Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Product Review: 50 Piece Colored Pencil Set by US Art Supply



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

This set of colored pencils comes with 50 different wax based colors, to make your drawings full of a lot of different colors. The pencils come pre-sharpened and contain the U.S. Art Supply log on them, which helps to keep them in one set. They also come in a handy plastic carry case that snaps shut.

These colored pencils worked well in an adult coloring book I used them in. I can tell some of them are waxed based after they were colored with, while some of the other colored pencils I cannot tell so much, I think because the color was spread around wider spaces and I didn't press down so much with them. The colors looked lighter when I did not press down as hard with them.

This set of colored pencils comes with many different colors.
I love how I cannot find one color that is the same in this set and that there are many shades of each color. I also love how the barrels on the pencils are colored to match what color the pencils are. The pencils I sharped in the set sharpened without losing any of the lead from what I can tell, which shows me that they should last awhile.

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.

#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q3HWHX2


 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Product Review: Desk Organizer by Oak Leaf

This handy Desk Organizer is great for storing office supplies, remote controls, cell phones, and even pocket-sized books. It is 11.5x5.5x5.5 inches and is made of PU leather material with a brown body and white lining.  It has six divided compartments, with one of the compartments containing a drawer.

I had three remote controls laying around and was glad to see that this organizer fit all three of them. It also fit a pair of my scissors, a white out strip holder, a calculator, a pen (the section I put it in will probably hold a whole set of pens), a pocket-sized book, and a pocket-sized notepad. I think the drawer would also be a good place to put books of stamps and Post-It Notes (I used the drawer to put the pocket-sized book and pocket-sized notepad in). There is room in my organizer for more to be stored also.

Right now I have it sitting on a small book chest near a place where I use the remote controls. To me, the style of the organizer is one which can be used on various surfaces and can to be used for different needs.

My review= 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/Leather-Organizer-Oak-Leaf-Compartment/dp/B01CCM05EO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

Monday, May 23, 2016

Product Review: Amazing Dogs 2, Adult Coloring Book by Tali Carmi


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


This adult coloring book contains many detailed designs of different types of dogs. There is a list of what type of dog is in each picture at the back of the book. The pages are single sided so they are easier to color. In my opinion, the paper is a good thickness for a coloring book, although I do not think it is as thick as some of the paper found in coloring books.

When I used fineliner pens on one of the drawings they colored within the thin lines the best. They often bled through the page.

A drawing I colored in this coloring book with both gel pens and colored pencils.
I also did something different than I ever remember doing before with using this coloring book. I decided to combine gel pens and colored pencils in a drawing. The drawing turned out with a lot of different shades of colors because of combining the different colors from both. Both the gel pens and colored pencils spread the colors evenly throughout the designs and gave it a more alive feeling to me then when I just color with one or the other. Coming both the gel pens and colored pencils this way has motivated me to color like this with other designs. None of the colors bled through the paper with this option.

I think some people will LOVE (like I do) that the designs are on the right hand side of the pages because it is sometimes harder to color designs on the left hand side.

My Review= 4.5 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.

#Promotion

Available through Amazon.com:

 http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Dogs-Coloring-Stress-Relieving/dp/1532916795

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Product Review: Clip-on Phone Pouch (to Shield Cell Phone EMF) by SYB


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


This Clip-on Phone Pouch will fit cell phones up to 6.25"x3.25".  It comes with powerful shielding material that lines the back of the Phone Pouch and shields the body from harmful radiation from cell phone radiation (deflects up to 99% of cell phone radiation: 65-80 dB attenuation of frequencies from 30MHz to 1GHz). There is a layer of fabric inside each pouch, which is interwoven with gossamer thin metallic threads that form a shield to deflect EMF radiation. The clip on the pouch can be attached to a loop or other place on clothes that it will fit around. It also has a Velcro closure.
The pouch fit my iPhone 6S Plus just right. It is padded enough to protect my phone without adding much more weight with carrying the phone around. The clip feature works the best for me when clipping it near (beside and not actually on) my belt loop. It also fits nicely into my side pocket in my work pants, I can barely notice that the clip is there. I usually don't put my cell phone in my pockets because I have heard that it carries harmful radiation; I am glad that I have the option of clipping near the belt loop or in the pocket of some of my pants now.


The other case I was using was harder to get my cell phone in and out of and it zippered. I LOVE that this case is easier to use and there is a Velcro closure.

The great features I found with this phone pouch: 1) the material that blocks EMF rays, 2) the Velcro closure, and 3) the clip.

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.

