Thursday, February 26, 2015

Product Testing!

A lot of you have been asking where I get some of the full size freebies you see in my posts one way is product testing. I belong to a few product testing panels and am sharing them with you below. I will keep updating this list with any new product testing sites and panels I find on a regular basis.

Product Testing Programs



McCormick Consumer Testing



L'Oreal USA Consumer Participation Program



New Balance Wear Test Shoe Program

Monday, February 23, 2015

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES: BLAZE OF GLORY DVD Review!


Disclaimer: I received a press sample of this product in exchange for this review and post. All opinions are my own and not influenced by compensation.

 
BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES:
BLAZE OF GLORY


NICKELODEON’S NEW HIT SERIES BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES:
MAKES ITS DVD DEBUT ON FEBRUARY 17, 2015


Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory DVD Features 60-Minute Movie Plus Bonus Episode Supercharged With STEM Curriculum



Nickelodeon’s new preschool series, Blaze and the Monster Machines, makes its DVD debut with Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory.  The first preschool show on TV to feature an in-depth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum, Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ.  The DVD features the hour-long series premier episode, “Blaze of Glory,” plus a special bonus episode.  Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory arrives on DVD on Feb. 17, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

About Blaze and The Monster Machines
In Blaze and the Monster Machines, monster truck Blaze and his driver AJ have adventures that explore the physics of how things move; tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics; and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work.   Each action-packed episode is filled with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat original songs with lyrics that highlight a STEM concept such as adhesion, friction, force, trajectory and magnetism..

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory DVD includes:
“Blaze of Glory” –  - Blaze and AJ are introduced to a world of racing monster machines in the town of Axle City.  When Crusher, a troublemaker truck, uses his dirty tricks to try to win the championship race, Blaze does everything he can to help his friends and beat him to the finish line.

“The Driving Force” (Bonus Episode)  - When Starla, the friendly cowgirl truck, loses one of her pistons Blaze and AJ set out to get it back. But they’ll have to hurry before Crusher gets his greedy tires on it/

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory Fast Facts
Street Date: Feb. 17, 2015Catalog: 59166958000 (U.S.), 59166959000 (Canada)
Running Time: 68 Minutes
S.R.P.: $14.99


Review: I have boys and of course anytime boys see trucks its stops them in their tracks. My boys ages 6 and 4 really enjoyed Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory.  I think Nickelodeon has created another very successful DVD hero here Blaze blasts into availability on February 17th and is perfect for parents who homeschool. This DVD is packed full of stem and also great for parents like me who like to try and nudge our kids with an awesome DVD like Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory; into a learning direction with their entertainment. This DVD was a big hit we can't wait for more in the series.


When this DVD becomes available I will repost with a link for you guys who are interested in purchasing!!
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Original Gourmet Lollipops 100 Minis Giveaway!



This giveaway is hosted by Free For All
Prize sponsored by
Full review of Original Gourmet coming soon to Free For ALL!
  
Enter Here to win a 100 Count Mini package from Original Gourmet Lollipops!





Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Original Gourmet Lollipop for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vi and Va the Newest Fashion Doll Line Inspired by Latin Cultures Launches!



NEW FASHION DOLL LINE INSPIRED BY LATIN CULTURE LAUNCHES

Vi and Va Dolls Celebrate Family Bonds And Traditions



As of this month, girls now have beautiful doll choices that celebrate unique Hispanic cultural traditions. Vi and Va, a new line of fashion dolls from MGA Entertainment, the world’s largest private toy company, are now available at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com.

Viviana (Vi) and Valentina (Va) are sisters, and best friends with their cousins, Felicia and Roxxi. For these girls, every day is an adventure and a reason to celebrate the bonds of family and friendship.
“We have always made dolls that appeal widely to all types of girls,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment. “In 2002, our multicultural Bratz brand launched, serviced an untapped market, and skyrocketed to success. So when this unique opportunity arose to launch Vi and Va at Target stores, we knew all girls would love to have doll choices that celebrate some special Hispanic customs and traditions.”

The Vi and Va brand launches with the introduction of four unique characters, with more planned in the Fall.

Vi, 16, is spontaneous and easy going. She’s passionate about sharing her love of music, and she’s always ready to break out her guitar at family gatherings. She also loves creating new styles as a fashion designer.

Va, 15, is so neat and organized. She loves learning to cook from her mother and grandmothers. She’s already perfected several savory family recipes, like empanadas. She also loves trying out new hairstyles, and making herself look unique with ribbons and flowers in her hair. 

Felicia and Roxxi are Vi and Va’s cousins. Felicia is 17 years old and an artist. Roxxi is 18 years old and a dancer. 

The product line includes of several dolls and activity sets to help little girls play out each character’s storyline and enjoy her special talents. The line also has a birthday party collection, where the family celebrates Vi turning 16 and Va turning 15 with a combined party. Girls can even dress up and join the fun with role play and styling accessories.

The full assortment of Vi and Va fashion dolls is available at Target stores and on Target.com. For more information, please visit www.vi-and-va.com or www.facebook.com/viandva.

Sew the Last Stitch on your Custom Lalaloopsy Doll!

GUESS WHAT I JUST FOUND OUT?

LALALOOPSY FANS WILL BE ABLE TO SEW THE LAST STITCH ON THEIR OWN CUSTOM DOLL FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER

HOW COOL IS THAT?

Build-A-Bear Workshop To Join Lalaloopsy’s Super Silly 5th Anniversary Party and Offer An Interactive Lalaloopsy Experience This Fall

MGA Entertainment, the world’s largest private toy company, has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, to offer Lalaloopsy dolls in honor of the brand’s Super Silly 5th Anniversary Party. Starting in August, Lalaloopsy fans will be able to interact with the brand like never before by building four of the eight original Lalaloopsy characters (Crumbs Sugar Cookie, Jewel Sparkles, Peanut Big Top, Mittens Fluff ‘N’ Stuff) and personalize their creation with countless fun accessories in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.


Lalaloopsy, the #1 large doll collector brand for girls, launched in 2010 with eight characters and now has nearly 100 distinctly different large dolls.  Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn.  But until now, fans have never been able to sew their own last stitch.  That will change in 2015 when the brand celebrates its 5th birthday with the Super Silly Anniversary Party for fans, which will include various live entertainment and social media events, kicking off with the availability of products in all Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.


“We have received requests from fans all over the world who want to create their own Lalaloopsy dolls, and we are finally able to make this wish come true by partnering with Build-A-Bear Workshop,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment.  “Our astoundingly successful Lalaloopsy brand combined with their proven do-it-yourself formula is a guaranteed win-win situation for both companies and our customers.”


“We are so pleased to partner with MGAE to offer the first ever make-your-own plush versions of their adorable Lalaloopsy line. The personalized experience offered by Build-A-Bear Workshop during our heart ceremony uniquely positions us to complete the fantasy of the storyline for little girls by literally making the ‘final stitch’ that magically brings the characters to life.” said Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

I AM SO EXCITED WE WILL BE SEWING PEANUT BIG TOP'S LAST STITCH AS SOON AS THE NEW LINE IS AVAILABLE!

WHO'S LAST STITCH WILL YOU BE SEWING?