Review: Furbliss Silicone Pet Brush

Recently I was given a chance to try the unique looking Furbliss Silicone Pet Brush in exchange for my feedback and review. Part of what makes me a good product tester is that I know that every product is not right for every person, so I try and give as much information on the pros and cons as I can, so you can decide if this is right for you. My cats personally loved it, but read on to see if it might be right for you.
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Here’s what your Furbliss will look like when it arrives
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There’s plenty of information on the back.

I have three cats, each with varying types of hair so I was really happy that this worked with them all. Let me introduce you to the pets who are going to test the Furbliss brush before going further!

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From left side (top and bottom) to right: Archibald, Bonnie-Belle and Cornelius

Archibald (Archie): Coat type is long and wispy with no undercoat.

He’s a Birman and was abandoned by the pet store to a rescue due to a minor leg issue. Due to not being trained as a kitten and not getting enough love in a home environment, he is the Cattest of Cats. High energy, prey-drive and doesn’t like to be picked up, but will lie between your legs and go to sleep. Permanently a surly teen who has jealousy issues.

Bonnie-Belle (Bonnie): Coat type is short and slightly more wiry, with a dense, soft undercoat.

Named after a twist on the Candy Kingdom Monarch herself Bonnie is shy, sweet and loves us very, very much. She was found on the streets, too young to be away from momma and as a result, loves to lick anything she can find and hides from strangers. Since I’m Scottish and she’s from Quebecois, we decided to name her Bonnie-Belle because it’s the Scottish-French way of saying Bonnibel and it literally means pretty-beauty. She will lose her mind if you throw a cat toy spring for her.

Cornelius: Coat type is soft with an extremely thick, dense and fluffy undercoat that is prone to tangles.

He’s our senior gentlemen, coming with me all the way from Scotland and never leaving my side since. He’s the lover of the family, slightly nervous about new things at first, but curiosity quickly overcomes that and he adapts quickly. Nosy, wants to know everything. Struggles with his weight since life-saving surgery and stomach problems. Loves everyone and will let you cradle him like a baby. Loves tummy rubs.

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He’s also the only one who’ll put up with this indignity. Cat Model of the year!
Onto the brush itself! All of my cats really enjoyed being brushed by it and the fact that it is very small and fits in your hand makes it easier to stealth brush, for cats that tend to attack long-handled brushes. It’s also made of a soft silicone, so I didn’t have to worry about them breaking their teeth when they tried to bite it. (Archie will bite every single brush no matter what, the other two don’t care, he just gets playful.)

 

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It fits well in the palm of your hand and is flexible.

The only downside I saw to this brush is that it can build up static very quickly, so if your pet is prone to static, or you have weather that builds static easily, be aware of this.

One of the things I really loved about the Furbliss is that it has a second use. You can use it to take cat hair off of furniture and it does amazingly well at this. You can use a rubber glove to do the same thing, but less effectively and I prefer not to keep a pair specifically for this and honestly, it feels kind of gross. So I’m thrilled I have a brush that does this better. Flip it to the back side and give it a try.

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That’s like 90% Archie and Cornelius hair right there.
I can definitely recommend the Furbliss Silicone Pet Brush! I felt like it worked best on Bonnie’s short, wiry coat with undercoat and was least effective against the wispy/no undercoat fur of Archie. He still loved being brushed by it though. I would recommend this for those with dogs, or cats with an undercoat.

 

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He’s quiet and relaxed, enjoying the Furbliss.

If you’re interested in getting your own, you can buy it here  –http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=38232&rel=1

(Not an affiliate link or anything like that, though I did receive the brush for free to test.)

Ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag Review – Dreamers

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Ipsy is a monthly cosmetics subscription bag costing $14.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted make-up and beauty goodies based on your preferences and colouring to its subscribers. Each person receives a slightly different group of products from a large selected pool related to that month’s theme.

Each month Ipsy comes with a different theme, Ipsy’s April 2016 Glam bag theme is ‘Dreamers’!

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Loot Crate Reveal – April 2016 – Quest

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box costing $19.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted geekery and fandom goodies to its subscribers. It comes with an optional add-on of Lvl Up; giving further accessories for a separate payment.

Each month Loot Crate comes with a different theme. This month’s theme is Quest. All the fictional quests and stories we’ve heard are truly epic, the question is; will this crate be?

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No video unboxing this month as I was hella sick, apologies! Continue on to see the reveal!

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Let’s talk about: Hozier

So I’m a little bit behind in my musical taste. I used to get most of my music from internet friends being like: “Hey Lorna, check out dese cool as ice tunes, yo.” Or something like that. Since, for the first time in my adult life I have more face-to-face friends than internet friends…that doesn’t really happen anymore. So when I do discover new music I like, I get pretty excited.

