Archives for July 25, 2013

Shower time with Olay! Moisturize and Hydrate skin as you shower!

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Spending time out in the sun can leave your skin feeling dry but there’s a way to hydrate your skin! I received the Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash from our friends at Olay and I love this moisturizing body wash! The water-activated lather in leaves more moisturizers on your skin. It is also gentle on the my skin and really moisturizes! Goodbye dry skin!  If you are looking for a body wash with a little more fragrance, the Refreshing Nectarine Cleansing Body Wash is the answer! I love the way this one smells just like freshly picked nectarines! It also didn’t dry out my skin like soap does and it left my skin feeling hydrated. These are Mom-must-haves this summer! Can be found where Olay products are sold. For more information, check out the Olay website.

Self Disclosure: I received products to facilitate this feature.

“Grown Ups 2” – A Hurt Your Sides Summer Comedy KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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The sequel to the 2010 blockbuster, “Grown Ups 2” follows Lenny, Eric, Kurk and Marcus after they start their new lives by moving back to the town where they grew up. The film takes place over the course of one day, the last day of school. Lenny plans a kick-start-to-summer party and, as the crew prepares for the festivities, things go awry. As usual, the grown ups are up to their old tricks of messing around like when they were younger, but now the kids are growing up and getting into trouble of their own. Starring comedic actors Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Chris Rock, this movie has all the makings for laughter. The only problem is the lack of real substance according to KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Raven D., age 15. (See her Video Review below)

Say Cheese! pediped® is looking for the next rising star! pediped® announces national casting call; winner receives trip for two to Las Vegas

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Is your child comfortable showing off his or her sweet smile and pinchable cheeks in front of the camera? If so, pediped® is looking for you! The award-winning children’s footwear brand is hosting a national casting call in search for the next rising star to model in its photo shoot this fall. The casting call began July 22, 2013.

To participate in the casting call, photos can be uploaded to pediped.com during the submission phase. The submission phase will run from July 22 to July 26. One grand prize winner will be selected by pediped® founder, Angela Edgeworth for a trip for two to Las Vegas to partake in the Spring/Summer 2014 photo shoot in October. The winner will also receive a $750 pediped® giftcard.

America will have the chance to vote for their favorite, too. Photos will be displayed in an online photo galley during the voting phase, July 31 through August 9.  Along with a grand prize winner, the photo that receives the most votes in each of the three stages, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and FLEX® will be featured on pediped.com, pediped® social media pages and in pediped® marketing materials.

“I am very excited for another casting call.  We always love meeting our customers and making them a bigger part of the pediped family,” said Angela Edgeworth, pediped® founder. “I hope the kids get involved and have some fun with this. I know my girls would love submitting their photo and getting their friends and family to vote for them. It’s unique and exciting!”

How the pediped® Casting Call works:

 

Entry Phase: From July 22 to July 26, parents in the US can enter their child in the contest by visiting http://www.pediped.com/castingcalllanding.aspx and uploading a recent photo of their child for a chance to be featured in the pediped® photo shoot and national advertising campaign. Photos will be placed in a pediped® walking stage based on the child’s age – Originals® (age 0-12 months), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (age 13-24 months) and FLEX® (age 25 to 96 months).

 

Voting Phase: From July 31 to August 9, the photo gallery will be open for voting at http://www.pediped.com/castingcalllanding.aspx.  People can view and vote for their favorite photos and encourage friends and family to vote by sharing the contest on Facebook, Twitter or through email.  People are allowed to vote only once per photo per day.

 

Prizes: The photo with the most votes in each stage, determined by America’s votes, will be featured on pediped.com and in pediped® marketing materials. One grand prize winner, selected by pediped® Founder Angela Edgeworth, will receive a $750 pediped® gift card and a trip for two to pediped’s photo shoot in Las Vegas. The winners will be announced in mid-August.

For more information and official rules, please visit: http://www.pediped.com/castingcallofficialrules.aspx.

 

About pediped®

Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents and caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. In 2011 Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market recognized pediped® with Earnshaw’s Earnie Award for Company of the Year and Best Footwear. In 2012, Earnshaw’s recognized pediped® for their philanthropy efforts of nearly $2 million and pediped® was awarded the Earnie Award for Company for Good.

pediped® footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 140 designs for boys and girls between their three signature lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and FLEX®. Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and FLEX® are available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 33. For more information, visit www.pediped.com.

