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{CSN – Elenco Snap Circuits}

If you follow our blog, you probably already know that we love CSN stores. They make shopping online really convenient, fun and best of all they have over 200 stores carrying over a million products, including tons of things that would be perfect for Christmas, including home decor, housewares, cookware, toys, bedding and much much more.

While I of course always make sure to get the kids some fun things for Christmas, I also love giving the kids gifts that they can learn from. But giving things are fun AND educational – that’s my favorite combination!  If your kids enjoy building things or figuring out how things work, I found a great gift idea at CSN stores that I just love. It’s the Elenco Snap Circuits Pro Board Game which kids can use to learn about electronics. It’s recommended for ages 8 and up.

It comes with a board and over 75 Snap-Together parts to make over 500 projects. It has instructions for building things such as a radio, digital voice recorder, burglar alarm, doorbell and many more. The pieces easily snap together and it works with 4 AA batteries. Kids (and parents) can learn about meters, relays, transformers, diodes, get a better understanding of circuitry, and more. I love providing my kids ways to develop the confidence and satisfaction that comes with building things that really work.

Snap Circuits games have won tons of awards including: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products.

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{Amazing Clubs}

I love finding the perfect gifts, but sometimes that can be tough. We have discovered a gift club company that makes it easy. It’s called Amazing Clubs. The offer over 30 different clubs with 3, 6, and 12 month memberships and seasonal memberships (or if it’s a gift for yourself you can sign up for a month-by-month renewable membership).

Some of their 30 different clubs are: chocolate club, beer club, wine club, flower club, hot sauce club, teddy bear club, necktie club, pizza club, dog treat club, cookie club and many many more.  We got a chance to try a month’s selection of chocolate club and the wine club, and both are amazingly good. I’ll tell you about what we received, however, each month the people at amazing clubs carefully make a new selection that meets their high standard of quality. Judging my the awsome selections we recieved, their standard of quality is very high!

     

The chocolate was an awesome assortment of gourmet truffles with delicious ganache center of various flavors. Very yummy! The chocolate arrived packaged with an ice pack that kept them in great condition and included a description of the contents.  Anyone who likes chocolate would be thrilled to receive this!

The wine included a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon from Veritas Winery in Macedonia, Greece and a 2008 Chardonnay from Grimaldi Vineyards in Piedmont, Italy. Both are of excellent quality and the newsletter that was included gave a desciption of the fermenting process for each and information about the wineries that they came from. They were packaged very nicely in bottle shaped inserts that protect them during shipping.

For Gift Club Members, each shipment comes with a members-only monthly newsletter that is specific to that club with fun facts and information about the monthly selections. For example, this month’s chocolate newsletter included descriptions of the yummy truffles and an amazing chocolate milkshake recipe!

Amazing Clubs says that they have over 500,000 satisfied customers and offers 100% satisfaction guarantee.

You won’t believe some of the different clubs that are available – you can surely find the perfect gift for someone on your list (or even for yourself). With Amazing Clubs you can give great gifts to your friends or family and, as their website says, “Make Them Smile Month after Month.”   I love that!

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{Bakugan – Review}

Everytime that I think that Bakugan can’t possibly get any cooler, they do! I’m sure you’re familiar with Bakugans. They are the ball-shaped miniature figures that pop open when rolled onto a special metal card.  They are used in a strategy game in which the player’s bakugan battle to win the Gate cards. My kids love the figures and play with them even without playing the actual game.

We recently got the Dragonoid Colossus.  It is a red and yellow dragon-shaped combination of four pieces of battle gear (which each have their own G-power amount) and an exclusive Battaliz Dragonoid Bakugan.  I love the way it pops open and how it incorporates the smaller-size marble bakugan in the center.  My son loves bakugan AND loves dragons so this was PERFECT for him!  I think every boy’s (and many girl’s) reaction when they see these is “Whoa! Cool!”  Even as a Mom, that was my reaction. They are really impressive looking.  If I was having a battle, I’d definitely want one of these on my side, lol.

