Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Festival Deals

**Disclosure - My family will receive a family 4 pack to the Farm nearest us in exchange for this post.

It's Pumpkin Season are you ready for some Fall Festival Deals?! We are!! My favorite Season its fall; full of beautiful colors and pumpkins everywhere you go perfect for a family photo shoot. I just can't wait!!!

I have put together a great list of Corn Maze Coupons and Fall Festival savings nationwide. Download valuable coupons for Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Activities.
Arizona
Schnepf Farms - Queen City
Tolmachoff Farms- Glendale, AZ


California
Forneris Farms - Mission Hills

Colorado
Anderson Farms - Erie

Flat Acres Farm - Parker
Fritzler Maze - La Salle
Sunflower Farm - Longmont
Mile High Farms - Bennett
Wishing Star Farm - Calhan
Harvest Farm - Wellington

Texas
Devine Acres Farm - Devine
Fiesta Farm - San Antonio
Yesterland Farm - Canton
South Texas Maize - Hondo
Dewberry Farm - Brookshire










Brazos Valley Maize- Brenham

Louisiana
CM Farms - Dry Creek

Georgia
Lane Southern Orchards - Fort Valley
Poppell Farms - Odum

Michigan
Farmer Charley's Corn Maze Adventure - Monroe

Indiana
Amazing Fall Fun - Waterloo
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch - Lowell
Hobson's Fun Farm - Rockville
Guffey Acres- Kokomo

Illinois
All Seasons Orchard - Woodstock
Kuipers Family Farm - Maple Park
Odyssey Fun Farm - Tinley Park
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - Lockport

Maryland/DC
Summers Farm - Fredrick County

Massachusetts
Sauchuk Farm - Plympton

Missouri/Kansas

KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - Gardner
Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Pleasant Hill

Mississippi
Seward Farms Maze - Lucedale

Minnesota
Afton Apple Orchard - Hastings

Montana
The Maize at Grandpa's Farm - Billings

Nebraska
Camp Fontanelle - Nickerson

NewJersey
VonThun Farms - Monmouth Junction
Sahl's Father Son Farm - Egg Harbor City

New York
Wright Family Farm - Warwick
Harbes Family Farm - Mattituck

North Carolina
Patterson Farm Market and Tours - Mount Ulla

Ohio
The Corn Maze at the Sharp Run Market - Millersburg
Meadow View Growers - New Carlisle

 
Oregon
The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch- Portland

Pennsylvania
Hurricane Hill Farm - CoatsvilleTriple B Farms - Pittsburgh
Reillys Summer Seat Farm
- Pittsburgh


Rhode Island
Confreda Greenhouses & Farms - Hope (Western Cranston)

Virginia
Cows-N-Corn - Midland
Wayside Farm Fun - Berryville
Belvedere Plantation - Fredericksburg

Utah
Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest - Spanish Fork


For Daily Updates on these coupons and coupons for other family attractions please visit and bookmark: http://www.usfamilycoupons.com

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iT'Z USA Review

***Disclosure- My family received a family 4 pack of tickets to our local iT'Z  Family Food & Fun to facilitate this review. This are my honest opinions.

A few weekends ago my family and I had the opportunity to visit our loca iT'Z USA as part of their iT'Z Family Fall Campaign.




iT'Z USA offers a variety of fresh food made daily, and pizzas are made every hour or as they run out. They offer a variety of pizzas, pastas, soups, a nacho bar, baked potatoes and hot dogs. They also have fresh veggies to top your salads and a variety of regular and low fat dressings. Let's not forget about the yummy dessert bar that includes apple crisp, cinnamon bread, Jell-O, chocolate brownies and slushies.

iT'Z USA not only has arcades games, new and classic ones like pac-man and galaga. They also offer laser tag, mini bowling, bumper kart, and go karts with these attractions make sure to wear comfortable shoes because your kids will not want to leave.


