Archives for June 15, 2016

Upcoming Event! Save The Date! “Seal Day” 2016!

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MAM Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary! Giveaway Opportunity!


This year marks MAM’s 40th Anniversary! In celebration of their anniversary MAM will host a special anniversary giveaway all week long where they will giveaway two ultimate MAM prize packages full of award-winning MAM products to two winners each day THIS WEEK from 6/13-6/17.  Entrants can head to MAM’s Facebook page at to enter and for further details.

MAM, a manufacturer of award-winning, innovative and unique baby products including pacifiers and baby bottles, this year celebrates its 40-year anniversary.   From its beginnings in 1976 as a small company in Vienna, Austria, MAM has grown into a leading global brand in five continents with more than 50 million products sold annually in 60 countries.


“We understand and love babies.  For the past 40 years our top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents and allow them to focus on the joy of family,” said Jennifer Mitchell, CEO, MAM North America.  “We are proud of our heritage and will remain committed to developing products that unify design, technological innovation and medical know-how.  In commemorating this special 40 year milestone, we also celebrate our MAM parents and thank them for helping to make MAM the trusted and admired brand it is today.”


MAM was founded by Austrian plastics engineer Peter Röhrig, whose unique insight developed the idea of creating baby products that combined attractive, innovative design with proven medical benefits.  The company sold its first pacifier in 1976 and today – 40 years later – is firmly established as the world’s leading authority on the design of baby products.  In addition to pacifiers and baby bottles, MAM’s product offerings have evolved over the years to include related accessories as well as bottles, cups, teething and oral care products.


A market leader for pacifiers in the U.S. and across the globe, one MAM product is sold somewhere in the world every second.  There are 370 different pacifier designs in the MAM range and each production employee finishes over 1,000 products daily.


Based in Austria with production plants in Hungary and Thailand, MAM puts a strong emphasis on ethical business practices and meticulous quality.   With a commitment to produce only 100% safe, top-quality products for babies and young children, extensive testing is carried out to ensure product safety and reliability.  MAM pacifiers are subjected to 40 different testing methods.  Their bottles must also pass 28 separate tests. The company is also a key member of eight international scientific and standardization committees.


All MAM products are researched and developed in partnership with relevant professionals, from orthodontic specialists to midwives and pediatricians and with extensive market research among consumers.  MAM currently cooperates with more than 20 medical partners worldwide and has conducted studies involving nearly 40,000 consumers in 15 countries over the past 5 years.


MAM products have won numerous International awards including two prestigious Red Dot design awards in the last four years.  The Red Dot Awards recognize the most exceptional examples of design and are recognized as a quality seal worldwide.


Giving back has and always will be a core value of MAM.  Since its founding, MAM has supported mothers in need and their children through various projects around the world.  This includes an initiative for refugee aid with the donation of more than 16,000 MAM products to 30 different organizations and a partnership with Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation where MAM helped support efforts to provide thousands of pneumonia vaccines to children in developing countries. MAM also proudly supports military organizations including Operation Shower and Operation Homefront providing products for these organization’s baby showers to help ease the stresses military families have during deployment.

In celebration. we have also teamed up with MAM! One winner will win a $30 gift package of MAM pacifiers and pacifier wipes!

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To enter, leave a comment below about one of your tips to enjoy summer with your little one! Deadline to enter is June 27th, 2016 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via  U.S. Residents only please.

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MAM, a world leader in innovating and developing top quality baby care products for over 35 years, introduces pacifier wipes. The wipes are made with the safest ingredients and provide a great on-the-go solution for moms looking to keep their babies’ pacifiers, teethers and toys clean.
Made with Xylitol, a natural, plant-based ingredient, the wipes contain no harsh chemicals – no alcohol, dyes or parabens, and are soft and gentle on baby’s skin. Xylitol discourages harmful bacteria that can eventually lead to tooth decay.
MAM pacifier wipes are offered in convenient packaging that features a recloseable lid.
Available in package of 40 wipes. Recommended retail $3.99. Made in the USA.

About MAM – standard setting baby products 

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and in five continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visit


Follow MAM:


Twitter: @MAMBABY


Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. MAM will send the winner their prize package. Photos and info was provided by MAM.

