July 28, 2014

Giveaway: LEGO Ninjago Nindroids for 3DS Trailer #Nindroids #LEGONinjago


If your family enjoys playing LEGO video games, then add this latest game release to your must play list! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have released LEGO Ninjago Nindroids, coming to Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on July 29, 2014

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Based on the first five new episodes of the animated TV series, “LEGO Ninjago Rebooted,” players will battle and defend the New Ninjago City where the Ninjas face a technological threat by the evil Overlord and his robotic army of Nindroids. Using swift combo attacks, unique fighting moves, special weapons and new vehicles, the Ninjas must fight with all their might to save Ninjago.

LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids Trailer



Game features
  • Be a true Spinjitsu Master! Play as your favorite Ninja and battle enemies with combo moves and attacks including punch, kick, jump, throw and Spinjitsu.
  • Use your new Technoblades to hack into computers, solve puzzles and play mini games.
  • Navigate New Ninjago City by playing as giant mechs and shoot enemies with cool vehicles such as Kai Fighter, Ninjacopter, Thunder Raider, Earth Mech and more.
  • Hang out at the Hub in New Ninjago City and partake in a variety of fun activities. Hang out with the characters of Ninjago, use your Gold Bricks to build a special surprise, or prove yourself in Grand Sensei Dareth's Dojo.
  • Play more than 30 action-packed levels and automatically play as multiple characters when reaching certain points.
LEGO Ninjago Nindroids looks like it will be a great game to enjoy with your family and friends this summer.


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Six New Animated Series on DramaFever


As a fan of Korean Dramas, I spend on DramaFever catching up on the latest episodes. But it seems the site has more to offer then foreign dramas. This week DramaFever shared the news about six new animated series from international animation giants Millimages and CPE Cartoon.

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  • The first new series is 64 Zoo Lane, streaming now. Based on the work of children’s illustrator and author An Vrombaut, the series follows Lucy and her very unusual neighbors who live in the zoo next door. Every night, Georgina the Giraffe fetches Lucy from her room and introduces Lucy to the various animals in the zoo who share their stories with her.
  • On July 28th, Pablo the Little Red Fox joins DF Kids. Based on the work of author Hannah Giffard, the series tells the story of Pablo and his fox family and friends who adapt to the strange, wonderful and sometimes scary world of humans.
  • On, August 4th China’s hit animation series Pleasant Goat And Big Big Wolf takes over DramaFever Kids. This perennial hit is China’s top children’s show, having won multiple awards yearly. For three weeks, DK Kids will premiere a new season of 20 episodes every Sunday. The series revolves around Wolffy and his wife Wolnie, two wolves with a never-ending quest to capture the loveable goats that live in the village of Green-Green Pasture. DF Kids will stream the show in English and Chinese dubs
  • Louie launches on August 29th on DF Kids. Louie, an adorable little rabbit, uses art and his imagination to create a wonderful world when his magical drawings come to life. Along with his ladybird friend Yoko, each episode features the pair drawing many exciting worlds and adventures for audiences to discover.
  • Premiering September 12th is Lazy Lucy. Audiences follow precocious eight year old Lucy whose determination and creative spirit make each one of her ideas a little masterpiece of unrestrained imagination. Lucy, her little brother Paul and friends Jasmine and Tom, work out original and amusing solutions from the room which tidies itself, to the dance for planting strawberries – she never gives up and proves that she has more than one trick up her sleeve!
  • On September 19th, Corneil & Bernie rounds out the summer schedule. In this hilarious animated series, Corneil is an intelligent talking dog whose pampered life gets turned upside down when his dog-sitter, Bernie, finds out his secret. It’s one interesting adventure after another as Bernie discovers his canine companion offers not only friendship but also sound advice

All titles will be available in English dubs as well as original foreign languages with English subtitles, ensuring each series is accessible to the widest audience possible.

To learn more about these nmated series, visit - www.dramafever.com/kids


Movie Mon: Slugterra: Return of the Elementals Movie Trailer #SlugTerra


Get ready to sling a few slugs when Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, a new feature-length original movie, opens in cinemas across the U.S beginning August 2, 2014.

Slugterra: Return of the Elementals Movie


Film Synopsis:

In Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, a new member joins the Shane Gang. Junjie is a master of the mysterious slugslinging art of Slug Fu. But even with the power of five slugslingers working together, the Shane Gang find themselves in over their heads as they race to protect the ancient Elemental Slugs from an evil alliance set on using them to destroy the 99 caverns.

