Thursday, April 9, 2015

April PetGiftBox Review and [COUPON CODE]!

Please watch my unboxing video and then come back and read this post :)







PetGiftBox is a monthly subscription box for, you guessed it, your pet! They offer a cat box (which is the one I am reviewing) and they also offer a dog box (which has 3 selections based on the size of your dog). The boxes cost $17.99 per month but you can cancel anytime. You can also purchase a one time box if you would like to send one as a gift. 

Each box contains between 4 and 6 items that are hand picked by the PetGiftBox team. The items in the box can include treats, toys, and other home items.

My cats are loving their April box! Keep reading to find out what we got in our box below and to check out our thoughts on the products. 

If you want to get your own box for your pet you can use the coupon code 'codyandkaci' at checkout to get 25% off your first box! To sign up or find out more info visit www.petgiftbox.com

I think it is so cute that they personalize it with their names!

Includes lots of great items!


The items in the box:

1.) Pet Greens Self Grow Garden: This is an interesting item to include in the box. It is different and also fun for me to grow and for the cats to check out and eat. We have not started growing it yet but I will update this post once we do! The Pet Greens Garden is 100% certified organic wheat grass seed and soil mixture and grows right out of the bag! Value: $4.49

2.) Shelby the Hemp Mouse: Poor Shelby is covered with bite marks and slobber, and I have cats not dogs!! Easily their favorite item in this box. Both cats love this toy and they are still fighting over who gets to play with it. It is made with hemp fabric and is filled with organic cat nip. Value: $6.99

3.) Wooly Fun Feather Ball: I am so happy that there were two toys in this box! Kaci prefers balls a lot more than Cody does so she has been the one to mostly play with this one! Of course I am the one who gets to look under every piece of furniture to find it but at least I get my exercise! This toy was handmade in Nepal. It was made totally chemical free and is filled with organic cat nip. $7.97

4.) Pet Greens Deep Sea Tuna Semi Moist Cat Treats: My cats LOVE these treats and I have a picky eater so I was shocked! Cody will eat anything so of course he loves them but Kaci also gobbled them right up and then asked for more! These treats include real fish and have no artificial flavors, colors, wheat gluten, or soy.  $4.89

5.) Absolutely Clean Pet Stain & Odor Remover: We have not had any stains to clean yet since getting this box (good kitties!) but once we try this out I will update the post! Also a good item to include in the box since every pet owner needs this! This product is made in the USA, is made of all natural and plant-based ingredients, and has no chemicals or toxins. They also included a coupon for your next purchase of this product! $3.99


I thought that this box was put together very well! They not only included great items for the cats but they also included items that I can use to take care of them! The cats love their toys and treats, we needed the spot cleaner, and I for one am excited to try and grow this grass! Also, this box is really affordable compared to other Pet Subscription Boxes (most are well over $20). 



Total value of the box: $28.33 

To sign up go here: www.petgiftbox.com and do not forget to use coupon code "codyandkaci" to get 25% off your first box.




PetGiftBox sent me a complimentary box for review. All opinions are my own and I do not recommend any products or services that I would not use myself. No other compensation was received.



Friday, April 3, 2015

Dial Miracle Oil Handsoap Review & GIVEAWAY!






Review:

As with the Body wash I am in love with this scent of this product! It is nice and sweet with a bit of floral. Also, I noticed that my hands are less dry afterwards which is a big one for me. I do not need to apply lotion for hours after washing my hands with this soap, even with temperatures still being in the 30's!

Check out the Dial Soap Website!



Giveaway:

One lucky reader will receive 2 coupons: ONE for a FREE Dial Boutique Collection Sugar Cane Hand Soap and ONE for a FREE Dial Complete Omega Moisture Foaming Hand Wash! See the Rafflecopter below. All entries are optional but the more you do the better chance you have of winning. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


RULES:
+ Must be 18 years or older
+ Must live in the United States
+ Giveaway Ends at 11:59PM ET on Saturday April 11th and the winner will be emailed at the email address they provided in the Rafflecopter form. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or another winner will be picked. 








Purex provided me with a free sample in exchange for a review of the product. However, all opinions are my own and I do not recommend products that I will not use myself. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 2015 Birchbox Review & Unboxing!

