January 10, 2017
by Nikki
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Get Ready For Love With Hard Candy

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Lately, my daughter and I have been on a bit of a makeup kick. From trying to learn contour to just starting to do our makeup every day before we go out to do anything. We haven’t really been that into makeup but now we have watched many videos and read a bunch of tutorials and it’s all we’re wanting to do in our free time. We’ve seen them using many different brands of makeup and we were wondering if other, cheaper brands can do the same thing. One brand we see all the time at Walmart is Hard Candy. We’ve had Hard Candy makeup in the past and were wanting to see the new makeup they have. We received three lip glosses, a glitter eye liner, an ombre baked blush, and primer lotion.

The three different colors of lip glosses we have are Trophy Wife (mauve/pink), Underworld (blue/green), and Risky Business (purple). My daughter doesn’t use very many glosses because she likes more of the matte colors but I do like glosses so I’ve already paired the colors to different outfits I have in my closet. The gloss applicators are a lot different than what you’d think; they’re more like brushes than sponges and they work so well. They are really affordable at $5 each.

The eye liner is a pencil and my daughter likes to use those. We got the abyss glitter pencil and she absolutely loves it. The greatest thing about this pencil is that it comes with a built in sharpener right in the lid! She uses this instead of the one she did use every day! The eyeliner pencils are $4 each.

With the ombre blush, I thought it was perfect to use while we do our contour. We see the girls in the videos putting on blush and we wanted a blush that would work well on the both of us. We got the Punch Ombre Baked Blush and we used it as we were contouring and we have to say, it works really well! The blush itself is $7.

The last product is the Hydra-Prime Primer lotion. I have never used primer in my life but after watching the videos and seeing how much it helped, I tried it and fell in love! It moisturizes your face as well as primes your face so after I took my makeup off, my face was still feeling fresh and not like it usually is after I take my makeup off. The primer lotion is $8. All in all, I have to say, Hard Candy is a really great makeup brand and I know whenever I need more makeup, I’m going to Walmart to get more of this amazing and very affordable brand.

January 10, 2017
by Nikki
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MOANA Sing-Along Version Coming to Theaters Jan. 27 #Moana

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The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure MOANA, coming to theaters nationwide January 27th!

Fans are invited to warm up those vocal cords and set sail with an all-new sing-along version of MOANA launching in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on Jan. 27 and exclusively at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on Jan. 20.

MOANA audiences were swept away by the film’s original songs and score from a dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda (Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”), Mark Mancina (“Tarzan,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) and Opetaia Foa‘i (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka).

The sing-along version of MOANA includes the full feature film with on-screen lyrics, so audiences can belt out the words to their favorite songs, such as the Golden Globe®-nominated “How Far I’ll Go.” Moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters; the sing-along run will vary by location.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 56th animated feature opened domestically on Nov. 23, 2016, becoming the No. 2 Thanksgiving debut ever with $82 million. The film continues to delight audiences around the globe, earning more than $225 million domestically and $450 million worldwide to date. The film has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A” CinemaScore.

MOANA has received, thus far, nominations for BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best animated feature. The film’s uplifting soundtrack has dominated the music charts for more than six weeks, peaking at No. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart; it is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and at streaming services.

At Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, the MOANA sing-along will begin Jan. 20, one week prior to the nationwide opening. Daily showtimes are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available at El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (347-6396) or online at www.elcapitantickets.com.

Audiences can soon enjoy the original theatrical version of the film at home and packed with a variety of bonus extras when MOANA arrives on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21, and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.

December 22, 2016
by Nikki
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Time-Out Color-In

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I love coloring and adult coloring book but there’s really no way to put them up afterward unless you want to put it up on the fridge like you do with your kids’ prized work. With Time-Out Color In Framed Coloring Posters, it makes displaying your art so much easier. I don’t really have very many pictures hanging on the walls so being able to put these up will really liven up a room with color. I got four different ones to color but I am only keeping one of them for myself and I am going to give the other three to my mom, mother-in-law, and my niece for Christmas.

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These are the perfect gift for anyone. I know I love to color when I have the time to and it helps to de-stress me. I grew up loving art and drawing my own pictures but now that I have my kids I don’t really have the time to draw my own pictures; adult coloring books help a lot with this so that I can still do my art without actually having to take all the time to draw it myself. For the glass coloring posters, you can’t just use regular old coloring pencils or crayons, you need to use glass markers, paint markers, glass paint, or sharpies; anything that will keep color on the glass is good. This is so much more than just another adult coloring book, it’s so professional looking and beautiful and will tie any room together, even if its just your bedroom!

December 21, 2016
by Nikki
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The Poo Poo Fairy

The Poo Poo Fairy

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Having a young one still in diapers, and already potty training my sons and helping a few nieces and nephews, I know how difficult it is. Now, I’m going to have a little bit of help from Paulina the Poo Poo Fairy. Paulina is a fairy who will reward your little one after they go in the potty. I was lucky enough to be able to review the box set that comes with the story of Paulina and her doll. Since my daughter loves me to read her books, having another book to read her that will help her want to use the potty.

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The first time I introduced her to Paulina, she was a little confused because she doesn’t even know about the tooth fairy yet so she didn’t know why I was telling her she would be given rewards for going potty. After I let her sleep and play with Paulina, she eventually got comfortable with going potty holding her. She’s still learning to tell me when she needs to go potty but Paulina has really helped her actually go on the potty. As for Paulina’s rewards, I have a box of small toys and candy that I hide in my closet so every time she goes potty, I can get a reward out for her depending on how much she actually went in her potty. I make her think Paulina brought the rewards for her and she has been making a lot more progress on her potty!

About taken from website: Potty training!  These two harmless words strike fear into the heart of every parent.  And unfortunately, potty training is just as foreign and scary to our children who are often reluctant to change deeply-ingrained habits. That’s where the Poo Poo Fairy comes in!  Imagine a child who is willing – and even eager – to start potty training! The beautifully-illustrated storybook and doll capture your child’s imagination and inject a bit of joy into the potty-training process.  With the Poo Poo Fairy’s help, you can cheer your child on as they quickly master this new skill and celebrate each success through the Poo Poo Fairy’s special fairy visits.