Stress Relief Balls Toys [Product Review]

I was asked to review these Stress Relief Balls.
I noticed there are a lot of fidget spinners and companies that are trying to jump on the band wagon of the attention keepers. Objects that would aid a person in focusing, an object to keep in their hands to occupy their mind.
Right. Not happening with these balls.

Stress Relief Balls Toys, product review, sassycat3000, latina blogger
I didn’t find any instruction or information booklet in the package. So I wasn’t aware that there were different levels of firmness to each ball. There was no information explaining which color was the easiest to squeeze and the hardest to squeeze. I had to figure that out by squeezing them all.

The description on Amazon states that I could squish or smoosh these balls. But I couldn’t do either of that. I can’t see using these balls as a fidget type toy for children. I can only see these balls to be used as hand strengtheners, muscle builders. Objects that might be used during physical therapy for the hands, wrists and forearms.

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Thanks to Mr. Sam for helping me with this review.

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ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep Aid Liquicaps [Product Review]

I have had problems getting to sleep in the past. I have had problems staying asleep. Sometimes I just wake up in the middle of the night.

I had to opportunity to test ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep Aid Liquicaps.

It is not too strong, just enough to make you relaxed, to get you to sleep and to keep you asleep. The pills are small and easy to swallow.

I woke up feeling slightly groggy, but was over it quickly.

This sleep-aid contains Diphenhydramine HCl, which is an antihistamine. There isn’t a “hungover” feeling in the morning, just a light hazy feeling but that goes away quickly.

Like with any other medication please read all the instructions and when unsure contact your primary doctor.

[Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted or complimentary price for reviewing purposes. This will not influence my opinion or experience of this product. The blog post may or may not contain affiliate links]

Perfectwo Studio Salon Collection Digital Ceramic Curling Wand [Review]

I have always wanted a curling wand since I first seen them. They have for the most part been out of my price range, however I was given the opportunity to buy one at a discount. I figured this would be a great time to get one. I decided on the Perfectwo Studio Salon Collection Digital Ceramic Curling Wand.

What I liked about the Perfectwo Curling Wand:

  • Price is reasonable. Delivery time was excellent. I do have Amazon Prime.
  • When I plugged this wand in and turned on the power, the wand heated up within seconds.
  • There LCD digital temperature display.
  • Automatic temperature setting of 350 degrees.
  • The controls are located in a straight line on the wand. Power button. then the up/down temperature controls.
  • You can manually select your desired temperature from 200 to 410 degrees.
  • Power turns on and shuts off by holding down the power button briefly.
  • There is a swivel base so that cord turns as you turn the wand, preventing tangling the power cord.
  • There is a small stand to rest the curling wand on when not in use.
  • This wand is professional looking. Gold & white colors.
  • There are brief instructions, all in English.

Perfectwo Curling Wand

What I didn’t like about the Perfectwo Curling Wand:

  • The glove that is included with this product. It was an awkward fit. I’m left-handed so it was a bit difficult for me to maneuver everything.

 

If you have not used a “curling wand” before, this will take a bit to get used to. You will have to practice with it. Trial & error stuff. Being left-handed it did that some getting used to this. And having been deep-rooted fear of being burnt I had to practice using this wand. I really didn’t like the 3 fingered glove. I would have preferred a full 5 fingered glove. There is not anything that I really didn’t like about this product. It is professional looking, The buttons are easy to use, not stiff. They push down easily. I’m glad that I decided to buy this product.

 

 

[Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted or complimentary price for reviewing purposes. This will not influence my opinion or experience of this product. The blog post may or may not contain affiliate links]

Finish It! Gear. Women’s Ponytail Headband [Product Review]

I have been wearing my new Ponytail Headband when I head out to work and walking the dog. I received this at a discounted price to review from  Finish It! Gear.

Ponytail Headband Finish It! Gear.

I found that this headband is one of the best I have used. I have tried several different headbands over the winter seasons. Always end up disappointed with my purchase. This time it was worth it.

What I did not like about the Ponytail Headband:

  • That your ponytail can not be up too high because the headband will not fit properly. The headband won’t cover your ears all the way. The headband will move up on your head.
  • For me, even when my ponytail was lower the headband didn’t cover my ears as well as I expected, but on a cold day out walking the dog it’s better than nothing.

Ponytail Headband Finish It! Gear.

What I did like about the Ponytail Headband:

  • The headband is extra thick in the area that covers your ears.
  • The headband has a super soft fleece on the inside, very soft against my skin.
  • Made is the USA.
  • Easy care, just toss it in the washing machine and tumble dry. You can wash it by hand too.
  • It’s smaller in the front, like a sports band. It absorbs sweat.
  • It’s small enough to carry in your coat pocket.
  • Price. I think this is a reasonable price for comfort.

