Introducing the T-fal OptiGrill
Summer is almost over and for people like me who live in areas with snow and harsh winters that means that grilling season is coming to an end. I participated in a blogger bash with T-fal for the OptiGrill. I received a grill to review. Any opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
You’ve probably owned some sort of electronic grill before.…
Fight Acne 24 Hours with AcneFree
Acne doesn’t take a break so why should you stop the fight against ance? I was provided an AcneFree’s 24 Hour Acne Clearing System for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.
Having clear skin has always been a top prority for me. While I didn’t suffer with acne problems as a teen, once I hit my freshman year in college it seemed every year my skin was…
Parents Just Don’t Understand Premiering Soon On Hub Network
As a Hub Club Blogger, I was given the opportunity to preview the Hub Network’s new original series “Parent”s Just Don’t Understand.” The series features musical superstar and TV personality, Joey Fatone (‘N Sync, “Rewrapped”). The show plays off the premise of “Freaky Friday”, giving kids and their parents the opportunity to find out…
I remember REACH toothbrushes from when I was a kid growing up. They were regular toothbrushes, while they got the job done very well; they were pretty straight forward. Over the years toothbrushes in general has continued to evolve and so has REACH. I was provided samples of the new REACH Complete Care Line for review. Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
I’ve broken up with my old toothbrushes and I don’t think we’ll ever be making up again. My samples of REACH Complete Care arrived and it was perfectly timed. It was time for my four-month swap. I’ve been using the same brand of toothbrush for at least four years now, partly because when I was couponing I had a nice stock pile and I believed that they were working for me. The complete care line features two new triple angle brushes. So I had to decide which brush I would pick.
The REACH Complete Care brushes include:
I decided to choose the Complete Care Triple Angle Floss because I rarely floss even though I know I should. I also prefer a firm toothbrush as opposed to a soft one. I could immediately tell the difference between this toothbrush and my old toothbrush. My whole mouth felt cleaner compared to the old brush. I didn’t even realize that my old brush was not getting to my back teeth cleaned. With this toothbrush all my teeth got cleaned and in between my teeth as well. My mouth also felt cleaner longer. I’ve already swaped my husband’s toothbrush out and I’ve been bragging about how great these brushes
About the REACH Complete Care Line:
* For optimal oral health, toothbrushes should be replaced every three months and Complete Care offers the ideal upgrade when it’s time. REACH offers an innovative SMS text reminder program. Consumers who would like to receive these personal 3-month reminders can follow instructions at www.Reachtoothbrush.com/smsUpgrade Your Toothbrush with REACH Complete Care Line Upgrade Your Toothbrush with REACH Complete Care Line I remember REACH toothbrushes from when I was a kid growing up.
Do you have a One Direction fan in your home or family? Or maybe you have someone who just loves make up. Well international sensation One Direction has a new make up collection that is perfect for fans and make up lovers all around the world. I was provided a sample for review from Brand Backer and the company. Any opinions expresses are my own and have not been influenced.
“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night“, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, “Midnight Memories”. Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock & roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectible keepsake tin, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own! I received the Up All Night Collection for my review. The tin comes with a removable sleeve, you can choose to either keep the sleeve or remove it.
Inside the kit all the make up is in a liner that you can remove and use the tin to store your make up. Each tin contains a lip gloss, lipstick, eye shadow, cubby pencil, mascara, nail polish and body stencils. The Liquidlights Glow Gloss, sparkles brightly during the day and illuminates at night under a black light. You can wear it alone or with the One Direction Creme lip stick for an even bolder look. The eye shadow is travel ready and it has four eye shadows and one glitter creme shadow. Use your chubby pencil as a liner or body crayon and the Little Black Dress Mascara gives your eye a more defined look. The nail polish is quick dry polish that’s supposed to last long on your nails.
What’s In the Kit:
I really liked this kit and I think it would make a great gift for pre-teen, teen, and young adult girls. It’s a fun and sparkly kits that includes all the basics for a fun look. I like that it comes in the collectible tin that you can use to store all these and other make up items. I love the lip gloss the most of the entire kit. The nail polish does require a few coats to get it right but it’s worth it in the end. The chubby pencil works great with the stencils included. Overall it’s a great starter kit for when you plan to introduce your daughter to make up or as a collector’s gift for a fan. Imagine heading out to a One Direction concert rocking your best look with their make up kit. Perfect!
Wondering Where to Buy?
The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.
US RELEASE DATES:
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th
*International release dates TBD. We’ll keep you posted!
I was contacted by Jazwares to test out their newest boy collectible toy – Bungees. I was provided a sample for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.
My son loves toys, but really what kid doesn’t? He especially loves toy collections. I usually get more items that are for girls so he’s always excited when a package comes that’s for him. As soon as I opened the box he was super excited and couldn’t wait to try the game. He didn’t even bother reading the directions. Once he realized that he needed my help he asked me to help him get the game set up and he was ready to play with his sister. My son is only six so he did need some help with reading the rules and figuring out the game but for a boy that’s a little older this would be perfect for him and his friends. The object of the game is simple, you flick your Bungee onto a score disk to score points. We received a Series One Deluxe Pack which included four Bungees, four score discs, four collector cards, and a collector board that doubles as a practice board.
