Your Friendly Reminder to Check Your Skin & COOLA Review

Disclosure: I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Several times a year I go to my dermatologist to have my skin checked. This has been happening since high school. I had my first moles removed when I was 15 years old and have no idea how many more have left my body since.

My last appointment happened in January. Shockingly I had nothing biopsied at that appointment but knew after leaving that I would for sure have several moles removed this summer. My body was still adjusting back from having a baby. Interesting piece of information, pregnancy can cause moles to change shape as well as color. So that is where I was when I walked into my appointment a little over a three weeks ago.

I had two moles removed on my lower back and the results came back that they were benign. After Maisie was born I had to go have surgery on my torso to remove extra pre-cancerous skin. I am super thankful that these moles were just that, regular, although somewhat slightly unusual looking moles.

Basically what I am trying to say is schedule an appointment to check your skin. As much as I dislike the anxious feelings these appointments cause me I know it is important. And remember to wear your sunscreen.

I have tried so many brands of sunscreen over the last 5 years it is ridiculous. Some are too greasy, others smell horrid, and basically I have just learned to settle on any brand that is made with GMO-free ingredients and has a high SPF. When the opportunity came around to review COOLA Suncare I jumped at the chance because this was a brand I had never used. 

I was sent 4 different COOLA Suncare Products. The COOLA Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray was the first product I tested. It smells like a vacation in a bottle. The Guava Mango smell is perfect, not overdone at all. I really appreciated that this did not spray on greasy and was also SPF 50. This spray sunscreen is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and then needs to be reapplied. at $36 a bottle it is a higher end sunscreen but worth the money. It is made with lots of bonus ingredients that actually helps improve your skins collagen like algae extract. COOLA Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray is available for purchase at Sephora, Ulta and Nordstrom, as well as at

In addition to the sunscreen I was also sent a makeup setting spray, sport tint with an SPF 50 (shown below), and lip balm.

This sunscreen also was perfect to use on our kids. It sprayed on effortlessly and covered their skin and mine really well. We had no sunburns after playing in the pool for an hour.

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Use Buschel20 for 20% off on until September 30th! Thank you Moms Meet and COOLA for the opportunity to review this product and remember to schedule your skin check appointment if you haven’t had one this year.


5 Tips for Postpartum Style

Disclosure: I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Being a new mom again has got me thinking about things I wish I would have known as a first time parent. With each one of my three babies I have lived in pajamas the first few weeks because it just felt more comfortable. It always amazes me that when I do take the extra few minutes to put on an actual outfit I feel so much better and my confidence drastically increases. Here are 5 style tips for the postpartum mom to help you feel great, stress less, and enjoy that new baby.

Don’t stress about your body. You just brought a new life into this world. Be gracious with yourself and remember that it took 9 months to grow that little bundle of joy. It is normal to not fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes.

These days comfortable clothing is a staple in my wardrobe. With a four year old, two year old, and 6 times a day nursing 4 month old I want to be wearing something that fits, looks stylish, and doesn’t leave me wanting to put my pajamas back on immediately. #loveelasticwaistbands #stretchypantsaremylovelanguage #momlife

When we are out and about running errands or going to the park I want to make sure that whatever I am wearing provides adequate coverage that is modest. My body is currently in this in between phase of having been pregnant and just had a baby to where it will be a year from now. I respect that. I also don’t stress about that.

This is where my love for all things elastic comes into play. Elastic is forgiving. Buy pants that have an elastic waist. I have several pairs of stretchy waisted pants that I have had for years and used before, during, and after my pregnancies. So when I find a pant that I really like, that is a keeper, I am happy to tell others about it.

You guys, these pants, are amazing. This is the ANNEXI PANT from prAna. They are so cute! They are a relaxed fit and super comfortable. The ANNEXI PANT is a stylish jogger with an elastic backed waist that will allow you to move, chase after your kids, and are dressy enough to wear to church or on a date.

Flattering shirts are another thing that are hard to find after you have just had a baby. Look for shirts that are fitted on the top and have a relaxed fit around the middle. This style works great for mama’s who are recovering from pregnancy. I love me some burnout tees and the CLEO TEE (also from prAna) is becoming a new staple in my wardrobe. It is lightweight, comes in vibrant colors, and is just overall fun!  If you sized this shirt up I imagine it would also work fairly well with a baby bump.

Invest in a good pair of sunglasses. In those first few months you will be very tired. Sunglasses not only protect the delicate skin around your eyes but they offer new moms a little way to hide those darker under eye circles.

And lastly, try to make time everyday for things that fill you up and are life giving. For me, reading my Bible, exercising, and having clean hair makes me feel more confident and ready to tackle the day.

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