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Quote of the day for August 31, 2016

Big shots are little shots that keep shooting. - Christopher Marley

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Fairy Ball String Lights


This Fairy Ball String Light Set is so cute. I love that the lights are small. You can make it look like stars in your yard. I go through the settings in the video below so make sure to check it out.

Fairy Lights http://fave.co/2ciCpKX

These lights have to be plugged in, which I don't like. And because they plug in, they are not waterproof so make sure you take them down or at least unplug them in bad weather. For a party or in the bedroom, they can help to set the mood. They are a small light so they won't put out a lot of light but they are pretty when on at night.

You can get this light set here on Amazon. They really aren't very expensive either.

Fairy Lights http://fave.co/2ciCpKX

You can see from the picture above the size of the lights. The settings on this light set are as follows:
1. Combination - which includes all settings.
2. Waves - It starts at one end and goes all the way to the other.
3. Sequential - I think this one explains itself.
4. Slo Glo - Not sure how to describe this one. It comes on and goes off at a slow speed. kinda like a twinkle.
5. Chasing flash - Similar to the waves setting.
6. Slow Fade - This one also is self explanatory.
7. Twinkle flash - They look like twinkling stars.
8.Steady on - They are just on.

All in all I like this set, I just wish they were solar like the rope light I got a few days earlier.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for August 30, 2016

You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all. - J. Askenberg

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Rope Light


So far, I am loving this rope light. It's blue in color but the video below doesn't do the color justice. It's more of a light blue that doesn't show up in the video or the pictures very well.

Rope Light http://fave.co/2cfDcwa

I used this in my greenhouse for some extra light when I water in the evening because I try to do so after the sun goes down. It puts out just enough light that I can see what I am doing. This light is solar so there is no electricity usage which is great.

You can get this item here on amazon.

Rope light http://fave.co/2cfDcwa

I really like this rope light because of the color. I didn't want white light in the greenhouse because of the plants and the light is on all night. So, the blue color was perfect and it provides just enough light that I can see what I'm doing. The set has 2 settings that you can use. I use the steady light, but it can also be set to flashing.

All in all I give this product a great review as it does what it's supposed to and it does it well. The set has been up for almost 2 weeks now and there have been no issues so far.

I did a video on this rope light set and you can see it below.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for August 29, 2016

Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us. - John N. Mitchell

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Lift Bar


I have never seen anything like this before. The lift bar is supposed to help remove wrinkles. This bar vibrates and you place it on your face and move it in an upward motion. I wish that I could say that it works, but I couldn't keep it on my face long enough to do much good. It tickles!

Lift Bar http://fave.co/2bGHOGd

It comes with a carry bag and the battery needed. The packaging is really nice too. It comes in a box that has a magnetic closure. I understand the science behind why it should work. It has a hematite stone in it which is supposed to help with healing and blood circulation.

If you use it with your facial routine in the morning and at night, it should help to heal your skin better than just the creams alone. However, as I said, I am unable to do because it tickles too much for me to put it on my face..lol. Not sure why, but it does.

Lift Bar http://fave.co/2bGHOGd

This item is sold on Amazon. You can get your Lift Bar here.

I have also done a video review on this. You can see it here. I imagine if the science behind this is correct, then by all means it should work.

If you decide to purchase it, let me know what you think of it and if it really does work (if you can keep it on your face longer than half a second...lol).

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for August 28, 2016

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors. - African Proverb

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Quote of the day for August 27, 2016

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. - African Proverb

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Ark Skincare System

I was lucky enough to be chosen by Ark Skincare to try out their age-specific skincare line. The brand is made in England and targets specific age ranges to help protect and nourish skin.

Ark skincare  http://arkskincareusa.com

I was given the opportunity to try the Skin Perfector Hydration Injection Masque and Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser. The first thing I noticed about this product was the scent. It's not overpowering but light and kind of sweet smelling. So it's not a bad scent at all.

The hydration injection masque is only used a few times a week, whereas the moisturiser is used twice daily. The hydration masque is applied after cleansing and left on for a specific amount of time, depending on your age. For my age, it was left on for about 10 minutes.

