Put an end to frizzy hair with RevAir!

I received this product from RevAir for review.

Do you have problems with frizzy hair?  This hair dryer from RevAir will put an end to that!  The RevAir Reverse Air Dryer is completely different from any other hair dryer that you have ever used.  It uses its patented reverse air technology to envelop your hair while pulling the water away to dry your hair from roots to ends.  Automatic tension straightens your hair as it drys it, leaving it smooth, shiny and free of frizz.

RevAir dries and straightens hair 3 times faster than other hair dryers and it uses half of the wattage to do it.  And because it uses reverse air, you won't have the hot air blowing on your skin while you use it, eliminating the discomfort.  RevAir has been tested extensively to guarantee the safest hair drying and straightening experience.

RevAir has a sensor that monitors heat levels to minimize the risk of damage to your hair while it dries.  It also has an automatic heat shut off that teaches you how to section your hair for perfect results each time.  

RevAir is perfect for all hair types.  It works just as well on people with thick hair as it does on people with thin hair.  Most people who use this will not need to use flat irons to get their hair as straight as they want it.  The few who do still need to use them will most likely greatly reduce the amount of time they need to achieve the style they desire.

RevAir is available for purchase on their website, along with a variety of accessories.  Accessories include hair sectioning clips, carry bags, hair towel, replacement filter, wand holder and the Up & Atomizer Spray Bottle.  The regular retail price for the  RevAir Reverse Air Dryer standard device is $439.00 and includes a free wand holder.  But as of right now (at the time of this writing) they are having an Anniversary sale and you can get the RevAir Standard Device for $299.00!  Or choose the RevAir Total Package, with a regular retail price of $484.00.  It is on sale right now for $429.00.  

The standard device includes the following:  1 Heat Producing Wand, 1 Reverse Air Base Unit, 1 Hose, 1 Live Large Carry All Bag, 2 Flat Elastic Hair Ties, 1 Quick Start Guide, 1 Operation Manual and 1 Warranty Card.  If you purchase the Total Package, you will get the standard device, with the addition of the following:  1 Wand Holder, 1 Flat Elastic Hair Tie, 1 Cinch It Up Round Bag, 1 Up & Atomizer Spray Bottle, 4 Up For Grabs Hair Sectioning Clips, 1 Bundle Up Hair Towel and 1 Mesh Well Accessory Bag.


These Courage Kid Puppets help children understand the differences in all of us!

I received these puppets from Dexter Education Toys for review.

The Courage Kids 7 Piece Multicultural Puppet Set helps children understand the differences in all of us.  They are made in the USA and are screen printed on a cotton/poly blend fabric.  They are durable and washable, making them perfect for daycare, classroom or home use.  They come with lesson plans so you can easily promote awareness of people who may be differently abled in a positive way. 

These puppets feature a ballerina with a prosthetic foot, a hearing impaired boy in a t-shirt that shows a hand signing "I love you", a girl in a wheelchair, a girl with a birthmark on her face, a boy wearing glasses, a boy with vision impairment and a child in a hospital gown.  All of them are smiling.

Children often feel uncomfortable sharing information or asking questions about some one who is different in some way or may have special needs.  These puppets can ease that discomfort and make it easier for them.  A child with a prosthetic foot could use the ballerina puppet to explain that she is still able to dance if she wants to.  And a child with a hearing impairment could use the matching puppet to explain that he is still able to communicate.  

The puppets come with an information sheet that contains name suggestions for the puppets.  But you can choose to let the children name them themselves.  Whether you want to educate children about cultural differences, differences in physical appearance or special needs, these puppets will help you get your message across in a fun and positive way. 

The regular price of these puppets is $19.99 for the set, but they are on sale right now for $16.99.  You can purchase them HERE.

Surprise your kids with these toys this summer!

I received these products from Moose Toys for review.  You can find all of these products on their site and at all major retailers.

This is a Scruff-a-Luvs Blossom Bunny.  These bunnies are unloved and abandoned.  There are three different bunnies:  Lemon Drizzle, Posie and Peppermint.  You won't know which one you are getting until you open it up.  Who will you rescue?  When you open the package, you will be greeted by a sad looking little ball of a creature with matted fur.  But once you bathe, dry, brush them out and give them a little love, you will see an adorably beautiful bunny!  It is recommended for ages 3-7.  The suggested retail price is $19.99.

