Friday, August 29, 2014

Sachi Set of Six Insulated Market Totes Review

These totes are absolutely amazing. Definitely one of my favorite products that I’ve reviewed. They are gorgeous, reusable, insulated, grocery shopping bags. The different colors and designs are so refreshing. I get complimented on them all the time. I love that they fold up easily (most are difficult to fold up, or don’t at all) and store nicely. They are insulated, which is great for frozen or warm foods and drinks. During the hot summer months your ice cream won’t melt on the ride home from the grocery store, and during the chilly winter months your warm foods won’t freeze on the way home. This is perfect for take out!

I use these every time I go grocery shopping!




Other great features include a zip top and pocket on the front. I recommend buying two sets! Plus, these make great gifts.

Get your Sachi Insulated Market Totes!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Staples Telford Luxura Task Chair Review



The Staples Telford Luxura Task Chair from Staples is incredibly comfortable. It comes in black or brown and is made with Luxura upholstery, which feels like leather.

When I look for an office chair I want everything to be adjustable so I can make it perfect for my height, the height of my desk, etc. so I won’t be sore from poor ergonomics. The arms and seat are height adjustable. I do wish the arms were also width adjustable as well. The back tilts a bit, but I’m not sure why. I don’t need my office chair’s back to tilt. The comfort comes from the heavily padded seat, back and arms.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Transitions Vantage Lenses Review


transitions vantage lensesI received an offer to review Transitions Vantage eyeglass lenses, and, of course, I took them up on the offer. I have always bought the bare minimum for my eyeglasses – what they call the basic package – nothing additional. My mom and sister always rave about their Transitions lenses, but I didn’t really see the big deal. I guess I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about, if there was any at all.

I noticed the difference the moment I put my new glasses on. I received the same prescription as my old glasses, but it felt like I was wearing a clearer prescription. I could see everything much clearer and in more detail. When I decided to test out the Transitions part of the lenses I ventured outside, but didn’t notice a difference. I peered at my reflection in my door’s window and saw that my lenses had indeed darkened to sunglasses. I was amazed. I couldn’t even tell from looking through them that this had happened, which was pretty cool.

Transitions Vantage lenses have completely changed my mind about the difference in lenses. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 16 (a long time ago), and never realized how much better they could be. I can see (pun intended) the difference now.

Pros:

  • Blocks UVA and UVB rays 100%

  • Clearer vision

  • Reduced glare

  • More vivid colors

No cons here. I am more than satisfied with these lenses.

Bottom Line: 

If you wear glasses you must try these lenses! Check out the details here and ask your eye doctor about getting them for yourself.

Price Point Eyewear

I went to Price Point Eyewear to choose my frames for my new lenses. If you live in the southern Maine/New Hampshire area I highly recommend them. It’s a family business that goes back three generations. They are friendly, helpful, and have plenty of affordable, fashionable frames to choose from. If you’re in the area make an appointment.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

UniKeep Binder Review




There are multiple products available through the line of UniKeep and each will provide another variation of binders and storage opportunities so you can protect documents, CDs, photos, and more. These binders are quite durable so that they can withstand any situation that would normally destroy a regular binder.

Product Features:




Each of the variations of the UniKeep binders have all been designed to give the user the stability and durability. They are designed to be environmentally safe so that you can keep reusing them instead of having to repurchase new ones over and over again.

UniKeep gives you the opportunity to organize your entire office or classroom by simply placing all your documents, photos, and CDs/DVDs into a UniKeep.

Various Sizes UniKeep Offers:

  • Mini Binders

  • 1.0 View Case Binders

  • 2.0 Extreme Case Binders

  • 1.5 View Case Binders

  • Large Format Binders

  • Page Protectors

  • 5.0 Extreme Case Binders

  • 1.0 Case Binders


How to Use:


Protect your documents, CDs, DVDs, and photos by putting them into the three rings inside the UniKeep and closing it up.

The Good:


The best thing about UniKeep is that you have multiple options to choose from. Each size and design offers the durability and stability that you require for a binder to help protect everything you place into them.

The Bad:


Organization and protection – there is nothing wrong here.