*pediped sponsored Feature.

 

Be Prepared to Stop Motion Sickness in Its Tracks This Summer! Sea-Bands are a must-have this summer!

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It’s that time of the year again! You finished your summer travel check list and you’re ready to kick back and enjoy anything a vacation will throw at you. However, if Sea-Bands aren’t on your list then you’re not fully prepared for the likelihood that someone in your family will suffer from motion sickness, which could spoil your “car-cation”.

It’s a fact that 53 million Americans suffer from motion sickness (car sickness, air sickness, or sea sickness) and children ages 5 to 12 years old, women, and the elderly are the most susceptible. If you’re a parent, packing drug free, easy-to-wear, Sea-Band wristbands (available in adult and kids sizes) should be as critical as packing their favorite DVDs and snacks.

Parent or not, don’t let nausea from the journey or side effects from anti-nausea medication ruin your time at the destination.  Keep Sea-Bands in your glove compartment or travel bag and you’ll be ready to combat motion sickness within 5 minutes.  Approved by the FDA, Sea-Band acupressure wristbands are the leading natural, drug-free remedy for motion sickness (car sickness, air sickness, or sea sickness). They work using the ancient Chinese art of acupressure, by applying continuous pressure to the inner wrists (P6 Neiguan pressure point) through a small plastic ball on the inside of each wristband. This stimulation causes the nervous system to release chemicals that help to trigger the body’s natural healing abilities, relieving nausea in minutes.

 

In addition to the wristbands, Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum is a great option if you’d prefer to subtly relieve your nausea without having to wear your nausea relief bands. Pure ginger root has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years and Sea-Band has captured its natural soothing properties in a fast-acting, great-tasting chewing gum. Each piece of gum contains 25mg of ginger oil—equivalent to 8g of fresh ginger root!

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Sea-Band products are available in mass market retail, supermarkets and drug stores in the U.S and Canada:

  • Sea-Band Drug Free Nausea Relief Bands: $11.99 (U.S), $12.99 (Canada)
  • Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum: $6.99 (U.S.)

I received the Adult Sea-Band Drug Free Nausea Relief Bands and the Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum and was relieved to find out how well they both work! I do get sea-sick and had the opportunity to go on a boat ride and wore the Sea-Bands and also used the gum. I am happy to report that they work and happy that I didn’t feel sleepy like I would if I used other seasick prevention products. I was actually able to enjoy the boat ride. You can also use these products to relieve nausea from morning sickness, post-op and migraines too!

Would you like to win your own Sea-Band Drug Free Nausea Relief Bands and the Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum? One lucky winner will win both! You must be a subscriber to SoCal City Kids to enter! Next, go to their Facebook page and “like” them! Then leave us a comment below telling us why you would like to win! Deadline to enter is July 31, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received the Sea-Band products to facilitate this review.

I have more exciting news…so keep reading! Sea-Band is also having a fantastic Giveaway!

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The Wave Goodbye to Nausea and Hello to Fun Sea-Band® Giveaway!

This summer, ensure smooth sailing (driving and flying) during your family’s travels without motion sickness! Sea-Band wants to help the whole family make the most of the journey, leaving motion sickness at home and preparing for family fun. Now through August 2 enter the Wave Goodbye to Nausea and Hello to Fun Sea-Band Giveaway and you could win a family pack of Sea-Band product, including Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum and maybe a Target gift card! Each Friday, July 19 through August 2, 2013 four (4) winners will randomly selected to win adult-sized Sea-Band wristbands, child-sized Sea-Band wristbands, and Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum, ensuring nausea-free travel this summer. One grand prize winner will also be selected each Friday to win Sea-Band product and a $50 Target gift card (3 total) so they can stock up on all their family fun travel essentials (15 total giveaway winners). https://www.facebook.com/seaband?sk=app_163032157099207&app_data=Wave-Goodbye-To-Nausea-and-Hello-to-Fun-Giveaway (*Not sponsored by SoCal City Kids)