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Sigmaceutical Biotin Gummies

HEALTHIER HAIR, SKIN, & NAILS

~ What ~
Containing 60 supplements, these chewy gummies help stimulate hair growth and maintain healthier skin and nails. The bottle states the dietary supplement serving size is 2 gummies a day. Including 5000 mcg of Biotin, added ingredients are Vitamin A, C, D, E, B-6, and B-1, as well as Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Iodine, and Zinc to name a few. There is a warning on the bottle regarding who should take it and to consult their doctor before using. The bottle was stamped Lot #286475 and best used by 07/2020.

~ Why ~
Now that I am in my 60s, I have noticed my hair thinning and my nails cracking and peeling. Since these chewables have a lot of Biotin in them, hopefully they will help my issue. I like that they contain so many vitamins and are easy to take. Being produced in the United States at a GMP facility is a plus.

~ Why Not ~
Those that are skeptical of non-prescription hair/nail/skin supplements may avoid this product. Others may be concerned that some of the ingredients will negatively interact with prescription drugs, so contacting a physician or pharmacist is ideal. If you are allergic to tree nuts, be aware these contain coconut oil. Some may not like that they are cherry flavored and taste a little sour. Since they are chewy, they may stick to the teeth, bridgework, or dentures.

~ Wish ~
I wonder if the hairs on my face will grow too in taking this supplement. If you already take a multi-vitamin, you may want to check the dosage of the combination of vitamins as some may be in a higher range than recommended.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a tasty chewable gummy that will help your skin, hair, and nails look and feel healthier, this is an easy way to do it.

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

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FK6DCQ5/

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The Daily Question for You and Your Child

The Daily Question for You and Your Child: A Three-Year Spiritual JournalTitle: The Daily Question for You and Your Child
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 978-0-525-65092-8

“With questions that tap into your youngster’s creativity, interests, feelings, and spiritual insights, this journal helps you record daily details from your child’s unique perspective,” the back jacket states in the book, The Daily Question for You and Your Child.

~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-eighty-four-page small hardbound targets parents looking for a new way to communicate with their young children by using a daily three-year spiritual journal. Geared toward calm, enlightening, and peaceful conversations, children ages four to twelve years old would benefit, although any aged reader may find it interesting and creative.

After a front flap to insert a photo, ownership page, and introduction, one page is dedicated to every day of the year with monthly division pages. Having no pictures included, the top of each page has the date with a short question that is asked. There are three sections of five blank lines each that cover three years to write down answers to the question.

~ Why ~
This is an ideal way for an adult to read out loud the day’s question to a young child and write down his or her response. Because it covers three years of journaling, it records a child’s thoughts, fears, accomplishments, growth, and thinking about a topic. It would be an excellent socialization tool at the dinner table, bedtime, or during a time that promotes talking.

Here are some engaging questions asked:
What makes you feel brave?
What is the biggest thing you can jump over?
If you could be a superhero, which one would you be?
Who makes you laugh the most?
Do you think you are competitive? Why?

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like to journal may not want to spend the time and effort with this book. There are some questions that young ones may not understand based on its comprehensive wording. If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you may not want to ask some questions to your child. However, there are only two to four per month, and they are not too in depth.

Some of the questions are:
What is your favorite Bible story? Why?
What do you think heaven will be like?
Who can you pray for tonight?
What do you need most from Jesus today?
How does God communicate with you?

~ Wish ~
A few of the questions may not be able to be answered in five lines.

Some of these include:
Write a story about a puppy.
Make up a short story about a robot.
Make up a short story about a talking grapefruit.
Make up a short story about going into space.

~ Want ~
By stimulating thoughts and concepts with young ones, this is a creative book that starts the process of not only thinking about how a young one acts, feels, thinks, and reacts, but it also promotes learning and knowing about God. Having read a similar shorter book to our five-year-old granddaughter who was captivated by being asked eclectic questions, I think this would be a fun parent/child project both would enjoy.

Rated: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Thanks to WaterBook and Multnomah Book Launch Team for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-daily-question-for-you-and-your-child-waterbrook/1128515160

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Jaitecco 48 Professional Writing Cards

48 THANK YOU & BIRTHDAY CARDS WITH ENVELOPES

~ What ~
Made of quality 250gsm paper with white envelopes, this set includes 48 cards in 8 designs of thank you and birthday themes that can be used for business or personal use. With 6 of each of the 6 different thank you designs and 6 of each with 2 birthday designs, they include gold embossed lettering. The cards measure 5.5 by 3.7 inches each and come with white envelopes and round white stickers. Each card with envelope arrives in an individual cellophane pocket; all come in a plastic resealable bag.

