XtremePowerUS’s Mini Electric Washing Machine

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Washing the clothes can be a real pain in the butt. Especially with the new “H.E.” machines that, try as we might, don’t get clothes really clean anymore. They might save some water per cycle, but having to repeatedly wash the same stuff to get clothes clean negates any savings. So it was with “Xtreme” delight that I found myself picked to review XtremePowerUS’s Mini Washing machine, mostly because finally, I had an agitator again.

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Unfortunately, while it’s compact, lightweight and seems perfect for small loads or delicates, the underpowered motor and anemic pump render the machine almost useless for all but the lightest and most delicate of clothes, the ones that don’t get too dirty to begin with. For starters, the instructions leave much to be desired. Thankfully Hubby and I are pretty good about figuring out how stuff works. The controls are very straightfoward, and easy to use. I started off with a simple outfit: Pants, a shirt, and undies, which barely filled the wash tub 1/3 of the way. The water inlet hose doesn’t truly connect to any faucets or spigot in the house, so we used the pull-down kitchen faucet. When the machine started making a humming noise but nothing happened, I lifted the lid and picked up the clothes and the agitator went nuts and spun like crazy. Once the clothes were put back down, the agitator refused to spin again. Imagine this repeating itself for the 9 minutes I set the timer for. Not how I want to do wash, because after all, it’s usually a passive endeavor. So okay, time to spin the clothes mostly dry so that you hang them out to dry the rest of the way. But the “pump” failed miserably, and hubby had to lift the machine higher than the counter to get the “pump” to work. Lesson learned there, the “pump” only works with a ground-level drain, such as in the tub or shower. Sadly, the distance to our outlets on the walls preclude this being a feasible place to use it. Even at that, there’s still a considerable amount of soapy water in the machine that the pump just doesn’t have the power to remove.

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I wanted to like this machine, and for $100, if you want access to a washing machine that doesn’t need to run on a steady diet of quarters, or wait for the communal apartment machine, this might be for you, so long as you understand you may be limited to washing one thing at a time, and constantly have to assist the machine with every step in the process. The irony of the company name isn’t lost on me here. If XtremePowerUS would put pumps and motors with a little more power, these machines would be selling like hotcakes. Even with my full-sized machines, I would have one for delicates and for Hubby’s yardwork clothes, but as the machine stands now, it has more limitations and drawbacks than positives. It’s almost there, and with better internals, I’d recommend the machine highly.

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Ohuhu 5-Level Storage Organizer/Wardrobe

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Ohuhu is quickly making a name for themselves in all manner of products and categories, and their 5-Level “Non-Woven Cloth” storage wardrobe is an ambitious product that could be very useful and come in handy in the right situations.It does fall a little short in some respects and while I still think it’s a decent product, there’s definitely room for improvement.

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To start, the “non-woven cloth” (more like paper, really) is really thin and delicate. Because the fit and finish of the metal tubes and connectors is not the absolute finest, you must exercise extreme care when putting the cover over the frame, lest you rip it. Mine came with some damage, but not so damaged that it meant it was useless. The metal framing tubes are a little fragile, and assembly took Hubby, by himself, about 40 minutes, mostly because, again, you have to be gentle with the components and the instructions were, shall we say, lacking.

Individual sections can be a little rickety, and the unit depends on the strength of the entire product assembled as a whole to provide some stability. Once assembled, the unit is not at all flimsy, and does look quite handsome in almost any room. It’s functional for a dorm, or small closetless room, while being large enough for many various items but compact enough that it’s footprint doesn’t take up the entire room. The whole unit is light enough to moved easily by just one person, but I’d advise against moving it with full shelves. The “fabric” shelves also cannot hold a great deal of things, nor very heavy objects either, so be forewarned. At $44.99 (at the time of this writing) I feel it’s a little pricey, considering I don’t see the unit lasting very long, but I still wanted to give this Ohuhu 5-Level Cloth Storage Organizer a 5 star rating.

What stopped me is the overall customer service. As I mentioned before, my cover came with some small cuts and tears from manufacturing and shipping. I tired contacting them through Amazon, and received no response. I tried through Facebook, and after a few days was told to email them directly. I emailed them, and to date have received no response. That’s concerning because there’s multiple reports of shipping damage and thankfully, Amazon stand behind their customers 100%, but it’s disappointing for a company that makes so many wonderful products has such lacking customer service skills. So I had to knock off a star, but the product itself is pretty handy, useful, and practical.

