04 September 2015

..::Product Review::.. JI's Mouse Deodorizer

My Review of JI's Mouse Deodorizer

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"This product is designed to keep mice out of vehicles, and it just happens to smell awesome too!

You simply place the paper pouch in your vehicle and you'll start smelling Irish Spring soap. This smell also drives mice nuts and they avoid it; thus, they avoid the area you want to rid of mice. They do NOT eat it--they won't come near it. Furthermore, the granules suck up existing mouse smell, especially around their nests or where there is fecal matter... 

The big benefit is that you don't have to clean dead mice from traps AND there is zero poison in this stuff, so cats, dogs and kids can be around it without worry. I mean, really, you could wash your hands with it since it's 50% soap..."

Review…


I was sent (4) pouches of mouse deodorizer to review.  

The price for this set is $24.99 (you can choose other sets, too).  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime.


Packaging & Presentation of JI's Mouse Deodorizer

These pouches of JI's Mouse Deodorizer arrived to me in good condition.  There were no defects during shipment, and everything was intact.  There were a few pellets out of the pack, but not enough where i thought there was a major leak in one of the bags.  They were all stapled together and shipped inside of a resealable plastic bag.  That way you can keep the ones that you are storing in here for later use.


It wasn't too much, but some of the smaller pellets leaked out of one of the bags.  I found the bag after I took them out.


All four bags were stapled together at the top.  Just tear them off to separate them.


Only the front bag and the back bag had labels on them; the middle two were plain.


The front labels the brand, product, sizing information, and a few examples of where you can use this.  The back provides the instructions in both English and French.  You can find the company contact information here as well.



My Personal Experience with JI's Mouse Deodorizer

Well, no matter how hard I try to keep the mice away, they always find a way to sneak in.  I have a cat, live traps, the bug man even put stuff under our house to deter them from coming in.  Every now and then, I'll hear something in the cabinet nearest the floor and my cat starts going crazy.  I know it's a mouse.  I open the cabinet-- no mouse, but he sure makes himself known...he chewed up a plastic bag of dog treats, and left a little after-digestion present for me.


When I see this, I poke a few holes in the back of one of these pouches and set it in the cabinet.


I'm not sure how it works, but it does.  It smells great, too. I really like the fact that it's non-toxic considering I have pets and kids running around here.  I've already lost one dog from D-CON poisoning, and I refuse to go through that again.  It smells like Irish Spring.  This is made from 50% soap, and 50% magic.


Pros of JI's Mouse Deodorizer
  • Very clean smelling-- fortunately, the mice hate this about it!
  • You can use these anywhere you want.
  • Safe to use, and non-lethal deterrent.
  • Works (this is definitely a pro!).

Cons of JI's Mouse Deodorizer
  • I haven't found any cons of this deodorizer.
        Summary

        I absolutely LOVE anything that has to do with fragrance (good fragrance that is!). I have been collecting candles, air fresheners, and the like for years now. I have this huge cabinet in my living room to store all of my things like that in, and I have them separated by what I can use versus my collector’s editions that will never be used.

        Now, I came across this, and it is marketed as BOTH a pest control product AND an air freshener. Strange. But awesome. I have never seen anything like this, so I just had to try it. When I got it, the four packs come stapled together, so as you need them—tear off what you need.

        Overall, I am SUPER happy with these, and I regret not getting the 12-pack from the get go. These last so long, and they are so versatile (cars, trucks, houses, outside buildings, etc.). There is nothing that I dislike. You get what you pay for—these are worth every single penny.

        Are you wanting to try JI's Mouse Deodorizer, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

        CLICK HERE TO ORDER!




        For further information, please visit JI's Mouse Deodorizer on:


        DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

        03 September 2015

        Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs vs. Urban Decay Body Balm


        This is my first time using this.  USUALLY, I buy the Urban Decay Naked Body Balm. But..well, it is expensive, so I can't get it every time I want to.  It works great, no matter the season.  

        Surprisingly, this does the EXACT same thing, but at only a fraction of the price.  I hate sitting out in the sun-- I don't want to age my skin, but I want a healthy glow.  

        I'm definitely going to say that this is a way better buy that the Urban Decay.  I will not be looking back.  More affordable for the same effect?  Yes, please.

        This is where it's at!

        ..::Product + Video Review::.. ZenKid Car Kick Mat


        My Review of the ZenKid Car Kick Mat

        What is it exactly?

             From the website. . .
        "ZenKid Car KickMats Will Protect Your Seats From Getting Ruined By Dirt and Scuff Marks!Are your seats always getting dirt, mud and scuff marks from your kids shoes that are a pain to remove? If you do, it's ok because kids will be kids and we have a perfect solution for you!

