Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Pinch Me October 2015 Review

*This post may contain referral links*
Pinch me is a sample program where you can obtain free samples to try products. The next time new samples are out is November 10th at 12 pm, EST. There are always a variety of items, but they do go fast. I'm not listing price since all of these are samples. If you are interested, please use our referral code 5G47H.
Pic of the samples (and coupons) I got this month.

Milk-Bone Good Morning Healthy Joints - No by-products, artificial flavors, or preservatives. This is a vitamin that tastes like a dog snack, helps promote your dog's well-being and longevity. With the Healthy Joints blend you can start your dog's day off with a tasty new way to support his joints and mobility (DHA, Vitamin C, Glucosamine, Chondroitin). Sailor is a way too young to worry about joint/mobility issues, so we have gifted to someone with an older dog who could benefit from this.
Purina Pro Plan Savor Shredded Blend Chicken and Rice Flavor - When it comes to meals, my cat is on a picky diet, mostly on her own terms. I have been giving this to her as treats, and she views it as treats, and is totally loving it!
Milk-Bone Brushing Chews - If your dog has teeth then he can benefit from this; it includes 12 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium for strong bones and teeth. These daily dental treats are clinically proven to reduce tartar and fight bad breath.
Advil PM - I've used this stuff before, it works well and I had positive results. It's good for helping you sleep when dealing with minor pain. It's gentle and non-habit forming. As with all sleep aids, it can take 8-12 hours to fully wear off.
Naked Wines $100 Voucher - This site features independent wine makers. To claim your $100 discount you must purchase wine totaling at least $160. No delivery charge. There are some states they do not ship to.
Iams Cat Food Coupon -The company sells pet food for cats and dogs formulated for puppy/kitten, adult and mature. Its products are developed by nutritionists and veterinarians and can be found in three main formulas: ProActive Health, Healthy Naturals and Premium Protection.  I used to give Iams cat food to my cat a long time ago, when we were focused on a weight control diet. Nowadays, we focus on a kidney friendly diet. I do like this brand, and I remember when it was just a small local brand and how it really took off in the 90's to the huge national brand they are now.

12 Scents - Fragrance for Seahawks Fans

Did you know about this new Fragrance line for Seahawk Fans? I recently heard about this. Named after the famous 12th man!! 12 Scents is an independent, boutique fragrance line designed for Seattle Seahawks fans, "the 12's" to enhance their game day ritual and Hawk pride throughout the week. Each fragrance is designed to celebrate the confidence, passion and positivity of the beloved team with fresh, clean, uplifting notes. The perfect accessory for every 12,. Each fragrance is designed to celebrate the confidence, passion, and positivity of the beloved team with fresh, clean, uplifting notes. Whether fans are getting ready for Sunday's game, Blue Friday or any other day of the week, 12 Scents is the fragrance line for them.
The Berm - This scent was inspired by the experience of sitting on the grassy hillside during training camp at the Seahawks’ athletic facility. This airy aquatic scent with woody and grassy background notes represents the early sun shining over Lake Washington, as the morning dew lingers on the manicured lawn of the practice field. This fragrance makes the fans feel invigorated, refreshed and happy to be back together for another season. Top Notes: Citron, Bergamot, Petigrain, and Grassy Accord.
Game Day - As “Game Day” begins, there is a moment of quiet reflection where she anticipates the day ahead. With this soft, clean fragrance she feels calm, confident and happy as her mind prepares for kickoff. Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Pink Grapefruit.
12th Gal - The “12th Gal” is the one you want around you. She is fun, energetic and always sports her favorite jersey on Blue Friday. She feels positive, optimistic and a bit flirtatious in this fragrance. Top: White Tea Accord, Calabrian Bergamot, Meyer Lemon Peel.
30 ml Fragrance Bottles - $89
8 ml rollerball fragrance - $31
Candles - $24

