Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ultra Swim Chlorine removal shampoo and conditioner


We are always in the water and especially in pools which have chlorine, I  am always worrying about my hair getting damaged. I know when i get out of the water my hair turns brittle like, and just nasty. 

The other day I wondered to myself if there was a shampoo out there made just for chlorine, because at least I make my kids rinse their hair but I am sure it is still leaving damage. When doing my search I came across Ultra Swim shampoo and conditioner.


How exciting, so i asked if I could try it out since again we are always in water. The company sent me a bottle of both shampoo and conditioner and I had the chance to try it out during our visit to the Holiday Inn Suites. 

I took a pic of my hair before a shower after using the pool and then a pic of it after using the Ultra Swim shampoo and conditioner. Right away, while in the shower I noticed that our hair was much softer and easier to work with. My normal shampoo and conditioner would work but it still would be harsh brushing out after and still have a stiff feel after until many brushing in.


I used the Ultra Swim shampoo and conditioner on us all. Right out of the shower I brushed our hair. It was easy to work with, no knots or tangles or feeling of brittle hair. The next morning I took the second pic because now my hair was dry. You can see it looks smooth and soft and that was exactly how it felt. 


I was really impressed and happy to have found a new product that I feel good about using after a pool day. You can purchase Ultra Swim products here and on Amazon

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Timex Time Machines teaching kids how to tell time!


Let's face it nowadays kids and possibly some adults don't know how to tell time, I mean really why do you need to, you have your cells. But what if you left your cell at home, what if the only way to tell time was the old school way. Thanks to Timex Time Machines kids are coming back to reality and learning how to tell time!

Timex, a global leader in timekeeping for over 160 years, launches Timex Time Machines Mobile App developed with Scholastic the global children's publishing, education and media company. Made just for kids in grades 1–3, Timex's Time Machines mobile app give educators and parents the tools they need to make time teaching fun, easy, and hands-on. Timex Time Machines watches are durable, easy-to-read and come in an assortment of colorful, fun designs kids will adore.


Developed with Scholastic, the Timex Time Machines Mobile App empowers kids to have fun through learning by seamlessly blending digital free-play with a variety of interactive lessons tailored for kids ages 5 through 9.



Choose between Learning Mode and Game Mode to learn the basics of time telling:

Learning mode – learn to tell time with a tutorial that features general concepts such as clockwise, counter-clockwise, function of clock hands, telling time, A.M./P.M., and a simple game analog and digital matching game.

Game Mode LEVEL 1: Time Stopper - The clock is spinning and the player is given a time. The player must tap the clock at the specific point when its hands are at the indicated digital time in order to stop it.

Game Mode LEVEL 2: Counting Time - Players see a clock with a certain amount of time shaded in (for example, a quarter hour). They must tap minute buttons to equal the shaded amount without going over.

Game Mode LEVEL 3: Rocket Time - Time, in the form of clock faces, is falling from the top of the screen toward the player's Time Machine. The player must tap the clock that matches the written time shown at the bottom of their screen.


So how does it work? You download the app, play the games, and use the Timex Time Machines watch to help your child learn. I have bought so many of the kid watches before and they are never a true fit. With the Timex Time Machine watches they are made for kids as in a 3 year old can wear and it will not fall or twist on their wrist. They also are super easy to remove and replace the watch bands that my girls have been switching theirs up a lot. Another benefit to the band coming off is I can wash it super easy.

Thanks to the Timex Time Machines and app my kids all know how to tell time now and are excited to go to school this year and show off their new skills, which will also help them focus on when lunch is, recess and time to leave school. The mobile app is available to both iOS and Android users and is available, free of charge and ad and commercial free, for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Check out the many Timex Time Machine watches here, also for adults check out Timex.com 


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Culturelle Kids Products


During the Summer my kids eat a lot of junk, so they are not always getting the vitamins they need, and with the rain and bad weather they often catch things that make them feel bad for a few days. One way I have found to stay on top of it is to have my kids take Culturelle Kids Packets Daily Probiotic Formula which helps children's digestive tract to work better and supports a healthy immune system. All of which are important things to consider with the change of season and routine that come with the end of the school year. Each flavorless packet easily dissolves into water or any cold or room temperature drink to help support children’s health throughout the summer.