View my Unboxing Video and then come back and read my post :)









Overall thoughts: I give this box a rating of 5/5. They gave great products this month and most products are actually deluxe sized!



Inside the box is:

1.) It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product | I chose this as my sample choice. I love the product. It is great for detangling and does not smell bad. However, I still prefer the Beauty Protector leave in conditioner because I am in love with that smell so I probably will not purchase this one over that one unless there is a great sale! Full size, $18

2.) Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter Highlighter | This looks like a nail polish but it is not! I am actually happier this is not a nail polish just because I do not have a highlighter like this. Works pretty well but not one I would run out and buy. Full size, $14

3.) Michael Todd Moisture Lite Lotion Non-Oily Hydrating Moisturizer | Great brand and great product. I love that they gave us a deluxe size to actually see how well we like the product. Keeps my skin moisturized without feeling greasy! Full Size, $29

4.)  Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge- Sydney | I am not sure if this is full size or not but it is at the very least a very deluxe size sample. I love the color and the wear and will use and purchase this brand in the future! Full Size, $29

5.)  Paula's Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster | Sadly the product is only half the size of the box so I can not tell how well it works in the long term. In the short term however I love it! It keeps my skin super smooth, soft, and reduces redness. For that reason I want to purchase this or at least another product from this brand in the future. Full Size, $35




Is this box worth $10: Yes. Four out of the five products are deluxe size and therefore the box is worth way more than $10.
Is this box worth my $10Yes. I am using all of the items and loving them!


Disclaimer: These opinions are my own and I was not asked, nor do I get compensation, to review the box or these items.

If you would like to sign up for the Beauty Box yourself, here is the link: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=l4w14

Review: Arvazallia Advanced Hair Repair Shampoo, Conditioner, and Argon Oil Hair Mask


I was recently sent the Arvazallia Advanced Hair Care system for review. I love trying new Beauty Products so I could not wait to test this line out!


These products are designed to help repair hair that is damaged from heat styling, chemicals, and coloring and they all include Argon Oil and Macadamia Oil.

Personally, I can not tell if these products do improve the condition of your hair or not BUT I can tell that my hair is shinier and has a little more bounce to it than it did before using so it must have helped somehow.

Both the shampoo and the conditioner smell amazing but if you want a lot of lather you must use a lot of this shampoo. Using only a quarter size does not lather as well as other shampoos that I have tried. However, I do love that the shampoo is sulfate free and paraben free. The less chemicals the better! 

I felt that the mask really nourished by hair and even though it was thick it was easy to rinse out! 

For me the price is a little steep to purchase at this time, $17.99 each for the shampoo and the conditioner and $16.99 for the hair mask. All prices include free shipping if you are an Amazon prime member. If you are not on a strict budget for Beauty products I highly suggest checking this line out. 

As always if you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer. You can also check out their website for further information.



Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 2015 Popsugar Must Have Box Review & Unboxing

Please watch my unboxing video and then come back and read this post :)







The Popsugar Must Have Box is a subscription box which costs $39.99 per month, BUT all the products you get are full size and the boxes are always worth more than $100! If you love getting surprises than this box is for you!






The items in the box:

1.) Bliss Micromagic Microdermabrasion Treatment: I love getting skincare products so getting this in the box was great for me! They have also not had a scrub like this in the box before so that is cool! Value: $48

2.) Greenmarket Purveying Co. The Archivist Lemon+Cucumber Reed Diffuser Kit: Usually I do not use diffusers so I was planning on giving this away but it smells so good (you can smell it without it being open) and I love the lemon scent so I am keeping it! Value: $20

3.) Samudra Pink Pina Zip Pouch: This is a pouch for the beach and pool that is made of plastic so your items do not get wet. Honestly, I bring a bag and traveled for most of my childhood (not so much anymore) and never had a problem with my stuff getting wet so this is completely unnecessary for me. Also, for them to claim this is a $40 item kind of makes me mad since they could have included something else. $40

4.) Knock Knock What to Pack Pad: This is cute but totally unnecessary for me once again since I no longer travel. Even so with this day in age you can download an app or a computer document that would do the same thing. Just a waste of paper and space for me. $7

5.) Wet Brush The Squirt: We received a full size Wet Brush in a previous box (this is a mini brush). I did like the brush so I will be keeping and using this one. I am not upset that they repeated this brand since I will once again get use of it. It is very gentle on the hair! $4.99

6.) Halfpops Halfpopped Popcorn: I love Popcorn though this does not really taste like popcorn for those who do not. It was a nice treat even though the bag was tiny. $1.69

7.) Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara & POREfessional: These are two small samples. I am always happy to get Benefit cosmetics, though since the food item was small I wish at least one of these items was full sized. Nonetheless they will get used. Price Unknown, sample sizes.

