In our family, when it comes time to plan a vacation my husband doesn't even really need to ask my opinion. Where do I want to go? Two words: the beach.
I love the sun and the waves and relaxing with a good book while my daughters play happily in the sand. However, what I found from our recent trip to the Bahamas was that as much fun as we had at the beach, when it came time to pack up and head back to our villa both of my kids were not fans of trying to remove the sand from all over themselves.
Big Sister E would make an attempt to brush it off of her legs but then gave up when she found it stuck to her hands just as much. And Little Sister B seemed to end up with sand in her mouth no matter how many times I rinsed her hands off - where did it keep coming from? I won't even go into their displeasure at being hosed off at the outdoor shower, but what other way was there to ensure that we didn't bring half of the beach back inside with us?
And then I pulled out a container of Sand Gone and life at the beach suddenly got so much easier.
Created by a mom of two who wanted a way to remove sand without water, Sand Gone is a natural, non-toxic powder that is applied with a soft puff and causes sand to simply fall away. So... is it as easy as it sounds?
We had plenty of opportunities to find out as pretty much every time Big Sister E walked up from the ocean, the result was something like this (if not worse):
Instead of making her stand in the outdoor shower that, as I mentioned, she was not a fan of, I took out the Sand Gone and it began to cut through the sandy mess with the first touch.
After only a few passes with the soft, powder puff, I was consistently amazed by the results:
The answer is yes, Sand Gone really is that easy. The sand just falls away from both the skin and the puff itself and then you just screw the cap back on and you're set to go. Whether you are getting into a car or going inside, Sand Gone allows you to leave the sand where it belongs: at the beach. As an added bonus, you are not only left with smooth, clean skin but a sweet coconut scent as well. What a great product!
As a testament to how unique and innovative Sand Gone truly is, it is one of the top 3 finalists in The Next Big Thing Contest held by Dallas Market Center. Voting is taking place on the Poll tab of their Facebook page through June 25th and, although this is of course my own personal opinion, Sand Gone is definitely the best of the 3.
Unfortunately, we don't live near a beach. However, that just means that my family and I can take more vacations together in the future to beautiful, sunny locations! And when we do go, I'll be sure to pack Sand Gone in our suitcase so that instead of dealing with sandy messes we'll be prepared and ready to wipe it clean away.
Plus, thanks to the generosity of Tiffany at Sand Gone, one person will be ready for their next trip to the beach with the only non-toxic, non-talc, easy-to-apply, inexpensive sand solution around, because...
One lucky person will win an 8-ounce container of Sand Gone of their own!
To enter to win: Visit Sand Gone and tell me why or where you would need/use this innovative product with your family.
Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).
1 Extra Entry if you vote for Sand Gone as The Next Big Thing at Dallas Market Center. What an honor!
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Giveaway will end on June 3rd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
A big thank you to Tiffany at Sand Gone for providing a container of Sand Gone for me to review as well as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.