A Special Look at Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is Now Available!!!

Calling all you Marvel’s Avengers fans! A Special Look at Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is Now Available!!! Be sure to check out the trailer!

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Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters everywhere on May 1st, 2015!

Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: May 1, 2015
Running Time: TBD
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders with James Spader and
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Director: Joss Whedon
Producer: Kevin Feige
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau
Written by: Joss Whedon

STORY SYNOPSIS:

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

Big Hero 6 – Trailer {Watch Now}

Big Hero 6 – Trailer {Watch Now}

Directed by Don Hall, Chris Williams. With Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller. Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney . BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th! Curious? Check out the trailer above!

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Disney’s FEAST – Special Look Now Available!

Disney’s FEAST – Special Look Now Available!

A special look at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short FEAST is now available. FEAST will open in theaters in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new action-packed, big-screen adventure BIG HERO 6 on November 7th.

Are you excited? Be sure to watch the trailer above

“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6.” For more information, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAnimation, and follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

Michael’s Pizzeria Long Beach #Review

Michael’s Pizzeria Long Beach #Review

 

Michael’s Pizzeria Long Beach #Review

When looking for pizza in Long Beach, you’ll find a few different options for sure, but none better than Michael’s Pizzeria Long Beach. They are located on the Downtown Promenade, a walking district with great bars and restaurants that runs parallel and a block over from the main drag, Pine Avenue. We were staying at the awesome Long Beach Renaissance so it was only a 3 block walk to Michael’s. Upon arriving the staff greeted us with smiles and recommendations. They were quick to point out how their ingredients are the freshest around and how much of them were brought in daily. We had our kids with us so they advised us to try a ‘make your own pizza’, where our kids had the opportunity to roll the dough into anything they wanted. My son made a car and my daughter made star (the two shapes looked very similar, haha). As we sent those in to be baked we studied the specials menu outside and saw a GREAT selection of beers and wines that I had never heard of before. My husband normally chooses beers but thought that it would be more fun to try out the wines, which were from interesting locations like San Luis Obispo and other places up the coast. We also tried a salad di finocchi, which had delicious fennel, artichokes, fresh goat cheese, pine nuts and more. This was one of the best salads I’ve ever had, and urge you to try it if you go there. A Caesar salad is always good but please give this a try, such a pleasant surprise from a pizza restaurant! We also tried some squash blossoms as an appetizer. These were fried and a little heavy, but also quite tasty and had a great dipping sauce to accompany them.

Michael’s Pizzeria Long Beach #Review
For our pizzas, we tried two different varieties (in addition to those that our kids made, which were actually pretty big). Our server recommended that since it was our first time there we try out the Margherita since it is pure and showcases the quality of their cheese, sauce and dough. We obliged and all agreed that their ingredients are a cut above. Each piece had a great balance of sweetness and savory. The cheese was out of this world, easily the best quality mozzarella I’ve had in the US. For our second pizza we mixed it up and had a pesto sauce pizza with porchetta. Yum, such great flavors and a nice contrast from our margherita. Both were great, when I go back I think I’ll order the Margherita again and try a new one off of their menu.

 

Michael’s Pizzeria Long Beach #Review
Portions were solid and we were all full, but couldn’t turn down their dessert. We had the torta di mandorle, an almond cake with rosemary sauce. Sorry to sound like a broken record but this dessert was waaay too good for a pizza restaurant. I questioned the waiter to see if it was made there or shipped in from a dessert shop in-town. He swore that it was made there, I couldn’t believe it. If you’re a fan of marzipan, which I sure am, then you would be in heaven with this cake.
For service our server was very thorough and knowledgeable. I wish that I had caught his name and even more so one of the other servers, a lady who had bright hair and a lot of really cool tattoos. She had so much fun coming over and playing with our kids. They brought the kids over to their chalkboard and had them create more of their own art (in-addition to the pizza).

