Island’s Miracle Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

I was a huge fan of using oils and incense to add scented ambiance to a room for decades now, and it seems technology has caught up with me and I’ve learned that scented candles can be bad (fire hazards, soot and particulate matter), and the old method of oils on a tea light diffuser (oil and fire…what could go wrong?) has plenty of inherent risks, so what’s a gal to do?

dsc_2055

Go with something fabulous like Island’s Miracle Essential Oil diffuser. It’s flame free, portable, electric, lightweight and works amazing. It has seven rotating LED colors, which can also be turned off to not have a disco effect to ruin a room’s ambiance. It’s virtually silent for an ultrasonic unit, and the scents fill a room quickly and completely. It has a built in six-hour timer, and an auto shutoff so one doesn’t use up the liquids and burn out the unit. I would like to be able to have a timer to set for less hours or for regular times on and off. But those are minor quibbles over what I consider a solid diffuser. It’s made well, and can blend into the background of any decor easily with the lights off. The room it’s in get’s filled with the scents of whatever oil you’ve chosen to use, and last for the entire day.

There’s quite a few diffusers on Amazon right now from various makers, most a slight variation of a single design. This unit from Island’s Miracle is unique looking, quite large (170ml), should easily fill up to a 500 sq. ft. room with scent, and it’s easy to clean. It’s competitively priced at $35.95 too. And with a “Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee” attached, wherein if you’re unsatisfied with the product you just need to e-mail Island’s Miracle for a full refund, I don;t see a reason why you wouldn’t want to see if this Essential Oil Diffuser is for you, t00!

dsc_2060

Connect with Island’s Miracle:

I received the above product(s) free of charge from Island’s Miracle. I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion. I received no other compensation in exchange for my review. My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

Tree New Bee® Laptop Cooling Pad

It seems anymore we’re having to supplement the build of the gadgets we buy because manufacturers cut corners or put just the bare minimum needed to get by. Such is the case, frequently, with laptops and their cooling fans. But a whole niche market has popped up to fill the need, and I’m now quite fond of my Tree New Bee Laptop Cooling Pad.

DSC_1338

It wasn’t easy to get me to move away from my adjustable desk with it’s fans, but there are times where my desk wasn’t going to fit where I needed it to go, adjustable or not. So I was thrilled to find the Tree New Bee cooling pad was small and light enough to fit almost anywhere, and go almost anywhere. It has little legs in the back to prop the keyboard area up to more comfortable and ergonomic angle, and little arms in the front to keep your laptop from gradually sliding off the pad. The pad is lightweight plastic and some metal, and if I had one complaint it’s that there’s a great deal of flex in the panels, causing it to impact the fan. I also don’t understand the purpose of the LED lights. The fan plugs in to and standard-sized USB port on your laptop, so these lights just serve to drain the battery a little more. I did like that the plug is a pass -through design, so you don’t even lose a USB port while you use the cooling pad. That’s putting some thought into the design, and I appreciate it. I may disassemble the unit and disconnect them, but the do look shiny and bright, if that’s what your going for. The Tree New Bee laptop pad is also whisper quiet. You absolutely cannot hear it at all over ambient noise, which is a major plus from my old adjustable desk fans. You can really feel the temperature difference on the bottom of the laptop.

At only $13.99, it’s a great value to protect the (sometimes very significant) investment made into your laptop. Extreme heat is the mortal enemy of all the most important components, and the Tree New Bee Cooling Pad is the mortal enemy of heat. It will extend the life of your laptop and you’ll wonder how you got along with it before! With a full 1-year warranty, it’s definitely worth a look-see and find out if a laptop cooling pad is just what the computer doctor ordered!

DSC_1340

Connect with Tree New Bee:

I received the above product(s) free of charge from Tree New Bee. I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion. My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

OxyLED Dimmable LED Copper Wire String Lights

LED lighting has come a long way, and one of my favorite companies that’s making the latest and greatest is OxyLED. They always find a way to innovate, taking a product we all thought we knew and changing things up just enough to make the common product shiny and new. The latest is their LED string lights. I’ve reviewed a few before, and a one was, up until now, my favorite. Let me share why this new offering from OxyLED supplanted them so handily.

