Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Portable Charger with Flashlight by K2R Technology

This is the second product I've tried by K2R and let me just say that they are fast becoming my favorite go to tech company.  This portable charger with flashlight is super cool and works like a champ.  If I like something like this that I have to review, I then hand it over to my guy.  He travels a lot and doesn't mince words when it comes to telling me how something performs. He loved it with nothing bad to say about it at all!

Anyone who travels knows that having a back up battery is a must.  Oh the horror of being on a plane with screaming kids or *gasp* even worse someone that won't shut up or someone that hits on you. You need that music blaring! This charger will guarantee never tho leave you with an uncharged battery.  It charges very fast and doesn't use that much of it's battery to charge your phone, iPad, tablet or laptop.  It comes with both an iPhone 6 cord as well as an Android cord. I can plug my first gen iPad cord into the power bank and my iPad and I'm good to go.  

I never knew until we had a need for power banks just how many electronics this house actually has. And from experience, I have found that not all power banks are created equal.  K2R is by far the most thought out designs and most durable of portable chargers.  They have thought of everything, even down to two micro slots. I have nothing but great things to say about this charger.  As with everything K2R puts out there, if for some reason you don't like it, you can get a 100% money back guarantee.

Bottom Line?  TOTALLY worth the price and then some!
I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

If you would like to purchase the portable charger with flashlight by K2R Technology, click here.

Falling by Rachael Burgess Music review and GIVEAWAY

I'm into all kinds of music but I really love stuff that is different. Falling is a pretty song sung by someone with a really pretty voice.  It's family friendly and it has a tune that will get everyone singing along to.  It's reminiscent of how you felt with that first love.

I am usually working with new authors when it comes to reviews, because they really need their work out there.  Sometimes they feel discouraged because they can't get the exposure they need or things are flowing as easily as they thought they might.  Well, it's no different with musicians.  In fact, I think it might be a little harder for musicians because it's not only their music we hear but also their faces we see.  I think it is very important to support Indie artists which is why I agreed to review this song.

Bottom line?  When her name gets out there, I really think she will be an artist to watch. 

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

If you would like to purchase Falling by Rachael Burgess, click here. OR you can just comment below to win your own copy.  :)

If you would like to learn more about Rachael Burgess, click here for her website.

Serenity Natural Sleep Aid by Eu Natural

Sleep is something that is hit an miss with me.  On most nights, I just can't get to sleep without some type of over the counter sleep aid like Walmart brand pain pm.  I don't choose just regular pm medicine minus the pain part because I have a lot of back issues.  I am in need of a surgery so on the off chance that I can get to sleep, I have a hard time staying asleep.  So I kind of went at this sleep aid a little bit different than the normal person might.

About an hour before I think I need to be asleep, I take two of the natural sleep aid capsules and one Ibuprofen 800mg.  It took me a while of messing with the dosages to find out what worked for me.  The Ibuprofen along with the natural sleep aid got me approximately six hours of uninterupted sleep.  That was four hours more than I normally have so I consider that a success since even with the pain pm, I awoke after two hours.

When I would take the pain pm medicine, along with the interrupted sleep, I woke up tired and groggy.  I just didn't want to get out of bed and would beg for just five more minutes every single day.  With the Serenity Natural Sleep Aid, I found that there was no tiredness in the morning.  There were no side effects and once again, that was a win in my book.

I was inquiring about how much melatonin was in each capsule and it is about 1.5mg.  So keep that in mind when ordering. If after using this product nightly for 30 days, you still don't like the results you see, then you can get a 100% money back guarantee. Another plus, this product is made in the USA.

Bottom Line?  If you're having a hard time sleeping, give this little pill a shot.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

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

If you would like to purchase Natural Sleep Aid by Eu Natural, click here.

