Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Amazoning... Oil pulling, elk antlers & needles

I actually didn't do one of these for December or January...
so sit back & enjoy some of the latest things I've gotten off of Amazon.

Banyan Botanicals Daily Swish, Mint, USDA Organic, 34 oz, Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Oil For Oral Health and Detoxification

Banyan Botanicals Daily Swish, Mint, USDA Organic, 34 oz, Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Oil For Oral Health and Detoxification

After all the dental issues I had been going through, I wanted to try & do something to strengthen my gums & teeth.  I've tried the oil pulling before with seasame oil but it was HORRIBLE. YUCK.  GAG.  So I wanted to try this since it had a minty taste to it.

VERDICT:  It's still gross to do.  I keep trying to remind myself to do it every now & then but I just cant make it a habit.  If you oil pull, you'd probably like the taste more than a regular oil. If you're not a fan, this wont change your mind.

Adventures in Lettering: 40 exercises to improve your lettering skills

I got this while I've been trying to work on my calligraphy.
This... no... doesnt help in any form whatsoever.
It's really useless actually.
It has a few different kinds of fonts & lettering but it's nothing that you cant find off of Pinterest.

VERDICT:  PASS. Dont bother

Thrive Infinity Waterproof Liner in Lauren ( black Matte ) .28g

Thrive Infinity Waterproof Liner in Lauren ( black Matte ) .28g

I've mentioned this eye liner before on here.
I actually got it from a monthly subscription box - cant remember which one - & loved it so much, I ordered it through that subscription company ... I wish I could remember who it was.
But since I couldnt find it, good ole Amazon to the rescue.
The vendor actually sent me another eye liner along with it as a thank you & I love that one equally as much.  So a total WIN WIN

VERDICT:  I really do love this eye liner a lot!
URPOWER 200ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights and Waterless Auto Shut-off- Wood Grain

URPOWER 200ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights and Waterless Auto Shut-off- Wood Grain

I got this for a gift for a friend at Christmas.
I so love my humidifier that I use at work & I knew she had been interested in checking them out herself.
This one is super nice. The light around the middle changes color & it gives a nice little stream of mist. I like that the mist goes out at like a 45 degree angle. The one I had been using at home goes straight up so it sort of just settles straight down on the counter or edge of whatever I'm sitting it on.

VERDICT:  my humidifier broke that I've used the past few years & I'm totally ordering myself one of these after seeing it put to use.

Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 10

Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 10

Let me tell you - finding some circular needles in a 16 inch length is NOT easy.
I went to every local craft store & nope... they had some longer ones, but no 16 inch - & for you non-knitters, that's the length you need to make a hat.  A much needed length.
Local yarn stores usually carry them but its not convenient to get to.
So I was thrilled when I looked on Amazon & BAM - there they were!

VERDICT:  I'll check Amazon from now on when I need needles - have them delivered to my door in 2 days is so much easier than driving to every craft store around

Clover Takumi 5-Inch Double point, Size 10

& if you are knitting a hat, you have to get double pointed needles as well for when the hat gets smaller & doesnt fit on circular needles.
Anyone getting intrigued on wanting to learn to knit? ;)

VERDICT:  Love me some good bamboo needles.
I will say, I didnt notice these were 5 inch double pointed. Not my favorite - I like longer ones, but they still are perfectly fine.

Deluxe Naturals Elk Antler Dog Chews By Pound

A lot of people were confused when I mentioned antlers for Harvey Dent in another post - what they were for, how they work, what's the point?
Here's what they look like.  I really liked these - they were fairly large, something you have to be careful for because you can get some tiny tiny ones that some big jaws will break in two.
They are the perfect chew toy if you have a dog that loves to chomp on things.
Antlers aren't cheap (a bag of 3 costs $39.95) ... but I remind myself how unhealthy cheap raw hides are & realize that its worth it to pay more if it means a healthier bunch of dogs.

VERDICT: My dogs are spoiled... so yes, I'll be buying this again.

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

When I saw this book on Facebook, I knew I had to have it.
So I went ahead & pre-ordered it... & loved it was at my front door the day it was released.
I havent gotten around to reading it yet - its next on my list - but the book itself is so beautiful & I cant wait to dig into this little story.

VERDICT:  Dont even care how the story goes, I'm glad I have it just for the B&tB support

So what's the last thing you've bought at Amazon?