#SYBPocketPouch

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019KWS9BA

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Product Review: Cold Remedy by Sprouts


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This Cold Remedy by Sprouts is unlike any cold and sore throat remedy I remember taking. It comes with a dropper. Drops of the liquid are to be added to water. The 2 fl oz bottle I received says to add 1 ml (25 drops) 1-2 times per day in water or as needed. It contains herbs which contain anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which help the body resist and kill unwanted foreign substances, which prevents the virus from attacking cells. It is also supposed to give the immune system a boost, help loosen and expel phlegm from the lungs, stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation.

I used this Cold Remedy when I had stuffiness in my head with a sore throat and also when I just had a sore throat. At first I didn't like the way it tasted. The second time I barely noticed any taste at all so I must have gotten used to it. I didn't notice any side effects. I didn't feel any unusual drowsiness and I think I went forward with everything I had planned during those days.

So far my sicknesses didn't move beyond a sore throat when I have taken this Cold Remedy. That showed me that it might have stopped the sickness from spreading, which I am happy about. I am also very happy that this product is for both colds and sore throats.

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.

My Video Review of this Cold Remedy by Sprouts:
 
 
 
#Remedies
 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Product Review: Cord Light (Light Blue) by SWENYO



Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
This cord light I received came in the light blue color. It is a 15 feet long fabric cable that will work with a standard socket. It comes with a switch to turn the light bulb on and off. There are a lot of ways it can be experimented with, as far as how to dangle the light.

It was easy to use. I put a 120 volt light bulb in it, plugged the cord into an electrical socket, and turned on the switch...it worked the first time I turned the switch on. I dangled it near a place near my laptop where I work on learning another language (with paper and pencil) and it gave out an efficient amount of light...it was very, very bright!

My only concern is with leaving it near somewhere that can't take the heat from the light bulb, so I watched it pretty closely. I feel better unplugging it when it is not in use and even taking the light bulb out.

I think this cord light will come in handy for people that do not have much light to read with, or who just need extra light in a room.

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.

Available through Amazon.com:

Cord Light (Light Blue):

http://www.amazon.com/SWENYO-Cord-Light-Blue/dp/B017WNFJOE?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr-mr-title




Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Product Review: Fineliner Color Pen Set by Platinum Art Supplies

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


This Fineliner Color Pen Set comes with 2 sets of 30 different colors (60 pens total), including neon colors. There are different shades of blue, green, purple, red, orange, and yellow and include a black and silver pen as well in each set. The ink is non-toxic and acid free.

I used these Fineliner Pens in an adult coloring book to test out how they worked with fine lines. They colored them well, although I think gel pens work better for me in coloring books. Some of the ink leaked to the next page, although I get the impression these pens were not made for coloring in all coloring books (maybe coloring books with fine lines only), but wanted to see how they worked in one with some fine lines and larger spaces to color. They will fill in large spaces that need coloring but it takes awhile to color those larger spaces with these pens.

I also used these pens to write in cursive and to define some vocabulary words in print and they did a great job with that. Again, the pens bled through the page onto the back and the next page when I wrote with them on regular copy paper. These pens also did a great job of helping me to draw straight lines between vocabulary words. In my opinion, they are finer than using a pencil in a lot of cases (depends on how sharp or full the pencil is). I will probably use them more to write when I do not have to do any writing on the back of a piece of paper. I do like how they write but also do not want what I wrote on the opposite side to blend in with what I write on an opposite page.

I love that I now have 30 colors to choose from now when I am writing. To me, they are definitely more for using with drawings that need small lines and spaced filled in versus spaces that need a lot of color, they would also be great to have handy for drawing and doodling!

My Review= 4 out of 5 stars

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Fineliner-COLORING-Colorful-Individual-Colors/dp/B01ES5D7CU?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

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

Monday, May 9, 2016

Product Review: Extra Large Table Easel by US Art Supply


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

This Extra Large Table Easel has a variety of different uses. It can be used to paint and draw with smaller sized canvases and paper on (up to 14" wide), to display information that is needed while typing, hold Ipads and Tablets, hold cookbooks, etc. It comes with a tray that folds away when it is not being used. It also has different sizes to adjust the angles and can be folded up to a small size when it is not being used.

This easel came in handy for me to use while I was working on some classwork. It is nice to have to keep vocabulary words in front of me and to stand papers on to check my work once I have typed my assignments. It worked well to use to color on a 8 1/2 x 11" coloring page turned side to side (instead of up and down) with both fine line pens and watercolor paint with a thick piece of watercolor paper behind it. And, it was great to have to hold artwork while it was drying! It also worked well to hold my Kindle Fire up while it was in its soft case, which means it will stay there securely while reading an eBook, recipe, etc.

This easel holds up my Kindle Fire very securely.

I think people will find this easel useful for many different applications. I love that it adjusts to three different sizes so users can find the one that works the best for their uses.

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.

