Archives for February 2017

TubShroom Introduces SinkShroom SinkShroom Officially Launches Meeting the Demands of Consumers After successful Kickstarter Campaign, Creators of TubShroom Launch A Brand New Product

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Are you tired of getting hair or other things clogging up your sink? There is a solution!

Owners of Juka Innovations Corp. and creators of TubShroom have launched their next life changing innovation – SinkShroom, a sustainable solution to prevent clogged sink drains. The new prototype comes to life after an overwhelming demand from consumers who saw the difference TubShroom made in keeping their bath drains un-clogged. Husband and wife duo, Elena and Serge Karnegie are eager to introduce their next big invention, which is now available nation-wide.

Just like TubShroom, SinkShroom works to capture any and all fallen hair, but this time fits into a standard 1.25 inch sink drain. The tool was designed to rise about half an inch above the drain in order to provide seamless water flow, while preventing hair and other objects from passing through. It is a chemical free way to keep your drains effortlessly clean and an eco-friendly alternative to harmful liquid drain cleaners. SinkShroom has been tested on all types of hair, being proven to work with both human and pet hair.
“We were thrilled to find the solution to a problem we know so many people have, including ourselves, and to be able to share it with the world. Our hope is to make people’s lives easier and eliminate the use of harmful drain solutions and chemicals that wear away at pipes” – Elena Karnegie, Co-Founder and Inventor.
After successful Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns launched in early 2016, the prototype raised up to a combined seventy-four thousand dollars and garnered support from over 41 countries. SinkShroom is now available in five different colors, white, blue, green, grey and orange on Amazon.com for $12.99. It will soon be available at Bed Bath & Beyond, The Home Depot, Ace Hardware stores and more.
I received a sample and it does really work! I have to admit that I haven’t had a clogged up sink since I have started using!~SoCal City Kids.
About TubShroom
TubShroom is headquartered in Melville, Long Island and was created as a solution to a personal problem husband and wife co-inventors were having. The brand aims to minimize the use of harmful chemical drain cleaners, whose fumes can be dangerous and ingredients can wear away at pipes. Elena and Serge Karnegie are dedicated continuously coming up with more solutions for common, everyday problems. For more information about the products, please visit www.tubshroom.com or Amazon.com.
Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to feature this product. No other compensation was received. Info and photo were provided.

Consider Switching to Coral Toothpaste for National Children’s Dental Health Month in February Coral Kids Toothpaste helps keep kids’ pearly whites protected without chemical additives

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They may be small, but little mouths deserve big attention to ensure a healthy smile for years to come.

            In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, consider switching to coral – Coral LLC® Coral Kids Toothpaste, that is.

            Formulated with ionic coral calcium and more than 70 trace minerals,Coral Kids Toothpaste’s unique whole food mineral complex may assist in keeping pearly whites protected by helping to maintain proper oral alkalinity and re-mineralizing tooth enamel.*

            The kid-approved, berry bubblegum-flavored paste’s combination of EcoSafe™ coral minerals plus Xylitol work to keep a neutral pH level in little mouths, which is crucial to combatting cavities and decay and promoting fresh breath.

            Unlike most children’s toothpastes that are full of chemicals and artificial flavors and colors, Coral Kids Toothpaste contains none of the above – including NO sodium lauryl sulfate and NO fluoride – so it’s safe to swallow. “Early dental care is crucial, but it shouldn’t come at a cost to children’s overall health and wellbeing,” said Coral LLC Managing Partner Jason DeWitt. “Coral Kids Toothpaste’s distinct coral and Xylitol formulation delivers powerful dental protection naturally in a fun flavor without the chemical additives. Consider the switch to coral!”

I received a sample and I like that there are no added chemicals and that it is safe to swallow. I highly recommend for young children.

            Coral Kids Toothpaste is available in a six-ounce tube for $6.95 (MSRP). Visit www.coralcalcium.com to purchase or locate a nearby retailer.

Coral LLC, the leading brand of coral minerals, is one of the original coral calcium mineral companies in the U.S., using only EcoSafe above-sea coral in its products. The company is located at 5576 Bighorn Drive, Carson City, NV.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. 

Beauty Must-Buy Product of the Week! NEW! RIMMEL LONDON THE ONLY 1 MATTE LIPSTICK

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The lipstick revolution goes matte! Rimmel London introduces The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, a new-generation, all-in-one matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear. It’s Matte lipstick that lets you have it all in one. No compromise.

 

Formula:

Rimmel is powering the matte revolution with a new volatile hybrid formula that’s been specially developed to meet your every lipstick need:

  • COMFORT & MOISTURE: A light emollient oil is combined with a liquid polymer to provide the comfortable, moisturising feel throughout wear. Feels so good!
  • NON-DRYING: The oil is absorbed on application, creating a thin film between the skin and the pigment and banishing that irritating dry sensation often felt with matte lipsticks.
  • LONG-LASTING COLOR: The formula features volatile silicon to give a smooth and even colour release, which helps to set the lipstick for superior colour wear.

 

There are 10 new matte shades.

