Sharkk MS-SK137U Wired Vertical Mouse

This review is for the Sharkk MS-SK137U Wired Vertical Mouse.
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The Sharkk wired ergonomic vertical mouse came neatly and securely packaged in the product box with company and product information on the box, it also came with an informative owners guide.

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I was really excited to give this mouse a try.  As someone who spends long amounts of time working on a computer as well as spending some of my leisure time using my computer for various reasons including playing mmorpg games I could not wait to see just how comfortable this mouse was.
I never had to install anything and once the mouse was plugged in my computer automatically detected the mouse and proceeded to connect it.
Because of the innovative shape of the Sharkk wired vertical mouse it is intended to keep your hand in a more natural position while using it which in turn reduces muscle strain.
I always have an issue with numbness and cramping in my fingers after long hours using a mouse and typing.  But I am happy to report that so far with using the Sharkk vertical mouse I have not noticed any discomfort, pain or numbness.  I am hoping that this is something that continues for me.
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Do not give up on this mouse because of its unusual and unique shape.  Of course this mouse initially felt a little strange in my hand.  As with anything new and different it took a little bit of time to get used to.  It did not take very long for it to feel natural to use.
This mouse is equipped with the regular left and right mouse buttons and the scroll button.  They are placed in similar vicinity to the way they are on a regular mouse except they are on an angle.
There is also a button that you can use to change the mouse pointer speed.
Located just above where your thumb will rest are the back and forward buttons.  You can use these to go back and forward through web pages.
The Sharkk vertical mouse comes with a limited one year manufacturer’s warranty from the date of retail purchase.
All in all I enjoy the quality of the mouse and the innovative and comfortable shape.  I have been getting comments about the unique shape of my new mouse from both friends and family.  They have all wanted to give it a try.
If you are looking for a comfortable mouse to reduce strain and are not afraid to try something new, I would suggest giving this product a try.
You can purchase this mouse at the following places:
You can also go directly to the Sharkk website to check out this mouse and their other great selection of products.
Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted or free price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, this did not effect my review in any way. All opinions are my own after taking the time to review this item.
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Waterproof Travel Duffel Bag

This review is for the Waterproof Travel Duffel Bag – Fold-able large capacity bag.

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This bag came neatly folded into a semi disposable zip lock bag. I chose to keep this bag to store the travel duffel bag in when we are not using it. It was then neatly folded and zippered into the attached pouch. It is a dual purpose pouch in that the entire bag folds neatly into it for storage but it also works as an external zippered pouch on the bag when the bag is actually opened up and in use.

The bag was in perfect condition and free from any rips or tears. The stitching was really well done and it was quite sturdy. I was actually impressed that the material was much sturdier than I had expected it to be.

This bag could not have arrived at a better time. It arrived a day before I was getting ready for a 6 day – 5 night trip away with two of my children. So I decided this was great time to see just how convenient this bag was. I packed my sons clothes into it for the trip. We took a passenger bus so the bag was stored in the compartment for luggage that is located under the bus.

The bag itself was much larger than I had expected and I was able to fit what my son needed for the trip in this one bag.

All in all I was pleased with the quality of this bag. The convenience of being able to pack it in a suitcase fully folded for extra storage and be able to use it to pack things in on the return trip. When folded into the pouch it takes up very little room/space.

You can purchase this bag on Amazon at the following link:

Amazon.ca

I was unable to find the bag from the same seller on Amazon.com but there are several of these bags for sell from different sellers.

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Seller Three

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted or free price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, this did not effect my review in any way. All opinions are my own after taking the time to review this item and I stand behind my reviews and this product.

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ChilAqua Fruit Infused Water Bottle – Product Review

This review is for Chilaqua Fruit Infuser Water Bottle. (blue)

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The Chilaqua Fruit Infuser Water Bottle came neatly packaged in the product box. The bottle itself was wrapped in a soft material to prevent scratching or damages during shipping. The product box was then packaged in another shipping box and everything was shipped securely.

The package included:
1 Chilaqua Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
1 Silicone Ice ball maker
1 Offer for a free e-book (through their website)

The Infuser bottle was free from any scratches or cracks. It is a very high quality bottle with thick sturdy walls. The cover is sturdy with a nice thick handle. The infuser itself is just the right length to make room for ice at the bottom to keep your infused water cold. I loved the added silicone ice ball mold, It makes the ice just the right size to fit under the infuser in this bottle.

