Sunday, May 24, 2015

Linkyo Apple MFI Certified Lightning Connector Charge And Sync Flat Cable Review


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I've tried several brands of Apple MFI Certified Lightning Connectors and I love having extras because I charge my iPad around our home and even in our car. Having extra charging cables makes it more convenient for me to charge in different places and let's be honest, charging cables doesn't last forever so that's another reason for me to have extra charging cables at home.

Here is a quick product description from the company:

LINKYO Charge/Sync Lightning to USB Cable is Apple MFi Certified and features a genuine Apple connector head. This high quality iPhone lightning cable connects your iPhone, iPad or iPod into your wall charger or computer, providing perfect data syncing and charging. Because LINKYO uses the most updated genuine Apple microchip, our cable works with the iOS 8 operating system and will not give you a warning message!

Our flat 3-Foot cable will NOT tangle! The cord is durable yet flexible with tough encaps that have reinforced cord connectors. It is strong enough to withstand repeated bending, plugging and unplugging without fraying, and is nearly impossibly to break! The scuff-resistant black finish keeps our cable looking fresh and clean, even after repeated use.

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The Linkyo Apple MFI Certified Lightning Connector is quite different from my current charging cables because instead of having a round cable, the cable is flat. The finish is also different because instead of looking shiny, it has a matte-like finish which I think is nice because it's less prone to scratches.
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The Linkyo Apple MFI Certified Lightning connector can be connected to my iPad's charging port even with the casing on. This is effective in charging my iPad without displaying any error message. Of course, that's the most important thing about this because I wouldn't be able to use it if it's not working.

The 3 feet length of the Linkyo lightning connector is enough for me to charge the tablet in a comfortable spot. I also like that this is less prone to tangling because I don't have to deal with a tangled cord.

This works as a lightning connector charging cable should which is why I like it.

You can purchase the Linkyo Apple MFI Certified Lightning Connector 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."

Silicone Devices Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review


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When cleaning around the house or when me and hubby ride our bikes, I like listening to music. Using a headphones/earphones with wires can be a hassle so I prefer a wireless one when I want to listen to music while moving.

When I received the Silicon Devices Wireless Bluetooth, I was excited to try it because it's an in-ear headphones. Here is a quick product description from the company:

Exercise-proof Silicon Comfort+ Headphones are entirely equipped with the latest HD sound chip + Bluetooth 4.0 allowing you to enjoy your music at the Gym, Running, Walking, Biking, Gardening, Working out, Watching TV, Driving, Traveling by plane and more.

Customizing your Comfort+ Headphones have different size covers and ear locks for the best custom fit while still fitting tight enough so that you can move around without them falling off. Choose the combination that fits you most comfortably.

Silicon Devices Earphones are the most lightweight earphones on the market and you will almost forget you are wearing anything on your head.

Comfort+ Headphones with HD crystal clear sound combined with a perfect shape for anyone's head, small or large, can be positioned however you like to enhance a fantastic listening experience.

Silicon Comfort+ Headphones cancel white noise providing greater comfort and the highest quality music enjoyment.

Comfort+ Headphones are absolutely sweat-proof making them ideal for exercise.

Comfort+ Headphones are light weight, comfortable and almost imperceptible, allowing you to use them even during those tough exercises that require more concentration.

Comfort+ Headphones are compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled phones and computers.

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The box contained the following:
- Silicon Comfort+ Wireless Headphones
- User manual
- Micro USB charge cable
- Black Carrying Case with soft inner cloth lining and a mesh pocket inside, designed to custom fit your headset
- Ear buds (small, medium, large)
- Outdoor sport Fit Stabilizer.
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The Silicone Devices Wireless Bluetooth Headphones have a black and neon green color. The blinking blue/red light indicates several options of the headphones like when it's in pairing mode, charging mode, battery full, or when it's paired correctly.
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Pairing the Silicone Devices Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with my Moto G takes only a few seconds and didn't require any pairing password.
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The Silicone Devices Wireless Bluetooth Headphones fits perfectly on my ears. I have small ears so I'm glad that this fits my ear.
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There are ear locks included but I didn't feel the need to use it. The in-ear headphones are light and comfortable.
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It also has a clip to secure the excess headphones cable at the back of my head. The cable is made out of a silicone-type of material and I noticed that this is less prone to tangling.

The Silicone Devices Wireless Bluetooth Headphones has a hard case included which is nice because I can store the headphones as well as the accessories inside to protect them. This is also rechargeable using the USB cord included.

The sound quality of the Silicone Devices Wireless Bluetooth Headphones is crystal clear and has a decent bass. I like how I can turn the volume down so that I'm still aware of the environment when I'm using this while biking or driving. I also like how I can turn the volume up and this is effective as a noise cancellation headphones as well.

The headphones stays in place even with moderate movement and I like how it's comfortable on my ears. It also has a nice, vibrant color which I think is nice.

You can purchase the Silicone Devices Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 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."