Recommended Retail Price:     $7.99.

 

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

 

Wake Up To Healthier, Hydrated Nails: Sally Hansen Launches Moisture Rehab™ Overnight Nail Serum This bedtime boost treats nails and cuticles to hydration with nutrient-rich actives, all in one luxe formula.

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It’s time for a nail intervention! Flawless color laydown starts with healthy, moisturized nails. Overnight moisturizing treatments work wonders for skin and hair, and now nails and cuticles can benefit from the rejuvenating results. Introducing Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab, our first overnight nail serum that contains moisture and nutrient rich extracts for intense nail and cuticle restoration. This brush-on, luxurious formula, featuring a blend of black orchid, açai and algae actives and humectants, helps hydrate and rejuvenate severely dry or weak nails. The lightweight, serum formula leaves nails ready for rest and repair, so you can awaken to stronger, replenished and healthier-looking nails and cuticles.

 

“Based on my expertise, Moisture Rehab is a great product for delivering moisturization overnight to address issues of dryness and dehydration. This improves the overall manicure, enhancing smooth color laydown, increasing nail flexibility to avoid chipping and making the finished product more beautiful,” says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador.

 

To use, apply the serum to bare fingers and toenails or over a dried manicure and gently massage. It’s the sleeping beauty secret for ravishingly resilient nails!

I really like this one! It improved my nails within a few weeks!

Price & Availability: Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab™ Overnight Nail Serum is avail for $9.99 at drugstores nationwide.

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

THE SHACK Giveaway

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Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s transformative and spiritual journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness.

We have teamed up  to host a giveaway for Lionsgate’s uplifting new film, THE SHACK. One winner will win a Prize Package that will include the novel the film is based on, bookmark, movie soundtrack, and screening passes to see the film once it’s released in theaters.

To enter, leave a comment below with your thoughts about the Trailer above! Deadline to enter is March 5th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received although I will be receiving a prize package and one of our readers will also receive a prize package. 

AllGlamR’s Lip Servis is a Winter Beauty-Must-Buy!

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I don’t know about you but during the Winter my skin dries out! My lips only chap in the Winter! I was thrilled to learn about AllGlamR’s Lip Servis! This product is a natural moisturizing lip treatment and it really works!

Lip Servis reduces fine lines and surface folds creating naturally fuller, more defined lips naturally while repairing signs of skin damage due to wind, cold and sun exposure. I like that it actually locks in moisture and my lips are no longer chapped! I also like that it can be used under lipstick and does not feel sticky.

Manufactured in the USA. Totally Paraben free products and handcrafted without harmful additives and irritants and never, tested on animals.

.5 fl Oz/$40.00

For more information and to purchase visit www.allglamr.com

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Photo was provided.

Hullabaloo Best of Hullabaloo: Volume Two Hullabaloo Music CELEBRATING 13 YEARS, 13 ALBUMS, AND 3,000 SHOWS! BELOVED KID-FOLK DUO HULLABALOO IS SET TO RELEASE BEST OF HULLABALOO: VOLUME TWO 2/24/17

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As a prelude to their 3,000th show and to celebrate thirteen years of glowing critical acclaim, the beloved “free-range, organic kid-folk” duo Hullabaloo has compiled a sparkling new collection of Hullabaloo favorites for kids and families.  Their 13th album, Best of Hullabaloo: Volume Two, is set for release on February 24, 2017.

Over the past thirteen years, Hullabaloo has created a foot-stomping, wing-flapping career performing their trademark blend of American folk and roots music with a kid-friendly angle.  For their “lucky 13” release, Hullabaloo’s Steve Denyes and Brendan Kremer decided to feature three favorite songs from each of the past five Hullabaloo albums.

Explains Steve Denyes, “We released Best of Hullabaloo: Volume One in 2009, followed by five new albums.  To establish a milepost for our 3,000th live show, we wanted to bring out another ‘Best of’ album.  Of course, the hardest part was choosing the songs, an impossible task, really.  In the end, we chose a balance that reflected ‘fan favorites’ as well as our own favorite songs that we play live on a daily basis.”

Best of Hullabaloo: Volume Two kicks off with “Sleep Well Tonight,” featuring Hullabaloo’s signature updated country/bluegrass sound, this time floating on a cushion of hambone, Bo Diddley rhythm.  With country charm and irrepressible silliness, “Dog Song,” a loping ode to man’s best friend written by the late, great Steve White, has a visceral appeal that reflects a combination of Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rodgers, and re-runs of Hee Haw.

“I Wear Pink” is based on Steve Denyes’ real-life experience as a boy who mostly learned about life playing with his older sisters and other kids in his neighborhood who happened to be of the girl variety.  Predictably, he wound up wearing a lot of pink and playing with dolls, that is, when he wasn’t surfing, skateboarding, and playing soccer and basketball with one of his best friends, Eileen, the neighborhood tomboy.  Guest artists heard on “I Wear Pink” include kindie music luminaries Peter Alsop, Jim Cosgrove, Papa Crow, Laura Doherty, Dean Jones, The Singing Lizard, Red Yarn, Randy Kaplan, Pointed Man Band, and Mista Cookie Jar.

