Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: Ozeri 5 Piece Knife and Sharpener Set with Japanese Stainless Steel Slotted Blades



I recently was sent this 5 Piece Stainless Steel Knife and Sharpener set by Ozeri!



I have been using the same kitchen knives for quite some time so it was definitely time for me to get some new ones. I was impressed by the packaging - it comes in a wooden holder with specific slots for each sized knife. I really liked how this holder lays down, opposed to many knife holders that stand up, as I do not store these on my counter so this way is much more convenient to store in the cabinet. This wooden holder also has a built in sharpener. 



I liked how comfortable these knifes were to hold. They also were great for cutting. I have used them to cut meat as well as produce and everything is so easy to cut. My only gripe with them is that, as you can see in the picture, meat does get stuck to the knife and you have to push it off. Otherwise, these made for a much easier preparation than my previous knives did.  



If you would like to purchase the pan on Amazon you can grab it for $28.95 with free prime shipping. 




This product was sent to me from Ozeri for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 2017 PetGiftBox Review & [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 $25 per month. You can also purchase a one time box if you would like to send one as a gift. Like other boxes, PetGiftBox does have a rewards program where you can earn points for free products and boxes. Also, every purchase helps feed 10 rescue pets!

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 love getting these boxes! It is a nice treat for them to get some new toys and goodies! 

If you want to get your own box for your pet you can use the coupon code 'codyandkaci' at checkout to get 50% off your first box! To sign up or find out more info visit www.petgiftbox.com








The items in the box:

This months theme: Best of 2016

1.) Petstages Plaque Away Pretzel:Luke and Vince seem to really like to clean their teeth with this. Luke bites at it so hard I feel like he is going to rip out his tooth. To make them more interested in it I did spray the catnip spray on it and it seemed to get them more interested. $3.99



2.) Feline Harvest Dental Treats: The cats seem to enjoy these treats. They are on the bigger side so I do monitor them since my cats sometimes do not chew and just swallow so just watch out for that with any dental treats. I do like to give them each a dental treat a day though.  $4.99

3.) Buddy Biscuits Grain Free Cat Treats: These are made in the USA with real chicken and vegetables and are grain and gluten free. These are soft and small treats so the cats, especially Kaci, love to chew on these.  $2.99

4.) PetCandy Candy Stix Catnip Toy:This was Kaci's favorite item in the box the last time we got one of these. I am so glad we got another because Kaci protects her's like a dog protects a bone. On the other hand now they are all fighting over this one. The catnip is pretty strong so I can understand why. All the cats like to lick this toy so I hate picking it up since it always has slobber all over it.  $8.83




5.) Supercat Plush Dinosaurs & Catnip Spray: My cats like to kick these dinosaurs sometimes but are more interested in the spray on their other favorite toys than on these dinosaurs. I feel like that is because it takes more spray to cover the dinosaurs than other toys so since it is so widespread they may not smell it as much. It would have been cool if these already had a catnip smell and to maybe spray them once that wore off. $13.99

6.) Tricksters Lattice Balls: All three of my cats are having a ball chasing these around. Luke enjoys them the most and will play by himself a bit but mostly I need to shake them and throw them around to get them going crazy for them. The package came with 2 orange balls, and 2 black balls. These are hard balls with bells in them. $1.99

7.) Multipet Scratch & Play: My cats are not interested in this one very much. Luke likes the feathers and if I dangle the feathers and the ball he will jump at it but for them to play with themselves and roll it does not happen. It says it has a catnip smell but I do not smell it. I am going to try to spray it with the catnip spray and see what happens from there. $7.99




Total Value: $44.77 This months box has such a great value, even if you only buy the one time box you are getting way more than the cost of the box. Even though these were repeat items it was great that this box was loaded with so many toys and treats. Even if you do not need duplicates of some of the items there are many pet rescues that will happily take these for their kitties who are awaiting furrever homes. Overall, a great box where we will get use out of most of the items. The theme was perfect for January for including items from last year- and some of the items were even from 2015 so for those not subscribed back then this was a huge box of items! 



PetGiftBox supports America's Vet Dogs which is a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs for disabled veterans. These dogs also help PTSD patients at VA Hospitals. It is great to see a company that is helping the community.


To sign up go here: www.petgiftbox.com and do not forget to use coupon code "codyandkaci" to get 50% off your first box. (This code is now also good for http://sweetsgiftbox.com/ also) 






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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 2017 SweetsGiftBox Review & [COUPON CODE]!!

