ZURU-2015 Toy Fair Part 9 of Series

ZURU attended the New York Toy Fair and brought us some new and exciting innovative releases. ZURU continues to build on its globally recognized ROBO and X-SHOT Brands, along with a number of new IP and licensed releases.

Here are some of the new additions:

Bunch O Balloons
A global media sensation, ZURU Bunch of Balloons is transforming both the water balloon market and water balloon fights with innovative, ready to go pre tied, self-sealing mechanism that allows you to fill 100 water balloons in 60 seconds.

In three simple steps you can forget about the mess and stress of filling water balloons. Connect the attachment, fill the balloons and watch them self-seal to make hundreds of water balloons locked, loaded and ready to launch in minutes.

Each pack contains 3 bunches of 34 balloons plus a quick fix adapter.

X-SHOT Bug Attack
Bringing an exciting extra edge to your typical blasters, ZURU X-SHOT Bug Attack is transforming the blaster category by combining two successful brands, ZURU’s X-SHOT and ZURU Creepeez.

Using Creepeez as moving targets for the Bug Attack Blasters, throw the bugs against a wall and shoot them as they crawl to see them fall. Not only can you throw bugs against a wall, but you can launch them into the sky and shoot them as they soar, or launch them on a moving target and shoot to really perfect your aim.

2 gun styles are available

The Eliminator features a double barrel for power and comes with 2 bugs
Rapid Fire features a multi-load barrel that rapidly shoots 6 darts and comes with 3 bugs

X-SHOT Bug Attack Brings product performance to a new unique play pattern in the Blaster category.

ROBO Turtle
Riding off the success of ROBO Fish and ROBO My Magical Mermaid. ZURU are pleased to present, ROBO Turtle. Using the latest in micro-robotic technology, ROBO Turtle can both walk on land and swim in water.

Lifelike design and movements create an exciting display in front of your eyes. Carbon sensors on the Turtle’s shells let them activate when dropped in water or start to walk if touched lightly while on land.

The ultimate amphibious companion, watch out for the splash

4 fun individual turtle designs and a land and water setting playset available

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Disclosure Many thanks to Zuru for the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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P&G Digital Studio Event 2015 Product Launches-Part 3 Secret Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant/Deodrant New Adapts & Responds Technology

I attended the P&G Beauty Digital Studio event a couple weeks ago. It was an awesome interactive experience featuring some of the leading beauty brands in the industry… and it was also a mini reunion with some of my absolute favorite bloggers and beauty editors.

You may not realize it, but your body goes through more than 500 ups and downs all day, every day. Each one, whether positive or negative, causes changes to your sweat vitals. Sweat vitals are things like your skin conductance, heart rate levels, skin temperature and speech rate/pitch, which can all change when triggered. All these changes can cause you to sweat instantly and unpredictably up to 35 times more than regular sweat.

This type of unpredictable sweat also causes almost double the odor levels vs. regular sweat. All of these ups and downs cause fluctuations in your sweat vitals that happen all day, every day, with your odor protection struggling to keep up.

Only Secret Clinical Strength has Adapts & Responds Technology to respond to the ups and downs of the day with personalized sweat and odor protection. It does so in three ways.

1. Fighting odor causing bacteria. Bacteria feeds on the nutrients in sweat causing bad odor. The less bacteria, the less odor
2. Reducing sweat. The less sweat, the less odor
3. Releasing fragrance to help stop odor before it starts. The more fragrance the more protection

Secret Clinical Strength with Adapts & Responds Technology is available in all the forms we love: Clear Gel, Invisible Solid and Smooth Solid forms.


Disclosure Many thanks to Secret for providing the product in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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New Gillette Venus Swirl

I have a love/hate relationship with shaving my legs in the winter. Being here on the east coast, we have had to deal with all the snow and cold. I usually shave every other day or so in the winter. However, with the calendar now saying that it is Spring my thoughts are drawn to shorts and dresses. Enter the Gillette Venus Swirl Razor and Venus with a Touch of Olay Shave Gel.

Gillette Venus, #1 selling female razor brand in the world introduces NEW Venus Swirl, a razor that sets a new standard in shaving by contouring to tricky areas for a flawless shave. Designed by women for women, Venus Swirl is combining the innovative movement of FLEXIBALL technology with new individually adjusting Contour blades. This, Venus Swirl moves like no other to cover every unique curve and contour of a woman’s body for flawless skin.

