Sunday, July 31, 2016

Product Review: 40 Dual Tip Colored Markers by Ohuhu


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





This 40 package of oil-based color markers come with 2 different sized marker tips on each marker, allowing you to color with either a broad-based or fine-based tip. Each marker tells you which end is broad and which end is fine so you will not have to take the caps off to find out. The caps are color-coded and also have the written name of the colors on them, making it easy to return the right color cap to the right color marker. The markers also come in a nice black soft carry case.









These markers seem like high quality markers to me. In my opinion, the pigments are very rich, easily filling in the spaces that are colored. They high quality pigments might work better for people using high quality paper and maybe not so well for coloring pre-printed coloring pages on regular paper. They bled through the paper in my adult coloring book, as well as onto the next page's drawing. They also bled through a coloring page with what felt like thicker paper. They didn't bleed through the manga/marker illustration paper I also colored them with. I feel that high quality markers deserve high quality paper, which is why I think they did an excellent job coloring on manga/marker illustration paper and would do great coloring on other types of high quality paper!


I used these Dual Tip Markers by Ohuhu to color the Hebrew letters of a word onto manga/marker paper.  I have learned this word has some different meanings.


It does take some effort to get some of the caps snapped into place, but once they are on I feel like they do a great job of keeping the ink fresh for the next use.

Also, I only ran into one marker that the ink came out really quick with. It must have dried up because it seemed to work normally the next time I used it.

The two different size tips really helped me with coloring because the broad tips colored bigger areas and the fine tips helped with fine details. I don't remember ever using markers with two tips before. It was a great surprise to notice that the markers have this feature!

My review= 4.5 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.

#MarkerPens

Available through Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H1NV1RE

Friday, July 29, 2016

Product Review: 3-in-1 Car Seat Cushion by Zone Tech


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This 3-in-1 Car Seat Cushion uses cool air, hot air, and massaging features. This cushion I received is black. It will plug into a 12V car cigarette lighter. It contains a remote control that allows it to be switched between the cool air, hot air, or the massage feature.

This Car Seat Cushion fits my car seat well. Every once in awhile I have to readjust it so that the top of the cushion will be in the line with the top of my car seat. I also try to be careful of the cords on the bottom, that they stay secure at the bottom of the cushion.


When I first plugged this in for the features to work I thought maybe it was missing another remote control. The remote control it comes with says "HEAT" at the bottom of it. All three cords are attached to this remote control though so I discovered all the features could be controlled by that one remote (and not just the heat feature). I switched the buttons up and down on the remote and discovered that switching the buttons on the left side enabled the massage feature, switching the button on the right side in the up position enabled the heat feature, and switching the button on the right side in the down position enabled the cool feature. When each of the buttons are switched to the middle positions all the features are turned off.



All 3 features started pretty much immediately. I could feel hot air, cool air, and the massage features about 2 seconds after I pressed the buttons in the right positions for them to work.

The massage feature is strong. I immediately felt it massaging different parts of my body. There is a part that sticks out on this Car Seat Cushion even when it is not on, I can feel it in my back area. I think that is a part for the massage feature to work.

I didn't use the hot air feature very much (since it is summer), just enough to test that it works. It does generate a pretty decent amount of heat.

I used the cool feature the most. I usually turn it on as soon as I get in the car to head to work.  I don't remember ever feeling my body sweating or sticking to my clothes when this feature was on. I also use it when I come out to my car to unwind for a little while during my work day and to eat lunch (I also sometimes have a sun shade on my window to block out heat, which I was using before I received this product). This product helps to cool my body down coming from the hot sun and keeps me reasonably cool while I am eating lunch in my car.  It does not give me an "Ahhh, that feels good" feeling but a tingling sensation more around my lower back and legs that makes the summer heat more bearable.

It also does a great job of keeping my car seat cleaner.

3 great features in 1 great product!

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

I 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.

#SE0047

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Zone-Tech-Car-Seat-Cushion/dp/B01HITC7ZQ?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0


 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Product Review: Tranquil Guitar CD by Ryan Judd


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


This is a CD of soothing Tranquil Guitar music. The tracks are played at the rhythm of a resting heart rate. Sounds of the ocean are played throughout the whole CD,  causing there to be no breaks in between song tracks.

