoo.com

Bender House said...

These are perfect giveaways, hope I am lucky enough to win. Thanks for the chance to win!

moushka said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Shenna said...

Awesome stuff!

hope said...

This is such a great giveaway! Especially since my family loves fun in the sun. Thanks so much :)

hope.september[at]gmail.com

Rockin' Mama said...

Love it!!! Count me in please!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

SpottedonEtsy said...

my nieces and nephew would really benefit from this swim gear. thanks!

spottedonetsy at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

It might be too late. But I'm entering anyway. I've seen the sunglasses and know they are the best.

Matt Theurer

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