BarkBox October 2015 Review

BarkBox is one of the most popular subscription boxes for dogs and cost $29.99/month and even cheaper if you do a 3 month subscription ($24/mo), 6 month subscription ($21/mo), or a 12 month subscription ($19/mo). You can also add on a premium toy for $9. We found a special on Groupon for BarkBox, and since we not have a current subscription, we had to get this offer. We paid $79.99 for six months, which comes to just over $13/month.
BarkBox has logo stamped tissue paper, which I am a fan of, super cute. The info card describes the products and tells a little about them.
Busy Buddy Squeak 'N Treat - $8. This is where you can put some treats inside the toy, and your pup can get it out. The squeaker was an unexpected surprise that Sailor quickly found. Oh what joy unexpected squeaky sounds bring. Over and over. ;)
Chuckit! Max Glow Medium - $4. This glows in the dark, so your pup can still play when the sun goes down. This is super cute and we really liked it. It's supposed to work with only 3 minutes of sun exposure "charge time".
Villains Salmon Half Cigar - $4. There is only one ingredient. Salmon. Sailor has gotten this before and loved it. Unfortunately, he was wheezing a little so we had to take it from him before he could fully enjoy it this time.
Sojos Simply Lamb Dog Treats - $7. One ingredient. Lamb. Raw Freeze-dried. Sailor loves these things. I didn't realize these are a perfect training treat, but I just read about that.
Caru Duck Recipe Baked Bites - $9. We did not get a chance to try these on Sailor's last visit, so I sent them home with K.
The approximate value is $30, which is not bad for the $13 we paid. I love the mix of toys and treats, and so does Sailor. Trixie kitty couldn't wait to get into it though.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Beauty DNA October 2015 Review

Beauty DNA is a monthly subscription service that will send you one full-size skincare or hair care item each month. The cost is $25/month and you usually receive more than triple the value. For the months that I have received a lower value item, they have sent me two items. They have a unique matching system, where you fill out your likes/dislikes profile and you never receive items that you don't like. I have had fairly good luck with being matched with items that I really like and that I can actually use.
These are the best info cards around. They fully explain the product, but also explain why the item has been matched specifically for you.
Primo Lash - $48. The longer, darker, fuller lashes you dream of are just a sweep away! PRIMO LASH serum contains breakthrough, patented Peptide Technology to dramatically transform the look of your lashes. Paraben, Gluten, and Sulfate free. This company even has an "auto-replenish service", which is pretty cool.  
Also, I love the fact that they put Beauty DNA stickers on their products. This actually helps me remember later on where I got the item from.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

12 Benefits Review

*This product was sent to us for review purposes*
12 Benefits, who kindly sent us items for review, is one of our favorite brands. We recently received the 12 Benefits Love at First Lather in a Glossybox, so we were super excited to also try out the Conditional Love conditioner and the Hair Perfume No. 12 . For several years now, we have been huge fans of the 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair treatment, so it was great to try other items from this brand.
12 Benefits is a family owned business. They aim to deliver high quality hair products with the fewest number of ingredients. Perfect for all hair textures and conditions. They are not currently selling at any stores in my area, but they have a great online store.
12 Benefits Love at First Lather - $7.99 Deluxe size. Sulfate, Silicone, and Paraben Free. This is a mousse shampoo with anti-aging benefits and moisturizes and protects. It dispenses as a mousse, which is sort of like getting shampoo that is already lathered. It takes some getting used to.
12 Benefits Conditional Love Hair Conditioner - $24. I really liked this conditioner. My hair feels really soft. Styles nicely with no frizz. This has antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. It rinses well and does not leave a residue. And it smells awesome.
Hair Perfume No. 12 - $19. K LOVED this! I have not gotten to try, but she is raving about it. It smells very fresh and light. I wasn't sure if this would work for me or not, with my fragrance sensitivities, but I'm very pleased it has not bothered me at all. I can see me using this after a visit to a casino, which can sometimes leave hair (and clothes) smelling unpleasant.  
12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair - $21. This is the product that introduced me to this brand. I cannot live without it. Seriously. It is so awesome for my hair. It's a great prep spray that strengthens, smooth's, and protects. The list goes on. This works well for me because I color, blow, and flat iron my hair. If you try anything from this brand, I highly recommend this!
There is one more item I need to try, Pink Addiction, which is the styling crème, $24.99. I have long hair so I think this will be good to seal and protect. I definitely plan to get this in the future!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Good Earth Beauty Mod Perfume - Review

