Archives for February 2015

Pin to Win! Photobooth for a Party! Enter between now and Wednesday, March 4, 2015!

You don’t want to  miss this one!

Enter between now and Wednesday, March 4 by:

Following Birthday Express on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/birthdayexpress)

Pin items for our Photobooth Board and hashtag them with #bdayphotobooth

Earn one entry for every repin

One Grand prize winner will win a photobooth kit of their choice!

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Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. But, I love Birthday Express! (See this week’s featured post!)

 

Birthday Express for all your Children’s Birthday Themes! Looking for Video Game Themed Party Decorations and more?

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Do you have a child who loves Video Games? I know I do! He is 11 and he loves Mario Kart especially on the Wii U he received this past Christmas. I have been searching online to see about planning a party for my son later this year and one of my favorite websites popped right up. BirthdayExpress.com has a great variety of products to fit this theme (and so many more birthday themes!). The Mario Kart Wii Party in a Box is just perfect! You can order a box for either 8 or 16 guests. I am planning a smaller party so we went with 8. You receive so much for the Basic box! I am so impressed! There is a Mario Kart Wii Printed Tablecloth, Napkins, Dessert Plates, Dinner Plates, Forks & Spoons (blue), 9 0z. paper cups and even birthday candles! And, that is not all! You also receive red and blue matte balloons, Thank you Notes and Blue & red curling ribbon for wrapping gifts. Of course, you can also add more by ordering the Deluxe, Deluxe with Favors or the Ultimate! Now, how cool is that?!

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They also have the best Party Favors! These Tattoos and Notepads will be a sure hit! They are quite affordable too! A sheet of temporary tattoos which includes 8 are $1.99. The Notepads (8) are $7.99.

There are even Mario Bros. Cupcake Rings if you aren’t going with a cake or maybe you want cupcakes on the side!  Cupcakes aren’t included!

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Don’t forget the Invitations! Birthday Express has you covered! I really like these invitations!

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Last of all..Don’t forget something special for the birthday boy (or girl!) I love these super giant Mario Kart Wii Giant Wall Decals! You can make your child’s day extra special with these! They would also be great on the wall in a Game Room! We are currently deciding if we want to put the ones we received up in the Game Room or our son’s room! I like how durable they seem to be and my son likes how large they are. Sure to be a hit! You can find them here. 

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We can’t wait until my son’s birthday to use all these great items! The only thing we need is the food and his friends of course!

 

Birthday Express has so many great Pre-assembled kits!

·         Unbeatable pricing on complete party sets, with your child’s favorite characters/themes – always the lowest price available

·         Convenient, one-click shopping

·         Hundreds of Express Values to choose from – only at BirthdayExpress.com

No matter what theme your child may want, check out BirthdayExpress.com!

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: BirthdayExpress.com.

 

#DisneySide Party is just too much fun!

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Once again this year I was chosen to host a #DisneySide party! My family was excited and we anxiously waited to receive a fun-filled #DisneySide package of goodies. My son’s favorite was the Duff Cake mix and we were going to try out the Mickey Mouse cake pan but decided to try our hand at cupcakes instead. Our party was a hit and we had so much fun decorating with all the Mickey Mouse decorations! Although I think my son enjoyed eating the cupcakes the most!

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Self Disclosure: I received a #DisneySide party package to participate in this fun opportunity! I was so  busy at the party that not many photos were taken and my photographer was having too much fun! and forgot about taking photos. 

Newly Enhanced Olay Total Effects Moisturizers are a Beauty Must-Have!

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Olay Total Effects was the first mass skincare brand to introduce powerful anti-aging ingredient, Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3. Olay scientists discovered that Niacinamide could strengthen the skin barrier and help restore skin’s appearance to a more youthful level.

I am a big fan of Olay products and use them on a regular basis. I love the Olay Total Effects line up so am quite excited about the Newly Enhanced Olay Total Effects Moisturizers. The upgraded formulas include: Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance-Free and Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance-Free SPF 15.  I received samples of all of them to try out. I liked them all and they work really well. I find it quit impressive that they have 40% more vitamins than before. But, what I like best is how they smooth wrinkles and evens skin tone. They really do fight the 7 signs of aging and visibly improves the look of skin as the product claims. It’s 7 in one benefits are the following: 1.) Smoothes wrinkles, 2.) Evens tone, 3.) Brightens, 4.) Refines pores, 5.) Reduces age spots, 6.) Restores firmness and 7.) Moisturizes.  My favorite is the one with the SPF 15. It is my to-go-to Moisturizer on a daily basis.

