eShakti – We Design, You Customize

With the warmer weather arriving (hopefully very soon for me in the Pacific Northwest) I wanted to share my absolute favorite website for the most adorable fashions – eShakti.  When you shop with eShakti they will customize your garment to your size specifications.  Do you want the hem longer?  They’ll do that.  Do you wish for the sleeve to be a tad bit shorter?  No problem.  Their motto:  “We Design, You Customize”.

Here are a few of my favorites for Spring:

Floral hem cotton poplin dress

$ 64.95

100% COTTON

*Also available in 7 other colors
 
 
   

 
 
Mock two piece floral embellished dress

$59.95
 
Cotton Knit
 
 
 
 
   

Pintucked and scalloped cotton top

$ 49.95

100% COTTON

Garden party embellished hem skirt

$ 59.95

100% COTTON

*Also available in Black on Black

I am so thrilled with my adorable new skirt.  The cotton feels light and rich.  I can’t think of another way to describe it.  I’m also happy that it has a full lining.  Lovely touch.

The beautiful designs at eShakti are unlimited.  Visit eShakti.com and see for yourself.  *Great Deal Alert!*
If you are a new customer you will receive $20.00 off your first order.  Fantastic!  Another wonderful deal is free shipping on orders over $100.  Nice.

Please visit eShakti.com.  Happy shopping! 

(*disclosure:  I received product in exchange for this review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Secret Bear World Giveaway!

Secret Bear World is a virtual world online game for children, similar to Webkinz and Club Penguin. My daughter loves to play on Webkinz and has really enjoyed her time in Secret Bear World.  My favorite part is that Secret Bear World was developed with charity built into its game design.   Every little bit helps when trying to incorporate the importance of giving and sharing with your children.

With Secret Bear World your child will explore Bear Island, starting with the beautiful Ice Castle in the snowy mountains, follow the sparkling waterfall as it winds its way into the Rainforest, go into the City where your Bear can shop for virtual merchandise (such as Princess and Firefighter costumes, and furniture for your Bear’s home, too!) and make new friends at the Bear Café where your Bear can hang out while sharing milkshakes with other bears.

Everyone is welcome to join Secret Bear World free of charge, although only members who purchase Gold Bear Card membership privileges are entitled to secret levels of virtual merchandise for their Bears and special events.  Watch this video for more information:

Secret Bear World is KidZui approved and has advanced safety measures.  You can never be too safe on-line! 

Another lovely part of Secret Bear World is that the design team is committed to helping the children of the world by donating to children’s cancer research in hopes that someday the world will find a cure for, or better yet, prevention to cancer, especially in children.

If you would like your child to spend some magical time in Secret Bear World click here to sign up.  Or… if you would like your child to win a 12 Month Gold Membership, enter my giveaway!

Here’s how to enter:

Main Entry: This is your first and required entry before you can submit bonus entries.

1.) Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (right side bar) – 1 Entry

Bonus Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry, please

2.) “Like” me, Ann Again… and again Reviews, on Facebook – 1 Entry

3.) Post about this giveaway (including a link to this post) on your Facebook page, leave me the link – 1 Entry

4.) Become my Twitter follower: @AnnAgain66 and Tweet:

Enter to #Win Secret Bear World Game #giveaway at Ann Again and again Reviews @AnnAgain66 http://annagainandagainreviews.blogspot.com/ – 1 Entry

*Include your e-mail address so that I may contact you should you be the lucky winner! U.S Residents Only. Winner will be chosen June 6th using Random.org. *

Good Luck!

(*disclosure:  I received a 6 month gold membership in exchange for this review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Wilhelmina Casting Call Today – West Coast

Wilhemina Modeling agency is looking for women ages 40 and over.  Fantastic!  Wilhemina will be conducting a casting call in Costa Mesa, CA today, Saturday, May 21 from 12 – 5. 

A professional photographer will be on site to take your picture. Estee Lauder Make-up artists will provide free mini-makeovers.

A $20.00 entry fee is required however, all applicants will receive a $20 coupon to apply towards the purchase of a Miraclesuit swimsuit at Macy’s.  That’s a nice little perk!

Basic Information:

Where:  Macy’s

Location:  3333 Bristol St  Costa Mesa, CA 92626


(714) 556-0600

For additional details and the model search rules, visit

http://40plus.wilhelminamodelsearch.com/
 
 
(*disclosure:  this was a sponsored post offered through Mom Bloggers Club*)

Kung Fu Panda Giveaway!

