Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Perfectly Posh pampering products!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Perfectly Posh sample kit in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for product quality or issues nor any dispute over sales and usage.

Being a woman requires a lot of work! Between makeup, hair products, and clothing women have a full-plate when it comes to the details we put into our everyday appearance. Although it can be tedious at times it is also a lot of fun to experiment with different products and styles. Something we often forget is that many of the products we put on our body can be harmful due to the dyes and chemicals in them. Generally I try to stick to natural products as often as I can; so when my health conscious friend, Tamaira, asked if I would like to try a product line called Perfectly Posh I was intrigued to find out more.

One of the best things I learned about Perfectly Posh products is that everything is priced under $25! Affordable products made with natural ingredients is almost unheard of. This definitely makes Posh a win-win for the frugal folks looking for high-quality pampering products.

Upon receiving the sample collection I read the catalogue which first listed the ingredients found in Perfectly Posh products. Reading the list of ingredients almost whisked my mind away to thoughts of walking through a garden on a warm spring day. A few of the natural ingredients found in the products are: Fresh Lavendar, Fragrant Rosemary, Sunny Citrus, and Velvety Meadowfoam.

Now that I knew what was in the products it was time for my personal smell test before using them as I am rather sensitive to specific scents. Among the variety of samples I received I was pleased to discover that the scents were all light and floral. I absolutely LOVED the scent of the HONEY honey! healing body cream and the smooth consistency of the product was amazing. Another product that I was thrilled with was the Complexion Perfection Exfoliating Face Wash. It contained small exfoliating beads that left my skin smooth and radiant after using. It also has a hint of peppermint which could work as a soothing scent before bedtime or even an invigorating smell to help wake you up when used for a morning face wash. The only product that had a slight perfume fragrance to it was the Shameless Flirt. Solely based on personal scent preference I did not care for that one.

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If you are interested in purchasing Perfectly Posh products and do not have a Consultant that you work with already, Tamaira would be happy to assist you! Her contact information can be found below.

Tamaira Kaster, Perfectly Posh Consultant

www.perfectlyposh.com/blissfullyposh

Blissfullyposh@gmail.com

Darlin’ Deals Giveaway ~ Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

If you were a fan of the prehistoric hit movie, The Croods, you will grunt with excitement to know that the cave dwelling family is back with a prequel to the movie. The prequel will unfold as a Netflix Original series called Dawn of the Croods, set to release on Decemeber 24th.

This would be a great show to watch with the kiddos while they are on Winter Break! The new series Dawn of the Croods is sure to reduce the number of times you hear the typical vacation phrase that kids love to use, “I’m bored.” Now they’ll have a fun new cartoon series to watch and best of all its enjoyable for the whole family!

Dawn of the Croods synopsis:

The world’s first family is back and funnier than ever in this all-new original family sitcom! Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran are taking the prehistoric Croodacious era by storm as they deal with modern-day problems for the first time ever in history. School, slumber parties and elections are some of the hilarious wonders of modern life The Croods are discovering!

 

Here’s a trailer to get you excited for the upcoming release of this Netflix original series!

~~~ Now on to the Giveaway! ~~~

DreamWorks has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit!

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 The Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit includes:

  • “Dawn of the Croods” ornament in the shape of a bone of course! 
  • A Croods Family Vehicle decal to customize how your family lives up to the Croods
  • Set of 4 washable finger paint and rolled parchment to create your very own wrapping paper like the Croods did back in the day. This is a fun sensory activity and your family will love their finished masterpiece. I’m looking forward to doing this with my kiddos after Christmas (I’m putting the finger painting kit in a stocking)
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Darlin’ Deals Giveaway~ Disney’s Inside Out {Digital Copy}

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Inside Out on Blu-Ray & DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted. The digital copy giveaway is courtesy of Disney and Darlin’ Deals assumes no responsibility for use or delivery of the giveaway product.

I was so thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the highly acclaimed Disney movie, Inside Out , especially because I did not have a chance to take my son to see it when it was released in theatres. Check out my review of Inside Out here.

Inside Out is available on Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack . I highly recommend this movie to people of all ages!

~~~ Now on to the Giveaway! ~~~

Disney has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a Digital Copy of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out!

