Body Spa Personal Vibrating Foam Sponge [Review]

I won the “Body Spa Personal Vibrating Foam Sponge” in The 25 Days of Sexmas Giveaway. The contest was sponsored by TheFrisky.comunboundbox.com. I decided to use brand new foam sponge last night when I took a long hot bath. The foam sponge is distributed by Empire Labs out of Portland, Oregon.

 

The foam sponge is available for around $20. I have seen it “On Sale” for as low as $10.99. I would pay that price before I would pay the $19.99 plus shipping & handling.

This foam sponge is:

  • Waterproof
  • A real foam sponge
  • Contains a single speed bullet
  • Egg-shaped approximately 5 1/2 – 4 1/2 inches
  • Quiet
  • My long black hair did get caught up in the sponge. I had to spend a few minutes pulling out strands of my hair
  • Not a powerful vibration

About the Bullet:

  • Requires 3 LR44 cell batteries
  • Single speed
  • Push button On/Off
  • Does seem to have a problem being waterproof (See Photo Gallery Above)

My personal experience: I am indifferent with this product. It’s a foam bath sponge. It does it’s job. I use it to clean my skin and get me clean smelling. I turned it on, it vibrated. But it wasn’t strong enough to use on one’s shoulders or neck to relieve tension or sore muscles. The vibrating gives just a little extra to the sponge. After use I noticed I had to pull out the strands of my long hair that somehow got threaded through the sponge. I hadn’t really looked at the bullet prior to using it in the tub. However, afterwards I took the bullet apart. As you can see by the photos above the inside of the bullet was very rusty. I tried to get the batteries out, they were so rusty. The on/off button no longer works properly. The bottom half of the bullet actually vibrates without the top half being connected. I can put all the batteries inside, giggle it and it will vibrate. Will I use it again? The foam sponge without the bullet will be used for Sassy’s shower time.

 

 

Candy [Review]

I was in CVS store picking up a prescription. When I walked by the candy isle. I love candy! Most all candy. What I love more is tasting new candy. I walked past a display for something new that I haven’t seen before.

M&M’s (distributed by the Mars Chocolate Company). The display was for “Birthday Cake M&M’s” and “Mega M&M’s” for only 88 cents each. I couldn’t pass that up. I bought one of each.

 

First I tasted was the “Mega M&M’s”

  • These M&M’s are larger in size than the regular M&M’s
  • Candy comes in Blue, Red, Green, Blue, Orange and Yellow.
  • There were about 14-17 total M&M’s in the 1.48 oz package
  • 200 calories

These M&M’s tasted just like the regular milk chocolate M&M’s, just more of the candy to melt in your mouth.

Next up for the taste test was the “Birthday Cake M&M’s”

The “Birthday Cake M&M’s”

  • Tasted like a moist bakery chocolate birthday cake
  • Only three colors. Blue, Yellow and Red
  • There are about 20-23 M&M’s in this 1.40 oz package
  • 190 calories

These Birthday Cake flavored M&M’s are pretty tasty. My Beloved said they were a little too sweet to eat them all at once. I enjoyed munching on them while I was watching a movie.

I do enjoy candy. I tend to eat too much of it. I do go through binges where I will eat a lot of candy then I can stand even the smell of it.

Read more about the other products I have tested in the Review Category.

 

 

Yappie App [Review]

I noticed new follower “Yappie” on my twitter. I always peek at who is following me, including peeking on any websites listed. I immediately clicked on the Yappie.com

I discovered that it was an audio blogging platform. A another audio social network. I had to join. Why? Because I enjoy audio-blogging. A group of about 14 guys run this cool little app. The iOS app looks fairly new, it’s dated back to October 2013 with only one update in November 2013. When signing up you’re asked to pick out some interests, such as music, movies, lifestyles, sports. You have the option of making your profile private or public, connecting with Facebook or Twitter. A member creates a brief bio, uploads a profile photo and a background photo (just like Twitter).

Yappie iOS App Sign Up.  Audio Social Network. Also available at Google Play

Yappie iOS App Sign Up.
Audio Social Network. Also available at Google Play

Once signed up, the member to share their Yappie on their Facebook or Twitter pages. Other options for sharing are copying to clipboard, embedding the player (below) and sending via email.