The song titles on this CD and the order they are in:

1. Close Your Eyes
2. Seaside Dreaming
3. Beneath the Stars
4. Without You
5. Take Me Away
6. Crescent Moon
7. Soaring
8. My Wish

The music on this CD plays like one continuous song to me, since the sound of ocean waves can be heard throughout it. The mood of the songs changed for me as the sounds of the guitar changed. It reminded me of the sounds I would often from the ocean from our hotel rooms when my family and I went to the beach. The songs also remind me of the kind of music that is played in some child development centers during naptime, to help children to get to sleep...I think this is an adult version of helping adults to get to sleep.


The songs on this CD helped to relax me and calm down my mind and body. It didn't lull me to sleep but I think it did prepare me for sleep. It was also helpful for me to listen to this music when I was feeling uncomfortable sitting in the silence during a day of rest...my mind felt more comfortable, kind of like is was being given a massage.

This CD would probably be good for people that need something to help calm their mind down during the day, especially at night.

My review= 5 out of  stars


#TranquilGuitar

www.RestfulSounds.com

Also available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Tranquil-Guitar-Soothing-Music-Relaxation/dp/B01FSZ2JCS/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1468171370&sr=8-18&keywords=new+age+relaxation+music

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.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Product Review: 2 oz Mini Plastic Cups (Qty 20) by Market Lane


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


These 2 oz Mini Plastic Cups are great for Catering of items such as fruit, parfaits, pudding and jello. They also are great to use for candy, some kinds of snack foods, and to put sauces like ketchup, mustard and salad dressing in. They can also be used to drink liquids from, they are shaped differently than most cups though. This sample set of 20 cups also came with 20 small spoons. They are disposable so clean-up is easy. There is a bigger quantity package that is also available to purchase.


I used the cups and spoons to eat small amounts of pudding, yogurt and ice cream. The cups are the right size for about 2-3 bites of those kinds of food, and enough food filled the cups for a light snack. I think they would be great to use for weddings and parties. I think they would also be great to use in the food sampling industry, since they hold about the amount of food that is used to taste test food products.  The spoons are great for me to use to spoon salad dressing onto salad from a little container I sometimes use.


Although I don't think it is recommended, I tried to wash these cups and spoons in the dishwasher to prolong the use of them and so far they have washed really well, even the small spoons. They have held up great so far I think because they are made of hard plastic (durable, food grade). I think I can get many more uses out of them by continuing to wash them in the dishwasher for a short and maybe a long amount of time.

These cups (with also the small spoons included) are a great way to add small amounts of great tasting foods to different types of get-togethers and parties.

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.

#marketlane

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FR6786U
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Product Review: Electric Pencil Sharpener by Top Quality Art Supplies


This Electric Pencil Sharpener is interesting to me because it can be plugged into an USB port. It can be used with batteries. It is made more for graphite #2 pencils but can be used with colored pencils also. There is a handy miniature screwdriver and extra blade that I found in the battery compartment also.


I used this Electric Pencil Sharpener with a regular pencil and also some colored pencils (I couldn't find any graphite #2 pencils). It sharped both just as good to me. It took a few times of sticking the pencils down into the pencil sharpener to get it as sharp as I wanted them to be (pointy sharp).

The pencil shavings tray has to be taken off carefully because all the sides are not walled off. I had to take the whole pencil sharper with me when I was ready to dispose of the pencil shavings so they wouldn't drop out of it. The sharpening device is easy to nudge by mistake when the pencil tray has been taken off, so I had to be very careful not to touch it. It took a few times for me to reattach the tray, since it didn't immediately snap back into place.


This is the smallest Electric Pencil Sharpener I remember ever using so far. I like it because it sharpens well. I also like that it can be set off in a corner on my desk and can be plugged into the USB port on my computer, where an electric outlet is not very handy. I also like that it will run on batteries, for times when an USB port is not available.

My Review= 4 out of 5 stars

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

The dimensions and weight I found on the product listing on Amazon.com(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015OWIFXM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=) are:

Item Weight :                
3.2 ounces
               
Product Dimensions :               
5.1 x 2.9 x 1.9 inches

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Product Review: Soundfit Plus Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker by AYL

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



This Soundfit Plus is a Waterproof Bluetooth 10 watt Speaker. It will work with Bluetooth functionality on iPhones, other smartphones, and computers. There is an instruction book which tells you what the keys on the speaker do. It is great for listening to music and answering a cell phone call from another room. It can be used outdoors, within the range of the Bluetooth functionality.


