#houdiniparty House Party

As a member of house party, I was given the opportunity to host a Houdini premiere party on Labor Day.

#instanatural Rosehip Seed Oil review

Insta natural 100 pure rose hip seed oil. Multi purpose moisturizer, diminishes scars, stretch marks. Use for beautiful face skin hair and nails. Certified organic USDA.



#BodyMerry Age Defense Eye Cream Review


Do you want your eyes to express everything but your age? Our Age Defense Eye Cream is a comprehensive solution for all your eye concerns – whether its dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness, crow's feet, fine lines, dryness, sags or bags.
This cream is perfect for your eyes since we reject the idea of using harsh chemicals for the delicate eye area and use natural and organic ingredients instead.
We've packed in cutting edge peptides like Matrixyl-3000 and Tripeptide-5 with an ocean based Retinol and botanical Hyaluronic Acid. We know that's not enough – so we've added lots of antioxidants, organic vitamins and minerals, pure plant oils and botanical actives – Aloe, Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin C, Cucumber, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Tamanu Oil, Green Tea, Licorice, Eyebright, Avocado Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Lemon, Lemongrass, Vitamin B5, Lavender and Chamomile (to name just a few!).
Our cream works well on all skin types and leaves your skin looking and feeling firm, plump and young. Get fast and lasting results and be at the receiving end of compliments!

bmCali Julz Says…

Amazing cucumber melon scent scent!! It’s what I always check out even before I use. I like the cooling feel when I apply the Age Defense Eye Cream from Body Merry and have noticed the dark circles start to fade.


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#TailgateForOurTroops BBQ

#TailgateForOurTroops BBQ
As a member of crowdtap I was given the opportunity to host a fun BBQ!


In the spirit of full disclosure, I was given a free product. All opinions given are 100% mine and honest!


Adovia Natural Facial #moisturizer

- Moisturize and protect your skin with Adovia's quick absorbing and non-greasy, daytime moisturizer.
- Quenches your skin's thirst with natural, deep hydration that lasts all day giving you a more radiant complexion.
- Contains an active complex of Dead Sea Minerals for natural moisture balance.

- It continues working throughout the day by improving your skin's ability to regain it's natural moisture and better retain it's moisture levels. People will wonder why your skin has than new, natural "glow".

Cali Julz Says...
I have actually used some of Adovia's other products, and let me say I love their line...Their products are effective, all-natural products that promote great skin. The 
Natural Facial #moisturizer is a great addition to my skincare regime. Goes on smooth and creamy, doesn't leave my skin greasy and so far my fine lines are fading. The hubby used it on his deep forehead wrinkle and while he claims nothing will help, he's impressed as to the Natural Facial #moisturizer's ability to diminish it.

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@BakeitFun Baking Mat Review + Giveaway #bakingmat


baking mat

Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat With Measurements - 420mm x 280mm (16-1/2" x 11") with Free Recipe eBook.
Toaster Oven & Freezer Safe - Cookie, Macaron & Pastry Sheet.
Certified FDA Approved

* This is a USA Half Size Baking Mat - 16-1/2" x 11" (280x420mm) - Custom designed cut corners fits perfectly a 13"x18" pan.
* Manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved materials - Made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone
* BakeitFun Baking Mat doesn't require any grease, get rid of the extra fat or shortenings - Cook Nontoxic: Our mat is BPA free.
* Non-Stick surface eliminates the need to scrub - Keep your baking sheets always clean - Just rinse with warm water and air dry or dishwasher, then roll it and store.
* Reusable mat with outstanding heat conductivity - Perfect to use in oven, microwave or freezer - Takes up to -40F (-40 C) degrees to 450F (230 C) degrees - Flavors or odors will not penetrate the baking mat


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#pureKonjacSponge with Activated Bamboo Charcoal



Konjac is a moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skin's impurities and oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin, breaks down dirt, stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed!
pureSOL Konjac Sponge is unbelievably soft and excellent for all skin types! It is made of 100% pure vegetable fiber and processed without any coloring or additives, great for hypersensitive skin! 

: pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge gently exfoliates while deep cleansing and removing any toxins and impurities, leaving you with a radiant complexion. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. Great for all skin types. 

The natural woven fibers of the sponge gently massage the skin and stimulate blood flow. It detoxifies and encourages skin renewal while balancing the skins pH, leaving your skin extremely clean and refreshed!

The added BAMBOO CHARCOAL contains activated carbon and essential minerals to deeply cleanse and absorb excess sebum, toxins and other harmful chemicals from your skin. You will see your pores getting smaller, tightening and brightening your skin.

Why compromise your health with products that contain harsh chemicals and additives on your skin? pureSOL Konjac Sponge is completely natural, eco-friendly and free of parabens, sulphates & chemicals. It is biodegrade, cruelty free and vegan.

After use, you can compost the sponge and feel good about the environment! You can even add it to your flower pot! At pureSOL our packaging is 90% compostable.

EASY-TO- HANG SUCTION HOOK: A must have for you konjac sponge! Perfect for hanging in a well-ventilated space so it's dry and ready for you to use the following day. No more searching for something to hang your pureSOL Konjac Sponge on!

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Cali Julz Says…
Exfoliation is key to great skin and the Konjac Sponge delivers. As stated on the box , I can use with OR without my regular cleanser…So I opted to go w/o to see what would happen. So after a quick soak to soften up the Konjac Sponge…I rubbed it over my face and neck for a couple minutes…Straight away I noticed a softer feel to my skin and a smooth texture. I didn't experience any redness or irritation and in fact my make up went on way better and looked like a pro applied it! After use, simply use the provided suction cup hook and air dry…Even can be recycled after use…Change every 2-3 mths per instructions.

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Harvest Snaps' Lunchspiration challenge #harvestsnapsfan

YUM with Harvest Snaps -- Take the Harvest Snaps' Lunchspiration challenge and WIN!

By FAR My FAVE of what we have sampled!

You can win a Harvest Snaps Snack Box!

All you have to do is visit the Lunchspiration microsite, create a Bento Box (like the one above)
Share your creation via the link on your Social Media sites in the comments section below and you could WIN! Contest ends 9/8/14

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Eating Together As a Family at #ChronicTacos

From GLUTEN FREE to VEGETARIAN menu options 
Chronic Tacos makes it easy to Eat Healthy as a FAMILY!

My Fam Bam and I are really excited to try all the freshly made menu items Chronic Tacos offers!!

Here's your chance to WIN a Chronic Tacos Gift Card (enter to win below)
Now you can try some fresh made menu items of your own!

Chronic Tacos Story:
Randall L. Wyner was tired of having to jump in his car every time he craved a good taco. After a long night out in west Newport Beach, CA left Wyner and friend Daniel A. Biello disgruntled and hungry with no good local Mexican joints to choose from, the idea hit them right in their angry stomachs: Made-to-order Mexican food that was both fast and fresh. It could be something far superior to what the competition was offering. With more than just good food, it could be a place where they would want to hang out too.
Through this idea, along with third-generation recipes they acquired from a close family friend, Chronic Tacos was born.
The doors swung open at the 800-square-foot Newport Beach location just in time for the 2002 annual Newport Beach Fourth of July Celebration, where thousands of locals indulged in generous portions of fresh authentic ingredients for the first time. Music was blasting, food was flowing and the vibe was great, but the demand soon proved too much for that location alone, and it quickly became time for Biello and Wyner to start thinking about bringing their concept to other areas.
Chronic Tacos opened its Huntington Beach location in 2005, and this time it wasn’t just about the tacos and fresh salsa; patrons were also treated to beer, wine, pool tables and a larger seating area for kicking back. Once again, the locals loved it and Biello and Wyner found themselves entering the world of franchising.
The word had already spread about the great taco restaurant with the laid back feel when the first Chronic Tacos franchise opened in San Clemente in April of 2006. People lined up out the door to be a part of opening day; it was a sign of great things to come.
The momentum hasn’t slowed down a bit; Chronic Tacos now has more than 30 locations throughout California and beyond, including locations in Nevada and Canada. Even professional skater and MTV Jackass legend Jason Acuña has gotten in on the action, opening his own Redondo Beach franchise called Wee Man's Chronic Tacos.
Serving generous portions of fresh, delicious food in a unique atmosphere continues to be the culture conveyed at every location. It is clear that Chronic Tacos isn’t going to be slowing down anytime soon, and stomachs everywhere are eternally grateful.

