Thursday, January 18, 2018

Colors For Days & Fabulous Bold Eyes From @sinfulcolors #SCVanessa

Right now, it seems the trends for EVERYTHING is shimmery, sparkly and almost unicorny (yes, I made that word up).  
Have you noticed?  
If not, it's probably because you don't have teenage girls who INSIST on all that jazz.
But I do...

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about this new collaboration and makeup line.

I have tween/teens who LOVE two & shine!  
I mean, come on...honestly, most girls do!
So after already previewing the #SCVanessa Sinful Colors line collaboration with Vanessa Hudgens (CLICK HERE to see the feature), when we received more...I knew they had to help me with this feature and try it out too!  
HELLO...they loved this!  
The Stop & Stare Gel Eyeliner in bright blue and Lash Splash Diva Lash Mascara were my oldest daughter's favorite.  Of course, she wanted to do her makeup herself and honestly (she watches YouTube videos of people applying makeup), she's pretty darn good at it.   
She even does my makeup sometimes (kinda fun for sure)!  
Of course, they don't wear makeup on a daily basis yet...but next year...the fun will officially begin (so I support the practice on occasion) for her.
My youngest daughter enjoyed me applying this Sinful Colors line of products on her.  
She felt almost magical when she looked in the mirror.  
The Shady Babe Cream Eye Shadow and the Bold Brow Intense Effects gave her eyelid quite the shimmer.   It's just simply pretty!
Ultimately, I'd say the girls loved this Sinful Colors #SCVANESSA makeup line as much, if not more than me!  
The look on their faces says it all!

CLICK HERE to check out the entire Sinful Colors product line!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Argan Oil Nail Polish? @SallyHansen Color Therapy

I've never heard of nail polish with Argan Oil in it.  
Have you?  

I do know one thing...during the winter months, my nails & overall moisture of my hands LACK BIG TIME!  How about you?  

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about these nail polishes from Sally Hansen.



I also know that during the winter months, bright colors, flowers and pretty things help my mood when the sun isn't shining every day!  
I'm not very artistic...but I do love a bright, shimmery color to paint my nails during the winter months.  Because my hands are sometimes a focal point (or at least noticeable) when I am at work...I try my best to keep my nails painted in a pretty color.  This Color Therapy with Argan Oil nail polish & top coat actually smell a little different than normal polishes.  It's nice!  I tried out this Plum Euphoria Color Therapy nail polish and Color Therapy clear top coat.  
The finished results were flawless & fabulous!  
You'd never guess my looking at my nails, that's it's the middle of winter!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The ULTIMATE 90 Minutes Of Family Fun At @UptownJungleMurrieta

It has been the longest WINTER BREAK ever for my kids!!  
They don't go back to school until next week.  
Do you know what that means?  
I have SUPER stir crazy kids, who have lots of energy, and want to GO GO GO!  What's a desperate mommy to do?

I was not paid to feature this post!  The passes were offered to us free of charge in return for my honest review/feature of our experience at their family fun center for 90 minutes during their grand opening weekend.
LUCKY FOR ME...Uptown Jungle in Murrieta is having it's GRAND OPENING this weekend!
What is Uptown Jungle, you ask?  
It's the ULTIMATE "family fun" indoor fun park and you're going to want to check it out with your kids!
When you arrive, they check you in (you can do the online waver before arriving), you can buy your socks (or bring your own that have non-skid on the bottom), get your wrist bands (each color lets the employees know when your time is up) and you & your kids are off to enjoy 60, 90 or 120 minutes of pure active fun!  
Checking in is super easy...especially if you do the waiver online before you arrive!
We got a fun tour through the facility when we arrived (see video above), so we could see all the fun that was to be had during our 90 minutes.  
HOLY COW!  This place is awesome!  
There is a constant DODGEBALL game on the trampolines (this was by far the boy's absolute favorite thing there)

There are obstacle courses on the top floor (which doubles the size of the play area of this place), there are SEVERAL climbing walls, a small (little) kids area, super slides (that even mommy's & daddy's can go down), an awesome ninja course, a MEGA play structure, a mini zip line, a spider tower (so fun), and a ball blaster arena.  
There are also massage chairs throughout the play center for parents to stop and enjoy a moment to themselves. relaxing! They also have a quiet room for telephone calls or for parents to hang out while waiting...with WIFI.
THIS IS A PLACE for children of all ages...and even parents to come have interactive fun with their kids.  We brought children ages 16 to 4 and all of them had an absolute BLAST!  
Not going to lie, us parents had fun too!
This is an awesome place to host a SUPER AFFORADBLE birthday party or special event...because they also offer party packages.  
I was amazed how reasonable the prices were for these types of events.
Their employees are fun & friendly!
This place is super clean & SO FUN, even for adults!
Our 90 minutes flew by in a flash and the kids are awaiting our next time to go.
I know they will be bugging me to go back!
If you are desperate to find your kids something fun to do, a way to use up some of their pent up weekend energy and maybe you want to go play need to check out Uptown Jungle Murrieta.
Plus, they have an incentive program for students.  
Request book marks for your kids, teams, scouts groups etc.  
Have them write down five challenging goals that may take weeks to complete, sign their bookmark on the back when their goals are completed and when they bring the bookmark back, they get a pass for a free 60 minutes of play.  
This is a great idea for a SPORTS GROUP, YOUTH GROUP or even CLASSES at school.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Uptown Jungle Murrieta!  
They are super nice, air conditioned indoor facility, with so much to do for the entire family!  
We will definitely be back to play again soon!
Their GRAND OPENING celebrations end on hurry in this weekend to see what all the hype is all about.  And can come kick up your feet, get a massage & relax...while the kids have a blast running wild!  TRUST's so much fun!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Uptown Jungle Murrieta for pricing, information & more!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the passes provided for us to check out this new family friendly facility in Murrieta.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happiest Of New Years To You #hello2018

