Unique Creations at REDBUBBLE For Father’s Day Review!!

 Father’s Day Gift Selection
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*Disclosure* I received this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.
I know over the years I have had trouble finding the perfect gift for my husband and my dad. My dad is no longer here; however, it was never easy as he never wore a tie and dress shirts were only for special occasions.
My husband works in the IT field so technical gadgets or related items for the geek interests him greatly. I was so excited to have the chance to review form REDBUBBLE! REDBUBBLE has an array of items that are perfect for dad for Father’s Day which include T-shirts, hoodies, Ipad cases, stickers, prints, posters, cards, and more. Each creation is by an artist that is mentioned with their portfolio so you can go to that artist choosing a print only from them. In addition, you can also follow them to be able to keep up to date on their latest art.
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The shirt I chose for my husband is the Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again? This shirt is created by the artist Sally Diamonds.  I felt this shirt was perfect for my husband as he works in the IT field. The catchphrase is from the British sitcom the IT Crowd. The IT Crowd is about a fictitious London based corporation called Reynholm Industries that revolve around three staff members in the IT department. Moss, and Roy are the geeks and Jen is the manager who has no clue about IT. Moss and Roy are two geeks who are overlooked and considered losers by the rest of the staff. Roy’s frustration is reflected in his support methods of ignoring the phone in the hope it will stop ringing and using reel-to-reel tape recordings of stock IT suggestions (“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” and “Is it definitely plugged in?”). Ross wears a different geek T-shirts in each episode.  Now you can see why my husband would appreciate this shirt!
REDBUBBLE has various types of T-shirts from retro, geek, funny, humor, love, music, cool, and more. In addition they have an assortment of color choices you can choose from and see what the slogan or graphic would look like on the chosen color. Moreover, you can have the graphic on the front or back.
REDBUBBLE is sure to have something for everyone. The tee’s run true to size so if you like your tee’s with a lot more room, than you may want to go up one size. The shirts are 100% cotton and may shrink with the first wash, however, I did not notice any shrinkage as I always hang new shirts and never dry them. You can find these tees for men, women, and children.

My husband was thrilled when I showed him the shirt I picked out. The next day when he wore it to work his co-workers loved it and laughed. The shirt is very comfortable and soft and washes very well. I have washed this shirt twice, the color and graphic is still vibrant and has not faded. I am very pleased with the quality of REDBUBBLE and will be using them in the future.
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Ford Warriors in Pink Daily Boost Mug Review

Father’s Day Gift Selection
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*I received this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine*
I was given another wonderful opportunity to review from Ford Cares. Ford Motor Company has been active in the fight against breast cancer for over 20 years.
The line of gear started to be offered in 2006 when Ford increased their efforts and 100% of the net proceeds are dedicated to the cause with donations going to charities that offer support. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The objective is to encourage men and women to do self-exams and keep the focus of breast cancer a part of everyday discussion. In turn, bigger awareness can lead to earlier diagnosis which could save lives. Ford Warriors in Pink hopes that you will join them whether you are a survivor, co-survivor or simply someone who cares. One can choose from one of four charities Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF), The Pink Fund and the Young Survivor’s Coalition (YSC).
I received the daily boost mug from Ford Warriors in Pink. This mug is made out of heavy duty ceramic and will give you just the boost you need to get you through your day.
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This daily boost mug is 14oz travel mug with sip through travel top. In addition it is dishwasher safe. I gave this to my husband because he likes big coffee mugs as well as takes coffee to work each day. When I received it I made him coffee to see how he liked it. Unfortunately, the outcome was not what I expected. According to my husband the coffee comes out very slow through the travel lid. He is not fond of the inner lip around the inside of the mug. The size is great; however, it is on the heavy side. The mug is an attractive blue color with striking words on the front. I took the mug from him and now it belongs to me. I do not mind the slowness of the coffee coming out as I do not need to guzzle my coffee like my husband.
Ford Warriors in Pink offer a variety of products for Father’s Day. If your husband or dad like to dress up they have dress shirts and ties. In addition they have long sleeve and short sleeve shirts as well as jackets with the Ford Warrior logo. Here are some of the items below.
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Ford Warrior Inside Dress Shirt
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Ford Warrior Argyle Tie
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Ford Warrior True Warrior Jacket
I am so happy that Ford is participating in such a good cause. check out their website Ford Warriors In Pink and show your support!
Connect with Ford Warriors In Pink on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop for Warrior Gear HERE