I was doing fine with my shave routine before, but this has changed my usually mundane experience to a spa experience. The Gillette Venus Swirl Razor ($9.29) looks like your run of the mill lady Razor, with a soft purple handle and a whopping 5 blades. But wait. It has a flexiball.

This flexiball lets the razor glide over knees and ankles like a race car on a track hugging the curves! And those five blades give an incredibly close shave while the Moisture Glide serum helps the razor glide over the skin with even more ease.

For the most luxurious shave, check out the Venus with a Touch of Olay Shave Gel ($3.99). Available in three scents, Melon Splash, Luscious Lillies and Violet Swirl, this gel has all the moisturizing properties of Olay products.

This shaving gel boats “five times the moisturizers” of your standard shaving creams. Perfect for dry and sensitive skin. The lather is so rich that it clings to the skin to ensure no spots are missed. No chance of razor burn here and wow, what a flawless shave!

The new Venus Swirl is available at food, drug and mass merchandise stores. The suggested retail price of the Venus Swirl shaving system, which includes 1 razor and 2 blade refills is approximately $12.59.

Disclosure Many thanks to Gillette Venus Swirl for providing the product in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.




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Dream Big Wholesale Dolls Clothes LLC-2015 Toy Fair Part 8 of Series

It was great to meet with the representatives from Dream Big Wholesale Dolls Clothes LLC recent Toy Fair. I got a great opportunity to view some of the new products and have highlighted a few of them below.

Dream Big Wholesale Doll Clothes is committed to putting smiles on girl’s faces. Our label Arianna® offers boutique clothing for most 18 inch dolls. Our original designs offer a fresh collection of classic and vogue styles. Our doll clothing are meticulously made and detailed. At affordable prices without compromising quality.


Crisp white satin short sleeve ruche bodice, satin drape twist adorned with a elegant rhinestone notion and full tulle skirt with overlay. Chapel length veil with lace trim. Includes: Dress and Chapel Length Veil.


Sequin sweetheart neckline bodice, pink satin dress with spaghetti straps. White pink sash with embellished decorative buckle. Sparkled pink organza overlay , ruffled hemline. Pink soft rose flower on hair clip. Includes: Dress and flower hair clip

DB5038 Where's the party

Silver satin sleeveless bodice, metallic overlay embellished organza and tulle for fullness. Silver satin ribbon on waistline with rhinestone buckle. Includes: Dress, Handbag and headband

Arianna® original designs are designed to fit 18 inch doll like American Girl®, Adora Friends®, Our Generation® The Madame Alexander – Favorite Friends®,Gotz®, Journey Girls® Springfield Collection®.

Arianna® Boutique 18 inch doll clothes and accessories are available for sale at My Pink Planet

Facebook- www.facebook.com/AriannaBoutiqueDollClothes
Twitter – www.twitter.com/DreamBigDoll

Disclosure Many thanks to Dream Big Wholesale Dolls Clothes LLC for the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Legoland Resorts-Florida

I recently got to attend a media event hosted by LEGOLAND. We were able to get the scoop on LEGOLAND. what is coming up with the new Resort. It was a wonderful event and very cool to hear about all the new things that are coming. Check it out below. You will be excited as I was to learn about all of these things






• Opening May 15, 2015

• The five-story, 152 room Hotel immerses guests in the creative LEGO® world as it’s designed to bring children’s imaginations to life

• Located just steps from the main entrance of LEGOLAND® Florida, guests will have exclusive early morning access to the theme park designed for families with children ages 2-12

• Ever been in a Disco Elevator? As guests enter the elevator, lights pulsate in the ceiling to music, guests stand on ‘lava’ tiles, a mirror ball rotates and different sound effects announce arrival on each floor

• There are more than 2,000 LEGO models in the entire Hotel created out of more than two million LEGO bricks!

• LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the first LEGOLAND Hotel to have its own Model Shop!

• Guests will be able to build exclusively with Model Builders at the Master Model Builder Workshop daily

• The family pool looks out to the historic Lake Eloise

• Reservations are available at www.LEGOLANDHotel.com or 877-LEGOLAND (534-6526)

Reception and Lobby
• Hotel guests are greeted by a LEGO dragon and the spectacular entrance leads to themed play areas, a family pool, lounge, family restaurant, LEGO models and interactive features throughout
• Behind the reception desk in the lobby is an entire wall created out of more than 5,000 LEGO Minifigures
• The Castle Play area is based on the LEGO Kingdom and Pirates line with elements of adventure
• Inside the Castle Play area there is a pirate ship complete with a blimp, docked along a moat filled with LEGO which surrounds an interactive castle
• Young guests can pull on a handle as they enter the castle, causing the LEGO ogre above them roar!
• The LEGOLAND Club Room will offer a Character Meet & Greet, building areas, LEGO Club Magazines, and videos

