Friday, November 28, 2014

NCircle 2014 Holiday Movie Review and Giveaway

The Snowman

One crisp, winter morning, a young boy wakes up to find a thick blanket of snow has covered the ground as far as the eye can see. Filled with excitement, the boy decides to build a snowman using a tangerine for his nose, coal for his buttons and eyes, and tops him off with a hat and scarf. Later that night, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life! The young boy and the snowman embark on a magical adventure of discovery where the snowman explores the young boy’s world and in return he takes him flying to his home in the North Pole. Based on Raymond Briggs’ book, The Snowman is a family classic for generations to enjoy.

A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!

Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus! Filmed live at New York City's The Beacon Theatre, celebrate the season with the colorful cast of characters singing their hits, including "It's Wintertime," "Every Snowflake's Different, Just Like You" and a holiday version of everyone's favorite "Party in my Tummy!” The DVD includes special appearances by superstar Leslie Hall and the one and only Santa Claus! 

Octonauts: The Very Vegimal Christmas

On this very merry DVD, join the Octonauts as they celebrate the holidays! The Vegimals’ plans for a Christmas feast aboard the Octopod are interrupted when the Octonauts become entangled in a gigantic blob of sea snot! The holiday excitement continues when the Octonauts travel to Professor Inkling’s childhood home, an undersea mountain, but soon discover that a rockslide has endangered the local creatures, including Inkling’s nephew, Squirt! Can the Octonauts rescue the creatures and save Christmas in time?

Caillou’s Holiday Movie

When winter comes to Caillou's house, this curious 4-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and even discovering how other little boys and girls around the world celebrate the season! Filled with magical moments seen through a small child's eyes, this delightful story will enchant your entire family.

Our Review

The holidays are a great time of year for family togetherness. We love to see our old favorites, and new holiday movies every year. This is a great little collection of holiday themed DVD's that the kids can enjoy by themselves, and that we can also enjoy as a family. My boys enjoy watching their favorite characters like Octonauts and Caillou. The Snowman is a very cute and sweet movie that the whole family can sit down and watch together!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Powell & Mahoney Vintage Cocktail Mixer Review

We're beverage and cocktail aficionados. With over 20 years of combined experience in the cocktail mixer and beverage world, the founders of Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. thought it was high time to bring back the genuine, honest taste of America's classic cocktails, in an all-natural cocktail mixer you would want to use again and again.

Using only the finest juices and extracts, organic cane sugar, and other natural flavors, we've authentically reproduced the classics. In addition to flavors like our authentic Ginger mixer and sippable beverage, we will continue to bring you delicious, carefully researched recipe cocktail mixers, priced right, that you just won't find anywhere else.

I received a cocktail mixer from Powell & Mahoney at no cost in exchange for my honest review.

I chose the Peach Bellini mixer to try


I'm not really a varied drinker. I have a few things I like, and I tend to stick to those drinks. I tend to like sweet and fruity drinks, so I picked the Peach Bellini to try from Powell & Mahoney. All you need is the mixer and some Prosecco. Chill the mixer and wine, mix, and enjoy. If you can't get Prosseco, or don't like that particular wine, any dry sparkling white wine will work. Peach is one of my favorite flavors, so I have found that I really like making Bellini's for a treat for myself. This Powell & Mahoney mixer has a great flavor, just sweet enough and not over powering. The mix in the bottle looks like it may have a little thickness to it, but that it not the case at all. The Bellini's come out perfectly smooth and delicious. The mixers are very budget friendly also, so you can try them all to see what your favorite is!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

VTech® Switch & Go Dinos® Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops Review and Giveaway

VTech® is the world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. With a variety of educational learning toys like our award-winning Innotab® 2, InnoTab® 2S, the new InnoTab® 3, MobiGo handheld toys, V.Reader and our transforming Switch & Go Dino collections, 

VTech has an educational learning toy for everyone. For more than 30 years, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational electronic learning products that enrich children's development, through fun and smart play.

We received one of the VTech® Switch & Go Dinos® Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

 Bronco the RC Triceratops, the first dynamic remote control dino from Switch & Go Dinos Turbo, transforms from a fierce Triceratops to a sleek race car with the push of a button on his remote control!

 Use the remote control to move forward, backward, left and right in both vehicle and dino modes. Then charge the turbo boost lever to give him a burst of speed!

