Monday, October 3, 2016

Q Wunder EQTainment Review #QWunder #Tryazon

On September 23rd I had a party at my home to introduce my friends and their children to EQtainment's Q the monkey, games, stories, stuffed animal, TV episode, and app. Here is a picture of what I got for free

My youngest was excited for the party pack and wanted to open it right away. EQtainment created Q a genius monkey that lives with the Wunder family. Although Q is a genius he does not always know the correct way to react to different situations or emotional times. EQtainment is trying to help parents and teachers teach children emotional intelligence. Here is a link to their website:
The game is Q's Race To The Top, it is a 4 player board game with 3 different colored cards that match the path to the top of the board. The cards are "You", "Q", and "Do". "You" cards are blue and they are cards asking the player a situational question ie: "You want to talk to your mother, but she is talking to another adult, what would you do?" The "Q" cards are green and ask situational questions involving Q the monkey ie: "Q's sister Mila has drawn a beautiful picture that everyone praises her for. Q has drawn a better picture, what should Q do with his picture?" The "Do" cards are orange and are activities for the player to actually do ie: "Bend your elbows with your hands out like you are holding a tray. Turn one hand opposite to the other, then switch. Do this 20 times." I have played this game with children 3 years-9 years old and they all enjoyed it and asked to play it again. One thing I did notice is when doing the "Do" cards everyone starts to do the activity, which I think is fun and cooperative. Here is a link to the game: 

In addition to Q's Race To The Top game there was a to go version that includes the cards in a tin. There is no board only questions and actions. Here is the link to that:

We also got a Q-Time Buddy to use to help children have quiet time and learn to focus. The plush has some weighted middle. Here is the product link:

While waiting for all the guests to come to the party the kids were able to color in the Q coloring book. It has comments on each picture:

After the board game was done I put the CD in my computer to have the children listen to the storybook about Q's Wild Ride:

While listening to the story I told the parents there about the Q-Wunder app that they could download to interact more with Q. Here are the 2 links they sent me to share the app. It has a $7.99 monthly subscription fee.
Apple / iOs: 

Here is a link to show more about the app:

Now that I've described the products I will say that all of my children 3 yrs-14 yrs enjoy the game and the coloring book. My 3 year old hears the Q theme song and comes running to watch, even though it is the same episode since we did not sign up for the monthly app subscription. The episode on the app will personalize it to your child's name. My friend that I co-hosted the party with had downloaded the app and when we clicked on the video it said my son's name. That helps the child be more involved and feel part of the action. I think the concept is great and was glad to be selected to host the EQtainment- The Q Wunder Movement Party that I applied to at #Tryazon parents and teachers I have shared the EQtainment products with like the idea of teaching emotional intelligence and how cute Q Wunder the monkey is.
If you would like to get in on the Q Wunder movement and purchase any of these products there is a 20% off code: House Party
to use on the EQtainment website.

Overall I like the products that were provided in the party pack. The app has not been a huge hit with my family, the only thing my children have had access to is the one pilot episode, which can get old. I like the app concept though and tracking my children's path and progress, I'm just not able to purchase a monthly subscription. Maybe the option for a one time purchase for the app would be something my family could consider.
I did get products free to review, my opinion is 100% honest.
Pictures of the party goers.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo Review

I'm not sure I get the whole dry shampoo craze. I've tried a few small samples of dry shampoo and was like OK these would be great when I have no water to clean my hair. Well the Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo that I received for free to try and review changed my mind. I wash my hair to style my hair and part of styling my hair is blow drying it. Blow drying hair is not great for frizzy hair and my hair has frizz. My blow dryer bit the dust so washing my hair with water would mess up my done hair. When I was selected for the voxbox from Influenster I was a bit skeptical, however it came in handy for me not wanting to wash my hair with water. The first thing I noticed was the lovely scent. It smelled refreshing and like I had gotten out of the shower. My younger daughter enjoyed the smell too and asked for me to use it on her as well. My hair does not get super oily so I didn't notice any change with that. I did notice that my hair was less frizzy after using it. Here is a before and after picture
Big difference, my hair looks sleeker. I would recommend this to family and friends.  

Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer Review

I have been trying different products for a long time, I've finally decided to write more blog reviews about the products. I may not articulate my thoughts as well as I would like as I am a verbal person, however here goes another review. I received a sample of Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer free to try and review from Crowdtap and Curel, the opinions are my own. At first when I tried the moisturizer it felt strange applying it to my wet skin. It did not seem right to me. I then patted my skin dry and it did not have any residue left over so that was a relief. It took a bit to remember to apply before drying since I'm used to applying to dry skin. I did get used to it and applied it after every shower and even after washing my hands. I put the sample right by my towel so I would remember to use it before drying off. My skin was looking pretty dry and was white and flaky before I started using this. I am sad I did not catch a before picture, but here is an after
. I would recommend this to friends and others. I have sensitive skin and this did not irritate me at all. 