        At ZenKid, we developed a Car KickMat that will protect your seats and prevent any damage that they may endure from those dirty, muddy feet. You won't have to spend your time slaving away by cleaning those stains or spend your money on constant interior car washes."

        Review…


        I was sent a set a (2) extra large kick mats from ZenKid to review.  

        The price for this set is $18.97.  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime.


        Packaging & Presentation of the ZenKid Car Kick Mat

        This set of kick mats was shipped nicely.  They were wrapped in cellophane. I did not experience any damage or disruptions to the mats during shipment.  The cellophane is see-through and not colored so you can see in to the actual product.

         The front of the package has a little card-stock insert that has all of the product details listed.  You can find the brand, product, sizing information, cleaning and storage information, and an easy-set up diagram.  The back of the package was plain, but it did offer a warning sticker. You'd be surprised-- some packages do not have these...


        Both of the mats came folded directly out of the package.  They were nicely put together.


        My Personal Experience with the ZenKid Car Kick Mat

        I actually use kick mats in my car, but my husband doesn't have any in his truck.  I tried to move mine into his, but they were too small.  We needed bigger ones, so when I came across these, I couldn't resist-- I was excited to try this size!  Plus... you know... they have a pocket.


        The top of the mat and the bottom are both adjustable, and they easily click together with the plastic buckles.



        There is also a pocket that secures with Velcro.  This pocket isn't very deep, but at least there is one, unlike the ones in my car.  Basically, I lose all function of my seat's back pocket when I have the mats up.  Not with these.



        Here is a before and after:



        Check out our First Impression video for a closer look:



        Pros of the ZenKid Car Kick Mat
        • Very large.
        • Awesome pocket.
        • Easy to install.
        • Really keeps your seats looking good.

          Cons of the ZenKid Car Kick Mat
          • The pocket definitely could have been bigger.
                Summary

                With two kids, I mean…we NEED these.  I have had kick mats installed (I use this term very leniently…) in my car for a few months, and I love them.  In fact, they are so effective that this set is for my husband’s truck.  I have cloth seats in my car; my husband has leather in his truck.  It doesn’t matter the fabric, but both are bad to clean.  Dirt, scuff marks, sticky stuff, what-have-you.  These mats protect from it all.


                Now, when I said ‘install’ earlier, you don’t really have to do anything beyond snapping them together.  It’s so easy and fast.  The difference here is that there is a very nice pocket on the top of these, so you can keep whatever you want in there without losing ability to use the pocket on the back of each seat.  Although, this pocket would be better if it was deeper.  The best part?  When they get dirty, unclip them and throw them in the wash!  Simple.  I definitely recommend checking these out.

                Are you wanting to try the ZenKid Car Kick Mat, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

                CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


                For further information, please visit ZenKid on:


                DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

                ..::Product Review::.. 'Peace Out' 1960's Costume

                My Review of the 'Peace Out' 1960's Costume

                Review...

                I was sent the totally awesome 1960's 'Peace Out' costume to review.  


                The price for this costume is $31.99.

                Check out more 60's Costumes on their website.


                Packaging & Presentation of the 'Peace Out' 1960's Costume

                Everything arrived in perfect condition.  It arrived packaged in a thick plastic bag that uses snaps to open and close the bag. There is also a hanger to use for easy storage when you are not using the costume.

                The front of the package has a picture that models the costume as well as sizing information.  The brand, name of the costume, and the package contents are also listed.  The back of the package lists package contents, company contact information, item number, and warnings.


                The hanger and the snaps are great for re-storing,


                Here is the costume when I took it out of the bag:


                My Personal Experience with the 'Peace Out' 1960's Costume

                Next month is Halloween.  Crazy, isn't it?  I decided to go as this-- a hip chick from the '60's.   Can't go wrong here.


                I unpacked everything, and found that the costume was really well made.  First, the shirt is white, and it sits kind of 'off-shoulder'.  It's a thin material, but quite comfortable.  The pants are very soft, and have an elastic waist that is very forgiving.


                 There is also a vest that has two cute and colorful flowers on it, and the bottom is filled with long fabric fringe.


                There was a little accessories packet, and this included the headband and belt.  The headband was made from the same fabric as the pants and the belt was that of the vest.


                This was actually incredibly comfortable, and I can't wait until Halloween to wear it!  When I add my glasses and a few accessories, it will be complete!


                Pros of the 'Peace Out' 1960's Costume
                • Quality made.  This costume will not fall apart on you.
                • Comfortable-- you can wear this all day long and not think twice about it.
                • Comes in a variety of sizes.
                • Very affordable, and ships right to your door!

