Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Product Review: Ultra Pure Lavender Kashmir Oil by Brooklyn Botany


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


This Ultra Pure Lavender Kashmir Oil contains 31% Linalool and 34% Linalyl Acetate. It originates from the country of India. This is a 1 fl oz / 30 ml bottle that comes with a dropper. It has a nice scent straight from the bottle and with aromatherapy.


I used this Lavender Kashmir Oil for aromatherapy. It has a rich, sweet aroma to me that is calming. I turned on my aromatherapy machine with this oil in it when I was ready to go to sleep. I didn't immediately fall asleep, but when I did fall asleep it was usually a deep sleep that lasted for hours. I woke up in the middle of the night at least once so far after my aromatherapy machine had used up all the water and had turned off; I turned it back on with more of this oil and water and I fell back to sleep pretty quickly.

This Lavender Kashmir oil has other uses to help the skin, joint and muscle pain relief, repelling some insects, etc. (after diluting with carrier oil in some cases). Different amounts of this oil are used for different purposes. In my aromatherapy case I usually added about 4-6 drops of this oil to the machine, since that is the amount I usually use in it.

I believe many will people will notice the wonderful smell of this  Lavender Kashmir Oil!

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.

#brooklynbetter

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Pure-Lavender-Kashmir-Essential/dp/B01INJO316/ref=sr_1_6_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1470672742&sr=8-6&keywords=lavender+kashmir+oil

Product Review: English Breakfast Tea by Fields & Selects


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
This English Breakfast Tea is meant for the start of the day. It is an organic tea  that contains black tea and lychee extract. It is supposed to brew 3-5 minutes. It is recommended to add a dash or lemon, hot milk, or sugar if needed. The tea bags look like little pyramids.

I decided to drink this tea by itself and not add anything. It has a deep taste to me. I think the black tea ingredient added some roasted taste, but it tastes like a sweet roasted taste to me. It felt like I drank something healthy even though the taste was kind of sweet to me. The taste stays with me for an hour or more after drinking it.

It definitely added a kick to start my mornings on work days!  It added some perkiness to those mornings when it set in which lasted for many hours.  I look forward to more mornings that I will drink this to help me get my day started!

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.

#FieldsSelectsHerbalTeaBlackLine32countEnglishBreak

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I4UBQRI


 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Product Review Cherry Wooden 2 Tier Dish Rack by Euro-Ware


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



This Cherry Wooden 2 Tier Dish Rack has a beautiful design. The parts that hold up the rack are of a natural wood finish. This product is also made of plastic and chrome construction. It can be used to store dishes on for either a regular or permanent basis. There is a cutlery basket rack that hangs on one side and a miscellaneous rack that can be hung on the other side. There is also what I consider a water catcher tray that slides onto the bottom; it will catch water dripping from dishes, cups, and anything else put on the racks.


This dish rack has been great! It works well to store dishes on before I am ready to put them away. One of my family member puts them on this rack for me to put them away later. This product has added more order to my life. Before I had this dish rack the dishes would just sit on a small cabinet all cluttered up until I thought they were dry enough to put away.  I keep my 30 oz Tumblers and other cups on it on a regular basis. I have been keeping some spoons, washable straws, and other utensils in the cutlery basket so they are readily available. I have stored a packet of tea in the miscellaneous rack. I love the water catcher tray because it helps to keep water off of the small cabinet I have this dish rack sitting on.

It was easy to put together after looking at the picture on the box it came in. I think it will be a great addition to many kitchens!

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.

#EuroWare

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Product Review: Clue Master: Logical Deduction Game 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.
 
Clue Master is a logical deduction game for a single player, ages 8 and up. It develops the deductive reasoning skill. Throughout all the puzzles clues are given as to how to solve the puzzles. There are beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert levels. There is a magnetic board with the puzzle symbols (candy, x's, and baseballs) in red, blue, and green colors. The magnetic symbols can be attached to the board as the puzzle is trying to be solved. There is a key in the back of the puzzle book to check answers.


I did the best solving the beginning and intermediate level puzzles, then I noticed it was much harder to solve the other levels.  Each level built upon skills learned from previous levels. There were some negative clues given sometimes that didn't help me much and I wondered why they were there, although there must be some important meaning to having them there that I might learn later. I liked how there were both colored and non-colored symbol clues, as well as just color clues throughout the puzzles.

I was not able to solve all the puzzles (not many of the advanced and expert puzzles) so I know this game will be mind engaging and maybe mind boggling for some children also and will help them to develop and/or sharper their deductive reasoning skills so they can become better with science, math, and maybe even computer programming.

