The Vintage style messenger bag from Fan Goods makes a great “man bag”. You see more and more men carrying bags these days and I don’t mean roll bags or gym bags or even back packs. They use the bags to carry tablets, pens, papers, wallet or even lunch. Many people who live in the city ride a bike to work or take a Segway or public transportation. This is a roomy yet very comfortable over the shoulder or cross-body messenger bag which gives you the mobility that you need.
The "messenger style" bag is modeled after military map case bags and document pouches featuring a shoulder strap intended for wear across the chest for over a century. Now they hold more than documents but the style is still very popular with the urban set. Typically, a messenger bag is made of a very durable weather proof material to withstand wind, rain and harsh elements. The messenger bag from FanGoods is not exception. I find this bag to be a very fashionable and durable bag. The bag features two main compartments and two side pouches which conveniently can hold a water bottle. Inside the main compartment is a zippered compartment and the nylon lining on the main cavity has a drawstring closure as well. There is even a small snap closure compartment on the outside for maybe a pocket knife or pens. The wide strap is adjustable for added comfort. The color selection of the one pictures is listed as black. It is black but to be more specific, it appears to be a stone washed denim black, which I prefer over a regular jet black. This makes it look more authentic.
Now originally I said that this is a Man’s bag because there is nothing frilly or fancy about it but women can use it as well especially when hiking. I use it for work myself. This particular bag is a knock off of a well-known designer and it is a pretty good one at that. This messenger bag would be an excellent gift for graduation, new job, Christmas or Birthday. It is well made and looks like the real deal at a fraction of the price.
Disclosure: Sample product was provided for testing and evaluation.
I have been wearing the Starista Mens Titanium 4 Element Magnetic Bracelet for several weeks and am beginning to feel the benefits. Actually, I started to see a difference after the first day of wear but wanted to give it the full benefit of a few weeks before writing my review. First, this is advertised as men’s jewelry and it is a very nice yet very cool design for any man but I am a woman and love this bracelet. I was going to give this to my husband but I am the one at a keyboard all day and suffer from carpel tunnel. It is not excruciating but it is a pain that is pretty constant and I have learned to live with it. Since this bracelet came with a really easy to use link removal tool, I removed 2 of the links for a custom snug fit around my wrist.
Titanium is the main metal used to craft this bracelet. It is strong, lightweight, cool and almost indestructible. The carbon fiber inlay gives it an ultra-modern, classy appearance. There are 4 natural elements which have healing health properties: Negative Iron + Far Infrared Red (FIR) + Germanium + Magnets. I knew that magnetic therapy was beneficial but did not know about FIR and Germanium so I looked them up. (FIR) involves the use of Far Infrared rays to gently heal, soothe, stimulate and detox the physical body, as well as the mind. Germanium, a natural element, is supposed to improve the immune system, boost the body's oxygen supply, make a person feel more alive and destroy damaging free radicals. Negative ions give improved energy levels and focus, not to mention better air quality. Magnetic therapies, although not scientifically proven, have been used since ancient times to relieve pain. It is said that magnetic fields upon the body help to energize and boost the rate of circulation: stimulating nutrient rich blood flow thus invigorating your metabolism.
I received a bracelet for testing and evaluation. I do feel a difference, even though it has not been scientifically proven, Let's face it, we have ferrous metals in our blood so the magnets are bound to effect us, similar to the gravitational pull of gravity and the full moon. Hocus Pocus? Maybe but I am a believer.
This beautiful locket incorporates a beautiful design with a functional and very useful piece of jewelry. This essential oil pendent from Alaia Essentials is crafted from highly polished, surgical grade stainless steel. The cover of the locket features a lotus floral design which, in spiritual nature, signifies creation. The locket opens to accommodate one of three thick felt pads which you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. You’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of essential oil all day.
The matching 24” chain makes it the perfect length for a turtle neck sweater or tunic. It has a very pretty open link and lobster claw closure. The intricate open design on the front of the locket allows the aroma of your oils to gently diffuse. The closed back lays flat and is solid preventing any oil from seeping out onto your clothing. The felt pads, black, white and gray are washable and reusable. I also like that it comes nicely packaged for gifting. I absolutely love this necklace. I wore it to work the day after getting it and everyone commented about the beauty, charm and uniqueness of this necklace. I put a few drops of lavender oil on one of the pads and it actually kept me cool, calm and collected throughout the day.
I received the diffusing locket at little or no cost in exchange for testing, evaluation and unbiased review. Based on my personal experience with this product, I find it to be a quality piece which is both beautiful and useful. It is very unique and would make an excellent gift. It also promotes mental and physical health. It can be described as very Zen.
The 6’ long reflective paracord leash from K9Connection is one of the strongest leashes I have had and I defy any dog to break it! The leash is handmade and features 98 feet of paracord which is tightly woven together. That’s right, the same cord used for parachutes. I have had a dog all of my life, most of them large breeds. I am always looking for a good strong leash and this is the first of this type that I have owned. I am quite impressed with the quality and workmanship of this leash. The neon green color has reflective properties making us more visible on our night walks. I also have a collar light from this company which is an excellent companion to the leash. Due to the nature of the paracord leash, it also provides survival support. There are many survival bracelets, watches and grenades on the market which all incorporate paracord. Included with the leash is a bonus key chain constructed out of the same It is lightweight yet very strong which make it excellent for this type of accessory. The 6 foot leash length provides enough slack to allow my puppy the freedom he craves with the safety he deserves. When my Lab passed away, I retired her leashes but now that I have a new puppy who is growing by leaps and bounds, I am in desperate need of puppy accessories and am excited to find these new and innovative products!
I purchased the reflective paracord leash from K9Connections at little or no cost in exchange for testing, evaluation and unbiased review. Based on my personal experience and observations I would definitely recommend this leash. My puppy approves too!
I love experimenting with makeup and these brushes are great for applying, blending and contouring. I find that using brushes result in flawless application. There are 5 brushes in this set. Each brush designed for a specific job. It is a mini or travel set so the brushes are smaller in length than standard makeup brushes. Also, is a travel pouch to store and transport your brushes with you. The small golden clutch with magnetic closure is perfect for storing and transporting your brushes.
The synthetic fiber makeup brushes are much nicer than I had imagined. I prefer the synthetic hair over the natural because this type of bristle is less expensive, and it provides a smooth and even finish for cream products. They are also easier to keep clean and are less prone to cause any allergenic outbreaks. Besides, the thought of goat, squirrel or badger hair on my face gives pause to the fate of the poor creature. The handles are wood, which most quality brushes are and the ferrule appears to be very durable holding the fibers securely. So far I have experienced no shedding. A good set of makeup brushes can last for years if cared for properly.
I received the brushes from Ducolor at little or no cost in exchange for testing, evaluation and unbiased review. Based on my observation and use of these brushes, I have no reservation recommending them.
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So many people come to my blog hoping to find a great gravy recipe or tips on making a great gravy. A fellow food blogger allowed me to share a link to My King Cook on how to make a great gravy., all types.