Archives for August 18, 2015

Bairly Sheer, the Ultimate Aerosol Foundation + Color Collection

I am quite excited to tell you about the Launch of Bairly Sheer! This one really is rather unique!

Bairly Sheer, the first full line of spray-on airbrush cosmetics that goes onto the skin effortlessly for a blendable, beautiful finish. The antidote to heavy foundation, the Bairly Sheer collection includes the following lines for all your coverage needs:

  • Ultra Mist Foundations (Available in 12 shades): Light, blendable and buildable coverage
  • Mist Blushes (3 shades): Touch of color for all skin tones
  • Mist Body Shimmer (4 shades): Subtle glow for body
  • Body Coverage (10 shades): Hides unwanted age spots, tattoos and varicose veins
  • Beauty Mists (3 products): Primer, Sealants and Bronzer for perfected looks.

I received a sample of the Spray on Foundation in Golden Beige and was quite pleased! The ultimate light and buildable coverage; water-based formula, so ideal for sensitive skin and it lasts up to 18 hours! I really like this one and it really isn’t heavy like I expected it to be.  I love that it it lightweight and what is really cool is that you can find which shade is best for them by entering the UPC code of current foundation here! This one is a beauty-must have and it also minimizes fine lines, wrinkles & texture.

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The rest of the line up sounds wonderful too!

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Currently available at for $12.99 (1 oz. aerosol can). Coming to Ulta, and Target stores soon!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this beauty post.



Silly Willy is Pet of the Week!

Silly Willy, Aug. 20 Pet of the Week

What a goofball! No wonder the shelter staff named him Silly Willy! This is a 6-year-old doggie who still thinks he’s a puppy and has the whole sidekick thing going on. He may be perfect for you! Meet Silly Willy on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A552805.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)


Credit: Companion Animal Village.


PACIFIC PADDLE GAMES REGISTRATION IS OPEN! First 250 Registrations Score a Salt Life Bag and OluKai Sandals

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Registration is now open for the highly anticipated 2015 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life, October 10 -11 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California.  The inaugural event will make history with a $55,000 prize purse, the biggest purse ever offered in the sport. Registration is now open for all divisions at


The significant prize purse is thanks to sponsor support including presenting sponsor Salt Life and supporting sponsors OluKai, West Marine, GoPro, California State Parks and SUP magazine.  Sponsors have also ponied up some cool incentives for the first 250 registrants including a Salt Life bag, OluKai sandals and SUP magazine subscriptions. Registration will be capped, so please enter ASAP!

The Pacific Paddle Games will draw racers from around the globe for an exciting weekend of innovative surf race formats with something for everyone including Pro, Open and Junior divisions and distance races.


The West Marine Demo Zone, onsite at the Pacific Paddle Games will feature the largest SUP demo area in the country, offering opportunities to trial SUP boards and gear, learn tips and tricks from the pros and meet your favorite athletes in a fun and festive atmosphere for the whole family.


The 2015 Pacific Paddle Games wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners.  Big thanks to Salt Life, OluKai, GoPro, West Marine, Milagro Tequila and California State Parks.


Visit for more information, registration and more. #PPG2015


The Seventh Dwarf – A Delightful New Twist on an Old Story


This hilarious mash-up of the best classic fairy tales will delight both young and old. With a winged dragon, a brave little dwarf and toe-tapping songs, it’s a film you can share with your younger kids as well as your older ones. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Michelle C. comments, “I watched this movie along with my little sister and she loved it.” Morgan B., age 10, adds, “There are cute and funny dwarfs in this all new adventure. This new story line is adorable and fun for the whole family.” Brook S., age 9 also commented, “The Seventh Dwarf is an outstanding movie. It is full of comedy, adventure, music and dancing. The actors have great comedic timing and they amazed me with their singing performances.”


The Seventh Dwarf

By Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10

There are cute and funny dwarfs in this all new adventure. This new story line is adorable and fun for the whole family.

