Friday, September 30, 2016

Product Review: Drawstring Backpack by Dot&Dot


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


This Drawstring Backpack has made my life easier when I attend my niece's softball games. I put a foldable seat cushion inside the main section. I also put a box of snacks in the main section and I think it will fit at least one more box of snacks in that section also. There is another zipped up section on the bag that holds my cell phone, lotion, and will hold other small items. I like that smaller section has two sections, one main section and one section off to the back.


I like that I am able to drape this Drawstring Backpack on my chair at softball games. The drawstring closes it pretty tightly when I pull it. It is easy to open up to get out what I put in it. I also like that it is easy to carry and that there are strings on it so I can put in on my back to use like a backpack.

I love the color of this Drawstring Backpack I received because black just goes with about everything I wear. The black color also matches the seat I use when I sit out in the lawn area at the softball games I watch.

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.

#drawstring

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GRIZ6UW

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Product Review: Rotary Cutter by Evergreen Art Supply


This Rotary Cutter has a 45mm blade. It can be used for cutting curves, corners, or straight aways. It comes with a push button lock..

I couldn't get the lock feature to work because I believe the snap broke when I pushed the handle into working mode. I didn't see any directions on the product to press the snap first, if I would've I believe that feature would not have broken. I could hear the piece that broke off rattling around in this product and it soon after fell on the floor. The good news is that after I release the handle the cutter part goes back inside the product casing, it just isn't in a locked position.

This Rotary Cutter has worked great for me to cut packing tape on packages that have been shipped to me. It cuts straight through the tape without awkwardness. It also has cut product packaging well, I just roll the cutter over the plastic wrap and it cuts it immediately. I like using this Rotary Cutter better than scissors because it is easier for me to cut with it.

When I am done using the Rotary Cutter it is easy to store. It has a compact size that can easily be tucked into a drawer.

There are many more uses for this product, such as scrapbooking, cutting fabric, etc.

My review= 4 out of 5 stars

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

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JG64GE4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Product Review: Shoe Storage Bags / Navy Blue (10 Pieces) by Yoonsic




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

These Navy Blue Shoe Storage Bags are great for storing shoes in during times of not using them and helping to keep dust off of them when they are more readily worn. They contain a see-thru window on each bag to help easily identify what was put in them and a drawstring to close them. Five of the bags are larger and can be used for adult shoes, and five are smaller and can be used for kids' shoes or smaller adult shoes, like slippers. There was also a bonus yellow zip up bag that was included; that can be used for a variety of purposes (storing arts and craft supplies, clothes, papers, etc.).
 



I like that these Shoe Storage Bags have a see-thru window because I can easily identify what I put in them. The bags are big enough to store only one pair of shoes per bag. I like how the bags can be used for other purposes, such as storing and toting laundry and storing other items.

The zip up bag is a bonus to me and I like that it is big enough to put a lot of arts and craft supplies in or papers that I might need to use for teaching.

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.

#ShoeStorageBag

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IVFVW5M


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Product Review: 8" x 10" Stretched Canvas (10 Pack) by U.S. Art Supply


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

This 8" x 10" Stretched Canvas (10 Pack) is hand stretched over kiln-dried stretcher bars (from environmentally managed forests) and triple primed (8 oz primed weight) with acid-free acrylic gesso. The backs are stapled but contain staple free edges.

I used this Stretched Canvas with both water color and oil paints. It filled in the spaces on the canvas much faster with water color paint, using about 2-3 coats. The paint looked very smooth on the canvas with this paint. It took about 4-5 coats of oil paint to cover the area I was painting on this canvas. The paint looked more plastic-like, which I believe oil paint is supposed to be like. I like the way both types of paint turned out on this canvas.

Oil painting of the Hebrew saying "and of the hands".
Watercolor painting of "ewe lamb" in Hebrew.
 
I like the 8" x 10" size of this canvas because two canvases fit on my easel at a time, which allows one to dry while I am painting on another, or both paintings can dry on the easel.

I am overall very happy with these canvases!

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.

#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KONDFS6

Monday, September 26, 2016

Product Review: Packing Pouches by Dot&Dot


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

This set of Packing Pouches comes with 4 different sizes: X-Small (7.5" x 3.5" x 1"), Small (8" x 6" x 1"), Medium (10" x 8" x 1") and Large (14" x 10" x 1"). All the pouches have a hook to clip onto a purse, belt, etc. Each pouch zips closed.