Once signed up and in, there are few different tabs at the bottom. First the “Home” tab gives the member an option to view two different news feed. The first being their own news feed including these they are following. The other option is “Global” where a member can view the entire Yappie news feed, a great way to hear new voices. A members news feed includes the number of likes and the number of listens. A member can comment immediately upon listening to someone’s app. The comments are  typed, perhaps in the beta version or updated versions a possibility of audio comments including typed. There is an option to share on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and email. Being able to leave a comment immediately upon listening is a plus for this app.

Under "Home" tab, a member has the option to view two different newsfeed.

Under “Home” tab, a member has the option to view two different newsfeed.

When you see a member with a blue Yapp, it means that they have been “verified.” This is on my to-do-list. A member can search for members and or hashtags.

Another tab is “Popular.” A member has the options of looking through the “Trending, Editor’s Picks and the Leader board” Yapps. Trending Yapps are highlighted in a different colored mosaic page. Editor’s Picks are those Yapps that are highlighted by staff. The Leader board is unique. A member can earn points daily by just being active on the site. Listening, recording, commenting and liking Yapps all earn a member points. The Leader board shows the highest scoring profiles, including yours and those you’re following, along throughout the Yappie site. The pink number under a member is their rank on Yappie and the blue number is the number of the points they have earned being active.

Recording is pretty simple. Just hit the pink dot at the bottom of the app and watch the counter start counting down. There is only 60 seconds of record time for this app. Which is not a plus in my opinion or experience with audio social networks. There are some that start out with 3 minutes of recording time (Audioboo), Chirbit gives up to 2 hours or what space you have on your phone. Eevzdrop gives a 10 minute recording time. Which is a really good amount of time. Some give 5 minutes (Voicebo) others like Yappie only give 60 seconds, like Dubbler. Yappie is like Dubbler with the time limit and they offer 6 unique voice filters to add to your audio. There is also an option to upload audio files on the Yappie site (via computer). Which worked very nicely, I uploaded one called “Love Letters.” Tweak your Yapp, pin it to your location on the map. Use your iOS settings to add the location. You send a direct message to any one of your followers. You can mention a member in your Yapp descriptionby using the @ symbol, plus adding the hastags to the description.

I really enjoyed using this app. The only down side is that it is only 60 seconds of record time. Would be great for using it for a Twitter vocal status update. I would not recommend this to those hardcore audio-bloggers that I know. This social app is fairly new so there really isn’t a lot of interaction. The staff work hard to make new users feel welcome, a select few users comment or like. Incentive is the points the member gets for their activity. I think this has the potential to be a very unique audio-blogging social app. Another down side to this app is that there is no option to upload photos to a Yapp. However, there is a beta version in which the staff might be working on this option. It would definitely add to this app. 

There are users that haven’t recorded anything in weeks. I noticed there are big time gaps someone recorded something 2 hours ago, before that 9 hours ago and then 12 hours to 1 day. I did that scan through the “popular” Yapps. In another search I got 4 hours ago to mine that was 16 hours ago and that was under “global” Yapps. So, don’t expect a lot of social movement. Keep in mind it’s all still very new.

 

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara [Review]

I'm a Winner I received ScandalEyes Mascara (Extreme Black 003) by Rimmel London from Influenster as a gift for blogging about the JollyVoxBox.  I will start by saying I was thrilled to read that I was getting another product. Upon first seeing this product I wasn’t to thrilled on the background design. The design of the colors with a bull eyes effect. I just think it looks a bit too busy. However its very easy to open.

I received this product as a complimentary gift. I found that the price varies depending on where you shopping. The price ranged from $3.50 to as high as $12.00. I would pay $3-4 but not $12 for this product.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The front of the package.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The front of the package.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara. The back of the package.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara. The back of the package.

 

This product is

  • Made by Rimmel London  in England
  • For a bold look to your eyelashes by adding volume to your lashes. (with only one – two applications)
  • Available in only two shades of Black & Extreme Black 003
  • Not waterproof (there is a waterproof version of this mascara)
  • Has a thick & wet texture
  • 0.9 x 4.9 x 0.9 inches
  • States that it is “suitable for sensitive eyes.”