BoBo, the smallest Dwarf, is played Joshua Graham and he is my favorite character. His clumsiness leads the story line through its many adventures. The message is “Hero’s come in all sizes” – which is a great message.

Peyton List voices the famous Sleeping Beauty and she has been updated. Although there are many plans in place to protect her, she still cannot escape pricking her finger and falling into a dead sleep.

Norman MacDonald portrays Burner, the dragon. He is fierce and quirky. His voice matches perfectly with his character. Then, of course, there is the dancing. This is one of my favorite scenes and we learn that Burner is great dancer.

The music is catchy and I found myself still singing the songs the next day. They are original songs with great uplifting lyrics. There are many belly laughing moments.

The graphics are classic animation style done in German 3D computer animation. It is bright and colorful. The backgrounds and castle scenes are very detailed. Each character is well thought out with each matching its own unique personalities. Every fairy tale needs a villain and her name is Dellamorta (Nina Hagen). The movie all flows beautifully but this charter is done in a completely different style which makes her seem oddly out of place.

The story line is easy to follow and full of surprises. Many different characters show up from various fairy tales. The story is based loosely on Sleeping Beauty with many twists and turns. The characters are much different from the original versions we all know and love. There are several new ones you will be adding to your favorites list.

The Dwarfs have all new names with different traits and personalities. Their differences help them as they try to rescue Princess Rose and everyone in the castle from the evil sleeping spell. They must go on a quest in search of her true love.

This movie has many messages including 1) Don’t be afraid to be who you are, 2) Believe in yourself and 3) Don’t judge people before you really get to know them.

I recommend this movie to ages 5 to 8. It is definitely most suitable for a younger audience.

This movie gets 4 ½ toe tapping stars. It is sure to put a smile on your face and many new songs in your heart. It has a limited release in local theaters beginning July 31, 2015 and will be available on DVD August 18.

The Seventh Dwarf

By Michelle C., KIDS FIRST! Critic, age 16



I watched this movie along with my little sister and she loved it! It’s a pretty basic story but the film makes it interesting and funny.


The Seventh Dwarf is a family film adventure in which cute little dwarves Bobo, Tschakko, Cloudy, Sunny, Cookie, Speedy and Ralfie embark on a journey to save the beautiful and fabulous Snow White. It’s the night before Princess Rose’s 18th birthday and everyone in the kingdom went to the Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood.


Everything is going swell until, just before the clock strikes midnight, Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks Princess Rose’s (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty)  finger with a cursed needle and sends the entire kingdom into a slumber that is a century long. Yikes! The dwarves fall into a huge complication where they must find Rose’s true love, Jack, to save her with a kiss! In this tricky and insane journey, they face a fierce and blazing dragon and even defeat the evil, ugly witch, Dellamorta.
In this tale, they combine all of our favorite kid fairy tales into one and do great job at it!  The only cons are the songs that they sing. You’ll find it nearly impossible to get them out of your head afterwards! Pretty tedious if you ask me. What makes The Seventh Dwarf so enjoyable is the quality of it all. All of the colorful characters bring fascinating adventure and writing that directs both children and parents effortlessly.
The Seventh Dwarf is rated PG for its thematic elements and some suggestive material. I rate this film four out of five stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12.



The Seventh Dwarf

By Brooke S. , KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 9


The Seventh Dwarf is an outstanding movie. It is full of comedy, adventure, music and dancing. The actors have great comedic timing and they amazed me with their singing performances.  I have to commend the directors for bringing these characters to life.

The Seventh Dwarf is an animated film directed by Boris Alijinovic and Harald Siepermann.  I really enjoyed the movie. It is hysterical.  The movie is about Princess Rose (Peyton List), who has an 18th birthday celebration and accidentally pricks her finger on a needle that is held by Bobo and cursed by the evil queen, Dellamorta.  The needle puts her immediately into a deep sleep.  After Princess Rose falls asleep, Bobo then accidentally puts the rest of the castle into a slumber.  The only way to get Princess Rose to awaken is by a “true love’s kiss”.

