Tuesday, July 31, 2012

External Giveaway! Circle Lens

DollDelight is holding a major giveaway! $150 Giftcard for Circle Lens!
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Human Body Detectives Giveaway!

I did a review for the Human Body Detective series and here is the giveaway. I decided to post the giveaway separate to help keep me organized.

You can win an ebook copy of your choice. Please fill out the form. If you have questions, leave a comment below.

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eBook Review: Human Body Detective Series by Dr. Heather Manley

I was contacted by Barbara Hightower, owner of Babs Book Bistro and Author Services at the Bistro, to review two children's books by Dr. Heather Manley with my daughter, Katie.
The first book is called The Lucky Escape.

"Merrin and Pearl's little brother Robbie has swallowed a penny! Through magic and imagination they find themselves on an adventure through his digestive system where they must grab the penny, save Robbie and narrowly escape his poopy diaper. Through their journey down the esophagus, into the stomach, and through the intestines, the girls experience some close calls - almost being squirted with hydrochloric acid and being bumped by gas bubble s. Their encounters force them to learn first hand all about the digestive system and why it is so important to eat healthy foods."
 Ideal for ages 6 to 12.

My Review:
The Lucky Escape is a fun way to get children to want to learn about the human body and the things it can do. The story was well written and the illustrations were great! Besides the story, the book also includes a search and find list, more facts about the story's topic, a "human map" of body parts involved, jokes, healthy eating tips and a glossary. All of these things make the book even better and help with the learning. After reading this book with my daughter, I couldn't wait to read the next book!

Katie's Review:
She absolutely loved this book. It made her interested with things that happen inside the human body.

The second book is called Battle with the Bugs.

"Merrin and Pearl's little cousin Max is sick, threatening everyone's Mexican holiday. This time the girls find themselves in Max's body, witnessing firsthand the immune system in action. They befriend a white blood cell warrior who leads them into battle against the offending bacteria, and listeners learn why it's important not to eat candy and sugar when you have an illness - it can fuel bacteria and viruses and make you feel sicker."
Ideal for ages 6 to 12.

My Review:
 Same as the first book, very educational in a fun way. The story made mucus cool! I think Dr. Heather has a best selling series going for her because she explains the medical parts of the story in an easy way for children to understand and making children want to learn more about the human body.

Katie's Review:
 After The Lucky Escape, I told her that there was a second book and she got so excited! "There's more?!" She couldn't wait to hear the next adventure about the body. This book didn't disappoint.
"Learning about the human body is awesome!" - Katie

Be on the lookout for a third adventure in the series called A Heart Pumping Adventure. The story is about the circulatory system. "During breakfast with her dad, Merrin is concerned about his eating habits and his heart. A few moments later, she and Pearl are riding on a red, pillowy, donut–shaped boat, floating on a red–colored sea and surrounded by hundreds of these grape–like things! Where are the girls and where are they headed?" (*Info taken from the website)

Check out the Human Body Detectives website!
Like the Human Body Detectives on Facebook!
Follow Dr. Heather on Twitter!

*Click here to Win a copy of your choice!*

*This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own (my daughter's as well) and may vary from others. Thank you to Barbara and Dr Heather Manley who supplied the product for the review.*

Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog OverHaul!

I decided that I wanted to change my blog around, give it some cleaning and a different look. Expect that some things will take longer to change than others. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I do hope you like the changes. Please feel free to give me suggestions and/or feedback. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lime Crime Magic Dust Clearance!

Lime Crime is clearing out their Magic Dust stock! All available colors are 40% off!!! Limited Quantities available so hurry and get yours before they are gone.

Available Colors as of 24th of July, include:
Dragon Scales - Terracotta brown with turquoise shimmer.
Nymph - White in the jar, gold on the skin.
Lime Criminal - Bright lime green.
Twilight - Soft lavender-purple with twinkles of violet.
Circus Girl - Bright golden yellow.
Cupcake Thief - Soft pink with a glow.
Siren - Warm red with metallic finish.
Diva - Warm metallic bronze.
Mirror Mirror - Reflective silver with iridescent shimmer.
Empress - Vibrant royal purple.
Top Hattie - Pure shimmery white.
Shoe Addict - Vibrant, true blue.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hey Cavey July Release!

Hey Cavey is celebrating the Olympics in London 2012!

Champion Cavey and Champion Coney will be available in the Cavey shop on Thursday July 26th 8pm London time. 
Champion Cavey is £16 and comes with a Cavey medal and Union Jack flag badge in your Cavey's color. Champion Cavey comes in five colorways: blue, yellow, black, green, red. Each colorway is limited to 40 numbered pieces. 
Champion Coney: There are 10 Champion Coney packs containing one of each color Champion Cavey (and a full set of flag badges), a human-sized Cavey medal and a Champion Coney. The packs are £85. Champion Coney and human-sized Cavey medals are only available in these packs. Champion Coney is limited to 10 numbered pieces.

I love them!

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Custom Vinyl Toy by OsiRisORion

OsiRisORion was invited to take part in the "Zukie VS The World" group art show, on July 27th-29th at ToyTokyo in NYC.
His Zukie is named Gilbert and will be priced at $300; available for purchase the night of the show.

Sneak Peek Sigma Beauty Release!

Sigma Beauty Sneak Peek on release of their Sigma Beauty Expert – Brow Design Kit!
This brow kit is being released 23rd of July for $69!

The Brow Design Kit is the first of many “Sigma Beauty Expert” kits! You can read more about the upcoming series on the Sigma Beauty Blog!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Shawnimals New Release!

Pocket Pork Dumpling Series 1 from Shawnimals!

These mini vinyl figures are $6.50USD each or $104USD per box from Tenacious Toys.

So cute, I want them all!

BadApplez Inc New Release!

The envy edition is painted by BadApplezInc's Mike "NeMO" Mendez, the tops and bottoms are a realistic granny smith green with the core painted in gold mettalic with a black wash. Each Two Faced Rotten Applez mini figure comes poly bagged with a header card. I wish I could grab one of these. So awesome!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Album Review: Nick Gill "Waves Are Only Water"

Nick Gill is a 20 year old pop rock artist from Nashville, Tennessee. "Waves Are Only Water" is Nick's 5th album. If you like John Mayer, Dave Barnes, The Fray, Matt Nathanson, Mat Kearney (you can see his album review from me here.) then you will like Nick Gill!

My Review:
I took a few days to listen to this album because I like to listen to the songs a couple of  times to get a feel of the music and lyrics. Nick's acoustic guitar and smooth voice go very well together. Although I don't listen to this type of music much, I believe this album was great from start to finish.

I absolutely love "Summer In The Winter Time". The first time I listened to this track, I got goosebumps. I immediately had to play it again. I asked Nick for permission to do a remix of this song and he said yes! I will be posting the remix to my SoundCloud page when it is finished.

I give "Waves Are Only Water" 4 out of 5 music notes!

Connect with Nick Gill:
Official Site

Thank you Nick, for the opportunity to review your album and remix your song! I wish you the best.

Enjoy "Summer in the Winter Time" right here~!

*This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Nick Gill and Noisetrade.com who supplied the product for the review.*

Friday, July 6, 2012

SDCC Hey Cavey Release!

This year at SDCC, Hey Cavey is releasing a joint plushie with Gary Ham.

Gary will have 10 of these Wooper Looper Caveys. Limited to just 30 pieces, the remaining 20 will be available at the Cavey Shop on Monday, July 16 at 8pm London time.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tokidoki Cactus Rocker Release!

Tokidoki just released a new vinyl toy called Cactus Rocker!
Check it out.