They work in the same spring-open way that regular bakugans do, but they are even cooler. You assemble the spring-loaded pieces called Battle Gears onto the Transformation Hub which is the main part. It stays in a closed position until you put the Dragonoid Bakugan in the center. Then it springs open into in a large dragon creature. The way it pops open is really neat. Each battle gear also can be attached individually to the “marble” bakugan.  Very cool! This one is definitely going to be on Holiday gift lists everywhere!

You can check them out at http://www.bakugan.com/

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{The Human Touch CirQlation Elite Foot & Calf Massager – ARV $449 } + Giveaway

I absolutely love the Human Touch CirQlation Elite HT-1360 Foot & Calf Massager. Human Touch is a great company that provides high-quality, massage and wellness products, including award-winning massage chairs, handheld massagers, foot and calf massagers, and relaxation furniture. They have been in business for over 30 years developing state-of-the-art massage systems that are designed to do the same massage movements used by massage professionals. Being able to get a massage that emulates what massage professionals do, whenever you want, in the privacy of your own home.  Love it!

These are a few of their awesome looking massage chairs:

There are tons of benefits of getting regular massages. It helps with reducing stress, lowering heart rate and blood pressure, boosting the immune system, improving sleep, increasing relaxation, improving posture, peace of mind and general well being.  And those are just a few of the benefits. Some of these I had already heard, but a lot I hadn’t. Find more information about all of the benefits on the Human Touch website here. Something good for your health that is relaxing and enjoyable. Sign me up!

We got a chance to review the Human Touch’s Elite HT-1360 Foot & Calf Massager and it is amazing! It provides a kneading massage that improves blood circulation to relieve sore, tired muscles. It massages upward in a wave-like fashion to circulate blood out of your feet and back toward the core of your body. This improved blood flow lets fresh nutrients to enter the calves and feet for a healing and relaxing massage and you can also add soothing vibration.
The controls are easy-to-use buttons that let you choose a combination of three auto-massage programs and three vibration speeds. Price was an initial concern of mine (as it usually is with most things), but when compared to the amount of money that you would spend at a spa for regular massages, the price really isn’t bad – plus, you can use the massagers in your own home on your own schedule.
I have been using the massager for about a week now and my legs feel great! My legs tend to get really sore when I’m on my feet for long periods of time and that has already been majorly reduced.  Plus, I love taking some time for myself to relax and use the massager knowing that I’m doing something good for myself. The massager has a fifteen minute auto-timer (which is the amount of time that you should not exceed when massaging any one area of the body) and I’m always disappointed when the 15 minutes are up, lol.  Yep, it’s that nice!

I also absolutely love the fact that it rotates into footrest. We have to be very space conscious around the house and having a massager that is only a massager sitting out all the time wouldn’t work. I love that in addition to offering a great massage, it doubles as a foot rest. You simply release a lever, rotate it into position, and then re-engage the lever to lock it into place as an ottoman. Being able to rotate it is also great for using it as a massager because I have found that I can adjust it to just the right angle for a massage from any chair and it also allows me to adjust the angle for a comfy footrest.

If you  have massage or wellness products on your list this year, you’ll definitely want to check out Human Touch. They are the number one supplier of massage chairs in the U.S., and they do a wonderful job of combining the ancient healing art of massage with advanced technology and attractive design.  Wouldn’t it be great to have one of these under the tree this year!

After hearing more about the company Human Touch and about the CirQlation Elite Foot Calf Massager, I’m sure your even more excited to get to the giveaway!  So here it is:

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{Hannah Montana Forever: Who Is Hannah Montana? DVD}

One of my daughters favorite shows for the last few years has been Hannah Montana. I must say that i have been known to catch an episode with her, and she just loves it. You never know what Hannah/Miley will do next to keep her identity a secret. With only a few of her friends that really know the truth Miley is constantly juggling living the life of a normal teen as well as a secret life of a super star. Hannah Montana Forever: Who Is Hannah Montana? DVD was released on November 2nd. My daughter has literally watched this over and over. It has 8 awesome episodes, as well as the very first episode and the shocking episode where Hannah takes the wig off! Who will she tell and what does this mean for Miley? This is a must have series collection for any Hannah Montana fans. This can be purchased for around $19.99 and would make a fantastic stocking stuffer!


HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER: WHO IS HANNAH MONTANA?

Studio:

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Synopsis:

World-famous superstar Hannah Montana has been living a double life as Malibu teen Miley Stewart?! Say what, say what? In the much-anticipated, 1-hour episode from the all-new season, HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER, the whole world will watch as Hannah takes the wig off … for good! This is the must-have series collection that includes all of Hannah’s biggest moments when she takes off the wig and shares her true identity. Hannah has been rocking the world and living the celebrity life, but behind all the glitz and glamour, she’s just a normal teenage girl named Miley Stewart. Things get complicated when she has to keep her true identity from friends, classmates, crushes, paparazzi and millions of fans! Join Miley on a journey of self-discovery in 8 hilarious episodes — including the sensational series pilot! Watch as she confesses her double life to her BFFs Lilly and Oliver, then to Jake, and then to…? You’ll have to watch to find out! Will Hannah finally take center stage as Miley Stewart? It’s the big moment y’all have been waiting for — and you can see it first, only on this DVD! Sweet nibblets!

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* Exclusive: Be The First To Get A Sneak Peek At Ashley Tisdale’s Upcoming Movie, SHARPAY’S FABULOUS ADVENTURE!

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{Dassant Premium Baking Mixes} + Giveaway

I cannot really think of a time of year that I bake more than around the holidays. I love to make sweet yummy treats for our family and friends. My kids always love to get in on the action and the whole family just loves it when the house fills with the smell of something freshly baked. This year we were are able to celebrate and bake with a few premium baking mixes from Dassant. From the very start I knew these were going to turn out great. With the easy to follow instructions and fantastic mixes, my family and I enjoyed the mixes we tried. We could not stop ourselves from making the Truffle Brownies first. They were moist and taste great!  They were a hit with my chocolate lovers and did not last long in our house:)

The very next day we did it again! Made something completely wonderful using Dassant baking mixes. We tried the Ginger Gingerbread Cake Mix. And I must say I really liked it. It turned out great, the kids liked this one the best. Again the easy to follow instructions and great mix really made it easy even for me to make something the whole family loved. I am really excited about the other mixes I have from Dassant. The Classic Beerbread Mix and Chocolate Chocolate Chip cake mix are going to be perfect for Thanksgiving! I have no doubt that they will be just as great as the other mixes!

Apple Pie Applesauce Cake, Cinnamon Chip Bread, Classic Beer Bread, Meyer Lemon Cake, Louisiana Banana Bread, Ginger Gingerbread Cake, Pumpkin Spice Bread, Truffle Brownie, Vanilla Bean Cake, Vanilla Pound Cake, Vanilla Scone, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake can be purchased from Dassant or Amazon . Here are a few of my favorites!

Second in popularity only to our Classic Beer Bread, this full-bodied Truffle Brownies mix is not only an unbelievable chocolate dessert, but the perfect base for so many of our other recipes. Made with chocolate chips, rich Dutch brownie cocoa and Madagascar vanilla, these dense, moist brownie mix brownies will satisfy even the most extreme sweet tooth.

Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t feel like the holiday season without the taste of gingerbread. We have absolutely perfected that taste with our Ginger Gingerbread Cake gourmet mix. We’ve worked hard to give this product double the incredible ginger flavor without any of the overbearing qualities this powerful spice can often evoke. A touch of sweetness and a fluffy, dense cake balance out the ginger beautifully, resulting in a cake mix cake we can enjoy all year long.

Our original Classic Beer Bread has graciously earned the title of best-selling product since the birth of Dassant over twenty short years ago. With a soft, light core and a crunchy, buttery crust, this quick bread is perfectly happy sliced up and enjoyed with nothing by its side. However, one of the beauties of this beer bread is its extreme versatility. Baked in a loaf, muffins, pizza or flatbread, the list of ways to enjoy this easy bread recipe continues to grow.

New to the Dassant product line, this delectable chocolate cake is full of gooey chocolate goodness. Chocolate chips melt in your mouth when you bite into this moist chocolate cake, giving your taste buds a double burst of chocolate flavor. Make a scrumptious chocolate snack cake or delightful chocolate cupcakes! Made with rich dutch cocoa, your family is sure to enjoy this sweet chocolate cake.