Once this device was detected on my iPhone and laptop it gave me an option to pair it with them. The speaker makes a certain sound when it is on, a different sound when it has connected to Bluetooth, and the same sound when it turned off as when it is turned on.

It gave off a higher quality and louder sound than the sound on my laptop and iPhone speakers. The speakers on my laptop and iPhone are not loud enough to be heard throughout the house and this speaker is. It is also nice to carry with me downstairs and set it beside me when I'm eating. I didn't need any cords to make it work, which I am happy about. It was easy to answer cell phone calls through this speaker also. I love that feature because I can leave my iPhone in one room and answer a call in another room my speaker is in as long as it is turned on.

The functionality of this Bluetooth speaker was definitely a surprise to me; I wasn't expecting it to give off better sound than the devices I used it on.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars


#AYLSPEAKERS

Available through Amazon.com:


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.
 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Product Review: Patch-Up Kit by Patch Up Products LLC


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


This is an interesting medical Patch-Up Kit that can be used at home, for travel, events, at workplaces, etc. There are many items in the kit that reach out to a variety of medical needs.


The contents of the kit I received are as follows:

Compartment #1:
24 regular sized adhesive bandages
30 kid's sized adhesive bandages
30 small adhesive bandages
20 circle adhesive bandages
10 medium butterfly adhesive bandages
10 medium lined (shaped flatter) butterfly bandages
10 medium regular adhesive bandages
10 big regular adhesive bandages
10 butterfly closure bandages

Compartment #2:
2 triangular bandages (96 cm x 96 cm x 136 cm)
1 crepe bandage (5 cm x 4 m)
2 PBT bandages (5 cm x 4.5m)

Compartment #3:
2 Spool-looking cases with cloth tape,  (probably is used to compress a wrapped wound)
1 gel-like strip
4 disposable gloves
1 mask (I think to breathe into for CPR)
10 hand wash cleaning wipes
4 masks (I think to protect from blood and germs)

Compartment #4:
1 emergency blanket
1 instant ice pack

Compartment #5
10 alcohol pads
4 sling relief medicated pads
4 triple antibiotic ointment packs
1 pair of scissors (medical scissors I think)
2 temperature strips
1 pair of tweezers
10 safety pins
4 tongue suppressors
1 small pack of cotton buds
2 non-adherent pads (5 cm x 7.5 cm)
2 sterile eye pads (6 cm x 8 cm)
2 sterile gauze pads (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm)
2 sterile gauze sponges
1 sterile gauze pad (10 cm x 10 cm)
1 wound pad (10 cm x 10 cm)
1 sterile abdominal pad (combine pad) (5.9" x 9")

I (or anybody I know) haven't had any medical emergencies since I received this kit, although I have had a need to use some of the adhesive bandages. They bandages I used blended in really well with my skin, which made them barely noticeable to me. They stayed very secure and didn't come lose after I placed them around some of my fingers. They also stayed on really well when I washed my hands. They have felt like strong bandages to me. I am very pleased with the amount of adhesive bandages this kit contains, since that is an item people will probably use the most often when accessing a Patch-Up (First-Aid) Kit.

I am so glad that this kit contains disposable gloves in case I ever need to put a bandage on a person that is bleeding that is not able to themselves. I am glad it comes with a pair of tweezers because a lot of people probably do not carry around a set around very often. The scissors look like medical scissors to me; they look heavy duty and can probably cut thick bandages or cloth better than regular scissors.

I have kept this in the trunk of my car in case I or somebody else I work with or come across might need something from this kit. I think many people will like that this Patch-Up Kit has so many medical supplies in it and that it folds up so compactly into a carry case!

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.

#PatchUpKit

www.PatchUpKit.com

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AA5MUDE

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Product Review: Deep Organic Conditioner by Keeva Organics


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


This Deep Organic Conditioner has no parabens or sulfates, which helps hair to be silky, shiny, and vibrant!  It is made with Tee Tree Oil, Argan Oil, and Coconut Oil. It has other ingredients besides essential oils in it but it sounds like this is an all-natural product, so I trust those ingredients are healthy also.

