Shopping for 4K UHD Smart TV Round 5

I’m a tech junkie. I always have to buy the latest gadgets, and when it comes to technological upgrades like 4K UHD TV’s I can’t fall behind.

Early this year, I purchased an LG 4K UHD TV, which is seriously one of the greatest out there. The image quality is fantastic, and the Smart setting additions are super fast.

Recently, I decided to purchase an additional 4K UHD TV for my bedroom; but this time, I wanted it to be budget friendly. 

A week ago, I purchased the Samsung Smart TV, which was a total disaster (image quality was quite disappointing). Today, I went ahead and returned it, and continued searching for a budget friendly idea. As I browsed through the multitude of options, I came across Hisense UK UHD Smart TV, which was about $372. 
I asked around the store for opinions on this brand, but no one could tell me anything, (I’ve owned LG, Vizio, Samsung, Westinghouse, Sony, among others). But I haven’t heard much from Hisense. With the price tag, and the amazing features, I went ahead and gave it a try.


When I got home, I decided to checkout the ports, which are listed below.

Bottom of the TV has:

  • HDMI 3 (4K@30hz)
  • HDMI 4 (4K@30hz)
  • Digital Audio Out
  • AV In


Towards the side of the TV you’ll find:

  • Channel and menu buttons
  • USB 3
  • HDMI 2
  • HDMI 1
  • Audio Out
  • Service
  • USB 2
  • USB 1
  • Ant/Cable


These multiple ports allow connections for antenna, VCR, DVD player/ recorder, set-top box, and satellite receiver. 

Other features include:

  • Ultra fast access to Netflix
  • Numerous social media and gaming apps (including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, Pandora, etc.)
  • Thousand of movie streaming content
  • 4K media player and receiver
  • App Store and web browser
  • Built-in wireless connection
  • Vibrant contrast and 4K streaming

When I first opened the box, I couldn’t help but being excited with the features on the remote control. I love that it has custom buttons to access Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube, without having to browse through the TV settings (compared to my LG and previous Vizio 4K purchase, where I had to browse through the settings to access these features).

I plan to mount the TV to the wall, but in the meanwhile, I attached the legs, which was pretty easy to do.



Upon setting up the TV, it was given the option to set it up to “home mode” or “store mode.” Home home promoted an energy saving feature, while store mode was promoted for the display of images. 

What I love about this TV is that I’m given a multitude of options to set up the color ratio, warm, brightness, display, and what not (and when I say multiple, I mean picture mode, contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness, ratio, advanced picture options, expert settings, and picture settings). These settings were like being at a candy store: I loved my power as a user to truly customize the TV according to my very aim or need.


When it comes to the display of its 4K features, it is FANTASTIC! From 1-10 I would grade this an 9 (or a -A) as the image 4K features is nearly close to perfect. This TV could easily compared to my X3 more expensive LG 4K UHD TV. Now, I literary don’t want to leave my room. 

For the price, I must say that this TV is a total steal. I’m able to enjoy the 4K features in my bedroom without breaking the bank. The 43 inches size is perfect, the Smart features are fantastic, the image is vivid and it allows users to customize according to your needs. I think this is one of those very few TV’s with a quality beyond their price point, and I seriously recommend you check it out! 

My new favorite makeup tool

 

For many of us, makeup has become a necessity. The beauty arena encompasses many categories, from the products you purchase, to the tools to aid basic application.

When I first started wearing makeup, I was the “finger girl.” I applied everything with my fingers: eye shadow, blush, concealer- you name it. As the years passed by, I stated incorporating makeup brushes. Today, we have so many tools to aid application, from makeup sponges, silicone beauty blenders, and even oval brushes.

I have gradually started using every single one of these tools (it takes me a while to make the decision as I’m very conscious with my money and what I really need vs just a fad). Oval makeup brushes have been out for a little while; I never thought much of them, but lately, I decided to give them a try.

I got a hold of Nora’s Brushes oval brush set, and I’m literary OBSESSED.

To start off, I love how COMPLETE this set is. At first, I thought I would be receiving a bunch of round brushes. But upon inspecting these brushes, I was able to appreciate the differences in shape and sizes. Some of the brushes are very round, others are oval, and others are elongated, allowing for a multitude of application strategies. I could say that this set could easily help you apply concealer, foundation, contouring, and even eye shadow, without the need of a bunch of different tools.

