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YNTA FLAMELESS CANDLE SET

Candle SetCHANGING COLOR LED CANDLE SET

~ What ~
This LED candle set includes 3 differently sized flameless candles on a wooden tray with tumbled rocks and a remote control. With 9 AAA batteries included, the remote allows the user to change the candle color to a dozen colors, 2 flickering modes, and a 4 or 8-hour timer. The candles measure 2, 4, and 6 inches tall and almost 3 inches wide; the tray is approximately 14 by 5 by 0.5 inches. Instructions are not included but are self-explanatory. All items arrive in a classic, gold-fabric lined box ready for gifting.

~ Why ~Candle Set 1
This is a beautiful display to set the mood in any room. Knowing paraffin candles are not healthy, and having made and sold soy ones, I love how these contain real wax that is not harmless to use. Each pillar has a slightly wavy carved top that makes them look realistic. Having no flame, the candles are safe around children and animals. I appreciate that the remote and candles came complete with batteries, and it is easy to change the candle colors from up to 20 feet away. The tray is made of a stained dark black bamboo so should hold up well; the many pebbles are small and mostly rounded. I have arranged this accent decoration in our screened-in porch near my hot tub to enjoy its ambient lighting.

~ Why Not ~Candle Set 3
Some may not like that these are fake candles with no scent. Others may prefer a taller arrangement, but this works well on a side table or countertop.

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if the set could be put on a daily timer to be set for specific hours.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a charming candle set complete with a tray and rocks, this is an exquisite, elegant set that would make a lovely gift for a candle lover.

Thanks to YNTA for this discounted product that I am not obligated to evaluate.

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CMYK LED Lighting Light Bulb

Edison Bulb 1ELONGATED VINTAGE LED LIGHT BULB

~ What ~
This LED light bulb is shaped like an antique tube with a slight bubble on its top that measures 5.51 inches long including its metal base and 2.52 inches at its widest point. Being fully dimmable, the warm white bulb contains no mercury, UF or IR, or dazzling and is flicker-free as well as RoHS and CE certified. Arriving in a protective box, the 40w/60w/4w bulb fits most standard E26 and E27 electrical bases. No instructions are needed or necessary.

~ Why ~
We have a family room light that has a deep ceramic cover, so this long bulb fills its lamp cone nicely. What I like most about this product is that it saves me money because it is LED so should last a long time (over 18 years if used 3 hours daily). Its warm white color offers a soft but correctly colored glow to the room.

~ Why Not ~Edison Bulb 2
Some may not like how bright the light shines, but this one has a 40 or 60 watt equivalent so is not too bright. Being elongated, it may not fit in all light sockets or lamp shades properly.

~ Wish ~
I wish these bulbs could be in various colors to match a room’s decor.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an elongated antique light bulb that has LED filament technology, this one will last a long time.

Thanks to CMYK for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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Best Choice Products Patio Umbrella Stand

Patio Stand 1STURDY, SOLID NON-TOPPLING PATIO UMBRELLA STAND

~ What ~
Weighing 50 pounds of cast iron, this adjustable patio umbrella stand has a simplistic classic bronze finish that is weatherproof with a detachable stem piece. Able to use with table or free-standing patio umbrellas, it measures 18 by 24 inches. Instructions are in the box, and some assembly is required.

~ Why ~Patio Stand 2
Having a large glass patio table that seats six, we need a durable umbrella stand to stick under it for when we want shade while eating. I like how the bronze color matches our existing patio set, and the design does not have too many curls, twists, or flora to it. I also appreciate how low profile the base is and not bulky like other stands. A plus is how easy it is to be put together by mounting the approximately 12 inch tube over the bottom plate with a bolt and setting another blocking screw to secure the umbrella, taking me only 3 minutes.

~ Why Not ~Patio Stand 3
Some may not like or need a patio umbrella stand. Others may think it is too heavy or large, but it will keep an umbrella upright compared to plastic or sand-filled stands; its bottom plate is only a few inches tall.

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if more designs and colors of the stands were available. Now I need to find a new umbrella to go with it.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a sturdy, solid cast iron patio umbrella stand, this one will not topple over or cost you a fortune.

Thanks to Best Choice Products for this sample that I am evaluating by choice.

This product can be found at https://bestchoiceproducts.com/products/best-choice-products-50lbs-heavy-duty-cast-iron-patio-umbrella-base-stand-bronze?variant=44247193166

 

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PowerTRC My Modern Kitchen Playset

Barbie Kitchen 1FUN, REALISTIC BARBIE KITCHEN SET

~ What ~
Made of pink and silver ABS plastic with mostly cardboard backing, this 4-piece kitchen appliance ensemble that measures 19 by 12 inches is to be used mainly for dolls that are 11 to 12 inches tall such as the iconic Barbie. Coming with 39 accessories, it includes miniature pots, pans, toaster, serving utensils, dinnerware, and a few pretend food items including fake ice cubes. The cupboards open and have stickered pictures inside. By adding 2 AAA batteries, sections light up and make sounds. Instructions are included on the gift box that has a carry handle.

