NIP + FAB Night products review

This is not a sponsored post.  Products were purchased by me at Ulta in Apple Valley, CA.

All opinions are 100% my own

I have problems when I go to place like Ulta, because I get easily overwhelmed by having so many choices.  So before I went in for my last haul I did some research online.  I really wanted to find some good night time skin care products.  Everything I had used before was OK.  But I really felt the need to try something new.

What caught me on these was the packaging.  Honestly, I know it is sad to say.  But I have a thing if the product looks bad, I want to believe it is bad.  The name was cute.  Also the names of the individual products themselves were intriguing.

So, what ended up being purchased is:

  • NIP + FAB Exfoliate + Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme ($14.95)  Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme super-strength acid exfoliating facial pads to target oily + congested skin 5% glycolic acid aids natural skin exfoliation + refines skin’s texture salicylic acid helps unclog congested skin lactic acid gently weakens the bonds holding dead skin cells together.
  • NIP + FAB Viper Venom Night ($14.95) A powerful night cream specially formulated with encapsulated time release retinol + SYN®-AKE, to reduce the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles + retexture skin, whilst you sleep. Hyaluronic acid provides long term hydration + an intensive plumping effect. Awake to smoother looking skin with a renewed youthful glow.

*note that items were on sale when purchased

Now I’m not proclaiming these are miracle products by any means.  However, I did notice quite a difference very quickly.  My skin feels insanely clean after using the pads.  I noticed the pores on my nose get smaller, I guess due to the unclogging process.  They are strong in both smell and power.  If you have super sensitive skin this might be overload for you.  They are actual pads, if you’ve ever used an Oxy pad before for blemishes… same concept.

The night cream looks more like a thick yellow serum.  It has a slight smell. A little bit goes a long way. You will literally feel your skin tighten.  When I use this at night I wake up with a bit of a glow.  I also end up with some extra sheen from oils on my face but that is fixed with a quick morning wash.  If I use these regularly I know I will continue to see improvements.  As I continue through my thirties I am getting better about a nightly routine, because I realize how important it is…

When I run out and if I re-purchase will be the true test!

SinfulColors Kylie Jenner nail polish giveaway

Giving away these two SinfulColors Professional Kylie Jenner trend matters nail polishes.

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Victoria Gardens Fourth Annual Tour De Fork Event coming June 23, 2016

VICTORIA GARDENS INVITES INLAND EMPIRE LOCALS ON A CULINARY QUEST WITH ITS FOURTH ANNUAL TOUR DE FORK EVENT

            RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., May 27, 2016 – Victoria Gardens has secured yet another impressive set of restaurants, breweries and wineries as they invite locals to experience the very best of the Inland Empire culinary scene at the fourth annual Tour De Fork event, which will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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            Ticket-holders will make their way, bite-by-bite and sip-by-sip, through a delectable assortment of dishes and drinks from over 18 local establishments with all ticket proceeds benefitting the Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation and the Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation.

            “Through the Tour De Fork event, we bring the local community together to enjoy great food and a relaxing atmosphere, while also giving back to the place they call home,” says Victoria Gardens Director of Marketing, Melina Ferraez. “One of the most satisfying aspects of this event is knowing that 100 percent of ticket proceeds are donated to charity.  Further, Tour De Fork guests know that they are supporting local businesses while enjoying delicious food and drink.”

            Those with tickets to the event are invited to enjoy unlimited food tastings along with five alcoholic beverage samples during their time at the event. The 2016 Tour De Fork participants include:

 Restaurants:

·         Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

·         Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

·         BRIO Tuscan Grille

·         Blaze Pizza

·         P. F. Chang’s

·         The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

·         Islamorada Fish Co.

·         Jay’s Gourmet Hot Dogs

·         T.G.I. Friday’s

·         Corner Bakery Cafe

Breweries:

·         Dale Bros.

