Archives for April 8, 2014

Karmic Fit for stylish Yoga fashions! Comfy, stylish and just plain cool!

Looking for comfortable yet stylish Yoga clothing? I recently received a pair of Pranayama Gathered Waist Fold-over Womens White Yoga Pants by Jala from our new friends at Karmic Fit and just love how comfy and stylish they are! You can be comfortable and look cool all at the same time! They are great to wear to the Yoga class and they are also stylish enough to wear casually. These are definitely a Must-have for the Spring and upcoming summer! Great for women of all ages and they do come in Black and Ink Blue as well.  These really are my favorite new yoga pants!

More info:

  • Material: Knit cotton yoga pants with a gathered fold over waist
  • Inseam: Flared leg 31″ inseam measuring from a small
  • Material: 92% cotton 8% spandex
  • Sizes: Small 2-4, Medium 6-8, Large 10-12, XL 14-16
  • Made in USA
  • Part of the Jala Collection

Check out these and many other stylish yoga fashions at Karmic Fit.  (You can simply click on the ad in our sidebar too!) You can also find them on Facebook!

Self Disclosure: I received a product for free to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own and completely truthful.

Summer Colour Story – New Attitude New Laura Mercier Beauty Products!

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It’s here! The Laura Mercier’s 2014 Summer Colour Story collection released this month! The new, limited edition New Attitude Collection hits counters at the beginning of April, and provides bold, brave makeup colours that encourage you to be impulsive and adventurous.


The Inspiration:

·         It’s time to step outside your own boundaries. Leave your comfort zone. Take risks, be brave.

·         Have fun with this adventurous colour collection where lips are vibrantly colourful.  Nails get daring. Eyes have attitude.

·         Surprise yourself with bold blues, playful teals and on-trend purple.

·         Take chances, be impulsive and express the true you.


Product Detail Shade Detail Price

Baked Eye Colour Quad


Offer unlimited eye looks with shade combinations hand-selected by Laura; versatile formula can be used wet or dry New, Limited Edition

  • ·         Rendezvous in Monte Carlo
  • ·         Summer in St. Tropez

Gel Lip Colour


Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour is an innovative gel-based lipstick that cushions lips in comforting, sheer colour with a shine finish and subtle sweet vanilla flavor; the super smooth formula leaves lips conditioned and hydrated New, Limited Edition

  • ·         Heartbreaker
  • ·         Tempation
  • ·         Clementine
  • ·         Flushed

Nail Lacquer


Provides chip-resistant colour and long-lasting intense shine in two beautiful shades New Limited Edition

  • ·         Reckless
  • ·         Attitude

Sheer Crème Colour


Laura’s new Sheer Crème Colour is a crème face colour that provides a soft veil of colour for a “bonne mine” (healthy glow) effect New Limited Edition

  • ·         Golden Pink

Longwear Crème Eye Pencil


This creamy liner glides on smoothly with foolproof precision to create customizable eye definition; the water-proof formula ensures vibrant colour payoff that lasts all day New Limited Edition

  • ·         Teal


  • ·         Violet

Faux Lash Mascara


Builds rich, exaggerated lashes that are extraordinarily thick, super-shiny and conditioned; the formula is extra-smooth, glossy and good-for-lashes, created with a blend of waxes and absolutely no fibers Repromote

  • ·         Black

I received the Baked Eye Colour Quad and the Longwear Crème Eye Pencil to try out and I love both products! They are Summer Must-Haves! So, it is still Spring! have you been outside in sunny So. Cal  today? I love the colors and they are also suitable for Spring! What I love best about Laura Mercier eye pencils is how smoothly they glide on and the color lasts all day!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature but opinions are truthful. Photo Credit: Laura Mercier.



