Product Review: YSportLive Ankle Support

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(Please excuse the mess in the background from my daughter’s birthday. Lol)

I’m going to be honest. When I opened the package, I didn’t think that  was going to offer much support. I have  and an inflamed Achilles tendon so I needed something that was going to support my ankle. This does. Once I got it on and done up properly, it works really well.

This is a one size fits most item. It barely fits around my calf but I make it work. The two straps that wrap around the foot are both adjustable to make it  comfortable and not too tight. I do like that I have control over that part.

While wearing this, I’m not able to wear my tennis shoes or boots. They don’t fit properly with this on. I don’t mind wearing flip flops at the moment. Will definitely have to rethink something in the winter.

Overall, I do like this ankle support. I think it would be better if the top strap had some elasticity to it to make it fit bigger people . I had problems with my ankle popping and it was painful. When I wear this, it doesn’t pop as  and when it does, there isn’t much  if any pain.

This ankle brace can be found  Amazon for $10.99.

**I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion. Receiving this item free had not made my opinion better or worse.**

Product Review: Hottips Mini Portable Battery Chargers (set of 2)

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This two pack of portable battery chargers comes in blue and purple. They are mini: 3.5 inches long by less than an inch wide. They work really well though for being so small.

I’m a Pokemon Go player (que the haters). The game does drain my battery even with the battery saver option turned on. So i started searching for something cheap that would work. I came across these and said why the heck not. They are cheap enough.

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When the battery charger is being charged, it hasa red light that is on. When it is charging a device, the light is an blue. The initial time ebb to fully charge the pack is 8 hours.

I did have issues with the purple charger. There was no red light indicating it was charging. I’d had it on the required time and it wouldn’t charge anything. So I messaged the seller. He was very helpful. He suggested letting it charge overnight and try it in the morning. I did so and it worked fine. He stated that some of the chargers didnt have the red light. He also said that if it breaks in the future to contact him.

Other than that light, I’ve had no problems with these battery packs. I take them with me everywhere I go. There is one port labeled in to charge the pack itself. There is another port labeled out to charge devices. They both come with a charging cord. If you have an Apple product, you will need a different cord to charge your device. The included cables work with my LG phone, Samsung tablet and Kindle.

It charges quickly. And almost fully for my tablet and Kindle. My phone is another story but I’m usually using it while it’s charging.

These power banks canbe wen purchased for  $6.49 from Amazon. I purchased my twin set for full price. I would definitely recommend these.

Product Review: Madbite 13 in 1 Multi-tool

Pliers, wire cutter, saw-tooth blade, phillips screwdriver head, flat screwdriver head, knife, file, 2nd flat screwdriver head, can opener, bottle opener and a piece that I have no idea what it is is what accompanies this 13 in 1 multi-tool. (Apparently, I’m missing a couple functions but I have no idea what they are.)

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I love the bright blue metallic color. As long as it’s not in the accompanying black case, you won’t loose it easily. The black case isn’t very sturdy but it does hold the multi-tool nicely. The ONLY thing I don’t like about it is the back. You have to slide it onto a belt. I honestly think it would be better if it had a type of clip to slip onto the belt or onto jeans/pants/pockets and such.

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The multi-tool itself is all made of metal with a few hard plastic pieces. It has a nice bit of weight behind it with it being as small as it is. When I got it, I thought it was going to be bigger but I am happy with the size. It is definitely not bulky like what I was imagining when I ordered it. The Madbite name is on both sides of the tool. It folds up into an almost perfect triangle. It fits nicely in the hand and will work for many sizes of hands whether they be small or large. (That being said, I wouldn’t recommend children using/playing with this for obvious reasons!)

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This can be used for many recreational reasons including hiking, camping and fishing being the most useful. It’s a great small tool to have on hand.

This Madbite multi-tool sells for $12.98 on Amazon which is a decent price in my opinion.

***I received my Madbite multi-tool at a deep discount in exchange for my honest opinion. I trust you to make your own opinions should you purchase this Madbite multi-tool.***

Product Review: Sound Intone CX-05 Headphones

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Sound Intone CX-05 Headphones come in a sturdy box that can also be used as storage when you’re not using them. It’s a thicker cardboard and it hasn’t been damaged in my house yet which is a miracle. Lol

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These are over the ear headphones rather than earbuds. I honestly like these better than earbuds. My ears don’t get irritated after just a few minutes wearing them. I like to listen to music while mowing the lawn and these almost completely drown out the lawnmower BEFORE the music even starts. When I have my music on, there’s just a faint humming I can hear from the mower.