#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E7GLMOK


 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Product Review: 9117CL Business Casual Watch by Aposon

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



This is an interesting business casual men's watch that not only gives the time but the month, day of the week, and the moon phase. There is a knob to adjust all of those but the moon phase (which I think must be calculated based on the month, day, and time). The case material is made of stainless steel, the mirror surface is made of high hardness glass, and the leather band is replaceable.

A diagram that shows what each part of the watch does.
First of all, I am a woman but I wanted to try out this man's watch because of the moon phase feature; this is the first time I have run into a watch with that feature. It helps me to keep track of when a new moon is supposed to occur. It has also come in handy as a watch to keep in my apron while I'm at work (since I'm not allowed to wear a watch at work). The face of the watch is bigger to me than the watch I was using and the numbers are also bigger. The time, date, and day of the week are easy to adjust with the knobs on the right side of the watch. I love the feel of the leather band also. The time kept right on this watch. I like that I can't hear any ticking and the there is classic date window also.

I am planning to keep this watch for myself to continue to tuck away in my apron at work for awhile and to look at on my chest of drawers. In the future I plan to maybe give it to a male that will appreciate the moon phase feature on this watch.

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.

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amztk.com/9117cl

#Aposon

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Product Review: 36 Watercolor Pencils by US Art Supply


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
This set of 36 Watercolor pencils comes in a plastic case with a handle and snaps to keep the case closed. It can be conveniently carried to different places to use. The pencils come pre-sharpened and have the "U.S. Art Supply" logo printed on them, making them easy to keep in one set if they get misplaced.




I used these Watercolor pencils in an adult coloring book to color different sizes and shapes of flowers. To me the texture came out looking like crayons usually do, which is good because some illustrations in adult coloring books are very detailed and crayons are sometimes harder to color them. It could be the kind of paper that specific coloring book used that made these watercolor pencils look like that though. They have given me a new option to use colored pencils that color like crayons in that adult coloring book now.

I also used these Watercolor pencils on a thicker sheet of paper to color a coloring page that was not in a coloring book. After I colored it, I wet the drawing with a paintbrush and the picture turned out brighter and more lively-looking to me. Some of the colors on the page look kind of splotchy to me, like there are wet marks to me in the picture. I do still like the color effects of the picture with the water added versus how the watercolor pencils looked without water because the colors do not look as streaky to me.

I think a lot of people will like that these Watercolor Pencils can be used wet or dry and can produce a wide variety of shades and tones when blended together.

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/B00Q3HXDC6

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Product Review: Tranquilogy: Adult Coloring Book by Lifestyle Dezign Coloring Books for Adults, Women, and Men

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


The Tranquilogy: Adult Coloring Book comes with 45 interesting drawings of animals and nature that will work with colored pencils, gel pens, and thin crayons and markers. Most illustrations are of either animals or nature by themselves. There is enough room on most coloring pages for people to draw in more effects if they desire. Each drawing is on the right-hand side of the page; there is a inspirational quote on the left-hand side to help inspire people while they are drawing.

These drawings are the most finely detailed drawings I think I have seen and experienced coloring in an adult coloring book. They gave me an imagination to find a lot of different colors to use in the drawings I colored.

I colored a drawing of different size and shapes of flowers with watercolor pencils and to me it looks like they came out with a crayon-like texture, which is good because I would find crayons harder to use in this coloring book because of the fine detail. I choose not to wet the drawing with water (to see watercolor effects) so I wouldn't get the rest of the book wet. I can barely see the colors on the other side of the page (which is good) because that means they didn't leak through.

I also colored a drawing of roses and leaves with gel pens. The gel pens gave off a richness in color to the drawings. As I was drawing, I was able to think of what other colors might be good to use for the roses and flowers besides what my mind might have pictured before. Although I can see some the ink on the opposite side of the page through the paper, I do not see where any of the ink leaked through (which is good).

People might like that the drawings are on the right-hand side of the page because it is usually easier to color on that side of a coloring book.

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.

#tranquilogy

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Tranquilogy-Adult-Coloring-Books-Inspiration/dp/0692538534/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461107491&sr=8-1&keywords=tranquilogy

Monday, May 2, 2016

Product Review: Laptop Cooling Pad by Tree New Bee


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

This Laptop Cooling Pad is made to fit laptops 15.6" and smaller. It will keep your laptop cool with its motor turbo double fans while it is being used and afterwards. It is very portable and light and can be easily tucked into most travel bags.
I used this with my laptop after it had been plugged in awhile to cool it down and it did a good job of doing so. It was easy to use, all I needed to do was find a brick to plug it into and it plugged right into an electric unit and started working. The cord is not as long as I wish it was but it is long enough to reach an electrical unit near a bookcase that I sit my laptop on to rest, which is good. The stand is kind of nice also because it lifts up my laptop higher. It has also been a good place to rest my laptop on with and without the fans running.

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.

#laptopcoolingpad

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017GZIJDQ