Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Bandai Namco Blast Retro/Classic Plug & Play Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

When I was younger, I remember playing different games like Mario, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and so many more. There is something about these retro games that takes you back to when you were a kid. They are simple, fun, and at times would have us crying in frustration because we couldn’t beat a level. Recently, I had the chance to work with At Games on a review. They were kind enough to send my family the Bandai Namco Blast Retro/Classic Plug & Play. Not only did my husband and I love it because we played these games when we were younger, but the kids had a blast trying them out for themselves as well. 
Monday, December 17, 2018

Funcl Wireless Headphones Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Headphones; we all love them and many of us have many pairs of them just lying around. They are great for so many different situations: exercising, shopping, playing games, listening to music, or even watching a movie. The awesome thing is most modern headphones include a built-in speaker, allowing you to talk on your phone while using them. These hybrid headphones are a much better and less-expensive option than a traditional Bluetooth earpiece, which typical is NOT comfortable, and only offers mono sound in whichever ear you have it in. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find quality headphones that sound great, have long battery life and are functional at an affordable price? Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Funcl and they were kind enough to send me two different styles of wireless headphones. During my review, I received the Funcl W1 and the Funcl AI. 



Sunday, December 16, 2018

Have Yourself a MATTE-y Christmas with Rimmel London

With the holidays in full swing with holiday parties, New Year's parties, and TONS of Christmas Day pictures on the horizon. I wanted to share with you some goodies from Rimmel London's Stay Matte collection that will leave you with an effortless long-lasting picture-perfect face!


Healing Ultra-Dry Skin with Curel

Layering up during the colder months isn't limited to coats, scarves, and gloves - you should be layering on moisturizers and lotions, too! If you suffer from dry skin Curél Ultra Healing Lotion will help repair and heal your skin during these cold winter months.

Sally Hansen Introduces the Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat

As you know Sally Hansen changed the gel manicure game, taking the salon trend favorite to the comfort of your own home with their Miracle Gel 2-step system! The industry innovator is back and excited to introduce the newest addition to the Miracle Gel family, the Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat!

The Glimmers Save Christmas: Kids Book Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


Title: The Glimmers Save Christmas
ISBN:  978-0996455121
 Author: Robert Agnello | Illustrator: Nick Meola
Price: $8.99 Paperback | 48 pages
Available: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Watch Ya Mouth Game - 90s Edition: Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


One of my favorite things to do with my kids at night is a fun-filled, family game night. We have so much fun playing games together and now we can have even more fun with Watch Ya’ Mouth 90’s Edition. Even though my kids aren’t old enough to remember the 90’s, the game was a lot of fun and they had a blast. 

New Year, New You, Dress the Part with DAZI Ties

Whether it’s a t-shirt and jeans or sports coat and slacks, no outfit is complete without that one accessory to tie it all together. Turn boring into bold with DAZI ties! The details in these high-quality ties are an essential staple for men’s fashion. From florals to desert scenes to fun stripes, DAZI has a look for every man.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Bring Out Your BOLD Side this New Year's with Rimmel London

As we're gearing up for the new year, what better way is there to go into it being bold, creative and colorful? Create a masterpiece on your eyes with Rimmel London's Magnif'Eyes Palette ($8.99)!


Holiday Must-Haves from Burts Bees, Buxom, Laneige and C.O Bigelow {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

With the holiday season in full swing, I wanted to share with you some of the latest and greatest products with you from Burt’s Bees, Laneige, Buxom and C.O Bigelow. 

Look on the Bright Side Day with these Beauty Must-haves

With the sun going down before dinner time, it’s normal to feel a little down and dreary this time of year. Luckily, December 21st is National Look on the Bright Side Day- and that doesn’t only apply to your attitude! Brighten up your skincare routine as well with our selection of brightening essentials.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MakeupDrop Hybrid is the Ultimate Makeup Applicator Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

From the creators of the original silicone makeup applicator comes the next generation of flawless application for skincare, foundation, blush, highlighter, and concealer. The MakeupDrop Hybrid is the newest innovation to revamp any makeup bag. The super soft, serenity colored applicator features two uniquely distinct parts: the Silicone Drop, which acts as a clean and waste-free surface for initial makeup application, and the Super Soft Sponge which helps blend and achieve an airbrushed glow.

Celebrity Manicurist Skyy Hadley's Tips on Maximizing Nail Growth

Everyone wants to have gorgeous, natural long nails - but most people have a difficult time growing them out. Right when you've finally made some progress, a nail breaks, and you have to start the painful process over again! Celebrity Manicurist and Owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley, is dishing out her expert advice on making your nails as long, strong, and healthy as possible.

