Saturday, May 28, 2016


This is another useful travel product made from silicone.  A set of four bottles that are approved for airline travel, are specially designed to hold toiletries safely and securely.  They each have a built-in suction cup to hang on the shower wall when you are staying in a hotel.  There is a dial ring at the neck with the words shampoo, soap or sun to described the contents. But, you don't have to fill them with toiletries, they can also be used for condiments, i.e. ketchup or mustard, oils and such.  They are very versatile and easy to clean. The set comes in a vinyl zippered bag for ease of keeping them together as a group.  The necks of the bottles are large enough to accommodate thick shampoos without any mess filling them. I like the silicone but the dials are a little hard to turn if you want to designate the contents of each bottle.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Friday, May 27, 2016


Shea butter is my favorite lubricant for my skin. This jar of shea butter by Live Fresh is the best I've used yet. When I opened the jar, all I could think of was heavy whipped cream. It's that creamy, soft and thick.  Just a little on your hands and your skin feels so soft and silky.  It is filled with other butters, oils and vitamins...all organic. There is NO ODOR with this creme so that I can gift this product to those who have fragrance allergies. It doesn't have a greasy, oily residue that can film your hands and make them slippery.  I play bass guitar and have to be careful about slippery fingers. This cream works well, even for me playing. 

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


I hate being out in the dark without some sort of light. Living in the country, we don't have any street lights to illumine the area around our home and property. We depend upon the stars and moon or use a flashlight. Our house lighting only travels about 10 feet and the areas that are left in the dark are full of creatures of the dark.  When I let my dogs out at night to drain their bladders, I often keep an eye out for where they have traveled. Until the sensors lights come on, it's hard to see them.  Now that I have these LED safety lights by Sigem, I can clip one to the collar of each dog. The set also comes with hook and loop straps for around your arms or legs when you are jogging or walking along in the dark so that cars will be able to see you along side the road. Even in the day time, the red led light will make you noticeable. The lights are equipped with batteries so that they light immediately. There is a small screwdriver to remove the backs to replace the batteries. Two extra batteries are included but each light takes two.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


 My husband always has problems with his toenails. If he would just let them grow, the wouldn't bother him so much but he has to pick at them until they bleed, sometimes. I am his manicurist and try to keep them neat and free of hangnails.  Today I used the cuticle nipper on his large toe. First, I applied oil and then, using the BlueOrchids cuticle pusher, I pushed back his cuticles. I was able to complete the manicure by cutting back his cuticles. Inside the handle of the nipper, is a piece of metal that turns up toward the cutting head so that the handles are springy. Cuticle tools are important to maintain the health of the skin around the nails. In the winter, his skin tends to split and crack around the nail and hopefully, with this treatment, it will help to prevent the painful cuts.

I received this item for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


Now, my husband doesn't have much of a beard because I like them trimmed and neat. When I got this handmade beard comb by Kent, I thought that he wouldn't have a use for it but I was wrong.  This comb is perfect for him to neaten his beard and his mustache.  It's the perfect size for him.  What I didn't reveal to him was that the comb also is for thinning hair, shhh! His hair is very thin on top of his head.  This happens with aging men sometimes, and he will be able to pocket this comb to have it with him. He rides a motorcycle to work and usually has helmet hair.  I think he'll be able to carry this lightweight comb in his lunch bucket. The teeth of the comb are rounded so that they don't scratch the skin and cause irritation. Would make a great gift for a beard.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


I love aromatherapy and I love to wear jewelry that will enhance the scent of my choosing.  My favorite is lavender because of its calming properties.  This diffuser necklace is made of surgical steel so that it shouldn't rust or tarnish from the use of oils. It is easy to open and you insert the felted disk of your color choice.  I have the white one in the necklace now.  The chain is very pretty, too, unlike others that are just plain.  They have added little beads as a decorative touch.  It all comes in a nice velvety pouch for storage.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


This is a JTrim Rechargeable Shaver. My husband tried it out right after a shower while his skin was still moist. Since the shaver is waterproof, it had no problem getting close to his skin and removing the day's stubble. He used the pop-up trimmer to cleanly edge his beard around his neck. The shaver is easy to clean by rinsing it under running water and using the enclosed brush to remove any stubborn debris. The razor head detaches easily to clean underneath. Even if he dropped in in a sink full of water the shaver will still work and there is a one year warranty. 

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


I am so glad that they have created a fantastic alternative to chalk. Chalk is dusty and messy, causing breathing problems in some susceptible people. CHALK TALK has come out with a set of colored markers to write on any non-porous material.  I use it on the formica counter top, glass, mirrors, and chalkboards. We have white boards for teaching and these are so colorful. I like the florescent ones to grab the attention of the children.  The tips of the markers push in to collect the chalk fluid and act like a felt tip marker so that the fluid flows easily.  Remember to shake the marker so that you can hear the ball inside mixing the liquid.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


Two of my favorite things in one unit, LED and garden light. This is so pretty day or night and a nice accent to my spring flower container. I like the shepherd's hook that came in sections and easily screwed together. I placed it in my potted plant, turned on the lantern and it was ready to go.  It says to charge the solar parts for about eight hours, but mine was lit after about four.  The solar LED light gives off a nice blue light at night that doesn't attract the moths and bugs.  

