Archives for August 19, 2014

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series 2 Minute Shade Precision Treatment and Color Protect Spray a Must-Have this Summer!

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Looking for great products to protect your hair color this Summer season! Vidal Sassoon ColorFinity Collection is the best! These are two of my favorites for the Summer!

The ColorFinity 2 Minute Shade Precision Treatment is the highly coveted ultra-moisturizing conditioner commonly found in many at-home color kits. After women started regularly using the conditioner found in color kits, there was a demand to extend the smooth feel and vibrant look of recently colored hair. This weekly treatment creates a conditioning shield to help seal in color pigments and prevent shade shifting.
The ColorFinity Color Protect Spray which is my very favorite because it really helps protect color treated hair and I love that it is lightweight on my hair and does not weigh it down. This one is a true Must-Have this Summer!

For more information on these products, and many more, check out the website!

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are truthful. Photo Credit: Vidal Sassoon.

Soak City is the place to go this Summer! A great place to spend the day!

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Looking for a place to beat the heat and have a day full of fun? Soak City is the place! I have to admit, I have never been to Soak City before. I know! I know! But, I live in So Cal and this water park should be a must! Well, I have the beach and pool so honestly I didn’t think that I was missing much! Boy! Was I wrong! Last week, my son and I and a couple of friends headed to Soak City and we really had the best time! Yes, those are clouds in the photos but it was a hot day even with the clouds. I have to say the Sunset River (lazy river) was my favorite but my son loved Tidal Wave Bay. I think that he could have stayed in there all day! The Sunset River is one of the longest water park lazy rivers in the world! It’s 1,780-ft.-long! There are also many other attractions for those who are more daring such as Banzai Falls. (No one in our group of four were daring enough! Maybe next year….)

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We definitely give Soak City a Thumbs up!  This is a place you must go this summer! There is still time to head there this season so don’t miss out or you will have to wait until next season! For more details and hours, visit the website.

Self Disclosure: We received free passes to review Soak City but all opinions are truthful and honest. 



Offering endless gummy combinations and truly random inspiration to “Let Your Random Side Out,” Nestlé USA will introduce a unique new spin on gummy candy this summer when WONKA® Randoms® candy makes its official nationwide debut this month.


A one-of-a-kind addition to the fast-growing gummy candy category, WONKA Randomscontains real fruit juice, no artificial flavors, and colors from natural sources. In every assorted package of Randoms candy, gummy lovers will find three different candy textures: traditional gummy; jam-filled; and a dual-layered gummy with a whipped marshmallow back. The surprises don’t stop there – candy fans also will experience seven delicious fruit flavors, and roughly 70 playful, unpredictable shapes. The combinations are endless, and the collecting and trading never stop!


The new Randoms candy makes its debut with the help of one “Mr. Random,” an apparently arbitrary ambassador of all things random and the star of WONKA’s newest TV commercial. In the spots, Mr. Random (played by actor Josh Breeding) entertains audiences with random antics such as playing tetherball with a grizzly bear, changing clothes on the street, and wrestling with himself at a fight club.


“Mr. Random reminds all of us to live in the moment and enjoy doing totally unexpected things every day,” said Daniela Simpson, WONKA marketing manager at Nestlé USA. “As Mr. Random demonstrates, everyone has a random side, and when you’re inspired by the great gummy taste of Randoms, anyone can turn ordinary, random interactions into extraordinary, endless fun.”


Wildly random viral videos starring Mr. Random continue his adventures from the TV commercials and appear online beginning June 9 on WONKA’s Tumblr page at In addition, fans are encouraged to share how they “let their random side out” by posting on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @WONKAnation, and by using the hashtag #letsgetrandom for an opportunity to win free samples of Randoms candy and other prizes.


“‘Let’s Get Random’ is a call to inspire everyone to let their random side out,” added spokesperson Tricia Bowles of Nestlé Confections & Snacks. “What makes Randoms so random? Inside every Randoms bag, there are literally millions of candy combinations to experience with the most unpredictable shapes, textures and flavors.”


According to Nielsen data, the gummy candy category is by far the largest and fastest growing in the confections industry. Randoms is a unique addition—it is the only gummy candy of its kind made with real fruit juice and no artificial flavors and that offers endless combinations. Randoms feature:


  • Ever-evolving SHAPES: Roughly 70 unique and playful shapes with new ones being added all the time (sunglasses, monkey, roller skates, turtle, lighthouse, unicorn and more!)
  • Unexpected TEXTURES: Three different candy textures in each bag(traditional gummy; jam-filled; and a dual-layered gummy with a whipped marshmallow back)
  • Bursting FLAVORS: A range of seven flavors made with real fruit juice and no artificial flavors (Grape, Orange, Strawberry, Lemon, Cherry, Citrus and Raspberry)


Randoms are available in a 10-ounce stand-up bag with a suggested MSRP of $3.49, in addition to a 5.25-ounce peg bag ($1.89 MSRP) and a 4-ounce share pack ($1.69 MSRP). Gummy candy enthusiasts are encouraged to find their favorite random combinations of Randoms, trade shapes with friends, and share what they love most about Randoms with the millions of WONKA fans online at or tweet online with the hashtag #letsgetrandom.

