2/27/15

Spiral Slicer Gift Box by All Times Finest


Details:  The Spiral Slicer by All Times Finest offers two different styles and slicing sizes unlike others on the market.  Make spaghetti/long thin strands, or a wide Fettuccine kind.  Great for vegetable stir-fries, pasta dishes, salad brighteners and more.  This comes with super sharp Japanese stainless steel blades and a high grade food-safe plastic.  

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Create fresh, delicious, healthy food for your family, guests or yourself in just a matter of minutes. It's simple operation has you hold, turn and the vegetables or fruit spiral in a matter of seconds.  For best results use firm fruits and vegetables.

My Review:  I love these Spiral Veggie Tools.  They are the coolest new kitchen tool.  This one really surprised me when I tried the Fettuccine side and saw the wide strips coming out.  They were almost fan shaped, and I think that's cool.


The other side is more narrow strips and more like other spiral tools.


This is fun to use, easy to use, and easy to clean up.  Comes with two brushes, two rubber end caps, and a nice storage box.

These blades are very sharp so becareful.  I believe it is easy enough for kids to use.  My experience is when kids are involved with the cooking of the meal, they are more excited to eat.  Soooo, if you want your kids to eat more veggies, then you'll want to get The Spiral Slicer by All TImes Finest and let them play by grinding vegetables just like they would use a manual pencil sharpener, only giant sized.

Pros:  Love the Fettuccine slices rather than just another wide version of the long thin strips.  A great fun kitchen tool to spice up meals.  So many uses and ideas.

Cons:  None.

My Rating:  A Big Thumbs UP!!!



2/19/15

Running Armband for Galaxy S5

Details:  i2 Gear offers a running armband for the Samsung Galaxy S5, SII, SIII, and S4.  Designed to be worn over your biceps or your forearm.  Has a night reflector which provides additional visibilty for outdoor early morning and evening runs.  There is a slot for your house key as well.  This armband is great for high intensity workouts, spin class, yoga or even casual walking or outdoor activities.

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The plastic cover still allows full accessibility for the touchscreen.  This pouch keeps your phone safe from impact and moisture while working out.

Armband fits sizes from approximately 9 to 17 inches.  It is recommend that you use this armband without a case.

i2 Gear armband is made of nylon, velcro and neoprene materials.  May be safely hand washed and air dried after use.

My Review:  Finally a company is offering accessories for the Samsung Galaxy products. There is so much out there for iPhones, and Samsung Galaxy gets overlooked.  I know more people with the Galaxy than I do with iPhones.

I like the idea of these armband phone pouches.  They are perfect for light water sports, snow sports, hiking, running, working out etc.  It's great to have this wrapped around my arm, rather than trying to keep my phone in a pocket or on a belt while participating in any of the above.  The velcro helps keep this armband fit and snug without any worries of it coming undone, or falling off.


This armband is somewhat waterproof, and if you own a Galaxy S5, you are very well protected if it gets wet.  I especially like the fact that i2 Gear offers pink as well as black.  It's surprising how many guys like pink.

The armband is very comfortable to wear.  I can have it as tight or loose as I like without worry of it falling off.  This will be a great advantage when summer gets here, and it's hot and humid outside. This will be perfect for working outside in the yard, as well as when I exercise.


I have a double case on my phone, yet I was able to remove the rubber coated case and leave just the plastic case on my phone, and insert it into the i2 Gear armband and still use my phone without any issues.  I was very impressed by this sturdy, durable yet lightweight armband.

Pros:  Fit my Galaxy S5 with a hardshell case and still able to use all functions on phone.  Like the color, the comfortable fit, and protection it offers my phone.

Cons:  None.

My Rating:  A Big Thumbs UP!!!

Disclaimer:  I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.


2/18/15

Spiral Veggie Slicer

Details:  Retseliney Spiral Slicer Bundle comes with the Spiralizer, a flexible cleaning brush, recipes and a jar opener.  It will turn your unattractive vegetables into mouth-watering meals in minutes.  It will help you to enjoy your meals better, replace high carb pasta or noodles with colorful veggies, get picky children and family to eat more healthy vegetables, will save time from slicing and dicing, and keep the nutrients and minerals alive.

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My Review:  The first time I tried the Spiral Slicer, I wished I had one of these when my children were younger.  Veggies would have taken on a whole new meaning then.  I must say, I was very blessed that my children did like to eat veggies any way I served them, but this would have been so much more fun.

Now that there are grandkids, I hope that this will help spark a new interest in wanting to eat vegetables because they are so fun.  And they can even help create the fun spaghetti like veggies.

The day the Retseliney Spiral Slicer Bundle arrived, I was planning on having hash browns.  What great timing.  I scrubbed and peeled my potatoes and ran them through the spiral slicer raw.  It's very similar to using a giant pencil sharpener.  The old fashioned kind.  The manual kind.  Before long, my hash browns were ready to cook.

Note:  There are two sets of blades, one on each end of the spiral tool.  One does a wider slice than the other.

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I think had I par-boiled the potatoes first, they would have been easier to put through the slicer.  That would be my recommendation from here on out, especially if you have kids doing this.  I have tried carrots and summer squash and obviously the summer squash is easier than carrots.  However, the spiral slicer works on all.

This is a great fun kitchen tool.  A must have for kids meals.  A fun way to serve veggies to adults too.  Wow your next dinner guests by using this tool to prepare some of the great recipes provided.

Pros:  Works very well.  Sharp blades.  Fun to use.

Cons:  Sharp blades.  I did cut my finger while doing the raw potatoes.

My Rating: A Big Thumbs Up!

Disclaimer:  I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.


2/16/15

All Natural Skin Cream with Propolis

Details:  Bee Naturals Miracle Skin Creme is a blend of pure olive oil, honey, virgin coconut oil, propolis, beeswax and rosemary. This skin creme will make your skin glow and can be used on the face, lips, hands, or any where your skin needs a little tender loving care.

Each ingredient was chosen for their time honored way in which it will soothe, soften, nourish and pamper your skin.

From Wikipedia: Propolis or bee glue is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources.  

From WedMD: Propolis seems to have activity against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It might also have anti-inflammatory effects and help skin heal.  

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My Review:  I'm always looking for a great skin cream.  I must be dehydrated as my skin just absorbs lotions, oils and creams like crazy and I'm always having to reapply within minutes.  I've tried other products with beeswax in them before and have had good results.

Due to the beeswax, propolis and coconut oil, it is recommended that you apply a small amount of this Miracle Skin Creme into the palm of your hand and softly rub  your hands together while your body temperature warms the cream.  Then glide your hands over the areas to be treated.  This certainly makes it easier to apply.

I've tried it on my hands.  At first everything feels nice and not too greasy.  I have noticed some grease marks on my phone after using, though not bad, and not a lot different than when using other lotions.  Unfortunately, I feel like I have to reapply this lotion on my hands 2 or 3 times every hour.

On the other hand, when I apply this skin cream to my feet, I have had great improvement.  My feet absorbs the cream just right.  I haven't had any issues with my skin cracking or getting roughed up like I have with other lotions and creams.

For me, this is best used on my feet not my hands.  My feet certainly are more soft and smooth.  Not only do they feel that way, they actually look that way.  My feet no longer look dry and cracked. Yeah!

Pros:  Great for my feet.  Finally have smooth soft feet.

Cons: Doesn't seem to stay on my hands very long.  Have to keep reapplying several times in an hour.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up for great cream for my feet, but Thumbs Down for too many applications on hands.



Disclaimer:  I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.