Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Product Review: A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game by Wee Society

This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read. This review is also meant for other adults that don't work with children to read since it is also made for adults.
A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game is fun game advertised for ages 3-103. It will help both children and adults with memory skills to locate pictures about topics for people of all ages, such as LIGHTENING, CAMOUFLAGE, EYE PATCHES, PLUTO, etc. All you do is lay all the cards facedown. Each player flips over two cards at a time and tries to find pairs. As you flip over cards that are not pairs, you can then start remembering where the matches to the same cards that were flipped over were to generate matches. What's great is that this game can be played together with others or individually. When it is played with more than one person the person with the most pairs when all the pairs are picked up wins.

This is a fun game that is like another game I played as a child. I like that it is designed for different ages. When cards are flipped over (like the CAMOUFLAGE or PLUTO cards) adults can explain what the pictures are to people of younger ages if they haven't learned what they mean yet. I like that there is a blank card pair with this game so a unique topic for a card can be created. I also like the handy, compact box that this game comes in which doesn't take up a lot of room on a shelf or cabinet.

I feel like this would be a great game to have at home, in classrooms, and assisted living / retirement centers when people just want to play something fun or want to try to sharpen their memory skills.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received this game from Blogging for Books for this review

Friday, June 2, 2017

Product Review: Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder by Rawhonest

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

This Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder is 100% natural and fluoride-free. The ingredients consist of coconut charcoal powder, natural flavor, and xylitol. It absorbs micro-stains from coffee, tea, wine, and soda on the teeth. It is also supposed to repair enamel, raise pH, and freshen breath. The directions to use it are easy, just simply put some of it on a soft toothbrush, gently brush your teeth for two minutes, and rinse. Best results are supposed to happen from using this twice a day.

I tried just dabbing the powder onto my toothbrush and too much of it got loose in the sink so I decided to use a miniature spoon to apply it on with. I had better success wetting my toothbrush before I added it because when I wet it later it caused a mess in my sink. Even after I brushed my teeth with it and not much of the powder fell off into the sink, the sink still needed to be cleaned out every time I used it with a damp paper towel.

It took some getting used to using this powder after using toothpaste my whole life. After I used it I felt like I needed to brush my teeth again with toothpaste (even after using mouthwash), just because the consistency looks and feels powdery and it left black spots in between my teeth where the powder stuck to it. It kind of felt like brushing my teeth with healthy dirt in a way, because some types of earthy products like that are good for you and I trust that this one is too.

In general, I think I will stick with using toothpaste for now but will probably use this as a supplement because it did leave my teeth looking pretty white, especially when I used it twice a day like the directions stated. I had been using teeth whitening mouthwash and it seemed like this product whitened my teeth as good or better than my mouth wash. I mostly wanted to try this product because I like using coconut products (because they have been good for a medical condition I have), because I drink a lot of tea, and because it is supposed to be good for enamel. I didn't taste or smell coconut when using this product but I trust that it is in there.

My review = 3 out of 5 stars

I received this product free from using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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