Saturday, February 24, 2018

Review: Tsumbay Wake Up Light


I was very interested in testing out this Wake Up Light. I have used a Wake up Light before and much preferred this Tsumbay Wake Up Light over the other (well known) brand that I tested. I liked this wake up light but for a few reasons I will not continue to use it. 

First off, what I liked about the Wake up Light is the colors, the touch button, it's illumination and  the sounds. It has 7 different color options which are all just as memorizing and illuminating as the next. The wake up light can double as a night light or a night-mode lamp as it illuminates the whole room but not overwhelmingly so. The touch button on the top of the light is well responsive and had no issues responding whenever I did touch it. The wake up sounds are pleasant to listen to.

There are a few cons that I had with the light as well. First off, the lamp seemed to get pretty hot and did not hold the battery well after the first day. I did reach out to the manufacturer who said it has been tested and is perfectly safe. However, since the lamp was hot to the touch I do not want to continue using it and have my cats or myself accidentally touch it. I also did not like that all of the adjustment buttons were on the bottom of the light and you had to pick it up and flip it over to adjust any settings (once again an issue if the light is hot to the touch, see photo below).

There are some things that I wish the Wake up Light provided also. These are not deal breakers for me but just would have been nice. First off, the product does not contain a USB adapter (luckily I had one on hand). Even though there are 7 colors you seem to only be able to choose one color at a time. Lastly, as calming as the sounds were there are only 5 sounds to choose from so it would have been nice to have a bit more.

The design of the Wake Up Light is very modern. I really wish I could continue to use the product but due to the light getting hot I will not. If you are looking for a good Wake Up Light to try I do recommend the product in terms of use for an alarm clock but just keep in mind both the pros and cons I listed above. 





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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

January 2018 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: Orange you glad it's 2018?

1.) Petsafe Slimcat Feeder Ball: My cats are so spoiled that they are not really the types to play for their meal. I have put treats in here and depending on their mood and how hungry they are they will try and get the treats out. I would use it more for a treat ball than a meal time activity. $6.95


2.) Oomaloo Extra Small Cat Ball with Bell: This is one of our favorite items in the box. All three of my cats love playing with this. The ball inside is a nice rattle and not overly obnoxious. $2.99 





3.) Emerald Pet Feline Chicken Dental Treats: I can get Vince & Kaci to eat these. They prefer temptations but if they really want a treat they will eat these. They are a little big but I guess that is needed to help the teeth. Luke is extremely picky about treats and will sniff and walk away.  $3.99

4.) Crochet Kitty 2018 Wand Toy: This is another big hit out of the box. All of my cats love playing with this toy with me. They love to chew on the felt numbers too. $9.00






5.) Imperial Cat Cat n Around Goldie Goldfish: Though not the most used toy out of this box my cats do love playing with Goldie Goldfish. They like to lick him and bat him around! $6.50



Total Value: $29.43 The value of the box is higher than the cost of the subscription which always makes it worth it. The fact that my cats like and use all of the items in the box this is one of our favorite recent boxes. All of the toys are played with on a daily basis. 

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, January 27, 2018

Review: Spiex Women Small Wallet Trifold RFID Blocking Wallet Genuine Leather Credit Card Holder



I was sent this Genuine Leather Wallet for reviewing purposes. When I first received the wallet I was so excited to see how spacious it was for a small wallet. When you first open the wallet there are six slots for credit cards which are all very roomy so that the cards do not get stuck. There is a slot on the outside of the wallet for you to put your ID, once again very roomy so no more fighting with my current wallet to give me my ID when I want it! On the inside of the wallet, in the bill section, there are two more card slots and also a micro sd card slot. My only gripe would be that the change section of the wallet is super small. If you need to carry quarters, it can only fit a few of them. 



I love the genuine leather the wallet is made of- and love the smell of it as well, but I know the new wallet smell will not last forever. The wallet comes in four colors: red, purple, blue and black. The wallet is marketed as a woman's wallet but I do not see why a man could not use it as well. 

My favorite feature of the wallet is the fact that it is a RFID Blocking Wallet. This helps your information stay safe from Electronic Pick pocketing, which is a big issue these days that not everyone is aware of. 

Right now you can purchase this wallet on Amazon for $13.99 for the red wallet (the one I have) or $14.99 for the other colors. 


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

Friday, January 19, 2018

L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment Review





Influenster sent this this Elvive Extraordinary oil treatment to test out. This oil can be used on both dry hair or wet hair. I mostly used it on dry hair to tame frizz and flyaways. I really liked this product, I thought it tamed the frizz and flyaways well. It also made my hair nice and shiny without looking or feeling greasy. The smell of the product was amazing as well. 



L'Oreal has a whole line of Elvive products. You can check out these products here. I really enjoy the Elvive clay products, which I was also introduced to by Influenster, and want to try the Power Moisture Hydrating Shampoo at some point too. 