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.

#ThinkFun

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Product Review: Super Markers: 100 Twin Tip : Fine Writer / FineLiner Tips Marker Set by US 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 is a set of 100 colors of Twin Tip markers. They contain a full color spectrum of .7mm fineliner tips and a 3.0mm fine writer tips. They contain a full color spectrum, with no duplicate colors.  They are acid-free, non-toxic, and water-based. They can be used for coloring, drawing, and writing.


A lot of the colors came out with very rich colors when I colored on an on-line coloring sheet I printed with the fine writer tips. Some of the colors came out kind of dry when I used some of the other fine writer tips (as I colored it was like the skin of some of those markers was shedding). Those colors that were dry seemed to color more richly when I used the fineliner tips. Some of the colors filled up most of the parts of the picture I colored them with, while some of them left some whiteness in the drawings. The colors bled a lot through regular copy paper and not so much through thicker paper (more like dots and some lines in the drawings are noticeable through the other side of the thicker paper). When markers bleed a lot through paper that tells me that the ink is very rich though; I noticed that the colors that were richer and left no or very little whiteness in the drawings bled through more than the other colors that left more whiteness.


The colors also seemed to come out very richly when I used the fineliner tips for tracing stencils and a picture onto tracing paper. I also used the fineliner black marker to write in a journal. It didn't bleed very much through the paper in my journal; I have only noticed a black dot here and there.

Sometimes the caps would come off as I was taking these markers out of the box but after lifting the tray the markers came in it was easy to retrieve the caps and pair them back up with the markers they belong with.

I think it would be a great set of markers to have if you want to switch from using fine writer and fineliner tips with coloring, drawing, and tracing.

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.

#usartsupply

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Product Review: +20F Ultralight Sleeping Bag with Carrying Bag by Sportneer


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

This is a 3D Space Design sleeping bag made of 100% silk and lined with brushed, breathable micro polyester. It comes with a zipper on the side and a Velcro strap at the top of the zipper. There is also an inside pocket which could be used for a cell phone, wallet, small purse items, etc. The temperature limitation for this sleeping bag is 20F. When its not being used it can be rolled back up into the carrying bag.



This sleeping bag was very comfortable! Since I have not sleep on the floor in a long time I decided to test it first on a mattress. I didn't sleep through the whole night inside the sleeping bag until about day three, since I needed to get used to a sleeping bag again (I don't think I've used one since I was a child). When I did sleep through the whole night it was a very sound and comfortable sleep from what I remember.

I also tried this sleeping bag out on the floor one night. I slept for about seven to seven and a half hours and it was a very comfortable sleep! This sleeping bag kept me warm and I felt very cozy inside of it. The padding was really wonderful and I couldn't feel the hard floor on the parts of my body that were inside the sleeping bag.

I slept about seven to seven and a half hours on the floor inside this sleeping bag.
I'm sooo happy with this sleeping bag! I hope to go on a camping trip in the future where I can use it. I think people will use this sleeping bag not only on camping trips but at indoor sleepovers and even in their own homes because it is so comfortable!

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.

#sleepingbag

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ID6U3OA

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Product Review: Laundry Wash Bags by Homga


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


This is a 4 piece set of Laundry Wash Bags. They are made of finely-woven, durable mesh. There are 2 different sizes (2 large wash bag which are 19.68"x15.74", 2 medium wash bags which are 15.74"x11.81"). This set includes 3 white bags and 1 black bag (2 of the white bags come in the medium size while the black bag comes in the large size).

These bags helped me to keep some of my delicate wash items separate. I used the bags to put pantyhose and ankle/foot sleeves in that I wear on my feet at work. They kept them from safe from snags and I didn't have to sort through my laundry to find those items later because the zippers stayed closed on them.

One of the medium-sized wash bags pictured with a set of ankle/foot sleeves that were washed in this bag.
I also use these bags to keep my unmatched socks in when I can't find their matches or haven't had time to match a bunch of socks up. I like that there are two different sizes because sometimes I have more to put in the bags than on other days, giving me an option to use a medium or large bag. I also like that there is a black bag because the fact that it's a different color from all the other bags will help me to remember better what I put in it.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#LaundryWashBags

Available through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Delicates-Laundry-Lingerie-Stocking-Underwear/dp/B01JG7VZJ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&keywords=Laundry+Wash+Bags

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, August 26, 2016

Product Review: Lavender Essential Oil (Kashmir) by New York Biology


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


This therapeutic grade Lavender Essential Oil (Kashmir) is 100% pure and contains 31% Linalool  and 34% Linalyl Acetate. It is distilled and doesn't contain any fillers. It was cultivated at the foothold of the Himalayan Mountains.