~ Why ~Barbie Kitchen 2
Our granddaughter who lives out of state turns 4 this month, so I had to get this gift for the girly-girl who likes to play with dolls. I like that the set looks realistic with stainless-steel-looking appliances. The oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and freezer can be opened, some including lights inside. Since I have already bought her a Barbie, I appreciate that this one is geared for this type of doll when so many others are not. Having all the accessories make it more special and engaging for young ones to play house. Another reason this set is good is that it offers a pretend environment for cooking, cleaning, and arranging a kitchen.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like plastic doll furniture and accessories will avoid this item. Since the 4 sections are separated, they are somewhat hard to keep in a row, but this may be an advantage as you can mix up the arrangement, especially if set in a confined “kitchen” space. Some may not like the cardboard backings, but I had no issue with them. The small parts are not for children under 3 years of age.

~ Wish ~
I wish the batteries were included so the toy could be used right out of the box. Having other colors than pink might be considered.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a kitchen play set for a Barbie doll, this is an excellent choice. I know my granddaughter will spend hours enjoying it when we give it to her for her birthday.

Thanks to PowerTRC for this purchased product that I am under no obligation to review

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Dilanni Cocktail Shirt

Cocktail 1COMFY STRETCHY COCKTAIL SHIRT

~ What ~
Made of 50% cotton, 45% nylon, and 5% rayon, this women’s collarless V-neck shirt has short sleeves and ends below the tummy in the front and past the bottom area for an average-sized woman. Available in ten vivid colors, it comes in four sizes of small, medium, large, and X-large. The zipperless and buttonless garment wraps around the breast area and flows loosely past the waistline. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag stating it can be machine washed with like colors.

~ Why ~
I like the feel of the material as it is soft and stretchy. The royal blue color I selected is bright and noticeable. Able to slip it over my head easily, it accents my bust and waistline while covering my hips and bottom. The Large size fit my Size 8 frame comfortably. I was initially concerned the v-neckline would plunge too low, but it can be adjusted so that it does not.

~ Why Not ~Cocktail 2
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 due to the flared dart area in the back, it flows over the bottom without concentrating on a “muffin top” at the waistline. I ordered one size up to make sure it fit, yet I could have gotten a medium since the material is stretchy.

~ Wish ~
I wish patterned options of flowers, designs, et cetera were available. The color of the 2nd photo is more accurate.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a classy yet comfortable shirt that accents the bust area, this one is a definite. keeper.

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

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Diamkitchen Salt & Pepper Grinder Set

Grinder 1COMPLETE SET OF SHAKERS PLUS CONTENTS

~ What ~
Made of stainless steel and clear glass with ceramic, this box set includes three glass holders, 2 screw-on grinders with lids, 110 grams of black pepper, and 220 grams of Himalayan salt. Tall in height, each grinder can hold an ample amount of salts, spices, herbs, peppers, or any grindable contents. All come in a large premium quality gift box with directions on the back.

~ Why ~Grinder 2
This is a very impressive set of grinders. Not only are the classic shakers long and thin plus easy to grind and add contents, but also the sample salt and pepper make the set complete directly out of the box. It is a perfect housewarming gift or wedding present. Having the extra replacement glass is thoughtful if one happens to get broken.

~ Why Not ~Grinder 3
Many may prefer already grounded pepper, sea salts, and spices, but grinding on the spot produces fresher flavors and tastes. Others may want the smaller type of grinder or dual sided one, but this one is ideal if need to keep the set on a dining table or near by in the kitchen for quick use.

~ Wish ~
This complete set wowed me, so there is nothing at all that needs to be added or wished.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for 2 high-end, elegant tall salt and pepper grinders that come with premium salt and pepper and an extra replacement jar, this will make a beautiful choice or treasured gift.

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

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Celewell 3V Lithium Batteries

Battery 1LOTS OF ROUND FLAT BATTERIES

~ What ~
This pack of 10 3V Lithium batteries is similar to the standard #2025 flat round discs that are used in many electronics. Arriving in separated perforated sections on a sealed card to avoid positive or negative short circuiting, they are easy to insert face up into products such as Fitbits, electronic candles, toys, remotes, etc. Instructions are included, and the expiration date on the card is March 17, 2020.

