28 May 2015

..::Product Review::.. Eye Pillow Vacation's Lavender Eye Pillow

My Review of Eye Pillow Vacation's Lavender Eye Pillow

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Wish You Could Sleep Better or Slip Into A Deep State of Relaxation at The Drop of Dime? You Need Eye Pillow Vacation to Sweep You Away!

Made From a Combination of ORGANIC FLAX SEED, Silky Soft Satin and When Available, Organic Cotton our Eye Pillows are not only the #1 Stress Relief Gift but is also the perfect solution to blocking out unwanted light to help you fall blissfully into a deep state of REM Sleep."

Review…


I was sent a Tranquility Eye Pillow Lavender from Eye Pillow Vacation to review. 

This eye pillow costs $12.97.  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime.


Packaging & Presentation of Eye Pillow Vacation's Lavender Eye Pillow
  
This eye pillow arrived safely to my door.  It was packed inside of a plastic wrap.  Nothing was broken or leaking.  The eye pillow itself is a pretty royal purple, and the label is a wrap-around.  It is white with multicolored accents.  It measures 9.5" x 4.5".


The front of the label provides product and brand information.  It also lists the company's website.




The back of the label outlines product details, directions (for both hot and cold therapy), care instructions, and ingredients.  This eye pillow is made in the USA.


My Personal Experience with Eye Pillow Vacation's Lavender Eye Pillow

Anything aromatic is right up my alley.  I absolutely love fragrance, so this appealed directly towards me.  Over the years, lavender's actually grown on me.  It used to be one of my least favorite scents, but now I tend to choose it more than others.

On one end of this eye pillow, you'll find a sewn in tag that says, 'Made in the U.S.A'.




The other end is where it was closed after being filled with lavender and organic flax seed.  The stitching is even and durable.


Everybody in my family actually enjoys this.  I just keep it next to the couch in the living room, and we use it as needed.  My son really likes it.


Pros of Eye Pillow Vacation's Lavender Eye Pillow
  • Soothing & relaxing.
  • Quality-made.
  • Can be used for hot AND cold therapy.
  • Only two ingredients-- lavender and organic flax seed!
      Cons of Eye Pillow Vacation's Lavender Eye Pillow
      • I haven't found any cons of this eye pillow.
            Summary

            Ever since I have opened this, it's been a hit.  I have a slight insomnia problem, so this helps me wind down and relax.  I love the soothing fragrance and the softness of the fabric.  The weight is perfect and helps release pressure from a tension headache. 


            Are you wanting to try Eye Pillow Vacation's Lavender Eye Pillow, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

            CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


            For further information, please visit Eye Pillow Vacation on:


            DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

            27 May 2015

            Brooklyn Bamboo's Soft Bamboo Hypoallergenic Newborn Infant Baby Hats

            I was given the opportunity to review these cute little hats, and I thought they were just adorable.

            Do you know what I like the best about them??  They are made from the softest bamboo!

            This particular set is gender neutral, so they would work out well for a 'surprise' shower gift.

            The picture above is the 'stock' picture, so I was curious to see how close to stock they actually were when I received them.  


            Perfect!  The company, Brooklyn Bamboo, is really reliable and consistently make durable, high-quality products.

            I recommend them, and so does Cici!!


            This pack of (3) hats costs $12.98.  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime!  Check out Brooklyn Bamboo's Amazon storefront HERE.


            DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

            ..::Review + Giveaway::.. Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women



            My Review of Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women

            What is it exactly?

                 From the website. . .
            "Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women is a simple, proven two-part approach to weight management and control. LEAN contains patented ingredients clinically proven to control appetite and boost your metabolism."

            Review…


            I was sent a box of (7) Step 1 packets from Everlast Nutrition to review. 

            The entire (4) week kit costs $48.75, and includes:


            + Breakfast Shake Mix (28 Packets / 1 Per Day)

            + Vitamin Supplement (56 Tablets / 2 Per Day)

            Packaging & Presentation of Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women

            I received the box in the mail, and everything was in perfect condition.  The box  itself is gray, with purple and white accents.  It measures 5.5" x 3.0" x 4.0".  Each box contains seven 0.6 oz packets.

            The front of the box labels the product, brand, and sizing information.  It also lets you know that this is 'Step 1'.  The lot number and expiration date are printed on the bottom of the box.


            The right side of the box lists the nutrition facts, distribution information, and ingredients.  The left side of the box outlines the directions and contact information.


