Category: Free Product Reviews

Chefs Limited Whistling Tea Kettle Review

Chefs Limited Whistling Tea Kettle Review

I loved the design of this whistling tea kettle, it matches my kitchen as I have all black appliances and I like to leave my tea kettle at all times sitting on the back burner. I did, however, run into a few problems when using this tea kettle for the first time. I was unable to get the tea kettle to whistle, I let it boil long over the time I would have my old tea kettle boiling. Also when removing the cap, it was “stuck” and needed to be yanked off, this caused the water to slosh out a bit, not good when you’re dealing with boiling water. Luckily none got on me and only on the stove.

Not to be one to give up, I tried to use the tea kettle the next morning. The cap came off easily and I finally got it whistling. I am not sure if it just needed a first time work through to get it all working properly or not. But, since the first time mishap it has worked perfectly each and every time.

One more thing I would like to note is that even though the handle is silicone covered, it still is hot to touch. A bit too hot for my liking, I ended up using a pot holder on the handle because the heat was too much for me.

Even with the small details, I did not like, I would purchase this again because I am used to using a pot holder on my tea kettle and it finally was able to whistle and I absolutely love the design of this whistling tea kettle.

Pros

Sleek Design
Well Built
Heat Resistant Silicone Wrapped Handle
Whistling Cap
2.75 Quart Capacity
Durable

Cons

Never Achieved Whistling Noise, Even After 15 minutes of boiling
Handle Was Hotter Then I would Like

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free or at a discount in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Essential Oils Natural Acres – Peppermint and Bergamot

Essential Oils Natural Acres – Peppermint and Bergamot

Essential Oils

Essential oils, helping many people through their day to day lives.

We recently had the pleasure of reviewing these two amazing essential oils. Each time I get a new essential oil from a brand I am not familiar with I put it through a few tests, sight, fragrance and blotter test.  This helps me distinguish the higher quality oils from the lower quality oils and what I will end up using them for.

 

I have found both the peppermint and bergamot to be spot on with fragrance and sight, the oils are the right color, they have the right consistency. They have passed the blotter test, but they leave behind staining but the stain does not have an oily appearance or texture. I do believe these are pure essential oils, but I feel they maybe on the lower end of pure. For example, not distilled as many times or from subpar parts of the plants.

Because they are not what I consider a higher grade these will be used in my diffuser for scent quality, and bath and body products as more of a fragrance and not for their medical benefits.

They both have beautiful on spot fragrances, the bergamot is commonly used in many men’s applications due to its woodsy citrus like fragrance and the peppermint is used to help unblock the sinuses and to give a warm feeling to the home.

essential oils

Both these essential oils are modestly priced and I would purchase again.

If you are just starting out with essential oils or looking for essential oils that are modestly priced, I do recommend Natural Acres essential oils. They are pure, but just not the highest grade. With any product thought the higher, the quality the higher the price and this holds very true with essential oils.

Natural Acres – Peppermint Essential Oil  $8.99

Natural Acres – Bergamot Essential Oil   $9.19

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free or at a discount in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Stress and Dark Eye Circles #SwissVita


Stress and Dark Eye Circles

Dark Eye Circles

I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately, and with that stress comes dark eye circles. Typically I would cake on makeup and call it a day if I had to leave the house, but caking on the makeup is a quick fix but you can tell it’s just that, makeup!

I needed a way to actually get rid of the dark eye circles because the stress will not be leaving anytime soon, nor will the lack of sleep due to the stress.  So when given the chance to review Swiss Vita eye cream for wrinkles and dark circles I jumped at the chance.

After 10 days of use, what I noticed was them fading and you can see in my video that I didn’t do the corners of my eyes so you can visibly see where the product has been applied to where it hasn’t been applied.

I had a lot of luck with this product removing the dark circles. I can’t comment on the wrinkles, because even at 40 I am fortunate not to have any (yet).  But as good as this product is on the dark eye circles I am sure this will be the first product I reach for.

