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Valentine’s day is upon us, how many of you are looking for a last minute gift idea? Why get the usual chocolates or flowers, why not give the gift of color?!?! Duri Cosmetics brings you the perfect set of polishes for Valentine’s Day.
Their Valentine inspired hues come in some great colors like:
EVERY DAY IS A VALENTINE – a pigment rich true red
CUPID RULES – a modern bubblegum pink
ICED ROSES – a ten digit worthy pastel floral bouquet
UNEXPECTED KISS – a sheer, orchid pink
SWEETHEART – a bright, red-orange shade.
Whether you purchase them for yourself, or give them of a gift, Duri nail polish brings something new to a Valentine. To make things even better, Duri is allowing you to customize a Valentine’s Day Gift Box with your four favorite hues for just $24.
Duri Polishes are available retail for $6 each and can be found on www.duri.com. Duri nail polishes are completely safe, environmentally-friendly and 3 FREE (no DBP, TOLUENE, FORMALDEHYDE).
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Skylanders newest release is the Skylanders SuperChargers. Now, portal masters can explore Skylands through the air, land and sea, and can do some head to head racing as well.
My daughter is a huge fan of the Skylanders brand, I think we own just about all of the editions, so Skylanders Superchargers is a huge hit in our home, she loves the racing aspect as well as the various Nintendo characters that you can now use.
Skylanders SuperChargers allows players to drive through mountain terrains, through deep sea, or fly in the sky of Skylands with some amazing vehicles that come to live via the Portal of Power. You’ll also find Nintendo characters in Skylanders Superchargers such as Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser which are both exclusively available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Wii U system as well as in the Skylanders Superchargers Racing Starter Packs for the Wii and Nintendo 3DS systems.
With a great story-driven game play which allows characters to tell the story and adventure on foot or through vehicles, you’ll also find combat, puzzles, mini games and activities in this new compelling environment in Skyland. With 20 new vehicle toys and new characters that have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos.
Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack will include two new Skylanders characters, a first-of-its-kind Skylanders vehicle, a newly designed Portal of Power® and the full AAA game. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available for the PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system for $74.99 MSRP.
Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Packs also will be available in North America on September 20 for $99.99 MSRP. All Dark Edition Starter Packs will include Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak and the highly sought after Kaos Trophy which is the only way to unlock special gameplay content, plus a two-sided ultimate collector poster. The Dark versions of the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his vehicle, Barrel Blaster, will be available in the Wii U Dark Edition Starter Pack; Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his vehicle, Dark Clown Cruiser, will be available in the Wii Dark Edition Starter Pack.
Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, a complementary racing experience, will be available on September 20 for Nintendo’s Wii™ system for $74.99 MSRP and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system for $64.99 MSRP. The addition of Donkey Kong and Bowser as guest stars in the new game, along with their specially created vehicles, will be available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers and Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Nintendo platforms. The SuperCharged characters not only work in Skylanders SuperChargers, but will also work with select amiibo-compatible Nintendo games with a simple twist of the character’s base.
Fans of the Skylanders franchise can also choose to purchase the Digital Portal Owner’s Pack, for $49.99 MSRP for connected consoles, and use the Portal of Power they already own to play Skylanders SuperChargers. The download of the Digital Portal Owner’s Pack provides a great way for returning players to enjoy Skylanders SuperChargers on the platform of their choice. On October 25, the full Skylanders SuperChargers game will also be available on select iOS devices including iPad®, and for the first time ever iPhone® and iPod touch®. Skylanders SuperChargers will also be available on Apple TV® this fall.
Skylanders SuperChargers is forward compatible with all 300+ unique toys from all previous games – Skylanders® SWAP Force™, Skylanders® Giants, Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders® Trap Team. You can find the game at many retail outlets including Amazon.com.
This is a game that’s sure to be a hit with kids this holiday season, for more information, visit www.skylanders.com.
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Drones seem to be everywhere today! In the sky, in our media, everywhere you can hear about drones, or see videos of what drones have been able to capture. We’ve had the chance to play with a few of them, not so sophisticated as they seem to be now, but fun for our family and the kids to play with, they’re nothing like the NEW 3DRobotics Solo Drone!
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Best Buy recently announced that the NEW 3DRobotics Solo Drone would be available in more than 400 of their stores. This drone is pretty darn cool! It’s easy to fly, and allows you to capture both videos and photos with a GoPro camera.
The 3D Robotics Solo Drone is unlike any other, it’s powered by two integrated Linux computers (in the drone and in the controller) and also supports full control of GoPro cameras as well as deliver LIVE HD video wirelessly to your mobile device or via the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts.
Found at Best Buy, the 3D Robotics Solo Drone also features:
– Smart Shot modes so the drone can fly itself. You can focus more on the camera and the different modes such as Cablecam, Orbit, Selfie and Follow Me.
– Ergonomic and video game style controller built specifically for aerial photography.
– Free full-featured mobile app for both iOS and Android where you can choose between a live view from the camera and a satellite view of your selected shot.
