Monday, February 20, 2017

Mami Wata has Much Wow Customer Service!


The MAMI WATA Tea & Fruit Infusion Pitcher comes with a Free Ice Ball Maker and a Free Infused Water Recipe Ebook. Check out a quick video of the ice ball mold.


The recipe book had some thought put into it and I was quite pleased with the quality of the recipes. I really liked the not-so-common-sense tips they offered such as only soaking the fruit and veg for a few hours to get the infusion and then removing them so the water will stay good longer.

You can see the unboxing of the pitcher set on my YouTube channel. I do have to preface the video with the fact that I broke the sliding lid as I was first playing with it. I emailed the seller and almost immediately received a response. I was sent a new pitcher and the customer service was above and beyond. I would suggest this pitcher just based on the customer service I received.

I like what I have experienced so far. I do need to double check on the temperature limit of the water because I would love to be able to make fresh herb tea using the micro pore infuser insert.

I received this product at a discount or free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

Magic for Eyes

#MagicGel sent me their Premium Blephartist Eye Mask at a discount or free for a #ProductReview. I absolutely love the idea and they did a good job with the execution.

The set comes with the eye mask, two gel inserts which can be heated or cooled (by follwing the instructions) and an S-hook to hang the masks after washing. As soon as I saw that the manufacturer was focused on keeping the gel inserts clean, I immediately felt comfortable with the quality of the product.

You can see in my Instagram video, the mask has a velcro secured opening at the top. This allows for the gel insert to be placed correctly and secured.

The mask itself can be used without the insert as just a standard sleeping mask. I thought it was quite comfortable and it did not bother my sleep.

Altogether I think this is a well made, nicely designed product that I would buy again for myself or even as a gift for a stressed out friend.

Friday, February 17, 2017


The #BX960 LED Bike Light with USB Recgargeable battery provided by Night Provision did not work. You can see the unboxing and subsequent non-working of the light on my Instagram account here.

The box of the item had been ripped as if somebody had already opened the product. I am really starting to wonder what is going on at the Amazon Shipping Center closest to me. I have emailed the seller and I'm waiting for a response.

Here's what I can tell you based upon what I was able to experience. This is not a product I would suggest because the mount showed really shoddy workmanship. I was not able to slide the light on and off the mount all the way and it did not slide easily. It is not the fault of the design as it works for another light I got the from the same seller. While I appreciate the tightening screw on the mount it just does not look like it will last very long.

I did receive this product at a discount or free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Tale of Two Supplements

First off, MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
I have NO medical training and you should not start taking anything just because I say I recommend it. Please consultant your health care professional, etc.

Secondly, I received both of the following supplements at a discount or free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

#BeLive sent me two supplements for a #ProductReview and here are my findings.

I'm impressed with what I see on the EGCG (aka Green Tea Extract) label as Husband has been researching things that could help with his many health issues. He has not yet tried this, but the information I have seen shows that the supplement was created in an FDA registered facility (which does not mean it is FDA approved but the facility does go through testing and regulation) and has a high percentage of the active ingredient. This is all positive information. Just need to get the go-ahead from his health care professional before starting it. So far I would recommend this brand IF your health care professional says you should find the EGCG.

You can see my label video on my Instagram account here.

You can find this supplement here.

Moving on to the Fusion Burn also from #BeLive. This is advertised as a Garcinia Cambogia Extract but it contains more. It also includes Green Coffee Extract (50%), Raspberry Keytone Extract (98%), Caffiene (WHY?) and Green Tea Extract (which includes EGCG). Honestly I'm not happy about the added caffiene and wonder about the low percentages of some of the extracts. The printing quality on the label is not the best and makes it difficult to read. This makes me wonder what else is low quality.


Based on the above I would not suggest this product.

You can find this supplement here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2AJK06

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Watch This!

Two watches, one seller, a story for my blog.

#Aposon sent me two watches (at a discount or free in exchange for my honest and unbased opinion) for a #ProductReview. Both worked. Point in the good column. Neither had instructions. Point in the bad column. The rest of the information varies from here.

Let’s start with the sport style watch. The Orange Men’s Sports Watch was disappointing. It was too large for me to wear at all. The face actually was so large that it needed more wrist estate than I have. I know I have a smaller wrist but I am a full grown adult. Secondly the large face made it impossible to comfortably and snugly tighten so it would stay where it was supposed to stay. The face was so deep (high off my wrist) that it kept me from being able to put my palm in a 90 angle from my forearm (think pushups) without digging into the top of my hand to the point of pain. I would assume if I tried to do any pushups while wearing this watch that I would end up with bruises. Not the best idea when designing a “sport” watch. The minute hand, when at a certain time, covered the information that was showing in the orange (I guess that is where the watch got its name?) circle thus rendering the information useless at that time each hour. And speaking of the name, the orange circle is not prominent enough to give the watch its name. A bit of a nitpick, but I was asked to review it, so there you are.