The Shopkins Happy Places Mermaid Reef Retreat comes with a mermaid princess named Pearlina Mermaid and 5 Petkin accessories.  When you dip Pearlina's tail in water, it will magically change colors!  There are 2 levels to the retreat.  Pearlina can relax on the shell lounge on the bottom level or take the stairs to the top level to sit on the sofa.  Then she can slide down the water slide into the Jacuzzi and enjoy a swim or a bath.  It is recommended for ages 4-6 and the suggested retail price is $19.99.

The Pikmi Pops Surprise DoughMis are sweet scented plush donuts.  They come in Small Single Packs, Medium Surprise Packs and Jumbo Packs.  There are over 40 DoughMis to collect, including a series of special edition Squish 'n' Rise DoughMis that feel soft and squishy like real dough.  I received one of the surprise packs.  If you crack open the donut center, you will reveal a surprise...a small Jelly Pikmi hidden inside.  It is recommended for ages 5 and over.  The suggested retail price is $4.99 for the Single Pack, $10.99 for the Surprise Pack and $19.99 for the Jumbo Pack.      

Giveaway!!!! Keep Your Toothbrush Clean and Sanitary with Steripods.

I received these products from Steripod for review. All of the products mentioned below are BPA free and can be purchased directly from their site, from Amazon and at major retailers nationwide, such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Walmart, CVS and Walgreens.  As a special gift for our readers, they have provided us with a discount code that can be used when ordering from their site.  Effective until May 31, 2019 get $5 off of your total when you use the code SAVE5.  One use per customer and you must have a minimum purchase of $19.99.  If you click HERE the code will be automatically applied at checkout.  They have also been kind enough to offer us a package for a giveaway, so please check the end of this review for the entry form and details.

This is the Steripod Toothbrush cover.  Developed by doctors and recommended by dentists, it was designed to keep your toothbrush clean and protected.  Using Thymol, a safe ingredient found in many mouthwash products, one steripod cover will protect your toothbrush for up to 3 months.  It will fit over standard toothbrushes and most electric ones.  It protects against cross contamination from other toothbrushes, which is great, especially during flu season.  They are available in 20 different colors, so it's easy to personalize them according to individual preferences.  They are easy to use, just clip them over your toothbrush.  Perfect for home use, or to protect your toothbrush while traveling.  They are also available in a glitter version for kids!  The suggested retail price is $5.99 for a pack of two.

The zinc powered razor cover helps protect your razor against nicks and rust for up to 3 months.  It easily snaps over most types of disposable and cartridge razors.  Choose your color to match your toothbrush cover for perfect coordination.  Perfect for home or travel use.  The suggested retail price is $3.99.

Steripod also offers tongue cleaners.  90% of bad breath is caused by a dirty tongue.  You can use these tongue cleaners to gently scrape away build up from the tongue.  The small head reduces the gag reflex, making it easier to clean  the tongue and help freshen breath.  It has three blades to help catch all of the bad stuff when scraping the tongue.  As with all of the steripod products, they can be used for 3 months before needing to be replaced.  There are four colors to choose from:  blue, pearl, pink or teal.  Perfect for home or travel use.  The suggested retail price is $2.99 for a pack of two.

Now for the giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a Summer Travel Pod Prize Package ideal for home and especially when traveling no matter where your Memorial Day Weekend of summer vacation takes you. The prize package includes: one Steripod Kit for Women, one Steripod Kit for Men and one of each Steripod Kids Glitter Pod Toothbrush Protector 2-packs in adorable animal packaging your little ones will love. That's 22 pods total! Prize also includes a Steripod Holographic Toiletries Bag for your purse or carry on.

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Splash Out is a fun way to cool off in the summer

I received this product from the people at Far Out Toys in order to do this review.
Far Out Toys has teamed up with the 7 year old YouTube star Ryan from Ryan's World.  This is a new version of the original Splash Out, an action packed extreme game where you need to provide answers quickly and correctly, then pass the ball on before time runs out and you get "Splashed Out!" and soaked with the water that filled the balloon.  

Inside the box you will find 1 Splash Out Ball, 24 Water Balloons, 1 Hose Nozzle Adapter and an Adapter For Indoor Play Option.  You put a filled water balloon inside the ball, which includes a wind up timer, and wind it up.  When timer runs out, the water balloon is punctured and whoever is holding the ball gets splashed with the water.  

Splash Out is recommended for age 5 and up and retails for $12.99.  You can find them in Target stores and online, and on Amazon.  

This toy is great for family BBQ's, reunions and any time you get together with family or friends.  It's perfect for a hot summer day.   