Joint 3X Triplex Joint Supplement by 100Naturals

In physical therapy, I was told to take Glucosamine as it would help with the pain in my joints. Since I was told that, I've tried out many different brands. Some have worked, some have not but the one I stood by because of the results I saw was Joint Juice.  Then along came Joint 3X which is a triple strength joint support. After the first dose, I saw results.  And not just a "meh, it worked but that's it" kind of way.  For the duration of the pill effect, I had no knee pain and could walk a lot better.

I think the only thing I didn't like about this joint support was that you had to take five pills in the morning.  There is no way I can do that.  I did however take two pills in the morning and achieved better results than I did with the Joint Juice.

This Joint 3X supplement contains:

Glucosamine for the health and strength of connective tissue for joint support - 1500mg each serving
Chondroitin for cartilage health - 1200mg each serving
MSM for optimal tissue and joint health - 2000mg each serving

This supplement is made in the USA and comes with a 100% money back guarantee within 100 days if you are not satisfied.

Bottom line .... besides the whole five pill dosage, there was nothing I didn't like about this product. It worked better than any other glucosamine pill I've tried yet.

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

If you would like to purchase Joint 3X by 100Naturals, click here.

Maxasorb D3 Vitamin D Cream by Vita Sciences

Ever since I got shingles two years ago, my doctor repeatedly tells me to make sure that I'm taking my vitamins. I try to take supplements all the time but lately, one of my supplements is making me nauseous. I'm not sure which one though.  I stopped taking them all except my multivitamin when I received the Maxasorb D3. I've never heard of a lotion that contains vitamins so I was anxious to try it.

There have been several viruses going around lately and it seems as though my teenage son brings them home from school all the time. I'm usually the one that gets everything, even with the supplements I've been taking. And to be truthful, with the different supplements I take, sometimes they make me feel nauseous. So when an option presented itself where I could take the same supplement but not have to take a pill, I was all about trying that out.

Each morning I put one pump of the lotion on each wrist and rub it in.  It absorbs very well and doesn't have a fragrance to it. You can rub the lotion on your arms, legs or wherever you would like. Each pump contains 1,000 IU of vitamin D.  Having Osteoporosis, it's essential for me to get vitamin D and D3 in my body.  The vitamin D helps with healthy bones and the D3 helps with absorption of calcium and phosphorus.

I love this product and have actually tried some of the other lotions in the line. If you purchase this product and you don't like it, Vita Sciences will give you a 100% money back guarantee.  So you really can't lose.  I think you will really like this product.

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

If you would like to purchase this Vitamin D cream, click here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BBQ Brush by BBQ Time

One thing I have to say about my family is we LOVE to BBQ!  If we could BBQ breakfast food, we totally would.  After grilling everything from steaks to sticky ribs, the one thing that is just about as important as the BBQ itself is the BBQ brush. I recently had the opportunity to try out the BBQ brush from BBQ Time and I must say that I'm impressed.

My first thought was the handle is not going to hold up because it's plastic.  It's 18" long which is a good length for cleaning your grill. If you're trying to clean it right after everything is cooked (which is the perfect time so what's left behind doesn't get caked on) you're able to use the brush without getting burned. We have been using it for about a month and have grilled weekly.  We've used it to clean the grill after every dinner and the brush is actually holding up very well.  We've even tried putting pressure on it while cleaning and it hasn't broken.  So I have to say that this is a very sturdy brush.

I love that this grill brush comes with the bristle part and the scraper part.  It really comes in handy when you have those hard to remove chunks of BBQ sauce that has baked on to the grill.  I thought the clean up of the brush would get pretty messy too since it's that way with our other brush but it was super easy to clean.  I just ran a sink full of hot soapy water and let it soak for about fifteen minutes and then used a greenie to remove what was left over.  It looked as good as new.

The one thing about our old brush was the bristles didn't stand up to the test of time.  They started bending and getting matted down.  That hasn't happened with this brush so far. Like I said, I've used it for about a month.  After about six months, I will come back and update on how the brush is doing.