Getting older is nothing to be ashamed about, our bodies change that’s a given. But growing older can be done gracefully and classy. I prefer to retain as much youth as possible during this time and that includes ensuring I look the best I can, for myself.

To order:  http://www.amztk.com/eye-cream-for-wrinkles

Price (At time of review): $29.99

 

Disclaimer: This product was provided at a discounted price for review and testing purposes. The ordering link is not an affiliate link, which means I won’t make any money if you choose to buy this item. All my reviews are provided based on my experience with the product.

Uarter Waterproof Dog Boots Review

Uarter Waterproof Dog Boots Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing Uarter waterproof dog boots and I can tell you it’s been a hilarious experience. First, they turned our very graceful and agile german shorthair pointer into a clumsy stomping Clydesdale horse.

Dog Boots

Check out our sneak peak video, before we upload the longer hilarious video

The dog boots are very well constructed, they have a skid proof bottom, and dual velcro straps that ensure they stay in place and to offer a more custom fit.  Our hunting dogs play hard in the winter, constantly running fields and chasing field birds.

With their activity level, I felt getting a good pair of solid dog boots would help protect their feet from the elements, not to mention being cut by the ice. We have one hunting dog that would keep on going even if his feet are torn up and bleeding, he is very driven to flushing out those birds. As his owner its our job to ensure his safety and well-being.

These boots are made of rubber, they are water resistant, flexible and ski-resistant.  The soles are very sturdy and secure.  With the dual straps, you can adjust how tight the boots are on your dog, to prevent them from biting or shaking them off. They also have a reflective strip on each of the velcro strips to help make your dog more viewable at night.

These are designed with the dog paw in mind and our dogs don’t seem to be bothered by wearing them short of just the adjustment of having something on their feet. They don’t seem to be in any pain, to indicate the boots would be uncomfortable.

Price: $17.85 to  $18.85

Order on Amazon

 

Disclaimer:  I received this dog boots at a discount price for review and testing purposes. The links container in this blog post for ordering are not affliate links. If choose to order based on the links in this post I do not gain any compensation.

DemocraTEA 2016: ClinTEAN & TEArump Teas Review

DemocraTEA 2016: ClinTEAN & TEArump Teas Review

DemocraTEA

When I was offered to review this DemocraTea I jumped on it, because let’s face it this is probably the weirdest election we have seen in a very long time. This is NOT a political post at all I am going to only showcase these teas without letting my political choices known.

Let’s start with the tea as a whole. They are 100% organic and they are absolutely delicious!

Donald TEARump For President:  #MakeTeaGreatAgain  comes in this delicious pure white tea with peach.  What impressed me is that I typically hate fruit flavored tea because it carries a nasty aftertaste. There is nothing but a true to eating a peach taste. I truly loved the way this tea tastes. Made with white tea and organic flavor.

Hillary ClinTEAn for President: #ImWithTea comes in this delicious vanilla essence flavor, made with black tea, carob, natural flavor and stevia. Again, I am not a fan of vanilla tea and this was another hit. There is no artificial flavors or nasty aftertastes.

While this DemocraTEA is very collectible and funny, the fact is they are truly a flavor punching delicious tea. They are 100% organic and certified by OTCO, they are also Kosher! You could not ask for a better flavor in tea, I was truly impressed.

 

What came as a surprise, is I made about 6 ounces of each of them to test out side by side. When I was done with my test, I dumped them together and called it a night. This tea together rock! They are good on their own but they are even more amazing together.

If you are looking for quality teas that are sure to bring some chuckles and heaTEAd debates jump on these teas today!

To order DemocraTEA head on over to The Tea Book

On Amazon

At the time of this review, the price is $7.00 for 20 tea bags

Check out their website and cast your vote at  www.democratea2016.com

Disclaimer:  I received this product at a discounted price for testing and review. I was not compensated outside of receiving the tea bags for free. My opinions expressed on this blog are 100% mine. If I am not impressed with a product, you will know the truth about it. The links on this blog post are not affiliate links and you choose to buy this product I would not be compensated in any way.

