Friday, November 21, 2014

Show Me The Kwan Game


It's not quite a board game, definitely not a video game, and a whole lot of fun! It plays very quickly and works for any number of players (ages 10+ - can be slightly younger if simple spelling of words is not frustrating).

Show Me the Kwan is a fast-paced, dice rolling, word game. Given the chosen category the players must call out fitting words where either the first, second or last letter correspond to the lettered dice that were rolled. Each dice has an assigned point value. At the end of the 1 minute round, all players must count their points on the dice they collected. 

Check out http://shop.griddlygames.com/ and use the code FREESHIP for free shipping on Kwan ONLY, or code 10FORME for 10% off your entire order.

This looks like an interesting game. I can't wait to try it out with the kids.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive this product for free for my family in exchange for my honest review.

Give Your Child A Gift - The Gift Of Your Time!


FoxMind Presents the Gift No One Else Can Give

What does every child want? An I Pad? Xbox? Maybe, but what is the one thing that every child wants, needs and deserves? At FoxMind Games they believe they know the answer and today announced the international availability of its new Time in a Box.

The new product, the brainchild of child psychologist and writer Rute Moreira, is more than its contents. It's a gift of dedicated time; an opportunity to try new things; a way to explore art and science; a chance to plan for the future and to consider the past; and a way to tell a child in your life that they matter to you - more than anything!

David Capon, President of FoxMind, explained, "The benefits of Time in a Box extend beyond the product itself because it creates uninterrupted quality moments with the family and reinforces social-emotional connections. It also aims to reinforce the child's feeling of connection to a larger community such as the neighborhood or the town where he or she lives."

When you give Time in a Box, (MSRP $17.95 for 2 players ages 6 and up) you are offering a child you care about the gift no one else in the world can give them: your time. Inside the box you'll find 96 activity cards that allow a child to momentarily shift your priorities and focus on doing a special activity together, such as playing a board game; solving a puzzle; starting a family tree; making a blanket fort; or carrying out an act of kindness that will bring a smile to a stranger's face. Time in a Box includes a simple written agreement between you and the child that sets the ground rules by which you'll both abide. Adults should switch off their smart phones and get ready for some quality time!

"Season-by-season, Time in a Box is a gift that inspires activities that provide a wealth of ways to make memories together and the unique and beautiful box can serve as a memory chest where pictures and notes can be collected and treasured," Capon said.

Order yours today! http://www.foxmind.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive this product for free for my family in exchange for my honest review.

New Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Limited-Edition Beauty Collection



I have been given the opportunity to review some more Makeup by One Direction. This time it is the limited-edition beauty collection. There are five limited-edition tins in this collection and I was sent three of them. There is one tin for each of the band members.

Although, there are five different tins, they all consists of the same colors inside.


Each tin consists of:
  • **6 eyeshadows: Nobody Compares--Metallic Silver, Tell Me A Lie--Metallic Nude Pink, Same Mistakes--Metallic Mint, I Would--Smokey Brown Shimmer, Summer Love--Smokey Purple Haze, and Everything About You--Smokey Black Shimmer
  • **1 Eye Pencil: I Want--True Matte Black
  • **4 Lip Glosses: Love You First--Bubble Gum Pink, One Thing--Frosted Pink Ice, Irrestible--Shimmered Pearl, and Heart Attack--Creamy Rose Shine
  • **1 Lip Gloss Top Coat: Over Again--Silver Glitter Sparkle
  • **2 Nail Varnishes: Stole My Heart--Magenta Pink Shimmer and Alive--Multi-Coloured Glitter Flakes

I really love the colors in this collection, and I can see myself wearing them. They colors are similar to what I normally wear. I love the inside cover with the doodles. It gives each tin a special touch from the band member that is on the cover.


These new sets are available in stores November 15th at: Sears USA, Kmart, Target and Wal-Mart Canada. Any of these tins would be a great gift for any young girl or One Direction fan.

To keep with with Makeup by One Direction, check them out on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Markwins and BrandBacker and I have received free product for this review. All opinions here are 100% my own.

Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough


Dimetapp arrived to my mailbox at the beginning of the week. Right in time! It has been so cold here lately and my son has been coughing and having a runny nose. He loves the grape flavor and doesn't have a fit when I need him to take some.

Did you know that most children will have between 6-8 colds a year? Be prepared with great tasting Dimetapp®. Dimetapp® offers trusted and effective cough, cold & allergy products for children, helping kids feel better, fast. Best of all, Dimetapp® products come in a great grape taste kids love, and have been trusted by moms like you for nearly 30 years.
About Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough:
Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles your child’s most bothersome cold symptoms, including cough, nasal congestion and runny nose. And, it comes in a great, grape flavor that kids love. Relieve your child’s cold symptoms so they can get back to being kids. Dimetapp® Cold & Cough is available in 4 and 8 oz. sizes. It is also available in a Day & Night Value Pack, which includes a special nighttime formula, Dimetapp® Nighttime Cold & Congestion, made to relieve your child’s cold symptoms so they can rest better.

Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough provides relief from these symptoms:
*Cough
*Stuffy Nose
*Runny Nose
*Sneezing
*Itchy, Watery Eyes
Important: Read all product information before using.
**Do not use in children under age 6.
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Dimetapp helped with my son's symptoms, but it did make him drowsy. Good thing I gave it right before bed and not school.

Disclaimer: As a member of Smiley360, I received free product in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated or required to make this post.

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates

I love opening my mailbox and finding a box full of chocolates, one pound of chocolates to be exact. I received a 9 oz. box of home-fashioned chocolates, and 4 bars (caramel, roasted almond, almond coconut and minty mint).


What I really wanted to do with all of these chocolates, was devour them before anyone got home. :) I LOVE chocolate. I resisted. I only tried the almond coconut bar. My husband doesn't like almonds or coconuts, so I knew that he would want to try that one.


I was surprised when I bit into it. I was waiting for it to be chewy, like a candy bar. It was like solid white-chocolate flavored with coconut, with bits of almonds inside. It was yummy. Not what I expected, but good.

I opened up the box of chocolates, just because I wanted to see what was included inside. I had to hurry and close it, or I would have eaten the whole box by myself. It smelled so good.


After dinner, our dessert was chocolates. My husband, son and I enjoyed the whole box. There were some that I did not like. Some my husband did not like, but I did. We shared each piece. I wanted to know what each one taste like. The one that I liked the least was the chocolate covered cherry. I'm not a fan of cherries, but I do chocolate covered cherries, but only the ones with the white creme inside. I really LOVED the one that is wrapped in green. It was mint. :) We enjoyed the whole box without knowing what we were biting into.


These chocolates would make a great holiday gift, and you as one of my readers can receive a great deal. If you buy one (1) pound, you get one (1) pound FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates. Just use promo code, usfamily14 at checkout. http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I received 1 pound of chocolates in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Space Scouts | Subscription Box


Are you looking for a great gift for a young person in your life? Well, I recently received a package from Space Scouts...it contained two months of Space Scouts. My son was excited when he opened the boxes. He loves science, and he especially loves learning about space.


My favorite part of the two boxes were the space poster and the tin lunchbox. My son LOVED the poster, toy astronauts, and the claw grabber. He also loved the constellation cards. The subscription also came with some activities (printed on papers). My son has done all of the activities (he actually done them on the day he got them).



Space Scouts monthly subscription club for kids is a delightful learning adventure aimed at discovering the wonders of the universe! Each month your child will explore a new place in space -- stepping into the worlds of space exploration, space science, and astronomy. Join Roxy and Jett as they scout about the galaxy engaging your child in fun learning activities, hands-on discovery, and exciting challenges. Packages arrive each month filled with fun additions to your collection -- magnets, stickers, toys, and more!

Space Scouts is a stellar vehicle for launching your child's interest in science & technology! This is not your typical grab-bag subscription box. Space Scouts is a fun, educational experience where each month builds upon the previous. It's a great way to learn! Price is affordable at $11.95 per month + $3.00 shipping. Discounts for multi-month purchase. Space Scouts is designed for kids age 6+. Visit our website to learn more!

Although, we really liked the kits and what was included, I would not spend $14.95 a month for it. I thought with that price, more would have been included. Maybe an actual activity book or something. Not just printed papers. What do you think? Remember, the picture above is from two months, so that would have cost $29.90.

If you would like to start a subscription or gift a subscription to someone you know, I have a 20% discount to share with you. Use promo code USFAMILY20 at checkout to receive 20% discount on initial purchase of any Space Scouts subscription plan. http://usfamilycoupons.com/coupon.php?regionid=75&bid=11843&dealid=1813

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post. I received two months free for my family in exchange for my honest review.

Instantly Achieve Beautiful Curls with the KISS InstaWave



I've always wanted curly hair. I've used curling irons in the past, but I was really never happy with the outcome. I was recently sent the KISS InstaWave to try. I was worried that the KISS InstaWave would tangle my hair, but it doesn't. It creates beautiful curls. It's really simple to use, whether you are right handed or left. It features a curl dial with left/right curl directions and it automatically shuts off after 90 minutes. There are two heat settings (high and low) and reaches a maximum temperature of 420 degrees. 


Once you plug in your KISS InstaWave, a red light will come on. When that red light turns blue, you are ready to start curling. You should curl your hair in 1-2 inch sections. Hold the InstaWave vertically at all times. All you need to do is place a secion of hair on the InstaWave curling rod. Touch the curl dial either left or right, and the InstaWave will instantly and automatically catch and curl your hair. Hold for 5-10 seconds. If you want tighter curls, just hold it longer. If you want beachy waves hold it for less time. When you have held your hair around the rod for 5-10 seconds, you can pull the InstWave down vertically. It really is that simple.


For best resutls, switch between curling right and curling left. It will create the most natural looking curls.


