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The Bodyguard the Musical Delivers an Epic Performance

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Autos, Entertainment, Kia, Theatre | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue/vehicle provided by Kia I have grown up going on a regular basis to see performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The creativity of the artists I have watched perform over the years made me fall in love with the arts, and then become an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts. Every time that I see a performance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, I am blown away, especially when seeing The Bodyguard the Musical. We went to see the performance earlier in the week, and I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that the film which the musical is based on was one of my mom’s favorite movies as a teenager, and so I knew that it was going to be something...

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My Teen Invisalign Consultation

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Invisalign | 0 comments

 “My mom is a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and I have received complimentary treatment.” My older brother has had Invisalign® clear aligners for about a year and a half and watching him wear them has made me want them so badly. I have been able to watch his smile transform over the past year without any pain or inconvenience from traditional braces. Since I wanted them so badly so that I can show my teeth when I smile, my mom scheduled me to have a consultation with Dr. Passamano in Irvine to see if my teeth are ready to begin treatment. When I walked into Dr. Passamano’s office, I was super excited to see if I was ready to start Invisalign. I sat in the waiting room as my mom checked me in for my appointment...

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A Dress for Every Occassion at Ever-Pretty

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Fashion | 1 comment

 Sponsored My new favorite clothing company is Ever-Pretty Dresses. Ever-Pretty is a fashion website with some of the cutest dresses I have ever seen. They have so many different styles and prints to choose from and has something for every single occasion. From simple sun dresses to fancy prom dresses, they literally have a dress for everything. It took me awhile, but I was finally able to narrow down my choices to order for the Spring. First I went online and picked the ones I wanted to try on and then went with my mom to the warehouse to see the dresses I picked out. The warehouse isn’t usually open to the public, and I was honored to be invited to see their vast collection of dresses in person. I tried on about eight dresses and loved all of...

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Three Reasons To Get Excited About Starting Invisalign Treatment

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Beauty, Invisalign | 0 comments

  “I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and my son has received complimentary treatment.” My older brother, Andrew, has been in Invisalign treatment for about a year and a half now. I have seen him go through the treatment and I have loved the way it works. When I look at him now, he is always smiling more, and is so much more confident when he talks, or when other people talk to him – I can’t wait to gain the same self-confidence. I recently had my first consultation with Dr. Passamano in Irvine where he inspected my teeth and talked to me about how my Invisalign treatment will go. He shared with me how the Invisalign aligners work and what I could expect during my treatment. My treatment plan is starting with me needing...

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Why Teens Should See The Zookeepers Wife

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest I have been learning about the Holocaust in school and when I saw the trailer for The Zookeepers Wife; I immediately knew that I wanted to see the movie to get a deeper understanding of what the people truly went through. When my mom told me that she had tickets to the premiere, I immediately knew that I wanted to go with her to see the film. When we took our seats in the theater, I was so excited for the film to start. I had watched the trailer over and over again until I was able to watch the full movie. I love movies that teach me about the history and the world before I knew it. True story films are always the best movies to watch. When the movie started playing, I...

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The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion II Teen Book Review

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Books, Entertainment | 0 comments

 Sponsored by B&H Kids I am a total book worm. I always have a book with me and never leave the house without one. I am always looking for new, exciting books to read. When we received The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion II, I was so excited to open it up and start reading. This book took me about two weeks to read, and I didn’t go anywhere without it. The first thing I read on the cover was that there was a poster inside. I love it when books do this! I read the book until I got to the poster then immediately stuck the poster up on my wall, and kept reading. From the first page, I was immersed into a magical world that the author created. Every chapter introduced a new character, and I...

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Whipped Cream Ballet at the Segerstrom Center

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Entertainment, Events, Theatre | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue I love ballet, and I love going to see it with my Dad. When I was little, I used to take ballet classes, and it was so fun. As the days went on I got busier and busier, and it was hard for me to keep up, so I decided to stop. Since I love ballet so much, I always get excited when the Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosts the American Ballet Theatre. I saw the Nutcracker at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and it was probably one of the best ballets I have ever seen until now. This time I went to see the ballet Whipped Cream and it was fantastic! This ballet was unlike anything I have ever seen before. From the creative costumes to the amazing...

