Archives for July 7, 2016

Cute Puppy Dog Hooded Bath Towel is a Must-Buy! Great for Toddlers and Young Children!

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This towel is super cute and really soft! It is perfect for baby, toddlers and younger children. It would make a great baby shower or summer time gift! I received the Orange print one and it is super cute! I highly recommend! Such a cute gift idea!

 

You can purchase on Amazon.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free or heavily discounted item in exchange for an unbiased review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

The Secret Life of Pets – Fantastic cast, Beautiful Animation, Original Story, Great Jokes

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The producers of Despicable Me, The Lorax and Minions bring us another family-friendly animated film in this story about a terrier named Max whose quiet life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. With vibrant animation and a great cast, this is one you can share with your entire family. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “What do you get when you combine a fantastic cast, beautiful animation, original story and hilarious jokes? You get this new animated masterpiece, The Secret Life of Pets.’ Mia A. adds, “I could not wait to see The Secret Life of Pets and I was not disappointed! I LOVED it! The Secret Life of Pets is an animated comedy that is both funny and sincere.” See their full reviews below.
The Secret Life of Pets
By Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 14

What do you get when you combine a fantastic cast, beautiful animation, original story and hilarious jokes? You get this new animated masterpiece, The Secret Life of Pets.
The Secret Life of Pets is predominantly a comedy however, there is much more to this story than nicely delivered jokes. The film also dips into a cute romance story with a very strong main sense of adventure. Some action is involved to spice things up as well as some drama to keep the viewer at the edge of their seats and help see the relationship between the on-screen characters to their own pets.
The adventure begins when Max (Louis C.K), an ordinary house dog, gets a new doggy brother, Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The two don’t exactly become friends at first and when they end up at a park, they get separated and must go on a huge adventure where they meet many strange and interesting creatures as they journey back to their owner.

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This film is a rare case where there is truly nothing to complain about. The comedy appeals to all ages. In the audience, kids were laughing throughout the entire film and so were adults. The story is entertaining and never gets boring or drag on. And, it keeps creating new fun ways to entertain the viewers. I also enjoyed many small references to other films. The whole movie has a very relaxed feel, which is perfect.
The cast is legendary with Louis C.K, Kevin Hart (Snowball), Albert Brooks (Tiberius) and more – all making the characters truly come alive. Visuals of downtown New York are stunning and greatly enjoyable. It is also worth mentioning that I greatly enjoyed the classical soundtrack of the film which is very unexpected for an animated family comedy. But, it elevates the jokes in many places and spices things up without going overboard.
My favorite scene is when Duke and Max run into a sausage factory during their journey home. At the factory they, of course, eat many sausages and both overeat and imagine a heavenly sausage world. This goes back to the very relaxed feel of the whole film and the scene is completely random but seems to fit perfectly and made the audience laugh nonstop.
This film is meant for kids, but It appeals to adults too. I recommend it for ages 6 to 18. Some of the scarier animals may be a bit much for younger kids. I rank it 5 out of 5 because of its original idea, fantastic casting, new and funny characters, wonderful soundtrack and great sense of humor.

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Credit: KIDS FIRST!

Perfect your Brows with Rimmel London and NYC New York Color! Summer Beauty Must-Haves!

BROW THIS WAY COLLECTION FROM RIMMEL LONDON

From natural arches to power brows, this season’s hottest looks are all about fierce eyebrows.- Groom your brows with the Brow Styling Gel, designed for easy application with a mascara-style wand, or go for a stand-out look with the four-piece Brow Sculpting Kit. Each long-lasting formula dries to a lightweight finish, offering comfortable, all-day brow control. Take inspiration from the catwalks and wear your super-styled brows with minimal makeup—your perfectly defined arches are all the impact you need.

Brow Styling Gel ($4.49): Tame, enhance, and beautify brows with this styling gel. A mascara-style precision applicatormakes it easy to brush brows into just the right shape, defining and enhancing each hair. The lightweight, long-lasting gel sets fast, giving you all-day perfection. A palette of three tinted versions and one clear variety lets you choose from a natural look or high-impact brows, and each gel sets with a non-sticky shine. Packaged in a sleek tube embellished with a Union Jack in white silver, this gel makes defined brows simple. AVAILABLE SHADES: Blonde (001,) Medium Brown (002,) Dark Brown (003,) Clear (004)

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Brow Sculpting Kit ($4.49): For a bolder, sculpted look, this four-piece kit includes styling wax, setting powder, a specially designed double-ended brush, and a spooly brush, giving you everything you need to create a gorgeously groomed brow. First,shape your brows by applying the styling wax with angled brush, using smooth strokes to define and contour. Next, use the other end of the brush to blend the setting powder, filling in sparse areas with as much color as you dare. Finish by using the spooly brush to lock in the look. With three color palettes, you can match your natural hue or go a shade darker for even more impact. AVAILABLE SHADES: Blonde (001,) Medium Brown (002,) Dark Brown (003)

 

NYC New York Color Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner ($1.99) –Want that little detail that changes it all? The secret is out with new Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner. Complete your perfectly poised look like your favorite stylishly cool star and create a work of art with long wear color that easily defines natural brows in high definition. The pencil easily glides for color application while the built in brush enables you to groom and shape your brows for a masterpiece only suitable for the Met. Make the difference in shades Medium Brown and Dark Brown.

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NYC New York Color Showtime Lash & Brow Clear Mascara ($2.99)- GROOM YOUR LASHES & EYEBROWS FOR A PERFECTLY DEFINED LOOK! NYC New York Color Lash & Brow Clear Mascara grooms and defines for flawless lashes and eyebrows. Transluscent formula allows versatility for groomed lashes and eyebrows. Contains provitamins for hair lash health.

Self Disclosure: Credit: Rimmel London and NYC New York Color.