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Novel Box® Ultra Clear Acrylic Cosmetic & Jewelry 2-Piece Storage Organizer (Rectangular Top + 4 Drawers)
Novel Box® Ultra Clear Acrylic Cosmetic & Jewelry 2-Piece Storage Organizer (Rectangular Top + 4 Drawers)
Offered by Everything Trades
Price: $19.99
2 used & new from $13.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid build quality; useful configuration for both bath and hobby storage, May 25, 2016
This is a well-made plastic organizer. The plastic is very thick, giving it a solid feel – better than I expected given the price point. The drawers slide in and out easily, and the top portion of the organizer is held in place by a groove at the top of the drawers. The groove does not lock in the top portion – it makes it resistant to being knocked off, but still allows the top to be picked up and used as a separate organizer.

All the seams are well-glued with zero flex even when I picked up the base and applied some force to it. The plastic is also crystal clear, which looks nice and makes it easy to see what is inside the drawers.

It came well packed – the pieces were wrapped with bubble pack and were in a box (which, in turn was in a shipping box). I’ve had other similar organizers get damaged in transit due to poor packaging at the factory, but this came through in perfect shape.

I have the four-drawer model and the base measures (in inches) 9 3/8 wide, 5 1/4 deep and 4 1/4 tall. It’s 7 ½ inches tall when you put the top organizer on. That gives me lots of room to really pack it full. Plus, all the little cubbies and holders on the top portion make it easy to keep small items organized but still easy to grab.

Each of the drawers has a mesh “liner” that is a useful feature. It keeps loose items from rolling around and provides some protection for fragile items. Plus it allows for a bit of air circulation if you put a damp item into a drawer (much like a refrigerator produce bin liner).

While this is mainly designed for use in the bathroom to keep cosmetics and the like organized and at hand, it also works very well as a hobby organizer. If you have a hobby that involves lots of little parts (such as sewing, embroidery or, in my case, vaping) this is a great way to keep things organized and at hand.

Zero complaints. It looks nice, works well, is sturdy and has lots of storage flexibility. Highly recommend.
[Sample provided for review]
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Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food - Starter Food for New Grass, 14,000-sq ft (Lawn Fertilizer for Newly Planted Grass) (Not Sold in Pinellas County, FL)
Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food - Starter Food for New Grass, 14,000-sq ft (Lawn Fertilizer for Newly Planted Grass) (Not Sold in Pinellas County, FL)
Price: $49.98
5 used & new from $49.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for a new lawn jump start, May 25, 2016
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This has proven to be a great way for me to provide newly seeded areas with a “jump start” for quicker growth and better root development. While I rely on organic nitrogen fertilizers (such as Milorganite) for long-term feeding, new lawns do benefit from the high nitrogen (24) and phosphorus (25) in this starter fertilizer. I find it best to apply it at half rate at seeding time, and half rate once there some sprouting.

As with all other Scotts products I’ve used the fertilizer itself is of high quality with minimal smell and zero clumping. The latter is especially important for even distribution when working with smaller areas. Application instructions are very clear as well.

No complaints at all. While organic fertilizers are best for long-term use, this is well worth using when seeding a new lawn to get things off to a good (and quick) start.


Primula PPOCD-6701 1-Cup Stainless Steel Pour Over Coffee Maker, Black
Primula PPOCD-6701 1-Cup Stainless Steel Pour Over Coffee Maker, Black
Price: $24.95
7 used & new from $19.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice option for single cup servings, May 25, 2016
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Although my favorite way of brewing is to use a French Press, a pour-over brew is also quite tasty if done correctly. This product performs very well for when you want to prepare just a single cup.

The build quality is pretty good – certainly on par for the price point. The base and handle are plastic; the cone that holds the strainer is glass. It sits flat and securely on my cups and mugs. The only area where I would like to see an improvement is the handle. It has a little wiggle to it, so either thicker plastic or a metal reinforcing rod would have been better. It’s not a major issue, however.

The included stainless steel mesh screen works well for keeping nearly all of the grinds out of the cup. It does let through the very fine grinds, but not to an objectionable level. It can also be used with a paper cone filter that will eliminate all the fines from passing through. I don’t recommend that since it impacts the flavor -- the paper soaks up most of the oils.

Cleaning is straightforward – I usually tap it into the compost bin to get rid of the bulk of the grinds, then hold it under the faucet to get the rest out.

