Monday, August 24, 2015

Women's Pink Leaves Camo Ring

 I love that this is a little rugged, but still has that girly charm to it. The splash of pink lets you know right away it is a feminine ring, and it shows your own personal style.

The ring is a little more heavy then a basic band, but not so much that it feels weighted down. It is a little more wide than I am used to as well, but the absence of a setting, keeps it from being bothersome. It spins easily and moves freely and has a nice smooth finish on the inside too. This makes the rings super easy to glide on and off, and doesn't seem to get stuck as easily if you suffer from swollen fingers at the end of a hard day.

This is a great band to show your own personal style. The quality means it works perfectly as a wedding band, a holiday or birthday gift, for a graduation, or just to wear every day. This is a nice choice for the camo fan who wants to wear their ring all the time, but doesn't want it to catch on anything while working or playing. The thin edging of silver adds a bit of flair to the pattern, and it looks great with all my camo accessories too. I love this ring and would love to see them in every color.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest opinions.

Wild Red Rose Camo Ring

I am a huge fan of these camo rings. I love that they combine traditional camo patterns with a burst of pretty color, for a fun and feminine look. The red roses in the design add pop and make this already amazing ring even more attractive.

 The ring itself is fairly thin and lightweight and it has a satiny smooth finish inside the band. This is great because there is nothing to snag or catch on anything, and it allows for a nice, even fit. There is a small edging of stainless steel, with the camo band around the center, giving this a unique look that really stands out. The ring has a width a bit larger than a traditional wedding band, but not so wide that it is bothersome.

This would make a great gift for any girl that likes a country or camo look with a twist. These are excellent bands for a camo wedding, as engagement bands or a just because surprise, after all, it is jewelry. The ring is nice and sturdy and doesn't scratch easily either, so you don't have to be constantly worried about damaging your ring. I like these so much, I would love to have a variety of colors and patterns so I could have a different one for each day!

*I received a discounted item in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Luffa Premium Quality Loofah Bath Sponge

These bath sponges are nothing like the kind I am used to finding in the stores. These are not made of that mesh material that can be almost scratchy at times. They are a super soft, trimmed in lace, skin loving option, that I didn't even know existed before now. 
These loofah bath sponges are about the same size as the ones I am used to, and they feature a matching ribbon hanger for easy storage and drying, but that is where the similarities stop.

These are so much more luxurious than the mesh kind that made me feel more like I was washing dishes than my own skin. The loofah sponges are more like cloth with the edging, allowing them to soak and lather with more efficiency. They leave you feeling pampered and soft instead of scratched clean,and they are more attractive looking too. The pretty scalloped lacy edges add a bit of extra flair that make these perfect for adding to a gift basket or having on hand for visitors.

*I received a small discount on this item in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

Precision Music Guitar Tuner

My son has gotten into guitar playing in the past couple of years, and that means having to get him supplies and equipment along the way. I guess I don't really have to do it, but I try to support the things they actually show a real interest in, even if it means getting extra supplies!

This guitar tuner was simple and easy to use. It came ready to go right from the box and took only seconds to attach. The clip on method makes it quick and easy to take this on and off, and the compact size allows you to take it with you almost anywhere.

My son wanted one of these for his guitar and it worked exactly how he expected it to. The pitches were spot on and it left him with a nice smooth sound. The simple button control means no configuring a ton of things before you can even use this. This is perfect for anyone looking for an inexpensive, durable and travel friendly tuner.

This has been used multiple times with no problems or issues of any kind. It makes a nice gift for player in your family.

*I was sent a sample item for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

RFID Protection Sleeves Help Keep Your Information Secure

With so many things to worry about in life, the last thing we need is another things on that list. I try to do anything I can to make my life easier and that includes protecting my bank, debit and credit card account safe from prying eyes.

It is one thing to avoid unsafe sites or use only secure checkouts when shopping online, but how can you guarantee those same kinds of protection while out in the stores? Yes, you can carry cash, but that has risks of it's own, so what do you do?

One way you can help avoid someone getting your information is to use RFID blocking sleeves on all your cards. It only takes a second for someone to walk by and scan you without you even knowing it happened. These simple to use protector sleeves feature multiple layers designed to block the handheld scanners often used to steal your account information. A layer of aluminum and a copper substrate layer are covered by the outer paper layer, but you would never know it by looking at them. These compact little sleeves are small enough to fit into most card slots with the card inside them, so you don't even have to change wallets or card holders.

I don't have one of the tools used to steal numbers, so I cannot prove that these work 100%, but to me, if something this small and simple can help prevent it in any way, it is well worth giving it a try.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, July 24, 2015

My Konjac Sponge All Natural Fiber Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge

I had never tried a Konjac Sponge before this, so I had no idea what to expect from it. I knew it was supposed to be helpful for your face and assist in keeping pores clean, but that was really all I had to go on.

