Review: KORSKR Wireless Earbuds

I’ve been catching up on my home decoration projects and I need to be as hands free as possible.  I liked the idea of the small buds that go directly into an ear but I have long hair and small ears so I preferred the extra security of a piece going around the ear.  I recently ordered a pair of KORSKR earbuds.

They come with a rechargeable case and a short usb cord but no adapter. The cord would be best used for a laptop as a power source. It runs connected and fully charged for approximately 6-7 hours straight. There is a voice notification of connection and a battery low warning.  It is sensitive to touch on each side which takes some getting used to, though.  Each earpiece can pause the device and answer calls.  I occasionally just put one earpiece in when I am communicating with the family around me.

The front display shows the power of each piece separately.  It is small so I personally have to make sure I put the charging case in plain sight or in my purse.  Amazon lists it as KORSKR Wireless Earbuds $39.99CAD and it currently has a $10 off voucher.  I will give these as gifts for friends and family. I hope you enjoy them too!

Vacuum Sealing

I finally used my FoodSaver machine and I can’t lie, it was super fun. My mom had one in the ’80s and it hasn’t really changed lol. I managed to seal some bulk ground beef from Costco and some mixed food for the dogs. My mind is racing and thinking about all the things I can seal.

I did make a video of the process so you can watch and listen to my ramblings.

Enjoy and have a fantastic day!

🎬 Full video:

https://youtu.be/FDv6Mkx9CCs

Much love,

Stiletto S.

The iPhone game

I recently purchased an iPhone 7 and I absolutely love it! The size, the weight, the features etc. I agonized over whether I should get it as soon as it was launched. I finally had my chance to upgrade to the 7 and I have no regrets.

Now, the annual iPhone has arrived. This version… iPhone 8.

As a gadget lover I love following the technology trends and watching how far we’ve come. From Bluetooth connections to drones, green screens to flat screens we’ve seen all the developments. Of course I was excited to see what Apple had to offer with the iPhone 8.

Hmmm…

I read all the specs and watched the forever genius ads and videos about the iPhone 8, but I didn’t expect the newest development Apple had to offer was made of glass!! What the..? This took me back to the iPhone 4 when the glass would crack on both the front and the back of the phones if dropped. Why, Apple? Why?! I celebrated the fact that a phone case is optional but now I look at the future of iPhones and I’m confused as to why such advanced phone technology is contained in glass. This is such a disappointment. I’m sure the bells and whistles are amazing, however if it’s housed in glass how could that technology be protected without a case? It just seems odd that the engineers picked this kind of packaging. It just doesn’t make sense.

I don’t see the iPhone 8 or the X in my future. The seduction of the camera advancements almost had me, but the glass design totally lost me.

Who knows? I may change my mind after a few demos and unboxings or I may jump off the iPhone bus. For now, I’ll be cuddling my iPhone 7 doing selfies, making videos, running my businesses and playing on social media for as long as iOS allows.

*sighs

SS

Gadget Review: Adrienne Vittadini Studio Wallet with phone charger

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a gadget review, however I had to say something about this pretty yet purposeful gadget targeted to women.

I found this product in Winners while looking for a new replacement for a wallet I’ve had for over 3 years.  I sifted through many styles including a Tommy Hilfiger one and I had to decide between the two.  This is a wallet designed by Adrienne Vittadini it has a phone charger BUILT IN!

I am on my phone all day so yes I have to charge my phone before I leave then pray that my battery isn’t going to die.  I drain my battery about halfway through my day and it is so annoying.  This battery charger has already been a saviour!

The inside pouch has a semi-detachable charge station built inside secured by 2 snap buttons.  It has a micro usb cord with a lightning adapter.  Simple instructions on how to use the usb; flashing red light means charging solid red light means fully charged, blue means charging device. I have an iPhone SE and it fits perfectly in this wallet which has a wrist loop.  I was looking to downsize my ever swollen wallets of the past and this is a great incentive to do it.  So far, when I need an extra charge it’s right there and can be charged discretely without loose external batteries hanging around which isn’t very cute.  Yes as a gadget gal, I will fall for anything that makes gadgets look cute.