• Guests can choose between three themed rooms: Pirate, Adventure, Kingdom or Friends
• Guests can choose between Themed and Premium Themed rooms
• Premium Themed rooms have additional LEGO models and décor such as themed wall paper
• There are at least eight LEGO models in every room

• Bricks Family Restaurant includes a buffet station designed specifically for kids with healthy options available at a height they can reach
• Sky Line Lounge features a LEGO skyline with humorous scenes designed by the Park’s Master Model Builders
• Restaurants and lounges are open to the public based on availability






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Moms Event-Cinderella, Frozen Fever, Crest & Oral-B

Thanks to the Moms, I had the pleasure of attending the screening of the new Cinderella movie, the new Frozen short and Crest and Oral B was also there to promote their new app.

The story of Cinderella follows the life of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Being the loving daughter, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters into the home. However, the trouble begins when Ella’s father passes away and she finds herself alone and at the mercy of a jealous and cruel family.

Ella is now turned into a servant and covered with ashes and renamed Cinderella. Yet with all of this going on Ella does not give up, she continues to remain positive and determined to follow her mother’s dying word and to have courage and be kind. Words that we could all live by.

When Ella meets a mysterious person in the woods, she is unaware that it is the Prince. She believes that she has found a special person. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King summons all the maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes that she would find the stranger from the woods. However, her stepmother tells her that she can not attend and destroys her dress.

Meanwhile the Grand Duke devises a plan with the Stepmother so that the Prince is not able to meet with Ella. However, this is a fairy tale so some good has to show up and help. A beggar woman steps forward and armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand she changes Cinderella’s life forever.

Well we know how the story ends, but I won’t spoil it for you.

Also this was an opportunity to check out the new Frozen Fever short, and we see that Olaf has brothers. You have to check it out.

On hand was Crest and Oral B, they have a new app to make kids brush their teeth for 2 minutes. Along with the app they have a new electronic toothbrush and a new Frozen themed toothpaste. The app helps keep the kids busy so they don’t realize that they are brushing their teeth for the required two minutes. As they brush their teeth an imagine will appear in the electronic device where the app is installed.

The kids are going to love this. You have to check it out.

Now I have some really exciting news the great people at Crest & Oral B want to give you a chance to win a electronic toothbrush and toothpaste

All you have to do is leave comment and follow me on twitter, instagram, pinterest, or facebhook.

Please make sure to include your email so that you will be notified if you win.


This contest will run until April 15, 2015

Disclaimer: I attended this event thank to The Moms; however all opinions expressed here are my own.




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Sverve VIP Blogging Event

A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to meet with the folks Sverve for a VIP event. It was a great event. I got to talk to the CEO and all the managers about the site and what the future was going to hold for the website. We were treated to manis by Priv. It was a fun night, and a great first event for Sverve.

Sverve is a leading social media influencer technology platform used by thousands of brands, PR firms and agencies. Sverve’s network of active, thriving social media influencers reaches more than 300M followers in the US across various social networks and blogs.

Sverve provides comprehensive campaign management solutions that enable brands to connect with the right influencers instantly, track and measure results, and gain superior ROI. Sverve offers influencers to work on Pinterest sweepstakes, targeted tweets, YouTube promotions, and custom content creation. Leading brands in consumer, lifestyle, food, family and health are using Sverve to gain word of mouth marketing across social media channels.

Sverve’s blog and weekly Influencer Newsletter are both channels influencers in the community turn to for industry insight, professional networking and blogging advice, and updates on Sverve products. Some recent posts:


Check them out on Social Media:



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Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap


Dial has just released a new collection of boutique hand soaps. I recently received the Deep cleansing Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap. It has lovely sugary-vanilla fragrance. It’s micro-scrubbers gently clean and smooth the skin; plus it moisturize.

I have been using it for the past couple of days and I love it. The Sugar Cane Husk leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, and it did not leave a residue or leave my skin feeling dry. It has nice lather and the beads give you a nice massage for your hands, it makes me feel like I am on a mini getaway.

All the micro-scrubbers gets into all the area of your hand so you can get out all the dirt from the crevices of your hand.

There are four special varieties of new Boutique Collection: Sugar Cane Husk, Yellow Raspberry Sugar, Coconut Lime Verbena, and Water Blossoms. The bottle has a new design with rich colors that lets you proudly display your favorite scent throughout the home.

