Archives for May 18, 2014

Day By Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum


I have to admit that since I hit 40, I have tried lots and lots of face lotions, serums and creams. I do want to look 30 Day By Day-Beauty- Vitamin C Serum has shown results in less than a week. It has really helped with hydration! My skin feels hydrated and okay, so I still have wrinkles and I still look like I am in my 40’s…but honestly, my face looks healthier and younger. I really like that you only need to use a very small amount so the bottle, although it is small, will definitely last me awhile.  You Can Buy It Today On Amazon!  It has quickly become one of my new favorite beauty products.

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Day by Day Beauty’s Exclusive Vitamin C Serum provides thirsting skin with antioxidants & rich, hydrating ingredients.

These ingredients naturally…
brighten skin tone
diminish superficial fine lines and wrinkles
reverse sun damage effects
lighten acne scarring
restore healthy elasticity
clarify skin
shrink pores
retain moisture 

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Lands’ End & Glamour’s Ultimate Swimsuit Experience!

Swimsuit season is right around the corner! While finding the most flattering and perfect fitting swimsuit should be effortless, most women find this challenge to be nearly impossible. That’s why Lands’ End and Glamour have paired up to offer the ultimate swimsuit experience through a series of events taking place throughout the US and in Canada.


From May 17 to June 7, the Lands’ End Getaway Tour will make stops in Atlanta, New York, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, and Madison, WI. The tour will offer one-on-one professional swimsuit fittings with a Lands’ End Swim Fit Expert and expert advice from Glamour Glambassador Kendall Farr, a fashion stylist and top-selling author!


For those unable to attend the event, Lands’ End has created on online destination at The site brings the event experience to life through videos on how to create a professional swimsuit fit experience and swim style tips from Glamour.


There is also an opportunity to enter the Lands’ End Getaway Tour Sweepstakes which provides one winner with one-week trip for four to a luxurious Wyndham Vacation Retails beach houseTo enter, simply apply at: For more chances to win great prizes, share a photo of your favorite Lands’ End swim styles on Instagram or Twitter and use hashtag, #GetawayTour for your chance to win a $100 Lands’ End gift card, a summer reading library from Random House, and other great prizes!

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Jodorowsky’s Dune – Inspiring and Meaningful KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions,


Here is a remarkable film about the cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky whose ambitious attempts to create a film based on Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction novel, “Dune,” failed but ultimately changed modern science fiction filmmaking forever. The names dropped in this film are nothing short of fantastic and the story insightful – not just for the world of filmmaking but life in general. When is a failure not a failure? “When I first started watching this film, I thought it was a story about a director but, it is completely different, unexpected and unique,” comments KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O, age 12. His full review is below.

Jodorowsky’s Dune
Reviewed by Gerry Orz, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 12

What an inspirational and meaningful story. When I first started watching this film, I thought it was a story about a director but, it is completely different, unexpected and unique. It is the marvelous story about Jodorowsky’s Dune journey.

This documentary has tons to offer if you are a sci-fi fan or simply interested in inspirational stories. It is thrilling, funny and interesting, especially for cinema enthusiasts like me. I also believe that anyone who loves classics will enjoy it as well. The documentary is unique and different, in its own way.

The story is about a “French Steven Spielberg” named Alejandro Jodorowsky who made famous and mind-blowing films that always had a deeper meaning behind them. He had a dream of making a movie based on the famous book “Dune” by Frank Herbert. We join this extremely inspiring adventure where he tries to make this film but sadly fails after two years of hard work. Fortunately, his work is not wasted as it became the basis for many sci-fi movies that followed thus making Jodorowsky’s dream become bigger than he could have ever imagined.

I absolute loved this documentary. The angles of the camera are very different, never fixed on one person or one place, which makes it look like you are there in the same room with the people that are talking. It includes narration by people that helped make the film which fits really nicely. The director also includes clips from some of the films that used some of Jodorowsky’s ideas to support what the narrator is discussing. That made me want to watch those films. The layout is unique and clean because it shows the passing of time. Since the film was never made, they animated the drawings to give you an idea of how it would have look had it been finished. That, in turn, made me want to watch it over and over again. The story inspired me and will inspire others.

My favorite part is when they talk about the very opening scene. The scene opens in a galaxy than zooms in on a specific area. For the 70s, this was very advanced and hard to do. Since they drew it, the animators made it come to life in the documentary. Also, at the end, the film shows how this work inspired other producers to create similar shots. There is a secret meaning, which I love, and that is advanced and was never before done.

This movie has a lot of adult content and terminology so I recommend it for ages 13 to 18 and give it 5 out of 5 stars. Be sure to look for this in theaters on June 14.

Reviewed by Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12



Simon Property Group’s (NYSE: SPG) The Shops at Mission Viejo is excited to announce that new shopping and dining experiences are coming to the center, with the openings of Sperry Top-Sider and Blaze Pizza slated for this summer.


“We’re proud to continue to offer new shopping and dining experiences at The Shops at Mission Viejo,” said Patsy Sanquist, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Mission Viejo. “Sperry Top-Sider and Blaze Pizza will make perfect new additions for the summer.”


Sperry Top-Sider, the leading nautical performance and lifestyle footwear brand and inventor of the world’s first boat shoe, is set to open a 1,783-square-foot store on the upper level of The Shops at Mission Viejo, near Center Court and across from the Microsoft Store.


An icon of American style for more than 75 years, Sperry Top-Sider offers a full range of Sperry men’s, women’s and children’s lifestyle and performance footwear, including sea-worthy sandals, comfortable dress shoes and performance boat shoes, as well as unique Sperry branded and curated apparel and accessories.


Also slated to open this summer, the leading build your own artisanal pizza chain Blaze Pizza will offer signature “fast fire’d” pizzas in a blazing hot oven while guests view the creation process. Diners can also create their own pizza by choosing from more than 40 fresh-made sauces, hand-selected vegetables and a variety of artisanal meats and cheeses.


In addition, the menu features signature salads, fresh lemonades, and house-made S’more Pies. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.


Blaze Pizza is slated to open a roughly 880-square-foot space in The Shops at Mission Viejo’s food court.


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