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Diamond Candy Woman’s Jacket

LIGHTWEIGHT WOMEN’S WATERPROOF JACKET

~ What ~
Made of a shell that is 100% Polyester with a mesh lining, this women’s hooded lightweight jacket comes in 5 sizes of Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Available in aqua blue, olive or orange, it comes with detachable hood with toggle drawstrings, high-neck snap collar, full-length zippered opening, zippered breast pocket, 2 zippered hip pockets, and elastic wrists sleeves. Cleaning instructions not in English on an attached tag state it can be washed in cold water but not put in the dryer.

~ Why ~
Living in the Pacific Northwest, having a lightweight waterproof jacket with a removeable hood is a must. I like how this one adapts to my body, being long enough to cover my hips. Because I wear layers or sweaters underneath, I chose a Large size to fit my Size 8 frame comfortably. I like all the inside and outside pockets that are deep. The attached label states it is superlight, resistant to tearing, and suntan/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, and I could have gone down a size.

~ Wish ~
Online pictures and descriptions state the wrist sleeves are adjustable with Velcro tabs, but the one I received were elastic, and this should be corrected.

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

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/Front-zipper-Multifunctional-Waterproof-Lightweight-Climbing/dp/B071DP34BJ

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LATIT Greeting Card Pack Set of 40

40 CARDS FOR BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY, THANK YOU, & CHRISTMAS  

~ What ~
Made of 300gsm cardstock, this set of 40 blank cards contain 10 of 4 different designs with themes of birthday, anniversary, thank you, and Christmas. Each card measures 5 by 7 inch and comes with 40 brown craft paper envelopes and 48 sealing stickers. They arrive in transparent plastic box. 

~ Why ~
Being more old-fashioned, I prefer to mail cards to my friends and family. I like that this pack contains 10 each of the different patterns that can be used throughout the year. The cards are simplistic with wording and a simple design on the front with blank inside. The envelopes are medium brown with non-stick flap closures, and they are not transparent. The stickers are heart shape with the words Thank You on them. 

~ Why Not ~
Those who never write greeting cards will pass on this product. Some may wish the cards were more than 4 designs, but there are thoughtful, professional, and beautiful. Others may prefer a glue-seal envelope, but these come with the stickers for sealing. 

~ Wish ~
While I was impressed with the quality of this product, I wish the envelopes had glue or could be licked to seal. With all 48 sealing stickers saying Thank You, they do not match the birthday, anniversary, or Christmas cards and would be better if they had matching stickers. 

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a packet of elegant greeting cards that add a nice touch when writing, this is a lovely choice that will be appreciated. 

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Steven #LATIT 

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DKYTLJQ/ 

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ProCore 5 Bottle Wall Wine Rack

ELEGANT BLACK IRON WALL WINE RACK

~ What ~
Made of solid steel with a black matte powder coated finish, this wine bottle rack can hold up to 5 full wine bottles and 4-8 long-stemmed wine glasses when mounted on a wall. Measuring 26.5-by-6-by-18-inches, it weighs 5.15 pounds without the bottles and includes all necessary mounting hardware. No manual is included, and it arrives in a shipping box with no packaging.

~ Why ~
While most wine racks hold bottles on their sides at a downward angle, this unique and beautiful rack holds the 5 bottles completely upside-down so the wine is touching the cork, keeping it moist so there is no oxidization. The curly scrolled metal looks attractive and would work well with other wrought iron or black decorative items.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the contemporary design of the metal rack or do not drink wine, so they would not be interested in this product. Others may need a rack that holds more than 5 bottles of wine, but it could be used for specialty bottles that are on display. When installing, be sure to secure to a studded wall section as it will be heavy when the bottles and glasses are added.

~ Wish ~
I wish the product arrived in a gift box and came with instructions, so it would be ready to wrap and give as a gift.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a “wrought-iron” looking wine rack that can be hung on a wall to save space while holding firmly 5 wine bottles upside down, this would be a great and appreciated addition to a room.

Thanks to ProCure Products for this discounted item that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Debra Dougherty #ProCure Products

This product can be found at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076D4T7M8/

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Heytech Kid’s Golf Set

15 PIECE TOY GOLF CLUB SET FOR KIDS

~ What ~
Made non-toxic ABS plastic and metal, this children’s toy golf set comes with 3 golf clubs, 5 golf balls, 2 hole cups, 2 hole flags, 2 tees, and a zippered golf carrying bag with an adjustable shoulder strap.