The film takes place at a castle.  There is a party thrown for Princess Rose and all of her fairytale friends attend: Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf, Cinderella, The Seven Dwarfs and others.  The main characters are the Seven Dwarfs but, they have different names than we are used to.  There is Cookie, Sunny, Cloudy, Ralphy, Speedy, Tschakko and Bobo.  Bobo is the clumsy one of the group.  Every time his shoelaces come undone, something bad happens.  Even though the evil witch, Dellamorta and her dragon, Burner are not invited to the celebration, she makes a grand appearance anyway. The dwarfs are taken on an adventure when they set out to find Jack who is the only one who can wake up princess Rose with a “true love’s kiss”.  The dwarfs get into so many sticky situations along their journey to find Jack.  Finally, they find Jack and they hurry back to see if the “true love’s kiss” will save Princess Rose. You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

My favorite part of this movie is when the dragon, Burner shows Bobo one of his favorite things he likes to do.  He asks Bobo to promise not to laugh.  After he shows Bobo his secret, their new friendship takes a bad turn.  Soon afterwards, Bobo and the Dwarfs make Burner feel better and they end up being best friends.  My favorite character is Bobo because he is always happy and is hilarious.

The message of the film is: As long as you have friends by your side, you can accomplish anything.

I rate this movie four out of five stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 18 as well as adults.

Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions,

Kitchen Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed College Students will also love these!


  1. The IMUSA Mortar and Pestle is an essential tool for the ingredient explorer. Great for crushing fresh herbs and spices, the GlobalKitchen Mortar and Pestle is crafted from bamboo and is eco-friendly, featuring red silicone accents that allow for better grip and non-slip bottom to easily grind spices, herbs, garlic and more! Plus, it gives a pop of color to your kitchen. Available at for $14.99.
  2. Add fresh avocado in a flash with the IMUSA Avocado Slicer. Featuring an ergonomic handle with stainless steel accents, this plastic avocado slicer cuts and peels an avocado half in easy motion. Available at for $2.99.
  3. The IMUSA Red Citrus Squeezer is a handy tool that makes extracting citrus juice a breeze. This colorful and stylish hand-held press has an ergonomic design for comfort, and a bright red exterior finish to add a pop of color to your kitchen.  The squeezer juices lemon or limes quickly, without the seeds or mess. Available at for $8.99.
  4. The COOKINA Cuisine Reusable Cooking Sheet is perfect for whipping up any dessert. The Cuisine is an innovative product that creates a nonstick, easy-to-clean and healthy cooking & baking experience. Ideal for using as an alternative to aluminum foil, parchment and wax paper, users can place the cooking sheet on a baking tray or pan to bake recipes without having to use oil of needing to clean the tray and oven afterwards. Available at for $12.99.
  5. The COOKINA Gard Oven Protector is a toxin-free, easy-to-use product that helps home cooks keep the oven clean with minimal effort. Home cooks need not worry about cleaning the oven after each use with this product. Users can simply place the oven protector on the bottom of the oven to catch every spill and splatter for an easier clean-up, without any odor.Available at for $12.99.

I received the  IMUSA Mortar and Pestle and love how easy this is to use! It really does make cooking much easier! It looks pretty stylish sitting on my kitchen counter too! I also received the  IMUSA Avocado Slicer and the IMUSA Red Citrus Squeezer. I really don’t know what I did before these two items! Well…really, I do but these are really cool gadgets! The IMUSA Avocado Slicer is my favorite! Now, it is super easy to slice avocados especially to add to salads! The IMUSA Red Citrus Squeezer is great for lemons! All three items are a Must-Have! They would also make great gifts for college students this back-to-school season. Find them at Target!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed are honest and no other compensation was received.