 Press the buttons on the remote to turn on his headlights, hear realistic sound effects and learn cool dino facts.

 Bronco’s LCD screen displays cool customizable dinosaur eyes and driver animations, and kids can choose from four different styles.

My Review

Cars and dinosaurs, what more could a little boy (and a daddy who is a kid at heart) want! The VTech Switch & Go Dinos are some of the coolest toys we've gotten for our boys! These are sturdy toys meant to hold up to rough housing boys who want to get the most out of their make believe adventures. This Turbo Bronco switches to a Triceratops with the push of a button, the transition is smooth and quick. The "turbo" part of this is pretty cool too. This Bronco moves pretty darn quick for RC toy. The LCD screen for the eyes, which are customizable, is bright and easy to see. There are so many sounds, phrases and dinosaur facts, that the boys never get tired of playing with this to see what they will hear next. As a dinosaur and as a car Turbo Bronco moves easily in all directions. Both of my boys have some fine motor issues, and sometimes remote controls can be difficult for them. This remote control is very easy to use and neither of them have issues with is. This is a really great toy, and a great value too!! Check these Switch & Go's out at the links below and enter to win one!

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Cheeky Tableware Review

Cheeky pairs a brilliant aesthetic with an incredible giving model intended to help end hunger, one meal at a time. In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, Cheeky aims to provide 10 million meals to Americans facing hunger by the end of 2015.

Cheeky’s freshman offering is a collection of exuberant, on-trend paper and plastic tableware including plates, bowls, napkins, cold cups, hot cups and cutlery. You can even mix and match prints to create and customize your own unique Cheeky place setting!

The plan is simple. For every Cheeky item purchased at Target, Cheeky will donate the monetary equivalent of a meal to Feeding America. The Feeding America network of food banks then provides food to adults, children and seniors across the country.

I received some samples of Cheeky products at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

Available exclusively at Target

My Review

I hate to do dishes, and so does everyone else in my house. We are all about the disposable dishes in my household. Not all paper plates and cups are great though. I hate spending money on items like this, and winding up with a bigger mess then if I had just used my regular dishes anyways. I was really impressed with these products from Cheeky. The plates and bowls were not only designed great, I love colorful items like this, but they were sturdy enough to handle real food. We have used these for spaghetti, chicken fried steak and pancakes. Those are some pretty messy meals. There were no leak throughs, the plates didn't bend and spill everything, and didn't fall apart when I cut the steak with a knife. I love the cups also. The design is cute, and they are strong enough to be washed and reused a few times. I like to get as much use out of things as I can! What makes this line even more attractive to me, is that for every Cheeky product you purchase, Cheeky will donate to Feeding America. These are very affordable products also, so I have no problem making plenty of purchases and knowing that donations are being made to help feed people who really need the help! Check Cheeky out at the links below!

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Care Bears Advent Calendar App!

Come along with the Care Bears for a very magical countdown to Christmas in The Care Bears Advent calendar app from American Greetings. Packed with all of the fun sights and sounds of the holiday season children can start the countdown by ‘unlocking’ 25 activities like holiday-themed puzzles, videos, coloring pages and more, returning each day to unlock another activity. Children can design hundreds of snowflakes and create their own white Christmas with the Care-a-Lot Snowflake maker, decorate the Care Bears Christmas tree with special ornaments, and enjoy other wintry fun activities. On Christmas Day, a full-length Care Bears video episode is unlocked.

Only 2,99. Available on iTunes and for your desktop!

Topricin Pain Relief Cream Review

Topricin® is the culmination of many years of research in the area of regulated natural medicines. The result is a line of pain relief products for the whole family that work with no side effects. Our patented topical formula aids in the healing process by improving blood flow to the injured tissue and draining toxins and fluids that build up as a result of injury or painful ailments like arthritis. Unlike many other over the counter pain relief creams and medications that just mask symptoms, Topricin® stimulates the body's desire to heal the damage that is causing the pain. Whether for muscle pain, joint pain, soft tissue pain or injury, Topricin® is often the first treatment that doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists recommend. An FDA-regulated over the counter medicine, Topricin® is the leading natural therapeutic brand.

