Elehere Birthday Sash & Crown

BIRTHDAY HAIR TIARA & RIBBON SASH

~ What ~
Made of metal, silk, and rhinestones, this pack includes one 5.5-inch long flexible headband that spells out Birthday Girl in sparkles along with a black 22.8 by 3.7-inch satin sash that has the words Birthday Girl in gold. Designed for the princess in your life on her birthday, both items arrive in a cellophane bag.

~ Why ~
Our 7-year-old granddaughter’s birthday will be coming up soon and she loves bling, so this will be the perfect thing to wear on her head and across her chest at a birthday party. I appreciate there are many options of colors to pick online with different variations. Having rubberized ear tips makes the headband more comfortable to wear.

~ Why Not ~
Those who don’t like bling or calling attention to themselves on their birthday will not like this idea, but it is great and cute for those who love to feel special. It takes about a month to receive the product so be sure to order it well in advance.

~ Wish ~
I wish these were available in other themes such as anniversary, Christmas, and congratulations.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun way to set apart the birthday girl, this is a charming combo set.

Thanks to Elehere for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyCakeTopper #Elehere #BlingBirthdayGirl #BirthdayCrownTiara #PartyTimeCrownSashSet

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LoveInUSA 50 Friendship Bracelets

50 ASSORTED WOVEN FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS

~ What ~
Made of colorful threads, this set includes 50 pieces of 15-inch long cords to tie around the wrist. With random colors, their knotted designs include tassels on one end. Able to tie together or singularly, they arrive in a cellophane bag without instructions.

~ Why ~
With a 7-year-old granddaughter who loves to wear jewelry, this is an ideal pack for her to share with her friends or give as favors at a birthday party. I like the bright colors of the threads and the knotted designs. They are easy to tie if you know the proper way to tie a jewelry knot.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like wearing permanent corded bracelets as they get dirty over time. Others may not like the bright colors or frayed-ends hippie look to their designs.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were truly 50 different patterns and colors as there were only multiple pieces in 6 designs (see middle photo for quantities of each).

~ Want ~
If you like to wear fun, colorful friendship bracelets, these are great to stack on the wrist or wear individually.

Thanks to LoveInUSA for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbyshenglili #LoveInUSA #FriendshipBracelets #50AssortedCordedBracelets

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LoveInUSA Toothpaste Dispenser & Holder

ADHESIVE TOOTHPASTE DISPENSER & TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER

~ What ~
Made of white plastic, this set includes a dispenser for a standard-size tube of toothpaste and a holder for up to 5 toothbrushes. The dispenser measures 6 by 2.2 inches while the holder is 4.25 by 2 by 1.3 inches. It comes with adhesive tapes to secure both to a wall, glass, metal, ceramic, and more. The set arrives in a gift box with instructions.

~ Why ~
Our son recently bought a new house so this is a fun yet practical gift for one of his bathrooms. I like that the dispenser has a large circular hole to press the brush into so the paste can drop directly onto it. The holder allows the toothbrushes to face forward and not touch each other.

~ Why Not ~
Some may prefer their toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes to be hidden and out of view in the bathroom, but this works well for those in a hurry or with young kids. Others may not like that the brush has to be inserted into a hole to access the paste.

~ Wish ~
I wish the black logo wording were smaller as it does stand out.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a toothbrush/toothpaste combo system to hang on the wall, this may be a good way to keep your bathroom clean and clutter-free.

Thanks to LoveInUSA for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbyshenglili #LoveInUSA #ToothpasteToothbrushHolders #KeepYourBathroomOrganized

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LoveInUSA 30 Pieces Key Covers

26 of 30 COLORED SLIP-ON KEY COVERS

~ What ~
This set supposedly includes 30 key flexible silicone covers in 10 different colors plus 2 metal key rings in 2 sizes. Each cover can be put on a 1” key and the key rings are 1.5 and 3 inches in diameter. Although it mentions 10 colors are in the set, the 7 colors received were white, yellow, orange, red, blue, purple, and black.. All pieces arrive in a cellophane bag, ready for using or gifting.

~ Why ~
Keeping track of what key is for what house or car door can be a challenge unless you have color-coded key caps on them. I like how easy they are to slide the pointed part of the key into the cover’s slit and slip over the large end, staying securely on the top of the key. The key rings are easy to twist open and close tightly.

~ Why Not ~
Those who are not into organization may have no interest in this product. Others may find the silicone slips off too easily or that there may not be the right colors needed or wanted in the pack.

~ Wish ~
Unfortunately, only 26 of the 30 covers were in the set, so it has been marked down drastically due to poor quality control. I like the idea of the slip-on covers, but I expected there to be the proper amount and in 10 different colors (which was mentioned online).

~ Want ~
If you are looking for several key caps in various colors, this set will keep you more organized and easier to grab the right key the first time when trying to unlock a lock. Hopefully, all 30 will be in the bag you order.