These pouches have a variety of uses. I used them to store some arts and craft supplies. I am currently using the large pouch to store colored gel pens, the medium pouch to store letter stencils, the small pouch to store smaller stencils, and the X-small pouch to store pencils and pens in. Before I had these pouches my stencils were every which way so I am now glad I have a more organized place to put them. I may decide to change what I store in them in the future because of the variety of ways they can be used (for instance, I may also use the large and medium sized pouches to put travel accessories in and X-small pouch to store coupons).

I love the black color of these pouches because they go with just about everything. They also look like they would be easy to clean if needed with a sanitizing wipe or soap and water.

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.


#packingpouches

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GRJ6IXK

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Product Review: Universal Cable Organizer by Microrange


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This Universal Cable Organizer has an outer size of about 22 cm by 15cm. There are different kinds of sections in the case. There are places to secure accessories with elastic and some closed off mesh sections. It will keep your cell phone and smaller computer cables all in one place. It has a nice soft material and a zipper to close it.


I like that this Universal Cable Organizer has small, individualized sections for smaller cords and accessories and that there is a bigger mesh zippered section to put in a bigger accessory and/or cord; that section will also fit a lot of smaller items or a few small length cables.

This Universal Cable Organizer is not big enough to put my laptop cord in, it is more for cell phone and small computer accessories.

I like that I now have a place to put my phone car charger in with all my other cell phone cable accessories that I use on a regular basis.

I brought this with me on a trip and it did a great job of helping me be more organized because usually my phone and Kindle cords end up in places where I forgot I put them (the bottom of a bag or a side pocket I tend to forget I put them in). It was easy to tuck away in a bag and retrieve when I needed to use what I put in it!

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.

#UniversalCableOrganizer

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGB30OQ

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Product Review: 100 Color Gel Pen Set by U.S. Art Supply


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

This set of 100 Colored Gel Pens comes with 100 different colors in standard (4), Glitter Neon (14), Neon (17), Pastel (17), Metallic (19) and Glitter (29) styles. They contain free-flowing ink and glide smoothly on coloring paper.

These gel pens colored well in a coloring journal and adult coloring book I used them with. The colors came out very rich and free-flowing. Some of the colors took a little longer to get started (with the ink coming out) but after they got started the ink seemed to flow as well as the other pens. I didn't notice any of the ink bleeding onto the back or the other pages. It is nice to see some glittery effects on one of the drawings I used the glitter style pens on also.




I also used them to trace some letter stencils on some treat bags and they did a great job of outlining those letters so I could color them with markers afterwards.
The case the colors came in is nice, although it started coming apart after a little bit of wear and tear of taking it in and out of a bag (and having stuff on top of it) during a trip I took. I will be putting the gel pens in another case or bag. I believe the case will stay together a lot better if it's not moved around so much. I like how it folds out and the different styles of pens can be put in each section.

My review = 4.5 out of  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/B01KGDBNP6

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Product Review: Slacks Pants Hangers, Trousers Organizer Set of 12 by Ohuhu


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

This is a set of 12 slacks/pants hangers. They are made of black rubber paint coating and stainless steel. They are different than any hangers I have ever seen/used before. They contain an opening on one end which allows slacks and pants to be pulled from them without pulling the hanger off the rack.


One of the first things I noticed is that I like the design of these hangers a lot. They are much easier for me to hang slacks and pants on than closed hangers.

One of the hangers in the package I received looks broken. The hook part just kind of dangles and the rest of the hanger is shaped and hangs differently than the rest. I could have just gotten a rare bad one in my batch.

I like that I am able to take my slacks and pants off these hangers without needing to remove them. I really didn't have to touch the hanger at all when taking the pants off these hangers. I could have left them hanging in the same place, although I didn't because I like to take my empty hangers and put them in a certain place in my closet.

These hangers are definitely a good kind of different to me.

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.


#PantsHangers

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Product Review: Silver Kraft Paper Party Treat Bags 60 Count 5x7


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


These 5x7 Silver Kraft Paper Party Treat Bags come in a package of 60 with 5 different designs. The designs include: Silver Chevron, Stripe and two different kinds of Polka Dot designs. It also comes with 60 clear round seals.

