Alright guys, it has been a few weeks since I ve done a movie report. Between traveling, seeing movies and just enjoying summer, I ve been very busy. I m happy to say, I m back. Over my mini-break, I was able to see a lot of great films. I m still debating on what has been my favorite film this season. Tell me, what has been your favorite movie so far this year? At this point, I can t name just one so I may do a list in a few weeks. In the meantime, the following films will be hitting theaters this Friday. Guardians Read MoreMovie Report: New Releases for the Week of August 1st, 2014 is a post from: Swa-Rai

Yes, the kids are out for summer but that doesn t mean that I don t want the boychild to stop learning. Fact is, kids lose a lot of the information they learned during the school year over summer. So, it s very important to me that I keep his brain twisting and turning. The boychild loves to learn, for him it s not a chore. Actually, the only time I can get him to sit still is when he is learning.  Recently, I ve found shows that help keep the boychild engaged, while teaching him a thing or two. Netflix has shows for kids Read MoreJuly Netflix Report: Class Is In Session is a post from: Swa-Rai

Last month, I told you guys about how much fun we had with the Frito-Lay and Skylanders® “Choose and Name a Hero” campaign. This month, I m back to tell you about how Frito-Lay is giving fans the opportunity to bring Skylanders® characters to life with an amazing augmented reality experience through the free mobile app Blippar.  The Frito-Lay Blippar experience offers families the chance to win exclusive Skylanders® prizes, plus fans will be score unique Skylanders® content that’s fun for the whole family! How cool is that?? A chance to see your favorite Skylanders® characters in action!! I know the boychild is Read MoreFrito-Lay and Skylanders & Back To School Giveaway #BTS is a post from: Swa-Rai

Looking for a nail polish collection that s going to blow your socks off this summer? Ok, sandals but you get my point! Then the new Zoya Magical Pixie Summer Collection is going to be your best friend. This three polish collection is the perfect mix of fun and sparkle needed to get you through the summer months. Now we can finally take a break from neons and actually try a few toned down shades that still pack a big punch. The collection includes (from L to R): ZP761 Bar: Nude Topaz Magical Pixie. ZP762 Ginni: Pink Tourmaline Magical Read MoreBeauty Report: Zoya Magical Pixie Summer Collection is a post from: Swa-Rai

Concert season is in full swing, and there is nothing more important than not only looking good but feeling good. For me, I feel most confident when I m comfortable. Don t get me wrong, I love dressing up but there are those moments when I want to pull out the flats and enjoy all that summer has to offer. When it comes to attending summer concerts my philosophy has all ways been keep it simple. I prefer throwing on a sexy short dress, accessories, cute sandals and my secret weapon shapewear! Now don t get me wrong, I know plenty of ladies prefer Read MoreSummer Concert Fashion with Maidenform is a post from: Swa-Rai

This summer has been all about making memories with the boychild! We ve done everything under the sun and still have a lot more to do. As the boychild s mother, I ve had a blast re-living my childhood through his eyes. Whether we are on the go, or at home we are always looking for something to do. Recently, I surprised the boychild to a water fight; the only thing I told him was to go put on some play clothes and shoes and head outside. Growing up, I always wanted a Nerf Super Soaker but my grandmother would never buy me Read MoreSwa-Rai Mommy: Nerf Rebelle vs. Nerf Super Soaker is a post from: Swa-Rai

Recently, I was sent the new L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation for review. I m not a foundation kind of girl, I try to avoid it at all cost but my little sister was looking for a boost. So I decided to let her do this review. She s like me so she loves trying new products, especially products that will help with her acne-prone skin. So we put L Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation to the test, see how it stacked up below.  The application process was fairly simple, all she needed was a foundation brush. Put a little dab on your Read MoreBeauty Report: L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation is a post from: Swa-Rai

I can t lie before seeing Janelle Monae at Essence Fest, I never really listened to her music. After seeing her put on a live show, I quickly became a fan. A week after I got home, I got yet another chance to see Janelle Monae perform live at the Chicago Taste with the Illinois Lottery for their #APMusic Series. I d never been to a concert at the taste so this was a new adventure for both me and my friend. I usually don t like going to concerts during the Taste because of the heat and all those people but this Read MoreIllinois Lottery #APMusicSeries featuring Janelle Monae is a post from: Swa-Rai

Alright guys, the boychild has been waiting all summer to see Planes: Fire and Rescue! We finally got a chance to see it the other day with Fandango Family and we had a ball! My son thought it was better than the first one. I actually enjoyed the movie as much as he did, I love how all of the Planes movies have a lesson behind each story. Although the boychild might not fully understand them all now because he s 5, I m sure he will get it much later. Planes: Fire and Rescue hits theaters today, so make sure you Read MorePlanes: Fire and Rescue! Hits Theaters Today x Kohl s Discount is a post from: Swa-Rai

 Ever since I saw the preview of the movie Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, I knew I had to see it. There was something about Scarlett Johansson playing the role of Lucy that intrigued me, plus you can never go wrong when Morgan Freeman is in the picture. Well Lucy is officially hitting theaters next week, and I couldn t be more excited! Keep reading for your chance to attend with Swa-Rai! Haven t heard about the movie, check out the synopsis below From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some Read MoreAttend the Lucy Movie Screening with Swa-Rai is a post from: Swa-Rai