Tuesday, June 28, 2016

REVIEW - Bright Outdoors LED Cycling Light Set

While not the most powerful bike headlamp I've used, it performs quite well for its price range.

The built in rechargeable batteries for the head and tail lights are easy to charge, as long as you can keep track of where the short charging cords are. They do use USB to charge, making it necessary to use an adapter if I want to charge them in the garage near my bike, but it's a minor issue.

The only real problems I had were the range/brightness of the light, and mounting the taillight. While the light brightness works well enough to allow others to see you, and does light up the ground in front of you, it is not bright enough to make higher speeds safe to use, though the only lights I have used that would be safe, cost far more and had much larger battery packs.

The other issue, mounting the taillight, is mostly due to my bike's seat post. My seat post is not a standard size, so the mounting strap had to be stretched a bit in order to fit, something I think may cause extra wear and tear on the strap.

Still, the headlamp and taillight are both good quality, and there was no shifting or flickering while I was riding on rough roads. The addition of the head strap, so that the headlamp could be worn on my head is a nice addition, and I will likely be using that more often than mounting it to my bike.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #BrightOutdoors

Judy
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Monday, June 27, 2016

REVIEW - Kidzlane Play Tea Set

My grandkids love this tea set. Every day, after school & before homework, they set down and have a “cup ‘o tea”. Sometimes it is real tea, and sometimes it is juice or another drink.

They tend to use the saucers to hold their cookies rather than saucers to hold their cups. They have made a whole ritual around this tea set – it’s sweet to watch.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #Teaparty

Judy
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REVIEW - Limm Exercise Resistance Loop Bands - Set of 5

I am recovering from a stroke and decided to test these to see if they could help me in my recovery. They have been helping me with stretching and working my shoulder muscles. Personally, I won’t use them with my legs because I am tall and I would be stretching them further than recommended.

Plus:

Color coded – 5 different levels

Low Price

Great for Physical Therapy

Light weight


Minus:

Keeps rolling up in my hands as I stretch it – Very uncomfortable

For a tall person, they are too short to do effective leg exercises for fear of breaking them

Overall, they are good to start getting you into shape or in beginning physical therapy.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #limmloopbands

Judy
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REVIEW - Dog Treat Bag with Mesh Pouch for Training

I have 3 large dogs and walking with them & training them can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. I can have their treats in the pouch, the poop bags in the dispenser and a squirt bottle on the clip. Being able to carry my keys & other things if I need them is great.

Being able to carry a squirt bottle with me helps with getting my lab to stop barking at other dogs – a couple of squirts and he calms down. Being able to give them treats when they behave and/or react correctly is wonderful – they are somewhat food motivated.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #Dogtreatbag

Judy
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

REVIEW - Ohuhu Solar Powered Birdbath Fountain Pump!

I bought a birdbath for my front courtyard because I live in an area where it gets pretty hot in the summer & I wanted to have water available for the birds. While I haven’t actually seen any bird at my birdbath in two years, I like the look of this little fountain. It makes my birdbath a focal point in my front courtyard – so even if the birds aren’t enjoying it, I am.

I have tried all the nozzles, and generally switch them every few days to change up the look of my birdbath.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #FountaiPump




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Saturday, June 25, 2016

REVIEW - Zik-Away 100% All Natural Non-Toxic Mosquito Repel

I think I have a big sign on my head that only mosquitos can see that reads “Eat Here”. Sometimes I seem to be the only person in my family that gets bit. So, I decided to try these bracelets.

From the first day I put them on, I have not noticed any new bites. That is a biggie for me because I used to get a least one bite a night while I was outside with my dogs.

The biggest advantage to these other than they work great – is that I can use a bracelet for a short time then put it back in the bag to use again another time. That is a great advantage since only need it for less than an hour each night.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #Zikaway

Judy
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REVIEW - It Is What It Is Sign

This was the phrase that my beloved deceased husband used all the time. I have been looking for exactly this type of sign in this exact format. I was ery happy to find this to hang on the wall in my house.

The sign is made of solid real American Pine – none of that pressed wood stuff. It is about 7 inches square and about ¾ inch deep. It has slightly distressed edges and the stenciled wooding is also slightly distressed.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #makeemlaugh

Judy
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REVIEW - Belloccio Set of 2 Tanning Exfoliating Glove Mitts

While I don’t use a self-tanner, I do use these to remove the dead skin from my body. I have found that doing this helps my skin feel smoother. Also, body lotion absorbs easier into my skin and helps my skin.

The mitts are easy to put on and easy to use even though one of my hands doesn’t function completely. I like that the mitts have a hanging tab so I can just hand them up to drip dry after my shower.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #bellocciobeauty

Judy
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Friday, June 24, 2016

REVIEW - SkweezPen Water Brush Set

I like the variety of the sizes & shapes of the brushes. I have used water brushes in the past, but a lot of time I didn’t have the right sized or shaped brush for the effect I was going for. I had to hunt out a regular brush & get out water to work on that particular project.

With this set, I don’t have that problem at all. The set has Fine Tipped brushes for the details – like the lady in the picture below. Round Brushes and Flat Filbert brushes like I used for the background. On top of that, the brushes came in a great storage bag so they don’t get damaged.

This is a great set for yourself or to give as a gift to an artist or craft person you know. Plus, the price is very reasonable – I have bought single brushes for $6 to $10 each.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #SkweezPen

Judy
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REVIEW - Vimtag® P1 Premium IP Wireless Network Security Camera

I have this installed as a pet monitor in the room where my dogs are. Currently, one dog is recovering from surgery and I can see if he is doing ok.

Also, sometimes at night, my dogs will get frightened by a loud noise and start whining. I can now go and check via my phone to see if they are ok, and calm them by talking to them. At first, when the dogs heard my voice and I wasn’t there they were confused – now they look towards the camera calm down.

This has made my life much easier – I am handicapped and have difficulty sometimes getting up. Now I don’t have to get up and check on my dogs, I can just check on my phone.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #VimtagP1

Judy
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

REVIEW - Vicsou Anti-Cutting Slip-Resistant Heatproof Glove

As a stroke survivor on blood thinning medication, I have to be extremely careful with knives. I hated having to ask family members to cut everything while I was cooking. Then the chance to review these gloves came along and I was happy to give them a try.

Now I cut the vegetables, fruits and meats I need my myself and not have to worry about cutting myself. I still have to be careful, but knowing that is I slip, this gloves will help protect my hands.

I like the ability to also use them to pull things out of the oven, to move hot pots on the store and to help take food off the BBQ. All around, these are great gloves that help me keep my independence.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #GrillGloves

Judy
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REVIEW - Apynta Vegetable and Fruit Peeler

A very good peeler, easily making quick, shallow and easy cuts.

Cucumbers were a breeze, taking off very little, so I didn't lose any of the 'flesh' of the vegetable. When using it on a Jicama, I did have a bit more trouble, though Jicama is more difficult to peel with a peeler than a cucumber.

The blade is nice and sharp, taking very little effort to use. Definitely a peeler I will keep using, looking forward to shaved carrots on my next salad.

This product was provided for free or heavily discounted in exchange for my fair, honest and unbiased review. I received no financial compensation for this review. #ApyntaVegetablePeeler

Judy
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