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@Popchips Cheddar & Sour cream ridges

I was skeptical about. While I do Like some of their products, I wasn’t sure about cheddar and sour cream together. The verdict??? They’re good. They combined just the right amounts of each to be able to taste them both. Another thing unlike most sour cream (and onion) chips they usually taste very salty. If this has any, I’d be surprised.I let my mother try one when I opened them, she liked them but got an after taste she did not care for. As for myself I did not, but after eating a few myself a but quickly, I’m not digging the aftertaste. Maybe need to have a drink or snack on something between each chip.

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Fabreze One Fabric and air mist starter kit

I was almost out of my air effects bottle which is 9.7 .oz and you’d save to buy a whole new bottle.

This is the Fabreze One Fabric and air mist starter kit;  normally $5.99 with the refill as $3.99. I think that’s a better deal than having to buy the fabric and air must separate…even though my fabric re-fresher  is 27 oz.The one bottle saves space and money. You can find it at Target but I greatly hope I can find it in Walmart.

I received the Orchid scented spray. I sniffed the bottle before spraying as my family and I tend to not always like the same scents. Some aggravate my allergies, others my mother’s. For once we both agree on a scent, so I hope I can find this Scent when we go to Walmart, or something else that’s light and flowery…maybe lavender.

You can spray a short spritz or a long (non aerosol) spray to gently clean odors away without heavy perfumes (mom or I do not like) and no dyes.

I think this formula works better than the previous ones in the air as well as on fabric. I’ll put it this way…I have an old blanket from the 90’s I just can’t let go of so I made this the subject of the test and would you believe it actually worked. Honestly the previous solution worked, but not as well to clean the

smell(s) away from this blanket. ONE removed the deep down layers and lasted for a longer time as well.

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Crispy Green Crispy fruit

The card Influenster sends when you get one of their sampling boxes notes they send one out of 6 flavors; I received the Apple, but sadly the card does not note what all the flavors are.

These 100% All Natural Freeze Dried Apples are nice thick pieces, with a little crunch.. so no more excuses you want some crispy chips and reach for a potato chip. These have got crunch, they are light only 40 calories 0 from Fat, they don’t taste overly sweet like someone added sugar, and looking at the nutrition info again, it’s only 7 grams of sugar which I think is less than a ripe juicy apple. I will tell you something.. I will be looking for these at Walmart when I go  I just can’t decide if I want to get a 6 pk..(wonder if they come as assorted flavor packages..if not then THAT is how I let them know to improve on the product, as well as need bigger slices, not just thick but full slices, (they are more like a half of a slice)

A .36 oz. Bag is supposed to be $1.49 and a 6-pk of bags for $7.99 and I have found a list of the flavors. Wow I can have a ‘chippy’ fruit salad (yeah sorry that joke fell flat even with me)

  • Apple
  • Asian Pear
  • Banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Tangerine

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Orgain Protein Bars

 

 

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Now I have a bit of a beef with Protein bars…

  1. I have yet to see one that is actually appetizing looking.
  2. Many taste like someone put a dumpster in a blender.
  3.  Many don’t even look like it’s made of what it says
  4. They rarely taste like what they say they are supposed to.

 

As you may be able to see from the image, I got the Cookie Dough flavored version. No it tasted NOTHING like Cookie dough.

As for the taste, it was either passable or I was so hungry when I ate it that I just didn’t notice.

(I usually keep something in my purse in case I’m not hungry in the morning or not able to eat breakfast before I run out the house)

I would say it’s passable cause there have been times I was super hungry, ate a protein bar and it still had a nasty taste, but Orgain needs to improve on the flavor of this.

Burt’s Bees Protein powder

Had to wait a bit as our blender died and had yet to find a new one; thankfully a week before my deadline Walgreen’s had one on sale.

I tried this first with just a taste of the powder, and it might be OK enough to just use in some water.

So the new blender gets blessed by Burt’s Bees (plant based) protein with 1 cup banana, 10oz Orange juice and 3/4 of frozen blueberries smoothie with a scoop (I used a heaping teaspoon.) Of the protein powder. It tasted good except the banana wasn’t ripe enough for me, I could still taste the orange juice a bit (I’d rather use pom juice to make my smoothies or even skim milk.)

