Archives for December 17, 2013

Holiday Nails! Sally Hansen and NYC Nail Care Products make Great Stocking Stuffers!

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I’m a big fan of Sally Hansen Nail products and NYC products too so I’m thrilled whenever I receive any of their products to try out! These products all received a thumbs up from SoCal City Kids and would make great stocking stuffers! My favorite is the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Diamond Flash Top Coat. I love how quickly it dries and that it prevents chipping and breaking. My nails actually seemed stronger after using this Top Coat. The Diamond Shine is a Base & Top Coat and left my nails with 100% shine! To find out more about Sally Hansen Nail products, check out the Sally Hansen website.

I’m also a fan of NYC (New York Color) nail products and these two are new favorites of mine: The NYC New York Color Matte Me Crazy is a mattifying Top Coat and it dries rather quickly too! The NYC In a New York Minute Sparkle+ Top Coat is a must-have this holiday season! In a matter of minutes, you can have instant sparkle on your nails! Now, how cool is that?! Check out the NYC website for more info on these products and many more.

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

Calling All Cookie Lovers! Allrecipes’ Top 20 December Cookie Recipes Love all these holiday cookies!

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Allrecipes’ home cooks know their stuff when it comes to cookie recipes. Our community has a legacy when it comes to cookies. In 1997, it started as Now, with more than five thousand cookie recipes shared on, home cooks can find trusted cookie recipes to make and share with family and friends during the holidays. The following 20 recipes are December’s super stars. All are peer-approved winners for festive holiday cookie baking and decorating. Almost all have companion videos showing step-by-step how to successfully make each cookie recipe.

Allrecipes’ Top 20 December Cookie Recipes

  1. The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies (video link)
  2. Easy Sugar Cookies (video link)
  3. Sugar Cookie Icing (video link)
  4. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (video link)
  5. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (video link)
  6. Soft Christmas Cookies
  7. Buckeyes I (video link)
  8. Sugar Cookie Frosting (video link)
  9. Big Soft Ginger Cookies (video link)
  10. Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles (video link)
  11. Classic Peanut Butter Cookies (video link)
  12. No Bake Cookies I (video link)
  13. Gingerbread Men (video link)
  14. Cream Cheese Frosting II (video link)
  15. Soft Oatmeal Cookies (video link)
  16. Soft Sugar Cookies IV (video link)
  17. Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (video ljnk)
  18. Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie (video link)
  19. Gingerbread Cookies II (video link)
  20. Peanut Butter Balls III (video link)


Credit: Allrecipes.

Ovation Sticks are a must-have this holiday! SweetWorks Holiday Giveaway Opportunity for week #3!


You may remember that I reviewed  the All natural Cappuccino and the Caramel Ovation sticks from our friends at SweetWorks for back-to-school!  They are delicious! The Milk Chocolate Caramel Sticks were a hit with my son but I prefer the Dark Chocolate Cappuccino Sticks! Just imagine an all natural dark chocolate truffle stick with a delicious cappuccino-flavored filling and only 15 calories per stick! Yes, they are little sticks but they definitely are enough when you are craving chocolate! Both the Milk Chocolate Caramel and the Dark Chocolate Cappuccino sticks are 100% All-Natural and cost $5.95 for a box of 40 individually wrapped sticks at SweetWorks. Check out these and so many more delicious products on their website.

Now we have teamed up with our friends at SweetWorks for Week #3 of the Holiday Giveaways! One winner will win a variety of these delicious Ovation Sticks! Leave us a comment below telling us about one of your favorite holiday must-haves! Don’t forget that you need to be a subscriber to enter! Next, “like” the SweetWorks Facebook Page! That’s it! Well, it would be “sweet” if you told them we sent you!  Deadline to enter is December 20th, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received delicious chocolate products to facilitate this review/giveaway.