Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Twins' First Christmas Book By Jackie Singer Review

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

In the 7th book of the My Friend Paris series, and the 4th book of the My Twins collection, Liberty and Victoria, Paris' younger twin sisters, learn about December holidays and activities.
Paris teaches them about all of the meaning and traditions associated with Christmas, as well as a little bit about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
 
Jackie Singer is a freshman at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School in Austin, TX. She plays varsity tennis, has a black belt in karate, and enjoys traveling and torturing her nine-year-old sister, Kate. She and Paris Morris are good friends, and this is Jackie's first published book.

 MY REVIEW:

My daughters love reading books, or should I say, they love it when I read to them. They know the My Twins' series when I won two books before from a giveaway and then having the chance to review another title a few months back.

The book, My Twins' First Christmas, is very well written. My daughters love the colorful and lively illustrations and they love learning about Christmas as well as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The story is put together well and is simple making it easier for my daughters to understand the story. This is a great bedtime book as well as a nice book to read specially with the Holiday season and Christmas season coming soon.

You can visit the Website HERE or purchase the My Twins' First Christmas on Amazon.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 


Liztek 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub With 1 Fast Charging Port Review


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Have you ever had the problem of not having enough ports in your laptop or PC? Well, I sometimes have that dilemma and what I do is, I take turns in connecting our gadgets in our laptop or PC.

Liztek offers a 4 Port-HUB for those who has a need for more ports in their laptop or PC. Here is the specification of the Liztek 4Port USB 3.0 HUB:
  • Compact (4.4 × 2.3 × 0.8in) and lightweight (4.7 oz)
  • 4 SuperSpeed ports delivering transfer speed of up to 5Gbps (Note: actual rate will depend on the capability of your device). Backward compatible with USB 2.0 / 1.1.
  • Comes with 1 extra port for fast charging of mobile phone, IPAD, Samsung Galaxy , offering quick charges of up to 2.1A (refer to product description for details) to your USB-enabled devices.
  • Supports plug-and-play and hot-swapping. No installation of drivers required for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 or Mac OS X 10.2 and above.
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The package includes the following:
  •  Liztek USB 3.0 4-Port Hub
  •  12V/4A power adapter
  •  2.7-foot USB 3.0 cable 
The Liztek 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub With 1 Fast Charging Port has a nice, sleek black design. I like how lightweight and small the USB Hub is because I can just pop it into my bag when we travel. Here are the things I liked about the Liztek 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub:

- The extra fast charging port located at the side of the USB Hub works great to charge my phone and tablet.
- I don't have to have the Hub connected to our laptop for the charging port to work. The 12V/4A Power Adapter can power up the Hub and charge my gadgets if I don't have my laptop with me.
- I don't need the power adapter if I connect the Hub to my computer/laptop and the ports and the fast charging port on the side works.
- All 4 ports in front can charge multiple phones but it can't charge my iPad. The fast charging port on the side on the other hand can charge my iPad.
- I love how easy it is to put it on our laptop. I just plug it in 1 of the ports and it automatically works without problems. The extra 4 ports work great if I need to connect additional devices into our laptop.

The Liztek 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub is a nice addition specially with all the gadgets I link to my laptop and PC. My dilemma of not having enough USB ports has been solved thanks to Liztek. :)

You can purchase the Liztek 4 Port 3.0 Hub With 1 Fast Charging Port on Amazon.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Protect Your Gadget With IntelliGLASS Hardened Glass Screen Protector + Giveaway 12/15 US/CAN


As a mom with 2 girls who are 3 and 6, I make sure that my gadgets are protected because I'll be honest, I can't supervise them all the time and I can't really be sure that they don't accidentally drop my gadget. One of the things I make sure I have is a shockproof casing and of course a screen protector. I've tried different kinds of screen protectors, and usually the cheaper ones for my phone, but for my tablet, I prefer a more durable and stronger screen protector.

IntelliARMOR sent me a sample of their IntelliGLASS which is their most advanced screen protector yet. Want to know how advanced it is? Let me tell you more below.
The IntelliGLASS is specially crafted with an ultra-hard (9H) inner layer and "Oleophobic" outer layer to prevent scratches, absorb shocks, and repeal oil and grease. Their IntelliGLASS are crafted with a unique layering process that combines the following:
  • An advanced silicone base layer that adheres to your phone or tablet’s screen easily and without bubbles  - all while leaving no residue.  
  • An ultra-hardened REAL glass layer that has been specially treated to have greater scratch resistance than steel.  (try to scratch it with a set of car keys and you’ll see what we mean). 
  • An oil and smudge resistant outer layer that repels fingerprints and makes cleaning your phone’s surface a snap.   
The IntelliGLASS kit came with all the materials needed to pre-clean the screen until the post-application of the IntelliGLASS.
The instructions were very easy to understand but, if you prefer watching a how-to video, there's a how-to video of how to apply the intelliGLASS available. (I posted it above for your convenience. :))
After reading the instructions, we proceeded to install the intelliGLASS on the iPad air. First, we cleaned the screen of smudges, fingerprints and oil using the Alcohol Prep Pad which is already included in the kit.
After making sure that the screen is oil-free, smudge-free and fingerprint-free, we used the microfiber cloth included in the kit to wipe the screen and make it shiny like a new screen.
Next, we used the Dust Removal Sticker (the blue one) included in the kit to remove any dust and small particles which have gotten stuck on the screen.
Next comes the application of the intelliGLASS. There's a green label on what side is the sticky part so putting it on the iPad Air was easy. We aligned the hole to the button of the iPad Air and we avoided touching the sticky part of the intelliGLASS. There's a small rectangular plastic included to help remove the bubbles (this was very effective) and a cover for the button, which comes in both white and black.

The intelliGLASS is a very high-quality screen protector. It's thicker and harder than most of the screen protector I've had but it doesn't affect the touchscreen capabilities and accuracy of the iPad Air. It's also very clear and the clarity of the pictures and videos on the iPad Air isn't affected.

What I like about this is how easy it is to install the IntelliGLASS. It took me less than 5 minutes to install the IntelliGLASS and unlike other screen protectors which are prone to bubbles, the intelliGLASS only had 1 bubble near the lower right side of the iPad which was very easy to remove.

I love how the intelliGLASS made me more confident and assured that my screen is protected. :)

WHAT WOULD YOU PROTECT WITH THE INTELLIGLASS?

You can check if intelliARMOR has an intelliGLASS for your gadget HERE.

Would you like to win an intelliGLASS for the gadget of your choice?! Well, you're in luck!! Just head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter! :) Good Luck! :)

 
DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive an intelliGLASS Hardened Screen Protector (winner's choice of intelliGLASS for their gadget). Giveaway would start November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and will end December 15,2014 at 12:00 AM PST. This will be open to US and CAN residents only. The prize cannot be shipped to a P.O. box address. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. My role is to give the sponsor the information of the winner and they will directly ship the prize to the winner. I have received a product/s mentioned above to in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 21, 2014

I Exercise With Style With Suddora's Pink Ribbon Sweatbands


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Even if I just work out at home, I like to exercise with cute and pretty exercise accessories. It motivates me and makes me more confident of myself as I follow my workout video.

Suddora's Pink Ribbon Sweatbands are very stylish and pretty and it raises awareness for Breast Cancer. It's available in 3 different colors - Pink, Black and White. These are perfect for breast cancer events such as football, fund raisers and more. It's made of 80% cotton, 12% spandex and 8% nylon. It measures 3 inches in height which is the standard wrist sweatband size. One set includes two wristbands and one headband.
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As soon as I received the Pink Ribbon Sweatbands from Suddora, I can't help but love the pink color. If you don't know yet, I love almost anything pink! :)

I love the color combination of the sweatbands and the pink ribbon. The sweatbands are very soft and stretchy. It doesn't slip off easily even if I move around during I workout. It also doesn't feel uncomfortable and itchy even when I begin to sweat.

I've washed them a couple of times already and they still feel soft and stretchy like new. The colors haven't faded and the sweatbands and the headband didn't shrink.

I will wear the sweatbands the next time hubby and I goes cycling because they're really pretty. :)

WHAT TYPES OF EXERCISE APPAREL/ACCESSORY IS A MUST HAVE FOR YOU?

You can visit Suddora's Website to learn more about their products. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Swimtastic® Eye Candy Pro-X Swim Goggles Review


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I've owned several pair of swim goggles before and I always had one or more complaint about the swim goggles I've owned. Some of the problems I've noticed from the goggles I've owned were fogging, tightness around the eyes, water seeping through the eye piece and the strap pulling on my hair.