Cool Sunglasses For Summer

I received these sunglasses from Next Horizon Eyewear for review.  The suggested retail price is $89.95 each and you can purchase them on their website, or on Amazon.  They are perfect for any outdoor activity, or for just looking cool!

This is the Horizons 1 Sunglasses.  They are premium quality sports wrap type sunglasses that can be worn by either men or women.  They come with three interchangeable lenses.  The lenses are made with light, strong polycarbonate.  They have excellent clarity and are highly resistant to impact, with an anti scratch coating for durability.  They wrap around your face to give you an unobstructed view.  They offer 100% protection from the sun's ultra violet rays and they also have an anti reflection coating to eliminate the glare when the sun is behind you.  You can also get a polarized version of the gray tint lenses.

There are three distinct shapes of lenses that you can choose from.  The Slope lens features attractive gradients that converge in the center.  The dramatic lines create a look that is powerfully sophisticated reminiscent of Neo’s sunglasses in The Matrix movie trilogy.

The Wave lens crests about the eye to provide a modern look of glamour and intrigue.

The Mesa lens arcs over the frame's rim to provide extra eye protection and a flattering silhouette.  The streamlined upper edge gives the illusion that the wearer is moving, even when they are standing still. 

The frames I received are glossy black, but they will soon also be available in white, purple and tortoise shell.  They are made with Grilamid TR 90 polymer, which is a strong, flexible, low density material with a high resistance to UV and chemical damage.   The frames are medium adult size (lens size across 65mm, bridge 15mm, arms 125mm long).
All sunglass orders come with three sets of interchangeable lenses (clear, rose and gray) all in the same shape, a zippered soft carrying case (with belt loops and a clip on the outside and pockets for storing the lenses inside), a lens cleaning cloth, lens changing instructions and a Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty.         


This Blueberry Wrap Dress is so beautiful!

I received this Blueberry Wrap Dress from Passion Lilie for review.

The Blueberry Wrap dress has short sleeves and a pattern that features a beautiful blue color on a black background.  Made in the wrap around style, it ties on the side for a nice simple look.  It is so easy to put on and take off.  You can choose whether or not you want it to have pleats in the front skirt.  It also has pockets, which is often hard to find in dresses in this style.  

Designed in New Orleans, the dress is a Fair Trade product that is made in India.  It's made with 100% cotton fabric.  It is hand woven and eco dyed with ikat fabrics.  The purchase of this dress will help provide a secure job with fair wages and a positive working environment to artisans in India.  

The dress is available in sizes extra small through extra large.  It is comfortable to wear on a warm summer day or on a cool evening.  It is perfect for a nice evening out or just a casual day with friends.  Accessorize it with some nice jewelry and heels and it would be the perfect outfit for that big dinner date in a nice restaurant.  Or dress it down with more basic jewelry and flats for a day of running errands.  The v-shaped neckline is perfect for showing off your favorite pendant.

You will feel beautiful wearing the dress because it looks so nice.  You can purchase it for $84.00 on the Passion Lilie site HERE.      

Get Creative With Zephyr Kinetic Plasticine Dough For Kids

The nice people from Zephyr provided me with this product to review.

Zephyr Plasticine is a unique kind of play dough.  It's lightweight and extremely resilient.  It's soft enough to mold easily so you can use your imagination to create masterpieces.  Stretch it and build large objects with no need to worry about it collapsing under its own weight.

It will even float in water, so why not build yourself a boat?  Or even a whole fleet of ships?  It will hold its form.   

This is a kid friendly product that is completely safe for the environment.  It is recommended for use in kindergartens and daycares where kids are encouraged to be creative and use their imagination.  It is hypoallergenic with antiseptic in the composition and they used food coloring for the dye.  Of course, even though it is non-toxic and kid friendly, it still should not be eaten, so it is recommended for children 3 and older.

Zephyr is made with Non-Newtonian fluid, making it able to change its properties depending on how fast and rough or how slow and gentle you are when you play with it.  If you are rough with it, it will become hard, but if you are gentle it will be soft, pliable, fluffy, flexible and stretchable.  If you quickly and roughly form it into a ball, it will hold its shape while you bounce it.  It won't fly apart or lose its shape from the impact.  But if you are slow and gentle, you will be able to stretch it and easily shape it into anything you choose.

Another cool thing about Zephyr is that you can bake it and then paint it using your acrylic paints.  If you build something that you are super proud of and want to keep forever, pop it in the oven and bake it.  Then paint it in the colors that you like! 
Kids love it because it is fun, but Moms will love it because it never crumbles and doesn't leave those tiny pieces behind like other brands.  I usually hate giving my kids this type of thing to play with simply because it makes such a mess and is hard to clean up.  But you don't have that problem with Zephyr!  My kids played with it for hours and when they were done there was not a single crumb of it anywhere! 

