Archives for August 1, 2014

Laura Mercier Groundbreaking Launch- Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Mom-Must-Have this Summer!


Laura Mercier, the founder of the Foundation Primer, Tinted Moisturizer and the “flawless face” concept that transformed the beauty industry, is launching her newest complexion innovation – Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, $48.

This ultra-modern, lightweight, long-wear liquid foundation magically blurs imperfections.

It is formulated for all skin types, comes in 24 oil-free shades and is designed to be humidity-proofand sweat-proof.  It’s the perfect solution for women who are endlessly searching for a light yet effective foundation that will achieve the “no makeup” makeup look and leave their skin looking flawless!

I received a sample and really am impressed! We have had more humidity the past couple of weeks and this really left my face looking fresh and it really does seem to be sweat-proof! This is a Mom Must-Have this Summer!

Key Benefits:

  • Magically blurs imperfections for a smooth, seamless complexion
  • Bi-phase formula activates fresh colour with every use
  • Colour-true shades, more natural than ever before
  • Buildable coverage with a natural matte finish
  • Humidity and sweat proof

Price: $48

You can currently find it at  Sephora and it will be available September 2014 – nationwide Laura Mercier retailers.

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Shades: 24 available shades (Shell, Crème, Vanillé, Ivory, Ecru, Cashew, Linen, Macadamia, Butterscotch, Dune, Buff, Honey, Dusk, Golden, Suntan, Praline, Maple, Chai, Nutmeg, Pecan, Amber, Chestnut, Truffle, Espresso)

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Laura Mercier.

Harbor Breeze Cruises

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Last weekend we had the opportunity to sail away for a 45 minute boat ride with our new friends at Harbor Breeze Cruises. It was so much fun! My son and his friend loved it! The Narration was wonderful, friendly staff and just a really fun time! We loved seeing the Sea Lions and learning about them! We had a few minutes of rain and it still didn’t put a damper on this fun time. We highly recommend sailing away with Harbor Breeze Cruises. They also offer Whale Watching trips. To find out more, check out their website. You can also find them on Facebook.

Self Disclosure: We received Media comp to facilitate this feature but SoCal City Kids highly recommends as something fun to do this summer! (Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific too! It’s right next door!)

New ‘Lemonade Stand,’ ‘Charity Bake Sale’ and Babysitting’ Activity Kits From Bizainy™ Receive Parents’ Choice Recommendations


New Lemonade Stand, Charity Bake Sale and Babysitting Activity Kits from Bizainy™ just received Recommendations from The Parents’ Choice Awards, the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s media.


In making the announcement, Parents’ Choice states that Lemonade Stand Activity Kit “…is well organized, the design is fresh and appealing; the content introduces many corporate departments, and the advice about requiring adult supervision is clear. In families where “start-up” is not part of a dinner table conversation, this turn-key kit delivers a framework for fun, and maybe even a profit.”


Bizainy CEO and mother of two, Carolyn Stone Enenstein shares “Bizainy is proud that The Parents’ Choice Awards’ panelists of educators, parents, specialists and kids themselves value the timeless, unplugged family fun that Bizainy Activity Kits provide.  Bizainy strives to empower kids through active dialogue about business, money management and helping others.”

Parents’ Choice reviewer Andrea Sheehan says, “As a mom to four caring, creative, entrepreneurial children the Bizainy Charity Bake Sale Kit is a welcome vehicle to channel all their ingenuity and drive…this kit helps take their initiative to the next level, incorporating structured and purposeful planning tools that help lay a solid foundation for leadership, volunteerism, and teamwork.”


According to Parents’ Choice reviewer Sharon Heuscher , “The Bizainy Babysitting Start-Up Kit offers a great deal of helpful information on the service and business of babysitting…The activity suggestions for babysitters to use are useful not only in a babysitting context, but in interaction with younger siblings as well, because for many children, their first experience caring for others is that of their younger brothers and/or sisters.”


Available for SRP $29.99 each, the Activity Kits include whimsical and practical hands-on essentials such as:  a banner and signs, decorate-your-own money box, sales pad, business cards, stickers, postcards – plus a book including kids’ recipes, marketing plan, budget, and much more.  Bizainy Activity Kits encourage entrepreneurship, creativity and fun- all contained in bright, bold eye-catching kits perfect for birthdays, gift giving and family bonding.


Bizainy Activity Kits include:


Lemonade Stand

When life gives you a sunny day, open up a lemonade stand and have fun, fun, fun!  Kit includes:  “Fresh and Delicious Lemonade” printed banner and sign with design-your-own reverse, decorate-your-own money box, sales pad, decorate-your-own-price sign and a 20-page book with marketing plan, budget, sales strategies, recipes and more! (Ages 5-105, adult supervision required)


Charity Bake Sale

Raise funds with a tasty bake sale and make a difference for a cause you love. Kit includes:  “Sweets for a Sweet Cause” printed banner and sign with design-your-own reverse, decorate-your-own money box; fill-in-your cause and price signs; donor stickers; sales pad; and a 24-page book with recipes, how to pick your cause and create a sale that inspires others to give!  (Ages 5-105, adult supervision required)

We received the Charity Bake Sale and I love how this includes everything you need to have a bake sale. I absolutely love the Planner and my son and I are already planning a Charity Bake Sale for the Fall! We have everything we need except for the baked goods. 


Babysitting Start-Up

Whether you are ready to babysit or like to pretend, start your babysitting business and have a blast caring for kids. Kit includes: business cards that can be personalized; client contact book; “Babysitting Rocks” tote bag; parent instruction pad; kid postcards and stickers; and a 20-page book with business strategies, rate negotiating tips, client management and more!  (Ages 10-110, adult supervision required)



Bizainy Activity Kits inspire creativity; encourage quality family time; and provide opportunities for community interaction – all while building business life skills.   With Bizainy, kids get ready to make memories, be inspired and get equipped to thrive!


To purchase Bizainy Activity Kits or for more information, please contact: or

(310) 442-7010.  Visit


About The Parents’ Choice Awards

Since 1978, The Parents’ Choice Awards program honors the best material for children: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, videogames, television and websites. Parents’ Choice Foundation’s panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and, yes, kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels.  Visit

Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this feature.