Did I mention that these are so amazingly smooth!? These feel so, so, so great that upon trying them, the first thing that I thought of was my comfy bed (I know it sounds insane, but it was seriously that good smooth). What I loved about them, is that even though they were greatly smooth, the brushes were very sturdy, allowing for a fantastic application of makeup. Below, I included some of my favorite brushes in the set:




What I love about these smaller brushes is that there are great to accomplish a very natural contouring and concealer application. I have hollowed under-eyes, and sometimes a beauty blender misses some of the corners when applying concealer; but thankfully, the brush above was great for that!


The quality is also superb. It is made out of synthetic hairs; however, the hairs are as good as natural ones. The holder is shaped strategically to rest your fingers, and it is completely shred protected.

This is by far one of my favorite makeup tools, and I look forward to keep using these.

Don’t forget to check them out!

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA3CP4HPWL26OR9&field-keywords=oval+brush+set&high-price=23.95

 

I Did an iOS Update Experiment, and This is What Happened…

img_1724I purchased my first iPhone after the release of the iPhone 4, and ever since, I’ve been hooked.

There are many things that I love about the iPhone, including the nature of the iOS operative system, the feasibility of iOS apps such as Facetime and iMessage, and the diversity of the available apps.

After multiple years of purchasing the latest iPhone, I started noticing one thing: After a new generation iPhone came out, it seemed like my current iPhone started slowing down, or dealing with other bugs/performance issues.

You may think, “of course, each newer generation will be faster than the older one; therefore, your current iPhone will seem slow.”

At this point, my argument is, how can my iPhone get slow (or seem slow to me) if I haven’t even tried, played with, or experienced the newer iPhone generation?

I currently own two iPhone 6S. One of these iPhones is my personal phone, while the second one is for work purposes. After I learned about the “no headphone jack” fiasco from the iPhone 7 (I could literary go on a rant), I decided that I simply won’t purchase the newer iPhone 7.

I have a Master of Science degree. As a practitioner, I approach many things in an experimental basis. Therefore, I engaged in a mini experiment to differentiate the performance factors between an iPhone 6s with the latest iOS update (iOS 10.3.1) vs. an iPhone 6s without the latest software update (iOS 9.3.5).

For this experiment, I came up with three hypotheses:

Hypothesis 1: both of my iPhones 6s will perform at simultaneous speed or performance regardless of their iOS updates.

Hypothesis 2: The iPhone 6s with the iOS 9.3.5 update will perform slower than the iPhone 6s with the iOS 10.3.1 update.

Hypothesis 3: The iPhone 6s with the iOS 9.3.5 update will perform faster than the iPhone 6s with the iOS 10.3.1 update.

Additionally, I will refer to my personal iPhone 6s as “iPhone A” and my work iPhone 6s as “iPhone B.”

My experiment consisted of upgrading to all iOS software updates for iPhone A, while ignoring all software updates for iPhone B (I started doing this experiment right after the release of the iPhone 7).

After doing this for close to 8 months, these have been my final observations:

iPhone A: After the release of the iPhone 7, I updated my iPhone 6s to iOS 10. After my update, what I first noticed was that all my iMessages were freezing. I had to close down the app and then reload it for it to start working again. I also noticed that my Instagram and Twitter apps were freezing half way through my feed. At that point, my emails would also freeze, so I had to reload the email app and start writing messages all over again. After a while, my entire iPhone started freezing up (I couldn’t swipe left or right), so I had to constantly restore it. At this point, I was under the assumption that this could be related to some sort of fixable bug on iOS 10 (as it was recent release). As a result, I decided to reset my iPhone back to iOS 9.3.5 (which was possible to do for a limited time). After resetting my iPhone back to iOS 9.3.5, all these bugs were gone! My iPhone was back to normal and it was running smoothly (and faster). Time after that, I noticed that there was a new iOS 10 update (I think it was iOS 10.1.1), claiming better performance from the previous iOS 10 update. At this point, Apple was no longer supporting iOS 9.3.5, so I knew that if I decided to upgrade to iOS 10.1.1, I would have no way to reset it back. For the sake of the experiment, I upgraded to iOS 10.1.1, and ever since, my iPhone has been even worse. At that point, my iPhone doesn’t only freeze up when messaging people, I have noticed that it is significantly slower, it takes longer to load apps, when I turn it on/off the screen changes to half white and half green, and the strangest of all: my iPhone has a vibrating flick that vibrates repeatedly throughout the day. This flick sounds as is the vibrating motor got stuck on repeat, and then it followed by a notification sound; but when I check my iPhone, there is no notification of any sort. I have continued updating my iPhone’s iOS every time there is a new release; and even so, it is continuously slower and with more issues. Today, iPhone A is currently running under iOS 10.3.1, and it isn’t any better.

