Ok, I realize that Halloween has not happened yet, but I know from experience that any good, fun make-up kit that is made especially for the holiday season goes in a flash, so when you see them in October you better scoop them up. That is why I was so excited to test out these fun, new products from Pacifica. Their stellar eye trio is a great gift for the holiday season for the gal in your life that likes a little sparkle. The kit includes an eye liner, mascara and eye shadow duo. It’s only $20!

They also have a great new cc cream which is good for those who want a foundation and a bit of moisturizing skincare all in one.  The company says their Ultra Natural CC Cream has won “Best CC Cream of the Year” in the 2014 Natural Health Beauty Awards.  That is why I love Pacifica as they are one of the more natural lines out there. Check out their product line and scoop up any kits you see now!

Disclosure: Pacifica sent me the above products to review. All opinions are my own

 

Make-up kit must haves for the holiday season

Make-up kit must haves for the holiday season

It’s that time of year for all the fun of Halloween shopping. There are ways to save on costumes and candy and we have some tips for you.  We shared them with Peter Howe @NECN for a segment on Money Saving Monday. Costumes are everywhere but the site we love best is buycostumes.com. If you give them your email you can get in on all the savings!

 

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What a fun night and event at Canon’s PIXMA PRO City Senses interactive gallery at EpiCenter: Artists for Humanity in Boston. The event was hosted by Donnie Wahlberg and yes his wife Jenny McCarthy was there. Wow – it was amazing to see the power of the print!

Starting today, the gallery is open for the public to enjoy. Here are more details:
• Open 4-8 pm at the EpiCenter: Artists for Humanity. Free admission.
• Donnie’s photos will be displayed along with the two local photographers’ Scott Nobles and Josh Andrus

Disclosure: I was invited to the special gathering and received a few photos to take home. All opinions are my own!

 

A fun event with Donnie and Jenny!

A fun event with Donnie and Jenny!

 

We see a lot of products come across our desk at trendymommies and this one is a must if you like to use self-tanner. The bronze buffer is a cushiony sponge that helps wipe away streaks after your self tanner develops. It instantly wipes away the unwanted color with just a touch of water. It has no added ingredients or chemicals. With a bit of water the buffer’s exfoliation instantly removes the unwanted self-tanner on the upper layer of skin with only a few light swipes. It is perfect for elbows and knees, so no more worrying on those areas when you use self-tanner!  Also, this little sponge also removes deodorant from your clothes when it’s dry.   It is the must have item you will need in your closet – we love it! Two sponges costs $10.00.

Disclosure: The company sent me the bronze buffer to test out. All opinions are my own.

@BronzeBuffer a must have if you self-tan

@BronzeBuffer a must have if you self-tan

No this is not my Brady but an adorable replica of his likeness!

Cuddle Clones is a very special company specializing in creating a one of a kind, adorable plush replica that looks just like your pet! Imagine having a custom stuffed animal of your dog, cat or pet with you always? This is the perfect gift for pet lovers. We all know we have an emotional connection to our pets and these customized products are a great way for us to remember our pets if they have passed on or if you just want a stuffed animal that looks like your pet to snuggle with. Cuddle Clones can be the perfect way to honor a pet that has passed away.

The actual creation of the stuffed animal takes a while (that’s the customization part) but the process is easy. All you have to do is submit at least one picture (although several are preferred) and choose a few customization options (eye color, ear position, tail position) and then you will receive your Cuddle Clone. A portion of each Cuddle Clone purchased goes to pet-related causes so know that you will help out in the process as well.

Plush Cuddle Clones is the company’s flagship product, but they also sell pet replica figurines as well as customized collars, clothing, beds and gift cards. The Cuddle Clones prices range from $129 to $199 depending on the animal. They make all animals (Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, etc.) Cuddle Clones makes the perfect gift for high school seniors and/or college freshman too. Embarking on a new adventure and without their pet can be a challenge at this time for young adults, but brining a small reminder of their pet with them can bring some comfort!   If you’re wanting to order a Cuddle Clone as a Christmas present, order no later than October 15th!

