Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 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.) Deepa Gurnani Katie Crystal Headband: This is a pretty cute headband but I personally do not wear headbands and I tried it out and it just did not look good on me so I will pass it along. Value: $56

2.) Tarte Cosmetics Beauty & the Box Eye Shadow: Not that I need any more eyeshadow palettes (lol) but I do love the colors in this set so I will be keeping this for myself! Wears well with no creasing! Value: $22

3.) West Emory Bingo Set: This is a unique item but for a box like this unique is not always good since it may not be up most peoples alley. I know for one I do not have enough people over at once for this to be fun. I usually only have one person (or two max but that is unusual) over at once. I will be gifting this but I am not even sure who I am gifting it to will even like it. I see this as a good Yankee swap gift but I have not done one of those in years and when I did I was assigned a particular letter the gift had to start with lol. $20

4.) Capri Blue Mercury Jewel Box in Rain: This is a candle inside a jewelry box. I personally do not care for the look of the box so I will use the candle and donate the box as I would not decorate with it myself. $18.95

5.) Gramr Gratitude Co. Exclusive Thanksgiving Postcard Pack: I barely send out Holiday cards anymore and definitely do not send out Postcards or Letters. No use for me unfortunately. $10

6.) Terrapin Ridge Farms Pecan Honey Mustard: I have tried this on chicken and it tastes amazing! You can also use it as a pretzel dip though I have not yet but will be soon as I already bought the pretzels! $6

7.) Inkdot $20 Gift Card: This is the special extra. The good news is there are some products under $20 that the amount would cover. The bad news is that it does not cover shipping and therefore is not a TRUE gift card as a plastic gift to Walmart, Staples, or any retailer would cover the shipping. I will not be including this in the total of the box for that reason.

This was my least favorite box of the year. I will only use 3/7 items which is not a good ratio. I still love my Popsugar boxes but they missed the mark with this one. For me it was the fact that the items in each category were so "Handmade" like and that is just not my style. 

Total value of the box: $132.95 

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November 2015 Birchbox Review & Unboxing!

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Overall thoughts: I give this box a rating of 4/5. This is a good box and I will get use eventually out of all the products but a couple of them were not very exciting for me to get. 

Inside the box is:

1.) AYRES Body Polish- Pampas Sunrise | I really like this Body Polish. The beads are small and are not rough on your skin. It leaves your skin soft, smooth, and I enjoy the scent. Full size, $25

2.) Davines This is A Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid | I will use this for my flyaways and frizz but that's it. I will use this and will eventually need it but hair care products are not too exciting for me.  Full size, $26

3.) Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask | This is my favorite item in this box. I love getting skincare products and I love sheet masks. I have not tried this out yet since my Holiday work schedule leaves me little time to pamper myself but I do look forward to when I can try it out! Full Size, $7.50

4.)  LOC One & Done Shadow Stick- On Point | I chose this silver color eyeshadow as my sample choice. Everyone was going to get one of these or one of their lipsticks in the box. I was not excited at first since I do not need any eyeshadows or lipsticks but I am glad I got it. The shadow does not crease or dry out on your lids and it has super staying power. Even when trying to get it off with eye makeup remover you need to scrub a bit. This is a full size product! Full Size, $10

5.)  theBalm cosmetics FratBoyThis is my least favorite item in the box. theBalm is a good brand but these little samples are a pain to get out in my opinion and prove to be messy. I just do not like the packaging even though they are always cute. Full Size, $21

Is this box worth $10: Yes. The Shadow Stick alone is worth $10.
Is this box worth my $10Yes. Because I love the Mask and the Shadow Stick which are the main ticket items in the box I would say it is worth my money.

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

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tazo Chai Teas Review

The Tazo Chai teas are definitely a more premium tasting tea than the normal Lipton Tea Bags I buy. This could be both a positive thing or a negative thing depending on what type of tea drinker you are.

The Tazo Chai Filterbags and Latte Concentrates come in six different flavors: Classic Chai, Decaf Chai, Organic Chai, Vanilla Caramel Chai, Chocolate Chai, and Pumpkin Spice Chai.

I was not able to find the Pumpkin Spice Chai in my area unfortunately. I also did not see the Decaf Chai though that is not something I would have picked up anyway.

In an honest opinion the only two I would ever drink again are the Vanilla Caramel and the Chocolate Chai flavors. I found both the Classic and the Organic to be way too spicy for me. The turn off for me is that all of the teas have black pepper in them. Had they not I would have enjoyed them much more. Even though the Vanilla Caramel and Chocolate flavors also have black pepper in them their flavors muted it down a little bit so I could handle their spiciness. If you like a little spice to your tea then you will really enjoy these!

The Tazo Chai brand is available at Target, Publix, Wegmans, Safeway, and Kroger. I found both the Classic and Vanilla Caramel flavors at Target and was able to find the Organic at Shaw's. As mentioned previously I was not able to find the Pumpkin Spice in my area though I do not live very close to a Wegmans and do not even have a Safeway, Kroger, or Publix in or around my state.

You can find more information about these Chai teas and other products by Tazo at this link.

I was sent these FREE samples from Smiley 360 for testing purposes. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 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 $18.99/month for a yearly subscription, $20.99/month for a 6 month subscription, $23.99/month for a 3 month subscription, or you can pay monthly and the cost is $28.99/month. 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 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 25% off your first box! To sign up or find out more info visit

Great mix between snack items and other items this month!

The items in the box:

This months box has a Thanksgiving theme!

1.) Holiday Bowtie: We LOVE this bow tie (okay, okay...I love it more than the cats do!) It is so cute and the perfect size for the cats. Here is a picture of Cody wearing it! I have not been able to get Kaci to wear it yet as every time I try it turns into a big fight! 

2.) Temptations Tantalizing Turkey Treats: The cats love these Turkey flavored treats. They are huge Temptations fans in general.

3.) Cranberry Cabernet Treats: These seem like fun treats for this time of the year! We have not opened these yet as we have so many treat bags opened so we need to finish those first. From the reviews it seems like most cats love these treats so I hope mine do as well! 

4.) Wacky Turkey Feather Wobbler: This is a fun toy they like to bat back and forth but this is a toy to be used under supervision because of the feathers. Cody will chew on them so this can not be left out when I am not watching.

5.) Autumn Fun Scratch N Shape: This is a scratcher which the cats love. It is meant to be hung but my cats prefer it on the ground. Only downside is that both sides are exactly the same so when you pour the catnip in one side it goes right out the other.

6.) Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up: This is pure pumpkin so it is very good to help with digestion. Cody has constipation issues so he already gets and likes pumpkin so he will love this. Kaci is a bit more picky so she might or might not like this. 

Overall this box was a hit with my cats! They love all the new goodies every month but this box was a nice mix between treats, toys, and other items. I am impressed with how well they incorporate the themes every month and can not wait to see December's Holiday 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: 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, November 13, 2015

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Monday, November 9, 2015

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