Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pangira Organic Chemistry Molecular Model Set Review



About Pangira Organic Chemistry Molecular Model Set
This Organic Molecular Model set contains 80 plastic atoms and 76 bonds providing students with the ability to create and visualize different molecular models. Set Contents: • 32 - Hydrogen Atoms (White) • 30 - Carbon Atoms (Black) • 6 - Oxygen Atoms (Red) • 4 - Nitrogen Atoms (Blue) • 2 - Sulphur Atoms (Yellow) • 4 - Halogen Atoms (Green) • 2 - Metal Atom (Grey) • 30 - Medium Connectors (Grey) • 16 - Long Connectors (Grey) • 20 Single (White) • 10 Double (White) • 1 Bond Removal Tool 
What makes the Pangira Organic Chemistry Model Set stand out from competition: 
Higher number of carbons (30) and hydrogen (32) atoms than most sets making it a great model kit in reducing chances of running out of those carbon atoms when creating ring structures. This model set is the perfect size to carry in your backpack or purse. The snap-closure mechanism on storage box prevents spills and the compartments keep the atom models and bonds conveniently separated. It is easy to assemble and disassemble saving time on building molecules. All the atoms and bonds slip into and out of each other nicely making it easy to rotate bonds: carbon-carbon bonds are easy to rotate, allowing boat to chair conformational changes in seconds. 


Our Experience
This is an incredible Organic Chemistry Model Kit. I used a kit similar to this one when I took the OChem series in college. I really needed to use a model to be able to visualize and really understand the angles of these bonds and the shapes of molecules. I wish I'd had a set then (they wouldn't let us take them home) and I used gumdrops and toothpicks. My kids destroyed a lot of matter. I've been using this kit with my sons (nine, seven and four) to build simple molecules like water, hydrocarbons and Crapinon (C21H25NO2). The kit comes in a nice, sturdy organizer with adjustable inserts. The atoms and bonds fit together perfectly and my 4yo had no trouble assembling the pieces. Lots of fun!

You can purchase the Pangira Organic Chemistry Molecular Model Set here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a good review. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Great Places Coloring Book Review



About the Great Places Coloring Book
Coloring has been a popular way of calming the mind and keeping the hands busy. For hundreds of years, princes and paupers alike have enjoyed this creative way of expressing oneself on a black and white canvas. Young or old, rain or shine, you're sure to love Halden Zimmermann's latest coloring book of all his favorite places from around the United States.



My Husbands Experience
So, I just wrote a review of what I thought was the worst coloring book ever. I was wrong!
(Since both these coloring books were published by the same company, recycling stock photos with poor photoshop skills, I’m going to recycle my review.)
I don’t know who Christina Duncan Halden Zimmermann is but her his name is on the worst coloring book I have ever seen.
The photos on the back are of beautiful fish and coral reef famous US landmarks like Hoover Dam and a horse. Then someone loaded them into Photoshop, turned them B&W and then applied the color pencil effect. That’s it. They didn’t even adjust the settings. There are no clear lines to separate colors, it’s blurry and crappy.
Also, if I took another 5 minutes to research (which I will not do), I’d probably find that these pictures are from a stock photo collection that you can pay to license. (istock, shutterstock or just a royalty-free google search.) 
The ACTUAL Worst coloring book ever!

You can purchase Halden Zimmermann's Great Places Coloring Book here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Math Dice Chase Review



About Math Dice Chase
Math Dice Chase is one part hot potato and one part math! Players begin by arranging themselves in a circle. You and the player directly across from you each roll a set of 12-sided dice and race to multiply your numbers together. Quickly shout out the answer and pass the dice as fast as you can. Think fast - this math game is a race - and you don't want to get caught with both sets of dice! Math Dice Chase helps improve multiplication skills, and can be adapted for younger learners to practice addition and subtraction. It's perfect for the classroom!


Our Experience
Mr. O is in fourth grade and has always loved math. This is the perfect game for him. He has been doing multiplication since first grade. The two of us played it and of course he won. It would be even more fun with more players. And with this set up to six can play. We also played with his younger brother by modifying the rules and getting him to practice addition. I love that it comes with it's own carrying pouch so it can easily be tossed in a bag and taken with us.  I see us also playing this at restaurants while waiting for food. This is a great way to help kids learn math while making it fun! I think this would also make an awesome gift for a math lover. 

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I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a good review. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Escape the Room Stargazer's Manor Review



About Escape the Room Stargazer's Manor
Escape the Room games began as digital adventures and quickly turned into real-life events all around the world. In both versions, players are locked in a room and must uncover clues and hidden objects to escape. ThinkFun's version of Escape the Room allows you to bring home all the excitement of this experience, without actually locking anyone in a room. Spend an evening working with your guests to unravel the mystery of the Stargazer's Manor and save a well-known astronomer by finding clues and solving puzzles. But be careful, in this nail-biting party game, the doors have shut and locked behind you. Will you and your guests be able to solve the mystery and save the astronomer before time runs out?

