Saturday, December 9, 2017

November 2017 PetGiftBox Cat 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 helpful pet supplies.

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: Happy Thanksgiving!



1.) Ellie Baba Designs Turkey Leg Catnip Toy: My cats are absolutely obsessed with this toy. It is well made and easy for them to grab. The catnip scent is pretty strong and they bat this toy around like crazy. $5

2.) Sassycat Freeze Dried Turkey Treats: This is a great item to have in a Thanksgiving box. Two of my cats will eat these treats but do not prefer them over their regular Temptations. Vince will pretty much eat any treats though so he is happy with these. $4.59

3.) Mauve Moose Baguette Toy: My cats like this toy but it is not their first choice out of the box. They do like to kick this though their kicker toys are usually a bit bigger. When they try to kick this one they end up kicking themselves along with the toy. $6


4.) ComfyStyles Crazy Cranberries Felted Ball Toys: These toys are really small so I added them to one of their cardboard box toys that they can reach in the holes and bat them around and they seem to like them in there. When the toys get pulled out I just put them back in. $2.50




5.) Ellie Baba Designs Berry Pie Catnip Toy: I do not know if it is the shape or not but my cats have not really played with or even licked this toy yet. We will see if they start to use it after they get bored of the other toys. $6

6.) SPOT Cat Bernet Cork Teaser Wand: This is the winner of the box! My cats go so crazy when we play with this toy. We played with it so much the jingle bell already fell off so I need to reattach that as they lost a little interest once that fell off. $2.93


Total Value: $27.02 The total value of the box is still over the cost of the box but much lower than past boxes, but keep in mind that most of these products are handmade etsy products and are only sold online so there would be shipping charges that I did not factor into the total value. This was a great box. It was not as big of a hit as last months box but cats are obsessed with most of the toys, especially the Teaser Wand. The etsy toys that were included in last month and this months boxes are well made. 

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.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Review: Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo & FREE SAMPLE



I recently was sent this Argan Oil Special Formula Shampoo from Maple Holistics. 

I have never used an argan oil shampoo before but have heard a lot of great things about argan oil. The shampoo made my hair feel really soft and smooth and made my hair look shinier and livelier! I also noticed less frizz when using this shampoo. I really enjoyed the scent of this product also. It was a soft vanilla scent and smelled great both in the shower and on my hair for a while afterwards. The shampoo lathered very well which is pretty much a necessity for me. This is my new favorite shampoo and is one of my favorite beauty finds of 2017! 

This argan oil shampoo contains six oils that are effective for hair and scalp health. Some of the benefits for using this shampoo are: preventing hair loss, making hair more manageable, nourishes the hair and scalp, and improving damaged hair. 

All of their products are made in the USA and they strongly promote cruelty free advocacy. None of their products will ever contain ingredients that are tested on animals. If you purchase this shampoo through their website a $1 of each bottle sold will go to The National Coalition against Domestic Violence. 

Maple Holistics is offering you a FREE SAMPLE of one of their products. They have tons to choose from, even pet shampoo! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SAMPLE FORM. Once you fill out the sample form you will get a confirmation email. In the confirmation email it will let you know how to enter a giveaway for a full size product also! 

Right now this argan oil shampoo is on sale on the Maple Holistics website for $9.99 or you can purchase it on Amazon for $8.98.

To learn more about Maple Holistics and get some hair and skin care tips check out Maple Holistics' blog, The Maple Blog, currently featuring benefits of using a Dermaroller. 







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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

October 2017 PetGiftBox Cat 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 helpful pet supplies.

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: Trick or Treat


1.) Crochet Kitty Bat Wand Toy: All three of my cats absolutely love this toy. It is a well made handmade etsy cat toy, and it is a fun toy for me to play with my cats with. It is also the perfect length (not too long or too short) to play with. $10 



2.) Halloween Candy Corn Kicker: This toy was made from another etsy shop (Mauve Moose). This is a catnip filled kicker toy. It has feathers on top and the print of the toy is candy corn. My cats are obsessed with this since it is filled with catnip. They are non-stop licking it.  $6


3.) Petest Vibrating Kitty Toy: Unfortunately this toy broke as soon as I pulled on the string to make it vibrate. For this reason we can not really rate it in terms of cat use due to the fact that my cats can not use it. It is very cute though. I could not find a price on this toy so this is just an estimate. $8.99



4.) Ellie Baba Designs Spider Cat Teaser Toy: This toy is also from an etsy shop. My cats are in love with this toy also. They go crazy over the fact that it has legs (made from ribbon) and resembles a real spider. $6.00



5.) Vital Essentials Vital Cat Freeze Dried Ahi Tuna Treats: These treats are on the healthier side (compared to other treats like temptations) so obviously my cats noticed that. They still ate them though. They seemed to like the Tuna taste. I just hope due to the health factor that they will not get bored of them...time will tell. Size of the treats were perfect. $4.43


Total Value: $35.42 Price wise the cost of the products in the box is well over the cost of the box (even if the price of the vibrating toy ended up being less). Value wise the cost of this box is WELL worth it. My cats are obsessed with the wand toy, spider toy, and the kicker. It is a shame they can not use the vibrating toy but I feel like they are very happy with what they received. Treats are always welcomed around here also and with three cats one is typically always bound to enjoy them. The theme of the box was very cute and perfect for October and Halloween. All of the etsy toys are well made and are huge hits. 