As with any metal mesh, there will be some build-up of sediment and stains over time. Rather than scrub it and risk damaging the mesh, I clean it by soaking it in a coffee/espresso cleaner (I like Cleancaf and other similar cleaners made by Urnex, but there are several brands on the market that clean coffee equipment). It’s simple, easy, doesn’t damage the mesh and gets it as clean as brand new. It can also be used on the glass and plastic parts of the frame.

I get the best results with a medium fine grind with 200 degree water (my favorite bean is Lavazza), but you’ll need to experiment with various temps and grinds to get the best out of whatever bean you’re using. The brew quality is also impacted by how the water is poured. You don’t want to just dump in the water – pour it slowly, making sure all the grinds are evenly wet. A goose neck spout on the kettle is ideal since it gives you maximum control over the water path.

If you’re looking for a small pour over setup, this is well worth considering. It works well, is decently made, and won’t break the bank.


DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable Everyday Basic Buffet Napkin, 16 x 16", White, Set of 12
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable Everyday Basic Buffet Napkin, 16 x 16", White, Set of 12
Price: $19.99
3 used & new from $16.64

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice build quality but a lot of shrinkage when laundered, May 24, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
There are some good points about these napkins, but overall they are just average. On the plus side, the build quality is pretty good for the price -- nice stitching and, while the fabric is not super soft, it's not objectionably rough. Brand new they are a nice alternative to paper towels for casual dinners or BBQs.

The problem is when they are laundered. Even though I washed them in cold water and used low heat for drying, they shrunk down a goodly amount. They are not overly large to begin with, so having them shrink makes a so-so situation even worse.

If they were more shrink-resistant they would be a 5 star product given the price point. As it is, I think a 3-star (average) rating is more appropriate. Not horrible, not not a compelling purchase either.


Beadalon 25-Piece Spool Tamer Set
Beadalon 25-Piece Spool Tamer Set
Price: $15.52
3 used & new from $13.85

5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must-have for RBA building, May 21, 2016
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If you’ve ever had a spool of wire go ‘sprong’ on you and create a bird’s nest of tangled wire this is the product to get. And, if it has not happened yet, it’s only a question of time – eventually, all wire spools go sprong.

This not only prevents that, it makes it so much easier to pull off just the amount of wire needed. It’s a simple elastic band with a plastic disk that you feed the wire through, but it does a wonderful job at keeping spools organized.

The fit is adjustable. It fits fine as-is on spools from Lightning Vapes and Temco; it needs to be tightened up to fit on smaller spools, such as the 30 meter spools from UD.

These are much better than a similar product made by UD. These are larger (the UD ones only really work well with UD spools) and there’s a pull tab to release the tension so thicker gauge wire can feed smoothly. Plus, the cost per band is lower provided that you get the bulk size pack of 25.

An absolute must-have. Saves time, wasted wire, and a lot of swearing!


Creative Dining Group Heavy Weight Fabric Italian Waffle Weave Placemats with Satin Border (Set of 4), Black
Creative Dining Group Heavy Weight Fabric Italian Waffle Weave Placemats with Satin Border (Set of 4), Black
Price: $11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely made; great color and look, May 19, 2016
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I'm very pleased with these. I have them in black, and they look wonderful with plain white plates -- makes for a nice black and white motif. The build quality is better than expected for the price point -- they lay perfectly flat, feel substantial and have a nice border that accentuates the overall look.

Already had a spill on one, and it cleaned up well with just warm water and a rag. Plus, the black color does a good job of hiding mishaps.

No complaints at all!


Lee Men's Dungarees Griffin Flat Front Short, Stone, 32
Lee Men's Dungarees Griffin Flat Front Short, Stone, 32
Price: $24.99
2 used & new from $24.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Plain and simple style; well-made; waist runs a little large, May 16, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I'm pretty pleased with these shorts. They are rather plain and simple in terms of styling, which suits me just fine. The build quality is very good -- all the seams are tight, there were no loose threads, the pocket linings are of good quality, and the button loop is well-made. Zero complaints about how it is made or how it looks.

It does run a little large in terms of the waist size, however. I normally take a 33 waist but, since that size can be hard to find, either get a 32 (which is usually snug) or a 34 (which I have to wear with a belt). This is a 32, but I still need a belt to ensure it doesn't slip down. So, if you're in-between sizes, you may want to go for a smaller waist size rather than round up. The seat and thighs are fine -- roomy, but not baggy.