My son enjoys playing Bungees with his sister and he’s already been asking for more characters to add to his collection. The Bungees are small toys and the more you collect the more pieces you will have. I would suggest getting a storage container for your score discs and your Bungees. As a note to parents the Bungees do have a magnet inside, so they may stick to other surfaces. Storing them when not in use would be the best thing to do.
Starting with a starter pack is a great way to get started with your Bungees but the game is very fun and addictive and soon you’ll surely want to add more Bungees to your collection. The game is also more fun with more people playing. The game has beginner and advanced rules but we stuck to beginner rules using only the scores on the front of the score discs. For more information on playing and the game check out these Bungees videos.
“Due to their interactive play pattern, collectability and fun factor, Bungees are going to be the hit of the school yard,” said Laura Zebersky, EVP of Global Sales & Licensing, Jazwares Inc. “They’re easy to use and each Bungee brings to life it’s very own story”. Having tried Bungees with my son I have to agree that your son will love playing this game. My son already added to his Christmas list.
Flick-to-Stick and Stick-to-Score Bungees are the hot new boy’s collectable from Jazwares launching across North America this summer.
Jazwares Inc. has established itself as a well-respected leader in the toy industry with its focus on creativity, innovation and function and is continuing its streak of success with the launch of the new Flick-To-Stick Bungees product line.
Bungees are unique and brightly colored characters that have an even more interesting story. Formed at the core of the Earth, after an asteroid strike millions of years ago, Bungees are both earthly and alien. Bungees have evolved with unique features, including an inner magnetism, which allow them to compete for territorial dominance. The unique play pattern gives users multiple ways to play by aiming their Bungees at scoring targets; a flick of the finger is all it takes to compete, collect and win in this hot new magnetic game.
A battleground arena, disk launchers, playing cards and scoring disks will all enhance the play pattern and allow players to hone their skills to become Bungees Champions.
48 characters will be available in major retailers across North America as part of the Series 1 launch. They will retail from $3.99 for a single pack to $24.99 for the Battleground Arena. An additional 48 characters will be available later in 2014.Bungees – Summer’s Hottest New Collectible Toy Bungees - Summer’s Hottest New Collectible Toy I was contacted by Jazwares to test out their newest boy collectible toy - Bungees.
I See Me Personalized Lunch Box Giveaway
It’s almost time for my kids to head back to school, and I’ve been working on sharing great back to school items with you. One of the items I recently reviewed was a Personalized Lunch Box from I See Me! I got a great metal lunch box for my daughter and you can read my full review here. This is a great back to school item. I loved the one we received…
Friday Five – Books For Kids
I’ve gotten a few books to review recently and I wanted to share some with you. Learning to read and continuing to practice is very important in our house. My husband and I have been reading to our kids since they were babies and it’s something we make sure they develop a love of books. Here’s a few summer releases that’s worth checking out.
Keeping Fit from A to Z…
School starts in just about a week and we’ve been shopping for our school supplies from several different stores based on the sales each store is offering. We had the opportunity to visit Dollar General and purchase some school supplies. I was provided a gift card in exchange for this post.
With four kids I am always looking for a way to save money where I can. Now that we have three kids in school the school supply list adds up. I headed out to Dollar General with my son and my daughter to find supplies for school. Armed with a $20 gift card my goal was to purchase as much school supplies as possible. Once we got to the store there was a whole section just for school supplies. They were running regular store sales and back to school promotions. One of the first things we stocked up on was glue. We use lots of glue and they were only a quarter a bottle so we got quite a few for the kids and to drop off at school as well. Crayons were also on sale, we were able to get the iMagine crayons for 33 cents a pack and the Crayola crayons were only 50 cents a package.
When my son saw the Teenage Ninja Turtles Lunch Box he was super excited. I was surprised by the price tag. The lunch box was only $5, a bargain compared to other stores. It’s the perfect size to hold all he needs for lunch and snack time. He’s going to enjoy using his lunch box. They also had a huge selection of bag packs to choose from with favorites like Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Cars and more.
With our $20 gift card we were able to purchase a new lunch box for my son, 10 packs of crayons, 8 bottles of glue, 2 composition notebooks, 3 pocket folders, some pencils and we also grab a few snacks for the kids. Dollar General also offers lots of snack options for lunch boxes, from fruit snacks, cheese crackers, raisins and juice boxes. This is truly a one stop shop, where you can get all your needs in one place. If you’re still shopping for school supplies then be sure to head out to Dollar General and see what they have to offer. Before shopping check the Dollar General website for coupons.One Stop Back to School Shopping at Dollar General One Stop Back to School Shopping at Dollar General School starts in just about a week and we’ve been shopping for our school supplies from several different stores based on the sales each store is offering.
Label It With Style from Kidecals
We’re getting out last few items for the kids back to school lists since school starts in about a week. I’m finalizing the lists and packing the kids new book bags so everything is in order. One thing that needs to get done is labeling. I plan to label it with style from Kidecals. I was provided a sample package from Kidecals for review. Any thoughts…