The Bottom Line:


When you first try out UniKeep you’ll love the product, especially if you purchase multiple sizes. UniKeep is a very durable storage opportunity that will protect your items. UniKeep helps you organize all of your documents. For example, use one for taxes, one for contracts, one for CDs, one for movies, one for video games, one for sports cards, and so on. UniKeep can help you organize all of your work (and personal items) too keep your home office and entire house organized and more productive.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

ECOBAGS Canvas Totes Review

Canvas tote bags are perfect for carrying books to and from the library, an extra handbag, and as reusable grocery bags.


Canvas tote bags are a great alternative to plastic shopping bags that are made from oil, because tote bags can be used over and over. Plastic shopping bags are not renewable, and when not disposed of properly, they can be hazardous to animals. They are difficult to recycle. Become more eco-friendly with reusable shopping bags. Students can enjoy an


ECOBAGS canvas tote bag instead of a traditional backpack, which is usually made out of plastic. Women can use an ECOBAGS canvas tote bag in place of a standard purse, which could be made from plastic or animal products. Anyone can use these tote bags in place of reusable plastic grocery shopping bags, plastic reusable bags from clothing stores, and at local farmers markets for produce. ECOBAGS canvas tote bags provide an easy, durable, affordable way to become more eco-friendly. One ECOBAG canvas tote bag holds up to four times as much as one disposable, made from oil, plastic grocery bag. Plus, these canvas tote bags are machine washable.


Just throw them in the wash and use them again and again. Choose from a variety of styles and colors, as well as different statements.


Some statements to choose from are:


  • B.Y.O.B Bring Your Own Bag

  • I Love Dirt: Support Local Farms

  • Nothing on Me is Plastic

  • Get Hip Get Green

  •  Love This Planet

  • Think Global Act Local

  • Join the Revolution

Different Designs to Choose from include:



  • Butterfly

  • Dragonfly

  • Rose Beetle

  • Caterpillar

  • Tulips

  • Poppies

Have a business that needs promotional products? ECOBAGS offers wholesale products. Get customized ECOBAGS to hand out to customers, at business expos, as giveaways, or to resell. All are made from natural cotton, recycled cotton, organic cotton, or hemp.

Choose your favorite material. You can even get an ECOBAG in black, or one with a pocket on the outside. Use ECOBAGS canvas tote bags for groceries, shopping, as a purse, for books, crafts, or travel. They are durable with double stitching.


ECOBAGS Canvas Totes Price : $5 95 $24.99


ECOBAGS opened their doors in 1989to create reusable, quality bags. ECOBAGS started out providing the Classic String Bag that has been used in Europe even before paper and plastic bags. In 1990, ECOBAGS brought their Classic String Bags to the Earth Day Celebration in New York city. They sold out in four hours. Today they are still running strong with a complete line of various eco-friendly products including reusable and BPA free water bottles, t-shirts, lunch bags, loofahs, bamboo utensils, woven bags, produce bags, and gift sets. ECOBAGS continues to grow and offer customers a good selection of quality and eco-friendly products.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Casio Baby-G Watch Review


This is the Casio Women’s BG1006SA-4ACR Baby-G Dark Pink Digital Sport Watch.

Casio makes watches, calculators, keyboards, label printers, digital cameras, cash registers, and more. Casio was founded in 1957.

This watch is sporty and fashionable. It comes with a beautiful white, aqua and black storage tin. Fans of Ke$ha will be happy to know that she is a Baby-G brand ambassador and wears one in her “We R Who We R” video.

Features:

  • Water (100 meters) and shock resistant

  • 29 time zones

  • protector design

  • backlight

  • Four daily alarms and one snooze

  • Stopwatch

  • Three year battery life

  • Countdown timer

Cons:

It’s not completely water proof.

Bottom Line:

The Casio Women’s BG1006SA-4ACR Baby-G Dark Pink Digital Sport Watch is great for those who want to combine style and sport. It makes an excellent gift.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BackJoy Posture+ Back Ortho Seat Review



I didn’t think much of this thing when it came in the mail. It’s just a piece of plastic. There are a lot of office products out there that say they will improve your posture and make you more comfortable. The BackJoy Posture+ Back Ortho Seat actually delivers. I plopped it into my office chair a few months ago and that’s where it still is. It helps me keep my posture proper and that keeps me comfortable. It’s simple and works well. They also come in fuchsia, orange, pink, red, sea blue, and yellow. If you feel the need to use it outdoors or elsewhere it has a handle so you can carry it with you anywhere. Just don’t leave it out in the sun; it will warp.

