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Simpizia 240 Piece Molecular Organic Chemistry Set

You can never have enough cool science toys!  My sister picked up this Molecular Organic Chemistry Set a few months ago, and Pep was in love.  She totally is a geek-out admitted Science nerd and it would definitely give her a heads up in starting to learn all of those crazy chemistry compounds.

Simpizia’s Molecular Organic Chemistry Set has 240 pieces and comes in a little gray box with a label stating what atoms are included.  The box does not latch and the lid does not sit level with all the pieces, but this small flaw can be overlooked for the amount of fun she was having.

In addition to the 86 atoms, there are around 60 single bond links and 25 double bond links that easily bend.  There are also 8 or so short double bond links and around 60 short single bond links. .  The atoms include 2 boron, 2 bromine, 4 sulfate, 2 iodine, 4 nitrogen, 15 carbon, 30 hydrogen and 10 oxygen.  My daughter really enjoyed the link remover as the compounds created stay together until you use the link remover to take them apart.

Check out her YouTube Simpizia Molecular Organic Chemistry Set Review . 

This purchase is definitely a hit and a must for your future scientist!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W5JQ5XK

“I got this product for free/at a discount in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.”


 

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ProCabello Hair Straightening Brush

When I was Pep’s age my hair was straight as a board.  I would spend money on stinky perms to get waves and curls.  Pep’s hair has this funky wave that she and I both complain about (sometimes me more than her).   We have a decent flat iron but it literally takes over an hour to decently flat iron her hair because it is so thick.

Pep has been asking for one of these newer ceramic hair straightening brushes and we’ve seen quite a few of them in the mall but they are just too expensive.  I found this ProCabello Hair Straightening Brush on Amazon a few weeks ago and through a discount was able to purchase it.

The hair brush came nicely packaged and in comes in several colors.  I picked purple because there was no camo color (seriously she would want it in Camo).

The brush has a swiveling 360° degree cord and heats up to 450° Fahrenheit.  The big sell was the increasing shine, less frizz and a noticeable difference in 5 weeks.   Well they haven’t met Pep’s hair so we would just have to see.

 

This was Pep’s hair before we started with the brush.

 

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Day 1- Before

 

Pep and I both took turns brushing her hair in sections.   She liked how the brush didn’t burn, though her hair did get hot.   We originally started on a lower heat setting in the 200s but it wasn’t making much of a dent in the wavy hair so we upped the temperature.  The buttons are on the side of the brush and she I both were constantly changing the heat setting which was really my only complaint. She did enjoy the massage effect of the brush as well.  After about 30 minutes this is where we ended up.

 

Not all of the wave is out but it’s much better and it’s in half the amount of time we use with a flat iron.

On Day 2 and 3 she used the brush for no more than 15 minutes.  We are in the middle of Hurricane Irma preparations and beautiful hair is not at the top of the priority list.

Today she decided to use the brush again on her own and gave her self 15 minutes to see what she could do with it.   She again was brushing it in sections.

 

 

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Day 4 – in 15 Minutes!!!  WOW!!! 

Her hair feels soft, looks much healthier and while there is still a little wave left, it is much straighter than normal in a quarter of the time.   She is very happy with the ProCabello Hair Straightening Brush 

 

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Simpizia 17 Piece Leather Sewing Tool Kit

When I was little, my dad used to make all sorts of leather working projects.  We had handmade wallets, key wallet, key rings, quivers, change purses, purses, belts with our names embossed) and beautiful, beautiful patterns. You name it, my dad could make it.

It seems over time though, leather working has become a lost art.  I was looking for a simple starter kit that I would add to over time as I basically would be starting all over.

The Leather Sewing Tool Kit by Simpizia is a 17 piece kit that covers all of your starter needs.  All of the craft tools have wooden or steel handles making them incredibly sturdy.  There are two spacer tools, an adjustable stitching groover, burnishing, scratch and sewing awls, and a jerk needle.  The set also comes with beeswax for your thread, leather needles, scissors, finger cots, a thimble, a grinding polish tool, hairballs, and three colors of thread.  All the items can be stored in the small black storage bag.

The finger cots fit my fingers great but are a little small for my husband’s large hands. They fit my teenage daughter comfortably.    I highly recommend using the finger cots and thimble because the tools are very sharp (as they need to be).   Just messing around with the scratching awl, I easily traced a pattern into a small piece of leather just as a test.  My daughter also started tracing a pattern that she will later make into some type of pouch or holder. The tools are easy for her to use.

We need to add a few stamping pieces to this set, but so far we are enjoying our journey back into leather-working.  This 17 piece kit can be found on Amazon.

I received this product at a discount for review. My opinions are my own based on product testing.

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Simpizia 17 Piece Leather Sewing Tool Kit

 

When I was little, my dad used to make all sorts of leather working projects.  We had handmade wallets, key wallet, key rings, quivers, change purses, purses, belts with our names embossed) and beautiful, beautiful patterns. You name it, my dad could make it.

It seems over time though, leather working has become a lost art.  I was looking for a simple starter kit that I would add to over time as I basically would be starting all over.

The Leather Sewing Tool Kit by Simpizia is a 17 piece kit that covers all of your starter needs.  All of the craft tools have wooden or steel handles making them incredibly sturdy.  There are two spacer tools, an adjustable stitching groover, burnishing, scratch and sewing awls, and a jerk needle.  The set also comes with beeswax for your thread, leather needles, scissors, finger cots, a thimble, a grinding polish tool, hairballs, and three colors of thread.  All the items can be stored in the small black storage bag.

The finger cots fit my fingers great but are a little small for my husband’s large hands. They fit my teenage daughter comfortably.    I highly recommend using the finger cots and thimble because the tools are very sharp (as they need to be).   Just messing around with the scratching awl, I easily traced a pattern into a small piece of leather just as a test.  My daughter also started tracing a pattern that she will later make into some type of pouch or holder. The tools are easy for her to use.

We need to add a few stamping pieces to this set, but so far we are enjoying our journey back into leather-working.  This 17 piece kit can be found on Amazon.

I received this product at a discount for review. My opinions are my own based on product testing.

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Wristband for Fitbit Alta Bands HR Accessory,Durable Silicone Adjustable Replacement Sport Breathable Fitness Strap

I really liked the design on this band. It is stylish and, better yet, breathable. It has a great color contrast and the band is also very soft and flexible which is so much better than the original Fitbit bands. My only concern is the clasp. It came undone twice…I really liked the design on this band. It is stylish and, better yet, breathable. It has a great color contrast and the band is also very soft and flexible which is so much better than the original Fitbit bands. My only concern is the clasp. It came undone twice and luckily I was paying attention. Otherwise completely happy and if I don’t loose it within a few weeks, I would love to have the other color combinations as well.

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Fitbit Alta and Fitbit Alta HR Cord Bands Leather Hagibis Nylon Rope Replacement Band

I’ve owned a couple of different Fitbits and have had numerous band problems. Either the band breaks, it gets snagged or caught and pops off and then doesn’t want to stay connected, or it starts irritating my skin despite cleaning it. I have tried original Fitbit bands and other bands and have just been unhappy with them and then my Fitbit sits on my desk because I don’t want to wear it. Until I picked up this Fitbit Alta and Fitbit Alta HR Cord Bands Leather Hagibis Nylon Rope Replacement Band.
When I ordered it, I was concerned the small wouldn’t fit because I broke my wrist a few years ago and now have to wear larger bracelets. I had no problem sliding the cord over my wrist and with a little practice can now easily tighten it. .I didn’t think I would like it in black as all of my other Fitbit bands have been bright colors. I find it stylish and in just a few days I have received numerous compliments on its simple style. It is comfortable, lightweight, doesn’t irritate my wrist, has dried quickly, and hasn’t popped off once. If it lasts more than a month or two, I will probably pick up a few more.

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Advil Menstrual Pain Reliever

I have always had horribly painful and heavy periods.  While my friends were out having a blast, I would be home soaking in a tub or curled up in a tight ball cursing Mother Eve for these awful horrible cramps, aches and pounding headaches.  Over the last twenty plus years, they have gotten longer, heavier and to the point where sometimes I can barely move or get out of bed.  Nothing – and I mean nothing has worked.  Unfortunately, I am not a suffer in silence person.  My poor family.  So when I was given the opportunity to sample the new Advil® Menstrual Pain Reliever for free and give my honest review – I was willing to try, but admittedly I was very skeptical because Advil® had never even put a dent in those cramps.

