Thursday, March 26, 2015

Martian Dice Review & Giveaway (#MartianDice)

                                                  Martian Dice Game

About the product

  • Martian Dice is a fun, fast-paced dice game that adults and kids both love.
  • Abduct cows, chickens, and humans to run tests and determine who is actually in charge on earth.
  • Your turn starts by rolling all 13 dice, and ends when you choose to stop and score points.
  • Martian Dice has a wonderful and fun theme. You won't find any zombies in this dice game.
  • 2+ players can play Martian Dice in 30 minutes.
 How to Play:
Your mission in Martian Dice, is to swoop down on the pathetic denizens of the primitive planet "Earth", and to scoop up as many of the inhabitants as you can manage. We are interested in samples of the Chicken, Cow, and Human populations, so that we can determine which of them is actually in charge. The Earthlings might manage to put up a feeble defense, but surely nothing that a small taste of your Death Rays can't handle. Make Mars proud be the first Martian to fill your abduction quota. On You Turn: 1. Roll all of the available dice. (On the first roll of your turn this will be all 13 dice; on later rolls it depends on how many dice you set aside earlier). If there are no available dice, proceed to scoring. 2. Set aside all Tanks, adding them to any Tanks set aside earlier this turn. 3. From the remaining dice, choose ONE type (Chickens, Cows, Humans, or Death Rays) and set aside ALL dice of that type. Chickens, Cows, or Humans may NOT be chosen if you have already set that type aside this turn. If you cannot set aside any dice based on these restrictions, your turn is over, proceed to scoring. 4. You may choose to end your turn and proceed to scoring, or return to step 1 to continue rolling. SCORING: Only score if you have at least as many Death Rays as Tanks set aside. 1 Point for each die set aside that is Human, Cow, or Chicken. 3 Bonus points if you set aside at least one Human, Cow, AND Chicken. 

My thoughts

My family loves games especially games that are unique. This game, Martian Dice, defiantly got my interest!  Because my husband and I love to play games, it is nice to have games that allow for only 2 players or more. And, thankfully this game matches the criteria.

The game is really quick to learn and fun to play. I love games that are easy to learn. The instructions provide an example turn which is helpful to visually see how the game is played.

 I thought the premise of the game was a lot of fun pretending to be the invading martians who need to collect humans, chickens, and cows while making sure their death rays will outnumber the human tanks.

Each player takes a turn with the 13 dice. You tally your points after each turn and the first player to reach 25 points win. The best part about this game is that if you don't want to go up to 25 points, then you don't have to. My husband and I had fun seeing you could the most points in one round.

This is definitely a game I recommend because it is fun and easy to learn! You won't be disappointed.


Flash giveaway will happen on Facebook from 3/27/15 to 3/29/15 11:59 pm MST

*Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned in this post at no cost in order to do this review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Techno Gears Marble Mania Quest Review (#marblemaniaquest)

About the product

Set out on a search for fun and excitement with Techno Gears Marble Mania Quest. This adventure themed marble run features a hand crank that turns a bucket and chain pulley system to lift the marbles to the top of the build where they twist and turn down the tracks for an action packed run! More than 200 pieces will provide children hours of fun construction building. Ages 6+ years.

Check out this video to see this product in action:

My thoughts

My husband and boys love to build and tinker with their hands. When I saw this Techno Gears Marble Mania Quest, I knew they would love it.

My husband and I had to tackle this project together because it takes about 3-4 hours to put together. I wasn't expecting it to take that long, but it is understandable since there are a lot of parts. My husband took time to teach Monkey about all the mechanics and why things had to put together a certain way.

Once it is up, let the fun begin. My boys had fun moving the marbles around. Monkey sure loved all the cranks he could play with. This is definitely an activity for all the marble loving and mechanical inclined people. The only bad thing is that once it is up, you don't want to take it down because all the time you put into it. But, your older boys and girls will love this project because it will keep them busy for many many hours!
Adventure Series - Techno Gears Marble Mania Quest

*Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned in this post at no cost in order to do this review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Flat Iron with MicroProcessor Review (#flatironclassy)

About the product

  • ELEGANT AND POWERFUL - With its Sleek design and fast heating ceramic plates this flat iron offers a combination of elegance, power and precision reaching temperatures of up to 430 Fahrenheit degrees
  • SOPHISTICATED MICROPROCESSOR - Thanks to its highly sophisticated microprocessor and its LCD control display, the new Xtava Dolce allows you to personalize your settings to your desired style and hair type
  • LCD SCREEN - Achieve complete control of the heat function with the stylish blue LCD screen and convenient buttons on the side of the appliance
  • SAFETY - The Dolce flat iron is equipped with an automatic safety mechanism that will turn off the device when not in use. The device also offers a digital locking function to prevent any tampering with the unit
  • CASE INCLUDED - Travel and storage case with heat resistant material included with the unit.

 My thoughts

So this review was going to be posted several weeks ago with completely positive feedback. I was happy with the results. Here is what I thought:

First off, I just have to say how much I love the color and sleek design of this straightener. Before using the straightener, I examined the product. I loved the swivel cord because it gives me so much more freedom when styling my hair. And I really loved the manual lock feature because it is nice knowing that my kiddos can't tamper with the straightener if they get into my bathroom drawers.