This Chilaqua water infuser bottle is BPA free. It is also dishwasher safe which is very convenient. However I have only washed it by hand so far because I prefer to wash our water bottles by hand. The Chilaqua infuser bottle comes apart in several pieces to make cleaning it very easy to do.

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I like adding my fruit to the infuser and letting it set in the refrigerator soaking in the water over night for the next day, this gives the water the maximum flavor and benefits. When I get ready to use this bottle I add an ice cube from the included silicone ice ball mold into the bottom to keep my water colder for longer.

Over all I am really impressed with how sturdy this water infuser bottle is. My daughter has already began talking about using this bottle with added fruits to enhance her daily drinking water. Since I have only purchased one so far I am sure my three kids are going to argue over who gets to use it first.

I am definitely happy with this purchase and will most definitely be purchasing more for my kids for water bottles for school lunches in the new school year.

You can purchase the Chilaqua Fruit Infuser Water Bottle at:

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, this did not effect my review in any way. All opinions are my own after taking the time to review this item and I stand behind my reviews and this product.

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Etekcity Digital Body Bathroom Weight Scale (400lbs / 180kg) Product Review

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The Etekcity Digital scale came packaged very neatly and securely in a box with a handle and it was shipped super fast and arrived on time.

Package contents:
1 Digital Scale with battery
1 User Manual

My first thoughts after removing the scale from the box was that it looked really nice, almost elegant. The glass was smooth and was free of any scratches or dings. This scale looks nice enough that it is not an eye sore in a room, bathroom or elsewhere. It can almost be placed anywhere and still look great in the room. It is not too thick so it is able to be stored under a bed if you prefer to have it not seen.

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This scale came with the battery so I was able to use this product right away after opening the box. I opened the battery compartment and noticed there was a button to turn on the Etekcity scale. This is a great feature because you can turn off the scale when not in use or for storage so you do not run down the battery.

You can choose to set the scale to Kgs or Lbs to suit your needs. I choose lbs as that is what we always weigh ourselves with.

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My husband stood on the scale and got a reading of 270.2 lbs. To ensure that the reading was accurate he then stood on our old scale and got the same reading of 270.2 lbs. So the reading is very accurate and we were pleased with the consistency of the two scales. We then tried the same thing with our daughter and also got a consistent reading between the two scales.

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The digital display is large enough with large numbers that it is very easy to read while standing on the scale. I also want to note that the reading is really fast and it took maybe 2-3 seconds to get a reading. No need to stand on a scale for a long amount of time to get a reading when you can get one quickly.

The glass also makes it very easy to keep clean.

Over all I am very pleased with the quality of this scale, the glass is nice and sleek and the scale is heavy enough that it does not wobble or tip when you stand on it to take your weight. It measures weight accurately and consistently and the display size is a bonus.

Very nice quality scale which I definitely recommend. Definitely worth the 5 stars!!

You can purchase this scale at:

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com
Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, this did not effect my review in any way. All opinions are my own after taking the time to review this item and I stand behind my reviews and this product.

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L’Oreal Root Cover up through Influenster Canada #rootsavedme #beautyquickie

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I was given the opportunity through L’Oreal and Influenster Canada to test L’Oreal Root cover up the following is my experience and review.

L’Oreal Root Cover up is used to cover temporarily cover or conceal grey roots or grey strands in your hair.

I was given L’Oreal Root Cover up in Dark Brown to review, I have to take a moment to apologize here and say that I forgot to take a picture of it while it was in my hair and I had such a bad experience with it that I will not be reapplying to take one.   Read ahead to hear about my experience.

But I will say that it is lightweight and non sticky and did cover the grey perfectly, and blended very well into my hair and it did wash out after one use.

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The nozzle is long and pretty pointed which makes it easy to distribute the product to the grey areas quite easily without making any mess.

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But for me this is where the good qualities end.

I used it last night when I was getting ready to go out for the night.  The can did not tell me if I could use any heat styling products after usage or not.  Such as a straightener or curling iron but I am going to assume here that I couldn’t.  So I styled my hair and then applied the L’Oreal Root Cover up to my problem grey areas around the sides of my head and some through out.

It covered well as I stated above and I was able to blend it into my hair very well.

Next I went on to us a brush through my hair and it literally was getting stuck as I was brushing.  It felt like I was dragging the brush through a matted knotty feeling hair that was super dry or something.  I am not even sure how to explain the sensation.

I ended up putting my hair in a pony tail because I never had enough time to wash my hair before having to leave to go.

When I got home from our time out I literally could not wait to get this stuff out of my hair.   It took two shampoos using unseen amounts of shampoo to even get this stuff out of my hair completely. The color part washed out pretty quickly but it took a lot longer to get the actual product off my hair.

