Monday, November 30, 2015

OYO SPORTS (Holiday Gift Guide 2015)

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I have a great gift idea if your child is into NFL, NHL MBL, MLS and even College teams. OYO Sports offers collectibles in a fun way for your favorite sports team. Oyo Sports offers basic building sets to create your favorite sports team and have a lot of doing that.

When looking on their website it amazing to see that they have every team imagine in football, baseball and hockey. I even noticed they had Michigan State Spartans in College Football which is my favorite team.

In our packaged that we received we received New England Patriots Endzone set which has 64 pieces. This set was pretty amazing. They got the details right and it was accurate to the end zone. My sone loved it and he said it was easy to put together. Which was a lot of fun for him. Also we received to go with the end zone set was the trainer cart. Another one of our favorite teams the Dallas Cowboys. This one my son favorite set that came in the box. He had a lot of fund building the trainer car. He loves building vehicles. This was really cool and he liked how well it went with this other set. 

The last thing that was in our box was mini figures. This was pretty cool also. If your child has their favorite team member you may be able to purchase him to go with your other sets. I thought that was pretty cool. The come in a little box and you assemble him. Not hard to do. I love the helmets on the player. I love how you can get a different assortment and pick the ones that you like. You can even create your own team with your favorite players.

Overall this would make a great holiday gift for your sports fan. I know my son loves sports and he loves buildings sets that are similar to legos. This is a great option. The pieces go well together and I would highly recommend. Visit OYO Sports now and they are having a great cyber monday deal. Check them out!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series

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The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series

Available October 20th, 2015 from Shout! Factory


This fall, climb aboard the Thornberry CommVee and get ready for a wild adventure with the release of The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series on DVD. Available at Wal-Mart on October 20th, 2015, the 15 disc set contains all 91 globe-trotting episodes of the popular Nickelodeon series. 

The hit series The Wild Thornberrys follows the Thornberry family as they travel the world in their Communications Vehicle (or CommVee) looking for rare animals to film. After an encounter with a mysterious shaman, their youngest child Eliza was given the power to speak to animals! Travelling to every corner of the world with her family of daffy documentarians, Eliza uses her fantastic skill to learn about the lifestyles and habitats of the world’s most exotic creatures. Encounter wildlife in all its natural glory and eavesdrop on Eliza’s conversations with silverback gorillas, pythons, crested grebes, tapirs, capybaras, antelopes and more while the CommVee travels on! 

With its vibrant animation and charming storytelling, plus an all-star voice cast featuring Lacey Chabert (Party Of Five), Tim Curry (The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and Flea (The Red Hot Chili Peppers) The Wild Thornberrys an epic adventure that’s fun for the whole family.  Produced by Klasky-Csupo for Nickelodeon, The Wild Thornberrys premiered in September 1998 and aired until 2004 with reruns airing on Nicktoons and CBS from 2002-2007.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Happy National Scholarship Month!

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Happy National Scholarship Month!

Do you have a teen that is graduating and looking for a great scholarship opportunity?

I wanted to let you guys know about Church's Scholars Program which Church's is providing life changing opportunities for your local students in the area!!


Now through November 29th, guests can purchase a coupon booklet at participating Church’s locations to help graduating high school seniors pursue their college dreams.

Coupon booklets offer savings on some Church’s signature items and are available for just $1. This year Church’s Scholars Program is schedule to award 175 high-school seniors each a $1,000 scholarship.

So make sure you stop by a Church's Chicken and take advantage of this amazing offer. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Pillow Pets (Holiday gift guide 2015)

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Pillow Pets is very popular in our home. My son was given a Pillow Pet when he was little and he still has it 6 years later. He has a dinosaur Pillow Pet. Recently we were given an opportunity to review one of Pillow Pets and my daughter was thrilled. We reviewed the Mystical Unicorn. 

This arrived quite quickly. I was a little disappointed that the package was ripped. This although had nothing to do with the company but with the shipper. There was some dirt on the animal and had to use a wet cloth to get it off. It came off for the most part. 

