Nov 28

Hook and Loop Fastening Velcro Cable Ties ★★★★★

50 PCS Reusable Hook and Loop Fastening Velcro Cable Ties with Microfiber Cloth, 5 Colors

I literally buy cable ties by the hundreds. Honestly, I don’t know how it is that I find so many cables to bundle but I do. The ties I usually buy come in a roll, but these Hook and Loop Fastening Velcro Cable Ties come flat, stacked one on top of the other. They are a much better quality than my standby. I love the velvety surface texture and the smooth micro hooks that don’t catch everything in sight. They are strong enough to hold computer cables and other cords I have laying loose around the house (I have no idea how that could be). These ties are about six inches, but you can extend them by attaching several end to end. I don’t have a need for that as I mostly use them for USB cables and power cords on my appliances, not heavy duty extension cables. Actually, I don’t know how they would hold up if you need super duper grip. I don’t think they are made for that. See the color coding? Think cable organization/computers/entertainment systems.

This product was provided for review by M-Style.

Nov 28

EBMORE® Women’s 5 Pairs Soft Comfortable Warm Crew Socks ★★★★★

EBMORE® Women’s 5 Pairs Soft Comfortable Warm Crew Socks (style 3)

I wear size 8 1/2 women’s shoes, and these EBMORE® Crew Socks fit me perfectly. They are so soft, warm, and comfortable; and I love the colors, which coordinate well with fall/winter colors. The quality is very good, not too thin and better than most socks I own.

This product was provided for review by E-BUY Mall.

Nov 28

Clover Valley Purified Drinking Water ★★★★★

Clover Valley Purified Drinking Water

My in-laws have well water that’s filtered, but I can taste and smell the sulfur in it so I drink bottled water. My husband bought me Clover Valley Purified Drinking Water at the local store, which turned out to be pretty good. It has a crisp, clean flavor when cold — a huge improvement over sulfur and definitely a contender with the better known national brands.

Nov 28

UDI 818A HD Drone ★★★★☆

UDI 818A HD Drone Quadcopter with 720p HD Camera Headless Mode with Return to Home Function and Extra Batteries in Exclusive White

The UDI 818A is very stable in the air and easy to fly. It has headless mode, which I am embracing more and more. Headless mode, for those who don’t know, enables us to fly while spinning. It means we don’t have to keep track of orientation, because forward is the direction we’re facing rather than the direction the drone is facing.

This drone also has one touch return to home, which functions even in headless mode. This feature is used to recall drones from a distance when we lose track of where they’re at. You’d think that wouldn’t be possible, but the white color of this drone makes it blend into the clouds, so it’s easier to lose sight of than others. Good thing return to home works.

The weakness of this drone is battery life. I expected longer battery life because the batteries are much bigger than other drone batteries, but is only lasts half as long, if that. I can squeeze out about three minutes before it starts beeping and refusing to flip (most toy drones will fly for 8-10 minutes on a single charge). At least we get a warning so we can bring back the drone. I would honestly reduce the rating by two stars for the battery life if it weren’t for the fact that it comes with two batteries and a battery charger that charges both at the same time. If you buy this drone, buy extra drone batteries.

I like the protection around the blades. They’re harder to mar than blades on other drones but we still get extra blades just in case.

This drone is ready to fly right out of the box. I don’t have to install blades or blade guards or landing feet. I love that. The battery compartment is not enclosed. That bottom section looks a little unfinished, but the camera is super awesome. I love the camera, which comes with a micro SD card and a micro SD card reader that came in handy when I was on vacation.

Overall, it’s a good drone that lacks battery power.

This product was provided for review by RC Toys.

Nov 28

Club Crackers Original ★★★★★

Club Crackers Original

My daughter was starving at grandma’s, so we dug around for some snacks and found Club Crackers. Yes! I remember these. They have a sweet crunch but melt in our mouths. Yummy.

Grandma said there was an open bag somewhere, but it was gone because Grandpa ate them. Who could blame him? My baby ate them straight, without anything. That’s the way to get the full flavor, but they are great with cheese, as well.

Nov 28

Garnier Skin Active Moisture Rescue ★★★★★

Garnier Skin Active Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion Spf 15

Garnier Skin Active Moisture Rescue melts into my skin. I usually put lots on my face, enough to bring down over my neck. That way, I get lots of UV protection. It makes my face feel nice and plump without any lingering film. The difference before and after is noticeable, at least in the immediate aftermath. Long-term remains to be seen, but it’s always hard to tell for me to see things long term. My husband said to do half my face, but half my face is more aged than the other half as it is. LOL.

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

Nov 28

Escolite Solar Christmas Lights ★★★★☆

Escolite Solar Christmas Lights — 200 LED, 8 Modes, 72 ft (22 m)

I like the length of Escolite Solar Christmas Lights — long enough to cover all the small bushes in front of my office. We get a choice of several modes. I chose a mode that is on for awhile, turns off and then back on — like a very drawn out flash. There is also a twinkling mode that I love, and other faster flashing modes. These strands turn on automatically at dusk and then stay on for hours. I go to bed at 11 PM and it’s still on then. I’m not sure if they stay on all night, because the sunlight is out when I get up, but five hours is pretty good.

I would say the lights are not as bright as other solar LED strands I own, but it is adequate and the length more than makes up the difference.

This product was provided for review by Escolite.

Nov 28

First Response Reproductive Health Multivitamin Gummy ★★★★☆

First Response Reproductive Health Multivitamin Gummy

My daughter is a huge fan of gummy vitamins, but she didn’t want to try First Response Reproductive Health Multivitamin Gummies because she thought they looked “yucky.” She has a point. The dark, almost caramel coloring is not the most appetizing. Though the flavor isn’t great, it’s not awful. Call it fruity and chalky. Really, though, it is much more complete than other gummy vitamins (18 active ingredients as opposed to 13 or so for competitors). The only concern is the folic acid, which is 400 mcg per dose compared to 800 mcg of other over-the-counter prenatal vitamins. (Prescription prenatal formulations often have 1000 mcg or more.) Since I’m far past wanting to get pregnant, that fact doesn’t really concern me. I just want a more complete gummy vite and I think I found it.

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

Nov 28

Jot Pencil Top Erasers ★★★★★

Jot Pencil Top Erasers – Bright Assorted Colors

I don’t know why they don’t make the erasers that come with pencils bigger than they do. They always wear out before the pencils ever do. Thank goodness for pencil top erasers. Jot Pencil Top Erasers fit standard pencils perfectly. They are soft, so that they erase very well without eating up paper. You with young children know what I mean. I like how these perform.