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Hair Cutting Set


Have you ever tried cutting your own hair?  I have.  In fact, when I was younger I used to try and trim my own bangs.  I don’t know how many times I was labeled “the little dutch boy”, because of uneven chopped up bangs.  So I admit, I was no beautician!  I find it ironic that this little dutch girl grew up to marry the little dutch boy! 

While I am still not a beautician, I have found something that will be very helpful, if I decide to go with bangs again. 

It is a hair cutting kit. 


In this kit you will find 2 pairs of shears, one with straight blade and another with textured blade.  You will also find a large and small clip with a level attached to it..  This makes it easy to do straight bangs or trim hair.

While I am still not a pro and would never claim to be, I do like this kit.  It is available on Amazon from Bell Essentials

It seems to be a nice kit that isn’t made cheap.  I believe with proper care, it will last a long time.  Can’t beat something like that for under $18.00.

My only con was the packaging.  I believe this would be such a great gift for someone.  But the package is just clear with the items tossed in there.  If it was in a nice box, it would be something I would give to someone as a gift!  My beautician would love it, I have family members that cuts their families hair.  There is so many people that I know would love this.

It is a product I would recommend to friends and family.

Disclaimer:  The product discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for my unbiased opinion of it.


Triple Booster car charger

While I love love love all things tech, my budget doesn’t always allow me to stay up to date with the latest trends.  For instance, my phone.  The one I use the most is my iPhone 5.  I am a couple numbers behind, but am happy with the one I have.  Maybe when the 10 is out I will have a 7. 

When I purchased my phone I wasn’t able to buy all the bells and whistles that can along with it.  I bought the phone and later on bought a case for it on Ebay.

The same with my phone charger.  I use the one that came with it, but didn’t purchase the car charger.  I guess that was why I was happy when I had the chance to try out a car charger from Triple Booster

This charger has 3 ports and all the connections you would need to hook up several different devices. 


I am so bad about charging my phone.  Sometimes I am guilty about letting it go dead before I even charge it.  One day John and I were going out.  This particular day my phone was almost dead.  I asked if he had his, I had to leave mine home.

Then I remembered I had this new charger.  I decided to take my phone and try it out.  I was amazed at how fast my phone charged!  It actually charged faster with this triple booster charger then it does in the house.  I told John I may just start taking my phone to the car to charge it. 

I am so happy with this one.  It is one I would recommend to anyone looking for a charger for the car.  It is available on Amazon and is less then $15.00!

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Here is more about it from the company:

  • A COMPLETE SET FOR 3 SIMULTANEOUS USERS – The TripleBooster includes a powerful 3 USB ports charger 7.2A 36W, A Micro-USB Cable for Windows-Phone & Android users, A 30-pin (dock) USB Cable for iPhone 4 users, A 8-Pin (Lightning) USB Cable for iPhone 6 users, and a cloth bag to store all accessories. ALL CABLE COARDS ARE 1m LONG, AND ARE RATED FOR 2.4A !
  • OUTSTANDING TRIPLE-USB OUTPUT – The TripleBooster is ideal for frequent travelers who use multiple devices. By using the 3 USB outputs with 36W / 7.2A, it enables you to charge practically any of your mobile 5V based devices simultaneously & rapidly. 3 devices at a time.
  • YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST. USE WITH CONFIDENCE – This is an advanced car charger, that includes built-in Over charge Protection, over discharge protection, short-circuit protection, stable voltage protection, Over-current protection, over heating protection etc. The charger also senses the attached device, and delivers the max. power allowed for it. It is also CE / FCC / RoHS and ISO 9001 certified.
  • SEE IT AT WORK – 3 LED power indicators (One for each USB port) let you know which port or device is currently charging. The LED indicators are easy to see but soft enough so they do not distract you while driving. When the phone battery is full – the charger stops its work, and the LED indicator turns off.
  • FIREPROOF, DURABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT – The TripleBooster Car Charger is made of a Fire-Resistance, durable and lightweight material. This will provide you years of easy, safe, and enjoyable use. So, Click on the ‘Add To Cart’ button now, and enjoy 18 months guarantee, and lifetime support!

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this posting was sent to me in exchange for my unbiased opinion.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


18K Rose Gold-plated Seahorse Necklace Gift Package

If you are looking for a cute gift for a younger girl, then you may want to check out these sea horse necklace that I had the chance to review.   This cute necklace is only $9.99 and it is available on Amazon.


The necklace is suggested for girls and for women that is young at heart.  It is a 18 k rose gold plated seahorse.  The  sea horse is made up of white, pink and fuchsia crystals and is on a 18 inch chain.  The necklace comes in an adorable pink shell case made of velvet. 

It also comes with a card that explains the seahorse symbolism.  It is really a cute story and for the price they are charging, I would suggest it to anyone that has a little girl.  The details on the necklace is nice, especially for the price they are charging for it.

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I probably would make sure I didn’t get it wet.  But other then that I have no cons for it.. Only pros.

Here is more about it from the company


  • express your love and make her smile with the delicate embrace of these two kissing seahorses, joined in the shape of a heart
  • encased in an endearing keepsake velour box in the shape of a pink shell (measures 2 3/8″L x 2 1/4″W) that she can use to safely store her seahorse necklace or other small treasures
  • learn about, share and remember the special meaning and symbolism of seahorses or write a special gift message on the included decorative keepsake postcard (5.6″L x 4.25″W)
  • carefully crafted necklace includes 18K rose gold plated alloy seahorse pendant (7/8″W x 7/8″H) and 18″ cable link chain, with 2 inch extension to adjust length, made to last, be allergy free and safe for children to wear (nickel and lead free)
  • enjoy the delicate glimmer and sparkle of 30 dainty pink and white crystals that adorn the bodies of the seahorse pair

Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


A great way to protect your phone from water damage

If you are looking for a way to save your phone from water damage, you may like this 2 pack of waterproof cases.  While I guess I had a different idea of what they might look like when they came in-  I wasn’t disappointed in what I did receive.  These cases are from Ziznba. 


These I would consider more of a  pouch then a case, will hold phones up to 6” – It is a universal size. 

I was able to put my iPhone in there and actually able to take a picture through it while it was in there.  It is something I probably wouldn’t carry everyday, but it is something nice to have when I might need it.  It would be good for several water activities – no matter if you are going boating, swimming or a walk in the rain.

I immersed mine in water to see if it would really work (no I didn’t use my iPhone in it at first).  The item I had in the pouch came out dry.  If you do purchase these, my suggestion would be to check it out before using it each time.  If a hole gets in there it may not work as well.

When I think of these I think of a personal story, that happened to a niece of mine.  Her small cousin found her phone and decided to put it in the toilet.  The phone didn’t survive.  If she had of had one of these it may have saved her phone.  This would perfect for families with small kids that may do that to their phone or a phone of a sibling. 

These cases are available on Amazon.  You can find out more about them there and purchase them there as well!


Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.. All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Eternal youth Exfoliating Scrub from Valentia

If you are looking for a great exfoliating scrub, then you may want to check out the one from Valentia.  For almost a month now, I have been using their Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub. 


I have tried products from Valentia in the past and I liked them.  I can tell the company takes pride in their products by just looking at the packaging.  Inside a nice white and gold box you will find a jar of white gold and black.  While I am a firm believer of it is what is on the inside that counts.  It means a lot to see the sophistication they take in their products.  If they are going to take that much care in packaging, I believe they will take just as much care of the product inside the jar.

If I could find a way to blog the smell of this I would.  It is so nice!  While there is no fragrances in this, it does have a natural green tea smell – they actually use white and green teas to make this product.

It has really made my face feel so much softer.  It goes on nice and I don’t have to use a huge amount.  I have added this to my regular nightly routine and I have found my skin feels healthier.


This Exfoliating Scrub will do the following:

– Brightens & revives skin

– Improves skin tone & texture

– Removes dead skin cells

– Softens the skin

– Prevents future breakouts


My face has broke out in the past when using other products, this hasn’t done anything other then make my face feel good.  While we all have different skin types and reactions and even opinions.  I can only tell you my thoughts and experience with this particular product.

This is available on Amazon.  Go there to find out more about it and to read other reviews, or visit the website HERE


Disclaimer:  I was sent the product discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

NimNik Kitchenette 3-Compartment Bento Box

There is several reasons why I loved having the chance to review the NimNik Kitchenette 3 compartment storage containers.


One of them being that it helps me to eat more in moderation.  I can prepare lunches during the week, freeze them and then pop them in the microwave as I need them. 

Not only can I freeze lunches, but these are perfect for snacks.  I can prepare my veggies as I bring them in from the store.  When they are prepared and in one of these I much more likely to grab them to snack on.  Can you relate?  The same with fruit or any other snack.  I have always heard, know and believe that moderation is key.  It doesn’t matter if I am dividing up fruits and veggies or nuts and crackers – these help keep me in moderation.

They are nice if you have company over that likes to take home leftovers.  These are perfect for that! It beats scrambling around the kitchen trying to decide which plate to lend out.


Some of the reasons you may like them is because they are:


Reduce meal prep time

They are reusable, stackable and versatile

And my favorite- they are leak proof!

This 10 pack is available on Amazon. 

Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Sturdy Metal flag stand.

Are you looking for something to make your yard stand out this summer?  If you are then, you need to read on.  I was sent this cute sturdy metal flag stand with the American Flag on it. 

This stand is 32 inches tall and about 15 inches wide.  It comes in 3 parts and while John normally opens my boxes, I opened this one and decided to put it on together.  I didn’t even need instructions.  It was as simple as screwing the poles together and sliding the double sided American flag on it.


It seems to be very sturdy and will be a great addition to my flower garden this summer.  It will also be perfect for 4th of July.  If you are one that enjoys having big celebrations, this would be a great decoration for that occasion.  Me- I will leave mine out all spring and summer long.

I love the fact that the flag is made out of a good material.  It is stitched together nicely and doesn’t rip.  It is also machine washable.  The pole is weatherproof so it can stand snow, rain or whatever else mother nature may throw at it.

I think this kit is worth the $14.97 they are charging on Amazon for it.  You can read more about it HERE

Disclaimer: The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for me sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Help Your Kids Get A Winning Smile In 5 Easy Steps


Kids are usually so smiley and happy! They love flashing their pearly whites at the camera or when they are laughing. If their teeth aren’t so pearly white, they may become self-conscious and hide their smile as much as possible. It’s super easy to help your kids keep their teeth in the best possible condition. Just follow these five easy steps!

Cut Down On Sugar

Not only does sugary food increase the chance of obesity, but it can also play havoc with teeth. Especially young teeth! By cutting down on sugary snacks and sweets, you’ll be preventing a lot of unnecessary tooth decay and toothache. Kids can still eat things like chocolate and candies, but not so often and not in large amounts. If they get hungry in between meals, give them a healthy snack instead of something sugar. Snacks such as bananas and carrot sticks are some very nutritious options that won’t damage teeth.

Regular Brushing

You need to start brushing a child’s teeth as soon as they get their first milk one. This is usually around the six-months mark. You don’t need to buy a special children’s brand of toothpaste. Sometimes, these child-specific brands don’t contain enough fluoride to help protect the teeth. When you are shopping for toothpaste, look for one with 1,350-1,500 ppm to use on your child’s teeth. Once their adult teeth come through, they can use an electric toothbrush.

Visit Your Dentist

It is very important to take your child with you when you visit your dentist. Even if they aren’t yet old enough for their very own checkup. This will get them used to the dentist, so they know what to expect when it is their turn! Your dentist will be able to see if there are any potential problems with the development of your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw. They can also treat any problems your child may have, such as cavities and plaque.


Dental Treatments

Your dentist can even treat your child’s teeth so they are better protected against plaque and cavities. One common treatment is pits and fissure sealants. This involves a painless process in which the dentist paints the child’s teeth with a sealant. This then forms a hard coating over the teeth so that no food or germs can get in between them and cause decay. This is usually only applied to the back teeth, which often have natural grooves in them.

Follow A Healthy Lifestyle

There are also small changes you can make to your lifestyle to help with your children’s teeth. Sticking to a healthy and nutritious diet helps you to reduce the amount of sugar that they eat. They will also be less likely to eat foods that stain their teeth. As they grow older, teach them the benefits of not smoking and drinking too much alcohol. These are also activities that can seriously damage teeth.

So start looking after your children’s teeth today. It’ll give all your family a reason to smile and flash your fantastic gnashers!


8 Things Your Man Will Need On A Last Minute Trip

Have the guys from the gym called and invited your man along for a last-minute camping trip? Or is he always getting called away on ad-hoc meetings with work? Whatever the reason, if your guy is heading off on a last minute trip, he might need some help with his packing. Here are eight items to remind him to take.


Most hotels provide towels for their guests. But what if your guy is actually staying somewhere else, like a villa or a self-catered apartment? It will take him ages to get dry with a toilet roll! If space is limited, pack a micro fibre towel. They don’t take up as much room as normal ones and they dry faster too.

Glasses or contacts

No matter the nature of the trip, if your guy wears glasses or contact lenses, he’s going to want them with him. If he wears contacts and forgets them, he might be able to pick up a one-day pair from the local pharmacy. Glasses, however, are far harder to replace. Have him keep them in a sturdy glasses case, not a soft one. This also makes a good gift idea.


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Like with a towel, the place he’s headed may or may not provide toiletries. Remind him to pack his toothbrush and toothpaste. He’ll also want any hair products he regularly uses, a multi-use shower gel. Don’t forget the deodorant; he’ll need that in case things heat up in the boardroom!

A shaver

This is especially important if your man needs or wants to remain clean-shaven. Even if he shaves before the trip, he’ll want to be covered if it goes on longer than expect. If he does forget his, he can order one online from sites like iwantashaver.com.

Clean underwear

Men might insist that underwear can just be turned inside out, but we women know better! Make sure he packs some spares. 


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Even if he is going away on business, a comfortable change of shoes is a must. If he wants to run down to reception just before bed, he’ll want to slip on some sneakers, not his smart work shoes.


It’s very unlikely he’ll forget his phone or laptop, especially if it’s a business trip. However, it is likely that he’ll forget the chargers! An alternative is a portable charger, which transfers its battery power onto your device when necessary. Chargers often get forgotten at both ends. They can get left in the plug socket at the hotel or conference centre he’s been staying at. This is another reason why portable chargers can come in so handy.


Even if you think you’ll be in the house when he returns home, it’s probably best he take his keys with him. That way, if your plans change, you won’t need to worry about him. Equally, for him, a meeting might run over or a train could be delayed. Having his keys with him means he can let himself into the house no matter what time he arrives back.


Ink pen – Stylus – Or both? Check this out!

A few years back, one of the main items a man or woman had in their purse or pocket, was a ink pen.  Now since smart phones have taken over, I wonder how many people still carry a regular ink pen.  I am one of them that does.  While I have an iPhone, I don’t take advantage of some of the things all those cool apps have to offer.


John and I write our grocery list down on a piece of paper and take it to the store with us.  Dates are also written down or remembered.  While I do use apps, I just haven’t given up on old habits.  I guess that is why a stylus pen appealed so much to me.  The best of both worlds! At least in my opinion!

The stylus pens I have are from CoolingTech and are available on Amazon.  In this pack of six you will get some really cute pens. Right now they cost about $6.99 with free shipping.  I found the pens easy to write with.  The pens are really cute, you will find colors like pink, green, blue, orange, black and yellow. The pink even has glitter decorating the inside.  Don’t worry, no glitter comes out of the pen, and they all write black.  On the opposite side, or the top of the pen, is a stylus.  This works perfect for me!  I can make out my list and use it to mark it off and then use the stylus for my iPhone.  That is a win/win! 


Do you still carry a ink pen?

Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


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