10x Magnification Makeup Mirror Review

10x Magnification Makeup Mirror Review

We got the pleasure of reviewing another magnification makeup mirror by Mirror on a Rope.This time, the mirror is 10X magnification.

Magnification Makeup Mirror

This magnification mirror offers a LED light that circles around the mirror. It’s not overly bright, so it will not blind you while you are trying to do close up work. But, that is  not to say it’s not bright enough either because it is.

Mirror on a Rope made a home run with this mirrors base! It’s swivel ball joint  type base that you can easily move in all directions, left to right, and up and down. There is not an angle you will not be able to achieve with this makeup mirror.

The next bonus is the suction cup attachment. This is not one of those lick and stick types. You simply twist the base and the suction cups locks onto the surface, you untwist the base to get the suction to detach.

The mirror size is about 6 inches, you can see the size in the video as I compare it next to a makeup brush to give you a better idea on size. This is the perfect size for hands-free makeup work. You might wonder why anyone would need a magnification mirror, the truth is, you would be shocked at all the imperfections we leave behind when we are leaning into a mirror to do our makeup or when the lighting is inadequate.

This magnification makeup mirror is a must have for anyone who a makeup junkie like myself. Or even someone who just wants to ensure their makeup is perfect. Your face is a canvas so ensure it looks like a masterpiece!

To Purchase:  Magnification Makeup Mirror

Price:  $21.99

 

Disclaimer: I received this magnification makeup mirror at a discounted priced for review and testing purposes. The links to the product are not affiliate links, therefore I do not make any money off you purchasing this mirror.  My opinions are expressly my own and they are reflected honestly based on my experience.

Kashmir Lavender Essential Oil by New York Biology

Kashmir Lavender Essential Oil by New York Biology

Well here it is, another high-quality essential oil by New York Biology, Kashmir Lavender essential oil is truly a hit.

Kashmir Lavender Essential Oil
Many people don’t realize it but there are a couple varieties of lavender essential oil. So when purchasing they either don’t pay attention if they are unfamiliar with essential oils, or they don’t read. Not sure which one, but, Kashmir is a lighter lavender  fragrance with a slightly sweet undertone.

Kashmir lavender oil is a popular essential oil for those that want a slightly toned down lavender. Now onto this lavender essential oil.

It has passed all the test, fragrance, sight and blotter. I absolutely love this company and their essential oils. I know its hard for some people to accept a review when they know they have gotten something discounted or free to review, but, the truth is we use a lot of essential oils and there are some that are just crap quality. Because I use essential oils in my cleaners, beauty products, and medicinal products, quality means everything to me and this is a high-quality top notch essential oil.

If you’re curious about other Essential Oils I have review from New York Biology check out these links:

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

If you’re interested in purchasing:  New York Biology Lavender Essential Oil

Price:  $10.50  for a 1 Ounce bottle with dropper top

 

I will state due to being a compliant FTC blog, that I received this lavender essential oil from New York Biology at a discounted price for review and testing purposes. My opinions are expressly my own though and I do not put affiliate links on items I review, to show you that my opinions are honest and that I do not receive any financial gain from them. However, there are ads around my blog to help pay for the blog and these are not compensation adds for the product in review.

Tea Tree Essential Oil by New York Biology #NewYorkBiology


Tea Tree Essential Oil by New York Biology

Tea Tree Essential Oil

I have to admit I am very impressed with this company tea tree essential oils. I first tried their peppermint essential oil and I was truly amazed by the quality. I have used a lot of essential oils over the decades and I have a very large collection. I am always on the search for fair priced one that offers all the benefits and purity of the higher cost essential oils.

I have gone through all the testing on this from fragrance, textures, looks and blotter test. All passed with flying colors. I honestly feel this is one the higher quality companies I have ever gotten essential oils from.

They each come supplied in an amber colored bottle to protect it from sunlight, along with coming with a regular screw cap and a dropped cap. The dropper helps save on the product and not create waste as you can simply drop how many drops you need per application.

