Month: May 2015

Rebelite Bluetooth Walk & Talk Headphones Review

Hey hotties!

So first off, I’m just going to say it…..I love these things! I like to listen to audio books when I’m doing stuff around the house. And headphones with a cord I find very cumbersome as the cord is always getting caught on stuff and ripping the phone out of my pocket, etc.

These are comfortable to wear, they have a long battery life and seem to charge quickly. They have a couple of buttons that allow you to make adjustments. The microphone is the one thing that could use a little bit of work. When I was wearing them and talking on the phone people had to ask me to repeat myself a couple of time.

All in all I think they are a a great value for the price and you can get them here on Amazon in several different colors.

 

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Kukpo Pizza Cutter Review

Well, I love pizza and there’s nothing worse then when you get a pizza delivered and they’ve forgotten to cut it.  lol

This pizza cutter works great, with no issues that I could find.  It’s easy to use and clean and we’ve used it several times with no issues.


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Gimli loves it, too!

Gimli loves it, too!

You can purchase this on Amazon.

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Change To Future Arcana New Collection Releases

Hello! How is everyone doing this morning? It’s beautiful here in the lovely Pacific Northwest and I hope to get out and enjoy it later today. I wanted to take a moment and give you an update on future Arcana restocks. I have gotten some feedback that people were disappointed in the speedy sell out of this latest Arcana release and you know what? I totally and completely 100% agree with you.

Dash-one of the reasons I need Carpet Afterlife in my world!

Dash!

The reception of this release took me (and Julia) completely by surprise. When I first opened The Rhinestone Housewife, I used to buy 3-5 bottles of each scent and those would hang around forever. lol  Needless to say that is no longer the case and I’m the first to admit that I was unprepared to deal with that sort of demand. I made the largest stock order I’d ever made in the history of The Rhinestone Housewife and assumed that would be plenty. Twenty to thirty bottles of each scent? No problem, I thought! Well you guys took that stock and ran away with it. I’m honored and delighted to see Arcana doing so well but it also created some irritation from customers that had difficulty getting what they wanted. And I wanted to say, that I hear you. We’ll be making some changes with the soon to be released summer collection.

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The first change that we’re going to make it limiting the decant circle order. I hate to do this, and fully support what Angi does 100%. The way I look at it is the decant circles are there so that people can test out the scents before buying a whole bottle. Well what happened is that once the initial orders were in, there were no bottles left to buy. It sort of defeats the purpose, right? So moving forward the decant circle orders will be limited to 10 bottles of each scent with no add on bottles allowed. I know this is going to be disappointing to some of you but it’s the logical choice moving forward.

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The second change we’re going to make is doubling (again) the amount of each scent that we order to stock The Rhinestone Housewife. I’m *hoping* this will be enough to to satisfy the growing demand for the lovely oils that Julia at Arcana bestows upon us. If demand for these collections continue to grow, I am happy to grow our orders with that demand.   I’ve learned a lot this past year and I hope you stick with us for the long haul because every day I learn something new and valuable.

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This last six months The Rhinestone Housewife has seen exponential growth and admittedly we’ve had some growing pains. What do you guys think? I always welcome feedback and practice an ‘open door’ policy when it comes to suggestions and customer service.   I also wanted to take a moment and thank every each and one of you for allowing me to do what I love to do.  Without out all of you we wouldn’t be her.  So, thank you.

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Pictures of cute puppies and booze because….well, cute puppies and booze!

Survival Bracelet Review

 

 

 

Survival bracelet?   Those that know me know I don’t really hike and I certainly don’t camp.   There are bugs.  And bears.   And sometimes a creepy dude that’s lurking behind a tree and you can’t really tell what he’s doing with his hands.   Oh wait, that’s Belltown.

Well this came in really handy when my dogs collar broke and I needed to rig makeshift slip lead.    Is it fashionable?  No.  Will I wear it every day?  No.  BUT I will most definitely keep one in my glove box with my Maglite, needle nose pliers and duct tape.   I’ll be unstoppable.

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Here is how it is described:
Paracord Survival Bracelets Are Your 1st Defense For UNEXPECTED EMERGENCIES!
BE PREPARED – Keep A Paracord Bracelet In As Many Places As You See Fit For Your Families Preparedness: The Glove Box of You Car, Clip To Your Backpack or Purse, Camping Gear, Tackle Box, Gun Bag, Etc.