Check out the film trailer


Slugterra: Return of the Elementals is released by Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment with a run time of 70 minutes and is not rated.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.SlugterraOnScreen.com


July 25, 2014

Finding Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ #WorldMarket_NJ #Sponsored


Recently I shared with you about the opening of Cost Plus World Market store in Livingston, New Jersey and the events during the grand opening week. I hope some of you visited the store and enjoyed the activities.

Finding Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Note: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cost Plus World Market. I was invited to a sneak peek night and received a gift card to shop the store. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

During that week not only did I visit the store but I also shopped for a few items based on my readers comments. In my last post I asked what items you wanted me to shop and find for your homes.

Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ
Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Since Cost Plus World Market is filled with home furnishings, d├ęcor, fashion accessories, and gourmet food and beverage items from around the world, I knew I'd find some great items.

And I did! Here's a few of the items I found in Cost Plus World Market in Livingston, NJ just for you!

Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ
Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

For Robin (Masshole Mommy) who said "I would love to see maybe some toss pillows?" I found pillows in lots of great color and patterns.

Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ
Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ
Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

For Terry (My Journey With Candida) who said "I am looking for great storage ideas so if you happen to see anything, I would love to read about it." I found unique store containers, metal cabinets and rustic shelve units.

Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ
Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ
Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

For Aimee Fauci who said "How about the unique foods and snacks." I found flavorful snacks and season sauce blends from other cultures. I also found (and sampled) refreshing beverages like these Italian sparkling sodas.

Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ
Mommy Factor Finds Unique Home Items in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

For Janelle Shank who said "...table decor, i am always looking for new stuff for my table" I found an assortment of table lines, dining sets and kitchenware.

Desk Accessories at Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Desk Accessories

Apothecary Jars at Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Apothecary Jars

Painted bugs wall hangings at Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Painted bugs wall hangings

Clothing, Jewelry and Fashion Accessories at Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Clothing, Jewelry and Fashion Accessories

Vintage Wall Clocks in Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Vintage Wall Clocks

Inspiration Saying to Hang on Wall at Cost Plus World Market, Livingston NJ

Inspiration Saying to Hang on Wall

For Ronnie E. who said "Surprise us! :D Find some unique goodies that look interesting and not like the typical, boring purchase." I found LOTS for all areas of the home.

And this is just a FEW of the items I saw. There was lots more. Lots more. So if you are in the New York/New Jersey Metro area and want to shop for unique and amazing items for your home, then be sure to visit Cost Plus World Market in Livingston, NJ.

For more information about Cost Plus World Market Livingston, NJ store, visit www.worldmarket.com/livingston

On Facebook - www.facebook.com/worldmarket
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/worldmarket


Educational Fun in Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square #AvengersDTS #EduTech #Avengers


Discovery Times Square always have very cool exhibits that families can enjoy. So we looked forward to checking out their current exhibit "Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.". Both my son and I are fans of the Marvel superheroes and the Avengers team so we were ready to be trained as agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

I read a bit about the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) exhibit and thought I knew what to expect. But going through the experience was nothing like I thought. It was much much better.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

The Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is a completely interactive exhibit experience that really brings you into the world of The Avengers. Starting from outside the exhibit you make a agent card by filling in basic information about your self. The card is printed and you take it with you to scan and use at different stations. My son was so excited to have his own card. I admit I was pretty excited also.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

Once inside you go into a special room for a mini orientation and bio scanned. Then it's off to simulated recruitment with different sections to walk through. Each section is based on a different Avenger and there's SO many interactive stations along with live S.H.I.E.L.D agents there to "guide" you.

The S.H.I.E.L.D agents we met during our visit was very helpful. They helped my son experience the stations and helped me geek out learning how to use the more complex areas.

Captain America Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

We learned about physical strength and body mechanics with tests against Captain America stats. Sadly neither my son nor I are as strong as Captain America, or as tall.

Hulk Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

We learned about the chemical and neurological changes that turn Bruce Banner into the Hulk. While most of this was a bit higher science for my son, he got the basic idea. He also enjoyed using the interactive panels to learn about the brain. Boys and brains!

Asgard Stars Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

We learned how to use a star map to find stars in different solar system. My son tried to find Asgard but needs a few more tries. Those stars are vast!

