Archives for February 2016

Amber Flea and Tick Collar with Adjustable Leather Strap for Dogs and Cats


Looking for a more natural way to get rid of fleas and ticks on your dog or cat? The Amber Crown Flea and Tick Collar is the answer! I like that this collar is waterproof and does not have an unpleasant smell. It actually is odor free. Each bead is 100% Genuine Baltic Amber and so each one may be slightly different. I also like that there are no unpleasant side effects and that it is completely safe and is 100% chemical free. I feel that this is safe for our dog and and it is also quite pretty! This would make a great gift for Dog and Cat owners!


You can purchase on

Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an unbiased review. 

Miracles From Heaven is a Columbia Pictures film and will open nationwide on Wednesday, March 16th Special Advance Screening Invite for SoCal City Kids readers!

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MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family.  When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution.

After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

You and a guest are invited to a special advance screening of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, to RSVP while space permits, go to:

SoCal City Kids readers can just RSVP and print the passes and go to the check-in table and show the tickets which say SoCalCityKids.

There are 25 pairs of tickets so just click on the link above!

Please RSVP and bring your pass for admittance to the check-in table by 8 pm for priority VIP access.

Movie is rated PG for the following reasons:




Social Media:

  • Instagram – @MiraclesFromHeaven
  • Twitter – @MiraclesFromHeaven
  • Facebook- @MiraclesFromHeaven
  • #MiraclesFromHeaven


  • – is a meme generator where you can upload a photo of your miracle (family member, animal, etc), enter a name and it will automatically generate a new image of your miracle with the caption “X Is My Miracle From Heaven”. The meme can be downloaded and shared on social media.


Self Disclosure: Thank you to Sony Pictures!


Wrapy is a must-have for Moms with babies! Dads will love this one too!


Looking for the perfect Baby Shower Gift? Are you a new Mom? The Wrapy Baby Wrap is a great gift suggestion! It’s so important to feel that your baby is safe and this product is a real life-saver! I do not have a baby or very young child but received a sample to try it out! I did try it on and found it very comfortable and decided to have a friend (with a 1-year-old) check it out to see what she thought. She loves it and says that it is a really helpful product and that it is nicely made. She feels that it is very durable and gives her more confidence that her baby is safe. She also loves that it is rather fashionable and that it isn’t big and bulky. She loves that it is stylish and that is very cool to this young mom. Wrapy is made of 95% Cotton and 5% Spandex and comes in one size fits all. So, there is no need to buy one for each family member. Now, that is really cool!  I also like that it would be great for Dads too!

You can find out more here and it is also available on

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Wrapy.

Wandering Wooly by Award-winning Artist Andrea Gabriel


Little Wooly leaves her mother behind as she chases a toad down to the river. When the glacial ice breaks, she is swept away in the rumbling, rolling water. Now alone, the mammoth calf struggles to survive. She must sneak past cave lions, bears, saber-toothed cats and humans. Exhausted and afraid, she must even hide from stormy weather as she fights her way back to her herd. How can she find them? Will she ever get back?

The For Creative Minds section has some great activities such as ice Age Sequencing and learning about Extinct ice Age Animals.

I highly recommend for ages 4-8.

Find this book and many more at Arbordale Publishing.

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

Discovery Box encourages Sensory Play

Sensory Play for young children is very important! This next product is one that I highly recommend! Discovery Box  by Revelae Kids features a variety of things that young children will just love! I received the Ocean Exploration themed Box and it has been a hit with my young nephew. He loves that it has a lot of realistic-looking creatures such as star fish and turtles but he really seems to love the water beads. He loves scooping them up! It also includes sparkling gems & crystals, colorful rocks & shells so he has had so much fun with this set! The play-set comes within a close-able box and has a hinged lid. Discovery Box really does encourage hours of fun and imaginative sensory play.
  • Themes include Ocean Exploration, Butterfly Garden, Rainforest, and Dinosaur World.

Discovery Box can be found on

You may learn more at

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Discovery Box.



Looking for a new go-to lipstick? This one is a beauty must-have! My favorite thing about this lipstick is how it also moisturizes my lips!

THINK: A new era of incredible lip colour!


