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* Disclosure: I often receive free or discounted products in exchange for unbiased product reviews. This in no way influences my product reviews. All opinions are based on my own personal experiences with the products. I always do my best to provide fair, unbiased reviews because I appreciate honest reviews. This page includes affiliate links.

Friday, September 30, 2016

(Product Review) Hippo No.1 Front Car Sunshade Windshield-Jumbo/Standard Sun Shade



During the hot summer months, the interior of your car can get so hot that the seats can burn you. The Hippo No.1 Front Car Sunshade Windshield-Jumbo/Standard Sun Shade works well to keep the car interior much cooler.

The windshield cover is easy to install and to remove. It fits well and does a nice job of deflecting the sunlight from my car. It measures 54.3 inches long by 27.5 inches high and covers my windshield well.

I would recommend this sunshade to anyone who wants to keep the interior of their car cooler.

I often receive discounts or complimentary samples for evaluation. All thoughts and opinions are always my own and are never influenced by discounts or samples. Questions and comments are always welcome.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

(Product Review) MARSEE ZeroX Bluetooth Speakers with 8 Watt Drivers



I have a few Bluetooth speakers and recently got the MARSEE ZeroX Bluetooth Speakers to add to my collection. This is a brick shaped, waterproof and shockproof speaker with a rechargeable battery and a built-in microphone.

This wireless Bluetooth speaker comes with two 4 watt speakers for a total of 8 watts. The sound is really good compared to many of the other speakers I have used. It has a really nice sound to it, even at higher volumes.

I love the connection options it comes with. You can use it as a Bluetooth speaker, connecting it to just about any Bluetooth enabled device. I had no trouble at all pairing it with either of the smartphones I tried, and was able to listen to the music on my phone from halfway across the house.

For devices without Bluetooth, you can also connect with the included audio cable so you will still be able to listen to your music even if your computer or other device doesn't have Bluetooth. Additionally, you can also play music directly from your SD card if you like.

The built in battery has a 2000mAh capacity and charges via the included USB cable. It takes about 3 hours to charge it up, and will keep on playing for around 10 hours.

This speaker comes with a USB charging cable, a 3.5mm audio cable, a carabiner, a user manual and a warranty card. It measures just 4.8 inches by 1.8 inches by 2.5 inches and weighs just under 11 ounces.

It is easy to take along with you wherever you go and can be used in wet conditions such as rain, shower, or similar, although it is not recommended to be submerged for longer periods of time. It is also shockproof, and although I wouldn't recommend extremely rough treatment, it should hold up well to a few bumps along the way while hiking, camping or other activities.

I think this is a very nice speaker for the price and would recommend it to anyone looking for a decent sounding speaker that is easily portable and can be used pretty much anywhere.

I often receive discounts or complimentary samples for evaluation. All thoughts and opinions are always my own and are never influenced by discounts or samples. Questions and comments are always welcome.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

(Product Review) Whistle Copter Toys



These Whistle Copter Toys are great fun for the kids, and for the young at heart. They shoot 250 feet into the sky, with lights and whistles.

You just launch them into the air, and watch and listen as they fly high up into the sky whistling and lighting up the sky. These are so fun to watch, especially at night.

I wish we had a bunch of these over the 4th of July weekend. The kids love them and they are a much safer alternative to sparklers. I think these are great for the kids, and the adults had a lot of fun too.

I often receive discounts or complimentary samples for evaluation. All thoughts and opinions are always my own and are never influenced by discounts or samples. Questions and comments are always welcome.

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(Product Review) Night Provision™ ULTRA BRIGHT BX-550 USB Rechargeable LED Bike Headlight - Water Proof IPX65



The Night Provision™ ULTRA BRIGHT BX-550 USB Rechargeable LED Bike Headlight is an intensely bright bicycle headlight. It is easy to mount on your bike and easy to remove when needed.

It is waterproof so there is no need to worry about riding in the rain. The battery is rechargeable, taking anywhere from 2-5 hours to recharge depending on your power source, and providing up to 10 hours of lighting for night riding. Of course, this will depend on which mode you have your light set on.

