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Dungeon Escape – A Fantasy Game You Can Play With Kids

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From Twizz Entertainment comes a really cool very fun card game, Dungeon Escape which is described as memory with a twist. The artwork is amazing and it’s easily a game that anyone can play. It’s got a nice simple gameplay and gorgeous artwork. For $20 you can get a physical copy of the game. Look at the cool stuff for the game:

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I really love the idea of a very simple game, with a twist. If you’re someone who loves playing games but don’t have a lot of similarly minded people a game like this would be great for them. I’ve found that muggles (i.e. non-hardcore geeks) like simple games. Anthony, the designer, actually was inspired to make this game to have a game that his wife would like to play. If you want an overview of how to play check it out here:

Check out the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vampires/dungeon-escape-a-classic-game-of-memory-with-a-twi-0

Christina Hendricks and Farbod Barsum

LOS ANGELES – August 20, 2012 – Christina Hendricks carried her one-of-a-kind Farbod Barsum handbag this afternoon on Melrose Place. The Mad Men actress enjoyed a sunny afternoon shopping with her “Isabella” tote, $23,980.

Launched in 2010, Farbod Barsum is an industry leader creating handcrafted wearable art in beautiful, exotic skins. Using only the finest materials, his commitment to quality shows through the attention to detail given to each and every design. Other celebrity fans include Heidi Klum. http://www.farbodbarsum.com

Taking Care of Your Clothes With Downy, Bounce and Janie Bryant from Mad Men

Downey Wrinkle Releaser

I’m horrible when it comes to taking care of my clothes. I dump them all in together, wash them cold and HATE ironing. SO I was very excited when I was offered “The FabricCare Guide” by costume designer, Janie Bryant, who is best known for her work on Mad Men.

A page from the Fabric Guide by Janie Bryant

The guide is a beautifully illustrated book with illustrations and pictures of garments from the show. There’s even tiny fabric swatches! If you want first class advice on how to take care of your own clothes like a pro (or just want a really fun Mad Men tie in) check out the downloadable guide here: www.downywrinklereleaser.com/janiebryant.  There’s also a coupon there so you can try Downy’s Wrinkle Releaser for yourself.

“One thing I’ve always been passionate about is how important presentation is to having great style,” said Bryant. “Looking pressed and polished is often just as important as what you’re wearing and the best way to pull off that look is to know how to take great care of your clothing.”

The advice is tied in with Downy’s new Wrinkle Releaser. For folks like me who hate ironing it’s a welcome relief. You simply spray on, tug and smooth out the serious wrinkles and hang it up. Obviously it’s not a last minute product (unless you’re willing to go out with a damp shirt or pants), but it is a nice alternative to ironing. I used it on a skirt that I had forgotten to hang up immediately out of the dryer and it reduced the visible wrinkles pretty quickly (and I didn’t burn anything down). And, the plus side is it smells great!

I also received a bottle of Bounce’s new ironing spray. It acts like starch, but without the annoying smell or flakes you sometimes get from starching your clothes and ironing. For the times that I do have to iron I’m happy to have this around.

Both are available at big box retailers like Target and Walmart or check your local grocery store.

 

I received  free samples of Bounce Ironing Spray and Downey Wrinkle Release along with a hard copy of “The FabricCare Guide” for free, but all opinions are my own and I do my best to give my honest, amazingly insightful review of any free products I receive.

Wear Your Music Keeps the Music Close at Hand

Wear Your Music Braclets

It’s no secret that I love music. I love live music, recordings and everything in between. It’s not often that I can combine my love of music with fashion, upcycling/recycling AND philanthropy, but with Wear Your Music I totally can.

In a very smart idea, Wear Your Music takes used guitar and bass strings, donated by artists (such as Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson and Bonnie Raitt) and makes them into amazing bracelets. 100% of profits go to a charity selected by the artist. Last year the website donated over $60k!

The guitar bracelets sell for a bit of a range, Ben Harper’s is $150 and Brian May of Queen is $200. Look through the site for more details.

The website also features other items (like 45s made into coasters or custom made record bowls). So be sure to check it out, be fashionable and help out a great cause!

Visit: http://www.wearyourmusic.org

RumbaTime Hosts 1st Annual Celebrity Breast Cancer Charity Auction

Watch brand RumbaTime is hosting its 1st Annual Celebrity Breast Cancer Charity Auction, donating 100% of the proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Zoe, Lisa Rinna, Laila Ali, Faith Evans, Maria Menounos, Ashlan Gorse and Gretchen Rossi have all lent their signature to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

Each celebrity signed a pink RumbaTime VanDam watch which will be auctioned off online at http://shop.ebay.com/rumbatimellc/m.html. The first auction began on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 5pm (EST) and features the autographed pink VanDams which will be available for bidding for 10 days after post date.

Beginning in August, RumaTime joined forces with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s SHOP PINK for Prevention and a Cure Campaign and has donated proceeds of its Original Collection Heart Throb watch generated through online sales (www.RumbaTime.com).

RumbaTime watches are unisex, lightweight and water resistant, perfect from going to the gym to a night out on the town. Starting at only $20, RumbaTime watches make great gifts and are available in a variety of colors including hunter green, red, hot pink, denim, acid green, glow-in-the-dark, orange, purple, baby pink, lilac, yellow, neon blue, black, light blue, white and grey, there’s one to match every style. Celebrity fans include Carolina Herrera, Snoop Dogg, BET’s Terrence J, E! News host Giuliana Rancic, chef Spike Mendelsohn, Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory singer Jordan Pundik. RumbaTime watches are available for online purchase at rumbatime.com and shopbop.com and in-stores at Finish Line, PacSun, MetroPark, Lord & Taylor and Sports Authority, in addition to select Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts and other boutiques nationwide. For more information on RumbaTime watches, please visit www.rumbatime.com.

Get the Look for Less with Hot Kiss


(Celebrities – L to R – Kim Kardashian/Whitney Port/Ashley Tisdale)

Skinny jeans are fairly popular and have been “in” for quite a while. The problem is most of us can’t afford the gorgeous jeans that the celebs wear. Hot Kiss’s latest collection has a nice assortment of affordable and comfortable skinny jeans that can make any gal feel a bit more glamorous without having to break the bank.

Hot Kiss
Style: Dark Blue Viper
Retail: $29
Available: www.hottopic.com

Hot Kiss
Style: Steel Blue Distressed
Retail: $29
Available: www.hottopic.com

Going Back to School in Fashionable Geek-style

If you hadn’t already guessed it the folks here at QuadrupleZ are kind of.. well, geeky. We love TV, movies, comics and everything in between. So it was kind of refreshing to see more and more of our favorite things being accepted by the mainstream of culture. Geek is, in fact, the new chic.

So it was no small surprise when Warner Brothers asked us to talk about the new Supergirl by Nastia clothing collection. The only disappointing fact is this clothing wasn’t around when I was a kid going back to school.

One of the fun parts (at least for me) of heading back to school was getting some new supplies and, of course, some new clothes. So what self-respecting Geek parent isn’t going to check out Supergirl by Nastia at JCPenney for their 4 to 12-year-old girls?

I especially loved these pants! Fashionable super hero wear… where were you when I was starting third grade?

There was also this adorable shirt with a knit shrug:

And, we can’t leave out this awesome hoodie:

Check it out for yourself at your local JCPenney or online at http://bit.ly/b9kJy3.

I have been hired by Warner Bros WB Word division to raise awareness for the Supergirl by Nastia clothing collection. For information on Supergirl by Nastia – in time for back-to-school season, please visit: http://bit.ly/b9kJy3

Nastia Liukin is a Supergirl bringing Super-Fashions to JCPenney

I love strong female characters. It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me. Strong female super heroes? The best.

Girls need great role models. Women who are celebrate for their brains, not just their body. So many women struggle with self-respect and self-image. Finding modern day heroes can be hard. One of those heroes is Nastia Liukin, gold medal winning gymnast. Nastia Liukin is currently unveiling her new clothing line at JCPenny. Partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Comics, and JCPenney, Supergirl by Nastia offers fashionable clothes for 4 to 12-year-old girls (just in time for back-to-school). The line is available online at jcpenny.com or at your local store.

For those in California, you can meet Nastia at the JCPenney at the Glendale Galleria. Nastia will make a special appearance at this year’s Supergirl Jam set to take place on August 22 in Venice Beach, CA. Or on August 28th in Orlando, Florida at the Florida Mall.

The line will retail from $20 – $38, making it affordable and exciting for girls to style themselves like a Supergirl.The collection will include active fleece, dresses and tunics, knit pants, signature Supergirl tees, dancewear, fashion leggings, shrug tops and more.

Follow Nastia on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NLiukin

I have been hired by Warner Bros WB Word division to raise awareness for the Supergirl by Nastia clothing collection. For information on Supergirl by Nastia – in time for back-to-school season, please visit: http://bit.ly/b9kJy3