The bottle indicated you should only take one which was difficult for me but I wanted to follow the directions the first time round.  The pills are small and have a slightly different coating than the original Advil, but no after-taste and very easy to swallow.  I started feeling better within the first thirty minutes and after about an hour, I was able to get out of bed. It did not take away the cramps completely but they were at least to a dull ache where I could do some laundry and drive to get the kids.  My second dose later was two pills right before bed time.  Sleep is often non existent during the cramping phase but I was out within thirty minutes and actually slept for several hours pain free, which was a first.    I did take two the following morning and was able to function throughout the morning into the afternoon sans aches, cramps and pounding headache.  Whatever they did in modifying their formula has really worked.   I’m very impressed and Advil® Menstrual Pain will now be a stocked pain reliever in our home.

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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Harry Potter Snitch Necklace

I love Harry Potter. I can discuss the books and the movies at length.  Pep though is a true Harry Potter fan.  She will cosplay with the best of them in real world and online, even in Minecraft.  She owns way, way too much Harry Potter gear but one thing we were missing was a Snitch.  IMG_20170806_160736944_TOP

She has been looking at Golden Snitch necklaces for a while but we just hadn’t gotten around to buying one.  I found a Golden Snitch necklace on BabiesrHere so we purchased one in gold rather than the other option for silver/gold.

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The “snitch” itself is a shiny gold color. I am not sure how it is going to hold up down here in such humid Florida weather but we will see.  The wings are more muted and they kind of hang and fall over the “snitch” so my daughter has to keep moving them.  She is concerned about the chain breaking so we will probably replace it.

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Overall, she is happy with the purchase.   You can get yours here:

Popular Harry Potter Necklace Men Vintage Style Angel Wing Charm Golden Snitch Pendent Necklace For Men Necklace Tainless Chain

 

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Multi layer Owl Charm Leather Bracelets

My daughter Pep loves owls.  She went through a phase where she would only wear owl themed shirts, earrings and necklaces.  On BabiesRHere, I found the cutest Owl Leather Infinity bracelet and the leather bands were turquoise (her 2nd favorite color)!!!

These multi-layer charm bracelets are Pep’s favorite type.  We have bought several different types and brands over the past few years but after a few wears, the clasp has broken or the leather has broke.  I immediately noticed a difference with this bracelet.

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The clasp is a quality clasp and very sturdy.  The leather appears to be securely attached and did not break with a gentle tug.

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Overall the bracelet is very cute and my daughter loves it.  Check it out here:

https://babiesrhere.com/products/lnrrabc-hot-1-pc-women-fashion-charming-infinity-friendship-multilayer-charm-leather-bracelets-jewelry-gift

 

 

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Dove® Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew Mix

I am not a cranberry fan – at all.  Thanksgiving rolls around and I refuse to make cranberry sauce.  I’m not a huge blueberry fan either – even with chocolate.  I am a strawberry and anything kind of gal.  But that status has officially changed as of yesterday.

We were in BJs yesterday picking up bulk boxes of lunch box items that probably wont last the first week of school and it just happened to be during sample time.  I do the shopping and my daughter and hubby walk go sample everything first.

One of the samples yesterday was this Dove® Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew Mix.  The kind gentleman offered me a sample which I stated no thank you because I read the word cranberries. I told him I wasn’t a huge Cranberry or Blueberry fan.  He stated he wasn’t either, but he mentioned he liked this mix.  As I love vanilla and cashews, I decided it wouldn’t hurt.

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I don’t even taste the cranberries.  I do taste the blueberry infusion and the cashews. There is hint of vanilla and the Dove®

dark chocolate.   It is delicious.  It is yummy.  It ended up in my cart.  I’m surprised it made it home with out being opened. I am refusing to share this bag — which I fear will be gone before tomorrow.

There are not as many cashews as I would like.  I would like more of a 60/40 ratio of chocolate blueberry infused cranberry to cashew. Instead this particular had around 75/25 ratio.  Still delicious and now my hubby has the bag and I probably wont get it back.  Ooops now my daughter has grabbed the bag.  It’s all over – bye by bag of yummy!

I’m just going to keep telling myself that I am getting my fruit intake.  So Good!!!!