            This box opens from the top, and it is a flip-top.


            Each packet is white, and it has easy-tear perforations to open it efficiently.  The packet also lists the directions and lot number.


            My Personal Experience with Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women

            I've never really had good luck with any weight-loss supplement that has been inside of a packet. I was hoping that this was going to be different!

            It's very simple to make.  Pour 8 fl oz of water into a glass, and open the packet.



            Pour the entire contents of the packet into your water.



            Mix it very well.  It thickens up a tad, but it mostly remains the consistency of water, looks like milk, and tastes like donuts (no, I'm not kidding).



            Pros of Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women
            • Very simple to make.
            • Great system that is geared towards success.
            • Controls your appetite.
                  Cons of Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women
                  • I wish I was able to review this as a system and not just a component.
                  • I wish the shake mix had a little color to it.  The white is a little off-putting.
                        Summary

                        I've actually enjoyed the benefits of this, however, I wasn't able to reap any results.  One week is enough to get your body used to it, but not enough to effectively lose weight.  I like the simplicity of this system, and the actual sweetness of the shake.  However, I do not like the color.  I'm pretty sure though, that if I used this system the correct way, it would be very effective.


                        Are you wanting to get your very own Everlast LEAN Weight Management System for Women ?  Enter the GIVEAWAY! 

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                        Giveaway will end 06-08-2015 at 2359. 
                        No purchase necessary. 
                        Winners will be announced 06-09-2015. 
                        The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond. 
                        If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

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                        DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

                        ..::Product + Video Review::.. Colore 26-piece Sketch & Drawing Set


                        My Review of the Colore 26-piece Sketch & Drawing Set

                        What is it exactly?

                             From the website. . .
                        "BOOST YOUR IMAGINATION WITH HIGH QUALITY DRAWING AND SKETCHING PENCILS!  Art is all about creativity. Pencils should not limit your creativity; they should open you up to many more options.  You don't have to be a great sketcher to get started. All you need is some creativity and an open mind.  You need a sketching pencil set that can enhance your creativity to a new level."

                        Review…


                        I was sent a 26-piece premium drawing set from Colore to review.  

                        The price for this set is $14.97.  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime.

                        Packaging & Presentation of 
                        the Colore 26-piece Sketch & Drawing Set

                        This 26-piece set was sent to me in perfect condition.  There were no dents, defects, nor issues during shipment.  The package is clear so you can see directly through to the actual product, and measures 12.75" x 10.5".  There is a carrying handle, and the reusable case has button locks.

                        The front of the package labels the product, brand, and description.


                        The back of the package provides a list of the set's contents.  You can find the company's contact information here, too.


                        You can choose to reuse this case for storage purposes.  It does lock and have a carrying handle.


                        My Personal Experience with the Colore 26-piece Sketch & Drawing Set

                        I'm new to drawing, and certainly not great at it.  My husband has been drawing for years, so he was very excited to try a hand at this set.  He said that he really likes it, and it's a great starter set for somebody like me.

                        There are (12) graphite pencils in varying grades of hardness:


                        (3) graphite and (3) charcoal sticks in soft, medium, and hard:


                        Sharpeners, plastic eraser, and a kneaded eraser:


                        (3) charcoal pencils and a soft graphite sketching pencil:


                        Please watch my First Impression video:


                        Pros of the Colore 26-piece Sketch & Drawing Set
                        • Different tools for sketching.
                        • A great beginner's kit.
                        • Outlet for creativity.
                        • A variety of products.
                        Cons of the Colore 26-piece Sketch & Drawing Set
                        • Some of the pencils were not initially sharpened very well.
                              Summary

                              This kit has really came in handy to de-stress.  Sometimes I like to sit around and just focus on something like sketching to take my mind off of whatever is consuming it.  I have enjoyed learning the 'ropes' and finding out the purpose behind each piece in this kit.


                              Are you wanting to try the Colore 26-piece Sketch & Drawing Set, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

                              CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


                              For further information, please visit Colore on:


                              DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

                              ..::Review + Giveaway::.. Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box - May


                              My Review of the May Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

                              What is it exactly?

                                   From the website. . .
                              "Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box."


                              Review…
                              I was sent the May 2015 box from Stampin' Up to review.  

                              The price for a 1-month subscription is $19.95.  A neat quality about Paper Pumpkin is that you can increase the number of kits per month.  If you are having a crafting party, you can order one kit per attendee in the same master order.