My older kids enjoy the Culturelle Kids Packets Daily Probiotic but the younger ones still hate the taste. So they get to enjoy the Culturelle Kids Chewables Daily Probiotic which has a berry taste to it and they don't know it is not candy. They really enjoy these products and all kids are getting something which fits them. Don't worry adults there is something for you as well, Culturelle has a wide selection of products to fit every ones needs. You can check out Culturelle products by visiting their website here.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Florida’s Natural Lemonades need I say more?


Florida's Natural is located just down the road from me on HWY 27 I pass it often to see my parents who live in Lake Wales. Florida's Natural has been producing some of the best tasting juices since 1933. It is kinda neat to live close to a company which supplies grocery stores, retail and more with such a great product.

Summer is now here and one thing that comes out and you see kids setting up is Lemonade. Florida's Natural has you covered. Unlike MANY lemonades out there Florida's Natural is well Natural it has a pleasant taste to it not a bitter or strange taste that is hard to describe. Once again Florida's Natural hits the shelves with its 4 flavors of lemonade.


No added anything Lemonade: this is great for your lemonade stand it taste just as if you made it yourself possibly better since Florida's Natural knows the right amount of sugar and lemons. It really is the only brand I buy when I am wanting some lemonade.


Lemonade with Pomegranate:  I am not a huge fan of pomegranate but hey you gotta try everything at least once and wow I was surprised how pleasant the taste of the lemon and pomegranate mixed together were. My kids really enjoyed it as well because it was not to sweet or tart.


Lemonade with Strawberry: This is my personal favorite! I love LOVE strawberries and it gives such a great taste to the lemons. I love making the Florida's Natural Lemonade with Strawberry into frozen ice pops for my kids, slushies, and even mixed drinks for adults. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this combo of flavoring. Granted you can do this with the others listed above but again for me this is by far my favorite!

Last is the Lemonade Ice Tea: I seriously hate lemon in my tea, I love sweet tea but hate lemon. I was more hesitant drinking this then I was trying the Lemonade with Pomegranate but I still had to at least try. I had been let down so many times before with a lemon/tea combo but I was like okay let's do this. So I tried it............not to sweet........not tart............not bitter.............wow really good. I ended up finishing the bottle on my own within 2 days. The lemon taste was lost in the sweeten tea taste with a hint of lemon but nothing crazy like others. I also liked that after I drank it that was that, normally after I would drink something like this I would find myself still looking for another drink, soda or water something because it just wouldn't quench the thirst but the Florida's Natural did.


Not only are Florida's Natural lemonades taste great, they do great, too! 100% of the profits from your purchase go directly to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Together we are helping fund lifesaving research and improve the lives of children battling cancer. This legacy of "giving all" came from a simple lemonade stand started by an amazing little girl. Alex Scott believed that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Having spent much of her young life fighting cancer, Alex was a determined, courageous, and confident kid with big dreams. The day after her fourth birthday, she decided she wanted to help kids like her by opening a lemonade stand and donating all of the money to her hospital. Word got around about Alex's stand…and her story. And families across the nation were inspired to make a difference, one glass of lemonade at a time.


Not only does Florida's Natural have these great lemonades they also have an amazing line of Orange, Grapefruit  and Apple Juice and even cocktails. You can locate Florida's Natural products at your local grocery store. If you happen to be in FL and wanna learn more about Florida's Natural you can come by their Visitor's Center located off HWY 27. Learn more about Florida's Natural by visiting their website here.

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Jennie-O Tacos!

I love Jennie-O products and one of my favorites is the seasoned ground turkey. I love the Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey from Jennie-O.

Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey

We use turkey for cooking now because I have seen improvements for us all I noticed I am losing weight and feel better each day than if I had eaten a beef. We often used the Jennie-O turkey to make Tacos!




Tacos make a great meal that the family can get together and created their own taco. The seasoned ground turkey made the tacos so much more yummy than a typical taco. You could see the spices in the turkey that is how much flavor it already had packed into it which made it super easy to cook because not having to dig through spices it was all there!


Check out the season turkey from Jennie-O in your local grocery store! Also while you wait look for money saving coupons and recipes at Jennie-O website here. Like them on Facebook to keep up with new products!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

HomeChef.com Fresh and Easy ways to make a home cooked meal!