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Disney’s Inside Out on Blu-Ray + DVD!

Inside Out

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Inside Out on Blu-Ray & DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

I was so thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the highly acclaimed Disney movie, Inside Out , especially because I did not have a chance to take my son to see it when it was released in theatres. Upon receiving the movie we decided to do a family picnic in the living room for dinner so we could watch the movie right away!

This movie surprised me in many ways, it seemed to have an element of true emotion to it that most children’s films don’t possess. Throughout the storyline there was an undertone of how human emotions affect our interaction with each other on a daily basis. Even deeper, this story explored how our emotions can have a ‘domino affect’ on our choices in life when we don’t control our internal feelings and guide the right emotions. Of course this was something that only adults will pick up on which makes this film enjoyable for parents to watch in addition to the draw it has for people without children too!

To keep the little ones engaged, since they will be lost on the true meaning behind each emotion character’s role, there are tons of goofy scenes and fun light-hearted jokes that will keep your child giggling the whole time!

The story mainly takes place in the mind of a young hockey-loving girl named Riley. Inside her mind we are introduced to her 5 main emotions played out in hilarious form. These emotions are: Joy, Fear, Disgust, Sadness, and Anger. Along the journey through her childhood each emotion plays a crucial part in her development and children can learn along the way throughout the movie how emotions can positively and negatively impact relationships.

I highly recommend this movie to people of all ages! As far as understanding the actual concept behind the film that may take a viewer over the age of 10 years old to appreciate as my 6 year old son mostly laughed at the silliness rather than seeming connected and empathetic to Riley as the creators may have intended.

Inside Out is available on Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack and filled with tons of Bonus Features too!

Emotions Inside OutPhoto credit for emotion characters: Amazon.com

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Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway: Sheriff Callie’s Wild West DVD!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner on DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

If your little one is a fan of the adorable show Sheriff Callie’s Wild West on Disney Junior, you’ll be excited to know that the first ever DVD of the show is available now! Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner is filled with 5 rootin’ tootin’ fun episodes!

In this Wild West DVD set you’ll meet a loveable Calico cat named Sheriff Callie and her band of pals. She is a kind and energetic character that both boys & girls will enjoy. Together with her trusty horse, Sparky, and her sidekicks Toby (the cactus) and Deputy Peck (the woodpecker) Callie sets off to roam the Wild West.