I really like this headband. I like wearing hats during the winter, but because my hair is so thick, hats don’t say on my head long. Other headbands would either be too wide in the back so I would have to fold it to make room for my ponytail. I would recommend this winter headgear to any of my friends that have long hair and enjoy being outside in the winter weather.

[Disclaimer: I received the Finish It! Gear Ponytail Headband at a discounted price for testing, reviewing purposes.]

Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor [Review]

I have been shopping for a convenient (at home) blood pressure monitor. I don’t like having to monitor my blood pressure in public. I decided to review this Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor.

I wanted to compare the Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor to the one the general public use at their local drug store. A person with a “normal” blood pressure average (120/80) used both for me. I recorded my blood pressure which runs 120/80 through 130/90. I’m taking medication for it.  It’s important to me to find an accurate & convenient monitor.

(Below are photos that were taken at the local CVS blood pressure machine. The top left/bottom left are the high blood pressure individual. The top right/bottom right is the “normal” blood pressure reading).

easy@home digital wrist blood pressure monitor

What I did not like about Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

  • I’m not sure how truly accurate it really is. I went to the local CVS to use & compare their blood pressure machine to the Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor. According to my photos that I took for comparison, there is a bit of a difference in pressure.
  • That the monitor must be at heart level when using it. However I did take my blood pressure while my arm was resting on the desk, then right away with my arm up towards my heart. There was only a two point difference.

 

What I did like about Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

  • The easy to read and follow instructions for this monitor.
  • The size and convenience of the monitor. It fits in my purse which makes it easy to take to my doctor’s checkups.
  • Easy fit on the wrist, comfortable. Once you push the “on” button it starts reading the blood pressure. It records the reading afterwards. You can separate the recordings into three main groups (and more if needed) but there are three group listed on the face of the monitor itself.
  • The monitor will indicate if the reading is “Norm” or “PreH” by an arrow on the face of the monitor.
  • The easy recall of the memory of the readings. All you have to do is push the “mem” button and it turns on and reads the most recent reading. If there are more than a few readings the monitor will show the average reading out of those in the memory bank.
  • It shuts itself off after a minute of not using it.
  • The monitor comes with it’s own carrying case.
  • Two AAA Batteries are included.
  • There are several pieces of useful and helpful information listed in different sections of the instruction pamphlet.

I have seen different prices for wrist blood pressure monitors from $15 up to $50. This Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor is $30.

I suggest getting familiar with your blood pressure average before you start using this product. You could ask your doctor for assistance. Get a read while at your doctor’s exam then use the Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor so that you have an idea of how accurate it is or is not. Personally I don’t think a few numbers difference is a huge deal, but if the reads are 10 numbers off I think that would be a problem.

[DISCLAIMER: I received the Easy@Home Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor from Easy@Home for testing purposes in exchange for my honest opinion of the product.]

Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse System[Review]

I jumped at the chance to review a weight loss product. I was given the opportunity to test the Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse System I was so excited. It was just passed Thanksgiving and I thought I would love to shed those extra pounds that I gained eating those extra pumpkin pie slices.

GARCINIA CAMBOGIA ADVANCED AND SLENDER CLEANSE ADVANCED

GARCINIA CAMBOGIA ADVANCED AND SLENDER CLEANSE ADVANCED

I ordered it from Amazon.com and was happy that it was delivered within 48 hours of my order date. I found two bottles inside the box. No other form of instructions were included.

I started taking the pills on Monday morning. The Slender Cleanse states to take 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening. Something to be aware of, is not to take these capsules longer than 10-15 days. These capsules contain ingredients that will cause an evacuation of the intestines. Most of the ingredients such as Buckthorn, Psyllium, Cascara Sagrada are all gentle laxatives. But with these laxatives you need to be cautious to your body becoming dependent on them. Of course you will lose weight from cleaning out your intestines, but it’s not always a good thing to do. These pills did work, but did not make a difference in my weight.

GARCINIA CAMBOGIA ADVANCED AND SLENDER CLEANSE ADVANCED

Make sure you drink plenty of water when using this diet kit.

The Garcinia Cambogia Advanced bottle said to take 2 capsules daily. But there are different instructions on Amazon page. It states to take 2 capsules three times a day and 30 minutes before eating. I tried both different instructions, I noticed that three times a day keeps my cravings away. Taking just two capsules daily isn’t enough for me. If you want to suppress those sweet, sugary or junk food cravings this should work for you. However, if you are looking to lose serious weight this product might be disappointing for you as it is for me.

