Monday, November 30, 2015

Multitool Ombir Pro by Vodiy



I received the Multitool Ombir Pro by Vodiy through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Comes with nylon sheath
  • 11 screwdriver and hex key bits
  • Sturdy 
The Vodiy multitool works well for many of the basic needs for tools. There is around 10 or more different tools or uses with this multitool. The only thing it does not contain is a light. 

The multitool comes in a nylon sheath. It fits snug, yet the tool can be pulled out easily. The hex key and screwdriver bits fit in the outside pocket of the sheath. 

The spring to the wire cutter seems loose. It springs open very easily and quickly. It makes me worried that it might come apart in that area.

The variety of tools with this device includes, wire cutter, wire stripper, straight long blade, phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, saw, awl, double sided file, and attachable screwdriver and hex key bits. 

The knives and blades all feel fairly sharp. They're not sharp enough to cut through skin if one is being careful, but it's still not something to allow children to play with or use without supervision. 

The tools are stiff and hard to pull out of the multitool. It makes it safer, so no blades or knives come out when they're not suppose to. It does make it more time consuming to get the tools out. It doesn't take too long. I usually have to start with the blades and file first and then get the rest of the tools on that side out. 

One of my main concerns with this multitool was how well the attachable bits would work. The metal piece to attach it seems loose and can be pulled off easily. There is a magnetic piece on the inside where it attaches that helps keep the bits in place. I could turn the tool upside and shake the tool vigorously without the attachable pieces coming off.

Pros:
- Attachable bits are magnetic
- Blades are sharp
- Variety of tools and uses

Cons:
- Spring seems loose 
- Attachable bits could get lost

 Check out more about this product on Amazon.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rubber Broom


I received the Rubber Broom with Soft Natural Rubber Bristles through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Made of single cast natural rubber
  • Friction of rubber bristles with hard wood create static charge to pick up dust, hair, fluff, etc. 
  • Soft rubber bristles
  • Don't scratch furniture 
  • Squeegee on edge of broom
  • Works on hardwood, carpet, tile, etc. 
The rubber broom works to help clean up floors or small spills. 

The handle is expandable. Twisting and pulling the handle upwards allows you to expand the handle at any position along the inside part of the handle. It can be twisted to tighten and lock the handle into the desired position or height. 

The broom end is easy to twist on. If twisted fully onto the handle, the broom end tends to stay well, even during use. 

The rubber bristles are soft, but they don't always move well on some surfaces. Depending on which direction the broom is being pushed, the bristles could get stuck and make the broom skip or skid. 

The rubber bristles do create a static cling when moving on hardwood floor or carpet. The bristles will pick up and have dust, hair, and light weight dirt cling to the bristles. It can be a pain to clean the bristles off, especially picking off pet hair. 

The squeegee works to help get smalls pills or excess liquid cleaned up. It gets into a pile to help clean up the messes to make it easier to mop up or soak up with a rag or towel.

Pros:
- Helps clean up messes that are liquid and dry
- Expandable handle

Cons:
- Hard to clean off hair from bristles

Check out this broom on Amazon.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shed Ninja 2-in-1 Shedding Brush



I received the Shed Ninja 2-in-1 Shedding Brush through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Helps reduce shedding
  • Works on short & long hair dogs/cats
  • Detangles hair and removes loose hair
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Reaches beneath top coat
  • No sharp cutting blade
  • Rake side designed for thick or heavy coats
The shed ninja 2-in-1 brush works well to help reduce shedding and get rid of some of the loose hair on dogs. 

The handle is a nice, comfortable size. It feels natural to hold.

The blade part of the brush isn't as sharp as some of the other blades I've had on other brushes. It's sharp enough to remove some of the loose hair, but it doesn't pull on the pets' hair has much. My dogs usually do not tolerate the de-shedding blades because they pull on the hair and it irritates them. My dogs don't exactly enjoy this blade, but they do sit still longer when I'm using the shed ninja blade compared to others. 

