Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

10.12.16

Think outside the box and give treats for times of pampering! #jbgiftguide

I keep trying to think of gifts to give to people that already have everything they could want or need. To me, that means thinking of a fun gift that they might not normally buy for themselves.  One thing for me?  I think face masks (for your skin) are just too cool and I really want to try them all out. Since I don't really take care of my skin, I think that is great that I am interested in this.  I really want to try out all the different sheet masks out there, but I have been eager to see what the mud mask is all about as well.  Lucky for me, I was sent some great products for review.  Mud Mask and "fancy" shampoo! Why yes, thank you.  I would love to pamper myself!  



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Arbonne Lustre Fortifying Shampoo 

Protect your investment. Fortify dull or chemically treated hair to a healthy, luminous shine and help restore luster from root to tip with this concentrated shampoo that cleanses without drying. With exclusive ColorLast Technology, this shampoo is clinically shown to help retain color vibrancy and longevity for up to 20 washes.

I really like this shampoo, although I will tell you now I would not go out and buy shampoo that costs this much to use year round. It was a nice treat and like I said, it is nice to pamper yourself from time to time.  I was trying to see if I could notice a difference in using it. I do feel like my hair is softer and a bit "cleaner" since I have started using this.  (I have been using product in my hair to tame the frizzy parts, so it was nice to strip it clean!)  

Fango ESSENZIALI Mud Mask Treatment for Face + Body, ENERGIZE

Product Details

  • Coffee seed oil and caffeine stimulate collagen and elastin production, leaving skin feeling toned, smooth and healthy
  • Activated charcoal detoxifies and leaves skin looking radiant and feeling restored
  • For all skin types
Funny story, I used this and took a "selfie" of myself using it.  Sent it to Marc with the mud on... I waited and took a nice relaxing bath.  Then, I took another "selfie" once I was done and since I turned the camera around it shot it in "beauty" mode... that made it look like I had really smooth skin and actually looked like I had no freckles.  I sent it to Marc and said "look!  It is so good it removed the freckles!"  He was like "It looks like it!!!!"  
We were cracking up!  The face mask really does make you feel energized.  I actually had Marc use it when he got home and he said it made his face feel really good.  I said it was like it was a bit tighter, like a cheaper form of a face lift!   

We have really enjoyed the products and I think anyone who was to receive them for a gift would be very thankful. Like I said, it isn't something I could buy every day, but it was a nice treat to enjoy and treat myself to times of pampering! (We can all use days like that!)  

Back to the Roots has an "out of the box" gift idea #JBGiftGuide16

Looking for a fun gift idea for the chef of the family?  Maybe even an "out of the box" idea for a teacher gift?  Why not look at what all is offered from Back to the Roots?   You can grow several different food items in small spaces! (Apartments?  Classrooms?  You don't need a farm to do this stuff!)


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for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


The image above is The Mason Jar Gift Set :
Indoor gardening just got a whole lot more chic. Meet The Mason Jar Set — your one-stop-shop for a windowsill full of fresh, organic herbs and tomatoes. Perfect for the modern mom, foodie & chef!  GIFT SET BONUS: Includes (4) Hand Lettered Prints and a Homegrown Recipe Cookbook!
$89.99


I think Back to the Roots is a really cool idea and would be fun for kids to see how things grow, for adults to use for super fresh ingredients and for teachers to use in the classroom.  

Do you grow anything at your house?  We tried a tomato plant before. Had okay success on one, great success on the cherry tomato tree and NO success on a few others!  I want to try another one soon! 

9.12.16

STEM and creativity make @BRACKITZTOY fun!! #JBGiftGuide16 #Brackitz #STEM #GenderNeutralToys

Broxton loves to build.  He loves building blocks, but he will also build with just about anything he can get his hands on.  Yes, that includes taking my wooden domino's and using them to build walls for his army men. When I was given the chance to review a new toy out there, BRACKITZ, I knew this would be fun for all of us!

