Archives for March 25, 2014




Breakthrough new products to bring your nail art creations to life, from nail color leader Sally Hansen®. The I <3 Nail Art Collection lets you produce unprecedented special effect textures, one-of-a-kind designs, and unforgettable nail artistry at home. Sally Hansen® has assembled all the colors, embellishments, special effects and tools—new go-to nail art accessories—all in one place; the nail wall at your favorite retailer. It has never been easier for you to design as many extraordinary nail art looks as you can imagine. Sally Hansen® now has the final word in nail art.


“The best part about nail art is that you can never be wrong when bringing your vision to life,” says Sally Hansen® Nail Ambassador and celebrity nail artist, Tracylee. “Now anyone can tap into their inner artist with this amazing nail art arsenal that lets novices and pros alike create the looks of their dreams.”

I received a few products to try out and I really love the fun colors! They really make me think of Spring and what I really love is how simple it is to make my nails look like art! The colors are just so fun and bright! My favorites are the Blues, Pinks and Purples! These would also make great Easter basket stuffers for those Tweens and Teen girls but they are Mom-must-haves too! You don’t have to be an artist or a Manicurist to use the Nail Art Collection from Sally Hansen!  I am having so much fun with these Nail Art pens that I know I will be posting some designs on our social media sites this Spring! 


The I <3 Nail Art Collection includes:


  • I <3 Nail Art Pen ($5.99): Sally Hansen’s water based formulas offer an easy to use precision tip to help create lines and designs. Available in 15 of-the-moment colors in Sally Hansen’s new fine tipped pen and two nail art essential shades (black and white) in a novel round tipped pen, it’s never been easier to express yourself. Once you’ve nailed the look, seal it with any Sally Hansen top coat formula.


  • I <3 Nail Art Embellishment Kits ($5.99): The ultimate arsenal for three dimensional, wow-factor nails. Use Sally Hansen’s innovative embellishment kits to layer on must-have nail toppers in Bead, Fringe, Studs, or Glitter for stunning depth and texture. Each set contains three embellishment colors to create rich, brilliant looks. Apply these eye catching embellishments with the Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art Tool Kit for professional looking results.


  • I <3 Nail Art Tool Kit ($5.99): Create works of art on each nail. With Sally Hansen’s new I <3 Nail Art Tool Kit you get an essential detailer brush, striping brush, marbling and dotting tool, plus a perfectly sized stencil with ten creative designs. Use in conjunction with the innovative I <3 Nail Art Embellishment Kits or any Sally Hansen® nail color to transform each nail into a masterpiece.


  • I <3 Nail Art Stripers ($3.99): For fine lines and detail work, you used to have to buy a separate striper brush. Sally Hansen’s new I <3 Nail Art Striper includes a specialty striper brush right in the bottle! Available in 10 trend setting colors with a precision fine tip brush, the short striper brush gives maximum control so you can be your own nail artist.


  • I <3 Nail Art Neons ($3.99): Get maximum brightness with 10 new neon shades from Sally Hansen®. Day glow fashion and accessories are the bold way to get noticed. Now nails can get in on the neon trend too with dazzling yellows and greens, hot pinks and purples, and the brightest blues.


WHERE TO FIND THEM: Available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally beginning March 2014.

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this feature but all opinions expressed are truthful and my own.


Kidoodle.TV Built for Kids, Kidoodle.TV has been Launched with their Safety in Mind! Great for Spring break!

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Looking for a way to keep your kids safely occupied while you’re on the go? A Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”) recently announced the launch of its children’s subscription video on-demand service, Kidoodle.TV (!


Available across the United States and Canada, Kidoodle.TV is a kid’s video streaming service designed for kids ages 12 and under, ensuring an age-appropriate viewing experience. Featuring a brightly colored, easy-to-use user interface, customizable Kid Profiles for up to 5 kids, and great entertainment and educational content from a variety of sources, Kidoodle.TV is child oriented and convenient, with no adult content and with robust controls for parents.


Kidoodle.TV offers kids freedom of selection from a diverse collection of content but with parameters built in to assist with child safety. Once logged into Kidoodle.TV, parents simply select a Kid Profile and hand off the navigation to the child.


Parental controls include password protection, passcode protection between profiles, age category filtering, and title selection and de-selection, which allows parents to tailor available content to each child’s needs.


Offering a 14 day free trial period, subscribers can sign up for Kidoodle.TV at for only $4.99*/month for unlimited streaming of children’s content. Annual subscriptions are available at $49.99*/year.  *+tax


Kidoodle.TV is available on Mac and PC environments, as well as on iOS and Android devices.



With thousands of hours of content, Kidoodle.TV features over 2,500 episodes for viewers to choose from, including My Little Pony, Caillou, Transformers, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Mona the Vampire, as well as science, nature, and wildlife content from National Geographic, such as “Crittercam” and “Wild Chronicles”. Kidoodle.TV will to continue to add content including educational and entertainment programming on an ongoing basis.


APMC has secured long term content deals with Hasbro, DHX, Nelvana, Video Elephant and other global providers.


Mike Lowe, President of APMC says, “We are excited to bring the Kidoodle.TV service to market after several months of successful consumer testing. With consumer feedback top of mind, we continue to evolve the Kidoodle.TV service to meet the needs of families.


Lowe also acknowledges the demand for customized service. “We know and appreciate that every family’s values are different. What may be acceptable content for one family may not match the values of another. Kidoodle.TV allows you to vet the content, giving you the ability to cancel out titles and allowing you to tailor viewing within Kid Profiles to match family values or to restrict content access based on age.


Children are particularly vulnerable to the messages conveyed through television. The Kidoodle.TV service is appropriate for its audience and is free of advertising within the service.


About a Parent Media Co. Inc. and Kidoodle.TV™

Kidoodle.TV™ is owned and operated by a Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”).  APMC’s mission is to provide an audience-appropriate approach to television and movie viewing by allowing parents and caregivers to tailor content to match family values, and by allowing safe viewing anytime, anywhere.  Visit to learn more.

Self Disclosure: Kidoodle.TV sponsored. No compensation was received.

SWEEPSTAKES: Win a Shopping Spree Savor sponsored Feature


Savor is an app that creates curated coupon catalogs for users based on their Facebook likes that provides users with the means to start their shopping experience on one device and finish it on another with both their iPad and desktop applications. Users can adjust their favorite categories and tailor their savings catalogs to update them when offers are about to end or a new one has just popped up.
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In promotion of their new iPad app release, Savor is launching a sweepstakes that we’re promoting. Below you’ll find details on the sweepstakes:
Sweepstakes Details:
  • Sweepstakes to run from March 24th, 2014 to April 30th, 2014
  • Prizes: Every 100th person to sign up for Savor (either online or via the iPad app) will receive a $25 gift card to the retailer of their choice. Every 500th person to sign up for Savor will receive a $50 gift card to the retailer of their choice.
  • Every person who signs up for Savor between 3-24 and 4-30 will automatically be entered into the grand prize sweepstakes drawing to win a $500 gift card to the retailer of their choice. Participants can also receive up to 20 extra entires by referring their friends to sign up for Savor (one extra entry per friend that signs up, up to 20 friends).
  • Winners will be notified by Savor if they’ve won a gift card and winners will also be announced on Savor’s social media pages.

Self Disclosure: Savor sponsored Feature/no compensation received by SoCal City Kids.