Trigger Warnings: Discussion of upsetting topics in a not too heavy way, themes of music, including sex, darker relationships, religion and the church.

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Lise Watier HydraForce Review with Glamsense

Thanks to the awesome Glamsense program I got the chance to try out a pretty intense skincare product. Lise Watier Hydraforce Skin Creme!

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I think possibly the winter might have been a better time to test this out, but since the warmth has barely hit here in Canada, onwards and upwards I say!

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Fly away. Like so many hopes and dreams.

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Ipsy March 2016 Glam Bag Review – Hello Spring

 

Ipsy is a monthly cosmetics subscription bag costing $14.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted make-up and beauty goodies based on your preferences and colouring to its subscribers. Each person receives a slightly different group of products from a large selected pool related to that month’s theme.

Each month Ipsy comes with a different theme, Ipsy’s March 2016 Glam bag theme is Hello Spring!

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Lorna Loves: ‘I*Light Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment’ by Sweetsations Therapy.

As a product tester I occasionally receive products at a discount in exchange for an impartial, unbiased review. Mostly, these don’t require me to post to my blog and that’s how I like it. Occasionally I will take on one that requires a post here, but it always leaves me a little nervous.

What if I don’t like it? Well, nervous or no, I consider it a point of pride to be totally honest when testing and reviewing a product. So the good news is, with me, you know what you’re getting.

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But what exactly was I getting when I tested ‘I*Light Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment’ by Sweetsations Therapy?

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Hand Knitted Goodies Giveaway with Webbies Woolies!

Some of you might know that I’m originally from Scotland, but you probably don’t know that I left behind some incredibly talented family members.

That leads me to our second giveaway competition! Webbie’s Woolies is run by my sister and my mother who have generously agreed to donate and organise two amazing prizes for you, my wonderful readers!

I simply cannot add enough exclamation marks!!!

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Loot Crate Reveal – March 2016 – Versus

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box costing $19.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted geekery and fandom goodies to its subscribers. It comes with an optional add-on of Lvl Up; giving further accessories for a separate payment.

Each month Loot Crate comes with a different theme. With the Batman VS Superman movie hitting theatres and leaving all the reviewers wondering if they can’t just get on team Wonder Woman instead March’s theme is Versus:

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You can watch the video unboxing here or at the bottom of the post. Continue on to see the reveal!

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Ipsy February 2016 Glam Bag Review – Pretty in Ipsy Pink.

 

Ipsy is a monthly cosmetics subscription bag costing $14.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted make-up and beauty goodies based on your preferences and colouring to its subscribers. Each person receives a slightly different group of products from a large selected pool related to that month’s theme.

Each month Ipsy comes with a different theme, Ipsy’s February 2016 Glam bag theme is Pretty in #IpsyPink.

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Bioré Baking Soda Line Review

New Bioré Baking Soda Review

(Products provided for free by Influenster)

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These two new facial products from popular brand Bioré are part of their ‘Don’t be Dirty’ skincare  line. While I have you here, let me just point out how much I hate that slogan. Don’t sell me a product by telling me I’m dirty without it. It’s my dirt and I might like it, thank you very much.

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Searching for dirty gif was a terrible idea…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loot Crate Reveal – February 2016 – Dead

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box costing $19.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted geekery and fandom goodies to its subscribers. It comes with an optional add-on of Lvl Up; giving further accessories for a separate payment.

Each month Loot Crate comes with a different theme. With the Deadpool movie hitting theatre’s and leaving people reeling like a particularly powerful fart February’s theme is Dead:

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You can watch the video unboxing here or at the bottom of the post. Continue on to see the reveal!

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5 Visually Stunning Movies About Love you must see

 

Love has been an inspiration to artists for decades, driving them to madness, ruin and sometimes against all odds; success. When it comes to filmakers, they aren’t an exception to this rule. Some of the most touching, highly lauded movies of our lifetime tell stories of love. Love is everywhere in cinema from the passionate romance of lovers, unable to be together to the guilty, sexually charged tale of an illicit affair between two people married to someone else. Even the deepest parts of a marriage, held together by little more than a thread of hope, have been shown on our screens to great effect.

Yet love is so much more than just romance or passion. There’s the love between a family, a father desperate to hold onto his children, two sisters standing shoulder to shoulder, protecting their own. Love is so unique and varied that it’s impossible not to be fascinated by it in each of it’s myriad forms. So in honor of St Valentine’s Day having just passed by let’s celebrate some visually stunning movies that probably wouldn’t exist without the theme that runs through them:

 

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Credit for original image to: Priscila Tonon Ramos.

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Loquacious Lorna’s 10K Giveaway – Win Julep Nailpolish!