I prefer fresh fruits and berries to frozen, tastes so much better. However I don’t think I put enough of powder in. It didn’t make me feel satisfied or full.(so I would not snack late night)

I will say one thing, when I closed what I left in the pouch it came in…some of the powder overflowed out and it felt like silk or satin. I will have to experiment with this and making smoothies. The ‘cups’ that came with my blender are more like a tall slim 25 .oz pitcher, so a scoop may not be enough for that size, although what I made was 1/2 or 3/4 of 25 oz.  (I think it’s as long as my forearm! So basically that’s breakfast and lunch in one cup er let’s call that pitcher cause calling it a cup just does not work for me.

So I’m still not sure about this one, other than you’d probably be able to just put it in my water and just drink it that way.

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Orabrush  A DenTek brand tongue cleaner

So far I already have tried a tongue scraper and have 2 round tongue brushes, one with hard bristles and the other soft.

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The bristles on this subject are plastic and sort of look like a cat’s tongue.

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Using the Dentek brush, I don’t know if the  bristles really do anything, but that darker pink, at the top of it, works as a scraper. Now even if it’s not meant to work as a scraper, it’s a better one than one (at the top) in the left image, which is also from the Dentek subdivision which I’ve trashed recently wasn’t a good design compared to this new brush/scraper design.  There are times my tongue gets that feeling like it’s been soaked in cotton, and that’s when it’s a great time to use this brush/scraper.

I would say definitely a step up from past designs  but I still think it a shame these companies haven’t been able to successfully combine a toothbrush and a tongue scraper/brush design. The one’s I’ve had on the back of the toothbrush are not wide enough, and the scrape design just doesn’t work. I wonder if they could make a toothbrush in this fashion so that instead of having to buy a separate item and like me forgetting to use it after… To just combine the two.

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Sabra Guacamole

Mom likes this stuff so I told her when she has it I’ll have a taste. For me I have finally found something that grosses me out enough to literally gag repeatedly!

I think my quote was…”It tastes like slimer”

Now mom on the other hand says it tastes good. So if you already like the stuff, you will like it.

(Should have used the denttek brush to help get the flavor off my tongue

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*I received these Items free from Influenster.com to test and review. All opinions are my own. 

 

11 Make-up and Toiletry Organizers…people swear by

Or try a deluxe organizer for your shadows, glosses, and other little things: Heck I could use this not just for make up etc. but for a desk organizer, even a display to sell jewelry and crafts I made!

I have loads of make up old or new, and YES I know the old needs to be chucked out, but I just love the color too much and its no longer sold. I still have my old Caboodles carry case as well as my big Sassaby one both in storage (I would swear in mine there’s an extra compartment that you could put hair sprays in)  but I would like something other than the drawer in my bureau for my make-up (plus whatever is on top of it) I have a caboodles or whatever organizer as well, (again in storage) but that may end up being desk fodder at some point instead.  This one on the right I like for the top of my bureau as you can see everything in it. I juts don’t know if there will be enough clearance as mine is also a hutch.

That hanging bag I do love for travel a well as the toiletry set (I have something like it) but for that much money I’ll stick to the Michael Kohrs (sp?) hanging toiletry bag I got as a hand me down. (I won’t buy brand name stuff but I’m not against getting it free or in a Thrift store! (but then I usually don’t notice it is as I don’t really look at the names, just the style and if I’ll like it on me)

What I need for a make-up organizer is not just make up but side holders (good size ones) for at least 5-10 bottles of Perfume and same for lotions!

 

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My Foot Boot Fashion

 

 

Now it’s rare when I do a write up for something fashion, as I’m not one for fashion. I know some things like silver looks best with black and Gold with White. That just because some say certain colors do not mix does not mean that you can’t wear them. (Yes You can wear red and pink together, but one of them has to be belt just a little trim, otherwise you look like Mimi from the Drew Carey show…..a clown)

With the Holidays upon us and Black Friday around the corner, I thought the perfect post would be a product review of a pair of boots I recently purchased.

Women’s Daily Shoes Combat Style Ankle Bootie Quilted Military Knit  with hideaway Credit Card Knife Money Wallet Pockets 

I’ve been eyeing these boots for at least a year if not more! I think you could say they are utilitarian, as they have a pocket for your credit card, money, key, multi (survival?) tool  etc.(or just use it for emergency money)

so I thought these would definitely be worth getting with some of my birthday money (Though ordered before, so I could wear for any birthday festivities).  Normally I wear a size 8 but being as a lot of footwear does not come with the arch support in it, not to mention sometimes there’s barely enough room between your foot and the inside of the  boot to fit an insole in;  I thought let me get a half size bigger, so I can wear thicker socks as well as in case I need to include an insole in it. I was right; there was no arch support, and thankfully there is enough room for a good insole as well as your foot to fit in comfortably!