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PulseAudio Vitality Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

Every once in a while you come across a product that you didn’t know much about and didn’t see much use for, until you try it, and suddenly understand what all the hub-bub is about. That’s exactly what happened to me with these PulseAudio Vitality bluetooth headphones. I now don’t know how I ever got along without them. Come with me as we explore why.

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Let’s be honest, there’s few things on this earth more annoying than having your earbuds ripped out of your ears. It’s somewhere between “nails on a chalkboard” and ” loud high-pitched whine”.  And we mostly do it ourselves because our earphone cord hangs down and gets caught on whatever (Or whoever) is nearest. I’m here to tell you that with PulseAudio’s Vitality bluetooth earbuds, that’s a thing of the past. And it doesn’t mean sacrificing every drop of sound quality either. Because the sound? It’s quality. It’s not like it’s reference quality, but I’ve paid more and gotten less when it comes to the sound, and they weren’t bluetooth either. And lest you think that means some giant ungainly boxes over your ears like the old FM radio headphones of yesteryear (Full disclosure, I actually owned some of those. Not to date myself here or anything!). No, these are fairly small, fairly light, but set securely in your ear and have plenty more to offer still. They are BlueTooth 4.1 compliant, and also offer NFC wireless capabilities, so all your latest devices are guaranteed to work. They come complete with a nifty little travel pouch, a charging cable, and multiple sizes of silicone buds/stabilizers for all ear sizes and types!

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See, these also have controls for volume, and can double as a hands-free headset for your smartphone! Honestly, I’m shocked they managed to cram so much in such a small package. Powered by lithium-polymer batteries, they have plenty of power (Up to 8 hours!) to last you pretty much all day. If I had a nit to pick, it would be that a couple of the buttons were hard, if not nearly impossible to get to easily by our resident sausage-finger, aka, Hubby. The price is pretty steep too, considering that rival bluetooth earbuds could be had for less than half the cost, but without knowing the quality of the sound of these rivals, I can’t say, dollar for dollar, if they are truly a value. Also, at $59.99, they could have included a wall charger instead of piggy backing on one you already own, or your handy USB charging hub. But they do include a 1-year warranty, so that’s a major plus as well. So overall the positives far outweigh the few minor negatives, and I’m very happy with these PulseAudio Vitality headphones.

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U.S. Art Supply’s Large Display and Presentation Easel

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I may have to re-title this blog from “WOM-derful” to “Things I didn’t know I needed until I had them”. Such is the case with U.S. Art Supply’s Large 66″ Display and Presentation Easel. I like to create things, and sometimes, I like to display them. What I don’t want to do is put a bunch of holes on my walls to do it. So what’s a gal (or guy!) to do? Put your creation in the closet and never enjoy it? Stand it on the floor and hope no one kicks it? Now there’s a solution that makes displaying your creations (or even just a lovely framed print you couldn’t pass up) a snap, and looks nice too. It’s U.S. Art Supply’s Presentation Easel.

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It’s a showroom-quality, lightweight aluminum easel at a price that makes sense. It’s a free standing adjustable easel that goes from 36″ all the way up to 66″, and comes in a modern black satin anodized finish with non-slip rubber feet, so it’s good for wood and tile floors too. The tubular corrugated aluminum construction means it’s strong and sturdy without being heavy (Under 3lbs!) or difficult to move around or set up. You have a rare poster you want to display? You’re golden. A framed piece of art that would look great in a corner? Boom, done. Little one painted his latest “masterpiece” and want to show the world? Your little Picasso will have a place in his, or any, room. And the adjustable display holders will slide to fit almost any size piece, and hold up to a whopping 25lbs! DSC_0415I use it now for “seasonal” art that I can change and hot worry about what kind of hanger I need, or if that wall has a stud, or if I can find a drywall anchor in Hubby’s mess of a workbench. U.S. Art Supply’s Presentation Easel is always ready to go, and when I don’t need it I can fold it up and store it away in less space that you’d need for an umbrella.