~ Why ~
Being more old-fashioned, I prefer to mail thank you and birthday cards to my clients whenever they purchase my product. I like that this pack contains many different designs that look clean and professional, with some including polka dots, line, herringbone, and zigzag drawings. The gold wording and accent areas are an added elegant touch. I like that the inside has a blank area with a muted matching border design including the wording and the back of the card repeats the front without wording. The envelopes are all white with flap closures, and they are not transparent.

~ Why Not ~
Those who never write or mail cards will pass on this product. Some may wish there were more than 8 designs, but there are plenty of options. Although I liked the inside copying the outside pattern, I like when cards are more creative and detailed so they feel more personal when giving them to my friends so will only use them for my business. Others may prefer a more high-quality envelope, but these work well and do not deter from their professional look.

~ Wish ~
I wish the company logo were on the back of the cards so others would know where to purchase them. I do not care for glueless envelopes that use seals, preferring the lick-and-stick closure type.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a packet of quality, professional thank you and birthday cards that will impress your clients, this is a thoughtful choice that will be appreciated.

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

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FKN734C/

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Neox Dermacare: NeoClear Deep Cleanser Range

NeoClear3 SKIN CLEANSERS & TONIC

~ What ~
Neox Dermacare is coming out with a new line of skin products for the face, neck, and eye area. Made in Israel, their line up is divided into “ranges” that can be mixed and matched to achieve healthy, more youthful-looking skin. In the NeoClear Range, I am testing 3 deep cleansers.

SUPREME CLEANSING CREAM for All Skin Types ~ 6.76 ozs ~ Lot 297HS 02/21
– Contains Squalane, Calendula, Chamomile, Papaya, and Cucumber Extracts, and more
TOTAL MAKEUP REMOVING CREAM for Eyes and Lips ~ 1.7 oz ~ Lot 213FS 01/21
– Contains Isohexadecane, Calendula and Chamomile Extracts, and more
REFINING SKIN TONIC for All Skin Types ~ 6.76 ozs ~ Lot 046AS 07/20
– Contains Glycolic, Salicylic, and Lactic Acids and more

Each cleanser comes in a tubular white plastic container with a snap-on lid and a push-down pump.
The Cleansing and Removing Cream are semi-transparent while the Tonic is clear; all have a pleasant scent.
Usage directions, cautions, and ingredients are on each bottle and enclosed box.

~ Why ~
I insist on having a clean face every night when I go to bed. I like that all 3 products work in conjunction with each other to cleanse, clarify, and balance my facial skin. The scent of the products is nice, and it is ideal that they contain natural extracts from plants and flowers.

The Supreme Cleansing Cream is soap-free and does not dry your skin out. It is thick yet easy to apply morning and night, rinsing off quickly. I like how smooth and refreshed my skin felt after using it. Since my dermatologist recommends only using Dove regular soap on my face, I was impressed by how this one leaves my skin soft and pliable; I will be switching to using it.

With the Total Makeup Removing Cream, it is simple to gently apply a little dab to get rid of my thick chunky eyeliner and dark black mascara. Using a Kleenex, I wiped off most of the dirt as my mascara is waterproof so takes more effort to remove. I do not feel like I have to rub and scrap my skin like I do when using other makeup removers.

If you like an astringent after washing your face, the Refining Skin Tonic leaves your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated, as if you just jumped into a cold pool of water that covered you. I like how it tightens my pores, giving me an even skin tone.

~ Why Not ~
If you do not wear makeup or wash your face religiously, you should. Others may not like how hard it is to pump the Cleansing Cream (I had issues with it as I have arthritic fingers). If you wear a lot of makeup, you may have to use more of the Removing Cream and do 2 applications. The Skin Tonic pump leaks excess liquid so it is best if kept upright.

~ Wish ~
Although I love these deep cleansers, I could not give 5 stars to these 3 products solely because I do not care for their packaging: I think the Cleansing Cream should be in a tube as it is too thick to pump, and the Tonic is watery so it might be better as a spray. I wish the bottles were transparent so I could see the contents inside, so I could instantly decipher when it is time to repurchase.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for cleaning regiment for your face that involves a skin cleanser, makeup remover, and skin tonic, these products work great, but I am not too keen about how they are presented. I will update my review if I notice any more pros or cons to the product.

Thanks to Neox for this complimentary product that I am evaluating by choice.