The light has 4 modes including high, mid, and low brightness settings, plus a strobe mode to give off a flashing light. This headlight makes it easy to see obstacles in the road ahead and makes sure that you are also easy for others to see. It even has a battery capacity check so you will always know whether you have enough battery life left to get you to your destination.

I often receive discounts or complimentary samples for evaluation. All thoughts and opinions are always my own and are never influenced by discounts or samples. Questions and comments are always welcome.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

(Product Review) Combination Child Safety Locks 6 Pack



With babies and toddlers around, we often need to childproof areas where they could be injured. I ordered the Combination Child Safety Locks 6 Pack to put on some of the cabinets.

These childproof locks are adjustable and can be used on many places where you might not want your little ones to have access. They can be attached to cupboards and cabinets, drawers, and more. To install them you apply stickers and glue them to the wall or cupboard. They require no screws or other hardware so there are no holes in the wall. They are removable and reusable so if you decide to place them in another location, you can do it easily.

They are pretty easy for adults to open, unlike some of the other babyproofing locks I have used in the past. So far none of the little ones have figured out how to open these, and I doubt that they would be able to figure them out.

I have a couple of baby showers coming up and I think these would be a very nice gift for the expectant mothers, and would also be a very useful item for anyone who has young children.

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, September 16, 2016

(Product Review) Peanut Ball: The Spine Support Tool for Muscle Relaxation



I have been trying to live a more healthy lifestyle. I am building my own home gym, and also adding a variety of items that can be used to continue with my physical therapy exercises at home. I recently added the Peanut Ball: The Spine Support Tool for Muscle Relaxation, Physiotherapy, and Lower Back [Lumbar Spine], Upper Back [Thoracic Spine], & Neck [Cervical Spine] Pain Relief (Plus PDF Step-by-Step Guide) to my equipment.

This Peanut Ball is a very useful tool to help relax tight muscles and relieve pain. The step by step guide shows you just how to use it, and explains why you would want to use this ball.

Using the ball is easy. Just place the ball between your tight muscles and a hard surface. You can use it on the floor, a yoga mat, against a wall, or just about anywhere. I like to place it on my mat and lay on it so that my spine rests between the two sides of the peanut shape. This cradles my spine while adding a firm pressure to the muscles on either side.

I love using it for my back and it also works well for other areas such as my neck, legs, and feet. You can use it just about anywhere. This ball is very effective when used according to the directions. I am glad I added it to my equipment, and would recommend it to others as well.

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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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

(Product Review) Kuuk Vacuum Food thermos Lunch Box Container Jar - 58oz



I just got this Kuuk Vacuum Food thermos Lunch Box Container Jar - 58oz / 1.8 quart - Stainless Steel and have used it a couple of times now for packing a lunch for meals on the go. It has 3 separate compartments so you can pack 3 separate items for your lunch.

It works great for keeping the various parts of your meal apart, and still being able to bring a variety of foods along with  you. This stainless steel container works well for my lunches. I would recommend it to others as well.

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, September 12, 2016

(Product Review) Brieftons QuickPull Food Chopper: Tall 4-Cup Hand Held Vegetable Chopper



It seems I am always having to chop some sort of fruits or vegetables, so I ordered the Brieftons QuickPull Food Chopper: Tall 4-Cup Hand Held Vegetable Chopper. This not only chops but also works well for blending your ingredients.

It comes with a 4 1/4 cup bowl with measuring lines, a cutting rotator with 3 stainless steel blades, a mixer blade for mixing or blending ingredients, a lid with a pulling cord, a keep fresh lid and 3 downloadable recipe eBooks.

You can use this handy kitchen gadget for mixing, blending, pureeing, chopping and more, and even store your chopped veggies in the container by using the keep fresh lid. I found this quite handy for chopping my peppers and onions quickly and easily. I will be doing further testing, and will update if there are any surprises but so far it seems to work quite well.