Serafino Double Wall 16 oz Iced Tea & Coffee Glasses Set of 2 Insulated Drinking Glasses by Ozeri


Looking for glasses that you can have hot drinks and cold drinks in and the glasses do not burn your fingers when there is hot liquid in them. Well..these glasses work perfectly! I can pour hot tea or coffee in them and they do not burn my fingers. I can also leave them in the freezer and they don’t freeze my hands when I drink cold drinks in them. I love these glasses by Ozeri! I can even put them in the microwave! I love that they are made of heat and shatter resistant glass and they really do seen stronger than your average glass. But, my favorite thing is that the glasses keep my drinks hot or cold without making my fingers too hot or cold.

 Each set contains 2 handmade glasses designed for lifetime use. The Serafino glasses are completely microwave and freezer safe, and ship in an elegantly printed and carefully packaged box with a 1 year warranty.
You can find them on Amazon.
Self Disclosure: I received this product for free but any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: Ozeri.


New WILD KRATTS app Just released this month!


It’s time for another wild adventure with the Kratt brothers! Today, PBS KIDS announced a brand new app called WILD KRATTS World Adventure. A must have-app for fans of the popular PBS KIDS series, WILD KRATTS, World Adventure brings animal science to life!


Through 30 levels of game play, WILD KRATTS World Adventure helps build key skills and encourages science inquiry. With the app, children ages 4 to 8 can tilt and tap their way through games that help them learn how different animals live and adapt to their habitats. I had the opportunity to check this one out and it’s a fun app for kids! I like that it encourages learning about science and animals. My son is a little old for it but he says that younger kids will really like it!

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Self Disclosure: We received a free code to check this app out but any opinions expressed are truthful. Photo Credit: PBS Kids.

Lazy Lizards Yoga Mat for kids! Too cool!


Looking for the coolest yoga mat for your young child? Lazy Lizards Yoga Mat is really cool! Adorable kid sized yoga mats are perfect to motivate your little yogi to get moving! Twelve Poses are printed on the mat in simple line drawn style that are easy to follow, as soon as kids unroll the mats they start trying to do the poses right away.  Lazy Lizards Yoga Mats are created for a way for kids to “own” their practice.  Make it theirs and not just something that mom does.  There is even a place at the bottom of the mat that says “this mat belongs to___________.”  So it can be personalized.   Its just the right size for them to roll up and carry themselves to the park, backyard, class, or friends house.  The mats are 24W x 48L and just the right size for small bodies.   They are eco- friendly and recyclable, free from toxins, PVC, latex, and natural rubber.  Lazy Lizards Yoga mats, come in four different colors, blue, green, purple and lavender. The photo above doesn’t even do this cute mat justice! It’s fun for kids of all ages! My son even likes using it (when I can get him to do yoga with me!) He is 10 now but liked yoga much more when he was younger. He does like the images on the Mat especially since there is a dog and cat pose! It is also so lightweight that you can easily carry it to the park or anywhere else.  Check out the website to buy one of these yoga mats! It really does make yoga more fun!


Photo Credit: Lazy Lizards yoga.


We have also teamed up with our new friends at Lazy Lizards yoga to offer a giveaway! One winner will win their own Lazy Lizards Yoga Mat! Leave a comment below telling us your favorite or your child’s favorite yoga pose or thing about yoga! Next, “like” their Facebook page! Deadline to enter is April 14th, 2014 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Rio 2 – What Goes On in the Amazon Affects Us All! KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions,


This sequel to the 2011 movie Rio, takes the loveable Blue Macaws, Blu, Jewel and their three kids on an adventure in the wilds of the Amazon. They are faced with adversity in the form of an overbearing father-in-law but, more importantly, some humans who are cutting down the trees where the Macaws live. “I like the story line which has lots of humor as well as some amazing songs which really enhance the film,” comments KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brianna B, age 14. And critic Jeremy B (age 7) adds, “Another thing I really enjoy is the setting. The Amazon is so colorful and beautiful. The brightly colored birds and butterflies are incredible!” Their full reviews are below.

Rio 2

Reviewed by Brianna Hope Beaton, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14
Video review available here.
Cast interviews available here.