Next I used a lot more conditioner than I normally would.  It did not even make my hair feel remotely close to its normal self.  My hair felt so dry.

After this I even took an additional step and used a dry oil in my hair to try to add some nourishment back into it.

After two washes with lots of shampoo, more conditioner than I have ever had to use at one time in my life and a dry oil treatment my hair still do not feel the way that it normally does.

I am NOT impressed with this product at all, and I do NOT recommend it at all.   In fact this product will never be in my hair ever again, it is not worth the damage it has put my hair through.

I think this is probably the first time I have ever had to write a review on a product that I completely disliked as much as this, and for that I offer no apologies because I was expected to write an honest and unbiased review which I have done.

#rootsavedme #beautyquickie

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary to write an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I will not be compensated in any way for writing this review.  I stand by all the reviews that I write.

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Product Review – Tu-Bees Gourmet Honey

Tu-Bees Gourmet Honey is a 100% Canadian product from the golden fields of Saskatchewan.  It is creamed with natural flavours using only the finest of ingredients.  Tu-Bees is unique in their packaging. Packaged in squeezable tubes.

 

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Tu-Bees is available in a wide variety of flavours.  All are naturally flavoured and come in 140g tubes in the following flavours:

Black Cherry
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Coconut
Ginger
Lemon
Maple
Raspberry
Pumpkin Spice
Saskatoon Berry
Plain

Tu-Bees is BPA-free and phthalates free, nut and dairy free.  Produced in a gluten-free facility.  They also have some kosher certified flavours.

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My favorite thing about Tu-Bees is how family oriented the company is.  Tu-Bees Food Inc. was established in 2007 by two sisters who were 12 and 10 years old at the time.  Together, along with their mother’s assistance and guidance they were able to expand their business over the last 7 years to include western and central Canada.

I have heard nothing but great reviews and comments on this fantastic company, and I myself have given nothing but praise to them.  Their products are fantastic, convenient, and yummy.

My favorite flavours are Saskatoon berry and black cherry.

This product is:

“Heavenly Goodness in a Tube”

To check out this product you can go to their webpage at:  http://www.tu-bees.com/

Or their Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/tubeesfoods?fref=ts

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Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Product Review

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I was excited to get to try Herbal Essences Wild Naturals free through the BzzAgent program.  I have a hard time with finding products that work well with my hair.  I have curly frizzy hair.  I do not like heavy products that make my hair feel greasy or heavy.

So I am always on the look out for something that works well to tame the frizz while keeping my curls curly.

This product wins, HANDS DOWN.

This collection combines Turkish fig with natural restorative properties of Indian cassia.  It boasts returning dull, dry hair to its natural radiance.

Honestly It works.  I just shampooed, conditioned, and hand dried my hair a tiny bit and then used the oil elixir, just a squirt, I rubbed it into the ends of my hair and gently through out the length.  Then I let my hair air dry the rest of the way.

The results?

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Soft curls, without the frizz, shiny.

And a side note:  This product may cause random people to sniff your hair!!

Yes, it smells that good!!

Disclaimer: I received this product free from Herbal Essences though the BzzAgent Program.  I received it to try and give my honest opinions and review on.  All opinions are my own and I will not be compensated in anyway for writing a review.

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Cleopatra’s Choice – 100% Pure African Shea Butter Review

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I received Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter in the mail a while ago to test and write an honest review.  I received the Ivory color as you can see by the picture above it arrived in a 1lb./450 gram resealable and recyclable tub.
According to the package
  • 100% Pure, Unrefined, Organic Shea Butter
  • Deep Absorbing – Long lasting hydration
  • Legendary for treatment of dry skin, minor burns and Eczema
  • Does not clog pores or leave skin greasy
  • Pours rich amounts of Vitamins A and E into skin for hydration
  • Helps treat dreak ( I assume they meant dark?) spots, skin discolorations, stretch marks and blemishes.
  • Fair trade product – produced by women subsistence farmers in Ghana, Africa.
  • Also great for preventing wrinkles by keeping facial skin moisturized and for use as a lip balm.

The product itself is a hard waxy type product.  At first I was wondering how I was going to get it out of the jar to use, let alone rub into my skin.