The Newly formulated Olay Total Effects Moisturizers have been available since January 2015 for a suggested retail price of $19.99 at local retailers that sell Olay products.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature post. Photo Credit: Olay.

 

SAVVI offers New Nickelodeon Characters – PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, Blaze and the Monster Machines, and Bubble Guppies Affordable, Safe & Fun!

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SAVVi, manufacturer of temporary tattoos and novelty products, recently announced the extension of its partnership with Nickelodeon through December 2016 in the U.S. and Canada, along with the addition of new license properties.  Available now, PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, Blaze and the Monster Machines, and Bubble Guppies join SAVVi’s existing license agreement with the network, which includes the successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line.

Dora and Friends and SpongeBob SquarePants have been a constant staple in my own household for 15 years.  I have three children that grew up on these Nickelodeon properties. I speak for countless households across the country when I express the amount of fun and entertainment children have derived from the TV series and theatrical releases,” explains Brian Mueller, VP of Marketing and New Product Development. Mueller adds “Our full line of tattoos, stickers and novelty products allow young fans new ways to experience these characters.”

Nickelodeon fans can find their favorite characters in the form of temporary tattoos, stickers, coloring poster sheets, paint poster sheets, Magic Coloring Art Scratchers, and activity kits comprised of any combination of the above listed products.

We received samples and the SpongeBob  tattoos were a hit in our house! I like that they are so affordable! But, even more..I love that the tattoos are safe and children will love them! We also received a sample of PAW Patrol Magic Paint Posters and these are just perfect for rainy days and travel. Both are Recommended for ages 4+.

SAVVi sells its unique product portfolio in over 80 countriefs and to hundreds of the most popular retailers such as Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Walgreen’s, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Old Navy, Claire’s and Kmart.

About SAVVi

SAVVi, a Division of TM International (TMI), is a premier U.S. manufacturer of printed novelty products, and is proud to be in business for over 25 years as the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. SAVVi products are sold internationally at major discount, retail, grocery, craft supply and toy stores. In addition to being a division of the world’s largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos, SAVVi also produces a wide variety of craft and children’s activity products. SAVVi designs and manufactures over 97% of its products in Tucson, AZ.  Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products meet or exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. More information is available at www.savvistuff.com.

 

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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, VIA.B).

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature post. Photo Credit: SAVVi, a Division of TM International (TMI), Nickelodeon. No other compensation was received.

 

Xylitol products can help improve Children’s Dentist visits! Helpful tips & products!

Xlear Inc., the leading manufacturer of xylitol products on the market today, has released this fun video to share with our SoCal City Kids’ families!  More and more parents are leaving the dentist’s office in shock at the amount of dental work their young children are in need of.  Even when you think you are teaching your kids proper dental hygiene, it is sometimes just not enough.  Xlear has put together a video showcasing the most effective way to keep your kids pearly whites healthy and strong!

We also received the following Xlear products and recommend them!

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Spry Infant Tooth Gel

Quick Facts:

  • Contains xylitol, a healthy and natural sweetener
  • Contains no additives or artificial sweeteners
  • When applied to teeth, xylitol promotes optimal calcium absorption and development of tooth enamel
  • Retailing for $5.49, Spry Infant Tooth Gel is available for purchase online at www.xlear.com

Spry Infant Tooth Gel, made by Xlear, Inc. (pronounced “clear”), is perfect for youngsters who haven’t quite mastered the art of brushing their teeth. The sooner parents start to give their children xylitol based products, the sooner they begin to profit from xylitol’s benefits. Spry Infant Tooth Gel is the perfect product to start with, as it is less messy than tooth paste and has a naturally sweet taste that infants and toddlers will love! Simply apply the gel directly to their gums and teeth or place a few drops on their toothbrush before brushing, and your children will be on their way to obtaining superb dental health and hygiene.

