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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

(Product Review) QIBOX AM-01 Metal Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand



I got the QIBOX AM-01 Metal Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand so I can more easily use my microphone at my desk for things like computer karaoke, online video chat, or making videos. It works very well for this. I haven't done any podcasts yet, but I am sure that it would work well for them as well.

It is easy to clamp to the edge of my desk, and holds the microphone firmly wherever I place it. This scissor arm is easy to adjust to the perfect position. I can bring it closer or further away and adjust the angle with ease. Recording my videos is much easier using the hands free system.

It holds my microphone perfectly in place and does everything I need it to do. I recommend this scissor arm stand to anyone who wants an easier way to do podcasts or other recordings, or who needs a hands free way to use a microphone for any other reason.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Real Joint-Ritis Joint Pain Reliever Video Review




Real Joint-Ritis Joint Pain Reliever is a roll on pain reliever that I have been using to help with my Arthritis pain. It is helping me to keep up with my grandson. Check out the video below or watch it on YouTube.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

(Product Review) Hanging Clear Glass Bauble Sphere Ball Candle Tea Light Holder Plant Terrarium, 4 Pieces



I have added a few decorations around my home. These Hanging Clear Glass Bauble Sphere Ball Candle Tea Light Holder Plant Terrarium, 4 Pieces, 10cm are a very nice addition. This is a set of four clear glass balls that measure 10 cm in diameter. Each of these spheres has an opening where you can place a tea light candle, air plant, or small knickknacks for display.

These balls are slightly flattened on the bottom so you could place them on shelves if desired, and they also have a loop on the top for hanging. This set includes rustic twine for hanging these glass ornaments too. The twine measures 35 cm so you can easily hang these wherever  you like. You could use these indoors or outdoors for a beautiful decoration.

The glass is smooth, with nicely shaped openings for your embellishments. These can be used in a variety of ways and are very pretty to look at. I love the looks of these with the flameless LED tea lights. If you use real candles you should be very careful because the glass does tend to get hot.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Waterproof 90cm (35 inch) 5050 SMD 5V USB RGB Led Strips Lighting Video ...


I got this Waterproof 90cm (35 inch) 5050 SMD 5V USB RGB Led Strip to help light up the area around my karaoke equipment. I love the pretty colors and the multiple modes of this light. The 3M backing is reusable so if you change your mind about where you want it, you can easily relocate it. Because it is waterproof, I think it would also look great if I stuck it behind my aquarium. I'll have to give it some thought, and maybe get another one for the aquarium. Watch the full video review here or on YouTube for more information.



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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

(Product Review) ANNT® Solar Powered LED String Light, Ambiance Lighting, 55ft (100 LED, Multi color)



The ANNT® Solar Powered LED String Light, Ambiance Lighting, 55ft  (100 LED, Multi color) is a brightly colored fairy light string that can be used for indoor or outdoor decorating. It is a 55 foot long light string with 100 multicolored LED lights. It comes with a solar panel and a plastic stake that can be positioned to aim the panel for the best possible absorption of the sunlight.

The solar panel is wired directly to the light string, and has a push button which can be set to off, on or flashing mode. It is recommended that you charge it for at least 6 hours before the first use. The light will charge during the daylight hours, and provided it is turned on, will come on automatically when it gets dark.

To use the light, first assemble the two pieces of the stake by sliding them together, then slide the solar panel into the groove as shown in the diagram on the included instruction sheet. Position the solar panel where it can absorb the maximum amount of sunlight, and allow it to charge. If you turned the lights on before charging, it will automatically come on at dusk, and turn off again at daylight.

These lights are bright and colorful and can add a decorative touch to your yard or garden. These are perfect for party decorations or just to add a bit of color to your porch or garden. I like that these are so colorful yet don't need an outlet to provide the pretty lights. They are waterproof for outdoor use.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

(Product Review) TripWorthy Premium Outdoor Hammock for Hiking, Camping, Backpacking & More with FREE Hanging Straps



I've been stocking up on camping supplies so that we have enough to take the entire family. I ordered the TripWorthy Premium Outdoor Hammock for Hiking, Camping, Backpacking & More with FREE Hanging Straps to add to my camping equipment because we all enjoy using a hammock.