1. Maintain Regular Cuticle Care
Cuticles are more important than most people might believe. Think of them as a barrier and a seal - locking in hydration, and locking out bacteria and nasty infections. Be sure to maintain proper cuticle care - even in-between manicures - and always moisturize with a hydrating hand cream.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stay Hydrated This Season with Jergens and Curél

As temperatures continue to drop, ensure you're layering up - and that includes your skin! These moisturizing must-haves from Jergens and Curél are sure to keep your skin hydrated all throughout the cold winter months. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Family Game Night with Googly Eyes, Sequence, and Mastermind: Review/Giveaway {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


My family loves spending time together. The thing that we love the most is family game night. Sometimes we will play a game that takes hours or lasts for several games. All you need for an amazing game night is fun games, snack food, and the people you want to spend time with. Recently, I had the opportunity to review a few games that allowed our family to have fun, be goofy, and also use our noggins. We had the opportunity to try: Googly Eyes, Sequence, and Mastermind
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Disney•Pixar Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset Giveaway {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


Little boys and girls love to play with Lightning McQueen and the rest of the memorable characters from the Cars movie franchise. The Disney•Pixar Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset makes playtime extra fun! One lucky winner will have the chance to win Travel Time Mack.

How to Encourage Your Only Child to Interact With Kids Their Age


Only children are independent and often quite happy to play by themselves. This isn’t a problem for the most part and this kind of behavior can set them up nicely for adult life when they will need to fend for themselves. But unfortunately, some shy children have a much harder time going out and making friends when they don’t have a sibling to back them up. 

Clean Holiday Gift Ideas from bareMinerals and Josie Maran {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

This holiday season, chemical-laden cosmetics are on the naughty list.

Instead, these holiday exclusives are formulated with clean, non-toxic ingredients. Plus, these festive, prepackaged gift sets are easy and convenient, making them a perfect option for a last-minute gift for any beauty fanatic.

From long-lasting liquid lipsticks to nourishing skincare duos, these gifts from bareMinerals and Josie Maran include something for everyone.

Introducing Everything But The Bagel Spice Mix from Pereg Natural Foods

A Little of Everything (but the bagel) Spice Mix will Bring Big Flavor to Everything!

Pereg, the leading purveyor of all-natural exotic spices, wants to shake up the salt and pepper standard. In fact, they think their newest spice mix may forever change the American table — and palate.

Coming to the rescue is Pereg’s new Everything But The Bagel Spice Mix. Put it next to the salt and pepper and you’ve got, well, everything you need to add big, delicious flavor to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Share the Baby Magic Love This Holiday Season {Giveaway} {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

There is one thing that we all want for our baby’s skin, to make sure it is taken care of, to make sure it really is baby soft. There are many ways to keep our little one's skin soft. These include specially-formulated body washes, body oils, and lotions. Baby Magic offers a variety of these exact products to help you soften your little one’s skin while, at the same time, giving them that clean-baby smell that we all know and love. During the winter months, our little ones need to be pampered more than ever. Baby Magic has been kind enough to offer one lucky winner the chance to win three different Baby Magic products: Original Baby Hair & Body Wash, Creamy Baby Oil Sweet Baby Rose, and Calming Baby Lotion Lavender.


IMAGE Skincare: ILUMA Intense Brightening Eye Crème Review

Life has a way of wreaking havoc on our skin. It could be the weather, work, life, all the cleaning, and errands, or maybe it is something else altogether. After a while, we can start to see the damaging results of life, especially around our eyes. Not everyone will experience this the same, but you may deal with issues such as dark circles, wrinkles, dull looking skin, or puffiness. There are many different products that you can try to help solve these problems. One such product that I have tried recently, and found to be amazing is IMAGE Skincare’s ILUMA intense brightening eye crème. This cream targets all of the issues I mentioned and makes my eyes look more amazing with each use.

Shower Time Essentials

With the cold winter months in full swing, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a warm shower. From in the shower to afterwards, these shower time essentials will leave you feeling fresh, moisturized, and most importantly- relaxed.

CAPTAIN MARVEL Arrives in Theaters Everywhere on March 8th, 2019!


Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher, and Stan Lee are the executive producers. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Korres Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

When it comes to our skincare routine, finding the right products that we need is a huge priority. Certain products help with certain skin issues that arise due to many things: weather, stress, aging, and more. I use several skincare products before I even start applying my makeup. The right skin care products can make your skin smooth, brighten your complexion, and help with aging issues, along with enhancing your makeup for a flawless look that lasts longer. Within my beauty regiment, I always have facial serum. The last few weeks I had the opportunity to try Korres Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum which has left me with amazing results. 

Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent {Kids Book Review}


Title: Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent
ISBN:  978-1988761268
 Author & Illustrator: Pen Avey
Price: $7.99 Paperback
116 pages | Grades: Pre-school - 12 | Ages Range: 8-up
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Lackbeard : Kids Book Review


Title: Lackbeard
ISBN:  978-1988761244
 Author: Cody B. Stewart| Illustrator: Adam Rocke
Price: $10.99 Paperback
172 pages | Grades: Pre-school - 12 | Ages Range: 8-up
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Holiday Specs Christmas 3D Glasses Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

My family loves the holidays! We love all the music, decorations, festivities, and the lights. When it comes to Christmas, I think it is safe to say that THIS is the Holiday with the most lights. People display lights in their lawns, on their houses, in their homes, at parks and even build light structures just for the occasion. With Holiday Specs 3D glasses, you can experience holiday lights in a whole new way.  The 3D glasses offer holographic lenses that allow you to see images when you look at lights, especially holiday lights themselves. I had the opportunity to work with Holiday Specs, they were kind enough to send me their whole collection of Christmas 3D glasses which included 12 paper glasses and 6 EyePop Ornaments.


The Math Kids: The Prime-Time Burglars: Book Review


Title: The Math Kids: The Prime-Time Burglars
ISBN:  978-1988761220
 Author: David Cole
Price: $7.99 Paperback
120 pages | Grades: 4-7| Ages Range: 9-12
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available: Amazon

LAVANILA Elements Collection The Healthy Deodorant Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

With the holiday season here and Christmas day fast approaching, there are many things we need to consider in our daily beauty regiment. One of the things that is a must-have every day is deodorant. The LAVANILA Healthy Deodorant Elements Collection ($14) features fresh, energizing deodorants that meet your health, wellness and staying fresh all day needs. These aluminum-free deodorants are infused with carefully curated blends of pure essential oils. Each provides superior, long-lasting odor protection with safe, 100% natural ingredients. Recently, I had the chance to offer a review for the LAVANILA Healthy Deodorant Elements Collection, and it was amazing. 


Tips on How to Prevent Home Fires During Christmas Time


It seems as if every year the holiday season begins earlier.  Along-side Halloween costumes in the stores are dancing Santa’s and reindeer. But in our mad dash to get our home decorated for the holidays and organize the gatherings, it’s easy to forget about the additional fire hazards that come with this time of year. Thanks to Safer Alarms they have some great tips, to keep your family safe. Keep these tips in mind to prevent fires:

Get Red-dy For The Holidays with Sally Hansen: Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Everyone is running around, scrambling to prepare as we rapidly approach the holiday season - and no one has time to go to the nail salon. Ladies who make the holidays happen to need a salon-quality manicure, done at home in a fraction of the time - and the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection is here to help. These six stunning shades of red boast an all-in-one formula complete with a base coat, strength, growth treatment, salon color, top coat, chip resistance, and gel shine finish.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

What To Do When A Skincare Disaster Erupts Before A Holiday Party


It's something every woman fears. Waking up on the day before or day of a big holiday party with an unsightly skincare emergency. How many women have canceled an invitation because a cold sore erupted? How about cystic acne on your chin that appears New Year’s Eve? While neither of these is "life-threatening" conditions, for a woman, they might as well be. There are solutions. Dr. Manish Shah is a Denver Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. As a father to girls, he can relate to these skincare 911s and shares his expertise on what can be done to mitigate various conditions.

Travel Must-Haves for this Holiday Season

Packing for any type of getaway can be stressful especially during the holidays. Making sure you are equipped with the right beauty essentials doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re headed to the slopes or to dip your toes in the sand, these products have you covered.

Disney's Artemis Fowl Comes to Theaters August 2019


My son is so excited for Artemis Fowl! It is directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

4 Fabulous Family Meals

Feeding your family isn’t always as easy as you’d like it to be. Children can be fussy, you might have allergies to contend with, and we’ve all got things that we don’t enjoy as much as others. We want to feed our families healthy and nutritious meals, but we also want to make sure that we are giving them what they need, as well as what they enjoy. Then, of course, there is the expense of feeding a family to consider.