Review of Sweet Creations by Good Cook

I was given the chance to try some new products from Sweet Creations by Good Cook. The products I got were a cake/cake pop stand, cupcake corer, cupcake scoop, cupcake divider, cupcake boxes, cupcake liners, and oodletip star point tips for decorating. In the party pack I also got a gift card to purchase ingredients to make and frost cupcakes. I lined my cupcake pans with the liners provided to me for free. The liners were cute, but nothing super special from other liners that I have used. I mixed the cake batter and did made a video using the scoop provided in the pack. Here is the link for that video . I was not that impressed by the scoop, I think the bottom of the scoop should be flat so the batter does not come out of the scoop while I'm filling the cupcake pan. I then decided to use the divider and make a double cupcake flavor. I found it is easier to use the divider in a square pan rather than a round pan. Here is my video link using the divider . The divider is fun to use and I like it. The next thing I tested was the cupcake/cake pop stand. There are 7 pieces to the stand, 4 cross pieces and 3 tiers. You only use 2 of the 4 cross pieces at a time. I'm not sure why the cake pop cross pieces are shorter than the cupcake ones, they seem extra and not needed. I posted links to the products at the bottom of this post.  Once all was baked and cooled it was party time. We used these tips Not the design exactly but the same tip. We all enjoyed the tips and decorating and the corer to fill our cupcakes. So I think the divider, corer, and tips are all great. The boxes were nice, but they weren't as easy to put together as I was hoping. Thanks to Tryazon and Sweet Creations by Good Cook for the #oodletipparty

Corer link:   

Divider link

Cupcake box

Cupcake scoop:

Cupcake/cake pop Stand

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ozobot Review

I was excited (as I usually am when chosen to try out and demo a product), to be picked to host a #Tryazon party sponsored by #Ozobot. My husband is a computer programmer so anything with coding is something my family is interested in. As robots are new to my family it was fun to test out this new bot. I enjoy the tiny bot that follows the lines that either I draw or my children draw on a piece of paper using the pens that came in the starter kit.(something like this There is more to it though, you can program your bot using different colors and color sequences. It also can be used with an app on a smartphone or tablet. We downloaded the app and it is fun to draw the lines and watch the bot follow them and watch it's light change color to that of the line. It is great for a large age range, as my 3 year old enjoys it and my 12 year old enjoys it (I enjoy it as well). I haven't had a chance to get to the programming aspect of the Ozobot yet as every time I get it out my kids swarm to use it. I think it would be a great birthday gift or even Christmas gift. Here is a special link with an offer provided by the makers for the tryazon party goers. Here is my youtube video of my children playing on it 

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 22nd- August 28th

Today Monday August 22nd

Cosmo Dive-in Movie $5 The Big Lebowski

Tuesday August 23rd

IHOP is having $1 short stacks to benefit No Kid Hungry 7 AM-7 PM

Wednesday August 24th

Fashion Show Mall Summer Movie Series at 11:30 AM E.T.

Thursday August 25th

Summerlin Summer Screen Series at sundown The Good Dinosuar

Downtown Container Park 8 PM-9:30 PM Finding Nemo

Free movies at West Wind Drive-in 6 PM Ghostbusters, Central Intelligence, Angry Birds, and Tarzan are the options

Friday August 26th

Summer Concert Series at the District at Green Valley Ranch 7 PM-9 PM  Mikey Tucker

Saturday August 27th

Lowes Build and Grow 10 AM-Noon (while supplies last) The Hulk

Lakeshore Learning Craft 11 AM- 3 PM Summer Dreamin' Dream Catcher

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Triathlon Closing event 11 AM

Green Valley Ranch Outdoor Picture Show Minons

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15th- August 21st 2016

Monday August 15th

Dive in Movie at The Cosmo $5 The Devil Wears Prada

Tuesday August 16th

Funset Kids Club at the Galleria Mall 10:30 AM

Crazy Pita in The District at Green Valley Ranch is having a celebrity fundraiser 7PM- 9PM

There is another food thing going on and it's a BOGO, I could not locate the event or which restaurant doing it so when I find out I'll try to post it.

Wednesday August 17th

Fashion Show Mall Summer Movie Series 11:30 AM it's indoors Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Thursday August 18th

Summerlin Screen Movie Series Inside Out

Downtown Container Park 8 PM- 9:30 PM Ratatouille

Last Movie in The Square at Town Square Rio 2

Friday August 19th

Tastes, Tunes N 'Toons 6 PM at North Las Vegas City Hall Zootopia will show at 8 PM 

The District at Green Valley Ranch Summer Concert Series  7 PM- 9 PM Rein Garcia

Saturday August 20th

Free Admission Super Hero Day at Springs Preserve 10 AM- 6 PM

Lakeshore Learning Store craft 11 AM- 3 PM Make A Face Hand Mirror

Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built Storytime at Barnes and Noble 11 AM

Back to School Drive at the Galleria at Sunset 20th Anniversary Event 11 AM- 3 PM

Shop and text, Don't drive and text event at The District at Green Valley Ranch with Peyton List 2 PM- 4 PM first 500 people in line at noon will get to meet and greet Peyton 

Outdoor Movie Night at the District in Green Valley 7:30 PM Zootopia