There are great lessons about being fair, compassionate, and reminders about the importance of honesty throughout all the episodes. Having a good moral undertone is always important to me when choosing movies or shows for my little ones to watch, and Sheriff Callie’s Wild West definitely fulfills that requirement.

~~~ Now on to the Giveaway! ~~~

Disney has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner  on DVD!

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Monster Musical DVD!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical on DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

If your kids are looking for a spook-tacular good time this Halloween season, you’ll want to order Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’s latest installment, Mickey’s Monster Musical available on DVD now!

In the feature episode your child will be whisked away to a castle where “Count Mickula” resides. Of course along the way your kiddos will learn and interact with the episode by helping the Clubhouse pals solve a riddle: Who, or what, is making a clanging, banging noise in the castle? After the feature episode there are 2 additional exciting episodes featuring Captain Mickey and his Pirate Crew!

One of my favorite things about Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes is that your child doesn’t just mindlessly watch the show, they are constantly learning. Whether they are counting along with Mickey or stretching their mind to think with Mouseketool would help them along the journey, young minds are always growing while enjoying these Clubhouse Adventures. The exciting benefit of purchasing these episodes on DVD is that each movie comes with a toy that goes along with the theme of the film.

This DVD comes packed with almost 2 hours of episodes and even includes a Trick-O-Treat Tote inside the packaging too!

This new DVD has a 5 out of 5 star rating from 23 customer reviews on Amazon, so its sure to be a family favorite in your home too :)

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Picture It On Canvas {+ EXCLUSIVE Promo Code!}

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary canvas photo print in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

As part of my continued DIY home projects and decorating that I’ve been doing since we moved into our new house over the Summer, I created a photo collage of my kiddos to put up in their playroom. I had the photos printed on metal through a company called Picture It On Canvas, you can see the finished collage below :)

PIOC Playroom

After seeing how nice this wall collage turned out with the metal pix that I ordered I was officially hooked on using this website for unique material photo prints! Shortly after I completed this project I was offered an opportunity to review another item from their line of photo products – canvas prints. I decided to use a photo of my husband and I enjoying a rare date night aboard our recent cruise (canvas print shown in image at the top of this review post).

I went with the 12×8 size as it seemed like the perfect dimensions for this image. To ensure that the quality of the image would not be compromised Picture It On Canvas’ website offers a wonderful feature called the ‘Print Quality Meter’ that will notify you if the dimensions and/or image you choose are adequate for printing a high-resolution image.

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Within a few days of placing my order there was a well packaged box waiting on my doorstep. Upon opening it I was thrilled to see the canvas print had arrived and it exceeded my expectations! The high quality material used for the canvas wrap print was impressive. I was very pleased with the vibrance of the photos’ colors. The canvas print was stretched perfectly around the wood frame and the photo was wrapped so all 4 sides display the continuation of outer parts of the image. It was easy to mount on my wall with a simple nail since it is surprisingly light weight for being a canvas material.

I would highly suggest using Picture It On Canvas for your photo prints on a variety of mediums that suit any décor. They also offer monogram and personalized gift products that you can check out here.

Picture It On Canvas has generously offered a Promo Code for Darlin’ Deals fans to use on their website ~ Use code DARLINDEALS60 in the ‘Coupon’ section at checkout to receive 60% off site wide! 

Promo code expires 12/31/15 and is subject to Picture It On Canvas’ terms of use.

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Baby K’Tan Diaper Bag! {+ FREE Shipping Promo Code}

Baby Ktan Review DiaperbagDisclaimer: I received a complimentary BABY K’TAN Smart Gear diaper bag in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

Women generally have something they are obsessed with collecting; be it shoes, clothing, makeup, or purses. In my pre-Mommy days I used to drool over handbags so it only seemed fitting for my purse infatuation to develop into a passion for diaper bags. For most mommas lugging a bulky diaper bag around is a chore. Many count down the days until their little ones are potty trained just so they can rid themselves of these baby bags. However, for me this was never the case. Oddly enough I was actually sad when my son outgrew the diaper bag stage a few years ago, but lucky for me I have baby #2 now and I was able to start carrying my beloved diaper bags again 😉

One way to make carrying a diaper bag less of a hassle is to own a variety of them in different sizes. That way depending on what type of outing you’ll be taking baby on you can use the one that suits your packing needs. Another thing to consider is that owning a stylish diaper bag makes it seem less like you’re carrying a suitcase full of baby’s necessities yet more like you’re taking baby out and bringing along an oversized fashionable shoulder bag.

Recently one of my favorite companies, BABY K’TAN, has expanded their line beyond fabric wrap-style baby carriers by introducing the Smart Gear diaper bag! I was offered the opportunity to review their latest product and upon receiving it I was thrilled to see that it fit my desire to own fashionable diaper bags with a chic look and design.

The Smart Gear bag has a modern chevron print on the outside in a gender neutral color scheme that suits mommies of baby boys & girls (not to mention that dad won’t mind carrying it either!). A unique feature that sets this bag apart from other diaper bags is its FDA food-grade lining that prevents bacterial growth inside the bag. The lining of the bag is made of anti-microbial nylon that’s perfect for cloth diapering mommas! Another great feature of the bag is the multitude of outside pockets. I love bags with outside pockets so you can quickly and easily grab common things without needing to root around inside the bag.

Strictly from a personal preference stand point I prefer diaper bags with a ‘glazed’ wipeable exterior, where as this bag is a canvas type outer material. Having a wipeable exterior on diaper bags is a preference of mine because it allows me to use the bag anywhere without fear of staining the beautiful outer part of the diaper bag. However, I was very pleased to discover that this bag is machine washable so that would allow for any minor stains to be cleaned up by simply tossing it in the washer. They do suggest that you line dry it so make sure if you wash it you allow time for it to air dry before your next outing with baby.

From BABY K’TAN website:

  • Outside zippered pocket and two inner pockets lined with anti-microbial, water-resistant, odor-resistant, FDA food-grade lining to prevent germ growth and contain smell
  • Store wet or dry items
  • Perfect for cloth diapering, potty training, or any mom/baby essential
  • 12 storage compartments, an adjustable shoulder strap, and stroller straps included
  • BPA-Free, PVC-Free, polyurethane laminate waterproof interior lining, 100% cotton exterior
  • Machine wash cold, line dry

BABY K’TAN has generously offered an EXCLUSIVE Promo Code for Darlin’ Deals fans to use on their website ~ Use code DARLINDEALS at checkout to receive FREE Shipping on the Smart Gear diaper bag! Promo code expires on October 16, 2015 and is subject to BABY K’TAN terms of use.

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Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway ~ Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom on DVD & Blu-Ray in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

If you’re an animal lover you’ll be excited to know that the latest film in the Disneynature series, Monkey Kingdom, is now available on Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack!

Runtime for this documentary is just 81 minutes and it is rated G so the whole family can enjoy this wholesome documentary that gives a glimpse into the lives of monkeys in the jungles of South Asia. You’ll quickly fall in love with Maya, a rather clever little monkey, and her sweet monkey family. With narration by Tina Fey throughout the movie you and your little ones can learn about the habits of these adorable monkeys who live amongst ancient ruins deep in the jungle.

My son is 5 years old and he was mesmerized as he watched the monkey’s interact with each other and go about their daily life in their natural habitat. I highly recommend this movie for kids and adults alike!

You can purchase this movie here and as part of a Conservation Program with every Blu-Ray Combo Pack sold during the first week of sales Disneynature will donate to help protect endangered species in their natural habitat.

From Disneynature Studios:

Disneynature, the studio that brought you Chimpanzee and Bears, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future. Narrated by Tina Fey, own this breathtaking feature film on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) & Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 15. Enjoy this must-own film and Disneynature will donate a portion of first-week sales to Conservation International to help protect endangered species in their natural habitats.