If your child is excited about the release of Kung Fu Panda 2 you’ll want to get into the spirit of things with a viewing of your own copy of the movie that started it all, Kung Fu Panda.  Enter for your chance to win a Kung Fu Panda 2 Prize Pack supplied by DreamWorks and General Mills.
Which character from Kung Fu Panda is your child’s favorite? Who was your favorite?  I love to see strong women character’s so, of course, I enjoyed Tigress.  But Jack Black always makes me laugh so I have two favorite characters :-> .

On to the giveaway:

This prize pack includes: 1 DVD of Kung Fu Panda, 1 Box of General Mills Cereal (could be 1 of these: Cocoa Puffs® ,Trix®, Golden Grahams®, Reese’s Puffs® , Cheerios® , Apple Cinnamon Cheerios® , Cookie Crisp® , Lucky Charms® , Cinnamon Toast Crunch OR Honey Nut Cheerios) and 1 Kung Fu Panda Spin Fighter toy.
***Giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Claudia – Dealsfan32 ! ***
Here’s how to enter:
Main Entry: This is your first and required entry before you can submit bonus entries.

1.) Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (right side bar) – 1 Entry

Bonus Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry, please

2.) “Like” me, Ann Again… and again Reviews, on Facebook – 1 Entry

3.) Post about this giveaway (including a link to this post) on your Facebook page, leave me the link – 1 Entry

4.) Become my Twitter follower: @AnnAgain66 and Tweet:

Enter to #Win Kung Fu Panda Prize Pack #giveaway at Ann Again and again Reviews @AnnAgain66 http://annagainandagainreviews.blogspot.com/ – 1 Entry

*Include your e-mail address so that I may contact you should you be the lucky winner! U.S Residents Only. Winner will be chosen June 1st using Random.org. *

Good Luck!

(*disclosure:  General Mills and DreamWorks provided me with the prize pack, information, and additional prize pack through MyBlogSpark™.)

Sibu Beauty – Repair & Protect

Yesterday I mentioned that I had a new favorite facial moisturizer…

To begin, Sibu Beauty Repair & Protect Day cream incorporates the Sea Buckthorn berry.  I had never heard of this so I had no idea of what this wonderful, ancient fruit had to offer my skin.  Sea Buckthorn has an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9. And it’s a rich source of the elusive essential fatty acid, Omega-7, an essential fatty acid vital to collagen production and healthy skin, hair and nails.

This day cream has a light texture that blends nicely on normal/dry skin.  Sibu Beauty Repair & Protect has a very, very slight, sweet citrus scent this is really delicious.  I’ve found after 4 weeks of trial that my skin looks lively.  I’m not saying ‘crazy-youthful-amazing-yowza!’.   I mean glowing, healthy, even toned = happy. 
 
In the past 4 weeks we’ve had a few days with nice bits of sunshine to bask in, and I did.  My skin is very sensitive to the sun and I found Sibu Beauty Repair & Protect Day cream helped calm the redness in my face.  I was very surprised and very pleased.
 
Sibu Beauty Repair & Protect sells for $20.95 and can be purchased through their website.  Please visit their website to learn more about Sibu Beauty and the Sea buckthorn berry http://www.sibubeauty.com/
 
 
(*disclosure:  I was given a bottle of Sibu Beauty Repair & Protect daytime cream for review.  The opinions are truthfully my own.)

Obagi System – Vitamin C Serum

I’m still on my “lotions & potions” kick!

After a personal 3-week trial I have found that I really, really, really like Professional-C Serum by Obagi System.  I have been reading for years that topical Vitamin C in the form of lotions or serums would improve the appearance of your skin.  I have used facial creams that have Vitamin C added however I didn’t notice anything that different. 

Now that I have tried Profession-C Serum by Obagi System I get it.  And I’m hooked.  Obagi Professional-C Serums use advanced scientific formulas developed and tested by leading Vitamin C experts to provide maximum daily antioxidant protection against free radicals, which cause premature signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.

The first thing I notice is the incredibly delicious Orange Blossom scent of this serum.  I can not wait to put it on my skin first thing in the morning!  I have worn this lightweight serum alone and my skin felt moisturized.  And I have worn it under my new favorite lotion (I’ll talk about it tommorow ;-> ) and my skin felt even better.  My skins appearance has a noticeable difference regarding smoothness.  I’m happy about it!

To find out more about Obagi System products please visit their website at http://www.obagi.com/.  Obagi System is available through dermatologist’s (click here for directory). Professional-C Serum is valued at $103.00. 