– Controller features one-button, automatic flight controls including take off, land and return home.
– Offers direct in-flight access to the GoPro controls
The 3DRobotics Solo Drone can be found at most Best Buy stores and retails for $999. Now through July 11th you can get a FREE SOLO SMART BATTERY (value $149.99) when you purchase the 3DR Solo Drone (Offer valid with purchase of the 3DR Solo Drone SKU: 5351035).
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As a blogger, and one with kids, we honestly go through electronics like crazy, especially computers and laptops! I’m always on the lookout for the next great thing for blogging, gaming and entertainment, the AMD FX APU HP Envy Touchsmart gets a second look from me!
Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
With the HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop you can find the AMD FX Special Edition APU which will allow you to multi-task, game and more at super speed with a processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU).
The 15.6” touch-screen display allows hands-on control for multiple tasks as well as a great sound system from Beats Audio through built-in dual speakers and subwoofer. You’ll also find that the HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop provides great 2D and 3D images with their AMD Radeon R7 series graphics.
Yourself and your kids will be able to handle any tasks easily and quickly with the AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop which also features a backlit keyboard. Dragon software is also pre-installed for those who like to do speech-to-text over typing. Not only can you work, but you can enjoy the laptop for entertainment purposes as you stream movies, TV shows and videos.
Besides the fast processing speed, high quality graphics and sounds, the AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop only weighs 6.1lbs and is 1.2” thin, which makes it easy for travel.
The laptop also features a 10 key, 6GB system memory and a 750GB hard drive.
Before purchasing any electronics, I’m always looking at reviews, and although I’ve checked out this laptop at the store, I don’t actually have a review to write on it as I don’t have it myself, but…You can find over 300 reviews on Bestbuy.com about the HP Envy Touchsmart.
The AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop is exclusively available at Best Buy. At $649.99.
Best Buy has free shipping on orders over $35, if you’d like it shipped to home, otherwise you can choose free store pickup where your order could be ready as soon as 45 min.
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We’re a family of travelers, or well….Maybe it’s just me who’s the big one on traveling and my family just seems to follow behind. On a normal trip you’ll find myself, my hubby and my two girls, but this time it’s different. This time I got some me time, and planned a girls trip for a weekend!
Headed to Florida with the girls! We left Toledo on Friday and were returning Monday. No kids, no husbands, just the girls!
Our first stop for the weekend was to check into the hotel. We were extremely lucky to have a stay for two nights at the beautiful Renaissance Orlando Sea World Resort. We knew we were getting the Parlor Suite and were so excited simply from the photos online.
Thinking that it’s the official Sea World hotel, I was hoping it wasn’t going to be swimming full of kids and families. This was an adult girls weekend away, I left my kids at home and didn’t want to deal with anyone else’s, you’d also expect to see Sea World galore all over the hotel, but besides the attractions desk, that’s the only place we saw Sea World mentioned.
Upon our arrival, we had the choice of valet or self parking. We weren’t sure exactly what we were going to do, so we just parked in the front and headed in with our bags, we figured check in, then decide. Valet parking is $27.00 a day, and self parking is $20. We decided to self park.
We come to find that not only did we have the Parlor Suite but also the adjoining room.
Walking through the atrium lobby we didn’t see any kids acting crazy, screaming babies nothing, this hotel was simply beautiful and quiet! Great for a girls weekend away but also looked like a great place for families as well! With beautiful seating, artwork, an indoor water fall, and signs for kid activities they thought of everything. You would also see a Starbucks, Frozen Yogurt place, a sushi bar, sports bar and restaurant. We were highly impressed and we haven’t even got to our rooms yet!
Once we went up to our floor in the glass elevator, we opened the door, and our jaws dropped! That was just in the adjoining room which featured 2 queen beds, a beautiful bathroom, flat screen TV. The room also had a mini refrigerator and coffee tea service. That room alone was stunning! Once we opened the door to the suite, we were speechless!
The Parlor suite was HUGE! It was the size of a small apartment, not a hotel room. With a King size bed, and a huge sectional sofa that also pulled out into a bed, the room also had a small refrigerator, coffee/tea service, a beautiful huge bathroom with double vanities. In the room you would also find a large desk, as well as a huge dining table and chairs, as well as a beautiful color scheme and a large flat screen TV mounted to the wall. This room was just beautiful! We had a beautiful view as well. For the four of us girls, these rooms were more than enough for 2 nights!
After we settled in, we decided to take a walk around the hotel and it’s grounds that night to see what they had to offer. We found a gift shop that was basically a small store, an arcade, various ballrooms and halls. We also ventured outside to be greeted by beautiful fire pits with seating, and into the pool grounds where there was an amazing pool, lots of seating and beautifully lit gazebos on the grounds. We were in awe!
This was only our first night, we had just checked in….What would we do in the morning?
Stay tuned for the rest of our Orlando Florida Girls Weekend Getaway that will feature more about the Renissance Orlando at Sea World, The Blue Man Group, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food at Universal CityWalk and Capone’s Dinner Show!
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