Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"Alpha Encender" Fire Starter ~ Review

Starting a fire is simple as long as you have a lighter and/or matches but what if these items get wet? Having a fire starter on your person may help save your life. I was introduced to the "Alpha Encender" Fire Starter from Aspen Ridge Sports and I love it. This is the perfect solution when in a dire situation or for keeping in a bug-out bag. It's also great to have on hand at home or when camping.

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Everything comes together on a para-cord lanyard to keep the tools in one place and the lanyard doubles as an emergency cord. There are three pieces for starting a fire: large magnesium rod, metal striker, and large ferro rod. This is a great product to back-up your lighter and matches and I will definitely keep this in my prepper supplies. We tested the fire starter and the shower of sparks is impressive. I wanted to make a video of it in use but will do a dry run of it. I'm highly impressed with the product and will recommend it to "like minded" people.

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

KINGA Anion Hair Straightener and Hair Curling 2 in 1 Iron Comb Hair Brush ~ Review

The hot brush is the best way for me to straighten my curly, frizzy hair at home. This is my new favorite beauty tool because It straightens my hair but leaves some nice bouncy curls. I get smooth and shiny hair that looks and feels great. I do like my curls, but there are days when I like a variation of my hair style so the hot brush is my go-to styling tool. I like the style of the hot brush and it's very user-friendly and something that works almost immediately. 

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The unit heats up fast and is ready to use in about 5 minutes. I apply protective hair care products before using any hot brush or flat iron and make sure I use the right temperature setting for my hair. This hot brush comes with 6 levels of heat for all hair types. The hot brush seems to maintain a constant temperature no matter what I have it set on. It has a bright LED display screen so I can easily see the temperature range. The power cord rotates 360 degrees making it easy to use and maneuver around while styling my hair. The unit has an auto shut-off which is a good safety feature. This brush is comfortable to use and the handle allows me to move the hot brush comfortably through my hair without pulling, tugging or applying extreme pressure.

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

DynaPro Direct Exercise Resistance Bands Review



I purchased the Blue (Extra Heavy) 25-30lbs, approximate level of resistance and the length is 66".

If you are looking for a low cost alternative to gyms that will help you get a good workout from your home or even on the go, the DynaPro resitance band will do the job. I have been using the band daily, and I'm definately getting good results. It is reasonably priced to meet my workout budget.

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I can't do some exercises due to heath problems, but these do work to help shape and tone my arms and legs. I feel my shoulders are getting the exercise they need to help reduce the pain and stiffness from arthritis. The bands are made very well, sturdy and durable. I feel safe using the bands, and don't fear them snapping apart during use. The handles are comfortable, and work well with both men and women. The bands are portable, and that makes working out indoors or out more enjoyable. Great addition to any strength training.

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 I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Norty - Womens Skeletoe Aqua Water Shoes Review and $5.00 Amazon e-Gift Card Giveaway

Norty - Womens Skeletoe Aqua Water Shoes 

The water shoes are perfect for my favorite aquatic activity, I make sure to have them handy when I'm out and about near water. The shoe design is fun, and there are 6 colors to choose from. I opted for the black/lime color and they are so neat looking!


I love walking streams looking for rock treasures and the shoes are perfect for this activity. Plus, they are great to wear to the beach or for swimming. The shoes offer supreme comfort, breathability, abrasion resistance, and good traction. There is an adjustable drawstring cord at the back of the ankle to ensure a good fit. The shoes stay firmly on my feet. 


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  • Rubber Outsole with Good Traction
  • Synthetic
  • Breathable and Dries Quickly
  • Adjustable Drawstring
  • Mesh Panels
  • Tight Cord for Secure and Easy Fit

The shoes are great for activities around the home and yard. I wear them when watering the garden, washing the car, or when giving the dog a bath.

Now The Giveaway: One winner gets a $5.00 Amazon e-Gift Card. 



Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.