Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Cookies

With Halloween just a few days away, I thought I would share a picture of some cookies I've made in the past.  They are super easy to make as they use a cake mix.  The recipe for the cake mix cookies can be found here.  After making the cookies, I just decorated the tops with Halloween themed designs such as spiders, ghosts, pumpkins and the word "Boo". 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vim Power & Shine Bathroom Spray


This product makes my bathroom sparkle and shine! I used this bathroom spray on my sink, tub and toilet. First off I noticed how powerful the trigger was resulting in a powerful spray to whatever surface I used it on. I would have liked to see the words “Off” and “On” on the trigger as it just makes it easier to identify whether the spray is off or on. After using the product, I noticed in very faint letters the word “stop” and a symbol for spray. They are very hard to see and would be much more effective in bold black print.

For my bathtub, I sprayed and let it sit on the tub for a few minutes before cleaning. It basically just needed a wipe down after that. I have hard water in my house and that really affects the tub and sink. It leaves a yellow stain where the water hits the tub or sink. While this spray lightened up the yellow stains, it didn't remove them completely. I needed to use my usual hard water stain remover product.

After using this bathroom spray, my tub and sink looked so good. They were clean and shined. This is definitely a product I would continue to use even though it couldn't remove hard water stains. I didn't really expect it to but was surprised that it lightened the stains up considerably.


I received this produce free of charge from Chickadvisor for review purposes.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Vim Power & Shine Multi-purpose Wipes



These wipes really work to clean and disinfect just about any surface. These wipes are the perfect moistness, they are not too dry nor are they dripping wet. They have an ocean fresh scent to them which makes them smell less like a cleaning product. The scent is fresh and clean.

I love the packaging with the resealable closure. This will ensure the product stays moist. The closure provides a tight seal unlike some products with this type of closure.

I used this product on multiple surfaces in my home. They were the perfect disinfecting product for cleaning commonly used surfaces like door knobs, light switches, telephones and remotes. At the time a household member had cold/flu symptoms and I cleaned the commonly used surfaces/items to prevent the spread of germs. I also found this product beautifully cleans and shines up faucets.

Overall, this product is perfect for quick cleaning and disinfecting jobs. I would definitely recommend this products to others and continue using it myself.


I received this product free of charge for review purposes from ChickAdvisor.



Friday, September 15, 2017

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

I love making and eating cookies!  They are a quick way to satisfy a sweet tooth.  I put my creativity to use and modified my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe to make these butterscotch peanut butter chip cookies.



Ingredients:
1 cup margarine (or butter)
1 1/4 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 package of instant Butterscotch pudding mix (I used a 113g package)
1 1/3 cups peanut butter chips

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350F.
2.  In a bowl mix together the margarine and brown sugar.
3.  Add egg and vanilla.
4.  Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and butterscotch pudding mix.
5.  Mix in peanut butter chips.
6.  Scoop dough onto cookie sheets.  (I ever so slightly flatten the tops before baking).
7.  Bake for approx. 10 minutes.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil


I used this product on my freshly washed hair that was still damp. When I squirted the dry oil out onto my hands it felt really greasy and I wondered what it would do to my hair. The dry oil has a pleasant smell that I would describe as a spicy scent.

After applying the dry oil to my hair, I noticed my hair brush just glided through my hair and the product seemed to act like a detangler. As my hair air dried it was not heavy or weighed down. My hair felt silky to the touch and was soft. I also noticed my hair looked a little shinier than usual. My hair did not feel greasy or oily like I anticipated it feeling. The greasy feel of the product on my hands did absorb and left my hands feeling so soft and hydrated. I may be tempted to use this dry oil as a heavy duty moisturizer for my hands!

This is a product I would continue to use and would recommend it to others to try.

I received this product free of charge from Chick Advisor to facilitate this review. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo


I have tried dry shampoo in the past but not the Dove brand. I like to flat iron my hair and not wash my hair for a few days so I can keep my flat ironed style. On the days I don't wash my hair, I use a dry shampoo to prevent my hair from looking oily and greasy.

This dry shampoo sprays easily from the can and is quite powerful. I did find that if I sprayed too close to my hair that I end up with a white residue ( I have dark blonde hair). I guess that happened to me as my sister told me parts of my hair looked white! So spraying a distance from the hair will prevent the white residue.

The dry shampoo kept my hair feeling fresh and clean and helped to prevent any greasy look. I did find that where I sprayed the dry shampoo that my hair felt a little dry and “crunchy” and it was not soft and smooth like the rest of my hair. Despite this fact I would still recommend this dry shampoo for in between washes. I would also purchase it in the future as Dove is an affordable brand and even more so when it comes on sale.

I received this product free of charge from ChickAdvisor to facilitate this review.