Dial has also newly released an anti-bacterial foaming hand wash: Omega Moisture. It is a great addition to the Dial family.

Dial is giving my readers a chance to try these products. One winner will receive a coupon fro a Free Bottle of the Sugar Cane Hand Scrub Hand Soap and another will win a coupon for a free Moisture Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash.

All you have to do is leave comment and follow me on twitter, instagram, pinterest, or facebook.

Please make sure to include your email so that you will be notified if you win.


This contest will run until March 31, 2015

Disclosure: The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

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The Lilly Pulitzer & Target Collection -Preview-Woman’s Line

Ever since Target and Lilly Pulitzer announced they were teaming up back in January, I’ve been patiently waiting with excitement to see the full range of resort-friendly items they were sure to produce. On Thursday, I got a chance to see the line by reviewing the Target & Lilly Pulitzer lookbook, featuring the entire collaboration including cosmetics, home goods, kid’s apparel, and a full range of plus-size options.

The best news about the collection is that you can get all of this suburban style on a dime with this 250-item collection priced between $2 and $150, with almost 200 of those items ringing up under $30! That also means you can snap up way more of these adorable pieces than would have previously thought possible.

Even if you’re not a Lilly fanatic already, there’s probably something in this collection you’ll be into. Below, we’ve got all of the looks from the highly anticipated collaboration. Here is a look at the woman’s line. I will be reviewing the other parts of the line up until the launch date, so stay tune

60's shift

Shift Dress


Jump Suit


Cover Up




Print Dress


Sun Dress


Denim Dress

long sleeves

Long Sleeve Dress

Safari Print

Safari Print


The Mod Look

Modern Sundress

Sun Dress

The full collection goes on sale on April 19th, but start browsing and making your list now because you know as soon as these pieces go on sale, they’ll be gone faster than you can click the purchase button.

A special thanks to Target & Lilly Pulitzer for giving me a preview of the collection

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P&G Digital Studio Event 2015 Product Launches-Part 2 Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Collection

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I attended the P&G Beauty Digital Studio event a couple weeks ago. It was an awesome interactive experience featuring some of the leading beauty brands in the industry… and it was also a mini reunion with some of my absolute favorite bloggers and beauty editors.

Young women own the morning, the night and everything in between-but nothing stands in the way of their 24/7 lives quite like an unwelcome breakout. For those when unsightly blemishes threaten, instant skin improvement is now available, courtesy of the New Clear Skin Collection from Olay Fresh Effects.

Boasting a powerful formula that instantly improves the look of blemishes, redness, and imperfections, the 123 Acne Solution system is proven to reduce the look of acne. Infused with the reinvigorating essence of citrus and mint, the entire system is dermatologist tested, oil-free, and non-comedogenic, leaving skin fresh-faced and even-toned while effectively treating acne.

The Collection includes:

Acne Hater Deep Scrub-Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Deep Scrub
This exfoliating scrub has deep cleansing power plus acne fighting ingredients. Formulated with 2% salicylic acid, it penetrates pores to clear breakouts and blackheads with reducing excess oil

Spot Zinger-2 in 1 Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment
This spot treatment is formulated with 2% salicylic acid and beautifiers to instantly improve the look of blemishes in just 10 minutes and its fine-point tip targets blemishes individually to instantly battle and blur.

Swirled Mattifier-Redness & Pore Reducing Matter
This swirled moisturizer mattifies skin to instantly reduce the look of shine and redness. This all in one product offers 10 instant complexion benefits in one bottle: diminishes oil, reduces redness the look of redness, minimizes the look of breakouts, primes skin for make up, decreases the look of pores, smoothes skin’s surface, mattifies and brightens skin, evens out skin tone and hydrates.

1-2-3 Acne Solution System
this 3 in 1 regimen kit is packed with acne fighting power with Acne Hater Deep Scrub and Spot Zinger both formulated with 2% salicylic acid to reduce blackheads and blemishes over time and and Swirled Mattifier formulated with powder to neutralize redness and shine. This regime instantly improved the look of blemishes, redness, and pores in 8 out of 10 women.

See Spot Swipe-Oil Reducing Wet Cloths
These pre-moistened cloths are packed with exfoliating power due to Textured Exfoli-dots technology. The Exfoli-dots clean deep to wipe away dirt, oil and dead skin cells that can clog pores.

Check it out on their website

Disclosure Many thanks to Olay for providing the product in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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