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Lego Ninjago: Masters Spinjitzu Season Six

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 Sample Received Growing up with a little brother that shares a TV with you can be hard sometimes. He always wants to watch his shows, and some of them can be really boring, but others can be really fun to watch. One of the shows that we have grown up watching together is Lego Ninjago. We started watching Lego Ninjago when the series first came out. At that time we were both into lego sets. He liked Ninjago Lego sets, and I liked Lego friends Lego sets. We have probably watched every episode up until season six. We took a break as we both got busy with school and sports. When we received the Lego Ninjago: Masters Spinjitzu season six, I was excited to watch it with him. We used to look at it when we woke up in...

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Belli Skincare Products

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 Sample received One of the hardest things that I struggle with is acne. I do not have terrible acne, but I am always looking for ways to make it better. Recently, my mom received products called Belli Skin Care. The products are designed for pregnant women, but since my mom isn’t having a baby, she wasn’t going to use them. If the product is gentle enough for a pregnant woman’s skin, I figured that it would be gentle enough for my young skin. I was happy with the face kit I was using, but I decided that it couldn’t hurt to try a new product. I started using it, and I saw results in the first few days. There is really no steps to this process. They have multiple products, and the ones I used were Facial Hydrator, Facial...

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Books, Entertainment | 26 comments

 Sample received I love to watch and read Marvel Comics. Growing up with two brothers there has always been Marvel Comic books all over my house and a Marvel movie always playing on the television. It is rarely I read or look at a Marvel movie about a girl, so when I found out about the book The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World I was stoked! I literally grabbed the book and started reading it the first minute I received it. From when I first started the book I couldn’t stop reading it! I took it everywhere with me. It wasn’t just the storyline that kept me going, but it was the vivid details. After I had turned every page, there was another amazing twist. One of the main reasons I love The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is because...

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Moto Racer 4 Video Game Review

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Tech | 1 comment

 Sample received Growing up with two brothers has made me play a lot of video games in the past. It is rare that I find a video game that I like and then one day my younger brother asked me if I wanted to play Moto Racer 4. Of course, I said yes, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. My brother turned on the X-box One and set up the game for us. We started playing the game, and it was so much fun! We challenged each other on different levels and raced to see who could make it to the top first! Out of all the video games, I played (there is a lot) this one definitely makes my list of the top ten. We played for a really long time, even though it only felt like...

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Inspiring Ali Stroker Performs with OCSA Students

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Education, Entertainment, Theatre | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of OCSA Last week I had the opportunity to have a one-on-one interview with Ali Stroker at Orange County School of the Arts (OSCA). My mom and I attended the “Performing with the Pros” showcase performance at OCSA featuring Ali Stroker. Ali Stroker had been working with the students in the showcase for weeks leading up to the performance by sharing her talents and inspiring the group of students to reach for their dreams. Ever since I was ten, I have been watching Glee and The Glee Project, so I was so excited to meet Ali Stroker in real life and not just on a television screen. In case you don’t know Ali Stroker is, she is the first ever Broadway star in a wheelchair, and she also stars in multiple shows. When we...

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Organic Super Food Face Mask

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Beauty | 0 comments

 Sample Received Ever since I have entered my tween/teen years, I have been caring a lot more about my face and skin. My favorite way to take care of my face is by using masks. I think masks are the best way to cleanse and hydrate your skin. Over this winter my face has been extremely dry, that is why I turned to the InLight Organic SkinCare Products. When my mom showed me their products, I was so excited to use one of them. We both settled on ordering the Super Food Face Mask. When the face mask came in the mail, I was overly happy. You are probably thinking “Why would she be so happy about a face mask?” but you will get the same feeling when you order yours. We took a couple of pictures and then...