Last night we said goodbye to 2017...
I'm sure it was full of mixed emotions for many!
There were no products sent for this feature.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about our New Years 2018.

2017 was a year that was full of amazing things for our family!  
We officially became BLENDED together forever as a family!  
We welcomed into our family a new baby (our German Shepherd puppy Harley)!
I imagine that 2018 will bring many more exciting moments on it's arrival (including a new baby girl in the first couple weeks of this new year).
SO here is a part of our family (giving it our best shot)...wishing you guys the BEST 2018 possible!
Our little guy didn't quite make it till the ball drop last night, but we did wake him up with a few New Years kisses!
Be Encouraged!  
Be PREPARED...2018 has arrived...and with it, all the ups & downs I'm sure it's going to bring!
So instead of the typical RESOLUTIONS, try to pick some from the list above!  
Maybe your 2018 will be a lot BRIGHTER & you'll be celebrating all year long.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about my happy New Years wishes for 2018.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The EVE of Christmas EVE - The Reason For The Season's the EVE of Christmas Eve today!

Know what that means?  Tomorrow night, Santa will be visiting houses all across the world, leaving gifts & filling stockings!
But it also means that Christmas morning is coming and we get to have a BIRTHDAY PARTY and celebrate the birth of our LORD...Baby Jesus!  That's the true reason we celebrate Christmas afterall.  Don't let that get lost in the hustle of the parties & presents this year!  

Please take a minute with your family (sit the kids down around the Christmas tree) and read from the Bible...or I'll even share it on here if you'd rather just read it straight from my blog...

The Birth of Jesus

Since we will be busy the next few days (as I'm sure you will be too), I am going to take this moment wish you and yours the sweetest holiday season!
And MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family to yours!
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about Christmas, the scripture, or Jesus birthday!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Let This Movie LEAP! Under Your Christmas Tree This Year...

I love watching movies with my kids that inspire children to be all they can be! 
Basically to REACH FOR THE STARS! 
Movies that show children that determination and hard work pays off.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about this movie.

LEAP! is officially out on DVD/BluRay/Digital Copy.  

Did your kids see it in the theater?  Mine didn't but they are so excited to have this copy to watch at home now!  Plus, my girls are big fans of Maggie Ziegler from Dance Moms.  With an amazing cast, this movie will definitely keep their interest:

What's this Leap! movie all about?

Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Fanning) has one dream — to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own — to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Ziegler). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

If you're not done Christmas shopping this year and are looking for a little something extra to wrap under the Christmas tree...I'd suggest this movie.
CLICK HERE to order your copy of Leap! today!

I was not paid to feature this post!   I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Get Your New Years Looks From @SinfulColors_NP And #SCVanessa

New Years Eve is always a fun time to get dolled up, sometimes in more extreme makeup looks & fun clothing that pushes us out of our comfort we usher in a BRAND NEW YEAR!

I mean, come on guys, it's almost 2018!  
What will your NEW YEAR bring?

All products for this review/feature was sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about these products.  

So when a package arrived with some new Sinful Colors & Vanessa Hudgens Preview Collection, I was excited to step out of my box a little bit to try something new with my makeup look.  Trying colors and a look I've never used or done before.
For the final touch, I used the Diva Lash Color Mascara in Blue.  
I did put it on top of my pre-existing black mascara for a little added pop of color.  
It's really light and barely shows up in the pictures, but it's there.
I'll admit, I didn't apply the makeup as liberally as the makeup artist that did Vanessa Hudgens makeup for her photo shoot for this line.  To be honest, putting eye shadow on is not my never has been.
However, I think the blue liner and bright, colorful eye lids will definitely get some positive attention, when I wear this look out of the house!
Considering I didn't have a makeup artist or a professional photographer to take my pictures and edit them with master skill...I'd say my final look was pretty impressive and definitely not my typical colors either.  
This look will definitely be a BOLD STATEMENT, especially on New Years Eve!
CHECK OUT the entire Sinful Colors & Vanessa Hudgens Preview Collection and see if there are maybe some BOLD NEW colors you can add to your makeup game this NEW YEAR...or even for a brighter & colorful New Years Eve look!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!