Sterline Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Clean Technology

One of my goals for the new year is to smile more and with that I’d like to have a brighter smile. I think it will be easier to do with one of the latest products I had the opportunity to review, the Sterline Sonic Pulse Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush I found that my mouth and teeth had a more intense clean feeling after using this toothbrush, perhaps that was because of the sonic pulse of the toothbrush. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a rechargeable unit at an affordable price! And I am excited to share that Sterline is also offering a 15% discount today with the code THKSXMAS

After testing the unit, here is what I found: It is small enough to be portable. It comes with 3 different brush heads – professional, slimsonic, and interdental. I would say that the slimsonic is for your everyday clean, the professional for a little deeper clean and the interdental head is great for cleaning between teeth. The interdental head is also meant to help with cleaning around crowns and braces (though I don’t have either, I believe it would be effective and I like that the manufacturer was thoughtful in including this).

The toothbrush vibrates intensely in 3 modes. There is an on/off button and mode button to select whether you would like to use normal, soft, or pulse modes.

I love that there is a little uv sanitizing station within the unit. To me, this is really the best feature!! Just plug in the unit, put your brush head inside and close the door. The light will activate and sanitize brush heads inside the enclosure; the unit will glow a light blue and then shutoff automatically after 7 minutes. There is a magnet on the door to the sanitizer which keeps it sealed. I also like the idea that it keeps your toothbrush heads away from bathroom germs. Overall, I feel that this is a great little unit at an affordable price.

Disclaimer: I received this rechargeable toothbrush at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own. I did not receive any other compensation.

Each Moment is Sweeter with Honeycomb

I remember the first time I tried honeycomb. I love trying new things, so I was really excited. I watched the bees as they worked on a honeycomb displayed in a glass case. There was something rather magical and beautiful about the uniform cells on the comb and the amber glow of the honey in the sunlight.

I purchased a piece in a small, plastic box at the Common Ground Fair. The taste of organic honey was so splendid. It was sweet and floral and much better than the honey found in the bear shaped bottles at the grocery store. I rarely find honeycomb locally and it has been a long time since I’ve been to the annual Common Ground Fair, so I was very excited to learn that I would be able to review Honey Land Honeycomb!

Disclaimer: I received Honey Land Honeycomb at a deep discount in exchange for my honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own. I did not receive any other compensation.

The Honey Land Honeycomb is the biggest piece of honeycomb that I’ve ever seen sold as a single unit. I was splendidly surprised and happy with the size of this honeycomb since I tried it and it was delicious. It was big enough to enjoy the sweet, decadent taste for days.

Love me some #honeycomb This one was huge, fresh, and delicious! #gotitatadiscount #forhonestreview

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The only downside I found with this honeycomb was the packaging. Although it proudly and beautifully displays the honeycomb, it has a plastic tape-like seal which was a bit frustrating and difficult to remove but also allowed a little of the honey to escape so the case, although well-protected in bubble-wrap, arrived a bit sticky.

This honeycomb is all-natural and organic and no pesticides or herbicides are used with the bees. Thankfully I didn’t find any dead bees in my case of honeycomb (after reading a bit more about honeycomb online, apparently, this is an issue that some people have encountered with honeycombs before); I was happy that my honeycomb arrived beautifully with none of its makers! The comb is raw and unprocessed. Pieces of the comb can be enjoyed on toast, crackers, and yogurt, but I enjoy it simply by itself. You can just break off a piece and pop it in your mouth. Chewing it for a bit releases all of the flavor and nutrients stored in the wax (you simply spit out the wax after).

Overall, this honeycomb was superb! The flavor was even better than I remembered! I would definitely recommend it to those who like honey, love honeycomb, and those who have never tried it.

I finally found the perfect case for my iPad Mini!

I have been looking for an iPad Mini case that suits me and my iPad Mini well for a very long time. I was very excited to receive the BATTOP iPad Mini Rotatable Bluetooth Keyboard Case to review.

Disclaimer: I received this BATTOP iPad Mini Rotatable Bluetooth Keyboard Case for free in exchange for my honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own. I did not receive any other compensation.

I found that it is a perfect fit for me. It offers protection and increased ease of use with my iPad Mini, and I feel the price is very reasonable (although I did receive mine for free for testing purposes). It was very easy to setup.

When I am away from home, I sometimes like to pack lighter by leaving my laptop behind. As a community college instructor, I like that this keyboard case makes it easier for me to type on my iPad Mini which is helpful when responding to emails when I am away from home.

I like that this keyboard offers a home screen button in the upper left-hand corner which makes it convenient to flip through screens when you are using the iPad opened up like a laptop. When you want to switch to using the iPad Mini in portrait layout, just swivel the iPad around and it lays flat against the keyboard. You can also turn it to show someone else pictures, etc on your screen.