My daughter loved this pillow pet. Her favorite colors are purple and pink and when she saw this unicorn is pink she was very excited. When she took it out it was very soft for her and became her new best friend. She would drag this unicorn everywhere for her. It came in handy when she was watching tv and using it as a pillow. At night she cuddles up with it because it her new best friend. We even take it out with us in the car and strap it in the car. I would say that these pillow pets are great for kids and they can serve for a pillow or stuff animal.

Overall I really like Pillow Pets they have a variety of different ones and there is something for everyone. They even have some of your favorite characters available. I would highly recommend checking them out for the holidays. You can not go wrong with one of them.

www.pillowpets.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thermal Aid (holiday gift guide 2015)

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I know as a mom I love to relax. Since I am a single mom I need that special me time. I personally get a lot of stress headaches and wanted to find something that could help me relax and maybe get rid of these headaches. Thermal Aid has a 100% Natural Headache Relief System. Which is exactly what I was looking for.

This comes with a big  soft eye mask that covers your whole eyes. Which when I put it on it covers the eyes and it is completely dark. It also comes with a cream that is supposed to help with the migraine also. This system help relieves migraine and tension headaches, works within minute, clinically proven and doctor recommend.

This system is very easy to use. First I put the cream on my temple of my forehead and on the sides. Than I put the mask over my eyes and relax. I really like the mask when wearing it, it is not to heavy and fits just right. I have tried several masks in the past and none have ever been worth keeping. This blocks the light out which is great. I can also fall asleep faster also. The cream also helps me relax and seems to help my headaches. I would definitely recommend this as a gift for the holidays. you can find their product at the link below.

www.thermalaid.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Madam Glam (Holiday Gift Guide 2015)

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I recently came across a wonderful website called Madam Glam and they have amazing products. They company offers a variety of different nail polishes, gel nail polishes, lip glosses, eyeshadow and so much more. This would make great stocking stuffer ideas or even gift basket goodies for that special someone. 

I was excited when I received my package in the mail. It came in a little black box that was super cute. I really like that touch and it made it even extra special. In the box it had a mascara and three eye shadows. The Mascara was great! I needed a new mascara and this one was the key. This mascara was easy to use and apply. I had no problems applying and it went on smooth. I had no clumps or it sticking. It looked great and definitely a fan of this mascara. 

Then we received Baby Brown, Graphite, and Marooned Eyeshadows. I really like this eyeshadow and this is why. It comes in a little square easy for travel. When you open this eye shadow it has the shadow compartment and underneath is where the applicator is and there is a mirror. So when you are on the go it makes it that much easier to apply and check your eye shadow. This eyeshadow went on super smooth. I like how two of them had a little spark in the eyeshadow and you can notice it when you apply. It also can blend easily to if that is what you are looking for. 

Overall I am a new fan of Madam Glam. I will be buying more eyeshadow form them from now on. I really enjoy their makeup and would highly recommend their brand. Make sure you stop by their site and pick up some of their product for the holiday's!!




Sunday, November 22, 2015

Coconut & Monoi Hair Care Line ( Holiday gift guide 2015)

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The Holiday's are coming up and it time to find that special gift for that special someone. Design Essentials has a great line out called Coconut & Monoi Hair Care line and this would make a great gift idea. This would even be great to make a gift basket with this line. 

This line consists of Coconut & Moni Deep Moisture Milk Creme, Coconut & Monoi Coconut Water Curl Refresher, Design Essentials Deep Moisture Milk Souffle, Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Oil Treatment and Coconut & Monoi Intense Shine Oil Mist. 

My favorite product out of this line is the Coconut & Monoi Deep Mositure Milk soufflĂ©. This comes in 12 oz jar. This is a triple dose of nourishing botanicals for layer of hydration, softness and shine. This product is dull, dry and thirsty hair. This went well in my hair. I have very dry hair and this a great product to make my hair feel great. It helps hydrate my hair. It is easy to apply. I only use a little amount and it easy to spread in the hair. 

The next product we were able to try is the Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Oil Treatment. This comes in a 4 oz bottle. You can use this product on dry or damp hair. This product has Argan Oil Sunflower in it. I usually use this product on damp hair and use a small amount. I take less then a dime size and put it throughout my hair. We spread it evenly and massaged it in. It was quite easy. I do not do this every day but a few times throughout the work. This product really helps out my hair and keeps it healthy.