Here is information I was given about the benefits of these oils on the hair:

Tea Tree oil has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese as an antibacterial remedy that cleans deep into your pores. Argan oil makes your hair grow better with vitamin E and other nutrients from the Moroccan argan tree. Coconut oil has fatty acids that protect your skin and act as the perfect moisturizer. Thus, you get cleansing, growth, healing, and moisture all in one.



I used this product as the product label directed (to apply a generous amount after shampooing, distribute evenly and let it set in hair for one to three minutes). I tried to remember to wring my hair of extra water before I applied it, although some days I forgot.  I used a full pump's worth of this product on most days. My hair was easy to comb through after using it. My hair looked shiny and healthy and also silky on most days, even on some days when I ate some foods that I think caused my hair to dry out (like foods with too much salt). It didn't totally get rid of the dryness but it looked much better than it usually does during those times.

This is the first conditioner (besides hair products that are put on hair after shampooing that do not call themselves conditioners) that I have come across that uses essential oils. To me this conditioner kind of feels and smells like the kind of conditioner they use after washing your hair in beauty salons. It smells good and makes my hair feel healthy!

My review- 5 out of  5 stars

#keeva

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0190JGPZA


https://www.amazon.com/review/create-review/ref=cm_cr_dp_wrt_summary?ie=UTF8&asin=B0190K63GA&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=3760911&store=beauty#

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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Product Review: 53 Piece Children's Art Set by U.S. Art Supply


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.

This 53 Piece Children's Art Set contains 12 Colored Pencils, 12 Washable Color Marker Pens, 8 Color Changers Markers, 4 Highlighters, 12 Oil Pastels, 1 Ruler, 1 Eraser, 1 Pencil Sharpener, 1 Mechanical Pencil, and 1 Pencil Lead Pack.

The colored pencils worked great for coloring in an adult coloring book, so I know they will work well in children's coloring books as well. They also worked well coloring letters on a piece of black paper; I could see all the colors well.

The washable colored markers colored well on Manga / Marker Illustration paper. They were a little scratchy but I don't think they are the highest quality markers. They didn't bleed through that illustration paper. I also used them in an adult coloring book. As with most other colored markers on most non-thick and non-construction paper, the colors bled onto the back of the pages and some of the next page. They didn't bleed enough to cause the next drawing in the coloring book to be messed up for coloring though.

The colored pencils in this set did a great job of coloring in these Hebrew letters on black paper.
The color changers markers colored for me with the colors on their cases, and never switched over to the colors on the caps. Maybe if I experiment with them more I will see them change colors. In my opinion, they have better color than the colored markers in this set; the color glided on better when I used them on white paper to color a coloring page.

The highlighters worked well with highlighting some text in a book I was reading that I wanted to use highlighters for. A small amount of the highlighter ink bled through onto the back of the page. The highlighters have pens on the other ends of each of them. All the highlighters and pens worked. They are not high quality pens but they would definitely be good for small amounts of writing for children. These come with a ring loop on the end, maybe to attach to a belt, or something else it can be attached to.

I used the oil pastels on black paper and they colored kind of like crayons. They didn't fill up the whole spaces and some parts of the drawings had more wax-like looking colors on them than other parts.

The ruler will help children keep lines straight. It is about half the size of a regular-sized ruler (6 inches long).

The eraser erased colored and regular pencil well off both metallic and regular paper.

The pencil sharper sharpened a few of the pencils well in this set when I saw that they needed to be sharpened.

I had forgotten what it was like to use a mechanical pencil before and it worked well for me. I used it to write some definitions for vocabulary words. I like that this set comes with replacement lead. Children will probably need an adult to put the lead in the pencils for them.

This is a very nice Children's Art Set! In my opinion, it would be a great gift set to give children at the beginning or end of the school year by teachers in regular and Bible schools if there will be arts and craft activities (and if the teachers can afford it to buy one for every student). I think it would be great for children to have as starter set for the Pre-K and Kindergarten ages.

My review= 4.5 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.