The TripWorthy hammock is made from high-grade nylon parachute fabric and comes with super strong hanging straps, rope and stainless steel carabiners so you have everything you need to hang it, right out of the convenient built-in drawstring bag.

The entire set weighs in at just about a pound, making it easy to take along with you wherever you may go. Whether in your backpack, bugout bag, camping gear, or the trunk of your car, it takes up very little space and is very lightweight for ease and convenience.

The hammock measures ten feet by four feet, and has a weight capacity of at least 400 pounds. The description says 500 in one place, but I am going with the lower of the two described capacities even though it might well hold more. I have not tested this to or beyond the 400 pound limit though. This large sized hammock can easily hold two people, or you can use it alone. It it quite comfortable even for a larger person, or a couple of people who weigh up to 200 pounds each.

So far I have only set it up in my back yard for a relaxing outdoor nap or two, but we will be using it a lot during summer camping trips. My children and grandchildren have been enjoying it as well, and it makes a nice place to relax with outside with a book or just to rest and enjoy nature.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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(Product Review) Ticoze Patio Lights G40 Globe Dancing Christmas Party String Lights



I ordered these Ticoze Patio Lights G40 Globe Dancing Christmas Party String Lights and got them just a few days ago. This is a 25 foot long string of lights that looks great for either indoor or outdoor use.

The green wired light string houses 25 globe shaped light bulbs spaced one foot apart so it lights up a pretty large area well. The bulbs are 1 1/2 inches in diameter and use 5 watts each for a total of 125 watts per stand. This light string is weather resistant and can be used indoors or outdoors, even with light rain or snow.

You can connect multiple strands if desired, up to a total of 3 light strings. The sockets are wired in parallel, rather than in series so even if one bulb burns out or is broken, the remaining bulbs will still light normally. The sockets are a C7, and holds an E-12 bulb if you later need to replace them.

These lights are very nice for decorating, and also for providing lighting wherever you need it. You could string these near the barbecue grill for an evening cookout, around the pool for your nighttime pool party, around the bar to provide some ambient lighting, or anywhere else you could use a bit of decorative lighting.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

(Product Review) Crystal Champagne Flutes by Bella Vino



I ordered this pair of Crystal Champagne Flutes by Bella Vino to add to my bar collection. There are two of these long stemmed champagne flutes. They are a lighter weight, not heavy like some of the others I have. They look beautiful whether filled or empty.

Though the crystal is thinner than some of my others, it is not too thin and seems to be durable. They are dishwasher safe and have been banged around a few times in my dishwasher without any issues. They always come out looking as good as new.

I always worry about tipping with taller glasses such as these, but these do not tip easily. They feel very sturdy and did not tip easily whether empty, halfway filled, or full. I had no problems with these whatsoever.

These glasses are very nice to drink from, and I have had compliments from several of my guests when serving drinks in these. They would make an excellent gift for a housewarming, wedding, or other occasion.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Havahart Wireless Radial-Shape Select Fence Video Review




Havahart Wireless Radial-Shape Select Fence contains my dog perfectly in my yard. It took a short time to train her, and now that she is trained she rarely even goes near the boundary. When she does go near the boundary, I usually hear one or two beeps before she comes back to the porch. She no longer goes near the road or runs off to visit the neighborhood dogs when she is let out without a leash, and this has made my life so much easier. At first I wasn't sure if it would be worth the price, but now that I have been using it, I couldn't be happier and really don't know what I would do without it. Click here for more information or to purchase this wireless dog fence from Havahart.

