Friday, August 25, 2017

The Weeknd Announces 2017 Merch Release #003

The Weeknd announces the launch of #003, the third installment of his 2017 official merchandise today. Following the success of his previous drops, #001, #002, Starboy and Starboy x Futura, the #003 collection continues to evolve with new elevated styles for Fall/Winter including the Reverie Denim Sherpa Jacket as well as new graphics across tees, sweats, hats and jackets. The 14-piece collection arrives today at The Weeknd's official web store as the Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour gears up for Phase 2, starting September 6.

Follow @theweekndmerchandise on Instagram for more news and updates.

Photography by: Joachim Johnson, Creative Direction by: XO

The Weeknd 2017 Merch Release #003 The Weeknd 2017 Merch Release #003
The Weeknd 2017 Merch Release #003 The Weeknd 2017 Merch Release #003
The Weeknd 2017 Merch Release #003 The Weeknd 2017 Merch Release #003
The collection is presented in partnership with
Bravado, UMG's leading merchandise and brand management company.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sweat It Out

Stay healthy all summer long with pHisoderm and Provacare
Stay healthy all summer long with pHisoderm and Provacare

It's a warm summer and we all sweat! Whether you're out for a jog, bike ride, or swim, the summer allows us to get outside and sweat it out. Although sweating is completely natural, there are a few things to know about how it can affect your health, both inside and outside your body.

PH scale

Sweat can effect the pH levels outside as well as within our bodies. pH stands for "potential hydrogen" and is used to describe the acidity and alkalinity of a substance, which is measured on a scale from 9 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline). Your body's overall pH level is about 7, which means that the body is basic. However, your skin's ideal pH should be lower, at a level of 5.5, a slightly acidic value. When we sweat, the pH balance in our skin changes and becomes more than slightly acidic, which can leave our skin vulnerable to bacteria.

pHisoderm and Provacare gift basket

I was sent this beautifully wrapped basket of pHisoderm and Provacare.  I do a lot of workout and Taekwondo that makes me sweat a lot. The pHisoderm cleanser helped keep my skin's pH levels balanced and feeling refreshed.  I used this daily cleanser on my face and it has reduced blemishes. The formula is soap free, fragrance free and dermatologist tested.

pHisoderm daily cleanser

Sweat and dampness from other warm weather activities such as swimming can also have an effect on the balance within our bodies. Ladies are typically more prone to yeast and bacterial infections in the summer months. Sitting in moist gym clothes and wet bathing suits can cause an imbalance of pH in the vaginal ecosystem.

Provacare Provacare

Provacare works to restore balance and maintain a healthy vaginal flora, in order to prevent infections from recurring with no side effects. Provacare not only treats, but it also prevents yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis.

Stay healthy all summer long with pHisoderm and Provacare

No matter what stage you are in life, people are constantly seeking balance. Maintaining balance within our bodies, as well as outside is imperative for our overall well-bing, Provacare and pHisoderm make this balance possible.

Maintaining the proper pH level in our bodies is more important than some might think, too much acidity can lead to fatigue, inflammation, skin problems, and infections. Balance pH levels with pHisoderm and Provacare, because our bodies should be our number one priority in the balancing act.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products at no charge in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada 2017 Fall Preview

Check out these awesome upcoming releases that you all might want to know about:

Release Date: November 3, 2017

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins
Director: Taika Waititi

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom and Eric Pearson. Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” thunders into theatres on November 3, 2017.


Release Date: November 22, 2017

Voice Cast: Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor
Director: Lee Unkrich

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in theatres on Nov. 22, 2017.

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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway {3 Winners}

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway
Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway

Welcome to the Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
There are 3 winners one for each month May kit, June kit, July kit.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network! Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Now let’s get to the sponsor!

Stampin’ Up

Paper Pumpkin

May Paper Pumpkin
May Paper Pumpkin  (See review HERE)


June Paper Pumpkin  (See review HERE)

Pumpkin July

July Paper Pumpkin  (See review HERE)



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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dare Whippet Sticks: Fun Treats for Sharing and Playing With

We love sweets here in our family. I had the opportunity to have fun with Dare's latest fun snacks called Whippet Sticks! It comes in two flavors: Coconut and Brownie.