(*disclosure:  I was given a bottle of Professional-C Serum by Obagi System for review.  My opinions are truthfully my own*)

Mother's Day: Lotions & Potions Part 3 – Mustela Ultimate Hydration Lotion

Considering that this Sunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day, I would like to share my findings for lotions and potions that have worked for me. My intention is to help if you are in the mood to find something new to try and/or perhaps spark ideas for possible Mother’s Day Gift Baskets ;-> . This isn’t laboratory scientific, this is me, my little face (and not so little body) and what I’ve found works. Please feel free to comment with your own favorites!

(Click here for Tuesdays selection)

Here is my next offering:

Mustela – Ultimate Hydration Body Lotion.

OK.  Now Mustela is known for its lovely products for mothers-to-be and for babies.  And I am neither a “mother-to-be” (please no more) and my babies are now 13 and 10.  However I was given an opportunity to try this body lotion and I am thrilled with it!  Thrilled I tell ya’!

Mustela – Ultimate Hydration has a wonderful texture and definitely hydrates your skin.  If you have normal skin, you don’t need this lotion, it would just feel too heavy for you.  However, if you have dry skin this lotion is perfect.  It does have a fragrance, a fragrance that I’m head-over-heels for, and since I’m highly aware of how people react to scent in skin care products you may want to think twice before giving this as a gift.  But, if you’re looking for a highly nourishing body lotion for yourself I recommend visiting your Sephora store and trying Mustela – Ultimate Hydration Body Lotion.

Mustela – Ultimate Hydration retails for $22 and is sold in various stores – click here for more locations.

(*disclosure:  I was given a bottle of Mustela Ultimate Hydration for review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.*)

Mother's Day: Lotions & Potions Part 2 – Herbal Essence Hello Hydration

Considering that this Sunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day, I would like to share my findings for lotions and potions that have worked for me. My intention is to help if you are in the mood to find something new to try and perhaps spark ideas for possible Mother’s Day Gift Baskets ;-> . This isn’t laboratory scientific, this is me, my little face (and not so little body) and what I’ve found works. Please feel free to comment with your own favorites!

(Click here for yesterdays selection)

Here is my next offering:

If you have hair that is in need of care, perhaps due to coloring or consistent hair dryer/curling iron/ flat iron use,  I recommend Hello Hydration from Herbal Essences.  I am a hair conditioner junkie (I have about 5 different bottles on my shelf at the moment) and this is the one that I’ve found has finally done it’s job.  And, it smells great too!
Herbal Essence is sold just about everywhere, please visit their website for more information.
(*disclosure: I was not given this product. This is my personal opinion.*)

Mother's Day: Lotions and Potions – Yes To Cucumbers

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I absolutely love the lotion and potion aisles in stores.  I love the hope it brings when I see a jar and read that it will diminish my fine lines, or remove my dark circles.  Oh, this one will lighten my age spots!  Lovely.
Now, I’ve been at this a long, long, long time (I started early, yeah, that’s right) so I understand that any lotion, no matter what their claims, with smooth my skin giving it a more youthful appearance.  Of course it will!  It’s lotion!  However, will it get rid of my under-eye puffiness?  Will it tighten my wrinkles?  Will this sunless tanning lotion give a nice glow along with a pleasant scent?  Or, will I end up looking, and smelling, like a rotten carrot? 
Considering that this Sunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day, I would like to share my findings for lotions and potions that have worked for me.  My intention is to help if you are in the mood to find something new to try.  This isn’t laboratory scientific, this is me, my little face (and not so little body ;-> ) and what I’ve found works.  Please feel free to comment with your own favorites!

Today’s Favorite:

If you are looking for a product that will smooth the wrinkles around the eyes, reduce puffiness, and help your eyes feel a little “awake” then I highly recommend Yes To Cucumbers – Soothing Eye Gel.  It has a slight cucumber fragrance that you’ll notice right before you apply it, however that scent goes away.  (You won’t be going about your day saying, “I don’t know why, but I’m craving a salad”.)
The first time you use it you might feel a very slight tingle like I did, but I haven’t encountered that again.  I use a powder foundation/concealer and found it goes on smoothly over this eye gel.  No stickiness, no gooeyness.
I have tried a lot, a lot, of eye creams and gels – waste of money!  I’m so happy I’ve found Yes To Cucumbers – Soothing Eye Gel.  Look for Yes To Cucumbers products in your stores Health Food Dept. or purchase on-line at drugstore.com .
(*disclosure:  I was not given this product.  This is my personal opinion.*)