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KUSMOO Women’s Long T-Shirt

COMFY STRETCHY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT

~ What ~
Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, this women’s collarless V-neck shirt has short capped sleeves and ends below the tummy in the front and past the bottom area for an average-sized woman. Available in 8 colors, it comes in 5 sizes from small, medium to XX-large. The zipperless and buttonless garment flows loosely past the waistline and has 5+-inch slits on each side at the hips. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag stating it should be washed separately or dry-cleaned.

~ Why ~
I like the feel of the material as it is soft, slinky, and stretchy. The navy blue color I selected is deep and rich looking. Able to slip it over my head easily, it accents my bust and waistline while covering my hips and bottom. The Medium size fit my Size 8 frame comfortably, ending past the crouch area. I was initially concerned the v-neckline would plunge too low, but it does not.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like that there is no zipper or buttons, but it is not hard to get on or off. Tall women may think it is too short, but it flows over the bottom without concentrating on a “muffin top” at the waistline.

~ Wish ~
I wish patterned options of flowers, designs, et cetera were available in this t-shirt.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a stretchy capped-sleeve workout shirt that covers your butt and hips, this is a keeper.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Alia Zhang #KUSMOO

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078WN2GV5/

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Yoptote Children’s Wood Pull Toy Train

COLORFUL BLOCK PULL-TRAIN SET

~ What ~
Made of wood with colorful non-toxic paint, this children’s train set includes 19 pieces in different shapes that can be arranged into 3 train cars and pulled by a cord. The blocks arrive in a gift box with visual instructions and are targeted for children ages 18 months or older.

~ Why ~
We are taking a trip soon to see our 18-month-old grandson who not only loves trains but also loves playing and building with blocks. This is the perfect hands-on toy that stimulates hand-eye coordination. I like that there are so many different shapes and that the cars can be linked using the blocks. Having a pull string is an added touch.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like playing with blocks may not appreciate this toy. Some parents may think the pieces are too small; however, we had to take a plane to visit them so this fit well in our luggage. Others may prefer a pull string that is longer than 8 inches, but it is a good, safe length for a toddler.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were more designs in blocks as they are fun.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun block set that is also a 3-piece train that can be pulled, this is a keeper.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Luo Le #yoptote

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Wooden-Education-Stacking-Toddler-Assembly/dp/B01MYTF9BD

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icyzone Women’s Long Sleeve T-Shirt

STRETCHY LONG SLEEVE ACTIVE SHIRT

~ What ~
Made of 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex, this women’s long sleeve t-shirt comes in 4 sizes of Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Available in Burnt Ochre, Charcoal, Granite, Purple, Red Bud, Royal Blue, and Black Heather, it also is available in packs of 3. Each has a scooped neckline with thumb holes at the wrists. Cleaning instructions online and icons on the garment state to hand wash or gently machine wash and air dry.

~ Why ~
I go to the gym at least 3 times a week and lift weights or do an active class. During the cooler weather, I like to wear long sleeve t-shirts that are comfortable and breathable. This one is soft and silky and more fitted than an average t-shirt. I like that it is long in length, hanging past my crotch line and that there are slits in the wrists for my thumbs as they keep my hands warm. All seams are double stitched with no fraying or loose threads.

~ Why Not ~
These shirts are more fitted than most so some may not like how snuggly they are. However, I found the Medium was a perfect fit on my Size 8 frame. Others may not like how thin the fabric is, but I had no issue with it as it allows my skin to breathe.

~ Wish ~
I wish floral or geometric patterns were also available.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for stretchy long-sleeve workout shirt, this is a keeper.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Colin Yang #icyzone

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/icyzone-Womens-Workout-Sleeve-T-Shirts/dp/B0776XLCPZ/

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TOUCHBeauty Facial Trimmer

INEXPENSIVE FACIAL TRIMMER WITH 2 CUTTING HEADS

~ What ~
Measuring 5.66 inches tall and 0.7 inches in diameter, this compact trimmer can be used on facial and body hair. It comes with 2 cutting heads for trimming facial hair and eyebrows or shaving armpits, arms, legs, and the bikini area. Being cordless, it requires 1 AAA battery that is not included. It arrives with instructions in a gift box ready for giving.

~ Why ~
Having spent over $1200 on electrolysis to get rid of chin hairs, I seem to be on an endless search for a small but useful facial trimmer. I like how compact this one is and that it comes with a short or long head to use on specific parts of the body. In testing it, it actually works better than the more expensive Flawless because its cutting head is rectangular, not round so gets closer to the skin. I found the short blade works great on my eyebrows as I can regulate where it needs to trim.

~ Why Not ~
Those who prefer to use creams, wax, tweezers, or laser treatments to rid themselves of facial hair may not be interested in this product. I found the product does not get as close as a shave as a real bladed razor, but what woman would use one on her face? So far, it is the best one I have used.

