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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Moudio M100 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headphones – Review

I received these in the mail at the end of last week but wanted to wait a few days before reviewing. That way I was able to get a better idea of the features of the headphones and have more time to get to try out all of the options and features.

Package contents:
1 Moudio M100 Wireless stereo Bluetooth headphones
1 micro USB charging cable
1 pouch for storage

 

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It also comes with an instruction leaflet to make learning to use these headphones easy.

The Moudio M100 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Smart Headphones were a comfortable fit and stayed in place nicely. They are intended to be worn with the loops behind the ear to hold them securely in place. This helps to keep them from slipping down over your head while you are moving around or using them with the fitness tracker.

This was my first time using wireless headphones myself so I was unsure of what to expect when it came to range, charging, and pairing them with devices.

Pairing the Moudio M100 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Smart Headphones took all of a few seconds. I paired it to our cell phone and was able to instantly use them to listen to music and other audio. I decided to check out the range. I live in a large 2 story house that also has a basement. I laid my cell phone in my living room and walked through each room of my house, main floors, upstairs and basement. The music stayed strong, loud and no interruptions in the music, resulting in continuous play. So I have to say I was really impressed with the range, I did not expect them to work when I was so far away from the cell phone.

The Moudio M100 Wireless Bluetooth headphones come with a built in rechargeable lithium battery that can hold a charge for 16-20 hours depending on what you are using them for. Charging the Moudio M100 Wireless Bluetooth headphones is really easy. They come with a USB cord that you can plug into the headphones and then plug into your computer, laptop or USB to plug charging device.

These headphones can be used with the Moudio App which is essentially a fitness tracker. The app is available at the Apple Store as well as the Android store (play store for me). It tracks steps and uses GPS to track where you walked or ran. These are easy to use when exercising due to their lack of cords, this makes movement easy and comfortable.

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These headphones fold neatly and are able to be placed in the enclosed soft pouch for storage or travel. They take up little room and can fit in a pocket.

The controls required to use the headphones are located on the right ear piece. The buttons are large enough that you can learn which ones to press without having to look at them. There middle largest button is for turning on the earphones and turning them off and for answering calls, this button can also be used to pause music. There are two buttons to control volume up and volume down and two buttons for next and previous so you are able to change the song you are listening to without having to look at your mobile device.

The sound quality of these headphones are actually the best I have ever had. I do not normally purchase pricey headphones so sound quality has not always been the best for products that I have used in the past. These headphones however have fantastic sound quality and I am very pleased with them.

All in all I am very pleased with the Moudio M100 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth headphones. They are comfortable, have great sound quality and range are stylish and come in a variety of colors.

My son is now insisting on purchasing a pair as well so we will be purchasing a second pair in the very near future. For me the fitness app is a bonus feature that I have the option of using but I most likely will not use it.

You can purchase these headphones at:

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com

I received this product at a discounted price or free for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own and I will not be compensated in any way for writing my review.

I stand by what I review and I am very pleased with these headphones.

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ISA Professional Digital Hair Straightener – Product Review

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The ISA Professional Digital LCD Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener is a very sleek looking high quality straightener. I opened the box and was immediately impressed with the way it looked and the over all quality of the ceramic plates, cord, and digital display. It is a very nice looking product.

After my initial reaction to the look of the ISA Professional Straightener and taking a moment to read the instructions I plugged it in and was even more impressed……The speed that this straightener heats up is astonishing. I have never used a straightener that has completely heated as fast before.

The temperature can be adjusted from 175-450°F, I set it at 450° to see how fast it would completely heat and it literally took less than a minute. I was super surprised with this because I have never had a straightener even come close to heating up that quickly.

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The digital display is a very nice feature that is back light in a blue neon light. You can accurately set the temperature and know when this straightener is heated up to the set temperature you have chosen. There are temperature up and temperature down buttons as well as a on and off button that can also be used to lock the temperature you have chosen.

The cord was long enough that I could plug it in and stand up to my mirror and comfortably straighten my hair with enough cord that I did not have to keep moving. I love that the cord swivels at the connection part to the straightener so I was able to move freely without always having to try to move the cord out of my way. Very nice feature.

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This straightener made my hair very straight without any frizzy areas. I was impressed with the smoothness of my hair and how easily it was to straighten my hair. With just one pass over a curl it was pretty straight, for the most part I only had to do 2 passes over each curly area to make it completely straight. I straightened my hair in small sections beginning from the bottom section and going to the top.

My hair is naturally curly with ringlets. I have included a picture of some of my curls as well as a picture I took of my hair straightened under one of my natural curls so you could see what it looked like before we straightened it.

Pros:
Super fast heating up
Very high end looking
Digital display that makes it very easy to set temperature
Swivel cord

Cons:
The only thing I had any issues with was the placement of the buttons. It took me a few minutes to get used to using the straightener because I kept hitting the buttons while I was straightening. However with the locking feature this was okay and was not actually changing the temperature. So not really a big con.

All in all I am in love with this product and it has already replaced my regular straightener.

You can purchase this straightener at:

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review, this did not effect my review in any way. All opinions are my own and I stand by this product and my review. I will not be compensated in any way for writing this review.

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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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L’Oreal Hydra-Total 5 Product Review

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I was chosen to try the L’Oreal Hydra-Total 5 Ultra Soothing Routine.  Can you say I was excited?  I could not wait to try it.  #BeyondHydration #5Works

The line consisted of three products,  Micellar Water, Toner and a Moisturizing cream.

Lets break the routine down:

Step 1:  Micellar Water

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This was actually my first time using Micellar water and I was initially a little skeptical about adding another step to my routine.  But that skepticism was quickly resolved when this product did exactly what it claimed it would do.  And not only that, but it was so mild on my skin.  It might just be my new makeup remover and face cleaner.

It removed the makeup and dirt from my skin without having to scrub.  Gentle, gentle, gentle!!

My skin felt very clean and airy after using this product.

The product instructions calls for using a cotton ball, I am not really a fan of cotton balls and chose to use a cotton pad instead and I honestly believe it made the product easier to use.

A++ in my book!!

 

Step 2:  Toner

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My first reaction was….Gel??  Really?!  But I love it.  I love the fact that there is very little scent to this product, it is very mild.  This in my opinion makes it rise above some of its competitors.

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I hope you are able to see the gel on the cotton pad above.

As I said above the Gel like texture was a bit surprising, but I really did like it.   My face felt great after applying.

 

Step 3:  Ultra-Soothing Moisturizer

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First off the scent was perfect.  I feel like I am repeating myself in saying that.  But it is absolutely true.  I love how mild these products are.  Nothing too strong.

My initial thought was that this was going to be too heavy of a product because when I took some out of the crock it was heavy and thick on my fingers….

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However the product went on very evenly and after a few minutes I could hardly tell that I was wearing a moisturizer.  This is important for me.  I hate feeling products on my face.  So I was pleasantly surprised.

This product kept my face moisturized for the entire day.  My face felt great.

Overview:

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I really enjoyed testing L’Oreal Hydra-Total 5 Ultra Soothing Routing.  The products are definitely some top quality stuff.  I loved them all.  Micellar water will definitely be a part of my routine, and I love that it did not have to be rinsed.   The toner, in gel was actually kinda awesome.  Different, but in a good way.  The moisturizer kept my face moisturized as it was suppose to and did not feel heavy or pore clogging.

Great product line, one that I will be recommending to friends and family and purchasing in the near future.

#5Works #BeyondHydration

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.

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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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