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I thought the Brackitz set was loads of fun.  They come in fun colors and are perfect sized for little hands and big ones too!   The only thing I did not like?  For some reason, all toys / games/ building sets don't seem to come in a storage system to my liking.  I understand cutting down on cost by packing in light cardboard packaging, but even if it was a plastic bin, it would be better.  We ended up going to the dollar store and buying a couple of those shoe-box sized boxes to store these different pieces in. 




We were sent the INVENTOR 44 piece set to review.  It comes with the following:
  10 Long Blue Planks
    12 Short Blue Planks
4 Blue 4-Way Connectors
4 Orange 4-Way Connectors
4 Red 3-Way Connectors
4 Yellow 3-Way Connectors
6 Magenta Motion Connectors

As I said, the pieces are perfect sized for large and small hands.  They included a book that showed you how to make different things, but the only limit is the creativity in your mind!!!
I love that this is a great gift for both boys and girls. Also, I am not really sure the recommended age, but I think it is great for all ages.  The pieces are not too small, so great for younger kids... but the different designs you can make would make this great for all ages.
I could totally see this as a great gift to donate to a classroom too!  You know, rainy day recess or even STEM lessons to allow for creativity to see what designs can be made.
I will say that while we both enjoyed them, I would like to eventually add more to our set to allow for us to build bigger things.  (This made for a great mother / son bonding time one afternoon!)

This is a great gift to add under the tree this year.  Maybe a great set to have at home and then gift another to leave at the grandparents as well?  

8.12.16

Skin Care makes great Stocking Stuffers @belliskincare

I know that in some houses Santa fills the stockings for the kids.  Other houses use the stockings to be cute places to put smaller gifts for all of the family members.  If you are looking for a great stocking stuffer for any of the females in your life, why not look at giving them a gift of great skin care??  Belli Skin Care is great for expecting moms and new moms, but it doesn't mean that it isn't great for those of us that have kids a little older.   I mean, hey, I still use "baby" products on my children and neither think they are babies now.  (1 going on 21 and 7 going on 27) 


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Eye Brightening Cream - Say good riddance to dark under eye circles and puffiness.  MSRP $39.00 for .5 oz. 

Anti-Blemish Facial Wash - A pure face wash that leaves skin clear and refined, without over-drying or irritation.  MSRP $22 for 6.5 oz

Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator -  Use this lotion morning and night and enjoy an antioxidant boost of vitamin C and grapeseed oil for radiant, healthy-looking skin.   $32 for 1.5 oz.


Like I said, my youngest is 1.5 years old and while I am not a "new mom" I do love to pamper my skin from time to time. (Not as much as I should, but hey, I have to start somewhere, right?)  I love that these products are not heavy on the skin.  They also don't have these strong smells that might aggravate your skin.  They are perfect for moms with babies on the way, moms that are nursing, moms that have kids and even people without children. It just goes to show this is safe to use on ALL skin types.  Belli has products for the mom to be such as Stretchmark Minimizing Cream, but also has products for those not expecting such as those I mentioned above.  Take a look at all that Belli Skin Care has to offer, I am sure you will find the perfect gift for a loved one (and a couple for you as well!)

About Belli (from thier site):
Ingredient Safety
Belli is Picky for a Purpose to give you peace of mind. Every Belli product is allergy tested, free of paraben preservatives, phthalates, and artificial dyes or fragrances, and made in the USA. Our founders carefully reviews published medical studies to try and avoid ingredients with known links to birth defects or miscarriage or that could be harmful if passed through breast milk.

7.12.16

Celebrate 70 Years with Giveaway & Goodies @Tervis

Looking for a little festive shopping??  Head to any Tervis store on December 10th for their 70th Year Celebration!!!  (Local to Atlantic Station?  Remember they recently just opened one there!) 
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Tervis Celebrates 70 Years with Giveaway & Goodies!

Tervis, the American drinkware company, is celebrating their 70 anniversary!

Join them Dec. 10th at any of their 46 company stores, including the one at Atlantic Station in Atlanta,  from 10am - 2pm for a giveaway, refreshments and amazing deals!

