Monthly Archives: July 2016

Product Review :: Exercise Ball #liveinfinitely

Product Review :: Exercise Ball #liveinfinitely


Exercise Ball – Professional Grade Anti Burst Tested with Hand Pump- Supports 2200lbs- Includes Workout Guide Access- 55cm/65cm/75cm/85cm Balance Balls (Purple, 55 cm)


This ball will not let you down…

I ordered this Professional Grade Exercise Ball on the promises that it made concerning it’s anti-burst properties and it’s ability to hold a lot of weight. I wasn’t sure what size to order so I contacted the company and they got right back to me; I ended up ordering the Purple 55″ one. I am 5 ft. 5 in tall and weigh around 230. I have had three back surgeries and have chronic health problems that really limit my activity. I need to build up my core strength and my muscles in my back that have been damaged due to the surgeries.

I want to build up strength so that I can sit at the computer desk, in front of my photography booth while I take pictures, or maybe in front of the TV for short periods of time. I have seen these used in offices and have talked to people who say that it makes a world of difference, if you can find the right ball. Of course the worst thing that could happen to my pride and my back would be for the ball to burst unexpectedly and leave me on the floor. I know I am overweight, I don’t want a purple ball to emphasize the fact.

Advantages:

* The ball fit me perfectly, just like their customer service rep told me it would
* The purple color is more of a soft lavender, very feminine
* The ball has raised anti-slip ridges
* Made of heavy duty, Latex free, PVC
* Tested extensively, it is not going to break unexpectedly and I am not going to land on the ground on my bum
* Log on to www.liveinfinintely.com/foreverflex for their free workouts, exercise ball routines, free bonuses, and free PDF poster

Disadvantages:

* None

It took me several days to learn to sit on this and feel at ease and I still can not do it for a long time. Part of that is due to a learning curve and part of it is due to extreme caution. I just have to be exceedingly careful not to injure my back in any way. I don’t have anything to compare this to since I have never tried to sit on one of these before. It is soft, certainly softer than sitting in an office chair even while using extra seat pads to help with pain. I feel confident that I can build up some strength by continuing to increase the time I spend simply sitting on the ball.

When I received this, I noticed right away on the front of the box that it says it has a limit of 2200 pounds. I thought that was a typo on the product listing and the limit was 220, lol, but I was going to try anyway since I am so close to that weight. I was very happy to see it was not a typo! The box contained the ball, two plugs, a plug remover, and the hand pump. I tried the hand pump and it works but then I cheated and sent it outside with my husband to be filled with the air compressor. I didn’t know I would have to fill it 80% full and then wait 24 hours for it to stretch and then fill it some more, so be sure to read the directions. Your ball will be properly inflated when the outermost edge of the ball is the same distance from the wall as the size ball you bought. For example, I ordered the 55″ ball so the instructions said to place the box it came in 55″ from the wall. When the ball fits exactly in that space – from the wall to the box – it is full.

A properly sized ball should allow your knees to be at a 90 degree angle while sitting on it with your thighs parallel to the floor. For those of us who may not remember what parallel and 90 degrees mean, your body should essentially make the shape of a chair when you are sitting on the ball. Your thighs should go straight out in front of you, your legs bend at your knees, and then go straight to the ground. Your knees should not be higher than your thighs and your feet should rest on the ground, not hang in the air.

This exercise ball is great for beginners like me and I think that people who have used one before will really like the features this one has such as the anti-slip ridges and the no burst construction.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this Exercise Ball -Professional Grade Anti Burst Tested with Hand Pump- Supports 2200lbs- Includes Workout Guide Access- 55cm/65cm/75cm/85cm Balance Balls (Purple, 55 cm) on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised; all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

#liveinfinitely


Product Review :: The Gel Pens That I Actually Threw Away

Product Review :: The Gel Pens That I Actually Threw Away

GL-Sail(TM) 36 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens with Case, for Adult Coloring Books and Drawing (Glitter ,Neon, Pastel)


Pens worked for a while but then leaked and wouldn’t write anymore, I was not able to get a replacement set

When I first received these pens I was thrilled with them. You can never have enough gel pens and these had so many positive things going for them. I had a great review in mind but had to change it after using these pens again after they had not been used for a few weeks.