Another thing really quick before I wrap up this review.  When you order the BBQ brush, you get a book of BBQ recipes. This recipe book is all inclusive.  It starts out by telling you what every great griller needs in their "toolbox".  There are recipes for Cry Baby Wings, Shredded BBQ Wings, Grilled Stuffed Zucchini and even a recipe for Apple Salad.  That's just to name a few.  I know I was curious when I noticed an ebook came with it so I figured that would let you know a little bit of what was in it.

Bottom line?  We loved it and would buy it again.
I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

If you would like to purchase the BBQ brush by BBQ Time, click here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

iPhone 6 3 in 1 Battery Charging Case by Chromo

This is a really neat techy product to have for your highly coveted iPhone 6.  Who wouldn't want to be you rocking that cool iPhone 6 case right? I mean, especially when they realize that this case by Chromo is more than just a battery case. We've all been there when our iPhone dies.  It feels like just a little part of you dies as well.  This battery charging case is similar to the Mophie. HOWEVER, a Mophie can't double as a phone stand as well.  I say that but I also need to disclose that in the beginning I had a little bit of a trying time with the stand.  It all worked out though and now the stand works great.

When you first get your case by Chromo, you will separate the back and front from the case and set your phone inside.  Most cell phone cases are made this way so it's very easy to figure out.  The case is a hard shell with a silicone bumper so your iPhone screen won't crack if it's dropped.  Along with being a really cool case, it has three LED lights that let you know the progress of your battery life. There is one drawback for me.  I got the phone in the case with no problem but when I tried to get it out of the case, I had a really hard time with it.  I think if you mess around with pulling it apart, you will find it easier to get the case off.  So for the two drawbacks I mentioned, I dropped a star in the rating to a 4 star because I absolutely love everything else about it.  I would definitely get some as presents in the future for any iPhone 6 user.

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

If you would like to purchase the 3 in 1 iPhone 6 Battery Charging Case by Chromo, click here.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hand Held Spiral Slicer by Kuuk

I'm trying really hard to eat healthier.  One way that is healthy and also a fun way is the hand held spiral slicer.  I don't want to sink all of my money into a table top spiral slicer until I know this health kick is going to stick.  It's very costly just to eat healthy let alone put a lot of money down on something that I may or may not use.  The hand held spiral slicer is a great tool for the beginner.  I liked that I could slice a zucchini into noodles and sort of make a healthy spaghetti.

It is very simple to use the slicer and even the beginner will have no problems doing so.  You simply put the vegetable in the top and twist like you are using a pencil sharpener. One thing I didn't like about the slicer is that the slicer left about two inches of  the cucumber I was trying to slice in the slicer and no matter what, I couldn't slice it. 

That was ok though, because I was using it as a garnish and could simply cut it and add it as more of a garnish.  I'm sure that those who are trying to use the slicer as a replacement for spaghetti noodles or as a pasta substitute might not like that.

All in all, I think this is a good product to have in the kitchen when you have children.  You can use your creativity to eat in a healthier way. I do want to caution being careful letting children use this product.  As always, watch your children closely because this is a slicer, it does have a sharp blade.

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

If you would like to buy the spiral slicer by Kuuk, click here.

Ice Cream Scoop by SUMO Kitchenware

Get ready to throw that assortment of ice cream scoops in your drawer away because once you try this ice cream scoop by SUMO Kitchenware, it will be the only one you'll want to use from here on out.  I know, for me anyway, the reason I have so many ice cream scoops is because the plastic ones break, the ones with the trigger on them get stuck or just don't get all of the ice cream out of the scoop, they're either too big or too small.  The one thing every one of them has in common is that they aren't solid enough and can't scoop out extremely hard ice cream.