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, September 11, 2016

(Product Review) Pure Artisan Shea Butter All Natural Soap Bar


I recently had the opportunity to sample a Pure Artisan Shea Butter All Natural Soap Bar from Dazzle Beauty Store. They sent me two of the sample sized bars to test.

This soap is hypoallergenic, with no perfumes, dyes or other additives. It is made from all natural vegetable ingredients including coconut oil and shea butter.

The soap lathers well, and left my skin feeling clean and moisturized. I am happy with this soap and would recommend it to others.

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, September 9, 2016

Big Ant Nylon Recovery Tow Strap




I couldn't begin to tell you how many times my family and friends have needed to tow a car. Sometimes we would attach a chain and pull one of the trucks out of the mud hole where it was stuck, or occasionally we would need to tow a car home when it broke down along the road. Some of my boys have tow chains or tow bars, and they have been used on several occasions. I just added this Big Ant Nylon Recovery Tow Strap to my car emergency kit for those times when it might be needed in an emergency roadside situation. 

This is a heavy duty tow strap which is rated for twenty thousand pounds, so it should be able to handle pretty much any vehicle without a problem. The strap is 3 inches wide by 20 feet long which allows plenty of room between cars so you aren't likely to rear-end the lead vehicle. I haven't had the need to tow any cars since I got this, but it does appear to be a very sturdy tow strap. I wish I would have gotten it sooner so we wouldn't have had to use the car dolly to get my blazer home when the starter went out. 

If my opinion changes after using this a few times I will update to let you know, but so far I am happy with this purchase and would recommend this tow strap. 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

(Product Review) Infused Water Pitcher (3 Quart), with Ice Core & Free Infusing Water Recipes E-book



Whether you are trying to boost your water intake for weight loss, fitness, or other health reasons, the Infused Water Pitcher (3 Quart), with Ice Core & Free Infusing Water Recipes E-book can really make a big difference in how easy it is to consume the fluids your body needs.

Experts have told us for years that we should drink at least eight 8 ounces of water. This is because our bodies are made of a large percentage of water and our cellular processes require water in order to function properly.

Many of us have a hard time consuming this much water. I have found that infusing my water with various fruits or vegetables makes it much easier for me to consume the water my body needs.

Even though the amount of water required may vary somewhat for different individuals, most of us don't get nearly the amount of water we need to stay well hydrated. Excess heat, exertion, and other factors may increase your needs even more.

This picture holds 3 quarts of fluids. It has a core in the center which can be filled with your choice of fruits or vegetables to help infuse your water with natural and healthy flavors. It also has an ice core which can be used to cool your beverages without diluting the flavors.

I have used this pitcher several times now, and am enjoying my infused water on a daily basis. I have filled the infuser basket with citrus slices, strawberries, and cucumber slices for some great tasting infused water.

This infused water pitcher is helping me to replace unhealthy drinks with great tasting infused water. I recommend this pitcher to anyone who wishes to lead a more healthy lifestyle.

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) Night Provision TX11 Tactical Flashlight Torch Cree XPL-HD 1000 Lumen LED




The way I see it you can never have too many flashlights. I ordered this Night Provision TX11 Tactical Flashlight Torch Cree XPL-HD 1000 Lumen LED in order to have yet another good quality tactical flashlight.

This flashlight is waterproof and shock resistant so it should hold up to whatever we dish out. My 4 year old grandson has been carrying it around most of the last few days and despite dropping it and banging it around quite a bit it is still holding up very well.

It is a very bright light, and has 6 different modes to choose from depending on what you are using it for. It comes with a 5 year warranty as well as a 60 day full refund warranty.

In the package you will get the flashlight, along with a carrying case, 2 spare o-rings, a spare power button cover, a hand lanyard, an instruction manual and warranty card. The batteries are not included, so you will need to purchase either a 18650 Battery or 2 of the CR123A batteries unless you already have some on hand.

I would have preferred to have the batteries included, although I usually have spare batteries on hand. Even so, this is a good flashlight overall, and it has lots of functions. I would recommend this light.

