Review/ Playster The All-Inclusive Online Entertainment Service


I was provided with a free week of Playster for the purpose of this review. Please note that all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank You Playster.

Playster is the world’s first all-inclusive online entertainment service that brings together books (ebooks and audio), games, movies and music all into one monthly subscription service. It’s just like netflix but a whole lot more.

When I was recently offered the chance to take a look at Playster (which was completely new to me) I quickly jumped on board because I thought that this would be a fantastic resource for a book lover like me.

Before I get into my thoughts lets first take about the subscription fee. When you join you automatically can try out a month free and if for some reason you don’t like it you can cancel within the thirty days but I know you will enjoy it and want to continue your subscription. It’s a recurring monthly fee. Here is the break down on the fees in both Canadian and American:

  • Books (ebooks & audio)  $8.95/month CAN [$9.95 US]
  • Games $4.50/month CAN [$4.95 US]
  • Movies $3.95/month CAN [$3.95 US]
  • Music $8.95/month CAN [$9.95 US]
  • Or you can just all the above for $22.50/month CAN [$24.95 US]


I can clearly see myself subscribing to the book package because I read a lot of books and their selection is amazing. If you are okay with not having the newest releases then this is perfect and I have noticed that sometimes when you’re trying to find the authors older books it can be difficult to find online so seeing that Playster has this covered I am thrilled. They have  authors such as Colleen Hooover, Jenny Colgan, Amy Plum, and so much more. They have all the genres covered so everyone will be happy.

I was really surprised at the selection of books that they had as this was the one feature I was really interested in. I wish I could have had more of a chance to check out the games. movies and music I can easily see that there is a huge selection to pick from. I can’t wait to check those out and I can easily see us getting that package for when we travel.

As a book lover I love books and I love reading. So when it comes to buying books it can get quite expensive and I have been trying to curb my spending even though its hard especially because I want to read the brand new releases. Although I have noticed since January that I am slowly going back to reading the older books and this is perfect for that reason. I could use the library but I suck at returning my books on time so this would pay for itself in my late fees. Plus there are books I want to read that I just don’t want to spend the money on considering after I read them I give them away so why not put that money into Playster?

Overall I have to say that I am really impressed with Playster and the selection they are carrying.  I will definitely have to get this.

Does this kind of service interest you?


Brookside® Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bar Review

IMG_5129Today I am doing something a little different and reviewing the Brookside® Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bars that I received from ChickAdvisor. Please note that I received this product for free as part of the ChickAdvisor Product Review Club  and this is my honest and sincere thoughts.

IMG_5105The first bar I am going to talk about Cherry with Pomegranate. Its made with real fruit, its gluten free and contains non GMO plus its a source of fibre. The bars are 39g and retail for about $1.99 and its 180 calories.

I really like the taste of the bar. Its soft and chewy. They were full of flavor and I think if you like cherry and pomegranate you will like this. I think the almonds add a nice little crunch to them. I love the added flavor of the pumpkin seeds, the oats, and the rice.

I have to say that I am usually not a fan of dark chocolate but its was really good and I think it was the perfect amount for the bar.

Its a nice little healthy  snack to tie you over between meals. I ended up throwing it in my purse and eating it during a hockey practice. I would definitely purchase this to have on hand when I needed a little something sweet. This would also be perfect for when your traveling and you want that snack on hand.

The next bar I am going to talk about is Cranberry with Blackberry. Just like the one I mentioned above its made with real fruit, its gluten free and contains non GMO plus its a source of fibre.  Its39g and retails for about $1.99 and its has 180 calories as well.

I have to admit that I wasn’t so sure about this at first but once I had a few bites and I think this is my second favorite bar of the bunch. I have never really eaten blackberries so I wasn’t sure how I would like it but I really think it added to the bar. I didn’t really get the cranberry taste and that is alright. I think the added chocolate added to the flavor.I really enjoyed the taste of them and hard to believe that they are actually good for you.

I would definitely purchase this when I am out shopping to have on hand for a quick and easy snack.

Finally the last bar is Blueberry with Acai. I had to be a little cautious of this one because of the Blueberry as sometimes I tend to have an allergic reaction to some things made with blueberry. This is also like the previous bars being made with real fruit, its gluten free and contains non GMO and its a source of fibre.