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{Zoobles}+ Giveaway

Have you heard of Zoobles? Fun bright colored balls that transform into adorable little creatures! These adorable little things have been such a hit in my house. My daughter in particular will play with hers for hours and never forgets to take them with her. Each one comes with their own “Happitat.” She has so much fun watching them pop open when placed on it. They roll and play and create hours of fun! The single packs come complete with a Zooble and their own Happitat equipped with a hot spot to magnetically transform and display your Zooble. Happitats open to reveal a rest area to tuck away your Zooble.

There are hundreds of Zoobles to collect as well as play-sets for your Zoobles. My daughter absolutely loves her Razoo’s Treehouse. There is so much fun waiting to happen with this play-set . She loves to explore the hot spots in the play-set . She is so excited to collect more Zoobles and has fun on their website learning about them and discovering new creatures! The bright colors and sweet nature of theses little guys keep my kids entertained and having fun! These are sure to be a great holiday gift and I look forward to stuffing my daughters stocking with a few new Zoobles!

Razoo’s Treehouse Playset
Explore the Zoobles hidden world up high upon the treetops. A magical home and play area for multiple Zooble characters.

Includes:
One exclusive Koala Zooble
Three hot spots for transformation
Rolling ramp and swing
Vanity mirror and sleeping hammock
10 play accessories
Mini Zooble friend
Suggested Retail Price: $34.99

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{Softlips® PURE 100% Natural} + Giveaway

Softlips has always been one of my favorite lip moisturizers! I would say that I may be a bit of addict. I am constantly putting it on and finding new flavors to add to my collection. Softlips has come out with a great new line of 100% Natural lip polish with a light coconut scent as well as lip glosses, lip butter, and tinted balms, with a light vanilla-berry scent. All of which are free of preservatives, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and gluten. I am not completely sure what all that means. But i do know that means my favorite brand for lip products just got better!

I was able to try Softlips® PURE 100% Naturals and love it! The Coconut Lip Polish is the most amazing yummy goodness for my lips! The fact that it moisturizes plus exfoliates is awesome! The light coconut flavor is perfect. This lip polish left my lips soft, polished. And then there are the Softlips® PURE 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balms. These are wonderful. The same great convenient size as we are used to from Softlips. I love the light tinted colors that are available with my favorite being the Coral Charm. The colors are soft and fun and still giving your lips the protection they need. The Lip Butter and Glosses are just as big of a hit with me. I found myself loving Softlips more then I already did! Fill up all those stockings this year Softlips® PURE 100% Natural.



The Mentholatum Company, marketer of the USDA-certified organic Softlips® PURE lip conditioning balm has expanded its natural lip care line with the launch of new Softlips® PURE 100% Natural. The premium products couple 100% natural ingredients with light pleasant flavors and are available in several varieties – lip polish with a light coconut scent as well as lip glosses, lip butter and tinted balms, with a light vanilla-berry scent. All products are free from preservatives, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and gluten.


Softlips® PURE 100% Natural includes:


Softlips® PURE 100% Natural Lip Butter – tube applicator that provides hydrating SPF 15 protection for very dry lips with zinc oxide, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, beeswax (suggested retail price of $5.99)


Softlips® PURE 100% Natural Lip Gloss – a tube applicator that provides natural, glossy color with high shine in three shades – Shell Pink, Natural Honesty and Coral Charm – with natural seed oils and beeswax and provides hydrating SPF 15 protection for dry lips with zinc oxide (suggested retail price of $5.99)


Softlips® PURE 100% Natural Lip Tint – a balm/stick applicator that provides sheer, tinted color in three shades – Shell Pink, Natural Honesty and Coral Charm – with beeswax, coconut oil and other natural ingredients and provides hydrating SPF 15 protection for dry lips with zinc oxide (suggested retail price of $3.99)


Softlips® PURE 100% Natural Lip Polish – provides natural exfoliation for lips with organic coconut flakes and sugar and deeply moisturizes lips with bees wax and natural seed oils like safflower, mango and castor seed (suggested retail price of $5.99)


Softlips® PURE 100% Natural lip care products are available in the Naturals/Organic section at Target stores nationwide.

