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Product Review: Car Sunshade by X-Shade

Today’s review is about the cool Folding Window Sun Shades by X-Shade.

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Product Description

? 100% Brand New and Made With High Quality Material – Polyester
? Auto Folding Sunshade has See-Through Screen Offers Visibility For Driver and Passenger
? Provides UPF 25+ to Block UV Rays, Glare and Heat
? Very Easy to Clean and Install Quickly. UV protection sunshade with heat insulation functions. Easy DIY installation. Suitable for the side windows of all automobiles. Made of elastic material and polyester fabric.

My Thoughts

My daughter doesn’t like to have her car windows tinted, so I thought these sun shades would be perfect for her. I understand that these are specially made for bigger cars, but ours already have sun shades installed. At first, my husband was doubtful if these would fit in her windows, but to his surprise, they did!

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Even my daughter liked them. Now she can avoid the glaring sun and protect herself from the damaging UV rays.

They are easy to install and the 3M tapes adhered perfectly. Of course, you should make sure that the surface is very clean, so it will stick to your window for a long time.

Overall, these are great sun shields. The fit most cars and you can even cut them using your scissors, so they’ll fit your windows perfectly. I recommend these.

Where to buy?

You can purchase these cool Sun Shades through Amazon. A pack of two will only cost you $21.99.

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone or the brand.

Lavender Oil Review + Giveaway

On nights that I toss and turn, a couple of drops of Lavender essential oil on my pillow are what helps me drift off to la la land. It’s calming and it never fails to put me to sleep. Today, I will be reviewing the Lavender Oil by Aromata.

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Product Description

AROMATA takes pride in bringing you premium-quality essential oils. Our lavender oil comes from Bulgaria, where climates and untainted fields are ideal for growing and harvesting lavender. We use the lavandula angustifolia plant, the type of lavender, known to produce some of the finest-quality lavender essential oils. AROMATA lavender oil is all natural, organic and purity tested to ensure that nothing has been added and the product you are using is 100%-pure essential oil.

Lavender oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils, making it a wonderful staple to have around the house. Boasting a sweet, refreshing, fruity and floral aroma, lavandula angustifolia oil is known for its relaxing qualities. Breathe in the aroma and experience soothing, sedative effects useful for everything from getting the kids to sleep to setting a calm tone in a room to easing neck tension and calming stress and anxiety.

Topically, diluted lavender oil can be used to treat skin conditions or irritations such as dermatitis, rashes, small cuts or wounds and sunburn or other burns. It can help minimize scarring and stretch marks, helping skin bounce back to normal quickly, and can relieve dry and sensitive skin.

Lavender oil is also a wonder therapy during allergy and cold season. Since essential oils are highly concentrated and each skin type reacts differently to them, it’s recommended to dilute essential oils with carrier oils, such as almond, coconut, jojoba, grape seed, olive oils. Etc.

My Thoughts

Just as I expected, the Lavender oil from Aromata has a nice, soothing scent. I’ve been using lavender oil for quite a while, but it was only recently that I discovered about its ability to treat several skin conditions and irritations. My twin granddaughters are suffering from mild skin asthma. I diluted the oil with water and used it to rinse them when bathing. Their skin surprisingly stayed hydrated the whole day and after a week’s use, the rough patches started to clear up. Had I known earlier that the oil is great at treating such skin conditions, I wouldn’t have spent so much on consultations and creams that took eons to work.

Overall, this oil is amazing. If you are suffering from sleepless nights, having skin issues or you simply need to relax, a bottle of lavender essential oil is good to have around.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Lavender oil through  Amazon. A 10 ml bottle is fairly priced at $11.98.

I am also giving away a bottle of this wonderful oil to one lucky reader.

Prize: 1 bottle of Lavender Oil
Dates: 13 April – 27 April 2015
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the giveaway widget below.
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Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for evaluation purposes. No monetary compensation was received to write the review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers

When doing quick errands, I don’t normally bring my purse. It helps that my cell phone case has a few pockets to put a few cards and some money. I was excited to review the Abacus Flip Case because finally, I can change my old cell phone case.

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Product Description

* Abacus24-7 Fashion Accessory Flip Case for Apple iPhone 6 Plus
* With an integrated Makeup Mirror, our iPhone 6 Plus Cosmetic Case is a ladies Best Friend
* Protects your iPhone 6 Plus with a PolyCarbonate Snap-on Back Cover and the Synthetic Leather Flip Cover
* Hand Made from Quality Synthetic Materials – Leather and Polycarbonate
* Designed Specifically for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus – fits perfectly and does not obstruct any Port, Camera or Sensor

My Thoughts

The case looks really nice. The synthetic leather surface is soft and smooth to the touch. It fits my 6 Plus perfectly and I can attach the USB cable and earphones without problems.