Advantages:
* Great variety of colors, very fine lines
* Colors did not bleed through the page
* The Metallic colors especially were very vibrant and distinct
* Non-toxic and acid free
* Very nice case, this is the nicest plastic case I have ever received pens in. It is thick and has three tab closures on it. This was designed to last.
* These come with a Lifetime Guarantee, you will probably have to use Amazon’s A to Z guarantee though…..

Disadvantages:
* The pens are a little thin and wobble a little when you write with them. I think with a thicker shell they would be much easier to use.
* I was showing these to my daughter-in-law who also loves to color and she wanted to try them out. Right away she noticed that a few of them would not write, even though the caps had been placed on correctly. I told her to shake it gently and ink went flying everywhere. It got all over her brand new blouse, her t-shirt she was wearing under it, and my bedspread. After I discovered this problem I decided to shake each one to see if they were all okay or had the same problem. Shaking a pen gently is something I often do when the ink is not flowing. Two more pens broke right away and then a few days later, 3 more. Four of the pens will not write. So now I have a set of 36 pens but only 26 work. However, I don’t want to chance using them and possibly ruining more clothing or a coloring page work in progress.
* Since there is a Lifetime Guarantee I contacted them. I was promised a replacement set over a month ago. I have contacted them four additional times with no response. If someone promises a Lifetime Guarantee, they need to deliver on it. Since this is in the Product Description I do consider this to be part of the Product Review and not Feedback.

Recommendation:
If you would like to take your chances and you do get a good set, you will really like them. Be careful of all of the disadvantages I listed and keep some Stain Remover on hand. I have found that if you soak ink with hairspray first and then stain remover, it is an effective stain remover. Stain remover does not always work by itself on ink. My take away from this is that at least I got a nice container to use for other pens.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this set of GL-Sail(TM) 36 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens with Case, for Adult Coloring Books and Drawing (Glitter, Neon, Pastel) on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way influenced or associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Product Review :: Moscow Mule Copper Mug

Product Review :: Moscow Mule Copper Mug


Domestic Corner – Copper Moscow Mule Mug – 16 oz – Smooth Finish

Copper Mug with Nickle Lining – Perfect for an ice cold drink on a hot summer day!

copper mugI love the look of copper and use it as an accent color in my kitchen. When I first say a Moscow Mule Mug, I was just interested in it because I loved the color and it looked unique. It wasn’t until I had my first taste of an acidic drink in a Moscow Mule Mug that I truly appreciated it. The copper in an authentic mug reacts with the acid in the liquid and creates a truly unique flavor. Everything is crisp and sharp, but not bitter. The copper also acts as a conduit for the temperature of whatever the liquid is so the mug feels chilly and cold, which gives the perception that the copper actually makes your drink colder.

Some manufacturer’s have used a stainless steel lining which does keep your drinks colder but this is the first one I have had with a nickel lining. I don’t know anything about nickel, but I do know that the product title of this mug is misleading. This is not a MMM, it is a copper mug lined with nickel. It does state that in the product description, but I know sometimes people make impulse purchases and don’t read the details close enough. If you are like me, you just have to see the words Moscow Mule to get excited!

copper mugAdvantages:

* Nice copper barrel, very smooth
* Brass handle is soldered on and very large, I can use 3 fingers to hold it
* Smooth rolled lip for smooth drinks
* Great shape for drinking from, the ice doesn’t all come at you at once

copper mug

Disadvantages:
* Since the product title is misleading, I did deduct one star for that. Nothing can give you the true taste of a 100% copper Moscow Mule. Since it is listed discreetly in the product description I can’t deduct too much for this in good conscience.
* The copper is not as bright and shiny as some of the other Copper Mugs I have collected over time

If you are just looking for a copper colored mug, this will probably be a really good option for you. I know some people don’t like the unique taste of copper so this would work for them. Also, if you are not drinking something that as some kind of acid in it, you don’t need it to be 100% copper. You can just enjoy the icy cold feeling of a great drink on a hot summer day with this!

copper mug copper mug

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this copper mug on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way influenced or associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Product Review :: Vacuum Insulated Food Jar