Friday, August 19, 2016

(Product Review) New York Biology Anti Cellulite Treatment Massage Oil from Body Paint



This week I have been testing New York Biology Anti Cellulite Treatment Massage Oil from Body Paint. This is a massage oil that is made from a variety of natural ingredients such as grape seed oil, eucalyptus, citrus lemon and grapefruit oils. Each of these oils has properties that combine to help eliminate cellulite from the body.

This massage oil comes in an 8 ounce bottle. It comes with a pump for easy dispensing. You should be aware though that this is a thinner oil, so use caution when dispensing since it comes out of the bottle quickly, and could easily make a mess if you aren't careful.

Additionally, you should be certain to follow the directions for applying the oil. It should be applied to wet skin, and does not absorb as well on dry skin. After my shower I apply this to my wet skin. It does massage in well, but takes a little while to completely absorb. I would allow probably about 15-20 minutes to completely absorb into your skin. After this time it no longer feels greasy, and my skin feels soft, smooth and tightened.

This is made in the USA. It does not contain alcohol, parabens, or sulfates and it is Cruelty Free. It has a mild scent that is pleasant, and it feels good as a massage oil. I feel as though my skin is a bit tighter and more toned, but it is really too soon to tell how well it is working at eliminating cellulite. I will continue using this and update if I encounter any issues, but so far I am liking this massage oil.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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(Product Review) Body Esscents Hand & Body Lotion (Black Gold) by Wicks Studio



I ordered this Body Esscents Hand & Body Lotion (Black Gold) by Wicks Studio and I just love it. The four ounce bottle is a nice size and it should last for quite a while since it only takes a tiny bit to go a long way.

This is a thicker lotion, not watered down like many of the other lotions I have tried. The lotion absorbs well into my hands and doesn't leave them feeling greasy. It contains a blend of natural extracts and vitamins to nourish your skin. It goes on smooth and leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth.

The Black Gold scent is nice. According to the website, it is descibed as, "Japanese grapefruit, bergamot, & lemon. Middle notes of peppercorn, ginger, jasmine, & a hint of peppermint - base notes of patchouli, cedar & frankincense. An upscale men's cologne." I think it would be good for either men or women.

This is a good quality lotion that I am really enjoying. I have two more scents ordered, and they should be arriving soon. I can't wait to try them.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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(Product Review) Escolite Black Light 100 UV LED Blacklight Flashlight



The Escolite Black Light 100 UV LED Blacklight Flashlight is a large, blacklight flashlight that shines very brightly. It is powered by 6 AA batteries which are not included in the package. It comes with a pair of UV protective safety sunglasses, which you are advised to wear as a precaution if your eyes may accidentally be exposed to this UV light.

As you may (or may not) know, UV lights can make things visible that you may not otherwise be able to see. Things such as pet urine, mouse droppings, and traces of bodily fluids are a few such examples. For this reason, you could use a light such as this one to inspect for rodent problems, areas where you may not have gotten as clean as you thought, or even to check out the hotel room you are about to stay in.

The light works well, and because it is much larger than my other UV flashlights, it covers a much larger area in one sweep, rather than having to check a small section of the carpet at one time. It does a very good job of checking for any accidents one of the dogs may have had. This is important since I have an older dog who sometimes dribbles a bit when she gets excited, and if not properly cleaned up, it can cause pet odors. I like to be able to check carefully to be sure that I don't miss any of her accidents, and this light is the perfect tool for the job.

The only issue I have with this light is the sheer number of batteries it takes. This is mentioned in the listing, but I thought it should be mentioned here again. AAA batteries are easy to find, and fairly inexpensive, but this light takes 6 of them, so it is important to understand that these are not included with your purchase and that you may want to be sure to keep an ample supply on hand. It seems I never have nearly this many available at once, and even though I try to keep rechargeable batteries on hand, it doesn't always work out that I have enough that are charged and ready to go.