 
Their mission is to create a fun experience for families. iT'Z does this by combining affordable family dining with quality entertainment. Unlimited buffet? Check. The latest and greatest games? Without a doubt. Guaranteed good times? Absolutely. iT'Z all here! Kids Eat Free at iT'Z every Thursday!

 
iT'Z the place to PARTY! iT'Z the place for FOOD! iT'Z the place for FUN!

 iT'z USA it's a great place for a kids birthday party or just a family outing. Make sure to follow It's USA on
Facebook and Twitter to keep up with their current promotions and upcoming locations.

For more information please visit their website
http://itzusa.com/.
 
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Monday, July 8, 2013

Motivational Monday - WOD & Banana Pancakes

Today’s Highlights Crossfit Graffiti & Banana Pancakes
 
Hi guys, welcome to week 2 of my Motivational Monday! Each Monday I will highlight the WOD – Workout of the Day and a clean recipe.  In the hopes of motivating someone out there; as promised below is an updated picture of my progress. First picture in pink shirt is from months January-April/May, second picture in purple was taken today.
 
 
I am the fittest that I have been in years!!! 
 
Today’s WOD courtesy of Crossfit Graffiti:
 20 Min AMRAP
AMRAP - As Many Rounds As Possible
25 Russian(Eye Level) Kettle Bell Swings
25 ft Bear Crawl
200 Meter Run
 
***I was able to complete 7 whole sets + 25KB + 1 25ft Bear Crawl in 20 minutes.***
 
Today’s Recipe Banana Blueberry Pancakes:
 
 
 
Ingredients:
1 ripe banana
1 TB Flaxseed Meal
4 TB Almond Meal Flour
1 TB Almond Milk
2 Eggs
 
Mash the banana & mix with eggs, once well mixed add flaxseed meal and almond meal flour. Last add almond milk and mix well; at this point fold in 1/2 of your favorite fruit I'm sure by now you can tell mine is blueberries! Batter makes 5-6 pancakes.
 
        Last week:       
Weight 136lbs
BMI 26.0
Fat % 30.2
 
Today:
Weight 135lbs
BMI 25.5
Fat % 29.8
 
Short Term Goals:
Weight 130lbs
Fat % 25.0

Long Term Goals:
Weight 125lbs
Fat % 20.0
 
Until next time! Going off for a late run!
 
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Waterpark Survival Tips

~Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this. My family will receive a family - pack of admission tickets to the park of our choice./

Schlitterbahn Waterparks are the perfect way to spend quality time with the family and cool off from this Texas heat!

Here are a few tips to make your trip to the waterpark a success:

 
1. Swim shoes or flip flops – Schlitterbahn parks are among the largest in the nation, and that means that invariably there will be some hot spots without shade or outdoor carpet. Wear some sort of water worthy shoe.

2. Suncreen – Water rides remove the best in sunscreen. Apply, ride, repeat.

3. Pack a lunch – Schlitterbahn allows ice chests, but no glass or alcohol. Make sure to pack some favorites but leave room for park specialties like funnel cake and turkey legs!

4. Double check your bag to make your children and tots have everything they will need for the day. Baby sunscreen, little swimmers(diapers), water shoes & swimming trunks, etc.

5. Stay hydrated - make sure to drink plenty of water. Texas heat has been in the high 90s -100s, make sure to stay hydrated specially if you are in a spot where you're directly under the sun.

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Use promo code 299000335 for the $5 off discount
Valid at ALL Texas Schlitterbahn Parks!
Click
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Motivational Monday - Crossfit Graffiti & Clean Blueberry Muffins

Today’s Highlights Crossfit Graffiti & Clean Blueberry Muffins

Hi guys, welcome to week 1 of my Motivational Monday Series! Each Monday I will highlight the WOD – Workout of the Day and a clean recipe.  In the hopes of motivating someone out there; often I’ve been asked where I find the energy to work out. How do I do it? Let me tell you that a few months ago I was a totally different person. I did not eat clean & trained dirty, today that is the motto I live by!