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kitchen Frontier Premium Lemon Squeezer Review + 50 Codes To Get This For A $1 #Giveaway 5/29 US

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I like using lemons for cooking, grilling, marinating and of course lemonade juice for my daughters. We don't have a juicer so in the past, I just manually squeeze out the juice from the lemon or have hubby do it. :) Manually squeezing out the juice doesn't strain the seed and pulp of the lemon so I have to squeeze it on a strainer or manually remove the seeds and pulp using a fork. When I used a lemon squeezer last year, I was happy that it made squeezing lemons, limes and even small oranges easier. Recently, I was given the chance to try Kitchen Frontier's Premium Lemon Squeezer and I was happy to try it.
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 The Kitchen Frontier Premium Lemon Squeezer came in a box. Here is a quick product description from the company:
  • PREMIUM QUALITY - Made of commercial grade and high quality materials with a polished, mirror finish stainless steel. This jumbo-sized, heavy-duty lemon juicer tool does not break compared to plastic versions. Nor will it rust, chip or peel. It's built to last indefinitely.
  • EASY AND CONVENIENT - Super easy to use. Just place a fruit into the bowl face down, squeeze the handles, and let the juice flow freely while catching the seeds and pulp.
  • EFFORTLESS RESULTS - There's no need to exert much force as it can get every bit of juice out of the fruit with effortless squeeze. With its non-stick finish and non-slip long handles for excellent leverage, you never wear out your hands. Suitable for both home cooks and professionals alike.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - Dishwasher safe! Once you're done extracting juices, you simply rinse the device with water or place it into the dish-washer.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY - This product is covered by the Kitchen Frontier Lifetime Warranty. This covers any issue - even the slightest dissatisfaction. Order now with peace of mind. You will never need a replacement anyway!
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 The bowl is big enough to accomodate medium sized lemons, limes and small oranges.
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 The holes at the bottom of the bowl is effective in straining out pulps and seeds.
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 Squeezing lemons, as well as limes and small oranges, are much easier compared to squeezing them by hand. The long handle makes it easy for me to use both my hands in squeezing the fruit. It does require a bit of effort on my hands and wrist but the effort I need is much less compared to using my bare hands.
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 What I like about this is that it squeezes out the lemon effectively. I get more juice using this compared to using my bare hands.
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It's easy to clean as well and the metal hook on the other side is nice so that I can hang this to dry or store in a hanging position.

I like how durable the Kitchen Frontier Premium Lemon Squeezer feels. It is made of pure stainless steel so it is a bit heavier compared to the plastic squeezers BUT this looks like this would last longer. I also like how easy this is to use and how it makes squeezing lemons as well as other citrus fruits easier compared to squeezing by hand.

You can purchase the Kitchen Frontier Premium Lemon Squeezer HERE.

Now, this would be a different type of giveaway in which 50 will be chosen to receive a unique code to claim the Kitchen Frontier Premium Lemon Squeezer for just a $1 with free shipping if you are a Prime member. For me, that is a good deal since you wouldn't find these anywhere for a $1! :) Are you in? Here's how you enter:

Just comment below what you liked about this product or any other relevant comment and I'll generate 10 numbers from random.org. Your comment number will serve as your number for the giveaway. Have fun!

DISCLAIMER: 10 Winner will receive a code to claim the Kitchen Frontier Premium Lemon Squeezer on Amazon for a $1. Giveaway will start May 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST and will end June 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST. This will be open to US 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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kitopia Silicone Baking Cups Review + #Giveaway 6/1 US


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I've tried several brands of silicone baking cups already and I love trying out new ones specially when they have a color on their set which I don't have yet. Plus, I like having more because I like using these on parties where I need more cupcake molds for the guests as well. They're reusable and can easily bring life to a table because of their colorful and vibrant colors.

When I received the Kitopia Silicone Baking Cups, I was super happy about the colors of the molds. The pastel pink and darker green colored baking cups are new and I loved them.
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The Kitopia Silicone Baking Cups arrived in a plastic container which I can also reuse to store these baking cups. The baking cups are vibrantly colored and I like the variety of colors included. This set came with 2 of each of the following colors:
- pastel pink
- neon yellow
- neon red
- purple
- green
- light blue
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The silicone baking cups are floppy but they can hold the batter well. They don't droop to one side and stays upright. Pre-greasing the Kitopia Silicone Baking Cups are not a must anymore so I love this because I don't like greasy cupcakes.
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I also love how I don't need to use a muffin pan anymore. These silicone baking cups stand up on their own even after the cupcakes are baked. I just place the silicone baking cups on a tray and put them inside the oven.
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These silicone baking cups are safe to use from -75 Degrees Farenheit until 475 Degrees Farenheit. I also like how they cool down faster. Cooking time is similar to when I baked using paper liners and muffin pans so that's nice as well.

Other features from the company which I love about these silicone baking cups are:
- BPA free
- made of FDA approved food grade silicone
- dishwasher safe (for some this might be nice but since I handwash all our kitchenware and dishes, I included this for some who might be looking for dishwasher safe kitchen wares.)