 

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London

After opening the mascara tube, I noticed that there is a lot of thick mascara on the applicator tip itself. One should be careful applying this mascara. Applying too much at one time could result in clumping, matting and just a messy look. Apply a light coating at first continue with second & third coat to get the full effect.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The tip of the mascara applicator.

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. The tip of the mascara applicator.

There is a noticeable difference in the eyelashes after using ScandalEyes Mascara. My eyelashes were darker, thicker looking. Since the applicator brush is hour-glass shaped with a round edge it may difficult to reach the inner eyelashes. The middle and end lashes benefit the most for this product. 

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. Comparing the size to other mascara products

ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London. Comparing the size to other mascara products

My Personal Experience: I didn’t like this product at first because it seemed so thick & wet that it went on too thick. I had to scale back on how much I was applying.  The tube is a bit chunky, about 5 inches in length. The one thing that I truly loved about this product is that I can take a nap wearing it and do not have to worry about waking up with raccoon eyes. There is minimal flaking, no smearing. Just a little touch up and I was good to go again. It did make my eyelashes seem to be thicker &  fuller. The effect longs a few hours, touch up will be needed.  It is messy to wash off, the longer I wore it the more flaking I did notice. It will leave a nice black rub mark on your finger if you rub your eye.  I wouldn’t have purchased this to start, however, I might consider purchasing it now after I have had the opportunity to use it. It’s just that it’s still a bit pricey for me.

OVO W1 [Review]

 

OVO W1 review by SassyCat3000

A contest prize from unboundbox.com & thefrisky.com

Back in December I entered a contest via The Frisky website. I won. The prizes were sponsored by unbound.com Inside were many products that I am attempting to give my opinion about. The first product I used was the “OVO W1” (Violet). It is available in three different colors. I found prices vary anywhere from $15 to $30. I would not pay $29.95 for this product.

This product is …OVO W1 Bullet Product Review by SassyCat3000

  • designed & developed in Germany
  • waterproof
  • made of Silicone material and 100% body-safe materials

The product came in a small box with a tight fit, a bit difficult to open. Inside the box the product was displayed in a foam type of setting with the instruction pamphlet at the bottom. It took a few attempts before I could pull the instruction booklet out of the slot.

Opened box, instruction bookletI’m not impressed with the instruction booklet. The instructions are typed in eight different languages. However, it’s written to cover most if not all the similar products. Inside the basics are covered from cleaning the product to warnings about using the product. Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the toy, as the magnetic field could damage the cards. I would have never known that, would you?

This product is

  • easy to use, has on/off push button at tip of bullet
  • requires (3) LR41 cell batteries (which are $1.50 each)
  • a single speed powerful bullet clitoral vibrator
  •  somewhat quiet
  • approx 5cm -2 inches with a circumference of 2cm to 0.8 inchs (fits in the palm of my hand)

My Personal Experience: I have used this product a few times. The first time I used it, the motor slowed down. I shut it off, waiting for a few minutes. I powered it back up, it worked at full speed again. The second time I used it, it died completely after only a few minutes. I figured that the batteries that came with it might have been old. I replaced the old batteries, used it during sex (the third time). I noticed it started to slow down once again. The OVO W1 overheated or something else causing it to slow down, yet again. After a few more minutes the OVO W1 stopped working. Not sure what exactly the problem is with it. I washed it with hot water & soap. Wiped it down with some baby wipes. towel dried it, putting it back in the box. That was the last time I used it. I have only used this product with water based lube. I have not used it in the shower or tub, even though it is waterproof. The OVO W1 left me disappointed & frustrated.

This product comes with a 15 year warranty.

 

 

 

  • I Won (sassycat3000.net)

 

JollyVoxBox [Product Review]

I have been a member of Influenster.com since August 2013. I found the site from looking on someone’s blog. I can’t remember who. I was curious, so I signed up. I let the account sit there for a few months. Then I decided to look into further. I answered some of the survey questions, nosed around some profiles. The only thing I really screwed up on was filling out the “Expert Badges” A member can have only 5 of these badges. So, choose wisely Padawan. 

I recieved an email from Influenster.com stating that I was eligible for a JollyVoxBox. HUH?!

Follow Catherine Martinique’s board Jolly Vox Box on Pinterest.