A year and four months ago and I gave birth to my handsome little man, with that came the struggle of losing a ridiculous 75lbs of “baby weight.”  Even though the baby was only 8lbs 3oz! I am only 5’1 very small frame, being 210lbs classified me as morbidly obese. It took me 8 months to lose 40lbs & in January I decided to start cleaning up my eating habits. Nothing serious, but I did cut back in a lot of the bad things I loved. Slowly but surely I’ve became a clean eater.
 Here is my progress from January – April. Next Monday I will have an updated pic, promise!
 
On the last picture you can tell I am a lot leaner that is because I joined a Crossfit box that is very close to my house. Crossfit Graffiti, awesome community of coaches and athletes.

 Meet Shondria Williamson, owner, head coach at CF Graffiti and a very inspirational woman. If you have the pleasure of meeting her you will quickly learn to love and respect her. 
I just finished month 3 of Graffiti Bootcamp & I have started to notice muscle definition on arms and my legs. I wake up at 4:30am Mon, Tue & Thurs and start my day with a dose of Shondria! It’s not always easy, but no one ever said it will be easy. It requires a lot of effort and discipline… & when I think I can’t keep going I hear someone randomly cheering me on. That’s what a Crossfit community like Graffiti does. No (wo)man left behind they will stick around cheering you on until the last person finishes.
 
My rest days are Wednesday and Friday, on Sundays I usually work on Cardio & meal prepping for the week. Always remember you must plan ahead: “Failing to plan is planning to fail!” Food is the body’s fuel, reflect on the outside what you put into your body.

I have adopted a new lifestyle, nutrition, crossfit, supplements and sleep are the key ingredients to being the fittest that I have ever been in my life.
Each Monday I will share a WOD and a clean recipe with you guys.

Today’s WOD courtesy of Crossfit Graffiti:
 
 
4 Rounds
20 wall balls (8lb ball)
15 V-ups sit ups
20 alt dumb bell snatches
15 hand release push ups
400 meter run
*30 min time cap

Today’s Recipe Clean Blueberry Muffins :
 
 
Ingredients:
2 ½ cups of protein
1 ½ cups eggs whites
3 TB Almond meal flour
2 TB Ground flaxseed
3 TB unsweetened almond milk
2 TB water
1 Mashed banana
1/4 cup organic (no sugar added) applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ TB cinnamon
3 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
½ cup of blueberries

Pre-heat your oven at 375 degrees. 1 Large bowl mix all dry ingredients, separate bowl mix all wet ingredients. Slowly start pouring the wet ingredients into dry while beating at slow speed. Beat until batter is smooth and fold in the blueberries. Spray your muffin pan with baking spray and pour in batter. Bake at 315 degress for approximately 15-18 minutes. Insert a toothpick if it comes out dry then your delicious muffins are ready!
Tip: flourless, sugarless muffins tend to stick to paper liners. Either use aluminum liners or go liner-less, I learned this the hard way. 

Nutritional Facts:
1 muffin
124 calories
Fiber 2.6g
Protein 16.2g

I am still under construction! As of June 2013:
Age 26
Height 5ft 1.5in
Weight 136lbs
BMI 26.0
Fat % 30.2

Short Term Goals:
Weight 130lbs
Fat % 25.0

Long Term Goals:
Weight 125lbs
Fat % 20.0

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hello Houston! Media Pedal Party Review & Giveaway!

 
***Disclosure-Thanks to Pedal Party and Little Soya for sponsoring our 1st meet up for the Hello Houston Media Bloggers and Blog Free - Houston and Beyond. Any opinions stated are my own.

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to meet an awesome group of Local Bloggers and their spouses. Thanks to Little Soya and Pedal Party for sponsoring the first Meet up of Hello Houston! Media.

