Archives for July 25, 2014

Crocs for the Family this Summer!


I live in Flip Flops in the Summer and so does my husband! Well…and my son..he lives in Crocs! Did you know that Crocs has really stylish and cool Flip Flops for Men and Women? I received a pair of Women’s Sexi Wild Flip in Black and White and just love them! I love the Zebra pattern and they are so very comfy! I had read reviews saying that they tend to run small but I am a size 8 and the size 8 fit quite well.  They are comfy, cute and love all the compliments I receive on them! Now, my husband can be slightly particular about his Flip Flops. He received a pair of  Men’s Athens in Black/Black and he really likes them. He wears them all the time and says they are very comfortable! Now, my son won’t wear Flip Flops because he doesn’t like them but he’s a big fan of Crocs! He received the Boy’s Kids’ Crocs Retro Clog in Black/Light Grey. They also come in a variety of other colors such as Navy/Red. He likes them because they are cool and he can wear them to the beach or anywhere.

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For these styles and many more, check out the website! Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook too!

Self Disclosure: I received free Crocs to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are honest and truthful. Photo Credit: Crocs.

McKenna’s Tea Cottage for Tea! Charming place to have Tea in Seal Beach

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McKenna’s Tea Cottage is known as the #1 tea Room in Orange County and is a top seller on Groupon. It is a family run business and is located in Old Town Seal beach at 810 Electric Ave. My Mother-in-law and I recently had the opportunity to go for tea and review McKenna’s Tea Cottage. They have a variety of menu items including Tea for kids.  We happily tried the Queen Mum’s Tea which includes a Traditional pot of Tea, Homemade Scone with Devonshire cream and jam, Soup of the day or Garden Salad, Assorted sandwiches and Dessert.

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I loved the choices of tea and quickly chose Chocolate Mint which is delicious! The service was friendly and they seemed to have a full-house. My favorites were the assorted sandwiches especially the egg salad. I highly recommend the Queen Mum’s Tea and if you are headed to Seal Beach, you should check out McKenna’s Tea Cottage.  Walk ins are not guaranteed so please call for reservations.

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You can find out more about McKenna’s Tea Cottage and see all menu items on their website.

Self Disclosure: We received a complimentary Queen Mum’s Tea to facilitate this feature but all opinions are honest and truthful. Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids. Thank you to McKenna’s Tea Cottage for a lovely visit!

My First Sunglasses Company Sunglasses for the Summer! Giveaway Opportunity!


Looking for really cool sunglasses for kids? My First Sunglasses Company has a really great variety or choices! We received a few pairs to try out for my 10-year-old son and they were a hit!

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My First Sunglasses Company has the best sunglasses for babies & kids. We received a sample of the Kids Aviator Sunglasses for ages 10+ and they are a very popular style. The lenses are rated for UV400 protection providing 100% UVA & UVB protection. They are just plain cool! There really is a style for everyone!  We also received a pair of 1980 Pop sunglasses and a pair of Sleek sunglasses which my son gave a thumbs up to both!

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Check out the website to see all the different styles! You can also find them on Pinterest!

We have teamed up for a giveaway! We have two pairs of sunglasses to give away! Two winners! One will win the pair of Aviator Sunglasses for ages 10+ and the other winner will win the pair of Sleek ages 10+. To enter, leave a comment below telling us which one you would like to win! Next, go to their Facebook page and “like” them! Deadline to enter is July 31st, 2014 at noon. Two winners will randomly be selected from all entries! 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature/giveaway but any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit for Sunglasses images: My First Sunglasses Company. Other Photos: SoCal City Kids.



New Shades of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours


I love the Laura Mercier’s cult-classic Caviar Stick Eye Colours ($28)

I received samples and the colors are just amazing!

Laura Mercier recently released six brand new shades of the Laura’s luxe do-it-all sticks. These convenient and versatile eye colours can be used to shadow, highlight and/or line and define. Colors such as: Copper, Moonlight and Burnished Bronze.

Key Attributes:

·        Glides on smoothly and evenly

·        Provides rich colour payoff

·        Water-resistant formula imparts long wearing eye colour

·        Transfer and crease resistant

·        Creamy, lightweight formula blends effortlessly

A favorite of celeb makeup artists, Laura’s Caviar Sticks are a staple in their kits for red carpet season. Monika Blunder used the Cocoa shade to intensify Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s smoky-eye look at this year’s Vanity Fair Oscars Party, while Stephen Sollitto amplified Amy Adam’s eye at the 2014 Golden Globes with Plum and Sugar Frost.