                  Cons of the 'Peace Out' 1960's Costume
                  • The pants were a little on the short side.  If you wear flatter shoes, this kind of makes up for it, though.
                        Summary

                        I really like this costume.  It's very easy to wear, and will work on a lot of different body types.  The shirt is a little short, but the belt thickness makes up for this.  I love that most everything comes included with this costume, and you just need to add the basic accessories.  This is a very neutral costume, so if you are looking for something super flashy, this isn't it.  I definitely recommend this!


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                        DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

                        02 September 2015

                        ..::Product Review::.. Outer Spice


                        My Review of Outer Spice

                        What is it exactly?

                             From the website. . .
                        "Outer Spice low salt and no salt seasoning blends provide an out-of-this-world sensory adventure, making every dish taste better than you ever thought it could.
                        Creatively made with care--
                        Whether you're a culinary expert or novice in the kitchen, Outer Spice will make you feel like a master chef. You couldn't ruin the taste of the dish even if you tried."

                        Review…


                        I was sent a 3.0 oz bottle of the Spicy (No Salt) blend, and a 3.75 oz bottle of the Original (Low Himalayan Sea Salt) blend from Outer Spice to review.  

                        The price for each bottle is $6.99.  You can buy these online at their web store, or you can find them in select Whole Foods stores.


                        Packaging & Presentation of Outer Spice

                        These bottles arrived to me in perfect condition.  Each bottle is made of a clear plastic with a black flip-top shaker cap.  The bottles measure approximately 5.5" x 1.75". If you look beyond the label, you can see through to the actual product. The labels are color-coded, meaning you can quickly look at the label's color to determine which blend you want at that time.  There are four options to choose from.  In this case, I got a spicy one without salt, and an original one with a low amount of salt.


                        Beginning with the spicy one (you know, since I'm partial to spicy things!)-- the front labels the brand, product, and sizing information.  It also outlines a few key features:

                        + Healthy
                        + Gluten-free
                        + Natural Antioxidants
                        + No Salt

                        This label is green.


                        The right side of the label details a bit more about the following:  Why this blend is good for you, the quality, and the taste.  The website information, distributor information, and UPC are also found here.  The left side of the label provides a list of the all natural ingredients and nutrition facts. This contains absolutely no MSG.


                        Next, we have the Original Blend-- the front labels the brand, product, and sizing information.  It also outlines a few key features:

                        + Healthy
                        + Gluten-free
                        + Natural Antioxidants
                        + Made with Himalayan Sea Salt

                        This label is yellow on this one.


                        The other parts of the label contain the same exact information (beyond the ingredients list) as the spicy blend.


                        Each cap is black and made of plastic.  There are (5) small shaker holes on each top.  Be sure to take off the foiled freshness seal before trying to use them!


                        My Personal Experience with Outer Spice

                        This is the first time that I have ever reviewed something like this.  That's kind of strange, because I use things like this ALL of the time!  Since moving to Georgia, I haven't been able to frequent a Whole Foods (or any other like-store for that matter) in years.  Being able to try this and enjoy the benefits has been a breath of fresh air.

                        First, I wanted to show you a little close-up of the ingredient components. The pieces are large, and due to that-- packed with flavor!



                        The best way that I found to test these out (beyond actually just straight tasting them) was to cook and use them as an ingredient with chicken.  SO...I pulled some ingredients (I just grabbed some and made this up as I went along here...).  Looks it is pretty hodgepodge to me!


                        I used the liquids and made a random marinade that I pounded into the chicken and let it soak a little bit.


                        While that was soaking, I crunched up some cornflakes and added the spicy blend to it.


                        I put everything together, and fried it up!


                        After cooking, I added some of the Original blend to it for a quick instant-seasoning.


                        Pros of Outer Spice
                        • Versatile-- you can do so much with this!
                        • Four different options/flavors to choose from.
                        • Works great alone or on a variety of foods.
                        • Gives more dimension than plain ol' salt and pepper.
                        • Price is very fair and competitive.

                            Cons of Outer Spice
                            • I haven't found any cons of these spices!
                                  Summary

                                  Beyond doing this review, I actually did learn a lot.  I received a sheet of facts as well as a press release from Outer Spice in my package, and I did a little extra research. I was amazed that something as little as spices can be beneficial to your health.  Why would you put salt and pepper on your food when they lack so many nutritional benefits that these incorporate into your diet with just a little shake? I love the options here-- I usually go for the spicy, but if you need something to give your food a little 'oomph' (like broccoli and green beans...) the original packs a pretty big punch!  I definitely recommend these.

                                  Are you wanting to try Outer Spice, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

                                  CLICK HERE TO ORDER!



                                  For further information, please visit Outer Spice on:


                                  DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.