The rake side of the shed ninja is what my dogs do enjoy. My dogs usually do not like wire or metal brushes. This is the second rake brush style that my dogs enjoy. They will actually sit still for me while I brush their hair. The ends of the rake are rounded and smooth. They don't scratch or irritate the skin. The two rows of the rake are two different sizes. One is shorter and the other is longer. This helps detangle the hair and get the top and under coats at the same time.

A part of the brush stood out to me. I noticed the head of the brush swivels or moves. It's attacked by a rounded connection that allows the brush to move while it's going against a surface. It moves in the direction I'm going, yet it moves to adjust to the pet's body. It feels like it's putting an event amount of pressure and curves with their shape.

This flexible head connection doesn't feel the sturdiest. I'm afraid to put too much pressure with it in case it breaks. For my long haired, small breed dogs, this brush works fine.  For larger dogs, it may take more effort and time using this size of brush. Note: I have the small-medium sized brush. 

Pros:
- Flexible head
- Rounded ends on rake
- Rake rows two different sizes (gets top and undercoat)
- Nice handle
- Not a sharp blade

Cons:
- Flexible head connection doesn't feel sturdy 

Check out more about this brush on Amazon

Spa Facial Steamer



I received the Spa Home Facial Steamer with Essential Oil through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Helps remove dirt and grime from pores
  • Includes Frankincense and Myrhh essential oil that promotes anti-aging and antibacterial 
  • 2 levels of power
The facial steamer seems like a neat idea. It helps clean facial skin and help reduce the signs of aging.

To me, the esstential oil that came with the product was a strong smell. Something that those with asthma or allergic to perfume would have trouble with. Other members of my family thought it didn't smell bad. 

The product was okay to set up. There wasn't much in the way of instructions on how to. It took a bit of searching to find how full the steamer is to be. (50 mL or up to the edge of the silver tin on the inside.) 

The power levels are low to high. The product's page on Amazon claims it only takes about a minute for the steam or warm wisp of steam, when in reality and based on the information that comes in the box, the product takes more like 5 minutes to begin steaming. 

The product comes with little to no instructions. There's instructions on how to clean the steamer, but not much else. There's no directions on how your face is suppose to sit in the steamer. I can tell the instructions or information on the paper was not double checked for any spelling errors. The entire pamphlet is covered in errors making it hard to read or fully understand. 

Pros:
- Helps clean skin

Cons:
- Short cord (3 feet or less)
- Takes 5 minutes (not 1 like the Amazon page claims) to begin steaming
- Lack of instructions
- Information pamphlet is covered in spelling errors (not checked over)
- Top fits loosely

Check out more on this product on Amazon.

MyDog Pet Hair De-Shedding Tool



I received the MYDOG Pet Hair De-shedding Tool through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Shedding blade
  • Shedding rake
  • Gel comfort handle
The dual grooming tool works well for helping take care of my pets' hair. This shedding tool works great for toy, small, and medium sized dogs. Larger ones would take a quite a bit of time to go through their hair using this tool due to the size of the blades and rake. 


The grooming tool has a very nice handle. It's the right size for a natural and comfortable hold. The gel is squishy and soft. It helps create a non-slip hold as well. The only issue I have with the gel handle is that it collects pet hair. Using soap and water helps remove pet hair from the surface of the handle.
My dogs have medium to long hair. They shed a lot due to being a Pomeranian and Shih Tzu mix. Most de-shedding tools do not make them stop shedding, but helps limit the amount of hair they do shed.

This tool helps them shed less as well. My dogs weren't big fans of the blade because the blade tends to pull on their hair. They don't like any de-shedding blades my family has tried.

The rake side of the brush was a different story, which surprised me a lot. Usually, my dogs want nothing to do with wired or metal type brushes. It must feel sharp or strange on their skin. The rake on this brush has very smooth and rounded ends. It doesn't scratch or irritate the skin. This was actually the first wired/metal type brush that I've found that they actually like to use.