·         Hamilton Family

·         Hangar 24

·         REV Brewery 

Wineries:

·         Joseph Filippi

·         REV Winery

·         San Antonio

·         Total Wine & More

“This year we have yet another fantastic group of restaurants, breweries and wineries joining together to ensure that the fourth annual Tour De Fork event lives up to the tremendous success of the previous three,” Ferraez notes. “Because tickets are limited and the Tour De Fork event has sold out each year, we highly encourage guests to purchase tickets well in advance to secure their spot at this annual festivity.”

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event date. Guests have both online and in-person options, with varying pricing, including:

·         $40 tickets, which can be purchased inside the Rancho Cucamonga Cultural Center Box Office or Biane Library.

·         $42 tickets, which can be purchased online via PayPal.  Links can be found on the Victoria Gardens event calendar.

·         $50 tickets, which will be available for purchase the week of the event.

In addition to the vast selection of food and beverage tastings, entertainment at Tour De Fork will be provided by singer-songwriter Sara Niemietz

For more information on this event, visit http://victoriagardensie.com/event/tour-de-fork/2145468683/.

SeaWorld® San Diego Summer Vibes

SEAWORLD REVERBERATES

WITH SUMMER VIBES AND MUCH MORE

A diverse lineup of performing artists, nighttime animal shows and fireworks make SeaWorld the place to be this summer

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SAN DIEGO (May 26, 2016) — SeaWorld® San Diego has a summer full of good times and good vibrations that will transform the park with extended hours, dazzling live entertainment, nighttime animal shows, spectacular fireworks and more! Starting May 28 and running through Sept. 5, SeaWorld stays open late on select nights. The party kicks into high gear June 25 when Summer Vibes performances reverberate throughout the park’s Mission Bay Theater.

“We are excited to bring top tier and exciting entertainment to our guests this summer,” said Rick Schuiteman, SeaWorld’s vice president of entertainment. “We take pride in our ability to not only provide meaningful experiences that educate and inspire our guests to connect with animals, but also entertain with awesome shows, rides and attractions.”

Summer is the best time at SeaWorld. Guests can take in all of their favorites by day—Dolphin Days, the One Ocean Shamu show, the Shark Encounter, the double-launch coaster Manta, and more—then stick around to enjoy a whole new park after dark. Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night nighttime killer whale show and the hilarious Sea Lions Tonite sea lion and otter show will amaze visitors while the Celebrate the Wonder fireworks display will cap off the perfect evening at the park. SeaWorld will also present a special extended fireworks show on the 4th of July.

Back for its second season is the incredible performing artists’ series SeaWorld’s Summer Vibes presented by Coca-Cola. Three international variety acts are bringing their talents to the Mission Bay Theater on select dates June 25–Aug. 14. The acclaimed, world’s first 3D dance troupe, Freelusion, kicks off Summer Vibes June 25–28, July 2–5 and 9–12. Gazillion Bubbles, an unbub-lievable extravaganza of bubble artistry, lasers and out-of-this-world special effects, will leave guests spellbound July 16–19, 23–26 and July 30–Aug. 2. The final act to take the stage for Summer Vibe is Fighting Gravity, a one-of-its-kind performance group that will mesmerize audiences by combining black light illusions with dance Aug. 6–14. The good vibrations will also reverberate in the plaza just outside the theater every Summer Vibes’ night with Top 40 hits spun by DJs that include Channel 933’s Marc Thrasher. The party-like atmosphere will be ideal for guests to dance and soak up the fun.

Cirque de la Mer, one of SeaWorld’s most popular daytime shows is back this summer with amazing acrobatic, aerial and trapeze artists’ performances on and over Mission Bay. New this year is pro hydro flight athlete Jake Orel. Orel, who finished second in the 2015 North American Flyboard Championship, will keep guests on the edge of their seats at Cirque Stadium as he defies gravity on his hydro jetboard. Propelled by a powerful stream of water, Orel is lifted out of the water as high as 30 feet to dive, flip and spin in a mind-bending aerial freestyle demonstration.

