Sunday, May 31, 2015

Product Review: Garden Sprayer (Blue) by Hosezzle


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

 
 


This blue garden sprayer by Hosezzle was very interesting to try out. At first I couldn't get it to work and then a member of my family tried it and showed me how to get the water to come up and out. The black knob needs to be pushed up and then down, when I was at first just trying to push it downward because I didn't think it went up. When the black knob is pushed up water gets into the pump and when the knob is pushed down it sprays the water from the pump.



I like that there seemed to be just enough water to water one flower at a time. After the water was used it needed to be pumped again. So each flower pretty much got one pump of water and then I went back and gave each flower another pump of water just in case that wasn't enough. I like the blue color of this product. It looks nice sitting in our garage and having it there encourages me to want to go out and water the flowers.

If you don't mind continuously pumping the water to come up and out then this product might be great for you. If you do mind pumping it a lot then it might not be for you.

My review = 4 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Product Review: Anti-Aging Solar Shield Sunscreen by Oz Naturals



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

Anti-Aging Solar Shield Sunscreen by Oz Naturals contains Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Dioxide. The directions on the product box says to liberally apply this product 15 minutes before sun exposure and to reapply at least every two hours and immediately after sweating, swimming, or towel drying. The product bottle says to evenly apply every 3 minutes before sun exposure and to reapply every 90 minutes, or after swimming or exercise.

I'm not sure which products directions are right but I followed the directions on the product bottle. I liked the feel of this sunscreen after I applied it to my face, arms, and legs. It didn't have an oily composure to me like a lot of sunscreens I have used have had. I noticed the product started to peel off my skin in one place when I was sitting outside one day after applying it. It kind of looked to me like it does when glue peels off your body when you have gotten some on your skin. My skin felt soft after applying this product also. I am not sure how healthy the ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Dioxide in this product are; I am hoping that those ingredients help and not harm. I did notice that my body did not look sunburned to me in the places I applied this product after using it.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Product Review: Herbal Energy by Total Tea



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

Herbal Energy by Total Tea contains all natural ingredients that are supposed to decrease blood sugar, sooth the nervous system, stimulate the endocrine system, increase metabolism, intensify fat oxidation levels, regulate glucose levels, reduce physical and mental stress, plus other benefits. It is even supposed to have a high antioxidant activity with one of the ingredients also.

This tea is also supposed to help with symptoms related to conditions such as:

Insomnia
Infection
Cholesterol Levels
Obesity
Type 2 Diabetes
Headaches
Mental and Physical Fatigue
Low Density Lipoproteins
Anti-Oxidant Capacity
Angina
Hyperlipidemia
Weight Control

(Please see the left-hand side of this product insert for the full list of benefits of this product. Please click on this image to make it bigger.)


 
I had a great experience with this Herbal Energy tea! Since it has caffeine in it I decided to drink it during a couple of days before work, soon after I got up. At first I didn't like the taste of it that much but it grew on me, I think the cinnamon bark is my favorite ingredient in it. Usually I feel a downward energy spiral in the middle of the day but on the days I drank this tea I didn't.


I didn't feel any kind of flush in my system but I don't think this tea is supposed to do that. I didn't feel like this tea caused me to eat any less than I usually do. I try to eat something small every 2 hours and one big meal in the evening, so I am not sure if this product didn't decrease my appetite because I was already eating the right amount or not. I like that this tea is supposed to help with medical conditions, reduce stress, and has antioxidants also.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
 

Product Review: Gentle Detox by Total Tea


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

Gentle Detox by Total Tea was very gentle on my system. I could tell something was working in it but not in a way that caused interruption during the days I used it or anything. I liked that one of the conditions that it is supposed to help with is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which I don't think I have but I have a medical condition that causes fatigue, so I felt like it helped me with that. It is also supposed to help with acid reflux. I haven't really felt any acid reflux symptoms for a long time so I don't know if this product helped in that area or not.

