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.]

Two Adjustable Pet Seat Belt Leashes [Product Review]

When the kids moved out both took their dogs with them. I missed having a dog around to bark when someone is knocking at the door and having a dog to greet me when I get work and just keeping me company. My Beloved finally gave in and we adopted a senior rescue dog.

I started taking her out more and trying to get her used to riding in the car. The only thing is that she moves around a lot. When I was given the opportunity to test out this Adjustable Pet Seat Belt Leashes from PetGlory I jumped at the chance.

Dog Seat Belt Leashes

There are two seat belts that come in this order. One is a dog seat belt leash with Soft Padded Handle, Cover with Pocket and Metal Clasp. The other one is a dog seat belt leash with Metal Clasp.  The second one has an adjustable leash length of 22 inches – 37 inches and has two reflective strips on one side of the leash.

Two Adjustable Seat Belt Leashes

What I did not like about the Two Adjustable Pet Seat Belt Leashes:

  • That the shorter seat beat wasn’t a bit more shorter. To be more restrictive for Stella’s movement.
  • There wasn’t other negative points about the Two Adjustable Pet Seat Belt Leashes.
  • Does not work in Volvos.

What I did like about the Two Adjustable Pet Seat Belt Leashes:

  • There are Two of the adjustable seat belt leashes; one might work better than the other.
  • The longer seat belt leash has a padded handle and is comfortable on the wrist.
  • The longer seat belt leash adjusts; 3.7ft (actually 3.9ft) – 6ft (actually 6 feet).
  • There is a zipper pouch attached to the longer seat belt leash 4.9 inch 4.3 inch / 12.5 cm x 11 cm (L x W). This works great to carry a few doggie bags so that you can pick up after your dog.
  • Made of nylon and is bright red to see with reflective threads on both sides of the longer leash.
  • Company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee along with a one year replacement warranty
  • Cost is reasonable at $18 for both belts.

Two Adjustable Seat Belt Leashes

The Seat Belt leashes are very simple to use. Great to have for my car. I like the fact that Stella is secure and that she can’t move around too much in the back seat. She can no longer pace back & forth from one window to the other, which is distracting for me when I’m driving.

Stella using her adjustable seat belt

I recorded a very simple video of me (by myself) taking her out for a walk after we had stopped at the grocery store.

[DISCLAIMER: I received the Two Adjustable Seat Belt Leashes at a discount for testing purposes in exchange for my honest opinion of the product. The owner of this blog Catherine “SassyCat” Martinique DOES NOT give permission to use, copy or print any of the content on this blog You Won’t tame this Sassy Cat without written permission or form of payment.]

Gnome Workshop Bluetooth Selfie Stick [Product Review]

Who doesn’t wanna take some great selfies? Sometimes your arm just isn’t long enough. Then there is that’s issue of having to set the timer on your smartphone. What if not everyone is ready? Then your might have to go through the entire process again. I found that with the Gnome Workshop Bluetooth Selfie Stick I don’t have to any of that, if I don’t want to.

gnomeworkshop selfie stick

What I DID NOT like about the Gnome Workshop Bluetooth Selfie Stick

  • Can be frustrating to turn ON & OFF when holding the button (for about 3-5 seconds) Shutting off the Selfie Stick is easier when the Bluetooth on smartphone is turned off first. The blue light will be off when the stick is off.
  • List price is $25 BUT it’s $12.99 on Amazon.
  • Difficult shutting it off when the blue light keeps blinking, searching for connection, if there is not Bluetooth connection not on.
  • When connected to Bluetooth and selfie stick, texting ability is gone. You can take a selfie using the stick and send it a person but you are not able to text them unless you disconnect from the Bluetooth setting & stick.

gnomeworkshop bluetooth selfie stick

What I DID like about the Gnome Workshop Bluetooth Selfie Stick

  • Bluetooth, connects with your smartphone.
  • The smartphone holder rotates 270 degrees
  • Foldable, extends to 31.4 inches
  • Easy to read instructions
  • Ability to take pictures with a click of the button on the stick handle
  • Ability to also start and stop videos while using the stick
  • Small enough to fit in a back pocket or medium size purse
  • Also included is a wristband that loosely connects the selfie stick to your wrist.

gnomeworkshop selfie stick


It must be charged once you take it out of the box. There are easy to read instructions. Very basic and only in English.