5 out of 5 stars

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Shopping Guide



back to school catIt’s almost time for the kids to go back to school, and for some of you reading this that time has already come…you lucky parents you. Not that I won’t miss my kiddos, but it sure will be easier to get through a day of work from home uninterrupted!

Here is the ultimate back to school list created just for Geek Chic Review readers. I have selected these products for your back to school shopping, and as you’ll see there are a variety of categories here. I have included back to school supplies, back to school gadgets, back to school snacks + lunch, back to school accessories, back to school backpacks, and one section specifically for back to college. I can’t leave the college kids out!

Back to School Supplies:


Pilot FriXion Ball Pens
I love these pens and so do my kids. Most of the teachers allow them to use them on homework and schoolwork because they are erasable, and the kids love that they can use a pen for school sometimes. I like using them in my agenda where I will probably need to erase something.

Poppin Scissors
These scissors are for high school and college students, as they are sharp. They slice well and neatly every time.

Poppin Tape Dispenser
This is a very simple, cool tape dispenser that looks nice on my desk. It’s a great back to school item for college students.

Poppin Spiral Notebook
This is a great, sturdy notebook, perfect for taking notes or jotting down new ideas.

Poppin Sticky Notes 8.5×8.5
Giant sticky notes are always fun and useful!

Clean Colors Washable Finger Paint
There is nothing more fun than finger painting! I guess this item would be for preschoolers, but I think it’s fun for all ages.

Fun Paint Glitter Glue
Once again, another item for preschoolers. However, it might be fun to have for older kids for arts and crafts projects at home.

Mead Spiral Bound Notebooks
Spiral bound notebooks are a must-have back to school item. I like the assorted colors so my kids can use a different color for each class. It helps keep things organized.
Mead Five Star 2 Pocket Customizable Pocket and Prong Folder

Mead Five Star Folder
These folders are another necessity for back to school shopping. Mead has a variety of colors to choose from.

Mead Zipper 2-Inch Binder with Pocket
Features include secure zipper pocket, interior pockets, and exterior pockets.

Zazzle E-Z Turn Ring Binders
The best part about Zazzle back to school supplies is that you can customize them with images and text, or you can pick one out that is already designed.

Staples Compact Stapler
Staples sent me a zebra print compact stapler, which is awesome. I like that it takes less space than a regular stapler and looks nice.

Staples Cupcake Paper Clip Holder
This cute paper clip holder is shaped like a cupcake. The kids love it.

Staples Cupcake Tape Dispenser
A matching tape dispenser and paper clip holder – what’s better than that?

Staples Better Binder
The Better Binder’s features include the ability to hold up to 275 sheets and the rings open easily. The rubber edges and spine help prevent splitting.

Caliber Dry Erase Calendar
Comes with dry erase marker with eraser and two magnets. Must be stuck to a flat, metal surface. Great for a locker or dorm room refrigerator.

Mead CustoMYize Academic Weekly/Monthly Student Planner
The clear pockets on the front and back make this planner customizable. Covers the months of August through July. Includes references periodic table, Internet resources, hall passes, and more.

CVS Recycled Pencil Box
Plastic recycled pencil box with snap closure will hold lots of pencils, pens, markers, and more.

Caliber Expanding File
Expanding files are often on the back to school list for supplies. The coupon sized one is perfect for moms and dads who want to organize their coupons. I’ve been using it for that purpose and it’s worked out wonderfully.

Staples Flexible Calculator
This one is cool because it helps with limited space, which is needed because schools seem to want our kids to carry more and more supplies in their backpacks. I know they usually keep most of it in their lockers or desks after the first couple of days of school, but…This calculator can be folded and stuffed in the backpack.

Staples Patterned Erasers 
These are very cool! I love the owl erasers. I must say that I am impressed with all of the Staples brand products for back to school. They are of great quality and designed well.