I received this product free 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

Thursday, January 4, 2018

December 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: Have a Magical Christmas 



1.) Vo-Toys Holiday Wishes Crocheted Mice: These crocheted mice (pack of 3) have a bell on them. We tied one to the end of a wand toy and the cats absolutely love chasing it around! This is definitely Vince's favorite item in the box! $3.50 


2.) XPet For My Cat Holiday Stocking: PetGiftBox typically sends stockings filled with toys in their December boxes. We love getting these because they are often filled with soft pom pom balls (Kaci's favorite) and soft balls you can roll around (Luke's favorite). $10


3.) Imperial Cat Cat n around Snowman Catnip Toy: The boxes sometimes have these toys but always a different character depending on the season. This box had a snowman in it and it came with catnip to fill it with. These toys always get licked a lot by my cats due to the catnip inside.  $7.95

4.) Charming Christmas SnapCat: My cats find these toys very interesting. They typically do not play with them on their own but if I start snapping the tail they will pounce on it. $12.99




5.) Get Naked Urinary Health Treats: These treats are grain free and are made in the U.S.A! My cats like the cranberry taste of them and they are the perfect size for them also. $3.39

6.) Lilipi Brand Gift Card: This gift card is worth $30. On the Lilipipets site you can make a custom pillow with your pets photo or you can choose from some of their stock pillows with popular characters such as Grumpy Cat. Shipping is free also. $30




Total Value: $67.83 The value of the box is much higher than typical boxes, mostly due to the gift card included. We had so much fun with this box. The crocheted mice and the balls in the stocking are definitely the biggest hits for us in the box. The curation of the box was great for the holidays- lots of toys, a bag of treats, and of course some human fun too! 

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, December 22, 2017

Website Review: FotoJet & DesignEvo


I have been playing around with the website FotoJet for about a month now and I am amazed at all the things you can do on the site. You can make many cards and invitations, such as Christmas Cards, Baby Shower Announcements, Thank you cards, etc. Here is an example of a Christmas card that my cats and I made (I had to get my cats approval before posting ;) you cat people understand!) 


If that was not enough I also found that on the site you can create collages, edit photos, and even design Facebook and Instagram Posts and also headers that you can use for Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, and more! 

Most of these features are offered free at no charge but they do have advanced features and special designs available for FotoJet Plus members. Visit their Promotion Site to see the offers. Memberships are normally $59.88 for the year but right now (until January 2nd 2018) you can get a membership for $19.99 OR if you simply share a post on your social media you can get the membership for $14.99. You might be thinking a membership is a waste of money, but if you are one who likes to get lots of likes and comments on their social media posts than that might be worth the $15 spent for the year to get amazing features with the Plus membership. Membership includes: All advanced features, 600+ premium templates, 500+ premium resources, priority support services, and an ad free experience. Check out the site and if you love it as much as I do you will see the benefit. 

Below is an example of a pre-made Facebook post on their site. You could use this post, if you like it, or you create your own. I know, for me personally, there have been tons of times where I have searched Google for a meme to fit what I was thinking or feeling in the moment and I could not find one that was fitting. Little did I know there was a site like this where I could CREATE my own! 


Not a fan of that background? There are many you can choose from on the site. There are many free backgrounds available for this particular image, like the background above, but here is an example of a background included with the plus membership. Two clicks of a my mouse and I changed out the background!

The sky is really the limit! You can of course use your own photos but the site has so many options between stock photos, clip art, backgrounds, text options, and more! 


And here is an example of an invitation! 




If you are a blogger or if you are starting up a company they also have another website called, DesignEvo. DesignEvo allows you to make logos. DesignEvo is completely free, no memberships required but they do want you to share on your social media that you used their site! You can also just play around to make logos to put on T-Shirts or anything else you might want to put a logo on. Here is an example of a logo I made: 
I am going to continue to use these sites for my blog and social media posts. Who knew that someone with little creativity, like myself, could easily make attractive posts. I am sure that I will get more likes and comments now that it is so easy to make something so attractive and eye catching! 

Have questions? Let me know below. I did not receive any compensation for this post but did receive a membership upgrade to FotoJet Plus so I could let you know of all the great features. 



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Review: Maple Holistics Silk 18 Conditioner & FREE SAMPLE



I recently was sent this Silk 18 Conditioner from Maple Holistics. 


My first impression of this conditioner was that I was so in love with the scent! This conditioner smells like Vanilla Cake. The texture of the conditioner was perfect and it was easy to rub into hair and rinse out. My hair was much more smoother and less frizzy than when I used my previous conditioner. Due to the scent and how it made my hair much less frizzy, this is my new favorite conditioner and I will continue to use it.


This conditioner got it's name because it includes 18 Silk Amino Acids. The conditioner claims to make your hair smooth, soft, and shiny no matter your hair type. I can say this worked well on my hair type which is usually thin, frizzy, and straight. This conditioner can be used by both men and women. 

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. All of their products are free of sulfate and other harmful ingredients. 

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 Silk 18 Conditioner is on sale on the Maple Holistics website for $8.00 or you can purchase it on Amazon for $9.95. Maple Holistics supports The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For every bottle of Silk18 sold they will donated $1 to NCADV.







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.