Aside from these baking cups being reusable, I love that they're non-stick. Even my daughters can easily pop the cupcakes out from these baking cups, even without pre-greasing them, and almost no trace of the cupcake would remain on the cups. This is great for me since I don't have a hard time rinsing and cleaning these cups.

Now, I don't have to buy paper liners anymore so I save on buying them as well as help minimize waste.

You can purchase the Kitopia Silicone Baking Cups HERE.

Would you like to win a set of 12 Kitopia Silicone Baking Cups?! Well, yay! The sponsor has generously sponsored a giveaway for my readers for a chance to win a similar set I received. Just head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good Luck!
DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive a Set of Kitopia Silicone Baking Cups. Giveaway will start May 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST and will end June 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST. This will be open to US 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.

1000 Thread Set Of 2 Pillow Cases From Yorkshire Mayfair Review


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 I change our pillow cases often so I have quite a few spare ones at home. I could always use a new one so I was excited when I got the chance to try the 1000 Thread Set of 2 pillow cases from Yorkshire Mayfair. Here is a quick product description from the company:
  • Made of 100% Egyptian Cotton
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry on low
  • Luxurious 1000 Thread
  • Ultra-Soft and Comfy
  • Shrinkage-proof
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The Yorkshire Mayfair's 1000 Thread Set of 2 pillow cases arrived quickly. The pillow cases were in a reusable plastic case with a zipper. The color I received has a beige color with a subtle orange hue to it. I find the color really pretty so I loved it the first time I saw it.

The material/fabric used is very soft and smooth. I like how these neither shrink nor did it get any pillings after washing and drying them. These retained its original state before I washed them.

The pillow cases fit my standard pillow perfectly. I like how soft the fabric is as well as the sateen finish because it feels somewhat cooler than my other pillow cases. The label from the package says this is a 1000 thread count, 100% Mercerized Cotton Woven Sateen. The care instructions are also printed on the bottom of the label.

This set of pillow cases from Yorskhire Mayfair has a nice quality and I love them.

You can purchase the 1000 Thread Set of 2 Pillow Cases from Yorkshire Mayfair 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."

WAFF Glitter Journal Notebook Kristin's Gifts Combo Pack Review


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I love collecting cute notebooks and journals even when I was younger. I used to have a drawer full of different notebooks and pens because I collect them. When I was given the opportunity to try the WAFF Glitter Journal Notebook, I was so excited to see it in person because the notebook looked super cute online.

I chose the Combo Pack - Medium in Fuchsia color and I was super happy when I received it. The actual notebook looked just as cute as it is online.
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The outer cover is made our of a sparkly silicone material which is really cute. The color of the cover is so vibrant and sparkly that my daughters wanted this when they saw it.
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The 2 silicon clips included are perfect to keep the notebook/journal closed
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The paper also has a good quality. I am a bit picky when it comes to the quality of my notebook's paper and even when the notebook looks pretty, if the paper quality inside is not good, I wouldn't buy it. So, I was glad that the quality of the paper of the WAFF glitter journal is nice.
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The letters have the same quality as the notebook and can be placed/stuck on the book. I received a total of 73 random alphabets letters with random colors.
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The 2 clips can be removed and reattached anywhere on the sides of the notebook which is really cool.
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I love how I can change the words outside the notebook daily. The letters attach and detach easily from the notebook. I can spell a 6-letter word horizontally or a 9 letter word vertically.

This is a very cute and pretty journal/notebook perfect for young girls as well as moms like me. I love how unique this notebook is and the quality of both the cover and the paper is really nice.

The WAFF Glitter Journal Notebook is available in 2 different sizes and several fun, vibrant colors. See them 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."

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quaker Oats Oatmeal BzzCampaign #GotItFree

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I've been a member of BzzAgent for quite some time now and I love getting in on their BzzCampaigns. A few months back, I was invited to join the Quaker Oats BzzCampaign and I was sent 2 boxes of Quaker Oats Oatmeal and some money saving coupons to share with friends and family.
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The Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal comes in 2 flavors and I was sent the Blueberries and Cranberries one.
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It has real bits of blueberries and cranberries.
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I like my oatmeal a bit dry and a bit gritty so I loved this! The sweetness is just right for me and I like how easy this is to prepare. The bits and pieces of cranberries and blueberries complement the oatmeal very well.

The second one I received was the Quaker Protein Instant Oatmeal. This comes in 2 flavors as well and I was sent the Cranberry Almond one. Each serving of the Quaker Protein Instant Oatmeal has 10 grams of protein which is great because I happily eat this during breakfast.

The sweetness is just right for me and I also love the bits of cranberries and the sliced almonds in this oatmeal.

I now buy this regularly and I love how I got to try these great tasting Instant Oatmeal from Quaker Oats. Thanks Quaker and BzzAgent!

DISCLOSURE: I am a member of BzzAgent and was invited to a campaign to try and review the Kashi Hummus Chips. I received a full size sample to try and make a review of the product and no other form of compensation was given. All opinions are honest and based on my own experience.