The product insert said to take this product at night but I drank it in the morning because I usually have to take a short nap in the middle of the day (even for 5 minutes) when I'm home to gain some energy to do more throughout the rest of the day. This product didn't interrupt my need to crash in that way. I liked the taste of this tea, also. From what I can tell, this product is all (or mostly) about helping the gastrointestinal system. Please read this second half of this product insert for all the benefits of this product on that system.


Please click on this image to make it bigger.
 

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Product Review: iPhone 6 Plus Flip Case by Juicy Case


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

 


This iPhone 6 plus juicy case is well-liked in my family because there is a magnet on it that holds the front cover back, making it possible to answer the phone and talk on it without having that part of the case flip around. There is a button indention to turn the phone on and off and a handy place to put credit cards in the case. The magnets are invisible and snaps the case closed securely. There is also a stand to hold the phone into place to freely keep the phone steady and secure.
 
 
At first I thought that this product was like a case for the iPhone 6 plus that we already have (and weren't using...and were excited to try one that is the color purple) but it is a little different because of the magnets to keep one side of the case folded back. We think it is a better case than what we already had. The case feels expensive, unlike the "plastic" feel of the other case. The case's "cut out" fits our iPhone 6 plus perfectly, allowing the camera and speakers to function properly. The button indention is kind of hard to push down to turn the phone on and off though, which is the only drawback. We also love the purple case color that we ordered and are happy to have a case to put our iPhone 6 plus in now.
 
(Added on July 6, 2015: We later had some problems with the operation of the phone, we think from the magnet used on this case. It might just be our case that this has happened with).
 
My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars
 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Product Review: Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter by Bellemain


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

It was so exciting for me to receive this pizza cutter by Bellemain because I often bake at least one frozen pizza a week!

One thing people need to know is that this pizza cutter is kind of heavy. If it's dropped it might do some serious damage to whatever it lands on if the blade is facing downward. It was washed before I used it. It took up about 1/3 of the top rack of our dishwasher. At first I was concerned the blade on it would mess up the dishwasher racks but it ended up being fine with our dishwasher.


When I used this pizza cutter after is was cleaned, it cut just about through the whole pizza the first time but I did need to slice it again for it to go deeper into the crust (that might be because I don't have all the strength that most everybody else probably has). I also used it on ciabbata bread, with the same kind of success rate of it cutting through most of the bread; there was only a small part of the bread that the blade didn't go through, which didn't need to be cut because it was a very thin area that could be torn. I didn't notice many scraps of cheese or bread on the cutter once it was done slicing. It was easy to wash off the small amount of excess food with water (mostly sauce, cheese, and crumbs) once I finished using it.

This is something I imagine restaurants serving pizza would use. It is going to be something I try to safely store away in the box it came in when it is not being used. I am glad it came with a sleeve to protect the blade when storing, also.

My review - 4.5 out of 5 stars

 
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Product Giveaway Contest: 42 Bees Slant Tip Tweezers

Please enter this exciting contest to win a pair of tweezers from 42 Bees! Please see my product review on this product here:

http://productsinfrontofyourface.blogspot.com/2015/05/product-review-slant-tip-tweezers-by-42.html

 


Product Review: Slant Tip Tweezers by 42 BEES


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
I love these tweezers from 42 BEES! I was very excited to see that this came in a case (called a PVC tube) because I have a lighter pair that I often store in a couple of different wallets. This set of tweezers will be protected much easier in the case, no matter where I put it. I was surprised to see a comb for the eyebrows on it too!
 
I used this on my eyebrow areas and a few places on my stomach that I have needed to use tweezers on over the years. The product grabbed onto the stray hairs more easily and strongly than my lighter set of tweezers have done. After I used it on my stomach I could feel some light soreness in the area for about 30 minutes, maybe I grabbed onto the loose hairs too hard or too quickly. There were some red spots in those few places, for about a week or so. The next time I used it in that area there was not as much soreness and I didn't notice any new red areas pop up from plucking stray hairs in that area.
 