So far this year January was great. February and March had a few good items but both boxes did not impress me like other Popsugar boxes. Also the values seem to be getting lower so hopefully this is just a fluke. I will not unsubscribe because I usually love these boxes so hopefully April will be great!


Total value of the box: $121.68 (not including the 2 small benefit samples)

To sign up go here: http://bit.ly/YU08Fl

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Influenster XO VoxBox Review

I recently received a box of goodies complimentary from Influenster to review. Take a look at my unboxing video below to see what I got. Underneath the video is my review on all of the products I received. If you want me to send you an invite so you can sign up and get free products yourself please leave your email in the comments section below.





Great box filled with great items! See reviews below and check past posts for some more detailed reviews. 

1.) Adore Me:  - We received an email to sign up for Adore Me before the box was sent so we could get some lingerie before Valentines Day. The lingerie is super cute, well made, and affordable. Check out my detailed blog post for more information.

2.) Tide Pods plus Febreze: $4.99/12 Count - I already loved Tide Pods but I love the scent that Febreze added and how long it lasted on my clothes after washing. I have a detailed blog post on this product detailing more information.

3.) Skinfix Hand Repair Cream: $10 for 1 oz- I thought that this cream was super expensive for what it is worth. I do not have Eczema or any other skin issues I just get dry skin in the winter. I liked the product but not enough that I would pay this much for it. Plus, I disliked the smell.

4.) Colgate Optic White Toothbrush with whitening pen: $14.99 - This is a great toothbrush that I have tried in the past! It does a great job reaching and cleaning your teeth and the whitening pen does a great job whitening. I also always see coupons in the newspaper for this product so you can get a deal on it often! My only concern was when I put the brush in a cup the excess water for the brush head leaked down as it normally does but it seemed to gunk up where the whitening pen comes apart. Therefore, I keep this brush laying down.

5.) Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste: $3.99-4.99 - I loved this toothpaste! I have used the original optic white toothpaste in the past but felt that this one does do a much better job at keeping teeth clean and therefore whiter. I will continue to use.

6.) John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Collection: $9.99 - I have always been a fan of Frizz Ease and I love this new collection. Hair is so easy to brush through when using all three products (Shampoo, Conditioner, and primer) together.

7.) Lands End: Influenster also sent out a gift code for $25 off a $100 purchase at Landsend.com. I am recently unemployed so I did not have enough disposable income to purchase clothes and take a part of this deal. I did post the link on social media so I hope some of you got some great deals!


Overall this was a great box. I felt that this box was more focused on the web than some other boxes but I am okay with that. 



If you have any further questions on any of the products listed above feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I will do my best to answer them. Once again, if you want to sign up for Influenster to get free boxes leave your email below and I will send you an invite. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tide PODS Plus Febreze Review


I have always been a Tide Girl. I have tried other detergent brands but always go back to Tide since it works best at making clothes look and smell clean. Even though Tide may be more expensive than other brands I would rather my clothes smell fresh and be clean than having to throw them back in the wash. However, Tide goes on sale very often and also releases many coupons both online and in the newspapers.

Influenster sent me a package of the new Tide Pods plus Febreze to try out. I have used Tide pods before so I knew how easy they were to pop into the washer (no measuring or mess required). I am a huge fan of these new ones with Febreze since my clothes are now smelling extra clean.

The scent added by febreze is noticeable all day long but not obnoxious. If you forget to wear perfume it is no big deal because when you walk by someone they can definitely smell the Febreze but do not worry you do not smell like bathroom spray!

I love this product and will continue to use it. If you are already a Tide Pod lover than you will love this product. If you are not than I am sure you will love how clean your clothes smell compared to some other (cheaper) brands.



I received a sample to test from Influenster but all opinions are my own. If you would like to check out what Influenster is about or sign up to receive free products to test out yourself: influenster.com