How Can You Use Paracord Survival Bracelets? Secure a tent, a tarp between trees or a splint. Make a tourniquet, Replace a broken shoe laces (this could really save you when hiking), Make a tow line; triple up for extra strength, Hang something up off the ground and so much more.

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Adeline Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Review

Hello hotties! Today I bring to you a review of a really nice hyaluronic acid review. This product is by Aline Skincare and they sent it to me for my honest review.

It’s packaged nicely in a vacuum bottle and has a pump applicator. I like this type of packaging because it prevents bacteria from getting in and contaminating it. It’s light weight, colorless and the scent is very light witch hazel. I use it in the AM underneath my moisturizer or sunscreen and I don’t think it makes me greasy at all. It slightly plumps my skin and if you’re really oily then you might not need an additional moisturizer. I’m pretty dry so I do need some additional moisture.

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You’ll notice this review is exactly the same as my previous face serum review.  That’s because I’m pretty sure it’s a private label product as when I searched the ingredients they were exactly the same, down to the very nature of the text.    It doesn’t really bother me as it’s a great product but I know some people are more particular about that sort of thing so I wanted to mention it.

 

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FlavFusion Infuser Water Bottle Review

Do you have a hard time drinking enough water?  I know I do.  I hate plain water.  I know it’s good for me.  I know it’s good for my skin and my hair and weight control.  I know all this.   I just don’t like plain water and once you start adding things like flavors to it, then it’s not good for you anymore.  Well, I found the perfect solution.  A water bottle that you can add fruit to, the FlavFusion Infuser water bottle!

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This thing is great!   I have been adding frozen cherries to the middle section and that keeps the water cool and also slowly infuses the water with cherry flavor without sweetening it and the little strainer thing keeps chunks of fruit from clogging up the part that you drink out of.  It’s dishwasher safe and as I’ve been carting it around, to and from work it hasn’t leaked at all which is really nice.

I plan on trying some different fruit options and I think lemon would be really good as would lime, apple and blueberries or raspberries.

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Arcana Peaches Crave Reviews

Hello hotties!   Well, here’s the next round of reviews of the new Arcana collection Peaches Crave available at The Rhinestone Housewife.
Peaches Crave Beaches:  Green bamboo, coconut, vanilla musk, citron, lemongrass, bergamot, and dewy peach flesh.

In bottle:  Bamboo and lemongrass.

Wet on skin:  Lemongrass!   With the green bamboo and citron following closely.  The peach flesh is indeed dewy and it’s very pretty with the bergamot which very soft right now.

Dry on skin:  It’s still very green like a freshly picked peach glistening in morning dew with the green leaves still attached.  The vanilla musk has shown up but it’s very subtle as is the coconut.

Verdict:   Have you ever sipped a Bellini on the beach served on a bed of banana leaves surrounded by lush tropical greenery?  Well, this is that scent in a bottle.

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Peaches Crave Chthon:  Smoked amber, black musk, terrestrial musk, oudh, rich spikenard, and subterranean peach.

In bottle:  Rich syrupy peach.

Wet on skin:  Peachy spikenard is the first thing I notice.  It’s closely followed by the musks and smoky amber.  The oudh and subterranean peach are hovering adding a nice fruity wood vibe.

Dry on skin:  This has dried down nicely and it’s really a lovely woodsy peach. It’s rich and earthy, with a peach wood and slightly smoky vibe.

Verdict:  If you had a peach wood box made and then held rich incense in it, this is what it would smell like when you opened the lid.

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Peaches Crave Dolci:  Peach gelato and pistachio gelato with 3 golden bakery cakes.

In bottle:  Fruity cake.

Wet on skin:  Pistachio is mouth watering and it’s lovely with a whiff of golden cake.   The cake really richens up and the fruitiness of of the frozen peach dessert.

Dry on skin:  This blend doesn’t morph too much.  It’s sweet frozen desserts drizzled with peaches, pistachios and poured on top of rich golden cake.

Verdict:  If you love rich gourmands then this will be right up your alley!

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Peaches Crave Forests:  Sweet woodsmoke, juniper, Douglas fir, cedar, wild peachwood, and a few drops of 10 year old patchouli.

In bottle: Mellow fir.

Wet on skin:  It’s all fir all the time right at first.  Like walking onto a Christmas tree lot, it’s making me excited for the holidays!  lol  The woodsmoke makes an appearance and it’s very woodsy and bracing.   Like standing in a forest of fresh pines with someone burning a fire in the distance.

