Thursday, March 31, 2016

Iconic Sound With Venstone X2 Headphones

 Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

 Venstone X2 Headphones are made with a special design said to fit snuggly into any size ear or shape. They are strong and compatible with all 3.5mm jack devices such as Apple, Android, Windows Phone, MP3, MP4 Players, Laptops, and more. They contain an in-line, one button remote control and microphone that is compatible with most smartphones so you can speak through the mouth piece. They also contain powerful 8mm drivers to deliver high sound quality and accuracy.


In using the Venstone X2 Headphones, I have found they have good sound come from them, but the earbuds just don't fit in my ears well. I like the fact that this pack includes several earbud sizes to choose from, but even the smallest earbud does not stay put in my ear. They are horrible for wearing while workout, because of this, but even if I am just sitting in place, using them while plugged into my laptop to watch a movie, the buds keep popping out of my ears. This can be pretty frustrating, because every time I move, it pops out lol. The overall quality of the headphones seem great, except on occasion, one side, usually the left, will get quieter than on the right. But this doesn't happen too often, thankfully. I like the cord of these headphones as they do not tangle so it makes them great for transporting or rolling them up when not in use. There's some good and some bad with these headphones, but I would not suggest them if you have small ears.


You can find the Venstone X2 Headphones available for purchase on Amazon for $11.99 available in the colors, Blue, Read, and White. They come with a 12 month warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee, as well as free lifetime technical support.


 I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Brighten Any Room With A Swenyo Cord Light Fixture


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

Brighten your room with a Swenyo Cord Light Fixture! 
These light fixtures are excellent space saving lights that will brighten your room and add a pop of color where you need it. The fixture sits on a 15 foot cable that is designed to be flexible in where you hang it; whether you wrap it around a pool, hang it from a rod, hook it in to something, tie it or loop it around, you can make this light set up in whichever way you prefer. The cord plugs in to any standard socket plugin and does not contain any hardware, you just screw in a light bulb (light bulb not included) and turn the rocker switch on and your light is ready to shine. 


 I love how easy this light fixture is to use. I can place it anywhere in the house that needs light, hanging it from the ceiling or the side of the wall on a hook and it brightens my room with glory. The piece where the light bulb screws in is such a nice texture, like silicone, so soft and squishy, taking a 60w bulb, though not included. The rocker flip switch is easy to flip on and off making it quickly available per use. I love the pop of color it adds, giving a nice turquoise blue color that makes me think of Spring, as well as Winter so it's great year round. I love that this light has multiple color options to fit your preference. This is a great light and adds flair to any room!



You can find the Swenyo Cord Light Fixture available for purchase in different colors on Amazon for just under $25 a light. It does not include the light bulb.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, 
I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Colorful and Fun Totoro Square Throw Pillow Case


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

A throw pillow cover for all Totoro lovers!! 
I absolutely love this pillow cover! Totoro is one of my favorite anime characters with his cute lil nose and whiskers.  The water colors splashed on the pillow make it colorful and add a pop of color to any place it sits. The pattern is only on one side, and the material is soft made of cotton linen with a burlap-like look to it. There is an invisible zipper closure on the bottom for easy pillow inserting, with each side of the cover at 18 inches making it the perfect couch size pillow cover. The pillow sits nicely on my couch along with my other fun pillows you can find here. The color, design, and beauty is all around wonderful, definitely a product I recommend!


You can find the Totoro Linen Square Pillow Cover available 
for purchase on Amazon for just $6.99. There are also 
many other pillow cover designs to choose from.

*This is just the pillow cover, insert is not included.

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above at a discount using Tomoson.com. Regardless, 
I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Look Stylish With Aposon Men's Unique Dual Time Watch


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

If you are looking for a great gift for a guy in your life, check out the Aposon Men's Unique Dual Time Watch. This watch is amazing with a stainless steel dual dial design to show two time zones plus a decorative compass and thermometer all sitting securely on a soft PU leather band. The watch has precise time keeping with Japanese Quartz movement and it is waterproof though you can not and should not wear it under water. This watch is very stylish for any kind of fit whether it be casual, business, or fashion, men can look good while telling time, all at a very affordable price!
  