 

Xlear Inc., recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, is committed to providing consumers with the natural health benefits of xylitol.  Xlear Inc. prides themselves on manufacturing all natural products including Spry Infant Tooth Gel, which are safe for people of all ages.
What is xylitol?

Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. It has the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose) but with 40% fewer calories and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects on sugar. Xylitol also has a low glycemic index (7) and has little effect on blood sugar levels. Xylitol is recommended by dentists, medical doctors, periodontists, pediatricians, and many health organizations and health professionals worldwide as a sweetener for anyone concerned with dental health, upper respiratory health, and sugar consumption in general.

I don’t have a little one. My only son is 11 years old so we had a family member try this one out. Although it is safe for all ages, my son refused to try it and we have a 4 year old nephew. It was a hit! He actually likes using this Tooth Gel!

The next product is SparX Candy! My son did not refuse to try this one! He liked that it it candy, I assume. I like that it has less sugar. 

Quick Facts:

  • Contains xylitol, a healthy and natural sweetener
  • Reduces the risk of tooth decay and dental caries
  • Available in three delicious varieties — natural berry, citrus, and fruit flavors — and are packaged in 30 gram tubes
  • Retailing for $1.49 per tube, SparX Candy is available for purchase online at www.xlear.com and at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe and other select retailers nationwide.

SparX Candy made by Xlear, Inc. (pronounced “clear”) is just what health conscious parents have been craving — a sweet, healthy treat that does not taste like a diet snack. With children consuming more sugar than ever before, there has been an alarming increase in a variety of related ailments; from tooth decay to obesity and diabetes. With this in mind, Xlear has developed a candy line that parents and health professionals will actually want children to eat. SparX Candy offers parents and kids sweet and delicious products without sugar, while delivering enough xylitol to have maximum health benefits to both teeth and body.

 

Xlear Inc., recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, is committed to providing consumers with the natural health benefits of xylitol.  Xlear Inc. prides themselves on manufacturing all natural products including SparX Candy, which are safe for people of all ages.
What is xylitol?

Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. It has the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose) but with 40% fewer calories and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects on sugar. Xylitol also has a low glycemic index (7) and has little effect on blood sugar levels. Xylitol is recommended by dentists, medical doctors, periodontists, pediatricians, and many health organizations and health professionals worldwide as a sweetener for anyone concerned with dental health, upper respiratory health, and sugar consumption in general.

 

For more information, check out the website.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature post. Quick Facts/Photo Credit:  Xlear.

 

Dreft is a Must-Have for those with little ones! Great if you have BIG ones in the house too!

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Little kids are always taking off their diapers, spitting up on the carpet, spilling their food or throwing it. Just when mom thought that her favorite throw was ruined from baby poo she stole from her kids’ diaper bag. In addition to using Dreft on their clothes to remove stains, parents can use it on the carpet or fabric furniture as well. The stain remover is safe for all colorfast fabrics, works in all temperatures, and does not harm little one’s sensitive skin.

I don’t have any little ones in my home but I do have a big kid and food still ends up on clothes and on the carpet. My son also has somewhat sensitive skin. We often use Dreft laundry products. I received samples of the Dreft laundry stain remover and the Dreft to go instant stain remover and I really like that both work so well! These products are really a Must-Have for anyone with little ones and even BIG ones! The Dreft to go instant stain remover is perfect for travel too!

Check out the website for more information!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature post. Photo Credit: Dreft.

Nathalia -New Kid’s Music! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Nathalia is a children’s songwriter and performer based out of Los Angeles. She has just released her second bilingual children’s album, “Dream a Little.” Her website is www.nathaliamusic.com. You can listen to full tracks and follow along with lyrics. I checked it out and love the lively fun music and definitely recommend for younger children! They will love dancing and singing along to Nathalia’s music.

She will also  be releasing her very first music video for the song, “Los Planetas”, on March 3rd!

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! Two winners will win her CD! To enter, check out her website and let us know your favorite (or your children’s) favorite song! Deadline to enter is February 28th, 2015 at noon PST. Two winners will randomly be selected via Random.org.

Self Disclosure: I did not receive compensation to post and have only received the CD’s for the giveaway.