Back-To-School 2017 Product Guide

Back-to-School is fast approaching and parents or college students are already preparing for the school year. The first day of school is always one of the most important days of Back-To- School. I recall everyone on the first day of school looking dapper with their new clothes and showing off their new technology for the year.

Below is a list of unique products to check out for Back-To-School to make sure you are stunn’ on the first day of school! Continue Reading →

SOUL Electronics and Ludacris Debuts Affordable Sport Earphones Plus Back-To-School Giveaway

Today, in collaboration with Grammy award winning artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, SOUL Electronics announced their new FLEX 2 sport earbuds. The FLEX 2 is newest sport Bluetooth earbuds from SOUL Electronics that offers users high performance audio that also has interchangeable 3-way-wear for a comfortable and secure fit that retails for $29.99. Continue Reading →

Back-To-School With Believe In Yourself

Did you know that Back-to-school season is the second biggest shopping season of the year? Per Deloitte it effects 29 million households a year with overall sales up to $27 billion in the US.

Back to school is so stressful on young girls and teens to stay in style. The first day of school is almost like a beauty pageant with peers picking apart your look or style. Continue Reading →

Picture Keeper’s Back to School Giveaway

With the school year fast approaching, the kind people at Picture Keeper  want to be a part of your annual back-to-school shopping. This school season they are doing a Back to School Giveaway. Winners will receive a $300 shopping spree and 16GB Picture Keeper Connect which retails at $119.99. Continue Reading →

KIDZ GEAR WINS DR. TOY’S AWARD 2016 “BEST VACATION CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS”

 

StampI don’t have kids but I have beautiful nieces and an awesome nephew. The inner child in me tested these myself and I was very impressed. The Bluetooth stereo headphones were amazing and I tested how far I could roam from my iPhone with no interruption.

I must admit I love maxing out headphones or earbuds with Rap and these guys held up to the challenge plus they are super durable. They held up to my purse challenge without the cases and the outcome was successful. I have yet to break them!

Huge congratulations to Kidz Gear Wins for Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

Below is the Official Press with more details along with links to their sites. kidz-g

 

September 7, 2016, El Dorado Hills, CA — Kidz Gear™ www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today that their new Kidz Gear Bluetooth™ Stereo Headphones for kids has been awarded Dr. Toy’s Award 2016 “Best Vacation Children’s Products” for their wireless Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for children – the best way to keep kids entertained during vacations. See: http://drtoy.com/Best-Vacation-Toys-of-2016 for award info. 

Outstanding Sound Quality with Comfort & Durability 

Dr. Toy’s Awards were established by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Toy). In presenting the award to Kidz Gear, Dr. Auerbach said, “The latest product from Kidz Gear is the new Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones that are perfect for travel or anytime. These headphones combine outstanding sound quality with comfort and durability. An added feature is a unique removable and versatile Boom Microphone for use when learning a foreign language, taking a test in school, gaming, or Skyping.”

Kidz Gear Encourages Smart Play While on Vacation

Using extensive criteria developed over many years, Dr. Toy’s Awards for “Best Vacation Children’s Products” are carefully chosen from among hundreds of products reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. The criteria includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun. The awards are designed to assist children to play and learn at home with products that support STEAM [science, technology, engineering, arts, and math] and explore nature while on vacation.  “Children learn best through play,” says Dr. Auerbach, “and these ‘Best Vacation Products’ encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play while on vacation.”

“Dr. Auerbach has for some time now led the charge for parent awareness of products that are the best for their children,” said Laurie Peterson, Kidz Gear founder and mom. “We are honored to have received this award from Dr. Auerbach and the like-minded parents at Dr. Toy.”