The first thing I noticed was that in the package, this sponge is hard as a rock. It reminded me of sea sponge, only it looked noting like anything I had ever seen. Once you add water to this, it instantly becomes soft and pliable, so much so that, except for the color, it seemed nothing like how it started. You can see in my photos the difference between the dry sponge in the first one and the wet sponge in the other two. The sponge absorbed the water so quickly, I had to squeeze some of it out before trying this on my face because it was dripping everywhere.

The sponge almost felt soapy once it had absorbed some water and felt almost strange when rubbing it across my face. Not strange in a bad way, just something different from any of the makeup type sponges I had tried before. It was not uncomfortable, and did not seem to have any smell or anything to it, just a very different sensation than I expected. It was super soft and glided easily across my skin.

After a week or so of using this, I could tell a definite change in my face. I normally have breakouts during menstruation, so that is when I chose to use this. I noticed a reduction of acne and a better overall appearance to my face after using this and it seems to have almost stopped the normal breakouts that I usually experience.

I like that this comes on a string for hanging, so I don't have to worry about it touching on anything that could transfer to my face and it dries easily this way too. The next time I need it I just get it wet and use it again, no hassle.

*I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DownIT Skull Shot Glass

I love having things that everyone I know does not have. I like unique, fun and flashy things, so when I had an opportunity to review the Skull Shot Glass, I knew it was right up my alley. I am not a huge drinker, but this looked like so much fun to have.

My glass arrived in a box, nicely packaged and in perfect shape. I was instantly surprised by how big this was, much larger than a normal shot glass. Of course, this is to accommodate the skull in the center.

You can clearly see the skull design without anything in this, but once you fill it, the results are even better. The skull stands out nicely and adds a fun effect to your drinking game or a neat way to present to your guests. It is even fun to use when having a drink after work or to end your day. This would make a great gift and if you purchased multiples, would look nice lining a bar or on a shelf too.

Cleaning this is just as easy as any other glass. It washed with soap and water and nothing was stuck inside or left behind. It dries well and didn't have any spots or anything after. This is made of a thicker glass, which I found nice. It makes me more confident about using it, and less worried that it will slip and break.

*I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! The festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 11 stages, over 135 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.

Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers. The sprawling landscape is dotted with hundreds of unique shops in the Medieval Marketplace featuring many one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. See time-honored crafts of glassblowing, stone carving, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, and more demonstrated. The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy, giant roasted turkey legs, fresh baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews, fish 'n chips, steak-on-a-stake, succulent roasted corn on the cob and a wide variety of the finest ales and wines. There's something for everyone's taste buds! 

Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Try your hand at archery and see if you're a modern-day Robin Hood, or climb the castle tower and rescue the lovely damsel in distress.

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*I will be visiting the festival and will let you know what we think, so check back!

Space Scouts Subscription Boxes Are Out of This World

Summer is always a hard time for me, trying to keep up with the kids, their friends and the neighborhood kids can be hectic, and you always hear the words, "I'm bored". I am always searching for something new and exciting for them to do, and always open to suggestions too!

Space Scouts monthly subscription club for kids is a delightful learning adventure aimed at discovering the wonders of the universe! Each month your child will explore a new place in space -- stepping into the worlds of space exploration, space science, and astronomy. Join Roxy and Jett as they scout about the galaxy engaging your child in fun learning activities, hands-on discovery, and exciting challenges. Packages arrive each month filled with fun additions to your collection -- magnets, stickers, toys, and more! 

Space Scouts is a fun, educational experience where each month builds upon the previous, so it is a continuous adventure. It's a great way to learn too! Price is affordable at $11.95 per month + $3.00 shipping, much lower than many other boxes available. Discounts for multi-month purchases help you save even more!. Space Scouts is designed for kids age 6+ and entertained my 8 year old quite well too. 

The first box we received included a metal munch box, a grabber claw and some super fun activities. There were little figures to go along with the theme and everything was nice and colorful, which usually means attention grabbing for the kids. The activities included were not too difficult and did manage to occupy my nephew for quite awhile. They can take the box and go through each item, following directions and discovering new things as they go. This is fun and somewhat educational, making it perfect for gifting too!

*I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

AdoramaPix Photo Books

If you are anything like me, you have hundreds or thousands of photos saved on your phone and computer. I am always snapping a picture of something and it seems like my photo files just keep getting bigger and bigger. Instead of letting them sit and pile up, why not turn them into something that will last forever, an awesome photo book. 

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their custom photo books display your captured memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Thick, durable, professional grade photo paper resists fading and ensures that your photos will be just as colorful for future generations. The binding is lay-flat, so even panoramic images can splash across two pages without any separation. Your memories deserve to live in a stylish, archival home with AdoramaPix photo books.

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