Vtech Cordless Phone Review

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*Disclosure: I received this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine*

I had the wonderful opportunity to review from Vtech. Vtech sent me the 2 handset answering system with cordless headset model number LS6475-3. This phone has many great features that I have not had before in a landline phone. You can enjoy a hands and interference free conversation anywhere in your home with the DECT 6.0 cordless headset. In addition, this headset has superior quality voice, sound, and range. The push to talk feature enables you to instantly communicate with any or all of the units in your home.

The system doubles as a multiple-handset walkie-talkie so you do not have to scream through the house to communicate with your family. The Vtech cordless phone has a built in equalizer and extended frequency band, which in turn provides a fuller clearer sound. One of the features I really am fond of is the caller ID. With the caller ID on this phone you can set it to use voice and it will tell you who is calling rather than checking the headset display. In addition, the headset will display name, time, and date of all incoming calls. With just a touch of a button you can turn the headset into a speakerphone as a result, will provide easier communication hands-free.
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The entire keypad and LCD screen illuminates allowing it easier to see in darker settings.. The features of this phone system are.

  • Expandable up to 12 devices (2 devices can be cordless headsets) with only one phone jack
  • DECT 6.0 Digital technology
  • Up to 14 minutes of digital recording time
  • Call screening
  • Call intercept
  • Message retrieval from handset
  • Message time and date stamp
  • With up to 14 minutes of recording time***
  • 50 name and number phonebook directory
  • Intercom between handsets
  • Conference between an outside line and up to 4 cordless handsets
  • Last 10 number redial
  • Trilingual prompts allow you to choose between English, Spanish or French
  • Volume Control
  • Mute
  • Any key Answer
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Hearing Aid Compatible

My Verdict
These phones are super easy to set up. I did not even need the directions to figure out how to set up or use. I actually prefer to try to figure things out for myself rather than reading directions. The phones are lightweight which took me some time to get used to as my previous phones were heavier. I use the voice caller ID over the traditional as most times I am either doing laundry or washing dishes and if the call is not important I do not have to rush to answer. I like the ease of the hands-free communication as before I used to have to sit the phone on my shoulder while I am doing dishes and talking, which in turn makes my neck very sore!  Check out Vtech today! These would make a wonderful Father’s day gift!
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Vaping My Way to a Healthier Lifestyle With Revolver Review & Giveaway!

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*Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.*
I have taken the big plunge and want to quit smoking entirely. I never thought I would want to quit as I have to admit I love smoking. Smoking as we know is not healthy and since I have four wonderful children it is very important to be around a very long time. I want to set a good example for my children and they deserve that. With that said, smoking is very addicting and it is not easy to just stop cold turkey. When I tried to quit cold turkey I had the hardest time.