~ Why ~
My husband and I seem to use a lot of CR2025 batteries whether in his Fitbit, my car fob, or candles. I like that so many come in this 10 pack that I do not have to buy them again for a while. Having the certification of ISO9001, CE, RoHs, and UN38.3 makes them safe and reliable. Supposedly due to their high-quality, they will last longer than others on the market.

~ Why Not ~Battery 2
Those who do not use common, updated electronics may not have the need for these types of batteries, but it is good to have plenty on hand. Others may be concerned with potential leakage, but these have a 3-year shelf life.

~ Wish ~
There is nothing I would question or complain about this product.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for more than just 2 CR2025s in a pack, these long-lasting ones that come 10 to the card are an ideal choice.

Thanks to Celewell for this product that I am under no obligation to review and the opinions are my own.

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Dr. Fischer Children’s Hair Detangler Spray

Detangler 1NO TANGLES PLUS NO LICE

~ What ~
Made with added natural ingredients, this 11.5 fluid ounce spray solution in a plastic bottle can be used safely on children’s hair to not only untangle it but also as a lice repellent. The first 5 ingredients are Water, Amodimethicone, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, and Glycerin. Vitamin B5, and rosemary are also added. Instructions state spray on wet, slightly damp, or dry hair, and no rinsing is required.

~ Why ~
Our 4-year-old granddaughter has beautiful long blonde hair, but it often gets tangled when washed. I like how this product can be sprayed into her hair, allowing a comb to pass through quickly. Having a nice mostly flowery smell, it helps that it keeps lice away. When we used it on her wet hair, we did not use a conditioner but only the spray, and the tangles came out quickly and easily with no pain using a brush or comb.

~ Why Not ~Detangler 2
Those who do not like floral smells may not like this solution. Others may prefer the lotion type of hair detanglers that can be massaged into the hair, but they may not have the added benefit of warding off lice.

~ Wish ~
There is nothing I would alter in this product.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a hair detangler that does not have to be rinsed out, this will do the trick.

Thanks to Dr. Fischer for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review and the opinions are my own.

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Firm Abs Men’s Compression Shirt

Gym Shirt 1COOL/WARM COMPRESSION SHIRT FOR MEN

~ What ~
Made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex, this men’s shirt is made out of a stretchy compression material that breathes with the skin while keeping the body cool when sweating and warm when cold. It comes only in black and is available in 5 sizes from Small to XX-Large. Cleaning instructions are not included.

~ Why ~
My husband is a gym rat who works out hard. I like that this antibacterial fabric will not hold in the odors and smells while keeping him cool as he works out. The mesh backing column along the spine provides coolness while the front area is thicker so that there is no chaffing. The neckline is collarless with no tag so does not scratch are rub against the neck area. I like how long it is as I could wear it with leggings.

~ Why Not ~Gym Shirt 2
Some may not like that these types of compression shirts tend to cling to the skin, so it is recommended buying a size or two larger if you want it not to be tight. Others may wish there were more color options or that it was not so long in length.

~ Wish ~
With no cleaning instructions online, on the removable tag, or printed on the garment, it should be noted. It may be able to be washed with other like-colored clothing, but I wish it stated the directions.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive, nicely designed men’s short sleeve compression shirt, this may be your gym favorite.

Thanks for Firm ABS for this discounted product that I am freely evaluating.

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La La Ann Barbie Kitchen Set

BarbieSMALL PINK 26 PIECE DOLL KITCHEN SET

~ What ~
Made of pink ABS plastic, this 26-piece furniture set is supposedly for the standard Barbie dolls that measure 11.5 inches tall. The set contains a kitchen complete with stove, sink, cupboards, and a window as well as pots, pans, table, two chairs, and dinnerware. All come in a plastic bag.

~ Why ~
Our out of state granddaughter turns 4 this month, so this gift is timely for the girly-girl who likes to play house with dolls. I like that the set looks somewhat realistic with 3 cupboards that can be opened while including a coffee pot, cooking pot, bowls, spoons, spatula, and plastic napkins. Since it is pink, it will be cherished since it is our granddaughter’s favorite color.

~ Why Not ~Barbie 2
Those who do not plastic doll furniture and accessories will avoid this item. I found the connotation that the set fits Barbie-sized dolls is misleading as, per my photos (doll not included in set), the table and kitchen counter barely make it to the top of Barbie’s long legs. The kitchen stove/sink combo is so short Barbie towers over it, and she could not possibly sit in the miniature chairs.

~ Wish ~
I wish it stated that this is not a Barbie-sized set as only the bowls, teapot, kitchenware, and silverware could be used for that sized doll.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a cute and low-cost doll set, this one’s accessories may work for Barbie, but the furniture is so small maybe the small pocket dolls could use it.

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