Tea Tree is a well known essential oil and is commonly used in our flea treatment preventative since we refuse to use chemicals on our dogs. We also want to ensure the quality of our essential oils are also good enough to be used on them and that they are not cut with unknown carrier oils or other ingredients we are unsure of.

New York Biology states their tea tree essential oil origin is Austraila, which is the common origin of tea tree essential oil.

To Purchase: Tea Tree Essential Oil by New York Biology 

Price: $12.50   for a 1 ounce bottle including dropped top.

I will state due to being a compliant FTC blog, that I received this tea tree essential oil from New York Biology at a discounted price for review and testing purposes. My opinions are expressly my own though and I do not put affiliate links on items I review, to show you that my opinions are honest and that I do not receive any financial gain from them. However, there are ads around my blog to help pay for the blog and these are not compensation adds for the product in review.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil by New York Biology

Peppermint Essential Oil by New York Biology

I recently got the pleasure of reviewing Peppermint essential oil by New York Biology. First let me say, I am a HUGE essential oil addict. I have tons, and I mean tons of essential oils. I use them in everything, in making our on bath and body products, cleaners for the house and in my essential oil diffusers.

Peppermint Essential Oil

With that said I have tried many and I mean many different brands of peppermint essential oils and the moment I cracked open New York Biology’s peppermint essential oil I was blown away. This will be our go to peppermint essential oil for our diffusers coming this fall during the worst allergy season in our house, due to everything dying off.

The first thing to hit you is the amazing peppermint fragrance, I really thought by the pureness of this fragrance it would fail the blotter test, but it passed. 100% with flying colors, nothing as left behind on the blotter paper 24 hours later.

Peppermint Essential Oil

I don’t honestly think I have been this impressed with a peppermint essential oil in a long time. I am considering looking into what other essential oils come from this company.

It’s common knowledge to readers on my page I review a lot of items, and if I don’t like them I am honest about it.  It also takes a lot to impress me, and this peppermint essential oil is truly a top notch quality essential oil.

 

If you’re interested in purchasing for yourself:  New York Biology 

Price:  $14.50 1 ounce bottle

 

Disclaimer:  I received this product at a discounted price for testing and review purposes. All opinions expressed are strictly my own opinions and expressions. I was not compensated in the form of payment, other than a discount on the item. There are no affiliates links contained in this post.

LashFactory 3D Fiber Lashes Review #LashFactory

LashFactory 3D Fiber Lashes Review

 

I am going to start out by saying I have the worst eyelashes ever! They are thin, they are short, and they are ugly. Seriously most men have nicer eyelashes then I do, hell my dog has better eyelashes then I do!

Disclaimer: I received this product for free for my unbiased review, I will certainly claim that I will absolutely buy this product the next time around. My video alone speaks volumes of my testimony of this product.

Now with that said, I have been wanting to try 3D Fiber lashes for the longest time, but the price seriously stopped me from doing it for a long time also, I figured it was going to be hard, clumpy or look unnatural.  Boy was I wrong.. And now you get to learn why LashFactory 3D Fiber Lashes will be a staple in my house, move over my old favorite (crappy) mascara, you have been replaced.

With and Without 3D Fiber Lashes
With and Without 3D Fiber Lashes

The ease of apply this product was so simple. You first swipe your puny lashes with transplanting gel, then you apply the fibers and you repeat this process till you’re happy.  You can use an eyelash brush or comb to remove any clumping. It’s honestly that simple! Don’t believe me, fine, I have uploaded a video of how simple this process is.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and the look. I now have a more natural look of thicker and longer lashes.   And just to make it more clear how bad my natural eyelashes are, the video only does one eye with completely no makeup!

I would highly recommend this product to anyone, expect those blessed with long thick beautiful eyelashes, just kidding, I’d even recommend it to you but you obviously don’t need it! (Insert envious longing here).

Interested in Purchasing? Trust Me! You are! Click Here