~ Wish ~
Although this is less expensive than other compact facial trimmers, it would be ideal if it came with the required battery.

~ Want ~
If you no longer want to tweeze your facial hair but still want to remove follicles, this small device works better than many of the others on the market.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Xiao Ting #TOUCHBeauty

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/TOUCHBeauty-Eyebrow-Trimmers-Cutting-AS-1158/dp/B00X5PNQZS

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Diamond Candy Men’s Raincoat

WARM LIGHTWEIGHT JACKET IN GREEN

~ What ~
Made of a shell that is 100% nylon, this men’s hooded lightweight jacket comes in 4 sizes of Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Available in sky blue, green dark, green, and red, it comes with a detachable hood with toggle drawstrings, high-neck Velcro-shut collar, full-length zippered opening, zippered breast pocket, 2 zippered hip pockets, and elastic with Velcro wrists sleeves. Cleaning instructions on an attached label state it can be washed in cool water and hung dry.

~ Why ~
Living in the Pacific Northwest where it often rains, having a lightweight jacket with a hood is a must so I got this one for my husband for Valentine’s Day. I like how this one is not too thin like a windbreaker as it has a liner. The Medium size fit his 5’9” frame comfortably. I like that all seams are double stitched. The removable tag states it is windproof.

~ Why Not ~
Some may wish it were available in more than only 4 color choices. Tall men may think it is too short, but it was a modest length on his body.

~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if the site stated if it was machine washable.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for sporty yet comfortable lightweight men’s jacket, this is a wise choice for the money.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Calvin W #Diamond Candy

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072K61BFG/

 

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Solarmks Solar Butterfly Garden Light

BUTTERLY LIGHTS UP BY THE SUN

~ What ~
Made with fiber optic materials, this singular light in a butterfly shape is solar, so no batteries or electricity are required. The butterfly measures approximately 6 by 4 inches and sits on an assembled 24-inch rod with a rotatable solar platform. After being charged by the sun for 6 to 8 hours, it can run for 8 to 12 hours. Instructions are included, and little assembly is required.

~ Why ~
What I like most about this garden light is that it is solar-powered, so I do not have to think about turning it on and off daily or running any electrical wires. Another top feature that is different than other garden lights is the design of a butterfly that changes softly to 7 different colors. In testing it, I found its lighting coverage was about a foot in diameter. It was easy to assemble by putting the butterfly on top of the rod tip, flip out the platform, and add the spiked rod on the opposite end. To turn it on, there is an on-off switch underneath the platform.

~ Why Not ~
Those who live in the Pacific Northwest or where there is limited sun may not think this will light up long enough at night during the short sunny days. Some may not like the light bulb look at the top of the rod that the butterfly sits on, but the light travels through to the edges of the butterfly’s wings. Others may think it is cheap looking as the wings are made of plastic, not glass. However, it appears to be quite durable and is waterproof.

~ Wish ~
I wish the wings of the insect could be more spread out. They may be able to be, but I am afraid I may break it by pushing the wings outward.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a butterfly that changes colors as it lights up, this solar-powered one is beautiful and would make a nice garden gift for a special person.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Jerry J #Solarmks

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071WLFT8J

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Yixin Women’s Lightweight Jacket

WARM, WATERPROOF JACKET IN HOT PINK

~ What ~
Made of a shell that is 100% nylon and a lining that is 100% polyester, this women’s hooded lightweight jacket comes in 4 sizes of Extra Small, Small, Medium, and Large. Available in sky blue, hot pink, or purple, it comes with a detachable hood with toggle drawstrings, high-neck collar, full-length zippered opening, zippered breast pocket, 2 zippered hip pockets, and elastic wrists sleeves. Cleaning instructions are not included on an attached tag.

~ Why ~
Living in the Pacific Northwest, having a lightweight jacket with a hood is a must. I like how this one adapts to my body, being long enough to cover my hips. With the lined hood and thin fleece inside liner, it is warm and blocks the wind. The Medium size fit my Size 8 frame comfortably. I like that all seams are double stitched. The attached tag states it is warm and wind/waterproof.

~ Why Not ~
Some may wish it were available in more than only 3 color choices. Tall women may think it is too short, but it was a modest length on my body.

~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if the site and attached tag stated if it was machine washable. I wish more photos of the jacket showing close-ups of the pockets, toggle drawstring, and hood were added.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for sporty yet comfortable lightweight woman’s jacket, this one is a keeper.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Calvin W #Diamond Candy

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072K61BFG/

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The Masterpiece

Title: The Masterpiece (Signed Book), Author: Francine RiversTitle: The Masterpiece
Author: Francine Waters
Publisher: Tyndale Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-4964-0790-0

“All his assumptions about Grace Moore had been wrong. He hadn’t expected to share common roots: devastating loss, fear, pain, no love,” Roman acknowledges in Francine Rivers’s novel, The Masterpiece.