DSC_1135

To start, we’ve all been there. The best laid out plans to decorate and light a fixture in the house come undone because try as you might, you’ll see the wire. OxyLED realized this and decided if you’re going to see it anyway, you might as well make it sparkle with gorgeous, bright shiny copper. And I’m loving it. Gone also are the harsh, bright blue-white lights of LED’s from the past and in their place are soft, warm white lights (2700-2900K warm white range) that aren’t hard on your eyes int he least. But what took it up to 11 for me was the remote control. Not just a simple “on” or “off”, but you can dim them, and they can flash, strobe and fade too. That’s just too cool. Not just for holidays or parties, but I can use these lights for my year round decorating, I can use them for mood light, I can even leave them up for parties and social gatherings. There’s nothing they’re not good for, and at 120 lights on a 40 foot string, the possibilities are endless! And with over 12″ from the first light to the control box, and almost 60″ from the box to the plug, your lights will have plenty of length to hide the cord and keep it hidden. I did notice that at a certain distance (about 20 feet and through a wall) the remote didn’t always get the signal through. Careful placement of the antennae should remedy that, however.

DSC_1136

All this and you get OxyLED’s stellar service and support, for the life of the product. 10 brightness levels, 3 modes, a remote control, a beautiful light set with an equally beautiful wire, perfect lighting colors and lifetime support? And for only $14.99? That’s a steal. I’m planning on picking up a few sets, because they have so many uses, I’m making plans right now to light a few projects. I love these lights, and I think you will too.

DSC_1137

Connect with OxyLED/HisGadget:

I received the above product(s) free of charge from HisGadget and OxyLED.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

Kohree Real Wax Flameless LED Candles with Full Function Remote Control

I have reviewed a number of flameless candles recently, some that I loved, some I wanted to, and some that fell just short. The Last pillar candles I reviewed from Ohuhu fell just short, but based on my experience with Kohree products, I had much higher hopes. And for the most part, these Kohree Reaal Wax Flameless Pillar Candles with Remote Control are my new favorite flameless pillar candles ever.

DSC_0654

To start, they are covered in real wax, so you should probably not put them on a hot surface or in bright sunlight for extended periods of time. You have a choice between a “constant on” feature, and a slow “flicker” effect from all three. You can even control the bightness! Low for a more relaxed setting and high to really brighten up a corner or accent table. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (sadly, not included. Insert sad face here!) each, they will run for quite some time before needing to be replaced (or, if your clever, recharged!). And because it’s a flameless candle, there’s no mess, no smoke, no hot melted wax to be worried about. And it’s always the perfect height and size, it’ll never melt smaller or irregular. The included remote is full-function, so you can adjust the brightness, the setting, and even the pre-designated timers of 4 and 8 hours! And the best part about them is they look just like the real deal. The last pillar candles I tried from Ohuhu would change colors, but the one color lacking was a true, actual “flame” color! So you immediately knew there was something off. With these Kohree Flameless Wax Candles, they 100% look and act like the real deal! They make for a great centerpiece to your holiday table, to any possible holiday decorating you could have in mind! And because they’re LED lights, they’ll last for years and years, and never need more than fresh batteries and quick wipe and they’re ready for the next season!

DSC_0657

I really liked these Kohree Flameless Wax candles, and at just $16.99 for the set of 3, you could spend a lot more and get a lot less! The look and feel of a real candle, the convenience of a full function remote, and the low price, you can’t go wrong with these Real Wax Flameless Candles from Kohree!

DSC_0658

Connect with Kohree:

I received the above product(s) free of charge from Kohree.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

EvoBrite’s LED Ultra Energy Efficient 9w (60w replacement) Bulb

download

 

Let’s be honest, whether we like it or not, it’s becoming more important every year to be as energy efficient as possible. One of the easiest ways to do that was to change out your old incandescent bulbs for “greener” CFL’s. Yet the light was atrocious, there was usually a delay when you flipped the switch, and they didn’t last very long. Disposal was also a nightmare. So you’d be forgiven if you put off switching out your bulbs. Especially when the alternative, LED’s, were very expensive and not easy to find. But EvoBrite’s New 9w LED bulb puts all those old concerns to rest, at a price that means there’s no excuse to keep putting off the switch.