Another great product from this line we tried is Coconut & Monoi Intense Shine Oil Mist. This comes in a 4 oz spray bottle. This has Sunflower and Vitamin E in this spray. This product I would not use on fine hair. If you are using this spray make sure you spray about 6-10 inches away from your head. I tried this product once on damp hair. I like it and it seemed to help. I noticed it my hair was more shiny which was nice.

Another great product from this product is their coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Creme with Argan Oil and Sunflower. This comes in a 4 oz tube. This product was a life savor for me. I have very dry hair. I applied this product on my hair. I took a small amount and rubbed in my hands than applied it throughout my hair. I made sure I rubbed in evenly through my hair. This helped hydrate my hair. This product you do not have to use everyday only when needed. 

The last product in this line is Coconut & Monoi Coconut Water Curl Refresher that comes in a 8oz spray bottle. This product has Sunflower Milk Protein and Chamomile. This product deep penetrating daily moisture blend tames fizz and revitalizes curls. This product is easy to use. I used this after I shampoo and conditioner. I spray from root and down. This helps curls. I don't have a lot but wanted to try it anyways. I really like this product. 

This line would be great gift basket idea for that special one for the holidays or even you can buy a couple for stocking stuffers. You can find this great line of product at the website below.






Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fat Hair (Holiday Gift Guide 2015)

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 Another great item from this amazing goodie back for the holiday's is Fat Hair Hairspray. This is a great product for the upcoming holidays. I know I am always on the lookout for the best hairsprays out there. With my hair if I want to put it up I need a hairspray that will actually hold the curl or hold the hair I need it to. 

This hairspray comes in a big bottle that is 10 oz. The cap goes on great so I don't have to worry for any accidents that may happen. This spray is for for fine, thin and lifeless hair. 

When I used this product I made sure that I held it away about 10-12 inches from my hair and sprayed in short bursts like it recommended to do. I personally love this spray. It personally hard for me to find a decent hair spray. When I use hairspray I lose the volume in my hair and it becomes flat again. which discourages me from using hairspray. When I used this product it brought me hope back to add a little volume to my hair. This was easy to use and it had no wax, no residue or build up after using which was great. I got the look that I have been finally trying to achieve. It lasted for quite awhile after finishing the look. I also did not have any itches or problems with the spray. I would definitely pick up another can and recommend this product for the holidays. You can find this amazing product at the link below. 


Friday, November 20, 2015

Bigen Hair Color (Holiday Gift Guide 2015)

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The next product that we pulled out of our goodie bag was Bigen Vivid Shade Color. This product would be great for teen girls stocking stuffer ideas! I know it one of the trends right now of having color dipped strands like Kylie Jenner.

It time for the holidays and the holiday parties are coming up so it is your chance to have a bold statement with your hair or you can pick up several of these Bigen hair colors for stocking stuffers.

This holiday season Bigen came out with three new shades. Turquoise Blue, Apricot Red, Regal Purple. What is great about these hair colors is that they are semi permanent. If you exterminate and you do not like it that dark or that light don't worry it will wash out and fade with 6-8 washes. This product is safe on all hair types so do not worry. The thought of everything. 

I am glad that I found a hair color that is gentle on my hair and not damaging which is nice. I also like how these are fun colors and you can try and if you do not particular like them they can fade out with so many washes. This product is easy to use and apply. I would definitely recommend these fun colors for stocking stuffers. The greatest gifts. You can find this product at the link below. 

RapidLash (Holiday Gift Guide Review 2015)

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The holiday's are coming up and it a great time to find new products to use for upcoming holiday parties or finding perfect stocking stuffers. The first thing that I grabbed out of the gift bag is the RapidLash Eyelash and Eyebrow enhancing serum. 

RapidLash is a clinically-proven, paraben free formula that helps and enhance, condition and strengthens your lashes and brows just in time for holidays. This product features a groundbreaking Hexatein 1 complex, a unique proprietary mix of six highly effective ingredients. This product will help you you get those luscious lashes that you have been looking for just in time for the holidays!! 

If you were wondering what the 6 ingredients that where in RapidLash well they are:

Polypeptides: comprised of beneficial amino acids which helps prevent breakage and helps give you more youthful looking lashes and brows. 

