Drugstore beauty

Sun Bum Original vs. Mineral SPF 50 sunscreen comparison review

Both of these sunscreens were available at The Four Seasons resort in Maui, Hawaii. Which one is superior?

Sun Bum was founded in 2010 and offers vegan, cruelty-free products that support the beach lifestyle. I love their packaging, too—it looks just like the bottle has been carved out of a surfboard. I’ve always been curious about their sunscreens, so I was pleased to see that the Four Seasons resort in Maui offered complimentary “reef-friendly” Sun Bum SPF 15, 30, and 50 sunscreen to their guests. (As you might have guessed, I only hit up the SPF 50 throughout my stay.) Later,…

Hawaiian Sol SPF 50 Reef Safe Sunscreen Review

This zinc oxide-based physical sunscreen is a little greasy and whitens the skin, but at least it's completely dedicated to being reef safe.

We signed up for a Trilogy tour to visit an island called Lana’i. One nice perk of this tour (aside from the fantastic cinnamon rolls!) was that free reef-safe sunscreen was provided free of charge, and you could apply it at your leisure throughout the day. Trilogy partnered with Hawaiian Sol to provide SPF 50 sunscreen to its guests. This is a biodegradable, reef-safe, and purely physical sunscreen. It doesn’t contain any of the chemical sunscreen agents that have been shown to be…

Garnier Papaya Hair Mask Review

This product is made of 98% naturally derived ingredients, and can be used as a conditioner, mask, or leave-in treatment.

My hair grows super slowly. This means that I get to save time and money by getting fewer haircuts (I only get it cut two or three times a year) and hair coloring treatments, but it also means that my hair starts looking lifeless and dull pretty quickly, because it’s been hanging around so long. I signed up for the Walmart Beauty Box a while ago, and the January box had a “Hydration Heroes” theme. One of the products in this box was a single-use pack of the Garnier Papaya Hair…