Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sticky Situations -- Win with Wet Ones

How do you deal with life's "sticky situations?"  My best tips...  First of all, keep calm!  Life is too short to freak out over a sticky, or messy situation.  My other tip, is to totally hoard cleaning supplies!  Haha...I'm half joking and half totally serious.  That aisle is actually my favorite in stores.  I love to browse and see what's new.  Next, use Google and Pinterest to your advantage!  They can teach you how to clean ANYthing...if you just stay calm enough to look. 

I have two young children, a cat, a dog, and a husband.  We have had our fair share of messes in this house.  Like, letting the dog in and asking her to sit so I can wipe her paws since it was raining, but she was so excited to see a visitor that she ran ALL over the house instead!  Muddy paw prints all over the carpet!  A little dish soap and warm water took care of that.  I just had to remain calm. That's usually my biggest obstacle. 

When my youngest was about 3, she somehow got ahold of a permanent marker and scribbled all over the wall and the back of her bedroom door.  She barely got any on herself, but boy did she do a number there on the wall and door!  I never did quite get it all out, no matter how much I scrubbed.  But it was something that I had to snicker at everytime I happened to see it, and it's not like I saw it that often...we keep our doors open most of the time in the house, so it was hidden 99% of the time.  You have to keep a sense of humor or you'll go nuts!

Speaking of nuts...  Just today, I was baking and trying to find something in the pantry when a bag of almonds fell off the shelf.  I tried to catch it but almonds went flying everywhere (I actually made it worse trying to catch the bag!).  I had to laugh because my husband came in to see what the commotion was and just started eating them off the floor.  He said he was helping!  Ha!  Sweetie, that's what the dog does, not you!! :)  (Though, I don't think the dog would be too interested in almonds...)

Wet Ones wants to hear YOUR Sticky Situations.  Your tips and tricks and encouragement for how to deal with them.  They're having a Facebook Contest and want you to enter!  You can log on, share your tips and stories, and then you're entered to win an iPad Mini, or tickets to Six Flags!  I just entered, and if you'd like to as well, just click this link:


Oh, and I totally keep Wet Ones in the car because you just never know! They have saved me from sticky kids more times than I can count.

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Wet Ones. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray

I have LONG hair.  It's currently right about to my tail bone.  I just trimmed an inch or so off recently to get rid of some split ends.  I also wear bangs.  Needless to say, I love trying out new hair care products, and I go through some hair spray to keep my bangs under control, especially.  It is so hard to find a good hair spray that HOLDS, but doesn't make your hair crunchy and looking stiff, or gummy, or immediately drying your hair out.

I also have two daughters, and while I don't like to use a lot of product in their hair, or use it very often if I do, sometimes it is just a necessity.  My oldest started cheerleading over the Summer.  It is a very active sport, and her hair needs to look cute and put together, while staying out of her face.  The challenge is to keep it that way once we fix it, with all the jumping and cheering going on. 

When I heard about White Sand's Infinity Finishing Spray, and that it was the favorite hairspray for Dancing with the Stars contestants (it was given rave reviews from Sabrina Bryan!), I was immediately intrigued.  If it was good enough to keep these big stars happy and their hair in place for all of that dancing, would it work to keep my daughter's hair up too? 

Here are some backstage beauty secrets from Russell Latham and Hairstylist Robert Wilson on the voluminous curls you frequently see on Dancing with the Stars:

Clean hair was blown dry with a tiny spritz of White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold. Before setting with a curling iron, a tiny bit more Liquid Texture Medium Hold was applied, curling the dancers’ tresses in the desired pattern of the night and clipped. Upon returning from makeup, the clippies were removed and hair would be teased at the root. Curls were then fingered out into gorgeous waves, securing the look with White Sands Infinity Hair Spray.