My cigarettes have been my best friend for many years they have always been there for me when I am upset, stressed out, happy, confused, and every other emotion. Taking my cigarettes away is like losing a best friend. For those that never went through quitting may not understand these feelings. All I could think about is how much I want a cigarette and crying how horrible this was and why don’t I just go buy a pack and everything would be better again? I did not want to do that; however, I caved in and bought a pack and then another pack and the cycle continuously keeps going. I have been inquiring about vaping for some time and it sounded like this just may be what I need to help me quit. I contacted Revolver and they sent me a starter kit to help me be on my way to a healthier lifestyle.
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When I got it in the mail I was very excited and then reality set in that I am potentially going to be giving up my best friend and to be honest it is a scary feeling. I know it sounds crazy but like any addiction it becomes part of you and your existence. In this kit it includes
1 – 650 mAh Manual USB Passthrough Battery
1 – 1000 mAh Manual USB Passthrough Battery
2 – Tank Atomizers
5 – Blank Tank Cartridges
1 – USB Battery Charger
1 – AC Adapter
1 – USB Cable
1 – Talon Carrying Lanyard
2 – Tank Cartridge Covers
1 – 5ml Bottle of eLiquid in your choice of flavor/strength
When I first opened it up I was confused and wondered how do I put this together? After I read all the instructions and looked at each piece I was able to figure it out. With this new innovative tank system it has made it easy to fill your tank and vape all day long. This system has no cartridges and no drip tips which mean no liquid in the mouth. Take the rubber tip off, open the box of tank cartridge tips, use the e-liquid provided to fill the 1.1ml capacitor tip and then pop it on the top of your atomizer. Once that is completed you are ready to vape away. Before you do all this you need to charge your Talon fully before use. This tank system has 2 batteries it has a 3.7v 650 mAh manual battery that doubles as a USB pass-through. Simply unscrew the cap at the tip and plug in! When not in use, screw back on the cap and the stylish look is restored. If you are looking for something that will last all day or longer, then use the 1000 mAh manual USB pass-through battery. In addition, it has a shut off switch. To turn off your Talon so that it does not continuously stay on push the button (5) five times and it will blink twice and then you push it (5) five times to turn on and it will blink twice again. When you want to vape hold the button down to vape and then release. The tank cartridges are translucent which makes it easy to see how much liquid is remaining.  You can purchase additional cartridges and try many different flavors of E-liquid through Revolver. You can also go to a local vape shop and purchase E-liquids. When you purchase they may ask you how much you smoke so that they can give you the amount of nicotine you would need. You can also find liquid with no nicotine as well.
My Verdict
I have grown too really like vaping. I have been using this Talon for approximately 3 weeks and it is an adjustment. There is nicotine in the liquid and that helps a lot with the cravings of a real cigarette. I do still smoke regular cigarettes and weaning slowly off of them for good. I try to space myself out and vape every other time I would normally smoke a regular cigarette. Now let me talk to you about the flavors!! I have read many articles online as maybe you have too about people saying that this can help you lose weight due to being able to vape chocolate cupcakes! Well, let me shed some light on this for you considering I have a few different flavors and have personally vaped cheesecake! Let’s get real! vaping chocolate cupcake is not the same thing as enjoying its chocolate goodness in your mouth and feeling it hit your stomach. Yes, it tastes great but it is not the same thing! I vaped cheesecake and guess what? I still wanted that cheesecake to the point of going to the store and buying one! No, it will not make you lose weight!!! I think the flavors could make you want those foods even more! Now that theory is blown out of the water let’s talk about realistic goals. In reality, you can completely stop using regular cigarettes and just vape full time. It is a process and it will not happen overnight. Everyone is different but I am talking from my own personal experience. I have been using an e-liquid that is an ultra-light as I thought the red liquid that I received was too big of a throat hit. I like to feel a throat hit, however, not one that will send my throat into convulsions! I hope you will enjoy vaping as much as I do. I think this is the healthier alternative to smoking. No chemicals or additives just vapor. When I went to Disney with my family it was wonderful being able to vape inside the restaurants and no one said I was not allowed to. I take it with me when I am in the grocery store for hours shopping and need a quick fix to get me through. In addition, this Talon is light weight and not heavy when wearing around your neck.  If you are a smoker and looking to quit I honestly think this would be the best option especially if you are having a hard time quitting cold turkey. The investment over time pays off of what it would cost for a regular pack.
From Revolver’s website!
*Only use the provided charger to recharge your Talon batteries.
You must be at least 18/21 years of age (depending on your state laws) or older to purchase this product . This product may contain the addictive substance NICOTINE. Do not use this item if you are a non-smoker, have an allergy or sensitivity to nicotine or if you are pregnant or nursing.
WARNING: Nicotine is toxic if ingested. Keep your electronic cigarette and cartridges OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN at all times! Liquid nicotine can be absorbed through the skin. If you come in contact with the liquid nicotine, wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Store in a secure place away from children at all times. In case of emergency seek immediate medical attention and contact the Poison Control Center. For a poison emergency in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222 American Association of Poison Control Centers. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to NICOTINE or PROPYLENE GLYCOL do not use this product. If you feel unwell after use, discontinue use immediately and consult a physician.

Giveaway Time!!!!!!!
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You now have the chance to win the same starter kit I have except in black!! All you have to do is comment below and tell me if you have ever tried vaping before and you will get one entry Make sure you leave your E-mail address so I know how to contact you! Connect with Revolver on Facebook and like their page, you will get an additional entry! Follow me on Twitter come back and tell me you did and you will gain another entry! Check out their website at Revolver This giveaway will begin 5/16/2013 and end on 5/27/2013 11am est time.
CONGRATULATIONS Jose Lopez!!!!!!