Thanks to LOVEINUSA for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbyshenglili #LOVEINUSA #KeyCapsRings

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Bad Days in History

Title: Bad Days in History
Author: Michael Farquhar
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 978-142618071

“Finally, as you peruse this collection, just remember: No matter how lousy your day has been, you can be sure that somewhere in time someone else’s was so much worse,” Michael Farquhar pens in the introduction of his book, Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year.

~ What ~
This four-hundred-and-eighty-page paperback is for those who appreciate a sarcastic daily read of past blunders and mistakes humans have made throughout history. After an introduction, each description that covers every day of the year runs from a half page to four pages. Black and white drawings and photographs are sporadically placed on the pages. The ending includes a selected bibliography, photo credits, index, and acknowledgments.

In this book, the negatives, heartbreaks, and disappointments of life are accentuated throughout the centuries, correlating to each day of the year. The topics cover misfortunes, mishaps, and missteps as well as broken relationships, financial pitfalls, and emotional roller coasters that are made light of and mocked.

~ Why ~
Our adult son is highly sarcastic, dark, and witty, so when we showed him this book, he immediately was interested in its contents. I like that each day’s topics are so random, jumping from centuries and subjects so they do not get boring. Some of the interesting people mentioned are Anne of Cleves, Richard Burton, Chevy Chase, Eddie Fisher, John Gotti, Herbert Hoover, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Kennedy, Susan Lucci, Babe Ruth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Oscar Wilde.

~ Why Not ~
Several of the daily reads are about death and dying, so many may not appreciate their morose tone. Others may find the stories unimportant to a specific day in history, especially if it is their birthday. One of the more depressing reads was today’s, May 13th, about the last soldier to die in the Civil War which had ended a month earlier.

~ Wish ~
The book covers plenty of actors and actresses and their mistakes; I wish it had less of them and contained more historical ones.

~ Want ~
If you are down in the dumps and need a pick-me-up daily reminder that life could be worse, this will help you hopefully look toward the future by reading about the past’s often disrespected perspective.

Thanks to National Geographic, Litzky Public Relations, Inc., and Bookpleasures for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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National Geographic Atlas of the World 11th Edition

Title: Atlas of the World, 11th Edition
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 978-1426220586

“In this time of rapid global change, the atlas fills an ever more important role in providing an overview of the state of our planet,” geographer Alexander M. Tate writes in the forward of the book, National Geographic Atlas of The World, Eleventh Edition.

~ What ~
This 448-page large hardbound targets those who want to have a better understanding of our world, its 195 countries, and the expansive universe. Weighing 7.8 pounds, it measures 12.72 by 1.62 by 15.92 inches and comes with an attached ribbon marker. After a forward by Alexander M. Tait and twenty one-page articles, it is divided into ten sections that cover all continents, the poles, oceans, space, and nations. There is an appendix and an extensive index with credits.

In this book mainly about Earth, there is a plethora of information that includes topics such as climate change, urbanization, borders, and energy in its beginning. The plates have detailed mapping with small cities and towns included, especially in the United States. The ocean floors are dissected, and the universe is explored. Flags, facts, comparisons, time zones, and foreign terms with tables are added. The index is 146 pages and contains over 140,000 place names.

~Why ~
This is a beautiful, detailed, and thorough atlas of the world as anyone would expect from National Geographic. I appreciated I could find easily smaller towns such as Keizer, Oregon, or Waukesha, Wisconsin. There are fine details of the oceans’ fracture zones, ridges, and seamounts. The flag sections have extensive data listed, and the index is extensive.

~ Why Not ~
This edition is dated 2019 so it may already be outdated, yet it is more conclusive than the tenth edition that was published in 2014. Some may notice that there are more pages dedicated to the United States than other countries (for example, Mexico is covered on only two pages).

~ Wish ~
This massively huge book is heavy and awkward, so it will not fit on a bookcase or shelf. It would be thoughtful if it was less cumbersome in size yet had more pages.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a comprehensive world atlas designed by National Geographic, you cannot go wrong with this edition, but do note it is from 2019 and has more detailed information on the United States than other countries.

Thanks to National Geographic, Litzky Public Relations, Inc., and Bookpleasures for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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CINEEN Lip & Eye Liner Pencils

WATERPROOF EYE LINER/LIP PEN SET

~ What ~
This 12-piece pen set contains cosmetic pencils for coloring and highlighting eyelids and lips. With a wide range of colors from gold, orange, reds, greens, blues, brown, and black. Each tool has its own matching color transparent lid. They arrive in a cellophane bag, ready for using or giving.

~ Why ~
I only use pencils to color my eyelids, so these thin pen liners are easy to use and store. I appreciate the various colors and that they are waterproof so will not smudge. Having the caps keep the colors from chipping, marking clothing, and getting dirty. They are great to put in a purse or makeup bag.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not wear vibrant eyeshadows ones will not appreciate this product. Some may wish there were more colors offered.

~ Wish ~
It would be thoughtful to include either a pencil sharpener or cosmetic bag in this set.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an eyeliner/lip set that comes with 12 colors, this may be your go-to makeup accessory.