If you have a chance to find this wallet or something similar, I highly recommend you pick one up to add to your summer fashion accessories.  This will make an awesome gift for your fellow gadgeteers.  If I find more of these wallets I’m gonna pick one up for my Mom.  😀

SS

Review: Conair for Her Wet/Dry Shaver

 If you’ve been following me here or on social media, you’re aware of my experiences with wax hair removal.  I bought my first wax warmer about 6 years ago and at one time I even tried waxing my bikini line… I suggest that you NEVER do that, it freakin hurts.. go to a professional for that job, for real!  I still wax myself, but mostly underarms and occasionally on my legs.

Spring is here and many of us Canadian gals are shedding our winter leg hairs and getting ourselves ready for the time sensitive spring and summer.  Although waxing my legs is fabulous, it takes a lot longer than a quick shave in the shower.  In my thinking, disposable razors are expensive and when you have a whole house full of boys, two of which already shave, it was literally making me feel like I was actually throwing out money.  Off to Walmart I went…

After going through a few electric razors, Conair for her (link shows newer model) was the only one that didn’t have a warning saying “Some materials in this product are not approved in the state of California”  Like, what the heck does that mean?  Anyway, I purchased it to see if it could replace disposable razors in both price and ability to de-hair my legs.

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It comes with a base for recharging, a blade cover and two bikini comb guides (razor guards).  This shaver can be used in wet and dry conditions which is perfect for what I need.  First, I tried it on my dry legs, after getting used to the whole shaving experience my legs were smooth and hair free.  A week later, with hair regrowth, I decided to take my lil gal into the shower with some EOS shaving cream (review coming soon) and tried it out.  I was super impressed!  It glided over my legs and although I had shaving cream it didn’t skip nor shut off.

Overall, this is a great gadget to have and it’s small enough to be travel friendly.  I don’t think I’ll give up on waxing, but this is great for those days where I’m NOT so timing friendly.

Let me know if you try it out!

SS

Humidifiers and winterizing your nest

Winter is in full effect and with that comes the added bonus of colds, viruses and flus, the winter months freak me out!  I can’t just open a window and let fresh air in without freezing my toes off which is a total bummer.  Winter has done its job at putting all the trees and plants in hibernation and has forced me to fire up my furnace.  Now that the dry heat is circulating throughout the house I knew it would cause problems with my kids.  My furnace has a humidifier attachment, but it needs to be replaced so, my alternative was to go out and find me a new humidifier.

I went to Walmart and found the humidifier display in the Household department and there were a ton to choose from.  Prices ranged from $20-$169.  I chose the Sunbeam Warm Mist Filter Free Humidifier:

Sunbeam Humidifier

 

It has 2 settings (low to high humidity)and an “off” option; a small medicine tray by the vent; a clear water container; it can run all night and day; and it has no filter!

I have owned a few humidifiers over the years and I can honestly say I am in an extreme dislike for humidifiers with filters!  They just end up so gross and there’s so much maintenance and cleaning with that extra step.  Being a mom of 6, I don’t want to have to run to the store to constantly replace the filter… it’s just something I’m not into, so the no filter option was a major selling point to me.  My 2 year old had a fever and a dry cough around the same time I bought the humidifier and I am proud to report he’s been having some great sleeps at night and is finally over his cold.

If you’re in need of a good simple humidifier try this one out.  It was $34.96CAD at Walmart which is nice on the budget, has a great output and is surprisingly quiet.

On that note, I’m off to do some Christmas shopping… 😀

I hope you are all having a fabulous day!

SS

 

My thoughts, my Influenster

I joined Influenster in August of 2012 and I have been a huge fan since.  It is a site ( http://www.influenster.com ) where you can share product reviews and information.  By giving reviews and rating products, I am able to make informed decisions when I try and purchase new products.

