Archives for October 11, 2016

Featured Book of the week: 101 Books to Read before You Grow Up by Bianca Schulze


“There are so many amazing books to be discovered and read—and far too many to list in one fun book. The 101 awesome books contained in these pages have one collective message: Be kind, be brave, and make good choices. Remember the struggles of those that came before you and those who will come after you. Be true to yourself, and with every page you turn, live your life like an epic adventure.” From 101 Books to Read Before Your Grow Up (A note from the Author)

This is a great book and I highly recommend for all kids ages 8-12 to read this one before they grow up!~SoCal City Kids.

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up celebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up helps both kids and parents decide which books to read next!


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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review, a resource devoted to children’s literature and recognized by the American Library Association as a “Great Website for Kids.” She is a reader, reviewer, mother, and children’s book lover. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s bookseller, Bianca’s goal is to share her passion to help grow readers.

Self Disclosure: I participated in a book Blog Tour and received a free book to participate. No other compensation was received.

A College Dorm Necessity! Lava® Lamp is a Back-to-School necessity!



Looking for a cool product to liven up your dorm room?  Lava® Lamp is the answer! This may seem old school but there are now so many different varieties! They are really cool! I love the Northern Lights one that I received to review. Simply turn it on and instant relaxation! I love the calming blue and purple colors. The COLORMAX Northern Lights with Tri-Colored Globe ($22.99) is a real must-buy!


But, maybe you are looking for something different! Another great idea for the dorm room is the Chalkboard  Lava® Lamp! There are two different ones available! A Glitter one and a green one without the glitter. What is really cool is that you can write messages for your roommates on the base and cap.

They even have one for Halloween!


Now, seriously, how cool is that?!

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Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this featured product post and I highly recommend this product. 

Rock Out for Fall with Metallic Shades in the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Collection!

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With fall right around the corner, its time to channel your inner rockstar and and go a little wild for the new season—with the beautiful metallic shades in the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection, you can instantly rock out!

I just love these cool shades such as Game of Chromes, Rock On, Stilettos and Studs and Buffalo Nickel! My favorite is Game of Chromes! I love how the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection has such a great variety of shades and that the collections are so unique!

And if you want some more glitz and glamour, use the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Stud Kit.  I love how easy the kit is to use! These are beauty must-haves this Fall!

Look for them at a store near you where Sally Hansen products are sold!

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this beauty post. Photos were also provided.