Kidz Gear headphones are available immediately, with Bluetooth Headphones value priced at only $39.99. Additional Kidz Gear Headphones are available with Wired Headphones and Boom Headphones priced at just $19.99 each. All Kidz Gear products are available directly from Kidz Gear at www.GearForKidz.com, and select retailers and online sites. Kidz Gear also offers a Gear Up For Education! discount available for schools and libraries. For more information on Kidz Gear, see the website: www.gearforkidz.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GearForKidz, and Twitter: @GearForKidz, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

About Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Award:

Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Awards are a balanced selection from large, small, new, and established companies across the U.S., Canada, and around the world, and provide children with exciting new learning tools that help them not only do better in school, but also provide more constructive activities while traveling or on vacation. The award winning products include innovative toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, and many other play products for children of all ages and interests. For more information, see http://www.drtoy.com.

About Kidz Gear — Kidz Gear is the Brand Adults Want and Kids Love

Kidz Gear headphones are not “toys,” but adult products built for kids. Manufactured with the same high-quality, high-performance consumer electronics components found in adult headphones, the Kidz Gear headphones are designed to solve the never-ending battle between a child’s desire for his or her parent’s things and the parent’s fear of them destroying an expensive item. Incorporated in 2001, the San Ramon, California based  Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality but with ergonomic sizes, styles and prices for children. Kidz Gear is the winner of numerous awards and accolades, including the 2016 Inc. 5000 Award for Fastest Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit www.GearForKidz.com, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids!

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Different Ways to Take Your Lunch to School or Work- Geek Style

Since it’s back to school I was looking for unique lunch boxes that are tech designed or oriented for my niece. I was blown away on how many different options and designs on the market for tech geeks. It was almost overwhelming since it’s just not tin lunch boxes anymore (like back in my day) and now have to choose if you want a lunch box, a heated lunch box, bento lunch box, lunch flasks, lunch jars, lunch totes, or lunch pouch. After picking out your new lunch mode transportation THEN you will need to choose design, size, and several other options.

To help my fellow Hi-Tech Chic Geeks and ease some shopping anxiety below is a list of some unique and geeky lunch box options. Please note all specs were derived directly from each companies individual sites and  Amazon.

Electrical Heating Lunch Box by AliExpresslunch box 2

The unique thing about the Electrical Heating Lunch Box by AliExpress that sets it apart from the rest of the other heating lunch boxes is that it’s also stackable.

SPECS:

  • Electrical Heating Lunch Box with a Stainless Steel Heater
  • Comes with a 2 pin power cord
  • Air bleeder for extra ventilation
  • Soup Spoon Storage
  • 2 different compartments inside to separate your food

The Electrical Heating Lunch Box is currently priced for $19.70 and you can purchase it here.

USB Double Heater Lunch Pouch

Lunch pouch

This is ingenious since most technology seems to be able to connect or charge with the USB portale.

SPECS:

  • Powers from USB 5V outlet
  • 27 oz Capacity
  • Double Heater Pouch will keep warm the Bento up to 176 F degree
  • Including Spoon & Folks

The lunch pouch currently costs $60.85 and can be purchased here.

Koolatron LBS-01 Black 12 Volt Lunch Box Stove

Koolatron

This is the Super Man of lunch boxes and the unique thing about this lunch box is you can plug it directly into your wall!

SPECS:

  • Powers from 12V outlet
  • Cooks and warm foods to 300 degree Fahrenheit
  • Plug it into any household outlet with the Koolatron AC adapter

The Koolatron Lunch Box Stove is currently $23.19 and can be purchased on Amazon. Click here to purchase and get more information about the Koolatron Lunch Box Stove.

Zojirushi SL-JAE14SA Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar

Lunch JarI haven’t ever seen a lunch jar in person before but I have seen some of my friends using it for their lunches. Pretty cool concept if you ask me.

SPECS:

  • Round jar with 4 food bowls for hot or cold lunch storage
  • Vacuum-insulated stainless-steel construction keeps food warm
  • Microwaveable bowls measure 15.2, 10.1, 9.5, and 6.8 ounces
  • Easy-to-clean container washes quickly
  • Includes convenient carrying bag for transport
  • Heat Retention After 6 Hours* 153°F
  • Cold Retention After 6 Hours** 50°F

The Zojirushi SL-JAE14SA Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar is priced at $36.99 and you can purchase it here.

Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Food Flask

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Who knew there was lunch flasks, I’ve only heard of flask for liquid beverages!

SPECS:

  • The Food Flask is like a mini-fridge that you can actually carry, small enough to easily throw into a backpack, book bag, or purse
  • The newly designed Food Flask is just the right size for snacks and in-between meal temptations
  • The Food Flask will keep contents hot or cold up to 3 hours. Food Flasks are not microwave safe
  • BPA-Free, 18/8 Stainless Steel
  • Double wall vacuum insulated technology will keep hot foods steaming hot and cold foods chilled and fresh

The Hydro Flask is currently priced at $29.95 and can be purchased here.

Nicole Miller of New York Insulated Lunch Cooler-Argyle 11″ Lunch Tote

Nicole Miller

I fell in love Nicole Miller’s tech accessories 2 years ago at CES. I now have another reason to love Nicole Miller with these vibrant patterned lunch totes.

SPECS:

  • Front of tote has zippered pocket for storage.
  • The insulated area has 2 heavy zipper pulls so that you can open wide.
  • Measurements: 11″ Wide x 9 ” High x 5 ” Deep
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Nicole Miller of New York Insulated Lunch Cooler currently goes for $24.99 and you can either purchase it on the Nicole Miller Online store or click here to purchase on Amazon instead.

LEGO Brick Lunch Box

Lego Lunch

LEGOs will never go out of style for children or adults and this is a cool way to show your LEGO love and also transport your lunch.

SPECS:

  • Genuine LEGO brand 8-knob 2pc lunchbox container
  • Bright colored, durable Polypropylene plastic
  • Food safe, BPA & Phthalate free, Dishwasher safe

The LEGO Brick Lunch Box is available for $9.00 at Walmart. Click here to be directed to Walmart to purchase the LEGO Brick Lunch Box.

Star Wars R2-D2 Bento Lunch Box

R2D2

After attending 2 Comic Cons and E3 this year I was submersed with anything Star Wars related (and I got to play with some light sabers too). Cool thing to note about this is they have light saber chop sticks (sold separately) to go with the Star Wars R2-D2 Bento Lunch Box.

SPECS:

  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
  • 3 containers + rubber band
  • Containers stack on each other, including an air-tight lid
  • R2’s legs secure the containers for a solid closure
  • Top container seal can be used as a round sandwich cutter
  • Middle container has extruded Death Star details for impressing on your sandwich
  • Capacity: Top container 9 oz. (just over a cup), middle container 14 oz. (1 3/4 cups), bottom container 13 oz. (just over 1 1/2 cups)
  • Materials: Food-safe, BPA-free plastic
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Do not microwave

The Star Wars R2-D2 Bento Lunch Box is $7.99 and can be purchased on thinkgeek’s site by clicking here.

Nintendo Big Boys’ Pokemon Mini Pokeball Lunch Bag

Pokemon lunch

Pokemon exploded even more this year with the Pokemon Go game and what great way to show you are a fanatical than with a Pokemon Lunch Bag.

SPECS:

  • Official Licensed Brand New Product.
  • 3D Pokeball Lunch bag with handle
  • Catch all your favorite foods and store ’em in this Poke Ball insulated lunch bag! Zipper closure
  • 9″ diameter

The Nintendo Big Boys’ Pokemon Mini Pokeball Lunch Bag is currently $32.99 and can be bought on Amazon here.

I hope this helps my fellow geeks find the perfect lunch box and Happy Back to School! Good Luck guys!

Back to School Guide – Part Deux

Back to school is quickly coming up and it’s time to buy cosmetics and accessories. To help you all out below is another Back to School guide and Michelle Young’s Daily Skincare Regiment to kick off the new school year right.

Atlas Wallet Case for the iPhone 6S

Atlas

The Atlas by STM is a wallet case for the iPhone with a textured fabric cover to protect from bumps and scratches. One of my favorite features of the Atlas is that the folding cover props the phone up for a stability. Another great features is the integrated card slots for credit cards, ID, or some cash. The Atlas also has micro suction cup closure and microfiber lining protect the screen on your iPhone. The Atlas is currently $34.95 and If you would like more information or to buy the Atlas click here.

