Monday, November 28, 2011

COVERGIRL 2012 Products

(Cyber Monday, November 28, 2011) – COVERGIRL is thrilled to finally unveil its newest product lineup for 2012!

These beauty products won’t be available in stores till January 2012, however, in honor of Cyber Monday, P&G is launching them on Facebook today by offering an exclusive online Pre-Sale with Free Shipping! This pre-sale kicks off today & the free shipping promo (in partnership with retailers such as Target, Walmart, eStore, & Drugstore.com) ends on December 31st.

I am so excited to share this with you guys, I love COVERGIRL because they offer great quality products at affordable prices. Making it earsy for every woman to have the essential beauty products one needs. Hurry and check out the new 2012 products and special offers below.
SHOP: http://www.facebook.com/covergirl?sk=app_131977193574848
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191788490905489

2012 Products (so far):
o -Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation
o -Blast FlipStick LipColor
o -LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara
o -LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner


Disclosure - No compensation was received for this post.  





Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Healthy Choice Café Steamers

Healthy Choice offers more than 60 varieties in the frozen food aisle that are convenient, tasty and offer something exciting for every craving. This year, Healthy Choice teamed up with Bravo’s Top Chef, www.bravotv.com/showdown, introducing an exclusive line of eight Healthy Choice Top Chef Inspired Café Steamers.

- The Healthy Choice Top Chef Inspired Café Steamers bring an all-star lineup of bold, modern and exciting flavors to give you exactly what you want – food that is both healthy and delicious.

- The line of great-tasting dishes features quality ingredients such as slow roasted garlic, asparagus and grilled eggplant.
- The unique steaming technology separates the sauce from the rest of the entree to steam the meal in the microwave, allowing for crisp vegetables, tender meats and al dente pastas.
- The exclusive new line includes eight delicious varieties that utilize proprietary steaming technology that produces a fresh-tasting meal in minutes.

Varieties include:
Barbeque Seasoned Steak with Red Potatoes
Chicken Fresca with Chardonnay
Chicken Linguini with Red Pepper Alfredo
Chicken Margherita with Balsamic
Grilled Chicken Marinara with Parmesan
Grilled Chicken Pesto with Vegetables
Grilled Vegetables Mediterranean with Rice
Roasted Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

My thoughts:
I had the opportunity to review two of the varieties above, Grilled Chicken Pesto with Vegetables & Chicken Fresca with Chardonnay. 


Grilled Chicken Pesto with Vegetables


This deliciously inspired dish pairs chicken tenderloins with rotini pasta, zucchini and spinach and tops it off with a basil pesto sauce. Top Chef inspired quality and only 310 calories.










Chicken Fresca with Chardonnay


Chicken tenderloins with redskin potatoes and vegetables in a chardonnay wine sauce. A Top Chef inspired dish that delivers 4 grams of fiber and 16 grams of protein. All for only 240 calories!





Being a full time employee, wife, soon to be mother, and in between all that find me time to blog... I LOVE options like Café Steamers. Unlike other brands of low calorie frozen food, with Café Steamers you do NOT sacrifice flavor! You get a variety of crispy vegetables and tender meats perfectly cooked in a variety of sauces to bring your family a meal that tastes like it's coming straight from your kitchen. The meals are not only delicious but they are also low in calories. With the wide variety available in the frozen section  there is something for everyone.

I am currently 6 months pregnant and I have gained a little more weight than what I thought I would my whole pregnancy. Once I give birth to my baby boy I plan on working hard at loosing this weight and with all the low calorie options Healthy Choice offers they will be on top of my menu options!

The packaging features a Top Chef mark, along with a description on why each entree is inspired by Top Chef. The meals are starting to appear in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.75 - $3.50.

For more information, visit www.healthychoice.com or www.bravotv.com/showdown.


D
isclosure - I received the above mentioned meals to facilitate my review. I have also been compensated to write this review and promote Healthy Choice. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Get the Look of Sofia Vergara at the Latin Grammys

The charismatic and beautiful Sofia Vergara sizzled at this year’s Latin Grammys, shining in a silver, glittery Reem Acra dress.


Her makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, shares her secret behind Sofia’s look:

“I wanted the palette to be different shades of chocolate browns and mauves. Sofia has such beautiful warm toned skin and I used those shades to show it off!”

· First I used COVERGIRL & OLAY Simply Ageless Serum Primer for her makeup to last longer, and then I applied COVERGIRL’s NatureLuxe Foundation (#360)

· Then I used COVERGIRL Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder in Warm Beige (# 145) to reduce the brightness of the skin and have her camera ready.