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I checked out some information and according to their Amazon.com page:

Directions

Important: Shea butter has a very low melting point, which means that while it can be hard at room temperature it softens up very quickly from your touch. It’s important to store in a cool dry place to prevent melting especially during summer months. Warm up with your hands and apply to the area you wish to moisturize. Rub the Shea Butter in till absorbed. Enjoy a long lasting hydration that comes only from Pure and Natural Shea Butter!
I dug a little bit out of the container to try.
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I did find that it began melting as soon as I started working it through my fingers, it softened very quickly.
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Surprisingly it rubbed into my skin very easily.  It never left any sort of residue, it was not greasy.  (I dislike greasy products so much so was super happy about this).
I used to to rub into my legs and feet, and applied some to elbows and knees.   Again it rubbed in great.  I have very dry feet in the winter, so I found that it moisturized very well and am looking forward to using this daily to see if I can get rid of the dryness for good.  I also applied it as a lip balm, I found it great.
I also have some stretch marks and scars that I am going to be applying this to.  I am curious to see if it will minimize the look of them.  I will definitely update at a later date to see if I find a difference.
According to Amazon.com Cleopatra’s Choice Shea Butter is used by top skin care Do it yourself experts for soaps, lotions, butter and more.
I actually want to try making a soap or lotion out of it.  Maybe add some nice scents as the only thing I was not fussy about was the natural scent of the Shea butter.
Cleopatra’s Choice has a guarantee.  As stated on Amazon.com:
  • THE GUARANTEE: We are so confident that you will LOVE our Pure Shea Butter we stand by it with a 100% Unconditional Money Back Guarantee. If you don’t feel this is the BEST Shea Butter you have ever tried we will refund your money no questions asked

All in all I found it to be a great product, it rubbed in nicely and definitely moisturized my skin. I am looking forward to seeing what else I can do with this great product.

You can check out this product at: Amazon.com or on their website http://www.cleopatraschoice.com/

Disclaimer: I received this product free from Cleopatra’s Choice through the BuView review program in exchange for an honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Videl Sassoon Salonist – Hair Dye Review

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Being a member of BzzAgent sure reaps some great benefits.  This was my very first campaign and I was super excited to really get to try out the BzzAgent website and review such a great product.

Unfortunately I totally forgot to take pictures of the process or of the contents of the box before I dyed my hair.  Yes I was THAT excited lol.

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As  you can see by the back of the packaging the process was just two easy steps.

This was my very first time coloring my own hair.  Usually I would get a friend to dye it for me. So I found the two step process very easy to understand with great instructions that included pictures and descriptions.

The product went on evenly and easily and blended in very well. The color was super vibrant and even after numerous washes the color has not faded and continues to be vibrant.

My favorite things about this product are?

First off my hair felt so soft after being dyed.  I do not think I have ever dyed my hair and actually had soft hair right away after dyeing.  I kept running my fingers through my newly dyed hair.

The second thing that I loved was the fact that after I washed the dye out and used the super nice smelling conditioner my hair smelled great.

I distinctly remember the last time I dyed my hair (before Salonist).  I got into bed that night, my husband turned over and was cuddling me.  He said “What did you wash your hair with?  It stinks”.  So this time with the Salonist hair dye, my hair smelled great right away, no awkward dye smell.

I will definitely be using this product again when it is time to color my hair again.

So what are you waiting for?  You have nothing to loose and but you have Great soft salon quality color to gain.

You can purchase at retailers or online at:

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Vidal-Sassoon-Salonist-Permanent-Neutral/dp/B00OP21NEQ/ref=cm_cr-mr-img

OR

Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/Vidal-Sassoon-Salonist-Permanent-Darkest/dp/B00OP207GQ/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422316999&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=videl+salonist

Disclaimer: I received this product free from Vidal Sassoon though the BzzAgent Program.  I received it to try and give my honest opinions and review on.  Allopinions are my own and I will not be compensated in anyway for writing a review.

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Neutrogena – All-in-1 – Facial Lotion and Daily Scrub

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I received these products as a Klout perk because I am a member of Klout.com

What are Klout Perks? According to Klout.com:
Perks are exclusive rewards given to content creators. Every day, Klout users receive amazing products, special discounts and VIP access because of their online influence in certain topics.

I loved that the perks I received were full sized products.  I was quite excited to get to try Neutrogena.

Unfortunately my excitement was short lived.  They ended up giving me quite a rash on my face and neck.  So I had to discontinue using this after just a day or two of using it.  I did however try the products again once the rash was completely gone to see if perhaps something else had caused the rash.  But again after just a day or two I got the same type of rash.

I did like the way the daily scrub made my skin feel when I did use it, It felt clean, but unfortunately I did not use this product long enough to be able to give a really good review on it.
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