I do think this is definitely a heavy duty pair of tweezers, with an added bonus of the comb for the eyebrows.

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars
 
Please see details on entering a contest for a free giveaway for this product here:

http://productsinfrontofyourface.blogspot.com/2015/05/product-giveaway-contest-42-bees-slant.html
 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Product Review: Lingerie Bags - Set of 4 by Fuse Essentials


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

I love these wash bags from Fuse Essentials! Not only does this product package come with 4 wash bags, 3 of them are different sizes. The small wash bag is 8" x 12", the medium wash bag is 12" x 16", and the 2 large wash bags are 16" x 20".

I washed my socks in two of the bags and my hosiery in another bag. The holes in the bags didn't look very big so I wasn't sure if my socks would wash well in them. My socks and hosiery seemed to smell okay after they were washed and dried in these bags, so I think water got through and they washed okay. I noticed one of my socks (out of about 5-8 pairs that were washed) was still a little damp after taking it out of the bag.

This product sure came in handy for me because I was using a wash bag (probably for a few years now) with a hole in it. Sometimes my hosiery would end up all over the wash because of that. I liked the color of the zipper on each of the bags, which is pink. I liked that these bags were easy to zipper (sometimes the zipper was hard to zip on my other bag) and stayed zippered shut. I hadn't thought about using a wash bag to keep my socks together in the wash, which is another reason why I love this product...hopefully the "sock monster" will not be taking my socks anymore!

I cannot express enough how great these bags are! I hope they will last for a long time because I love them so much!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

Product Review: Black Cowboy Hat with Red Paisley Bandana (Adult)


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

This Black Cowboy Hat with Red Paisley Bandana was an interesting and fun product to try! One day I was wearing what I thought was the perfect shirt to grab a country mood with these products; I put on the hat and bandana and captured the moment. Both of the products seemed to fit well and just right for me, they weren't too big or too small.




I think these products would be good for a country event, like a square dance, country concert, auction, and/or charity event; I believe it's also good to just wear at home while you are out working in your garden or want to sing some country songs. All that is really needed is some cowboy/cowgirl boots, a belt, jeans, and a shirt that matches the mood of this product.

The box this product came in felt so light when I first received it. The hat doesn't seem like top of the line, which I wasn't expecting anyway.  I think the price of both of these products together was/is right in line with what it should be.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Teeth Whitening Kit Contest




My Review of this Teeth Whitening Kit: http://productsinfrontofyourface.blogspot.com/2015/05/product-review-teeth-whitening-kit-from.html

Product Review: Teeth Whitening Kit from Advanta Supplements

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

This is the first time I remember using a teeth whitening kit. I thought I would be sticking the thermoforming trays (jaw inserts) into my mouth as they were but after reading the instructions I learned that I would need to boil them in water for 3-4 seconds then put them in my mouth to cause them to mold to my teeth size. I boiled the upper tray too long and one side of it melted. The other tray I got out in time before it melted. I cut the trays down to the size of my gum line, so I could try to avoid getting the gel on my gums. Even with cutting down the size there are parts of my gums that are in the same area of my teeth, so I thought it would be impossible not to get the gel on my gums.

I tried putting the upper tray in my mouth with the whitening gel already on it but it sort of made a mess in my mouth and some of it looked like it was getting on my gums, which is not supposed to happen because this product does not help the gums. I didn't put the upper tray back in my mouth because it was already messed up from me boiling it too long and it wasn't fitting right in my mouth. I put the lower tray in my mouth for the time indicated. There was a lot of gel that accumulated in the back of my throat so I had to get that out of my mouth while the product was supposed to be working. I didn't notice a huge difference in the color of my teeth with using these trays, that could be because a lot of the product floated to the back of my mouth.