· Afterwards, I used COVERGIRL’s Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush in Refined Rose (#230) to add a soft rosy color to her already beautiful skin tone.

· Like I mentioned, I wanted to use different shades of brown, so I used COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eye Shadows in Hot Toffee (# Q130), mainly on her crease.

· To finish her eyes with a sexy look I used COVERGIRL Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Black/Brown and COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion in Very Black.

· I finished the look with a nude lip color with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Rich (#295)

To learn more about COVERGIRL and it's products visit their website here. No compensation was received for this post. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

The final face-off between good and evil is finally upon us as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released on DVD November 11, 2011, just in time for the holidays! Join Harry, Ron and Hermione as they do battle against Voldemort in the epic conclusion to the film series everyone is talking about!
Take The Harry Potter Trivia Quiz! Are you an expert in all things Potter? Test your knowledge in the trivia quiz! Discover if you are an expert or a novice by challenging your skills! The results might surprise you!


Discover The Harry Potter Buzz Portal! Are you hungry for the latest in all things Potter? The Harry Potter Buzz Portal will give you real time updates on the trending Harry Potter topics from Facebook and Twitter. Plus, you can share your top three tips to having the ultimate Harry Potter party!




WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a copy of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD.

Mandatory Entry:
1. Take the quiz and tell me if you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced!
Extra Entries:
2. Follow me n Twitter @corellana86 (1 extra entry)
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5. Tweet daily about the giveaway (1 entry per tweet) #Win Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD Pack giveaway from @corellana86 ends 11/28 http://tinyurl.com/7zl7pms.

- Disclosure: Make sure to leave a comment below per entry and include links to verify tweets. All entries will be verified before choosing a winner. Winner will be randomly chosen at random.org and will have 48 to claim their prize. Please make sure to include you email in your comments. US only, giveaway ends 11/28/11. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FyrFlyz Light Up the Night


FyrFlyz are easy-to-use precision balance lighted toys. By simply swinging two strings and applying tension or allowing slack, you can create a continuous movement of multi-color light shapes from small and large orbits, to flywheels, fyrewheels and more! Each FyrFlyz has its own unique color combination to create color-coordinated craziness.

Recently we had the opportunity to host a party and review FyrFlyz. There are three varieties: Blue Angel - blue and multicolor madness, Cyclone - white and green rays of streaming light, and NytFyr - red and white streaks. My favorite is Blue Angel  and the kids loved all 3 of them. It only took them a few minutes to figure out how to use them and they were entertained for hours.


Before hosting our party we took them out to light up the streets for Halloween. Instead of the glow in the dark sticks the kiddo used his FyrFlyz and was turning heads through every street he passed!

FyrFlyz is the most have toy for every kid this Christmas! They are small, easy to use and can will keep your child entertained for hours. Hurry and get yours because they are flying off the shelves. FyrFlyz retails for under $10 each and are collectible for ages 8 & up. They are available at Toys 'R Us, CVS, Rite Aid & Amazon.

Some specialty retailers also carry FyrFlyz to find out which ones in your area do go to http://fyrflyz.com/find-a-retailer

Disclosure - No compensation was received for this post. We only received product to review and share with our friends.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DISNEY●PIXAR’S CARS 2 RACE INTO PEARLAND1

In addition to the Thursday, November 10th Discovery Green® stop the Cars 2 
State Farm Tour is making in Houston, the tour will also be making a stop in 
Pearland on Wednesday, November 9th at the H-E-B Plus! parking lot. 
DISNEY●PIXAR’S CARS 2 LIGHTNING MCQUEEN, BEST FRIEND MATER AND 
THE VERY SAVVY BRITISH SPY FINN MCMISSLE RACE INTO H-E-B Plus! in Pearland

WHAT: Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle from Disney●Pixar 
CARS 2 stop at H-E-B Plus! in Pearland

WHO: Disney●Pixar CARS 2, State Farm, GES & H-E-B

WHERE: H-E-B Plus!, 2805 Business Center Drive, Pearland, TX 77584

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 / 2:00 PM – 6:00PM
You're invited to join Disney●Pixar CARS 2 and State Farm as Lightning 
McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle race into H-E-B Plus! Photo opportunities will 
be available with life-sized replicas of Lighting McQueen, Mater and Finn 
McMissile as well as taking in some special agent training missions and 
thousands of promotional item giveaways provided by State Farm®. Various 
“missions” will be available for families to participate in, such as the 
“special agent search and find” station, “special agent memory testing” station 
and an inflatable training course.

