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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera - Holiday Gift Guide

My husband and I love to play with RC toys.  It's always been a hobby of ours.  When drones started to get popular, I was really, really wanting to try one out.  I was able to get in contact with Holy Stone, and they allowed me to review not just one, but two of their Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drones with HD Camera.  We were both over the moon.

What do you get in the box?

This Drone Includes: 
1 x Quad Copter 
1 x 2.4G Remote Transmitter 
2 x USB charging cable 
2 x 3.7V 750mAh LiPO battery 
4 x Rotating blade 
4 x Portection frames 
2 x Landing skids 
1 x Screwdriver 
1 x User Manual 

I also received extra blades and frames in the box, which was wonderful.

  • Equiped With A Key Return & HEADLESS SECURITY SYSTEM For Any Level Of Player To Prevent From Losing The Copter (basically no matter what direction you are standing, going forward, back, left, and right on the remote will always be the same.)
  • 4 Channel Transmitter
  • A Key 360° 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward), Continuous Roll For Perfect Action And Wonderful Performance
  • Remote Control Battery: 3.7 V 750 mAh, Control Mode: 2.4GHZ
  • Range: About 50-100 Meters. Battery Run Time: About 7-9 Minutes. Charging Time: : About 80 Minutes

Once I received the drones, I made sure to remember what they said about them.  Since we had never used a quatcopter/drone before, they made sure to let me know that they are touchy.  They were right.  There seems like a lot to remember when you first start out.  Just take a little time, maybe an hour or so, to make small movements.  You want to read the manual over.  It will tell you how to make sure and get it set to where it basically hovers in one spot, instead of drifting to one side or the other.  Let it hover for a few minutes.  Practice going side to side, front and back, up and down.  Then, once you get the hang of that, go bigger.

This was a lot of fun.  The Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drones come with 2 batteries.  I make sure to have them fully charged, and that way we get the full play time with them.  When you plug the actual drone in, the light turns red.  Once it is done charging, it will be green.  There is a piece on the bottom of the drone that slides out, and you can swap out batteries there.  It was a little tight with the cord, so be careful that you don't crimp the wire.

We had a ton of fun with the remote controlled drone.  I will include a video of our first night playing with it at our soon to be restaurant.  It was hard to fly in the smaller space of our house at first, but now that we are better, we can control it much easier in smaller spaces.  You can see how much improvement there is just within the small time practicing it.

We have had nothing but fun experiences with this drone.  It's one of the best toys I've had to review.   

If you would like to buy or read more about the Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone, you can find them HERE on Amazon.  

I received these free in exchange for my review.  All thoughts and experiences are mine.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Do you want to start getting free stuff? Here's where I got my start.

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I am so excited to have gotten this with Smiley360.  

If you are interested in getting free products to try out, click the picture or link below.  This is the site I got my start on.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Me My Elos IPL QUARTZ 100,000 Shots Hair Removal system

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Let's talk body hair.  It's something that most of us dislike on our bodies.  It's a huge hassle to get rid of.  Usually it's a painful experience.  Razor burn, hot wax, ripping the hair out... Let's just say that beauty is painful. 

I was able to try out this hair removal system from Me My Elos.  The Me uses light and radio frequency to stop the hair from growing back.  I found this very interesting, and I wanted to find out more about it before it arrived.

A Little About the Product...

  • 100,000 pulses the latest 2012 model
  • with over 3 million professional elos hair-removal treatments performed annually - elos is more than clinically tested, it is medically proven
  • elos is the first and only technology that combines the power of both IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and RF (radio frequency energy).

Some information that I found...

I found an interesting study that was done, not just with the IPL and RF hair removal, but with the actual product fro Elos that I was going to be trying out.  I read through the entire study (found HERE) and also mentioned with NBCI (HERE), and I was excited to see how this would work for me.

There is something about a new way of doing this that still scared me.  It took me a couple days to actually try it out.  I was still reading on it, but finally decided to give it a try.  I made sure to shave (as it mentioned to do), but I also decided to only do it on my right leg.  That way I could see the difference between the two and see if it really helps prevent hair growth.  Since both legs look pretty equal with their hair, I thought this would be a great way to find out the difference it makes.

I decided to do a video of the Me in use.

First, make sure your legs, arms, chest, armpit, etc... are shaven as well as clean (free of lotions, oils, etc...).
You can use it on your face (below the nose), but you must follow the directions.  I didn't use it on my face, so I can't really give my thoughts on that.

You want to plug it in, and have the wand in the cradle.  The yellow light will be on.  Push the power button (by the yellow light) to turn it on and the light will turn green, and set it to your proper strength.  I have very pale skin, so I was the High setting.  You want to put your thumb and forefinger on the metal strips (front and back of wand).  Then push the top button on the top of the wand to turn it on.   The fan will then come on and you'll know it's ready.  

You must have the window on the bottom of the wand completely on your skin, making complete contact.  Otherwise it will not work.  

You'll know it's working because it flashes a light.  It's not a little light, but a blinding light.  It says to not look at it, and I had to look away as it is VERY bright.  I also had to keep kicking my kids out, as they seemed drawn in by the light like moths.  It has a heat that radiated into my leg when it flashed.  It was only a small amount of heat, not painful or even uncomfortable.  However, it lasted for close to 30 minutes.  

I haven't been able to see the results yet, and I'm excited to show what happens.  However, once I do, I'll post it on here.  

You can find the Mē My Elos Quartz 100,000 Shots Latest 2012 model on Amazon for the under $300.  However, if you factor in the price of your hair removal supplies you have to buy all the time, it's a good price.

I received this free in exchange for my review.  

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway - Presented by Western New Yorker & NonPerfect Parenting

We have been working to give you a great Holiday Gift guide that will help you shop for anyone! As a thank you to all of you wonderful viewers we also put together a 

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I see Me-Sing along book
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Exposed Skin-Skin set
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Made From Earth-Beeswax butter
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