Pros:
- Rake has rounded, smooth ends
- Helps reduce shedding
- Comfortable handle
- Nice plastic covering over de-shedding blade

Cons:
- Handle collects hair (but is easy to wash)

Check out this product on Amazon.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Launga Lights Review & Giveaway


New Release....
Welcome back to Laguna Beach...

Laura Kinkaid’s glamorous Hollywood life is falling apart. After years of reality television stardom beginning in high school on Laguna Nights, her career and relationship with her long-term boyfriend Scott are fizzling out.

Laura decides to go home to Laguna Beach for the weekend to attend a baby shower for her high school friend. That decision – and a car accident – will lead her to a new future, if she’s ready to take a chance at love. 

Paul Dorn’s former life in New York City is far behind him and he’s working in a popular Laguna Beach surf shop when fate brings the most beautiful woman he’s ever met into his life. The attraction is instant and he has an overwhelming desire to protect her. While Paul’s retail sales career is a short-term job for market research purposes, his focus on Laura is long-term.

Will Laura allow a handsome stranger to help her create a future unlike her past, or will the bright lights of Hollywood pull her back to LA?

***Laguna Lights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone read. And if you enjoy Laura and Paul's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

****REVIEW****
I've been curious how Laguna Lights would turn out with Laura's story ever since Laguna Nights came out where Laura had messed with Madison's life.  
Laura created her Reality TV Persona back in high school when her and many of her classmates were on reality tv show called Laguna Nights. Years after the show had ended, Laura's found that she's become that persona, even off set from any tv show. Talk about waking up from a nightmare if that's someone you've never truly wanted to become.  
After finding out her long-term boyfriend from high school has been looking up other women, Laura's finding herself questioning her own happiness. She's finally realizing she's been chasing after a dream that wasn't even hers, rather than focusing on her own happiness. 
After a crash meeting with Paul Dorn, a worker at a surf shop in Laguna Beach studying the marketing of his own products, Laura questions whether she wants to keep chasing that dream or focus on her own happiness. 
Throughout the story, Laura's mother got on my nerves. At one point, Laura's mother tried to get Laura back with her long-time boyfriend, Scott, who Laura recently split with, even though Scott had been looking for other women while being with Laura, rather than focusing on what would make Laura happy. It seems like Laura's mother doubted Laura's own ability to provide for herself.  
There was one incident in the book that confused me at first. At one chapter, Laura and Paul had just met a few days ago. The next chapter jumped to two weeks later. All the rest of the chapters after listed the time period or how much time has passed from the previous chapter to the new one.  
I was very pleased with how Laura's story turned out. I enjoyed reading from Laura's point of view.
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Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1)
Madison Alcott was back in her hometown, caring for her sick mom and working long hours at the best resort in Laguna Beach. She never imagined she'd return to the place where she became famous on the hit reality TV show Laguna Nights, and the place where she was humiliated on national television. Fortunately, the past had stayed tucked away until her old high school boyfriend appeared in the lobby.

Josh Welsh was a superstar by age eighteen, the bad boy break-out star of Laguna Nights. Since then, his star had lost its shine and he barely was holding onto his Hollywood status. When he was asked to host a new reality travel show, he jumped at the chance. The only problem was the first episode was shooting in Laguna Beach. Of all the reasons Josh didn't want to return home, he hadn't even imagined the worst scenario: running into Madison "Holly" Alcott.

Josh's connection to Madison was still as strong as her anger at his betrayal. When the new reality series forces them together, they must face Laguna Nights past and present, and navigate a journey where nothing is as it seems.
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Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2)
Annie and Hank have created a perfect life in Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive?

In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she's living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There's only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, the man who saved her from the heartache.

***Laguna Heights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novella. And if you enjoy Annie and Hank's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.
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About the Author
Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.

Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com.
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stainless Steel Food Storage



I received the Steelware Leak-proof Stainless Steel Food Storage through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Set of 3
  • Snap close lids
  • Durable stainless steel
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Clear lids for easy viewing 
  • Sizes: 1 quart, 3 cups, & 2 cups 
The set of 3 stainless steel food storage containers are easy to use and help preserve and keep food fresher. 