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.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Review: Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo & FREE SAMPLE



I recently was sent this Tea Tree Special Formula Shampoo from Maple Holistics. 


This Tea Tree shampoo is sulfate free and contains over 98 all natural compounds to promote scalp heath, clear away dead skin, and soothe scalp blemishes. Even though this shampoo is sulfate free it lathers very well. Since the shampoo lathers well you do not need a lot of it but they do recommended a two step process of massaging throughout scalp for a few minutes, rinsing, and then repeating.

Following that process this shampoo made my scalp feel much healthier. My scalp was less oily than it normally is and I noticed less hair loss. The downside is that I felt my hair was more frizzy than when using my previous shampoo. I used the same conditioner with this shampoo as I did with my previous shampoo so that factor was not changed. Since my hair appeared more frizzy when using this shampoo I would recommend using the pairing conditioner so that you can get the benefits of the tea tree in both the shampoo and the conditioner. 

The scent was very very strong in the shower. If you like a mix of lavender and woodsy scents then you will love it! The scent was not very strong on hair after drying so if you are not into the scent you do not need to worry about it lingering after you wash your hair. 

If you suffer from hair loss, itchy scalp, or dandruff than I highly recommend you try out this product (or see what other products Maple Holistics has to offer).  All of their products are made in the USA and and they strongly promote cruelty free advocacy. None of their products will ever contain ingredients that are tested on animals. 

Maple Holistics is offering you a FREE SAMPLE of one of their products. They have tons to choose from, even pet shampoo! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SAMPLE FORM. Once you fill out the sample form you will get a confirmation email. In the confirmation email it will let you know how to enter a giveaway for a full size product also! 

Right now this tea tree shampoo is on sale on the Maple Holistics website for $8.95 or you can purchase it on Amazon for $10.45. 








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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: TANZKY Men's Leather Belt, Black Ratchet Dress Slide Belt with Automatic Buckle 35mm


I was sent my belt of choice for reviewing purposes. Obviously, this is a Men's belt so I had to recruit my boyfriend to help me with this review. We chose Style 4/Napa Leather belt.


These belts come in 17 different styles you can choose from. They fit up to a 44" waist and you cut them to size. These belts are currently on sale for $19.99 on Amazon with free prime shipping. 

The width of the belt is larger than other belts my boyfriend wears but it is not physically noticeable. The buckle is also larger than what he would normally go for but the abstract design makes it attractive. The belt buckle locks in a non-traditional manner but still felt very secure when wearing. The unlocking of the buckle is cumbersome but he believes it is something he will get to use fairly quickly. The way the belt is put on and taken off prevents the wearer from bending the belt which in turn avoids wrinkles. 




Overall, we would recommend this belt for yourself or to gift. What is great about it is it fits up to a 44" waist and you cut it down to size so for gifting purposes it is perfect since you do not need to know the exact size of the recipient! The belt also comes nicely wrapped up in a nice gifting box. The belt is a very attractive design and seem to be made to avoid wear and tear for longer than other brands! 



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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: CAKYE Makeup Cosmetic Bag Pouch Toiletry Travel Kit Organizer



I was sent this portable makeup bag for reviewing purposes. I do not travel much but I am always in need of makeup bags to hold all the makeup I get from all of the subscription boxes that I subscribe to. 

Once opened this makeup bag has a very spacious zipped area. This area fits all of the makeup that I use on a weekly and monthly basis. This area also has a small zipped side area. Behind the main makeup area there is an area that folds out in which you can store makeup brushes, lipsticks, eye liner, etc. 

I chose the black color but as you can see from the photo above the makeup bag comes in six different colors. The material is a quality nylon that is waterproof and wear resistant. I think this makeup bag would be a great gift to give a makeup lover! 



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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Review: Kinzd Money Clip Cork Fabric Leather Wallet



I recently was sent this Money Clip Cork Fabric Leather Wallet from Kinzd. 



This thin money clip wallet has an ID holder on one side and on the other side has 3 credit card slots as well as a money clip. The money clip has a very strong magnet so you do not have to worry about anything falling out. There is also a little pocket in the middle for extra cards or cash. 


The small size and cork fabric may be a personal preference. I personally need a huge wallet to hold my credit cards and store loyalty cards, however this is the perfect size for going out for the night or for going to an event that only requires a couple of cards to be brought. This is also a great option for a dad or grad since they do not usually carry as many cards as us women do!



I have been using this leather wallet for a couple of weeks now and it has not shown any wear and tear and it has been easy to get my cards in and out of it. 

You can purchase this particular item from Kinzd website for $12.99. They have many other options as well for different types of wallets and money clips with different colors, zippers, and a lots of other features. 

Kinzd was founded in 2012 and their goal is to make quality leather wallets sold at a reasonable price. You can check out more information on this product here and make sure to check out Kinzd website to see what other products they have to offer! They also have a giveaway on their website for you to win a wallet! 



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