                              Packaging & Presentation of the May Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

                              I was pretty excited to come home and see a little red Paper Pumpkin box sitting in the mailbox!  The exterior box is red and baby blue, and it is small enough to fit into a standard mailbox.  It measures 10.0" x 6.5" x 1.75".The side of the box says, "You're moments away from your escape..." and the bottom of the box is labeled 'Stampin' Up'.


                              When I opened the box, I was introduced to a tissue paper wrapped box of goodies (sealed with a cute Paper Pumpkin sticker!) with a subscription introduction pamphlet.  The inside of the box also completed the statement from the exterior with, "...Run away with me."  This month, I found a referral coupon for 50% the first two months.  If you are interested, and (I highly recommend this box) want the coupon code, used SHARETHEFUN upon checking out.  This will give you 50% off for your first two months!


                              The first layer of unwrapping revealed this month's (May) stamp set, and (1) Classic Stampin' Spot in 'Island Indigo'.



                              The final layer housed the actual May kit, 'Birthday Bundle'.


                              The main title sheet provides a quick run-down of what you need to do, and it also opens up for a few more detailed instructions.  What I like about Paper Pumpkin, is that they also provide YouTube video demonstrations on how to create the months' craft.  It is a helpful assistant, one in which I used! You can view this month's video above.



                              My Personal Experience with the May Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

                              After unpacking everything, I was certainly ready to start creating!  First, before anything, I unpacked the actual kit and sat down and watched the YouTube video so I got an idea of what I was supposed to do (I'm a visual learner).


                              I've done quite a few crafts from Paper Pumpkin, and this is the first one that I've done that had two separate crafts.  Both creations can be used together, so it's a double whammy.  I was so excited to get started.

                              I began with the gift bag.  I used my acrylic block to stamp tail strings on the cutout balloons.


                              After that, I stamped 'Celebrate' on the ribbon, 'To/From' on the tag, and 'Happy Birthday' on the circle.


                              The next step is to fold a piece of the yellow tissue paper and use it as a backing for the cutout balloons.  I had to redo this part a few times because I could never get it just right.


                              Now, roll up your gift in another sheet of tissue paper, and stuff it into the bag.  I decided to use a candle here because, frankly-- they are my favorite!


                              Next, cut the long rope into (4) four equal pieces.


                              Then, string it through all of the wholes and tie it into a bow!


                              Use the two-sided dimensionals to stick the 'Celebrate' ribbon onto the balloon, and then the balloon onto the bag.


                              After the bag, it's time to work on the birthday card.  I stamped a balloon with tail onto the front right corner.


                              Then, if you have two-sided tape put it on the back of the rectangle cutout.  Now, I didn't have two-sided tape, so I just rolled regular tape into cylinders.  That works just fine, too.


                              Stick this right onto the front of the card.


                              After that, I added dimensionals to the back of the 'Happy Birthday' circle and stuck it onto the front and center of the card.


                              Stuff the card into the envelope...


                              ...and you will have the most adorable gift!


                              Pros of the May Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
                              • Everything is included.  There is no need to run to the craft store for anything that you may have forgot.
                              • Each month brings a new craft, right to your door.
                              • The crafts have detailed instructions including video instructions.
                              • Everybody needs birthday bags/cards.  This is SO cute to have on hand.
                              • I had a lot of fun with this kit, because you can do so much with it.  In fact, you can manipulate these crafts and do what works for you.  


                              Cons of the May Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
                              • I wish this months box came with a few pieces of double-sided tape to stick the rectangle cutout onto the front of the card.
                              Summary

                              These kits are pretty flawless.  They run smooth and simple.  I absolutely loved this month's box.  The craft is so bright and cheerful.  There is always an occasion that I can use either the bag or the card-- or even both together.  I had a lot of fun with both the gift bag and the card.  I felt that they were really thought out well and designed perfectly.

                              Are you wanting to get your very own Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up?  Enter the GIVEAWAY! 

                              a Rafflecopter giveaway
                              Open to US entrants only. 
                              $19.95 ARV
                              Giveaway will end 06-10-2015 at 2359. 
                              No purchase necessary. 
                              Winners will be announced 06-11-2015. 
                              The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond. 
                              If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

                              Don't want to enter the giveaway?

                              CLICK HERE TO ORDER!



                              For further information, please visit Paper Pumpkin on:


                              DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.