These are the sort of boots that never go out of style!

There have been many a footwear that I had to either decide to use the insole and feel as though my foot is being squashed or to forego the insole and therefore my feet and back to hurt faster especially when shopping at a  Walmart… (and all the other stores we go to when we go Middle-town, NY or the stores we go to in Connecticut.

With these boots, not only is there room for the insole, but I’m pretty sure there’s enough room left for some thick(er) socks than I normally wear, (like winter socks) but have yet to test as it’s still too warm, and there has not been a snow fall.  (I have included  a few options for thick socks below)

Now I really haven’t decided what exactly, other than a few dollars (maybe $20 -$50 for emergency or running out) to keep in my boots. Maybe a multi tool would be a good Idea in one of them. Oh and the pockets are fairly deep. Let’s just say before you try paying at a register like I did, try to have the money out before reaching the register, plus it’s not a good idea for people to see that you have your money etc in your boots, but I really only had 2 singles in there at the time so it didn’t really matter. Other ideas to put in them, why not those rewards cards, (I wish there were a way to combine all your rewards numbers into one account/card  so that you just need the one card with you for them to swipe, scan or whatever and it will go through, (or just use a fingerprint)

anyway I really do love my new boots! I got them cheaper than they are at now, but they are worth the price. Plus like I said with Black Friday around the corner You will likely get a discount, and if you purchase through Ebates, You might get some money back from your order). There’s also have a choice of multiple colors, plus Camouflage  and zebra print, as well as quilted color options! If I could get another pair so soon, I would order 2 more pairs  a  Quilted white/beige pair, but then that would get dirty too quick..  so maybe I’d go with the brown  pair and maybe the ones that look like denim. I don’t care for the zebra print ones as to me they look like those flood boots.

 

If you don’t care for the version I got, there’s a couple other styles one like mine with bucklets on back (or so looks) and an ankle cut

or this style http://amzn.to/2mQ7byy with buckles in back they also have an ankle cut http://amzn.to/2lyrXmf

Oh yeah,it’s a good idea to waterproof these  (and any of your other footwear for when it rains, snows etc) I do so with all my footwear but mostly my Fall and winter boots, shoes etc. You want to do an even coating over the whole boot. I work on the seams first, let dry then I spray the rest of the boot. Let it dry then spray another layer, then I take a show sponge (like the ones some hotels give) and buff with that.

Sof Sole Silicone Waterproofer Spray for Boots, Tents and Outdoor Gear, 12-ounce

 

 

here are a few different thick socks for the winter, Knee high, over the knee and a few wool options for those of you not allergic.

1.  23 5.

1.Thick Knee High Cotton Socks 

2. Fheaven Women Long Warm Cotton Blend Socks Over Knee High Sock

So mad these are wool I was thinking of ordering some for myself, but I’m allergic to wool. (If you already think it feels itchy, let’s just say I will scratch myself til I bleed. Learned it the hard way.

3. Pack of 5 Womens Thick Knit Warm Casual Wool Crew Winter Socks

4. Field4U Women’s Wool Knit Winter Socks

Or for the geek girls out there..

5 .  Doctor Who TARDIS Over-The-Knee Socks However these are not thick winter socks

 

 

Suave dry shampoo spray

I was recently able to acquire a bottle of Suave dry shampoo with Keratin infusion. In this video you can see the 3 different manufacturer’s items

I made sure I really put this stuff to the test. I didn’t just wait a couple of days when I received it, I let my super long thick hair (that is past my butt, maybe closer to my knees now) go about 5 days maybe 7

(hey I wasn’t going anywhere or be around anyone so I didn’t really care! and this would be a real test not just later in the day or 2 days later)

I don’t really style my hair other than in a ‘pony tail’ or a bun, I just do not have the patience to tangle with the tangles that no matter how long or what way I brush my hair, there always seems to be knots in it. but there’s something to it that gives you some volume back in your hair!

