Thursday, January 21, 2016

Are You Protected?

Recently, I have been hearing a lot of horror stories about people's identities being stolen or people stealing credit cards.  Just a few weeks ago I watched a video of a woman confront a Starbucks employee is recording her credit card information and making purchases at a nearby store. From the looks of the video the victim was not very sure that the employee had done it so she confronted her in way that would get her to confess. Apparently, the employee had taken the woman's credit card and then stated that she had to go get more tape for the machine in order to print a receipt. Because it took her an extended amount of time, it lead the woman to believe that she was the culprit behind her unauthorized charges.  Ultimately, the employee spilled the beans and admitted to stealing the ladies credit card information.

And then there's going about your daily life and someone having a credit card scanner. Now I'm not sure how this works, but it does. Thank God it has not happened to me and I have only heard about it. I am a avid account checker and I tend to keep all my receipts for an extended period of time.

That is scary to know that it is that easy for someone to steal your credit card information. Especially because it makes you wonder how someone can use credit card information in store without the actual card. Does the cashier not question this or are they in cahoots with the thief??  There aren't many ways to prevent having your information copied at restaurants, especially at those that you are serviced and they take your credit card with them.  I mean, you can pay with cash or be very adamant about checking your account information for any unauthorized purchases.  But as far as being a victim of scanned credit card schemes, you can utilize a credit card protector. I have been using a credit card protector sleeve by Sefcard and I feel more protected than ever.

Sefcard provides multilayer RFID blocking technology sleeve protectors for your credit cards. They not only offer your extra security, but the style that you desire. Why wouldn't you protect yourself in style? They are flat and fit your cards like gloves in order to fit in your fancy wallets. According to Sefcard their sleeves are

  • THOROUGHLY ENGINEERED ANTI-THEFT PROTECTION; our efficient credit card sleeves employ a new and efficient multilayer technology that blocks RFID signals, thus ensuring that pickpockets will never steal your credit card data.
  • PROTECTION WITH STYLE; each design is unique and very elegant, featuring beautiful details that make it stand out. Plus the unique design allows you to easily differentiate and recognize a particular credit card.
  • THIN BUT DURABLE - why buying a sleeve who won't fit into your wallet? SefCard is made from thin but durable material, hence ensuring that each sleeve will fit right in easily.
  • PEACE OF MIND - no matter if you are staying at town or travelling abroad, by choosing SefCard, you can finally prevent identity thefts and digital pickpocketing for good!

Found on amazon they are currently on sale for $11.90 and well worth the money.

** I received this item free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Zenik Lavender Eye Mask

Sometime late last year I began having major headaches.  If I hadn't eaten, I would assume that was the reason, but I slowly started to realize that these were not hungry headaches. I still am not sure what causes them, but I have noticed that it is closer to my cycle.  My head would throb for hours and there was even pain behind my eyes. No one should have to go through this.  It was the kind of pain that makes you want to bang your head up against something.  In an effort to relieve my pain, I would take pain medicine, but I prefer natural remedies so I researched different things that I could use instead of medicine.

I saw a lavender eye mask and saw that it could help with many issues including migraines, sinus pain, and stress.  Ironically, I didn't have a headache within the first two weeks that I received the mask, but when I did it was extreme.  I have tried the mask both hot and cold and I find that I like it better when cold.  To use it as a cold pack you have to place it in the freezer for 2+ hours and for hot you just mist water on it and microwave for 30 seconds.  Heat is supposed to last for up to 10 minutes.

While the lavender smell is very nice and gives you the spa feeling, it is too strong for me and I feel like it intensifies my headaches.  I have found that if I place it on my forehead instead of over my eyes that it does not bother me at all.  So if lavender is too much for you don't place it close to your nose.

The things I liked about this product:

  • Material - The material is satin and feels great against your skin.  
  • Versatility - Ability to use it hot or cold
  • Fragrance - I enjoy the smell of the item and it helps relax and alleviate stress, anxiety and depression
  • Benefits -  hot therapy helps relieve sinus pain, dry eyes and allergies.. cold therapy soothes migraines, headaches and puffy eyes 
The things I disliked about this product:
  • Fragrance - Can be too strong
  • No handles/ straps - As an eye mask, it should have a strap or something for people that can't sleep on their back.

Here's what Zenik had to say about their product .....

Best Eye Mask for Sleep, Manage Pain and Ultimate Beauty Secret. Feel the Difference in One Use with The Most Calming and Versatile Lavender Eye Mask On The Market

Ultra Silky and Soft, Highest Quality and Made in USA!

One of a Kind Lavender Eye Pillow Come With Amazing Benefits as Follows:

• Silky Satin is Gentle to Touch and Prevents Ice Shocks When Cold 
• Hot and Cold compress reduces pain, swelling and helps get rid of puffy eyes, and dark circles under eyes 
• Sleep Better in Complete Darkness with No Light Peaking Through 
• Natural Migraine Remedy and Headache Reliever without the Use of Headache Medicines 
• Excellent for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Manage Stress The Natural Way 
• Aromatherapy Eye Mask at Comfort of Your Own Home or Travel 
• Effective Meditation Eye Pillow or as a Yoga Eye Pillow 
• Great for Men, Women, and Children 
• All natural and organic ingredients such as organic flax seed and French lavender flowers 
• Designed and Manufactured in USA 

Zenik Eye Masks are Made in USA and Handcrafted Individually To Bring You the Best Quality Out There!

Avoid Ineffective Cheap Quality Eye Mask on Amazon and Buy the Best Without Regrets!

Get the Results and Get It Fast! Get Your Zenik Eye Mask Today and See The Difference in Your Sleep Habits in Just Few Uses.

Check it out for yourself here and see what others had to say about the product. Product is currently $24.95 with free shipping on orders over $35.  With Amazon Prime ($99/yr) 2 day shipping will always be free as long as the item is fulfilled by Amazon.

*** I received this item free in exchange for my honest opinion...