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So, again we find ourselves with a thing we didn’t really know we needed until we had it. And that’s not a bad thing. In fact, I may pick up a couple more, because there’s more U.S. Art Supply goodies coming my way in the future. Their products are quality and their prices make sense. This easel has been my new best friend for a couple weeks now, and hope one makes it to your house and becomes your friend too. Unleash your creativity with U.S. Art Supply!

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Sentey B-Trek H9 Bluetooth Headphones w/Mic Ls-4560

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So, it seems when Sentey makes a product that hits, it hits a home run. But sometimes, it’s just a foul ball over the left field fence. Not quite a homerun but a solid hit none the less. This is one of those. You’ll recall from my last Sentey Flow headset review, the sound was nothing to write home about. These B-Trek Bluetooth headphones fix that in spades. The sound is pretty good. The 40mm drivers have even tones, decent bass, and don’t sound tinny or blown out. Wired or wireless, the sound is quality. These are Bluetooth V4.0 compatible, and have been tested to work solidly with my laptop, hubby’s Nexus tablet, and our phone. It holds the connection well too. Where it falls short, again, is in the “gaming” category.

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See, the last thing I want to hear is the carnage and destruction inherent to one of hubby’s Battlefield 4 multiplayer sessions. Especially while I’m painting my nails. And we thought this headset would be the solution. But, despite pairing with the Playstaion 3 with ease, try as we might we could not get sound through these headphones to save our lives from the unit. Not for the game, for Amazon Prime videos, for music…nothing. Just static and ticking. It was a huge let down. We have an email in to Sentey about this, but as of this writing we have yet to hear back*. If you want a decent set of bluetooth headphones that won’t break the bank, these fit the bill. If you want it for PS3 (or PS4, one assumes) gaming, you might want to look elsewhere.

I don’t feel the lack of PS3 support should be a dealbreaker. The sound is good, they seem well constructed and of better materials than the Sentey Flow headset I mentioned previously. They also fold up for travel, come with a spiffy hard-ish travel case that holds the headset, the charging cable and the 3.5mm wired connection. The wired connection also works without having the lithium polymer battery charged (Sentey reports battery life of over 8 hours!), so your tunes aren’t dependent on your battery either. You have play, pause, skip and volume controls on the headset as well (device support dependent, obviously), which is nice. They fit my head, and even hubby’s big ‘ol pumpkin head, so they should fit just about everyone nicely. The ear cushion cups are snug enough for workouts or light jogging, but know that prolonged listening during these activities might cause some trapped perspiration, but the upside is there’s very little sound bleed from the earpieces. They were comfortable to wear and not so heavy that you feel like your head weighs an extra 10lbs. Overall we’re fans of these Sentey B-Trek Bluetooth Headphones, but there’s definitely room for some improvement here.

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*A quick note: I attempted on 2 separate occasions to get some support from Sentey about the PS3/Bluetooth issue. Both went unaswered. I’m dismayed that, knowing this product was sent as promotion and knowing that I would review it, and their after-sales support, they ignored me. Maybe they’d be better about product support with a paying customer, but I’ll leave my readers to draw their own conclusions here. Major disappointment for us, though.

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Sentey Brio LS-2100 Power Bank Portable Charger

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This is my second product from Sentey, and while the Flow Headphone didn’t exactly blow my skirt up, this Brio LS-2100 power bank portable charger is the bee’s knees. I’ll go over why right here, right now!

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To start, we have had some experience with these types of portable chargers before. While replaceable batteries are keen for cell phones, the whole power-down, open back, insert battery, power back up, and start your activities again thing just is clumsy and awkward and let’s be frank…it sucks. So we picked up a cheap, no-name version for the times we’d forget to fully charge the phone before leaving or heavy use or bad signal quality drained our battery. And while we got to almost 75-80% charges with the no-name, The Brio LS-2100 topped up the phone nicely, and fast. It has a 2800 mAh rating (milliampere-hour) battery so there’s juice to spare for all but the hugest mobile phone battery. So while it did top up our phone (our LG phone has a 2460 mAh battery), be sure you check the mAh rating on your phone’s battery before expecting a top-up on yours too. But the old no-name was only good for our phone, and not much else. Enter the new hotness.

