Archives for August 1, 2015

RIMSports Gloves for Women! These are a Real Must-Buy!

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Looking for Women’s Fitness Gloves that are durable and lightweight? Your search is over!

I love these Women’s Fitness gloves from RIMSports because they are available in my favorite color, pink. (They are also available in Turquoise!) But, more importantly,  they are also durable and lightweight! They are washable (you can easily handwash them) and they are also very comfortable. I am truly impressed with the quality of these gloves!

 

You can purchase on Amazon.com.

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Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an unbiased review. This product exceeded my expectations.

Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist

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This adaptation of the classic Grimms’ tale includes the wicked witch and the poor siblings in search of food; but in this version Jewel Kats’ main character, Hansel, is a mischievous, yet courageous, five-year-old boy with Down syndrome.

I received a copy of this book and I really enjoyed it. I honestly don’t think that there are enough books out there about children with disabilities. Children with Down Syndrome are quite capable of achieving great things and I like how this is shown in this story. As adults, most of us know that one can not be judged by appearances but this is an important lesson for children to learn in life. This book does a great job in teaching this important lesson.

The delightful illustrations are also quite unique. A must read for younger children ages 5-8.

This book can be purchased on Amazon.com.

More info:

Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Series: Fairy Ability Tales
Author: Jewel Kats
Illustrator:Claudia Marie Lenart
ISBN-13: PB 978-1-61599-250-8 / HC 978-1-61599-251-5 / eBook
978-1-61599-252-2

Self Disclosure: I received a free book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other compensation was received.

Pamper Your Pout With Keep Calm And Lip Balm From Rimmel London THINK: Intense care and color for your lips!

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Summer often means dry lips! But, now you can keep calm and not worry! No more dry lips with Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London. I love the fun summer shades and that my lips feel softer.

What is this beauty product?  A nourishing balm with a fresh hint of a tint for an alluring just-bitten effect. When lips are lacking luscious care and color, don’t panic—Keep Calm and Lip Balm, the latest lip-loving product from Rimmel London. Available in six shades that are packed with personality, this longwear balm is enriched with is enriched with moisturizing oils to help heal dry and cracked lips. The unique formula locks in moisture while softening and nurturing lips, increasing lip moisture by 22%*, so your pucker will always be en pointe. Never let your lips let you down. Keep calm and get the London look.

 

*Clinical Study: Percentage change from untreated bare lips.

Available Shades:

  • Keep Calm and Shop: clear
  • Keep Calm and Kiss: pink blush
  • Keep Calm and Rock: berry blush
  • Keep Calm and Play: rose blush
  • Keep Calm and Party: violet blush

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I received samples and love the clear and pink blush shades! These really are a beauty must-have this Summer! They are also great for the upcoming Fall!

WHAT THEY COST: $2.50

 

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.  Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel’s exclusive Virtual Makeover Tool.

 

RIMMEL LONDON, a top-selling line of color cosmetics in the U.K., was created in 1834 and introduced to the U.S. market in March 2000.  Rimmel epitomizes the London spirit – energetic, fashion forward and individual.  A comprehensive beauty offering, Rimmel is always inspired by London’s trend-setting style.  Quality cosmetics at an accessible price that allows American women to get the London Look.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this beauty post.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – An Absolute Blast! Mind Blowing Stunts and Gadgets!

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This highly anticipated sequel in the Mission Impossible series stars Tom Cruise as Ethan who, along with his team take on the most impossible mission yet – eradicating the Syndicate, an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are committed to destroying the IMF. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keefer B. comments, “This film has incredible car chases, mind blowing stunts and gadgets that even James Bond would beg for. Every scene is better than the last.” See his full review below.

 

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

By Keefer B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15

 

 

A roller coaster of non-stop excitement! Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) faces a new threat called the Syndicate, a network dedicated to establish a new world order via terrorist attacks. Ethan has another problem – his agency, IMF, is shut down. Now, his team consists of rogue agents with the most impossible mission yet.

 

I’m just going to be frank, this is my first Mission Impossible film and Rogue Nation makes me want to see more. As a movie lover, I get excited when I’m introduced to new film franchises and boy was this an introduction. Having no history with the franchise, it did not damage my extreme enjoyment.

 

The film itself is an absolute blast. When the credits rolled, I felt as if I’d just come off an amusement park ride. This film has incredible car chases, mind blowing stunts and gadgets that even James Bond would beg for. Every scene is better than the last.

 

Action is not the only thing that fuels this movie. It also has tremendous actors. Some of the feats pulled in this film are absurd and stretch your belief system. Performers like Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg successfully help you buy into these impossible situations. Even the characters they play are aware of the insanity but they treat it like an everyday occurrence because it’s their job. Like magicians, there is a charm and elegance from the performer, so you don’t catch the strings and mirrors.

 

Even if you haven’t seen other Mission Impossible films, I bet you recognize the iconic music. Many films and TV Shows have satirized it and who can blame them? The theme is grand! Many composers have added their own touch to it like Danny Elfman and even Hans Zimmer. This film’s track is composed by Joe Kraemer and is one of the best versions, if not the best. The music starts out with two notes and then grows. As the music got louder, my pulse rose until the title came up and the Mission Impossible theme burst through the speakers. The music really gets you into the mood.

 

My favorite character is Benji (Simon Pegg). I love the characters that have the gadgets and technology to help our hero. Benji is not only a loyal friend to Ethan, but their history makes the interactions between them funnier and sincere.

 

My favorite scene is when Cruise is under water switching the security codes. When you hear about actors doing their own stunts, one man comes to mind – Tom Cruise. Cruise is known for his authenticity with stunts. (That’s really him hanging on to the outside of the plane – with safety precautions of course) You’d think he’s at his limit. Well, according to the director (Christopher McQuarrie), in this scene Cruise held his breath for six minutes. I looked it up! Even McQuarrie thought it was, “too real.” While you’re watching the scene, you’re holding your breath as well.

 

 

The moral of the story is, “Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.”

Ethan has teamed up with Lisa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), an agent who may or may not be part of the Syndicate. Ethan is unsure if he can trust her, but he knows if he stays with her, the closer he is to stopping the Syndicate.

 

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend this to ages 10 through 18. There is, of course, violence and language but nothing you wouldn’t expect in a PG-13 film.

Your mission is to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. It is in theaters July 31.

 

Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org.