Personalcreations.com

Personalization

If you are looking for a backpack and also want to personalize it personalcreations.com is a great site to check out. Personalcreations.com has a large variety of bags from lunch bags to large backpacks to choose from and offer embroidered lettering up to nine characters. Most bags are made with 600-denier polyester, comfort straps and different sizes of pockets for functionality.  Personalcreations.com’s lunch bags and snack bags come with PEVA food-safe wipe-clean lining for easy clean up. To look into the different bags or backpacks for back to school to personalize from personalcreations.com click here.

Peek Cosmetics Matte Lipstick

Peeks

I am a huge fan of matte lipstick it has a great staying factor and the colors are bold which I like. I have yet to find a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out my lips or become flakey.  Peeks Cosmetics offers numerous bold matte colors from bright reds, and blues to nude for an inexpensive $12.  The lipstick formula goes on silky smooth and leaves you with moisturized full-coverage fabulous looking lips. If you would like more information or to purchase Peeks Cosmetics matte lipstick click here.

FAB’s Detox Eye Roller

First Aid Eye

In college I wouldn’t say I crammed at the last minute but I did pull some all nighters studying for an exam or working on a project. As most of you know doing that eventually gives you dark circles under your eyes but I think I found the solution with FAB’s Detox Eye Roller. FAB’s Detox Eye Roller is a metal roller ball that gently distributes lymphatic build-up from underneath the eyes. Within minutes of application, the appearance of the undereye area is improved with more dramatic results over time. For more information or to purchase a FAB’s Detox Eye Roller click here.

Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set

Sephora KIT

The Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set is perfect for a subtle and fresh look for your first day of school.  The makeup set has everything you need in hues of pink plus a cute powder brush.  The Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set is currently $34.00 at Sephora and below is a list of what the kit comes with.

The Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set contains:

  • oz Dandelion Box o’ Powder Blush in Baby-Pink
  • 22 oz Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Soft Pearly Pink
  • oz Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara
  • 13 oz High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter
  • 05 oz Posieblam Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm in Poppy Pink

ActivESSENCE Fragrance Mist

Active mist

Summer time will still be around after the first day of school so I suggest getting a fragrance mist for the hot days. To stay smelling pretty during back to school check out ActivESSENCE fragrance mist. It comes in a variety of scents and last up to 12 hours so you won’t be that person in the room stinking up the place. It is also time released and has a light mist so you can gage how much you need. ActivESSENCE fragrance mist start at $7.99 and can be purchased here.

HALFTEE

Crop

I received 2 HALFTEE samples from HALFTEE to check out. I’m not a half tee type of girl but I gave it a go and every time I wear them people ask where I got them. HALFTEE has a great line of half tees that range from casual to dress and perfect for the summer because the fabric is very comfortable. HALFTEEs are very affordable and can be purchased on their site here. I doubt kids can wear these to school but they are super cute for college students.

VS PINK Collegiate Collection

UT VS

VS PINK has a new Campus and Collegiate Collection includes college branded sports jerseys, athletic-inspired bras, and hoodies ranging from $10 – $70 for the University of Texas and 99 other college campuses. Additionally, the Campus collection has all your school essentials from fun stylist backpack’s to PINK planners. To check out the new Campus and Collegiate Collection or to purchase something from the collection click here.