My favourite VoxBox was the Mystery Brand hair product review.  I tried the sample sized products that were sent to me then a few weeks later the product was revealed as the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser line.  I was sent full product sizes of the Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditionr and the Split-End serum.  I continue to use this hair care line to this date.  This along with trying Sally Hansen’s nail polishes throughout the couple years has been such a fun and interesting experience.

Hair Cair Products
Hair Cair Products

Damage Eraser by Garnier Fructis

Since 2012, there have been several changes, from the expansion into Canada, website updating and now the most recent InfluensterApp for my iPhone.  During the updates, I had run into a glitch in my account, the people at Influenster were quick to respond and to fix the problem.  A great company overall.

Thank you, Influenster for giving consumers a voice!

SS

Updating my gadgets and being productive

The recent Ebola threat has forced me to reschedule my traveling plans to the United States, if you know me, you know that I am completely germaphobic and carry handsanitizers in each purse.  On that note, I’ve decided to work on my Canada travels until this ebola scare is over.

My “twin” @PrincessStepfrd and I have been working diligently for our upcoming show this Friday.  We are so excited and have a lot more great interviews and shenanigans planned.  With all our planned shows comes a requirement to purchase new equipment…well more of an option than a requirement… lol

I purchased the iPad mini with Retina Display, I already have an iPad, but my children have decided to use it for their gaming needs.

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I love the size of my new iPad mini it fits perfectly in my purse and is great for keeping me mobile.  I’ve been able to multitask a lot easier and can save my notes directly to it while I write on my laptop.  I’m sure I haven’t used the iPad mini to its true potential, so I will have to put my nerd cap on and figure it out.

I also received my Boostcase sleeve a lot sooner than I thought.  Like most gadgets, things happen, in this situation, my case wouldn’t charge nor recognize my phone.  I emailed the company (Boostcase) and they asked me to send a picture of the charge input.  They reviewed it and were extremely helpful.  I sent my Boostcase in to their repair department as it was still covered under Boostcase’s warranty.  They sent me an email confirming they would send me a new one and it came within a week!  I was not only relieved to finally get my extra lil power gadget back, I really need it!  Being on my phone and getting things accomplished I realized how much I actually use it.

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During my last Target visit I found some Boostcase accessories on clearance so of course I got new clothes for my phone…again.. One has a detachable pouch which I use for my cash and coins (left) and the white case (right)…well I just like it 😀

Time to get to work surrounded by my gadgets…I hope you all are having a fabulous day!

SS

Boostcase review: http://wp.me/p3M9BB-gF

 

Hair Gadgets and a Heatwave Meltdown

One would think when they receive a “Heatwave Warning” the most logical thing to do would be to stay indoors or go somewhere where it is nice and cool… Well, clearly I didn’t follow the warnings and I accepted my consequences of constant perspiration and feeling so overwhelmed with all the errands I had to accomplish.

The morning started off trouble free, despite the teens sleeping in.  My friend and I partnered up again to attack the neighbourhood Freshco.  Sigh…  We picked up our much needed groceries, dropped them off at home then headed out for a dessert waffle at William’s.  If you have a chance, definitely try this dessert, it’s a freshly made waffle with ice cream and whipped cream.  YUM!

Well, I came back home and had to quickly start dinner.  While in the middle of cooking; I noticed that my kitchen sink was clogged…  Ugh my first though was “Why can’t these boys keep the drain plug in?!”  The dishes weren’t done, there were no clean utensils, etc.. It was a complete nightmare.

On a great note, the curling wand “adventure” was a successful one.  I walked away burn free and with a head of curls that stayed in my hair despite the hot ass weather.  I was perspiring all day and well into the evening because I had an urge to bleach down my entire kitchen!

Now that the house is nice and quiet, I can get my projects done and then I can finally relax.

It was a day….a definite day… whew!

SS

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