I wish it were rechargeable, but unfortunately, you will need to keep buying batteries in order to use this. Fortunately, the batteries I installed are lasting quite a while, so hopefully I won't need to replace them for  a while.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

(Product Review) Jamberry Nail Wraps (PRODUCT NOT RECEIVED)



I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Jamberry Nail Wraps. I was told that they were shipped a couple of weeks ago, but they still haven't arrived. I have sent several requests to the seller asking for tracking information, but she just tells me that they were shipped and that I should have them by now. If they were shipped, I would like to be able to see if I can track them down. If not, just let me know so I can stop wondering what happened to them.

I was really looking forward to trying these out and couldn't wait to get them. As of right now, I don't know if they were really shipped or not, but I won't count on receiving them. I hope to get a pleasant surprise one of these days, but if they haven't arrived by now, I doubt that they will.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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(Product Review) Vomelon Aluminum Stand Multi-Angles Mini Aluminum Stand



It seems I am always propping either my phone or my tablet up so that I can see the screen while doing other things. I ordered the Vomelon Aluminum Stand Multi-Angles Mini Aluminum Stand because it provides a hands-free way to view my phone or tablet at a variety of angles easily.

This tablet/smartphone stand is made of aluminum and is easy to adjust to a wide variety of angles. It can go from upright to laying down flat and anywhere in between. Just press the button located on one side of the hinge, adjust your stand to the desired angle, and you are all set. It adjusts quickly and easily so you can have your device at whatever angle is most convenient for you.

When not in use it is easy to fold flat, and it travels well since it is so compact that it fits nicely into a pocket or purse. I use mine on a regular basis, and find it very useful at home and away.

for Handsfree Watching Videos/Reading Compatible with iPhone, Galaxy, LG, Tablets, E-readers(Kindle) -Space Grey

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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(Product Review) Comfiy Mattress Protector (Queen Size)



I bought the Comfiy Queen Size Mattress Protector to protect the mattress on my queen sized bed. It measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long, and 14 inches deep, so it even works well for thicker mattresses.

I have used other mattress protectors before and for the most part was never really happy with them. This one is much better than any of the others I have tried. I put the mattress protector on, then added my fitted sheet, and it was very comfortable to sleep on. Unlike many of them, this one does not make me sweat from excessive heat being reflected back at me. It was also quiet, unlike some of the others that made crinkly noises whenever I would roll over in my sleep.

This mattress cover seems to do a good job of protecting against moisture, which is good on a hot night when we may perspire a bit. Additionally I feel better about napping with my grandchildren since I no longer need to worry about any accidents that might happen. I poured a small amount of water onto the cover to test it, and none of it soaked through to the mattress.

It is also supposed to protect against dust mites, and other substances. With my allergies, this is also a good thing. Of course I can't see whether or not there are any dust mites or other substances that have penetrated this protective barrier, but I haven't noticed any significant problems with my allergies since using this mattress cover.

It was easy enough to put this mattress cover on my bed. It goes on in the same way as a fitted sheet, with the sides extending around the edges of my mattress. The care instructions are easy to follow as well. It is machine washable, and you can dry it either on the clothes line or in a drier at a low setting. Be sure to keep the drier temperature down so you don't melt the backing material, and if drying it on the line it shouldn't be left in direct sunlight where it might get too hot. This will greatly prolong the life of your mattress protector.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

(Product Review) Activated Charcoal Odor Absorber and Eliminator 200g Bag by Opul



I have been using activated charcoal products in my home and car for a while now. I recently ordered the Activated Charcoal Odor Absorber and Eliminator 200g Bag by Opul because I can always use more of these natural odor eliminators.

This is a 200 gram pouch of activated charcoal. You can use it anywhere where odors may be bothersome. The pouch can be placed just about anywhere; in the refrigerator or freezer, near the litter box, by the laundry hamper, in a closet, in your gym bag, in your car, or many other places. You can simply tuck the pouch into any convenient place, or hang it from the metal grommet in the corner.