  Zephyr is available in several different colors, as well as neon glitter and glow in the dark.  My kids think it is so cool to build a figure, turn off the lights and see it actually glowing in the dark.  

Zephyr is a great toy and I highly recommend it.  My children love it and I must admit that even I find it strangely relaxing to squish it in my hands and to build things with.  Check out their videos on YouTube HERE and HERE to see how much fun kids have playing with this stuff!  You can purchase Zephyr on Amazon or Walmart.  The suggested retail price ranges from $2.49-$36 depending on the size and type that you buy.


Your child will love this Playtime Pad DVD Combo!

I received the Playtime Pad DVD Combo from PBS Kids in exchange for a review.

If your child loves playing on a tablet or watching movies, then he will love the Playtime Pad DVD Combo.  It is a 7" HD kid safe tablet and DVD player suitable for children as young as 2 years old.  Older children will enjoy it too, thanks to all of the awesome features.  It's on the go family entertainment on one device!  It comes preloaded with over 23 educational games, 120 video clips, songs and music videos with teacher approved subjects including literacy, math, science, social skills, school readiness and FUN! 

This combo is perfect for keeping kids entertained while at home or on the road.  It comes with a strap so you can attach it to the headrest of a car seat for kids to watch while traveling.  It features parental controls so you can customize and manage your child's entertainment experience.  You can approve or block content, manage apps, customize what is allowed for each child's profile and set a daily usage time limit and daily time frame for use.  With Google Play, you can access over 1 million applications and games, as well as having access to thousands of movies, books, songs, TV shows and magazines.

Features include a 7" HD multi touch display screen, 16 GB flash memory, 1GB RAM, WI-FI ready, Bluetooth and a Micro SD slot.  Each Playtime Pad DVD Combo comes with a USB Cable, Wall Plug, Strap, Word of the Week DVD, Quick Start Guide and Parents' Guide.

You can find the Playtime Pad DVD Combo at Walmart, both in store and online.  The manufacturers suggested retail price is $99.99.

Fend off Mosquitoes the easy way with Para'Kito

If you live or play in an area that is infested with mosquitoes, you're going to love these refillable wrist bands from Para'Kito.  

Just wear on your wrist and enjoy the outdoors without mosquitoes.  These bands are stylish and effective.  They use a blend of essential oils and patented slow-release technology to keep you from getting bitten.  Just insert one of the pellets in your band and you are good to go.  Each pellet lasts for up to 15 days and offers constant protection.  Each band comes with 2 pellets.  The bands are water proof and fully adjustable.  You can wear them on your wrist or ankle.  They are available in several different styles, colors and fashionable prints.  

The kids' bands have a special ID label for their name and your contact details.  Sports bands come in a lycra material and are reflective.  They also have an ID tag.  The new party edition bands come in lycra and feature fun, flirty designs.  

They also offer clips that you can clip on to your backpack, stroller or belt; as well as a roll on gel that you can apply to your skin.  The gel is designed for highly infested areas.  One stripe on your arms, legs or neck will give you up to 5 hours of protection.  I like the bands because you don't have to worry about reapplication.  Just put it on and forget about it.  

I live in an area where the mosquitoes are really bad.  I put one of these on and spent the whole day outside in my yard playing with my kids.  I didn't get a single mosquito bite.  These things are amazing! 

You can buy them HERE or at mass merchandisers like Amazon or Whole Foods.  Good for the whole family, all ages.  The suggested retail price is $19.50.  The Neoprene costs $19.98 and the gel costs $19.50.    

Kids Love The Young Explorers Adventure Climber

Simplay3 has provided me with this product for review.  It is recommended for children age 1.5 to 6.  It will require an adult to assemble it before your children can play on it.  You can purchase it from their website for $199.99.  It is proudly made in the U.S.A.

This is the Young Explorers Adventure Climber. Kids love this thing.  It has a slide, a ladder to climb up to the upper level platform, holes and openings to crawl through and a vehicle styled center complete with a steering wheel and dash board.  Multiple children can play on this all day long.  This climber will keep your children entertained and away from the computer or TV screen! 