Tricia’s Treasures New Design

 

As some of you have noticed I have decided that for our one year blogiversary that I would give it the gift of a new design. I have thought about the change for quite some time and while it may take getting used to, in the end I feel it is something I can be happy with. At Tricia’s Treasures I strive to bring you reviews and giveaways that you enjoy.  I will continue to bring you reviews and giveaways of many fantastic beauty companies along with other fabulous finds of household, kids, technology, and more. I hope that you like it as much as I do and continue to stick with me through this transition. I will be continuing to edit over the next several days. Thank you for all your support.

Customize your Own Gifts for Mother’s Day with Cap That!

Disclosure: I will be receiving an item for review and will be reviewing it at another time.

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Cap That is a website that customizes gifts for all occasions. With Mother’s Day around the corner what possibly could be better than a customized gift designed especially for her? I know some years are harder for me to find something that my mom would like but with Cap That it has made it a lot easier. Having many types of items to choose from and being able to add my own personal photos makes the item become more special and unique.  Cap That is the very first socially interactive platform that offers one to be able to capture video moments with a click of a button and revolutionize into a custom product. One can use social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Viddy, smartphones, digital cameras, and more.

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One can choose an array of item to make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. There is skins for various types of handheld technology such as Xbox Controllers, IPads, IPhones, and more. In addition they also have woodprints, stickers, clothing, and more. With their easy to use design studio you can  play with effects, textures, templates, cutouts, and graphics to turn any piece of art into a masterpiece.  Price range is $5.00-$200 free shipping on all orders!!
Now is your chance to win a $15.00 gift code to purchase something for you or your mom for Mother’s Day!  Free Shipping!!!
Visit Cap That for more information!

Winner is Amy Selleck!!!! Congratulations!!!!
Rules
I will choose a winner using Random.org. Leave a comment below and you will receive one entry. Visit CapThat Facebook page like their page and come back telling me you did and you will receive another entry! Entry period will run from 5/10- 5/14

Heidi’s Hair Ties Review! Where “Fashion Meets Function”!

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*Disclosure”* I received this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.

I am always looking for something new to use when I put my hair up. I have very thick medium length hair and it is very heavy. I typically buy the goody brand hair ties because they work the best for thick hair keeping it in place. I have to admit that at the end of the night when I take my hair tie out, my head is usually throbbing and feels like I had my head between a vice grip! Ok, maybe not to that extent but yes it does hurt and I will usually have an indent in my hair. I know that I have some breakage issues which are probably due to using these hair ties. When I was given the opportunity to review Heidi’s Hair Ties I was very excited to try something new for my hair and be rid of the goody brand!

100_2419 When I opened the package I pulled out this cute purple pouch and the hair tie was inside. You can use the pouch to store all your Heidi Hair Ties!
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This is my goody hair tie that I use all the time. I put it on my wrist for 10 minutes to show you how tight it holds. If this hair tie makes a mark on my skin after 10 minutes you can only imagine how tight it fits around my hair. Hair ties that are tight on your head can cause hair breakage. Moreover, it can cause a condition called tension alopecia (hair loss) which results from excessively tight ponytails when the hair is pulled with extreme tension from the hairline to the base of the ponytail. Of course this does not happen overnight and usually happens from extended use over months or years. Having a tight pony tail can also cause headaches. Like I said above my head sometimes feels like it has been in a vice grip. Eliminate these issues by using Heidi’s Hair Ties!
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Heidi’s Hair Ties are bracelet and hairs tie all wrapped into one! At Heidi’s Hair Ties there is a variety of different hair ties to purchase. One can choose round beads, long sparkly bead, and custom beads. The round bead hair ties are $10 plus shipping and handling. In addition, the bands come in an array of beautiful colors that will compliment any outfit. In addition to these ones below there are hair ties in pink for breast cancer and portion of all the proceeds will be given to The Ellie Fund and the Susan B. Komen Foundation. At Heidi’s Hair Ties there’re head bands that you can purchase in a variety of colors and rhinestones.
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One can use these wrapped around the front of a scarf to accentuate an outfit or use as a bracelet, How you decide to wear them is up to you! You can also use 2 or more around your wrist to create a different look.
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Being able to customize your own hair tie is a great feature. You can customize it to fit your personality. At Heidi’s Hair Ties they have Red Sox beads, Hello Kitty, letter beads to spell your initials, and more! There is something for everyone! Check out Heidi’s Hair Ties HERE