DSC_0428

EvoBrite’s 9w bulb puts out the equivalent light of a 60w incandescent bulb, but draws almost a tenth of the power! You could expect maybe, if you were lucky, about 1,000 hours of use from your old bulbs, but with the new LED’s, you can expect in the neighborhood of 50,000 hours! So while, initially, incandescent bulbs seem cheaper, as Hubby’s grandfather used to say, “The cheap comes out expensive” in the end, because you’ll be rebuying those incandescents a whole bunch more while your shiny new LED is still plugging away! And the light quality is comparable to most soft white incandescent bulbs on the market today, not the harsh, nasty light of the CFL’s they tried to pawn off on us a few years back. In fact, with the exception of the patented “”Reveal” brand of bulbs, I find my EvoBrite LED is probably my favorite light in the house. Plus, it’s on in an instant, no more waiting for the bulb to come on, or for it to achieve “full brightness” like CFL’s. And because there’s little to no glass, EvoBrite’s LED bulb is shock proof, there’s no filament to break, and doesn’t put out the heat a normal bulb would. There’s literally no downside. At $7.39 shipped (with Prime) it’s about the same price as the ones you’d get in you local big-box store, but delivered to your home, no muss, no fuss. I can’t speak to disposal, because I’ve never had to replace a single LED light in this house!

DSC_0429

While you can’t dim this particular bulb, I see no reason to not start replacing all the incandescent bulbs in my house with LED’s. I’ve already changed three, and now with EvoBrite’s 9w LED bulb, 4. I don’t miss the old bulbs a lick, and most of time forget they’re LED’s. Except when I’m changing out an old Incandescent. Which happens a lot. With EvoBrite’s bulb, that may soon be a thing of the past!

DSC_0430

Connect with EvoBrite:

I received the above product(s) free of charge from EvoBrite.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

Oak Leaf Starry String Copper Wire 100 LED String Lights

I considered the last string of LED lights I reviewed to be the “Gold Standard” for these types of “starry” light strings, and while I like the Oak Leaf LED lights a lot, they fall a little short of me, but I still consider them to be fantastic lights, and recommend these type of lights very highly for holiday decorating, or really for all year round decorating ideas.

DSC_0524

To start you have 100 LED’s on a bendable, moldable 33 foot copper wire, with your LED’s spaces about 3 & 3/4″ apart. There’s minimal sheathing on the string, and it will be very visible on things like Christmas trees or anything that’s dark in color. the lights are a soft white hue, not the stark blue or almost purple of the cheaper LED’s. I didn’t like the AC adapter as much as the RTGS lights, but I still like an AC adapter over a set of batteries any day. The RTGS lights also had a longer run of cord from the AC to the first light, and the Oak Leaf lights have only about 9 or so inches before your first light. I also didn’t much care for how the string ended. It’s just some soldered wire with a snip of plastic shrink tube. That’s it. It’s not even fully closed, so there’s a chance, while minute, that something could get into that tube and cause an arc. Unlikely, but possible. It also in my mind fully negates them being “water resistant”. So I would keep that in mind.

The pluses of these Oak Leaf Micro LED “Starry” Lights far outweigh the negatives, and I think lights like these are just gorgeous and have so many useful applications, from the holidays and beyond. I have several strings and use them all year long, and with LED’s you know you’ll get years and years of flawless use, because the diodes themselves are rated to last for up to 20 years! And at a platry 2.8 watts of power, they won’t run up the electric bill, and they run so cool they’re safe for under displays, or near delicate fabrics. They are also backed with a generous 12-month “Refund or Replacement” warranty. I plan to pick up several more of these types of lights, and I can’t imagine a home that wouldn’t look just a little better with a string or two strung around.

DSC_0526

Connect with Oak Leaf:

I received the above product(s) free of charge from Oak Leaf & Kohree.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

 

RTGS Products Micro LED 100 Light String

ScreenHunter_04 Nov. 04 12.43

With the holidays fast approaching and our proclivity in this house to really overdo it on the Christmas decorations, I couldn’t have been more thrilled when RTGS Products offered us two different versions of their LED string lights with ultra thin wires, and I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I’m glad they did, because in all my years of playing with and decorating with novelty lights, I’ve never come across a set I loved so much.

