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Do you like to cook, meal prep, and portion control your meals and snacks?  There are many tools on the market to aid in this process. I have tried many of them from cups to plates. Now, I have come across another gadget that has been working well for me. Let me just say, my excited was through the roof when I was asked to review and given a complementary Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale to review for you. All opinions are 100% my own and I strive to only bring you high quality products to review and endorse.


The Ozeri Touch II Professional Kitchen Digital Scale has been awesome in my kitchen. There so many bells and whistles on this scale. It is light-weight, runs by battery and has a large LCD display light to make it easy to read from a distance. I especially like the sleek design. The feature that allows you to subtract the weight of the container to get the weight of just the ingredients is my absolute favorite. I like to pre-measure out powders and ingredients for smoothies in the morning. This scale has made life much easier in the mornings. It has taken all the headache out of ingredient amounts. 

The scale measures from .1 ounce up to 18 pounds. This is awesome, as I can measure pretty much anything. I haven’t portioned out meat yet, but the microban antimicrobial protection adds a layer of safety to help keep contamination and germs in check regardless of the substance measured. The scale comes in a few color options you can choose from, which are teal, white or red. (I picked teal as you can see from the photos.) You can find these priced at  $19.95 on Amazon to $29.95 on some other sites. The price point is not bad considering the nice quality of this product. It’s super sturdy and not cheap feeling like some other scales I have owned in the past. My only con for this unit, is you have to keep buying batteries!

With the holidays approaching, a good digital scale would be helpful. The Ozeri Touch II is a great choice! This scale would also make a perfect Christmas gift for someone on your gift list too! 

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Do you remember when Groupon first hit the scene?  Man, they sure made a huge wave and change in how we as consumers shopped. They really hooked us with their deal-of-the-day discounted gift certificates. Now, with Groupon Coupons, the company is taking a more traditional route to save you money.

Groupon Coupons is a free site to use and it has thousands of coupons from retailers that are available to you at no upfront cost. On the site, it mentions it has over 55,000 coupons from over 8,000 retailers, but many of the coupons describe current sales already going on. But wait, who doesn’t like a good sale? I know I do! So, Groupon Coupons can be an awesome gateway to find super sales at your favorite retail stores. However, if you’re a person that likes to hunt for actual coupons, you may not find this site all that appealing, because the majority of the coupons that I’ve found were promo codes that could be used for online shopping. I didn’t find very many printable coupons that could be used in the actual stores per say.

The good folks over at Groupon are working around-the-clock to add more coupons every day to the site. This is great because if you’re like me, you like to find deals for your favorite shops like Walgreens, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Maybe you want to do some summer shopping at Nordstroms, JCPenney, Victoria’s Secret, or Bloomingdales to get ready for your much-needed summer vacay. Perhaps like to cook and you may want to try a new food subscription service like HelloFresh. Groupon Coupons has you covered! You can go right to pages that are dedicated specifically to those stores to see all of their current coupons and sales. Please note, if you want to look for a coupon for something specific, you’ll have to do some digging, as you can’t search for specific items on the site. But, you can search for predefined categories such as electronics, home goods, women’s clothing, etc.

Overall, I feel Groupon Coupons is worth giving it a scan before you shop or if you’re already at the store, you can pull up Groupon Coupons through the Groupon app on your phone (available on iPhone and Android). It’s a great way to find current sales at your favorite retailers. Also, I’ve seen a few retailers offer deals that are only available through Groupon Coupon.

With thousands of coupons and sales for thousands of retailers, the site can help you find some good deals. Who knows, Groupon Coupons could just become your new shopping bestie by being a good resource for saving you big bucks.

grouponenvelope Have you tried Groupon Coupons yet? If yes, how was your experience? 

This post has been brought to you by Groupon. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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People are taking more and more photos these days with their smartphones. With the boom of social media and the selfie, people are always looking for ways to take a great photo. Social media has become the number one way for people to engage and interact these days, thus sharing their great everyday or artistic photo talent with the world. I love to see all of the vibrant photos that friends and family share via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I love it so much that it has drawn me in to sharing photos as well.