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The Brio LS-2100 is about the size and weight of a tube of lipstick, so it fits comfortably in a pocket, purse or handbag. And like lipstick, the Brio 2800 comes in a plethora of colors too. It even has a cute little microfiber travel pouch to keep him looking snazzy! It also comes with it’s own short white micro-USB charging cord too, so it is ready to plug in to just about every phone on the market. It’s got flat sides so you don’t have to worry about it rolling away, either. The “grade A” lithium-ion battery is good for over 500 charging cycles, so it should last you a good long while too. And lithium-ion batteries hold their charge well, so you can power this little guy up and keep him handy until you need him. The 1A output is good to charge almost every phone or small device to boot…so remember that sucky little no-name power bank? This Brio LS-2100 left his sorry butt in the dust and charged my husband’s Asus Nexus 7 tablet too. Even his Liztek PSS-100 bluetooth speaker. I totally have a crush on this Brio LS-2100. So, sayonara little no-name power bank. There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Brio.

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At only $9.99 (with free Prime shipping) on Amazon.com, chances are the Brio LS-2100 is cheaper than a spare battery, or even a car charger. It has overcharge, over discharge (which lessens the life of your battery), short-circuit and over current protection, and LED indicators to tell you when it’s charging up or charging a device. This one is a no-brainer to me and I can’t believe I didn’t have one before. I’m so glad I got to try this little guy, and I think my readers would appreciate trying one as well.

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Sentey Flow Kid’s Foldable Over the Ear Headphones w/ Mic

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I listen to plenty of music at night when I’m trying to unwind. In the day, too, when I need to take a break from my online duties. So when Sentey offered to put me in their “Power User” program to test some products, and offered these Flow Foldable Headphones…Oh, I was sooo game.

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To start, they’ve now labeled these for “Kid’s”, and that makes sense, because they aren’t loud, or made with “premium” components. They might work with a handheld gaming device, or most .mp3 players, and even most tablets. But try as I might, my phone would just not recognize them. Both tablets (Asus) and laptops (Asus and Toshiba) did, though. So maybe LG is funky in how they recognize peripherals. My husbands Sansa Clip+ also picked it up with no issues. So we could not test if the mic works, because the phone wouldn’t play nice. So I can’t say it works with EVERY device, but almost all of them. It has an in-line control button for playing/pausing, but that is also dependent on your device being configured for that type of control, so it can be hit and miss as well.

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The sound is passable. And they’re not labeled “L” or “R” like every other pair of headphones we’ve ever had, so that involves a bit of guesswork and possibly even switching them around mid-song or movie. They even fit over my hubby’s big ‘ol head, so they should fit over just about anyone’s. These Sentey Flow headphones come with a fully detachable 3.5mm audio, too. They make the claim that they’re gaming headphones, but our PS3 only connects with bluetooth headphones, and this has no bluetooth (I assume the PS4 is the same). So to make the claim that it’s good for either system is questionable at best. You can jerry-rig a connection with a two-into-one audio cable and the audio connections at the back of the console, but on their own, they can’t connect to the Playstation systems. I can’t speak for Xbox systems, either. It doesn’t have heavy bass, or “top rated sound”, as my husband’s $8 Skullcandy earbuds out-performed it in both categories. So Sentey is making so very dubious claims in their Amazon listing in an effort to get more search hits.

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Look at it like this: These are disposable headphones. They wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of workouts, running or jogging, but they’re light enough and compact enough for travel. They’re not in-the-ear buds so you won’t have the worries of hearing damage, like you would with earbuds, but conversely you can hear them if you’re in the same room or in a vehicle as someone wearing them, so you’ll know if they’re too loud. At under $13.00, you could do worse, but I’d be very surprised if they lasted long. And if they do get lost, or broken, thankfully no one will lose much sleep over them at this price point#senteyflow. Go into this with open eyes and buy them for what they are: Economical, disposable kids headphones that might last the summer.

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Cozyna: Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinder Review #CozynaGrinder #Cozyna

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I have been expanding my tea and coffee collection when it comes to devices, tools, and just trying to simplify the process of making the best brew possible. I learned with time that the most expensive devices do not always outperform the simple and most common methods used, and this even comes to grinding coffee beans. I don’t want to waste 15 minutes cleaning out tools and machines to enjoy a cup of coffee for five minutes.