Biotin: (pro-vitamin B7/ Vitamin H/ Coenzyme R) This is important and essential factor to help maintain healthier looking eyelashes and brows.

Panthenol (Vitamin B5) This helps coat your lashes and brows. This helps seals the moisture and nourishment that your brows and eyelashes needs.

Amino Acids: This helps replenish your eyes and brows. It helps boost the protein, structure, resulting in healthier brows and eyelashes.

Soybean Oil: Which provide rich vitamins which helps make your lashes look lush and beautiful. 

Pumpkin Seed Extract: this has high in zinc, EFA's, amino acid, vitamins and phytosterols this help enhance the eyebrows and lashes. 

I was quite impressed how this product works. When I apply this product I make sure that my eye area is nice and clean. Make sure your eye area that is important that you make sure it is dry. When you open up the product their will be an applicator brush. It is easy to use. When using this product I apply to the base of the upper eyelashes starting from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner, as if you were applying liquid eyeliner. You can apply this product to the lower lashes. I usually pass on doing that. I always tend to mess up. When applying I did not notice any burning sensation while applying. I was quite happy with this product and would recommend. This would make a great stocking stuffer. If you can find this product on the link below.



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tube Hero (holiday gift guide 2015)

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Want to find a unique gift for your child this Christmas? Then Tube Hero's would be a perfect gift for them. Tube Heroes product is a new brand that recently launched in June 2015 inspired by the Top YouTube Stars. 

Here is a little information about Tube Heroes:
Tube Heroes is so much more than a digital global brand. It is a rallying cry of "coolness", "unique entertainment" and "digital relevancy," capable to create a digital movement and to speak to the lifestyles and interests of young crowds.

We received a pule Tube Hero and a figurine. Our package came in a nice box and had a plush and a figurine inside. The figurine is recommend for ages 8 and up. We received Captain Sparkles. I really liked the figuring and he came with a sword which was pretty cool. The push was decent size. It was made very well and great quality. I really like both products. I would definitely use these for stocking stuffer ideas. I know that my eight year old would loves the figurines. The wonderful part that their many available and you can collect the whole set of Tube Hero's. 

You can find these products at:

Walmart Exclusive Tobuscus collectible figure - one of the top YouTubers of all times.Ali-A and Lachlan - other top YouTubers collectible figures coming to retail stores this season.

The Lovely Candy Company

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The Lovely Candy Company makes premium, consciously crafted candies for consumers looking for indulgent treats which offer the best ingredients available. Lovely Candies are all natural, certified gluten free, tested non-Gmo, certified kosher and contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients. They have Chew Carmamels, Fudgee Rolls (think a better Tootsie Roll), Fruit Chew with real fruit pieces, and Gluten-Free Licorice. A great treat for you and a fantastic treat for the whole family. Live Life Lovely! Get your Lovely Candy for the Holidays Today! www.lovelycandyco.com





Wednesday, November 18, 2015

.ornaments.com (holiday gift guide 2015)

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It is that time of year again! I am so excited to put up my Christmas Tree and all of the wonderful Christmas ornaments. In our household we have a tradition of adding a new family ornament to the tree each year. I also put ornaments in the kiddos stockings. You can imagine we have the collection of ornaments in our household. 

I was excited when I was given the opportunity to work with Ornaments.com. When I browed their website at their ornaments they had everything you can imagine of. They do offer calligraphy on certain ornaments. I choose an ornament and had it personalized. In the picture to the left you can see the amazing calligraphy on my ornament.  I was quite impressed with each name and the shovel. The hand writing is perfect. 

Overall I was impressed with this company. The customer service was amazing and very helpful. The ornaments from the site are very cute and have a wide variety of ornaments to choose form. They also have ornaments like one I have with extra snowman if you have extra members of the family. I also love the calligraphy artist they do amazing job. Most of all the prices are amazing. The price is just right with the ornaments.

These would be great for Christmas gifts. I know that I am going to be purchasing a few more for the holidays. Make sure you visit their website at:



Lalaloopsy Dance with Me Doll (holiday gift guide 2015)

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My daughter has been watching different commercials on television. When she saw this Lalaloopsy Dance with Me Doll it automatically went on her must have list for Christmas. My daughter is a dancer so she got super excited when she saw this on tv. 