Many people share to see how many likes, retweets, and shares they will get on particular photos. Each photo posted has the potential to become a conversation on the internet and the simple press of a button opens a door way to involve yourself in that conversation. Since social media is so reliant on what we see, we need to make sure the pictures we share express the amount of fun we are having in life and translate amazingly. Also, we no longer have to wait to get photos printed at the local drug store. Photos are now uploaded as they happen in real time.  If you own a smartphone (which I’m sure everyone does by now) you can capture exciting pictures with your phone in an instant. 

Are you looking for a way to take brilliant share worthy photos at your fingertips. Did you say “Yes”? Well let me introduce you to LimeLens. I was absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to review the brand new LimeLens kit. It is a smartphone photo takers dream. The set includes both the thinker (dual macro / wide lens) and the captain (a supreme fisheye lens). You will also find all three versions of their Limeclip, a welcome envelope, instructional booklet, stickers and lens accessories such as protective lens caps and microfiber lens cleaners.


 I use my phone and iPad to take photos a lot, if I don’t use my DSLR camera. So I’m always trying to up my social media photo game to wow my tribe (you) with photos I think are awesome. When using the LimeLens set, I was able to kick up my basic photos into eye catching imagery. The fisheye is perfect for catching larger images. I adore this set so much, it’s always with me now. The convenient carrying case is great. It easily fits into your purse or bag. It’s very affordable too!

Overall, I highly recommend this product. This set is great for beginners and pros because it’s simple to use. All I had to do was attach LimeLens to my phone and boom, beautiful photos for sharing. Want to get your hands on the LimeLens set? Purchase yours here.

 

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Sometimes in my busy lifestyle, I just don’t have the time to cook or run out to get takeout meals. I need appliances that will enable me to cook healthy great taste bud pleasing meals in a snap. I am sure you have seen all of the infomercials about the Perfect Cooker. I am sure you said to yourself, “That looks like a great product!” I know you liked the ease and portability of it. You may have even love the choice of colors. Whatever you liked about the Perfect Cooker, I am here to give you the skinny on it.

I was sent the Perfect Cooker to test and see if it really lived up to it’s name. If it truly served up the portable perfection that made this product so appealing to you the busy on the go consumer. The color I received was white. It also comes in the colors red and black. I tried out a few dishes in the cooker to get a feel for it’s cooking power. I must say I had one interesting find!

  

What You Get

When you purchase the Perfect Cooker, you will receive the following:

  • The Perfect Cooker with non-stick inner pot
  • Manual & Cookbook 
  • Measuring cup 
  • Spatula/scoop
  • Removable Power Supply cord

The Perfect Cooker was very simple to use. It offers one pot cooking with one button operation. There is no need to worry about programming. I was sent the 3 cup unit for this review. The cooker comes in a 5 cup size which is great for families. You can cook a number of foods with the unit. Some of the dishes that I prepared were pasta with meat sauce, steamed vegetables, chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, and instant brown rice. All of the foods cooked in the Perfect Cooker were very flavorful and delicious! Guess what, they came out fully cooked in minutes. Amazing right! 

I have to admit, I did not think that this Perfect Cooker would be anything other that a perfect mess. I was not expecting scrumptious inviting meals from this small unit at all. It is handy for cooking your meal for lunch at work. You are sure to love the ease of cooking awesome meals at your desk. I know I did, so convenient! I must warn you now, be prepared for people stopping by and inquiring about your Perfect Cooker, while taking in the intoxicating smell of what you’re cooking in it. 

The only concern I have with this unit is that liquid comes out of the steam vent in the top. This can be a very dangerous mess, as the steam and liquid is very hot. I combated this by having a towel near by. I did burn myself a little handling this problem with the unit, so please be careful. 

  
Other than that issue, I feel this product works wonderfully well. 

 
  
This brown rice came out perfectly cooked to perfection, fluffy and separated. Delicious! 

The Verdict 

I feel that the Perfect Cooker is a very useful product. It delivers nutrient rich foods in minutes. I love the portability of the cooker. It is absolutely wonderful for people looking for a way to stick with a healthy lifestyle away from home. The handle makes it a breeze to carry. Cleaning the unit is easy as just wiping the non-stick inner pot clean. I highly recommend the Perfect Cooker! Say good bye to overspending on takeout and hello to quick, healthy, inexpensive, tasty meals prepared by you!

