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February 28, 2013

New D23-Exclusive Borders Available from Disney's PhotoPass

D23 Members now have a whole new way to commemorate those priceless vacation memories while showing their loyalty and pride for Disney's official fan club.  New D23 inspired borders are available and can be added to your photos by visiting the PhotoPass website.  The new midnight blue border features D23 Mascots, Chip and Dale.

Can't wait to try this out on my upcoming visit to Disneyland!

Photo Courtesy of Disney

Theme Park Threads Thursday: Marvelous Minnie

Hope you guys will enjoy my all new Theme Park Threads Series which will 
feature cute, park-worthy looks each Thursday!  We all know the key to an enjoyable 
day of park hopping is COMFORT but comfy CAN be cute and I am scouring the web
 to bring you some ideas to work with on your upcoming vacation to the Disney Parks
or any destination!

Disney Theme Park Look: Marvelous Minnie

February 27, 2013

Vault 28 to Celebrate the Premier of the Beautifully Disney Cosmetic Line

OMGOSH... I am beyond excited for this weekend's launch of the official Disney Parks cosmetic line Beautifully Disney which is set to hit select stores at Disneyland and Walt Disney World THIS weekend.  Details as to the specifics of this new venture have not yet been released but boutiques at both resorts have several surprises in store for guests who are present during Saturday's official launch events.  I do know from a posting on the Disney Parks Blog that it seems the collection will include some palettes which have become my new obsession.  I have several palettes from Too Faced and I just can't go back to a la carte products.

My absolute favorite Disneyland shopping locale, Vault 28 in Downtown Disney, will be celebrating the exciting unveiling of Beautifully Disney with makeup artists and nail technicians on hand to provide mini-makeovers and tips  on how to perfectly apply the new color palettes.  The event will take place at Vault 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  and for a limited time, guests will be able to snag these new products with a great deal: Spend $40 on select items and you can purchase a Beautifully Disney Compact for only $10, a savings of $6.95.

The fun is not limited to the Disneyland Resort as guests of Walt Disney World can attend the Beautifully Disney launch at Tren-D in Downtown Disney from 11-3 as well!

OPI Celebrates Disney's Oz with 6 Limited Edition Polishes

Well, I guess now's a good time to admit that I am a bit of a nail polish freak.  I almost always have at least two shoe boxes full of my favorite shades, even if I can't seem to find the time for a manicure these days as a homeschooling Mom to a Kindergartener.  When I found out about the all new OPI collection inspired by Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful, I was pretty darn ecstatic and anxious for the release of the line.  As you can see below, the colors are amazing and certainly representative of the feel and theme of the movie. 

I'm very interested to test out the groundbreaking "Liquid Sand" technology which will be available in the shade What Wizardry is This...very intriguing, so read more about it below!  I think this will be my new Go To shade, as I like dark, rich nail color!  OPI continues to be my nail polish brand of choice because the products do not contain DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde which makes them more healthy and environmentally friendly.

The original Wizard of Oz has always been one of my favorite films so you can imagine my  excitement of the marriage of Oz and Disney.  I think it's a match made in Heaven and I hope you'll go check out Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful when it hits theaters March 8th.

OPI announces the launch of six limited edition nail lacquers and a new Liquid Sand shade, inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful.  With an all-star cast that includes James Franco and Michelle Williams, this highly-anticipated film opens in theaters on March 8, 2013.  

OPI is very excited to take this fantastical journey with Disney,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Inspired by the magic of Oz The Great and Powerful, this SoftShades collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from glittery shades packed with white, gold and silvery iridescent confetti – Lights of Emerald City, When Monkeys Fly! andWhich is Witch? – to soft neutrals in white, beige and pink – Don’t Burst My Bubble, Glints of Glinda and I Theodora You.

“The new Liquid Sand nail lacquer – What Wizardry is This? – features OPI’s groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle,” adds Weiss-Fischmann.  “This rich taupe hue was designed for James Franco’s character, the great Wizard of Oz, and is sure to make a bold statement this spring.” 

With a mix of soft crème and warm glitter shades, the line is ideal for layering to create rich, complex looks. In addition to the Liquid Sand nail lacquer in What Wizardry is This?, the promotion includes: 

Lights of Emerald City
White confetti adds city girl flair and style to nails.

Don’t Burst My Bubble
Don’t wake me...I’m dreaming about puffy clouds of white.

When Monkeys Fly! 
I’m simply bananas for this gold confetti. 

Glints of Glinda
Only a good witch could turn beige from meek to chic.

Which is Witch?
Is this silver glitter with iridescent sparkle or the other way around?

 I Theodora You
 This adorable, sheer pink is bewitching on you.

 What Wizardry is This?
A rich taupe.

As with all OPI nail lacquers, the shades inspired by Oz The Great and Powerful contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.This limited edition promotion will be available beginning March 2013 at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail for each nail lacquer.For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan! 

ABOUT Oz The Great and Powerful
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

February 22, 2013

Limited Time Magic for Disneyland Annual Passholders

As an Annual Passholder, I have to say that I LOVE the passholder exclusive perks offered throughout the year!  From discounts special events, there's always something to make me feel extra special!  THIS is the year of those perks because Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic means there are lots of surprises in store!  Who knew a tiny little card could be such a BIG deal!?

Next Wednesday, February 27th, Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders will be pixie dusted with some Limited Time Magic.  For day night only, Disneyland Park will offer exclusive screenings of Peter Pan, in celebration of the film being offered on Blu-Ray and HD Digital for the first time!

In addition, Fantasyland will remain open for 2 extra hours so Passholders can enjoy select attractions after the park has closed to regular guests!

Movie screenings will take place in the Opera House on Main Street USA at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00.  Fantasyland will stay open for the exclusive enjoyment of Annual Passholders from 8:00-10:00 and the available attractions include:

  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Snow White's Scary Adventures
  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey
  • King Arthur Carousel
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
If you plan to attend this amazing event, there is a protocol you'll need to be aware of as there will be no advanced registration.  Annual Passholders may begin registering at 10:00 am on the 27th at the Opera House on Main Street USA. Every guest (3 and older) who wishes to participate MUST be a current Annual Passholder.   You must also have your Annual Pass with you and you may be asked for ID.  It is recommended that your entire party register together.

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a wristband that will serve as your "ticket" into both the movie screening and Fantasyland Afterhours event.  Space is limited so it's best to arrive early not only to register, but to the events themselves as wristbands do not guarantee admission.