Thanks to CINEEN for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyZHANGHAO #CINEEN #ColorfulEyeliners #EyeLipColorSet

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Mommy Wiz Shower Steamers

NICE AROMATHERAPY SHOWER GIFT PACK

~ What ~
Made of natural essential oils, this set of 6 shower steamer bombs arrives in a cellophane-sealed designer box. The scented rounds measure approximately 2.5-inches in diameter. Individually labeled, their scents include Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Mint, Rose, and Vanilla. Descriptions and instructions with cautions are on the gift box.

~ Why ~
Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, this gift is perfect when we visit our out-of-state daughter-in-law for the holiday. Without unwrapping the box, the box’s contents smell delightful. I appreciate how they emit their essential oils when placed on the shower floor and are wetted. The box states the ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, zea mays starch, natural essential oils, fragrance oils, and DL-menthol.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like taking scented showers will not like this product, but it makes a lovely gift for someone who loves private bath time. Some may not like some of the scents. Others may think these are small in size, but they are larger than other brands.

~ Wish ~
I am giving these as a gift so am unsure if they have the appropriate amount of scent. I will update my post if appropriate.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a nice gift for someone who needs to be pampered, this would be a thoughtful choice, especially for those who like to take showers.

Thanks to Mommy Whiz for this discounted product that I am not obligated to review.

#KeepMeClub #MommyWhiz #ShowerSteamers #Aromatherapy #ShowerBombs

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The Paris Betrayal

Title: The Paris Betrayal
Author: James R. Hannibal
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3850-1

“Perhaps a controlled release of the plague is … healthy for the world–and ordered and effective version of the chaos we’ve already experienced,” Ben is told in James R. Hannibal’s novel, The Paris Betrayal.

~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-fifty-two-page paperback targets those who like current-day suspense about trying to stop the release of a bioweapon that could cause a devastating worldwide effect. With no profanity, topics of pain, abuse, torture, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes an author’s note, biography, and advertisements.

In a breakneck pace covering several countries around the globe, this page-turner portrays Ben Calix as a detailed, sophisticated spy who has been taught well by the Company until he botches a job and is potentially exposed to a deadly virus. Given a severance, he is on the run, trying to figure out why he has become a supposed traitor to his country. Dodging bullets, being shot by SWAT forces, and accused of killing his girlfriend, he pushes on to locate the bioweapon and how it will be used and when.

~Why ~
This is a riveting tale of cat and mouse as one wonders who to trust and if they will continue to stay the course no matter what. I enjoyed the humanness of the protagonist and his tender concern for others although he is put through physical and emotional ringers chapter after chapter. I appreciated how the writer connected the dots of betrayal without giving too many hints.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like suspense stories about dangerous viruses and their potential devastation may avoid this book. Some may question if it is a romance read, but the subject is not overdone involving the characters.

~ Wish ~
Although the author’s notes mention a connection to Job of the Bible, there were no references or obvious links. I wish the story had promoted the sovereignty of God and how He rules the world, even when it is in chaos.

~ Want ~
If you like a swift suspense novel of a spy searching for answers while locating a deadly weapon, this is a kick of a thriller that will keep you guessing until the last few pages.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#Revell #JamesRHannibal #TheParisBetrayal #Findthebioweapon

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Never Miss

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Title: Never Miss
Author: Melissa Koslin
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3839-6

“Neither of us can do this alone. I don’t have your knowledge of science, and you don’t know how a terrorist mind works,” Kadance informs Lyndon in Melissa Koslin’s novel, Never Miss.

~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-fifty-two-page paperback is for those who enjoy current-day romantic suspense about trying to stop a dangerous virus from being potentially spread in America. With slang words such as heck and darn, topics of abuse, torture, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes a chapter of the writer’s next book, acknowledgments, biography, and advertisements.

Set in the United States, former CIA sniper Kadance becomes involved with Lyndon, a smart scientist with a photographic memory, when she saves his life. As they look for the reason for the attempted assassination, not only are they both targeted, but they try to stop the mastermind who wants to emit an Ebola virus at the upcoming State of the Union address. As the two get closer to their goal, they struggle with their paths of loneliness and heartbreak while searching for redemption.

~Why ~
This is a rapid story that zig-zags across America in a race to find who wants to lower worldwide population via releasing a deadly virus. The sharpshooter and geek’s connection is well-tested and tried as they work through their inadequacies and insecurities. I appreciated the scientific input and logical intelligent design discussions regarding a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like Christian suspense will pass on this story about a trained sniper dealing with her skillset and a shy brainy guy who thinks too much. Others may think some of the scenarios were far-fetched, the traveling times incorrect, and the access to secured areas a bit unbelievable. Kadance’s pet cat was a unique addition to the tale but perhaps a bit unrealistic.

~ Wish ~
Although the story has threads of Christianity and praying, it would be thoughtful to include the eternal plan of salvation. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you like a romantic read involving two hurt and damaged individuals who want to do all in their power to save others, this is a fast read but you may find it a little over the top in some areas.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#Revell #MelissaKoslin #NeverMissNovel #SniperRomanticSuspense

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