Now that I’m a full-time working mom, I don’t attend too many brand/blog events. It’s either in the morning or in the afternoon when I have to be at work so I usually send one of my writers to represent New York Chica.
Yesterday’s blog event was different. It fell right on a SATURDAY!
I was ecstatic when I received an invite to attend the 101 Days of Summer Play Event by Banana Boat®, held in the wonderful home of Amy aka SelfishMom. To be honest, I was quite honored. Lately I’ve been feeling left out from all the blogging fun and being invited to this event just put me back into a good blogging mood.
So my little one and I took the train to Brooklyn (I don’t even remember the last time I was in Brooklyn) to have fun, play some games, mingle with other bloggers and learn about the newest member of the Banana Boat family, Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion.
I’m no stranger to Banana Boat® sunscreen. I’ve been using their sunscreen for YEARS! As a matter of fact, I have two bottles of the Sport Performance Spray Sunblock SPF 30 in my beach bag now!
The main reason for Banana Boat® to have these kinds of events is to make parents aware that children should be outdoors this summer — playing and being protected by the sun’s harmful rays instead of staying indoor with electronics, like most kids do nowadays. I should know – I have 3 who just love their electronics.
If you’re like us with no pool, there’s tons of things for the kids to do. Like biking, berry picking, do-it-yourself crafts, backyard parties, water toys, hula hooping, jump rope and lots more.
The Banana Boat® brand is now offering parents 101 Days of Summer Play activity suggestions for each of the 101 days leading up to Labor Day with a fun-filled activity guide on its Facebook page (facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand). Banana Boat® helped developed a guide showing a bunch of easy and inexpensive ways to enjoy the outdoors together with your family.
They are also helping parents take the pledge in encouraging their kids to get outdoors every single day of the summer.
For every pledge made, Banana Boat will donate one bottle of Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion
New Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion offers sun protection using naturally sourced sunscreen actives that reflect UVA and UVB rays. Free of oxybenzone and parabens, the sunscreen actives in Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion are 100% naturally-sourced mineral sunscreens Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which are gentle on sensitive skin, water resistant (up to 80 minutes) and proven effective to protect against sunburn and long-term skin damage.
The sunscreen is available in three varieties – Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, Natural Reflect Kids Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ and Natural Reflect Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ – and is currently available nationwide at mass, grocery and drug retailers. For more information about Banana Boat® sun care products, please visit Facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand.
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Disclosure: I was invited to above event and received a lovely gift bag with Banana Boat® products. I will also receive a gift card for this post. All opinions are always my own.