Apr 18

Hometek™ PU Leather Rectangular Tissue Box Cover ★★★★★

Hometek™ PU Leather Rectangular Tissue Box Cover Dispenser, Black

Hometek Tissue Box Cover is handsome. The bottom opens up and latches with a magnetic closure. Inside and all around, it screams quality. This box will fit into any office or room with dark wood or leather, or I can see it in a boudoir. Just be aware that the inner height measurement is 3 ¼ inches tall, which is not tall enough for my 120-count Kleenex box or anything larger. My 100-count box fits. That’s the shortest size box (height-wise) I found in the store. Medium or tall is not good.

This product was provided for review by Hometek.

Apr 18

Kitchen Utensil Set ★★★★☆

Kitchen Utensil Set – High Quality Black Silicone & Stainless Steel Cooking Tools (6 Pieces) – Includes a FREE Stand

The Kitchen Utensil Set is a very nice cooking utensil set. The combination of metal with silicone lends aesthetic appeal along with heat resistance. The utensils are gentle on my non-stick pots and pans and work great at scraping. I don’t have to worry about them melting from the heat. They are also a lot longer than my other cooking utensils (about 14 inches). That’s too large for my crock, but not to worry. They come with their own stand.

Are they dishwasher safe? Yes. I’ve washed them in the dishwasher, but like a lot of my silicone kitchen products, they get spots that way. I wish that didn’t happen. I guess I could always wash and hand dry but I’m too lazy for that. I just have to live with knowing they’re clean.

This product was provided for review by Pro31Living.

Apr 18

Sun Zero Blackout Curtain Panel ★★★★☆

Sun Zero Blackout Curtain Panel, 40 by 84-Inch, Solid, Barley

The Sun Zero Blackout Curtain Panel is nice and thick, and has a soft, velvety texture. I didn’t really know what color barley is supposed to be, but it looked a shade of green to me online. In person, it is more of a brown, which doesn’t look right in my room. I’m a little hesitant to spring for stone instead, as I’m not sure what color stone is, either.

From the photos, I assumed we get two panels. I should have paid more attention to the product description. It’s just one panel, and it’s about an inch shorter than the 84 inches advertised.

Apr 18

Gotideal Carbon Monoxide Detector ★☆☆☆☆

Gotideal Carbon Monoxide Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital LED Display, Battery Operated – Color White

I had a carbon monoxide detector once that I tested by holding near the exhaust of my car. It went off like I thought it would. I did the same with the Gotideal Carbon Monoxide Detector. It did not go off. I checked the batteries. They were charged. I pressed the test button. The alarm went off. I went back to the exhaust . . . nothing. Normally, I allow vendors to send another sample for retesting of defective products, but I don’t accept failure when it can mean the difference between life and death.

This product was provided for review by Gotideal.

Apr 18

InStyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron ★★★★☆

InStyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron, Black

The InStyler Max is like a pair of tongs, with a brush on one side and a rolling pin on the other. It heats up quickly from one to five bars of heat. Straightening hair and making flips is incredibly easy, much easier than using a regular curling iron or brush and hair dryer. The barrel will switch the rolling direction by just squeezing the iron closed a couple of times. What’s more difficult is making loose curls, which requires me to wrap the hair around the barrel and squeeze the iron shut. It’s easier to use a curling iron.

Be careful not to burn yourself. They include a little square of heat-resistant fabric for us to lay the iron down on when it’s heating up, but the large awkward size and lack of a stand makes this iron easier to knock off the counter or bump unintentionally.

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

Apr 18

Philips Lighting 38324-0 – PL-C 26W/841/2P/ALTO – 26 Watt CFL Light Bulb ★★★★★

Philips Lighting 38324-0 – PL-C 26W/841/2P/ALTO – 26 Watt CFL Light Bulb – Compact Fluorescent – 2 Pin G24d-3 Base – 4000K -

The bathroom light was flickering. My husband bought a replacement at the hardware store but it had the wrong base. The base was square, but the pins were horizontal to each other. We needed one where the pins were diagonal. I bought the Philips 26 Watt CFL Light Bulb from Amazon blindly, because it was difficult to tell if the pins were diagonal or horizontal from the image. I got lucky. The pins are diagonal and the light bulb fits. Yay! No more flickering bathroom light.

Now I know. I need a 2-pin G24d-3 base.

Apr 14

SUNROLAN Women’s Flats ★★★★☆

616-2lan39 SUNROLAN Women’s Flats Leather Slip-On Dress Shoes Slippers

The SUNROLAN Women’s Flats were exactly what I expected, given the photos on Amazon. I normally wear a size 8 ½ (wide if the shoes run narrow) or size 9. I was sent size 8 ½. I think a size 9 would have fit a little better, because my big toe hits the front of the shoe, but these shoes are soft. I think if I wore these enough, they would stretch out. I’ve been wearing them everywhere without socks and my feet don’t hurt. I’m surprised by the number of compliments I’ve been getting. I wasn’t ready for that. They make great work shoes.

This product was provided for review by SUNROLAN.

Apr 14

Mytlp LCD Alarm Clock ★★★☆☆

Mytlp LCD Transparent Screen Calendar Timer Thermometer Clock

The Mytlp LCD Clock works. It plays “Auld Lang Syne” when I inserted batteries, and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” when the alarm rings. There’s also a countdown timer (“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”).

We can choose between 12H and 24H modes, and the clock displays the date, day of the week, and temperature for us to see at a glance – as long as there’s sufficient lighting and the area behind it is not too dark.

You see, the screen is transparent, so whatever sits behind the clock may interfere with your ability to read the clock. There is no backlight switch on the clock to light it up. In a lighted room with nothing behind it, it’s great, if you like holiday music. In a dimmer room with a dark wall, forget it. Most of the time, I have to struggle to read the clock.

This product was provided for review by Erics.

Apr 14

Honeystore Waterproof Suede Antiskid Dog Winter Boots ★★★★☆

Honeystore Waterproof Suede Antiskid Dog Winter Boots

I wanted my dog to love these Honeystore Dog Winter Boots. They look beautiful and well-made. If she could wear them, they would keep her feet dry when it rains, and I wouldn’t have a bunch of muddy dog prints tracking all over my carpet every time it rains. The only problem is she doesn’t like them. They fit her, but she shakes them off.

It reminds me of one of my dogs when she was a puppy trying to get her collar off, because she wasn’t used to collars. Eventually, she got used to her collar and just wore it. These boots may be the same way. My dog might get used to them in time; except my adult dog is smart and very capable of figuring her way out of these. Minus one star because these are very nice shoes but my dog won’t wear them.

This product was provided for review by Honeystore.

Apr 14

Dog Breath Freshener Foam Spray ★★★★☆

Dog Breath Freshener Foam Spray – Eliminate Bad Dog Breath – Effective Teeth Cleaning Product – Mint Flavor – Reduce and Prevent Tartar & Plaque – No Xylitol/Alcohol

For anyone who wants to know, this Dog Breath Freshener Foam Spray works. My dog’s breath was stinky until I tried this spray. It just takes one squirt. She didn’t seem to care for the flavor, but it didn’t look like she was suffering, either. I’ll take that.

This product was provided for review by Petseer.