Dare Whippet Sticks Coconut and Brownie

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Delivering on the ‘Made Better’ promise, Dare is proud to introduce Whippet Sticks Brownie and Coconut – the same Whippets you know and love, with a bit of a twist. Made with real chocolate and coconut, no artificial colours and 0 G of trans fat per serving, Whippet Sticks are an irresistible treat that’s perfect for snacking, sharing and playing.

Dare Whippet Sticks Coconut and Brownie Dare Whippet Sticks Coconut and Brownie

Whippet Sticks Coconut is a delicious, flaky macaroon in a thin snackable stick that is made with real coconut and no artificial colours. It is peanut free and a great addition in school lunch snack as a treat.

Whippet Sticks Brownie is made with real Whippet chocolate and heavenly brownie in a thin stick that's great for snacking. Also made with real chocolate, no artificial colours and is peanut free.

Fun ideas we came up with for playing with the Whippet Sticks: twist them, mix the flavours together, stack them, flatten them, and even use these sticks to decorate cakes or cupcakes. These cookies have a really sweet taste, so we eat them with a glass of milk. My son likes dipping it in milk before he takes a bite of it. We hope Dare will make other flavours in the near future. We really love to have mint chocolate Whippet Sticks!

building an Inukshuk with Whippet Sticks

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products at no charge in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Justice League Comic-Con Trailer (2017)

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Anime Revolution 2017: Event Coverage & Artist Features

Anime Revolution 2017 Vancouver

It was another amazing summer event at Anime Revolution (Vancouver's Premiere Anime Convention) during the long weekend (August 4-6). This year it was held at the west building of Vancouver Convention Centre while last year's event was held at the east building, which was a bit more crowded. On the opening day, it was pretty crazy to see this long line up of all the dedicated fans who came out to attend this exciting event.

This year, I like to do a small feature on some of the artist I came across, whose artwork have really stood out for me.

Regina based, Rawry & Pohly is pop art minimalism graffiti, bringing original styles to loved designs.

Meet Drake Tsui! He is a freelance illustrator based in Calgary, Alberta. His artwork has been featured in many online publications.

Meet Patricia Harold of CASE Boutique Canada. We love her adorable crafts. They are plushies - food with faces. They will make you smile.

This is Yang Fan (aka Jiuge). She is a character illustrator and also a mother of two boys! Her drawings are incredible.

Meet Erin! She is an illustrator and character modeler. She creates a lot of works on Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy, which are my favorite.

Thanks again to Anime Revolution for the opportunity to capture event moments as well as share with fans this event coverage. Check out more photos here on my Facebook Gallery: Anime Revolution 2017


Friday, August 11, 2017

pBuzz Kid's Musical Instrument Giveaway {4 Winners}

Sponsored By: pBuzz
Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

What is pBuzz?
Designed by a team of British musicians the pBuzz is a completely new musical instrument. The brightly colored, light and smooth curved edged product has been designed specifically for mini musicians’ little hands. Simple and easy to play the mouthpiece makes it the perfect introduction to brass playing for early learners.

Research has shown that youngsters who have early exposure to musical instruments develop areas of the brain that relate to social, language and reasoning skills, as well as memory. The buzz can also help develop a child’s sensory and fine motor skills, encourage self-expression, stimulate imagination and creativity, build confidence and nurture their natural music talents.


**4 Winner Giveaway**

Each winner will receive a pBuzz Musical Instrument ($29.95 RV)
A total giveaway value of $119.80!

Giveaway Dates ~ 8/9 2:00 PM EST through 8/30 11:59PM EST

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Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. The winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.


Kindie Pop Extravaganza: New Album from Twinkle - "Just Dance"

Kindie Pop Extravaganza: New Album from Twinkle -

With mounting expectations, the summer countdown begins to build, marking every day until the September 15 release of Just Dance, an over-the-top-awesome collection of impetuous dance hits for kids and families from the award-winning Peruvian-American kindie music phenomenon known as Twinkle.

Described as "like Lady Gaga for kids," with a super pop sound mixed with a touch of Broadway belt, a sparkling soupçon of hip hop, and plenty of EDM glam, Twinkle has always danced to the beat of her own drum, breaking barriers, sound and otherwise, with both her music and Harajuku-style presentation.