We have a plug-in grinder by a major manufacturer and when it’s time to clean it out and dry it, all the parts make this a hassle and takes me 20 minutes from start to finish and this is even me being conservative with the time it takes the basin to air dry. I stopped using it to just keep it clean! With spring around the corner, it was donated to a better home where maybe someone will actually reap the benefits of using it. I started reading on grinders and ceramic ones seemed to have the most satisfactory ratings and they are simple to use, clean and keep handy.

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Cozyna uses a stainless-steel body and this not only looks gorgeous but most importantly, it’s easy to keep clean and the object is sturdy to use, hold in hand and will provide you with many years of use versus a plastic body grinder. Odors also do not stick to stainless steel, so no worries if the grinder gets a splash from tomato sauce and then smelling it every time you touch it. The best part was being able to customize the grind to fit with the roast, type of beans and just my taste. I’m not limited and it’s not like my other grinder that required sometimes two run to just achieve the texture I desired because it tended to bind at the end, and start missing chunks of beans. Not a great start in the morning when you are sifting through coffee to try to re-grind what was missed. Not having to unscrew the grinder and just setting it via the knob makes it as easy as using a pepper mill!

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Retail Price Point: $29.99 via Amazon

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I currently have a steam machine to produce coffee and teas in and a french press as well. Again, part of simplifying the kitchen from the tools I have and actually use, versus just “things” that I owned and just stored. It’s amazing how much room I have now and best of all, I can easily access the things that I actually need without trying to stack, move and just become slightly frustrated by stuff that just collected dust. I wanted a medium to fine grind for a bean that had a medium roast. I added the beans and the Cozyna grinder is easy to hold and did not cramp the inside of my hand. Very few binds were experienced, so the ceramic burrs do the job and I was extremely satisfied with the final product. The grounds had a uniform look and texture, the smell made you eager to start brewing, and I can easily say the Cozyna grinder produced a better final product than my plug-in grinder. Simple to clean, store and use, so I could not ask for anything more! Well, maybe a lock on the top handle, as when grinding with gusto, it tends to pop off. But that’s just picking nits.

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Paula Dorf New York: Perfect Color collection, Ecstasy color #Review #PaulaDorf

 

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Paula Dorf is a cosmetic company that carries lines from lip products, make-up brushes, eye-shadows, and even nails……you name it and Paula Dorf carries it, along with products that are of their own creation. This is where the Perfect Color collection lands because one tube of color is perfect for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Pretty simple and for me it’s a take on the mascara + lipstick and go= for those days I want to blame my alarm did not go off but in reality I’m moving at a snail’s pace.

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I have tried like products in the past from Nars and other companies so the concept is not new to me. I saw the tag at the bottom, which features the name of the color and due to the intensity of the color, I assumed it was a basic pink tag and not representing the color inside. Oh, so I wish I was wrong and the tag was even down played! I then think maybe the pigment looks intense but once I swipe, the color will apply and come off smoother and just be more likable. Um, I tried my lips and the product reminded me of make-up I wore in Junior High. You know when fluorescent pinks and hues were the “it” colors, I admit I wore some of them and I would have waited in line at Wet Seal and Contempo to score this back then BUT even then I cared about how a product felt and applied. I assume again maybe I need to exfoliate my lips and let’s blame the way the color floats and feels smothering and dry, on my own lips. I continue onward and realize my Husband is in the kitchen finishing up dinner while I’m doing this. I apply on my cheeks and even just dabbing lightly onto my finger’s tip and patting on softly, to then blending in……I don’t even look like I’m stuck blushing or had a bad sun burn, I look sort of clown-ish and I actually laugh at my own reflection. Being always positive, I still go forward because the package says eyes, lips, and cheeks and my eyes are just left to attack. I blame the box at this point and I use the left-over product from my cheek onto my eyes and I finally realize that I’m looking younger but not in a good way. I’m no longer in Junior High but now I’ve entered Elementary and when my parents bought me “Barbie” make-up and they were shocked that it was real make-up (after they saw my creation the next morning).

