Thursday, April 28, 2016

Product Review: Fanny Pack by JD Fit


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
This Fanny Pack is something that can be worn around the waste during running, walking, jogging, or biking. It comes with two miniature bottles with elastic tie slots to put them in to store during your activity. One of the zippered compartments will hold a normal size cell phone (and some plus models) and the other zippered compartment will hold some smaller items. It also comes with a ring to attach keys to and an "I Love Running" sticker.

I used this Fanny Pack while walking one day when it was lightly raining. It fit my iPhone 6S Plus inside of it, with room left for some other smaller items. When I was walking the bottles stayed secure and kind of bounced up and down (with the movement of my legs and hips). They added a little bit more weight but I think it was worth it to have some water available. One of the bottles of water came out when I leaned over a few times, which wasn't a big deal to me because I don't imagine I will be leaning over a lot when using this. For me it was easier to drink water from the hole in the lid of these water bottles, versus taking the lid off. I like that the storage compartments zippered because my phone stayed dry.

I also used this Fanny Pack when I went to a watch a softball game to see how it would do having it around my waist during that. I put a miniature pre-chilled bottled water in one of the elastic tie slots (not one of the bottles that this came with). It worked well for that but the bottle came out every now and then when I leaned over.

The key ring is a nice feature although I would rather keep my keys in my pocket while walking because I have a remote control on a ring with my keys and they kind of dangle awkwardly on the key ring because of that. I really like that this Fanny Pack does not stick out as much as some of the other Fanny Packs do.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

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.

#BerkmanDesigns

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/2016-Hydration-Belt-Free-Accessories/dp/B018F4CRYO/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1460418750&sr=8-20&keywords=hydration+running+belt

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Product Review: 12 x 18 Pizza Peel and Paddle made from Acacia Wood by Nice & Nature


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


This is a nice pizza peel/paddle made of sanded and crafted acacia wood. The edges are thin and rounded. It is 12"x18", which is wide enough for home pizzas. It can be used to swoop your pizza right from the oven, like they do in restaurants. There is even a hole in the wood so that it can be hung up.

I used this product to have something firmer under my pizza when cutting it. I usually put a fresh sheet of aluminum foil under the pizza when it cooks in the oven, with the pizza coming directly from the oven with the aluminum foil underneath it. In the past I have cut my pizza after it has come out of the oven with potholders under it or the cardboard the pizza came on, while still on the aluminum foil. This caused the aluminum foil to often get a lot of holes in it when I did that, which probably isn't a big deal to many people. I often use the sheet of aluminum foil I cook the pizza on to wrap one of the pieces of pizza in to have for lunch at work. Since I use this pizza peel/paddle now the pizza cuts much easier, without leaving very many holes in the aluminum foil.

It was easy to clean. I washed it was soap and water and dried it with a paper towel.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#Wooden

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A28UAKE/ie=UTF8?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&keywords=Acacia+Wood+Pizza+Board

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.
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Product Review: 6-Strand Galactic Pearl Necklace Set by Dee Zee Global

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


This is a 6-strand Galactic Pearl Necklace which also comes with matching pearl earrings. It adjusts from 16-20 inches long. Both the necklace and the earrings wear well with fancy clothes and some types of casual clothes.

I think this is the first time I have had a necklace like this, with there being 6 strands. It is great that all of the strands are attached so they won't get separated from each other. When I wore both the necklace and earrings with just a semi-nice colored t-shirt it looked too fancy to me. When I put a nicer looking top on it looked like it went with it a lot better. It would also be great to wear with dresses. The necklace would most likely be something I pull out for special occasions while the earrings I might wear more often.

received this product at a heavy discount 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

#pearlstrand

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UO2C3RC



 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Product Review: Angel Curve 18K Gold Pendant Necklace created with Crystal Swarovski Elements by Afterglow Jewelry

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

This Angel Curve 18K Gold Pendant Necklace is made of Swarovski elements, which are crystals used by various designers and manufactured in third party workshops.  The most skilled artisans have inlaid the stones for the crystal Swarovsksi Elements pendant under a microscope. The necklace uses sophisticated Austrian electroplating and polishing equipment.

I received this necklace with the crystal clear stone. It has been an interesting necklace to wear because I do not remember ever coming across this shape of a pendant before. The shape doesn't really remind me of an angel, although I do like the shape. I like that the stone will match just about everything I wear, since it is clear. It is nice enough for me to wear with casual, work, and "basic" clothes. Another thing I like about it is that the chain is adjustable, which allows me to wear it at different lengths.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

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.

#AfterglowAngelCurve

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CW9IJYU

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Product Review: Artist Grade Watercolor Pencils (set of 36) by Evergreen Art Supply

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


This set of Artist Grade Watercolor Pencils comes with a variety of colors. There are 36 pencils in the set which provide different shades of blue, red, green, yellow, brown, purple, and pink. There is also one black in the set with some other colors that are kind of close to black. Mine came in an aluminum or aluminum-like case which has a space for each colored pencil to fit.

It wasn't a big deal to me but the case arrived a little dented and the colored pencils were not all in their places when I opened the shipping box (please keep in mind that they might be making a change with this). The case still fits the colored pencils in their spots and closes. None of the pencils were damaged that I noticed though and all their tips looked fine to me.

These colored pencils colored pretty smoothly on a page in an adult coloring book and on a coloring page with a little thicker paper. I just used them as colored pencils in the adult coloring book. I added water to the other coloring page. The colors came out the richest when I added water to them, making it into a watercolor painting. The colors were not as rich when I used them without water in the adult coloring book. Since they are watercolor pencils I think adding water to them is supposed to work better for them anyway, although I am glad they work both ways.