Product Review :: Vacuum Insulated Food Jar

Vacuum Insulated Food Jar With Spoon (16.9 oz) – Thermos Food Flask – For Hot and Cold – Double Wall – Food Container by The Sellery

Once in a while I get a product that I wish I could give more than 5 stars to. This is one of them, it does what it promises to do, if you follow the directions, and accomplishes more than I would ever expect from a thermos!

thermos



First of all, note that I said you need to follow the directions. You have to prime the thermos before using it. You also need to make sure you aren’t opening and closing it a lot which will change the temperature inside of the thermos.. I don’t like to copy product details from the description into my review but this is really important if you are going to rely on this to keep your food or liquid at the correct temperature. No one wants to take the chance of giving their child or loved one food that will actually spoil before they eat it. If you take your lunch to work or pack your children’s lunches for daycare or school, this is the thermos you need.

For Cold Use: Fill the thermos with ice water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to use to get the maximum chill effect.

For Hot Use: Fill the thermos with hot water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to use to get the maximum heat retention.



ADVANTAGES:
thrmos spoon* Keeps food at the correct temperature, preventing the chance of illness due to eating food that has spoiled, even while still looking fine
* Great size at over 16 oz. This is more than enough for even soup for two.
* Double vacuum wall insulated – food stays hot/cold but the thermos stays comfortable to touch and hold
* Leak proof; gasket comes out though so you can be sure you get it 100% clean
* Comes with it’s own spoon, simply pull handle to full length
* Sturdy base
* Carrying handle

thermos lidDISADVANTAGES:
* None!

I actually use this for ice most of the time so far. Due to my health, I am confined to my bed almost all of the time right now. My husband makes my lunch and snacks for me, including my drinks, before he goes to work. This has worked out nice enough so far. But if there is one thing I have craved, it has been ice. I can’t seem to drink enough ice water. I have a small fridge that can keep water cold, but it won’t keep the ice in my water bottles from melting. This thermos keeps my ice cold as long as I need it to; so far I have let it sit for 9 hours before using the ice and there was just a trace of water in it from melt off.

My son will be going to middle school next year and wants to take a packed lunch but always gets tired of sandwiches. I don’t like to send the same things over and over either so this will give me so many more options. Here in Colorado, the schools are always cold in the winter so I know he will love soup in the thermos. But then I wouldn’t have my ice! Ice or soup? Guess it is time to order another one. 🙂

Since this is vacuum insulated, I would recommend hand washing it, though I don’t recall what the instructions said about this if anything. I have a vacuum walled teacup that I know is not supposed to be put in the dishwasher since it could somehow break the seal.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way influenced or associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

#thesteelheadco


 

56 Free Coloring eBooks

56 Free Coloring eBooks

Do you love to color? Do you love free things? 

 

LIfe is about using the whole box of crayons

Note: This list has been removed as it was very much outdated, check out the Coloring for Adults page for the latest updates on free books, thanks!

If you love coloring, today is your lucky day! I double checked my list from last week and all of those are still available and I added over 30 more, giving you a total of 56 eBooks to download now.

You know how Amazon is, though, the prices can change at any time so make sure to grab them while you can. Double check the prices before ordering.  I checked all of these and they are free as of Sunday, July 17th, 3:00 MDT.

Coloring for Adults  If you aren’t sure how you download the eBooks to actually color them, the publishers include a PDF download link in them. For more information on how to do this, see the instructions on the blog’s Coloring for Adults page. Don’t forget to check out the list of Free Collections while you are there.

 

Enjoy!


 

Product Review :: Sleeping and Nursing Bra

Product Review :: Sleeping and Nursing Bra


Mamaway Antibacterial Crossover Sleeping Nursing Bra – Nude – XL

Offered by Mamaway Maternity

I ordered this bra for a different reason than being a nursing mother. I have some very debilitating health issues and have to spend most of my time in bed. I have been looking for something that is comfortable to wear but still gives me some support and coverage under my pajamas. If you don’t wear any bra at all, gravity will soon take its toll. I also have the occasional visitor and still have a young son who lives at home. You can definitely tell the difference when someone as large as I am (40DD) is not wearing any bra at all. I ordered a size XL.