The straightener is really easy to use. The power button needs to be held for a few seconds and then it turns on. I love how I can adjust the temperature to fit my hair type and styling needs! And, the straightener has a safety mechanism where it turns off after an hour which is good because there have been times where I wonder did I turn off and unplug my straightener.

I really like the fingertip grooves at the very top of the straightener because it allowed me to curl my hair without burning my fingers. I didn't get the curls I wanted, but that is due to person using it and not due to the product. I need to practice more with curling my hair now that I got a good flat iron.

The ceramic ionic plates are really nice and they make a huge difference. My hair stayed straight the entire day and didn't look frizzy at all. My ends also stayed straight which is awesome since most flat irons make my ends flip out or in which is annoying. Thankfully, the DOLCE didn't do that at all. In fact, I felt my hair looked nicer using this flat iron than other ones I have used. I am quite pleased with this flat iron and I definitely would tell my friends to try it out.

However, after about a week, the flat iron had major issues. It would turn itself off after only being plugged in for a few minutes. Any time I would barely tilt the flat iron, it would turn itself off. So basically I couldn't even style my hair because the flat iron would turn off every minute.

I contacted the company and they sent me a new one. I was hoping that I just got a defective flat iron. But, the replacement flat iron started after problems the same day! It wouldn't stay on no matter what I did and didn't do. Honestly, I am extremely disappointed that I have received two products from them and they have both provided me with awful experiences.

I would definitely NOT recommend this product to anyone. It is not worth the trouble .

*Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned in this post at no cost in order to do this review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spiral Vegetable Slicer for Healthy Salads/Pasta Review (#spiralizer)

About the product

  • SUPERIOR VALUE for the Complete Spiralizer Bundle: The Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer + Flexible Cleaning Brush + Storage/Protective Bag + Spiral Slicer Recipes Digital Cookbook + Rapid Results Digital Guidebook - 101 Power Tips for a Fitter, Healthier You !
  • VERSATILE: Create NOODLES and JULIENNE SPIRALS from a great variety of vegetables: Carrots, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Squash, Radish, Sweet And Regular Potatoes, and lots others. 2 Julienne Sizes (1/16" x 3/32" and 1/8" x 3/16")
  • RELIABLE: Built from BPA-Free ABS Plastic and Heat-Treated Stainless Steel. Two High Class Japanese Razor Sharp Blades, guaranteed not to rust or loose sharpness qualities in time. Built-In Finger Guard Protection And Safety Cap. | CONVENIENT & USER FRIENDLY: Comes assembled and ready to use ! No Annoying Extra Attachment to set up, that take up your space and time. It's Dishwasher safe and Compact, easily stored in the kitchen drawer. Super-easy to use !
  • THE BEST CHOICE: Best spiral slicer for anyone on a Raw Food / Low Carb / Gluten Free / No Wheat / Paleo / DIET ! A PERFECT GIFT for Moms, Cooks and healthy-conscious people, making their life fun and easy. Most important for parents, it makes vegetables fun and attractive for children. PERFECT GIFT for FAMILY and FRIENDS !
  • HELPS YOU TO: ENJOY YOUR MEALS, even if you are on a DIET (Raw, Vegan, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, No-Wheat, Paleo, etc.), REPLACE HIGH CARB Pasta or Noodles with healthy and colorful veggie ones, Get your picky CHILDREN and FAMILY to EAT plenty of healthy VEGETABLES in disguise, SAVE TIME from slicing, dicing and conventional julienning methods, CRAVE for VEGETABLES ! Your veggies will look mouth-watering and still keep nutrients and minerals alive.

My thoughts

Every year I get so much summer squash and carrots from my garden that I start to run out of new and creative ideas on how to eat them. When I saw the spiral vegetable slicer by Kitchen Supreme, I just knew I had to try it out!

The spiral vegetable slicer comes with its own bag, a flexible cleaning brush, and a digital cookbook. The slicer has two julienne sizes of 2x3 mm and 3.5x5 mm so you can get the size you want for the dish you desire to make. I also love that the slicer comes with a lid that you can attach to the vegetables that you are slicing when it becomes too small to keep turning with your hands.

I have had a lot of fun experimenting with the spiral vegetable slicer. I really enjoy using it on zucchini and carrots. I plan on testing it out on cucumbers and potatoes really soon.

Look at those awesome spirals! It doesn't take long to figure out the best method to get long nice spirals with the slicer. So don't worry about this gadget being difficult to use because it is totally not! I also love the fact that it is extremely easy to clean!

This is a fun and great kitchen tool that I keep using on a weekly basis. I love making dishes with vegetable noodles because I am getting all the nutrients I need while having a delicious meal. My husband and kids love the pasta dishes and Asian dishes I have been making. I totally recommend getting this product because you will not be disappointed and will enjoy the yummy meals you can make in 30 minutes or less.

*Disclosure: I received the product mentioned in this post at no cost in order to do this review. All opinions are my own.