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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-417 Hand Moisturizer

Hand Lotion 1NO MORE DRY HANDS

~ What ~
This 3.4 ounce tube of hand moisturizing cream contains beeswax, shea butter, and olive oil as well as Vitamin A, B, E, and F. As a white medium thick lotion, it has a faint natural smell and is to be used to help cracked, dry, and aging skin, especially on the hands. The first 5 ingredients are aqua, glycerin, stearic acid, sesamum indicum oil and cetylalcohol. Instructions on the box states to apply a thin layer when needed and allow absorbance into the skin. The expiration date is May 16, 2020.

~ Why ~
Now that I am in my sixties, I find my skin dries out quickly, especially if I do yard work. I found this cream to quickly and effectively absorb into my hands and seal in moisture. My hands are smoother immediately. My daughter-in-law put it on her legs and liked its silky feeling. I find it works nicely on rough elbows and heels too since it is not greasy. I had never heard of Vitamin F and did not know it is an essential fatty acid, which topically could be good for the skin.

~ Why Not ~Hand Lotion 2
Those who do not like hand cream as it can feel slippery may avoid moisturizers, but this one absorbs quickly, leaving little residue.

~ Wish ~
It would be nice to include instructions on the tube, but there may be little room with the precautions in several languages.

~ Want ~
If you need an instant hand moisturizer packed with vitamins, this is is a lovely cream that keeps away dryness.

Thanks to -417 Dead Sea for this discounted 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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Best Choice Products 7-Piece Patio Set

Patio Chairs 1STURDY CUSHIONED GREEN PATIO SET

~ What ~
Made of a dark brown durable powdered-coated steel frame, this outdoor patio set comes with a rectangular table and six chairs with green detachable seat and back cushions. The table with a tempered glass top with a cut-out umbrella hole measures 65.5 by 39.75 by 27.5 inches. With two arm rests, each chair’s dimensions are 26 by 25.5 by 40 inches. Velcro ties attach the padded polyester cushions to their frames. Nuts, bolts, washers, Allen wrenches, and instructions are in the 2 shipped boxes, and assembly is required.

~ Why ~
Already owning a beautiful wicker rocker with lime green cushions on our screened in porch, this 7 piece table and chair set is the perfect addition to a lower patio in our backyard. The green cushions have thin lines that will hide dirt, and they attach easily with straps. A black framed mesh fabric covers each chair seat that can carry up to 240 pounds. In assembling the product, it took me single-handedly under 2 hours with no issues. I like how large this set is and that their cushions can be removed and stored during inclement weather.

~ Why Not ~Patio Chairs 2
Some may not like green cushions or glass tables, but the set stands out in our already green Pacific Northwest backyard. It may be too large of a piece of furniture for small patios. Others may not like having to assemble it as the chairs take time due to having to screw in 10 bolts.

~ Wish ~Patio Chairs 4I wish it were noted if the cushions were hand-washable. It would be ideal if the set came preassembled.

~ Want ~
If you are looking a quality patio table set in a bright green, this one will stand out in a back yard. It looks great in ours.

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-outdoor-patio-furniture-7-piece-steel-dining-table-set-and-6-chairs-set-w-removable-cushions-green

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Arava Flea & Ticks Botanical Advanced Treatment

Flea 1NATURAL FLEA PROTECTION FOR PETS

~ What ~
This box of 4 applications of a botanical liquid is to deter fleas and ticks on dogs, puppies over 12 weeks old that weigh more than 10 pounds, and cats. Each pipette contains 11 natural and safe active ingredients of Geranium, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Clove, Thyme, Eastern Red Cedar, Rosemary, Citronella, Soybean, and Castor. Directions are on the outside of the box. It states to apply treatment to the pet every 3 to 4 weeks so the contents could last up to four months. The product received expires March, 2020.

~ Why ~Flea 2
Not a fan of harmful chemicals, I often look for products that have natural ingredients such as this one. With our 11 month-old beagle, we find applying these tubes on his fur easy and routine. I like that this product smells like peppermint and citronella and not in a chemical way. Our dog had no adverse reaction; he does not have an issue with fleas or ticks as we treat him monthly with other products.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like strong scents of peppermint, clove, or citronella may want to avoid this product as it is potent once the tube is punctured. Others may prefer the pill or shot solution to protect from fleas and ticks.

~ Wish ~
It would be ideal if other scents could be added and last longer so our pet would smell good, so the product would almost act as a deodorant.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a free of hazardous chemicals, MSDS tested, and FDA certified flea drops for your beloved canine or feline, this is a keeper.

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

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