Friday, October 28, 2016

Product Review: Brick Logic 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.

Brick Logic is a mind boggling single player game for ages 8+. It comes with 5 different puzzle pieces that are shaped differently and 60 challenge cards that show different puzzles to create from the 5 puzzle pieces. The solutions are on the back of each card. It also came with a carry bag to keep the puzzle pieces and the cards in. This game helps with the development of analogical and quantitative reason skills.



This is an interesting game that will make people (children and adults) think deeper. One of my first thoughts was that it was impossible to solve any of the challenges with only five puzzle pieces. Then I noticed the solutions were on the back of the cards to show me how they all are possible to solve with five puzzle pieces. After a little bit of time of putting the puzzle pieces together based on the solutions, I began to visualize different puzzle pieces from the pictures of the puzzles on some the challenge cards, thus making the puzzles on the challenge cards easier to try to solve.

I liked how the cards came on a ring because that is going to help me to keep them all together.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

#ThinkFun

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Product Review: Letter Opener (5 Pack) by U.S. Office Supply


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

These white Letter Openers come in a package of 5. They not only open regular sized envelopes but bigger envelopes as well. The blade is located in a place that fingers shouldn't normally touch when guiding it along an envelope, helping to keep fingers and hands free from getting cut.
 
 
The blade is very sharp and cut very quickly and smoothly into envelopes that I used them with. It cut a smaller sized regular envelope and a bigger, thick manila envelope very sharply.

These Letter Openers are also compact. They would be great to put in a small compartment of an office drawer or kitchen drawer. They can be kept in the plastic bag they came in or some other clear small bag when they are being stored to help keep hands and fingers free from the blade. I do believe they need to kept away from children, just like most sharp office supplies should.

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.

 #usofficesupply

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LW2FQBO

Product Review: Plastic Razor Scraper Blades (100 Pack)



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

These Plastic Razor Scraper Blades are orange and came in a package of 100 pieces. They can be used to remove stickers, decals, labels, adhesives, etc. off of various surfaces. They are the size of standard razor blades and designed to fit in most standard razor blade holders.


I use this product to scrape labels off of packages so I could cut them up after they were peeled off. I was using my fingernails before using this product and it was taking a little bit of a toll on them sometimes. This scraper gets the peeling process started by scraping the labels just enough to where I can get a hold on them so I can start peeling the rest of the labels off. So far I have been able to peel the labels off with the start the scraper has given me without needing to scrape the labels more.


I was surprised that neither of the ends felt sharp when I carefully moved my finger on both of the tips of this product. That doesn't mean it isn't very sharp, it just doesn't feel sharp to me. One end felt sharper to me than the other when I was using it to scrape the labels so I figured out that must be the scraper end.

Each scraper is probably going to be used by me more than once because the only scraper I have used so far seems very durable and I have used it to peel two different labels so far.

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.

#tcpglobal

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KIDTVIK

 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Product Review: Touch-Up Micro Brushes by TCP Global




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

 
These Touch-Up Micro Brushes have a lot of different uses, such as touching up automobile paint, auto detailing, cleaning dust, dirt, and grime out of hard to reach places, and applying some types of make-up.



I used these brushes to move around some liquid facial products around my facial area. Some of the products were around my eye area and some were around my upper face and cheek areas. It made distributing the eye products on my face easier. I look forward to using them for other needs as they arise.

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.


#tcpglobal

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LVU15WO










Product Review: Bible Safe Gel Highlighters by U.S. Office Supply



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


These Bible Safe Gel Highlighters contain a gel type of ink that is safe for Bibles and other text for highlighting. There are 6 different colors (yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, and pink).There is a twist adjustment feature to move the gel ink to different sizes.

These Gel Highlighters worked great in a book I used to highlight text that was important to me. The paper in that book is kind of glossy so the ink is kind of shiny on the paper (which I like). It took a little while to get used to that but after I did I liked the way they looked on the paper and the texture of the ink once it was on the paper. Some of the darker ink (like the purple) smeared darker in places but that taught me that the lighter ink will work better to highlight text.


Text I highlighted in a NKJV Bible.

These yellow Gel Highlighter also worked great with highlighting Bible text, this is the only color I currently like to use with highlighting Bible text. I really didn't notice any smear near the areas of the Bible text I highlighted, although I didn't want to close the pages immediately after I used the highlighters either. I also didn't notice it bleeding through any of the pages in the Bible I used it on.

What's great is that people can use the different colors to color code their Bible or other type of text.

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.

#usofficesupply

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0FDEUA
 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Product Review: Trauma Kit by Lia Medical


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

This  Life Saving Trauma Kit contains an emergency blanket, Tourniquet, and Israeli battle proven bandage. The Tourniquet will help with occluding blood flow in lower and upper extremities, the bandage will help with deep wounds, and the blanket will help with warmth (it is aluminum-like).