*This item was provided for review purposes*
Good Earth Beauty is a natural and organic beauty shop. All of the products listed on their site are natural and/or organic, and there is a requirement that the products do not participate in animal testing. Many of the products are from local family owned small businesses. One item that is fairly unique and noteworthy is their sample page. This is where you can purchase smaller sizes prior to investing in the full size. Shipping is free anywhere in the US, and reasonable rates for all other countries. I had a lot of fun perusing the site.
MOD Perfume Spiced Pumpkin Brûlée - $35 for a .5 oz bottle, and $22 for a .35 oz roller boll. Mod perfumes are highly concentrated (they contain no diluting agents like alcohol or water). You only need to use a small amount - it should last throughout the day. A bottle will most likely last 4-6 months. This is vegan, organic, cruelty free and gluten free.
I received the rollerball in Spiced Pumpkin Brûlée. I love this. Really love this. I like the flavor, the compact & convenient packaging, and the rollerball is pretty cool. I checked out the other flavors and plan to try some others! Chocolate Dipped Strawberries? Candy Cane Cocoa? Need! I was also pleasantly surprised, and pleased to see, that there are no flavors with flower ingredients or any chemicals. This is a product that is designed for people with those types of sensitivities. People like me.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pepperidge Farm Cookies

Pepperidge Farm Cookies -  We had to try the new flavors we ran across recently at Target. These cookies are soft baked cookies. They also have plenty of flavor and chunks of the flavor.
Caramel Apple Pie - $2.88. I had no idea how delish this would actually be. Sooo awesome!!!
Mint Chocolate Brownie - $2.88. These were soo good. All I can think is pairing them with vanilla ice cream, and making a brownie sundae.

PopSugar Must Have Box October 2015 Review

PopSugar Must Have Box is $39.95/month. You can get a price break if you order for the 3 or 6 month plans. This is one of our favorite subscription boxes, and our top recommendation for those new to subs. Each month they send beauty, fashion, or lifestyle items, usually full size. Inspiration the October box is Autumn, Restful Nights, Cozy, Irresistible, Breast Cancer Awareness. I've seen some of the spoilers and I've been really looking forward to this months box.
Just a reminder to the ladies out there to be sure to get checked!
Savvy Sleeper Luxury Satin Pillowcase - $36. I love that a pillow case was included in a sub box. Love it!! I'm going to try and trade over on MSA for more. I've already washed and tried this out and it's great. Also, It's supposed to protect your hair while you sleep.
The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub - $ 17. This is a great exfoliate sugar scrub. I love the brand and I love sugar scrubs, but unfortunately, this one has lavender which I cannot have.
Belgian Boys De Stroopwafe - $1.59. This is a delicious caramel-filled waffle with a crunchy outside and chewy inside. I always love getting the snacks in our PopSugar Must Have Box. These two wagers are really good!
Richer Poorer Hope Slipper Socks - $15. I love getting socks, and I love how soft and fluffy they are. Also, the grippers on the bottom of the sock is so awesome. This supports Breast Cancer Awareness and were designed by PopSugar!
Easy, Tiger Brown Paper Liquor Bag Set - $8. Paper Bag for wine bottles. These are perfect for bringing a bottle of wine to your next house party.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling Book - $25. I don't really care to get books in sub boxes, but this one is ok. I generally prefer my kindle! We do seem to get a nice hardback every fall, which is great for a fall theme.
It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product - $11.96. Detangle, protect, stop frizz, and add shine! This is a great brand, and I don't mind getting this in a sub! I do love hair protectant hair products.
Danielle Stevens Monogram Gift Card $40 - There are some cute stuff on this site.
Also included a 30% off coupon for Honest Company and 20% off for Sleeper Savvy.
I Love this months box! The overall value this month is over $100. I love the mix of products this month. We need more original ideas such as what was included this month. Loved it!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Russell Stover Pumpkin Spice Latte Review

*This was sent to us for review purposes*
I recently got to try the Russell Stover Pumpkin Spice Latte candy bar. I love chocolate and I love pumpkin spice, so I was thrilled to try it. This is one of those flavors that only exist in the fall.

The packaging was super cute! Love the jack-o-lantern on the packaging.
 Love the gold wrapper! Cute! The taste of pumpkin spice is very prominent. I happen to love this taste, so this I a fit for me. The chocolate just melts in my mouth. It's a real treat and great to have run across this time of year!