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Saturday, October 31, 2015

(Product Review) 55cm Pharmedoc® Fitness Ball - Anti-Burst Exercise Ball - Balance Ball With Free Pump - Increase Stability - Exercises abs, back, gluts, hips, arms, and other muscles - Perfect for Physical Therapy, Pilates, Home Workouts, Yoga and Personal Training

I have been in and out of physical therapy for several years, and spend quite a bit of time trying to keep as much mobility as I can. I had thought about buying a fitness ball for a while, but wasn't sure just what to look for. Although I had no idea what size to choose, I decided to purchase the 55cm Pharmedoc Fitness Ball to add to my exercise equipment after looking over a few online charts on how to determine the correct size fitness ball for you.




Friday, October 30, 2015

(Product Review) Glucosamine For Dogs with Chondroitin MSM ★ 2 FREE EBOOKS ★ Dog Hip And Joint Health Supplement ★ SUPER Anti-Oxidants ★ 120 Flavor-Tested Chewable Vitamin Tablets For Arthritis Pain Relief

For several months my dog has been showing symptoms of arthritic type pain in her joints, so when I got the opportunity to test Glucosamine For Dogs with Chondroitin MSM Hip And Joint Supplement For Dogs, I was all for it. Since these things take some time to gain the full benefits, my review will only cover my first impressions and my initial experiences of the product for now.




Wednesday, October 28, 2015

(Product Review) Cellulite Hot Cream Treatment for Slimming, Supple & Toned Skin Used for Massaging & Muscle Relaxation

Over the years I have had a lot of trouble with my legs, and often use various products for muscle relaxation. I have probably tried most brands at one time or another. This time I am trying Cellulite Hot Cream Treatment for Slimming, Supple & Toned Skin Used for Massaging & Muscle Relaxation. I hope to get relief for my sore achy muscles, and perhaps as an added benefit I might get some help with slimming and toning the area since I am applying this cream daily.




Monday, October 26, 2015

(Product Review) Expel Natural Animal Repellent & Mice Repellent

It is that time of year again when the weather gets colder and the mice start looking for somewhere warm to stay. In other words, it is time for their annual attempt at migrating to the warmth of my house. Every year we get a few that manage to get past my dog and make it into the house, and every year we have to battle to get them back outside where they belong. This year I decided to try Expel Natural Animal Repellent & Mice Repellent in an attempt to get rid of them before they become a problem.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

(Product Review) Elusive Dreams ® Comfortable Sleep Mask With Free Earplugs - Ultra Soft And Comfortable.

Elusive Dreams ® Comfortable Sleep Mask With Free Earplugs - Ultra Soft And Comfortable.

Having spent much of my life as a shift worker, I have often found it necessary to sleep during abnormal hours since working a midnight shift does not allow for sleeping through the nighttime hours. Even though I no longer work the midnight shift, my sleep schedule is erratic to say the least, and I often need to be able to sleep during the day when the light and noise could be a potential problem. I ordered the sleep mask in hopes of blocking out noise and light for a more comfortable, satisfying sleep.


(Product Review) RockBirds New DC 12V 2.0A Switching Power Supply Adapter For 110V- 240V AC 50/60Hz 2.1mm Black (2PCS)

As I mentioned in a previous review, I have been busy setting up some additional lighting to keep my houseplants happy through the long winter months when there just isn't enough available window space for all of my houseplants to get adequate lighting. I purchased some of the led lighting strips, and needed a way to power them. I started out with one of the power supplies from RockBirds, then needed to pick up a couple more to power more of the additional lights.

RockBirds New DC 12V 2.0A Switching Power Supply Adapter For 110V- 240V AC 50/60Hz 2.1mm Black (2PCS) 




(Product Review) Number One Nutrition Probiotic Supplement, 11.5 Billion CFUs, 60 Vegetable Capsules

I have been testing and reviewing several health and beauty items. One of these is Number One Nutrition Probiotic Supplement, 11.5 Billion CFUs, 60 Vegetable Capsules.


The idea behind any probiotic supplement is to help support your digestive and immune system health. This product is no exception. Number One Nutrition Probiotic Supplement states that it is intended for relief of digestive discomfort, bloated belly, acid reflux and fatigue. Since I have medical issues that cause me all of the above mentioned symptoms, I decided that it might be a good idea to try this product. I rarely see results nearly as good as those promised from any of this type of healthcare product, but any relief from my symptoms was worth a try.

The product arrived within a couple of days and after removing the protective seal I started by smelling the supplement. Some pills have an offensive odor that really turns my stomach, but these did not. It also did not have a terrible aftertaste like so many other pills I have taken in the past. 