The 3 sizes work to help with portion control. The large is a quart size, medium is 3 cups, and the small is 2 cups. The sizes work well to stack them inside of each other. This helps with easy storage, but the lids cannot be on them or stacked as easily. 

The snap on lids help create a airtight seal and prevent leaking. All four snaps must be down and in place for the containers to be leak-proof. If one of the snaps is left open or not fully snapped, the container could still leak. It would no longer be an airtight seal, which would make the food less fresh over a period of time. 

The stainless steel containers are easy to wash. Using soap and water or placing the containers in the dishwasher works well. The stainless steel container part doesn't get spots on them as easily as the lids do. The lids tend to get a lot of spots on them if water dries on them without being wiped off.

These stainless steel containers may not do well in the microwave. I wouldn't recommend trying to heat up left over food using these containers.

Pros:
- Easy to clean (dishwasher safe)
- Easy open lids
- Can create airtight and leak-proof seal

Cons:
- Plastic lids get water spots on them easily
- Not good to use in microwave

Check out more about this product on Chozindesign's website or Amazon.

Folding Hand Cart



I received the Ohuhu Aluminum Folding Hand Truck through a promotion. 

Product Info:
  • 150 Ib capacity
  • Handle extends up to 39"
  • Compact
  • Folds flat to 2.2" thick for easy storage
  • Smooth-rolling wheels
  • Sturdy bungee cord
When the Folding Hand Truck or Luggage Cart arrived, the cart was folded down nicely for easy storage. The aluminum seems sturdy and that it would hold quite a bit of weight. The rolls move smoothly against most surfaces, such as carpet, hardwood, or concrete. 

To unfold the bottom part of the cart, I had to use my foot to get it to press down and lock into place. Using my hands to try to press it down would only cause it to pop back up because I couldn't put enough pressure or force behind my efforts. 

The handle took a lot of effort to pull up. I could only get it to pull up to it's full 39". I couldn't get it to stop at the shorter level, which is okay because the 39" is the right height for me. 

The luggage cart is able to hold a lot of weight. I was able to lift up and move suitcases with no problem. There's also a bungee cord that's nice and heavy duty to help keep the items on the cart from shift, falling off, or moving. 

The wheels roll smoothly and nicely against the different surfaces I tried the cart on. These surfaces included carpet, hardwood, and the concrete. 

Folding the luggage cart back up is tricky. I haven't been able to do it yet. There is a ton of oil on the handles of this cart. I could feel it on my hands even after washing my hands several times. Pressing down on the handles don't work to try to close them. It seems like there is a button you have to press to get them to close because they're locked into place. The bottom of the cart also seems locked into place. Stepping on it to close or fold the cart back up usually works. 

Pros:
- Sturdy
- Smooth rolling wheels

Cons:
- Lots of oil
- Can be difficult to fold back up
- Little to no instructions 

Check out more about this cart on Amazon.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Seized by Love Review & Giveaway

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NEW RELEASE........
New Addition to the Love in Bloom Series, Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders

YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying. 

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

*** THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

****REVIEW****
I have been waiting to read about Lizzie and Blue ever since reading Seaside Summers. I was thrilled with how Seized by Love turned out.  
The way Seized by Love starts out had me wondering what on Earth is going on with Lizzie and what she is up to. I had Lizzie in my head as being very sweet from her parts in Seaside Summers. I had not expected her to be such a seductress and to have such a naughty side. Even with the Naked Baker webcast, the way Melissa has Lizzie's Naked Baker moments illustrated made Lizzie seem like she was still on the classy side of naughty.  
I loved Blue Ryder in Seaside Summers. He seems like the perfect, fun, and flirty friend. He's even better in Seized by Love. He's very patient, loyal, and loving. When he finds out about Lizzie being the Naked Baker, I was so afraid for their relationship and friendship. I read half of the book the first night because I needed to know if Blue would find out and how he would react. His insecurities and past experience with his ex cheating on him had me worried that he would lose trust in Lizzie completely.  
I cannot wait for more Ryder books! 
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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