They are HEAVY headphones and are well-built. I would have no qualms about letting my 5 year old use and wear these without supervision. I don’t think she could do anything to them to make them quick working short of throwing them in the pool or water! They ARE corded headphones and not wireless which I like. I don’t have to pay attention to the battery indicator and recharge these. They are ready to go at a moments notice. The nice thing is that the cord unplugs from the end of the headphones allowing for them to not only remain undamaged but to also fold smaller.

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The design is nice. Black fabric with a white diamond pattern. On the inside of each ear piece is an L for left and R for right. I haven’t noticed a difference about wearing them backwards. It sounds fine either way you wear them. Just depends on which side you want the cord on honestly. The cord plugs into the bottom of the piece marked L.

These sell for $27.98 on Amazon. I have seen some pairs be cheaper but the ratings didn’t look well for them. I’ve also seen ones that are more expensive. I would honestly buy these instead of buds because you don’t have to charge them and don’t have a limited battery supply.

They do have a microphone in them so you can use them as an earpiece for gaming systems or even on your phone. No need to switch between multiple items! The only thing I would have liked would have been a volume changer right there on the headphones rather than having to do it from my phone or tablet. Other than that, no complaints.

***I received a pair of Sound Intone CX-05 headphones in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I trust you to make your own decision should you purchase a set of these headphones.***

Product Review: Kuuqa Lanyards with Heavy Duty Badge Holder

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When I saw that these were heavy duty, I thought that they were going to be a flimsy plastic at best. That is not the case with these. The plastic badge holder really is a heavy duty plastic. It doesn’t have a lot of give to it so whatever you put in there will be safe. Another great feature is that it features a ziplock to close the two sides together. This will keep moisture and everything else out of there.

They are the perfect size for a normal badge that most companies use. The pocket itself will hold something that is almost 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide. The lanyard itself measures about sixteen inches plus the clip at the end to hold the badge part. It’s a silky nylon type material.

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There are many other uses to these other than badge holders. I am going to use them to put different Pokemon pictures in and some princess pictures as well. My daughter will love opening them when it’s her birthday. I can already see her wanting to wear them all at the same time and wanting to wear them to school as well.

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(I printed the picture a little big. It’s Eevee with Pikachu on her back.)

Each package comes with five of the plastic sleeves as well as five of the lanyards, so five complete sets of lanyards and sleeves. They sell for $7.09 on Amazon from seller KuuqaDirect. This is a GREAT price for five sets. I have seen other sets that are more than DOUBLE that amount!

***I received a set of these lanyards and sleeves in exchange for my review. All statements are my own. I trust you to make your own decisions should you purchase these. If you make a purchase, please comment and tell me what you like or didn’t like about them.***

Product Review: Kuuqa Stainless Steel Multifunction Clips (20 pack)

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As stated in the title, these multi-functional clips are made of stainless steel. So they will go with any idea you have. I could even see them spray painted if you don’t like the regular stainless steel color. Each individual clip consists of an “s” hook, an odd shaped hook and a clip. The clip is held to the “s” hook by the odd shaped hook in the middle. All three pieces are stainless steel and not just the hook or clip.

There are twenty that come in a pack so more than plenty for any light job you need done. The suggested uses for these clips are for hanging lights and for home uses and party uses. These would make great clips to hang party supplies from. In face, in September when it’s my daughter’s birthday, I’m going to use these clips to hang some decorations from the ceiling and I’m also going to use them to hold up a photo prop background instead of taping/stapling/nailing it to the wall.

These clips will save lots of damage to walls. If you have a spot where the S hook can attach, then there is no need for additional holes in your walls or ceilings. These can and will hold just about anything. We’ve used a few of these to hold my daughter’s art work while it dries. (I didn’t get any pictures of her painted pictures that she did. Darn it!) We’ve been using these for craft assistance when we have stuff that needs dried or we have papers that we just don’t want to use.

If one clip isn’t long enough, you can definitely hook a few together to create a longer chain. Each clip is around two and a half inches in length.

While I like the clips, I didn’t like the small plastic bag they came in. A regular little bag that closes like a Ziploc bag. The clips got tangled together and it took me a while to untangle all of them. Maybe using some kind of cardboard packaging that keeps them separated in it’s own individual slot or something to keep them separated and from getting tangled. (Doesn’t necessarily have to be cardboard.)

These clips are sold in a 20 pack by KuuqaDirect on Amazon for $8.99 a pack. That makes each hook less than 50 cents each which I think is a decent price. While I received my pack free to try, I think $8.99 is a decent price and wouldn’t mind paying that price in the future should the need arise and I need more of these clips. Overall a great product minus the packaging.

