VANDIMI Wide Calf Knee High Boots for Women

We love boots.

It’s a well known fact in our social circle that my daughter (The Sprite) and I love a nice pair of boots. At any given time we have two dozen or more pair that we are currently wearing around and bout town. Some people actually come up to us just to see what boots we have on that day. So we seldom pass up the chance to add to our ever growing collection.

However, all boots are not created equal. Finding a pair that fits our criteria of equal parts cute and comfortable isn’t always as easy as we make it look. We really lucked out on this latest pair we ordered online. Below you will find our thoughts on out latest find.

We love the look and feel of these boots from VANDIMI! My daughter and I wear the same sized shoes and we get nothing but compliments each time we wear them. The two tone design makes them perfect for dressing up denim and they go with a large variety of outfits in an array of colors. The low heel gives you a little “lift” but not enough to make them uncomfortable to walk in for extended periods of time

There is plenty of room in the calf area of these boots. Noticeably more than the other boots we currently have, but not so much that they feel loose or baggy when on. NOTE: These boots are fleece lined so they do keep your feet and legs nice and warm. With that said, I’d suggest keeping that in mind if you plan on ordering them to wear during the warmer months of the year in your region.

Pros:
Roomy
Comfortable
Fashionable / Stylish
Easy to lace up
Low Heel
Insulated

Cons:
None that we could find

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Winner Winner!

We had our first giveaway over the last two weeks and for this blog to be “the new kid on the block” I think it all went rather well. With 173 entries overall I’d have to call our first freebie event a smashing success!

So without further ado, I’d like to announce Lola Harkins of Beaufort, NC (name and location used with permission) as our winner! She will be receiving the makeup bag in the next 7-10 business via USPS.

I’d like to thank all of you that entered and shared the giveaway as well as those who have read and commented on this blog over the past few months once again.

We might see you soon with another giveaway.

Hugs and Love,

The Virginia Nymph


Amazon Prime Pantry $3

You Win Some and Lose Some…

The funny thing about product testing is the fact that not everything is a winner or even close to it while on the flip side, some items really turn around and surprise you. I have to admit that overall most of the things that I have tried have been good (if not great) and also well worth their money while other things have left me with that “I knew I should have turned off that infomercial and not fallen for that” feeling.

I bought a product advertised as a Star Wars Gifts 3D Lamp for my son as a birthday gift (He’s a December baby just like his mama) while I didn’t expect NASA training simulator quality from this item I did expect more than the glorified “flat lamp” that I received. When the title and description are misleading it leaves a bad taste in my mouth as a consumer. My money does not grow on trees and I don’t care for someone taking me for a ride to get it.

Here’s what I left on Amazon – This a 3.5-4 star item for me, simply because I feel the 3D portion of its claims is more than a bit misleading. I’ve had a lot of pseudo 3D items in my life and this isn’t among them. This item is pretty cool and something that I think most die hard Star Wars fans (young and old) would like but I have a real issue with it being called 3D… because it’s not, it’s not even “kinda 3Dish”. It’s a nice light with a unique look to it that functions well and has many colors but 3D it isn’t. If you give this to anyone over 11 or 12 years of age they are going to give you a well deserved “look” for trying to pass this off as 3D. Otherwise I’m okay with this item even if I feel that “Unique Star Wars Lamp” would be a better title for this product. – Do I feel completely duped? No. Would I buy it again? No

Next on my lists of disappoints is a much bigger flop in the form of the AFOUR 3 in 1 Foot File and Shaver – I have not felt or seen something this cheap outside of a bargain bin in a good long while. If you are a child of the 70’s or 80’s I’m sure you remember Cindy or Judy dolls (Barbie’s dollar store doppelganger – I had all of them so I’m not being snooty I mention this for a reason lol –>) This thing was definitely the Cindy or Judy of foot files. It had zero heft to it and the plastic mold it was made with wasn’t even trimmed cleanly. The handle actually felt and looked like one of those 10 cent kazoos you’d get at a birthday party in the grab bag that moms would put together for the other kids. For the quality, or lack thereof, save yourself 7 of the 10 dollars that they sell this for and just get these items at the Dollar Tree.

Now on to the pleasant surprises. First up is the USB Rechargeable Flameless Electronic Arc Lighter sold by RONXS. We all fell in love with this thing. We probably all looked and sounded like Beavis and Butthead (Fire… Fire, Fire!)  But it’s a really nice tool to have around especially if you are an avid candle burner like we are. Once the bigger candles get low in the jar or the wick gets small on any sized candle they can be almost impossible to get lit and if you are trying to light something outdoors, the wind is your enemy, and this item fixes all of those problems without increasing your carbon footprint because it’s rechargeable!