   When I first saw this watch, I thought it looked so cool, something I have never seen on a wrist watch before. The style and unique function is very stylish and great for those who travel often.
The quality of this watch is great, with a heavy duty expensive feel to it making it great to give as a gift. I love that it has two different clocks on it so you can see times in your time zone, plus another time to set, for a place where you visit a lot or have family in. The compass and thermometer are a nice touch to this piece, though I do wish they were working parts and not just decorational. The watches strap is comfortable and seems sturdy so far. It looks very handsome on my hubby! ;) Over all this watch is pretty awesome and would make a great gift to give. It would even be a cool addition to particular costume wearing.


You can find the Aposon Men's Unique Dual Time Watch available for purchase on Amazon for just $12.99.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, 
I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Princess Twins And The Birthday Party - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

The Princess Twins And The Birthday Party by Mona Hodgson with picture by Julie Olson, is an adorable little girls reading book on a lesson in kindness. This "I Can Read" book is a beginner reader filled with simple sentences your little learner can read. The story is about twin princesses, Abby and Emma, who are planning their birthday celebration to have with their friends. Both girls are decked out in their beautiful princess dresses, enjoying their birthday festivities when Emma notices their friend Beth has gone missing. She finds Beth leaving the party, looking very sad. Emma finds out that Beth feels too ordinary for the twins party, in her "plain dress", so she shares her beautiful princess crown with Beth! Beth feels glamorous and decides she is indeed good enough to be part of the party, while Emma makes sure that Beth knows she is not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside too.

This is a very sweet read for beginner readers. A book every little princess would love to read. The images are very cute with background details and short sentences that are easy to read. I love that it teaches kindness in sharing, and lifting others up to make them feel good. This is the perfect book to give my niece for her 6th birthday coming up, as she will be learning how to read and can enjoy the sweet story of the Princess Twins. 

You can find The Princess Twins And The Birthday Party available
 for purchase on Amazon on Kindle or a physical copy 
in Paperback or Hardback. 

I review for BookLook Bloggers


This review is made possible by BookLook Bloggers,  in providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Enjoying The Delicious Snickers Crisper Candy Bar

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


If you like the original Snickers than you will love Snickers Crispers! 
They are just as good, but with an added crunchy texture for extra deliciousness. Snickers Crispers hold a combination of crispy rice and peanuts, topped with a layer of caramel, then coated in a creamy milk chocolate to make a delectable treat. These full size candy bars are actually 4 big squares so you can savor each bite, and maybe share them with your family members...... ;)


I am a huge lover of chocolate so I was very pleased to have the chance to review Snickers Crispers on behalf of She Speaks. My first bite into a square was just as I imagined. Delicious! The creamy chocolate and soft inner caramel, then the crunch of the peanuts and crispy rice...I could eat these all day long. But I decided to share these chocolates with my family..hey I can't have all the fun now, can I?! Ok maybe I can but they needed to try these tasty pieces of chocolatey goodness too. We all agreed that Snickers upped the tier with the new Snickers Crispers. A mix of our favorite candy-bars in every bite!


You can find Snickers Crispers available for purchase at Walmart, as well as other locations. Also find Snickers on Facebook and Twitter.  
#satisfaction @SheSpeaksUp @Snickers @Walmart #spon


This post is made possible by She Speaks, in providing me the products to review. All opinions my own.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Natural Beauty Goddess' 100% Pure Raw Cocoa Butter


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


     Natural Beauty Goddess' 100% Pure Raw Cocoa Butter is a beauty product you want to make 
sure you have on hand. It is an excellent moisturizer for your skin, holding many benefits including antioxidants and relief for inflamed skin. Cocoa Butter helps in the aging process, slowing down the
 process of fine lines and wrinkles, as it contains the highest concentration of antioxidants. It also decreases the amount of stretch marks and helps prevent future ones by improving the elasticity 
in your skin. Cocoa Butter is also great for those with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis 
as it will help heal the skin and give a soothing relief to any inflammation you may experience. 