I really hate cooking, but I hate it because when I find something that looks good and go to cook it........I am missing some or most of what I need to cook it which requires a "fun" trip to the store, who has time for that?!?

Home Chef is a amazing service which delivers everything to your door! All of Home Chefs products are fresh and pre portion so you are ready to cook as soon as the box of your selected meals arrives to your door.

Start by going to HomeChef.com then choose your meals which you would like to give a try at cooking. Within a week your meals arrive at your door. When you get your box of goodies place them in the fridge until ready to cook. Read over your instructions which are in detail and come with a lovely binder your first order so you can continue to collect and enjoy your favorites over and over. When you sign up you're asked how big your family size is and also if you have any food allergies or items which you don't like. Which for me I hate fish well unless it's cooked so it does not taste or smell as fish.


I picked out Chicken Kiev with parsley garlic butter and green beans, each week the menu changes. I never in a million years would attempt or possibly try it if it hadn't been for Home Chef. I place everything out on the counter and went to work. I was impressed on how well it turned out and my kids my most of the time picky kids ate all my chicken I only got a bite! LOL


The 2nd meal I picked was the Tandoori-Rubbed Chicken  with cauliflower rice and ginger-garlic sauce. My 12 year old son made this! Yes my 12 year old! He saw me cooking the Chicken Kiev and asked if he could make the other, and I said sure why not :) He followed the instructions and asked for a little help when he didn't know what the word meant but he did it all on own. The only thing we well I screwed up on was the cauliflower rice I ended up making it into more of a mashed potato texture, but still tasted the same..........I really loved the ginger-garlic sauce that paired with the chicken wow. He did such a great job and he was so proud of himself as was I.


After my experience with Home Chef I know I would love returning and ordering more things and I would for sure think about removing the block on fish that I had because for how these meals turned out and especially the one my 12 year old did that it proves fresh taste best. Try them out today by visiting HomeChef.com


Home Chef delivers perfectly portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes directly to your door, so whether you're an amateur cook, or more seasoned in the kitchen, cooking with Home Chef is easy and enjoyable.

Each week, you can use the personalized recipe recommendations they provide you. Or, you can pick from 11 fresh, chef-designed dinners, priced at $9.95 per serving. They change their menu weekly to give you countless new dinner options.

In about 30 minutes, using Home Chef's simple, step-by-step recipe cards, you'll confidently prepare meals from scratch that impress everyone at your table...including yourself! Use the promo code "FAMILY" to try out Home Chef for $30 off!



Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Clairol's FLARE Me Permanent Hair Color Pink Purple Green Blue Etc!

Wow! Okay so I finally did it! I went purple! I have always since the day I was little loved the idea of black hair, or something not the normal. I finally had my chance to check out the all new Clairol Professional Flare Me Collection. 

I went with Power to the Purple! Yup, I did it! I went from a bleach blonde to a dark purple and I couldn't be happier. I normally buy the box dye at the store as probably most people do, so getting the color was totally not normal for me and I was completely out of my comfort zone, but because I always ALWAYS have my hair up I figured screw it let's do this. 


Because it is such a new product there is like no info anywhere, I found another youtube vlog which the girl did pink and it came out great, but that was really the only one and she didn't show how she mixed it or applied just the fact that it came out great. Well before I did this back when I did the Treeumph post I had dyed my hair blonde which turned out to be this bleach set up from L'Oreal Paris Feria Absolute Platinums Hair Color, Extreme Platinum this worked omg it was soooo horrible lol you can see the video how blonde I am bad! So after letting it grow out I am now to today where I am trying out the Power to the Purple! 


I did my research and figured out that I needed this thing called a developer which what the heck is that? So more research and found out that it is the stuff which makes the hair color stick to head, there are 3 sets 10, 20, and 30. 10 is better on your head and makes the color last long, 20 is what is more common for your box set and gives you 2-3 shades different from what the box tells you and 30 really messes with you giving you like 4-5 shades from what the box would say. I went to Sally's and the only brand they had of 10 developer was the ion brand. I also purchased a hair dye kit. 