Another win was the ALWUP Stereo Gaming Headset – As a gamer I can’t tell you how nice it feels to have a good headset. Everything from sound quality to game immersion relies on the headphones strapped to your head. Being able to hear the people you are playing with as well as the game itself are all things to consider and this item truly delivered! My favorite feature would be the light on the tip of the microphone. As a person the often plays in the dark it’s nice to be able to tell at a glance whether or not my mic is up or down. They were really comfortable, in fact, after a while I kinda forgot I had them on. If I were to need a second pair I’d buy another set of these.

So there you have it, a little year end review (several days late… but I digress, life has been a busy thing) I hope all of you have had a pleasant start to 2019!

Aprilis Antifungal Tea Tree Oil Body Wash

Aprilis Antifungal Tea Tree Oil Body Wash Helps Relieve Athlete’s Foot, Ringworm, Toenail Fungus, Jock Itch, Acne, Eczema & Body Odor, Antibacterial Soap – Soothes Itching & Promotes Healthy Skin by Aprilis

I’d have to give this body wash 3.5 out of 5 stars (but for Amazon I’ll round up to 4). It arrived on time and packaged well.

When I opened it, a bit of the product came out around the neck at the base of the pump, but other than that the bottle functioned exactly as expected. As far as the performance of the wash itself goes it lathered up wonderfully and I can see where it would be useful if you have any of the skin conditions that it mentions that it treats but I can’t say I’d call anything about this body wash moisturizing. If anything, it’s drying and in my case extremely drying. I actually can’t think of the last time my skin was so dry after a shower. I in no way, shape or form recommend this for daily use (despite the fact it says that it can be used in just that way) for that reason.

It did have a very pleasant smell. It did not make my skin or any sensitive areas tingle like other tea tree products have in the past. However, it is rough on the skin. Maybe if I were a runner, construction worker or something like that I’d have a use for something this taxing on my skin but alas I do not, so this isn’t for me.

Packaging: 5 out of 5
Performance: 3 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Face Wash For Oily Skin by Aqua Elegante

Face Wash For Oily Skin – Organic Daily Facial Cleanser With Moisturizing Aloe Vera Gel – Natural Anti Aging & Exfoliating Scrub For Cleansing Oil And Acne by Aqua Elegante on Amazon

Size – 4 fl oz Cost $19.95

Okay on this blog most of the stuff I review comes from items I’ve ordered online so in addition to my experience, photos and observations with and of the product you will often see a packaging and shipping rating that will indicate how well the item was packaged, if it arrived on time, etc.

For this Item I’d have to give the shipping and packaging a 5 out of 5 – It arrived on time and packaged perfectly for what the item was. The plastic bottle was free of dents and leaks. So major Kudos to Aqua Elegante for the thought they put toward packaging and shipping!

First thing I noticed after removing the plastic safety and freshness ring and opening up the pump bottle was that a little bit of the product spilled out around the neck. That’s nothing major so after wiping that away I unscrewed the pump cap and smelled the contents. Wonderfully pleasant and fresh is how I’d describe the scent but that was to be expected from a product that has several natural oils in it. More importantly, the smell was not overwhelming as it very well could have been and to be honest that was my concern.

Before we dive into the meat and potatoes of this review let me tell you about my skin. The skin on my face has always been exceedingly oily since puberty and I’m over 40 years old. This goes beyond T-Zone oiliness – what I have is all zone oiliness with the exception of the tiny patch between my eyebrows and the little thumb pad sized dot of flesh under my bottom lip… outside of that you could fry chicken on my face at any given time.

I’ve been on a long quest to find something that works and works well for the majority of the day without overly stripping my face of moisture to the point of my skin feeling so tight it hurts to smile.

Now that you know what this face wash is up against let’s roll!

This product has simple clear instructions that state to shake bottle gently then apply a small amount to a damp face and massage in gentle circular motions until it lathers. Simple enough and all went off without a hitch but I feel I must make mention of the fact that when close to the eyes this product does make itself known. It did not cause my eyes to burn but there was a definite tingle that let me know that I in no way, shape or form wanted to get this in my eyes.

After massaging this into my face for a good minute or so I rinsed with warm water and blotted my face dry with a towel. Once my face was completely dry it was oil free and smooth to the touch without feeling super taught.

1 hour after washing my face with this product my skin still appears oil and shine free and looks freshly washed.

4.5 hours later still looking nice and matte and shine free outside of a little oil showing up on my nose.

6.5 hours later a little more shine on my nose (my most troublesome oily spot) but nothing too noticeable.

24 hours later (with no touch ups or blotting) my face still looks mostly matte and fresh!

All in all I’m extremely satisfied with this facial wash and I’m looking forward to using it on a daily basis. For the price tag of $19.95 I think I’d be happy paying that for as long as it looks like this will last me (2 months or more) and for the results it has given me.

Overall this product gets 5 out of 5 Stars from me with no cons to speak of.

Packaging: 5 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Value: 4.5 out of 5