I love the scent of Cocoa Butter as it has a rich chocolatey smell that you can cover your body in, while giving your skin those important nutrients. It moisturizes beautifully and helps even skin tone while aiding in the healing process of any skin issues. When I received my package of Natural Beauty Goddess' 100% Pure Raw Cocoa Butter, I could smell the delicious aroma coming from the box. 

I thought this was a nice touch...but then I saw a huge grease stain coming from the corning of my package. Once I opened the box, I found that my tub of Cocoa Butter had leaked out everywhere inside, breaking the "Satisfaction guaranteed that is safety sealed for your protection." that comes with the product. Thankfully my tub of Cocoa Butter is still full, but it is rock solid, more so than usual, so I'm assuming it is because a ton of it leaked out. I love the product itself, but the company really has poor packaging and caused a mess for the shipment. Other than this issue, the product is great for making homemade lotions, and once I can get some butter chiseled out, it melts within the heat of my hands. I love the benefits Cocoa Butter brings, and I can wait to begin making creams with it.


Natural Beauty Goddess' 100% Pure Cocoa Butter is available in a 16oz container, for purchase on Amazon for just over $15 and comes with a 100% money back guarantee.

UPDATE:  After posting this review, I was so kindly contacted by the company offering me another shipment of this product to assure better packaging. I received my 2nd container and it came without spills or leaks. The product is still very rock solid, but as I said before, It should melt upon being heated. I am very pleased with the company reaching out to me to assure a better shipment. 
That shows good company management and quality service.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, 
I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fox Brim's 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

 Fox Brim's Argan Oil is certified organic and 100% pure, unrefined, cold pressed, virgin Argan Oil that has been imported straight from Morocco to give us the utmost quality. This oil is so great for our hair, skin, and nails, moisturizing and hydrating, giving it a healthy boost. Argan Oil is full of nutrients and essential fatty acids that help boost our appearance. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, heal scars, sunburns, stretchmarks, rashes, and more, great for those with eczema or psoriasis, and can even help with the hair frizzies. There are so many benefits to using Argan Oil! I have tried several brands and really have loved seeing the benefits. 

My favorite use for Argan Oil is as a moisturizer for my face. This is especially important during the cold seasons, when my skin is more exposed to the wind and dryness. Argan Oil softens my face and helps heal any dry patches the cold has caused. I have also noticed it helps diminish fine lines that appear as I get older, and it is especially nice for face massaging. The oil is very lightweight and doesn't take a lot per use so it lasts a long time. I'm not fond of its scent, but thankfully that fades within seconds, so I'm not smelling it all day. I have loved using Argan Oil as a moisturizer, and it seems to be the only oil that doesn't cause me blemishes. This is such a great product, one I definitely recommend! 

You can find Fox Brim's 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil available for purchase on Amazon for just under $15, for a 2fl oz bottle, and it comes with a money back guarantee.


I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pure Body Natural's Argan Oil Therapeutic Shampoo

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


Get beautiful hair with Pure Body Natural's Argan Oil Therapeutic Shampoo! This shampoo is made of 100% Moroccan Argan Oil mixed with other oils such as Almond, Jojoba, and Camelia Seed. It also contains many other beneficial ingredients such as Vitamin E, carotene, and essential fatty acids to give your hair that bright luster and shine of health. Argan Oil shampoo will also help keep the frizz down with Botanical Keratin. This is a great shampoo to moisturize and nourish your scalp, filled with nutrients and antioxidants to wake your hair up, and give it that healthy glow you've been looking for.