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








From the makers of PetGiftBox, SweetsGiftBox is a monthly treat subscription box that includes sweets like gourmet cookies and chocolates and artisan candies and treats. Each box contains 4-5 goodies. This is a new subscription box and the first box ships in December. You can sign up for a one time box or a month to month subscription at www.sweetsgiftbox.com.  A one time box costs $30 and a month to month subscription (you can cancel any time) costs $25 per box.

If you want to try this out for yourself you can use the coupon code 'codyandkaci' at checkout to get 50% off your first box! To sign up or find out more info visit www.sweetsgiftbox.com





The items in the box:

This months theme: My New Years Resolution: Eat More Sweets!

1.) The Crispery Chocolate Brownie Crispy Cake:I have tried this brand in the past and it never disappoints. If you are a huge Marshmellow Rice Crispy Treat lover than you will love these! They make them in all different flavors and they are HUGE. Since they are so big I ate it over multiple days and in a plastic baggie it held up well and did not get hard at all. I was a huge fan of this flavor as well since I love Brownies. This was my favorite item in the box. $4.95

2.) Theo Organic Fair Trade Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups: I was skeptical of these at first since I have tried other organic peanut butter cups before which were very bitter and gross. However, I actually enjoyed these one's. It taste's like a little bit of a healthier version of a Reese's and I noticed the chocolate cup was a bit more thicker than on a Reese's. Due to the price, I would probably stick with Reese's over these but if you are looking for a good Organic PB Cup than I would highly suggest trying these out. $2.29

3.) Bobo's Bites: Apple Pie: I have seen these at the store before and I must say since they are vegan I was hesitant since I have tried a few vegan treats before that just tasted horrible (this was a few years ago, so maybe brands have learned how to make vegan taste better). This actually was not bad. I would not say it made me crave another one- I feel like it was missing the type of sugar or sweetener that makes you need.more.now but it was a nice small snack to bring to work. $1.09

4.) Lovely Caramel Chews: I am not a huge caramel person. I enjoy it in a twix bar but am not into caramels themselves and hate all the chewing. I passed these on to my boyfriend who loves caramel and he liked them. This was also a great size bag that if you wanted to save it and give it to someone for Valentine's Day you could. $4.59

5.) Chocolate Covered Potato Chips: These were in SweetsGiftBox packaging but if you looked on the label it says that they were manufactured by Asher's Chocolate. These were SO good. I absolutely love chocolate covered potato chips. They were broken up into small pieces and I liked it since they were easier to eat and also they lasted longer since I did not eat so much at one time. The chocolate was spot on and mixed with the salted chip, yummy! $3.49 (estimated)




Total Value: $16.41 I thought this box was another hit. It is hard to say whether this box was better than last months as I enjoyed many things in each box and was able to gift what I did not want. I thought this box was great since it mixed in some unhealthy treats with some organic and vegan treats. It is a nice mix to have since not everyone likes the taste of some vegan things but it is nice to try them out anyway. My values are estimated and are online prices so the prices might be a bit more inflated in store and you have to remember that online you most likely have to pay shipping. Still I would like to see a little bit of a higher value- either an additional item, a couple of samples, or some coupons for the brands in the box could be thrown in to add a bit more value to the box. Overall though this is a great box if you are looking to try new treats.




To sign up go here: www.sweetsgiftbox.com and do not forget to use coupon code "codyandkaci" to get 50% off your first box. * This code also works for PetGiftBox.






SweetsGiftBox 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.

Monday, January 23, 2017

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay VoxBox Review

I recently received a box of goodies complimentary from Influenster to review. Take a look below to see what I got and my review on the products. 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.





1.) L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Pre Shampoo Clay Mask: $6.99- I am in awe by this mask. I have never tried a Pre Shampoo Mask before so it was interesting to apply this to dry hair before Shampooing. It feels weird to the touch applying it to dry hair, but I believe it really made all the difference. My hair was so much softer, smoother, and shinier after using this line. I did use all 3 products together but I felt that this was the hero product. The prices are affordable and they can be found at most stores but if you only want to try one of these products, and not the whole line, I would highly suggest checking out this Clay Mask! 

2.) L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Shampoo: $4.99 - Instead of rinsing out the mask, you wash it out with the shampoo. I thought this was interesting and probably helped contribute to how the mask worked so much better than other hair masks I have tried in the past. I was very impressed by this shampoo. It smelled great, made my hair soft and smooth, and is affordable and easy to find in stores. 

