Monday, July 15, 2019

FOCO Sports and Entertainment Merchandise - Review and Giveaway

I live in Central IL and, for the most part, you root for one of two baseball teams: The St. Louis Cardinals or the Chicago Cubs.  Both rivals razz each other quite often. My step-daughter, Juliann, is a BIG Cardinals fan.  She's been to several games and owns a lot of branded merchandise.  Don't bother her when the game comes on!

Imagine how stoked she was when she received two more St. Louis Cardinals branded pieces from FOCO, a leading manufacturer of sports and entertainment merchandise.  Their product line includes includes apparel, accessories, toys, collectibles, novelty items, and more. FOCO's journey began in 1998 and they've always been a community of fans with a shared goal of helping people let their inner fan shine. 

If you're a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals (or practically any other sports team), you'll find a neat variety of merchandise sporting the team's name or logo.  For instance, Juliann was super excited when she got two new bags representing her favorite baseball team.  The St Louis Cardinals Nautical Stripe Tote Bag is perfect to take on travel or to the beach.  It has plenty of room to hold several belongings and an interior metal clasp to secure the bag close.  The handles are made of white rope, and it's an officially licensed bag.

The St Louis Cardinals Printed Collection Mini Backpack is great to use when you don't have a lot to carry.  It's perfect for most venues that will let you bring in small bags, but not large ones.  The straps are adjustable and there's exterior zippered compartments.  

If sports aren't you're thing but you're into collectible figurines, FOCO has you covered in that area too.  For instance, the company carries bobbleheads and Eekeez Figurines.  All Eekeez collectibles are handcrafted and hand painted, and made to look like realistic wood carvings.

Win It!

One person will win a Pennywise IT '1990' Eekeez Figurine (ARV $15).

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I received products for review from FOCO.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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Baby Magic Summertime Must-haves for Baby

You’re on your summer vacation, relaxing at the beach and your baby is fussing! A red-faced, crying baby can put parents in a panic! Baby Magic wants to help parents and babies everywhere feel cool, calm and collected with the help of its brand new products- perfect for summer.

 Baby Magic’s Multi-Purpose Hydrogel Patch and 3-in-1 Wipes will clean up and cool down your baby in no time. No more fussy baby = happy and relaxed parents all summer long! Find more info on Baby Magic’s summertime must-haves below.

Multi-Purpose Hydrogel Patch:

o   Perfect for relieving discomfort from sunburn, rash, fever and overheating

o   Pouch contains two rectangle, customizable patches

o   Helps restore rough, extra-dry skin

o   Dye-free, paraben-free, & steroid-free

o   Pro-Tip: Mom (and dad!) can use to soothe adult skin woes, as well, making these patches a dual threat!

o   $3.49

3-in-1 Wipes:

o   72 Count; About 1.5x more wipes than competitors

o    For use on face, hands, and body

o    Suitable for sensitive skin

o    pH balanced

o   $3.49

I received products from Baby Magic in exchange for this post.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Cool Off This Summer With My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream - Review

Summer is here, and while the weather keeps getting hotter, you may need something to keep you cool! Enter My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream – the perfect on-the-go snack that is sure to cool you off in the hot summer heat.  From pool parties to barbeques, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is not only a refreshing snack, but also makes entertaining fun and easy.

Erica eating a Cookies & Cream My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

Before receiving boxes of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream for review, I had noticed an individual cooler filled with the ice cream snacks at a local County Market.  It looked interesting but I wasn't so sure I'd like it.  Now that I've tried it, I can say it's an affirmative that I do.

Paysli and Ryli getting ready to snack on My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is a colorful snack made with a scoop of premium ice cream wrapped in pillowy rice dough. At just 110 calories per ball, it is the perfect poppable, portion-controlled summer snack. Offering a mix of flavors such as Cookies & Cream, Sweet Mango and Double Chocolate, as well as new innovative Triple Layer flavors like Vanilla Blueberry, Dulce de Leche and S'mores, there is something for everyone, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is also available in gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan flavors.

what a tray of My/Mo Mochi ice cream looks like

I've been having a lot of people over for evening dinners and bonfires quite a bit lately.  My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is perfect to serve to guests as a dessert or treat.  Each box comes with a tray of six individual ice cream snacks.  They look almost like muffins.  The first one I tried was a new sensation to my taste buds.  I've never had ice cream wrapped with a pillow of rice dough.  It was definitely a new flavor experience.  But I really liked it!  And so have the other people who've tried them as well.  It's been a whole new experience to our palates and it's even sparked some conversation on how odd, yet how tasteful, this kind of ice cream is.  

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Ugly Dolls Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack - Giveaway





Unconventionality rules in UglyDolls, the fun and quirky animated musical debuting on Digital on July 16, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on July 30, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Centered around the adorably unique town of Uglyville, the film follows Moxy and her friends as they confront what it means to be different and discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. Inspired by the global plush phenomenon and based on the UglyDoll characters created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, UglyDolls is filled with colorful and adorable characters and packed with powerful messages of inclusion and empowerment. Join the fun and keep the party going with the music-filled comedy on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital showcasing an exclusive, all-new sing-along edition and stuffed with exciting bonus features allowing fans everywhere to dive deeper into the world of Uglyville.