Then I tried the SUMO ice cream scoop.  Upon first picking it up, I was impressed with how heavy it was. I also want to address a couple of things about the weight a little bit later on. It has a silicone grip that is BPA free and is very comfortable. Saying this ice cream scoop is sturdy and indestructible is a very true statement.  This ice cream scoop is also dishwasher safe.  I personally don't put it in the dishwasher because I don't want the handle of my scoop getting that white dish detergent look to it.   I don't know if I explained it right or not but it has happened to other things that have silicone on it.  I do need to add that my dishwasher is very old. 

Now back to the weight issue.  It weighs around 8 ounces.  When compared to other scoops, that's on the heavy side.  My uncle has a hard time with heavier objects that require him using his wrists.  I have no doubt that he could use this ice cream scoop without any problems at all.  The tip of the scoop is cylindrical so it can essentially cut through the ice cream.  It's not sharp like a knife but lets you get into the ice cream without putting strain on your wrists.  Even a five year old could scoop the ice cream out of the tub with ease. The SUMO ice cream scoop also comes with a lifetime guarantee. They don't mean the life of the scoop, they mean YOUR lifetime. There are very few products made today that can say that.

Without a doubt, I highly recommend this ice cream scoop to you.  It is a quality kitchen utensil that you can't live without. It has that old ice cream parlor feel to it. I know you will love it!

I received this item in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
If you would like to purchase this ice cream scoop by SUMO Kitchenware, click here.

Hot Flashes Menopause Relief by Eu Natural

Ever since I had my hysterectomy, I've been plagued with night sweats, chills and hot flashes.  They never work in my favor, like in the winter or summer time.  All these years, I just suffered.  Then not too long ago, someone mentioned i-Cool. I had great success with it but then it seemed as though my body got used to the supplement and stopped working.  Not long after, I found out about Eu Natural's hot flashes menopause relief.  Knowing that I had great results with i-Cool, I was anxious to try Eu Natural's version.

Clinical research has proven that this hot flash supplement by Eu Natural has received results easing the symptoms of menopause. This product is made in the USA and backed by a 100% money back guarantee.  They do say that optimum results are achieved at around the 3 month mark. I've been taking this for a little over a month and have definitely seen the results I was expecting.  They say to take 2 tablets at night which is an amount I don't mind taking. I found that I didn't really expect to sleep well but I did get a good nights rest. It's so good to get a full night's sleep and not wake up drenched in sweat.  I feel a lot more calm taking these supplements as well.

I think if you're having postmenopausal symptoms, you really need to try this supplement.  You owe it to yourself to get a good night's sleep and wake up rested and relaxed.

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
If you would like to purchase hot flashes menopause relief by Eu Natural, click here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM by Vitavana

I have random knee pain now and I again and I haven't figured out yet what causes it.  My mother is the same way but I know hers is because she is constantly on her feet.  I know I'm on my feet a lot but I am in my forties, this shouldn't be happening to me. Anyway, I took a few of these glucosamine supplements and they worked so well I gave them to my mom.  She said her knee pain is all but gone now.  Of course she can still feel the pain on days when she's on her feet for longer than normal periods of time but it hurts far less than it used to.

One thing that blew my mind was that the directions say to take 5 pills a day.  Yes, that wasn't a typo, I did say FIVE pills a day. That's not to say you take five all at one time time, it's five throughout the day.  Even though the directions said to take 5, both  my mom and I only take one per day and have seen great results.  So even though it may say it works at the optimal level with five pills, we both saw it working just as well with us with just one pill once a day.

My physical therapist swears by Glucosamine for added flexibility and to lessen the pain that is associated with over worked joints. Since my physical therapist recommended it, I know it's something that my body needs. I can now go to physical therapy for my lower back and it doesn't hurt as bad. I know they say it's good for the joints, but I did see a big change in the amount of pain I felt in my back.  I get shots and physical therapy.  I usually live on Ibuprofen which isn't good but since taking this Glucosamine supplement, I've found I don't need to take as many ibuprofen pills.

So bottom line, in my opinion I think you should give this supplement a try.  I do believe you will be shocked at how well they work for you.