We had an awesome time at our very own Pedal Party! Have you ever heard or seeing a Pedal Party Bike?
 It was my first time hearing and seen this man powered party bike. Each bike can hold up to 16 party goers, 15 seated and one standing in the middle as "your bartender". Physically it's about the size of a cargo van and travels at an average speed of between 5 and 8 miles per hour.
 
 
Meet our "Bartender", my SIL, Alba from Independent Mami. The Pedal Party is BYOB you may bring any canned alcohol beverage aboard. Our bartender kept everyone well hydrated while we pedaled away through Midtown.
 
Meet our captains, Stephanie & Nate. We start the party by meeting them, going over the rules and signing waivers. They gave us a few intructions and how and when to pedal. As you can see above they are two characters. They kept the music going and the party moving forward.

Check out Nate's shirt... "My PP is bigger than yours." Party and fun all around! He was a great captain had us laughing, dancing and pedaling.
 
 Here is the group on the Dorothy Nell, that was the name of our bike. Fellow Bloggers on board Joanna from Madame Mariposa, Maria from MomandChild1215, Lacey from Charm and Sass, Alba from Independent Mami and Kristin from Surf and Sunshine
 
We stopped at 3 bars in Midtown Christian's Tailgate, Porch Swing Pub, and Liberty Station. When you are setting up your rental they will give you the options of what spots you can visit.
 
The Pedal Party is rented on an hourly basis like any other party bus or other special event rental vehicles; How the rental time is spent is up to the renter. Generally the Pedal Party is used as a safe, fun way to do a pub crawl/bar crawl or progressive dinner, but does not, necessarily, require stopping during the rental period. People often rent the Pedal Party for events such as Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Team Building events, corporate events, Birthday Parties, company parties, tailgating, cyclist group events, parades, conventions and more. 
 
Tips for attending a Pedal Party:
 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Flats, sneakers, shorts, tank tops. Avoid such things as sandals and black clothes if it's summer time.
  • If you're short like me(5'1) make sure you pick an adjustable seat. There are 2 adjustable seats on each side of the bike.
  • Leave all valuables at home or in your car.
  • Do not leave your cell phone on the bar/table top. It is very slippery and it can fly off the bike specially if the bike is turning.
  • Use the ladies/gentlemen room at your stops, as you can see there is no RR on the PP Bike.  

To plan your own party you can find Pedal Party online at www.pedal-party.com. You can call also call for more information to 832-429-6977.

Would you like to win your own Pedal Party? All of the Hello Houston! Media Bloggers who attended this event are joining together to give away a 2 hour Pedal Party and a Little Soya Prize Pack!

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To check out more pictures of our fun night search #HOUBloggersPedalParty on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you would like to be a part our awesome network visit http://bloggers.hellohoustonmedia.com/.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Schlitterbahn Waterparks Giveaway

~Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this. My family will receive a family - pack of admission tickets to the park of our choice. 
 
 
 
 
 
Schlitterbahn is designed to have something for every age – inland surfing on the boogie bahn is very doable with a lesson or two, splash zones are designed to be safe for the littlest guests. With free life jackets and kids tubes even cautious moms can feel safe.
 
The closest Schlitterbahn to us the Galveston Island Waterpark, we can drive an hour to the park or stay over night for a weekend getaway and spread our visit over two days. With something to do for the big and little kids the whole family is sure to have lots of fun.

 
 
Right now my readers can get an exclusive $5 off regular admission or a discount on a 2 day admission by clicking here!
 
Use promo code 299000334 for the 2 day $7 Off discount
Use promo code 299000335 for the $5 off discount
Valid at ALL Texas Schlitterbahn Parks!


One of my lucky readers will get a chance to win 2 tickets to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark of their choice
!

