Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Product Review: A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game by Wee Society

This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read. This review is also meant for other adults that don't work with children to read since it is also made for adults.
 
 
 
A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game is fun game advertised for ages 3-103. It will help both children and adults with memory skills to locate pictures about topics for people of all ages, such as LIGHTENING, CAMOUFLAGE, EYE PATCHES, PLUTO, etc. All you do is lay all the cards facedown. Each player flips over two cards at a time and tries to find pairs. As you flip over cards that are not pairs, you can then start remembering where the matches to the same cards that were flipped over were to generate matches. What's great is that this game can be played together with others or individually. When it is played with more than one person the person with the most pairs when all the pairs are picked up wins.

This is a fun game that is like another game I played as a child. I like that it is designed for different ages. When cards are flipped over (like the CAMOUFLAGE or PLUTO cards) adults can explain what the pictures are to people of younger ages if they haven't learned what they mean yet. I like that there is a blank card pair with this game so a unique topic for a card can be created. I also like the handy, compact box that this game comes in which doesn't take up a lot of room on a shelf or cabinet.

I feel like this would be a great game to have at home, in classrooms, and assisted living / retirement centers when people just want to play something fun or want to try to sharpen their memory skills.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received this game from Blogging for Books for this review

Friday, June 2, 2017

Product Review: Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder by Rawhonest


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.



This Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder is 100% natural and fluoride-free. The ingredients consist of coconut charcoal powder, natural flavor, and xylitol. It absorbs micro-stains from coffee, tea, wine, and soda on the teeth. It is also supposed to repair enamel, raise pH, and freshen breath. The directions to use it are easy, just simply put some of it on a soft toothbrush, gently brush your teeth for two minutes, and rinse. Best results are supposed to happen from using this twice a day.



I tried just dabbing the powder onto my toothbrush and too much of it got loose in the sink so I decided to use a miniature spoon to apply it on with. I had better success wetting my toothbrush before I added it because when I wet it later it caused a mess in my sink. Even after I brushed my teeth with it and not much of the powder fell off into the sink, the sink still needed to be cleaned out every time I used it with a damp paper towel.

It took some getting used to using this powder after using toothpaste my whole life. After I used it I felt like I needed to brush my teeth again with toothpaste (even after using mouthwash), just because the consistency looks and feels powdery and it left black spots in between my teeth where the powder stuck to it. It kind of felt like brushing my teeth with healthy dirt in a way, because some types of earthy products like that are good for you and I trust that this one is too.

In general, I think I will stick with using toothpaste for now but will probably use this as a supplement because it did leave my teeth looking pretty white, especially when I used it twice a day like the directions stated. I had been using teeth whitening mouthwash and it seemed like this product whitened my teeth as good or better than my mouth wash. I mostly wanted to try this product because I like using coconut products (because they have been good for a medical condition I have), because I drink a lot of tea, and because it is supposed to be good for enamel. I didn't taste or smell coconut when using this product but I trust that it is in there.

My review = 3 out of 5 stars

I received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Available for purchase here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFZM9DN/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_XS-azbEXBEMJS

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#Rawhonest
#Charcoal
#Coconut
#ActivatedCharcoal
#Natural




Friday, November 25, 2016

Product Review: Webcam Cover (Grey, 3 Count) by CamShield




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

 
 
This set of 3 Webcam Covers can be put over the camera shutters on most webcams and mobile devices. They are only 0.1 mm thick, contain adhesive, and are reusable. There is a picture of a lock on the covers.


I put one of these covers over my webcam and one over the camera shutter on my mobile phone. Sometimes I got some kind of message about the webcam being locked and it couldn't look for me. I like that it does that because my computer continues to search for me when I don't look anything like the picture it took of me in the past. Sometimes I still got the message that it was looking for me (the image of me) and couldn't find me most of the time to bypass that when the cover was on. It makes the camera feature on my mobile phone blurry. I can still see images on the screen when the camera is pointed away from me (not the reverse image), but they are blurry. I wish that it would blacken out the images on the camera feature but I am okay with it distorting the images because it is very hard to make out the images because they are very blurry.

I like that there are 3 covers to this set because there is an extra one I can use if I lose any of the others while using them on my webcam or mobile phone.

My review = 4 out of 5 stars

I received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Available for purchase here:

#coziii

http://www.amazon.com/CamShield-WebCam-Cover-Pack-SATISFACTION/dp/B01L6EBDFY/?ie=UTF8&keywords=webcam+cover

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Product Review: WebCam Covers (10 count) by CamShield




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 

This is a 10 pack of grey WebCam Covers. They can be placed over the camera on most computers, mobile devices, iPads, MacBooks, and other magnetized devices. They are 0.1 mm thick, clear, easy to apply and remove, and are also reusable.