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
If you would like to purchase Vitavana's Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM, click here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sewing Kit by Quick Stitch

I'm not going to lie, I got a C in sewing in high school WITH the teachers help. That doesn't mean that I don't need a good sewing kit on hand to sew on buttons etc. With my husband travelling, I always need to make sure he has a sewing kit on hand because he's rough on clothes. I've bought multiple sewing kits to put in his bag but they're always lacking in some area.  They usually only come with a needle or two and never do they come with a seam ripper or scissors.

When I received this sewing kit from Quick Stitch, I wasn't expecting such a comprehensive kit.  It has absolutely everything you would need in an emergency.  In any other sewing kit I've purchased, it only comes with two spools of thread, maybe three if you're really lucky.  This kit comes with twelve different colors.  The carrying case it all comes in is a quality zip up case.  It's perfect for a portable sewing kit.  We are also preppers, so having this sewing kit in our bug out bag is a must.

This kit comes with the following:
24 Stainless Steel Needles of various sizes that are contained in a protective plastic case.
12 spools of assorted popular colors of thread
1 pair of stainless steel scissors
1 seam ripper with a plastic cover
2 need threaders
1 tape measure
Straight pins
Safety pins
1 Thimble

You can tell this kit was put together by someone who loves to sew and knows what the necessary items that are needed in an emergency are.  I fell in love with this sewing kit and plan to buy more in the future. There are so many places I can keep them.  The car, my luggage, a bug out bag and the living room to name a few.  I know Christmas is a long time off but they would make great stocking stuffers for college students and adults alike.  They're even great for kids who are learning to sew, under the supervision of a parent of course.

 received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
If you would like to purchase this sewing kit by Quick Stitch, click here.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Knife Sharpener by Priority Chef

To be honest, when I saw this knife sharpener, I thought it was smaller than what I had expected.  I only have 4 blade knife sharpeners so I didn't know they made them smaller.  My husband went to sharpen a knife and he was blown away.  This is the guy who makes sure every knife in the house is extremely sharp at all times.  For him to say it was the best knife sharpener he has ever owned, really means something.

I love how the handle is ergonomically designed so your hand fits in the handle with ease. With the grip on the bottom, I can set it on my (slanted) knife block and it doesn't go sliding everywhere. This will make an excellent gift for anyone who works with knives often.

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
If you would like to order this knife sharpener by Priority Chef, click here.

iPhone 6 case by iArrow

When you get that brand spanking new iPhone 6, you want to show it off right?  Then don't cover it up with a cell phone case.  iArrow has made a clear case that perfectly compliments what your iPhone was intended to do, look good and work well.

The case is made of Polycarbonate which gives it a sort of liquid skin.  It's not a cheap plastic that will break whenever you take it off and put it back on.  It also has a bumper on it so if, for some reason, you were to drop your phone the screen won't break.  We all know how expensive that can be.  The cover has a very snug fit and it lines up well with all of the openings like the camera, charging port etc.

Another added feature is it has added earphone support so the earphones can't really get ripped out.  My son is an avid music listener, so he would get great use out of the extra earphone support. This would make a great case for a gift or just to buy to show off the iPhone you just spent a lot of money on.

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
If you would like to purchase the iPhone 6 Case by iArrow, click here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Perfectly Natural Soap by Foxbrim

Lately with all this dry weather, the last thing I need for a soap is for it to make my skin feel even more dry. Perfectly Natural Soap is 100 percent natural and 98 percent organic. I feel like I am actually doing something great for my skin when I use an organic soap.  It doesn't have those ingredients in it that actually dries your skin out or takes layers of skin off of your hands in a single hand washing. 

My skin (which at the moment is dry) does very well with this soap.  But we all know that everyone is different.  This soap will work just as well on your skin because it is made for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Another great thing about this liquid soap is it's not just for hand washing.  You can wash your face with it, which is great because it doesn't harm your face.  Again, it's great for all skin types.  You can also use it to wash your hair with.  I haven't tried it as a shampoo yet because my hair is color treated.  In the future I will update this review to include how it did on my hair.