#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018MPSOCA



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Product Review: Gift Card Boxes Set by Love Crimson




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This set of 6 gift card boxes come with three different designs. There is an inner tray in each gift card box to put a normal sized gift card in. There is a gift card envelope with the spaces "To", "From", and "Amount" on it in each gift card box. There is also an extra card enclosed with each box with the spaces "To", "From", and "$".  So, there is more than one option of how to use gift cards with this gift card set...a gift card can be put inside the inner tray in the gift card box with the card, a gift card can be put in the gift card envelope and put inside the gift card box, or a gift card can be put in the gift card envelope and used without using the gift card box.
The ribbons on these Gift Card Boxes are pretty flat and do not stick out much, which I like. The designs included can be used for a variety of occasions that gift cards are given. I like that this gift card set comes with gift card envelopes, which stretches its use since the gift card envelopes can be used outside of the use of the gift boxes. I like how there is an "Amount/$" space to fill in on both the gift card envelopes and the cards because sometimes I buy gift cards without a "Amount" space on the cards themselves and/or the sleeves they come with.

Using the gift card boxes and envelopes in this set is definitely a much nicer way to give gift cards than just handing someone a gift card!

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.

#giftcardboxes

Available through Amazon.com:

https://amzn.com/B01CQ3AAU8


 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Product Review: 250 Regular Sized Neon Colored Straws by Sonrise Supply Co






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

This package of 250 Regular Sized Neon Colored Straws come in the colors of pink, red, yellow, blue, and green. They are unbendable straws and come unwrapped inside a plastic bag.

These are good quality straws to me. They are big enough to use with my 30 ounce stainless steel tumbler. The top of the straw pokes out just enough to get ahold of and drink from. I am glad to come across these straws because I use my tumbler on work days and do not have very many washable straws. These straws allow me to have a new straw for each day I use my tumbler since I cannot wash my washable straws in the dishwasher every day. The bright colors of the straws add some excitement to drinking from my tumbler! I also like how the bag has a sticky substance on it making it resealable.



These straws are great for cold beverages. Since they are unwrapped it makes them good to put in straw dispensers without the hassle of picking up discarded wrappers.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I 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.

#NeonStraws

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Sonrise-Regular-Plastic-Straws-Resealable/dp/B01H5ORQIC

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Product Review: Car Seat Protector by Drive Auto Products


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


This car seat protector is made to put pets and car seats on. It will protect the fabric on car seats from scratches, indentations, and dirt from those items. I don't have children or pets or else I would have tried out this seat protector that way. I had another use in mind for it....I used it on its own to protect  it front wear and tear on the front driver's seat, and from getting dirty; up until now I have been putting towels on that seat to protect it.

Using the Car Seat Protector felt like a God-send the first time I put it on my front driver's seat and still does. The top loops around the headrest. It fits the seat very well and is comfortable! It has kept my driver's seat clean and has protected it well from wear and tear.

The fabric on it does make the parts of my body it touches sweaty sometimes when it is very hot, but some of my body would be sweaty with the high temperatures that occurred during those days anyway, so it really doesn't matter to me. The padding feels sort of thick to me.

Now instead of putting towels on that seat, washing the towels, and replacing the towels, all I need to do is clean this Car Seat Protector with a cleaning wipe every now and then.  There is a bottom flap to it that helps keep one of the handles on the bottom of the front seat away from my legs and feet touching it.

I had been hoping to come across a driver's seat protector or a towel that matches the interior of the car for awhile. In my opinion, coming across and using this Car Seat Protector has been the better option for me.

My Review= 5 out of 5 stars

I 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.

#driveautopro

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016U3VLOO



Friday, July 8, 2016

Product Review: 48 Gel Pens by Ohuju


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



This gel pen set contains 12 Pastel, 12 Glitter. 12 Neon, and 12 Metallic gel pens. The pens have 0.8-1.0mm tips. They are strong, durable, non-toxic, and acid-free.  They come in a transparent hard plastic case that folds together.



These pens were great with adding a lot of color to some drawings in an adult coloring book I colored in. A lot of liquid came out of the pens as I was using them...that is how I can tell if gel pens are going to be good for my drawings or not. Although I can see some of the color on the other sides of the pages I colored on, the ink doesn't look like it leaked through to me. I like that I can see some of the ink through the cases (half of the pens have see through cases) of some of the pens, so I can tell how much ink is left. I also like how the pens smell...they have a fruity smell to me.

I love the case these pens come in. It has spaces to secure each of the pens. It also snaps shut on 3 out of 4 sides of the case. It is great to have to keep the pens in this set all together.

These pens would also be great for drawing, creating greeting cards and party invites, and crafting.

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.


#gelpen

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