~ Why ~
Our grandson and granddaughters are coming to visit from out of state soon, and I like having fun toys for them, especially since we are a golfing family. I like that the approximately 2 foot clubs that come as a driver, wedge, and putter have hollow metal shafts and are not all plastic like similar sets for little ones are. Another nice feature is the golf bag to store all the clubs.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not realize some small parts could be a choking hazard. Others who are not into golf may not be interested in this toy. Hard core golfers will find the set too sophomoric for those who are serious about teaching their children the game.

~ Wish ~
I wish the set did not only come with the blue carry bag but also in pink for girls..

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a step-up golf club set that looks more realistic than all plastic golf clubs for kids, this is well above par.

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

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0751BH7HC/

 

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Glass Fusing for the 1st Time

 

 

SAILBOAT PLATTER IN HONOR OF DADDIO

~ What ~
Recently my hubby and I spent a few days at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, Oregon, so I decided to try my hand at glass fusing by taking a class. Ironically, I had spent last week with a friend who showed me the ropes to this 3D art project, and I was quite impressed with her talent and beautiful designs. The class I took was 1 1/2 hours long, and depending on what you wanted, your completed masterpiece would be put in a kiln over night to fuse or an additional night if placed into a mold.

~ Why ~
Having a degree in Art (mainly 2D like oil painting), I was intrigued in the process of cutting glass into different shapes, placing it on a different colored background, and melting it in a kiln at an outrageously high temperature. Without much planning, I decided on a sailboat in honor of my 95 year old father who passed away last year as I fondly remember our 56-foot racing sloop. After a quick drawn design, the sails, mast, and boat pieces were cut to size, frit (minuscule glass particles) added for the foam, and all pieces including the three 2-piece birds placed upright were glued down. The last part was to choose a “stormy blue” backing. Into the kiln went the glass combination overnight, and when it was checked the next day, all fused into one flat piece. The next 24 hours it was heated up again on a mold, cooling down appropriately so it would not crack. It was interesting to have it come out shiny, smooth, and vibrant.

~ Why Not ~
Fusing glass can be tedious as you must plan in advance what you want it to end up looking like. I wish I had applied more frit or a horizon, but the bowed mold shape focuses on the boat, which was my intention. Being a realistic oil painter, I cannot go back and change any aspect of the design without starting over like I can with painting. Some may not like creating or designing something for a fused glass project, but most classes have pre-drawn sketches to use.

~ Wish ~
My main issue with glass fusing is I cannot alter it once it goes into the kiln (I am used to adjusting or adding to a painting over time so this type of 3D art frustrates me). I wish I had all the time in the world to dawdle, dab, and explore the many facets to fusing to get a perfect look every fired attempt.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for something fun and artistic to do by yourself or with a friend, try glass fusing at a class nearby, but remember it helps if you know in advance exactly what you want to produce and do not feel rushed to do it due to limited time constraints.

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Class taken at Mor Art in Lincoln City
Complete cost for 9″ Square Platter $85

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RoadTec Solar Water Fountain

6.3” SOLAR WATER FOUNTAIN WITH 4 NOZZLE HEADS

~ What ~
Made of plastic and metal, this 6.3” round flat black disc that is solar powered is a water fountain that can spray up to 15 inches tall. The 1.4 watt, 7 volt motor can be charged by the sun if in at least 2 inches of water. It comes with 4 different types of nozzle heads with 2 height levels. Instructions are included, and little assembly is required.

~ Why ~
What I like most about this compact water fountain 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 the many different nozzle and height combinations. It was easy to assemble by removing a protective film, putting it in direct sunlight in water, and adding the desired nozzle. Since I recently reviewed another fountain, I found this one works better in my bird bath and pond as it is smaller and does not spray too much out of the fountain or pond.

~ Why Not ~
Those who live in the Pacific Northwest or where there is limited sun may not think this will fountain will run long enough during the short sunny days. Some may not like the flat black disc look of the unit. However, it appears to be quite durable and is waterproof.

~ Wish ~
I wish the nozzles could come on and off easier as they are hard to change. I may have to remove all nozzle heads and use as a bubbler so I do not have to keep adding water that quickly evaporates due to the spray.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a wireless water fountain to put in a bird bath or pond, this smaller solar-powered one would work well.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Chardy #Roadtec

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/ROADTEC-Solar-Fountain-Standing-Garden/dp/B07F2FTMD2

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Goddess Area Women’s Maxi Skirt

 

BLACK FLARED DECORATIVE LONG SKIRT

~ What ~
Made of 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex, this women’s ankle-length flared black skirt with decorative swirls has an elastic waist. With 5 sizes available from Small to XX-Large, there is only one color to choose. Cleaning instructions online and on an attached tag state to wash in cold water and air dry. It arrives in a lovely decorative bag with handles and comes with a potpourri satchel.