My biggest problem with the watch was the lack of instructions. There are four buttons – two on each side – and the turning dial which is usually used to set the time but I’m not sure because there are NO INSTRUCTIONS. Now, I can understand the other watch, that I will be reviewing below, not coming with instructions because there is only only one function, to tell time. WAIT, I jest! There is a need for instructions for that watch because there is a fancy buckle on the band. But I’ll get into that later. Back to the sport watch – without the instructions the sport functions are not easy to use and will take time to figure out on my own. I’m sure I could figure the most basic ones out, but I know I would be missing something. If only an easier way to set/use a function. See the video review of this watch here.

The second watch, the Black Men’s Watch, started off better. The face was only about a third of the depth of the sport watch and not as wide. So even though it had a large face, it did fit on my wrist. The dial on the side was the standard pull out, twist to get to the right time, push back in to start. I liked the simplistic dial with just roman numerals at the 12, large hash marks on the other hours and smaller hash marks for the minutes. The black on black does make it difficult to read the time in low light, but it can be done. What I like is the watch is completely silent! There is no second hand so my ADHD is not triggered when I wear it. The band is a nice mesh metal that warms as it is worn and has a nice flexibility to it.

Here’s where the issue of having no instructions comes in. The metal band has a nifty clasp that was slightly difficult to figure out. However I like puzzles and was able to figure out how it would clasp. The adjustable part of it that allows you to tighten or loosen the band for a more personalized fit. I WISH there had been instructions on how to adjust it because it did not make sense. After breaking a nail and then using a ballpoint pen I was able to figure it out. But remember, I like puzzles. And there is also the issue of the adjustable bit sliding all the way off the band before I was able to lock it down again. You can see the video review I did of it on my YouTube channel.

Final opinion is I really don’t like these watches. I would recommend AGAINST the sport watch and just not suggest the other one. However if you want to check them out for yourself you can find the sport watch here and the standard one here.

Just as a quick reminder, I did receive both of these watches from #aposon at a discount or free in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dacobots - A Good Idea


Some of you know that I graduated with a theatre degree in secondary education a while back. Unfortunately I was unable to find a job in Idaho because the arts apparently are not as important to education here. Regardless, educating people of all ages has been a priority to me for as long as I can remember. My mother was an educator and I still see myself as one even though I don't have a job at a public school. My Pampered Chef business has helped me to educate people of all ages on preparing healthier food at a lower cost and in less time than a drive through.

So when I saw the opportunity to test and review the Dacobots website I just had to jump at it. I do want to disclose that I will be earning a small fee for my review. However that makes me want to make it as truthful as I can. Without further ado, here is my truth:

DACOBOTS IS NOT READY FOR THE PUBLIC

and

WHEN READY IT SHOULD BE AWESOME

I have had nothing but typos and bugs throughout my testing of this website. I was logged out and could not log back in when using the browser on my phone. They have issues with speed of speech as well as grammar and misspellings. However I was extremely impressed with my contact at the company. Alex responded quickly to every message I sent even though I am based in the US and he is somewhere in Europe. My first issue was a misspelling and he not only replied but had it corrected before replying to me in a very short time frame.

As an educator it is exciting to see technology being used to give another option for children (and adults, too) who may need to learn at a different pace or even in a different manner than the norm. If they are able to work out the bugs and get the misspellings and grammar down correctly, this will be a powerful tool. This is a subscription based service and the cost seems very reasonable to me. I think this will be a good summer break tool as well as wonderful for homeschoolers.

One mostly positive point I brought up to Alex was the site was beautiful and it made me feel as if the visual development of the project may have been given too much time and effort versus the educational portion. I hope they give the same amount of time and effort to the other parts of the project because it will be awesome when that happens.

Just as a brief reminder, I was given one month free access to this website and will continue to try it out until my subscription is up. I will also be paid a small fee for this post.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Can't use it so I can't recommend it


I was sent two digital pH meters to test. Unfortunately the one from #HealthyWiser was used and I did not sign up to test and provide a #ProductReview for something previously used. You can see the video of this meter and the other one I was sent at a discount or free on my YouTube channel. You can find the HealthyWiser one here but I can't recommend it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018J40IKU

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Keepin Things Dry

When I saw the WaterProof Dry Bag from #Aulker up for a #ProductReview I had to check it out. My first impression was that it was huge! I had an idea of what 15 litres is, but now I have a concrete size in my head.

The Dry Bag is touted to be waterproof, but I have yet to have the chance to test that claim. I plan to do it asap and will update this post when I do.

This bag is very simple to use. All you do is fill it, leaving room to fold the bar three times, and then fold the bar three times. Then you take the plastic clasps on each end of the bar and connect them. It also comes with a nylon strap that is simple to clasp to the three d-rings that are connected on the ends of the bar as well as towards the base of the bag.

What is really neato is the see-through
pocket that is inside the bag. The size of the pocket will fot most "flagship" smartphones such as the Note or iPhone. Right above that pocket on the inside of the bag is an audio cable. This cable connects to an audio port on the outside of the bag so you won't have to miss your "stories" when river rafting. Just plug your phone into the cable inside and plug your headphones into the port on the outside.

You can see my video review of this bag on my YouTube channel.

This is something I would recommend. As always I received this product at a discount or free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.