  1. Hehe, the title alone is hilarious! ;) btw Loreal is putting out a BATB makeup collection!!

  2. Hmm...last thing I bought on Amazon was dog food for Walter lol. It's cheaper on Amazon than in the store!

  3. I love the look of that book. Such a cool cover. I'm thinking the last things I bought on Amazon was Christmas presents. Love Amazon.

  4. I got some brush pens a while ago and was totally going to try and practice my lettering... but then never did! The Beauty & the Beast book is so pretty, I can't wait to hear what you think!

  5. Sweet eyeliner! I might check that out in the future, it's out of stock now.

  6. I actually have been wanting to learn how to knit for a few years! Hopefully someday!

  7. i don't buy from becuase it sucks! i wish ours was as good as the US :(

  8. Have you ever just gone out in the woods looking for antlers? It's been a few years since I have been, but Mr. Sass wants to, and we already hike a lot anyways, I think he says it's worth it to start looking in a few weeks. Wouldn't be elk where you are, but deer antlers might work?

  9. I have not tried oil pulling. But ick on all the dental things. Maybe I'll tr it... ? I really want a diffuser... but there are just so many! : / I can't find any review posts that aren't from someone who sells DoTerra or whatever the other one is... which makes me feel like they are super biased. :( That book looks great!! I had no idea! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  10. I've been needing to get new eyeliner, I'll have to look into this one!

  11. These are such great ideas for posts! I buy from Amazon all the time and should do this. They literally have everything. What a beautiful book and perfect for you my love!

  12. I just got a haul from Amazon yesterday! I got nail polish supplies and a pair of dress shoes that I may end up returning (so I hope there was a good return policy).

    Thanks for clearing up the antler questions. I just imagined a hunter dropping off some antlers at your house for your dog..haha

  13. Is that eyeliner the kind that you don't have to sharpen?! My twist up one dried out because the lid cracked, and I was using one you have to sharpen that I got for free from Influenster, but I really dislike eyeliner that you have to sharpen. Maybe I have a bad sharpener? I don't know! I couldn't find yours on Amazon when I searched though!

    My most recent Amazon purchase is raised dog food bowls so the pups don't have to lean down so far to eat!

  14. That humidifier looks really cool! Gotta love amazon and the quick shipping! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  15. Oil pulling is something I just cant seem to want to try lol. We need to get a humidifier for our room and the nursery, may look in to that one for ours.

  16. My friend oil pulls with coconut oil. I have always wanted to try it. Love those dog bones. No me, but my dog. Ha. That looks like a great eyeliner.

  17. I am going to try that eye liner!! My poor Lily can't do antlers anymore....her teeth just can't handle them. but when she was young, she LOVED them!

  18. I want to try that eyeliner! I love eyeliner, so I'm always trying new brands.

  19. I want to get consistent with oil pulling. Now I do it when I remember, which is never. I just use coconut oil though. I am going to add some clove essential oil to it which is my next purchase from Amazon. LOL! My last purchase was pretty boring. I needed a earphones, replacement charger for my iPad that kind of stuff.

  20. A friend mentioned oil pulling to me as part of her yoga regimen - I haven't tried it nor really understand the reason behind it. It's sounds interesting though. The last thing I bought was last night actually -- ordered a chalk bag for rock-climbing (not me) and another pair of running shoes that are the exact same as the ones I have now, but $50 less than what I paid for them at the local running store. I still support the local store but only go in for every other pair of shoes - I can't afford to get my shoes from them all the time! I need a knitting tutor - a knutor ;) - I know how to do one stitch (I think it's the purl) but can't figure out how to do the other one. Everyone says "just put the yarn on the other side!" but I just can't figure it out.

  21. Awww. That lettering book looked promising! Bummer it was a bust.
    Along with what every's been saying, I think you can do oiling pulling with any oil. I find coconut oil to be delicious!

  22. Ok. I must totally be out of the loop, but I have never heard of oil pulling. I'm getting the crown put on my "root canal tooth" next month, but my dentist - who loves me btw - called me in "a little extra" to make it through the process. I'm such a weinie! Honestly, I could probably make it through a crown without it, but still. I don't want to be wrong! Ha! Thank you for keeping my UPS husband in business! I hope your UPS man hasn't caused in more havoc in your household! Ha!

  23. I am all about oil pulling :) I put a drop of essential oil too. It makes me feel healthy!

  24. Actually, I just bought something on Amazon today! It was gifting a book for Booksgiving by The Bloggess. (I will have a link about it in my post that will go live in a couple of hours.)


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