About 4 days later I decided to try the teeth whitening pen on my front and lower teeth that are exposed when smiling. After the gel reached the brush I just painted it on my teeth (after wiping them per the instructions), wiped away any excess gel that I saw with tissue, and left it on for about 15 minutes. There was some gel that accumulated in the back of my throat with this method also but it didn't seem like there was as much, maybe because less gel is used when using this pen versus the inserts. My teeth did look whiter when I was finished using this pen the first time. I noticed an immediate difference. This is the method I will probably use instead of the trays if I use this product again.

There are supposed to be free teeth whitening refills for life with this kit. I haven't ordered any so I am not sure how that process goes. I am not sure if that includes just the gel for the inserts, or if it includes gel for the touch up pen, also.

My product directions include a note not to use this product if you are pregnant/nursing, have poor dental health and jaw problems, and have had recent oral surgery. There is also a note that at home treatments have risks involved (please read this on the insert in case they change/add information to this section). People should consult their dentist about using this product (to see if it is safe for them I think).

I give the teeth whitening trays a 2 and the teeth whitening pen a 4, so I will give this product as a whole 3 out of 5 stars.

Please see details on entering a contest to win this teeth whitening kit here:

http://productsinfrontofyourface.blogspot.com/2015/05/teeth-whitening-kit-contest.html

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Product Review: Purifying Mud Mask by Adovia




Purifying Mud Mask by Adovia is made with Pure Dead Sea Mud, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, plus other ingredients. It is supposed to pull out toxins and excess oil and unclog pores. It also includes more benefits to help the facial skin, such as providing much needed essential minerals and nutrients. This product can be applied straight onto the facial skin after it has been cleaned. It is supposed to be left on for 10-20 minutes and then rinsed off with warm water. The directions on the bottle specify that this product should be used weekly or as needed.



This product really does look and feel like mud to me, although it doesn't look and feel like pure mud to me because I can tell there are other ingredients in this product (which I like).

I put this product on right before I started my exercise routine, since it lasts 20 minutes. That way when I knew my exercising was over it was time to rinse the product off of my face (although the product can be wiped off after 10 minutes also if it is dry). My face felt very clean and soft after I rinsed this product off my face. After studying the results the next few days, I noticed that my complexion looks cleaner and clearer, like it cleaned out my pores.

I love the squeeze bottle that this product comes in. It doesn't take up much room on my counter and is small enough to keep out (instead of in a cabinet), to remind me to use it weekly.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Where to purchase Purifying Mud Mask by Adovia:

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Sea-Mud-Facial-Mask/dp/B00IBS9QC6/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1429143474&sr=8-12&keywords=mud+mask

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Product Review: Maxasorb Melatonin Cream by Vita Sciences


Maxasorb Melatonin Cream promotes healthy sleep patterns for people ages 18 and over with occasional insomnia and jet lag. It is made with natural ingredients and uses 3 mg per dose of Melatonin. One full pump is supposed to equal 3 mg of Melatonin. The product label on the product I received says there are 60 doses per tube. People are only supposed to use this product once a day before going to bed (according to the instructions) because it causes drowsiness.

Using this Melatonin Cream has been blissful for me. It did not make me immediately drowsy but it helped me get to sleep more peacefully it seemed. I have a medical condition that causes fatigue and on some days I am still tired when I wake up. On some days when I used this product the night before on my legs, I didn't have very much of a drowsy feeling when I woke up (and on some days no drowsy feeling at all when I woke up). I want to say that happened about 2 or 3 days out of the 6 or 7 days I used it before my review was due.

The product didn't make up for any lost sleep I had, for instance if I got 5 hours of sleep when I needed 7 or 8. I still had to catch up to get the lost hours of sleep, but it was a good supplement to finding a good night's rest on some nights when I may have not slept as much otherwise.

Please be sure to read the instructions on the label if you purchase this product. It is easy to use; all I did was rub a full dose on the top portion of my legs (I split up the full dose between both legs). The cautionary note about how this product causes drowsiness is so important also.

My Review = 5 out of 5 stars

http://www.vitasciences.com/MaxasorbMelatonin


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