nursing braPROS:
* Comfortable enough to wear all the time
* Anit-bacterial and anti-odor
* Can slip it over your head or use the two-tooth catch at the back that has three different clasps about an inch apart
* The material is whisper soft
* Wide straps and a deep back help it stay put where it belongs, comfortably
* Wide elastic band at the bottom that stays put! I can’t stand a bra that rolls

* Sewn in place flexible support bars on the sides deep the bra from digging into my sides
* Has held up well in the washer
* The material is lightweight and breathable, it is nice not to have a bra that makes me feel hotter

sleep braI know nursing mothers will also appreciate how the material is very stretchy to support your growing figure. It also goes back into place after washing so as you go back to your normal size, the bra can still be worn for sleeping if you want. The cups also have a double layer of material with a slit at the top so that you can slip in nursing pads. And of course, you can see by the pictures in the listing and the ones I am including that it gives your child easy access without you having to do anything but pull the cup over.

What caught my attention the most about this sleeping bra is that it actually has silver microparticles in it that I know can keep you healthier since bacteria can not grow in silver. I am not sure what Meryl skinlife fibre is, I will just take their word on that. Since it is so painful, difficult, and exhausting to even shower on a daily basis, it is important to me to keep as clean as I can by other means. Not showering every day can also cause you to not smell as well as you would like if you aren’t judicious with disposable cleaning cloths. Having a bra that is antibacterial, anti-odor, and comfortable to me is something I couldn’t pass up. These are far better than a normal bra and even much better than a sports bra to sleep in.

The bra fit true to size, I just checked my measurements against the chart they provided with their pictures in the listing. I am always a little uneasy about ordering clothes made in Asia because they can be hit or miss when it comes to size. This fits perfect, though. It doesn’t offer all of the support a normal bra does and doesn’t make my bust look as attractive as a wired push-up bra, but I didn’t expect it to. That is not what it is made for or claims to be. It gives me enough support to be comfortable, keeps gravity at bay, and to be modest.

sleep bra  sleep bra  sleep bra

This is a perfect option for pregnant women who have a bust line that is improving quickly, nursing mothers, anyone who wants a comfortable sleeping bra, and especially for women who need something comfortable if they have to stay laying down all of the time.

Now I know some of you are still reading this to see if I will tell you what a Spoonie is! A Spoonie is a person who lives with chronic illness and has difficulty with common day to day tasks and often has to spend most of their time in bed. There is a very good article on where that term originated, just google ‘what is a spoonie.

sleep bra    sleep bra

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this Mamaway Antibacterial Crossover Sleeping Nursing Bra – Nude – XL on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

#spoonie #chroniclife #Mamaway #sleepbra #nursingbra #bra #maternitywear #happymommy #antibacterialbra


Product Review :: 3 Piece Set of Tweezers

Product Review :: 3 Piece Set of Tweezers


3 Tips Premium Stainless Steel Tweezers Set with Case – Slant, Straight and Pointed Tip Tweezers with Case – Best Use for Best for Eyebrow, Ingrown and Nose Hair, Splinters & More

offered by Grooming District


Not all tweezers are created equal

If you have never used a great pair of tweezers before, you do not know what you are missing. All tweezers are not created equal. I ordered this set because every good pair of tweezers I buy seem to disappear frequently. I have finally learned that I can usually find them on my husband’s side of the vanity or hidden in his bedside table 🙂 I do seem to actually loose them easily too so really I liked the concept of 3 different tweezers in their own case.

Advantages

* 3 different tips easily identifiable by their color
* Stainless steel construction which is durable and easy to sanitize
* Appropriate length at around 3 in
* Nice amount of open space between the arms
* Sturdy feel and weight to them, these are not your dime store tweezers
* Designed correctly to make them easy to squeeze and grasp
* The small black case to keep them in is nice. There is a slot for each pair of tweezers or you can place them in the full width larger pocket right behind the slots. I like the idea of having the extra pocket so you could put a little mirror or something similar in there. The case has a smooth, shiny texture on the outside making it easy to wipe clean. The inside of the case is made of a soft material. It is well sewn and should last a long time.
* Lifetime money back guarantee! What more could you want? If you don’t like them, send them back. You have three months to send them back through Amazon. If you have a problem after 3 months, you can still contact them through the Amazon system to get a quick response about how to resolve your issue.