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Summer tickets are valid from April 20, 2013 through October 6, 2013. Please check the schedule for specific operating days and hours.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) Giveaway

~ Disclosure: Giveaway only, no compensation was received for this post. Giveaway ends on July, 8:00 AM CST. Open to US  & Canda. The prize pack will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and contacted by email. Please respond in 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Thank you for entering and good luck.

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18!

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess!

The question is... are you courageous enough to rescue the princess? Are you brave like Jack?  Take the quiz to find out!


To commemorate the release of Jack the Giant Slayer on Blu-ray, Warner Brothers has provided a Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) to give away to one lucky reader. All you have to do is take the quiz and let us know which is your favorite gif. A winner will be chosen July 12. Good luck! 





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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Baby Alive Baby's Yummy Treat Doll Review

~Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. The product mentioned below was received to facilitate our review. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on the products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

Your little girl will love using her big imagination with this Yummy Treat Baby doll. She can throw an ice cream party and invite all her favorite dolls! She'll delight in helping baby really lick her ice cream cone. All she has to do is hold the ice cream to this adorable Baby Alive doll's mouth. She can also pretend to feed her the included cookie.

We had the opportunity to review this adorable Baby Alive Yummy Treat Baby Brunette Doll and my niece loved! Like me this Baby Alive Doll has a sweet tooth. Your little one will enjoy countless hours of fun feeding her yummy treats. All they have to do is hold the cookie of ice cream cone close to her mouth and the doll will lick it or she can pretend to feed her the cookie that's included in the box.


Baby Alive Dolls make playtime fun, interactive and educational. Hasbro has created several models of Baby Alive Dolls, your little can help their baby learn how to walk, feed them their first ice cream cone or cookie or help them brush their teeth. We loved the Baby Alive Baby's Yummy Treat Doll.

I highly recommend Baby Alive Dolls it will make the perfect birthday gift for a little girl.

To learn more about Baby Alive Dolls visit Hasbro website: http://www.hasbro.com/babyalive/en_US/

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Monday, June 17, 2013

$50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway

~Disclosure: #ad This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and Huggies®. Babies R’ Us has provided me with a $50 gift card to supply to one reader for a giveaway. I have been financially compensated to provide my opinion and review of the products. Even though I received compensation for this post, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on the products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines, 16 C.F.R Part 255. 


  




March 6, 2012 marks the happiest day of my life. The day I was blessed with my bundle of joy Isaiah, my first born; it also marked the day that a lot of fears hit me.  As a first time mother I couldn’t help but wonder if I was making the best decisions for my son.  All my doubts started the day I found out IT WAS A BOY! We had to get everything ready and secure for our baby boy. Luckily for us there is that awesome Baby Superstore called Babies R Us, it was like a one stop shop for babies. The day that I made my gift registry for my baby shower I got lost in there for hours. I couldn’t pick a theme for the nursery, did not know what bottles he would like or what brand of diapers to use. To my surprise there was only one brand he could use, Huggies. My husband had a diaper shower and he was given several brands, we opened a bag of a particular brand and he broke out a rash in his groin area. We went to the doctor and were told to not to use diapers or wipes of that brand, so on to the next one. Soon enough we learned that Huggies was the ONLY brand of diapers and wipes he could use and will not have an allergic reaction.
It was reassuring to know that Huggies was a brand that I could trust and would keep my baby snug and fit and allergy free!  
 
 
Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers offer long-lasting protection you can count on, so you can focus on all your little one’s daily adventures. Plus, they come with new SureFit* Design added leakage protection.

● Only Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers have New SureFit* Design for up to 12 hours of leakage protection. 
● SnugFit* Waistband for All-Around Fit.

● Now closer-to-body fit to move with baby’s twists and turns.

● Now softer outer cover to keep our little one's comfy at all times.


Do you have a funny or memorable diaper adventure or story to tell? You can do so below for a chance to win a $50 Babies R Us Gift Card.
 