3.) L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Conditioner: $4.99 - This conditioner worked wonders. Like the shampoo, it smelled great. It did not leave any residue on my hair after rinsing out. It rinsed out easy and left my hair super soft, smooth, and shiny.


I was very impressed by this line of hair products. I would definitely use them in the future. Along with being affordable and easy to find, L'Oreal often offers coupons for their products too so combining those with a sale could get you a really good deal. This line works best for people with Oily Roots and Dry Ends which is my problem. It says you do not need to wash again for 48 hours, but I felt the need to wash again at 36. However, since 36 hours was in the middle of my day, I did not wash again until the 48 hour mark. I felt it kept my roots less oily than usual though. Overall, my hair felt and looked smoother, softer, and shinier. They also have a Dry Shampoo for the line. I have included a before and after picture below. To get more information check out L'Oreal's Site





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, January 1, 2017

December 2016 PetGiftBox Review & [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 $25 per month. You can also purchase a one time box if you would like to send one as a gift. Like other boxes, PetGiftBox does have a rewards program where you can earn points for free products and boxes. Also, every purchase helps feed 10 rescue pets!

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 love getting these boxes! It is a nice treat for them to get some new toys and goodies! 

If you want to get your own box for your pet you can use the coupon code 'codyandkaci' at checkout to get 50% off your first box! To sign up or find out more info visit www.petgiftbox.com







The items in the box:

This months theme: Season's Greetings & Happy New Year

1.) Paw Print Keepsake Ornament:I have always wanted to try one of these. I have not decided yet which cat I will do this for, but it will probably be whoever gives me the least trouble- haha! I think this is a cool and unique item to put in the box! $7.99


2.) Multipet Catnip Garden Bubbles: I have heard a lot about catnip bubbles recently and have been wanting to try them with my cats so I was so excited to see these in the box. This is also all 3 of my cats favorite item in this box. They get a kick out of these and love popping them with their nose! The bubbles are 100% all natural and safe catnip bubbles that are made in North America. $5.99

3.) Multipet Holiday Mitten: This is a cute little mitten toy filled with catnip. The cats like batting this around! $4.99

4.) Multipet Winter Katz Kuddlerz: My cats usually love these types of toys to hold and kick but this one they have not touched. It says it is filled with catnip but the cats do not seem to notice. If the cats do not play with it soon I will donate it. We like to donate toys and treats to our local shelter every few months. $10.99

5.) Spot Wooly Elf Stocking with Catnip: This cute catnip filled elf stocking toy has yarn as hair so the cats love playing with it! $4.99




Total Value: $34.95 Overall this was a great box. There are 5 items in the box and the value is more than the cost of the box itself. The cats are having fun playing with their new toys and I thought the bubbles and the paw print ornament were great additions to the box. 



PetGiftBox supports America's Vet Dogs which is a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs for disabled veterans. These dogs also help PTSD patients at VA Hospitals. It is great to see a company that is helping the community.


To sign up go here: www.petgiftbox.com and do not forget to use coupon code "codyandkaci" to get 50% off your first box. (This code is now also good for http://sweetsgiftbox.com/ also) 






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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Influenster e.l.f VoxBox Review

I recently received a box of goodies complimentary from Influenster to review. Take a look below to see what I got and my review on the products. 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.








1.) Hydrating Bubble Mask: $14 - The mask worked really well at making skin feel clean and moisturized. To dispense the product you push on the top of the container- less is more when doing this! I kept pushing because it seemed like so little was coming out but then a lot came out. I suggest using a little amount and then adding more if needed. I ended up wasting a bit but this was my first time using a dispenser like this. Also, flipping it over and pushing makes the product come out faster so that is up to you to decide to do it that way or upright. When using the product it begins to bubble almost immediately after applying. It feels weird like there are little bugs on your face (ew, bad analogy, but that is how I imagine it to feel) and it sounds like rice crispy treats lol. I loved the scent the mask gave off. When applying the mask it went on white but as it bubbled it turned clear and looked like it disappeared. When taking it off it was easy to remove it a quick go- it was not like other masks where it sort of spreads even more. Overall afterwards my face felt very clean and baby skin soft. I found this mask to work just as well as other masks that cost 4x the cost so this is my new go to.

2.) Mineral Infused Primer: $6 - I am in love with this primer. It is definitely one of my new favorite products. It is affordable and works like a high end primer. The primer is easy to pump out of the package and it is easy to blend to cover all areas needed. I can see a difference in both my makeup lasting all day and not rubbing off as well as my makeup not caking up at all. CVS had a really good extra buck deal on e.l.f products so I already picked up 2 of these.