It looks like the items in the kit are small enough to store for emergencies in the military (don't know what the supply areas look like in the military). The packing it comes in is very thin to me in comparison to the kinds of supplies in it. I think it's a plus that they are all individually wrapped.




 
I can imagine that some of the supplies in this kit might be used in some emergency vehicles in the military. Most of the supplies in the kit look very durable. The bandage looks pretty thick on the bandage part, the part that wraps around is made of stretch material. The emergency blanket is very thin but since it is aluminum (or aluminum-like) it will probably help people stay very warm. The Tourniquet is the most unique item to me from this kit, since I have never seen one. I like that there is strap on it to help hold it in place. There is a place to write the time on it.



This looks to me like a high tech trauma kit, to help heal soldiers and save lives in the lives. It is must be a great benefit since it sounds like it has been used in the IDF, and there has been a lot of trauma in Israel from terrorism.

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.

#LiaMedical

Available through Amazon.com:

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Product Review: Super Crayons (Quantity 36) 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 set Super Crayons are gel crayons. It comes with 36 different colors. The crayons are enclosed in a casing so they are long enough to grip like a thick pen or pencil. The top of the cases can be twisted to reveal a little or a lot of the gel crayons. Each crayon comes with a cap.

I love the way these gel crayons color! They give off a shiny and smooth texture when colored. I used them on both regular copy paper and in an adult coloring book.  Since they are kind of thick (like most crayons) they easier to color spaces that need a lot of color versus cracks and crevices. I am happy with the results of how these crayons look on both kinds of paper. They are easier for me to grip than crayons because I can hold them like I would a pen. I like that they have caps because I feel like they will preserve the life of the crayons.
 
 
I love the variety of colors in this set. There is more than one shade of the basic colors, which I like. The case these crayons came in looks and feels durable. As long as the crayons are snapped into a space in the case I think they will stay into place most of 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.


#usartsupply

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZG8BKI



ready for use

Friday, October 7, 2016

Product Review: 30 oz Tumbler Handle by Ozark Mountain Outfitters


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

This 30 oz Tumbler Handle fits both of my 30 oz tumblers. It is easy to put on, I just put the bottom of the tumblers into the handle and move it up onto the wider part of the tumbler and it usually stays in place, sometimes it will slide down when I am holding it but I also don't want it to be so tight I can't get it off. It is easy to take off my tumblers when I need to, I just slide it off the bottom.


Now when I want to drink from my tumblers I can grab onto it with this handle. It's easier to get a hold of my straws with my mouth now too when I am holding the tumblers with the handle. My tumblers still fit in the car cup holders I use them in with this Tumbler Handle on them.

I'm very happy to now have this Tumbler Handle to use with my 30 oz Tumblers!

#OMOGRIP

Available for purchase here:

http://www.ozarkmtnoutfitters.com

 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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Product Review: 4-Piece Ravioli Maker Set by William & Douglas


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This 4-Piece Ravioli Maker Set Comes with a pastry roller, square and circle ravioli stamps, and a pasta wheel cutter. They all contain handles that are made of wood.


I started off soaking the pieces in this set with soap and water in a bowl. I couldn't find the special flour that was suggested to be used to make ravioli with so I used biscuit flour because of the thinness of that flour. The pastry roller was easy to use to flatten and spread the dough out. The stamps were easy to use in the flour, sometimes I needed to press them pretty hard in order for them to go through all the flour. I liked using the pasta wheel cutter to help me get some of the flour free from the other parts of the flour that wanted to still hang to it sometimes after I used the stamps. Most of the flour molded into the square and circle designs of the stamps pretty nicely.



Since I used biscuit flour what I made came out more like biscuits than ravioli but it did show me that it can be used for making food other than ravioli. I plan to continued to look for ravioli flour and update my review if I find it.

The pieces in this set were easy to clean. I rinsed them off with water and put them in the bowl that I soaked them in with the soap and water I started with to clean them in.

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.

#ravioliset

Available through Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Hardwood-Bacteria-Resistant-Friendly/dp/B01GI5QSEC


 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Product Review: 2-Drawer Artist Wood Storage Box by U.S. Art Supply


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

This 2-Drawer Artist Wood Storage box is hand-sanded and made of elm hardwood, top grade plywood, and elm veneer. There are five separate compartments in each drawer to hold various art items.

I used this product to store gel pens, short paint brushes, gel crayons, disposable micro applicator brushes, and a #6 Metal Palette Knife, showing that it will fit a lot of different supplies for different art needs. It is also great to lay larger paintbrushes on the top of  to use before or during an art project (with something under them to protect the wood).  I love that the drawers contain separate and different width compartments, allowing people to keep different art items separate.




The drawers on this storage box easily open and close. It is compact enough to put in a variety of places, such as on top of a desk, drawer, cabinet, and can easily fit in the corner of most large work spaces.

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

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