~~~ Now on to the Giveaway! ~~~

To celebrate the release of Disney’s Monkey Kingdom on Blu-Ray & DVD, Disney has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a Monkey Kingdom Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack!

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Disney’s Cinderella {2015} on DVD + Blu-Ray!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Cinderella on DVD & Blu-Ray in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Ever since I was a little girl I aspired to be a Princess, not just any princess.. a Disney Princess! I would dance around pretending to be Sleeping Beauty and twirl my skirt imagining I was Cinderella dancing at the Ball. The desire to be a princess is common among little girls, but unlike that childhood fantasy that most grow out of I still remain enchanted by those fairy tales.

When I heard the rumors of a modern remake of the classic tale of Cinderella I was so eager to see it! However I never got to see the film in theatres when it released in March of 2015. I patiently awaited its release onto DVD and as luck had it that I was offered a complimentary early release of this film!

This enchanting movie follows the storyline from Disney’s 1950 version of this fairytale about a young girl treated as a servant in her own home. Cinderella (or as she’s called in this remake Ella) lives with her stepmother, played by Cate Blanchett, and her 2 stepsisters after the passing of her father. On the topic of her name being Ella, I was thrilled to discover the reason behind her unique moniker of Cinderella in this film, which is something left out of the animated version.

Due to financial struggles (and much jealousy) after the passing of her late husband, the wicked stepmother takes out her frustrations on her non-biological daughter, Ella.

Of course Ella’s plight in life is not to continue on with housework until she’s old and gray, she captures the interest of the Prince early on in the tale. As any good Disney movie plot goes the Happily Ever After doesn’t come easy. Ella’s stepmother tries to thwart the efforts of the Prince in reuniting with the woman who captured his heart at the Ball. As in the original tale all the Prince has as a memory of this beautiful woman he danced with is the glass slipper she left behind.

Following along the beloved storyline that many of us grew to love as children from Disney’s cartoon adaptation of this tale this movie brings with it all the elements found in the animated classic, save the over saturation of musical numbers from the 50’s film.

I highly recommend purchasing this movie to enjoy over and over again, it is currently available for Pre-Order here (with a Lowest Price Guarantee!) and releases to the public for sale on Tuesday September 15th. One of the fun bonus features included with this film is the Disney short Frozen Fever.

Cast and Movie Details: Starring Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”), Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”), and directed by Kenneth Branagh (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Thor”), “Cinderella” debuts on Disney Blu-ray® Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD September 15, 2015

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