This is the 2nd time I've used an Argan Oil shampoo and I absolutely LOVE it! The smell is so refreshing and it lathers up perfectly in my hair. Argan shampoo only takes a small amount and it gets all of my hair squeaky clean so it should last me a long time. I love how it leaves my hair feeling softer while adding in important vitamins my hair needs to keep its shine and luster, and smelling great all day. This has become one of my all time favorite shampoos, the only setback on this particular shampoo bottle, is that the pump isn't working on mine. Other than that, I love everything about this product!


You can find Pure Body Natural's Argan Oil Therapeutic Shampoo available for purchase on Amazon for just under $15, for a 16oz bottle and included pump top. Shipping is free if you have Prime, or on orders over $49.


I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Quaker Breakfast Flats in Cranberry Almond

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


   Quaker Breakfast Flats are the perfect go to snack you can take with you on the ride, pack in kids lunches, or just eat at home for breakfast, or really any time of day! These bars are nutritious with ingredients like whole grain oats and real fruits and nuts to give you natural energy throughout the day and they come in three delicious flavors: Cranberry Almond, Golden Raisin Cinnamon, and Banana Honey Nut.

   I was lucky enough to get a pack of Quaker Breakfast Flats in the flavor of Cranberry Almond, thanks to Influenster. And I am so glad I did! I have never seen this product in stores, but they are delicious. They have the perfect amount of crunch and flavor in every bite, with each pack containing 3 cookies making it an excellent snack to have with breakfast or a mid morning munchy. I am really looking forward to trying their other flavors, especially the Banana Honey Nut flats!

You can find the Quaker Breakfast Flats available for purchase in your local Target stores. (Each box contains 5 packages of cookies.)

This post is made possible by Influenster, in providing me the products to review. All opinions my own.



Saturday, March 19, 2016

Radha Beauty's Unrefined Organic Shea Butter

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

    A rich fat extracted from the nuts of African Karite Trees, Shea Butter is beautiful product for our skin, filled with beneficial antioxidants, great in making lotions, hair masks, and body rubs. Radha Beauty's Unrefined Shea Butter is handmade, cut raw from the highest grade Shea Butter ever known
 to the world. Keeping its desired efficacy making it a top butter to use. This Shea Butter holds many nutrients, rich in Vitamins A & E with fatty acids such as oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids.
 It is great for our skin and can help moisturize while reducing any inflammation making it great for stretch marks. It also has many anti-aging benefits, reducing wrinkles, giving off smooth skin,
perfect for those colder seasons. You can also use Shea Butter to keep your hair smooth
and hydrated, decreasing frizz and alleviating dandruff.

I have always loved Shea Butter since I first became aware of it. The softness it contains, leaves my skin feeling so healthy and refreshed. We like to make a lotion with Shea Butter, mixing in oils such as Fractionated Coconut and Olive oil. Both my husband and son use this in their hair, and I use it on my face as a moisturizer. Shea Butter is such a great product, really healthy for the skin and has multiple uses. This particular Shea Butter is made from a straight cut, unlike others that are melt and pour, this one is high quality and holds so many benefits! Definitely a product I recommend! 

You can find Radha Beauty's Unrefined Shea Butter available on Amazon for just under $12 and comes with a money back guarantee as well as a free ebook of Body Butter recipes included.


I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Monday, March 14, 2016

It Was Me All Along - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) as a free sample.. All opinions my own. 

It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell is a memoir of the authors life, dealing with food issues and battling weight problems revolving around her life. A journey from childhood to becoming an adult, Andie talks about several walks of life. Problems in her family, different things she faced, and always finding comfort in food. By the time she turned 20, Andie found herself weighing in at 268 pounds. She knew it was time to make a difference. After the ups and downs of diets, exercise, and everyday life problems, Andie found a way to make it work. But it wasn't easy...it never is.

