Real Sun Protection for the Whole Family: Real Shades #Review + #Giveaway

Thanks to our friends at Real Kids Shades for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Is it just me, or have January and February felt like they've lasted forever? I usually enjoy winter, but this winter has been very cold, rainy, and endlessly grey. I'm a gal who loves sunshine and blue skies, so when there's even a hint of a partly sunny day this time of year, you'll find me outside, enjoying it. My whole family loves to spend time outdoors, and with two little kids, keeping them safe is my number one priority.

Safety goes beyond just making sure I have eyes on them at all times, and that hazards are out of the picture. I also have a responsibility to protect them from the things that are often overlooked, such as exposure to the sun. We need the sunshine- there's no doubt about it, but we also have to be sensible when we're out enjoying its warmth and light. We take extra measures to protect our skin, even on cloudy days. We use UV protectant clothing and lotions, etc, and we also protect our eyes with proper eyewear.

Keep Your Family Protected 
with Real Kids Shades

I haven't been so great in the past about taking proper care of my vision. I wear corrective lenses (contacts), and have done all of the things you're not supposed to do- sleep in them, wear them for a month without changing them, etc. It wasn't until I read  few articles on eye health that I realized I could be contributing to a bigger problem with my eyesight down the road- or even potential blindness. I can't even think about not being able to see the faces of my kids, or the man I married, my parents, future grandchildren... you get the idea. Eyesight is precious- it's a gift, and as part of our bodies, our eyes deserve attention and protective measures to ensure good health.

I first learned about Real Shades when my son B was just a little guy. We were looking for protective sunglasses for him that would actually stay on his face, and that he'd want to wear. 
Real Kids Shades is a Leader in UV Protective Sunglasses for Children Ages 0 – 12

Since 2002, Real Kids Shades (RKS) has made it their goal to protect as many kids’ eyes as possible from the damaging effects of UV radiation. They launched RKS when we searched and could not find an inexpensive pair of real sunglasses that would protect their kids’ eyes.

The RKS promise is simple. Offer affordable, premium quality, 100% UV protective sunglasses designed specifically for kids, and manufacture them using the most durable materials available so they will last. And last they will! We still have B's first pair of RKS from five years ago!

Kids Love 'em...

Real Kids Shades are ideal for kids of all ages!

B loved his Real Kids Shades when he was a little guy, so I knew he would be pretty stoked for a new pair that has a pretty cool trick! Baby S has a couple of pairs of fashion sunglasses, but nothing that offers comfort and protection like RKS.

B was excited to try out the new Switch Youth Shades from RKS. These are designed for ages 7+, and are called Switch because they are color changing! B's glasses start off yellow and turn to organge in the sun- even in partial sun! Lenses are 100 percent UVA and UVB protective, and the bold color options change in the sun!
4 colors available, $14.99 - Also available in toddler & kid sizes.

S is stylin' and well proteced in her new Toddler Discover Shades!

I chose the Discover shades for Baby S. These are very much like B's first sunglasses from RKS. I love the way they are designed, and they way they fit. They curve and stay on, which is amazing! You can also bend them, as they're totally flex! Stepped on them? No worries- they won't break! These are tough and last forever, plus- the kids love to wear them! These glasses also are available with P2 technology lenses, delivering polarized and polycarbonate lenses to offer extra protection.
They're available in 6 color combos, and are just $14.95!

Grown-ups Love 'em, too!

His & Hers Sunglasses from Real Shades

I never leave the house without my sunglasses. I carry them with me at all times and wear them weather we're playing outside, taking a walk, or driving. My hubby likes to wear sunglasses when he's enjoying outdoor activities, but wants a pair that are not only fashioable, but won't fly off his face. My hubs is kids of picky when it comes to sunglasses, but he really loves the Storm P2 sunglasses from Real Shades. They stay in place so he can work hard or play with the kids without having to worry about losing his glasses.

Storm P2
These glasses include P2 lens technology, meaning you will get both polarized and polycarbonate lenses. You will be amazed by how great they look and feel when you put them on!

Stylish sunnies for momma!

Truth time: I have a hot pair of designer sunglasses that were $$$, and I have a love/hate relationship with them. Love the way they look, but hate the way they fit! I've been searching for cute, stylish sunglasses that would fit my face, block out light, and protect my eyes, of course. I should have known that Real Shades would have the answer to my problem. Their gorgeous Shine sunglasses are fashion forward and fabulous! I love they way they fit and feel. They don't slide down my nose or fall off my face when I lean forward, which is a huge win for me! They're stylish, and aren't so tight-fitting that they give me a headache when I wear them. I love them. I ditched the designer brand and switched to my Shine sunglasses for good. They're much more practical, comfortable, and look just as great, if not even better! Plus- I could buy twelve pairs of of the Shine sunglasses for what my other pair cost. Gasp! Shine glasses, please and thanks!

Just like mommy...

My sweet girl loves her Real Shades and so does her momma!

I love my kids. I want them to have the best protection possible, and that's why I choose Real Shades- for them, and for myself. Eyesight is too delicate to mess around with. Keep those precious eyes protected with Real Shades. Spring is just around the corner!

Want them? Get them!

For more information on Real Shades and to learn more about the importance of sun protection, visit You can also connect with Real Shades on Facebook, Twitter, and IG.

Want them? Win them!

One lucky MBP reader will win their choice of one pair of sunglasses from Real Shades. Just use the RC entry form below for your chance to win!

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Special thanks to our friends at Real Shades for making this giveaway possible!
Be sure to check out Real Shades in our 2018 Spring Style Guide!

Good luck!


  1. I would love to try the men's shades for my husband. After cataract surgery, he doesn't go without sunglasses.

    1. They're amazing, Gerrie- and practically indestructable! <3 Good luck!!

  2. I'd love to try the Storm Adult or Shine Adult glasses

  3. I woukd love to win the women's shine ones that you are wearing love the look .

  4. I like the STORM - ADULT - P2 POLARIZED LENS.

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  6. I am liking the Stylish sunnies for momma!

  7. I like the storm adult glasses.

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  9. Shirley ShepherdMarch 4, 2018 at 1:28 AM

    I would like to try the Waverunner adult glasses.

  10. I like the Shine adult glasses.

  11. I like the storm adult glasses.

  12. I want the Fly Adult - mirror lens

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  14. I like the tortoise Shine Adult glasses


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