SALLY HANSEN® Partners With Priv To Bring Fans Fabulous Legs Without The Legwork

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This spring, Sally Hansen® is bringing bare-legged beauty to your fingertips. The brand is teaming up with PRIV, a popular on-demand beauty app that allows users to order their favorite beauty services right to their doors. The partnership will bring the brand’s revolutionary Airbrush Legs® Leg Makeup directly to women in select markets across the country. Beginning in April through August, consumers in New York, NY, Hamptons, NY, Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX will receive a professional application of Airbrush Legs® Leg Makeup from one of PRIV’s top stylists with any beauty service ordered through the app or on The coveted product will be applied right in the consumers’ own homes by an expert makeup artist, who will also teach fans how to use the spring essential with a step-by-step tutorial during application. As an added bonus, fans will also receive a complimentary bottle of Airbrush Legs® Leg Makeup.

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One of Sally Hansen’s best-selling products, Airbrush Legs® Leg Makeup is a lightweight leg makeup that leaves legs looking smooth and sexy all day long. The formula infused with Palmaria Extract, helps cover imperfections like veins, freckles or bruises and stimulate microcirculation. This long lasting, fast drying formula is transfer and water resistant. The spray-on formula blends seamlessly into skin for gorgeous and flawless legs. It is available in six natural-looking shades with a luminous finish: Fairest Glow, Light Glow, Beige Glow, Medium Glow, Tan Glow, and Deep Glow and is also available in a Lotion form.

It’s almost Summer and this one is a Beauty-Must-Have before heading to the beach this Summer! I received a sample and what I like best is that it is so easy to use! It also looks natural instead of the dreaded orange color. I highly recommend this product! PRIV, although I have not tried sounds like an amazing must-try!

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PRIV is a one-stop destination for every beauty and wellness need. The app brings together services from every aspect of the industry, allowing fans to order their favorite services like blowouts, massages and haircuts directly to them anytime and anywherein multiple markets across the US and UK.


WHERE TO FIND IT: Drugstores nationwide


About Coty Inc.

Coty is a leading global beauty company with net revenues of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.  Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories.  Coty’s product offerings include such power brands as adidas, Calvin Klein, Chloé,DAVIDOFF, Marc Jacobs, OPI, philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen. For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to post. Photos and press info provided.

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey presents OUT OF THIS WORLD, an intergalactic journey to cosmic family fun! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® to Debut Out Of This World™ Circus Experience
With World Premiere Performances in Los Angeles!

First-Ever West Coast Tour Debut Blasts Off July 14th – August 7th Throughout Los Angeles
**All California Show Tickets On Sale Now**

This July, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, the circus that started it all, invites fans to blast off on an intergalactic adventure with the launch of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World™. Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of live family entertainment, today announced that this new, immersive experience will debut on the West Coast for the first time in the 145 year history of Ringling Bros., marking the Tour World Premiere at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 14, 2016; playing STAPLES Center July 14 – 19, followed by Citizens Business Bank Arena/Ontario from July 22 – 26 and rounding out the Southland engagement at the Honda Center/Anaheim from July 29 – August 7. Tickets for all California engagements are on sale to the general public now.

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“As we unveil Out Of This World, a show unlike anything experienced before, we are launching our iconic brand into the future,” said Alana Feld, Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer of Out Of This World. “Ringling Bros. is constantly changing, but this is more than that. In this production, we’re creating a new genre of circus that will shatter expectations, spark excitement and push the limits of what’s possible.”

In Out Of This World, audiences will be riveted by an interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology, which deepens their connection to the performers. Through the lens of a magic telescope capable of discovering the most spectacular circus stars in the galaxy, they will join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic mission of good versus evil to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water, fire and ice.

For the first time, the show features thrill skaters, in addition to unbelievable performances by gravity-defying acrobats, majestic animals and hilarious clowns. Imaginations will run wild throughout the non-stop display of artistic athleticism, with acts seamlessly transitioning from floor to air to ice, a feat never before done in Ringling Bros. history.