Looking at the pills, they are a rather large capsule. Although some people may have difficulties with larger pills, I have been on multiple medications so long that this isn't really an issue for me. The bottle contains 60 capsules, and each serving consists of 2 capsules, so this bottle is a 30 day supply. 

The directions suggest that these capsules should be taken with a light meal, to help improve your immune system and recommended use after using antibiotics. I have been taking them for several days which is enough to give a general idea of my first impressions, but not really enough to give any long term results.

I really didn't notice much improvement on the first day of taking these, but on the second day my stomach did feel quite a bit better. I suffer from major stomach issues as well as severe acid reflux, and both issues vary greatly from one day to the next, so I can't say for sure how much of the relief is a direct result from this product. Still, I have been feeling better for the past few days since I started taking these, so it very well may be a result of this supplement. I will continue to test these throughout the month.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

(Product Review) RockBirds New DC 12V 2.0A Switching Power Supply Adapter For 110V- 240V AC 50/60Hz 2.1mm Black

I wanted to set up a lighting display for my plants and purchased some fo the led lighting strips, but needed a power supply to use with them. I was glad to find an offer to purchase the RockBirds New DC 12V 2.0A Switching Power Supply Adapter For 110V- 240V AC 50/60Hz 2.1mm Black at a discounted price.

Simple and straightforward, this is a wall adapter which powers one of my led light strips which light up my plants and help to keep them happy during the long winter months when I just don't have enough sunny windows for all of my houseplants. This adapter plugs into a standard wall socket, and powers the lights. Included in the package is an adapter which plugs into the output end of the power supply to connect my lights to it. The opposite end of the adapter has a place where you insert the two wire strands from the led light strip, then tighten the two screws to hold them neatly in place.

The power supply works as expected, converting my 110 voltage house current into the 12 volt current that the lighting strips require to operate.  My plants are loving the new lights that I am assembling for them, and I enjoy watching them thrive with the better lighting.

I like that this power supply came with the adapter because this is one less thing that I will need to purchase separately. The only thing I don't like about this item (and it isn't a big deal) is that the screws are so tiny. I couldn't find my precision screwdriver to properly tighten the screws and had to pick up an eyeglasses repair kit so I would have a tiny phillips head screwdriver to complete my project.

I have only been testing this product for a short time, so can't speak for the longevity of the item, but so far it works nicely for the intended purpose which is operating my led lighting strips.

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(Product Review) Naturo Sciences Bone Strength, Contains Vitamin D3, Calcium, FruiteX-B, Aquamin, MK-7, Bromelain, Magnesium and 74 Trace Minerals




Naturo Sciences Bone Strength, Contains Vitamin D3, Calcium, FruiteX-B, Aquamin, MK-7, Bromelain, Magnesium and 74 Trace Minerals


This Bone Strength supplement contains vitamin D3 as well as some of the minerals my doctor suggested and more. I haven't been taking them long enough to even notice if there were any health changes as a result of these pills, but I'm sure that it can't hurt to get a little extra health benefit when I can. The only thing I don't like is that the directions call for a serving size of 3 caplets. It wouldn't be so bad if the pills were smaller, but they are a larger pill, and taking 3 at a time is something many people might not find so pleasant.

I don't have a problem with taking the larger pills so it isn't really an issue for me. Even so, if the pills help strengthen my bones, it will definitely be worth taking these pills. I'll keep using them until my supply runs out. Hopefully I will see myself with stronger bones when this happens.


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(Product Review) Joyoldelf Candy Molds & Ice Cube Trays - Hearts, Stars & Shells - Silicone Chocolate Mold - Fun, Toy Kids Set - Use for Cakes, Chocolate, Ice cream, Tarts, Muffins, Candles, Soaps, Jello, Mousses




Joyoldelf Candy Molds & Ice Cube Trays - Hearts, Stars & Shells - Silicone Chocolate Mold - Fun, Toy Kids Set - Use for Cakes, Chocolate, Ice cream, Tarts, Muffins, Candles, Soaps, Jello, Mousses




I just got this set of silicone molds and haven't gotten to give them a thorough testing yet, but so far I am liking them quite well. I have only made ice cubes in them so far, but will be making some chocolates in them over the next week or two. The set comes with three silicone trays; hearts, sea shells, and stars. Each tray makes 15 pieces of ice, candy, jello, or whatever else you decide to make. These are a food grade silicone, so I will probably stick with food items in the molds for now. I considered using them for resin castings, soaps and candles, but am not sure if this would compromise the molds by using them for non-edible substances like resin.

In any case, they make wonderful ice cubes in the pretty shapes described above. I'm sure they will also work well for some candy decorations for a cake I plan to make for a friend for her birthday. I hope to make some chocolates in them soon, and possibly some jello treats for an upcoming party.