I used this Lavender Essential Oil for aromatherapy. It has a very calming aroma to me.  Each night I remember using it I fell asleep for 5 more hours, which is good for me, since I have trouble sleeping on some nights. The scent was deep enough that I could smell it about halfway up the stairs when I had my aromatherapy machine going with this oil in it. The scent was not overwhelming to me; I could not feel the scent in my lungs like I have with some aromatherapy oils before.


I love the dropper also because the drops usually come out one at a time as I press it. The dropper cap pretty much seals in the scent so I cannot smell it when I have it sitting on a shelf waiting for the next time I use it.

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.

#NewYorkBiology

Available through Amazon.com:

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Product Review: Fiber Powder (Dietary Supplement) by Omni Green Labs


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
This Fiber Powder contains all natural ingredients (the only ingredient I see on the label is wheat dextrin). It is sugar-free and flavor-free, allowing it to be added to beverages (not recommended for carbonated beverages) or soft foods without interrupting the taste. There is a recommended daily serving chart on the can that the product came in. It breaks the ages down to below 4 years (says to consult a healthcare professional for dosage for this age group), 4-11 years, and 12 years to adult. It came with a scooper inside of the can.

 
This Fiber Powder was a great supplement for me on the days I didn't get enough fiber. Some days I used half a scooper's worth and there was one day I used a whole scooper's worth. I added it to juice and most of the time it dissolved pretty fast when I used half a scooper's worth. There was only one day that I noticed some white grains on the bottom of my juice glass after I was finished drinking the juice, but that could have been because I drank the juice too fast or that I put too much of this powder in a small amount of juice (I usually drink small glasses of juice). I love that it usually dissolves so fast with most juices that it rarely looks like it needs to be stirred up.

The results of this product were gentle on my system. I don't remember this product ever sending my system into overdrive. Since I took half a spoonful on most days it really did feel like a supplement to fiber I was already taking in, since I think it is supposed to give about 16% of daily fiber intake per serving.

This has been a great product to have handy for extra fiber intake!

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.

#omnigreenlabs

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Product Review: Juniors Striped Long Sleeve Casual Shirt (Black) by Roewe



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



This Juniors Striped Long Sleeve Casual Shirt is made of 99% Cotton and 1% Spandex. It has a scoop-neck, long sleeves, and it has buttons down the top to around the middle (the buttons don't button and unbutton, they are stitched into the fabric). It is a nice shirt to wear to any kind place where people would wear casual shirts at (a casual restaurant, store, park, work, home, etc).

This is exactly the kind of shirt I would wear so I feel like I am one of the people it was made for. It feels kind of elegant to me even though it is considered a t-shirt. It also feels snug and comfortable to me. I like the scoop neck because that will work great for some necklaces that hang at the neck. I like that some necklaces that dangle more will look great with this shirt also (I wore a dangly necklace that looked great with it). I can imagine wearing it during the fall and winter seasons.
 
After washing it I hung it dry to try to prevent it from shrinking.

Even though it sounds like it is made for juniors, it think it would also be nice for some adults (like it has been for me).

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.

#Roewe

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Product Review: 19 Disc Extruder Press by US Art Supply




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This 19 Disc Extruder Press is to be used with products such as ceramic clay, polymer clay, bread dough, cakes, cookies, and sugar paste. The 19 discs include many different shapes/designs. They can be used for baking and craft projects (once the extruder and discs are used with non-baking products I wouldn't recommend they be used for food projects though).


The purpose I used this product for was for adding some decorations to a cake. I thought it would work okay with the icing that is sold in a tube. The kind of icing I used wasn't thick enough for this extruder though. I used some of the gel icing that comes in a small tube; that icing slipped out in one or two gobs from the extruder when pressed and it made jelly-like circles. I also used a little bit thicker icing that came in a bigger tube. It came out thicker and more like the designs on the discs but I kept thinking the icing needs to be thicker as I was using it. I didn't totally fill up the extruder with either type of icing but I felt like I put enough in it to create the icing to come out more than one or two times when pressed. The icing came out really fast both times although it came out much faster with the thinner gel-like icing.



I found out later that this product works really well with fondants and other thick food pastes so I hope to use it with at least one of those food pastes in the future. If I do and it works better I plan to update my review.

One thing to keep in mind is that this extruder and the discs included are very small. The disks and the designs are very cute to me though.  I keep the discs in a small bag to keep them all together.

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.

#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IFXY74I