Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review for the Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale with MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Product Protection

Try and say that ten times fast! It might take you a little while...

I have a love-hate relationship with scales, and not for the reason that most people do. See, I suffer from underweightedness (that is a medical term, right?), so I am always looking at the scale and hoping it goes up- Opposite of what most people are hoping, I am sure. I am like a little kid hoping and praying every year before the dreaded physical exam at the Pediatrician's office that they have grown a few inches and weigh a bit more. Now, I don't want the numbers to go up indefinitely, however, I could stand to gain a good 10-15 pounds. Don't take this the wrong way either - I eat more than you would expect, I have just been blessed/cursed (depending on who you are) with a highly efficient and quick metabolism. That being said, we have been minus a scale in my house for..... I think years now? It has been on my list of things to get, but apparently hasn't made it into my cart yet. Luckily, I recently received one for free to review through Tomoson! That's right, that title at the top of this post that you most likely skipped over is my very new scale - The Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale with MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Product Protection!

And there she is!

I think when you don't own a scale for a while, you lose your appreciation of them. You forget how convenient it is to check your weight out of curiosity, or how fun it is to see how much you weigh when you first wake up in the morning versus after breakfast versus after a big meal versus at the end of the day before you go to bed (everyone does that right?). On top of that, I am pretty sure that my children are IN LOVE with the new scale. The fact that the display lights up blue is not only convenient for those early morning (or late night) weight checks, but they also intrigue my 15 month old for longer than any toy she owns. My 8 year old is also always aware of his current weight, and was just as excited as I was when the scale arrived.

There are so many things I love about this scale! First and foremost, I love it's sleek design! It is definitely more attractive than any other scale I have owned, making me content leaving it out in the open. I remember always having the plain colored, white box looking scale that had the fixated red arrow on it - you step on it and the numbers quickly circle around until it hits your weight. Seems so out-of-date in this fast-paced world - no one has time to wait for those numbers to stop wiggling. I am a huge fan of the blue light, and how simple it makes reading the already large display. I also feel confident in the read-out because this little piece of updated technology calibrates itself! That way, if you move from the polished hallway hardwoods to the super-hard tiled bathroom, you will get the same reading. Additionally, all you have to do is step onto the scale in order to turn it on. No messing around with buttons and switches - you step on, the light turns on, your weight is determined, you step off, 10 seconds later it automatically turns off. I also love the fact that it comes with a 1 year warranty. That always provides a sense of security. And, check out how thin it is:
So modern!

So, aside from doing all those scale-ish things that scales do, my Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale has MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Product Protection! What is that, you ask? If you are anything like me when it comes to germs you better hold tight to your disinfecting wipe and get your credit card ready... MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Product Protection is, just as it sounds, a built-in bacteria protector for the scale. Luckily, I only have to worry about the people in my house and their feet, but even still, you don't always want your feet touching surfaces with the same feet as other people - who knows where their feet have been? With the MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Product Protection, the scale provides protection from the growth and spread of odor and stain causing bacteria which, in turn, provides the highest level of cleanliness for the lifetime of the scale. And let's face it, a scale can't be any cleaner than the ground itself, right? This is probably one of my favorite features because it adds convenience to my life without adding maintenance (aside from battery changes every so often). This feature is what makes this scale different from others on the market, and even more of a reason for you to get your very own. Speaking of... you can purchase your own germ-busting scale right from Amazon! If you are interested in the entire line of Ozeri products, you can learn more on their website.

I have been using this scale now for over a month, and I can confidently give it 10 stars:

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rockin' Nails Courtesy of SinfulShine™ with Gel Tech™

I have a slight obsession with nail polish. I don't know if it is full blown addiction because I don't necessarily have anything to compare it to, but lets just say, I could potentially start my own nail salon. While that may be slightly embarrassing to admit, it goes without saying that you can never have too many polishes - and if you are anything like me, you change your polish on the regular to match your outfits, mood or just because you want to see what that color looks like "on". In my experience, I have good luck with the higher end "salon" brands in terms of longevity, ease of application, and color selection. Have you seen some of them? They literally have a color for every shade imaginable and the catchy names they come up with are pure entertainment. In reality, I can't afford to support my nail polish addiction with these high end brands. I could have probably paid my children's way through college if I cashed all those bottles in. Lucky for me, and you too (because why would you want to spend close to $10 per bottle?), the SinfulColors™ brand has introduced their new collection: SinfulShine™ with Gel Tech™ which claims that it is "5x shinier than a patent leather shoe". There is nothing that compares to an at-home manicure that shines the same way a spa manicure does, aside from the price tag on it. This collection is available at Walgreens where you can fill your cart (or basket - however you roll) because these gems only cost $2.99 per bottle!

They even get their own display!

I was lucky enough to get to try one of these little bottles of shine for free for review purposes through Influenster, and it lived up to all of the claims! I think most nail polish connoisseurs are afraid of "cheap" polish because of the seemingly inevitable chipping, peeling and dullness after only a day or two. Having a bad experience makes it worth the higher price tag when it means you don't have to deal with these frustrations. After conquering the task of painting your nails without a child sticking their finger in it to see if it is dry, or the dog laying down on your perfectly pedicured toes, the last thing you need to worry about is how terrible it looks in a matter of minutes. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the  SinfulShine™ with Gel Tech™ polish. I received the shade "Alfresco", which is a periwinkle-ish color (all of you Moms with little kids just pictured that little cat from Blue's Clues), and while it was a color I would have never ventured out and bought for myself, after wearing it, it has become one of my favorite colors. It holds true that you cannot judge a polish by it's color (in the bottle). Plus, I rocked this color for over a week with no chipping, or wearing around the tip and edges of my nails! This is an accomplishment in and of itself because I constantly have my hands in the sink cleaning dishes, scrubbing the stains out of laundry, peeling stickers from places they shouldn't be.... you get it, I abuse my nails. Here is a picture of my polish on day 6:

You read that correctly, day 6! It went on smooth and even, and I only used two coats to achieve this coverage. I had no problem with it being watery or "see-through" (you know how some polishes cover thinly and you can see your nail line under them? - that is "see through", very technical, I know). Plus, the staying-power of this polish rivals with none other that I have encountered. I change my polish weekly; I sported this polish for 8 days, and it still looked like day one. I found that this polish dries quickly, making it easy to give yourself a quick mani or pedi (or both - you over-achiever!) before heading out the door. Plus, it comes in 32 amazing shades from subtle nudes, to girly pinks and even a yellow (I really want to try the yellow-I've never done yellow polish before)! For only $2.99, now is the time to step out of your comfort zone and try the colors you always wanted to, but never wanted to break the bank over. Plus, your nails will shine like you put a nice thick coat of shellac on them, making it even more convincing to strangers that you just came from the salon. I give this polish 10 stars, and urge you to get to your nearest Walgreens to pick up your favorite shade(s):

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Disclosure: I received this product for free from Influenster for testing and review purposes. All of the opinions stated here are my own.