May 22

Zhencheng Stunt Car ★★★★☆

Zhencheng Cool 5 Wheeled RC Tumbling Stunt Car

Zhencheng Cool 5 Wheeled RC Terrain Tumbling Stunt Rolling Car

Silly me. I thought I could flip this car at the touch of a button, but my son knew better. Kids, they know everything. The whole idea behind this car is that when it flips, it can keep going and it will right itself back up. What a cool concept. The controls are simple, just two sticks. I don’t have to do anything but steer it around. It does lots of cool flips when you can get it on the right terrain, like the end of our driveway. Yeah!

What a range, and the battery life is decent. The only problem I have is that pairing occasionally doesn’t happen. In case you experience that, it’s not broken. Just turn the car off and then on again. Minus one star for the minor inconvenience.

Overall, this car is whole lot of fun.

This product was provided for review by ZC Toys.

May 22

Spectrum Naturals Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil ★★★★☆

Spectrum Naturals Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil Packets

Spectrum Naturals Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil Packets

I have a large tube of coconut oil that I use for cooking. I don’t want to dip my hand in that thing for beauty purposes. These packets are much better for that. I’m using it on my skin and lips, which makes me smell like the tropics. The only problem is I can’t seal up the packet. There’s way more in it than I’ll ever need for one application. Still better than dipping my hand in a tub, though.

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May 22

Ortho Weed B Gon Weed Killer for Lawns RTS ★☆☆☆☆

Ortho Weed B Gon Weed Killer for Lawns RTS

Ortho Weed B Gon Weed Killer for Lawns RTS

It’s been a week, and my weeds look as healthy as ever. If only I had a sign that Weed B Gone is working — a little drying, wilting . . . nothing.

The spray bottle sprays a thin fan of poison that’s easy to control. There’s a button on the bottle to turn the spray on or off and the connection with my hose was tight. I didn’t get any poison on myself until I unhooked the hose, at which point the water from the handle poured out all over my hand. This stuff stinks like the poison it is. It was all over the yard and all over me. I had to take a shower to get it all off. Ugh!

Weeds still growing. Lawn still dead.

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May 22

L’il Critters Barbie Complete Multivitamin Gummies ★★★★☆

L’il Critters Barbie Complete Multivitamin Gummies

L'il Critters Barbie Complete Multivitamin Gummies

Included in this bottle of gummies are distinctly shaped hearts, high heel shoes, and bows. I personally think this bottle of Lil Critters gummies missed the mark on flavor, especially after having had a taste those yummy L’il Critters Minions. Don’t get me wrong, these taste fine. My daughter is quite the happy camper. They just aren’t as fruity, no burst of flavor like some of the others. I guess I will rate these based on the fact that kid doesn’t care.

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May 22

Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed – Dense Shade Mix ★★★★★

Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed – Dense Shade Mix

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q1K7SC

Color me impressed. I ordered this grass and then realized it read “dense shade.” Here in the deserts of the West, we have anything but “dense shade.” I planted a patch that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. It was the best I could do. Alongside it were five other patches of five other varieties and mixes of grass seeds.

The dense shade seeds sprouted in about a week, and now, here they are: healthy and tall. The clay soil was not a problem. It’s among the best looking patch of grass that’s growing. Dense shade, my foot. It doesn’t need dense shade.

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May 22

Pretty Cool Hot Flash Relief Instant Cold Pack ★★★★★

Pretty Cool Hot Flash Relief Instant Cold Pack

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017TGVU7Y

If you’ve ever fretted that your instant ice pack would accidentally activate while in your car trunk, then worry no more. Pretty Cool cold packs are nearly impossible to accidentally activate. Heck, they are nearly impossible to purposely activate. I promise you; it cannot be done by squeezing alone. You will need to STOMP on it! Yes, you heard right. Once activated, it is freezing cold. It’s so cold, I can’t do what they ask and put it in my bra. No, I have to have some item of clothing in between. Still, I feel the coldness. That cold lasts. Even fifteen minutes later, it’s cool to the touch.

After I was done with one, I threw it in the wastebasket of my car. The next morning, I went to throw it away and it was cool, almost cold, from being in the car all night. The car had been warming up in the sun and so it felt good in my hands. That’s when I decided to turn this one-time use ice pack into a regular ice pack. Into the freezer it went. This pack will get a second life, and a third and a fourth.

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May 19

Scotts Snap Pac Sun and Shade Grass Seed ★★★★★

Scotts Snap Pac Sun and Shade Grass Seed

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QI27D2M

I have six patches of clay soil filled with different varieties of grasses. Four of them were planted on the same day. This was one of them. Of those four, three of them sprouted at the same time, at about a week from planting. This was one of them. Our area is usually hot and dry, but the weather has been mild lately and it’s rained a few times since I’ve planted the seeds. This mix grew long, slender blades in the shade and is thriving. I hope it stays that way as the heat turns up. For now, I’m happy with the results.

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May 19

IAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Dry Kitten Food ★★★★★

IAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Kitten Dry Cat Food

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BMBYKUQ

One of these days, I’m going to open up a new bag of cat food my cat doesn’t like and it will get one star. That has to be, seeing as she gets herself in a tizzy over every new food I’ve ever given her. Iams Proactive Health is no exception. Never mind that she’s far beyond being called a kitten. Yep. Cat likes it. Not too smelly for humans. Five stars.

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