This holiday your invited to the Lalaloopsy Super Silly Party. Lalaloopsy is celebrating all of things that make them special. Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls who magically came to life with very last stitch was sewn. Each Lalaloopsy has their own personality and that makes her unique. 

This year Lalaloopsy is ready for her big performance. What is great about this doll is that she now can sing and dance with you. How great is that? What happens is this doll comes with a bow that you put on the magical bow and she will recognize your dance moves. Which is pretty neat. I know freeze dance is becoming very popular and she can even do that. 


Features: - Lalaloopsy Dance with Me doll dances and interacts with you as you dance - You wear the magical bow and she can sense your movement! - Sew many ways to play: 1. Peanut will mimic your dance speed - Get silly, she will too! 2. Peanut teaches you the Super Silly Party dance, step-by-step! 3. Play freeze dance with Peanut! - Doll stands on her own at 11 inches tall! - Batteries Required: 5 x AA batteries required.
This would make a great gift for the upcoming holidays!! Make sure you pick one up at your local retailer. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

AcuRite (Holiday gift guide 2015)

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Are you looking for a special unique gift. I found the cutes moose clock from Acurite Weather Monitoring. They have a wide range of product that alert the weather, clock and all sorts of cool gadgets. 

I was able to choose an item from their store. when I went on their website I was amazed with the how many different products that you could choose form. I was looking at the clocks and let me tell you it was hard to choose from the selection because I wanted majority of them. Their website was nicely laid out and easy to navigate through. I could click on what I needed to and it took me there. 

When I found their moose clock I knew that I had to get this one. I know that this arrived quickly in the mail and it was well packaged. Which to me is very important. If it is not packaged well I tend to worry about other products that are sent. 

This clock is easy to set up and had no problems with that. The material is great it does not bend or will break in the near future. The clock part is great. I hung it up in my basement where we have kind of a northern Michigan feel. It fits in and would make a wonderful holiday gift to a special someone in your family or friend. I would recommend checking out their other products on their website. 


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chuck E Cheese (holiday gift guide 2015)

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I recently wanted to do something special for my kiddos. One of their favorite places is Chuck E. Cheese of course "Where a kid can be a kid". Last Saturday we went to our local Chuck E. Cheese and I was surprised on how well our trip went. When we first walked in you could tell they where somewhat busy with kiddos running around. The staff welcomed us warmly and were very friendly. They helped us take our order and we were able to get a pizza, four drinks and 30 tokens from Chuck E Cheese. We also bought extra tokens and some wings!. They had a special spot for us to sit which was thoughtful. They introduced us to the game guys and to couple other that could help us if we needed help. 

We decided to eat our food before we played games. I know one I set my two kiddos free I would never get them to sit down again. It did not take long to receive our pizza and wings. We took advantage of their pepperoni pizza with thin crust. My kiddos gobbled up the pizza right away. My son loved the wings and my dad did also. My daughter snatched the celery that game with the wings. They did include ranch sauce with the wings. That was a nice touch.

We split up in two groups. My dad and my daughter were in one group and my son and I were in another. I will say with one of my game I liked I think i broke the machine. I know I did not break it but it decided it needed a break. I found one of the game guys and he was really nice and gave me a few tokens for the problem. That was very nice. I had fun with the different game that we played. I  even played a shooting game with my son and had a blast. The game room was well controlled and the workers were super nice and very helpful. I even noticed a few times when the game guy was fixing the machines it would spit out tickets and he would give a lucky kid the tickets. The smile on their faces were priceless. It was a nice site to watch the kids tell their parents what happened.
After playing the games which were a total blast. We had to bags of tickets and tickets that Chuck E Cheese gave us previously. We turned them in the ticket machine. It took awhile to feed the machine all the tickets but that is to be expected. We had over 1100 tickets. We went to the prize counter and they were super helpful when we were looking through the prizes. You know how both kids wanted what they wanted and did not want anything else. My daughter picked out a little purse with make up in it and my son wanted a more expensive prize which was one of the warrior toys. I did not have enough tickets to get both. I like the option that they officer is you can actually buy the difference. It a penny for a ticket I believe which is nice if your short. 

