Friday, October 19, 2012


GlassFuzion  is the major supplier of crystal glass nail files in the United States to wholesalers as well as to the general public. The company prides its self in bringing you the finest bohemian crystal glass nail files available. They have everything from small crystal glass nail files to foot spa bar files. They even have great nail file cases and a great smelling foot cream. You can get files with added designs and various color choices.  Prices range from $5.95 to $22.95 all there great files and accessories can be found at All GlassFuzion files are easy to care for they can be sterilized with heat, liquid and UV lighting or simply washing with warm soap and water. Frequent use reduces nail chipping and peeling and you can dip in water to get a flawless finish. You can even use them on artificial nails. 

 received a couple products for this review the first is the 5 1/2 in comet nail file. We got the one with the green Swarovski Crystals on it. It sells for $15.95. They come in other colors and designs, I think they are all beautiful and the quality is amazing.  Its a great file for you manicure box its larger size works well on both fingernails and toenails. The Swarovski crystals are beautiful and have held up well. I usually have a hard time finding a nail file I love. I have very brittle nails that chip easily and I often find my self frustrated with regular nail files. I was excited to try out the GlassFuzion file and wanted to put it to the test. Me and the girls had a manicure pedicure night and we did everyone fingers and toes. It worked so well I was surprised at how smooth my nails turned out after I filed them no chipping or splitting. My mom even loved it and she has hard nails that most files leave rough and unfinished looking. Her nails came out so beautifully that she ordered one for her self and my sisters for Christmas. Cleaning it its so simple and easy, just rinse it under warm water you can even add a little soap if you wish. It comes clean and looks just as new as it did before you filed your nails with it. I love that it wont wear out. I go through regular nail files very quickly. Its amazing to me that I wont have to keep wasting money to buy new files every month. The files are worth the little bit extra that you pay. I would love to have one of the 3 1/2 in files to carry in my purse. I am always needing a file for the girls.

The Spa Bar foot file. AMAZING !!!! the  Spa Bar measures: 6.25"x 1.25"  x 0.25" and sells for  $22.95 and worth every penny. It comes in lots of colors so i am sure you can find your perfect one. I received the green one its a very nice color of green. (I would love a blue one). I have really tested this out with summer ending I have some crazy rough feet.  I admit it my feet take a lot of abuse. They are rough from walking around barefoot and they are calloused from my steel toed work boots. I decided it was time to make my feet soft and smooth again. The Spa bar foot file did the job better than anything I have ever tried before. I have tried the sand paper foot files. The scary cheese grader file that was out on tv a few years a go. Nothing has worked quite like the Spa Bar. Its got two sides one is slightly rougher than the other so you start with it. It will get rid of all the really rough stuff if you feet are really really bad you might have to rinse it off. Then you flip it over to the not so rough side and you finish it off this side smooths out anything that's still left and gives your feet a nice silky smooth feel.  You simply rinse your feet off after that an apply your favorite foot cream. I used Glass fussion's foot cream because they sent me a little sample tub and I am a sucker for trying foot creams.  It smells so good and re-hydrated my tired feet. We all know how tired a moms feet can get and a good foot cream is a wonderful experience at the end of a long day. 

The Hard case is the green tube on top

I also received a Hard Case File Protector they are a hard plastic case that comes in two sizes one fits the 3 1/2 in nail file sells for $3.25 and the other size fits the 5 1/2 in file and sells for $3.75. I got the green one to match the file they sent me. Its a very nice color and fits the file well. I love that I have something to protect my crystal glass nail file if I want to stick it in my purse or makeup bag when I travel. Because this file is defiantly going with me when I leave home I love it so much I wont use anything else now. 
GlassFuzion crystal glass files are wonderful and everything I had hoped they would be. They would be a wonderful gift for any mom or daughter.

Disclosure: I received this product at no cost for review. All opinions are my own or what my kids thought of the product.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Munchkin Math

We got a great opportunity to work with Munchkin Math this month. It happened to be great timing and worked in with what we have been working on for math this month.
Munchkin math offers 3 great DVD's  one teaches how to tell time and is geared for kids ages 2-9 years old. A shapes DVD that helps teach shapes for ages 2-8 years old. There is also a DVD called Counting Money that teaches yup you guessed it how to count money its geared for kids 3-9 years old. Each DVD sells for $19.99 + shipping  or you can get all three for $39.99 + shipping. found hear at

HotRod Princess wanted to show 12:00  

I thought I would start with the Telling Time DVD since my girls are currently watching it for the 5th time today. This is a cute little interactive video that helps your child learn hot to tell time. Wendy Miller the creator of munchkin math teaches rhymes chants and hand movements to help kids learn to tell time. There is also a cute little animated bird named Cuckoo that my girls love. The DVD runs about 29 minutes and my girls have no trouble watching it for that long. They love love love this video and its sticking with them today Snoopy came in singing one of the rhymes from the video 12 is up and 6 is down and here we go around and around !They are both understand what the big hand does and the small hand. The HotRod princess can now tell time on the hour and is improving on telling time on the half hour.  I am so excited that they are both starting to be able to tell time how ever that makes it harder to trick them into going to bed 30 min early.

 Next up is the Counting money DVD. Counting money has been a hard concept for the Hot Rod Princess. This great little video comes with a FREE money worm mat printable that you can print from there site and use along with the video. In this video they learn the value of each coin, as well as essential math concepts. Using great rhymes, chants and hand movements. The auditory, visual and kinesthetic cues help children learn faster and retain information. The girls really enjoy this video too. The Hot Rod Princess gets more out of it than snoopy does at the moment but she still loves singing along and I believe she is absorbing some of the information. The Hot Rod Princess is starting to be able to identify coins and is doing much better with remembering how much some of the coins are worth. Its a great add on to any math curriculum and its fun to watch I keep getting the rhymes stuck in my head. I caught my self at the store check out counter the other day chanting one. This video is 22 min long and a very cleaver way to teach counting money.

The Shapes DVD is just adorable I love the characters Zoid and Pent as they take the girls through the world of shapes. Kids will have fun learning about shapes and math concepts that will forever be part of there lives. Its a catchy video that the girls really do love watching over and over.  The Hot Rod Princess can now identify a trapezoid thanks to the character Zoid that keeps getting trapped by one she thinks its the funnest thing every time he gets trapped. Snoopy's favorite part is the octagon because she likes singing an octagon has 8 8 sides and making the wiggly octopus legs with her arms. They are both recognizing and pointing out shapes in our daily lives. The Hot Rod Princess informed me when we were driving the other day that a stop sign is an octagon and has 8 sides. The shapes DVD  is about 20 min long and like the other two videos they love watching it over and over again.

All three of theses videos are a great investment and worth the price.  We have really enjoyed adding them to our curriculum and they are watched almost daily they girls actually request them and often argue over which one they will get to watch that day. You know its good when your kids beg to watch it.