Archives for April 25, 2016

OC Zoo Celebrates Bear Awareness Day May 7th


Join the County of Orange and OC Parks at the OC Zoo in observance of Bear Awareness Day on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Visit OC Zoo on Bear Awareness Day and learn more about California black bears. In addition to visiting all of the animals at the OC Zoo, guests will enjoy activities including bear crafts for kids, special zookeeper talks about bears, and a learning station where you can find out more about bear conservation and research, how to “bear proof” camping sites, and what to do if you see a bear.


“Supporting the conservation of California Black Bears is an important service that the OC Zoo provides. The Bear Awareness Celebration is a fun experience for people to visit  and learn more about bears,” said Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Third District.


Reservations for Bear Awareness Day at OC Zoo are not needed. All of the activities offered at the event are free with paid OC Zoo admission. Zoo admission is $2 per person with ages 2 and under free and parking is $5.


Come experience the animals of the OC Zoo and celebrate the Bear Awareness Day with the County of Orange and OC Parks.


Bear Awareness Day

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Location: OC Zoo

Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869


Credit: OC Zoo.

Burke Williams Offers a Mother’s Day to Remember Unique Spa Specials Include Burke Williams New Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure

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Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to introduce three special Mother’s Day packages to treat the women in your life with an indulgent pampering experience. Each exclusive package offers a unique combination of soothing services and enhancements for moms and daughters to enjoy.

The Mother’s Day packages introduce Burke Williams’ new elegant Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure. The indulgent service begins with a Yuzu Rose Sugar Scrub to exfoliate, followed by a Honey Heel Glaze, and for the ultimate renewal, a deliciously refreshing Yuzu Rose Body Butter. We’ll finish off the perfect pedicure with our new Gold Polish in the color of her choice.

Moms will “Relax” with Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure with her choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -or- Spa Style facial starting at just $149 ($194 value or higher). “Escape” with a Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure, a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -and- a 50-minute Spa Style facial all starting at $249 ($313 value). Mothers and daughters can share in a relaxing experience and enjoy our elegant Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure with their choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -or- a 50-minute Spa Style facial for just $309 ($388 value).


Guests must be 18 years of age to enjoy these services. Pedicure services are not available in the West Hollywood or Mission Viejo spas and will be substituted with a 25-minute Salt or Sugar Glo for the Mother’s Day packages. Package pricing can vary per spa location.


Mother’s Day packages are available now through May 8. Join us at a Burke Williams spa location near you or online at for gift cards and reservations by location. Go beyond the spa with Burke Williams this Mother’s Day.

Credit: Burke Williams Day Spa.

Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces All-New Preferred Hotel Program Partnering with Over 20 Los Angeles Area Hotels to Provide Premium Consumer Benefits with Every Stay Preferred Hotel Program Provides Flexibility to Book via Universal Studios Hollywood’s Desktop and Mobile Websites


Universal Studios Hollywood is rolling out the welcome mat to guests booking their stay at any one of over 20 Los Angeles partner hotels as part of the destination’s newly launched Preferred Hotel Program.

The diverse array of hotels extends from ocean side in Santa Monica to the heart of the San Fernando Valley, and from a vibrant Hollywood and West Hollywood to a bustling downtown L.A., providing travelers with a broad selection of neighborhoods that best suit their vacation and business needs while visiting the City of Angels.

The Preferred Hotel Program, accessible through Universal Studios Hollywood’s desktop and mobile websites, features a listing and descriptive overview of each of the hotels along with a “book now” option designed to make the process as easy as possible. Many of the select hotels also offer a variety of amenities, including complimentary shuttle service to Universal Studios Hollywood, free hotel parking and complimentary breakfast. When guests confirm their hotel package, which consists of hotel accommodations and tickets to the theme park, they will receive the added benefit of one hour early entry to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.”

Over the past five years, Universal Studios Hollywood has undergone an unprecedented revitalization. Today, over 75 percent of the destination has been reimagined and can be characterized as an entirely new theme park experience.

In addition to the just opened “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the summer arrival of “The Walking Dead” permanent attraction, and the recent additions of “Fast & Furious: Supercharged” as the grand finale to the world-famousStudio Tour, “Springfield,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” “Transformers: The Ride 3D,” the “Nighttime Studio Tour” and the new “Special Effects Show,” Universal Studios Hollywood is continually exploring new, groundbreaking ways to provide guests with the ultimate Hollywood experience.

More information is available at  Guests can link directly to the Preferred Hotel Program by visiting Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter TM” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s flagship attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”  The destination also features the Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, including the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.

Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Giveaway!

Mother’s Day is coming up! Can you believe that it is almost May? We’re celebrating moms everywhere with these Mother’s Day gift ideas from Mommy Scene. These awesome brands offer a wide variety of gifts perfect to pamper the wonderful mom in your life. Plus enter to win one of these featured gifts!

Mothers Day Gift Guide - Mommy Scene

1. Back Buddy Support Pillow
The original award-winning Back Buddy Support Pillow – designed by a Chiropractor and a nursing mother. Alleviates common back pain during and after pregnancy, and encourages proper position for breastfeeding. Made in the USA from high-quality structural foam that is certified to be made without harmful PBDE’s, phthalates, CFC’s, formaldehyde, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals. The perfect gift for any new or expectant mom!

2. Us+Four Tees or Tanks
Perfect gift for the special mom in your life. Us+Four offers style and comfort with graphic tees, tanks, sweatshirts, and mugs. Created by Lauren Anderson, a mom of 4, the “Happy Mama” collection has been her most fun and popular design.

3. Pure Hazelwood Necklace with Gold European Charm and Bracelet
World leader on the market for more than 18 years, Pure Hazelwood products are inspired by a First Nations tradition, handcrafted with 100 % natural hazel wood and meant for the whole family. Rich in anti-inflammatory molecules, hazel wood helps relieve several symptoms related to inflammation such as: skin problems (eczema, psoriasis), digestive disorders, joint pain, and more!

4. Yummi Pouch Modern Cloth Bags
These adorable cloth bags are ideal for holding cosmetics, small accessories, and even snacks! They feature modern prints, a moisture resistant interior, and easy-open zipper. Each bag measures 4″ x 7″. Receive 20% off with promo code: Revelae20

5. DeVita Hyaluronic SeruGel
DeVita is the most advanced, certified organic aloe vera based, 100% vegan, paraben free, all natural skin care available. DeVita’s oil-free Hyaluronic SeruGel will quench your thirsty skin cells by helping to deliver maximum amounts of Hyaluronic Acid to the skin using our unique Organic Aloe Vera delivery system. Hyaluronic acid contributes to the skin’s elasticity and suppleness, minimizes lines and wrinkles, and prevents premature signs of aging. It is also fast-absorbing and ideal for all skin types.

6. Pearhead My First Holiday Belly Stickers
Pearhead My First Holiday Belly Stickers are a fun, unique way to capture your baby’s first celebrations. Snap and record their first holidays for memories that will last for years to come. From first birthday to first Thanksgiving, these stickers say it all. Includes 14 stickers that can be peeled and placed on your baby’s clothing. Stickers feature cute designs and colorful prints for every holiday. These belly stickers are an adorable gift for new parents.

7. Bumblewood Lavender Gift Bag
Give mom the gift of pampering this year with Bumblewood’s Lavender-scented gift set. All natural and lightly scented with Lavender essential oil, mom will be relaxed from head-to-toe with a handcrafted soap, lotion stick and lip balm, all put together in a cute little cotton bag ready to give.

8. Rifle Paper Co. Herb Garden Recipe Box
The perfect addition to your kitchen, Rifle Paper Co.’s new Herb Garden Recipe Box features a gold metallic interior and gold label frame on the front. It comes with 12 letterpress dividers and 24 charcoal spoon recipe cards to help organize your favorite dishes.

9. Fancy Pantz Designs Flower Necklace
This stunning vintage inspired metal flower necklace is hand painted with a chippy distressed look and embellished with a crystal flower surrounded by sparkling aged rhinestones. No two are alike. Handmade by designer Barb Lowson, this beautiful necklace comes with a gunmetal etched chain with lobster clasp closure, available in various lengths. Flower measures approximately 2″ in diameter.

10. Girly Girl One-Size Leggings
These one-size high quality leggings come in more than 100 modern prints. The one size leggings stretch from a XS to a XL size, featuring a soft elastic waist band and thick, non-transparent, material. Girly Girl Leggings is owned and operated by a mother and daughter.

11. Willamy Collection Leather Wrap Bracelets
Classy & sophisticated, our Crystal Pearl 5x Leather Wrap Bracelet is the perfect combination of crystals and glass beads on brown leather. Recieve 20% off with promocode: springfever

What will you get your mom for Mother’s Day? We hope you got some great ideas! These would be great to pass along to your hubby too! Every mom deserves to be pampered on her special day.