iPhone B: This iPhone 6s is working flawlessly. I haven’t experienced any issues in terms of messages freezing up, iPhone freezing up, or its performance slowing down. In fact, although it is operating under iOS 9.3.5, it performs faster than the iPhone 6s operating under iOS 10.3.1. With this iPhone, I get notifications 1-2 times a day, everyday requesting to update to the latest iOS software. I also noticed that my apps require updates more often than the apps on my other iPhone 6s running under iOS 10.3.1 (or iPhone A). On a final note, it has been claimed that if you don’t update your iOS, your apps will start underperfoming, but this has not been my experience with this mini experiment. On the contrary, this iPhone is performing as new!

Final verdict:

After my mini experiment, the iPhone 6s with the iOS 9.3.5 update performed faster and with no bugs, compared to the iPhone 6s with the iOS 10.3.1 software; Therefore, Hypothesis 3 was supported.

I was at least hoping that both iPhones would perform simultaneously (considering that they were both iPhone 6s). However, I wasn’t surprised when the iPhone with the iOS 10.3.1 software performed the slowest and with many bugs.

At this point, I feel somewhat disappointed. I’m torn between an iPhone 6s with increasing performance issues and the fact that I don’t want to upgrade to an iPhone that doesn’t have an headphone jack (some of us don’t have time to be charging earphones all the time). However, I’m hoping that this year’s release of the iPhone 7s (or iPhone 8, per some rumors) will encourage me to become part of the upgrade mania.

Hair Madness

This week I’m totally focusing on my hair. Although I’ve done a great job growing it long (with diet, vitamins, hair masks, less chemicals, etc.) I still struggle with a few things, such as frizz, dryness, and bleakness (you see the relationship here?).

This week I invested in purchasing new styling tools to aid in the health of my hair, and I can finally say that all these purchases have been a success!

Styling tools are necessary. Many people advise against them to recover hair’s health; however, not styling my hair would make me feel as if I got lost in the jungle in the middle of nowhere in the search for Tarzan.

Anyhow, I want to continue styling my hair, but I wanted styling tools that would smooth out the frizz without inducing any more damage, or long term damage with use.

One of the best tools I got a hold of this week was Perfecter by Maria Mccool professional flat iron with round brush combination.

I swear this was a match made in heaven! I could go on and on about the many things I love about it, but I’ll go straight to the point. The shape and the round brush feature of the straightener allows for straight, wavy, and curly styles. The straightener comes with a guide explaining how to position the tool to achieve each of these looks; this is fantastic as I don’t have to carry or worry about a bunch of tools, especially when I have to travel.

Another of my (obvious) favorite thing about this straightener is the round brush feature. My ends get very frizzy (even after using a bunch of styling products). My pervious straighteners would calm the frizz, but my hair would end up looking burned. After I started using this straightener, the brush feature separates the strands of my hair, giving it a very smooth finish without the burn factor.

The great finish isn’t only due to the round brush in the straightener, but also the plates. The straightener has an Ion Ceramic Technology, which promotes smoothness, shine, and body. There’s also space in between the nylon pins, which avoids hair tangling.

The straightener also comes in three temperature settings: 380F, 400F, 400F, which are great depending on your styling needs or goals.

This also comes with a storage bag, detangle flat brush, 3 styling clips, and styling guide.

I’m in love with it, and I think you should check it out!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077HXDBS8#featureBulletsAndDetailBullets_secondary_view_div_1512225981561

Smoothing It Out

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It takes me a lot of have a “good hair day.” My hair is very wild and very dry, so in between the split ends and the frizzies I have quite a difficult time looking like a decent human being (it is possible, but it is hard).

