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Siobhan Westley

Canada

I love to write reviews for everything I use. I believe in consumer rights, love art, anything crafty and playing video games. I have three cats as well, though I love all animals!

For more pictures and reviews (and giveaways!) check out my blog at www.itswestreviews.com

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Ecoideas Cacao Butter Drops; not just for fans of Keto, great in smoothies and baked goods.

Cacao has seen an explosion in popularity lately, especially with people who prefer darker chocolate. Cacao butter on the other hand, isn’t quite as bitter. As the name suggests, it’s buttery, followed by a more traditional Cacao aftertaste. Cacao, the original ingredient in making chocolate, can be quite bitter if...

Ellie Bianca Natural Radiance Face Serum; Ellie Bianca Knows Skincare and it shows!

One thing I really love about this brand is that the founder of Ellie Bianca, Evelyne, really believes in her product. She worked super hard to learn about natural skincare and create this certified Organic line. She believes in lifting up women of all ages and colours. She isn’t selling...

Ecoideas Raw Organic Nuts and Seeds Butter; A great alternative to nut butters that adds more nutrients and is yummy to boot!

I’m nuts about nuts. As cheesy as that line is, it’s accurate to say that I’m a big nut fan. At a young age I once told my mother that if I was allergic to nuts I’d want to die. Dramatic? Perhaps, but if one cannot be dramatic then why...

ReaLemon Flavour Infusion; Delicious addition to vegetables and healthier meals

This lemon juice with added garlic flavour is exactly what it sounds like: your traditional ReaLemon lemon juice with a splash of garlic oil for a stronger flavour. I was surprised at just how strong the garlic flavour was, so I would definitely use this in small doses. I tried...

Cuisinart 11-pc Stainless Steel Nesting Cookware Set; Great set for keeping the kitchen neat and any kind of cooking

Cuisinart is lauded for their quality in pots and pans and when you get a set like this, you realise why. Comparing them to cheapie pots is like chalk and cheese. Some people may prefer non-stick, but there's been a lot of push back against non-stick recently, since they can...

PAWZ Road Multi-Level Floor to Ceiling Cat Tree; Great design on this super-sized cat tree, good value and something to suit all cats

 I've used a number of Pawz Road Cat Trees and while I find the durability and life length is about average compared to other cat trees (and better in some cases), the value, price-point and great designs are really what I enjoy about them. This is the cat tree for...

ALINK Airtight Food Storage Containers; NOT diswasher safe, mechanism becomes unsafe if washed despite dishwasher safe label.

I was really excited about these Alink airtight storage containers. When I received them they seemed perfect. I really liked how the airtight lid was easy to work, just turning the handle like a big switch and they pushed in easily. After checking that they were dishwasher safe (both on...

Farmaroot Ginseng Empower; Naturally Boosted with Canadian Ginseng!

With a sleep disorder (and more!) Caffeine is an unfortunate essential in my household. Like Farmaroot, my partner and I are always concerned about the effect it’s having on our bodies. Whether it’s a late night at work, or the temptation of a new video game, energy drinks and soda...

FarmaRoot Ginseng Enlight; a Citrusy alternative to energy drinks that's natural and beneficial!

I'm not a big energy drink person, though I could definitely list Caffeine as a vice. Living with a sleep disorder and chronic illness, I’m always on the lookout for ways to help me manage my lifestyle, regain some energy and basically live like a person! It’s also important that...

Pfister Mystique 1-Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser

Since the Pandemic is running on, I decided to have a crack at installing this myself and was actually shocked at how simple it was. Thanks to Pfister's detailed instructions and videos I was able to get it done. The nature of plumbing is things will come up that you...

ReaLemon Flavour Infusions - Garlic

This lemon juice with added garlic flavour is exactly what it sounds like: your traditional ReaLemon lemon juice with a splash of garlic oil for a stronger flavour. I was surprised at just how strong the garlic flavour was, so I would definitely use this in small doses. I tried...
by Siobhan Westley

Shoosha Organic Lemon and Eucalyptus Summer Spray; A natural, Organic lemon scent for linens and skin, with bonus bug repelling properties!