We have these lovely views of sitting around the table with our children, enjoying a healthy and tasty meal. Chatting happily about our days and sharing our news. Everyone is eating, and everyone is happy. The realities are different. Many parents find dinner time a kind of daily torture. They find themselves having to cook three different meals to keep everyone happy. Everyone sits with a tablet or phone in front of them, and meals are left unfinished. If only feeding older children was as easy as preparing Holle baby food for the little ones. Here are some ideas for four fantastic family meals that your whole family might enjoy.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Fierce, Metallic Manicures with Sally Hansen and Crayola {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Metallic manis are a fierce fashion statement, and the new collection from Sally Hansen and Crayola, Insta-Dri Glam Rock, has something for everyone. Boasting 12 metallic inspired shades, this collection evokes childhood nostalgia and adds a touch of glam. The upgraded, longer lasting 3-in-1 formula boasts a built-in base and top coat and 1-coat coverage offers shiny, extended wear in a single step.

Celebrate National Brownie Day with Uncle Bud's

Did you know that hemp seed oil has a ton of benefits as it is high in antioxidants and the essential fatty acids? (Aka the good kind, omega 3 and omega 6)!  With National Brownie Day just around the corner on December 8th, add Uncle Bud’s Natural Hemp Products to your daily beauty roll up. Every Uncle Bud’s product is formulated with the brands exclusive CANATREX technology, as well as with vitamin and antioxidant-rich hemp oil; a natural remedy that aids in muscle aches, joint pain, skin conditions, and much more. 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tips for Getting Your Kids Outside in the Wintertime


Parents and guardians may be tempted to dial back outdoor activities for kids when cold temperatures arrive, but playing outside is good for children, even in the wintertime. Lucky the TurfMutt, a rescue dog and the face of the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship platform for kids in grades K-5, offers the following tips to help to make wintertime, learning playtime:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mary Poppins Returns Arrives in Theaters December 19th! Tickets Now on Sale #MaryPoppinsReturns


Advance tickets for Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” are now available for purchase. Fans looking to be among the first to experience the film can attend opening night fan events on December 18 held exclusively at Dolby Cinema at AMC Theatres across the country*. On December 7, the digital album and physical CD of film’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack are set for release. The soundtrack digital pre-order includes two instant great tracks, “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” and “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” which are available at all digital retail providers. Be sure to check out—and share with your readers—the full tracklist and two new spots below, and don’t forget to see “Mary Poppins Returns” when it hits theaters nationwide December 19! 
Monday, November 26, 2018

Create Your Me Movement: An Empowering Guided Journal For Girls Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Have you ever felt stressed, overworked, or burned out? Disconnected from your friends and family? Or wished you could achieve a certain goal but just can’t figure out how to get there? Maybe you are searching for passion and purpose in life. Maybe you are looking for Change.
Friday, November 23, 2018

Lotus Trolley Bag Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


When I go grocery shopping, I try to make use of reusable bags as much as I can. In the back of my car, I have a big pile of waded up bags that I take with me into the store. Although they get the job done, my pile of bags isn’t very pretty. Not only do they look like they’ve been in a garbage disposal, but I really don't have enough of them, and the ones I do have are too small. The worst part is trying to get all my stuff loaded inside of them as I shop.  I try to hold them open while putting groceries in them, unfortunately, I don’t have enough hands to do this very successfully.  They are designed flat, and when I set the bags in the cart, they always fall over and close. It never seems to work out without an embarrassing struggle. 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Turkey Neck NO More with Jergens Skin Firming Neck & Chest Revitalizing Cream

As the holidays approach, everyone is searching for a secret weapon to looking youthful and more radiant in a short amount of time. Thankfully, Jergens Skin Firming Neck & Chest Revitalizing Cream ($9.99) has an effective formula proven to provide results in two weeks.

Finesse Fitness - Take Your Gym With You Anywhere, Anytime: SomaSole Bundle {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


Finesse Fitness offers a line of portable, total body workout bundles housed in either a custom-designed backpack or duffel. This makes it great for traveling no matter the occasion. Built to fit anyone’s lifestyle or fitness level, the bundles consist of meticulously designed equipment created with high-quality and durable materials.  To provide the full workout experience, Finesse Fitness bundles come with a mobile app platform where users can download or stream workouts, connect with their trainer, plan workouts, and give and receive support from the community.

Holiday Stocking Stuffers with Bioré Charcoal Products {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Enjoy a spin on the traditional lump of coal this holiday season with the beauty essentials that everyone will love - whether they've been naughty or nice! Bioré Charcoal Products are the perfect stocking stuffers to pick up during your holiday shopping trips. The invigorating scents of peppermint pays homage to the holiday season while having a fun twist on giving them the gift of char-“coal” that also cleans and smooths skin. 

Here is our current lineup of Charcoal Products from Bioré skincare:

Thanksgiving Safety Tips


Family gatherings are great... until someone gets hurt. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you'll want to take precaution- especially with little kids running around.

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