I have to use 5+ products to style my hair, and it is hard to find the right balance before my hair ends up looking too heavy on products or too oily.

I have also tried expensive hair products to control the madness. For example, the MoroccanOil line was fantastic when I first started using it, but after a while, the products were too heavy on my hair, my hair also started getting drier, and the ends would turn into unmanageable knots… it was a cycle of making my hair better by making it worse.

Then, I decided to use a lower end brand, which as of now, is doing its job… but even so, after a while, I still deal with the unmanageable ends and the frizzies.

I always try to be careful with styling tools, as I understand that these can make the dryness and the frizz worse with time. So after a while, I did research, and I learned that there are styling tools that can actually help this problem without burning or damaging my hair. I decided to stay on the budget friendly line (I spent hundreds of dollars this years on hair products) so I went ahead and got a hold of Sminiker Showliss Ionic Flat Iron.

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I tried many “ceramic” straighteners of this type, but what makes Showliss so different from these is that the straightener works exactly as it claims (for example, not long ago my “ceramic” straightener peeled off into some metal-looking I don’t know what). And when it comes to the price point, $16 can’t beat it.

The straightener has a multitude of different technologies that makes it work so well. For example, it has Far Infrared heat, meaning that instead of burning the hair, the heat softens it and seals hair cuticles, heating the hair from within, without drying the hair and giving you shiny, silky, static-free, and manageable hair.

The straightener also has negative ions, meaning that the ceramic plates conditions the hair and provide extra silk and frizz protection.

The straightener has additional features, such as ceramic plates that allow equal distribution of heat and maintains accurate temperature; automatic safety mode, meaning that it has a 60 minute automatic sleep mode system; and flexible plates that suspend on a flexible membrane, allowing smooth and easy sliding, without tugging or breaking the hair.

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My experience with this straightener has been superb. The heat is hot and to the point, but it doesn’t burn my hair. The frizz is now minimal (with use of very little product) and my ends no longer look burned.

I have been very pleased with this straightener, and I think you should check it out!

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dbeauty&field-keywords=hair+straightener&field-brandtextbin=Sminiker+Professional

 

 

 

The Frost

Thanksgiving is in two days and it’s already freezing… and as the days pass by, I can only foresee how brutal this coming winter will be.

As a child, I loved snow and all it’s perks, which included no school, hot chocolate with marshmallows, and playing around all day. As an adult, the role twisted, as I’m not confronted by piles of heavy snow, but also the cleaning of a frozen and buried car. So yes, today as an adult I can officially say that I truly, deeply, and genuinely HATE SNOW… it’s really funny how times and feelings can change, right?

As I keep thinking of the inevitable (freezing temperatures and snow), I figured that I needed to do something to make my life easier, that’s when I went and got a hold of Big Hippo thickened windshield cover.

Where do I start????

The material is FANTASTIC. Super sturdy, super well-made, heavy enough to provide superior protection, but so light you can carry it around anywhere.

The cover measures 62.99″x43.30,” meaning that I was able to fit it both on my van and sports car. Putting this on your car is also very easy; it literally took me less than a minute- simply place the cover on your windshield, open the car’s door, lock the end of the shield to the inside of the door, do the same on the opposite side of the car, lift up and wipers and place them on the cover, and you’re good to go.

The are many things I like about this simple cover, including its great versatility. The material aids in limiting the transposing of the cold (as it protects the windshield from getting the snow trapped on it) meaning that your butt will be less frozen in the morning. The material isn’t only a true repellent, but it also protects from UV rays transposing during the summer. This is especially great when parking the car in very hot/sunny areas during the summer, as it will help my car staying much cooler during the season. The made and the sturdiness of the material also allows it to be used for other activities (without the damage) such as a picnic sheet, sleeping pad, baby pad, and even pet sitting pad.

Did I forget to mention that it comes with a very comfortable and sturdy storage bag, along with a strong ice scraper!!?

I think this is a fantastic find and I genuinely have nothing negative or any downsides to say about it.

You should check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076RJSHFS

Tonight

Working 60 hours a week, with the majority of the time facing a computer can be a pain in the ass… and in the neck too.

I’m pretty young, and with my youth comes the hope that it will go away eventually or that youth will cure it all, but sometimes that is not the case.