~ Why ~
I am in my 60s and love wearing long dresses and skirts, and this one is a comfortable choice. I like the colorful floral pattern embroidered with gold thread and small rhinestones in swirls around the front bottom of the skirt. Its waist is high and stretchy around the waistline. The Large fit my Size 8 frame nicely, and I could have gone down to a medium.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the heaviness of the skirt material or pattern design. A few may think it is hard to put on since there is no zipper or buttons at the waist, but it is stretchy to step into and slip over the hips.

~ Wish ~
I wish more color options of this dress were available. The swirls are only on 4 front panels and no back panels, so the back of the dress looks plain.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a comfortable black skirt with a little sparkle to it, this is a lovely skirt if you do not mind the back having no design.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Lee #Goddess Area

This item can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072V2QFLW/

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Wehvkei Waxing Warmer Set

ALL-IN-ONE WAX HAIR REMOVAL KIT

~ What ~
Made of aluminum with glass and metal, this wax warmer kit can hold 450 cc of wax and comes with 4 packs of 3.5 ounces of wax beans, 10 applicator sticks, a user guide, and an electrical plug. Its temperature is adjustable from 140 to 246 degrees Fahrenheit. It arrives in a gift box with instructions, ready for giving.

~ Why ~
Recently I spent $1200 on electrolysis to remove facial chin hair and got little results, with the coarse hairs growing back. I use a small battery-charged portable razor now. Seeing I have never tried to remove hairs with wax, I like that this is a new way to do it that leaves the skin smooth and hair-free for longer periods of time. In testing it, it does remove the fine baby hairs on the face, neck, legs, etc. It is not too painful if you apply the wax as it cools down. I like that 4 bags of wax are included in the box.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like to remove hair with heated wax as it may be uncomfortable may not like this product. Others may not like how the wax gives a clogged-feeling to the skin’s pores, but I did not have this issue.

~ Wish ~
While this product works on fine hairs, it did not remove or dissolve any of the thicker hairs that we older women get occasionally on our face (I reapplied one area twice to see if it would help). I wish there was a complete way to permanently dissolve these thick hairs as I have not found the answer yet.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive wax warmer to remove hair, this is a keeper if you are young and do not want to shave often. If you are older like me and have those pesky thick chin hairs that drive you crazy, sorry, you may have to keep looking as I am.

Rated 4.5 of 5 stars only because I wanted it to remove every single hair.

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

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Temperature-painless-4-Flavor-Applicator/dp/B07DXNTK7S/

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Fronage Woman’s Casual Polka Dot Dress

 

 

COMFY WOMEN’S POLKA DOT KNEE-LENGTH DRESS

~ What ~
Made of 70% Polyester and 30% Spandex, this women’s 3/4-sleeved dress that rests at the knee has a scooped neckline and bottom hem and 2 pockets with no zipper or buttons. With 4 sizes available from Small to X-Large, it comes in 3 color choices of blue, coffee, and gray, all with white polka dots. Online it states it can machine or hand washed, but its attached tag recommends to wash separately or dry clean.

~ Why ~
I am in my 60s and love wearing casual, comfortable dresses, and this one fits the bill. I like the empire waistline and the almost ½ inch white polka dots. The stretchy t-shirt-like fabric flows well and is soft against my skin. The double-stitched hems are well sewn. I ordered a Medium, and it fit my Size 8 frame nicely.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the dress material or pattern design. A few may think it is hard to put on since there is no zipper or buttons on the back, but it is stretchy to slip on and off.

~ Wish ~
I wish information was given online of the exact fabric contents.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a comfortable, casual, and classy dress for work or play, this is a great option.

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

This item can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F32D7DR

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Nannette 3-Piece Boy’s Summer Outfit

COLLARED & T SHIRTS PLUS SHORTS FOR BOY TODDLERS

~ What ~
Made of either 100% cotton or 60% cotton and 40% polyester, this little boy toddler outfit comes with a button down shirt, t-shirt, and shorts. With 3 sizes available from 12 to 24 months, there are 7 designs to choose from online. Cleaning icons on a detachable tags state they can be machined washed and dried.

~ Why ~
Our two-year-old grandson is growing like a weed and is visiting from out of state in a month, so I had to buy him this 3-in-1 set. I like the quality of the button-down shirt with the racecars on it and the matching car-themed t-shirt. The shorts have a button on the fly with an elastic waist. The material is a little stretchy, lightweight, and comfortable. I think he will love wearing this gift.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the color combinations or designs offered, but they are nice as complete sets for a boy toddler.

~ Wish ~
Even with 7 designs to choose from, I wish more options were available so I could buy several.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a 3-piece combination outfit for a 1 to 2-year-old for summer, this is a quality one that will look nice

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

This item can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0777PWQRT/

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