 

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Snickerdoodle Chex Mix

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At $2.78 a bag. I was doing some impulsive shopping. A 1/3 cup (approx. 11) is only 110 calories. Sodium is low at 35mg and 12mg of sugar. This tasty treat of Chex cereal has a very messy sugar coating. A finger licking treat. No, I didn’t lick my fingers.

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The Chirbit iOS App Review

I decided to download the official Chirbit iOS app after seeing the android version posted on Facebook.

Check this out on Chirbit

At first, I thought “I’m not gonna pay 99 cents for an app.” There are so many other audio apps that are free. Why would I or should I pay for one? Then I thought to myself “you waste more money on worse things. Go ahead buy it.” So, I did. I had to “sign up” for an account which ended up to be on the chirbit.com website. Once a person records the chirbit then uploads it, the recorded audio will be posted on their newly created profile page on chirbit.com.

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As I continued to look around the app, I noticed that a user can choice between using the “iPhone speaker or iPhone.” The iPhone speaker is the louder of the two, using just the iPhone is like listening to the audio as the phone is held up to the ear. There is a “glider” button that I still haven’t figured out what it’s for.

The user can “like” or “share” and most importantly add a typed comment directly to the chirbit (audio) in the main feed section.  There are several options for sharing the newly recorded audio. The user can choice from Twitter, Facebook, Copy the URL.  I attempted to use “Copy the URL”  this caused the app to shut itself down. I tried doing it twice, both times the app shut down.  The user can also choice to “Open in Safari” or “show QR code.” I have not used either of those options.

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The main feed section is where the user can find audio to listen to. There are three sections to find something to listen to. The “Mine, Top and New” tabs are located in the upper right corner. The user clicks on the play button and is taken to another page where the individual audio post is located. The user must click the play button again. The user must click “back” in order to return to main feed. I failed to click the “stop” button on the audio, clicked “back” and the audio continued to play. I had difficulty trying to find the page that I was listening to in order to shut off the audio. I thought I returned to the same page in order to shut off the audio, instead it loaded another fresh page all the while the audio continued to play in the back ground. I ended up with two open audio pages, because I clicked what I thought was the stop button, but that was not the case. So, now I had two audios playing, frustrated I deleted the app, then re-installed it.

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Once  you recorded a chirbit you can run your finger on the outer circle of the record page, this causes the audio to fast forward. Counter clockwise on the outer circle will rewind the audio. When recording the audio I noticed there are no indicator lights. The lights that a few other apps have so that a user can see and measure the sound of their voice and or surrounding sounds. I noticed on my first few audios that there was some clicking sounds or breaking up a bit. Multi-tasking with the iPhone will cause the recording to pick up the “tapping” of the home button, unlocking phone, etc.

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Check this out on Chirbit

There is a Search section where a user can search by “Geo, Users, Chirbits.” Breaking it down if one is looking for a very specific audio on this app or the website.

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When the recorded audio is complete, the user clicks the “upload recording.” This brings up the area in which the audio can edited. There is no spell check in this app. So, watch your typing skills when you are typing in the title and description.  At the bottom there is the “Post to Chirbit” button. This will upload your audio to your new profile page on the chirbit.com website.  If you don’t “Post to Chirbit” the audio will remain in your “files” tab until you are ready to delete, edit & publish it.

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I had mentioned in one of my chirbits that I wasn’t aware of any time limit for recording audio. I received the following comment … “On the app you can record for as long as you have space on your iPhone.” This statement was left on  my second chirbit by the founder & creator of Chirbit Ivan Reyes.  The website has been around for quite a few years now.

I will give this app a “thumbs up.” Like most newly developed apps, it may have a few kinks and bugs to sort out. The only issues I didn’t like was that the app seemed just a bit busy. To me, there is a lot to it. However, once you play around with the app, it’s pretty good. I’m not keen on spending money for apps, so that is a negative point for me. I was really curious about it, so I purchased it. The website offers lots more options. Having a profile on the site after purchasing the app is pretty good. I would recommend the website for sure. Just don’t expect a lot of interaction, because there really isn’t any. If you do join or purchase the app, remember to follow me there at SassyCat3000. Tell ’em Cat sent you! Got questions? Contact me.

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