You turn it on by holding down the “shutter” button for about 3-5 seconds and the blue light turns on. I turned on my Bluetooth setting on before turning on the selfie stick. Once you connect it there will be “GnomeSelfie” listed. You can click that for the next time you use it.

There are two cards included in the box. One for 10% for next Gnome Workshop order and the other card is to join the Gnome Workshop VIP list.

I enjoyed playing around with this, testing it out. I even recorded a short video using it. I also played around with using it for my shoe pictures. It works pretty good taking photos while I’m standing up and taking the heel shot. I also took a short video of myself walking around in my heels, which I really like so I don’t have to wait for someone else to take the video for me. I can now do it myself with the help of this easy to use Gnome Workshop Foldable Bluetooth Selfie Stick.

[DISCLAIMER: I received the Gnome Workshop Foldable Bluetooth Selfie Stick complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest opinion of the product. The owner of this blog Catherine “SassyCat” Martinique DOES NOT give permission to use, copy or print any of the content on this blog You Won’t tame this Sassy Cat without written permission or form of payment.]









XYZlicone Infinity Band [Product Review]

Last year my husband & I were attending a social event when he noticed that his ring finger was starting to swell. He had to cut his gold wedding band off his finger. Since then he has had no replacement wedding ring, until now.

He was always having to take off his gold wedding band at work. He is a mechanic on diesel engines. There is always a fear of getting it caught on something with the possibility of serious injury.

When I was provided an opportunity to review the XYZlicone Infinity Band I jumped at it. I will say that I was very impressed with it. Sure, it may look simple, however I love the simple, elegant look. His previous wedding band was a simple gold band, very similar to this XYZlicone band. The major difference is the material. The XYZlicone band is flexible, durable and comfortable to wear 24/7. Compared to the customary metal bands that are stiff, can cause injury and can be easily damaged from daily wear & tear.

When we first tried it size 10 on, it was a bit too tight for his finger. We were initially disappointed. I emailed the company and within 24 hours the owner contacted us to let us know that there was a “bonus” ring included. The bonus ring is one size larger, so an 11. This band fit much more comfortably. We were very impressed with the company and this product.

XYZlicone Infinity Band

What I did not like about the XYZlicone Infinity Band

  • Because it is similar to having a rubber band on your finger, be aware of your ring size. We ordered a size 10 not thinking about the tightness of the ring. I would order a size larger if your hand and fingers swell easily. Because the ring will become uncomfortable if it is too tight.
  • A bit annoying was that the company did send several emails requesting a review on their Amazon product page. One email after the purchase would be enough for me,  not any more than that.
  • Because it’s a silicone type of material and it’ black, it will attract dust & debris. However, washed away easily with soap & water.

xyzlicone infinity band

What I did like about the XYZlicone Infinity Band

  • Price. It is very affordable (less than $50) with Amazon Prime it’s even less expensive.
  • Comfort, durable and flexible. It is kind of like having a comfortable fitting rubber band around your finger.
  • Immediate contact from company when I sent an email about the size of the ring.
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Ring is easy to clean, remove and can be worn for all occasions.
  • There is a “bonus” band (larger size) included. Which makes it very worth the price.
  • It’s 8mm. Similar to the standard wedding bands.
  • The edges are not rough, can should not be easily caught on objects and should not dig into or pinch the skin around it.

My husband & I are happy we decided to review this XYZlicone Infinity band. We are satisfied with this band as an alternative wedding ring.

Be aware of any swelling in your fingers and hands when purchasing this band. Consider your regular size and order one size larger. If you wear a 10 maybe order an 11. Even if that’s too big, the company is very easy to work with and there is that 30 day guarantee. This is simple, no frills alternative wedding band for people who enjoy & need simple, safe and no frills jewelry.

[DISCLAIMER: I received the XYZlicone Infinity Band complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest opinion of the product.]



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.



I ordered it from 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.


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.]

HedoVibes Round Up #121 [Sex Toy Reviews]

IMG_4127-e1444035239209Photo courtesy of Carnal Queen

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