The box states, “light and creamy in flattering shades”. The product was:

  • Almost too powdery and felt like talc, sort of like corn starch feels in between your fingers. This makes blending a bear and also results in making your pores look larger than they are. So if you want to play opposites and show off all your pores can be, this is the stick for you.

 

  • Creamy it is not and because of that talc feeling I mentioned, it feels tacky and little sticky. Then when it sets, it dries on and is hard to take off. It also feels heavy on the skin and almost smothering. So, you show off your pores and then punish them by not letting them get any air!

 

  • Flattering shades…..this I can’t comment for the entire collection in this line because the website did not show this product and/or any of it’s kind. This shade goes beyond flattering or going with any skin tone. Think about that statement chair that people buy for a room that has no rules but is that wow piece…..this is this item but the statement piece is what drowned everything else out and when you think of that room, you can only picture that chair! I can’t even call it a color you can wear at night because sooner or later you will walk under a light and please forgive anyone that asks you if you are okay, you will look sickly pink if you really blended or bug bitten if you did light pats when applying.

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Back to my Husband making dinner and his reaction to the child that found a marker……..the man said, “what the …. “and even tried helping me. Maybe you put too much on and tried saving the one eye I made up by removing the pink off with a tissue. Pinky is winning. It won’t come off. It loves me. I tried oil and found that the color can be blended better with 1 drop of oil but then I was slicky pink. After washing my face, my wonderful Husband asks me to please not put that on and what the heck was it. I explain to him and all he hears is it’s and all-in-one product and he reminds me to repeat what we say about all-in-one products in this house, “they are not even good at doing one thing”. I thank Captain Obvious even though he did try to rescue me and even after dinner said there was nothing flattering or pretty about that stuff. I again promise to play “no touchies” with it.

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This was a difficult review to write. I looked at Paula Dorf’s site and spent a good 30 minutes getting lost and seeing so many pretty and interesting products. It was hard to believe this item came from the same company I was seeing on the screen. It did not match the style, quality or image the company has. It’s a goof and it has to be. It did not help not finding the product on the website until I clicked all products and saw that it was retailing for $32 and now for $16. Maybe this is an oops stick I got because the paragraph on the site talks about shimmering accents and this has none. I can say that the pigments are ultra powerful and come with Hulk strength that I wish my eye-shadows held!

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Ozeri: CardioTech ProSeries Wrist Cuff Blood Pressure Monitor, Model BP01K Review #Ozeri

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Health and wellness are a big thing in this house. Both hubby and I try very hard to take care of ourselves, and sometimes the best way to do that is by keeping an eye on things like weight, blood sugar and blood pressure. Up until a couple weeks ago, we did that by sitting in that icky chair at the supermarket and using the communal blood pressure cuff to get an idea of where we stood. And then Ozeri made us an offer we couldn’t refuse. Would we like to try and review their CardioTech Pro Series Wrist Cuff Blood Pressure Monitor (Model BP01K)? They didn’t have to ask twice.

This little Ozeri cuff packs all the features of it’s big brothers at the supermarket into a package smaller than your coffee cup. We both dove right in to find that this Ozeri wrist cuff has a plethora features, not the least of which is a memory function for two different people, for over 180 entries (!!) tracked. So tracking your blood pressure is a breeze. Did I mention that batteries are included? Have I mentioned how much I love that? Batteries are included (2AA) and I love that. Three buttons with a big, easy to read display LCD display. I would like to see it back-lit (for that you need to upgrade to the BP2M model), but at this price point it’s not a detriment at all. And since both hubby and I have family with a history of hypertension, the Automatic Hypertension Indicator is appreciated. It will also notify you of any detected arrhythmia. It’s quick, it’s painless. It fits pretty much any wrist easily and comfortably. This little guy is a winner, and something no home should be without.

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Retail Price Point: $32.95 via Amazon and the product comes with a 5-year Warranty

I usually try to nitpick anything I get to try, because I’d want to know if I was buying this what I could find wrong. If I were pressed, I would say that there are cheaper ones out there. But then it becomes a game of “How cheap should one be with one’s health?”. Build quality matters. Component quality matters. We’ve owned Ozeri products in the past, and they are built well and built to last. So for my money, Ozeri has earned my trust. I think you can trust them too.

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I received the above product(s) free of charge from Ozeri.  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.

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