As you can see in the video, the case is very easy to install. You only have to place the phone in the plastic-like case and you’re good to go. There are three slots where you can put credit cards, money and IDs and at the back, there is a mirror. And if you don’t feel like holding your phone, you can make it stand, so you can easily check your mails or watch a movie.

Overall, I love this case. It’s sleek and it fits my phone like a glove. If you are looking for a nice case to protect your iPhone, this product is worth giving a try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Abacus24-7 iPhone 6 Plus Flip Case through the website and on Amazon.

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone or the brand.

Nothing is more convenient than having your phone right where you want it when you’re driving. Yup, it’s definitely not a good idea to use it while driving, but I will feel more at ease if I would at least have a glance at my incoming messages and see the urgency. That way, I could easily pull over and make the call or reply to the messages if they are that important. Today’s review is about Easy-Tech’s 2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount.

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Product Description

* CONVENIENT 2-IN-1 DESIGN – Mount to your windshield or your dashboard vent for convenience – installs in just seconds with no tools required! Why pay the same price for a product that can only mount to one or the other? Choose our 2-in-1 mount for the highest quality adjustable cell phone car mount that lets you decide where to mount it!
* KEEP YOUR SMARTPHONE HANDY – No digging it out of your pocket or purse or dropping it on the car floor. Sturdy construction and padded grips keep your phone where you want it!
* FITS VIRTUALLY ALL DEVICES – The adjustable grip accommodates smartphones and GPS devices from 1.5″ to 4.3″ wide. Simply select the perfect width for your device and lock it in place. Then simply pop your phone in and out of the mount in less than second every time! No need to ever re-adjust or tighten! Full instructional video included so you won’t have any problems installing the mount!
* 360-DEGREE SWIVEL FOR EASY VIEWING – The adjustable swivel lets you position your phone or GPS exactly where you want it, making hands-free operation easy! Doesn’t matter what kind of vehicle you need this installed in, you’ll get a perfect fit every time!
* MANUFACTURER’S 2-YEAR Warranty – You’ll love how this adjustable mount keeps your smartphone or GPS firmly in place. But if for any reason you decide it’s not for you, Easy-Tech will refund you 100% of your money within 2 years from the date of purchase!

My Thoughts

I have to agree that this car mount is super cool. It looks sleek and it’s well designed. I have to admit that I had second thoughts when I first saw the suction cup because no matter how good, it eventually comes off. Another thing is you’re supposed to put it up on the windshield, my husband has a large phone and it might be a little distracting while driving.

My husband was very surprised that the mount had a really good hold on his windshield and it doesn’t distract him while driving. He was very impressed that the mount and his phone didn’t move around while the car was in motion. The soft non slip grip held his phone in place safely.

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Putting it all together is a cinch. It only took my husband a few minutes to assemble everything. As for the suction cup, you only need to make sure that it is very clean, as well as the windshield and you’re good for quite some time.

Overall, my husband likes the car mount very much. It keeps your phone safely in place and it gives you easy access while in your car. It can also go either in your vehicle’s air vent or windshield. I highly recommend this.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Super Cool 2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount through the LLC website and on Amazon.

I am also giving away 1 Super Cool 2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount to a lucky reader.

Prize: 1 Super Cool 2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount
Dates: 08 April – 22 April 2015
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the giveaway widget below.
Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone or the brand. The owner of this blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

The Best Way to Ward Off Bathroom Odors

I’m sure most of you will agree that stashing a box of baking soda behind the toilet is the most effective way of keeping the bathroom smelling fresh. But did you know that putting a few drops of essential oil on the inside of the toilet paper roll works as effectively? That’s because a subtle scent is released every time the roll is spun.

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Super Short Vacation

So, what made me really busy to fail to update this blog? A lot of things actually. The twins had tons of school activities before the Holy Week break, then my cousin and her family arrived from the US. It’s been years since she last visited and it’s the first time for her husband and kids to see the Philippines.

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It was great seeing her again after so many years. She brought home a lot of our favorite goodies, including the fulterer drawer slides that I asked her to buy. It was too bad that they only stayed for a week. They only took advantage of the Spring break and they had to go back right away because of work and school. But they promised to be back again soon and hopefully when they do, they would stay longer. The only place they were able to visit was the Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.

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De-Gunk an Old Cookie Sheet

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Don’t throw out those rusty cookie sheets just yet. You can make them look like new again with this simple trick. Just sprinkle a layer of baking soda onto the stains, then pour on enough hydrogen to cover. Let sit for 15 minutes before washing as usual. The alkaline baking soda and oxidating hydrogen peroxide will loosen baked-on grease so it can be wiped away.

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