DSC_0241

Way back when, before LED lights came to prominence, there were really only what craft stores called “rice lights”, which were tiny incandescent bulbs on a string, powered by batteries, and were a major disappointment every time we tried them. While they were neat looking, and looked somewhat decent, they dimmed quickly, were difficult to work with, and required a giant battery pack the belied their intended use of lighting smaller, delicate features. RTGS Products Micro LED Light string solves all those issues and makes decorating with their lights a dream. The wire is ultra thin, almost micro filament, so it disappears into whatever you string them on, and it’s bendable so they’ll hold the shape or direction you put them in easily. And the light! Oh, the light. So bright and clear, no “dim” bulbs on the 100 light string, and because they’re powered by a standard DC transformer, you can plug them into any wall socket and be good to go. And with 10 feet of cable from the plug to the first light, you have plenty of distance so you’re not bound to the immediate vicinity of the wall socket! With 4 inches between bulbs, you can stretch them out for a delicate lighting effect, or bunch them up for something bolder, but the choice is yours! The best part? Everything but the transformer plug is 100% water and weather proof, and 100% submersible! And because the RTGS Micro LED Lights draw very little power, they use only a fraction of the power used by a traditional light sting saving you money and being eco-friendly. And, because they’re LED, you have about a 30,000 hour/20 year life span, so you can decorate features in your house with the utmost confidence and not worry about switching out the lights every few years or replacing burned out bulbs.

DSC_0294

As if all these other features weren’t enough, RTGS Products offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a whopping 2 year warranty! Talk about standing behind their products! I’m in love with these lights. I got two sets, the warm white and the cool white, and I put the warm white up right away on a topiary that came lit, but like every single “pre-lit” tree or decoration, the lights stopped working for no discernible reason withing a few months. I’d given up hope, and the RTGS Products shined a light (pardon the pun) on the possibility of lighting the things around my house I’d given up hope lighting. I can’t wait to put the cool white set up for the holidays, either. I can’t remember the last time I was excited to put up lights of any sort, but with RTGS Products Micro LED stings, I’m all giddy about lights again!

Connect with RTGS Products:

I received the above product(s) free of charge from RTGS Products.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

Celebright: Premium Flameless LED lighted tea Candles #Review #FlamelessCandles

IMAG2627 I usually purchased my tealight candles in bulk and a box or several bags lasted me for years. Five years passed and I took for granted always having that surplus of candles and then came having to shop for them. I never thought I would be shorted on candle wax! My older tealights are literally half thicker and last three times as long than the wafer thin candles I found today. I started pricing and noticed that most places charged premium prices for anything close to what I had, so I started thinking about use and placement. IMAG2625 Candles have never been a danger in my home and I am thankful that I remember to blow them out, never leave a room with a candle lit and make sure to never place a candle holder under a vent that if the candle were to be lit and the central air kicks in, it could cause a flame to blow more towards one side and ruin the holder itself or worse. This means I’m limited. Yes, I love scents but I have candle holders that are just too pretty to burn a candle in them. I don’t want black marks over time to build and ruin the glazes/finishes, so I started looked for options. IMAG2628 In my hunt, I reached out to Celebright and they were kind enough to send me a box of 24 LED lit and candles. Talk about having enough candles to light up any room for any occasion or just because. The candles come with batteries and these are not one-time use either, you can simply change the batteries (type CR2032) and continue to enjoy the tealights. No heat, no limitations, no worrying about leaving and did I blow that candle out and it you have children or pets, no worries if they come too close for comfort. I sort of like this worry-free living! Everything is great but looks also matter and these mimic a flame with a nice small flickering. They all flicker differently so you don’t have a sequence doing the same flame moment at the same time, just a nice mellow light that is somewhat relaxing. When you are done, you simple flip them over and they even have a switch to control them on or off, so no need to mess with screws or hard tops to pop off. IMAG2626 Retail Price Point: $19.95 for a set of 24 tealights with batteries included and already installed. That is less than a $1 a piece!  Candles also come with a Lifetime Guarantee.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Celebright Flame-less candles can be purchased via Amazon and the more you buy, the more you save.  Each tealight offers you 120 hours of continuous LED lighting and no worries about heat, as they stay cool to the touch.  The bases are white, so they go with any decor and that flickering light is really the best imitation of flame I have seen so far!  Great for gifting, holidays, or even just for decor purposes and no worries about spilling wax! IMAG2629 Get your Celebright  tealights today and start enjoying safe flameless lighting:

 

No worries about wax or real flames.

No worries about wax or real flames!

I received the above product(s) free of charge from Celebright.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

%d bloggers like this: