Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reviews from AMAZON (to keep in case of the dreaded "wiping")

This review is from: Bread slicer Yummy Sam® Foldable and Adjustable Bread Toast Slicer Bagel Slicer Loaf Sandwich Bread Slicer Toast Slice Cutter Mold with 4 Slice Thicknesses (white)-Big Discount 15-20% Money Off
5***** Great product, nice and sturdy and easy to use. I was able to put this product together easily. Holds bread perfectly and makes it easy to slice homemade or bakery bread. I enjoyed testing this product. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

This review is from: Hydration Running Belt, Water-Resistant Sports Waist Pack with Enlarged Bottle Holder(220-380ML), Reflective Running Smartphone Waist Bag Fits for iphone 6s / 6 Plus, Galaxy S7/S6/S5 and More (Misc.)
5***** awesome belt, works well for keeping my cell phone and a bottle of water secure while running on my treadmill at the gym. Im happy Its made from a breathable material and the belt is adjustable. As i lose weight i can adjust my belt to fit perfectly. The reflective strips work very well so It can safely be worn at night. i havent run with it at night but i did test it outside at night to see how the reflective material worked and im happy with the results. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review.

This review is from: Sterling Silver White and Blue Diamond Accent Fashion Earrings (Jewelry)
5***** super cute, i love these earrings. i wore them for the weekend and had no problems with sensitivity, probably because they are good quality metal. the backs stayed on securely and they sparkled and just enough to compliment my outfit. :) These were a great buy and would make a nice gift for a special someone in your life.

This review is from: Super Vitamin C Serum - Best Collagen Anti Aging Skincare for Face and Eyes - EGF + Marine Kelp + Hyaluronic Acid (Misc.)
5***** I have tried the Super Vitamin C Serum for 21 days, starting on June 20th and ending with my last useage today this morning. I have noticed the following changes. my skin feels firmer and softer. i noticed small lines near the top of my upper lip that had just started to form have now disappeared. I have noticed less blochiness and redness near my nose. I have also noticed a glow that wasn't there before. I have used this product twice a day with just my cetaphil cleanser which is very mild and gentle. I stopped using any abrasive facial cleansers so i didn't irritate my skin. i only had a slight burning sensation the first day, which prompted me to use a gentler cleanser. I took photos on the first day and day 21! I noticed a difference, and my husband has too. He wants to use the remainder of the bottle. Im not sure i can part with it lol. Works awesome and I plan to get more to keep the results up! I tried this for a discounted price in order to try and review it honestly!

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This review is from: LOUISE MAELYS Waterproof Travel Bags Clear Cosmetic Bag PVC Toiletry Case Organizer (Misc.)
5***** I love clear bags where I can look in and find what I am trying to find. This bag is not only roomy, but well made and see through!!! No longer will I dig around for my chapstick or mascara in a sea of makeup. Now I locate what I am looking for easily. And unlike other bags, this one is well made and I feel like it will be my staple makeup bag for a long time. I love the pink detail around the sides of the bag too. It add just the right amount of color to this bag. The bottom of the bag folds out to make even more room! This bag can be jammed full and closed easily! I just took this bag on a long trip full of makeup and it worked exactly as it should. It protected my makeup from spilling all over and protected my other belongings in my suitcase. I want to get more of these bags for my family and friends as well. Top features are roomy, see through and well made. I received this item at a discount in exchange for my HONEST review. I HONESTLY have been searching for a bag this nice for a while, and Im sure I've found it now!

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This review is from: 3D VR Glasses,Sarlar™ 3d vr virtual reality headset Movie Game For IOS, Android ,Microsoft& PC phones Series within 4.0-6.5inches (Electronics)
5***** These glasses bring the thrill of 3D game to you in a comfortable, durable headpiece. I received these glasses to review, and when I opened the box I was a little taken aback! They look so futuristic! It took me just a few seconds to figure out how to put them on and download a 3D game on my samsung galaxy s6. placed my phone inside between the layers (there are holes to see each side of the phone screen, pretty cool!) my phone has played many games so far in this without damage, which was my top worry. My phone was snug and secure though, and my kids even walked around with this headset on. the strap are adjustable. theres also a little slide switch for adults or children which does make a slight difference in viewing games. It came with a plastic insert but I didnt know what to do with it. I just used my headset without it and didn't notice anything wrong. We tried a rollercoaster game, a racing game and a simulator game. All were awesome and so much cooler in 3D! There are a lot of free games out ther to download as well!!!! I am getting a few of these to give as gifts to friends!

This review is from: 4 Pack Washable Bandana Style Baby Bibs Gift Set, 100% Organic Cotton, Modern Patterns,Perfect for Drooling and Teething, One Size Fits All for Newborns or Toddlers (Baby Product)
5***** these are super cute and of great quality. when they arrived I was very surprised to see the quality at which these were made! They are of great organic cotton! They have 2 buttons for slightly different sized babies which is nice! I loved the uniqueness of the patterns and that they are mostly gender neutral. I noticed no tattered seams or observable flaws in these bibs! they washed very well too! I washed them by theirselves with baby shampoo. I will be using these for my grandkids and will look to the brand for baby shower gifts in the future!

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This review is from: GE Grounded Adapter-Spaced Six-Outlet Tap (Tools & Home Improvement)
5***** This actually screws into the wall so it becomes very secure. We put one of these in each of my childrens rooms to give them more plugs, since their rooms only had one set of 2 outlets! :( This gives them 6 which is plenty for their needs. So far we have not had any issues with these, and beause they are set up with 2 on each side its easy to plug in bulky transformers and such without taking up too much room. I may be buying more of these soon for my downstairs! Great product!

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This review is from: Jetpack Joyride (App)
5***** Jetpack joyride has become one of my favorite games! I love these types of games to unwind and this one doesn't disappoint! You have to collect coins using the up and down keys without running into any enemies along your path. Avoid them with another simple up or down, or shoot them with your attached weapon. Easy to get to the end and you are measured by how many meters (m) you travel.

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This review is from: SUPER STRONG - MagBand Black Magnetic Wristbands - Magnets Surround Almost Entire Wrist! DIY Magnetic wristband For Men/Women, The Magnet Wristband is Super Strong! (Misc.)
5***** Wow are the magnets on this thing strong! I bought this for my hubbys birthday which is still a few days away. I wanted to test this out to him before I gave it to him to make sure it was going to meet his needs and be of good quality. I don't know anyone that likes a cheap crappy gift, so I wanted to test before giving to him. I put it on an put a fairly large sized drill bit on it first. It held well. I started adding drywall screws and finish nails to it to see how much it would hold and im confident it's capable of holding enough metal for any household job. I really think my husband will enjoy this present and I want to get a few more for the guys on his crew for the holidays! Not a bad purchase for the money in my opinion.

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This review is from: iPod Touch 5 Case,iPod Touch 6 Case,ULAK 3in1 Anti Slip iPod Touch 5 Case Hybrid with Soft Flexible Inner Silicone Skin Protective Case Cover for Apple iPod Touch 5 6th Generation (Wave Pattern/Blue) (Electronics)
5***** I have purchased several cases from this company and they have all been of excellent quality and function. The design is never flawed, the silicone fits perfectly around my daughters' ipods and protects them from drops and breaks. I actually hate to admit this, but i threw my daughters ipod when I was mad and the entire ipod was saved, and the case only had one crack in it. I am grateful it wasn't broken, but I think its mostly in part to the screen protector and this case. We have backups in a drawer in case someone takes their case off and loses it I put another on right away.

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This review is from: Sedmart Tree of life pendant Amethyst Rose Crystal Necklace Gemstone Chakra Jewelry Mothers Day Gifts (Jewelry)
5***** This was a gift for a friend of mine. Its symbolic meaning is all about growing, as a tree grows in both its branches and its roots. I gifted it as she was making changes in her life and growing as a person. I think it's unique that it can be made with any color birthstone. I chose hers which is a pretty aquamarine blue. She says it's a beautiful necklace and it's already been worn! If she sends me a photo, I will edit this post to include it. :)

This review is from: Intey Wireless Doorbell Home House Cordless Portable Kit Push Button and Receiver( No Batteries Required for Receiver) 1000-feet Long Range Over 50 Chimes
5***** I am replacing all my doorbells with these ones. I bought a similar setup a few years ago that worked okay, but stopped working and became expensive to replace. I shopped around and discovered a bunch of these newer, more modern looking designs on Amazon. This particular one comes with one doorbell and one receiver that plugs into an electrical outlet. It has a very slick design with a blue rounded corner square both the design itself and an led light. I love that it lights up when chiming, and also to let the guest know the button was pressed properly. That is definitely something I haven't seen on other brands of doorbells. This doorbell is a good volume that I can hear it on the entire floor where it is plugged in. I do need to purchase a few more receivers to have one on each floor. I think 1000 ft range is awesome, as is the fact it has 50 chimes! Some are people talking (hello, answer your door!) and others like Christmas carols (Jingle Bells is one) and Fur Elise and police sirens. Something for everyone! I think this doorbell is excellent value for the money. Literally plug and play with this device. Includes the sticky two sided tape to mount the doorbell button. Plug in the receiver and test (make sure to take out the little plastic battery tab on the doorbell button!) The first time we pressed the button, it worked!

This review is from: Strong Suction Wall Mount Bathroom Soap Holder Dish Tray Basket Stainless Steel by Freehawk
5***** works awesome! I love how strong the suction is, it has been in place since Saturday without falling once! I have put full bottles of shampoo on this as well as smaller items and all have been supported by this handy little shelf. I actually didn't have any bar soap to test this on (we use liquid body wash) but I put a deck of cards on it and it fits well and holds the cards no problem. I love the finish on this item, it is shiny and very high end looking. I am interested in learning if they sell other products, as I think a collection of products in my bathroom would definitely upgrade the look. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Reviewing Products on Amazon

Hey everyone! I'm back, busy as can be, but finally have a few minutes to reach out to you all and let you know what's been up in the Deck household.

Since I wrote last, we've had at least 2 birthdays, Natty turned 10 and Jerry turned 45! For Jerrys birthday, we took a trip to Camden, NJ to see a country concert! It was a lot of fun despite hearing about high crime in that area. We paid someone to park although the girls who parked in front of us didn't and didn't get towed or ticketed!!!!! Anyway, the 4 girls who parked in front of us were so nice! They offered Jer and I beers and shots, quite a reception Camden! Hey girls if you are reading this ya'll were so nice! Thanks again! Anyhow, the concert, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Kane Brown and The Cadillac Three played and we danced and sang our butts off! Despite all the traveling (which we never handle all that well!!!) we had an AMAZING time!!!

We also went to the 100th running of INDY. Not sure if I posted about that yet. Yeah, we have been super busy with school out and trying to pack it all in this summer. We still have a lot planned!!!! We have 2 kids interested in going to a NASCAR race, so we are tossing around the idea of going to POCONO raceway July 31st. I'll letcha know how that goes!

Ok, so my blog post title is about Amazon, yet I've said nothing about it, until NOW! I fell into the Amazon reviewer rabbit hole after seeing some friends online enjoying doing it in their free time. I thought, sure, I can do that too! I had just took the plunge and became an Amazon prime member with part of our tax return back in February. I've been an Amazon customer since forever (2010 I think?) but I've never put much thought into the reviewer ranking or how to get products to review. I've just reviewed products I had bought over the years. My ranking was 41Mil when I started. Now I am at about 2.7 mil which is better. #1 is the best of course. I checked out her reviews. Man, does she get good stuff to review. I do too, so I don't complain, just strive to give good, honest reviews about products. I try to wait 10 days but sometimes I review in 7 if asked. Anyway, in the last 30 days I've ordered made more than 66 amazon orders. My mailman has been dropping off multiple packages daily. They range in catagories from baby products to adult products and everything in between. I've been spending lots of time lately posting reviews, some with pictures, some with videos and some without any. I have had good products so far, with only one product getting a 4 star rating. Most other products are great value for the money. I am looking forward to sharing more about my reviewing adventures soon!

Well, free times up! Kids are home, and I've got to get back to momming!! :) talk to you all again soon!!!!!