Aug 29

Francesco Rinaldi Marinara Pasta Sauce ★★★★★

Francesco Rinaldi Marinara Pasta Sauce

My son would always complain when I made lasagna. Then, one day I used Francesco Rinaldi Marinara Pasta Sauce plus tomato sauce. He actually said it was good, so I’ve been buying Rinaldi ever since. Sounds like a commercial, but I swear it’s the truth. I think the lasagna didn’t turn out as runny as it usually was. It’s perfect now, so I don’t mess with the recipe.

Aug 29

Probelle Nail Lacquer ★★★☆☆

Probelle Nail Lacquer Chalk White (White Cream)

I’m pretty hard on my nails, so I didn’t expect Probelle Nail Lacquer to last up the advertised twelve days. I did expect it to last more than one day. After that first day, I had two fingernails with chipped and gouged nail polish. After two days, the other fingernails were a little worn at the edges but not bad from afar. Yes, I think it has more staying power than competing brands, but I don’t think this will last anything near twelve days.

The good news is it dries quickly and looks great. I barely finish painting all ten nails and the first nails are ready for the second coat. That, I do like.

This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.

Aug 29

Tums Antacid, Extra Strength, Assorted Fruit ★★★★★

Tums Antacid, Extra Strength, Assorted Fruit, Tablets

In case you’re wondering, each tablet of Tums Extra Strength Antacid Tablets contains 750 mg of calcium carbonate, or 300 mg of elemental calcium. They are delicious, like fruity Sweet Tarts. My husband bought these for his reflux. Sometimes, I have that, also. It’s great for instant relief, or when you just want to add a little calcium to your daily routine.

Aug 29

Seresroad H8 Mini Quadcopter ★★★★☆

Seresroad H8 Mini Quadcopter Headless Mode 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quad Copter RTF One Key Return Function Support -Black

The Seresroad H8 Mini Quadcopter is a tiny drone. It looks smaller than the Hubsan X4, but when I compare the wingspan, they’re the same size. The body is what gives it the insect look.

The feet are foam stick-ons. They kept falling off. If they weren’t included, I would never know they were needed so I took them all off and threw them out. My drone doesn’t look like it’s missing anything.

The body is light and bounces off everything. I don’t think I can damage this one because it’s like a rubber ball. That’s good, because it only comes with two replacement propellers. The battery lasts a good long time, probably about 8-10 minutes. I often pack up before it starts flashing.

Control is easy, though little drones never seem to be as stable as larger drones. If you’re a beginner, I recommend a larger drone. The only thing I don’t like is headless mode and one key return are triggered by the same button (push the left controller down like a button). Pulling the right controller afterwards seems to activate one key return (controller starts beeping), but it returns anywhere but back to me. (Before you ask, I bind the drone with the controller and drone facing forward.) When I get in headless mode, it’s great, but I don’t know what point past pushing the left controller button keeps me in headless mode (as opposed to one key return). It happens sometimes and not others. When I do get headless mode, it is the coolest thing. I can fly and spin at the same time. As you may have figured out, the instructions are in broken English. I’ve read it a hundred times and can’t figure out these two modes. I will subtract one star for making me feel like dunce. If anyone else knows how to make one key return work, I’d appreciate a shout out.

Everything else works great. It flies, flips, and turns, and looks really cute doing it.

This product was provided for review by TecKlife.

Aug 29

Pogi’s Grooming Wipes ★★★☆☆

Pogi’s Grooming Wipes – 100 Unscented Wipes – All Natural, Extra Large

I’m a huge fan of Pogi’s pet products, but Pogi’s Grooming Wipes did not do it for me. They can clean her up some, as evidenced by the dirt on the used wipes, but she’s really not a whole lot cleaner and it feels like it leaves a little residue in her fur. I thought I’d use it for her paws when she comes in from a walk. They often look filthy, but the wipes don’t do a good job with that at all.

This product was provided for review by Pogi’s Pet Supplies.

Aug 28

The Nutro Company Adult Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food with Lamb and Whole Brown Rice Formula ★★★★☆

The Nutro Company Adult Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food with Lamb and Whole Brown Rice Formula

My dog seems to like The Nutro Company Adult Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food with Lamb and Whole Brown Rice Formula, even though it doesn’t look the least bit tasty (plain round kibble). It doesn’t upset her tummy, either — no diarrhea. I’m happy it has grains, unlike the other dog foods that tout no grains, because I don’t think grains are the evil everyone else thinks they are. My dog needs a little grain.

The only thing I’m not crazy about is it advertising smaller stools. I’m not a vet, but at least in humans, it’s good to have bulky (not loose) stools. It helps the digestive track. It’s why we are supposed to eat fiber. I get it. No one likes to pick up more poop than they have to, but lets think about the dog here. Do you like having small, brick-like stools? No? Then why do that to the dog? Okay, so I’m not seeing her too constipated, and she likes her food. Four stars.

This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.

Aug 28

B.angel New Map Women’s Fashion Soft Backpack ★★★★★

B.angel New Map Women’s Fashion Soft Backpack Bags (New 731)

The B.angel New Map Backpack is more of a purse than a backpack. If you want to haul school books and supplies, it’s too small, but it’s a large purse that has more than enough room for everything, including large tablets.

The top closes with one snap button and a drawstring, with a flap that clasps in the front for three layers of security. That actually makes it a little inconvenient to get into, but there is a large zippered pocket in the front and a small zippered pocket in the back for storing things I frequently need, like my wallet and keys. Inside, there’s a zippered pocket and two open pockets, which seem to be standard nowadays.

The backpack purse is well-constructed and elegantly designed. In fact, I received a compliment from a total stranger – a male. I have never received a compliment from a man on my backpack purses. People take notice. Yes, they do.

This product was provided for review by Philizze.

Aug 28

Efancy Men’s Pure Silk Tie ★★★★★

Efancy Men’s Pure Silk Tie Navy

What a handsome tie. It came in a box with a magnetic closure. Inside, we found the tie wrapped up in vellum paper and sealed with a sticker. My husband has been wearing the Efancy Men’s Tie to work and it makes the look complete. I love the colors. It evokes a sense of power and professionalism. I imagine navy would coordinate with most men’s wardrobes. The seams a solid and there are not visible threads hanging. It’s a well-made tie. He likes it.

This product was provided for review by Efancy.

Aug 28

Axe White Label Styling Cream ★★★☆☆

Axe White Label Styling Cream, Night

Axe products are usually directed at men, but the Axe Styling Cream bottle is white and doesn’t sport the manly look. I figured maybe Axe is going unisex. I’ll try it. Like I thought, there’s no manly scent, but no floral or fruity scent that would repel men, either. I decided to put it on.

From the looks of it in my hand, I thought it would leave a residue. No residue, but the hold is very light. Mousse, hairspray, and gel hold much better. By the end of the day, I had to spray on some hairspray to keep my hair out of my face.

This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.

Aug 28

Champion Absolute Workout Knee Tight ★★★★★

Champion Absolute Workout Knee Tight Women’s Color: Black

The Champion Tight is definitely workout wear and not everyday wear. The material is that shiny, stretchy, moisture-wicking variety — not too thin. I used it for my workout at the gym and it’s comfortable. I like it because it’s shorter, which means I stay cooler. I have a 30 inch waist (size 10 pants) and medium fits me perfectly.