Dry on skin:  This has morphed a whole lot but the bit of patchouli does make an appearance and it’s really nice.

Verdict:  If you like woodsy, piney or less traditionally feminine scents then you’ll love this.  This will be perfection on boys as well.  So sexy.  And I think with a little age on it, it’s going to get better. Ridiculous throw, sillage and lasting power.

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Peaches Crave Mambo:  Cuban tobacco, dark vanilla, sweet rum, tonka, white musk, and sun-warmed peaches.

In bottle:  Vanilla tobacco.

Wet on skin:  The vanilla is lovely and it’s dirty dancing with the white musk and tonka.   Very soft and sultry sun warmed peaches are holding up the wall, ready to bust a move on the dance floor.

Dry on skin:  This oil is warm, lush and very sultry.  The tobacco and peaches are the stars with the vanilla, rum and tonka swirling around with the white musk.

Verdict:  If sweet but not foodie is your thing then you’ll like this one.  This would be perfect for that humid summer night, sitting on the porch and sipping mojitos.

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Peaches Crave Paws:  Our Puppy Kisses blend ( A batter of rich cream, soft coconut milk, rice syrup, copaiba balsam, massoia bark and milky pearl musk is gently licked with sweet peppermint, sugared bayberry, and the tiniest smooches of Oregon lavender and Dalmatian sage) with peach skin and peach blossoms.

In bottle:  Peachy musk.

Wet on skin:  Peach blossoms and pearl musk are greeting me at the door with the sweet peppermint and sugared bayberry prancing around.  There’s just a hint of lavender floating around the background.

Dry on skin:  The lavender has come out to play and it’s super pretty with the sage.  The peach skin and balsam and barks are the perfect playmates with the musk and soft creamy coconut.  The peppermint is refreshing and very soft.

Verdict:  Soft, playful and comforting….just like a cuddly puppy.  If you like peaches and puppies (and who doesn’t?) then you’ll love this.

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Peaches Crave Pirates:  Arcana’s Queen Crossbones (creamy Egyptian musk, wild honey, sweet coconut and exotic resins) with plenty of peach and an extra shot of Egyptian musk.

In bottle:  Wild honey and musk.

Wet on skin:  It’s alllll honey and peach right now, with some resins and Egyptian musk trying to stow away on the peach honey ship of piracy.

Dry on skin:  This doesn’t morph a whole lot as it dries down.   Perhaps is gets a bit muskier and warmer.

Verdict:  If you love that deep rich honey with a bit of skanky (in a good way!) musk and you’re not opposed to peaches then you’ll like this.   It’s Arcana’s lovely Queen Crossbones with a punch of peach and some extra musk to keep it from being precious or cloying.

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Peaches Crave Trance:  Peach creme with honeyed red musk.

In bottle: Peach gelato.

Wet on skin:  Creamy peach, sugary but not too sweet with just a hint of the hot musk, spicing up the relationship up a bit.

Dry on skin:  The red musk is perfect with the creamy peach….it’s rich and soft with just a hint of nice earthiness.

Verdict:  A rich but not too sweet peach.   If you like fruity that not gourmand, then this is might me your jam!

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Peaches Crave True Love:  Resinous black amber, caramelized sugar, vanilla bean, peach nectar, and a tiny hint of pear.

In bottle:  Vanilla bean and peach.

Wet on skin:  The black amber is most noticeable but it’s pretty soft and not too pungent.  It’s the peach nectar that I pick up next and it’s really lovely, like fresh peach juice and the pear is just perfection.

Dry on skin:  Ugh the caramelized sugar and vanilla bean are mouthwatering!  And it’s perfect with the peach and pear and the whole thing is grounded by the soft black amber.

Verdict:  I wasn’t very interested in this blend but it’s just gorgeous!   Succulent and warm and rich….just like love, twue love.

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Peaches Crave Vanilla:  Sugared peach, glorious vanilla, marshmallows, sweet milk, and sheer musk.

In bottle:  Sweet cream.

Wet on skin:  The musk and sugared peach are giving it a bit of a honey vibe.  The sweet milk is very sweet at this point.  The marshmallows  are a cloud of sweet puffiness at this point.

Dry on skin:  The musk and peach are the stars and the sweetness of the vanilla, marshmallows and sweet milk are softly tempered by the sheer musk.

Verdict:  This blend is exactly what it sounds like, sweet vanilla peach goodness topped with a healthy dollop of marshmallow sweet cream.    Delightful.

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