Archives for July 10, 2013

New Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Wax Kit for Summer! Simply rinses off with Water!


I have to admit it! Waxing can be painful! So, I was thrilled to receive the New Ouch-Relief Wax Kit from Sally Hansen. This no-heat formula is simple to use, not messy and easily rinses off with water. The Pre-Treatment helps reduce pain while waxing and results can last up to 8 weeks. *Individual hair re-growth results will vary. I like how easy it is to use and that it really wasn’t painful! It’s great for the body and face. For more information, check out the Sally Hansen website. This really is a must-have this summer!

Self Disclosure: I received this product to facilitate this review but any opinions are my own.


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The Elvis-Fueled Broadway Musical Rides Into Long Beach, CA

July 6, 2013 – July 14, 2013

University Theater at CSULB

GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company is shakin’ up summer with ALL SHOOK UP, featuring hit songs made famous by Elvis Presley and a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), opening July 6th at the University Theater at CSULB.


ALL SHOOK UP is a musical comedy about a sleepy Midwestern town that gets shaken up by the arrival of a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger. It combines the toe-tappin’ tunes of the “King” and a plot reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to tell a story about the magic of romance and the power of rock ‘n’ roll. The play includes star-crossed lovers, mistaken identities and fresh takes on your favorite Elvis tunes including “Jailhouse Rock”, “Hound Dog”, and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. This jukebox musical will have the whole family jumping out of their blue suede shoes!


“This is the perfect show to bring the family to this summer,” says Elaine Zofrea, director. “It is not your standard romantic comedy. The story is funny and sweet and includes one surprise after another. It has amazing dance numbers, beautiful sets and costumes to take you back to 1955. The music is so fun you’ll find yourself humming these great adaptations of Elvis’ hits long after the show is over.”


Forty-seven young performers, ages 8-18, representing 25 schools from 7 school districts, featuring Jisel Ayon and Melissa Musial sharing the role of Natalie and Garrett Engle as the roustabout Chad. The show is directed by GO-FAME’s Artistic Director, Elaine Zofrea, with musical direction by Drake York and choreography by Gina Mendes and Rachel McVay.


Show times are Saturdays, July 6 & 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sundays, July 7 & 14 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Premium/Reserved seats and $12 for General Admission. Purchase tickets online at or at the auditorium box office 45 minutes prior to show time. Group rates are available for school groups and youth organizations. Please contact Kathy McGuire at for details. The University Theater at CSULB is located on the southeast end of the campus at the intersection of 7th Street and East Campus Drive. Event parking is $5 per vehicle. The show is approximately 100 minutes long with one intermission. Out of respect for our youth performers, we request no babes in arms in the theater. Regardless of age, every guest must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly through the performance. For more information, visit .


GO-FAME, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatrical producing and training program for ages 8-18, has a 5,000 square foot studio in the Long Beach Towne Center. Its goal is to work with the area’s diverse youth population and bring them together through this collaborative art form. They provide a safe place for budding artists to develop their skills and nurture future patrons of the arts. Students at GO-FAME learn the confidence, camaraderie and focus necessary for theatre and beyond. The staff includes professional artists in theatre and entertainment.

Self Disclosure: This is a GO-FAME sponsored feature and I have received tickets to feature.

Nail Products from Sally Hansen! Perfect for Summer! Cool Nail Color for Summer!

Mermaid's Tale Please Sea Me Jungle Gem Jaded Water Color

Summer is a time for fun nail colors! Blues are big this summer and the Under The Sea Collection by Sally Hansen is a must-have this summer! Such fun summer Ocean colors such as Jaded, Please Sea Me and my favorite: Mermaid’s Tale! I love the sparkly effect! My favorite thing is that Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure really is all you need for great looking nails! You really do get 7 benefits of a salon manicure in 1 bottle! Check out the Sally Hansen website for some great Nail Art suggestions such as Set Sail, Make Waves, Whirlpool and Bubbly. Whirlpool is my personal favorite, click here to see how to do this fun nail art yourself using some of the colors from the Under The Sea Collection.


Two other fun Nail Color Products from Sally Hansen are the Sugar Coat and Fuzzy Coat special effects textured nail colors. Sugar Coat dries with a matte finish and a sugary 3D effect. It comes in fun candy colors such as Bubble Plum, Sugar Fix, Cherry Drop, Razzleberry, Cotton Candies and more. It dries quickly too!  The Fuzzy Coat transforms nails with a 3D textured, woven fiber effect. My favorite is All Yarned Up. Other fun colors include: Fuzz-Sea, Tweedy, Wool Lite, Peach Fuzz and more. I do suggest using a base coat with these  because I found that it worked better for me that way and was easy to remove. Nail products can be found where Sally Hansen products are sold.

Self Disclosure: I received these products to review and opinions are my own. Photo Credit: Sally Hansen.