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Giveaway ends 06/25/2013 and winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize. Please leave your email address when you leave your blog post comment. Thanks and good luck!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Latinos Imparables Tour Jesse & Joy


 
Downy Unstopables is the official sponsor of first US tour of Grammy-winning Mexican pop-duo, Jesse & Joy. They are the new Downy ambassadors, they kicked off their ‘Latinos Imparables’ Tour in California on May 22. They challenged the new Downy Unstopables scent-boosters, to see if they keep their tour outfits fresh for up to 12 weeks! I'm very excited to attend their concert next Tuesday at The House of Blues here in Houston. Courtesy of Proctor & Gamble, thanks to . Stay tuned I'll let you know how that goes...
 
 
 For more information on the campaign and to follow it, visit www.LatinosImparables.com. Also, watch celebrity fashion stylist Francis Bertrand style Jesse & Joy for their tour with vintage looks while he preps their tour luggage using Downy Unstopables: http://youtu.be/TvKpZu2J1tE.
 
 
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Beech-Nut Goya Baby Food Products


Made with natural ingredients the new Beech-Nut/Goya baby food has authentic traditional Hispanic flavors something Abuela loves and approves for our baby Icey.
 
Before my little angel arrived we purchased a baby blender to make him homemade baby food. I wanted to make sure he was getting the healthiest most nutritious food I could provide him with. Now with the new line of Beech-Nut/Goya baby food products I can save time and I know that I'm providing him with a healthy and nutritious snack/meal.
 
Goya has been a trusted brand in our home since I can remember, Mami will makes her delicious authentic Mexican platillos with Goya products. I'm glad to be able to do the same for my son with this new awesome flavorful, nutritious line of Beech-Nut/Goya products. 
 
 Icey's favorite flavor is  
 
Guayabas are one of my favorite fruits and so are Icey's. We both love mangoes, guavas and apples. Three of the fruit ingredients found in the Stage 2 Beech-Nut/Goya Baby food.     
 
Icey's Abuelita(Mom) was very excited to see the new baby food combinations of flavors. You normally only get Peaches, Bananas, I had seen Mango but not combined with Peach(below).
 
 
Icey, Abuelita and Mami approve the new line of Beech-nut/Goya baby products. Convenient, time saving, delicious and flavorful. All the right ingredients a mom looks for in their baby's nutrition.  
 
To learn more about the new baby food line visit their website here.
 
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-Disclosure: I am a part of the Beechnut/Goya product review campaign. The products pictured above were received to facilitate our review. I will also receive a compensation for meeting the requirements of the campaign. This are our honest opinions.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

COVERGIRL ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE NEW BEAUTY PARTNERSHIP

COVERGIRL creates striking new CAPITOL COLLECTION beauty campaign inspired by the film!


HUNT VALLEY, MD, May 17, 2013 -- Friday, COVERGIRL announced its first-ever major movie sponsorship of Lionsgate’s highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, scheduled for release in North American theaters on November 22, 2013. COVERGIRL will launch a first-of-its-kind creative advertising campaign inspired by the film, featuring new products from the brand’s upcoming Capitol Collection from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, to be announced at a later date.

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson lead an all-star cast in the second installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The trailer, which debuted last month, has been viewed over 25 million times on YouTube. The film promises to illustrate the exquisite splendor in the world of the Capitol in rich detail, and the film’s makeup department used COVERGIRL products on set to create the film’s luxurious, high couture looks.

"With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire partnership, we wanted to redefine cosmetics’ relationship to film with a fantasy-meets-reality beauty experience," said Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and General Manager, Global P&G Cosmetics. "The film inspired COVERGIRL campaign coming out this fall truly will bring beauty transformation to life in an aspirational, dramatic fashion. All of us at COVERGIRL were captivated by Suzanne Collins’ novels and the first film, so we’re thrilled to collaborate with Lionsgate on such a bold beauty partnership with the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

“We are excited to announce COVERGIRL as the exclusive makeup partner for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” said Paula Kupfer, Lionsgate’s Vice President of Promotions and Consumer Products. “The exquisite beauty and style in the world of the Capitol is a focal point of this film. Partnering with an innovative brand like COVERGIRL to create an additional layer of beauty storytelling and inspiration for the fans is new territory that we’re delighted to explore.”

