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Recently BzzAgent sent me the above products gratis to try out. All of these sunscreens are from Coppertone. I received items from the Clearly Sheer line as well as Continuous Spray products. To be specific, I received a 5 oz bottle of Clearly Sheer Sunscreen Lotion in SPF 30 and three one ounce samples of the same lotion. I also received two 1.6 ounce cans of Sunscreen Continuous Spray in SPF 50. A coupon (not pictured) for $2 off a Coppertone Clearly Sheer product was included as well.

Both the lotion and the spray sunscreen are light, as the name implies. They don’t feel greasy on, like some I’ve used in the past.

The scent of each is surprisingly good. The lotion has a pleasant, fresh soapy smell. The spray is similar but has a slightly different smell. It sort of reminds me of bug spray. I mean that in the best way possible. It’s still not strong for a spray on sunscreen. I had been using a drugstore brand spray on sunscreen before receiving these and that spray definitely had a much stronger scent.

I usually put the spray on outside or in a room with a window open. Yesterday I forgot and sprayed it on while still in my closed up living room (I had the air conditioner on). I was worried that it would smell up the room but when I returned a few minutes later for a forgotten item the smell had lessened already. When I came back inside from my backyard about an hour later there was no smell left at all. Coppertone says that the lotion that I received which has a yellow label and states “For Sunny Days” is intended to have a citrus scent. The blue sprays are supposed to has a tropical fruit and flower fragrance. These are listed as being called “For Beach and Pool”. Mine doesn’t say that but I assume that it’s the same.

Do these work? Do they keep you from getting a sunburn? Yes. I can tell you for sure and that I’m not just lucky in not getting burnt, due to a mistake I made a few days ago. I sprayed some on before I got in my pool but when I got out I was slightly uncomfortable. Why? I’d forgotten to spray my stomach and chest (I was wearing a bikini) and had gotten slightly burnt, but only in those areas. My arms and legs were perfectly fine. So it definitely works, must make sure to cover all areas that you will be exposing to the sun. According to Coppertone, these should be water resistant for up to 80 minutes. So make sure that if you are out longer than that, that you reapply.

According to the ingredients lists’, both types of sunscreen include Vitamin E. This probably contributes to why Coppertone states that they are moisturizing. They are supposed to leave your skin soft, smooth and free of breakouts. They even state that it has been clinically tested on acne-prone skin. I don’t know about the soft part but it definitely didn’t cause me to breakout. I have very sensitive skin and neither irritated it in any way, which is a huge plus.

Another thing that I really dig are the small sizes which make them super convenient for carrying with you or just leaving in a convenient area without taking up too much space. I was worried that they had only made this size for samples but you can buy them. Here’s a lot of 6 that I found for sale on Amazon. They are also available for sale at some Walmarts.

I definitely recommend these for anyone looking to try a new sunscreen, whether you prefer a lotion or a spray. They work, are light and pleasantly scented.

Note: I received these products courtesy of BzzAgent and Coppertone in exchange for an honest review.

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This post brought to you by Overnight Reputation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever wondered how actors, musicians and athletes get gigs? Yes, when you start out you will have to find open calls yourself. However as you move up a bit you may need a talent agent. Talent agents find jobs that you may be right for and promote you.

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Personally my biggest entertainment related talent is singing. I love to sing and I think I'm a pretty good mimic of popular artists. I've never done so professionally though. I sing for fun on YouTube and at karaoke. So I'm not currently the type of person who needs an agent. However I'd kill it on The Voice. So if I were to be cast on that show, I'd later acquire a talent agent to take me further.

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Get Fit with PiYo!

Jun
2014
25

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As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m now an Independent Team BeachBody Coach. A benefit of this is that I find out about new, exciting workouts as soon as they come out. The newest addition to the BeachBody family is PiYo.

PiYo is a mixture of Pilates (Pi) and Yoga (Yo), but it incorporates cardio as well. I love Pilates and Yoga. I do both at different times. I really enjoy the flexibility that they give me. However I don’t always get sweaty or feel that I’m burning as many calories as I’d like, so they often get passed over in favor of a more intense workout.