After the time is up, using a hot cloth you remove the hydration masque and pat dry. Then you would continue with your skincare routine ending with the moisturiser which you simply apply to your face. After using this my face was very soft. I haven't noticed a difference as of yet for fine lines, but I've only been using it for a short time.

Ark Skincare  http://arkskincareusa.com

I think the only thing I don't like about this is that the moisturiser doesn't have sunscreen in it. Of course, it's easy enough to add that afterward so this is really not a big issue. I love that this brand uses an age-targeted formula for different ages because we know that what the skin needs in your twenties is not the same as what your skin needs in your forties or fifties.

If you would like more information on this skin care brand the website is ARK Skincare

Have a great day!

Renee

I received 2 full size samples of the skin care line for an honest review of this product.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for August 26, 2016

Life without a purpose is a languid drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'this day let me make a sound beginning'. - Thomas Kempis

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Tealight Holder or Terrarium


These are sold as tealight holders, but I had other ideas for them when I saw them.

Tealight Holder http://fave.co/2c80mnO

They make a great terrarium for air plants. With a few other items they really look good. Air plants are great for this because they don't have to be watered but once a week and you take the plant out and soak it in filtered water. So no water goes into the tealight holder.

For the one pictured here we used air plants, colored moss, and some rocks. You just place them all inside in a way that you think looks nice.

Tealight Holder http://fave.co/2c80mnO

You can get these tealight holders on Amazon here. The moss, rocks and air plants we got through Makerskit. This is a great company that even has a subscription box where they will send you some sort of craft kit to make at home. It's not very expensive and they have been pretty neat so far.

All in all, I really like these tealight holders. They have so many different purposes that all of them will come in handy. These come in a set of 4 so it's great for many different crafts.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for August 25, 2016

If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience. - Swami Vivekananda

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Quote of the day for August 24, 2016

Unhappiness is the hunger to get; happiness is the hunger to give. If the individual should set out for a single day to give happiness, to make life happier, brighter, and sweeter, not for himself but for others, he would find a wondrous revelation of what happiness really is. - William George Jordan.

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Tumbler Set – Stainless Steel – Set of 4


This tumbler set is great. I'm not sure that it is stainless steel though. I've been told that a magnet won't stick to stainless steel and it does stick to these tumblers so that is still up in the air.

Stainless Steel Tumbler http://fave.co/2byHrh5

That said, they do work well at keeping hot drinks warm and cold drinks cool. For this reason alone I do like these tumblers. They are not glass or plastic so they will not break easy which is another plus. All in all I do like these tumblers because with children in the house, we all know that glass and plastic break. I think it's safe to say that I will be using these for quite a while.

Stainless Steel Tumbler http://fave.co/2byHrh5

You can get this set for yourself on Amazon here.

All in all I really do like these tumblers. I just wish I knew if they were really stainless steel or not. It would help to know if acidic drinks are going to stain the metal or not.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Leather Gym Bag


This Leather Gym Bag is big! It has enough room to carry your gear plus your clothes. On the outside there are also many pockets to carry anything else you may to carry with you.

Leather Gym Bag http://fave.co/2bqwvnd

This bag is genuine leather which means it will last for quite some time. It has padded handles and a removable shoulder strap that is adjustable too. The main compartment has a double zipper so it will open wide to make it easier to pack it.

Leather Gym Bag inhttp://fave.co/2bqwvnd

On the outside it has a mesh pocket that is big enough to hold a water bottle and it has a pocket for your cell phone. There are also pockets on each end of the bag one of which is big enough to hold any dirty clothes that your bringing home from the gym. It's got a spot for everything!

This bag is sold on Amazon at Leather Gym Bag. This would be a great addition for anyone who likes to go the gym to workout or anyone who plays sports of any kind as there is enough room for most anything you need to carry.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Camo Backpack


This Camo Backpack is wonderful. It has 2 pockets on the front and the main compartment which is huge. The shoulder straps come unclipped for fast removal and they clip at the chest for better carrying balance.