With so much to see and do, guests can feel the good vibrations at SeaWorld all summer long.

In addition to the Summer Vibes, other upcoming seasonal events include SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular® (weekends Sept. 24–Oct. 30); and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration® (Nov. 19, 2016–Jan. 1, 2017).

All of SeaWorld’s seasonal events are included with park admission, but the best way to enjoy all the fun is to purchase a 2016 SeaWorld Fun Card, which costs $10 less than single-day admission and guests can visit all year.

SeaWorld is open year-round, including holidays. Admission is $89 for ages 10 and older; $83 for ages 3–9; free for under 3. Parking is $16; $11 for motorcycles; $21 for RVs and Up-Close. Park hours vary by season. Visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com or call (800) 257-4268 for hours and information.

SinfulColors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters nail polish photos – King Size

Product provided for 100% honest review

Here is yet another shade from the Kylie Jenner Trend Matters “velvet” collection from SinfulColors.  This is a big collection, overall.  Lots to choose from!

This manicure features the color King Size.  It is a medium tone purple shade with a soft gold shimmer.  Again, supposed to be a velvet, but I am not getting that matte fuzzy feeling; mine seems shiny.  Most important to me is that, I like the color.  This manicure is actually only one medium coat of color with no base or top coat. With this particular formula it seemed very thick and goopy compared to some of the others I have used so far.  It also took a little longer to dry.  But my little one liked it so much she demanded to have a mini-me pedicure in this color.

My nails are still super short, so please excuse the stumps that are my nail beds.

Overall I like the color, the name is cute and doesn’t mess with my weekly vibes.  Have you tried any of the SinfulColors and Kylie Jenner trend matters collection?  What’s your favorite?  Share!

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NEW 4D LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ MOVIE EXPERIENCE AT LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT OPENS MAY 26, 2016!

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 18, 2016) – Guests can download themselves into an all-new 4D film experience starring the LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ at LEGOLAND® California Resort starting May 26, 2016. This immersive 4D animated adventure was created especially for LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers around the world. It’s up to the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS to defeat the evil Jestro, the Book of Monsters and all their Lava Monsters all set in a 4D world – think wind, water and smoke – bringing the battle to life all around the cinema. Also, guests can go on a quest of their own to discover six shields hidden across the Resort to unlock exclusive ‘power ups’ for the LEGO®  NEXO KNIGHTS™ Merlok 2.0 mobile app.

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 Set in the futuristic world of Knighton, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Creativity follows five young Knights in their quest to defeat Jestro, the Book of Monsters and all their Lava Monsters. Led by heroic Clay Moorington, the band of knights join forces with the great digital Wizard, Merlok 2.0 to vanquish the enemy and stop him from getting his devious hands on the powerful and completely unique Book of Creativity, and something never seen before in Knighton.

 The brand new 12 minute film is the latest way for children to interact with the NEXO KNIGHTS innovative world. More than 170 shields can be found across various touchpoints including online, on LEGO sets and by watching the TV series. These shields can be scanned onto the Merlok 2.0 app, upgrading players’ powers to help the Knights fight marauding monsters. Those who already have the app will be delighted at the chance to get exclusive ‘power ups’ at LEGOLAND California Resort to enhance their playing prowess. And those who don’t should download before they visit to kick-start an exciting play experience with exclusive content.

 Young squires will start their journey just outside of LEGO Showplace, which also features The LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure. While on the hunt for their next shield, guests will trek their way through NINJAGO® World, which spotlights the new adventure, NINJAGO® The Ride where guests can use hands free technology to defeat villains. The journey doesn’t stop there! Adventurers will also voyage through LEGO® Friends Heartlake City, where they can stop for a yummy treat and ride one of 62 horses and jeeps in Mia’s Carousel and interact with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display made of more than half a million LEGO bricks!

LEGO NEXO Knights™ 4D – The Book of Creativity is included in admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For more information, log onto www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).