Since I haven't tested them completely with all the goodies I plan to make, I can only speak for making ice cubes for now. They worked well, leaving the beautiful designs in the cubes. Removing the cubes from the trays was simple, and cleanup was easy.







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(Product Review) Trekking Pole, Himal 1 pcs Folding Collapsible Alpenstocks Ultralight Travel Hiking Climbing Walking Trekking Pole Climbing Stick with EVA Foam Handle

Because of my knee pain, I often need some sort of support in order to walk around. I have mostly used a cane in the past, but had the opportunity to purchase the Trekking Pole, Himal 1 pcs Folding Collapsible Alpenstocks Ultralight Travel Hiking Climbing Walking Trekking Pole Climbing Stick with EVA Foam Handle at a discount, so I thought I would give it a try.



At first site I was rather impressed by this trekking pole. I usually use a cane to help me get around, but I like the looks and the portability of this stick, so I'm giving it a try to see how well I like it. I opened my package and found this was collapsed into a pouch where it was neatly stored. The walking stick comes apart in sections so it can easily be folded to a smaller size. Once folded, the walking stick measures just 13.4" so it fits nicely into the included pouch. Because it folds so nicely, I can carry it along pretty much anywhere I go without a problem. The pouch fits into my bag, backpack, or I can take it in my car or a walk in case I need to use it while I'm out and about.

This stick has several features that I really like. First, the soft foam handle is extremely comfortable in my hand. I can easily hold it for longer periods of time than any of my canes or other walking sticks. It feels very sturdy, which is a very important quality for this type of product. I don't walk far because of an injury, and need a solid stick to help support me when I do go for short walk, or even just using it around the house. I feel confident that this stick will hold up to whatever I do with it. I really like how it collapses too. The stick comes apart in sections, but is still held together by bungees inside the poles. I had a tent like this in the past and really like the feature. I can break it town for easy portability, and it goes back together easily. Once assembled, you can easily adjust the height from 45" to 53" so it is comfortable for the user. Once broken down, just slide it in the drawstring pouch and take it anywhere. I feel confident that this walking stick will be one of my new favorites, and will likely go with me wherever I go.

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(Product Review) ArtNaturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid 1 Oz - Top Anti Wrinkle, Anti Aging & Repairs Dark Circles, Fades age spots & Sun Damage

I have recently picked up a few health and beauty products to test and review. I have only been trying this one for a few days, so will need to give some updates on it once I have used it a bit longer, but so far I am liking what I am seeing.

ArtNaturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid 1 Oz - Top Anti Wrinkle, Anti Aging & Repairs Dark Circles, Fades age spots & Sun Damage






I have just begun using this product so I can't speak for long term results at this time, but I will give you some basic information and my first impressions for now. This product comes in a one ounce bottle with a dropper. A little goes a long way, so start with a small amount. You can always get more if needed. It has a very watery consistency that can easily be applied to the skin. I used just a few drops and it was enough to apply to my forehead. I am testing a couple of other products, so using each one in a different area is a must for me.

The liquid spreads easily and is quickly absorbed into the skin. You can add a moisturizer over the serum if you like. The smell of this product is mild, and reminds me of a combination of nutmeg and citrus. It is a pleasant aroma, and not too strong. I like that it isn't overpowering like some other products seem to be.

It seems that my skin is perhaps a bit softer in the areas where I applied the serum, although I can't really be sure until I try the product a bit longer. I will update once the serum has had a chance to work it's magic. Until then, this is all the information I have for you.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

(Product Review) Kaith Glass Roll On Bottles With Metal Ball Best Quality [STAINLESS STEEL ROLLER] 10ml (1/3oz) Cobalt Blue Glass

Over the past few years I have been dabbling with essential oils and aromatherapy. Having made a few of my own blends, I wanted a convenient way to bring them along with me. I had used some of the cheaper plastic roller bottles and spray bottles in the past, but when I spotted the Kaith Glass Roll On Bottles With Metal Ball Best Quality [STAINLESS STEEL ROLLER] 10ml (1/3oz) Cobalt Blue Glass -For Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Perfumes and Lip Balms Set of 6, I had to give them a try.


I ordered the Kaith Glass Roll On Bottles through Amazon Prime, and got them 2 days later. I was really impressed with the appearance of these bottles. I love the beautiful cobalt blue color of these bottles. They are a heavy weight, made of glass with a stainless steel roller ball. The bottles are 3 1/4 inches tall by 11/16 in diameter, and each bottle holds 10ml (1/3oz). The set of 6 bottles comes neatly packaged as shown in the pictures.