The first 25 customers will receive a free 70th anniversary commemorative tumbler. These are limited edition designs that replicate the look of the original designs from 1946.

Select tumblers will also be available for only $7, along with complimentary holiday snacks and beverages.

Address: Atlantic Station: 264 19th Street NW, Suite #2100-A      


You can also visit online at www.tervis.com 

A tale as old as time... #BeautyandtheBeast #JBGiftGuide16

I might not be the one to call if you want to win any trivia on any Disney Princess questions, but I do have a few that I know and love.  Beauty and the Beast is an insant classic and I start singing the songs in my head as soon as I hear the title!  Remember, I am in my late 30's so it has been a minute since I have seen many of the Disney Classics that I could never talk my son into watching.  That is alright though, because Savannah will get to watch them all and (hopefully) fall in love with them like I did!  
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Like I said, I love these classics and you better believe that we will be stocking our home DVD collection with them in hopes that I can share the love and memories with Savannah as we enjoy watching these together.
Beauty and the Beast was such a great movie.  I loved the songs and the whole thing was just beautifully put together. I think my favorite part has always been  seeing Mrs. Potts and Chip!!! Something  about them, they are just too cute! 


From DISNEY STORE:
Cast a spell on your imagination and embark on an epic adventure with Belle, our brave and independent heroine, the Beast, who has the heart and soul of a prince, the music you'll never forget and all the fun characters you love. Plus, never-before-seen bonus extras reveal Walt Disney's first inspiration for the cherished classic.

Create magical memories when you share this beloved story and its Academy Award (1991: Best Music, Original Song - Beauty and the Beast, Original Score) winning music with everyone in your family! Part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection.


So, I must ask.
Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
What is your favorite song from Beauty and the Beast?

5.12.16

Catch a ride with Po at #AdventuretoSanta

Have you been to see Santa yet?  We were invited to go and check out the Adventure To Santa at North Point mall here recently and we had a great time.  Broxton was in school, so Savannah and I headed out for a "girls" trip. Have you ever heard of Adventure to Santa?  It really is pretty cool!!!!



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Like I said, it is Adventure to Santa and the one here in Atlanta is at North Point Mall.  The Adventure to Santa is tied in with Dreamworks Pictures and this year we had the chance to catch a ride (well, drive it actually!)  with Po from the Kung Fu Panda movies.
If you have been here a while, you might remember last year was with Shrek and Savannah was NOT a fan of the sleigh ride. This year she LOVED the sleigh and was holding her hands up and clapping!  You see, this Adventure to Santa is so much more than just going to see Santa.  You get there and you get to see Po.  (It is a statue, so don't go thinking you can chat a while with him.)  Then you head on in for the Adventure. You get to practice driving the sleigh on the tablets they have inside.  Then, you jump on the sleigh and off you go. I guess its easy to say it is sort of 4-d.  The sleigh doesn't actually move or anything, but you get the simulation like it is with the images on the screen and it shaking.  Then you go out into the next room and get to make a custom greeting card on the tablet if you like.



Finally, you get to see Santa!
Last year Savannah FREAKED out with the jingle bells ringing, so I asked them to put them away so we could try a different approach this time around.  They were eager to make this the best experience ever, so they let me know the reindeer were tied up and wouldn't be making any noises!  


Surprisingly, she did not scream or cry. She just sat there with a stone cold face watching the camera. (She tends to do the same thing when we go for professional pictures.)  Santa was great. He was very patient with her and even tried to get he laughing.  She was not having it, but he did try to get the photographer to get a couple good shots of her looking at him.  He must be a pro at this, as he was really awesome with her. 


Since it is tied in with Dreamworks, they have several of the dreamworks movies items for sale.  She was given panda ears and a baby panda from them and of course that made for a happy baby girl!  

Once it was over, she was ready to go back through it all again!   We had a great time and were very thankful for the invitation to come and check it all out.
If you're looking for a great Santa, make sure you look at the Adventure to Santa experience.
 
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