In honour of reaching 10,000 Page Views on my humble little blog, I am initiating Loquacious Lorna’s very first giveaway!!!

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Yes, you heard me right. A CONTEST, A GIVEAWAY, A YE OLD RAFFLEY DOODLEY.

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Plus Size Montreal!

Fab fatties of Montreal, ASSEMBLE.

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And lo there was much dancing and rejoicing.

Following a closet cleanout I have many things to sell, so before offering on the altar of sacrifical Ebayness I thought I’d give you local gals a pop at the swag. All are in perfect condition, only worn once or not at all. Many are imports from the UK. These were bought during a period of my life where I was pretty depressed so I bought clothes but didn’t wear them, lounging in sweats and my own sadness for most days. Happy to deliver to those who don’t have a car or answer any questions. If you’re interested in an item hit me up via social media (to the left), comment here or send me an email through my contact form.

Most items are women’s clothing, some are accessories and we have a few unisex items too. All have been washed if/when they were worn and come from a smoke-free house.

Click on the images for gigantic pictures where you can see every detail and most importantly:

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5 Unique Gifts for Valentine’s Day that won’t make you Vomit

Listen, I’m not one of those bitter, angry, single feminists (one out of four…). I feel very warmly about love. I’m definitely not anti-Valentine’s day. While I do think you should show love to your partner every day and I do have problems with the way it’s marketed, people in long term relationships get busy and it’s nice to have a day to remind you to make your partner(s) feel special.

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However, I do have a huge problem with trying to find the perfect gift for my non-stereotype of a husband. Everything feels just a little bit…

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Dorito…covered…

No, I mean cheesy. I’m a die-hard romantic. I literally made more than four mix tapes for my husband every year of our relationship. I moved an entire country for a dude I met on the internet. I’m like the poster girl for ‘falls hard for love’.

But I also have a fun sense of humour and I really like stuff that isn’t so…boring and stereotypical.

So if you’re like me, click below to have a look at Five Unique gifts for Valentine’s Day that aren’t too cheesy pie.

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Loot Crate Reveal – January 2016 – Invasion

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box costing $19.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted geekery and fandom goodies to its subscribers. It comes with an optional add-on of Lvl Up; giving further accessories for a separate payment.

Each month Loot Crate comes with a different theme. With a new year, comes new loot and with great loot comes great responsibility! January’s theme is Invasion.

You can watch the video unboxing here or at the bottom of the post.

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And with mediocre loot comes a deep, deep sense of shame…

Click below to reveal what was in the crate!

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How to get free stuff on the internet Part 2: Cashback Apps

Use the Internet to Save Money on Your Groceries!

 

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Subtitle: How to feel better about paying tax on top of the listed price! (An ode to separate taxes)

Do you ever get to the checkout line after a productive grocery shop and watch all the items going by that you don’t remember adding to your cart? Do you wish there was some way to get something back every time you enter the den of evil to provide for your starving family? Maybe a way to stop your husband complaining about the high cost gourmet sausage you feed your dog while he resorts to eating scraps of leftover cosmetics.

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Well, I like the dog more than you, Bill; that’s why!                              (Credit to: Trevor Wintle)

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Loot Crate Reveal – December 2015 – Galaxy

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box costing $19.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted geekery and fandom goodies to its subscribers. It comes with an optional add-on of Lvl Up; giving further accessories for a separate payment.

Each month Loot Crate comes with a different theme. December’s theme is Galaxy!

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Click below to reveal what was in the crate!

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How to get free stuff on the internet Part 1

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Subtitle: Frugal and moneymaking advice for cheap losers like me

Hey don’t take offence, I’m a cheap loser too! Ask any Scottish person and they’ll tell you, we have a well deserved reputation for being frugal (thrifty, skinflints, cheapskites). Whatever you want to call it, I see it as a badge of pride. Recently, during a time off work for health reasons, I learned a lot more about the frugal lifestyle than even I had previously known. Several friends were curious about how I maintained my luxurious lifestyle.

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Pictured: My Luxurious Lifestyle (Photo by Jamiecat)

One of those way is product testing, so I decided to share that knowledge with you.

Keep in mind, that what works for me isn’t going to be the same for everybody. For a start, I’m in Canada, Quebec specifically, so I have a lot less options than most Canadians (outside Quebec) or Americans as many companies don’t take time to implement French or adhere to special laws for my province or country. So once you get into it, you might find some amazing sites or recommendations that I don’t list here! Feel free to drop ’em in the comments. Some people work and have less time, that’s ok, try things out and find what you have the time and the brain for, you might surprise yourself with how much money you save.

At the bottom of the article I’m also gonna be throwing down some handy tips to remember when getting your save on through the interwebs.

This week we’re going to be talking about Product Testing Opportunities! So, without further ado, here it is (in order of preference):

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