Michael’s Pizzeria Long Beach #Review
We sat outside and really liked the relaxed seating area, it was fun to people-watch the folks on the promenade. The people next to us had a fire-pit on their table which was cool, too. The inside of the restaurant is nice as it has an open space kitchen so you can watch people making your food, like a classic Italian restaurant. I ‘m not sure if it’s by design or not but this restaurant brings together classic and modern so well: old style family feel with great service, fresh ingredients that taste like they were bought that day from a local market, and great wines and beers. It also has modern menu items, takes some chances with ingredients in salads, appetizers and pizzas to give new tastes that you haven’t had before, and has a modern décor and location that will bring in the cool kids on the block.
Looking forward to getting back to Michael’s really soon…I can almost taste that thin crust, sauce and cheese in my mouth right now, but almost doesn’t cut it!

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  • Address : Downtown Promenade 562.491.2100

Colour Pop Review

Colour Pop Review

 

Colour Pop Review

Incredible eye shadow colors and highly pigmented from the Colour Pop Company, based in Los Angeles. You can try bold, vivid colorful makeup without breaking your bank ! Only $5 per eye shadow and free shipping with a $30 purchase. That’s a total knockout! All products are made in USA with a nice selection of shadows.

Colour Pop Review

Cruelty free
Great value for the price
Long-wearing formula
Large shade range

First impression : I ordered 6 colors and they came with a very cute little box that was showy and portable! I fell in love almost immediately. I think the company is really taking their time to please their customers and provide the best impression. I also pretty shocked on how highly pigmented these colors are. You will get the same item you see on their site. So that’s a very nice thing right?

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I was also impressed with the quality of the eye shadow. It doesn’t look like a crumbly mess or one of those that will easily shatter. These eyeshadows are extremely smooth; they are powdery and a bit creamy. Based on Colour Pop suggestion, it’s better to use your finger tip and tapping on your skin. To remove excess and harsh lines, you can start blending out the colors using sythentic brush. I’ve tried the application using my finger tips and using a brush and found out that using my finger gave me the best result, showing the color pigment more evenly. As far as a brush, you will be more likely to see a fall-out and bit of messiness , you won’t get the maximum result compare to finger. So i highly suggested to follow their tips and find the most comfortable way for you to apply the eyeshadow.

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Unfinished make up , I just apply the product to my lid and crease without blending it. Very nice color and pigmented.

Great formula and the colors stay all day ! I dont even need to reapply with or without eye shadow primer. Overall, I am so satisfied with product, price, quality and customer service. .I won’t even compare this product line with drugstore make up. As I have never found anything even close to compare with this product there, and these are actually cheaper that drugstore products.

Those colors are perfect for a daily make up look or night out ;) Please keep in-mind that these colors are very glittery. I am hoping that Colour Pop will produce more matte shades in the future because their quality is bar-none.

Avalon Bay 12S Thermo Electric Wine Cooler #Review

 Avalon Bay 12S Thermo Electric Wine Cooler

I deeply cherish my wine and the many great times we have shared together. It has been by my side for many of my happiest nights, and just like a true friend it has been there for me on a few nights when I’ve been down and out, too. So I wanted to take my relationship with wine to the next level, yes, I wanted to get a wine cooler to keep my precious wines at a temperature that would make them even more delightful. I am no expert but I think my palate and knowledge about wine has steadily increased over the last 5 years. I don’t read Wine Spectator, but do refer to its rating scale before making a purchase (if that helps give an idea of my wine knowledge). Of the wines I consume I’d say about 60% are reds and 40% whites, and I enjoy both thoroughly. I didn’t have any background knowledge on wine coolers so I checked a few sites online, some geared towards wine experts and some of the standard sites that sell everything. It jumped out to me that the brand Avalon Bay had almost all extremely positive reviews across all of the sites. Naturally I reached out to them to test out their product and they were all for it. Below is my review of their product.