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{Super Sipperz}+Giveaway

Super Sipperz are a very cool idea.  They are straws with connectors that you can build amazing creations with and then use those creations to drink with.  Totally fun!  These are awesome because they are fun and they encourage kids to be creative too.

You can use them to make creations to drink through or you can use them just to build with also. They are totally fun either way, but who doesn’t need that extra bit of incentive every once in a while to get the kids to drink their juice. And they are getting my kids to drink a lot more water too because I have them test their creations with water (and they do a lot of testing, lol).  Then, they drink juice through it once they are happy with what they’ve built.

They come with lots connectors in several different shapes, two different lengths of straws, a set of straw glasses, and even a mesh bag for the dishwasher and for storage of the connectors – 80 pieces in all. My kids have a great time with them.  When I first saw them, I did have some concerns about getting the juice out of them, however, I was very happy to learn that the connectors are dishwasher safe (easy! love it!) And the straws are just regular straws so you can easily replace those if needed. I have my kids drink some water through them when they are finished to clear out any juice and then put them into their bag for the dishwasher.

I was also very pleased with how well the liquid travels through them. The connectors make a really good seal around the straws and the kids have no trouble getting their drink to flow through their creations. My kids love making a creation that has two ends to put into two different types of drinks and then seeing what combination or which type of juice gets to their mouths first.

The straws are also packaged in a rectangular package that would fit into a Christmas stocking. (That can be important this time of year. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for unique and creative stocking stuffer ideas).

You can see a cool video about them here at their website.

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{ShaToBu}+ Giveaway

I am all for a product that will give me sleeker silhouette. ShaToBu is that and so much more. They say it is “The Workout You Wear”. With resistance bands built right on the garment, your muscles will work harder while you go about your daily activities. It is reported that by wearing one you can burn up to 12% more calories by doing regular daily activities .These are so much more advanced than the typical shaper and offers the wearer much more than a great look!

I was able to try the High Waist to Knee Shaper .It has been perfect for me(a mom on the go). I love how much more slimmer my problem areas are with it still being comfortable. I look great in skirts and dresses and they have even been known to hide under my favorite jeans : )  I love that I feel more confident and actually have started wearing things I would not have worn before! ShaToBu is perfect for anyone wanting to achieve a great look and also burn a few calories. It is comfortable enough to be worn everyday. There are 5 designs available and come in Buff or Black and are available in sizes up to 3x. You can find out more about how ShaToBu works as well as the technology behind them on their website!

ShaToBu – The Workout You Wear – is the revolutionary shaper that helps women shape, tone and burn more calories during everyday activities.
The benefits go beyond ordinary shapewear – ShaToBu instantly gives a sleeker silhouette, but women can also see and feel a difference in their bodies with regular use over time. By incorporating resistance bands right into the garment, muscles work a little harder and more calories are burned during daily activities.
ShaToBu helps women fit a workout into their normal day, while looking and feeling great.
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{Pillow Pets} + Giveaway

Pillow Pets are adorable soft and cuddly stuffed animals that fold out into a pillow. They are made of amazingly soft chenille, and are totally cute and cuddly. It is really neat for kids to have such a cute cuddly security-buddy.

They are fun to play with and then when nap time comes, you simply unfasten the strap from across the bottom and unfold for use as a pillow.

One of the things I really like about them is that when you open the velcro strap, there is a little fabric tab that covers over the scratchy side of the velcro so there isn’t a scratchy part when its a pillow.  Little details like that make for a quality product! And I also love the fact that they are also machine washable.
They offer tons of adorable pets including farm animals, bugs, puppies, ocean animals, and more. We got a chance to review Ms. Ladybug who is the the leader of this around-the-world My Pillow Pets Pack.  You can see more about her and the other around-the-world pillow pets on the Pillow Pets Blog where kids can learn about the animal and info about where the area that they are from (They are each from a different continent).  You can see Ms. Lady Bug’s profile here.