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PiYo addresses that concern by adding in cardio and not holding poses for a long time. This program was designed by Chalene Johnson. If you are familiar with any of her other programs (ex. Chalene Extreme, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire), then you know that she is not be about staying still. So she has mentioned that she invented PiYo because she wants the benefits of Yoga and Pilates but she doesn’t want to get bored.

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I do her program Turbo Fire, which is intense and has been helping with my muscle development. I’m going to incorporate PiYo into my workout schedule so I can get back that sense of calm and lengthening that I had when I did Yoga regularly without giving up burning a lot of calories.

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The basic PiYo Package includes all of the following: 8 workouts, a workout calendar (so you know exactly what workout to do each day), a quick start guide, a get lean eating plan, a tape measure and 2 BONUS workouts! Plus you will get the support of me as your coach and our challenge group, which helps push us further with our goals. That’s a lot of awesome stuff to receive for such a great price, plus it’s currently being offered with free shipping.

Want to know more about the workouts?

Align: The Fundamentals (40 min.): This workout breaks down the most important and effective moves in the program to help you perfect your form and get the best results possible.

Define: Lower Body (25 min.): Get your sleekest and leanest legs ever as you lengthen and strengthen your entire lower body—from your glutes and hamstrings to your calves.

Define: Upper Body (20 min.): Use this incredibly effective workout to start chiseling away at your upper body to help shape your arms, carve out your triceps, and define sexy shoulders.

Sweat (35 min.): A traditional PiYo workout that incorporates effective dynamic conditioning, fast-paced cardio yoga-flows, and bodyweight resistance strength training to help sculpt your entire body.

Core (30 min.): This ab-centric workout hits your powerhouse from every angle to build a strong core, flat, sculpted abs and obliques, as well as a strong and sexy back.

Strength Intervals (25 min.): Twenty-five minutes is all you need of this nonstop body-carving, calorie-incinerating workout that uses no weights, no equipment, and gives you no bulk!

Drench (45 min.): This endurance workout maximizes fat burning while it works every muscle in your body. It will not only leave you drenched—it will kick-start your metabolism as you scorch away the fat.

Sculpt (30 min.): This workout uses varying tempos to keep your muscles under tension for different periods of time. This generates muscular endurance and metabolic changes that will totally

BONUS!
Buns (25 min.): Focused on the glutes, this workout is designed to lift, redefine, and tighten the entire backside of your body for the perfect tight and round butt.

Hardcore on the Floor (30 minutes): This unique workout uses your own body weight to scorch fat and develop long, lean muscles while you sculpt strong abs, glutes, legs, and arms without ever having to leave the floor.

Right now PiYo can only be ordered through BeachBody coaches so if you are thinking about it, definitely ask me for more info, I’d love to help you with your decision. You can contact me here or on Facebook. If you already know that this is THE program for you, you can click here to buy the challenge pack or here to buy the program on its own.

You may also enjoy:
Beachbody Turbo Fire Challenge Pack Unboxing
Recipe: Mary’s 5 Bean Vegan Chili
Fitness Review: Dancing with the Stars Latin Cardio Dance

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Meeting Evan Peters

Jun
2014
24

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arriving!

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signing autographs

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another (slightly different) one of him signing. (BTW-I saw a girl with a photo of herself and the older gentlemen to the right. She said he’s Evan’s dad and that his mom, not pictured, was there too).

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I’m not coherent enough due to my HUGE crush to write out how exciting it was to meet Evan Peters at Wizard World Philly this summer so here’s a video about it instead.

my question

These are not mine but they are from the same panel.

You may also enjoy:
2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Q&A with Lost Girl’s Kris Holden-Ried
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Buffy Panel
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson
An Exclusive Interview with Huff’s Elina Madison
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: X-Men

elsewhere on the web
Dress Obsessed: Murder House Edition-Agent Lover (aka Marie) visits the Murder House from season 1 of American Horror Story
The American Horror Story House-Lindsay also visited the Murder House

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