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I am a person that likes to cook. Cooking to me is relaxing and I enjoy seeing people’s faces light up as they eat food I have prepared. It just warms my heart! But sometimes it can take hours when you are cooking from scratch. Most of the time who has hours to spend over a stove. Especially when you are trying to run a business or work outside the home and have a family to take care of. Don’t let me get started on the after school activities, woo! You really have to organize your time. So, cooking smarter not harder is the way to go. 

The Power Pressure Cooker is the perfect appliance for busy moms and dads. It allows you to prepare meals in minutes not hours. I was so excited to have the opportunity to test out the Power Pressure Cooker XL. It’s an amazing unit! It really delivers delicious wholesome foods that are sure to please your family. 

How It Works

The unit has uses flavor infusion technology, which traps super-heated steam inside the pot. The high-pressure environment inside the pot forces liquid and moisture into your food, locking in intense flavor and nutrients. The Power Pressure Cooker XL also features intelligent one-touch settings for meat, fish, vegetables, beans, rice, soups or stews. I love this feature as it allows me to set it and forget it! Then I can come back to a perfectly cooked meal every time. The unit even has a delay button that allows your food to be ready for you at anytime.

  
The Power Pressure Cooker XL cooks chili, beef, vegetables, and rice to perfection. You can rest assured that your food will be juicy, tender, colorful and full of flavor when you cook with this unit. Clean up is a breeze too! Just pull out the inner pot and wash it by hand or drop it in the dishwasher. Super easy right! I highly recommend that you give the Power Pressure Cooker XL a try. I’m sure you will enjoy it just as I do. 

I have some great news! Readers of The Review Chic blog can enjoy a special discount on your purchase of the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Just use “SAVE25” at checkout to save $25.00. Head on over to powerpressurecooker.com to get your hands on yours!

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Would you like to have your bed tell you how well you sleep? I have been searching for a device that could turn my bed into a sleep tracker for years, because I wanted to know just how well I sleep at night. I just did not feel that I was achieving my best sleep. When I got the chance to test drive the Beddit Smart Sleep Tracker, I was excited! The Beddit is a tool that is designed to convert you ordinary bed into a smart bed utilizing a thin tape that you put directly on your mattress, under your mattress cover (if you have one) and bed sheet to track your sleep as you lay on it.

 
How the Beddit Works

The Beddit works using an app that is available for Apple and Android devices for free. It is very easy to setup the Beddit. Once installed, you open the app and it will find your Beddit via bluetooth. Before going to sleep, just click the button at the bottom, “start sleeping” and you’re all set. When you awake the next morning, you can then get your Beddit score. The first night of using my Beddit I got a 91. That was way better than I thought I would get. Some other great features that this unit offers is that it has a sensor to measure your heart rate, respiration, and movement. It even uses the microphone on your mobile device to detect if you are snoring. The device tracks upper and lower respiration, and measures the heart muscle by capturing readings before and after the heart beats. It can also detect if it is the you are the one who is sleeping on the sensor or if its someone beside the you.On extra brilliant feature to the Beddit is the smart alarm, that wakes you up based on whether or not you have had enough sleep. Awesome right! Beddit just recently launched its first Apple Watch app too. All you Apple Watch owners this is great for you.

I absolutely love the Beddit. It does an amazing job at tracking my sleep. I’m sure it will do the same for you. The Beddit retails for $149.95 and makes a great Christmas gift for the tech lover you know. If you try it or have tried the Beddit let me know your thoughts below.

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Have you ever found yourself out running errands or at an event needing to use your phone, but find you have no power? Yes, I know the feeling all to well. You end up missing that great Instagram pic or that important call all because you phone is dead to the world. I have a sleek and stylish product to tell you about that will ensure that you will never be a victim of No Juice on My Phone again!

This fab lifesaver comes from Chic Buds. Their Slim Power Phone Charger is a must have on the go. This lightweight phone charger is the perfect size to fit in your purse or clutch. It gives you up to 10 hours of power. You simply plug your phone’s USB cable into it and you’re good to go! You can charge the device using your USB port on your computer or with a USB wall adapter. The Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Charger comes in various designs. I was sent the Ashley and Cassidy styles which are very cute!

The Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Chargers retail for $24.99 and can be purchased here. Don’t be a victim of the No Juice on My Phone virus, go pick up your Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Charger, you’ll be happy you did!

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Cassidy Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Charger

xoxo The Review Chic

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