We received samples and they were a hit with my family! My son loved the taste and I was quite impressed with the cellphone and other shapes! My favorite were the yellow lemon flowers! They didn’t last very long in my house! They will be a favorite of both adults and children!

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About WONKA®

WONKA® opened its doors in 1983. Since that time, WONKA has been dedicated to the art of producing fun, innovative, high-quality confections for candy lovers of all ages. WONKA candies include SWEETARTS®, LAFFY TAFFY®, NERDS®, EVERLASTING GOBSTOPPER®, LIK-M-AID® FUN DIP, PIXY STIX®, BOTTLE CAPS®, KAZOOZLES™ and more. THE WILLY WONKA CANDY FACTORY is owned by Nestlé USA, Inc. For more information about WONKA, visit or


About Nestlé USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for seventeen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day.  From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverages that make good living possible.  That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about.  Nestlé USA, with 2013 sales of $10 billion,is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2013 sales of $99 billion.  For product news and information, visit or

 Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature.

Day By “Dei” Is The Only Way

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Do you love Tomatoes? They are really one of my favorites! I love them in salads, and in so many things that I cook. I recently received samples of the Dei Fratelli sister product,  Truly brand, which offers gourmet tomato products that home chefs are using. I was quite impressed with the quality and the freshness! I can’t even say which product is my favorite because I like them all. The Petite Cut Tomatoes were a hit with my whole family and I really liked the Finely chopped ones. You can find these products at Sprouts stores in California. So, be on the look out for them!

Also, there is still time to enter the Dei Fratelli Launches Recipe Contest on Pinterest!


Dei Fratelli hosts Pinterest contest to give away free product. To enter, consumers must pin a favorite recipe with #DaybyDei in the description of Dei Fratelli’s Day by Dei Pinterest board.


Through the month of August, two winners will be chosen each week based on the following criteria: 1) Most re-pins of a recipe. 2) Most delicious and unique recipe. Each winner will receive a prize pack, which includes 12 varying Dei Fratelli products. Winners will be announced each Friday on the Day by Dei Pinterest Board as well as other social media platforms.



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Winners will be selected August 8, August 15, August 22 and August 29.
Dei Fratelli’s Dei by Day Pinterest Board and social media platforms:

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


Scholastic Media Introduces ‘I SPY Adventure’ on VTech’s InnoTab Tablets Brand-New Title Puts All the Brain-Powered Problem-Solving Fun of the Award-Winning ‘I SPY’ Brand into Kids’ Hands like Never Before! Giveaway Opportunity!

I SPY…a brand-new way for kids and families to experience the fun and learning of the celebrated brand from Scholastic Media!


Scholastic Media will give fans an exciting new way to play I SPY when the celebrated creator and producer of award-winning multiplatform content for kids and families introduces I SPY Adventure, its first title for VTech® InnoTab® tablets. I SPY Adventure brings all the age-appropriate entertainment of I SPY to life in a whole new way, as it launches young players into engaging, brain-building quests and takes them through fun interactive riddles, puzzles and games. Created, produced and developed by Scholastic Media, the innovative new title – the latest release in the company’s best-selling I SPY interactive franchise, will be “spotted” at retailers nationwide this August, just in time for back to school.


“We’re very proud to introduce I SPY Adventure, our first release for the VTech InnoTab family,” said Leslye Schaefer, SVP Marketing & Consumer Products, Scholastic Media. “Created distinctly for the InnoTab platform, I SPY Adventure transforms the distinctive play patterns of the iconic I SPY brand into a completely dynamic and immersive gaming experience that kids and parents alike will want to spend time with again and again – anywhere they go!.”


“We are very excited to introduce the hugely popular I SPY brand to our InnoTab learning tablet range for the first time,” said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America. “This title is a strong addition to our extensive Learning Lodge library, especially as it supports the slightly older 4-7 age range, and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing engaging, educational content that makes learning fun for kids.”