I like that the top of the pencils shows what color each is. They also sharpened pretty nicely with my electric pencil sharpener.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

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

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/WATERCOLOR-PENCILS-Artists-Coloring-GUARANTEE/dp/B01A5ERGWA/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Product Review: Knee Support Brace by TheraKnee

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


This TheraKnee Brace for the knee is to help prevent, protect, and support major knee injuries. It has an open patella design that helps to relieve pressure and reduce knee joint fatigue from extreme usage and intense exercises. It contains three straps that can be adjusted to receive different levels of compression.

I suffer from knee pain sometimes so this knee brace is great to have, especially when walking up stairs, since that has been my greatest source of knee pain. It has added heat around my knee area and made if feel "calmer". I have used disposable knee patches in the past that accomplished this so it is nice to have a brace I can wear now that gives some heat to my knee area that I can keep much longer.

I barely noticed it was there when walking with it on. When I used it when I was riding on my exercise bike it was kind of awkward feeling because it kind of slid around. So, the biggest thing I will keep it on hand for is when my knee starts from hurting from walking up stairs (which I do a lot of just about every day).
 
My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this at a heavy discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/TheraKnee-Support-Brace-Adjustable-Breathable/dp/B018USPQIY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Product Review: Queen Size, White Duvet Cover by SWENYO

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


This queen size white duvet cover by SWENYO is made of cotton and is 88 inches x 92 inches. It will fit a queen size comforter inside of it, protecting it from getting dirty as much so it will not have be washed as much. It is great to use with the white pillowcases by the same company.


This is the first time I remember using a duvet cover. It was an interesting experience. For me being a first time user it took another person to help get a comforter placed inside of it. We also had an extra person around that was willing to hold the bottom of the duvet cover so we could shake the sides of it to fit the comforter inside. I suggest that people be gentle when putting the comforter or blanket inside of it because I could hear the side rip a little when I was putting the comforter down one of the sides of it. The small rip was not big enough to be very much of a concern to me but people just need to know that the sides are delicate. When we were done putting the comforter inside of it there were buttons to close it up. Pillows can be placed under or on top of it.

To me this duvet cover looks and feels like a sheet on top of the bed. It gives the room a different kind of look and feel to me, one that looks to me like the bed is made with a sheet cover. Sheets feel cold to me so the room has kind of a colder feel to me now.

I think this duvet cover would be great for people that want to protect their comforters or blankets they use on their beds that they aren't able to wash as much. I think it would also be great to use in hotels.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

#SWENYO

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B26WLMU

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.

  

Friday, April 8, 2016

Product Review: iPhone 6S Plus Anti-Privacy Screen Protector by TWOBIU


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


This screen protector for the iPhone 6S Plus not only protects it from scrapes, scratches, marks and bumps but it has an anti-spy peeping feature on it so information can be hidden from people as you are reading information on your iPhone. It uses oleophobic coating which helps reduce fingerprints. The glass is precise laser cut tempered, it has rounded edges and is exquisitely polished giving original HD clarity at 99.99% and touchscreen accuracy.

I was kind of leery about putting a glass protector on my phone because one of my family members said they had to have someone do it for them. This was easy for me to install though. I just peeled off the film as it indicated and matched the holes on the sticky part of the glass to my phone. I didn't get it right the first time (it wasn't straight) so I just peeled it off and tried it again a few times. I was happy to see that it was easy to be peeled off to try again. I have only noticed one bubble-looking place in the screen, which isn't easily noticeable to me.

At first it looked like I was going to have a hard time seeing the screen with the anti-privacy feature but realized I was able to turn the brightness up in the settings on my phone. I have had to get used to putting my finger inside the groove where the wake-up button is on my phone instead of it feeling smooth, but that is a small price to pay to keep my iPhone more protected. This screen protector also does not interfere with my iPhone clear case, which I am happy about.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

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

#screenprotector

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/iphone-6splus-screen-protector/dp/B01A5DT6W4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448934741&sr=8-1&keywords=iphone6splus+screen+protector&m=A2NX0P62CBFTLI
 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Product Review: Premium Aluminum Tabletop Easel by US Art Supply


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


This Premium Aluminum Tabletop Easel is made of aluminum metal that is high quality and lightweight. It will fit on a tabletop or desk. There is a media tray and a top clamp that will hold canvases in place while painting. It will hold canvases up to 26" high and 1.5" thick.

Although there were no directions that came with the product that I noticed, the easel was easy for me to put together. It is a smaller version of a bigger easel that I had already learned how to put together, which is why it was easy for me. It comes with the base and the top and bottom clamp (the top clamp is there to help hold the top of a canvas while the bottom clamp is a media tray) that needs to be fed through the top of the easel, moved around to where they should be placed, and then tightened with the clamps.

This Aluminum Tabletop Easel holding a 9"x12" canvas.

This easel fits on my desk. It is kind of pointy to me, which I think is needed for it to hold bigger canvases because that is probably what makes it heavy duty. I used both a big (16"x20") and small (8"x8") thin canvas to paint on this easel; it held both in place. The legs on the easel slid a few times when I was painting on the bigger canvas (16"x20"); I held the canvas in place when that happened though and secured the legs better and it didn't fall off.

One of the great features of this easel is that the media tray and top clamp is able to be adjusted. It also folds so when it's not in use it can be stored away in a closet, wall corner, or other area that is out of the way.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

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.

#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OPEEEI6