Camo Backpack http://fave.co/2bvixin

The 2 pockets on the front are half the size of the backpack each and the zippers all work well. This bag will carry anything you might need for a day trip or a weekend trip. The back has a hard removable part so that nothing will be able to poke you through the backpack.

You can get this backpack on Amazon at Camo Backpack

Camo backpack http://fave.co/2bvixin

On the top of the backpack there is also a handle if you don't want to wear it on your back. There are also 2 velcro spots on either side of the handle that could be used for a camel pack or even headphones. There are 2 loops at the same spots that could be used to attach something like a bluetooth speaker or keys or something else. There are so many things this backpack could be used for.

This backpack is also big enough to hold a laptop. There is plenty of room inside for a laptop and one's clothes or anything else you may need or want to carry in it. I think probably the best thing about this backpack though, would be that it's water resistant! That means if it gets wet, what's inside the backpack should stay dry. How awesome is that?

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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5 Piece Fillet Set


This fillet set if a wonderful and useful addition to my fishing gear. There are 5 pieces which consist of a cutting board, a knife sharpener, a 13", 11", and 10" knives.

Fillet set http://fave.co/2buYO7d

Open fillet http://fave.co/2buYO7d

To test this kit out, I used it in the kitchen and the knives are very sharp. So, now I can't wait to get it out at the lake on our next camping trip. The carry case it comes in is not very good but still it should last for a while. Plus, with this in my camping gear, it will be nice to have so I don't have to remember to grab sharp knives when we do go camping.

Fillet Set http://fave.co/2buYO7d

This set is available on Amazon at 5 Piece Fillet Set. This set will be used a lot over the next years.

open fillet http://fave.co/2buYO7d

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Beautiful Dress/Shirt


This "dress" is beautiful. Why the quotes around dress? Well I'm glad you asked. The sizing on this "dress" runs very small. I bought this for my daughter who is a big girl. She normally wears a large or xtra large. I ordered this in a 2X so that she would have a little room in it. HaHa, surprise was on us!

Dress http://fave.co/2buXvVK

As you can see, this is not a dress...lol. It's a shirt! It's a very low cut shirt. She has a tank top on underneath the.

However, other than the size issue, this shirt is beautiful and so soft. I don't think this material would irritate even the most sensitive of skin. The material is very stretchy so it has a lot of give and hugs the body pretty tightly. But most definitely not a dress.

Dress http://fave.co/2buXvVK

This is sold on Amazon at http://amzn.to/29YsZh5 and for the price is a good deal if you are looking for a nice shirt, but probably not a dress, unless you order 3 or 4 sizes bigger than what you need.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Straws


I absolutely love anything that helps us to have less trash and these straws do just that.

Stainless Steel Straws http://fave.co/2buXb9E

I don't know about you, but I love to use a straw when I drink. I hated that after using the straw it usually went in the garbage. With these stainless steel straws they don't go in the garbage. After you use them, you wash them and use them again and again.

These straws come in 3 different sizes in the same package. They are send 2 cleaning brushes for the 3 different sizes. Plus as a bonus you also get a 2 e-books which contain recipes for drinks you can use the straws with and a nice bag to keep them together in.

Stainless Steel Straws http://fave.co/2buXb9E

This set is sold on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2atYO4i

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Tarp – 24″ x 40″


This tarp is huge! It has reinforced edging and is tear resistant.

Tarp http://fave.co/2bBam5A

This tarp is sold on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Maxam-SPTARP10-24-All-Purpose-Tarp/dp/B00JRO8XNQ/ref=sr_1_1?m=A2D4DW0NZBLRX4&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1470245875&sr=1-1&keywords=B00JRO8XNQ.

This tarp is multipurpose and can be used for just about anything. It's weather resistant with a coating to help it deal with the weather better than most tarps will. The corners are reinforced with plastic which will help with wear and tear as well.

Tarp http://fave.co/2bBam5A

It could be used for just about anything. This winter Aarron plans on using as a pool cover to make sure the water stays good for next summer. That or the other thought is to put it up between the house and our trailer to make a big shaded area.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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