It's also great to take your makeup off with, and it's awesome in any beauty regimen.  My dog has recently become paralyzed.  Don't worry she's getting better by the day.  She doesn't know when she's peeing so when she's lying on her puppy pads, I'm not always sure when she has peed.  I was giving her multiple baths per day and I was able to use the Perfectly Natural Soap on her privates as well as her coat.  Any other regular soap would have definitely dried out her skin.

There are so many reasons why I truly love this soap.  I can use them on babies, to dogs and even on our families skin.  Any company who totally backs their product in the form of a money back guarantee is a company that I definitely want to work with.

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

If you would like to purchase Perfectly Natural Soap by Foxbrim, click here.

Texting Gloves for Smartphone & Touchscreen by iGotTech

In some parts of the United States, it's as cold this Spring as it was in the Winter.  I'm the kind of girl who always gets the fingerless gloves because I would forever be removing  my regular gloves to answer a text or dial a number. Not all texting gloves are made the same so I wasn't sure what to expect when asked to review these SmartTech Gloves.

I was pleasantly surprised that these gloves really do work very well. While texting, I found that I had consistent results that were very favorable. I know some people who have screen protectors on their phones that say it's just another barrier that make gloves like this not work.  As far as that, I can't say one way or another because I don't have a screen protector on my phone.  I've found that with a screen protector, sometimes swiping doesn't work.  I can say that without a screen protector, these gloves were phenomenal.

They are well constructed and didn't lose their elasticity in the two weeks that I used them.  I was visiting my daughters in the south.  I currently live on the west coast which has extremely hot temperatures so the gloves went in the drawer.  I did wash them in the washer.  I put them in a lingerie bag so they wouldn't get snagged on anything.  After washing, they still worked just as well as when I first tried them on.

These gloves are soft and well made.  I got the black gloves but the gray and pink were also super cute.  I will be buying these again as they make for great stocking stuffers at Christmas time. If for any reason you aren't 100% satisfied with your purchase, iGotTech will back their products with a 100% money back guarantee. All you have to do is return the gloves you they will reimburse your purchase 100%.  So see?  You can't lose on this purchase.  It's always great to have insurance on your purchases.

I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

If you would like to purchase these texting gloves for smartphone and tablets by iGotTech, click here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pedi.Cure Electric Callous Remover by Pedi.Cure Solutions *** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm the type of person who runs around barefoot.  And while almost anywhere else that would be alright, in a hot, dry climate and walking on concrete, my feet get very dry.  I hate the feel of my feet when they are so dry. I'm always putting a thick lotion on my feet at night and put socks on while praying this time will be the time I can wake up to soft feet.

Well, I was really excited to receive the Pedi.Cure.  First, it's PINK!  A fun bright pink.  At first, I put generic batteries in it and started using it by pressing down hard on my feet.  And it would quit working. What I failed to do, was to read the instructions first. What you are supposed to do is press gently as it files away the dry skin a layer at a time.  Once I started doing it right, it was phenomenal how well it worked.  Oh, and I also upgraded to rechargeable batteries.

I suggest you use this on a towel as there will be dry skin on any surface under your feet.  It's more like a dust. I know, that's not one of the things a lot of people really don't like to talk about but think how our nail salons feel when they do our pedicures.  The Pedi.Cure, really does leave your feet feeling soft and sandal ready just in time for summer.

And now for the fun part!  Pedi.Cures has agreed to give ONE of my readers their very own Pedi.Cure.  Comment on this post or on the post on this blog's facebook page and you're in it to win it! So get to commenting because this contest is over on April 20th, 2015.  Good luck and ENJOY!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
If you would like to purchase this Electric Callous Remover by Pedi.Cure Solutions, click here.