Archives for April 22, 2013

nyakio Laura Mercier/nyakio sponsored Feature



I’m thrilled to announce the launch of nyakio, a collection of skincare products formulated with luxurious ingredients from and indigenous to Africa. It is the third founder-driven brand to join Gurwitch Products, a manufacturer and marketer of global prestige cosmetics and skincare, whose portfolio also includes Laura Mercier cosmetics and RéVive skincare.

Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, the brand’s founder and namesake, is an American beauty entrepreneur of Kenyan descent. She created the nyakio brand not only to pay homage to her family’s heritage and share their beauty secrets, but also to fill a gap in the marketplace, bringing the timeless beauty traditions and sophistication of Africa to women everywhere.

Just as Africa represents many cultures and ethnicities, nyakio products were formulated to benefit women of all ages, skin types and backgrounds.  nyakio’s luxurious ingredients, such as Kenyan Coffee, Kola Nut and the Miracle Oil, Marula, work to hydrate, smooth and revitalize skin. Additionally, all products are free of sulfates and parabens.

Please see below for product details, imagery and pricing; the products will be launching on May 14.  nyakio will be available exclusively on HSN and for one month and will then be available on nyakio.combeginning in mid-June. Grieco will serve as the on-air spokesperson for HSN.

Please let me know if you have any questions. For additional information about the brand, please visit



Product Detail


Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub


Kenyan Coffee Collection This scrub blends naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with Sugar to remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil, this unique fusion leaves all skin moisturized, smooth and soft. $55
Kenyan Coffee Face Polish


Kenyan Coffee Collection Blending naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with Jojoba, this face polish gently removes dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Lemongrass and Neroli Oils, indigenous to Africa, this unique fusion leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant. $34
Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut


Hydrating Kola Nut Collection A light, non-greasy fusion of African Kola Nut, Ximenia Oil, Chamomile Oil and Trichilia Oil that invigorates and hydrates for 12 hours. $49

*Exclusively available at HSN and beginning May 2013; available on beginning June 2013

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Tall Tale KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions,


Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Tall Tale, two classic films for the whole family to enjoy, are screening throughout April on HDNet Movies – kidScene. KIDS FIRST! is proud of our affiliation with HDNet Movies and applauds their mission to bring some of the most fun and popular movies of their time to new audiences. Visit their website at to see KIDS FIRST! Film Critic reviews and check out their upcoming programming.

Originally released in 2001, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a hilarious kid-oriented sci-fi spoof. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Anthony Aranda reviewed the film when he was 9-years-old and said it was “interesting and really funny.” Below is a wonderful review from Adam Chernick, age 7. One of our newest KIDS FIRST! Film Critics, Adam says the film teaches us “that size is not as important as intelligence and courage.”


Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Reviewed by Adam Chernick

If you enjoy adventure and action movies than you will love Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

Jimmy is a very intelligent boy who creates all kinds of  inventions including a rocket plane, robot dog and burp soda to name a few. Jimmy manages to get all of the parents of his town abducted by space aliens . Will Jimmy and his friends be able to rescue their parents before the space aliens eat them?

Jimmy and his robot dog are my favorite characters. Jimmy (Debi Derryberry) is a genius but also mischievous as he sneaks out of his house to go to Rocketland with his friends. His parents tell him rockets are dangerous but Jimmy insists on playing with them anyway. The robot dog is funny especially when he pretends to be Jimmy so his parents do not know Jimmy is gone.

My favorite part  is when all the children use different amusement park rides as rockets to go into space and battle the space aliens. It is exciting to see how Jimmy and his robot dog figure out a way to escape and leave space safely.

The music is fun especially Kids In America and how so many scenes are set to music.

The film teaches us be careful what you wish for as Jimmy and his friends think a world without their parents is what they desire only to find out that they are sad and missing their parents without them. The main message the film is that is size is not as important as intelligence and courage. Jimmy learns this lesson on his space journey as he sees how with his intelligence and courage he is able to save the day.

I give this movie 5 out of  5 stars. Younger audiences up to age twelve will want to see this funny and action-packed movie. It is on HDNet Movies now.

Tall Tale is an action-packed film released in 1995 full of famous characters from the “wild west.”

NEW Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Chocolate

CML_NB_LF_ChocFlav_new   New Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Chocolate is a healthy and delicious all-natural creamer from the Coffee-mate Natural Bliss line. With just 20 calories and 1g of fat per serving, Natural Bliss Low-fat Chocolate (SRP $2.69/16oz bottle) gives your coffee a velvety rich flavor without the sugar rush. This new dark and decadent delight is made with only milk, cream, a touch of sugar and pure natural flavor, so you can truly savor every sip. Whether you’re adding a splash to your java for a morning treat or creating a wow-worthy breakfast with delicious layered crepes, Natural Bliss is the perfect addition to spruce up any recipe!   *Coffee-mate sponsored feature