I received an Avalon Bay 12S Thermo Electric Wine Cooler to test out. The 12 in the title represents the number of bottles it will hold, there are also 18 and 27 bottle versions. For us the 12 was perfect as it is small enough to put in our kitchen while only taking up minimal space. It could fit in a small home bar or man cave without any issues, and it’s a great way to display your bottles too (ours were previously just stacked up on the counter). From pics online the bigger models from Avalon Bay still looked sleek and compact, so we may upgrade if our collection and wine thirst grows. It’s not just the size that makes this product look great. The LED lights and interior backlighting is so slick, I feel like I’m looking at a product made by Audi. In just the 2 months that we’ve had the product to test it out just about every person that’s come into our kitchen has commented on the good looking wine cooler (or “wine fridge” as some of our friends call it). It’s actually a nice conversation starter and has resulted in us opening a bottle on more than one occasion. At first I was looking for where we’d want to hide the wine cooler, but now it’s actually something we show off.

Here are some specs and observations:
- Our cooler from Avalon Bay doesn’t make much noise at all, just the quietest purr where you may not even realize it’s on.

- Champaign bottles are tough to fit, but that’s not really a big deal to us (kind of swore that stuff off after too many post-wedding headaches!).

- We love the push button thermostat, it’s so easy to adjust the temperature up or down. The controls are simple and the temperatures seem to hit the mark within a degree or two.

- Like I said I am no expert but I can tell that these are built to last. With other brands you’ll read of flawed products that break, have poor motors, are too big and look bulky or too small so they can’t hold certain wine bottles. Not the case here.

- Avalon Bay has a great price-tag for their wine coolers and we really couldn’t be happier with the functionality and modern design. My Audi reference above was on many fronts for Avalon Bay as we felt like we purchased a luxury product, yet the cost of the item is far under those that don’t have nearly the ratings or rave reviews. I’m now fully on-board.

On a side-note the holidays are right around the corner and I am really thinking that this would make for a great gift for a few different people. My husband’s mentor is a huge wine-lover, as are his parents. This is the type of gift that will leave a great impression and be fully functional. That’s a hard mark to hit for gifts… I shy away from giving gift cards (functional but not memorable) and have had realized that the fun and cute gifts I get people (memorable but not functional) seem to disappear into thin air (or the trash!) after about 6 months. This is the type of gift that hits that sweet spot. The big question is whether my in-laws deserve such a nice gift! I kid, I kid… well, kind of J. Cheers everyone.

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13 Halloween Treats for Classroom Parties #Foodie

Check out 13 Halloween Treats for Classroom

by Rika Ag at Foodie.com



13 Halloween Treats for Classroom Parties

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Looking for some last minute Halloween recipes? These simple, not-too-scary Halloween treats are fun-to-make recipes for the whole class to enjoy!

Dracula’s Dentures For Halloween
Frankie’s Bride
Witch Cupcakes
Monster Munch – Candy Popcorn
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Ogre-Eye Cookies
Extra Spooky Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes, Gluten Free
How To Make Halloween Cupcakes
Pecan-Caramel Spiders
CHOCOLATE CAT HALLOWEEN TREATS
Halloween Lunch
Spooky Monster Treats
CHOCOLATE CAT HALLOWEEN TREATS
Oreo Owl Cupcakes For Halloween

There are no tricks in these treats! Just click the images above to view the full recipe.

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Natura Bissé Product Review

Natura Bissé Product Review

 

Natura Bissé Product Review

Natura Bissé Barcelona Diamond White Serum $325
Natura Bissé  Barcelona The Cure $210
Natura Bissé  Barcelona Tolerance Recovery Cream $162

Are expensive skincare products worth the price? When I came across Natura Bissé  on the Neiman Marcus website, I was wondering if I would spend and invest my money on expensive skin care products versus the drugstore products. I would be honest that I hate to spend money just for the label. Of course I love brand name items and still care about the quality, especially when it comes to products for my skin. I need to know what makes them worth the extra money, so why not give them a try right?