With I SPY Adventure (SRP: $24.99), players embark on exciting learning adventures that challenge them to match, find and sort objects across multiple games, while helping to build their problem-solving, logic, vocabulary and visual discrimination skills. Recommended for kids ages 4-7, I SPY Adventure features multiple ways to play, including:


  • Riddle Rush: Players solve I SPY riddles by searching for objects in photorealistic scenes with various kid-pleasing themes, including cars and trucks, crafts, colors, outer space and more
  • Pattern Quest: In this fast-paced game, players look and listen for a pattern and then find the object that completes it
  • Oops Hoops: Players figure out what the objects have in common and then sort them into hoops with other similar objects
  • Adventure Box: Players unlock a treasure box full of I SPY objects and find the matching pairs


Every stimulating game in I SPY Adventure features 50 levels to be conquered and unlocked – each more challenging than the next! Players also encounter “power-ups” and other surprises all along the way. And, once they have successfully completed a level, they can replay it at any time.


The new I SPY Adventure game from Scholastic Media is compatible with all InnoTab systems.


Since the first I SPY book, written by Jean Marzollo with photographs from Walter Wick, was published by Scholastic in 1991, the program has expanded to include 49 million books in print. The Emmy® Award-winning Scholastic Media television series, also based on the books, is currently available for streaming on Netflix and Hulu. In addition to the newest release for VTech, the best-selling I SPY interactive franchise includes product offerings on platforms such as LeapFrog’s Tag Learning System, Leapster, Leapster2 and Leapster Explorer, Nintendo Wii and DS, as well as apps for iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad®.


About VTech®

VTech® is a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. As a pioneer in the learning toy category, VTech develops high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children’s development and make learning fun. With a rich, almost 35 year history, VTech has not only established itself as a learning authority but also consistently remains at the forefront of innovation with award-winning products such as the InnoTab® 3S Wi-Fi Learning Tablet, one of the first children’s learning-based tablets with Wi-Fi, MobiGo®, V.Reader® and V.Smile®. The Learning Lodge®, VTech’s comprehensive app store, features a robust library of more than 650 educational and entertaining games, e-Books, music and videos with engaging age-appropriate content across the widest variety of curricula, with content expanding to offer even more titles. The company also has a broad range of award-winning infant and preschool products available in 24 different languages worldwide, with more than 100 new products introduced every year. In order to further strengthen VTech’s position as a learning authority, the company’s Panel of Experts, with esteemed experts in reading, language arts, science, math, and child development, consult on new product introductions and Learning Lodge content.

VTech Electronics North America, LLC is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. VTech Electronics Limited is headquartered in Hong Kong with distribution globally. VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool.

We have teamed up for a Back-to-School Giveaway! One winner will win the  I SPY Adventure game! To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you think your child would be most excited to try this new game! Deadline to enter is August 26th, 2014 at 12 noon. (PST) One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

For more information on VTech’s additional product lines, visit on Facebook or follow @VTechToys on Twitter.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to feature and offer the giveaway. Thank you to Scholastic Media and VTech.






Hush Hush Free Panty Program For Women! Giveaway Opportunity!


The Hush Hush line offers sleek, stylish and effective leak-control panties for women. They look and feel just like traditional underwear, and are machine washable. Hush Hush is a line of sleek, stylish and effective leak-control panties – an ally to all women from puberty to menopause. You have the chance to receive a FREE pair of panties! No joke! The first 2,000 women who do the survey will receive a pair.   Open to women 18 or older in the continental U.S. and all interested women need to do is complete a short survey – it’ll take two minutes or less! I just completed the survey and it really is quick and simple!  Anyone else who completes the survey (beyond the first 2,000) will get a coupon code to purchase the panty for $5 – that’s a 50 percent discount AND you would get free shipping!  Now, is that a deal?! I think so!

Sneezing, laughing, running or…..well just about anything, can lead to a moment of urinary leakage. Hush Hush panties keep extra moisture your little secret. Hush Hush is manufactured and distributed by Prime Life Fibers, a trusted apparel company with more than 20 years experience making comfortable, quality, affordable and stylish solutions for everyday health and wellness concerns.

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Here is the link to the survey! Go now! It really is quick and easy!

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Thank you to Wearever for offering myself and our readers this opportunity to receive a free product from the Hush Hush line up.

Vote for Ms. Frizzle as Top Teacher!


Wahoo! As kids are heading back-to-school, Parade has named beloved science teacher extraordinaire Ms. Frizzle, from Scholastic Media’s The Magic School Bus, as one of their “most inspiring teachers from TV and movies”! The vote is on for the top educator and we’re hoping you can help Ms. Frizzle reach #1! Here’s the link:


Airing for 18 consecutive years and seen in more than 39 countries, the Emmy-winning Magic School Bus is the longest-running kids’ science series in history. And the legacy continues with a thrilling new Netflix original series,The Magic School Bus 360°, that will premiere in 2016. The all-new CGI animated series from Scholastic Media will feature exciting adventures that will bring young viewers on high-flying hijinks through the incredible world of science, along with the indomitable Ms. Frizzle and her intrepid class.

Vote for Ms. Frizzle as the most inspiring teacher on TV! @ParadeMagazine @Scholastic

Credit: Scholastic.