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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 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

The items in the box:

This months theme: Get the Ball Rolling

1.) Catnip Garden Kitty Sprinkles Catnip Dispensing Toy:The cats like this when they are doing their crazies in the middle of the night. Watch out though, the cat nip sprinkles out of this toy and goes everywhere! So put in in an easy to sweep/vacuum room of the house.  $4.49

2.) Kitty Teeter Feeder: This is a product I definitely wanted the cats to try in order to have them "work" for their meal. Of course it did not go as planned. They will eat the kibble out of it if it is in the center, but will not work to get it out from around the edges. Hopefully one day I can get them interested in this as feeders like these are recommended to control cats weight.  $4.47

3.) Petstages Kitty Chew Wheel: My cats like to chew on this toy. It is a good toy for dental health so I try to get them interested in it as much as possible. $3.99

4.) Spot Lattice Balls: These are colorful plastic balls that make noise. This is the most used item from this box as Luke is obsessed with these balls and plays with them on a daily basis. We love getting ball toys! $1.72

Total Value: $14.67 The box value is a lot less than the cost of the box and much lower value than the box usually is. All of these prices are estimated though and the box probably could be worth a bit more since a lot of the toys were on a current sale. No treats in this months box so if those were included the price would be a little bit higher. Still overall a great box considering that all of the items are actually getting used around here. Plus you have to factor in shipping for these items since these are online prices (prices were not included on the info card this month). 

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 50% off your first box. (This code is now also good for 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, July 28, 2017

Tree Hut Exfoliating Mud Mask Review

In my Splash Voxbox from Influenster I received the Tree Hut Exfoliating Mud Mask to test out and review. 

I really loved this Exfoliating Mud Mask from Tree Hut. I love Charcoal masks, I feel they do a great job at cleansing pores and pulling out all the junk. This one smelled really nice and it was pretty fast to use- dried in about 10 minutes and easy to wash off with just warm water. Skin felt clean and refreshed after use!

I have heard of the Tree Hut brand before but am not sure if I have tried any of their products in the past. I love that is mask is free from parabans, formaldehyde donors, petroleum, phthalates, sulfates, DEA, and mineral oil. This product is made in the U.S.A! 

You can check out the Tree Hut Exfoliating Mud Mask Product Page for more detailed information about the mask, and take a look around at their other products. The Hydrating Overnight Mask is next on my list to try. 

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:

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Influenster Splash 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.) Tree Hut's Exfoliating Mud Mask: $14.99 for 2.9oz  - I really loved this Exfoliating Mud Mask from Tree Hut. I love Charcoal masks, I feel they do a great job at cleansing pores and pulling out all the junk. This one smelled really nice and it was pretty fast to use- dried in about 10 minutes and easy to wash off with just warm water. Skin felt clean and refreshed after use! 

2.) Nature's Origin Roll On: $6.99 - I liked the lavender scent and how easy it was to roll on. Sometimes with roll on products the ball does not move easily and it is a pain to apply the amount you want but the ball moved so gracefully with this roll on. I put it on my wrists and it absorbed quickly. The scent did help me relax and stress less but I was hoping to have better quality of sleep since lavender has been known for that but so far I have not seen that while using this product. Still worth using if you like the scent and want to calm down a bit. 

3.) Mike and Ike Sour-Licious Zours: $1.39- I still prefer the regular Mike and Ike to these sour ones but these were still pretty good. They were sort of like sour patch kids where you only taste the sour at the first couple of chews and then after that they are sweet. Overall good flavors but my favorite one was the pink ones! 

4.) Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink: $9.49 - I really love the color of the "Lover" shade. It is really a beautiful matte color and would go with just about any outfit/event you are going to. It does last on lips a long time, it does not even come off with a paper towel. That is the downfall of the product in my opinion. I love that it really lasts on lips but it was a HUGE pain to get off. The makeup remover wipes removed it a bit but also spread it around so it looks like you have monkey mouth, I had to use soap and water to get it off completely and after the hassle my lips hurt and needed chapstick. LOVE the color, but the staying power is TOO strong for a regular day for me. If I am going to an event then I would absolutely wear this though.  

5.) Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo: $7 for 7oz - This dry shampoo smells so good! I did not even need to use perfume with this. It smelled like some type of brown sugar or baked good. I felt it also did help with volume so if you are looking for a volumizing dry shampoo than this is a good one. 

6.) Sinful Colors #Pride Collection Featuring Era Istefi: $1.99 - I was skeptical at first on how this clear polish with sparkles would look on my nails but it deposited just the right amount of sparkle on my nails. Since it is clear you can not really see where it has chipped off so this could easily last on my nails about a month or so (going on week two right now) before needing to take it off. 

I really enjoyed trying all the products in this box. It was a good mix of makeup and skincare items and was happy to get a candy item. I love when Influenster sends the boxes with a variety of brands to try and complete activities for. 

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.