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NIVEA Men Pure Impact 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3)
NIVEA Men Pure Impact 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3)
Price: $11.97
18 used & new from $11.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Best all-in-one body wash I've used...Period., July 25, 2016
In the last six years, I've tried at least 10 different "2-in-1" or "3-in-1" body/face/hair wash products. In the same time, I also avoided a dozen others because of marketing clearly aimed at teenage boys. There's nothing wrong with such marketing, but I am a long way from that demographic...

Even with a somewhat silly name, I like this body wash better than any other I've tried. Its scent is pleasant and mild without being cloying or antiseptic. It cleans well, and I really like the way my scalp and skin feel afterwards.

If you're a fan of body washes, give this one a try; you won't be sorry.


Wireless Speaker, Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with 2 X 3.5W Speaker Enhanced Bass Resonator, FM Radio, Built-in Mic,3.5 mm Audio Jack, support TF card/Micro SD card (Solid Black)
Wireless Speaker, Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with 2 X 3.5W Speaker Enhanced Bass Resonator, FM Radio, Built-in Mic,3.5 mm Audio Jack, support TF card/Micro SD card (Solid Black)
Offered by I-Venstar
Price: $99.99
6 used & new from $23.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent sound and ecellent programming source options..., July 24, 2016
Length:: 0:57 Mins

The I-Venstar S407 is a relatively inexpensive and portable Bluetooth speaker that also offers non-Bluetooth programming source options. In addition to BT connectivity, you can deliver content via a microSD card (not included), a 3.5mm aux cable (included) or the integrated FM tuner.

This speaker paired immediately with both an Android device (Galaxy S5) and an Apple device (iPod Nano 7th gen). FM tuning was OK; it was better outdoors than in. Tuning takes some getting used to as it will fight you for its automatic search functions and frequency storage. Indoors, it;s reception is unsurprisingly better with stronger signals. I live in area on the fringes of two major metro areas, and outdoors it's reception was similar to what I experience with a car radio.

It's sound is satisfactory, and it doesn't add any artificial emphasis in any of mid, bass or high frequencies.

Why 4 stars instead of 5? Strictly esthetics for me: the case "features" two curved indentations of no obvious purpose. If you ever left an a plstic toy in a hot car: you'll recognize the effects. In addition, the shiny, dark cabinet material is a fingerprint magnet. Be prepared!

Overall, decent sound at an inexpensive price. Select with confidence.

Note: this item offered for review purposes.


DII Oceanique Women's Microfiber, Machine Washable, Perfect for College Dorm, Pools, Gyms, Beaches, Locker Rooms, Bathroom Shower Wrap, Beach Wrap, Spa Wrap, Bath Wrap, Blue Ombre
DII Oceanique Women's Microfiber, Machine Washable, Perfect for College Dorm, Pools, Gyms, Beaches, Locker Rooms, Bathroom Shower Wrap, Beach Wrap, Spa Wrap, Bath Wrap, Blue Ombre
Price: $18.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Not high fashion; get the job done..., July 24, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This wrap will do exactly what's it supposed to do just fine: add some modesty in the time between "showered" and "dressed". It's less bulky than a bathrobe.

The fit and finish are just fine, as is the length. Expect some minor fading of the colored portion after first washing.


Fight Club 2 (Graphic Novel)
Fight Club 2 (Graphic Novel)
by Chuck Palahniuk
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.24
41 used & new from $18.46

2.0 out of 5 stars It has two tough acts to follow..., July 21, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This book follows an under-appreciated novel and a movie whose success came as a surprise after a disappointing theatrical release. And it failed to clear the bar on either.

Some readers may not like the generally dark tone of most of Palahniuk's writing. Some folks may not like graphic novels. I'm a fan of the former, and can take or leave the latter.

But the exposition of the "Tyler 10 years later" in the words and pictures of this book will almost certainly disappoint all but the most ardent fanboys of the original book and the movie.

The movie especially was lovely in its ambiguity about Tyler. In Fight Club 2, literary ambiguity has turned into outright obfuscation .

If you don't already own either or both of the original book and the movie: either or both is a better use of your time and money.

Disappointing overall.


Highwood 5 Piece Hamilton Round Dining Set, Weathered Acorn
Highwood 5 Piece Hamilton Round Dining Set, Weathered Acorn
Price: $1,947.46
2 used & new from $1,944.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely designed and very comfortable outdoor furniture..., July 17, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Length:: 0:58 Mins

...that brings you into the premium price range.

In all honesty, I may not have considered this table and chair set if had not been offered to me for reviewing. Its cost places it squarely at the threshold of premium pricing..and for a four-place setting, this will give some consumers pause. While it's certainly possible to spend both much more and much less, I won't know about the relative economy of this purchase until its sat outdoors for several seasons (which is when to expect the early demise of less expensive furniture).

Other than to assume you've made your own budgeting decision, this review will NOT address price any further..even if it is quite an attention.

This outdoor dining set is made of Highwood "synthetic wood", which the manufacturer describes as "closed cell", recyclable, PVC-free and resistant to splintering and fading.

This set arrived in six flat pack boxes: one for the tabletop, one for the table legs, and four for the chairs. They were nicely packed and protected from scratching/fricthin with multiple applications of foam and cardboard packing materials.

Assembly was relatively easy. It can be done by one able-bodied person, but anybody putting these together will benefit from a helper.

