Review of Del Sol color change gear

Posted By Allison on Jul 29, 2015


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“Mom, it’s here! IT’S HERE!!! Can I open it now?”

That was the excited phone call I got from my 11-year-old daughter on the day a package from Del Sol arrived on our door step. She had previously spent at least an hour happily browsing the Del Sol website for product samples and then asked me about our order every single day until the package arrived.

We family-tested Del Sol color change tees, sunglasses and nail polish. Here's the review. | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Del Sol specializes in clothing, nail polish, sunglasses and other accessories that change color in the sun. In addition to their own beachy designs, they have licensed Disney and Marvel gear, which my kids (and husband) loved. You’ll find Del Sol stores in popular resort destinations throughout the world, often within walking distance of a cruise ship dock. They are fun, interactive places with sun stations, so you can try before you buy.

Of course, you can stock up before your trip at www.delsol.com. That’s where you’ll find the largest assortment of products and sizes. Here are the products we were most excited about, and how they stood up to real-life wear.

We family-tested Del Sol color change tees, sunglasses and nail polish. Here's the review. | tipsforfamilytrips.com

T-shirts

Del Sol has a lot of fun tees, tanks and golf shirts to choose from in a range of sizes from 2T to Adult 2XL. Most are a variation on a white tee, and color begins to appear on the design as soon as you walk into the sun.

If you’re between sizes, I recommend ordering up. My daughter is just over five feet tall, with a slender tween figure, and she has no extra room to grow into her fitted Women’s Small tee. I ordered a little big for the rest of us, and am happy with the sizing of those shirts.

I wore my white Del Sol tee for the first time to an outdoor concert and it wasn’t long before I stained it with hot sauce from my food truck fare. My kids’ white Del Sol tees have also needed stain treatment and repeat washing. We had a little trouble with the bright purple sleeves and collar on my daughter’s shirt bleeding onto the white in the washer. The good news is that washing, drying and bleach pens did not damage or shrink our color change tees.

We family-tested Del Sol color change tees, sunglasses and nail polish. Here's the review. | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Sunglasses

My kids really needed some new sunglasses to protect their eyes during our outdoor outings, so I was happy when they were happy to wear their new Del Sol sunglasses. Del Sol sunglasses for children and adults come in a range of styles, from bright and colorful character glasses to more sophisticated and subtle color change styles.

All of Del Sol’s SOLIZE sunglasses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays and are polarizing to reduce glare. The adult sunglasses also come with a lifetime guarantee. If your SOLIZE glasses are ever lost, stolen or broken, they come with a guarantee code that allows you to get a new pair of glasses for the cost of shipping and handling.

We family-tested Del Sol color change tees, sunglasses and nail polish. Here's the review. | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Nail polish

Painted toenails are a must for sandal season, and color change nail polish was the Del Sol product that both my daughter and I were most excited about. Nail polish is fun, and one size truly fits all, so it makes a good gift too. It was tough to narrow down our choices, and we ultimately went with Life’s a Beach, No Foolin’ and Yell-o! We also chose some decals and stencils.

I typically stick with one simple color on my nails, and I love bright, bold shades of polish. I found Life’s a Beach and No Foolin’ to be subtle indoors, and bright outdoors. The stronger the sun, the stronger the color. Yell-o is my favorite because it is sparkly and a little iridescent. I’m a newbie with stencils and decals, and I found them easy and fun to use.

We are having a lot of fun this summer with our Del Sol gear!

Disclosure: We received product samples from Del Sol free of charge for the purpose of review. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are my own.

Featured photo credit: Del Sol.

We family-tested Del Sol color change tees, sunglasses and nail polish. Here's the review. | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Our Del Sol gear was perfect for a sunny day at Utah’s Bear Lake.

Coupon Code and Giveaway!

Del Sol is giving one winner $100 to spend at www.delsol.com! There are six ways to enter, and if you already follow Tips for Family Trips or Del Sol on social media, you have some easy entries coming your way.