Disadvantages

* The tips of the Silver pair are not as smooth as they need to be. There is a tiny raised knob on the inside edge of the tips making it a little more difficult to grasp and then keep the hair held between the arms long enough to pull the hair out completely.
* The arms are completely smooth. I had another pair that I really liked that just had some etched lines in them where you would hold them. That would be a great thing for these to have because since they are so smooth, they are easy to drop.

Gold
This is my favorite pair. They are what most women are used to using when tweezing their eyebrows. As I have aged, I have also been horrified to learn that I need to watch for horribly coarse long hairs that appear out of nowhere on my chin and jawline! Gasp, and they are sometimes very dark, unlike the blonde, baby-like down fuzz of the rest of my facial hair. (Ladies, this is another thing that no one tells you about as you are growing up, lol. Mine discreetly began after I had my children and now have appeared in full force as I have progressed through my 40’s.)

Back to the tweezers now that I have told the young ladies the secret reason why they need to be prepared with a good pair of tweezers like these. These gold tweezers have the perfect slanted tip for your eyebrows and facial hair. You can easily find and then grasp the tip with the tweezers and then the hair comes out very easily when you pull in the direction of your hair growth. If you pull the opposite way, you may break or cut the hair and possibly even end up with an ingrown hair. Cheaper tweezers make it difficult to find the base of the hair if they aren’t slanted properly and if they are not constructed well enough,with a strong sturdy grip, you lose the hair before you can get it out. We have all been in that frustrating position before. Once you have these, no more need to worry about any of that again. These have performed perfectly every time I have used them and let me tell you there was a lot to catch up on since my husband lost my last favorite pair!

Purple
These have a straight tip that you would use if you needed to pull out larger areas of hair, for example, in the case of a unibrow. Even though I don’t have a unibrow, I do have small tiny pale hairs that you can barely see that seem to grow quickly between my eyebrows. This pair of tweezers worked perfectly to clean that up quickly and easily.

Silver
These are my husband’s favorite kind of tweezers. He has a goatee and mustache and often gets ingrown hairs. He says that these get the job done, but as I mentioned in the CONS, the tips of them need to be level to work most efficiently.

We do not use our personal tweezers for any kind of first aid so I didn’t try them out on anything like that. The same rules apply though so I can see where they would be useful. Since the Silver ones are the ones you are most likely to use for first aid, it is too bad about those tips.

Now that I have told you more than you ever wanted to know about this set of tweezers, I must also say that I ordered this 3 Tips Premium Stainless Steel Tweezers Set with Case – Slant, Straight and Pointed Tip Tweezers with Case – Best Use for Best for Eyebrow, Ingrown and Nose Hair, Splinters & More on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Life is about the map we follow and the treasure we find along the way

Product Review :: Startonight Wall Art Canvas

Product Review :: Startonight Wall Art Canvas

Startonight Wall Art Canvas Maple Tree

Startonight Maple Tree PaintingThe painting appears very much like it does in the product description on Amazon. I believe this is the famous tree in the Japanese Garden in Portland but I could be wrong. I have seen the tree in person and this is a very nice representation. The print actually looks better in person, the yellows are bright and crisp and it looks really glorious to me hanging on the wall. I love photography and trees, so I thought this would be the perfect match for me. I also love unique things so the idea of a glowing photograph was intriguing.

Beautiful print but fails to glow

The technical specifications are correct and it is well constructed and easy to hang. I won’t bother repeating the product listing information again since I am sure you have read it. I will go straight into my thoughts and experiences with the painting. My problem with this product is that it does not glow like the product description promises it will. I have had mine ‘charging’ straight across the hall from a huge window for over a week now. That particular hallway gets direct light almost all day and when the light starts to fade I have been turning on the lights in the hallway and the connecting rooms. Every night my husband takes it down and into our bedroom where it is very dark. With absolutely everything turned off, my husband says that he can see a very faint glow in one area along the top edge, but I can not.