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Ronja the Robber’s Daughter on Amazon

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Early screening provided I love anime movies! When my mom got a pre-screening of Ronja the Robber’s daughter, I was a little confused at first. First of all, I have never heard of this series and was excited to watch something new. And second, of all, I was happy that it is anime because you can never go wrong with anime. We received the first 16 episodes, and I couldn’t wait to watch them all. When I started the series, I was immediately into it. You can watch Ronja live her life from when she is a newborn baby to when she gets older. She faces many challenges but goes on mind-blowing adventures. One of the reasons I love this series is because it is relatable to real life situations. She meets people she likes and people she dislikes...

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The Magic of Matilda the Musical

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Entertainment, Theatre | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue Ever since I was about five, I started watching the movie “Matilda.” I watched it at home, at my Grandparent’s house and I would bring it to my friend’s houses with me. When I was old enough to read chapter books, one of the first books I read was Matilda. I have literally grown up with Matilda, so when I went to see the Nutcracker, and I saw that they were going to make a musical out of Matilda, I was so excited that when I got home, I quickly asked my mom if we could go. When we got to the theater, I was so excited, but unfortunately on opening day they had some technical difficulties and the show was canceled. I was upset at first, but my mom reassured...

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What Teens Think of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Coming to Netflix

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 My mom is a member of the Netflix Stream Team When I was in the fifth grade, I started reading the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. When I read the first book, I instantly had to read all of them. I was lucky to have the whole series at my school library. The first thing I did when my friend told me about the series is go and check out the entire collection. When I heard they were making a Netflix series, I was so happy. I have been counting down the days until the series comes out. When my mom told me, that Netflix sent her a pre-screening of the first episodes I was literally dying to watch it. When my brother called me downstairs to watch it, I practically fell down the stairs, trying to...

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Tales of Sasha Children’s Books

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Books | 0 comments

 Review copy provided I love to read! When my mom got the Tales of Sasha books, I was a little worried. Fairy Tales are not right up my alley. Since my brothers are boys, they didn’t want to read them, and I can never let a book go to waste, so I decided to read them. When I first started reading the books, it’s like I couldn’t stop! The first chapter left me wanting to know what was going to happen next. The storyline is fantastic! I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but Sasha the horse had one big secret to share with all of you fantasy seekers. The Tales of Sasha will be on my bookshelves so I can re-read them whenever I feel like reading a good book. Tales of Sasha has you fooled by...

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The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Entertainment, Theatre | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue Ever since I was little, I have loved watching the Nutcracker. I love to go with my grandma every single year. When I was little, I was a ballerina, and I enjoyed watching all of the people dance around the stage. Once of my favorite venues to see the Nutcracker is at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. I have seen it as many different places, but the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is by far my favorite. As the holiday season was approaching, I couldn’t wait until the day that I would get to see the Nutcracker with my grandma at the Segerstrom Center. When we first arrived at the Segerstrom Center, the first thing we did was run upstairs and grab a picture at the really cool photo opportunity....

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Morning Yoga at Tenaya Lodge

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Travel, Yosemite | 0 comments

 We stayed as a guest of the venue During my stay at Tenaya Lodge, I woke up early and got to take a morning yoga class. There is literally no better way to start the day than with relaxing your body. Yoga is something that I really enjoy doing to calm my senses and forget about all of the chaos of the real world. When my mom told me I was going to be doing yoga while in Yosemite, I couldn’t wait! When I got up in the morning, I put on my yoga pants and headed down to Ascent Spa. When I was at the spa, I went to a mat and started doing some easy yoga poses. Once the class had begun, I was in my own little world of yoga. The instructor had us doing basic...

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Moana Teen Movie Review

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Disney, Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 I saw the movie as a guest of Disney Ever since I was young, I have loved Disney Princesses! My whole world revolved around them, and now that I am an older I still love them! When Frozen came out, I was so happy. I had to get all of the Frozen toys and gizmos. I even had three Elsa costumes! When I heard about Moana, I could not wait, and I was hoping it would be amazing just like Frozen. I heard about Moana about three months before it was going to come out. I was so bummed that it wouldn’t be coming out for a while, but then the very next day, Disney sent me the Moana book! I immediately started reading it, and I fell in love. It took me about a two weeks to read...

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