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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review: Jackyled LED Filament ST64 Edison Bulb

I enjoy vintage style light bulbs. It lends a touch of old-fashioned sophistication to any lamp or ceiling fixture. I have started to acquire these as time goes on. Soon, I hope to replace all of my humdrum light bulbs with these.
   Such as this one.

   This light bulb definitely has the Edison look going on. I love how it looks in my bedside lamp. The light that emanates from it is perfect - not too bright and not too dim. Speaking of dim, this is not a dimmable light. What you get out of it will not change. What will change is your electricity bill. This is an LED light bulb, so it will not suck as much of your electricity. It will also last longer.
   This is not a bad bulb to try out in your home.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Review: Grace Karin Women's Elastic Belt

When it comes to finding decent, stylish belts I do not have much luck. Perhaps I am too picky, but I like belts that are comfortable and fashionable. And I cannot seem to find them in the standard box stores.

   This belt however, fits what I am looking for. First and foremost, it is comfortable. Now, it is a stretchy plus-size belt. I have been losing weight and it did not stretch to accommodate my waist line, so I think I will get maybe six months worth of wear out of it. Which is unfortunate. I love the way it hugs my curves and there is no pinching involved. I certainly don't feel like it is trying to strangle me.
   The second thing I love about this belt is the look of it. I prefer black belts anyway, but the clasp is striking. It is very monochromatic, so it will go with any outfit you decide to wear. So far, I have worn it with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and with a skirt and V-neck blouse. Pairing my knee-high boots with the skirt, blouse and belt really created a wonderful look.
   The clasp may look complicated, but it really isn't. It is quite easy to attach and detach. So easy in fact, I was afraid it would just pop off while I was wearing it, but it did not. All in all, wonderful accessory for your wardrobe.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Review: Nutri Lifescience Nutri Testo

We are a household that loves supplements. Anything that will make us feel healthier is awesome in our book. One way to feel healthier is to have a good amount of energy and that just does not happen as often as it used to. That is one of the biggest perks of this Nutri Testo supplement from Nutri Lifescience.

   Now, my husband and I have only recently started this supplement and it took a few days to feel any kind of surge in energy. The wait was well worth it. It was not like drinking a 5 Hour or an energy drink. It was a steady energy that lasted throughout the day. Granted, neither one of us are playing a lot of sports right now. He needs knee surgery and I need hip surgery, but it sure is nice to feel like I can play a good game of volleyball without puttering out. It is important to note that while this might increase your energy, it is not to be used to lower the number on your scale.
   We have also both noticed a better night's sleep. Again, that effect occurred a few days after beginning. My husband, in particular, has been sleeping better.
   Since we have always had a healthy sex life, we have not noticed much of a difference in the claim to enhance our libidos. However, if it works on more than one claim, I am assuming it will work just as well on others.
   The products and the information provided about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site, is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge, and received compensation, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Review: Mia Sarine Women's Stud Earrings

Normally, I am not a big fan of stud earrings. I thoroughly enjoy dangly earrings. But, you never know how certain things will look until you try them on, right?
   I recently acquired these stud earrings from Mia Sarine
because they certainly look different than any other stud earrings I have ever worn. For one, they are not exactly circular. They are more square with rounded corners. They are also sterling silver covered in 18k gold. I normally just favor silver. However, my husband is a fan of how gold looks on me, so I do wear it often.
   After I put these studs in, I looked to see how they appeared on my ear lobes. They are not a bad fit. They are not so small that they are almost invisible, and they are not so huge to overtake my ears. What I especially love about them is that there is almost no weight to them. I hate the feeling of my lobes getting stretched out.
   I would recommend these.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review: Classique Butter Knife and Honey Dipper

I have never seen a butter knife such as this one before. All of my butter knives are in my silverware drawer. Most of them look the same, but a few odd ones are included too. I am pretty sure that this particular butter knife will not find a home in the drawer.

   It is a well-constructed butter knife. I particularly love the handle. It is not decorated in any way, but rather it is made to fit into a person's hand. The grip is incredibly comfortable. The blade however. I am not sure about the blade. Let me say this - if you do not have a dishwasher, this might be difficult to clean. There are holes on this blade, so the butter just stays in the holes. The first time I used the knife, I put it in the dishwasher afterward and it came out just fine. The second time I used it, I tried to hand wash it (even though I hate hand washing, I wanted to see how difficult it might be for someone to clean this). Let's just say it took a lot longer than your standard butter knife. So, I will be using this knife as the table butter knife for holiday feasts. It is lovely enough to do that.
   The honey dipper is wood, but the grooves are not as prominent as other dippers I have seen. I've seen quite a bit of them. Every year, I get some honey from local bee farmers. Honey is a big deal in my house. My last honey dipper broke, so I have been without one, but I will see how well this dipper works. I have not yet received my honey, so unfortunately I cannot test it just yet.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Review: Toolsand Electric Pencil Sharpener

Now that school is in session, I can rest easier and so can my wallet. So many things to buy! And I like to get my daughter something just for her every year - something that is not necessarily on the list from school. This year, I got her this electric battery-powered pencil sharpener. When she opened it up, she was so happy and immediately set to sharpening her new pencils. I stopped her after two.

   The sharpener uses two AA batteries, which are easy enough to come by. But, an added boon is that when the batteries die and you perhaps do not have any more, the sharpener does not need to just collect dust. It has a hand sharpening option. Just switch it over, insert the pencil and twist. 
   This sharpener gives pencils a wonderfully fine tip. So far, there has not been a lot of lead breaking occurring. All in all, not a bad sharpener and perfect for little ones in elementary school who can show they are responsible with it. You know, the older ones who will not insert pens or Crayons into it.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Check Out This Rowing Machine!

I have been going to the gym off and on for about a year now. I have tried all of the equipment numerous times and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy rowing machines.
   The first time I saw a rowing machine was on that movie The Skulls. I thought it certainly looked like fun and it also looked like something that I would relish. I must say that I have tried different rowing machines - in sporting goods stores, gyms and even people's basements. I love them all and I would love to get one of my own in my house. But, which one should I get?
   I have been looking at these rowing machines. I like the style of the First Degree Fitness Newport and it does not look like one of the bulky rowers I have tried. The WaterRower Club machine has more bulk, but it also has a wood look which makes it more aesthetically pleasing. Tell me what you think about these machines, please. I could use some opinions.
Full disclosure: I was compensated for this article.