Michelle Young’s Daily Skincare Regiment

  1. One must establish a daytime program that can remain simple and consistent throughout the winter months. Since the daytime is when we are all exposed to the sun, Young recommends using a good moisturizer with sunscreen such as Eminence Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30 , or Jane Iredale’s mineral base.
  2. One must apply intuition as night falls. Young encourages us to ask ourselves “What does my skin feel like? What does it need?”. If you find that your skin feels dry, apply a good moisturizer for dry skin like SkinCeuticals New Triple Lipid Restore.
  3. If you find your skin feeling ‘slackened’, use an anti-aging , firming serum, and crème boost collagen. Young also highly recommends using a bamboo firming fluid and firm skin acai moisturizer to see faster results.
  4. Young says to up the exfoliation! The most effective way to keep that ‘fresh skin glow’ is to keep the dead layer off. Microdermabrasion, micro needling and micronutrients give MACRO results! All can treat this at home with ESPA Refining Skin Polish followed by regenerating moisture complex which keeps skin forward facing, smooth and protected.

Good Luck to all those students going back to school and check back for more Back to School products.

Back to School Products for the Fashionista Geek: Young or Seasoned

The first day of school is always fun! Catching up with friends you haven’t seen all summer and sporting some new outfits or tech gear is always good times! This weekend is Texas Tax Free Weekend which is August 5-7, 2016. To help you fashionista geeks out here is a short list of some fashionable and cool technology products for Back to School 2016.

NEW! Hyper-Cotton Quick Dry Performance Sheets

sheett

For those who are moving into the dorms the Hyper- Cotton Quick Dry Performance Sheet Set from bedgear is a quality sheet set that is made from Quick Dry Hyper-Cotton fabric that provides fast evaporation of moisture for cool comfort every hour of the day and night. Hyper-Cotton gives continuous air circulation and brings you natural cotton plus reactive stretch to contour to your body. The sheets have a full-banded elastic Powerband® and are wrinkle and odor resistant.  If you would like more information or would like to purchase the Hyper-Cotton Quick Dry Performance Sheet Set click here.

Hans Swipe and Clean

Hans

Hans is the first dual sided all in one cleaner for your Smartphones, Tablets, and Touch Screens with only 2 steps. On step one users use the “Swipe Cleaning Side” directly on the surface of your device to lift dirt and grime. Step 2 and the last step is to use the “Swipe Polish Side” directly on the surface for a like new shine. Hans is anti-microbial, ecofriendly, small in size to fit in your purse or back pack and creates zero waste.  It’s currently $14.95 and for more information or to purchase a Hans Swipe click here.

Magic Opener Extreme

Magic Opener

The Magic Opener Extreme opens most water bottles from Costco, Walmart, and most convenience stores, all plastic soda bottles, aluminum soda cans, pull tab soup cans, traditional glass bottles and more. Unlike the previous Magic Opener the Extreme has a pet and soup can opener with 4 plastic cap sizes. It is also has magnetic back to hang on your fridge. This is perfect for your dorm rooms since it has multiple uses and compact. It’s currently $24.99 and you can purchase it from here.

 

Wayfair.com

Bean bag

For those moving in to your first dorm room or if your inflatable chair died last semester Wayfair has a great selection of bean bag chairs under $50.00. They also have a back to school sale and promotions with up to %70 off. Wayfair also has a page specifically for those moving into a dorm room.

Choozepacks for Young Fashionistas

Backpack 2

Chooze is a unique kid’s line that allows children to express themselves through their fun and trendy prints. Chooze’s stylish mismatched prints were specifically designed with a child’s creativity and spirit in mind. I also love that every garment is manufactured from vegan materials and shipped in recycled cardboard boxes covered in patterns meant for coloring. My niece who is 8 would love that, she LOVES to color! Chooze currently has a sale on Back Packs and lunch bags on their site which is perfect timing for back to school. Choozepacks are sold at big name retailers including Nordstrom.

BALLISTIC Jewel Mirage Case

BALLISTIC 1

For those who tend to drop their phone a lot or just straight clumsy the BALLISTIC Jewel Mirage Cases are perfect for you and also fashionable. The BALLISTIC Jewel Mirage Case designs have a unique laser etched metal designs and the case is so durable you can drop your phone from up to 6ft with no damages. They also offer a variety of other Ballistic protective cases depending on your style and can be purchased here.

Good luck all my fashionista geeks to a great school year and I will continue to post on Back to School products I review all through August! Stay tuned!