Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nail Cones Review

If you are anything like me, and find it hard to paint your nails and get "inside the lines".  Then you should really look into the Nail Cones.

Nail cones were developed by Cindy Christman as a way to get a salon quality polish on your nails without all the DIY mess.  

Image source nailcones.com (my camera isn't working)
These little stickers are actually really great.  As you can see in the photo above, when you peel off the sticker, it makes a "U" shape, you put it under the top of your nail, and then along side the side of the your nail.  So any excess polish goes onto the sticker and not on your skin.  

Here is a little video tuturial from the developer:

If you have a little one who loves to do your nails (like my daughter does), here is a little tip.  Put the nail cone on normally, but then put one upside down and around the cuticle of the nail.  My 3 year old thinks she is something since she can now do Mama's nails with out that big mess.  

Over all I love the nail cones.  Right now, they are $5.99 (with shipping), but they can only be purchased via pay pal.  I would love to see them on Amazon, or in stores one day.  

If you would like to connect with Nail Cones, you can visit their website http://nailcones.com, or you can visit them on the following soical networks:

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

C-Slide Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Over the years since webcams became standard on laptops, I have been hearing a lot of about computers being hacked and webcams being activated, or webcam spying.  One report was even that a school was remotely activating the webcams of their students to check up on them.  In my mind, that is no way ok.

I've wondered in the past what I could do to protect myself and my family from this kind of attack.  In theory a good firewall "should" protect exploiting through your capture devices (such as your webcam, your microphone, and keyboard), but what happens if that fails?  What was recommended to me by a network security professional, is to use defense in depth. Instead of relying solely on a firewall or turning off the firewall you should implement multiple practices to prevent your webcam from being exploited.

For webcams, the best defense is to cover your webcam. I've known people in the past who just put a piece of tape over the webcam on their laptop.  But I think that could be rather annoying and looks kind of tacky. And it makes it difficult to use the webcam on your computer, since you have to reapply the tape every time, and it leaves a sticky residue behind. Recently, I was made aware that some companies are making covers for webcams that can easily slide or lift open.  C-Slide is one such company.

I really like to C-Slide because you only have to apply it once.  On the back of the C-Slide, there is two very thin strips of double stick tape.  So if you decide to take it off for some reason, there won't be a HUGE sticky mess.

Another thing that I like about the C-Slide is that is made out of thin, yet durable, plastic. At 1.5mm thick, you know that it won't get in the way of your computer closing and latching closed.

Opening and closing the C-slide is easy too.  Since it is so thin, it doesn't take much just to move the little piece of plastic over.
Over all, I really like to C-slide, and I believe that it would be a great addition to your digital security practices.

If you would like to purchase a C-Slide for your computer, just click this link http://www.c-slide.com/product-page/, scroll down a bit, and shop away.

If you would like to try your hand at winning one, you may enter below.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.