Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vapur Water Bottle Review

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I was give an item to review. Any and all opinions are my own.

Hello again guys and dolls! Another Cruisin Tuesday here in the Lair. Today we are talking about staying hydrated while on the boat (ok I know it's a ship). Cruises are a great fun time but the drink stations can be few and far between. The other thing to worry about is that a bottle of water can cost so much on a cruise ship. What to do? Carry a refillable bottle with you as you go.

But bottles can take up so much space in a beach bag and sometimes they are bulky and heavy. This is where Vapur comes in. They make refillable bottles that fold up very small when empty. Vapur are perfect for filling up and taking them on the go. Or leaving them empty and in a purse until you can fill them up. Example? The plane! Leave it rolled up and empty in your purse for security. Then when you are on the other side fill it up for free H2O on the plane.

My only downside with this is this particular pouch doesn't hold a lot of liquid. About .5 liters which isn't much. I think this size is perfect for short trips or if the water source is close by. For longer trips I would say get a bigger bottle. I still really love this though and it will be great to save money on water for the cruise.

What do you think? How do you save money on a cruise?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Queasy Pops for Seasickness

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I was given a sample to review. Any and all opinions are my own.

Hey guys and dolls! So Dr. Fronkensteen has never been on a cruise or out in the water for a sustained period of time. As such the first part of my cruise research was trying to find any seasickness remedies just in case he was a sufferer. While I looked I stumbled upon Queasy Pops.

These are lolly pops that are flavored to help easy the uneasy stomach. They come in 7 flavors including lemon, ginger and mint. I tried them one day when I had a yucky tummy. What I learned is that some flavors work better than others.

The mint seemed to work best on my stomach and soothed almost instantly. However the lemon tasted just like any ordinary lemon lollipop and it didn't do much to make me feel better. It was also very sweet. I think that these work best as a placebo effect to make you think you feel better. Certain flavors like ginger and mint really do soothe your stomach and add to making you feel better. However just knowing that these are helping make you feel like you can get through a stomach ache.

What do you think? What flavors help your stomach feel better? Any cures for seasickness?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Figure #GotG

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I was given an item to review. Any and all opinions are my own. 

Hey guys and dolls! Leave it to me to be a little tardy to the party. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy! Such a fun movie and so entertaining. So when Hasbro showed me the cool toys they were coming out with I was stoked. They sent me the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Battle FX Star-Lord Figure. I was excited to try him out.

My opinion? Star-Lord's like half awesome. That doesn't sound encouraging but I assure you it is. He lights up and says fun catch phrases. He makes laser shooting sounds and BONUS he sounds like music is playing. That sounds like a whole lot of awesome.

The downside? Star-Lord doesn't move. Just his arms move up and down. You can't pose him or get him to do epic battles with other figures. He just stands there. His mask also never comes off. Neither does his jacket. So you only get Star-Lord in complete battle mode. You can take off his guns and cassette player.

I would say this version of Star-Lord is perfect for the collector or the kid who just likes the noise but isn't into recreating fight scenes. Otherwise he would be so much better with movement.