Swimzip on Vacation

The older I get, the more I care about caring for my skin and passing on good sun care habits to my little girl anytime we are in the sun, whether it be covering ourselves head to toe in sub screen, staying in the shade or wearing UV blocking fabrics while swimming, it's most definitely a super important way of life.

When I was around 14, my family took a trip to the annual Independence Day parade in St. Louis on the 4th of July and I was at that age that well, I thought I was too cool for school. I was like, Nah, I'm good, I don't need any sunscreen. Well, lesson learned. The hard way unfortunately for me. I ended up with the worst sunburn of my life, so bad in fact, that I had huge blisters all over my body, my arms and legs and even face was covered in sunburn and blisters. So after that I became extremely proactive about either staying out of the sun entirely or doing everything in my power to prevent sunburn.

So when we decided to vacation at the beach for 10 days this past month (yep, it was as dreamy as it sounds), I knew we needed something a little extra to protect our skin. I remembered seeing a brand called SwimZip before on instagram and after looking over their website, I knew they were just what we needed! Betsy was so kind to send some pieces our way and they arrived just in time to take them with us on our trip!

For Bella we chose this super adorable Long Sleeve Girl Rash Guard Swimsuit Set in "Sail Away", it was the cutest little swimsuit and what I loved most about it was how well it shielded her sensitive and fair skin from the sun! As well as this adorable ruffled black long sleeved rash guard top with these black ruffled matching bottoms. For myself I chose this lovely black swim dress coverup (that I paired with a pair of black swim bottoms underneath), which ended up becoming my favorite swimsuit of all time (I wore it almost every single day at the beach and in the pool too), and for Frank, I chose this gray short sleeve rash guard swim shirt that was perfect for catching waves in. We seriously spent hours on the beach every single day, splashing in the waves, riding waves, playing in the sand, finding seas shells, and soaking up the warmth of the south.

SwimZip's products feature UPF 50+ UV sun protection – blocking over 98% of the sun’s cancer causing UVA and UVB rays which helps keep you and your family safe for lots of fun in the sun! UPF is the clothing equivalent to sunscreen SPF and SwimZip's designs perfect a day or week (or even longer) at the beach or pool. I just love the “no-pinch” zipper flap behind the zipper and a hideaway “zipper garage." You can definitely tell how much time and thought went into the design process of each piece that SwimZip offers.

One of the things we loved most about our SwimZip swimwear was that we didn't have to use as much sunscreen! Because let's face it, I still don't enjoy wearing sunscreen, I only do it because I know how important it is, but while wearing this I don't have to apply as much which is great! I already can't wait to wear our SwimZip goodies again next summer at the lake and pool and at the beach!

Thanks to SwimZip for sending this swimwear in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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