Our Experience
My wife and I have never played a game like this before and to be honest, I was rolling my eyes when my wife suggested it. Although, inviting some friends over to spend the evening playing a game and having some drinks sounded a lot better then having another poker night. My wife got into it before we even started. She visited the website to send out the the invitations, but after she showed it to me, I thought we could have more fun with it.  I copied the text from the site and pasted it into Word, changed the font to a fancy script and then printed on parchment paper and we mailed them out instead. Now I wish we’d had a cool wax seal to put on it too. The night of the party, we didn’t wear any costumes but we did put on some harpsichord music on the iPhone and lit quite a lot of candles and dimmed the lights in the dinning room. We had dinner and enjoyed hanging out. (Some wine was involved, I’m happy to say.) We opened up the box of our very first “Escape The Room” game, Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor. BTW, make sure you don’t open anything before you start. Actually, pick a host (Me) and read the instructions before hand. When everyone is ready, prepare the timer on your phone, and start reading from Scene Card 1 - Investigate the Manor. There will be a prompt when to start the timer. (2 hours for 3-5 players and 1.5 hours for 6-8). 

Now, I’m not going to say anything about the plot, because it’s a one time game (at least for the same group of people, but if you host it again you’ll know things) and we finished a little after an hour. It was fun and we all had a great night. I wish that it was more like those old Roberta Williams PC games from the 90’s. I personally would have liked it to be scarier and gruesome, but this is definitely a kid friendly game! I highly recommend this game and look forward to playing more “Escape The Room” games. 

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I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a good review. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Live Infinitely Muscle Stick Roller Review


About the Live Infinitely Muscle Stick Roller
Live Infinitely massage sticks are the highest quality muscles rollers available which are guaranteed to meet and exceed your expectations. Durable flex resistant stainless steel core, allowing you to be as aggressive as you need without the fear of bending it. ABS plastic rollers, which are squeak free, durable and BPA free. 18" design, giving you the ability to work those hard to reach muscles. Ergonomic soft rubber handgrips. Dependable and long lasting for everyday use in recovery or pre/post workouts.

My Husbands Experience
I have been using a foam roller for a few years now and it's great. The only problem is getting smaller areas that are too hard for me to isolate with that big foam roller. Now that I have this stick roller, I'm getting the best of both worlds. The roller has nice soft grips and I'm able to comfortably work on my shins, the tendons on the backs of my knees, the T-Band of my quads and any place that needs targeted, isolated treatment. There are seven individual rollers between the handles and it would be nice if they didn't yank out the hair on my legs. Solved that by wearing some pants while using it. It's a perfect piece to my post workout stretching routine. Along with a racket ball that I use for my instep and deltoids, I'm finally feeling no pain. 

You can purchase the Live Infinitely Muscle Stick Roller here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a good review. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Aposon Mens Unique Dual Time Design Watch Review


About Aposon Mens Unique Dual Time Design Watch
Dual dial design with two time zone, decorative compass and thermometer, leather band, bring you the lead edge fashion. Also make it a great gift for family or friends. Durable stainless steel case cover with normal water proof, soft PU leather watch band provide you comfortable wearing experience. Combines quality, leading edge fashion, and value. CITIZEN Japanese Quartz Movement, provide precise and accurate time keeping. Normal daily use waterproof (Please DONOT wear this watch underwater). Perfect for all kind of business, casual, indoor activities or daily use. 

My Husbands Experience
This is a fun watch and I really like it! It feels like I'm wearing a cockpit on my wrist. There are four dials; the top two are non-working compass and thermometer. The two bottom dials are 12-Hour clock faces that can be set independently. It would have been really cool if the compass and thermometer worked but this is a very inexpensive watch.
The watch is huge and the faux-leather strap is in the correct proportion and it looks really good on my wrist. I'm 6'8" and have huge arms, this watch looks normal on someone my size. The only thing I wish was different, would be that the back of the watch is flat. It covers the entire top of my wrist and it would be even better if it had a slight curve to fit my wrist.

You can purchase the Aposon Mens Watch here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a good review. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mamaway UltraComfort Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra Review



About Mamaway UltraComfort Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra
Mamaway maternity & nursing bra has all the right features and benefits that will help you through pregnancy as smoothly as possible. This nursing bra features a one-piece molded design that stretches up to 3 cups providing you proper structural support, wide shoulder straps and side panels for an even weight distribution, underwire-free support for tender and swollen breasts and one hand drop-down clips designed for easy feeding. It feels soft and seamless on your skin, almost as if you’re wearing nothing underneath. It also has extended bra hooks for easy adjustment, and padding that can be removed when wearing breast pads. This maternity and nursing bra is easy and ideal to wear during pregnancy and very helpful when breastfeeding your new baby. 


My Experience
I'm nursing my fourth baby so I have tried a lot of bras in the past! This one ranks towards the top of my list. The fabric is very soft and stretches around my ribcage making it very comfortable. It is wire free so there isn't any poking or pinching. One unique feature is the removable padding is made to fit perfectly inside the cup. This means that there aren't any odd lines or bumps from the insert. They do give a very smooth silhouette when wearing a fitted top. However, I really don't need any extra padding, so I prefer to remove them. I'd like it if the shoulder straps were a bit wider, especially for a larger size. The clasp on the cup is easily opened with one hand, which is especially helpful when holding a squirmy baby. It's a little more difficult to close it with one hand because the hook will move up towards my shoulder. Another thing that makes this one of my favorites is that it has a full drop cup, so I don't have to try to work around extra fabric while trying to get my daughter to latch. To extend the life of this bra I would recommend hand washing, or what I do is use a mesh laundry bag on the gentle cycle and then hang dry. To top it all off I love the color, purple is my favorite!

You can purchase the Mamaway Nursing Bra here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a good review. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.