Blueland Update 2021 | New Products

Although I’ve already discussed this brand over a year ago, after receiving multiple comments I thought is was time to revisit an issue many people have been having. Blueland is an eco friendly company that creates sustainable cleaning products. If you missed my first post of it click here to check it out first. In addition I also created a second post regarding the main issue people had been having which is the bottles cracking and breaking entirely.

Subsequently, it happened again to a bottle they had previously replaced which is why I decided it was time to do an updated review to see if there has been any progression. At first I thought it was hopeless, I was ready to simply head to Target and purchase a standard bottle just to use up the remainder of the product I had left. Then I thought well I have nothing to lose, I might as well contact Blueland again and see if they have a resolution. I think it is important to include the conversation as many people have contacted me saying that they do know how to so, let’s go though that now.

Their customer service is phenomenal so be sure to reach out to help@blueland.com by sending them an email with your issue and be sure to attach photographs as well.

Hello,

Back in October of 2019 I reached out about two of the bottles cracking in my starter kit, you guys graciously replaced both bottles. Since then I have yet to have any issues until today when I went to do my usual cleaning routine and somehow one of the new bottles broke again. This time it was not a crack but rather a clean seal break. Attached are images of the issue. The only thing I can think of is how the bottle was made and how the seal just broke between the two parts? Since this is the second time it is a bit puzzling as I still have more refills to use. Will the refills still work properly if I switch to a different type of bottle?

Thank you for your time, Breana

Hi Breana , 

Thanks for reaching out to us. We’ve received your inquiry and look forward to speaking with you. We strive to respond within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. Given exceptionally high order and inquiry volume we may be a bit slower than normal to respond and we appreciate your patience. We will get back to you as soon as we are able. 

In the meantime, have you checked out our FAQs? Your question might already have an answer there. 

We look forward to speaking with you and will be in touch shortly. 

Best,

The Blueland Team

— —— the next morning —— 

Hi Breana,

Thanks for reaching back out to us to share your issue.

First, we are truly sorry you continue to face problems with your Blueland products. It’s definitely not what we envisioned as the ideal experience for our customers.

Second, we want to thank you for your patience as we work through these issues with you and bearing with us as we get everything figured out for you. We’re more than happy to offer you one of two options:

1. We’re happy to replace this product for you as well and follow the same process we did before (we’ll send a replacement Bathroom Starter Set which has a new, updated design to the shipping address on file and issue a return label for you to send back the damaged bottle in the same box your replacement is shipping to you). In addition, we’d like to offer you a free 3 pack of tablets (your choice!) for the hassle.

2. Alternatively, we can process a refund for you. All we ask is you send back the product in any box with a return label we’ll send you so we can take it back and better understand your specific issues and integrate it into our future products.

Let us know which you’d prefer and we’re happy to get either process started for you. Thank you again for your support of Blueland as well as your patience! 

Allyson

The Blueland Team

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Hi Allyson,

Thank you for reaching out so quickly. I would like to do the replacement option and send back the damaged bottle. For the additional offer I would like to receive the glass cleaner as the free 3 pack of tablets. Let me know if you need any additional information. 

Thanks Again,

Breana

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Hi Breana,

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. We’ve gone ahead and sent a replacement Bathroom Starter Set as well as a free 3-pack Glass + Mirror refill to the shipping address on file and you should receive another confirmation e-mail shortly. We’ve also issued a return label for you to send back the damaged bottle in the same box your replacement is shipping to you so we can responsibly recycle it.

Thank you for your patience and hope you can get cleaning sooner than later!

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A week or so later I received the replacement which was an updated version of their bottles. To see the comparison watch the unboxing below. 

Have any additional questions, leave me a comment.

XOXO Faith

Mic Review & Comparison | Tzumi

Sound can be a make it or break it issue for a lot of avenues which is why I am reviewing an external microphone. There is no bigger let down than watching back a video with a mysterious buzzing sound or someone sneezing in the distance. On the mark there are thousands of external microphones to choose from so here are some things to look for while browsing. First, make sure the mic has the ability to hook up or connect to whatever device you are wanting it to. Do not take the word of the ad, actually do your homework to see if your specific equipment is compatible with each other. You will see why in the video audio review test below. Next is all about budget, with the market being so widespread there are cheap and expensive options to choose from. The specific microphone that I picked retails for $29.99  which is incredibly affordable. Last but not least, make sure it is practical, if it bulks up your equipment do you see yourself actually using it and traveling with it daily. 

Unboxing & Audio Comparison

While yes there were qualities that were quite the draw back for the price, I am rather happy with the quality. The draw backs include that the mic was not compatible for my DSLR camera and the weird humming sound. Both of which are easy fixes to adapt to. For starters the compatibility, I was able to connect it with my phone instead. However with most phones moving to no headphone jack that could pose a problem in the future. The humming issue was easy to edit by simply decreasing the background noise while editing which gave great results. Normally I use this function but the results are iffy. Let me know what you think of this review as well as any questions you may have regarding this product. Also, if you use an external microphone let me know what kind as well you actually like and how you use it. 

XOXO Faith

Aromatherapy for Anxiety: Does it Work?

Anxiety has been a constant roller coaster that I am tired of being on. After some research on how to surpass anxiety I came across aromatherapy as an all-natural remedy. The company Plant Therapy came up as a premium brand for aromatherapy, so I purchased the pre-diluted roll-on Worry Free Synergy.

Get Bendy: Review

While I’ve owned Get Bendy for a couple of years now, I recently committed to set aside time for myself to stretch four days a week. Taking out my tablet to follow the Get Bendy program always seemed draining, mainly because the tablet was a bit outdated that I had installed it on. Needless to say, it would shut off every other page, which led me to printing out the Get Bendy Guide.

DetraPel Review

Summer is one of those seasons when I want to break out those squeaky clean white on white shoes. Then the little voice in the back of my mind goes through a checklist of the day’s activities to protect the innocence of those beautiful white sexy chucks. The wet grass, dust, dirt, the possibility of someone spilling something on them.

Apple Pencil Review

The Background

As an artist, sketching, doodling and so on are a huge part of my creative expression outlet. Since tablets came into existence, I have always been a more paper and #2 pencil kind of person. The first tablet I tried was a Samsung that came with a stylist specifically for drawing, I fell in love. However, after a couple years it starts to lag due to upgrades past it’s capabilities. Long story short, I decided to try the iPad for the first time when they came out with the Apple Pencil, specifically for university and sketching.

Adventure with Ease

This is one of my favorite apps that I use multiple times in the week. It is essential to finding my car at the large unmarked university parking lots or even finding my way back to a certain spot. The app pinpoints your location and saves it by pressing the pin button. On your way back simply hit the arrow and it will route back to the pin. Overall it takes the stress away from remembering exactly what turns I took in order to find my way back or how far away I really parked the car.

Memory Lifeline 

Apple products are a blessing but also a curse when you do not own only Apple products. This little guy takes away the constant headache of having an android and a MacBook. Even if an Apple product isn’t slowing you down it is a fairly simple way to share multiple photos with others on the go quickly. Before using this device I recommend charging the phone, as it drains battery life when downloading over a hundred photos. I learned this the hard way after attempting to pick and choose certain photos I wanted to transfer (well over 1,000).