I used one of the covers on my laptop webcam. My laptop webcam automatically turns on and searches for a live image of me when my computer is ready to be logged into. Since I must not look the same as the picture the camera on my laptop took of me, it constantly searches for an image of me that matches. With this cover over the camera it still searches for me sometimes but other times it will give an indication that the camera doesn't work, which is what these covers are supposed to do...disable or distort the image of the camera feature.

I also used one of the covers over the camera on my iPhone. I could still see an image on the screen when the camera feature is turned on, it is just very blurry. So, I feel like the cover did a good job of making the camera not work as it is supposed to. So if anybody were to access the camera feature on my phone without me knowing it, their image would most likely be very blurry.

Using these Webcam Covers on my laptop and iPhone have been an easy way to disable the Webcam features on these devices. I wish they were thick enough to block out the whole image and go beyond being blurry but at least if people are trying to steal images or other information from accessing webcams they will be receiving distorted images with these covers on.

My review = 4 out of 5 stars

I received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


#coziii

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/CamShield-WebCam-Cover-Pack-SATISFACTION/dp/B01L6FY5XK/?ie=UTF8&keywords=webcam+cover
 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Product Review: Pocket Blanket by MRproducts


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


This is an interesting blanket! It can be folded up to fit into a small enough size to put in a pocket, small pouch in a bag, the small drawstring pouch it comes with, etc. It is made of silver Oxford weave material. It is very thin but it is not supposed to tear or shred. It reminds me of the material of a thin rain poncho. There was a bonus in my product package of a set of cutlery, which is a fork, spoon, and bottle opener (looks like a knife).

This blanket is very comfortable to me. I usually put blankets into two different categories: Warm and cold blankets. Warm blankets give my skin a warm feeling because the material feels warm to me. Cold blankets keep me somewhat warm but are cold on my skin. To me this is a cold blanket.

To me this blanket is more like a sheet. I needed to put a heavier, warmer blanket on top of it when I used it at night. I believe it did add warmth though.

I think this blanket would be a great sheet or liner to put in a sleeping bag. It would also be good to have on trips when you want to have something to cover up with when you're traveling in a vehicle.

I haven't washed this blanket yet but it is supposed to be washed with soap and water and air dried. I am not sure if it would be okay to put in the washing machine (probably not since it is supposed to be washed with soap and water, not detergent from what I can tell). I am probably going to wash it by hand and not put it in the washing machine.

***The bonus cutlery set is great! The spoon on my set can be taken off and used by itself. The fork and bottle opener have stayed together so far.  I like that I can attach the spoon back to the other part so I can keep this set together.***

I received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#picnic

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HB70CEI
 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Product Review: Brick Logic by ThinkFun



Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.

Brick Logic is a mind boggling single player game for ages 8+. It comes with 5 different puzzle pieces that are shaped differently and 60 challenge cards that show different puzzles to create from the 5 puzzle pieces. The solutions are on the back of each card. It also came with a carry bag to keep the puzzle pieces and the cards in. This game helps with the development of analogical and quantitative reason skills.



This is an interesting game that will make people (children and adults) think deeper. One of my first thoughts was that it was impossible to solve any of the challenges with only five puzzle pieces. Then I noticed the solutions were on the back of the cards to show me how they all are possible to solve with five puzzle pieces. After a little bit of time of putting the puzzle pieces together based on the solutions, I began to visualize different puzzle pieces from the pictures of the puzzles on some the challenge cards, thus making the puzzles on the challenge cards easier to try to solve.

I liked how the cards came on a ring because that is going to help me to keep them all together.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#ThinkFun

Available through Amazon.com:



 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Product Review: Letter Opener (5 Pack) by U.S. Office Supply


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 

These white Letter Openers come in a package of 5. They not only open regular sized envelopes but bigger envelopes as well. The blade is located in a place that fingers shouldn't normally touch when guiding it along an envelope, helping to keep fingers and hands free from getting cut.
 
 
The blade is very sharp and cut very quickly and smoothly into envelopes that I used them with. It cut a smaller sized regular envelope and a bigger, thick manila envelope very sharply.

These Letter Openers are also compact. They would be great to put in a small compartment of an office drawer or kitchen drawer. They can be kept in the plastic bag they came in or some other clear small bag when they are being stored to help keep hands and fingers free from the blade. I do believe they need to kept away from children, just like most sharp office supplies should.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this product free from using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 #usofficesupply

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LW2FQBO