Friday, September 30, 2016

Dimore Large Tartan Checked Plaid Scarf Shawl for Womens (A-khaki) (Apparel)

Winter is coming and as a lover of scarves, I am always looking for cute trendy ones that are also functional. This Dimore Tartan Plaid scarf is happily much bigger than I anticipated. At 57 inches by 57 inches (almost 6 foot square), you have plenty of fabric to design the perfect look or just use as a shawl over your shoulders to keep you warm. I love the deep rich colors and the material feels like a soft acrylic and is woven tightly with no loose threads in the body. The edges are fringed but have no seam first so be careful when washing it. Directions state washing by hand in cold so that is a clue to use caution. I have worn it 3 times now with no issues so I am hoping it doesn’t unravel on me with repeated use. The material is durable but not heavy and provides warmth so perfect for California winters. As a side use, I also tossed it across my legs while at my desk at work as sort of a mini-blanket. Kept my legs warm during a long meeting. Tons of uses, styles and will get lots of wear by me this winter. Good purchase!

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.
https://www.amazon.com/Dimore-Tartan-Checked-Womens-khaki/dp/B00PGQ3AI2/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

Letsun Warm White LED Photo-Clips String Light Party Light Xmas Decor, Battery-operated

These LED photo clips are super cute for lighting up your photos with a nice subtle glow. The strand is about 11.5 feet long with 15 clips total and has a battery compartment on one end that holds 3 AA batteries (not included). Each clip is about 8 inches apart so you have space to easily put different photo sizes. The lights have an on/off/flash mode so provides you with options on how to use them. I got these for my first grandbaby due in January because I thought it would great in his bedroom as a nightlight and we can add photos of him with family as decoration. The clips are a durable plastic with a metal spring and seem to be made well. The strand is also nice and looks great draped over a window or across a wall. Really makes cute photo displays and is strong enough to hold items on all 15 clips. I recommend as a purchase for decorating any area.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product



.https://www.amazon.com/Letsun-White-Photo-Clips-String-Battery-operated/dp/B015MVFEQ6/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

Only Natural Pet Kelp Boost (Misc.)

I purchased this Natural Kelp Boost for my 12 year old diabetic Labrador. After 5 years of insulin, her skin and coat are losing their shine a bit and I was told kelp was a great natural flea repellent. After 1 week solid of adding the kelp to her strict diet (she loves it by the way), I have not had any evidence of flea issues, her skin isn't itchy and the best part is she seems to heal much quicker from cuts. Since she has cataracts from her disease she cannot see as well and runs into things occasionally. Recently, she cut her elbow pad on a bush and when that happens, it generally takes weeks for her to heal but she healed in just 4 days! I have never had her heal that fast from any sores. I really am happy with this for her because it's hard to find a great product packed with so many nutrients that she can take that won't increase her blood sugars. I also have noticed this seems to have stabilized her gut as well since the evidence on my lawn suggests regular waste. :)

Highly recommend for special needs dogs, too!

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.
https://www.amazon.com/Only-Natural-Pet-Kelp-Boost/dp/B00ALZ2NUE/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

LittleBlack Microderm Diamond Personal Microdermabrasion System (Misc.)

I spend a ton of money at a salon seeing an esthetician that works on my sun spots and acne scars so finding a home microdermabrasion system that works has been a thought for a long time. This LittleBlack system arrived with 4 diamond heads including a small, precision tip for intricate areas, 2 others for your face and 1 for your body. I wasn’t very hopeful since I was told home kits don’t have the same quality as to what I receive in the salon but I was told wrong. I charged this overnight and the next morning, read through the directions and used it on a sun spot on my cheek as a tester. The tip was easy to put on, the machine lit up and I cautiously touched my skin but there was no need to be worried. It was simple to use and actually felt great on my skin. I changed tips and then did my whole face. I have used it 4 times now and my sun spot is definitely lighter and my overall looks fresh and my pores amazing! The machine is made really well and is comfortable to hold while it’s in use. I really can’t believe how well it works and the price is amazing considering I pay more than that for 1 treatment. I am super happy I was able to test this product and my skin is very thankful.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/LittleBlack-Microderm-Diamond-Personal-Microdermabrasion/dp/B01LNNUUOI/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

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Solar Powered Garden Lights String - Angeka 19.5ft Long Lights String 30 LED Lights Multi-colored Fairy Lighting for Home, House, Party, Wedding, Birthday Decoration(Globe Lights)