“Raise a Ruckus” –in the old days, a real “get down and boogie” staple on Louisiana Hayride and The Grand Ole Opry — has been given new, kid-friendly lyrics and updated energy.  The evocatively colorful “Favorite Day” calls upon Lunch Money’s Molly Ledford to blend her vocal and xylophone talents with those of Dennis Caplinger on ukulele and dobro, supported by the great sound of Gunnar Biggs‘ slap bass.

Steve Denyes and Brendan Kremer met in kindergarten and have been friends ever since.  Together they started playing music in the 5th grade band, where they vigorously exhibited their burgeoning talents on “Old MacDonald” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”  Little did they suspect that, decades later, these songs would still be among their biggest hits!
Best of Hullabaloo: Volume Two will be available at hullabalooband.com, cdbaby.com, and iTunes.

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I received a copy of the CD and I like that their sound is unique! The music is also just a whole lot of fun! I highly recommend for younger children!~ SoCal City Kids. 

Upcoming Performances:

Feb 26 – North Coast Repertory Theatre – Solana Beach, CA
Hullabaloo’s 3,000th show!

March 4 – Phoenix Children’s Museum – Phoenix, AZ

March 5 – McCabe’s Guitar Shop – Santa Monica, CA

March 25/26 – San Diego Zoo – San Diego, CA.

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Self Disclosure: I received a free CD to facilitate this post. Photos and info were also provided.

The Great Wall

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

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The Great Wall

By Arjun Nair, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15

The Great Wall is a fun monster movie and a good visual treat.  I really like the special effects, cinematography and costume design in this movie. This is one movie that monster movie fans will appreciate.

This movie is about William (Matt Damon), a traveler who comes to China with his friend Pero (Pedro Pascal) to find black powder. When they try to enter the Great Wall, the Chinese soldiers of the secret military group, Nameless Order, capture them and escort them to General Lin (Jing Tian) who holds them captive. A wave of alien monsters, known as Taoties, attacks the Great Wall. William and Pero heroically fight and save the order and earn the respect of the General, but they plan to betray the Nameless Order with the help of Sir Ballard (Willem Dafoe), another foreigner in search of black powder. Torn between joining his friends by betraying the Chinese and taking on the responsibility of saving them from this monster attack, William must make a choice.

Matt Damon portrays a believable noble warrior who needs to make a correct choice to redeem himself. Pedro Pascal, as Pero, is my favorite character as he delivers a show-stealing performance with a mixture of comedy and villainy. Jing Tian excellently presents her patriotism and the trust she has towards her people. Willem Dafoe nicely presents a greedy man who will do anything for the black powder.

The special effects for the creatures by Andrew Baker are well executed with many impressive details. During the battle scenes, the creatures look real with excellent slow motion shots. The cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh and Xiaoding Zhao is colorful with outstanding shots of the desert and the Great Wall. My favorite scene is the first battle scene because of the organized battle tactics of the Nameless Order. My only issue with the movie is that some of the line deliveries are a little off.

The Great Wall has a good message about redemption. William is, by no means, a true role model, but he is able to redeem his wrongs by helping the Chinese. I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 18 as some battle scenes may be too frightening for younger audiences. This film opens in theaters on February 17rd, so go and check it out.

The Great Wall

By Carla Paz, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 12

 

I like the movie The Great Wall because of its beautiful cinematography, great acting and its message. However, I don’t like that the writers lean toward a romantic relationship between two of the main characters that never happens. The romantic relationship in The Great Wall movie is unneeded.

The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau, is an epic, historical, fictional, action-adventure film, telling the story of how two adventurers, William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal) are searching for black powder. After being attacked by some weird monsters, they end up at a Chinese military base.  The leader, Commander Lin (Jing Tian), running the military group named “The Nameless Order” is trying to keep China safe from beasts that attack every 60 years.

The cinematography is spectacular. The scenes and landscapes are stunning.  There is a beautiful scene when William and Tovar ride their horses through the mountains. I saw this movie in 3D and it felt as if I was actually there. In one of the scenes, William falls off the Great Wall and I got scared since it felt so real. The CGI of the monsters looks very realistic. When the monsters attacked, I felt as if they were over me.

This film has a star-studded cast. Matt Damon, who playing the lead role of William, shows his fighting and darts skills. I like the scenes of him battling the enemy with his combat skills. I also like how the actor for Commander Lin acted as a fierce fighter with amazing expert skills. Tovar is very entertaining with his funny comments and saying words in Spanish in the middle of some situations.

My favorite characters are Commander Lin and Tovar. Commander Lin is very independent and fierce in a time when women are expected to stay home and take care of their children without any power. Tovar is a very humorous, even in serious situations.

There are multiple messages in this film. One message is to be strong and not to have fears. This film also teaches girls to be confident, fierce and to fight for your people.

I recommend this movie to ages 12 to 17 since it does contain some mild profanity and moderate portrayals of violence. I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars. You can find this movie in theaters now so, go check it out!

Credit: KIDS FIRST!