Product Review - Envirosax

~ Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM ~

I received a pitch a month ago about the opportunity to review and host a giveaway for this awesome environmental friendly (and gorgeous looking!) bags and I immediately replied with a big YES! I mean, review and also host a giveaway of this to one of my lucky follower, why not? Right? Anyway, here goes my review for the "Envirosax - Cherry Lane Bag 3":

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About the sponsor:
"ConservingNow has been built from the ground up with environmentalism and sustainability as our core priorities. We pride ourselves on the incredibly high standards we set and will not compromise. More importantly, Conservingnow is our ethical responsibility.

ConservingNow wasn’t designed as a traditional business with only profits in mind. We are very committed to do our part to make this earth a better place for future generations and believe our products  will help educate and change people’s attitudes toward the use of plastic bags. Many of our products are sold below or at cost. We consciously made a choice to set up our business to give back and believe what is good for the environment will be good for business as well.

We also understand that consuming products can cause environmental degradation, and we are a retailer selling products that have been manufactured, packaged, and transported – all of which leave a footprint. Our commitment to the planet and to our customers means that Conservingnow will constantly challenge itself to do as little harm as possible, make wise and sustainable decisions for the long term, and always act responsibly as possible. "

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I requested for the "Cherry Lane Bag 3" and when I got it, I went 'Wow! It's so small!' Definitely convenient to put in my diaper bag and use when I needed to!

The bag has an easy to follow instructions on how to fold it back once you unfold it but for someone like me, who ehem... really has no time to read and follow the steps (until I got stuck that is whoopsss!), I basically just fold and fold until it became small enough for me to snap back the buttons together. And that's when I realised, hey, this is easy to fold back as well!

Although it stated that it can carry 20kg load, I did not try it out (hey, then again, the last time I weighed Ben about few months ago he was around 13kg? Maybe.......)

I love the long and wide handles of the bag, perfect for me to sling it on my shoulder and I love the beautiful floral designs as well! One thing I'm not comfortable with is the snap buttons which are located at the bottom of the bag, it just felt weird to me, can't explain why... I think it would be better if the snap buttons with the small straps are located at one of the side of the bag.

Other than that, I also noticed the bag came with a water resistance feature, so I told myself I have got to try the bag out when we have the chance to go swimming hehehe... and no sooner that I thought of that, we have the chance to go swimming at my sister in law's club. Yay!

Yep, the top 2 pictures was my hubby carrying the Envirosax, walking with Ben on our way to the swimming pool. I actually stuffed my 2 kids swimming suits (hubby and I had ours on already) and 3 towels with some bathing products in the Envirosax bag. And yes, after we swam and showered and I stuffed all 4 of our swimming suits and wet towels back into the same bag, it is still dry on the outside, so water resistant feature tested OK!

The bottom 2 pictures are taken on a different occasion, you can see 2 iPads inside and some of my kids clothing inside the Envirosax bag which I slung over our stroller. Nice!

In summary, a very good bag to have around, can be depended on in wet and dry situations, and while you look chic and gorgeous with the bag, you also help with the environment as well as you can reuse over and over and over again!

Awesome!

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You can browse more of the products and its gorgeous designs at http://www.conservingnow.com/shop

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by ConservingNow in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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Blog Tips: Getting Products to Review

~ Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3:09 PM ~

I have received a number of emails and comments from my followers asking how I get to review products and apps so I decided to list down my tips and post it (maybe weekly?) to share my experience and tips. Feel free to drop me an email or comment if you want to find out more or anything else.

Last week, I shared my fourth tips in getting products to review, which is CONTACT ME! Here goes my fifth tip:

POST YOUR REVIEWS!


Of course after you reviewed the product, you need to post your review, but what I also meant is,

POST YOUR REVIEWS TO AS MANY COMMERCIAL WEBSITES AS POSSIBLE!

Now what you need to know & do:

  • Once you have completed your review, post it up on your blog.
  • Then, make sure you also put up the review into as many commercial websites as you possibly can.
  • Commercial website such as Amazon can be used for reviews on books, apps and products (look up the product you are reviewing, if they can be found on Amazon, post your review there too!) But do note that you can only post reviews on Amazon if you have bought something from them before. I think it is to do with your credibility in posting your reviews, kinda like, you bought something from Amazon, so if you publish your review on a product, it is more credible.

There you go, my 5th blog tips on getting products to review.

Try it yourself and let me know the outcome!

Stay tuned for my next blog tips next week!

** P.S: Please note that it is always better if your blog has good following and good PR rank as these factors help a lot when you request for a product to review.

iPad App Review - Boats

~ Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM ~

When I saw the press release of this app from Oceanhouse Media, I immediately requested for a promo code to review it as I have reviewed the 'Planes' version with Ben about a month ago and we loved it! Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Boats
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Apr 11, 2012
* Version: 1.08
* Size: 10.2 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Description from the product page:

"Children can interact with many different types of boats in this exciting new transportation omBook! From rowboats to ferryboats, fishing boats and workers, many objects can be moved around with the touch of a finger. Realistic sound effects and brightly colored illustrations will delight young readers and keep them coming back for more!""

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What's good?

* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I like that we can move the objects on each page! It gives you a sense of control and being imaginative to move the objects around!

* Ben is a big fan of all things related to fireman and fire engine so to see a firefighter boat is a new discovery to him! Needless to say, this is one of his favorite page in this app.

* The illustrations are beautiful and the narration is great!

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You can purchase the " Boats " app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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