Overall I am impressed with the customer service from this location we visited. They were very nice. They also could have a conversation with you. One of the managers there had a token and said look their is a token on your head. My daughter loved that. They knew how to interact with children. I would go back to their location and would recommend them. This would make a great trip during the holiday season or purchase a gift card during the holiday for your youngster!!

P.S I will have more pictures to come stay tuned!




Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lalaloopsy Jewelry Maker (holiday gift guide 2015)

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Do you have a daughter that loves jewelry making as much as my daughter? Than this Lalaloopsy Jwerly Maker make be the perfect holiday gift for your child. This set comes with a jewelry making, string, lalaloopsy charms, and beads of course. Everything that you need to make your own jewelry pieces.

I like the idea that you can make jewelry pieces of bead and your favorite Lalaloopsies Tinies dolls. Your child can make necklaces, bracelets, rings and hair clips and so much more. What I really like about this jewelry maker strings your jewelry for you. This makes it so much easier for your children. 

It simple to use. First you choose was lanyard string color that you want to use. IT comes with two different colors. Than you chose a bead color and put it in the ferris wheel. Press the button and watch your bracelets be made. I would highly recommend this fun jewelry maker to all little kids out there. This would make a fun gift. You can find this toy at your local toy retailer. 





Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Candy Apple Red Headphones (holiday gift guide 2015)

Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



 With the holiday's coming up I am always looking for special gifts for my kids, parents and relatives. This year I have been looking into headphones for a few family members and wanted to find a quality pair. 

I have been a huge fan of KINIVO products and have several of their speakers. I have never been disappointed with this brand. When I heard that they where coming out with URBN Premium Bluetooth Stereo Headphones I was quite excited. 

The Kinvo URBN Premium Bluetooth Stereo Headphones comes in three different colors Candy Apple Red, Midnight Black, Graphite Gray. I received the Candy Apple Red and I really like the color. 
What I really like about this headphone set is that it comes in a protective case. The case is a little bit hard where it will protect the headphones. The headphone do fold up so you can put them into the carrying case. There are two wires that come with the headphone and they have a special spot in the carrying case which is great. 

The features of this headphone:

  • High Definition Sound: For serious ears only. The premium 40mm drivers deliver a full range of high definition sound and booming bass
  • Wireless Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.1 with NFC for easy one-touch pairing. Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Powerful Battery Life: The 20 hour rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery will last you all weekend while you are out on the town
  • Comfortable Fit: The sturdy adjustable headband and plush protein leather ear pads allow these headphones to fit all sizes of heads for fatigue-free listening

I will be honest and admit that I rarely will use headphone and I use earbuds. I am not a huge fan of headphones where it covers my ears. The reason why is I can never find a comfortable pair to wear. I was not sure if I would like this headphone but wanted to give it a try. When I took it out of the case it was easy to unfold and adjust to the right size that I need. It was very comfortable when I put the headphones on. It cover majority of my ear and had no problems what so ever. It was very comfortable and very soft. The sound quality was amazing and easy to adjust. Overall this is the best pair of headphones that I have tried. I am very satisfied with them. I was afraid when I was done it would be hard to get them to fit back into the carrying case but it was not. It was very easy. Overall I would highly recommend this headphones for your holiday shopping. You can find them at the link below








Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lalaloopsy Potty Surprise (holiday gift guide 2015)

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A new toy that is sure to be popular this year it Lalaloopsy Potty Surprise. Of course my daughter wants this for Christmas. She has been seeing it on TV and instantly been bugging me about it. 

What comes with Lalaloopsy Potty Surprise is the doll of course. Three different color foods. Ours came with purple, pink and orange. They provide a bowl and spoon to feed your baby. It also comes with a potty for your baby doll. 

My daughter really loves feeding baby dolls and this is perfect for her. I personally really think this set is cute except for the potty. I am not sure what to think about the potty yet. I know some little girls who are maybe potty training it could possible help them through the process. 

How this works is the doll  magically poops different shapes. Your child can choose from three different colors of food to feed the baby doll and when she ready put her on the potty and watch her go. 