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


This grinder is the perfect size for a fresh brewed pot of coffee or even the amount you need for your 1 cup maker.  The bottom of the grinder has see through windows so that as you're grinding you can see the amount of grounds you have processed.  This is basic and easy to operate. The unit comes apart easily for cleaning. The handle just sits on the top, snugly upon the fitting for cranking the beans. The grinder is stainless and shouldn't rust.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


Oh, my cats! They just think this scratcher is great. I have had a lot of trouble from the golden cat , Buxton, because he has ruined my leather furniture with his claws. I have purchased many scratching posts, pads and other products to stop him but I think he just likes to be a vertical scratcher.  This product by Go Pets, seems to be the answer that I have been waiting for a long time. Go Pets has designed an incline cat scratcher that Buxton seems to think is perfect. It came with a packet of catnip that sparked their interest immediately. It's a daily exercise for them now.  I will be getting one of these for my daughter who has 6 cats. CAT SCRATCHER VIDEO

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


 This extra power source by BESTEK for my electronics would have been handy to have in my purse when my mom was in the hospital.  Long stays in the ER without a charging cable don't make for an easy way to communicate with family members that live out of town.  Simply plug the unit into any USB port to charge the storage battery. There is an on/off switch on the side for a red laser light. A red charging light will turn green when the battery is fully charged.  The cable inserts into my reading tablet and will enable me to read or surf the net for hours.  It only works on an iPhone 5, which I currently use. This power bank fits easily into my purse and I can clip it to a key chain if I don't want to carry my purse but need the power. This is a neat little unit.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


Now this is a scale.  It tells me everything about my body that would be able to be told from an electronic device.  The easy to read LED numbers flash and then stay on steady when your weight is displayed.  Setup for my body was fairly simple, except that I set it up in the afternoon rather than waiting until morning and do my weigh in then. I will recalculate because there is at least a 4 lb. difference and if I lose more weight the scale doesn't recognize you after a 6 lb. difference.  It's cool that it gives you not only body weight, but also, body fat, water, muscle and bone measurements. It even needs your height and gender to quantify the numbers .This will be nice to keep a log of my body information for a week or two and see how it changes.  The scale is neutral in color and will fit in with most current color schemes and designs very well.  By Ozeri Touch

I received this product free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


When you start to age, sometime after 70, no, I mean 50 and up, your body starts to change. Things get baggy and darker, especially around the eyes.  No one likes to wake up in the morning and scare themselves by looking in the mirror. You can live with the bags and circles under your eyes or you can try some products that may help diminish the signs of aging.  This product is an eye serum by ActivLIfe.  It says that it is made from plant stem cells.  After using this a short time, I can say that the bags under my eyes have diminished and the skin seems to be brighter. The wrinkles are less, too. I have tried other products but the serum is runny whereas, this serum is a thicker gel and stays in place where you want it. Time will tell its effectiveness.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


There is nothing like the fragrance of fresh brewed coffee, especially in the morning. I think it makes the day a little more special, a little easier to awaken all of the senses and brighten your outlook for the day. These beans are 100% certified organic and direct trade. The heavenly smell of French roast makes your tongue anticipate the taste that's coming its way. The beans themselves, are very fragrant and just wait until you put them in the grinder...mmmm good. Even eating just a bean will give you the essence of the coffee. 

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


I have two very energetic cats. They have toys stored on their cat tree, in a basket and then littered here and there throughout the house. My male, Buxton, gets very aggressive with new toys, especially when they have feathers. He likes to 'kill' it and dominate the situation. He growls and won't let go of the 'victim. Cats are attracted to movement and if you aren't careful, you will feel the sharpness of their claws, so it's important to have toys for them.  The first one with the cloth tube and feather attachment at the end is popular with him, until you get tired out. But the other toy that is on a wire with rattling beads and the feather tufted end is his favorite.  I have to hide it when I'm not home just in case he injures himself. That one he definitely wants to kill.  Cats don't like to entertain themselves all the time, so they need humans to get them neat toys to exercise their muscles.

I received this item at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


This is a super duper, heavy duty compression breathable support for your knee from JOYMOZE.  As shown in the pictures, this sleeve gives ample coverage to prevent a knee injury or assist in walking from a knee injury. It is made of a thick elastic silicone with a built-in foam ring that fits around your knee cap. On each side there are bendable stays that move with the flexing of your leg.  The sleeve stays in place well. I got a large which fits my husband's leg adequately and gives him the freedom to move around and feel that his leg is secure while working, playing softball or hiking.  The blue and gray design is cool enough to be exposed or hidden under slacks. This product is of excellent quality.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.