I received 3 Topricin products to try in exchange for an honest review

My Review

Little boys and boo boo's go hand in hand as any mother can tell you. There are a million products on the market for scrapes, burns, bites and sprains and strains. Topricin has topped the list of products we reach for in these instances. Topricin really does do what it claims. These products relieve the pain of many ailments, and speed up healing. When my boys get hurt and I reach for the Topricin, they don't run and hide, because they know it won't hurt, and their boo boo will feel better fast. I use the Topricin on my sore muscles and it works wonderfully. It absorbs completely, and it doesn't have a funky, medicinal smell either. I have really dry, cracked and sometimes painful skin on my heels and the bottom of my feet. The Foot Therapy Cream works great for this issue too! The Topricin brand is a brand you can count on, and we never without it in our house!

Shave Mob Razor Review

Welcome to ShaveMOB, where you can save 70% on premium razors without recurring membership fees or shipping costs. Where saving green and being green are equally important. Where the harmony of top quality razors and savvy shoppers blend together as a clean shaven mob. A ShaveMOB.

I received a ladies shave kits to review in exchange for my honest opinion and review.

How It Works

Don't worry, all our blades work with all of our handles so you aren't stuck.

Each supply gives you two cartridges per month - our blades rock so you DON'T have to change often.

When it's time to pay, you'll be saving up to 70% compared to comparable premium razors.

You get your entire shipment all at once, not once per month - you save on shipping, packing, and handling.

We'll send you an email. Simply click, confirm. If you want to change your order, it's easy.

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My Review

I change razors a lot. Every time I think I find one I like, it turns out I really don't like it long term. This is the second time I've worked with ShaveMob, and I am again quite impressed by their razors. These razors are really great. The blades are sharp and these give a very close shave, and don't nick and cut you to pieces.  The handles are easy to hold and don't slip out of your hand causing more injury. I have told all my friends and family about ShaveMob. You get amazing quality razors for a very small portion of the price that you pay for the fancy razors sold in store. I'm very happy with these razors and will continue to use ShaveMob!!

Razors from ShaveMob also make great Stocking Stuffers!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Scala Collezione Rain Hat Review

As the season changes and wet weather approaches there is good news. Women can still look stylish and avoid bad hair days by donning this hat. No matter what city one lives in, there is rain everywhere and wet, inclement why not embrace it and enjoy a Scala Collezione hat.

It is available in fashion and classic colors (including black, charcoal, wine and khaki) that will appeal to varied preferences, outerwear colors and complexions. This gem sports a 3 inch brim and is made of nylon. In a one size fits all size, it is perfect for self or gift purchases.

I received the Black Scala Collezione Rain Hat at no cost in exchange for my honest review.


I live in a state where it literally rains a little bit almost every day. I don't usually do anything particularly fancy with my hair, but I do hate the frizz that this weather seems to cause. This super cut rain hat from Scala is not only cute and fashionable, but helps keep my crazy, runaway, frizz under control on the worst rainy days. The wide brim kept my face, and my glasses dry also. The waterproof Nylon material has a slight sheen to it that makes this hat perfect for dressing up, or down, The classic black color goes with anything from sweats, to dressier outfits for a night out on the town. Even though I don't really do anything fancy with my hair, this hat does not flatten or crush my hair, or make my hair look like I've been wearing a helmet. I am very happy with this rain hat from Scala! Check out the color options at the link below!

Scala Rainhat

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Steezys Review

Steezys are the new charms for your headphone cords. The name is a combination of “style” and “ease” and it’s easy to have great style with Steezys on your cords Steezys are designed for self-expression. When you pop on a Steezy, you’re telling the world what you’re into. With styles that range from donuts to hash tags, kawaii to sports, there’s something for everyone. Clip on a bunch! One Steezy is not enough-Steezys are meant to be worn as multiples. They’re collectible, trade-able and super light weight. Find your favorites and show the world your steez with Steezys.

I received a selection of Steezys at no cost in exchange for my honest opinion.

My Review

I use headphones for a lot of different things. I use them to watch TV shows on my laptop, listen to music on my laptop and on my phone, and to listen to relaxation music at night. I think these Steezys are so cute! They add a little flair and style to the boring wires on your headphones. There are so many designs to choose from, you are sure to find a few that speak directly to you. I was really impressed with the number of different designs they offer. They are small, hard plastic and metal charms that clip on to your headphones with a small clip mechanism. I was worried about how well they would stay, because of how small the clip is, but I was quite impressed. I was up moving around, walking, and doing house hold things and they didn't even budge. My cords also did not feel heavy, or like my ear buds were going to come out of my ears. These would make a great gift for stocking stuffers!