About CARS 2
Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their 
friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete 
in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the 
road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and 
hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his 
own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting 
Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret 
mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and the stunning 
rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell. Mater’s action packed journey leads him on an 
explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends 
and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new 
all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing 
competitors.

ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD, MOVIE DOWNLOAD AND 3D NOW!

No compensation was received for this post. Informational only. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour Houston, TX

This past Saturday thanks to COVERGIRL I was one of the lucky 42,000 attendees at the SOLD OUT Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour concert. What's even better than attending the concert??? Meeting Taylor Swift! 


An hour before the concert started I was escorted to the Diamond Club in the Minute Maid Park and met with Taylor Swift in person, took the picture you see above and got her autograph!
I always wondered how she really was in person? Well she is a sweet as she seems on TV! She welcomed me with open arms, literally. She hugged and thanked me for spending my Saturday night at her concert.

Saturday I learned how talented Taylor really is. She is not only an amazing singer, she also plays so many different instruments. She told us she learned to play the guitar and wrote her song all in one day when she 12 years old. Since that moment she knew she wanted to do what she does for a living. She thanked all of her fans for supporting her work and allowing her to fulfill her dream.

She is an energetic, talented singer and she put on a great show. It is nice to see that thousands of little girls have a role model like her to look up to. 

Through her songs she tells her personal stories and encourages her fans to follow their heart and reach to fulfill their dreams just as she is doing.

Thanks to COVERGIRL the sponsor of the Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011 for sending me to the SOLD OUT concert! 


You can follow COVERGIRL and Taylor Swift on Twitter and Facebook. 


Lucero's Olay Commercial and Skin Regimen

Mexican Telenovela star and songstress, Lucero, who is also the face of Olay recently shot a commercial on her beauty regimen which incorporates Olay Total Effects and I thought her beauty tips and tricks might be of interest to you guys. The commercial begins airing this month. Like so many of us Lucero has a busy schedule and needs a regimen that is easy and effective. 

Olay Total Effects offers 7 anti-aging benefits in one easy step including:  

-Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
-Smoothes skin texture – visibly and to the touch
-Evens skin tone for younger looking more balanced skin color
-Improves surface dullness, giving skin a radiant, healthy glow
-Minimizes the appearance of pores 
-Visibly reduces the appearance of blotches and age spots 
-Soothes dry skin, hydrating with Olay moisture

Here are a few of Lucero's beauty tips and tricks:

Cleanse: Lucero starts her day with a cleanser like Olay Total Effects Moisturizing Cleanser - it does a wonderful job of exfoliating, while keeping skin smooth and fighting the signs of aging. 
Moisturize: She follows up with Olay Total Effects plus SPF 15.  It’s lightweight, fragrance free and provides the benefit of 7 anti-aging therapies in 1 essential product plus protection against sun damage. 
Treat:  Balancing her family and career is hectic so her nighttime skin care routine has to be simple.  She needs a multi-tasker that works just as hard as she does—that’s why she loves Olay Total Total Effects Night Firming Cream.  It’s 7 anti-aging therapies in 1 product reduces appearance of fine lines, keeps her skin moisturized for a radiant healthy glow, balances color and reduces the appearance of age spots, and minimizes the look of pores.  

To learn more about Olay and their skin care products please visit their website http://olay.com/Pages/DefaultFlash.aspx. No monetary compensation was received for this post. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Feet Two Special Screening (Houston)

Happy Feet Two Special Screening


Synopsis: Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right... more Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right.Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right.


Release Date: Opens in Theaters Friday, November 18, 2011
Rating: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested

Screening Info:
November 10, 2011 at 7:00PM
Houston, TX

Special Instructions
This screening will be in 3D. Arrive early. This screening is overbooked to ensure a full house and to compensate for "no shows." Passes do not guarantee admission.

If you would like to print a pass to attend this screening visit go to http://www.gofobo.com/rsvp/promotion/433cd7c5b015428a4f4f9290f64385e6 .

Thursday, November 3, 2011

DISNEY AND DISNEY*PIXAR FAVORITES POISED TO RETURN TO THEATERS IN 3D

The Walt Disney Studios Logo-02_USE THIS ONE

DISNEY AND DISNEYPIXAR FAVORITES POISED TO RETURN TO THEATERS IN 3D
‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ Will Make 3D Theatrical Debut in 2012 and 2013  

BURBANK, Calif. – October 4, 2011 – On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D – which will cross the $80 million mark at the domestic box office today – The Walt Disney Studios has announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D. The following titles from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will be released in 2012 and 2013:
·         Beauty and the Beast – January 13, 2012
·         DisneyPixar’s Finding Nemo – September 14, 2012
·         DisneyPixar’s Monsters, Inc. – January 18, 2013 (Monsters University, a prequel to the original film, arrives in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013)
·         The Little Mermaid – September 13, 2013

“Great stories and great characters are timeless, and at Disney we’re fortunate to have a treasure trove of both,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re thrilled to give audiences of all ages the chance to experience these beloved tales in an exciting new way with 3D – and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen.”

