Choose your artificial Christmas trees wisely

Now that you have made a decision to purchase artificial Christmas trees from the wide variety found in the market, what do you do next? How can you make the right decision on purchasing the best artificial Christmas tree which will be able to find a place in your house?

Well, the first thing that you do is to go online and check out the different brands that are selling the artificial Christmas trees. Find out the ones that have a good reputation, and go through a few customer reviews. Of course, this will lead to the natural selection of a few brands that not only stand out from the crowd, but also ensure that you can get the maximum benefit when purchasing those products.

If possible, get yourself to a store that sells the best artificial Christmas trees and have a look at the quality of the product in question. That way, with proper physical interaction, you would be able to see the quality of the product which will adorn your house during the holiday season.

The next thing for you to do is to fix a budget and stick to it when purchasing the artificial Christmas trees. Of course, the flexibility of $ 20 is necessary in order to purchase a product that justifies the excessive cost. However, anything more than that and you are setting yourself up for a hard time in the Christmas season.

KID LICKS EDIBLE ORGANIC NAIL POLISH REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

Take a look at our Kid Licks Edible Organic Nail Polish Review and Giveaway!

I love how you can be on opposite ends of the world and still meet and strike up conversations with people on social media. It’s almost as if it makes the world just a little bit smaller. Well this is exactly how I met Audrey, the co-owner of Kid Licks edible nail polish. Just a random Facebook chat that turned into an opportunity to review this amazing product that both she and her husband worked together to create. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to try it for my Miss Fashionista – seeing that she needs to repaint her fingernails and toenails at least twice a week! It’s a great product! Interested in learning more? Scroll down for our Kid Licks edible organic nail polish review and giveaway details. Here’s to another We Love Wednesdays Giveaway!!!

Kid Licks Edible Organic Nail Polish Review and Giveaway

 

Brief History of Kid Licks

 

Audrey and her husband Josh tell of how they first came up with the idea of edible nail polish. Their oldest daughter began to have an interest in nail polish but noticing how many unhealthy chemicals that were in the products available; they wondered if it was possible to create an organic nail polish out of fruit and vegetables. After multiple tries, they came up with three successful organic, non GMO, and vegan nail polishes for nails of all sizes. Yes, parents, this includes you! Currently, you can purchase Beet Red, Sour Carrot Orange, and Barley Grass Green but it seems like they have more in the making and I’m pretty excited about that!

How Does It Work?

 

You apply Kid Licks nail polish the same way that you would apply any other nail polish. The difference is that instead of a strong “open-every-window-in-the-house” type of smell, you have a light fragrance (depending on which polish you’re using) that goes away fairly quickly. Due to the fact that there all-natural ingredients used in the polish, it is recommended to store in the refrigerator after each use. To remove, rub under running water. They suggest to use a little elbow grease and, considering that you don’t want it to come off right away, a little extra rubbing seems like a good trade. Especially because it would mean not having to worry about nail polish remover!

Do You Eat the Nail Polish?

 

Ummm… no. The point is that this “edible” nail polish is not harmful to your child if they put their fingers in their mouth, but I wouldn’t recommend planning a snack around it. lol!

Did We Like It?

 

Yes! From the moment that I opened the package and saw the cute little bottle of Beet Red nail polish to reading the great ingredients and hearing Audrey and Josh’s story. My positive opinion just grew from there. We opened the bottle and were surprised by the smell. I’m so used to bracing for the chemical smells (even other kid-friendly nail polishes we’ve used have a slight chemical smell), but Miss Fashionista thought this smelled like berries and I picked up smoky bbq fragrance. I have no idea where I got bbq from… The polish was thick and easy to apply. Just a small amount is needed, which is nice because the bottle is small. You really feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. The Beet Red edible nail polish dried after about 3 – 5 minutes (we did a double coat) and still maintain a nice finish. We really liked it! The only concern that I have is that it is water soluble. While great for removal, this poses a potential problem when you’re washing your hands often but are not trying to remove the polish yet.

 

How Did the Beet Red Edible Nail Polish Taste?

 

Miss Fashionista said it tasted like bbq (maybe picking up the slight smoky aroma… or just from what I’d previously said), but I couldn’t taste a distinct flavor. It wasn’t bad and didn’t have me gagging, but neither did I want to eat it off my fingers. A good balance, I’d say. If you’re child puts their fingers in their mouth, they’re not getting harmful chemicals or a disgusting taste but neither are they encouraged to scrap it off their nails because it tastes so delicious. Lol!

 

Would I Purchase This Edible Nail Polish?

 

Fortunately, we were able to try this product out for free in order to write this review. However, I would purchase this edible nail polish. For the simple peace of mind in knowing that my daughter can express her fashion sense and personality without worry about harmful effects that can come from using chemical-filled products. And with it being only $13 for an organic, vegan, non-GMO, and cruelty-free bottle of nail polish; I’d say it’s definitely worth trying out.

 

Giveaway Time!!!

 

Now that I have raved about Kid Licks Organic Edible Nail Polish, I want to give you an opportunity to try it for FREE! Thanks to Audrey and Josh, we have a free bottle of Kid Licks Organic Edible Nail Polish to give to one awesome viewer. Will it be you? I sure hope so!

This giveaway is simply a way for us to say “Thank You” to our subscriber friends. So, if you’re interested in subscribing and becoming apart of The Little Tourist family, enter your name and email address in our lovely giveaway box!

Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it’s the beginning of the weekend, but lately Fridays has turned into family baking/making day! At first it was Finger-Licking Powdered Donut Puffs and the latest is our Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip. One thing I can say is that both of these food projects turned out deliciously!

We made our own homemade strawberry vanilla yogurt dip to go with our fruit kabobs. Of course, you don’t have to use the dip, but it is a nice added touch. Fruit skewers or fruit kabobs are really easy to make and only require fruit and skewer sticks. This recipe is great for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Holidays, Parties, and almost any other special occasion you can think. Or you can do what we did and just make it because you feel like it!

Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip

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what you need:

  • Fruit Kabobs
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Mini cookie cutters
  • Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip
  • 1 c. Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 c. Fresh Strawberries

 

what to do:

Open the packages of your grapes and strawberries and wash thoroughly

We like to use all natural fruit and vegetable wash

Set aside

Grab a sharp knife and cutting board that you can use for the watermelon and cantaloupe

Cut horizontally on both of these fruit

Once the watermelon and cantaloup has been completely sliced, use your mini cookie cutters to make shapes

These decorative pieces of fruit will go on your fruit skewers

Slice the washed strawberries in half (you can leave them whole, but they can get a bit heavy)

Now that everything is prepped, all that’s left to do is to put together the kabobs

The children really enjoy this part – they can make patterns or fill the skewer with their favorite fruit

For the yogurt dip, simply pour 1 cup of strawberries and 1 cup of yogurt into a blender

Mix until fully combined, but don’t over whip

Pour into a bowl and set it next to your fruit kabobs for easy dipping!

 

lil’ extras:

These fruit kabobs are just a nice variation of a fruit salad and can be added to any meal

Enjoy a frozen yogurt recipe? Pour our Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt into a popsicle molds for a cold treat

You can use greek yogurt, low fat yogurt, or any yogurt brands for this yummy dip!

Melt some chocolate and use that as your fruit dip!