I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was heartfelt and full of emotion and dedication. It pulled me in all sorts of ways, even bringing tears to my eyes and encouraging past emotions I wanted to bury. This memoir started out far too similar to my own childhood. A drunk father, hard working mother, and food, such as Little Debbie cupcakes, that would comfort you when you needed it the most. The death of one you love, and all the emotions you attach to food, causing a bad routine between the two. Then adding in life realizations and attempt after attempt to make a change....It Was Me All Along is a deep read ending in motivation and happiness.

Here is a short blurb that is very well put on the back of the book:

"This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and hates her body. It is a bout someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself."

It Was Me All Along is a lovely memoir you will want to read! 
You can find it available at Penguin Random House or on Amazon.
 You can also read an excerpt from the book HERE



This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books,  
by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Let Your Lil Ones Play Scientist With A Fun Children's Lab Coat


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

  All children like to play dress-up at some point in their lives, whether it be a Pirate, a Princess, or...
How about a Scientist?! Working Class Child's Lab Coat allows some crazy fun for your little one,
dressing up as a Scientist to complete those mad scientist experiments, or to wear while presenting
a class project. This lab coat is made of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton with wrinkle resistant fabric.
 It is a 3/4 length coat with long sleeves, a button up front closure, a small chest pocket, and two
 lower front pockets. Plenty of space for your budding Scientist!


Your little ones can also use this Lab Coat for playing as a Doctor, a Veterinarian, a Dentist, a Technician, and so much more! Let them imagine all the fun uses they can get out of this Lab Coat.
 The coat is made of high quality fabric, thick and durable so it will last! I love that it has pockets so your little one can store things in them, including the fun guide book that was included. The buttons
 on this coat are secure, and allow the coat to be closed up or left open. Making it able to fit even older children! Which would be good for those 12 year olds wanting to go as Zombie Scientists for Halloween lol. This jacket would be great for many things! My son has happily added it to his collection of costume props and will be getting loads of fun from it!

       You can find the Children's Lab Coat available on Amazon for $7.99 with free shipping on orders over $49. They also have smaller sizes.


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I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Saturday, March 12, 2016

Rocket Adventures With Surprise Ride

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

I am so excited to be reviewing another Surprise Ride box! 
If you don't remember my previous post about Surprise Ride, you can find that HERE.
A quick explanation on what exactly Surprise Ride is:

* Surprise Ride is a subscription service for kids age 6-11, designed to bring fun and educational hands on activities, to foster creativity and imagination. It was created by two sisters, Donna and Rosy, who wanted to positively impact children's life, beyond the latest toy or game. They wanted to encourage children's imagination through art, as well as help busy parents bring that opportunity to their children. Every month, the child will receive a box, with the surprise of theme, ranging from art and science, to food and geography, and it will be full of materials to do hands on projects. The box includes everything needed to complete the projects, including a fun book, snack, or other surprise to go along with the ride. It also includes a famous Surprise Ride booklet, that is filled with lessons on the theme of the box, as well as interesting facts and ways to continue the exploration.*

 The Surprise Ride Box we received this time around is all about Rockets! My son loves learning about Space and all things revolving that, so this was a fun kit to receive! We had a whole day just learning about Rockets, using our Surprise Ride Box and all the fun goodies inside. Some of the things included were a book all about Rocket Science, a paint set to paint a rocket frame, a Rocket Balance toy, an experiment, and even a snack! 


The first thing my son wanted to do was check out the Rocket Launchers. We were both amazed at how far these little rockets could shoot! Then he got right to painting his Rocket Photo Frame. He loved that he got to sand the wood down before painting. He chose to give his Rocket Frame a rainbow look. We checked out everything in the box, while the frame dried. We were sad to see that our Balancing Rocket wouldn't balance, but my son can just play with the rocket as a toy instead. The last project we did was build our rocket. This was a great project for little engineer minds. Then of course shooting off the rocket was an exciting experience! 




This has been another fun journey with Surprise Ride!  And guess what!!
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I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review and giveaway. All opinions my own.