Justice League: Axis of Villians Review!

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I’m not going to pretend to know everything about the Justice League. I used to watch the cartoon series on Cartoon Network when I was a kid, and while I wasn’t as in to it as I was into say – The Powerpuff Girls, I did understand that the show had to do with hero’s putting down villians. The Justice League Axis of Villians game by Wonder Forge works around that same concept.

Axis of Villians

Each player chooses which hero he/she wants to be – so either Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, or my personal favorite – Superman. The idea is that you stop the satellite from destroying the Justice League (and presumably earth) by capturing all the villians. If a villian reaches the satellite then one part of the satellite is damaged, when all four parts are damaged then the Justice League loses the game.

Axis of Villians Game Board

Initially I was a little perplexed by the directions, but as we actually got into the game I really understood how fun and simple it actually was. I really love how each hero has different “powers” and attacks villians in different ways – like Superman can roll the dice twice during a certain attack, but only once on others. The game is designed so well too, the graphics are fun and there is enough detail to be stimulating without being overwhelming.

Axis of Villians Game BoxSuperman Axis of Villians

The game is exclusively available at Target, and at the time this post goes live Target is actually having a pretty great Buy One Get One 50% off sale going on! I’ve linked it here if you’re interested. The game really makes an excellent gift for anyone 8+ who is into DC Comics, The Justice League, or even if they just really love a good strategy game – it’s loads of fun, promotes teamwork, and everybody really gets into it while playing!

I loved the Axis of Villians game so much, I’ve included it in my Holiday Gift Guide!

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Eye Found It! Disney & Wonder Forge’s Most Magical Game

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I love Disney, and I have loved them ever since I was a little girl and was introduced to Disney princesses like Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Belle. However, my adoration wasn’t strictly reserved for Disney princesses – I also was a hardcore Winnie the Pooh lover. I had a stuffed Pooh bear that was my most favorite accessory! This holiday season, give your Disney fanatic the Disney Eye Found It! Hidden Picture Game from Wonder Forge – it feature’s everyone’s most favorite Disney characters and I promise, they’ll love it!

Eye Found It! Game Review

When I first looked at the game I thought that it would be sort of a competition between players to see who would get to Cinderella’s castle before the clock struck midnight. But actually, Wonder Forge and Disney really encourage team work with this game (although when we played it there was also a fair amount of competition too, haha!) and makes it possible that all the players can actually win.

Parts of the GameEye Found It! Board Game

The idea is is that everyone picks a player and on their turn spins the spinner. The arrow will land on one of four options – to move the clock forward either one hour or two hours, to advance a certain number of spaces indicated, or to search. If you spin search, you pick a card from the deck. Based on the color of the search wedge that you landed on (red or blue) you choose that color side of the card to use. Then you start the timer and ALL the players (teamwork!) help to look for the object shown on the card. Each time you find a hidden object, you’d place a little mouse marker on the object (to keep track) and when the sands in the hourglass timer run out you count up your markers and everyone advances that many spaces. The idea is that you make it to Cinderella’s castle before midnight – if you do, then you’re a winner! Make sense?

Disney's Eye Found It! from Wonderforge

For example if the card reads “barrels” then you would look for as many barrels in all the Disney scenes as you can find. Like their might be one in One Hundred Acre Wood, and one in the little town from Beauty and the Beast.

What really blew me away was the gorgeous colors and details that went into creating this game! It really is amazing to look at – and perfect for those who love a good seek and find! The board includes 12 “Disney Realms”, and stretches out at 6 feet long!

Look at that detail!

Disney Eye Found It! by Wonderforge

If I didn’t own it already, I would definitely buy this as a Christmas present. If you have a Disney fan in your family (and who doesn’t?), or want to introduce someone to the wonderful world of Disney, then this magical game would be right up their alley! Of all the games I’ve seen this season, this is one of my favorites, which is why I included it in The NYC Talon’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!

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Enter to win a Navoh Emily Tote (ARV $100) from Linger Rose! #holidaygiftguide

My most favorite seasons of fashion are fall and winter, but I absolutely love when I find a piece that is so versatile that it’s appropriate for every season. So when I received my Navoh Nicky crossbody bag in yellow from Linger Rose I was super excited. First of all, I think I should point out that the bag was carefully wrapped and shipped wonderfully – in fact, I even received it right after hurricane Sandy and the package was in perfect condition.