Featuring a star-studded voice cast including Kelly Clarkson (The Star, “The Voice”), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Rio 2), Blake Shelton (The Angry Birds Movie, “The Voice”), Pitbull (“Empire,” Epic), Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish,” Bad Moms) and Gabriel Iglesias (Ferdinand), the humorous and heartwarming film comes home with vibrant bonus content such as featurettes that reveal how the talented cast brought their characters to life, hilarious games with the cast and a sneak peek of the exclusive sing-along edition’s interactive entertainment.

In Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. When Moxy (Clarkson) and the UglyDolls discover Perfection, a town where dolls are seen through a strict model of attractiveness, they confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. Directed by Kelly Asbury (Smurfs: The Lost Village, Shrek 2) and featuring original songs performed by Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull, UglyDolls is “a movie you’ll want to watch again, and again!” (Naz Perez, Fandango).

Sing-Along Edition
Sing Along Tease – A small taste of the big fun the Sing-Along Edition provides.
Fun with the Cast of UglyDolls – Watch the cast of UglyDolls play fun games that showcase their unique talents.
Making UglyDolls – A closer look at the music behind the film and the talented voice cast that brings these rich characters to life.
Theatrical Trailers

Win It!

One person will win an Ugly Dolls Blu-ray/ DVD Combo Pack.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA*

I received no compensation for this post.  This post is in partnership with PR firm.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Don't Miss These Prime Day Deals From Snuggle

Amazon Prime Day is here, and you’re not going to want to miss these great deals from Snuggle®. On Monday, 7/15 and Tuesday, 7/16, save 20% on both Snuggle® Exhilarations® Blue Iris® Pacs and Snuggle® Exhilarations® Lavender Joy® Pacs. And, keep an eye out for the spotlight deal on Snuggle® Ultra™ Blue Sparkle® fabric softener, too!

I received no compensation or product for this post.  This post is in partnership with Snuggle, as part of their Snuggle Bear Den Community.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Wink Brow Perfecting Quad - Giveaway

Eyebrows are one of a person's most prominent facial features because of the many functions they perform. They help accentuate the eyes, shape the face, and play a powerful role in communication. According to science, eyebrows are the most important facial feature one has. When eyebrows are sparse, this immediately ages the face. The beauty industry and consumers have been in a flurry over brows for the past several years. The phrase, "eyebrows on fleek" has become common vernacular.  With a veritable smorgasbord of brow products out there, how does one choose? Enter Wink Brow Bar and the only product you need to keep brows lush and youthful.  Umbreen Sheikh, founder and CEO of Wink Brow Bar with locations in NYC and London has formulated this product to replicate the results she provides in her salons.

Wink Brow Perfecting Quad
Retail Price: $42.00

Product Description

Wink's new Brow Quad is a multitasking compact developed for touch-ups on the go. The formulas, including smudge-proof filler powder, highlighter and grooming pomade for light, flexible hold, allow you to maintain the look of tidy, beautifully defined brows between studio visits.

Also included is a dual-sided brush — angled on one end to deposit and blend pigment with ease — and soft-bristled on the other to tame and shape for precise detailing.

How to Use

Apply brow pomade with brush or fingertips onto brows and smooth into shape. Use a small amount of powder and gently layer brows with feather-like strokes to create the perfect brow. Finish by gently brushing brows upwards with the spoolie brush.

Tip: Do not use too much powder on the front of the brow and try to stay close to the brow shape. Dot sparse area gently with an angle brush. Finish with highlighter under the brow bone for an extra pop.

About Wink Brow Bar

Wink was founded by Umbreen Sheikh, a licensed cosmetologist who grew up in the beauty industry in London.  Wink began as a luxury threading studio that combines state-of-the-art and traditional techniques as well as the very best formulations in the treatment room to create perfect eyebrows, eyelashes, skin, hair and nails.

Believing strongly in the transformative power of great brows, gorgeous lashes and fabulous skin, Wink evolved their services to include a prestige Vegan skincare line, bringing the luxury of a spa experience to the home.  This line includes three products for brows and lashes and six products for skin vitality and anti-aging. Comprised of essential products, the lineup focuses on the hydration, beauty and balance of the skin without irritation or disruption of its natural biorhythms.

Wink Brow Bar has three convenient locations in Manhattan, one in trendy Cobble Hill, Brooklyn and an international location in the U.K.

Their list of services includes:

Organic Brow Threading

Brow Tinting

Brow Extensions

Lash Extensions

Keratin Lash Lift

Hair Waxing


Custom Facials


Hair color, cuts, and blow out

Win It!

One person will win a Wink Brow Perfecting Quad.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA and Canada*

I received no compensation for this post.  This post is in partnership with PR firm.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Power of Prayer Thursdays - Week 178

Photo by Luca Baggio on Unsplash

I believe in a God that hears prayers and answers them. I've witnessed the miraculous gift of answered prayer. And, I want to pray for you. I've started weekly Power of Prayer post every Thursday. We are now on week 178. If you are needing prayer in an area of your life, please leave a comment and I'll commit to pray for your need or request. You can be as general or as specific as you like. Whether it be for healing, salvation, finances, emotions, or another area of life, I'd like to lift it up in prayer.

I've done Power of Prayer Thursdays for a few  years now and have received several prayer requests.  Please know that I do pray for each and every one of those.  I can't answer the prayers; Only God can.  But, you are in my heart and I will do my small part to lift your needs up to Him.

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
–1 Corinthians 16:13