When she goes she magically poops a surprise shape. Each time she goes there is a different shape. It is kind of cool. I know that my daughter loves this toy and it perfect for other little girls for Christmas. I would highly recommend checking the toys out for your child this year. You can find this toy at your local retailer. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Fake Bake (holiday gift guide review 2015)

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Are you looking for that decent tan for the summer or the next event that your attending, but do not have time to go to the tanning salon or tan outside? I have the perfect solution for you this summer and that is with Flawless from Fake Bake. I have tried several of their products in the past and have been absolutely pleased with them!!

I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review FakeBake Flawless. This comes with a mit with the Fake Bake product so you can put the product correctly. This product is fast drying and non sticky formula. This product does come in a spray bottle than tube than what I am usually used to.  This Self Tan liquid combines ease of application with intense professional color development. This product is very easy to apply and it dries super fast which is good so that it does not smear and look streaky after applying it. This product is also suitable for all skin types also. So What are you waiting for? Go look at Fake Bake right now for your next tanning product. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hog Wild Toys (holiday gift guide 2015)

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Here is a great stocking stuffer idea that your children would absolutely love. These fun toys are Hog Wild Dinosaur Poppers. They are recommended for children ages 4 and up. They are available now and price range around 9.99. 

We received Triceratops Popper and Pterodactyl Popper. My daughter of corse love the purple one because her favorite color is purple. These are simple fun toys that children can play with. They have a mouth where you can put the ball in the mouth and squeeze them and they shoot out the ball. I could see my kids getting in trouble with this toy and shooting each other with it. They also come with a few ball which is great. They are also the same color so you can tell which ones go with which one. These are cute and fun and would make the greatest stocking stuffer for your child. 

You can find these fun toys at Hog Wild Toys

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Inside Out DVD

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From the Imaginative Minds of Disney-Pixar Comes a 
Major “Emotion” Picture Beyond Compare!

INSIDE OUT

Along with an all-new animated short “Riley’s First Date?” 
And an extensive line-up of bonus features

On Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere October 13
On Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and On Demand November 3

I am excited to share with you that Inside Out is finally out. This is a fun movie to watch with your kids and a great movie to add to your collection. I wasn't to sure when I heard about this movie but I was curious. My son did not want to watch this at first and it turned out to be one of his favorite movies and wanted to watch it several times after the first time. My daughter also enjoyed watching it. I would recommend this for a family movie night. 

Here is a little bit about the movie. 


SYNOPSIS: Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. It’s “an instant classic,” raves Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray!





BONUS: Digital HD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
  • Riley's First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) - Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad's emotions handle “Riley's First Date?”
  • LAVA (Theatrical Short Film) - Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years. 
  • Story of the Story - Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of Inside Out, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that helped shape it into the film it is today.
  • Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out - Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they've faced and the lessons they've learned along the way
  • Mixed Emotions - Inside Out's filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one's distinct personality and visual identity
  • Mapping the Mind - Inside Out's artists take you through the years-long process of designing and creating a world everyone knows, but no one has ever seen - the human mind.
  • Our Dads, the Filmmakers - Elie Docter (daughter of director, Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer, Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.
  • Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out - What is the sound of a memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the challenges - and the unique solutions - involved in creating the aural world of Inside Out.
  • The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing - Learn more about the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps take     the story from its earliest, most exploratory versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen.
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Riley Grows Up - In this scene from a version of the film where the primary relationship was between Joy and Fear (then named Freddie), the emotions begin to notice a change in Riley.
  • Joy's Decline - Joy's struggles to make sense of the limitations on Riley's behavior that seem to be springing up at every turn.
  • Misdirection - Joy and Freddie encounter a group of Riley's "retired" imaginary friends, including an early version of Big Bong.
  • Construction - Joy is guided through Riley's mind by a radical non-conformist, Bing Bong, outraged by the demolition of older areas like Imagination Park.
  • Commentary - Commentary includes participation from directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.
  • Mind Candy – A montage of toolkit and interstitials produced for Inside Out.
  • Inside Out Trailers - A collection of domestic and international trailers made for Inside Out.
Overall this movie was amazing. I know my daughters favorite character was Joy and my sons favorite was Anger. I thought they were all creative and liked all the same. This was a fun film to watch with the kids. You can pick up your copy at any retail store near you or amazon.com