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Enjoy the six new hand selected shades, including our first ever matte Caviar Stick Eye Colour – Tuxedo, for a total of 18 beautiful options.

Self Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Laura Mercier.


Conair 3Q – the next evolution of hair dryers


Today, Women’s Wear Daily designated the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q “the next evolution of hair dryers.”

What is it and why is it an industry game changer? The powerful, triple benefit tool is the first brushless motor hair dryer available at mass, and is named for its three “Q” benefits: quick, quiet and quality.


  • Quick: The advanced brushless motor in the 3Q provides ultra-fast airflow to reduce drying time by up to 70%. This means that hair is less exposed to the damaging effects of heat styling.


  • Quiet: The 3Q is powerful, but boasts 40% less noise with patent-pending, noise reduction technology.  


  • Quality: Standard motors use carbon brushes that wear out over time and cause the motor to stop working. The 3Q uses magnets and electronics to power the motor, which extends the life of the dryer by up to 10x. When compared to dryers that use carbon brush motors, the 3Q is more powerful with 19,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) versus 16,000-18,000 for standard AC or DC motors.


The 3Q product features also include:


o   Ionic Technology for 75% less frizz

o   Titanium Ceramic technology provides infrared heat to gently dry hair

o   3 rocker switches for custom heat/speed settings: 3 heat settings, 2 speed settings

o   Locking True Cold Shot button which glows blue when in operation


The 3Q will be available for sale in September at mass retailers. Its retail price is $119.99 and offers consumers a $500 relative value!

 Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: Conair.

Christopher Bean Coffee is a new favorite of mine! Delicious flavored coffee is a Must-Have!


I love coffee and not just any coffee! My favorite is flavored! Yes, I only drink one cup every morning but I do like my coffee sweet tasting. I recently received a couple samples from Christopher Bean Coffee and am so impressed! My new favorite is the Bananas Foster! This coffee flavor is inspired by the popular New Orleans dessert- The Bananas Foster. This flavor of coffee is just simply too good! Delicious Banana flavor, buttery with cinnamon and a hint of Rum flavor is just delicious!  This really is my new favorite flavor this summer! I also received a surprise bag of Jamaica Me Crazy Flavored Coffee and was pleasantly surprised! This one is also delicious! It has flavors of Kahlua, Chocolate, Nut and Caramel. It’s like having a dessert in a cup! I love that this blend is created using sugar-free, fat-free, and non-GMO flavorings along with the finest Arabica beans.


You have to check out all the varieties of coffee flavors on this website! They simply sound amazing and I know the two flavors I tried are superb!  They also have unflavored coffees and teas.

Self Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are honest and truthful. Photo Credit: Christopher bean Coffee.


The Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack Sold by Moderna Housewares LLC and found at


Looking for an easy way to measure body fat? I found the answer with the Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack! What I like best is that this is all you need to obtain very accurate measurements. It is really simple and fast to use and I like that it includes a body fat chart for both men and women. No more looking for batteries or trying out complicated methods to measure body fat. I could find no cons in using this and was quite impressed with the accurate results.


More info:

  • Package includes a Body Tape Measure for waist, thigh, arm and other physique measurements, and a Body Fat Test Caliper to confirm weight management progress as your muscles grow and your unwanted body fat goes away.
  • Body Tape measures up to 78 inches (200 cm), and features push-button locking and retraction for easy and accurate measuring.
  • Body Fat Test Caliper employs a simple and time-tested mechanical means of determining body fat, without relying on electrical and battery powered devices.
  • Body Tape measures in both inches (in) and centimeters (cm), and is made of ABS with a vinyl tape for long lasting use.
  • Body Fat Test Caliper includes a body fat chart for men and women that categorizes and helps you understand your body fat levels.

You can find on

Self Disclosure: I received this product for free to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are truthful and honest.

Keep Calm And Ask On By Michael Samuels


I liked this book and as far as self-help books go, it is quite interesting. What is really good about this book is that it does have helpful suggestions and is quite simplistic and easy to follow. I did not read this Authors first book but after reading this one, I may check out his first one. I did find it a bit wordy (not complicated just slightly wordy) in a few of the chapters and the chapter with music was one that was a little wordy but it kept my interest because I really do love music.I was able to easily relate and understand everything in this self-help book and there really is some very insightful wisdom in this No-Nonsense guide. Will everyone who reads it fulfill all their dreams to their hearts desire? Most likely not but no self-help book in the world will accomplish that feat. This is a positive and motivating book and I am sure it will provide a more optimistic outlook for many.