Aug 31

Leaper Canvas Sling Bag ★★★★☆

Leaper Canvas Sling Bag Outdoor Cross Body Bag for Men Dark Blue

The product title may say “men,” but it’s really a unisex design. I’ve been using the Leaper Canvas Sling Bag as a sling bag/purse.

I’d say the sling bag is the size of a small backpack (won’t fit school textbooks), or large purse (will fit a large Kindle Fire). There are tons of pockets: a pocket on the flap, an open pocket and zippered pocket under the flap, a buttoned pocket on the side, a zippered pocket and three open pockets inside the main compartment.

I like the handle on top, which looks like it’s topped with leather, and all the little decorative buckles and zipper pulls that tie the look together. What I don’t care for is the strap, which is adjustable length, but not adjustable enough. I need it shorter, so the sling bag doesn’t hit my butte when I have the strap slung crossbody. Perhaps that’s why it’s a men’s bag. They tend to have a longer torso. The strap does attach to the left or right bottom corner of the bag, though, so it will suit whichever shoulder you want to sling it over.

This product was provided for review by Fifth Season.

Aug 31

Meaneor Women’s Fit and Flare Dress ★★★★☆

Meaneor Women’s Fit and Flare Dress V-neck Flowy Pleated Short Sleeve Dress Orange

I usually wear a size 10. I chose large according to the size charts and the Meaneor Women’s Fit and Flare Dress fits perfectly. This dress is stretchy and reminds me of athletic wear. You’ll have to wear seamless underwear. In fact, I wear mild shapewear underneath, because every roll and jiggle shows right through. With the shapewear, it’s great.

This product was provided for review by Meaneor.

Aug 31

Luseta Tea Tree & Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Set ★★★★☆

Luseta Tea Tree & Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Set

If only you could see these lovely bottles. They belong in the finest hotels, the classiest of bathrooms. If there was anything Luseta did right, it was choosing the right bottle. They also set themselves apart by combining tea tree and argan oil. I honestly had no idea what tea tree was supposed to smell like. I know argan oil has a nutty, sweet, earthy scent. Both the Luseta Shampoo & Conditioner have the same scent. Since I don’t detect argan oil, it must be the overwhelming scent of tea tree, which is quite medicinal. If you like strong medicinal scents, this set is for you.

I would have preferred more argan than tea tree, but tea tree isn’t bad. My hair is clean and it doesn’t tangle. My hair looks healthy, and that’s what counts.

This product was provided for review by Luseta Beauty.

Aug 31

The Nutro Company Large Breed Dog Food Can with Adult Chicken and Rice Formula ★★★★★

The Nutro Company Large Breed Dog Food Can with Adult Chicken and Rice Formula

I measured out 1/4 cup each of Nutro Chicken and Rice, Nutro with Fish and Sweet Potato, and Nutro Weight Management for Dogs with Chicken and Rice. My dog licked all plates clean, but not before she finished off the chicken and rice formula.

If you’re wondering, the regular chicken and rice and weight management chicken and rice look exactly the same coming out of the can (large chunks of meat with bits of rice). I don’t see what the Calorie content is on the can. Apparently, my dog thinks they are similar, because the weight management formula came in a close second.

As for the food being for large breed. Maybe it’s the size of the chunks, but my medium 23-pound cocker spaniel had no problems with that. We thought all this dog food might upset her tummy, but it didn’t and she’s one happy dog.

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

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.