I like the material of the outer case, it has a silicone feel to it which feels nice but also helps to grip the table or desk surface that you put it on. It seems that my case may have been stored with incense as my case came with a very strong aroma. Luckily, it is a scent that I like but I think it would really bother some people, especially those with allergies or sensitivity to scents.

I love this keyboard case, and I appreciate that it offers peace of mind with a 1 year warranty which includes refund or replacement if I encounter quality issues in the future. I would definitely recommend it.

1byone 3-in-1 Charging Dock

Since I recently upgraded my iPhone, so I’ve been on the hunt for some good, quality accessories to pair with it and protect my investment. I was excited to learn that I would have the chance to review this 1byone 3-in-1 Charging Dock. I received a free 3-in-1 Charging Dock from 1byone for testing purposes and in exchange for writing an honest, and unbiased review. This post contains an affiliate link below for those interested in exploring on their own or purchasing the product on Amazon.

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Here is what it would look like with an iWatch

Now that I got a chance to test it out, here’s what I found:

Modern, Thoughtful Design – This charging dock is a sleek, aesthetically-pleasing addition to your home, office, or any other space. There is a small pad that was thoughtfully placed above the lightning charger to support your device and ensure it won’t get scuffed. It is available in grey and silver. (I chose silver.)

High Quality Construction – This charging dock is a nice, solid piece made with a high quality aluminum alloy.

Wicked Powerful – It has a 48W power supply which provides sufficient power to charge up to 4 devices at once. It is perfectly suitable to iPhone 6 / 6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6s, iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s, ipad Air / Air 2, ipad mini 1 / 2 / 3, iPad Pro, iPod Nano, iWatch and other electronic devices. (Apple MFI certified)

Get Organized – you can charge and store all of your devices in the same area since this dock supports charging for an iWatch, 2 devices via USB, and 1 device with the built-in lightning adapter. It will help keep me organized since I will be able to charge all of my devices with the same charging dock. I like that I can charge my iPhone 6s and iPad Mini 2 at the same time. I also have a reserved spot for my new iWatch that is currently on my wish list. (I put my iPad Mini 2 on the lightning charger. I plugged a cable into one of the USB ports to charge my iPhone 6s since I am currently using a Lifeproof case which has a little access door to the charging port which doesn’t allow me to pop it on the stand-up lightning adapter. I would like to see some of the case manufacturers come up with a different design on that and maybe have the door swing to the side out of the way instead.)

Overall, I love my new charging station and would definitely recommend it to anyone! It is available on Amazon here

Disclaimer: I received a free 3-in-1 Charging Dock from 1byone in exchange for writing an honest, and unbiased review.  All opinions are my own. I did not receive any other compensation.

Hello iPhone 6s and Brightpaw

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I recently said “good riddance” to my Samsung Galaxy S5 and “hello beautiful” to an Apple iPhone 6s. I seriously missed having an iPhone. I like the clean, crisp design of iOS. In my experience, the apps in iOS have been more reliable and stable than those I used on Android as well.

Touch ID and Fingerprint Scanner

The iPhone 6s has a fingerprint scanner but I had read some mixed reviews about how reliable it was. I have to say I love the fingerprint scanner feature, or alternative login with a short code. It has worked 100% of the time for me without any issue! It gives me greater peace of mind. Much of my information was stolen in a government data breach, so security has become even more important to me. Overall, I feel more secure with an iPhone.

iTunes

I also like having my music at my fingertips again in iTunes. I have been listening to my music library while walking on the treadmill. I will definitely appreciate blasting my own playlists in the car as I will be visiting family next weekend which makes that 2 hour drive a bit better.

Apps

I have played around with one of the apps “Garage Band”. It’s so much fun to use and make music with different instruments and beats! In switching phones, I forgot about some of the stuff I had on my old phone, oops. Most of it wasn’t really important.

One thing that I realized a little late was that I forgot to remove the mobile authenticator from my Battle.Net account to be able to login to World of Warcraft. (Yes, I play WoW, and I’m not ashamed! LoL) I had the urge to play World of Warcraft but couldn’t login because it asked for a code that I could no longer provide, so I had to contact their customer support.

I was super impressed with Blizzard’s Customer Service and I loved that they offered chat support. Not only did the representative quickly resolve my issue. Apparently, I was also feeling a bit daring, because when the representative asked if they could help with anything else, I said maybe they could help with WoW stuff LoL JK (JK sort of…). My response was a bit bold for me, but to my surprise I was awarded with my choice of an in-game pet. I chose this little guy, Brightpaw. (The rep was clear that it was not awarded because I asked but because I have been a dedicated player, etc).

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(Image Source: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/item/128424)

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Apple, Blizzard Entertainment or World of Warcraft, I am merely a fan and avid player 🙂