Currently, more information can be found at http://www.neotec-skincare.com

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ENGPOW Fire Safe Document Holder

KEEP DOCUMENTS, IMPORTANT PAPERS, & MONEY PROTECTED

~ What ~
Made of liquid silicone-coated fiberglass with heat blocking aluminum foil and Velcro, this secured carry bag can safely protect documents, money, and other important flat objects from fire, heat, and water. Measuring 10.4 by 6 by 0.4 inches, its exterior is all black with wide resealable Velcro access to a cream-colored inside that includes 2 small pockets able to hold credit cards or coins. No care instructions are included.

~ Why ~
I like to keep important documents safe and organized, and this pouch does exactly that. I like that it is wide and thick enough to add an iPad or thin computer. Another plus is the Velcro tab goes completely across the opening plus has another small tab to pull to open.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not need or want something to protect papers, documents, currency, files, et cetera, but this is good to protect from moisture too. A few may wish there were other color options available. I think the size of the carrier is small as all regular sized papers have to be folded and the inner pockets might be better if sewn as one larger one to hold more.

~ Wish ~
I am unsure if this pouch is flame and water proof without catching it on fire or soaking it in water so will rely on it as is. It would be helpful if the dimensions were stated in the Bullets & Description on Amazon.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a way to protect and keep your important papers safe, clean, and protected, this may be a viable option and hopefully not have to be tested during a disaster.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Rubun #ENGPOW

This product can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Fireproof-NON-ITCHY-Silicone-Important-Documents/dp/B07DDKJP2W

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Lethal Legacy

Title: Lethal Legacy
Author: Carol J. Post
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 978-1-335-54400-1c

“If he knew Andi, she wasn’t going to give up until she had turned over every stone. She’d learn what had weighed so heavily on her father,” Bryce considers in Carol J. Post’s novel, Lethal Legacy.

~ What ~
Part of the Love Inspired Suspense series, this two-hundred-and-eighty-eight-page pocket-sized paperback targets those who enjoy inspirational suspense with devotion to a parent and love. With no profanity or sexual content, topics of physical abuse, car accidents, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The book promotes that God helps us when we trust and call upon Him. An author’s note and inserts of other Love Inspired series books are at the end.

Second in the trilogy, this current-day short story is based mainly in North Carolina where divorced Andrea Wheaton has returned to her father’s beloved but worn-down cabin after her parents die in a car accident. Unable to avoid the past, Andrea encounters her next door neighbor, policeman Bryce Caldwell, who was her high school sweetheart a dozen years ago, after there is a burglary in the cabin. When she learns someone is searching for something on the old property, she tries to protect her father’s legacy and respect while staying ahead of the perpetrators with Bryce’s help.

~ Why ~
The fast-paced tale shows how a young couple wonder if the flame they felt between them years ago can be reignited or smothered by the past circumstances. I like the author’s way of portraying her broken and imperfect characters who are urged to seek God for help. Like her other books, there is no eternal plan of salvation given, but the underlying story is about trusting God to protect and save.

~ Why Not ~
Similar to the prior book in the series, this one is as predictable regarding romance between two hurt people. Those who do know Jesus Christ personally may not appreciate the undertone of Christianity being a relationship with Christ, not a set of rules. Some may not care for the similarities in accidents portrayed and that the answer to her father’s dilemma was provided early in the book and easy to spot.

~ Wish ~
Since this short novel barely allows its characters to develop fully, it is good that there is a final book in the series that may bring conclusion, although there is little updating of the characters from the first book in this one.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a suspenseful fiction that includes romance and dealing with one’s past, this one shows how determined a daughter can be to clear her father’s name.

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

This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lethal-legacy-carol-j-post/1127887382

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Fajiabao Pull-Back Mini Toy Trucks

SMALL TOY CONSTRUCTION SET OF 4 TRUCKS

~ What ~
Made of colorful non-toxic ABS plastic and CE approved this toy vehicle set includes a tower, digger, mixer, and dumper. Each truck has 2 big eyes in the front window and measures approximately 2 by 2 by 2 inches, has a moving part, and can be pushed backward to automatically go forward. All items arrive in clamshell packaging, ready for giving.

~ Why ~
I am visiting our almost 2-year-old grandson soon so need small gifts to give him and this set is perfect for packing in luggage. Since he is into trucks and pull back vehicles, I think he will like how they can be pulled back and let go to move forward without effort. I like the bright colors. When the box arrived, there were 2 sets of 4 trucks each on a promotion.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not realize how small items are, but they are large enough that one cannot choke on them unless the parts break off (it does state they are not for children under 3 years of age). Others may find it too hard to pull back the vehicle on a hard, flat surface, although little energy is required. They do not work on carpet.