Even if you don’t win, you can try any of Del Sol’s fun products for 20% off! Use our exclusive discount code TripTips20 to save 20% on tees, nail polish and other fun stuff that changes color in the sun at www.delsol.com. Expires August 31, 2015.

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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.

64 Comments

  1. I remember trying their products when I took a Caribbean cruise years ago but haven’t seen them since. Nice that they are still around.

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  2. I love Del Sol, but my daughter goes crazy for it!!! She’s got t-shirts, a tote bag and several nail polishes…. and a cute little ring. It’s a whole different way to bling!

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  3. My daughters love Del Sol and have to go shopping whenever we are in the Caribbean – I didn’t realize you could buy from the website as well! I think sunglasses and nail polish would be popular items here.

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  4. My daughter would be thrilled with anything, but especially a t-shirt that changes color! I had never heard of this before.

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  5. Love the nail polish & T-shirts

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  6. I would buy tshirts for all the adults and children – so. much. fun. My favorite store.

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  7. My sisters, mom and I did a girls day out & we bought a few items!

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  8. I would do another girls day out, take the young girls too & treat them.

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  9. Solize Sunglasses – A Casual Look – Silver to Graphite is what I would get.

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  10. I’d buy the T-shirts that change color and the sunglasses. What fun!

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  11. i would get the Men’s Fit Crew T – Avengers Assemble

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  12. I would get the Disney Racer Tank – Made You Look and a set of polish.

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  13. I would buy some flip flops!

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  14. I would probably buy a couple shirts, like the Tank T- Hibiscus Script. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  15. I really like the Solize Sunglasses – T-Bird – Light Green to Dark Green

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  16. I love this! My sunglasses are on their last leg so I would love to be the winner. That would be awesome!

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  17. I’d probably buy some sunglasses and nail polish

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  18. I would love to get some sunglasses for myself and my son!

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  19. I absolutely love the nail polishes. They are so much fun!

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  20. I would buy some sunglasses and maybe a shirt.

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  21. I would buy t shirts for sure… maybe some nail polish

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  22. I’d probably buy a ton of nail polish

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  23. I would buy my niece a cute princess top and myself a Disney top!

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  24. I’ll get the Classic Mickey Crew Tee.

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  25. I will probably buy the Hooded Zip Sweatshirt – Iridescent Butterflies and nail polish 🙂

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  26. I’ve seriously never heard of these products but am 100% positive my daughter would go crazy for them! You look so cute in the t-shirt!

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  27. OMG, I’d get the Classic Mickey Crew Tee. Perfect for my aunt’s big BD gift. Divine. Wow, prize $100 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

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    • LOL. If the winner weren’t chosen randomly, you’d definitely be a contender for most entertaining comment.

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  28. Del Sol is the bestest! I’m not sure specifically, but I have a hat and sunglasses, so I’d love some clothing!

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  29. Kid’s Solize Sunglasses – Catch A Wave – Charcoal to Purple

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  30. I’m not sure yet but would be so awesome to win this, thanks!

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  31. Love their polishes and shades.

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  32. I’m not sure! I’ve never bought anything there before 🙂

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  33. So fun!! I love the colors. I would have fun painting my nails with those. And i’m certain my son would too 🙂

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  34. I will definitely get a t-shirt and some nail polish. They have some really nice items.

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  35. My sons would want to pick from the Marvel collection of shirts, and my daughter and I would love nail polish!

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  36. i think i would buy some of the color changing nail polish

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  37. I would get some t-shirts for me and the kids.

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  38. i would get tshirts and sunglasses for the summer!

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  39. I would get some color-changing t-shirts for my toddler grandson

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  40. I would buy sunglasses and lots of nail polish for all of my granddaughters. They would love this.

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  41. I would love to have a crew tee shirts, sunglasses and polish

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  42. I would definitely buy some of the color changing nail polish!

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  43. I wold get some nail polish. My daughter would love it!!

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    • You can still get 20% off, through August 31. We have a coupon code at the end of the post.

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