The thing I really like about Organic products, is their commitment to sustainability. Helping reduce our environmental impact and support practices that do so is really important to me and my family. Shoosha is a USDA certified 100% Organic skin care line that’s safe for the whole family. The Organic...

Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins; Natural Vitamins designed for the man in your life!

There’s no denying that many men (and yes, even women!) don’t like to take traditional vitamins. While my partner has never had that issue, he currently doesn’t take vitamins and I can’t help but feel he was a bit jealous of my gummy regime and that he’d take them if...

Eat to Life Kinwa Bars; A fantastic healthy option that's made in Canada!

The Eat To Life Kinwa bars have been a big hit in my household. We love healthy options in our snack bars, but Granola doesn’t always deliver and gets a bit repetitive. Not only are Kinwa bars a great alternative, but because they’re free of lots of allergens and made...

Shoosha ‘Truly Organic’ Smoocha Lip Balm (Strawberry) - Works amazingly well on damaged lips

Sometimes it can be tricky to know, with all the marketing lingo out there, if you have a product that is genuinely organic or not. It’s one of the reasons I really enjoyed Shoosha ‘Truly Organic’ Smoocha Lip Balm. Since they are USDA certified Organic, I know I’m supporting a...

Ellie Bianca; Naked Face Oil - Unlike any oil you've tried before, truly amazing!

In the past, I’ve had less than stellar experiences with facial oils, which is why I really want to shout from the rooftops about Ellie Bianca’s Naked Face Oil. My biggest issue in the past with using an oil on my face is that I simply don’t like the sensation...

Arrtx Gouache Paint Set

I've never used Gouache before, so I'm writing this Arrtx Gouache Paint set review from the status of a beginner amateur artist who wanted to try something different. Gouache are often said to be a cross between acrylic and watercolour, but I found they had far more in common with...
by Siobhan Westley

Arrtx Sketch Marker Paper Pad

The first thing I noticed about the Arrtx Sketch Marker Pad is that it doesn't feather at all. While generally it doesn't bleed, the alcohol ink can soak through if you're layering it a ton, as I tend to do. Even then, though, I layered a lot on a whole...
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Arrtx ALP Skin Tone Markers

Arrtx ALP Skin Tone Markers are fantastic. This is a lovely little set that is aimed especially at being able to colour skin tones. If you're wondering what's so special about Alcohol markers vs Water-based, do some research, but really the main reason they are more appreciated is their ability...
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QRepublik BOB Medical ID Sleeve

My first reaction to QRepublik’s medical sleeve was ‘Wow, what a good idea.’ As someone with a range of medical issues, I wanted to be able to say: “Clever, buy it!”, but I’m left saying “It was executed poorly”, which is always disappointing. The biggest culprit here is that the...
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Mifold Hifold Adjustable Booster Seat

The Hifold Adjustable Booster seat by Mifold is a great example of something that seems complicated, but once you use it it’s very simple and clear. If this is your first booster seat, you’ll want to dedicate some time alone to figure out how to adjust it, outside of the...
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INSTACHEW Rover Travel Bottle

I loved a different Instachew product and was really excited about the Rover Travel bottle, but I was shocked at just how ineffective it was, especially given the higher price point. The quality was very good, but that's probably the only positive for me. When trying to get the water...
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Three Farmers Pea Pops

At some point in the last few years I have started to notice that roasted peas are becoming a much more popular snack option as an alternative to potato chips. I’d never tried them until now, and I find that they have a great crunch and a very nice taste....
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Makeblock mTiny Coding Robot Kit

The mTiny Coding Robot Kit by Makeblock is a robotic toy for children designed to introduce them to the concepts of robotics, electronics and coding without the need for a screen. As a result, it’s very accessible and doesn’t require a lot of math or complex knowledge beforehand. It’s a...
by Siobhan Westley