Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Blog Tour: Star Darlings + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to my stop on the Star Darlings Blog Tour, presented by Irish Banana Blog Tours. Today, I've got some pretty cool makeup tips and tricks for the Tween crowd inspired by the Disney series, Star Darlings.

In case you didn't know, Star Darlings is a Disney Franchise with a line of books and a TV show for young girls that embraces positive themes to help tweens build confidence, foster friendships, learn teamwork, and discover everyone has the potential to make their heartfelt wishes come true by believing in themselves first and foremost.

Makeup Inspirations from Star Darlings

Make Your Own Body Shimmer Gel

What You Will Need:
  • Small, clean containers
  • Glitter or Mica
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  1. Before starting, make sure you have permission from a parent or guardian. They should also supervise just in case you need any help!
  2. Mix one cup of aloe vera gel with a few tablespoons of glitter until you get your desired amount of sparkle!
  3. Put gel in containers! Make sure you keep it closed because it can dry out!
  4. Enjoy your body gel! You can apply it to your arms, shoulders, and legs!

About the Books:

Title: A Wisher's Guide to Starland by the Walt Disney Company
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
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There is one star in the sky that shines brighter than the rest. It's where our wishes go when we send them out into the universe... and it's called Starland. This is where the Star Darlings live -- twelve girls who are chosen as an elite, secret circle of Wish-Granters. They collect, nurture and help us make wishes come true. A Wisher's Guide to Starland introduces us to the Starlings and the incredible, sparkling, positive-energy-powered world they live in. Filled with facts on Starland and it's inhabitants, this 128-page book is loaded with amazing full-color art and sure to be on every tween's "wish" list!

Title: Sage and the Journey to Wishworld
Series: Star Darlings (#1)

Authors: Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Welcome to Starling Academy. Twelve very special students have been selected from this year’s class to reclaim the wish energy that powers their beloved planet, Starland.

The Star Darlings, as they are known, take classes where they learn how to grant the wishes made on birthday candles, shooting stars, dandelions, wishbones, and coins tossed into fountains, just to name a few. Their top-secret mission will take them to Wishworld (known in some places as Earth). There they will have to find the Wisher and figure out how to grant the wish before time runs out and they are stuck on Wishworld forever.

Sage is the first Star Darling soaring off to Wishworld. Travel with her as she discovers how challenging life on a new planet can be and how she learns the importance of friendship, teamwork, and never assuming anything.

Title: Libby and the Class Election
Series: Star Darlings (#2)

Authors: Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: September 2015
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Charming Libby is a people pleaser who is slow at making decisions. She has to learn how to say no, stand up for herself, and feel more confident about her choices.

All of the Star Darling roommates have received beautiful bouquets of sparkly flowers welcoming them to Star Academy. The band tryouts begin and many different girls show up to audition. Meanwhile, the Star Darlings are dealing with their personal conflicts and issues.

Libby's mission: Libby finds a flower in the Wish Caves, but her only clue as to whom it belongs is a ballot with two names on it. When Libby goes down to Wishworld, she identifies the wisher and exhausts herself, thinking she has to help grant all the wishes. Libby's friends come down to help her get back on track.

Title: Scarlet Discovers True Strength
Series: Star Darlings (#3)
Authors: Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: January 5, 2015
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Scarlet is overly intense and can be manipulative and vengeful. She needs to relax, learn how to encourage others instead of manipulating them, while staying true to her passionate, strong-willed personality.

Star Day is approaching, an annual school event where classes are cancelled and there is a big campus party with games, picnics, and music. This year there is going to be a Battle of the Bands competition.

Scarlet's mission: Scarlet is going to help a disabled girl who wishes that she could feel independent. Scarlet wants to return quickly with the energy and tries to manipulate the girl into feeling good about herself instead of actually helping her realize her strengths. A few Star Darlings arrive to help Scarlet focus on the situation at hand and let the wish happen naturally which will result in much more positive energy.

Title: Leona's Unlucky Mission
Series: Star Darlings (#4)
Authors: Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Leona thinks she is the center of the universe, and can be quite bossy. She must recognize that the world does not revolve around her while not losing her powerful self-confidence.

Leona expects all conversations with the other girls to be about Leona which often leads to arguments between her and her friends.

Leona's mission: Leona helps girl named Sydney who wants to compete in her boarding school's talent show but lacks the confidence to even try out. Leona struggles with anything that gets in the way of her being the center of attention. Thus, Leona plans to sing a duet with Sydney which, again, puts Leona on stage instead of allowing Sydney to shine. Her fellow Star Darlings come down to get her back on track.

Title: Vega and the Fashion Disaster
Series: Star Darlings (#5)

Authors: Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Vega tends to be too uptight and judgmental and she is a real worrywart. She needs to figure out how to loosen up while retaining her excellent decision-making skills.

The Star Darlings attempt to put aside petty issues to save Starland.
Vega's Mission: Vega arrives at a fancy school in a fast-paced city in Wishworld. Vega tries every after school activity in an attempt to find The Wisher. Soon she finds Ella and learns of her wish to make her lie go away. Vega realizes that she and Ella have a lot in common and Vega helps Ella embrace and appreciate her unique talent. With Vega's help, Ella is happier, more popular and more authentic than ever before.


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