***I received my pack of 20 Kuuqa multifunctional clips free in exchange for my honest opinion. All statements are my own thoughts.***

Product Review: Songmics Acrylic Makeup Organizer, 3 pieces

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The top picture is the bottom two pieces. (I didn’t separate them for the picture. But it is two pieces.) The bottom picture is the top piece that holds lipsticks, brushes and more.

As you can tell, I don’t use this makeup organizer for a lot of makeup. It works for so many uses. I use mine on my desk and use it for pens, pencils, ink injectors, thermometer, some lipsticks and a few Shopkins. I wanted to use this for nail polish but the holes on top aren’t big enough for most standard bottles of nail polish.

The drawers, even though they look small, aren’t. The two bottom drawers are full drawers that go all the way across. The next three rows are actually 6 drawers. Each drawer is half the size of the large drawers.

I really like that this is made of acrylic. It cleans up easily and it doesn’t break/crack. I’ve had a couple other makeup organizers that definitely aren’t this sturdy and reliable. I would highly recommend this for those that want a reliable makeup organizer or office supply organizer. Lol.

This particular makeup organizer sells for $29.99 on Amazon. I would say that it’s worth it because of the size and because of the sturdiness of it. I have seen smaller makeup organizers sell for more money and they had horrible reviews.

***I received this makeup organizer in exchange for my honest opinion***

Product Review: Chalko Gel Pens set of 48

20160627_182204These gel pens are amazing. The colors are crisp and clear. Usually with gel pens, I have issues with the ink flowing. Not with these. The ink didn’t skip on any pen and the flow was nice and smooth. I didn’t notice much smearing but there was a little bit which is to be expected with gel pens. There are metallic, normal, pastel, glitter and mixed ink pens in this pack of 48.

There is even a WHITE gel pen. Other sets I have, and are lined up for review as well, don’t have a white pen. This has several reds which is a rarity in the other sets as well. I LOVE that these gel pens don’t have problems with the ink or with the colors. There are a few shades in each color, except black and white.

I really have no complaints about these gel pens other than I want more! LOL.

These gel pens can be found on Amazon for $12.96 for a set of 48 pens.

***I received my set of 48 gel pens free in exchange for my honest opinion.***

Product Review: Golastartery Women’s Eagle Claw Ring

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I really love this ring. When I ordered it, I wasnt really sure it was going to fit. I do have fat fingers and it didnt say it was adjustable but I really wanted this ring. When i got it and tried it on, it fit. The one claw can be pushed in to to make it fit as the opening was bigger than my finger.

There are a couple imperfections in the ring and i just couldnt get TN thw pictures to turn out. But somehow, these imperfections make the ring more likeable. On the underside of the one claw and going towards an the others there is a long scratch mark.

I will admit, i wasn’t real excited after wearing the ring a little bit. It turned me green. I’ve heard that putting clear nail polish on jewelry works to stop the green. I applied some clear nail polish to the inside of the ring and its worked so far. The only downside i can see to that is having to apply a fresh coat every so often with it being worn off.

Overall, I’m happy with this ring and love it. This is sold in a bronze color. Found on amazon for $5.99

***I did receive my ring for free in exchange for my review***

Product Review: Bells & Whistles Stay Dry Leggings

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These stay dry leggings by Bells & Whistles are true to their word. They do keep you dry. My daughter dumped a glass of water on me and I didn’t feel it.  My camera isn’t very good at showing the band color. Its more of a neon yellow than the pale yellow it shows in the picture.

There are six colors available: blue, burnt orange, grannysmith green, heather grey, yellow and purpley purple. They come in four sizes: small, medium, large and extra large. I ordered the heather grey in an extra large. They fit me the way i would expect them too.

A lot of people have said they run small but I havent experienced this. Mine fit so i have no complaints in that department. I do want to mention that according to the Amaxon page, the heather  grey leggings should have a black band. I received a about neon yellow rather than black. While i would have preferred the black, I’ll keep these and wear them too.

Another thing i would like to point out is that there are some threads that are fraying. They were like that when i opened the package. It hasn’t affected the wear or wash. I was kinda leery on putting them in the wash because of the fraying threads but nothing happened.

Overall,  if you don’t mind possibly getting a different band color than advertised,  these are some nice leggings.  Decently priced at $12.99 a pair.  I think this is a pretty average price for leggings.  Available on Amazon for $12.99

*** I received my pair of leggings for free in exchange for my honest review.  I would definitely purchase a pair at full price and am going to do so once i have more money. ***

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