Anyway so after spraying as best I could following directions provided, I had gone out to see if I would get any reactions.  I could smell it all day. My hair smelled like I actually washed it! No greasy hair smell, nor did it feel so either. Also I was surprised that it didn’t look dirty either, though it still looked dull.

 

 

                  BEFORE & AFTER

Before dry shampooAfter Dry shampoo

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*received complimentary from Influenster to test  & review

 

ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep aid

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The latest product I had to test for Influenster was the Zzzquil nighttime sleep aid.

I suffer from Anxiety so sometimes I do need to take something to get me to sleep.  The only bad thing is some sleep aids, leave you groggy even when you get the full 8 hours of sleep or even more than that.

I’ve tried simply sleep and that is one of the ones that leaves you groggy and I feel unfocused (because my eyes feel droopy) most if not the whole day the times I’ve taken it.

* Small Cool Purple liqui gel tabs

*Use only for the occasional sleepless night

*I fell asleep in 15-20 minutes

*I slept Soundly and though I did feel a bit groggy when I first woke, it only took a bit (maybe 15 minutes) for it to pass

*It’s not for pain (wish though) and it’s not a cough medicine.

*Non-habit forming

*ensure time to get sufficient sleep 7-8 hours.

another problem when I take sleeping pills (or even when I have a cold.. when I take cold medicine…) I feel it though it may Zi Approved PRODUCThelp get me to sleep, that it ‘wakes’ me up. I don’t sleep through the night when I take these sort of things. So that was a big piece of the criteria I was going to judge this on. It passed!!! I didn’t wake up during the night when I took it

I usually go to bed at 2 in the morning (I just can’t sleep before that) and usually I don’t sleep a full 8 hours with or without a sleep aid. I usually use Tylenol PM and just take one, It helps, but I think I’ll be switching brands

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary (free) sample of the product noted from Influenster to test & review.

Nail Soaks review & Contest

When I saw these I had to have them. I thought not only are these great to just soak your nails clean but  these might make it easier to remove my polish (esp. those glittery types instead of using the cotton pad, and getting the fuzzies all over the place)

So I tried them out an. Using my own mix of non-acetone nail polish remover with a bit of regular polish remover for my real nails (if you have fake ones.. DO NOT add Acetone as it ‘melts’ the plastic/acrylic. )

for my basic manicure  …I use a base coat, then polish, and a 2nd coat if needed, and then the clear top coat. When you remove it can be all non-acetone, or mix a cap of acetone into it. The nail soaks should be no more then 1/4 to half full

(I may use nail decal which needs no special way of getting it off, or even using the thin brush to put a decoration on… both of these can be taken off as the basic manicure.but sometimes getting them off is a little more difficult and therefore adding in a bit of acetone.)

another variation after the 2nd coat of polish I might  add stones or other nail art, some of which I do use a dab of glue or a lot of coats of clear polish. For this one you need mostly acetone, and I suggest NOT to put it in your soaks as it will eat at the glue /leak proofing for these I suggest just soaking in a small Chinese take out container (the size they put sauce in) and soak your nails with mostly acetone (but if you have the fakes, again you will have to only soak them with non-acetone.)

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Contest   (ended)

In Honor of this post, I am having a contest!!! Enter below for your OWN set of soaks!!!

The contest is not just for the soaks, but a goody bag of  items for you!!

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Try Dry Degree dry spray antiperspirant

DSCN5940Degree Motion sense Dry Spray -Fresh Energy   “The Game Changer”

I remember in my pre & early teen years using a spray deodorant did not work for me, well at least in the way that it felt like it burned when I sprayed it on.
When I received a complimentary sample I was a bit hesitant, but I figured by now the sprays should be greatly improved and as far as the degree spray is concerned, they have.

I remember as well back in the day that when I’d spray, it would have a chalky smell and make me wheeze and cough, not to mention when breathing in it was like inhaling chalk. The smell of this one is pretty, but light I hardly noticed the smell until I saw the listing to submit the review. Mom even says it smells like perfume!

The first day I received it, after taking my shower I used the spray. Surprisingly it didn’t even burn having shaved. Now how does it do to actually keep you dry…
I sleep under a really heavy blanket the kind that if its not at least 40 degrees and below you will likely sweat so I thought I’d put it to the test that way.

I woke up feeling like I did right after the shower. I was dry, and well test DSCN5942wise, give myself a sniff and didn’t have any smell of sweat etc.

Must have workout products

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