Globe lights are definitely my thing and combine that with using the sun to power them and I am there. This Angeka solar light set has a 20 foot strand with 30 very cute bubble globes on it. The come with a solar panel that you stake in the ground that charges during the day when angled at the sun and gives the prettiest light show automatically starting at dusk. The panel back has a power and mode switch so you can turn them on/off or change the mode from steady to flashing. I like that the strand has a 5 foot lead between the panel and the first globe so you can place the panel in a planter and then start your lights up higher on a plant and not have them immediately next to the ground. Best part is these are waterproof so you can leave them out all year long. Easy to use and the multi-colored lighting looks brilliant in my yard. Highly recommend this set.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/Solar-Powered-Garden-Lights-String/dp/B01LEA3PH4/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj






Cworlds Mist Maker Fog Maker atomizer atomic for Water Fountain Pond Rockery Fishtank Vase Birdbath Fountain Artware Hallows Decoration Humidifier Atomizer Burner (Kitchen)

With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be great to add a fogger to my entryway fountain. Cworlds makes the perfect sized mister that sits in the bottom of my fountain and creates a “fog” affect that looks super cool. It’s simple to use – just plug in and make sure the atomizer stays under water and it does its thing. The only thing I didn’t care for was it splashes water quite a bit so make sure you have it under the water good and nothing around it that can’t get wet. Also, you have to keep it in the correct position on the bottom otherwise it will not run. Finally, the packaging shows this as a LED color changing light mister but there are no lights as indicated in the description. Very happy with the mister overall and it’s a good investment for my purposes.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/Cworlds-atomizer-Fountain-Decoration-Humidifier/dp/B01CWYZWXG/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

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MCS, Wooden Gallery Picture Frame, Matted To Display 4x6-Inch Photo, Black (Kitchen)

This MCS matted black frame is even better looking in person. The quality is amazing; the materials durable and sturdy; and the craftsmanship and detail are quality and trendy. I purchased the 4x6 for my office and have it on my desk now. It can stand either vertical or horizontal and if you don’t like the mat, you can change it out or use the frame as a 6x8. The back is easy to open to change out pictures which is major for me since I change them all the time. Very nice frame and I plan on getting other styles and sizes since the pricing is less than I pay at big box stores.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/MCS-Gallery-Picture-Display-4x6-Inch/dp/B00YO097BU/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj


Microsoft Surface 3 Case, surface 3 type Cover, Valkit Folio Slim PU leather Stand Cases and Covers bag skin With Stylus pen holder Compatible with Surface 3 10.8 inch Original Keyboard, Black color (Electronics)

I just invested in a Microsoft Surface for my son’s college education and a quality case is something we desperately needed. This Valkit faux leather case has some nice features. The stand in the back is nice to allow the laptop to be used with his keyboard. The stylus holder on the side is nice so it doesn’t get lost, too. The cover has all the appropriate cut outs so it doesn’t interfere with any of the buttons for use including the camera. I really like the material used for the case because it has a bit of padding to help protect the laptop but it’s made of quality material that is durable and feels like it will withstand use. The magnetic closure is nice to protect the laptop from falling and the cover does extend out over the surface to allow for extra protection in case of drops. Quality case at a fraction of the cost we were looking at when searching the stores and better made, too. Definitely would recommend for protecting your expensive product.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Valkit-Compatible-Original-Keyboard/dp/B01ALDYHHW/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

LED Desk Lamp Eye-caring Table Lamp Energy Efficient LED Lamp (3W,Dimmable, Touch Control, 7 Color Modes)-JUNING

This LED desk lamp is made pretty well and has some excellent details. The lamp head is adjustable so you can move it around until you find a comfortable lighting that works. I like that it has a high, medium and low lighting choice so as your eyes get tired, you can dim it down or brighten it up. The on/off switch is easy to use and is also located near the color choice button. That's what makes this lamp in my opinion. The bottom of the lamp runs through colors for great ambiance lighting either with the lamp on or off. The base is pretty stable and I like the size at just over a foot tall. The lamp also uses on 3 watts so great on energy efficiency. Best part is there is no flickering and the light is a nice consistent brightness and it folds up very nicely for storage. When my eyes get tired at work, I simply turn in down and it helps a ton. I get less headaches that way. Overall, very happy with the lamp.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/Eye-caring-Efficient-Dimmable-Control-JUNING/dp/B01J892ZYW/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ANYHOW Durable Foldable Handy Lightweight Travel Hiking Backpack Casual Daypack