Mantis® Tiller (2 Cycle Gas #7920) - Ultra-Lightweight - Compact/Powerful/Commercial Quality, for Greenhouse-quality soil
Mantis® Tiller (2 Cycle Gas #7920) - Ultra-Lightweight - Compact/Powerful/Commercial Quality, for Greenhouse-quality soil
Price: $319.00
12 used & new from $319.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Fast tine speed and lightweight, but not the same build quality as older Mantis tillers, May 14, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Bottom line: While it’s an effective tiller due to the high speed tines, the build quality of Mantis has fallen a notch compared with their older models. Worth considering if an electric tiller is not appropriate for your needs, but the Mantis is not the star it used to be in the mini tiller arena.

Full review: I used to borrow a Mantis from a friend for tilling until I broke down a few years ago and got an electric tiller (an Earthwise TC70001, which has been a solid performer). When comparing this 2016 Mantis with a Mantis that was made 20+ years ago, the overall feel is clearly cheaper, especially in the frame.

Assembly is generally straightforward. You’ll want to pay attention to the manual and the quick start sheet since some of the part assembly is not all that intuitive (at least to me). It’s not difficult, especially since the tiller is so lightweight, but it will take about 20 minutes. All parts are included, as is a small container of oil to mix into the gas (50:1 ratio).

It’s been easy to start both hot and cold. I strongly recommend using pre-mixed gas/oil, such as TruFuel 50:1, which is sold in home center stores. Yes, it’s a whole lot more expensive than buying regular gas and adding in the oil, but the pre-mixed stuff has zero ethanol in it (plus has stabalizers) which makes it much easier on 2-cycle engines. If you don’t want to use that (or can’t find it) I strongly recommend using Sea Foam additive in the gas.

The strong suit of the Mantis has always been the fast tine speed, and this continues that tradition. The tines make it through packed earth and heavy clay soil very well with less bucking than you typically get with a small tiller. This little guy really spins!

I like the Sure Grip handles. I find them more comfortable to use than the regular handles, and a bit easier on my back. I would, however, have preferred a loop or bar type handle so you can adjust your grip depending on how you’re using the tiller. In some cases, the downward facing handles put a fair amount of strain on my wrists.

The benefit of gas power is zero cords – you can till wherever you want without having to mess with an extension cord. However, that comes at the price of maintenance and upkeep. While using pre-mixed gas or Sea Foam helps, gas engines entail far more upkeep than electric. The performance gap between gas and electric tillers has definitely narrowed in the past few years. Current generation electric tillers are nearly as effective as gas tillers in heavy soil, and just as good in worked soil.

Given the price point of this tiller, I was disappointed in the build quality of the frame, especially compared with how the Mantis was built years ago. Yes, the performance is good – that fast tine speed is a great feature – and it is remarkably lightweight for a gas trimmer. Even so, I can’t give this more than an average (3 star) rating. It’s priced almost three times as much as a good electric tiller, but it’s not three times as good. It also carries a decent premium over other small gas tillers. It is still worth considering if you must have a gas tiller, but the Mantis brand ain’t what it used to be.


DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Oversized Basic Everyday 20x20" Napkin Set of 6, Yellow Check
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Oversized Basic Everyday 20x20" Napkin Set of 6, Yellow Check
Price: $16.99
2 used & new from $14.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but colorful design; great summer napkin, May 13, 2016
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I have these in the yellow check, and they are very bright and colorful – a great match for a summer casual dinner. The build quality is nice, with a smooth feel to the fabric but enough of a texture to make them useful as a napkin. They are 100% cotton and reasonably thick.

While they have proven to be color fast in the wash, I found it helpful to let them air dry rather than use a drier to help minimize wrinkling.

Nice choice for casual dining.


DII Oceanique Elegant, Modern Circle Lace Design, Water & Wrinkle Resistant, 100% Polyester, Machine Washable Shower Curtain, 72x72", Eggplant
DII Oceanique Elegant, Modern Circle Lace Design, Water & Wrinkle Resistant, 100% Polyester, Machine Washable Shower Curtain, 72x72", Eggplant
Price: $13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very attractive color; nice design, May 13, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have this in the eggplant color and it is far more attractive than the product photo depicts. The color is a deep purple that stands out but is not flashy (if that makes any sense). Really hits the mark on the color.

This has a mesh design – the circles are solid fabric but the field between them is a mesh. It’s intended to be used with a liner but, if on a wide tub, I find that a liner is not essential. While water can pass through the mesh, the weave is tight enough that it keeps minor water splashes pretty much in the tub. Very little makes it through the mesh. But, if you have a narrow tub and/or the water is directly angled at the curtain, a liner is needed.

The overall build quality is very good. All the stitching is tight, the seams are even, and I didn’t find any stray threads.

No complaints!


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