Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Stylish Kids Swimwear from SwimZip + Sun Protection from Coppertone

If you're tired of the same old style of swimsuits for children, check out SwimZip's collection of ridiculously cute swimwear for kids. Each swimwear is designed with UPF 50+ sun protection and a full zipper down the front that makes the rash guard swim shirts so easy to put on and take off. 

SwimZip swimsuits are also made of the highest quality materials to block 99% of those harmful, cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays. That sounds like the kind of swimsuit I would buy for my boys if they make these in larger sizes! Yup, unfortunately, they only come in baby sizes 6 months to 4T for toddlers. But I did get the Sassy Surfer for my one year old, super adorable niece, Keira. She looked so fab in it! :)

SwimZips are so fashionable they were recently spotted on Jessica Alba's daughters on their recent Cabo San Lucas, Mexico vacation. 

And while we're discussing about cute swimsuits for children, let's not forget the importance of sun protection when heading outdoors.  Whether you and your family are venturing off to a tropical location, hitting the slopes or staying around town, sun protection is a year-round must-have for all. 

Coppertone is helping families simplify packing for spring travel with portable new sun protection options:

* Coppertone Travel Size Lotions, available in SPORT, Kids and Water BABIES, can easily fit in a purse, diaper bag or suitcase for on-the-go sun protection for the whole family. Boarding a plane? No problem! Coppertone Travel Size Lotions comply with the 3-1-1 rule for carry on liquids, established by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

* Coppertone Sport Lip Balm SPF 30 can easily fit in a pocket for on-the-go sun protection that also helps smooth and soften lips. Perfect for refreshing after a long flight or in-between those challenging ski slopes! I am really loving this lip balm! It glides on so smoothly and doesn't feel very sticky on my lips. My lips get chapped easily from exposure to dry weather whether it's winter, Spring or summer and this lip balm comes in really handy!   

For my kids, we love Coppertone Wet n' Clear Kids Continuous Spray SPF 50+. The stuff goes on clear when applied to the skin and doesn't leave a filmy white residue after rubbing it on their skin. It's water resistant too and just a little goes a long way! So if you're looking for the ultimate sun protection for your kids, look no further.  This product is 'it'!

For more details on these Coppertone sun protection products, go to You can also print some nice coupons you can use for your next Coppertone product purchase while you're there!


SwimZip and Coppertone want to give one lucky Hip Mama's Place reader this fun Spring giveaway!  One of you will win a SwimZip swimwear outfit for your little one in the size and style of your choice + two sun protection products from Coppertone which includes(1) Wet n' Clear Kids Spray SPF 45+ 6 fl. oz. and (1) Water Babies Foaming Lotion SPF 75+6 oz. . Full package prize is worth over $50!


To enter this contest and be eligible to win, you MUST FOLLOW ALL (4) four simple steps and earn one (1) entry!

1.  "Like"   Hip Mama's Place on Facebook

2.   Follow Hip Mama's Place on Twitter 

3.   Follow Hip Mama's Place on Pinterest
4.  Leave a comment on this post telling me your family's favorite Spring or summer vacation spot and why.  In your comment, YOU MUST also include your Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest user names to verify your participation and your email address to contact you if you win. 

EXTRA ENTRY: (Optional only, will count as second entry)

To earn an extra entry for this contest and get a better chance at winning, tweet this giveaway on Twitter however you like, but you must include this link in your tweet: + all or any of the hashtags #giveaways
#sun #vacation #Spring AND our Twitter page: @HipMamasPlace
Example of a tweet:   
I want to win a Spring swimwear and Coppertone sun care package @HipMamasPlace! #giveaways #sun #vacation #Spring

*Note: Make sure to leave a separate comment on this post with your personal tweet link on Twitter to let me know you've tweeted and to earn your extra entry.  You can leave as many comments as you like but steps 1-4will count only as one entry. The EXTRA ENTRY (optional tweeting of this giveaway) will count as your second entry no matter how many times you tweet. There will be a total of only two entries for this contest. 

This contest is open to U.S. addresses only and ends on April 15, 2013 at 12MN, ESTOne (1) winner will be picked at random using at the end of the contest. Good luck! 

*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure:  "My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. SwimZip and Coppertone sent me the products and provided the prizes necessary to facilitate this review and giveaway contest".

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  About the Author: Jocelyn CaƱasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on
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Petula Wright said...

I follow you on FB, Twitter and Pinterest. I'm Petula Wright, Petula1968 and Petula... :-) In that order.

Petula Wright said...

I tweeted:

Jocelyn Brown said...

Admin and Petula, make sure you follow the instructions carefully listed 1-4 to get one entry to this contest. Thank you!

Admin said...

My families favorite vacation spot is Robbers Cave State Park in Oklahoma. We love it because it's close and offers value and fun for everyone.

I follow you on facebook (Amanda Goodman)

I follow you on twitter

I follow you on pinterest

email address

Admin said...

I tweeted about the contest

mimilovesall8 said...

My family and I live in East Texas and Park in Oklahoma. It is so beautiful there. Lush forests and so much to do with the kids like swimming, canoeing, fishing and more. Annette

mimilovesall8 said...

I liked you on Facebook-mimilovesall8
Followed on Twitter- andersonann48
Followed all on Pinterest- Annette Anderson mimilovesall8

mimilovesall8 said...

I tweeted this:

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Lisa Gibson said...