This can be used both indoors or outdoors.  Its super durable, double wall construction is weather and UV resistant, so it will last for years.  It has bright colors with rounded edges and corners, so there is no danger of sharp edges cutting your child.  It has an extra wide slide with easy to grip rails.  The ladder has built in hand holds so it's easy for kids to climb up to the large upper platform.  The jeep style doors and wheels are portals that children can crawl through to enter their "secret hideout fort".

You'll be surprised how big the Young Explorers Adventure Climber is compared to the size of the box.  They minimize the packaging by "puzzling" the pieces together to take up as little room as possible.

Kids can imagine the climber to be anything they want it to be.  It has the jeep like center, so they can pretend it is a jeep.  But the whole thing has a vague train shape, so they could also pretend it's a train.  That's the great thing about a kid's imagination, they can turn their climber into anything they want it to be!

I'm excited to announce that Simplay3 is kindly providing one of these climbers for us to give away to one of our lucky readers!  So please keep watching for the giveaway to be posted so you can get your entries in!   

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Check out these Inflatable Water Toys from Swimline!

Summer will be here before you know it, so why not start thinking of some cool water toys to use when you go swimming?  Swimline has a wide range of awesome products and they have provided me with a few of them to review.

First we have the Double Action Air Pump.  If you're going to have inflatable water toys, then a pump is a must.  And this is a really good one.  It comes with an assortment of nozzles.  Swimline has several styles of air pumps and you can browse their site and search for one that suits you.  

Next we have the 60" Fireboat Inflatable Ride On Water Squirter.  This vinyl boat is red, with white columns.  It has "Fire Rescue" and "Harbor Patrol" printed on it.  This boat is big enough for two small children and is recommended for ages 4 and up.  The cool thing about this is that it has a squirt gun which pulls the water directly from the pool or lake, so no more running out of water and  needing to refill in the middle of a battle.  Kids can pretend to be the Harbor Patrol Fire/Rescue Unit, putting out imaginary fires and rescuing their friends from boredom. The Fireboat retails for $52.99, but right now you can get it for $24.99 HERE .

Next we have the Power Blaster Dual Squirter Set.  You get two 42" vinyl tubes, one blue and one red/orange.  Each one is equipped with a squirt gun that you will never need to refill because it pulls the water directly from the pool or lake that you are swimming in.  They are very easy to inflate and deflate with simple stem valves. Kids will have a blast floating around and waging a water war with each other.  This retails for $37.50, but right now it is $19.95 HERE .

Next we have the Battle Board Squirter Set.  You get two boards, one blue and one green.  Each has a weight capacity of 175 lbs.  Each board comes with not one, but TWO built in squirt guns!  Like the Power Blaster and Fireboat, the squirt guns pull the water directly from the pool or lake.  You can get into some serious water battles and epic fun with these!  The Battle Board set retails for $49.94 and you can purchase it HERE .

Last, but definitely not least, we have the Water Wheel.  Kids love this thing!  It's red and yellow and measures 43" long, 40" wide and 40" high.  It is suitable for kids age 9 and up.  They can get inside it and crawl around on top of the water.  They are sure to have hours of fun with this.  The Water Wheel retails for $53.99 and you can purchase it HERE .   

Swimline is kindly providing us with a Water Wheel to give away to one of our lucky readers.  So make sure you get your entries in once the giveaway is posted!    

The Splash Attack Action Net is a blast!

Duncan Toys has provided me with the Splash Attack Action Net in exchange for an honest review.

The Splash Attack Action Net is an inflatable floating net for use in a swimming pool (or any body of water where you swim).  It retails for $17.99 and can be purchased HERE .

Each Splash Attack Action Net comes with a Splash Attack Water Skipping Ball and an instruction sheet for various game play options.  The net is brightly colored in red, white and blue, so it is easily visible on the water's surface.   Anyone can play this game, regardless of age.  It's fun for all!  You just inflate the net, place it in the water and let the fun begin! 

Follow the included instructions or make up your own game as you go.  You can use one net or several nets for larger groups of people.  The more the merrier!  Play solo and practice trick shots to hone your throwing skills.  Then show them off to your family and friends.  Divide a large group of people up into teams and compete to win, or play one on one.

If you don't want to let your net float freely in the water as you play, there is an optional weighted cord and weight that you can purchase separately which will prevent that.  But I thought that chasing the net around the pool was part of the fun.  It made it more of a challenge because it moved every time it was hit by a wave caused by us jumping, diving and just generally battling for the ball. And it's fun to watch the ball skip across the water as you try to hit the net. 

This game is a blast filled with lots of jumps, throws, tackles and splashes!  My family enjoyed it immensely.
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