I have mine hanging from a hook near my trash can. I have other, similar products in my refrigerator, car, laundry room, and other areas of the house since these work so well as natural odor eliminators. I love that they actually neutralize the odors instead of just covering them up like so many air fresheners do.

This one works in the same way as the other ones. The activated charcoal absorbs the odors safely and effectively. It doesn't take long before you will notice the difference, and these are easy to recharge once they start to lose their effectiveness. If you notice that it isn't doing such a great job anymore, simply place it in direct sunlight for a few hours to recharge it, and it will work well again.

You should be able to get a couple of years of use from one of these air purifiers, which could potentially save you a lot of money on buying the much less effective sprays and other air freshening products that you might otherwise be using.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

(Product Review) Salt And Pepper Grinder Set By Three Star Lions


The Salt And Pepper Grinder Set By Three Star Lions is a nice looking set that is made from glass and stainless steel with a ceramic grinding mechanism. There are also some internal plastic parts, however it does feel solid and works well to grind my peppercorns and sea salt.

This set is easy to fill, and I love that you can easily adjust the coarseness of your spices. Whether you want a fine grind or if you prefer a coarse grind, these spice grinders work well to grind just the spices however you like them.

They are very attractive on my table, and they are easy to use as well as to clean up. They seem very durable, however I have only been using them for a short time. I will update if I run into any problems, but don't expect any issues to arise.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

(Product Review) Advanced Mixology Moscow Mule 100% Pure Copper 2 oz Shot Glass (set of 2)

I enjoy collecting different and unusual bar items so I ordered the Advanced Mixology Moscow Mule 100% Pure Copper 2 oz Shot Glass (set of 2) to add to my bar collection. I really like the shiny copper of these shot glasses and frequently get comments on them from my guests.

They are made from pure copper with no other metals mixed in so you don't get that off taste you sometimes get from some metal cups. The walls of these glasses are a bit thinner than expected, making them very light weight. Even so, they seem very durable and well made. They measure 2 1/4 inches tall by 2 inches in diameter and hold 2 ounces of your favorite liquor.

This pair of shot glasses came wrapped in tissue paper, inside plastic, and inside of a nice looking box, all ready for gift giving. I know several drinkers who would love to have these as a gift, but I plan on keeping these for my own collection.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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(Product Review) RFID Blocking Wallet for Men & Card Holder - Best Leather Slim Bifold & Gift Box from Hauberk RFID Secure



The RFID Blocking Wallet for Men & Card Holder - Best Leather Slim Bifold & Gift Box from Hauberk RFID Secure is an attractive way to carry your ID and credit cards safely and securely. The wallet uses the latest RFID technology to block would be electronic pickpockets from stealing your credit card information.

This is a two piece set including a wallet and a card holder, nicely packaged in an attractive gift box, ready for gift giving.

The wallet measures about 4 1/2 inches by 3 3/4 inches and is very thin when empty. It has 2 slots for bills, receipts or other important papers, a transparent ID pocket, 3 slots for credit cards, plus a slot behind these for a 4th credit or debit card.

The card holder can be placed inside the wallet to create extra space for more cards, although this makes it a bit more bulky as well. You can also use it separately if you have a bit less to carry. It has a transparent ID slot plus 3 credit card slots, and can easily fit into about any pocket.

Even though this is a men's wallet, I ordered it for myself. I use the smaller card holder on a regular basis to carry just my ID and a few cards that I use regularly. The larger wallet is equipped with the extras that I only need on occasion. I can fit two cards into each slot and when needed I can slip the card holder into the wallet to easily take everything along.

This wallet and card case are made from genuine leather and said to block the RFID used in both debit and credit cards. You should note though that it does not block the signals from many work or hotel key cards. I have no way to test the effectiveness of the RFID blocking, but so far have had no issues with fraudulent charges on any of my credit cards. I will definitely update if I run into any issues but so far I am liking this wallet and the added piece of mind it provides.

Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.

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