Including unpackging, expect to spend about 30 minutes assembling the table and 15 to 20 minutes on each char. Assembly instructions are well written and well illustrated.

The table and base assemble with 12 total bolts (all Allen head; one size for the base and a second for securing the base/legs to the tabletop.
Great design feature: all four parts of the legs/base are identical! If you are not assembling the table where it will be used, plan on it being a two-person job to move it into place.

Each chair assembles with 10 total bolts (also Allen head, all one size). Assembly hint: the two bolts that secure the arms to the rear of the seat can present a clearance problem for your Allen wrench. Turn these as far as you can by hand *before* tightening the rest of the arm bolts, and your assembly will be expedited.

Outstanding fit and finish overall.

The assembled items are very sturdy and the chairs are very comfortable.

The Adirondack styling of the chairs mean they come with a slight recline...so you'll probably be sitting forward on the chair's forward edge for actual dining.

Overall, this material offers the tactile experience similar to nicely inished wood. The chairs are very comfortable. The "weathered acorn" color is quite rich.

Excellent outdoor dining set. Select with confidence.


Trimaco 9 in. x 12 in. 10 oz. Canvas Drop Cloth
Trimaco 9 in. x 12 in. 10 oz. Canvas Drop Cloth
Offered by BLINQ
Price: $22.09
3 used & new from $22.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Good general purpose canvas tarp..., July 17, 2016
I got this tarp in order to protect the surfaces of some outdoor furniture that I was assembling on a concrete garage floor.
It's a tarp...not much in the way of features to discuss.

Note that this tarp is actually 9 *feet* by 12 *feet* (not inches as indicated in the product description).


McCormick Perfect Pinch Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning - 3.12 oz
McCormick Perfect Pinch Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning - 3.12 oz
Offered by ardmechanic
Price: $7.36
10 used & new from $3.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for chicken..., July 12, 2016
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
...we use this regularly on pork also.

Not always available in stores, so happy to find this on amazon. Great flavor for baked or grilled chicken, and works well with pork cuts too.


Mikasa Laura Glass Carafe with Gift Box, 33-3/4-Ounce
Mikasa Laura Glass Carafe with Gift Box, 33-3/4-Ounce
Offered by Premium Brands 101
Price: $39.94
3 used & new from $39.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful styling; elegant, modern and understated..., July 12, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Wonderful styling in Polish-made crystal from a trusted name.

Horizontal configuration is less likely to tip (but requires more counter/table space).

Works well with any place setting; select with confidence.


Fortunestays 6 Stainless Steel Collar Stays with Dividing Rule in a Stainless Steel Box - 3 Size (Logo-Collar)
Fortunestays 6 Stainless Steel Collar Stays with Dividing Rule in a Stainless Steel Box - 3 Size (Logo-Collar)
Offered by FortuneStays
Price: $35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Paying a premium price for collar stays isn't neccesary..., July 12, 2016
...but just like paying a premium price for a nice pen, you really will pay more attention to keeping track of them.

Yes, you can use cheap plastic collar stays (and even leave them in your collar, where they may survive many trips to the cleaners).

This trio of stainless steel collar stays should accommodate nearly any size/type of collar.

The stays and case are polished stainless steel.

Great choice for somebody who has to dress up all the time...or just on special occasions .

Very nice addition to a grown-up wardrobe.

Note: this item provided for review purposes.


GGMM E3 Wireless WiFi/ Bluetooth Speaker with LED Alarm Clock & Smart USB Charging port, Featuring Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, Pandora, and Multi-Room Play, Streaming music from your Devices (White)
GGMM E3 Wireless WiFi/ Bluetooth Speaker with LED Alarm Clock & Smart USB Charging port, Featuring Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, Pandora, and Multi-Room Play, Streaming music from your Devices (White)
Offered by GGMM, Inc.
Price: $249.99
2 used & new from $99.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice sound; simple Bluetooth connectivity..., July 10, 2016
...and WiFi connectivity that is definitely not for the technically faint of heart.

The GGMM E3 is a great idea with excellent sound. It is a good speaker overall, but be prepared for two areas of the the user expereince that stand between it and five stars:
One is physical:the arrangement of frequently used control/function buttons is best described as "inconvenient"
The other is an overly complicated user interface (via its downloadable app) for WiFi functionality.

The things it does well, it does very well.
The E3 immediately paired with both Bluetooth sources I tested (an Android phone and an iPod Nano).
Audio from the E3 is very good. Crisp and clear across all frequencies. Its relatively large size provides good volume and better than average bass for speakers in this price range.

The LED clock has a somewhat limited field of viewability because of the integration into the dotted pattern of the the speaker grill.

Controls for the E3 are located both on the top and the rear of the unit. Unfortunately, the rear controls include some that you will need regularly to adjust alarm times or connect with WiFi. Placing these on the rear is a puzzling choice that detract from its overall usability.

While the E3 paired immediately for Bluetooth connectivity, I was unable to establish WiFi connectivity until being walked through the process by a very helpful GGMM tech over the phone. Once that connectivity is established, selection and control of the the songs on my Android phone was accomplished only through the GGMM E3 application (and it never worked with my default Amazon music application).

Overall, a good idea for a versatile portable speaker that will require all your techical skills to master the WiFi interface..

Note: This item provided for review purposes.
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