Our favorite spring time/ summer vacation spot is actually really close to home. We have a lot of great campgrounds!!
Lisa Gibson
devilgirl4791 for my Pintersest but sometimes it shows as my given name

Thank you for hosting contest!!

c allen said...

i love going to my inlaws time share at lake palestine in texas. they have 3 great pools for swimming and a large lake with fishing and paddle boats. it's fun to get away. thanks
email: clallen at ntin dot net

c allen said...

tweet thanks again clallen at ntin dot net

kellyr78 said...

I like on FB(Kelly D Saver),
Follow on twitter(kellydinpa),
Follow on Pinterest(Kelly Saver)
We like going to Knoebels amusement park because it is inexpensive and not too crowded.


Crystal said...

Liked you on facebook - name is Crystal Brown Bryan
Liked you on Pinterest - Name is Crystal Bryan
following on Twitter - name is Crystal Bryan12

We love going to the beach

Rachelle Anderson said...

We love Daytona Beach
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Twitter: @chelle493
Pinterest: Rachelle Anderson

Rachelle Anderson said...

Melissa Fuller said...

Our favorite family vacation to do is just to go camping and swim in the river. my facebook and pintrest Name is Melissa Fuller and my twitter is MfnStellarMel. My email is

LauraJJ said...

I follow you on facebook (Laura Jacobson), follow you on twitter(ilovemybeagle2), follow you on pinterest(Laura J Our favorite vacation spot is Venice Florida! I love it down there, we always go to the beach and find sharks teeth! So much fun! Our favorite!
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sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

Our favite family vacation spot in the Spring is our mountain house and take the Grandparents. The kids love spending time with them!

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pinterest-Sonya Morris

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...
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Angie B. said...

Facebook like: Angie Beechan
Twitter follow: @angiewith3
Pinterest Follow: Angie Beechan

Our fave family vacation spot is Myrtle Beach so much to do and affordable

angwith4 at gmail dot com

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Michele P. said...

Our fave summer vacation spot is Guatemala because we go there to visit family, but also we go to the black sand beaches and local touristy spots to have fun!

following on FB as Michele Pineda
following on twitter as @micaela6955
Pinterest follower

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted for extra entry

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Teresa Thompson said...

Our favorite vacation spot is Fripp Island SC. Its a private island and ideal for a family.
Facebook-Teresa Thompson

Teresa Thompson said...

J. Olson said...

I like you on FB-Jessica Olson
I follow you on Twitter- @jolson33
I follow you on Pinterest-

jbang0331 at yahoo dot com
My families favorite vacation spot is our friends cabin on Clear Lake near Spokane, WA. We love it because it is so quiet, beautiful and relaxing!

Adrianne B said...

I follow on Facebook as Adrianne Braun

I follow on Pinterest as Adrianne Braun

I follow on Twitter as @adriannebraun

My family's favorite warm weather vacation spot is Lake St. Clair in Michigan because it is beautiful and brings back so many memories!

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Erinn Sluka said...

We go to the dunes near us frequently to ride our ATV's! FB:Erinn Arena Sluka Twitter & Pinterest @3sonshavei erinnsluka@gmail/com

Erinn Sluka said... erinnsluka@gmail

jerseygirl137 said...

Liked on facebook as Sharon Rooney

Following on Twitter as @jerseygirl137

Pinterestmy user name is jerseygirl137

Our favorite vacation spot is the jersey shore (Seaside). It's an hour away and it has everything we like, the beach and boardwalk. (they are saying that even after "Sandy" they will be up and running by Memorial Day.


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1955nurse said...

Just discovered yr blog, & would have loved to enter this, & follow you on FB, etc. BUT - since I DO have FB, Pinterest, GFC, Google+, Blog Lovin' & Networked blogs But Do NOT use Twitter, I wasn't able to fulfill the requirements. You might get more followers if you didn't have this requirement (I'm NOT the only person who doesn't Tweet!). Just sayin'... Good Luck to everyone who enters!

Beau said...

follow you on twitter @heyfrugalmommy

liked your facebook page under kathleen beau

following you on pinterest under kathleen

favorite summer spot: Point Clear, Alabama, there is the resort that's a little old fashioned (in a good way, it has a lodge-y feel) and has amazing pools and a great golf course. they have bicycles and fishing poles and kayaks that are free to use. so there is lots to do--

Karen Propes said...

I like you on Facebook

Karen Propes said...

I follow you on Twitter

Karen Propes said...

I follow you on Pinterest

Karen Propes said...

We go to Myrtle Beach in SC, twice a year, we rent a house and stay about a week, Our little one Loves it!!!, we love visiting the museums and aquarium. So many eductional places to check out. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.
My Info:
Twitter @ncjeepster

Karen Propes said...

I tweeted about giveaway:

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

1/ My favorite vacation spot is California because I could visit my uncle and aunties there!
2/ I followed You on facebook as name: fiona nuyen
3/ I followed You on Twitter @ciao6211
4/ and Pinterest as name: fiona nuyen
Thank You
Fiona N

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I shared this awesome giveaway on twitter:
Thanks again!

Fiona N

dailymom said...

Our favorite spot in spring and summer is camping with my grandparents at their campsite
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Twitter @hreall

M+M Lansford said...

Maggie Lansford ‏@MaggieLansford 6s
I want to win a Spring swimwear and Coppertone sun care package@HipMamasPlace! #giveaways #sun #vacation #Spring

that's my tweet.

Maggie Lansford for all accounts. We love to float the river atour very special family farm in MO!

Jocelyn Brown said...

*This contest is closed*

Congrats to Karen Propes for winning this fun giveaway!