I already tried a bunch of potential solutions. A very low pillow hurts the bottom of my neck. A very high pillow hurts my neck and hurts my back. A no pillow makes me feel a pain as if I were being staved by needles (not fun). I also tried the daily ibuprofen, and honestly, daily ibuprofen for such a long time won’t serve me no good. And my doctor… he’s an interesting one… as long you don’t break a leg or aren’t bleeding, “you’re fine.”

Maybe a new doctor will serve me well, but in the meanwhile I’m seeking new and super effective solutions for my painful neck and discomfort.

I already tried purchasing a bunch of different pillows that aim helping with posture, but at the end of the day, they were just pillows (nothing special). As I continued browsing for a perfect match, I came across Angel Qi Folding Wedge Pillow, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Something that was very different about this pillow is that it folds and also detaches. As you can see on the picture below, all you have to do is unzip both parts (or fold them) and you’re good to go. I think this is fantastic as this allows you to customize the pillow according to your needs. Sometimes I use them both folded, others times I unfold them and lay on both parts, and other days I use the thicker side on my back and the thinner side to rest my feet. When in bed, sometimes I even use on my thighs as a base for my laptop, making it easy for me to see the screen without having to bend my neck. I think that the versatility is fantastic and I like the unlimited comfort options that it allows.

Talking about positioning, I like that the ability to customize it allows people to lay according to their personal or health needs. For example, this pillow can easily help with heartburn, neck pain, back pain, acid reflux, and other related conditions.

Angel Qi measures 7.8 inch x 20 inch x 12 inch when folded, and 7.5 inch x 23.6 inch x 20 inch when unfolded. The pillow is made of foam and terry cloth, allowing to support the head and chest in upright position. Apart from the medical conditions mentioned above, it also aids in the digestion process and even prevents neonatal vomiting. The pillow is also safe to use with children.

My overall experience has been great. The declining structure when unfolded provides great neck support without overdoing it with the stiffness and height. Due to the support, my neck feels rested in the morning, so I deal with less pain throughout the day. I anticipate that a long-time use of this pillow could be the solution I was aiming for.

Overall, it’s a great find and I think you should check it out:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071ZPWBRC

 

 

Just A Little Something

It’s traveling season!

The holidays are around the corner. After my recent plane flights, and anticipating an upcoming one in only weeks (hello people, Thanksgiving!) I knew that there are a few things that I needed to do to my my flights less painful.

See, I love traveling, I love planes, trains, and the vibes of the commute. However, things like vertigo, sore legs, and a stiff neck are a big no. In between the new ginger Dramamine (which has worked wonders and gives me ZERO drowsiness) and more comfortable boots, I knew that I needed something to make my neck situation more bearable.

As always, I did my mini research and came across Big Ant memory foam traveling and office pillow (and it has been the best decision ever!!).

Th first thing that I obviously loved about it is the fact that it is way under $15 dollars (I need so save money for holiday shopping).

This pillow is made of premium memory foam that is ergonomically designed with 3D molding, meaning that it adapts to my neck providing comfort and support. The pillow even maintains my neck’s natural temperature, so I don’t have to worry about an overly hot or overly cold pillow.

Big Ant’s memory foam material is also breathable, which doesn’t heat up, discouraging the growth of odors and bacteria. The cover is also removable, machine washable, and doesn’t peel off.

Apart from it’s traveling benefits, the pillow relieves pressure and reduces tiredness, stimulates blood circulation, eliminates muscle tension, and promotes a healthy posture, aligning the spine.

Final verdict: I love it.

I attest that it is super comfortable. For example, my neck feels heavy and tired wearing the lightest scarf, so I was afraid that this pillow would feel heavy on my neck. Thankfully, it provided great comfort I stead of heaviness. Also, my posture felt more aligned and relaxed. I also love that it actually didn’t get too hot or too cold. And did I mention that it brings a free cleaning cloth??

Check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M63PB7X

Load Of Cable

img_3964I’m an Apple junkie. Although I’ve been disappointed with the recent iPhone models 7/8/X, I still appreciate the science and the beauty behind the iPhone, and neither do I plan on switching to another brand anytime in the future.

With the iPhone comes amazing benefits and breath-taking features, but also great annoyances, such as the USB charging cables. All iPhone users constantly joke and complain about the quality of the original or OEM iPhone cable as the durability is worse than worse.