~ What ~
This five-hundred-and-twelve-page hardbound targets those who enjoy a Christian romantic fiction about coming to grips with one’s past with art as a backdrop. Containing mild profanity, the topics of alcoholism, drug use, premarital sex, adultery, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes a note from the author, fifteen discussion questions, the book’s cover information, author’s biography, and advertisements.

Set in the Los Angeles area, thirty-four-year-old Roman Velasco may appear to have it all as an upcoming artist: wealth, woman, and whatever he wants, but the eclectic painter has dark secrets of his past that he refuses to deal with until he hires Grace Moore, a divorced woman with an infant son. Also wanting to rid herself of her past mistakes, Grace enjoys working for the prior gang tagger but finds herself frantically calling on God to keep herself from falling back into the same sinful patterns. It is only when the two damaged individuals start with blank canvases can they experience wholeness as they rely on only God to paint their paths.

~ Why
Since I have read several of the author’s books, I love how she shows the brokenness, pain, and redemption in her complicated characters. In this one, she reinforces how God is always there for us, especially when we have reached our lowest point and call to Him for salvation and peace. Through the two main characters, the book promotes dealing with the past to find love and contentedness. Having been born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, I appreciated the details of the area, its streets, and characteristics. With my degree in art, I found the many explanations of painting and its techniques accurate.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like stories that include Jesus Christ and His eternal plan of salvation may not approve of the Christian aspects of this read. Others may not like a story of heartbreak from childhood trauma and the long-lasting impression it havocs on adults.

~ Wish ~
I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence and the mild profanities such as darn, ass, and hell were omitted.

~ Want ~
If you want to read a fast-paced but soul-searching story about love and forgiveness of the past, this masterpiece that artistically connects two broken individuals will be painted on your heart.

Thanks to Tyndale for this complimentary book that I am not obligated to review.

This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-masterpiece-francine-rivers/1126701400

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Furbliss Animal Grooming Brush

DESHEDDING THE BEAGLE

~ What ~
Made of 100% medical grade silicone, this flexible 2-sided device is for brushing, de-furring, and massaging a small pet. It measures 5 by 2.5 by 1 inches. While one side has soft protruding bristles for brushing and cleaning the fur, the opposite side can remove hair from furniture and more refined areas. Instructions and cleaning directions are included on the clamshell packaging.

~ Why ~
We have a one-year-old beagle who sheds and gets his fur on our recliners. I love how this brush is flexible and that both sides can be used. Being able to wash it in the dishwasher or washing machine is a plus. One of its best features is that it is made in America.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like brushing their dog or cat, but this product works wet or dry so can be used in the bath or afterward. Others may think it is too small for their pet, but there are other size options available for larger creatures.

~ Wish ~
I wish more items made out of silicone were like this as it is great to use.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a pet brush that will last a long time and does not have to be cleaned like a regular brush, this is a keeper.

Thanks to Furbliss for this complimentary product that I am under no obligation to review.

#furbliss #vetniquelabs

This product can be purchased at https://www.chewy.com/glandex-furbliss-short-hair-dog-cat/dp/164014


 

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Lucy’s 2-in-1 Pet Carseat Cover

 

TWO CAR SEAT COVERS IN ONE

~ What ~
Made of black 600D oxford polyester with a PU coating and a quilted 120-gauge cotton batting, this 2-in-1 cover is to be used in the back seat of a car bench to protect the seat’s fabric from pet hair, claws, scratches, and dirt. Measuring 55 by 58 inches, the cover has a full-length zipper that can divide the cover in two, 4 adjustable buckle straps that slip around the front and back seats’ headrests, 2 Velcro holes for seat belts, and seat anchors. Also included are a hair/lint cleaning roller and black drawstring carrying bag. It is machine and hand washable. Instructions and cleaning directions are not included.

~ Why ~
I like how this full-length back seat cover can be separated or zippered together. When apart, it can fit nicely in the front of my sedan; when together it amply covers the car’s back seat. I like that the straps that go around the headrests are reinforced as I have had other pads that tear and rip at this point. It is well fitted, nicely padded with the adjustable straps and securing holes.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like something that is hammocked between the front and back seats of their vehicle, but it does protect the area. Others may wish the separated pieces were wider, but I found they covered the seat and could be used under an infant carrier or booster seat to protect the car’s interior. Since the bottom of the pad is made of a soft material, it may slide around more than the rubberized type.

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if it were available in other colors to match the interior of vehicles. I wish the product covered the door and handle areas too as that is where our dog scratches when trying to look out the windows. Including instructions and cleaning tips would be helpful.

~ Want ~
If you want a 2-in-1 car padded car seat cover for your pet that can be used on a vehicle’s bench or individual seat, this would be an ideal choice.

Thanks to Lucy’s for this discounted product that I am not obligated to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Amit Lotan #Lucy’s

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1PQGZP/

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