I weighed myself prior to starting this product. After 8 days of taking this diet kit I haven’t noticed any decreased bloating.  Monday I went to my doctor for a (unrelated) appointment. I was weighed and had gained 4 pounds. Take away 2-3 pounds for clothes & shoes and I still gained one pound. I thought maybe it’s because I had walked an hour a day and maybe added some muscle to my legs. I also measured my waist, hips, bust and thighs to see if there was any difference after I started using this diet kit. Measuring myself again before completing this review and again there was no change in any of my earlier measurements.

What I DID NOT like about Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse System:

  • I did not lose any weight.
  • Price. At $36 not worth the cost with high expectations of losing weight.

What I DID  like about Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse System:

  • Easy to swallow capsules with no bitter taste
  • Easy to follow directions
  • There is a “No Questions Asked A to Z Money Back Guarantee”
  • No Jittery feeling

Would I recommend this diet kit of Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse System? No. Based on my personal experience. If a good friend wanted to buy this product I would tell them…use it only to suppress cravings and or hunger.  You know, like during the holidays when we tend to eat more than usual. Do not expect major weight lose while using this diet kit.

[DISCLAIMER: I received Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse System from Team Innovations Labs for testing purposes in exchange for my honest opinion of the product.]

Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox [Product Review]

I have never been fond of spray antiperspirants. I was given a 3 ounce bottle of Degree Motion Sense antiperspirants Fresh Energy Dry Spray to test in exchange for my opinion after using this product. After using this product I still do not like spray antiperspirants. There  is still a cloud of spray that floats around and made me cough. The dry spray is still cold in my armpits, but does have a dryness to it when applied. The Fresh Energy scent smells really good.

 degree motion sense dry spray

If you don’t spray this too close to your armpits it’s not cold, however, I tried it once and yes it’s cold. Hold it about 5-6 inches away and it’s nowhere near that shocking temperature. I never know how much to spray for enough odor protection, maybe it’s  because I’m so used to stick deodorants.

Degree MotionSense Dry Spray #trydry

What I DID NOT like about Degree Motion Sense Antiperspirant Spray:

  • The cloud of product that appears when product is being used. (Made me cough).
  • Degree Dry Spray claims to last up to 48 hours. Not for me, I felt like I needed to spray more half through my day.
  • Price at $6 something a bottle. I don’t buy spray deodorants so I’m not sure if this is a good value or not. I’m used to spending no more than $4 for the sticks.

Degree MotionSense Dry Spray #trydry

What I DID like about Degree Motion Sense Antiperspirant Spray:

  • I liked the open/close button at the top of the bottle. Slide it forward to use the spray and slide it down to lock the spray. I think that would be great for having it loose in a gym bag or in a travel bag.
  • The Fresh Energy scent was wonderful. Fresh, Clean and reminded me of spring flowers. When used properly the Fresh Energy scent lingers for a while. You will notice it when you move around a lot. There area where it was sprayed will still have the scent there. It is a strong scent, which I do not mind at all.
  • There is no residue left on my clothes. No stains in the armpits either, which I have noticed when using stick deodorants.

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[DISCLAIMER: I received the Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox from Influenster to review complimentary in exchange for my honest opinion of the product.]

InstaNatural Advanced Repair Scar Gel [Product Review]

I had surgery on my foot in May 2015. I have searched for a scar treatment for the incisions that were left. I had tried a few different scar treatments and have not had a lot of success. Scar Gel by InstaNatural

I even spoke with my dermatologist and my surgeon for some recommendations for scar treatment. They both stated that I have what is known as a Hypertrophic scar. They also suggested a product or two, but again not a lot of success. 

I was given a chance to review Advanced Repair Scar Gel by InstaNatural. In exchange for my honest opinion of the product after I finished using it.

I have used Advanced Repair Scar Gel for a few weeks now. In my honest opinion I have not noticed any major differences in my scar. My primary doctor told me that scars can take up to a year to completely heal. “When the scar turns completely white then it’s finished healing.” I remember her saying that during my physical. 

What I DID like about InstaNatural Advanced Repair Scar Gel

  • All Natural
  • Made in the USA

What I DID NOT like about InstaNatural Advanced Repair Scar Gel

  • There is a woody, autumn leaves type of aroma.
  • There is stiff feeling left on the skin after application.
  • Price. At almost $30 for 1 ounce

I would not recommend this to my friends or family based on my personal experience. I think that using this product, massaging it into the skin is what might help with the healing of the scar. That’s about it, massaging the skin being key. After I used Advanced Repair Scar Gel I felt the tightness in my skin and sometimes it was uncomfortable at times. Once the gel dried completely there was no stiff feeling left. There is slight aroma left behind after application. Sadly, this product did not work for me as well as I would have liked. 

[DISCLAIMER: Advanced Repair Scar Gel by InstaNatural was provided complimentary for testing purposes]

 

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