This lightweight nylon travel backpack/bag is surprisingly holds quite a bit. The fact it comes in a small self-contained pouch should not fool you. Once you open it up, you can store a laptop in it there is so much room. The nylon material is well made, all the stitching is done well and the material is even waterproof so hiking with this bag is a breeze. The seller’s claim that it is anti-scratch seemed far-fetched but I ran a knife over it like it stated and yup, no marks, tears, nothing to indicate a sharp object was ever near it. It has several great zippered (strong and sturdy) and regular pockets and you never have to look for the bag to fold it up in because it’s attached and used as a pocket when unfolded. Clearly a great design and very well made. I see this as a must item when traveling since it takes up hardly any space in a suitcase. Finally, the colors are great so can fit any personality. Very happy with this purchase.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/Durable-Foldable-Lightweight-Backpacking-Daypack/dp/B01A8KOSZ4/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

Jewelry Scale, RISEPRO Digital Porket Scale 6.6LB/3KG Slim Design Gram Weight Gem Scale Stainless Steel Compact Tare I2000

I have a few items by RisePro and I am always impressed with the quality of their products. This digital scale arrived and I instantly liked the quality and the stainless steel base with 2 heavy duty plastic trays so smaller items can easily be weighed. It was very easy to set up since it only takes 2 AAA batteries that were included, and you hit the power button, the blue LED display lights up and you can start weighing items. The scale measures in grams, ounces, dram, hundred or pennyweight (cwt), grains, troy ounce, kilograms, tons, pounds (6.6) and carat. Great for jewelry, gold flakes, or even food. It shows auto calibration but gives you instruction on how to calibrate it yourself for the first time. In testing it, I found it to be very accurate when weighing for carat. Good purchase.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.https://www.amazon.com/Jewelry-RISEPRO-Digital-Stainless-I2000/dp/B01JGMLTO8/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj



Men's shaving Razor Blade Refill Compatible with Gillette Pivot Disposable Razor, 12 Counts (Misc.)

Razor blades are something we go through a lot of in our house so this 12 pack came in handy. The blades state they fit a Gillette Pivot disposable razor but they fit our Mach II just fine. Each blade has a nice gel strip that lubricates the skin and provides a smoother shave. My husband has sensitive skin so really liked that feature. He also liked that you can clean the blades by pressing on the tab at the top that pushes anything that may be clogging the blades out so you always get a clean shave. There are two blades on each head even though most now have three, but it still provided a very good shave. Hardest part was finding the right razor handle to use it with. LOL. Good blades at a great price. Nice that the gel strip is also an wear indicator so as it fades, you know it’s time to replace. After 4 days of use, it’s starting a small amount of fade but still working! So far all is good and will update should that change.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/shaving-Refill-Compatible-Gillette-Disposable/dp/B01L6V28RE/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

Magic Mill - DeLonghi Electric Pasta Maker with 8 Changing Blades

As an Italian, you would figure I’d have lots of practice making pasta but sadly, no, so when this DeLonghi pasta maker arrived, I was very excited to try it out. I spent the time to read over the instructions and look at all the parts carefully. The machine comes with 8 attachments for making various pasta shapes including: biscuit, spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccine, macaroni, linguine, ravioli and tagliatelle. After reading the recipes, I chose a simple basic pasta and went for it.

To add your ingredients, you lift the plastic see through lid and add according to the recipe. The lid has little cut outs you can add water through, if needed. Press the on button to start kneading then follow the directions for your specific pasta on timeframes. There is also a reverse kneading button of which I did 30 seconds on each. Your dough should be crumbly so don’t add water until it forms a ball. It will stick and gets ugly. The fun part is the extrusion button that then pushes the dough through the pasta attachment and BOOM, pasta! I had lots of flour on hand and dusted the pasta as it came out so it didn’t stick together. The maker comes with a pasta cutter to cleanly remove from the die or to cut longer noodles into smaller ones. I cut mine and immediately tossed it into boiling water for fresh noodles. There are two measuring cups included as well; one for flour and the other for water. The water has measurements, the flour did not. You also get a nut wrench for getting the stainless steel nut off the attachment area for removal, cleaning or changing and a brush to clean the dies.

Clean up was a bit overwhelming at first but once I started pulling the pieces off, I was nicely surprised at how the entire mixer and maker part all comes apart into easy to clean pieces. There are a few nooks and crannies hard to get clean so use the brush since it has bristles on the top to get in the little grooves. Best part is how easy it was to actually do. From start to finish I had fresh noodles made, cooked and served in 45 minutes. The pasta was incredible. Nice machine, easy to use, well made with strong durable parts and will get lots of use.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion and I am in no way obligated to leave a certain rating. I rely on reviews when making my own purchase decisions and only provide honest reviews after using or testing a product.

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Mill-DeLonghi-Electric-Changing/dp/B01IDSCTFO/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj