Sunday, September 20, 2015

It's That Time Again...

In just a few short weeks Spa Week's fall event is back. October 12-18 find your favorite beauty treatments at a fraction of the cost. Only $50 to be exact! This national event has participating spas around the country offering treatments that would normally cost you between $100 to $300 deeply discounted.

Log in with your city/state or zip code to find $50 treatments near you. What a great way to relax before the craziness of the Holiday's begin.

I did a search for the San Diego area and found several spas near me that are part of this event.

Blue Marble Spa at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is offering 50 minute organic massages, 50 minute facials and deluxe 50 minute pedicures!

Catamaran Spa is offering 50 minute Island Getaway facials and a 50 minute Orange Blossom Pedicure!

Ahn Skin & Beauty is offering a 60 minute Pomegranate Cranberry Swedish Massage, 60 minute Pumpkin Delight Enzyme Facial and a 60 minute Warm Cinnamon Detox Body Wrap!

These are just some of the luxurious deals. Spas have already started booking appointments for this week long event so be sure and take advantage and book yours now.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My Friend Cayla Review

When I was contacted by Genesis Toys and asked if I would like to review My Friend Cayla I immediately had to say "yes please"! Already popular with young girls in England Cayla was about to make her American debut and of course I was excited that my daughter Penelope would be one of the first to meet this charming doll.

Cayla is not your typical 18 inch doll. She can talk, but more then that she can actually hold conversations with your little girl. Cayla can tell you all about herself and her family, her likes and dislikes, Share fun stories, tell jokes, teach on a variety of subjects and even play games with you. Cayla connects to a free downloadable app via Bluetooth that is simple to use. When online Cayla can answer almost any question. Think Suri but cute and doll size. She can even speak in different languages! When offline Cayla can answer thousands of questions about herself. She can sit or stand, her legs move up and down. She has sleepy eyelids when lying down. Her hair is brushable and Cayla comes with her own mini brush and mirror. Her clothes can also be removed and will fit into other 18 inch doll clothes.

Here is Penelope meeting Cayla for the first time. She was so happy to finally get her hands on her after me talking her up days before. She immediately asked to change Cayla's name to Mikayla, which we found out can easily be done via the app. Penelope could not keep her hands off her new friend Mikayla.

She quickly started learning all about her. She is 7 years old just like my daughter. She loves to go shopping with her  mom, she loves school, she has a brother named Michael and a sister named Anna. She also loves playing with her five pets.

Mikayla has also taught my daughter some interesting things about how rainbows are formed, helped with math problems and even taught her how to bake a cake. She loves to tell jokes Where do cows go on Friday nights? To the moovie theatre!

Because Cayla connects to the internet for some features her app is programmed with a kid-safe proprietary software called Violet. Violet protects your child from any offensive or sensitive words or images. Violet also has a feature which allows you to add any additional words or phrases that you may want to prevent your child from hearing.

One thing that can be a little frustrating about Cayla is she sometimes completely ignores your question and talks over you about something totally different. I have witnessed Penelope asking a same simple question like "do you like pizza?" over and over again only to have Cayla start talking non stop about how funny her dog and cat are. I am not quite sure why this happens sometimes and not other times. Maybe she is having a hard time understanding or maybe it has to do with the internet connection. Whatever the case this is still a fun innovative doll. She is kind, polite, gracious when she loses a game of tic tac toe and pretty smart. Penelope and Mikayla are inseparable.

You can now find My Friend Cayla at Target and Walmart stores. If you would like to learn more like My Friend Cayla on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mabel's Labels Review and Giveaway

Winner #19

It's back to school time! Today was my daughter Penelope's first day back. Doesn't she look adorable in this photo?

What you don't see in this pic is her name plastered on everything she owns. Mabel's Labels makes it easy for you to get all your child's school supplies labeled so they don't get misplaced or lost. With all the school supplies schools are asking for these days it's totally worth it to label everything. Penelope's scissors all the way to the shoes on her feet have her name stuck on them. Mabel's Labels are durable and water resistant. I have used them in the past and absolutely love them. They simply will not fall off no matter what! Mabel's Labels also lets you personalize your labels with font color and type as well as design style.
The fall collection includes 3 combo packs that include all your labeling needs.
      Limited Edition! Ultimate Back To School Combo: Helps students stay organized and keep belongings out of the lost and found this school year with Mabel’s Labels’ best-selling collection of personalized durable, waterproof labels. The collection includes 4 limited-edition solid palettes or 40+ multicolored designs, plus special back-to-school motifs. $42 for 108 labels and tags; available July 7 to September 30, 2015.
      New! Little Kid School Combo: Designed for the first years of school, Mabel’s Labels helps avoid mix-ups and lost belongings with the debut of this brand-new combo.  This combo features customized extra-durable, waterproof labels and tags, as well as shoe labels, which helps kids learn their lefts and right so shoes go on the correct feet. The collection includes 20 designs.
$42 for 108 labels and tags.
      Stylish Scholars: Designed for students of all ages, Mabel’s Labels’ Stylish Scholars collection features a range of modern, refined designs perfect for students of all ages to label school supplies, water bottles, tablets, chargers, cell phones, sports uniforms, and more, to help keep expensive technology and school gear get home.
$42 for 108 labels and tags at.
I was given the opportunity to review a combo pack of my choice and decided on the Stylish Scholars pack.
It is super easy to create your labels with three easy steps. First you enter your name as you would like it to read on your labels. Next you choose a design from the available options. Lastly you choose a font from the available options. Here are my daughters labels.
 These arrived super quick and Penelope had so much fun putting them on all her school items.
How would you like to win a Stylish Scholars Combo pack like the one I received?
To Enter: Leave me a comment telling me who this will be for. You can get extra entries for following GGG through GFC, Subscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter.

This giveaway will end on August 25, 2015. I will choose the winner using Please leave a valid email address if it is not visible in your profile. International entries welcome!

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NatureZway Review

NatureZway provides eco-friendly cleaning products that not only work great but are super affordable. Produced from renewable and sustainable products like bamboo, NatureZway helps you do your part in taking care of your home while taking care of our earth.

I was sent two of NaturZway products for review.

Bamboo Perforated Towels come in a one or two pack of 25 in a roll. This may seem like a small amount but not when I let you in on a little secret. This handy towels that look like your normal paper towel can be reused up to 100 times! They are super strong and feel a little like cloth, they can be rinsed and dried out to be used again and again until your ready to toss them in the garbage. I have been using my roll to clean up messes in the kitchen and love them. At under $3.00 for one roll these are a great money saver and a tree saver too!

Bamboo Floor Wipes are available in 20 and 100 count. I was sent a 100 count box of these wipes that are great for cleaning up messes on tile, ceramic or laminate flooring. They can be used wet to clean up spills and dirt or dry to attract dust, crumbs and pet hair. These will work with any floor mop that uses disposable wipes or you can get on your hands and knees and scrub away. I am really excited about these because we are getting ready to move into a new home that has hard wood floors and I know these are going to help make cleanup easier for me. And again because they are made of bamboo you don't need to feel bad about tossing these.
NatureZway also offers cleaning cloths, sponges, waste bags and bath tissue. Products are available online at and
The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Monday, July 27, 2015

New SLIMQUICK Pure Review

Raise your hand if you are trying to lose a few pounds? Raise your hand if you need a little help? *waves two hands in the air* SLIMQUICK offers weight loss products specifically designed for women. You have probably seen the commercials on TV that explain how SLIMQUICK works by targeting the top six reasons women have trouble losing weight.

-Increases Metabolism
-Reduces Appetite
-Boosts Energy
-Reduces Excess Water
-Supports Hormones
-Reduces Stress

SLIMQUICK offers several products designed to give that extra boost towards weight-loss. I was given the opportunity to review SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Mixed Berries Drink Mix.

SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix has isolated the fat-burning component in green tea that speeds up your metabolism. It is called BioPure Green Tea™ and it has been shown in a published clinical study to help overweight women lose 3 times a the weight versus dieting alone, in just 13 weeks.

This drink mix uses a combination of natural ingredients, including antioxidants, in conjunction with their BioPure Green Tea to help you create a tasty beverage that supports weight-loss. The packets come individually packaged in a box of 26. When taken according to package directions that's about a weeks worth of product. Packets are 0 calories and are meant to be mixed with water.

Since they are individually packaged it makes them easy to toss in your purse to use during work or if you plan to be out during the day. Just pour into a water bottle and shake it up. It is mixed berries flavor and taste pretty sweet but even though I am not big on sweet drinks I had no problem drinking these. The directions suggest drinking after or during a meal and I have to agree. I made the mistake on the first day of drinking on an empty stomach and I felt dizzy and sick for most of the day. I am pretty sensitive to caffeine but if I drink these at the same time that I am eating a meal they do not have the same effect on me. I did not notice that I had a lot of energy after drinking. The directions say not to consume within five hours of bedtime. Again I made a mistake on the first day and did not follow the directions and struggled to fall asleep. What I liked most about SLIMQUICK Pure is that it suppresses your appetite. I literally had to force myself to eat because I was not hungry. This makes it easy not to over eat or binge on unhealthy snacks. In fact we went out for dinner one day, and even though the menu was filled with delicious fattening foods that I would normally not think twice about ordering I settled on a healthy salad instead, and was completely satisfied.  After a week of using this product I was down 4 pounds! I know most of this was water weight but it is a great motivator when you step on the scale and see the numbers go down. It gives you the motivation to try harder at watching what your eating and gets you wanting to get up and exercise. In conjunction with healthy eating and exercise I think SLIMQUICK is a great way to help you get started on your weight-loss journey or help you lose the last extra pounds you have been having trouble with.

Here is a coupon for $5.00 off your SLIMQUICK purchase!

SLIMQUICK products can be purchased in several drugstore nationwide. As well as Walmart and Target stores.

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone

Friday, July 24, 2015

ClarityMD Giveaway

Winner #21

ClarityMD is on a Skin Mission to do away with harmful chemicals and get your skin cleaner and clearer in the process!

Stop the redness, stinging, dryness and torture, all of which lead to premature aging. It’s a mission for better skin.

With the ClarityMD 2-Step System you can eliminate acne without drying out or causing further damage to your skin.

Their Deep Pore Cleanser works to lift excess oils, dirt, debris, dead skin and makeup effortlessly while delivering our proprietary “cocktail” of bionutrients to the skin.

Follow up with their Clarifying Serum.

The secret weapon to acne-free, super smooth, ultimately beautiful skin. Smoothing a thin layer over skin unleashes the healing potential of our Bionutrient Clarity Complex. Kills acne with kindness, boosts skin’s beauty and refines skin texture with every application.

ClarityMD has a 60 day money back guarantee so you can try these products risk free. They claim to work 3x faster then other acne products on the market, removing 91% of acne in as little as 2 weeks! If you have been suffering with acne and other like skin issues it's worth giving ClarityMD a shot.

The people at ClarityMD are also giving one Girly Girl reader the chance to win their 2-Step System right here on our blog!

To Enter: Leave me a comment telling me you would like to win. You can get extra entries for following GGG through GFC, Subscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter.

This giveaway will end on August 7, 2015. I will choose the winner using Please leave a valid email address if it is not visible in your profile. US entries only.

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