My kit was pretty cool it had a apron thing which I was like look I am superman, because it was worn like a cape, gloves, and hair dye bottle. So I read the box of the Clairol  Professional FLARE Me and it said to mix 1:1 color with developer, the color was 2oz so I mixed it with 2oz of the developer. I shook the daylights out of and began to apply it to my hair. OMG this stuff is strong!!!!!! I have a extremely small bathroom and keep leaving it and standing in front of the fan so I could breath it was so strong. I was a little worried because the color was not showing in the bottle and for a little while it looked red.


I started with my roots because they were a brownish color and worked my way out. I have fine thin hair so I was lucky to use only one application of color and developer. The box said to leave in for 30 minutes so I waited, and waited and washed it out in the tub. I then used my color protecting conditioner and left that in for 5 mins and showered.


I have dyed my hair to many times to count and I noticed right away that this one the color washed off my skin where it shouldn't be with ease and then I notice that after like 5 mins in the shower my hair ran clear, I have always had color come off even after washing the main mess off, I dried it and nothing came off in my towel another first for me. After it dried it really was a nice dark purple. My hair though has rough ends to it so I wanna get it cut but its raining so I have to wait. I will update that pic when I get it. I love this product and now I know what I am doing the possibilities are endless for me :) Here is some fun facts about the all new Clairol Professional FLARE Me line!

DIY-loving everyday artists are always searching to break the mold and express their creativity. Whether they’re experimenting with new shades at home or whipping up a signature color cocktail in a salon, the beauty of self-expression is a story best told in color. To help everyday artists achieve hair color as unique as their individual personalities, the new Clairol Professional FLARE Me collection provides an array of permanent, customizable vivid shades. The collection is available in seven vivid colors plus one Clearly You Pastel Clear Mix-In for the ultimate in expressive color.
DIY ENTHUSIASTS
Clairol Professional, the trusted leader in hair color for over 80 years, is proud to debut its first vivid collection of hair color for the do-it-yourself artist at heart. Much like taking on a new project, the art of creating hair color at home allows the artist to use color as a fun, expressive reflection of her creativity. “The FLARE Me collection was designed for avid hair color lovers who are looking to seasonally change up their look,” says Carole Protat, Wella North America Creative Director. “The wide spectrum of colors, ranging from red, green, blue and purple, are customizable to give customers the exact shade they desire.”
CUSTOMIZABLE COLOR SPECTRUM
Clairol Professional FLARE Me is a permanent, vivid cream color that lasts up to five weeks. Its innovative True2Tone Technology allows color to penetrate the hair shaft to result in long-lasting results that stay true to color even after fading. The collection of seven shades is available in fun names and colors that range in intensity to create a subtle or transformational look. Customize your shade from bold and vivid to soft and pastel with the Clearly You Pastel Clear Mix-In and the choice of seven vivid shades:
  • Power to the Purple (Violet)
  • Be You Blue (Blue)
  • Tough as Teal (Green-Blue)
  • Queen of Green (Green)
  • Rose to the Occasion (Cyclamen)
  • Make ‘em Blush Pink (Pink)
  • Turn Their Heads Red (Red)







Kiyah Wright, Clairol Professional Celebrity Color Ambassador, commented, “FLARE Me is a collection that can be used by those who are starting to test with pastel highlights or are daring to go a bright color.”
WHERE TO PURCHASE
Clairol Professional FLARE Me is available exclusively at Sally Beauty beginning March 2017 and nationwide April 2017 for a suggested retail price of $5.99. For more information, visit www.clairolprofessional.com or call (800) 221-4900.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cube-tastic! from Pai Technology


Cube-tastic puts a modern twist on a classic toy: The puzzle cube. This game makes the challenge of solving the puzzle much easier. The cube-tactic software scans the real-life cube, creating an exactly identical virtual copy in the game. Children follow along with a custom-iced, step-by-step tutorial to solve the cube themselves, creating an engaging learning experience to try over and over again. As they progress, they will only get better with time as they enhance their logic, memory and problem-solving skills. It’s more than a cube: It’s cube-tactic.

What makes the Cube-tastic well fantastic.........One: Nurtures Critical Thinking. With the help of the app, learn how to play Cube-tastic! and then challenge yourself to become faster and better at solving the puzzle. It’s just the type of critical thinking and reasoning exercise your brain needs to function at its very best…and it’s fun!