Over the past year, COVERGIRL has stood out in the beauty category with its addition of several new spokeswomen, including P!NK, Janelle Monáe and NERVO, who, along with the brand, embrace beauty with a sense of authentic individuality and fearlessness. COVERGIRL’s partnership with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the latest expression of the brand’s passion and commitment to continue to break barriers in beauty.

Lionsgate and COVERGIRL will be celebrating the movie partnership at a Cannes Film Festival Gala on Saturday, May 18th. Further news updates on this partnership will be released via facebook.com/covergirl, as well as on Twitter at twitter.com/covergirl and Instagram at instagram.com/covergirlofficial.

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How-To Look for Maite Perroni


#50MasBellos by People en Espanol

(New York City, NY) – Below you’ll find the easy DIY steps on how to achieve Maite Perroni’s hairstyle look for the 50 Mas Bellos annual party in NYC, using our new Stylers Collection. The steps are in English and Spanish. Attached are images you may use in your coverage. Please let me know if you have any questions! www.MiPantene.com

Maite Perroni shined at People en Español‘s 50 Most Beautiful Gala in NYC!

The beautiful actress and singer Maite Perroni dazzled everyone last night at Marquee in New York city, in a very modern silver and gold sequined short- length jumpsuit, to celebrate her fifth nomination as one of People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful. Maite was styled by Irma Martinez, ambassador for P&G. Renowned hairstylist, Antonio Rosales tells us how he created that wavy loose hairstyle to complement Maite’s look and how to get those soft, voluminous and seductive waves.

Get the Look:


Step 1: To start transforming Maite’s natural straight hair, I applied Pantene Heat Protection Spray to protect hair from heat damage and prepare for styling.

Step 2: I divided the hair on top of the head in two sections and used two large rollers, one for each side of the head to add volume at the root.

Step 3: After the top hair has been rolled, I sectioned the bottom hair in ½ inch sections and used a curling iron to create many closed waves.

Step 4: Once all hair was completely wavy, I removed the two rollers and asked Maite to flip her head back to be able to finger comb her waves to loosen them up and transform into soft waves.

Step 5: And finally, I couldn’t let her go without my final touch! I sprayed Pantene Pro-V Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray throughout Maite's long hair to maintain the volume and seal the style so it will last all night.



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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

#Fresh Made Chick -fil- A Giveaway

Forget about yesterday, today is #FreshMade! Each day we have a choice, a choice to do the same old routine or do something unique and different.  What have you wanted to do for a long time? 2013 is almost halfway over and it’s time to do something new. It’s time to grow, it’s time to make your dreams a reality.

Chick-fil-A is helping you make today #FreshMade, by creating new menu options that you can feel good about! They are introducing 3 new premium salads and an improved wrap all under 430 calories made with premium ingredients. Take your taste buds to greener pastures.



 
 
 One lucky reader will win a pack of 2 Chick-fil-A Salad Coupons!
 
To enter this giveaway, take the ARE YOU A "STARTER"? quiz and post their results in the comments section.

Extra entries:

2. Be GFC Follower.

3. Tweet about this giveaway:

Win a a pack of 2 Chick-fil-A Salad Coupons @corellana86 http://tinyurl.com/cqpvzye ends 5/25/13 #giveaway. (1 tweet per day)

Giveaway ends on 5/25/12 at 8am CST.

 
 
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- Disclosure: Giveaway only, no compensation was received for this post. Giveaway ends on May 25th, 8:00 AM CST. Open to US only. The prize pack will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and contacted by email. Please respond in 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Thank you for entering and good luck.