Tummy Calm Children’s Gas Relief – Homeopathic Medicine
Thank you Tummy Calm! This will be great for getting the kids out the door in the morning for the school bus even when they have a nervous stomach ache or gas. I tried it myself and it works well.

 

Back to School Gadgets:


Lexar Echo MX 128 GB Backup Flash Drive
Middle schools and high schools are now requiring back up flash drives if they have computers for students to use. This allows students to save their work and keep it on them. Lexar is a great company that continues to make quality products.

Verilux SmartLight The Lamp for Learning
This lamp is said to be one of the best to study with. The light replicates natural daylight and is said to reduce eyestrain and fatigue. Studies have shown that this light helps students study longer, be more productive, have better focus, and more.

 

Pure Guardian H1000 TableTop Humidifier
Uses silver clean technology to prevent bacteria from forming. It’s really quiet so you can sleep with it on. It’s small and compact so it doesn’t take up as much space as those old, clunky ones.

Vivitar ViviCam iTwist X018 Digital Camera
Capture every moment at school plays, school sports, and more with this camera. The photos come out crystal clear.

Hallmark Recordable Storybook Curious George Curious You On Your Way Book
Record your own voice reading this book to your child so she can hear your voice even when you can’t be there. Great for daycare and school. It’s also great for relatives to record for your kids.

Hallmark Educational Products – Hallmark WATSON THE RACCOON Interactive Story Buddy 
This interactive story book with Watson the plush animal is perfect for preschoolers.

Back to School Snacks + Lunch:


The best school snacks are fruits, nuts (watch out for schoolmate allergies), and vegetables. However, sometimes you want to give your kid a treat.

Honey Maid Grahamfuls
Comes in vanilla creme, peanut butter, and peanut butter chocolate.

Skylanders Doritos Package of 20 Singles Classic Mix
Put the chips in a Tupperware container so your child doesn’t find a bag of crumbs come snack or lunch time.

Lock + Lock Tupperware 
I’ve tried a lot of different types of Tupperware (not necessarily the brand), and have constantly been disappointed…until Lock + Lock. The lids stay locked on tight and the Tupperware is well made. This will be great for snacks, lunches, and baked goods for school celebrations. Available at QVC.

Contigo Bottles
I love these water bottles, and use one myself every day. It is impossible to spill your water in a Contigo bottle, which makes it perfect for the trip to and from school. Available at QVC.

Litter Free Lunch
This cool lunch box has one reusable bottle, four reusable containers, and the lunch bag is insulated. The containers and bottle are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Back to School Extras:


Gum Toothbrush Star Wars Flash Light
This is so cute! It lights up like a light saber and times out one minute so your little one gets a good brushing.

Reach By Design Soft Value Pack
I love Reach toothbrushes. They seem to cover my teeth better than any other toothbrush. Put this on your back to school shopping list for your older kids and yourself. I also adore the variety of designs so we can all tell our toothbrushes apart.

Bengay Zero Degrees Menthol Pain Relieving Gel
This is for those tweens and teens playing sports. Great for strains and sprains.

Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes
It kills cold and flu viruses, 99.9% of germs and is safe around kids, food and pets. Plus, you don’t have to rinse it after using. The wipes work well and I love that they are botanical.

Back to School Backpacks:


High Sierra Boondock Backpack
Comes in charcoal print, black, navy, jade, and purple print.

High Sierra Tightrope Backpack
Comes in plum, jade, orange, and black.

High Sierra Slash Backpack
Comes in black, navy, pink, flower, multiple color pattern, and purple patterned.

High Sierra makes quality backpacks at an affordable price. Check out all of these different backpacks from High Sierra this year.

Back to College:


Vera Bradley Reversible Comforter Set & Vera Bradley Shower Caddy
Go back to college in style with this matching comforter set and shower caddy from Vera Bradley.

Threadless Peace and Love Trash Bin & Threadless Peace and Love Fleece Throw
These are so cute and perfect for going back to college.

What are the must-haves on your back to school shopping list?

Friday, August 15, 2014

College Shopping Guide: Cool Stuff for Your Dorm

college shoppingIt's an exciting time of year when you're going back to college or starting your first year of college. September is my favorite month of the year. Fall brings back memories of going back to school as a kid. I love the weather, and I love the craving I still get to learn something new. I think that's why I became an instructor for people who want to become freelance writers with my online class, Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelancer. I love teaching and learning. Fall is the best time of the year! Here are some go to products for your dorm room and more.

Gadgets:

Gwee Buttons: Gwee buttons are small cleaners for your smartphone that stick to the back of your phone. Use it when needed. Gwee also has eyeglass cleaners, computer screen cleaner, and more. Comes in a variety of colors.

Tablift for Tablets: Use your tablet hands-free with Tablift. Use your iPad or other tablet in bed, on the couch, wherever you want. Read and study hands-free while allowing the Tablift to hold your tablet for you.

myCharge Transit Portable Charge: This charger is a must-have for college. Simply plug it in to charge the charger, and take it with you throughout the day. Use it to charge your phone, mp3 player, etc. It takes minutes to charge up your gadgets. Plus, you can plug it into your car if you run out of juice. Charge your iphone and ipod fast and easy.

Blacksmith-Labs Bruno for iPhone 5/5S: This is a nice leather iPhone case with a swivel metal clip. It's a high quality product that's handmade. Comes in black or brown leather with a brushed gold, gunmetal or chrome clip.

Epson LabelWorks LW-600P: Get organized and label your things. Epson's LabelWorks allows you to print labels wirelessly with a free app. Automatic cutter makes it easy to print multiple labels. You can even use different labels! Choose from adhesive labels, cable wrap or ribbon labels.

iBOLT miniPro Connect Kit with Dock’n Drive App: Secure your iPhone to your windshield or dashboard with the iBolt minipro. Fits all smartphones and all cases. Compatible with NFC enabled Andriod handsets. Just download the app.

Beauty:

Caboodles on the Go Girl Cosmetic Organizer: Keep all of your makeup essentials in this awesome organizer. Has an auto open tray, tube tray, mirror, and removable pencil tray.

Hot Iron Holster: Don't you hate having to wait for your curling iron or straightening iron to cool off before you leave? Get to class on time with the Hot Iron Holster. Just stick it to the side of your sink and holster your iron. Comes in pink, black or white.

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source® Manicure & Pedicure Essential: The nail and cuticle cream is epic. It cleared up my husband's cracked and dry cuticles in just a few days. Get some Crabtree & Evelyn nail polish, which is also amazing. The polish lasted about two weeks for me.

SOHO Naturals 6-Piece Fresh Face Brush Set: These makeup brushes are made with cruelty-free fibers and bamboo handles. Comes with makeup pouch, foundation brush, eyeliner brush, highlighter brush, shadow brush, and blush brush.

SOHO Twisted Tribe FUNKtionally Fun Nail Organizer: This cool case holds 15 nail polishes all separated, has a Velcro closure, and holds your nail tools in some elastic loops on the flap.

Great Expressions Dental Centers Oral Care Kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouth guard): Finally, Great Expressions Dental Center wants to remind you to maintain your oral health while in college. Carry around a case with your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss so you can brush after lunch or whenever you need to. Use travel sizes so you can always keep them in your case instead of taking your regular toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with you. Don't forget to use a mouth guard for sports.

Organize:

SOHO Get Your Act Together Expandable Cylinder Acrylic Organizer: I love organizers like this, because it can be used for cosmetics, writing accessories, anything you want! Since this is back to college shopping this item would be perfect as a desk organizer. Stash your pencils, pens, highlighters, paper clips, erasers, staples, and more. This desk organizer has 3 mini slots, medium slots, 2 drawers, and a center cup.

Trina Pretty Primitive Pencil Case: Carry your pencils, ruler, and other necessities for class in this fabulous case. It's made of a soft micro-suede with animal print, blue-lined zipper, and a gold Trina label.

Relax:

Shiva Rea Meditations: Make time every day to meditate. This DVD/CD has more than 100 minutes of meditations. Meditating daily will help reduce stress and anxiety helping you stay healthy physically and mentally.

Disclosure: I receive products in exchange for writing reviews. There may be affiliate links in this blog. I'll earn a commission if you buy something through these links.