Enter to win one of these fabulous gifts!

Mommy Scene will be selecting one winner for each of these featured prizes
8 prizes = 8 winners!

Mothers Day Gift Guide Giveaway prizes - Mommy Scene

Featured Prizes

Back Buddy Support Pillow
Us+Four Tee or Tank Top
Pure Hazelwood Necklace with Gold European Charm
Yummi Pouch Modern Cloth Bags – set of 3
Girly Girl One-Size Leggings style “Lace Me Up – Blue”
DeVita Skincare Hyaluronic SeruGel
Pearhead My First Holiday Belly Stickers
Bumblewood Lavender Gift Bag
Willamy Collection Crystal Pearl Leather Wrap Bracelet

This giveaway is sponsored by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries. One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on May 7th, 2016. Mommy Scene and the participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Womens Beach Cover Up Oversized Printed Swim Bikini Pool Wear Sold by: NEOSAN


Looking for a pretty cover up? This one fits sizes S/M/L. It’s a really pretty and lightweight chiffon cover up that can also be worn with jeans and a tank this Summer. This one has long, loose sleeves and a scoop-neck design. It is just perfect for a beach cover up or heading off to the pool but is also fashionable with jeans and a tank. It’s a summer must-have! I just love the bright and colorful pattern on this one! It just may turn into one of my favorite summer wardrobe items!


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Self Disclosure: I received a heavily discounted item in exchange for an unbiased review.

Swim,Beach Cover Up by Dragon & Squama is a Must-Buy!


I know! I know it is only Spring! But, here is sunny Southern California, we have sunny beach days so beach and swim coverups are a must! I really like this one from Dragon & Squama because it is so pretty and it is lightweight! I love that it is sheer and I love the blue color and pattern. It really is truly pretty! I think it is so pretty that it could also be work with a tank or cami and a pair of jeans in the summer! I wear a size medium and it fits me perfectly. I love the quality and it would also make a nice gift!


It can be found on


More info:

Ideal mini beach cover up for your bikinis and swimsuits.
Size: One Size Fits US Size XS-L,relaxed fit. Clothing Length:31.5in,sleeve:12.20in
Model Information: Bust 31″,Waist 25″,Hips 34″,Height 5’7″. Im 5’12 and about 120lbs,My Size:Bust:37in,Waist:29in,Hips:39in,US SIZE M,relaxed fit.Anothers,132Lbs,5.57ft,Bust:37in,Waist:29in,Hips:39in,US SIZE M relaxed fit.
Light weigh and soft chiffon cool you in summer
Multi-functional design that is convenient and easy to wear.

Self Disclosure: I received a heavily discounted item in exchange for an unbiased review. 

New Essential Oil for Anxiety and Stress Relief


Looking for a natural great way to relief some stress? Tranquility Essential Oil for Anxiety & Stress by Phytopia may really help! I like that it is super easy to use and I am impressed with its ability to calm my nerves. My husband has also tried it and he seems to really like it! Tranquility Essential Oil is a mix of organic carrier oils and organic essential oils, allowing it to be applied directly to your skin such as your wrists and neck. I have tried it on my neck..just a few drops at a time is needed for over a week now and am impressed! I also tried it in the bathtub and it really helps relax your muscles and make you feel like your troubles are floating away!

More info:

*Directions:Use it 15 minutes before taking a bath to prevent feeling greasy. Apply right amount to skin and massage gently, move toward the direction of the heart. Can be used while taking a bath by adding 3 teaspoons into the bathtub. Best in relieving stress, nervousness and restlessness. For best results, use it regularly (once or twice a day).
*Cautions: For external use only. Consult a doctor first if you are pregnant or have physical trauma. Keep the rim clean and the bottle tightly closed to prevent oil from spoiling.

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

My Beauty faves of the week from Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and NYC New York Color!

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Here are my favorites for the week!

NYC New York Color 24 Hr Waterproof Eyeshadow in Madison Square Park ($2.99) – This chubby, waterproof eye shadow delivers vibrant color for up to 24HR wear.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in On Pines and Needles and Greenlight ($7.99) – Seven benefits of a salon manicure in one bottle. Now infused with Keratin Complex for up to 64% stronger nails.

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Emerald Sparkle ($6.49)- Glide-on full color definition! Soft creamy texture in a retractable pencil with built-in smudger for subtle blending and sharpener for high precision line Waterproof formula for up to 10 hours long lasting wear.

Look for them at stores wear Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and NYC New York Color products are sold.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and NYC New York Color.