As we gather together here at Fancy Nonsense to collaborate and share in community, we celebrate our similarities and differences as well as our unique gifts, interests, and perspectives. By sharing some Fancy Finds with you, we hope to provide a source of inspiration. We want these round-ups to serve as encouragement. Not encouragement to focus on materials, but something more personal. Similar to a friend sharing the products and tips they love. Maybe you’ll find something that’s a better fit for your budget, or something eye opening and fun. Or maybe you will be reminded how much you do like what you already have. If that’s the case, you must share them with us! Hopefully we will all find something fancy in the process.
Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? Here in Phoenix it’s impossible not to be exposed to the harsh sun. All of us here at Fancy Nonsense have incredibly fair skin. It might be safe to say we know a thing or two about preventing sunburns and skin damage. But to be honest, I haven’t always taken care of my skin or even cared to do so. For years, I was in denial of my fair skin and freckles. To me, tan skin seemed to be “beautiful” (especially during high school and college years). As a teenager, I would spend hours in the summer sun without suncreen. I thought sunscreen would prevent me from tanning. Not only did I lay outdoors any chance I got, I visited tanning salons too frequently to count. This is a huge regret of mine. The fact is, I can’t take back those hours in the sun or the damage done. Now I know the importance of sunscreen. We need to wear it whether we’re lounging outside with a good book and a margarita or simply running errands on an overcast day.
Here are some of our favorite sunscreens to help protect your skin from the damaging sun and to help minimize the signs of aging:
Lauren- L’OREAL Paris, Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Liquid Silk Sunshield for Face $10.99
Natasha- Tarte, Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen $36
Sarah D- Aveeno, Protect + Hydrate SPF 30 Lotion $9
Sarah W- Badger, All Natural Sunscreen Cream SPF 30, Lavender $15.99
Photography by Sarah Waggoner