WHAT IT IS: The first lipstick of its kind, The Only 1 is set to challenge lipstick history. A unique multi-tasker, it excels in EVERYTHING you look for in a lippie. Discover intense, high-impact shades. Enjoy an ultra-comfortable, weightless feel and indulge lips in luscious moisture. A worry free experience is guaranteed because the gorgeous colour stays put for hours and hours. It’s the only 1 lipstick you need… and the only 1 that won’t let you down. Our hero!

This new lip legend has an innovative hybrid formula that marries the best of moisturising AND long-lasting lipsticks:

  • COLOR – Pre-coated pigments allow for fabulous full coverage in one easy stroke. The true-to-the-bullet colours are gloriously vibrant and luminous on application… and hours later.
  • COMFORT – The formula containing a blend of lightweight oils provides a gorgeous glide and a feather-light feel with an amazing cushioning sensation.
  • MOISTURE – Throughout wear, the formula with Rosa fruit oil leaves lips feeling moisturised. Mmmwah! For extra TLC, the formula contains Vitamin E.
  • WEAR – A fine blend of advanced polymers sets the formula and enhances skin-adhesion for outstanding staying power. Lips feel hugged by colour and moisture for hours.

Prepare to incite anarchy with your power pout. The Only 1 Lipstick comes in a riot of 12 shades that will create a frenzy of lust. Slick on powerful pinks, like You’re All Mine #120. Rock rich, ravishing reds with Best Of The Best #510. Create chaos with eye-catching corals, like Call Me Crazy #620. Be brave with beautiful browns, including Naughty Nude #700. And pack a punch with deep plum hues, One-Of-A-Kind #810.  Every vivid shade is worth fighting for!

A game-changing lipstick demands a super-stylish new look. To signal the breakthrough formula, The Only 1 has a unique twisted design that looks ultra-contemporary and high-end. The gorgeous glossy black pack is ringed with a colour band that’s matched to each lipstick shade.

The advertising campaign sees a valiant Georgia May Jagger starting a revolution with her lips! Dressed in military uniform and wearing shade Best of the Best #510, she rallies her beautiful army as they take to the streets of London to spread lip propaganda. News of The Only 1’s ground-breaking, no compromise formula hits the headlines and Georgia invites the nation to ‘Get the London look’. A new era of lipstick is here.

WHAT THEY COST: The Only 1 Lipstick, $7.25; Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner, $5.70

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Mass market retailers and drugstores nationwide beginning January 2016.  Visit for store locations.

RIMMEL LONDON, a top-selling line of color cosmetics in the U.K., was created in 1834 and introduced to the U.S. market in March 2000.  Rimmel epitomizes the London spirit – energetic, fashion forward and individual.  A comprehensive beauty offering, Rimmel is always inspired by London’s trend-setting style.  Quality cosmetics at an accessible price that allows American women to get the London Look.

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




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No matter what your style, from broadband-beautifully on-the-go with the Digital Overload collection to urban beats with an edge in the case of the Glam Rock range, the award-winning Sally Hansen Miracle GelTM franchise has you covered. New and improved Miracle Gel is the next best thing to a salon gel manicure at home. The new collections feature the following new hues.

The Digital Overload collection is plugged in and always on! The range adds seven new wildly addictive and electrifying shades that are social media share-worthy:

Pink-terest:  pixel-pretty bubblegum pink

World Wide Red:  disruptively hot red-orange

Gigabryte:  bright yellow that’s bound to go viral

Digi-Teal:  buzzworthy take on teal

Byte Blue : LED-light bold blue

Electric Pop:  wonderfully web-ready animated pink

Let’s Get Digital: futuristically iridescent robin’s egg blue with pink shimmer


I received samples of  Pink-terest, Let’s Get Digital and just love thse shades! They really scream out “Spring!” These are a must-have for the upcoming season!