I have to say, that I am impressed by the Infinity spray!  Not only does it work, it kept my daughter's hair nice through her games, which was the ultimate test for me, but it has a pleasant fragrance.  I don't know about you, but I am a drug store beauty queen.  Side effect of playing The Coupon Wars.  Some hair sprays just downright STINK.  I'm used to it, but my daughters would hold their breath and complain any time we needed to give their hair a spritz.  They have no problem with this hair spray, and that is one less battle for this mama.

It is very versatile, it's a finishing spray, but can be used while styling as well, and even helps to protect hair from heat damage.  We have used this spray several times with both a curling iron and hot rollers.  This product leaves a nice shine as well as the hold, but I found that using this with styling tools really adds more shine.  My daughter has gorgeous dark blonde hair, and the shine with this is incredible. 

I love using this spray on my bangs and to keep the top of my hair smooth and tame those little stick ups.  It holds, while still leaving my hair soft, and not super stiff!  I've also noticed that even when it rains, the hold and texture doesn't change.  Some hair sprays can get a bit gummy if it's really humid and wet.  Not Infinity!  It is fantastic and I couldn't recommend it enough.  It is not a drug store hair product, so it's a bit more expensive, but I would purchase this again without hesitation.  You don't need much, and the mist is fine so you don't use a lot when you spray.  Between my daughter and I using this (and I do use hair spray nearly every day on my own hair) for over two months now, we still have well over 3/4 of the bottle left. 

This would be amazing for keeping your hair in check for all those holiday parties coming up!  I can't wait to try more from their amazing line of hair care products!

Infinity Finishing Spray instantly transforms into the hairspray of choice for the stylist and the styled. Due to the product’s versatility and infinite styling options, Infinity is a flexible finish spray, providing incredible hold, control, and volume. It can be easily combed through for any style change, provides UV protection, and repels moisture, even in the harshest weather conditions. Infinity Finishing Spray is also ideal with any hot tool, allowing you to create and recreate with ease.

White Sands has a full-line of hair care products, including shampoos, conditioners, styling sprays, and styling products, treatments, accessories and styling tools.  White Sands Infinity retails for $21 and can be found in salons and on White Sands’ website.

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sesame Street Live at Hershey Theater in Hershey,PA

Hershey Banner
Sesame Street Live
“Elmo’s Super Heroes”
Hershey, PA; Hershey Theatre
Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13
Calling all super heroes! Super Grover has lost his super-ness! Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here -- featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and all their furry friends are on a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. Singing and dancing their way through fun lessons on healthy habits, they discover how exercise, rest, nutritious food and good hygiene can save Super Grover -- and turn your children into Super Heroes, too! You’ll be feeling good when Elmo’s Super Heroes! comes to town!
We are big Sesame Street fans here in the Flip Flop Reviews household.  I grew up watching Sesame Street, reading Sesame Street books, and I just love it.  I'm so glad that Sesame Street is still around for my own children!
I've always heard such great things about Sesame Street Live, but have not yet been to a show.  I'm so excited to be able to take my kiddos next month!  If you haven't heard, Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more!  Each performance features 90 minutes of singing, dancing and, of course, audience participation! The show also includes a 15-minute intermission, perfect for snack and potty breaks for all the young children attending.
Next month at Hershey Theater, Sesame Street live will be putting on  seven (7) delightful performances! Tickets are on-sale NOW at the box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
If you'd prefer to order by phone, you can call 800-745-3000.


Ticket information:

· Ticket prices: $15, $18, $22, $29 (Gold Circle) & $64 (Sunny Seats).

· Opening Night (Friday, January 11, 7:00 PM)—All seats $10 (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats).
· Group savings available. Groups 10+ call 717-534-3405.
· Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!

The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.
· Additional fees/surcharges may apply.
Performance Schedule:
Friday January 11 10:30 am & 7:00 pm
Saturday January 12 10:30 am & 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Sunday January 13 1:00 pm & 4:30 pm

I'm looking forward to the show and maybe I'll see you there!! :)

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!