Launched by a childhood saturated with the sound and fury of Top 40 artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Prince, Selena, Cher, and Shania Twain, Twinkle has forever experienced a gravitational pull in the direction of performers who create the "whole package," from their infectious melodies and distinctive vocal qualities to their show-stopping presentations and trademark looks.

With her own award-winning albums, raise-the-roof concerts, and one-of-a-kind costuming and make-up, Twinkle follows suit, dazzling kids and families nationwide.

Album highlights include the original version of Twinkle's 2015 kindie hit, "Kidz Rock," featuring the incomparable Mista Cookie Jar, whose spectacular warm-up act is the song's very own, hands-down-ultimate remix produced by Grammy and Emmy award-winner Matthew Gerrard (Kelly Clarkson, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush, High School Musical) and renowned music programmer/producer Peter Amato (NBC's The Voice, LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Martin). Gerrard and Amato transformed the original song into what Twinkle has christened, "a certified EDM monster track for kids!"

The nine original songs on Just Dance riff on positive themes ranging from dancing through life and living in the moment to making math-time fun-time, sailing through the solar system, and Twinkle's personal affirmation that good manners rock.

The daughter of a Peruvian mom and a Brooklyn-raised, Romanian-Jewish dad, Twinkle's first language was Spanish. With sensitivity and balance, she incorporates both Spanish and English into every performance. Her highly anticipated Spanish version of Just Dance will be released in spring 2018.

Previous albums by Twinkle include Made In The U.S.A. (2012), which was honored with two Global Music Awards (Best Children's Album and Best Children's Song), and Twinkle Time (2009).

Just Dance will be available at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CDBaby, on Twinkle's website, and at live Twinkle Time shows.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nomadic Tempest: A Climatopian Spectacle

The City of Vancouver presents the Caravan Stage Company Production of Nomadic Tempest, an experimental rock opera performed on a tall ship.

NOMADIC TEMPEST is a mythical saga of a band of monarch butterflies; forced to migrate due to climate-change. The butterflies serve as a metaphor for today’s Climate Refugees. The Monarchs are from these four global regions: Salish Sea, Syria, China and Mexico.

This is a FREE event and General Admission seating is limited, but you will still need to order tickets through Eventbrite to attend. See website at www.caravanstage.org for more info.

Nomadic Tempest

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Downtown Grocer Helps Spread Much Needed Love to BC Wildfire Victims

Downtown Grocer Helps Spread Much Needed Love to BC Wildfire Victims

Urban Fare Store Manager Michael Huhn and Larry Sugar.
(Photo credit: Maddison Heisler)

In response to overwhelming support and feedback from its customers, Urban Fare has announced it will match donations collected by former Hollywood executive and producer Larry Sugar for the victims of the BC wildfires.

Sugar, a long-time Urban Fare customer, decided last week to setup a table outside the Yaletown grocery store and start collecting donations for BC residents impacted by the fires. The response from customers and the public was quick and generous. “Just over the weekend, we raised about two thousand dollars,” said Sugar. “I even had a homeless man give me twenty cents and tell me that he knew what it was like to lose your home.”

Local Vancouver artist Wendy Williams-Watt lent her famous Big Love Ball to Sugar, to help him grab the attention of passersby.

“The Urban Fare team was really touched by the generosity of our customers,” says Michael Huhn, Urban Fare Store Manager. “I knew right away, we had to find a way to support Larry’s efforts. So we’ve invited him back this weekend and we’re gonna match the donations he collects.”

Sugar will be back outside of the Urban Fare store at 177 Davie Street this Saturday (Aug. 12) and Sunday (Aug. 13), from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Donations he collects will go directly to the Red Cross and Urban Fare will match this amount, up to his fundraising goal of $5,000.00

“It’s not just about the money,” says Huhn. “This is about sharing some love with people that really need it right now.”

About Urban Fare

The first Urban Fare opened its doors in 1999 in the revitalized former warehouse district of Yaletown, in Downtown Vancouver. Today, Urban Fare has grown to include a total of 4 stores in Vancouver’s City Centre as well as one location in Kelowna’s Mission neighbourhood.

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