3.) Lip Exfoliator: $3- This exfoliator worked great for my lips. It smelled minty and had a nice texture like sugar. It was easy to apply thanks to be in a lipstick form and it was easy to rub off after using. My lips were definitely softer and it helped improve the longevity of my lip color and also prevented that cracking look.

4.) Matte Lip Color: $3 - I received the wine shade and I thought it was the perfect color for this time of year. It was a true red wine (almost maroon) looking color. I used it after using the lip exfoliator and it stayed on even through drinking and eating. I was impressed with how well the product worked considering its low cost.

5.) Baked Highlighter & Bronzer: $4 - I am all about shortening my beauty routine, when possible, and this product helped. This product has a highlighter and bronzer in one package and you just swirl your blush brush with the two together and apply it. I liked the little bit of highlight that it gave me and how the bronzer made my cheek bones stick out a bit more.


I always knew of the e.l.f brand but it was never my go-to drugstore brand as I thought it was more of a cheaper brand for younger girls. After using these products I was proven wrong. These products perform just as well as any drugstore brand even though those products are double the price. I did not have a bad experience with any of the products but the hero of the box, for me, has to be the Primer as I was looking for an affordable primer. Paying $20 for a primer was not working for me anymore so I am glad that I found one that worked just as well for less than half the price.



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. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December 2016 SweetsGiftBox Review & [COUPON CODE]!!

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







From the makers of PetGiftBox, SweetsGiftBox is a monthly treat subscription box that includes sweets like gourmet cookies and chocolates and artisan candies and treats. Each box contains 4-5 goodies. This is a new subscription box and the first box ships in December. You can sign up for a one time box or a month to month subscription at www.sweetsgiftbox.com.  A one time box costs $30 and a month to month subscription (you can cancel any time) costs $25 per box.

If you want to try this out for yourself you can use the coupon code 'codyandkaci' at checkout to get 50% off your first box! To sign up or find out more info visit www.sweetsgiftbox.com






The items in the box:

This months theme: Taste The Season

1.) Fatty Sundays Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Peppermint:I am a huge chocolate covered pretzel fan and I love peppermint so these were hands down my favorite item and needless to say they are all gone already. They came with 5 in the box. You need to eat these over a dish since they were super messy with crumbs everywhere, but the messier the tastier- am I right?! $7




2.) Salem Baking Co. Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies: These are so good! They are chocolate chip cookies with a hint of Caramel and Sea salt. They are crunchy cookies but were not hard nor soft. They were the perfect medium for chewing. $5.99


3.) Funky Chunky Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn: I am a huge popcorn person! I love any type of Popcorn. This mix was so good. It is popcorn topped with chocolate, caramel, cashews, and sea salt. I am not going to lie the caramel does get stuck in your teeth but it tastes oh so delicious. If you have ever tried Harry & David's Moose Munch it is similar to that. $3.50

4.) Shriver's Peppermint Salt Water Taffy: I am not a taffy person, but that is okay as I can use these to throw into someone's Christmas stocking. Sometimes it is worth getting things in subscription boxes that you do not personally want since you can add them to gifts! They included 5 of these. I am not sure of the value since Taffy is charged per pound it seems like. $?



5.) Madyson's Marshmallows Hot Cocoa Cane: We are not coffee drinkers so we drink a lot of tea and hot chocolate! The package was not clear on how much hot chocolate to use so I did two heaping tablespoons and it was perfect. I also cut the marshmallows in half as they only gave us 2 huge marshmallows and the mix would make more than 2 cups. Even though this is a hot chocolate set the company's main product is their marshmallows and boy are they soo good! It really added a lot of flavor to the hot cocoa. $6.65 (sold as a set of 3 for $19.95)




Total Value: $23.14+ This value does not include the Taffy since I personally do not know the value of that and the info card does not list prices. However, as you can see the value of the box is pretty close, if not exceeding, the cost of the monthly subscription. The cost is so worth it if you like to try out new treats or like to gift treats and make gift baskets as gifts like I do. The value is on par if not better than other food subscription boxes out there. Like I said this is their first box as this is a new subscription service. I think they nailed it and the treats included were perfect for December. I am excited to see how they continue to grow.




To sign up go here: www.sweetsgiftbox.com and do not forget to use coupon code "codyandkaci" to get 50% off your first box. * This code also works for PetGiftBox






SweetsGiftBox 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.