Swimtastic sent me their Eye Candy Pro-X Swim Goggles to try and I was quite excited to try it. Their goggles comes in 4 different vibrant colors and I chose the purple one to review.
The Swimtastic's Eye Candy Pro-X Swim Goggles came in a very nice packaging. It has a very nice, vibrant purple color which I immediately noticed and liked. Here are the things I liked about the goggles:
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 - It comes with a lockable clear hard plastic case with small holes on one side which is meant to drain/dry the goggles of water when stored.
- The protective case doubles as a way to prevent scratches on the lenses.
- There are bonus earplugs included to keep water out of my ear canal. I always have the "popping" feeling in my ear when I swim under water so I like how these earplugs would help keep the water our of my ear canal.
- The lenses are made of fog-resistant polycarbonate lens. I've never tried these goggles because the weather is cold now so I will comment on these once I've tried them during summer.
- The strap is adjustable and doesn't pull or tug in my hair. It doesn't hurt when I remove it but it stays in place.
- The silicone padding on the lenses which rests on my eyes is very comfortable and soft. It doesn't leave a mark around my eyes.
- The inter-changeable nose-pieces (the purple one) is great and unique because I can change it to fit the bridge of my nose.

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My 3 year old daughter, again, saw the goggles and wanted to try it. This is meant for adults and older children so it is big for her. The goggles also came in a protective sticker (which should be removed upon use) so that the lenses are sure to be free of scratches. :)

I love how pretty and stylish these goggles are and I love how high-quality they are. I can't wait to use them this coming summer season! :)

WHAT FEATURES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN SWIMMING ACCESSORIES?

You can purchase the Swimtastic Eye Candy Pro-X Swim Goggles on Amazon.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tazo Chai Sampling For Smiley360 #SweetMeetsSpicy

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I'm more of a coffee person than tea but sometimes, I crave for tea. I prefer drinks over ice more over hot but at times, specially during the colder months, I switch to hot drinks to keep me warm.

As a member of Smiley360, I was so excited when I got accepted to try the Tazo Chai. My Smiley Kit contained the following:

• Full-value coupon for any TAZO® Chai filterbag tea or latte concentrate
• Two full-value coupons for any TAZO® Chai filterbag tea or latte concentrate to share with your closest friends or family
• TAZO® Chai tasting guide
• 1 TAZO® Classic Chai filterbag, 1 TAZO® Chocolate Chai filterbag and 1 TAZO® Vanilla Caramel Chai filterbag


For my full value coupon, I claimed the Chocolate Latte and bought the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I couldn't wait to try these at home hot and over ice.
The Tazo Chai Chocolate Latte has a sweet cocoa taste with a hint of cinnamon. Mixing it with half portion tea and half portion milk is a bit too strong for me so what I do is I put 1/3 part of the Tazo Chai Chocolate Latte to 2/3 part milk. I either add ice for an iced drink or put it in the microwave to warm it up for a hot drink. :)
I bought the Tazo Chai Pumpkin Spice Latte because I like the taste of the Pumpkin Spice Creamer from International Delight. I wanted to see if the taste of the Tazo Chai is similar to the creamer.

The Tazo Chai Pumpkin Spice Latte has a more spicier taste than the Chocolate Latte. I actually found it too overpowering so I mixed 1/4 part of the Pumpkin Spice Latte  to 3/4 part milk. Then, I either added ice for an iced drink or put it in the microwave for a hot drink.

Between the two, I like the Chocolate Latte more because it has a sweeter less spicier taste.

What I like about these is that they are concentrated so I only need a little amount for my drink. The lattes taste good in both hot and iced drinks. I can easily prepare them and bring them on the go. :)

Save up to $2 on any Tazo product HERE.

HOW DO YOU USUALLY DRINK YOUR TEA?

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Trying Out The New Folgers Flavors For Crowdtap #FolgersFans #sponsored

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I drink coffee everyday but I can't drink my coffee black. I always add in creamer and sugar or a flavored syrup to my coffee everyday.
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When I got accepted to try the Folgers Flavors on Crowdtap, I was so excited to try it because I love trying out different kinds of syrups and flavoring for my coffee. As soon as I opened the box, the aroma of each Folgers Flavor coffee enhancers filled the air.
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The Folgers Flavors in Hazelnut flavor has a sweet and subtle nutty taste.
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The Folgers Flavors Caramel flavor is my personal favorite. I like the sweet and slight sugar-burnt taste of the Caramel flavor. :)
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The Folgers Flavors Vanilla flavor is sweet and aromatic.
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The Folgers Flavors Mocha flavor has a slight chocolate-y taste. I am not fond of mocha flavored coffee but this tasted nice.
I love how easy it is to use the Folgers Flavors. For an 8 oz. cup of coffee, I use 3 squeezes of the Folgers Flavors. I love that Folgers Flavors have a variety of coffee enhancer flavors to match my mood. It doesn't drip and I can control the amount of coffee enhancer I want to put in my coffee.

I can now be a barista in my own home and I like to mix and match the Folgers Flavor Coffee Enhancers once in a while to experiment on the fusion of the flavors. :)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."