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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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

(Product Review) Wool Dryer Balls by i-Gruv set of 6 XL


I had heard of dryer balls, but had never tried them until recently. I liked my first set so well that I picked up a second set. These Wool Dryer Balls by i-Gruv set of 6 XL are very similar to the others. They are a set of 6 balls made of wool that can be reused many times in your dryer.

The directions say to place the balls into the dryer along with your wet laundry, using 4 balls for a medium load or 6 balls for a large load. You would then dry your laundry as usual, skipping the dryer sheet that you may normally use.

I have found that adding these dryer balls to my laundry decreases the drying time by quite a bit. Depending on the load, I generally knock anywhere from 10-20 minutes off the drying time. This is especially nice during the heat of the summer when the laundry is really heating up the house.

I like that these have no scent so the aroma of my homemade laundry detergent remains on my laundry even after drying. If you want a scented product for your dryer, it is easy to add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to your dryer balls though, and this will spread the fragrance throughout your laundry while drying.

I like that these dryer balls save me money that would otherwise be spent on dryer sheets. They also save energy because the dryer does not need to run as long to achieve the desired results. They are all natural so there are no added chemicals added to my laundry. I also don't need to worry about any sort of chemical sensitivities since there are no chemicals present.

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, September 5, 2016

(Product Review) Onite 2-Pack of E26 to E26 US Standard Screw Light Holder with Two Outlet Socket Adapter



I ordered this Onite 2-Pack of E26 to E26 US Standard Screw Light Holder with Two Outlet Socket Adapter, Black to provide electrical outlets to areas where there are none. There are two of these light socket adapters in the set. Each one provides two non-grounded electrical outlets which are powered by the light socket that they are screwed into.

These outlet socket adapters work well and provide additional electrical outlets where they are needed. One of my sheds has only a light but no outlets, so these work great when I need to plug something in

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, September 2, 2016

(Product Review) Top Bloom Kraft Paper Bags, Pack of 110, 65 lb. Food Grade Stock with Twisted Twine Handles


I ordered these Top Bloom Kraft Paper Bags, Pack of 110, 65 lb. Food Grade Stock with Twisted Twine Handles to use for gift bags. They also work great for many other purposes since they are food grade and are very heavy duty.

We have a large family and two baby showers coming up in the next couple of months so we will need a lot of gift bags. The bags are white and I love that the kids and grandchildren are able to decorate these any way they like.

The dimensions of these bags are 8 inches by 4.75 inches by 10 inches. These are a great size for gifts, groceries, crafts,party favors and more.

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, September 1, 2016

(Product Review) NeuroIGNITE Brain Booster & Brain Support for Focus, Memory & Clarity



I often have a lot on my mind, and sometimes have difficulty concentrating on specific tasks. When this happens, a product such as NeuroIGNITE Brain Booster & Brain Support for Focus, Memory & Clarity can be helpful.

I have tried a few other memory enhancing products in the past with mixed results. I like that this one contains all natural ingredients like Ginkgo Biloba and St. John's Wort so I am testing it to see what kind of effects it will have on my memory and concentration.

These capsules are similar in size to most of the other supplements that I have taken. They aren't small, but aren't difficult to swallow as long as you take them with plenty of water. If taken with little or no water you will likely end up with some nasty burps, but this isn't a problem if you take them with a big drink or two.

The dosage is one capsule, and these can be take either once or twice per day. There are 30 capsules in the bottle, so this will last for one month if you take one capsule per day. These should be take with meals for best results. I take mine with my breakfast so that I can concentrate on things I need to get done for the day.

This brain supplement is caffeine free so it does not really provide me with a lot of extra energy like a caffeinated product would, but it does help me to concentrate and focus on those things that I need to accomplish. I sometimes add a caffeinated beverage along with this if I need to increase my physical energy, but try not to overdo it to avoid the jitters and shakiness that excessive caffeine can cause.

I have taken these for a couple of weeks now and they do seem to be helping. If my opinion changes over the next couple of weeks of continued use, I will update accordingly, but for now I would recommend these. They may not work for everyone, but are certainly worth a try.

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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