~ Wish ~
I wish the trucks were tripled in size.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a set of fun, small trucks with big eyes that are used in construction, this would work if you need very small trucks.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Luo Le #Fajiabao

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O1F4P1A/

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100 Days of Thanks

100 Days of ThanksTitle: 100 Days of Thanks
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-1-4003-1113-2

“What is one small change you can make today for a more gratitude-filled life?” asks the question in the “Make It Doable” devotional in the book, 100 Days of Thanks.

~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-sixty-pages, this small hardbound book targets those who are seeking a three-plus monthly devotional about being more remindful of thanks and gratitude. Using mainly the New International Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the CEB, CEV, ESV, KJV, MSG, NASB, NCV, NKJV, NLT, NRSV, and The Voice. A gold ribbon marker is attached.

After a table of contents and introduction, this book contains one hundred devotions, each one being one to two pages long with the number of day and title in purple print at the top of the page with a Bible verse or two written out. Several paragraphs follow related to the topic. An applicable statement to apply personally is at the end along with 4 lines to write down thoughts. Colorful photographs, watercolor drawings, and flower and fruit designs are added on about half of the pages.

~Why ~
I appreciate devotionals that have little information about the author but focus on God, and this book does that. The topics are short and to the point, easy to be read in a few minutes. Some samples of the devotions are titled God Uses All Things for Good, Our God is in Control, One Egg or a Dozen, It’s More than a Dirty Dish, Boycotting the Blues, The Blessings Dry Chicken Brings, Make Music to the Lord, the ABCs of Gratitude, What Will You Spread, and On Forgiveness.

A favorite was Day 19 titled Our God is in Control, with the reference verse of Isaiah 41:10. The devotional discusses worrying and how it gives us the illusion of control. When we turn our heart toward God, we can thank Him for having everything under control. The question is “What are you worrying about or trying to control today?’

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not want to get a book that focuses on getting closer to the Almighty. Others may wish there were enough devotions that covered a full year. Some may find the content rudimentary and not in depth. I prefer prayers to read at the end of a devotional.

~ Wish ~
With a dozen Bible versions listed, the book often uses loosely translated verses. I wish there were less version used.

~ Want ~
If you like devotionals related to thanks and gratitude, this would be a nice gift for someone special.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/100-days-of-thanks-thomas-nelson/1127455175

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Amagic Memory Professional Artist’s Acrylic Colour

 

BEGINNER’S ACRYLIC PAINT SET

~ What ~
This set includes 12 small 12 ml tubes of colored acrylic paints in Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Vermilion, Scarlet, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Emerald Green, Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Cyanine Blue, and Lamp Black. Arriving in a box with folded sections to hold the paints, they can be used on canvas, paper, fabric, clay, ceramic, metal, wood, glass, nails, crafts, and more. No instructions are included.

~ Why ~
Having a degree in art, I usually paint with oils, but our 5-year old granddaughter is coming this week, and she will be given her first art lesson. Since we are going to be painting a sunflower, I like the colors included in this set that should work for a beginner painter to understand mixing. A plus is that acrylic paints dry quickly so she can take her painting home with her a few days later.

~ Why Not ~
Some artists are very picky about the brand of paints they buy as some contain too much water or do not cover well; these are thick enough to be applied once. Others may wish there were more color choices and could buy a larger set.

~ Wish ~
I wish brushes or a palette was added to make this more of a beginner painting set.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive set of acrylic paints for the first time artist, this one is a good choice.

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

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072JGYTFH

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North States Baby/Pet Adjustable Gate

DOG OR BABY TEMPORARY GATE

~ What ~
Made of a wood frame with mesh diamond inserts, this expandable gate can keep dogs, cats, toddlers, and babies from specific areas. With 2 rubberized supports on both sides, the gate can be placed in an area of between 2 flat walls that measure between 26.5 and 42 inches. It comes pre-assembled with instructions in a box.

~ Why ~
With 2 grandkids under 2 years old coming next week and our 2-year-old beagle, we have to make sure the toddlers do not climb the stairs alone or that our dog does not enter bedrooms unattended (yes, he can open doors). With this gate, we can keep the kids safe and the dog out of trouble. I like that by lifting the center bar on the gate, it can be instantly removed to access.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have little ones or pets may have no use for this gate. Others may find the product flimsy and want a more expensive gate that is sturdier and better built (however, I only need the gate for 3 days so hope it can last a few times when we have visitors).

~ Wish ~
I wish more sizes and colors were offered of this item. I found it a little tricky to get the exact size to fit between the walls in a hallway.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive baby/pet gate, this one suffices nicely for the money.

I bought this product as a Used and Fulfilled by Amazon product at a slight discount, and I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000G6BZJI/

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