Glam Rock is the intersection of pretty and punk blending the deep hues of yesteryear with the spirit of rock and roll. This collection also features seven new shades:

V-Amplified: mega-moody maroon

Scarlet Starlet: a Brit-rock favorite flavor —cherry red

Head Bang: a rad, rave-worthy chestnut brown

Stilettos & Studs: psychedelic charcoal shimmer

Motley Hue: manic magenta crème

Rock On Silver:  heavy metal textured silver

Punkish Purple:  groupie-gorgeous royal purple

When layered over the Miracle Gel shades, the new 2X Volume Top Coat increases the volume of your manicure, creating dramatically fuller-looking nails with a high-gloss finish. The result: The look of a gel manicure at home, without the trip to a salon! Miracle Gel’s two-step application is super-simple. First, apply two thin coats of Miracle GelTM color to clean, bare nails. Then, apply one coat of the new Miracle GelTM 2X Volume Top Coat. Natural light cures the polish, yielding a manicure that resembles a UV / LED cured gel polish. It removes easily with regular nail polish remover.

I received the Punkish Purple and love this bold shade!!
Look for these new shades where Sally Hansen products are sold.
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. 

Sparkling Ice Launches “Shoot with KD” Digital Game, Debuts All New Limited-Edition Bottle and Announces Support of Kevin Durant Charity Foundation Courts Renovation Initiative SPARKLING ICE INVITES FANS TO SHOOT TO WIN WITH NBA MVP KEVIN DURANT


Sparkling Ice®, part of the Talking Rain® Beverage Company portfolio, announced today a series of 2016 initiatives as part of a continued campaign with brand ambassador and partner Kevin Durant. The initiatives include a “Shoot to Win” interactive digital game with KD, Limited Edition Orange Mango bottle and a new partnership/support of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.


In the “Shoot to Win” with KD game, fans are invited to play an interactive in-store point of sale display, mobile and online game for a chance to win exclusive Kevin Durant signed memorabilia, Sparkling Ice gear and more. In-store, “Shoot to Win” with KD incorporates an augmented reality experience where contestants will have three chances to score a basket against Durant, in the mobile and online versions of the game. Contestants will be able to play once a day to win daily prizes, like signed Kevin Durant swag and cases of Sparkling Ice. All players will win a Sparkling Ice coupon as a consolation prize for playing the game.


In addition to the interactive game, Sparkling Ice recently unveiled its new Limited-Edition Orange Mango bottle, featuring Durant’s signature and a custom basketball graphic on the label. Proceeds from bottle sales will go to the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s (KDCF) “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL” Courts Renovation Initiative. “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL” aims to revitalize basketball courts for at-risk youth in underserved communities across the United States and internationally. The first three locations for the “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL” program include courts in Oklahoma City, Washington, D.C. and Berlin, Germany. Sparkling Ice is proud to announce their support for a project based in the brand’s hometown of Seattle, WA, where Kevin Durant was first drafted.


“It is an honor to be able to support one of the first court renovations in the city we call home,” noted Kevin Klock, President and CEO of Talking Rain Beverage Co. “Kevin Durant’s dedication to giving back to the community, as well as his talent and ambition on and off the court, is why we continue to enhance our partnership.”


For a chance to “Shoot to Win” with KD and score select merchandise, visit For more information about Sparkling Ice and 2016 initiatives with Kevin Durant, visit and

About Sparkling Ice Beverages 


Sparkling Ice beverages combine sparkling water, natural flavors, fruit juice, vitamins and antioxidants to offer a great tasting lightly carbonated beverage, all without the calories. Sparkling Ice is the Bold Side of Water, offering a bold, flavored, lightly-carbonated beverage that appeals to all age groups. Available in eleven refreshing flavors: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, Lemon Lime, Crisp Apple, Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Watermelon and new in 2016 Black Cherry. Sparkling Ice Lemonades, launched in 2013, are available in three refreshing flavors: Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Peach Lemonade.  Sparkling Ice Teas launched nationally in 2015 and include Peach Tea, Raspberry Tea, Lemon Tea and Half & Half flavors. SPARKLING ICE can be found in retailers nationwide. Sparkling Ice is part of the Talking Rain family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparkling Ice, visit


About Kevin Durant Charity Foundation

The mission of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF) is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs.

KDCF core programs include the “Build it and They Will Ball” courts renovation initiative, ongoing support to organizations serving foster youth and youth facing homelessness, and annual holiday programs.

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