Rio 2 is a wonderful animation with great comedy for the entire family.

Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) are back in Rio 2 with their three children. Their kids really need to learn to live like actual birds so Jewel insists that the family take an adventure to the Amazon where she is from. However on this trip there are some dangers that could lie ahead for them like meeting the revengeful Nigel (voiced by Jemaine Clement) and other things. Will they survive the jungle?


I like that this film is a clear continuation of the first one. It’s just not about Blu and Jewel but it also lets us know more about their family and their roots. I like the story line which has lots of humor as well as some amazing songs which really enhance the film. I love the romance and really love all the dancing in the rain forest. It’s so pretty, especially in 3D. The animation is stunning with lots of bright colors and spectacular attention to detail, especially of the Amazon.


I truly like everything about this film but my favorite part is in the beginning when we hear the first song, “What is Love” by Janelle Monae. This song puts me in an upbeat and happy mood. I knew immediately that this was going to be a great film. My favorite two characters are Pedro (voiced by Will I Am) and Nico (voiced by Jamie Foxx). These two are so hilarious to watch especially when Nico tries on different items he wants as a hat.


Director, Carlos Saldanha, directs a much bigger and better film in Rio 2 with sounds, exciting new songs and great comedy. A message in this film is that “Family is extremely important and you need each other to support each other.”


I recommend this film for ages 6 to 15 and anyone that loved the first Rio. The whole family will definitely enjoy it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars because everything about it is great.

Rio 2 3D

Reviewed by Jeremy B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 7.
Video review available here:

Rio 2 (3D) is an adventurous, exciting and funny animated film.  It has a lot of music, dancing and fun! The music director (John Powell) chose fun and festive music that plays throughout the film.  Be careful, you might want to get up and dance right along with the characters!

The story line is about Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), his wife Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their children who travel to the Amazon to find other Blue Macaws who might be family.  Once they arrive they find that some bad people are cutting down trees where the Blue Macaws live.  They must work together to stop the humans and save the rainforest.

I really enjoyed this film. The 3D animation is incredible!  The images pop right off the screen in front of you. I like the new characters added in this film from the first Rio movie, especially Eduardo the father-in-law (Andy Garcia) who is very funny. I also like that some of the old characters reappear such as Nigel (Jemaine Clement), Nico (Jamie Foxx) and Rafael (George Lopez). They bring lots of humor and excitement to this film.  Another thing I really enjoy is the setting. The Amazon is so colorful and beautiful. The brightly colored birds and butterflies are incredible! There lots of great parts in this movie but my favorite part is when the Blue Macaws and the Parrots play soccer in the Pit of Doom.  It is so crazy and suspenseful!

This film has a couple really good messages. One is that it teaches us to always put family first.  If Blu does not learn this he will end up alone.  Another one is to believe in yourself.  Blu has to prove to himself that he is important no matter what anyone else tells him.  You have to watch the movie to see what happens in the end!

I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.  It is funny, exciting and adventurous.  Kids and adults will love it, especially those who love nature, music and Brazil!  I recommend this movie for ages 5 to 18. I think young children will really like the music, the colorful setting and all the animals throughout the film.

Additional video review by KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O:

Additional Rio 2 cast interview by Gerry O.

Interview with Rachel Crow (Carla) from Rio 2:

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Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions


Minecraft makes an amazing DIY birthday theme!



Do you have a Minecraft fan? I know that in my house we do! So, I am excited to find out that you can DIY for a birthday theme! We received samples from our new friends at Birthday Express and they are so cool that my son wanted to keep them for a party this summer.

Craft this party with different shades of green and black solid party supplies on Birthday Express!

Check out this theme and many other fun children’s themes by clicking here. Stay tuned! We will be featuring our Minecraft party later this summer!

Self Disclosure: We received free products to feature this post.

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (In 3D) DISNEY July 18, 2014


“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.


“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure in which Dusty joins forces with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft and learns what it takes to become a true hero.

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Credit: Disney sponsored.