In the market, there are a multitude of brands offering generic alternative for users, and in my personal experiences, ALL THESE CABLES SUCK TOO! They won’t connect to iTunes, or iTunes won’t recognize them as valid cables, or they’ll take forever to charge the iPhone, or heat up and get caught on fire (yes super scary experience). or have worse durability than the original iPhone chargers (many times, they go bad within hours of use)… I could go on and on, but you get the point.

After trying all these fiascos, I decided that my favorite types of iPhone chargers are the braided ones, but even so, it is hard to find a quality one. As a result, I did a mini experiment and decided to buy a bunch of random ones from Amazon and eBay, and although I’m half-way through my experiment, I wanted to share my favorite one so far: Aimus Lightning USB Cable.

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The first thing I loved about this cable is that it still works after a week of use! This may sound “basic” but this is so important, because as I mentioned, many of my recently purchases cables have broken after few hours of use. This cable is 6ft long, meaning that I can use my iPhone comfortable while charging, without having to adopt a weird position or flip my arms uncomfortably (especially when laying in bed at night!).

The cable is braided with premium aluminum alloy housing and nylon + cotton, which adds premium durability (reason why it is still not broken). Normally, braided iPhone chargers are 3.5mm in diameter, but Aimus is 4.0mm in diameter, which adds even more protection. The cable actually chargers pretty fast compared to your average iPhone charger, and I’m able to sync data through iTunes without a problem. According to the manufacturer, the cable chargers at 5v 2.4a maximum, and up to 100w, which is a safe charging strength. And before I forget, it comes with a cute pouch to store your cable!

Don’t forget to check it out!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IZ784VQ

Salty Things

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If you have been following my blog from its early stages you might have noticed my obsession with Himalayan salt lamps. There are so many things that I love about this new trend, from the style, the ambiance it creates in my bedroom, to the actual relaxation in provides right before I fall asleep (I leave it on 24/7, and due to its tiny light bulb, I highly doubt that I consumes a lot of electricity).

While shopping for Himalayan salt lamps, I’ve come across 10000+ different options, from a wide variety of price ranges, and even many that look exactly the same (lighting, wooden base, etc.). But as similar these may be, these are not all the same!

For example, I was very excited when I purchased my first Himalayan salt as it was super cute and different. One of the first things that I noticed while using it was that the color was very faded. I thought this was the norm (boring), until I got my second salt lamp, which I used as a comparison point. Another thing that was particularly interesting is that the salt lamp seemed to be melting! I understand that these lamps are supposed to help with toxins in the air and other stuff (which I will discuss below), but it wasn’t until I got my second salt lamp was that I noticed that it is not supposed to melt into some wet residue thing.

After trying some bad and some great salt lamps, one at the top of my list is Salt Lamp Imports natural pink Himalayan salt rock. One of the things that I appreciated about this lamp is the fact that the wooden base is very sturdy and supports the weight of the salt (which is somewhat heavy)… some of my previous lamps had very loose or weak bases, which was counterproductive and even yielded some safety concerns (imagine that huge thing falling on your foot!). The lamp also has a smooth, but “rocky” and rustic style, which can easily suit contemporary, minimalistic, and even country-styled homes.

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Fun fact: I placed the tip of my tongue on the lamp and it’s actually salty! It may seem pretty obvious, but I wasn’t expecting it.

Apart from the amazing design and feel, one of the things that I really like is its amazing qualities. For example, the ions in the salt can actually reduce allergens and improve air quality. Also, it helps block electromagnetic radiation that comes from electronics such as computers, TV’s, and cellphones. Lastly, the ions in the lamp promotes a cleaner and calmer environment, and purifies the air.

I’m obsessed with this salt lamp and I think it would be a great addition to anyone’s home. Check it out!

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-Lamp-Imports-Natural-Himalayan/dp/B01D4F154C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507404564&sr=8-1&keywords=himilayan+salt+lamp&tag=sallamimp-20


 

Just A Little Help

If you’re in your mid 20’s and living in this century, chances are you posses a load of technological gadgets.

Juggling between laptops, smartphones, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, and other fun stuff means constant carrying of cables and constant charging… and after a while, it can get messy and overwhelming.