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Australian #teatreeoil - Including FREE Recipe Guide

One of the most versatile essential oils. Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.

Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste.

Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.

Every large 4 ounce bottle comes with a FREE 100 PAGE GUIDE. We provide you with all the ways to use tea tree oil to improve your life, and replace harmful cleaners around the house.
Many essential oils are diluted to cut costs. We insist on the absolute best quality. We Have the Tests to Prove Our Tea Tree Oil's Purity and Potency. 

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Cali Julz Says…The Australian Tea Tree Oil is great for cleaning your house!! Adding some lavender, peppermint, or eucalyptus oil will help with the medicinal smell associated with Tea Tree Oil..With most traditional home cleansers or disinfectants I always hated all the chemicals I was putting in my home..But with the Australian Tea Tree Oil I can replace those harmful cleaners and no worry anymore. It works great to "deFunk" my Yoga mat as well as the hubby's lunch box (construction yucky stuff lives there)
Such a versatile product, you can use it for a number of things.. Bug Bites, Fleas, Warts and MORE!
I highly recommend this product.

Here's just one cool use I have discovered!! 

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#magneticscreendoor Review

Unrivaled Quality ✓ Strong magnets sewn in, to provide seamless automatic closure ✓ High quality micro mesh keeps the smallest bugs out ✓ Easy install bug screens have been developed to stay up and withstand heavy traffic Multiple Uses ✓ Can be used in all homes for effective pest control ✓ Great for use in RVs ✓ Fits easily where swing doors cannot fit Benefits of Mega Mesh ✓ Magnetic hands-free entry ✓ Pet friendly access ✓ The low-cost way to economically cool your home ✓ Protection for your family from invading insects ✓ Easy installation ✓ Optional push-pin fixings included Visit them OnLine -- http://www.megamesh.co ** First Impressions **

Cali Julz Says…Simple to install - Works great! All around winner

Such a smart and practical idea! I literally put it up myself, no hassles and BAM -- All the cool breeze I want and none of the BUGS! The MegaMesh door opens easily and closes itself.. I mean that's just brilliant...No matter if I am holding food, drinks or shopping bags I just walk right thru and it closes after me...Why you ask...Well it has these powerful magnets that connect the screen back together in the middle! So it fits a door up to 34"x82"..It fit perfect on our back door! I love this and totally recommend it to anyone wanting a bug free house while being able to leave the door open.

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Sauza 901 Silver Tequila #kloutperks

As a brand influencer I was offered a discount to try the new 901 Silver Tequila. We made margaritas with it. . Very good. . Shots were tasty as well.



Ginny Bakes Cookies and mixes! #momsmeet

Organic, Gluten-Free, non gmo project verified, kosher, vegan, paleo cookies, brownies, biscotti, bars and bake mixes for health conscious epicureans, and anyone just looking for an outrageously delicious mindful indulgence. ginnybakes—a company that offers a complete line of non-GMO, organic cookies that are truly amazing. The company was founded by Ginny Simon, a holistic nutritionist, who wanted to deliver families everywhere a better cookie—
one that was made from only the purest ingredients. 
Today ginnybakes delivers a line of cookies for every dietary need—including vegan, gluten-free, and kosher! 
They’re the perfect sweet snack for any occasion. 
Ginny bakes online - http://www.ginnybakes.com