“By adding the element of ice, we’re bringing speed and motion to an already thrilling, multi-sensory performance,” said Feld. “Throughout the show, families won’t know where the floor ends and the ice begins. In the same way, parents won’t know what’s more amazing: what is happening in front of them or the look of wonder in their children’s eyes.”


WHEN: Thursday, July 14 – Tuesday, July 19
Thursday, July 14 7:30 PM
Friday, July 15 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 16 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 17 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Monday, July 18 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 19 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM

WHERE: STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015

TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 for Adults
Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each (with discount coupon from participating Chick-fil-A locations)
Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees


WHEN: Friday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 26
Friday, July 22 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 23 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 24 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday, July 25 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 26 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM

WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 for Adults
Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each (with discount coupon from participating Chick-fil-A locations)
Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at or, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees


WHEN: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, August 7
Friday, July 29 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 30 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 31 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 3 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 4 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, August 5 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 6 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 7 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM

WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 for Adults
Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each (with discount coupon from participating Chick-fil-A locations)
Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at or, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees.

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For a complete list of tour dates and locations through December 2016 and to purchase tickets, please visit the Ringling Bros. website ( Future tour dates will be announced at a later date. Stay current on the latest developments by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube — @RinglingBros.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! We have a Family 4 Pack to give away to one winner! You can only attend one of the following dates. Please do not enter if you can not attend one of the following:

Los Angeles – Staples Center:

Thursday July 14 at 7:30pm

Inland Empire – Citizens Business Bank Arena:

Friday July 22 at 7:30pm

Orange County – Honda Center:  

Friday July 29 at 7:30pm.

To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you would like to go! It’s as simple as that! Deadline to enter is June 27th at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via 


Here’s some more fun:

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About Feld Entertainment:
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at

Self Disclosure; No compensation besides giveaway tickets have been received for this event. Photo and info was provided.

Aquarium of the Pacific announces: results of its largest fundraising event and Ocean Conservation Award honorees AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC HONORS DR. HOLLY A. BAMFORD AND DR. STEVEN S. KOBLIK AS THE 2016 OCEAN CONSERVATION AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Approximately 340 guests attended the Blue Whale Gala, which raised over $330,000 for the nonprofit Aquarium and its ocean conservation education initiatives.

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, honored Dr. Holly A. Bamford and Dr. Steven S. Koblik as the recipients of its 2016 Ocean Conservation Award during the Blue Whale Gala event on Saturday, June 11. The Ocean Conservation Award is given annually to those who contribute significantly to ocean conservation and environmental education.


Holly Bamford is an international leader in ocean conservation and management who has championed the incorporation of science into ocean policy. She is the chief conservation officer for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Before joining NFWF, she spent thirteen years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), serving most recently as assistant administrator of the National Ocean Service. She led the strategic merger of NOAA’s two largest coastal programs to create a unified coastal research, management, and services program for the nation. She co-chaired the Natural Resources Working Group of the President’s Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience that led to the development of the Priority Agenda to Enhance the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources.


Steve Koblik is a transformational leader. He has taken every institution he has been part of to a new level of distinction. His tenure as president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens was one of unprecedented activity and growth, including the largest capital campaign in the institution’s history, raising more than $244 million. Before joining The Huntington, Dr. Koblik was president of Reed College, where he expanded and unified the faculty, tripled the endowment, and completed a $100 million campaign. He also served as dean of the faculty at Scripps College. In recognition of his scholarly and administrative accomplishments, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Attendees of the Aquarium’s black-tie Blue Whale Gala enjoyed an elegant cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception on the front plaza, gourmet dinner in the Great Hall of the Pacific, inspirational conversations, delectable desserts, and after-dinner drinks and dancing under the stars on the outdoor Harbor Terrace and Veranda. Special thanks to the Blue Whale Gala’s premier sponsors The Johnny Carson Foundation, Bank of America, Esther S.M. Chui Chao, David and Kathy Cohen, Kathie Eckert, Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, John and Michelle Molina, Mario and Therese Molina, Mark Paullin, thePort of Long Beach, Jerry and Margaret Schubel, Sidley Austin LLP, The Boeing Company, and The Olson Company.


The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.


Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.









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