Iron Man Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square
Iron Man Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

We learn different ways to operate Iron Man’s suit. Talk about AWESOME. At one station my was able to operate the Iron Man glove. At another station he virtually suited up and learned how to fly. He also made Iron man dance a little bit. LOL

There's A LOT of science and technology build into the exhibit. Which is something as a parent I was impressed with. While it's nice that my son enjoyed the super hero action theme of the exhibit, he also learned tons in an educational way.

Leading EdTech innovator Gamedesk created S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based educational pathways for the exhibition, bringing to life the science behind Marvel Super Heroes. Also NASA, the Science & Entertainment Exchange program of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuroverse, and Thwacke all collaborated on Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. .

For families who are more fans of the movie, the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N exhibit has lots for them to enjoy also.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square
Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square
Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square

You can check out the intelligence files, guarded artifacts recovered after the Battle of New York such as Captain America’s Birth Pod, the Tesseract Portal Device, Loki’s Scepter, a hermetically sealed Chitauri and more.

There is SO much for super hero families and Avengers fans to see, do and enjoy at the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. We highly recommend seeing it.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is one of the largest and most technologically advanced exhibits to open at Discovery Times Square and subsequently in New York City. Within Victory Hill Exhibitions’ production design, the exhibit spans more than 10,000 square feet and incorporates 140 video screens; dozens of large scale touch interfaces, working robotics, augmented reality, and motion response applications.

Tickets are now on sale for Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition at Discovery Times Square, now through January 5, 2015. For tickets to Marvel’s Avengers: S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the box office. For information on purchasing tickets for groups of more than 10 please 855.266.5387


Dermasilk Beauty Event with Kevin James Bennett #dermasilkbrands


This week I attended a fun beauty social hosted by Dermasilk at the beautiful Apella event space by the east river, where beauty enthusiasts could mingling and check out some of Dermasilk's instant beauty products.


Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Written by Christina Chin, who's hip, fashionable and located in New York City.

Makeup Artist Kevin James Bennett, a brand ambassador of Dermasilk, mingled and talked about a few of Dermasilk's Timely Beauty Solutions products that gives you instant visible results.


They showcased 4 products - the 5 Minute Face Lift, the 90 Second Eye Lift, 1 Minute Wrinkle Erase Pen and Flawless. All these products are for busy women and busy moms who don't have 6-8 weeks to see visible results and want to see a difference NOW. These products are great and won't break the bank like some other age minimizing products.
  • Flawless - ($30) Smoothes your skin's surface textures, fills in fine lines, controls oil shine and gives a 'soft-focus' effect to the skin immediately. It's great as a primer under any foundation. I love this stuff because I easily get shiny T-zone throughout the day and this gives me a more matted finish look.
  • 1 Minute Wrinkle Erase Pen - ($20) Smoothes under eye texture, fills in fine lines and gives smoother effect to the delicate skin under eyes immediately. Great to use under concealer and as an eyeshadow base.
  • 5 Minute Face Lift - ($40) Really love this stuff! Great for special events when your skin needs to look as smooth and firm as possible. 5 minutes after applying, you'll feel you skin tightening up for a smoother skin texture. These results can last up to 8 hours and noticeably increase with long-term use.
  • 90 Second Eye Lift - ($40) This is basically like the 5 Minute Face Lift (except faster!) and concentrated for your eyes and the skin around the eye area. Reduces puffiness and lightens dark under eye circles for a younger appearance.


Dermasilk is also developing for 2015, a new Flawless Erase Shades which is basically taking the Flawless line and going a step beyond by adding sheer corrective colors for all skin types

Dermasilk is available in most major retail stores like Walmart, CVS, RiteAid and can find more information at www.dermasilkbrands.com


Giveaway: Gray Away Temp Hair Color & $50 Gift Card #GrayAway #Sponsored


Like many women, I remember when the first strand of gray hair appeared. I was during my 20's and I was so excited. I had a gray hair! At the time you could hardly notice it so it wasn't a big deal. Over the years more gray hair grew in and I wondered how it would all fill out. Would I have salt and pepper or just all over silver.


Note: This is a sponsored post for Gray Away by EVERPRO Beauty. However the gray hair and personal views expressed are 100% my own.

Well, I'm turning 40 this year and the gray in my hair is neither salt and pepper or silver. It's just a dusty gray! To my frustration my gray hair never really grew pass the roots of my hair. So I only have gray hair at my temples. Not the look I was hoping for.


