It's Marvelous Monday & today, I'd like to talk about Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen. I LOVE this stuff! I have to admit, the scent of Hawaiian Tropic (and Coppertone, for that matter) sends me into scent Heaven. One sniff and I'm instantly on an island, a sailboat, or the beach I where I spent my childhood. A second sniff and I'm tan and model thin. And 20 years old. That coconutty smell instantly takes me back to my youth and a zillion different awesome times I've had with friends and family. Which is sort of odd actually, because I was never very faithful about wearing sunscreen during my youth.
These days in my old age, I have to be faithful about wearing sunscreen. I've mentioned before that I have Rosacea and the medicine I take for it makes my skin HIGHLY sensitive to the sun. Which is not a good thing because I could happily spend every warm day of the year sitting on the beach from sun-up to sun-down. Unfortunately, these days without sunscreen, I get sunburned just driving to the grocery store.
On my last sun screen shopping trip, I picked up a bottle of Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch. I've always liked Hawaiian Tropic but I've never used Sheer Touch before. The main reason I chose this particular bottle was because it was one of those "Bonus 35% More" bottles. I love a bonus and I'm so glad I chose it! I LOVE it! It's got that fantastic coconut and summer smell, but the smell disappears very quickly - which I also like. As much as I love being instantly transported back to my carefree childhood, I don't want to walk around smelling like sunscreen. A tiny bit of the lotion, as in a glob about the size of my pinky fingernail, covers my entire arm. In other words, that bonus 35% is going to last me a long time! But best of all, it makes my skin feel so soft and smooth! After applying a tiny bit of $8 sun lotion, my skin feels 40 times smoother and silkier than it does after I've applied gobs and gobs of $20 specialty moisturizer. I've also noticed that after applying the sun lotion, my hands (palms) feel soft, but not sticky. After applying my specialty moisturizer, I always have to wash my hands because if I don't, they feel sticky for hours.
So, go get some Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch then go spend a day worshipping the sun without guilt.
As for knitting news, I got zilch accomplished last week when I was sick. At one point, I didn't have the strength to hold the knitting needles and even if I could have held them, I didn't have the mental capacity to know what to do with them. Talk about miserable!
Over the weekend I perked up a bit and almost finished the mitered square lap robe. I only have three more squares plus the border to knit. Except I'm thinking I'm going to make it into a regular afghan size and not just a lap robe. So, while I try to make that decision, I put it aside and started another in autumn colors. This one will be a table runner rather than a blanket. I've only gotten two squares done so far so there's not much to look at. I also started another lace shawl. Although I'm 40 some rows into it, there's only a few inches of fabric and again, not much to see yet. Oh, and I finished the ruffle on the baby blanket. That was quite an accomplishment! I didn't count the number of final stitches but I do know it took me a little over two hours to knit one round. I haven't woven in the ends yet, or blocked it, but as soon as I do, I'll post a photo.
For now, I think I'll go smooth my skin with some Hawaiian Tropic then go sit in the sun and knit.