NATURA BISSE REVIEW

Before we jump to our review. I would like to introduce the brand and the history behind it. Natura Bissé was born on June 7, 1979. Its founder, Ricardo Fisas Mulleras, decided to dive into this thrilling business adventure after seeing how hydrolyzed elastin and collagen proteins considerably improved skin’s texture. By the end of the ‘80s, the company had a total of 150 facial and body products. The brand has received several awards from Vogue , Elle and more. NATURA BISSÉ LAUNCHED ITS FIRST FIVE PRODUCTS BASED ON NATURAL FREE FORM AMINO ACID TECHNOLOGY.

Natura Bissé  products can be purchased in one of three ways: from the company website, by phone, or by finding a local authorized dealer.. Their product line is based out of Barcelona, Spain. The diamond collection is the most popular, since it is the most luxurious and renowned collection.

My first impression : I truly love the packaging. White luxury jar, pretty and very large size. The Natura Bissé Barcelona Diamond White Serum has a pump that allow all the product in the container to be dispensed. The scent is very pleasant. These products contain no SPF.

Natura Bissé  Barcelona Diamond White Serum review:

This serum helps regulate melanin production. It contains 18% glycolic acid Hydrogen peroxide. The combination (10%) of Melanoreductyl peptide and phytic, dioic and maslinic acid. These ingredients promote melanin productions, fading dark spots and preventing sun damages. The serum is actually pretty light. This product great for melasma, hyperpigmentation and to reduce dark spots. You only need to use one pump to cover the entire face and it doesn’t dry out my skin. Between the size of the jar and how far it goes it actually brings the price down a lot on a per-use basis. The scent is very light and doesn’t cause any irritation or burning on my face like some others. I enjoyed the scent and it certainly left me very well moisturized. In addition to those things already listed, for me this serum really helped alleviate my dry skin. In reading up on the product it targets surface cells due to the combination of Glycolic, which helps for very gentle exfoliation. Also mentioned was the topical lightening effects of the peroxy acid and the depigmenting process of the depigmenting acids. For best results apply nightly on clean skin, and as always limit exposure to the damaging sun.

Natura Bisse Barcelona The Cure Review :

This product works to detox and restore your skin while moisturizing it. This is just a perfect moisturizer that can be used with or without make up. The moisturize just soak right to my skin. It hydrates, repairs and detoxifies skin. It has Hydra-flow complex contains 14 active ingredients designed to boost Collagen production . This product helps prevent premature signs of aging and gives 24 hour hydration. This cure cream protects against free radicals. I love the quality of this cream. It keeps my skin moist yet not oily. I often use this cream before I apply makeup to give the glowing and healthy finish. I should also note that my skin felt a little bit more firm and velvety smooth from the first application.

Natura Bissé  Barcelona Tolerance Recovery Cream Review:

Free of hypoallergenic, alcohol and paraben, this works as a moisturizer that gives your skin extra comfort and improves its self-defense against bacteria and pollutants in the atmosphere. I use this cream on my face and neck and it fully absorbs into my skin very quickly. All these Natura Bisse products give me smooth and glowing skin! I feel like i am getting an instant botox! Absolutely love it.

Overall review : The products have ingredients that are of much higher quality, and it has fewer chemicals and synthetics than comparable products. They work great on my skin and keep it supple, smooth and definitely reduce my dark spots while evening out my skin tone. While they are expensive, it is a good alternative to Botox which is extremely expensive and quite a process. I think many people should give it a try. Each jar will last for about 10- 12 weeks. Another reason why some products cost more than their drugstore counterparts is because they have more natural ingredients. If you’re looking for your products to give you specific solutions to your problems, such as reversing the signs of aging, you are going to want to do some research on the ingredients that have been proven to do so. You get what you pay for which is a premium product. I highly recommend Natura Bissé  if you have some extra money to spend on a high end beauty skin care and if you’ve had difficulty finding a good product at low price from local drugstores which don’t work to your satisfaction. Also, it is perfect for sensitive skin. You can always buy the value set and save money. If you are not so sure, you can always ask for a free sample sachet at your local department store such as Neiman Marcus or go to https://www.naturabisse.com/en/us website to browse all products

Cons : Price is a high but very last a long time, the dispenser releases a bit too much product.

Disclosure : I  was not compensated for this review

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