My Verdict
As I have stated above these hair ties are fabulous. I wrap the hair tie around my pony tail 3 times and there is no indentation when I take it out 10 hours later. Additionally,  I love the ability to customize the hair ties  to fit my personality. I definitely will be purchasing these hair ties from now on.
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Pilot Pens Fashion Collection for Spring 2013 Review

*Disclosure* I received these items for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review.  Your opinion may vary from mine.*
Pilot is launching three new products this spring to kick off the new fashion collection. These pens bring writing instruments to the next level, allowing consumers to complete any professional look down to the very last detail with the perfect pen accessory.
I love pens and find that I do not ever have enough pens lying around. I think my kids love pens too, as every time I try to find a pen they are always missing! I am going to start hiding my personal stash from now on because I hate pencils and do not think signing my kid’s homework assignment sheets with pencil is very professional. With that said, I am excited that I got this opportunity to review Pilot pens and it came at the perfect time! Let me introduce you to the three different types of pens I had the chance to try.
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Acroball Pure White hybrid ink pens have the rich vibrant ink of gel and the quick dry power of ball point pen ink. This combined technology will give you a smooth and fluid writing experience. Acroball Pure White’s grip colors include dusk blue, lime, turquoise, cabaret, African violet and nectarine. You can find them with matching ink colors or black ink. In addition, Pilot offers a silver grip pen with black ink as well.
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My Verdict
I really like these pens. The textured rubber grip makes it comfortable to hold the pen when writing. I am left handed and I am not sure if most people are aware but left handed people have harder time writing as we hold our writing instruments differently than those right handed. Therefore, it can be harder on our fingers when writing. You can find additional information on Pilot pens HERE. You can also find these pens at Amazon, Walmart stores, and Target.
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The Fashion Collection G2 Roller is a great accessory for your purse, office, and home. This pen will give you a smooth writing experience featuring their long lasting gel ink formula. The comfortable writing grip contours to your hand to give you a comfortable grip each time. This Fashion Collection comes in black fine ink with silver, pink, orange, green, and blue design barrels. In addition, these are refillable. You can find these at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.
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My Verdict
I think that the style of design of these pens match my personality quite well. The vibrancy of the metallic colors is not properly displayed in the photographs, and is actually much stronger. Designs of flowers lace the barrel of the pens that accent it beautifully. Since I threw some in my purse for when I was out, several people have complimented me on the design of the pens when I was out in the store. As well, the rubber grip on the pen is very comfortable for my fingers when I write. The best part is the ink does not smudge on my hand when I write with it! This is very important since I am left handed.
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Pilot Frixion Clicker is an refillable erasable pen. The eraser sits on the top of the pen and the tip is retractable by pressing the clear clip down. Writes effortlessly and smooth and if you make a mistake it will erase clean! comes in red, blue, black, navy, and purple gel ink colors. You can purchase them at many mass retailers and online at Amazon.  You can also purchase them directly through Pilot.
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My Verdict
This has to be my favorite pen out of all the pens I have received. I love this pen for various reasons. You can call me strange but I love blue ink pens. I think with blue ink the way it writes is smoother. I know that sounds weird and I am sure my husband would agree, but I love how smooth a pen writes when it is blue ink. Another reason I love this pen is the erasable feature. How many times have you written something made a mistake and had to start all over? I have many times! This is not just any erasable pen, this pen actually erases! When my older daughter saw I received these pens she immediately asked me if she could have one for school. When she tried it she was amazed at the results and told me that she hated her other erasable pen as it always damages her papers and does not erase well. I could not be happier to know that these will now be the only erasable pens we will be buying from now on. Why waste money on something that does not work? As you can see above I erased on the right paper the word frixion and you cannot see where I erased. Thanks Pilot! These are now the only pens we will be purchasing from now on.
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