Disclosure: The company sent me the cuddle clone to review. All opinions are my own.

A side view of the Cuddle Clone of Brady.

A side view of the Cuddle Clone of Brady

Spot on!  Cuddle Clone up close!

Spot on! Cuddle Clone up close!

A close up of my Brady. He looks just like his Cuddle Clone

A close up of my Brady. He looks just like his Cuddle Clone

Brady is curious meeting his Cuddle Clone

Brady is curious meeting his Cuddle Clone

We had a wonderful last week of vacation to round out the end of summer. 10 days on the beach! EVERY single day was sunny. Can’t beat that.  So it was back to school for us this week and I loved seeing all the first day of school photos on social media! It also started the carpool to sports and not even all sports have started yet for my two! Deep breaths….we will be in a routine in no time. I hope we get to get a breather this weekend and enjoy the summer weather, as remember summer technically is not over yet, so enjoy!

Summer 2014

Summer 2014

 

 

The countdown is on for back to school supplies. In case you missed it, we were on @NECN to talk about ways to save on back to school supplies.

 

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Trendymommmies gets to test out a lot of great products and over the years we’ve received fun and interesting goodies.

This week we got to sample CLAMS! Yes it’s summer and one of our favorite treats are stuffed clams. The folks at Matlaw’s sent us some of their unique combination of stuffed clams including their Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Clams, Chorizo Stuffed Clams and Chili Lime Stuffed Clams. All were so yummy. They are served in a natural clamshell and Matlaw’s stuffed clams are the #1 frozen seafood appetizer in the U.S. If you are having a get together this summer check them out. My kids tasted them and said they were great!

If you have not heard of Matlaw’s they are one of the most popular and long-standing names in seafood. They also sell New England Style Stuffed Scallops, Frozen Cod Fillets, Flounder Fillets, Tilapia Fillets, Salmon Fillets, Pollock Fillets – and Crispy Original, Barbecue and Coconut Popcorn Shrimp.

Matlaw’s website, is brand new too and offers Mobile Accessibility so you can “Discover Matlaw’s” anywhere and they have special offers and coupons so you can try even more of Matlaw’s new products.

Disclosure:  The company sent me the clams to test out and review. All opinions are my own.

@Matlaws Clams up close. Yummy!

@Matlaws Clams up close. Yummy!

@Matlaws has a variety of stuffed clams

@Matlaws has a variety of stuffed clams

I have been waiting a while for this family fun activity! Bowling and dinner at Kings! Kings is a full service restaurant, bowling alley, and entertainment facility located at MarketStreet in Lynnfield. They are also known as a classy bowling joint! They also have a location in Boston in the back bay on Dalton Street. They have 16 Ten-Pin bowling lanes and you can also enjoy HDTV’s and projector screens.  The food is really good too! This is a great family friendly activity that is so much fun. It is also the perfect location for birthday celebrations.  They also have a schedule of fun activities each day of the week. Here is our adventure and the photos.

Disclosure: Kings treated us to a couple games of bowling and dinner too. All opinions are my own.

@KingsLynnfield Lanes are lit up!

@KingsLynnfield Lanes are lit up!

@KingsLynnfield The atmosphere is so fun and great for families and at night perfect for an adult moms night out!

@KingsLynnfield The atmosphere is so fun and great for families and at night perfect for an adult moms night out!

@KingsLynnfield in addition to bowling there are pool tables and a bocce ball court!

@KingsLynnfield in addition to bowling there are pool tables and a bocce ball court!

@KingsLynnfield the food is just great. The menu has lots to choose from. Steak tips are the best!

@KingsLynnfield the food is just great. The menu has lots to choose from. Steak tips are the best!

Everyone loves to bowl @KingsLynnfield including trendymommies

Everyone loves to bowl @KingsLynnfield including trendymommies

 

 

It’s that time of year: shopping for back to school supplies!  Don’t you just love it?  We found ways to save and @NECN interviewed trendymommies for their Money Saving Monday segment.  Here it is.

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