While they are adorable, they are also practical. (Yep, it’s hard to believe that something that cute and cuddly can be practical.) My kids have always loved taking a stuffed animal AND a pillow on trips. With pillow pets, kids have both in one which makes more space in the car and makes things much easier on Mom. Yay!  They have won lots of awards including the Dr. Toy Award in the “Best Travel Toy” category. And Last year, Oprah Winfrey listed them as one of the Top Ten hottest toys of the year so if you are adding one to your Christmas gift list this year, it might be a good idea to shop early, lol.  They also offer blankets, hats, backpacks, and slippers.

You can find more info about them or purchase them online at: http://www.lovemypillowpets.com/.

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{PetCakes}+Giveaway

PetCakes are about the cutest new toys on the planet! They are puppies that sit snuggled in their own cupcake. Each puppy has its own deliciousness about them and cannot be resisted by anyone! My kids went crazy over them and enjoy hours of sweet fun with them. My daughter received four of these yummy little guys. They’re all so cute that she does not even have a favorite, she says she loves them all. I love that they are durable, bright colored, super cute and affordable. My daughter is so excited that PetCakes will soon be launching a new interactive world on their website. These will make perfect gifts for the holidays as well as birthdays and more.

And more than six additional generations of PetCakes will begin debuting in 2011 featuring new puppies, kittens, bears, rabbits, raccoons and other furry friends. PetCakes are for ages 3 and up and each one of the PetCakes has a suggested retail price of $13.99.  PetCakes are available at specialty stores, www.toysrus.com (online only – not in the stores) and etoys.com.

Randy Candy™ is a lovable mutt, scampering around playfully and taking long naps in his cupcake wrapper. Randy Candy is topped with tasty frosting and a cherry.

Blueberry Buddy™ is a Shar Pei who acts tough for his size but is a loving push over who’s as sweet as the blueberry frosting on his head. When sleepy, Blueberry Buddy cozies up in his own cupcake wrapper.

Twinkle Sprinkles™ is a playful, loving, and mischievous Beagle, whose colorful pink
sprinkled frosting top looks good enough to eat! Twinkle Sprinkles likes to yelp when happy and sleep in her cupcake wrapper where her nose stays nice and toasty.

Coco-Coconut™ is a fluffy poodle with a loving side that is as sweet as a frosted cupcake. Cuddle Coco-Coconut and keep her cozy in her cupcake wrapper.

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{Noodle Head Travel Buddies} +Giveaway

If you have children then you know the feeling of looking in the rear view mirror to find the kids sound asleep with their poor little heads drooping forward or to the sides. I hate that! I have used rolled baby blankets, jackets, and anything in reach to prop their little heads up till the ride is over. But with a Travel Buddie you no longer have to worry about that. Travel Buddies are designed to comfortably support sleepy heads. And the best part for your kids is that they are just like their favorite toy. They will want to take their Travel Buddies with them everywhere. I really love that they can really be used anywhere! We take my sons in our motor home for long rides as well as regular travel.

My son has the Wolf Neck Buddie. He loves it and calls it his “wolfie”! It goes with him everywhere and is the only thing I need to use to support his sleepy head. It is affordable and functional and durable! They have a great selection of Travel Buddies and can be purchased from Noodle Head for $14.50.

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{My Lip Stuff} + Giveaway open WORLDWIDE

My Lip Stuff has hundreds of flavors of natural lip balm. They are a fun company with an awesome product. Their website says: “My Lip Stuff’s ultimate mission is to end the suffering of people with chapped lips all across the land. In the process, we strive to end animal testing and save the environment with chemical-free natural products!”

The creator and owner of my lip stuff is Brea. She began making lip balm as a hobby. Once she found the perfect blend of butters, oils, and beeswax, her friends and family loved it so much that it eventually became a business. She is also makes lotions, sprays, creams, bath salts and lip gloss.  My Lip Stuff lip balms are skin, earth, and animal friendly, and they hand make all their products in very small batches to ensure freshness.

We got to sample a few of the flavors including raspberry lemonade, pumpkin cookies, and peach cobbler. They were all awesome. With the ones we tried, the “flavors” truly smell just as the name suggests. The consistency is great, they moisturize well, and they make your lips very soft. They are not tinted at all, but they do have a slight shine to them. They aren’t greasy or too thick feeling on your lips. And you have got to stop by their site and check out all of the different flavors that they offer.

