How to Do Sunscreen Right

Taken in 2012, somewhere in SoCal

It’s almost beach season. Pretty soon, we’ll be herding our families to the shore and trying to make sure everyone slathers on SPF so they don’t bake. But is that sunscreen you’re using protecting you as much as it could be? I talked to a couple of experts to find out how to get the most out of this summer (or, let’s face it, everyday) essential.

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10 Ways to Give Your Place a Welcoming Vibe

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Creating an inviting space for you and your guests is all about the details.

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A few more I love…

Super-cute gumball machine with confetti walls, from A Place for Us:

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These sweet colored glass bottles from Etsy:

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Gorgeous plates with gold-leafed letters from The Sweet Escape:

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A unique corner idea:

Pretty mason jar soap dispenser from The Wood Grain Cottage:

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