I have to say that this really wasn’t a favorite of mine and I probably won’t purchase this one. I didn’t like the taste of it and not sure if its due to the blueberries or the acai. Sadly this won’t be something I would purchase.

Have you tried these? What do you think?

Product Review/ Internation Delight’s Iced Coffee

I was thrilled when I checked in my BzzAgent account to see that I had a new product to try. Its not very often that I get selected for something and I think the last one I did was a few years ago for coffee. Hmm is there a theme to my BzzAgent profile?
If you know me you know how much I love the Ice Caps from Tim Horton’s especially in the summer. Every summer I could especially spend close to a hundred dollars in these drinks. I have tried several alternatives to it and nothing quite compares to them until this…

 Its the International Delights Iced Coffees. Here in Canada they have come out with three flavors: Vanilla, Carmel Macchiato and Mocha. They are packaged in a 2 litre container and can be found in the dairy section of your local grocery store. The average sale price is between $4 to $6. As you can see its much cheaper then having an Ice Cap every day.

My BzzAgent kit arrived when I was in NYC in May so I was thrilled to see it when I got home. I quickly had to open it because I thought it would be just coupons but was pleasantly surprised to see two travel mugs with the straws and about 9 coupons (sorry I thought I had the exact number mark down but I have been using them up).
I quickly rushed out to buy the Ice Coffees and after making several trips to local grocery stores and several transactions later (you can only use one coupon at a time per transaction) I was able to secure all three flavors.
I am a huge fan of vanilla so that was the one I tried first and I liked it but I thought it was sweet enough for me so I ended up adding some more sugar. Which I thought made it perfect and instead of using ice cups I ended up using crushed ice. I actually prefer the crushed ice to ice cubes.
Next up was the Carmel Macchiato. I liked this and would probably but it again but it wasn’t a overall favorite for me. I liked the taste and it wasn’t too sweet or too strong. I didn’t need to add any more sugar to it.
Finally the last one Mocha was probably my favorite one of the bunch. It was perfect and just the right amount of coffee, sugar and milk/cream. This is the one I have bought several times since my first tasting of it.
Knowing how great these were I had to share it with some friends so one weekend we had a few over and before hand I made some ice cubes from the ice coffees because you want to enjoy the full drink and not have it watered down right?
I didn’t tell anyone before hand about the drinks until it was time for dessert and when I brought the cartons out everyone was excited to try them out and they were having a hard time deciding what they wanted and when I said you can try all three of them if you want because I have plenty.
We actually decided that we would all have the same ones and talk about them while we drank them. It was nice that everyone enjoyed them and felt the same way about the drinks although everyone had different favorites.
It was nice to see that everyone liked a different one for different reasons. Before they went home I gave them each a coupon so they could go buy their favorite one.
Would I buy these again over the summer? Of course its a perfect alternative to having to go and buy an Ice Cap each day. I really liked them and they had fanastic taste and flavors to them. I would highly recommend them if you like having ice coffees in the summer. They are quick and easy and simple. Grab a glass with ice and just pour and sit back and enjoy.
Thanks BzzAgent for allowing me to be a part of this project.
copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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Product Review/ Downy Unstopables

Product: Down Unstopables (Spring)
Size: 555g (19.5oz)
Source: I was sent this item for my honest and sincere review

I love being able to try new products so when I was contacted to review this I quickly jumped at the chance to do so.

I have never bought the Downy Unstopables before so being able to try them before hand is amazing. I would definitely buy this scent again as well as the others that are available in the set and they are Fresh (smells like clean breeze), Lush (Lavender) and Shimmer (light floral).

This Downy Unstopables came in the scent Spring and its got the scent of April fresh. Its a nice fresh spring scent that I really like.

I was super excited to have gotten this on the day I had to do laundry and my first load was towels. I added this in the washer with my laundry soap and I have to say I loved the smell it left on my towels. I noticed it every time I would open the closet to get a towel out. This left my towels smelling just like spring.

I am sure this will be great to use on my son’s hockey close when hockey starts up again in the fall.

When I went to to check out some more info about the product I discovered that you can create your own custom scent just by pairing up Downy Fusions with a Downy Unstopables. To check it out visit . That is thirty customs scents you can create or just pick your favorite scents.

I am pretty sure the next time Downy Fusions and the Unstopables are on sale I will try it out.

Have you tried this out? What did you think of it? Something you would use again?

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