These bags are great for snacks and treats. I think they would be great to use as treat bags at birthday parties, showers, party times at school, congregation classes and conventions (for items such as pencils, erasers, markers, highlighters, etc). The designs look like they are for both male and female recipients.

I was able to draw with letter stencils and color on these bags. Although some of the coloring on the bag overshadowed the coloring, I think they still turned out nice on these bags with the letters and colors added.

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.

#TreatBag

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KS6SCNM

Product Review: Helichrysum Oil by New York Biology




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This Helichrysum Oil is high potency and Neryl Acetate 32%. The only ingredients listed on the bottle are 100% Pure and Natural Helichrysum Oil.  It is known to have a long shelf life, since it can be stored for a long time. It came in an 1 fl oz bottle. It gives off an intense, fruity scent.

I used this Helichrysum Oil for aromatherapy. The first thing I noticed is its fruity smell. It is supposed to help with feelings of security and comfort. I used it on a day I was kind of feeling stressed out; I felt better after I had started it going in my aromatherapy machine. I didn't have this immediate feeling of comfort and/or security; I just felt so much better so maybe it comforted me and helped me to feel more secure without me knowing what was happening at the time.

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:

https://www.amazon.com/Helichrysum-Essential-Oil-Neryl-Acetate/dp/B01JANO9ZE/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1471916908&sr=8-1&keywords=B01JANO9ZE

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Product Review: 3D Sleeping Mask (Package of 2) by CoolingTech


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

This set of 2 Sleeping Masks come with a 3D Contoured Shape Design. They fit very comfortably around the eye area, causing there to be no pressure on the eye area as long as the strap fits comfortably around the head also. For some I don't think it's supposed to touch the eyelashes and eyelids. although it touches my eyelashes when my eyes are open when wearing it and my eyelids when my eyes are both open and closed.

Both of these Sleep Masks have been very comfortable to wear as I fell asleep and after I had fallen asleep. It fell off once or twice during sleep but that could have been because I didn't have the strap tight enough around my head. I like that the strap is adjustable; it is comfortable enough to wear with my head facing the ceiling or when I turn over and put the front part of my face on the pillow. The fabric feels nice on my face and upper sinus area, like a comfortable cloth has put compression on it.

These Sleep Masks did a great job of blocking out light during the night with lights that flash in my room and the sunlight in the morning. I was able to sleep a few hours or so beyond sunlight from using these masks.

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.

#sleepmask

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GO19PP4

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Product Review: Travel Document Organizer by SecureDox


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


This is an interesting Travel Document Holder with RFID blocking material! There are different sections to hold different items such as a passport, credit cards, a driver's license, money, and even a cell phone! It has a strap so it can be hung around the neck. There is also a clip included so it can be inserted into a backpack or handbag.


What I LOVE about this Travel Document Organizer is that there is enough room inside of it to put my cell phone in it with it already being in a case I use to block the cell phone transmission. I also LOVE  that there is enough room to store basic necessities when traveling, such as credit cards, an identification card, money, change (there is a small zippered pouch) and even some keys. It will even fit a small snack or two. 

I think a lot of people will be glad that there are a variety of pockets that can be used in this product!

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.

#SecureDox

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZMD4K6K

Product Review: Multi-Purpose Kneeling Pad by Ohuhu


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

This Multi-Purpose Kneeling Pad can be used for a variety of purposes, such as praying, gardening, folding laundry while on the floor, cleaning children in the bathtub, cleaning the floor, exercising, etc. It helps your knees to be more comfortable in the kneeling position. It is very lightweight. It also has a carry handle to make it easy to carry and enables it to be hung up when it is not in use.

This Kneeling Pad has been great to have for praying on my knees, it is very comfortable! I actually prayed for something I could use like this because I was mostly praying in another position and wanted to pray on my knees comfortably. So, I feel like this product is another God-send! When I first starting using it I decided to flip it over to the side that doesn't have the garden picture on it, since I use it for another purpose. It is great to know I can use it for other purposes though if I feel the need to.

I can just slide it over to a place where I don't walk when it is not in use. It fits really well into that space, and I can slide it back into place easily when I am ready to use it again.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#KneelingPad

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I0XDDPM


 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.