Two: It is Safe for All Ages. Cube-tastic! is made with non-toxic, BPA free materials, and has a biodegradable design. Even though it’s not meant for eating, it’s food-safe. You can trust that all people ages four and up will love this interactive and educational puzzle cube.

Three: Enhanced with Technology. Download our Cube-tastic! app to your mobile phone or tablet, and fol-low the instructions to scan the cube. The colors and tactile sides guide your brain and hands to work together. You’ll love the challenge of racing the clock to master the cube! You’ll be a puzzle pro in no time.

With a normal rubik's cube my kids and even myself would get well mad and trash it with the Cube-tastic if you cannot solve it, you have help which makes you keep coming back for more. My kids really love this toy. I love that they think it is a toy but yet they are getting educated without even noticing. You can purchase the Cube-tastic on Amazon here

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New Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lip Gloss

Summer is here and so is the raining, humid, hot, crazy weather, which leads to messy looking hair so distract them from your hair to your luscious lips with the new Hard Candy Plumping Volumizing Serum Lip Gloss.

Obtain fuller looking lips with Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Volumizing Serum Lip Gloss. This shiny and hydrating formula is easy to apply and will have lips looking luscious in seconds! Hard Candy Plumping Serum, $6 An outrageously shiny, volumizing and hydrating lip gloss Formulated to deliver plumping hyaluronic filling spheres to the skin to quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines Fruit extracts add hydrating volume Available in a range of sheer and full color shades (12 shades to be exact) The Hard Candy Plumping Volumizing Serum Lip Gloss is available at Walmart and Walmart.com.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

TCG Peppa Pig Summer!


My kids love the series Peppa Pig on Nick Jr. Imagine how excited they were to get a new just in time for summer play mat and Peppa Pig Magnetic Wooden dress up set from TCG ( The Canadian Group )


Let's start with the Peppa Pig play mat from TCG...it is a mat which is printed on over 5 feet of EVA foam, this full color playmate lets you explore the world of Peppa Pig! features clean, finished borders, wipes clean and rolls for easy storage. I love the fact that if they spill anything which sadly no matter how much I say not to bring drinks out they will and do, so the clean up is very easy with the rug. The girls had some other playset from Peppa Pig that they enjoyed placing all over the play mate. It has provided many hours of play and rolls up for easy storage.


The Magnetic Wooden Dress Up set had to be their favorite. It's a Peppa Pig fashion show! With a selection of tops and bottoms, create fun outfits for any occasion with this Magnetic Wooden Dress Up kit. Features chunky, easy to grip magnetic wood pieces, fun scenes and a wooden storage box for easy clean-up. I love this because not only can they do it to the doll they can add it to the fridge so pieces do not get lost and when I am desperate I can use to hold a shopping list :)

My daughters really enjoyed the new Peppa Pig products and you can find them at your local ToysRUs and on Amazon.


Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Enjoy your curls with Curly Q's


My daughter had the cutest curls when she was little but with moms fine hair and FL weather her hair went flat! I wanted to get her curls back so I look for products which could beat the FL weather. Curly Q's has helped bring back the wonderful curls my daughter once had. Some of the products which helped to accomplish this from Curly Q's were:

Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream - Sulfate Free Cleanser
Cleanse your curly cutie's curly q's without worry with this rich & creamy, sulfate free cleanser! Leave her curls soft, shiny and silky! Great prepping step for conditioning. This is not a tear free baby shampoo.

Coconut Dream Conditioner
Coconut Dream rinse off conditioner provides maximum moisture for your angel's dry curly tresses. Detangles the kinkiest curl in a snap, prepping those twirls for styling. Great for mid week conditioning rinses. I loved how this smells, wonderful! I keep grabbing my daughter and sniffing her head :)

What would any hair care product place be without a detangler, no matter if you have curls or straight hair you need this product.

Moist Curls - Curl Moisturizer/Detangler
This liquid leave in will provide the moisture her thirsty tresses crave! Improves comb-ability with added curl formation! Formulated with certified organic ingredients, this daily curl moisturizer is a curl life saver! Use daily on wet or dry hair.

Check out all the great products from Curly Q's here.


Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.