The bottles are easy to fill with your favorite oils, perfumes, or whatever you would like to bring along. Just unscrew the cap and pop off the top. Once filled, press it securely back into place and replace the cap. The cobalt blue color of these bottles helps to protect your oils from light which can damage many of this type of item, and I find this particular color much more attractive than the clear or amber colored bottles I have purchased in the past.

Once filled I just toss a bottle in my pocket or purse and I'm ready for any occasion. These glass bottles are not painted, so they don't scratch easily. I have been carrying one or two in a pocket or purse and despite being jostled around, I see no signs of wear or scratching on any of the bottles. Additionally, there is no leaking of messy oils in my bags or clothing. They are all tightly sealed, with no leakage whatsoever.

I have tried these bottles with my aromatherapy blends, hand sanitizer, and cologne so far, and have had no problems with any of them. The roller ball turns smoothly, dispensing the contents evenly. There are no leaks or spills, and everything seems to work as expected.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

(Product Review) Ansissy Shower Curtain Hooks, Opening Wider, Set of 12

Over time, some of my older shower curtain rings have become damaged. They still work well enough to support my curtain but it was definitely time for a replacement. I recently purchased a Set of 12 Ansissy Shower Curtain Hooks for my shower. I could have purchased a cheaper set, but this was definitely money well spent.





The first thing I noticed when I opened the package is how heavy these hooks are. They are a solid, heavy duty construction, made of high grade metal brushed nickel. This sturdy construction means that these shower curtain rings won't break or get brittle like some other ones I purchased in the past.

The design is nice as well with a hinged opening so that these rings open widely to easily fit onto the shower rod, making it easy to install my new shower curtain. The hook then snaps securely closed, making it impossible for the shower curtain to come loose from it's hanger until I want to take it down for cleaning or replacement.

This set of 12 shower curtain hooks easily fit any standard shower curtain rod, and with the nice wide opening, would probably fit many non-standard curtain rods as well. The maximum ring diameter is 1.4 inches so it should fit nicely on a rod with a diameter of  anywhere from 1.2-1.3 inches. I have only tested these on my standard shower rods so I can't vouch for the fit on a larger rod, but they do fit very nicely on my standard rods.

Each hook has 5 roller balls on the top, making them glide easily along the rod. They also look very nice with the shiny silver balls along the top of my shower rod. These are a very nice addition to my bathroom decor.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

(Product Review) Boyon Portable Touch Control LED Desk Lamp USB Port & Power Adapter with Third Gear LED Eye Lamp, 3 Watts

I recently purchased the Boyon Portable Touch Control LED Desk Lamp USB Port & Power Adapter with Third Gear LED Eye Lamp, 3 Watts. I am glad I purchased this lamp because I really love it. 


The lamp is small and lightweight, yet sheds plenty of light for my purposes. The base measures just about 4"x 5", and it stands about 11" high so it fits nicely in a tiny space on my desk. It can be plugged into either a USB or wall plug with the included charger, or you can unplug it and it will work for around 10 hours before you need to recharge it again. This is a definite plus for me since we have had multiple power outages in the area and it is always nice to have some sort of backup lighting.

The lamp is very lightweight at just 6.6 ounces yet despite the light weight plastic and metal construction, I have had no problems with it tipping. It seems to balance well in every angle I have adjusted it to. Just because the lamp is small and lightweight does not mean that it looks cheap either. It is actually a rather attractive little lamp. I like the sleek, modern styling of this lamp. 

There are three brightness settings on this lamp, controlled by a touch pad on the lamp base. This makes it convenient to have just the right amount of light for whatever you need. Personally, I have sensitive eyes and many brighter lights bother my eyes. I like the lowest setting for background or nightlight purposes, but when I need a little more light it is very nice to be able to just reach over and touch the lamp and have just the right amount of light to easily see what I'm doing. I use it a lot for reading small print or doing fine work at my desk. 

Keep in mind that this is a small desk lamp and shouldn't be expected to light up a large area brightly. Even so, it works perfectly for it's intended purpose. It sheds enough light on my desk area allowing me to read small print or similar tasks. Depending on the adjustment angle of the lamp, it sheds light in an area of probably a couple of feet, though the further you get from the lamp the dimmer the light will become. This is true of any light source and is to be expected.

Another thing I really like about this lamp is the flexible goose-neck which allows you to easily focus the light wherever it is needed. It is easy to bend it in any direction, making it easy to shed some light wherever it is needed.

According to the specifications this light has an average life of 50000 hours although I can't personally vouch for this as I haven't had it nearly that long. This lamp came fully charged and ready to use. It also came complete with the 14 LED bulb and charger.

They also have a 4 watt clamp lamp available. I hope to pick one of these up in the future and see how it compares. I am happy however with the 3 watt lamp that I bought. This is definitely a keeper.


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