I knew that I needed something simple and an immediate solution. A single charging port, with lots of power, and that won’t break apart with the constant use. I went online and decided to get a hold of Aropey 4 port USB charging station, which works well with iPhones, iPads, Samsung devices, and anything that chargers through an USB.

There are multiple things that I liked about Aropey compared to the other charging stations I was checking out. For example, is has a multi-protect safety system and premium grade circuitry to ensure that devices (and myself) are protected. Also, it supports both original charging cables and third-party cables, so you don’t have to deal with those typically annoying issues with third-party cables such as overheating or undercharging. Additionally, Aropey has worldwide compatibility, with a 110v and 240v input. Last but not least, it promotes fast charging, meaning that it detects and delivers optimal charging pumps up to 20W, allowing me to charge 4 devices at the same time at high speed.

Upon receiving my Aropey charging bank, there were other things that I was able to appreciate, including the fact that it is very lightweight and that its own electricity cable is very sturdy. This means that I can now carry less cables and chargers and just focus on making it through my day.

Overall, it’s an amazing find and I think you should check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072F2PBT5

Keeping it Warm

Fall is an excuse for cute scarves, pumpkin spice, and lots of shopping around. As the season and the weather transitions, I’m looking for things to make my routine more doable.

For example, mornings are cold, and there’s nothing worse than freezing in the car and waiting an eternity for the heater to work. Although I love the vibes of the cold months, I don’t enjoy dealing with the brutality of it, so I went ahead and got a hold of Big Ant heated seat cushion.

There were a few things that inspired my decision to try it. For example, I liked that this was marketed as an universal seat for cars. This meant that I would be able to move it around depending on which car I would use for the day. I also liked how they promoted a flame retardant sponge and high quality resistance wires. I’m always a little paranoid about the flame factor with these types of articles, especially after I saw my college roommate’s plugin blanket catch on fire!

I also liked how simple the packaging was. The seat is large enough, but the packaging materials and instructions didn’t take up a lot of space, so you’re able to store it anywhere around the house, until you need to use it. I also think that the plaid sewing design gives it a nice look for the most elegant to the most simple car craftsmanship.

At first, I was concerned about the fact that it can take 3-5 minutes to warm up. In my opinion, it felt that it would take forever to warm up while I was freezing my butt off. But after trying it, I figured it was a total exaggeration! If you think about it logically, any product of this nature (that is safe) won’t go from 0 to hot in a snap; this isn’t a realistic expectation, neither would it promote safe standards (as people take heat differently or feel comfortable in different heat settings).

In simple terms: I love it. This heated seat cushion is easy to plug and warms ups right under 5 minutes. It has an anti-slip and rubber sole, which creates a great grip between myself and the seat (no matter what I wear) – you know, sometimes silky fabrics or dresses can become a slippery mess. It has low and high heat settings, keeping a natural temperate between 110 and 120 Fahrenheit. The seat is also standard, so I was able to fit in in my van and sports car.

I think anyone that needs additional heating during the winter, who doesn’t necessarily use their car heat at a high setting, or who wants butt comfort as they drive should give this a try. I personally think that there is a huge difference between the car’s heating hitting your face vs. feeling warmth directly on your body.

Overall and very exciting find. Check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075QCNZ2K


 

It Keeps Getting Better

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This is seriously a dream come true. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better – it did. I’m crazy obsessed with my Marrado Table Lamp and Bluetooth Speaker, and I can’t shut up about it.

I love how different and versatile this lamp is, so I definitely had to go for it!

The lamp has a modern, sleek, and super smooth look. I love that everything works through touch sensor and it is easy to work around. The table lamp have warm and bright lighting settings to work it according to your needs; and when you want to spice it up, you also have a color setting mode, allowing you to change the lighting to purple, blue, red, etc.

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Apart from the cool lighting settings, it also allows you to pair your smartphone via Bluetooth. The connection is easy, fast, and the Bluetooth doesn’t require any complicated passwords or pairing instructions. I was more than surprised when I paired my iPhone to the lamp – the music goes as loud as can be, all while sounding so smooth and with amazing harmony. Again, I didn’t expect this lamp to sound so well, meaning that I’m anticipating many fun activities with it. You can actually charge the lamp and then use it fully wireless, which is very feasible and free.

I’m so super obsessed and I think you should check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074K2NTQ8