Today I even propped the picture up on a different window sill so that it was directly against the window for several hours and still it did not glow when I took it into my walk in closet. The concept is not hard to understand and there really is no way of doing this wrong. I am going out of my way to charge it with direct sunlight and then direct overhead lighting also. When I take it into a dark room, it should glow. I have even tried shining a large LED desk lamp on it for a few hours before turning off the lights in the bedroom to no avail. I have tried every suggestion that was sent to me when I inquired about my problem.

I think my video will show more than anything how the picture is beautiful but fails to glow. I also need to call to attention that in some places in the product listing, as in the title, for example, this is listed as a painting and in other places, it is described as a print. I think that is misleading to initially call it a painting and go back and forth with the terms. A painting would be valued at much more than a print. In view of these issues, I have to rate it negatively. If this had been marketed as just a photographic print, my rating would have been much higher.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this Startonight Wall Art Canvas Maple Tree, Nature USA Design for Home Decor, Dual View Surprise Artwork Modern Framed Ready to Hang Wall Art 23.62 X 35.43 Inch 100% Original Art Painting! on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

#canvaswallart


Life is about the map we follow and the treasure we find along the way


Product Review :: Vintage White 4 Piece Bathroom Accessories Set

Product Review :: Vintage White 4 Piece Bathroom Accessories Set

Vintage White Bathroom Accessories 4 Piece Set
by Whizzhome

This Vintage White Bathroom Accessories Set is just what I needed to give my bathroom counter a little touch of class.These are kind of a shabby-chic look, more on the chic side. I have a Victorian style home so these fit right in with the theme of my home and the theme of the decor that I have chosen to go along with the house. These are classy and elegant without being over the top. They look like they have always belonged there.

Attractive and elegant; but also practical and durable

Overall, I am more than happy with how these look and function. I love that they are made of fairly thick resin and not glass, I have had too many bad experiences with glass vanity pieces breaking with the slightest pressure. These are DSC00704nice sturdy pieces that will last a while, probably longer than the next time I want to redecorate. The raised designs on each item is a silver color making them not the shiny, glossy white the product description says, but I am perfectly happy with that. I prefer this much more. The design is not a true French Fleur-De-Lis Motif, but it is very elegant and in that style. The rest of the product description is accurate so I won’t repeat all of that information for you but just describe what I do and don’t like about each piece.

Soap Dish: Perfect size to hold a larger bar or several small specialty soaps. The inside of the dish is nice and smooth, making it easy to keep clean.

Soap Dispenser: This is a VERY large soap dispenser, much larger than I expected. I have tried it with regular liquid soap and with a thicker gel soap and they both worked. The actual pump is very sturdy, much more so than what you find in disposable bottles to hold up to long use. I love that this bottle is so big and that it will require refilling less often.

Toothbrush Holder: This is a nice holder.with a thick bar down the middle to keep the sides separated I suppose. It will hold even the larger specialty brushes. You could easily put two brushes on one side and a tube of toothpaste on the other or if you have a family bathroom you could put 4-6 brushes in here depending on the size. If you keep your toothbrushes in your drawer, you could easily use this to hold two or three brushes and some essential favorite tubes of makeup,

Cup: We use disposable cups in the bathroom so I am using this for a new set of make-up brushes I just got. This cup is so large, it will hold a lot of things! You could use this for so many different things like cotton swabs and Q-tips, flowers, bath salts, potpourri, or even your razor. It is always nice to have options.

I can’t get over how practical and durable these are, they look so elegant and expensive that I expect them to break at any time but I have knocked them against each other, the counter, and numerous other things with no chips at all. I also like that the bottom of the pieces aren’t slick. They are the same color but the finish is not as smooth so that they will stay where they are placed and any water on the counter isn’t going to have these sliding around. I think this is a great set that will fit into the decor of many people’s homes, not just Victorians like mine. The cool white color with the hint of gray will be nice just about anywhere. These would be a nice addition to your own bathroom or as a gift. They come in a very nice black box that would make them very nice for gift giving in fact.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this Vintage White Bathroom Accessories, 4 Piece Bathroom Accessories Set, Bathroom Set Features French Fleur-De-Lis Motifs, Soap Dispenser, Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler & Soap Dish – White Glossy – Bath Gift Set from Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Life is about the map we follow and the treasure we find along the way