They even have some fun collections: mood lip balms (with names like “stressed” “jealous” “flirty”. . .), days of the week lip balms, booze lip balms (scents like “rum & coke”, “appletini”, “mojito”…)  fortune cookie lip balms (where each one has a fortune), horoscope lip balms, themed party lip balms and more.  They even have “Magic 8 balms” which includes eight different lip balms with special labels in a black satin pouch. You ask the “Magic 8 Balm” a question, reach into the pouch, and pull out a lip balm with the answer to your question printed on the label.   Lots of fun!

Another great thing about My Lip Stuff is that offer custom and personalized labels. These are great for favors, gifts, business promotion and more.  

Overall, a great product from a fun company!

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{Milly the Pinkest Kitten}+Giveaway

What’s not to love about a kitten that is pink? I knew right away that my daughters would love Milly the Pinkest Kitten. They love kittens and of course love pink. Milly is perfect for girls of all ages. There are ten wonderful and adorable products available. All pink and all super cute. The Milly Wanna Be come as ballerinas, fairy’s and princesses. Some are available with scented carriers so that they can take her with them. The Birthday themed Milly’s would make an amazing birthday gift!

My daughter has so much fun playing with her Milly and loves that she can go with her via the scented cupcake carrier! They are available from Aurora and Milly ranges from $11 to $14. They are soft, cuddly and durable. I have always loved Aurora , I enjoy how affordable and well made the toys are. They always have something new and have an amazing selection of other toys. Check out all the toys below that will make great holiday gifts!

Aurora – “Retro” YooHoo & Friends™

Aurora’s international toy phenomenon YooHoo & Friends™ aims to please kids and collectors with the release of uber-hip YooHoo & Friends dressed in 60s, 70s and 80s retro styles. The collection is fashioned after some of the most famous pop culture icons of those decades (think Elvis, Madonna, Travolta from Saturday Night Fever etc.). The medium sized, five inch “retro” YooHoo & Friends are available in seven styles including 70s Love, Punk Rocker, Pop Singer, Vegas, Flash Dancer, British Rocker and Disco Dancer. The larger, eight inch versions include Punk Rocker, 70s Love, Flash Dancer and Pop Singer. Both sizes make sounds when squeezed (MSRP: medium-$8.99, large-$14.99). YooHoo & Friends™ created the corresponding interactive website www.yoohoofriends.com, so kids and their parents can learn more about the animals (many endangered) and their natural habitats. Membership is free. On the site, visitors can play scores of games, download desktop backgrounds and coloring sheets, send e-cards, raise their own YooHoo & Friends character and much more. YooHoo & Friends is on Facebook (http://facebook.com/yoohoofanpage) and Twitter: @yoohoofriends. The brand is geared towards ages 5 years old to tweens, but can skew beyond that group (i.e.: collectors). Shop Aurora and YooHoo & Friends online at http://shop.auroragift.com.

Aurora – Dreamy Eyes™

Dreamy Eyes™ feature loveable expressions, big eyes and appealing cuddle material that just melts in your hands. 13 brand new styles include tiger, pony, pig, cow, lion, elephant, monkey, giraffe, cat, pug, Chihuahua, frog and lamb (10”, bean filled; MSRP: $12.99). Perfect for ages two and up! Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com

Aurora – Fancy Pals™ – The Original Toy Pet Carriers

One of Aurora’s best selling lines, Fancy Pals, features the original Pet Carriers — a purse and plush animal in one. The plush animals are interchangeable – kids have fun mixing and trading the animals to other carriers. Three new styles include “Sweet…Sweet…Sweet,” a pink poodle in a heart shaped bag with the word “sweet” embroidered on the side; “I Heart U,” a purple kitten and fancy pink bag embroidered with “I © U”; and “Love” (pictured) featuring an adorable black and white puppy in a flashy pink bag embroidered with shiny hearts and the word “love” (carriers vary from six to eight inches in size, depending on style; MSRP: $12). Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com

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