Just the facts
• ginnybakes offers a line of scrumptious chocolate chip cookies
made with tempting dark chocolate.
• ginnybakes’ coconut oatmeal bliss line is made with organic
coconut blended with dark, organic raisins, crispy whole
walnuts, and gluten-free rolled oats to make the perfect oatmeal
cookie with a tropical twist.
• You won’t find any artificial ingredients in ginnybakes cookies.
• Every product from ginnybakes is gluten-free, organic, non-
GMO, and kosher. They also offer a line of totally vegan treats.
• ginnybakes produces cookies, bars, crumble snacks, and baking
mixes—to fit each every one of your cravings.
• The retail price for a 5.5 oz box of ginnybakes is $5.99, the price
is the same for a case of their mini boxes.
• ginnybakes products are sold at Costco stores in the San
Francisco Bay Area, Whole Food Market stores, and Fresh
Market. They recently found their way into Stop & Shop, Giant,
Martin’s, Big Y stores, and Peapod for those who live in the
New York and New England region! Use the store locator on http://www.ginnybakes.com for more locations

Cali Julz Says....
Overall, most moms and kids loved these.  Some things overheard. ... "use unsalted butter in the mix. .. it doesn't need anymore added".... AND
"I like how you can add in different mix in 's to appeal to any kid. .. our adult" :)

Fresh baked and ready to eat! 

The Kupp’– Review via #momsmeet



The Kupp’ was created by Katesplace founder Kate Oliver as a tool to help her young boys learn accountability and

She gave each of her children their very own
glass in a different color and put them in charge of their cup
and all of the responsibilities that came with it, including setting
the table, washing, and putting it away. She quickly discovered
that she had a cleaner kitchen and her family consumed less
plastic. As a result, the Kupp’ was born—a six-ounce glass with
a colorful silicone sleeve designed just for kids.


Just the facts
• The Kupp’ is a six-ounce glass outfitted with a colorful silicone sleeve. It’s
designed for kids ages 3-10.
• The firm grip and silicon sleeve helps to protect the glass from damage
while providing a safe, toxic free vessel to drink from.
• The Kupp’ comes in four vibrant colors that represent the environment:
blue for water, green for earth, orange for the sun, and red for warmth.
• The Kupp’ is the perfect serving size for children, and allows them to
become more conscious of waste and consumption.
• The Kupp’ is made in the USA using imported glass, and all materials are
sourced from environmentally-friendly manufacturers that adhere to EU
and US regulations.
• All glass is recyclable, certified lead and cadmium free, and is made from a
pure soda-lime formula. It is also dishwasher safe!
• The grip-friendly silicon sleeve is BPA/BPS free and made with medical
and food grade silicon to prevent damage. The sleeve does not have to be
removed when washing, which makes cleaning your Kupp’ very simple.
• The adorable Kupp’ is designed to resemble a smile so kids are naturally
attracted to it!
• The retail price of the Kupp’ is $16.99 each




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Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who
received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms
MeetsSM blogger, I agree to use this product and post my
opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect
the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer
of this product


Paradise Review #theravita

Paradise is a 100% natural coconut oil that can be used for hair, skin, eating, cooking and smoothies!

Our coconuts are hand-picked by local farmers in Fiji! We put an incredible amount of care to ensure that EVERY single coconut we use remains in its natural state and is derived in its most nutritious form.

--Pure and Unrefined
--Cold Pressed
--Gluten Free
--Low Carb

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Cali Julz Says...So let's see...it comes in a HUGE tub! It has no gross smells and no crazy side effects. I like that it is USDA Certified Organic and it's great for my body inside AND out! I am loving the feel of my skin after applying the Coconut Oil and can't wait to use it in cooking!!  While I am not new to the Coconut Oil for moisture concept, the backing and cooking is..So we'll update on this after we've tried a smoothies or two! Bottom Line -- Such a great all around winner in our house!


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