Anyways, I absolutely loved the bag – the bright yellow really pops against darker winter outfits and compliments both the lighter and brighter hues that are bound to show up come spring and summer. The Navoh Nicky was very fashion forward, and I should mention also photogenic. I had such a great time shooting photos of the Navoh Nicky for the Linger Rose pages in The NYC Talon’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide – which you should totally check out by clicking here! If you follow me on twitter, or on instagram (if you don’t please do! My user name is nyctalon, or just click here) then you might have seen some fashionable sneak peeks.

Linger Rose

As a part of Linger Rose’s feature in the gift guide, they’re also giving away a gorgeous Navoh Emily Large Top Handle Tote valued at $100!!! How exciting is that?! To make entering the giveaway even easier, I’m giving you the entry code right now! All you have to do is click the image below to get taken to the rafflecopter form and use the entry code “Linger2012”!

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Good luck! For more giveaways, please check out The NYC Talon’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide – we’re giving away loads of gifts this year!

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My 2012 Beauty Wishlist!

I hope you guys are as excited about the holiday season as I am! New York City just lights up around Christmas time, and there are so many festive things to do and see – and the shopping is insane! I thought I’d share my beauty wishlist – a list of the hottest and most wanted beauty items I’d love to see under my tree – with you guys. Be inspired! Have fun! And please share with me, what gifts (beauty or other) you’re hoping to see under your tree this year!

dkny be delicious setDKNY Be Delicious ($35) – I’ve been a fan of this perfume line since it came out all those years ago. I guess it’s safe to say this is one of my signature scents – would definitely love any of the scents from this line under my tree. This coffret from Sephora would make the perfect gift!

benefit1Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways Gift Set ($34) – It has all the products that I’ve been dying to try or already love – inside is it’s potent! brightening eye cream to fade dark circles, the POREfessional PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores, hoola bronzing powder, BADgal lash mascara, stay don’t stray stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows, ooh la lift instant under-eye brightening boost, chachatint mango-tinted lip & cheek stain, sun beam golden bronze complexion highlighter, bella bamba a 3D brightening pink face powder, and “that gal” brightening face primer. Definitely a wishlist item!

naked basics

Naked Basics Palette ($27) – This new palette by Urban Decay is a six shadow palette, an all matte line based off of the infamous Naked palette’s. I have a lot of shadows that have glitter, or are designed to look “luminous”. But I’m a massive fan of matte shadow – especially for the day time.

tarte carried away collection

Tarte’s Carried Away Collector’s Set ($54) – A few of my beauty/lifestyle blogger friends have posted about this set, and have nothing but good things to say about it. Full of Tarte essentials, this kit contains everything I haven’t tried but really really want to!

guilietta tocca candle

Tocca Candle in Giulietta ($38) – My go-to candles are usually from Bath and Body Work’s, which I absolutely love. But this Christmas, it would be nice to get something really special. Tocca candles are a real treat, the Giulietta candle (the pic above is of their popular Bali scent) gives off the scent of green apple and pink tulip – and has a burning time of 60 hours.

a brush with fate

Cinderella A Brush With Fate Limited Edition Nail Polish Set ($24.50) – The colors included in this set are fantastic! I love the shades, and the names are just perfect – “Blue My Curfew” is a beautiful glittery royal blue, ” Step Off, Sister!” is a glittery purple, “Self-Maid Millionaire” is a glittery gold, “So Totally Enchanted” is a glittery silver, “Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Pink!” is a glittery pink, and “Rags to Rhinestones” is a glittery bronze. Get bibbidy bobbidi bootiful with this set of polishes!

tinsel town

Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set ($49.50) – This set features 16 gorgeous mini nail colors, plus a full size Only Gold For Me Top Coat. Too much polish? I think not! Besides the fact that you can never have too much nail polish, I have two sisters who have also gotten into the nail art trend with me :)

So what do you think? Are there any beauty gifts you’d love tobe gifted this holiday season???

If you’re interested in winning some awesome beauty gifts (and more) read my full gift guide by clicking the button below!

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If you’d love some more chances to win awesome beauty products, Folica is doing a great giveaway where 1 in every 100 entrants instantly wins a $50 Folica credit – to score great hair products with! To enter, click the button below!

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Thanks for reading, good luck, and happy holidays!