Thursday, May 21, 2009

Walgreens Diapers Review

So, you look at the pictures and think "yep, looks like diapers." What you fail to realize is that in truth, this is an optical illusion. There are no diapers here!

I went to Walgrens yesterday in search of diapers. I have always stuck with Huggies since the diaper disasters of my first-born. However, I was at Walgreens and saw a magnificent money-saving opportunity. I could buy two jumbo packs of Walgreens diapers for about the same price as one jumbo pack of Huggies! Something deep inside me cautioned against this. It said things like "We've tried other brands was never pleasant." But how could I resist that enticing price? In the end, the money argument won out.

I had my first opportunity to try these diapers out last night directly before bed. Upon opening up a diaper, misgivings arose within myself. The texture was all wrong. The diaper wasn't poofy enough. Little things seemed wrong. But I gave it the benefit of the doubt. Then, this morning when I picked up my son, I noted that his blanket was wet and I thought "Uh-oh...bad diaper, like I predicted." However, having spent the money on these packs of diapers, I convinced myself that this was not the case. Instead, I would rather believe that he simply released an excessive amount of urine overnight...more than any diaper could reasonably be expected to hold. So I changed him into a new Walgreens diaper.

Then, less than an hour ago, I was holding my son in my lap while at the computer. Suddenly, I felt an all-too-familiar wetness running down my leg. Yes, my son peed all over me. And himself. And the chair. Not his fault of course...the diaper is entirely to blame. And if you really want to get down to the nitty gritty of it, I'm to blame. Against all instinct, I bought these diapers. I shan't make him suffer from them anymore, however. It's Huggies from now on!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Black Rose Necklace Review

Who doesn't like black roses? Being allergic to roses myself, I consider manmade roses to be the very best kind. All of the beauty with none of the sneezing.

The seller says that the rose pendant itself has a one inch diameter, so it should be small enough to not look gaudy (and to elicit closer inspection from the fellows).

My biggest complaint about this item is the darker colored beads. I think that the necklace would look significantly better if it contained all clear beads with the rose. Furthermore, the two beads that the rose is in between are both of the darker variety. In my opinion, this clashes a bit. If the darker beads must be included at all, they shouldn't be so close to the rose pendant. Perhaps putting fewer would help - 1 in every 4 could safely be dark if the rest were clear.

If you haven't had a chance to check out this Black Rose Necklace, be sure to take a peek at it by clicking this link:

Altered Mirror Review

My immediate thought upon seeing this mirror is: "Cool design and colors." This thought is immediately followed by: "Valentine's Day colored? Only if you're a bit on the gothic side." Not that there's anything wrong with goths...but I think more of reds and pinks and whites for V-Day than black (I just went back and realized that what I thought was black is actually dark brown). Granted, it has red in it, and a very nice shade of red. Still, I think calling it Valentine's Day colored is stretching the truth a bit.

I really like the background on this picture. Is that a sheet? Sure looks like it. The folds of the white sheet soften the effects of the red on black mirror design.

Additionally, the angle that the picture is taken from is nice. Taking more of a head-on shot would have not looked nearly as pleasant as this does. Furthermore, taking the shot from this angle prevents the dilemma of the camera being seen in the mirror's reflection. Instead, we seem to see the ceiling reflected in the mirror.

Although the seller lists this item as having "a cute swirl design", I think of it more as a "vines and berries" design. I can't imagine the little round balls as anything besides berries, though this could be partially due to the color. Lots of red berries here in central TX :)

Overall, both the picture and the item itself look quite attractive. If you haven't already, come check it out here:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On The Border Of Oblivion Photo Review

I'll be reviewing a few of my fellow Etsians' products tonight in a series of posts, starting with this very nice lakeside photo entitled "On the Border of Oblivion."

The photographer did a superb job when taking this photo. The image is very clear and the perspective is excellent. I particularly like the angle of the little boat at the bottom left, which leads the eye to the center of the photo. The reflection on the water is marred only by the ripples that go out over the lake. If you've ever tried to take a picture of reflections in water, then you know how difficult this can be.

I think this would look very nice framed in a wood frame and placed in a den, particularly close to a fireplace. Excellent job, OldHound!

To view this product, click here:

Setting Up This Blog

Well, I've decided to start a blog for reviews. Reviews of what, you ask? Reviews of anything! Movies, books, products, you name it...I tend to be opinionated, so I'm sure I can easily find things to review, lol.

For instance, infant gas drops. I have been trying these Mylicon drops on my two-week-old baby with limited success. One positive is that they are apparently, though not necessarily tasty, at least passable in flavor. My son neither spits out the medicine nor cries inconsolably during or after its administration. On the negative side, it does not appear to completely relieve his gas. He does seem to expel more gas after taking the Mylicon, yet he continues to be somewhat bloated. Nevertheless, I would recommend these drops for babies with gas issues. Any improvement is better than none :)