And so I've started coloring my hair to have a more uniformed look. No more dusty gray! But an issue with having my hair colored is now I need to be on a schedule. Every few weeks means going into the salon for a touch up for gray roots and areas. This can become both time consuming and expensive. As a mom, I need a solution that will fit into my schedule and wont break my monthly budget.

For moms (or anyone woman) like me looking to cover gray between salon visits, Gray Away by EVERPRO Beauty is a convenient solution. It extends the life of hair color saving both time and money.


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About Gray Away

A revolutionary breakthrough in hair care—GRAY AWAY is the fastest and easiest way to temporarily touch-up gray roots. No more costly, in-between visits to a hair colorist. In just seconds, you can spray away the gray. Temporary color has never looked so good!

Features include:
  • Unique pinpoint applicator provides targeted coverage
  • Self-adjusting color technology matches any hair color
  • Fast drying & sweat resistant
  • No mixing, no mess
  • Washes out with shampoo
One thing I like about Gray Away is that it contains no dyes. Instead it contains mineral derived pigments and is safe for everyone to use, even pregnant women!

Gray Away is $12.99 for 1.5 oz. and is available in drugstores nationwide and online.

To learn more, visit - www.everprohaircare.com
On Facebook - www.facebook.com/grayaway
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/GrayAwayEverpro


Ready to save time and money by trying Gray Away by EVERPRO Beauty? Then enter this giveaway to win a gift card and more!

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Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Rock‘n Playhouse Box & Other Playsets #JuliusJr


This year Fisher-Price debuted a new line of Julius Jr. toys and our July package from Saban Brands included one of the play set to review!

Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Rock‘n Playhouse Box

Note: I'm a Saban’s Brand-Bassador and will share monthly information and news about their products. Product samples provided for review purposes. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

We received the Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Rock 'n Playhouse Box and had a blast playing with it. The play set is a great item that will keep your child engaged. There's lots of fun activities for a child to enjoy with Julius Jr.

Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Rock‘n Playhouse Box

This play set brings the playhouse from the Julius Jr. series to life with fun-filled features including lights and sounds on every floor, a 3" Julius Jr. figure, art table, keyboard, microphone, skate board ramp, skateboard, telescope, rocket, and alien play pieces.

Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Rock‘n Playhouse Box

Skate up the ramp, dance on the light-up dance floor, board the elevator that knows which floor you're on, take a ride on the conveyor belt right into the space world, and more!

The playhouse also connects to other Julius Jr. play sets for extended play!

The Rock‘n Playhouse Box is currently sold at Toy "R" Us (SRP $39.99) along with other awesome Julius Jr. toys including

Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Twirl-a-World Amusement Park

Twirl-a-World Amusement Park MSRP: $19.99 (price may vary by retailer) - includes a poseable 3” Clancy figure and connects to other Julius Jr. play sets for extended play. Ages: 2+, Retailer: Toys “R” Us, Available: Fall 2014

Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Box Top Guitar

Box Top Guitar MSRP: $19.99 (price may vary by retailer)- features over 20 sounds including music, interactive games and phrases. Includes 3 AA batteries. Ages: 2+, Retailer: Toys “R” Us, Available: Fall 2014

Fisher-Price Julius Jr. Julius Jr. Plush Assortment

Julius Jr. Plush Assortment MSRP: $7.99 each (price may vary by retailer) - These soft, plush friends are each approximately 7.5” tall. Assortment includes Julius Jr., Clancy and Sheree. Each sold separately. Ages: 2+, Retailer: Toys “R” Us, Available: Fall 2014

Don’t forget to watch Julius Jr. on Nick Jr. at 5pm Monday-Friday and Sundays from 10-11am!

For more information and fun with Julius Jr., feel free to visit www.nickjr.com/julius-jr

You can also follow Julius Jr. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.


BoohooMAN Fall Winter Mens Collection Preview #BoohooMAN


I was invited to the Boohoo studio to for the fall & winter preview for their new menswear line BoohooMAN. The U.K brand now offers trendy men's apparel, shoes and accessories that won't break the bank.


Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Written by Christina Chin, who's hip, fashionable and located in New York City.



Their style can be described as trendy urban with a definite European touch. There was a plethora of colors and prints aimed at young hip men looking to distinguish themselves in their own personal funky style.






To learn more about these distinct pieces from the Boohoo new line, visit www.Boohoo.com


 
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