Archives for April 16, 2018

Urban Ocean Festival April 28-29, 2018 at The Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway Opportunity! Urban Ocean Festival TICKET GIVEAWAY: Family 4-pack valid April 28 or April 29!



The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its ninth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals. Visitors to this festival can learn more about and appreciate our urban ocean. The festival will include art exhibitions, the Trashin’ Fashion Show and Contest for designs using recycled materials, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, live band performances, educational activities, sustainable seafood tastings, and more. The Urban Ocean Poetry boat cruise will also be available during the weekend at an additional cost and Urban Ocean Cruises will occur monthly throughout the summer.


WHEN:          Festival: Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


WHERE:        Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802



The festival schedule will be posted at:

The schedule is subject to change.

COST:    The festival is free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public. General admission: $29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members. Additional cost for cruises. Poetry Cruise and Urban Ocean Cruises are additional and can be purchased in combination with Aquarium admission or à la carte.

Mobile-device and printable coupon

With coupon, adults receive $10 OFF admission on April 28 or April 29Regular $29.95, just $19.95 with coupon!


INFO:                         (562) 590-3100


Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific. Photos provided courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific. 

We have teamed up with The Aquarium of the Pacific for a Giveaway! One winner will win a Family 4 Pack of tickets for either the 28th or the 29th! To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about the Aquarium of the Pacific! I love the Sea Lions, Seals and the jellyfish! Deadline to enter is April 25th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected. 


The YES Bar is the perfect on-the-go Snack!

Have you heard of the YES Bar? They are quite tasty!

The YES Bar, featured on the Today Show and on Yahoo, takes the best ingredients like macadamias from Hawaii, sea salt harvested in France, artisanal German dark chocolate, and tangy California sun-dried strawberries and apricots, to create four mouth watering (nearly vegan minus the honey) flavors:
  • Macadamia Chocolate
  • Black Sesame Sea Salt
  • Mocha Cayenne
  • Strawberry Coconut

The YES Bar is committed to a completely anti-inflammatory profile of nuts, seeds, and clean carbohydrates. There are no grains, fillers, preservatives, soy or refined sweeteners like agave or brown rice syrup. The YES Bar uses just the highest quality ingredients that anyone can say YES to! The bars are individually wrapped making them easy to store in a purse, backpack, lunch box or even a carry-on, and the round shape gives you a cookie feel without any guilt.

The YES Bar was created by Abigail Wald after giving birth to her son who had so many food sensitivities. She was tired of always having to say “no” to the foods he wanted to try and in frustration and out of love, created a bar she could say YES to.

I had the opportunity to receive a few samples and I love the taste and love that they are a great snack to take on the go. I also feel that it is a healthier option than many other snacks out there! 

The YES Bar has an 8-month shelf life and is made of high protein nuts, seeds, dried fruit and spices bound together with maple syrup, honey and tahini. The composition of the bar is distinctive. The bars are hand crafted in small batches and pressed into circles. Each bite in The Yes Bar is a little bit different and complex versus the same taste you might get with every other bar.

In addition to a commitment to a healthy body, The YES Bar is committed to the earth, the packaging is made from craft paper and the 6-pack display boxes are 100% compostable and recyclable and come from responsibly managed forests.

Find out more here!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. I also received additional information and images. 


Rimmel London’s NEWEST EYELINERS are a Beauty Must this Spring!

Rimmel London Wonder’ Ombre Holographic Effect Eyeliner and Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner Stamp
The Unicorn effect—think holographic and 3-D—will light up your beauty routine. You don’t have to be a makeup artist to create this lustrous look. With RIMMEL LONDON WONDER’ OMBRE HOLOGRAPHIC EFFECT EYELINER you get 2-in-1 dimensional color so you can play at home. The creamy formula effortlessly swipes on and lasts all-day. If you’re looking for more drama then grab RIMMEL LONDON WONDER WING EYE LINER STAMP. Creating the perfect winged eye has never been so easy. The more you press the bolder the look.
I really like how easy it is to apply and how it really lasts all day! I love the Galactic Green color and it’s now one of my to-go-to beauty products! 
Wake up and define your eyes with the dual sided RIMMEL LONDON WONDER’ OMBRE HOLOGRAPHIC EFFECT EYELINER. Use the darker color to line your lids and the light shade along the inner corners to reflect light. Or create your own ombre look, it’s all about what you want.
Formula & Benefits: Creamy pencil formula, Holographic look to brighten eyes, Available in four perfectly paired shades, Long-lasting color
Available Shades: Galactic Green, Golden Gaze, Purple Prism and Super Nova.
The tip of RIMMEL LONDON WONDER WING EYELINER STAMP will effortlessly line your eyes. Then use the side of the tip as a stamp to create the perfect winged eye. Keep pressing to intensify the lines. You decide.
Formula & Benefits: Felt Tip Stamp Applicator, Available in one deep,pigmented shade, Long-lasting color
Find them wherever Rimmel London Products are sold!
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to post. Images and information also provided. 


The Shops at Montebello today announced its Spring 2018 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. As part of its pledge to donate at least $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018, more than 170 participating Simon Malls®, The Mills® and Premium Outlets® nationwide will once again be participating in a range of fundraising activities during the months of April and May.


“We are thrilled to launch our Spring 2018 More Than Pink initiatives and have been overwhelmed by the ongoing positive support this movement has garnered with our shoppers, retailers and employees to support Susan G. Komen in its tireless efforts to reduce breast cancer deaths,” said Enna Allen, Simon’s Vice President of Brand Management. 


From April 14 to May 20, visitors to The Shops at Montebello will be able to participate in a variety of programs to help support Susan G. Komen. Additionally, guests to the center will notice The Shops at Montebello’s Guest Services dressed up in pink in support of the worthy cause.


“It has been wonderful to see the positive response that the More Than Pink movement has generated,” said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Montebello. “Our shoppers, retailers and employees have embraced the opportunities we’ve offered to support Susan G. Komen in its tireless efforts to reduce breast cancer deaths, and we look forward to continuing that momentum this year.”


More Than Pink Hero Wall (located near Guest Services): An opportunity for survivors and their families to visually celebrate and honor the hero who inspires and uplifts them through their fight with breast cancer. For a minimum $1 donation, shoppers will receive a pink sticker on which they can write the name of the ‘More Than Pink’ Hero and place it on the wall. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen.  


About The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello is a modern indoor super regional shopping center featuring four department stores and more than 160 shops, eateries, and restaurants—remaining the leader for shopping in the San Gabriel Valley. The Shops at Montebello is home to Macy’s, Macy’s Home, JCPenney, Forever 21, Coach, G by Guess, H&M, Cotton On, Fashion Nova and more, with dining options such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Hikari Sushi, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Olive Garden. The Shops at Montebello serves communities in San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles including Montebello, Monterey Park, and Rosemead. With its modernized look and feel, The Shops at Montebello strives to provide the best shopping experience with its retailer and dining selections for the entire family.


About Simon

Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit


About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $956 million in research and provided more than $2.1 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs, serving millions of people in 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at