The Best Products to Effortlessly get your SPF In

We all know we should be wearing sunscreen during the summer. We’ve been hearing it since we were kids, but actually remembering to put it on every day can be the last thing on your mind, especially while running a household.

Schools out for the summer, which means your busy mom life just got a heck of a lot busier!

Picture this: You’ve got all the kids home, it’s only 11 am and everyone has been awake since 6 am. The amount of coffee you’ve ingested (average 4 cups) is no longer working. To save your sanity you gather the crew, get them dressed and ready for outside and head to the park to let them burn off some energy and to give yourself a mental break. You get home a couple of hours later and realize, you forgot to put sunscreen on and now you’re as red as a tomato.

Sound familiar?

We all know we should be wearing sunscreen during the summer. We’ve been hearing it since we were kids, but actually remembering to put it on every day can be the last thing on your mind, especially while running a household.

Luckily for us, with all the skin health and sun safety awareness now, there are a ton of great products on the market that can help you can get your SPF in, effortlessly!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50

What if I told you I could simplify your life by giving you a product that worked as your face serum, face moisturizer, foundation, concealer, and your sunscreen? No, this isn’t a magical product that doesn’t exist. The IT Cosmetics CC cream does just that! It’s filled with powerful skin antioxidants that heal and improves your skin while you wear it, it’s an ultra-moisturizing product that doesn’t make you oily or greasy, it has a full coverage but skin like finish that works as well as a foundation and concealer, and it has an SPF 5o to keep you protected in the sun!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 60

This is actually the product that Jennifer Lopez’s makeup artist uses to give her that signature JLo glow all over her body. I know, crazy right?! This ultra sheer sunscreen spray goes on with minimal hassle, feels weightless on the skin, has an SPF 60, but leaves you with an amazing glow that makes your skin look healthy and moisturized. If it’s good enough for JLo, it’s good enough for me, amirite ladies?!

The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

There are plenty of SPF infused moisturizers out on the market now, but if you want one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg with the quality of a high-end product, look no further. The Ordinary is an online-only brand that sells high-quality skincare products at a drugstore cost. This sunscreen is only $10! Plus it’s filled with all the amazing skincare benefits so you don’t have to worry about your sunscreen clogging your pores and breaking you out.

Super Goop Poof Part Powder SPF 45

Nothing hurts more than a sunburn on your scalp. This powder sunscreen can be applied on your part, without gooping up your hair (despite the brand name) and protects you from the dreaded part sunscreen. It’s small enough to be tossed in a purse or diaper bag so you can grab it while you’re on the go!

Shiseido UV Lip Color Splash  Broad Spectrum SPF 30

One of the most forgotten, but most sensitive, spots for sunburns is your lips. But the though of applying regular sunscreen on my lips makes my stomach turn. This Shiseido Lip Color is a tinted lip balm that has SPF 30 in it so you can apply it with your makeup and not have to worry about your lips getting burnt, or applying sunscreen to them!

The Best SPF beauty products - Elyse Morency for Nesting Story

By finding ways to incorporate SPF products into your daily routine you can protect your skin and in the most effortless way!

Happy summer and enjoy the sunshine, Mamas!

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Has Spring Sprung? Nesting Story’s Warm Weather Picks!

Well… we have officially entered into the first week of spring but here in Canada it has snowed all week!  Wait, what is this bright light coming through my windows this morning?  Is it actually sunshine?  My almost vampire children who have been cooped up with cabin fever all winter are more than ready to get outside.  This allusive morning sunshine got me daydreaming about summer which I have to remind myself will eventually come… swimming, cottaging, bike rides… can’t wait!  So I thought this would be the perfect time to share Nesting Story’s picks for summer…. enjoy!


I found quite a few items from I Play, a company that prides itself of constantly finding ways to make baby products healthy for our children and the earth.  I am in love with these lace less rubber shoes that are PVC free from I Play!  A refreshing alternative to my other go to summer shoe, Crocks.  I prefer closed-toe shoes to open toes sandals to protect those little piggys from catching and causing scraped knees.  I Play also carries a great series of sunglasses that come in a soft plastic that won’t break when bent and provide 100% UVA and UVB protection.  I Play has thought of everything, including a built in diaper in their children’s swimwear!

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Another great summer must have is Piggy Paint nail polish.  Piggy Paint’s nail polish is non-toxic, kid friendly and odorless.  A perfect loot bag gift idea for a kid’s summer birthday party!


We can’t forget the SPF!  Original Sprout carries a vegan sunscreen that is family friendly and toxin free.  Excellent for baby’s sensitive skin.


If you are planning on spending time at a cottage this summer then you will have to get your wee one a life jacket.  The Salus Nimbus Children’s Vest is designed for comfort so your little one will be happy to keep it on!


Each of the products above can be purchased from Simply Green Baby, either from their online store or in their adorable and green shop located in Oakville, Ontario. Visit for more information.

One more summer pick I had to include was the Appaman children’s sunglasses.  Appaman’s sunglasses are made with 100% Acrylic Frame and UV400 Coated Polycarbonate Lens.  You can find these bad boys at the hippest children’s boutique around… Jet Baby located in Oakville, Ontario.

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