Originally released in 1991, Beauty and the Beast is a classic “tale as old as time” that follows the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman imprisoned in the castle of a mysterious beast and his enchanted staff, who must learn the most important lesson of all – that true beauty comes from within. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film ever nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture, earning an additional five Oscar® nominations and winning two. It has grossed $380.4 million worldwide.
First released in 2003, Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo takes audiences into a whole new world in this undersea adventure about family, courage and challenges. When Marlin, an overly cautious clownfish living in the Great Barrier Reef, helplessly watches his son get scooped up by a diver, he must put aside his fears of the ocean and leave the safety of his coral enclave to find Nemo. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory, a forgetful but relentlessly optimistic fish, Marlin finds himself the unlikely hero in a seemingly impossible land-and-sea rescue. Finding Nemo won an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for three others. With a total of $867.6 million worldwide, it was the second highest-grossing film of 2003. 

In 2001, DisneyPixar released Monsters, Inc. Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it’s up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home. Monsters, Inc. shattered every DVD-era home entertainment sales record when 11 million DVD/VHS copies were sold during its first week of release. It won an Academy Award® for Best Song and has grossed $526.9 million worldwide.

Released in 1989, The Little Mermaid, stars Ariel, a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true and save her father’s beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula. One of the most celebrated animated films of all time, The Little Mermaid was nominated for three Academy Awards®, winning two. It has grossed $228.9 million worldwide.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel; and Touchstone Pictures, which includes the distribution of live-action films from DreamWorks Studios. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.  For more information, visit www.waltdisneystudios.com.

- Disclosure no compensation was received for this post. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: 22 weeks down... 18 more to go!


A day at Discovery Green Park. 22 weeks pregnant, only 18 more to go! 

Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle race into Discovery Green!

DISNEY●PIXAR’S CARS 2 LIGHTNING MCQUEEN, BEST FRIEND MATER AND 
THE VERY SAVVY BRITISH SPY FINN MCMISSLE RACE INTO HOUSTON'S 
DISCOVERY GREEN®

WHAT: Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle from Disney●Pixar 
CARS 2 stop at Discovery Green®

WHO: Disney●Pixar CARS 2, State Farm, GES, KKHH-FM, KHMX-FM & Radio 
Disney

WHERE: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
 
WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2011 / 3:00 PM – 7:00PM

The public is invited to join KKHH-FM, KHMX-FM and Radio Disney as Lightning 
McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle race into Discovery Green®. Photo opportunities 
will be available with life-sized replicas of Lighting McQueen, Mater and Finn 
McMissile as well as taking in some special agent training missions and 
thousands of promotional item giveaways provided by State Farm®. Various 
“missions” will be available for families to participate in, such as the 
“special agent search and find” station, “special agent memory testing” station 
and an inflatable training course. A few lucky fans will even have the chance to 
win copies of the DVD and Disney Store® shopping cards awarded by KKHH-FM, 
KHMX-FM and Radio Disney.

About CARS 2
Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their 
friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete 
in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the 
road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and 
hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his 
own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting 
Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret 
mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and the stunning 
rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell. Mater’s action packed journey leads him on an 
explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends 
and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new 
all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing 
competitors.

DISNEY●PIXAR’S CARS 2 ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD, MOVIE DOWNLOAD AND 3D NOW!
 
-Disclosure no compensation was received for this post, informational only.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado , flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades.

It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.

Death is laughed at in its face. Many euphemisms are used for death, La calaca (the skeleton), la pelona ("baldy"), la flaca ("skinny"), and la huesada ("bony"). There are refranes, sayings, and poems that are popular with day of the dead. These sayings are cliches and lose meaning when translated. For example "La muerte es flaca y no puede conmigo" means "Death is skinny/weak and she can't carry me." Calaveras (skulls) are decorated with bright colors with the name of the departed inscribed on the head. Children carrying yellow marigolds enjoy the processions to the cemetery. At the cemetery, music is played and dances are made to honor the spirits.


Sine the Mexican Celebration El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), is today and tomorrow, I wanted to share this amazing Kermit the Frog coloring sheet on behalf of THE MUPPETS with you guys!
THE MUPPETS opens in theaters everywhere on November 23rd!

-Disclosure - No compensation was received for this post.