I love how simple the KISS InstaWave is to use. The InstaWave has a swivel cord just like hair appliances do in the salons. I love that. You make the curls as tight or as loose as you want them.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Kiss Hair Appliances and BrandBacker and I have received free product for this review. All opinions here are 100% my own.

Brain Fitness Knot So Fast from Think Fun



My son loves all of these brain fitness games from ThinkFun. He was excited when this one arrived. I was a little worried if he was going to be able to do any of the challenges, because it did not include any instructions in the box. He figured it out all on his own.

He noticed that there was a tip on his first challenge. It told him to follow the rope with his finger to see how it is done. That helped hi out a lot. He's not fast at these yet, but it's a challenge.

When he gets bored, I have found him sitting in his bedroom with this challenge. He seems to love it.

Brain Fitness Knot So Fast from Think Fun and be purchased for $14.99. It will be a great gift for someone.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Kits!



One Direction has just released (November 15th) some new make-up kits and I was lucky enough to be selected to try them out. I received three kits: Electro Glam Mascara, Liqulights Glow Gloss, and Rock Me Nail Kit. The colors that are included in each of these kits are awesome.

About The Brand: A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

Electro Glam Mascara 
There are three colors: Why don't we go there- Shock of blue, Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink and  Story of my life- Amped canary yellow
Give your look a jolt of electric colour, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold coloured mascaras for hair and lashes, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colours.
**FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better!
**AS A HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.
These mascaras were easy to apply for both the lashes and the hair. Now, this aren't colors that I will personally wear, but I tried them out. All three of the colors worked very well.



Liqulights Glow Gloss
There are three colors: Through the Dark (electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light), Kiss You (orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light), and Taken (powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light)
Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look. 
These are some nice lip glosses. They go on very smooth and you don't need a bunch of coats to see the color. The only one that I would personally wear is Taken. Excuse the third photo. Apparently, I thought I was finished applying the lip loss, but wasn't.

Through The Dark

Taken

Kiss You

They were all easy to wipe off, even the glitter.


Rock Me Nail Kit
There are three nail varnishes and three glitter toppings:
Nail Varnishes: Happily (UV iced blue glitter), Moments (UV neon pink), and Diana (UV 3D holographic)
Glitter Toppings: Kicks (UV snow cone blue), Not afraid (UV electrified pink glitter) and Star (UV holo glitter)
ROCK ME NAIL KIT, featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night. Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!
I love all of these colors and glitter toppings. I only wear nail color on my toe nails and I can't wait to apply these colors on them. I just applied on my finger nails to test it out. The glitter was a little messy to work with, but nothing major.

Nail Varish without glitter topping.
Nail Varnish with glitter topping,
All of these kits are the perfect size for a stocking stuff or small gift. You can find out more about the brand by visiting their facebook page here.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Markwins and BrandBackerand I have received free product for this review. All opinions here are 100% my own.

Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard with Motion Sensor



Christmas is right around the corner, and I'm always looking for the right gifts for our kids. My son wants everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. He loves dinosaurs and anything science related. So I'm sure he's gonna love this. I had some fun trying it out this morning.

Dinosaur T-Rex Room Guard with Motion Sensor that Activates 5 Mighty Roar Sounds - Projects 24 Dinosaur Images on your Wall - "New Hottest Dinosaur Toy"
**T-Rex room guard has motion sensor and 5 mighty roar sounds
**T rex roars into action every time an unwanted visitor trespasses into your bedroom! (hidden on/off switch)
**High technology built in trembler alert and motion sensor to detect movement
**24 realistic dinosaur images in your own room on 3 interchangeable discs, Hidden disk storage on dinosaur
**Projects Images Over 3 Feet, Ages 3 +, Uses 3 AA batteries


What's In The Box:
  • *T-Rex
  • *3 slides w/ images to view
  • *Instructions
  • *Some sort of dinosaur image (nothing says what it is for)

If you do not want a sad child, be sure to have some AA batteries hanging around. None are included in the box. There is a compartment on the belly of the T-Rex for 3 AA batteries.


After you install the batteries, you are ready to turn the T-Rex on. There is an orange button under his tail. If you press it, he will turn on and give a loud roar. 

Let's start with the slides. Those were fun to look at on the wall. On the T-Rex's back is a little compartment. You can open it, and that is where you turn on the switch to use T-Rex for the slides and this is also the space you store your slides.


After you move the switch to the on position, you will need to add one of your slides to the back of the T-Rex's neck. That will allow you to view the slides on your wall.


The T-Rex's right arm is what you use for the focus of it. The image gets bigger as you move back away from the wall. Between all three of your image disks, there are 24 images.

Now, how does that motion sensor work? Well, first you should turn off the switch that is in the slide compartment on the T-Rex's back. Your T-Rex is now in motion sensor mode. If it isn't, just press the orange button under his tail again. 


This toy is very well built. I can tell that it will last for a long time. It was actually made better than I was expecting. It's hard plastic and he stands on his own.

Isn't he awesome?! If you would like to purchase one for someone you know you can get it fro Amazon for $49.99. It would be great for any child that loves dinosaurs.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.