Sunday, June 26, 2016

BarkBox Review

I have an almost 1 year old Pitbull mix and he's a chewer...I mean like bad, toys last MAYBE an hour around here. So, I thought I'd give BarkBox a try, see if I could find a toy that would last. While I really liked the idea of this subscription service it wasn't for us.

With BarkBox you get toys and treats for your lovable pet, you can choose what size your dog is, so you get the perfect products, if you like the items you received you can go back through their site and order more.

When you sign up using my referral link you get a free month box with subscription purchase. My free box came with
Slobbery SunflowersDingo the ScarecrowTrachea ChewNana's Natural Chicken JerkyDonuts Fried Dough Bites
My dog LOVED the treats, he destroyed the scarecrow in an hour, but surprisingly the flowers, which could be separated lasted a few weeks, he looked so cute carrying around flowers.

My second box came with:
Panda's Pocket KnifeDucky CharmsHalf Pig EarBungee Buddy Bear Pup Stream Snacks
Once again he loved the treats, but the toys were done within a day.

Subscription rates: 1 month is $29, 6 months it's $24 per month, the 12 month subscription is $20 per month, I chose the 1 year subscription and used a prepaid card that only had $30 on it. I know a little shady, but I didn't want to spend almost $30 on something my dog either wouldn't like or would destroy in a day, which is what happened. You can cancel your subscription at anytime, but if you choose the 1 year plan for the cheaper rate, it will charge you every month for a year even if you cancel, unless you use a prepaid card that had a limited amount on it.

My opinion of this box is good, I liked it, I just wish they had more durable toys. I would recommend it to dog owners, as long as they don't have destructive chewers like me.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Bulu Box Subscription Review

Monthly subscription vitamin and supplement subscription box

I've been attempting to lose weight for 3 years now and I have been successful, I went from 215 to 160, but I'm still searching for things that will better my health and get me to my size 10 goal.

When I heard about Bulu Box, a subscription company that sends you a box of sample sized products (4-5 samples based on your profile) each month for $10 with free shipping, I thought I'd give it a try. You can choose from Bulu Box original and Bulu Box weight loss.

I've actually participated in this program twice, once for the company itself (free of charge) and then a 3 month subscription on the request of my sister. The first time I participated I was in the midst of moving and forgot to write the review (oops), the second was at the end of 2014 and Jan 2015, looking back at my review list, I realized I never wrote a review, so I thought I'd make up for it by writing it now.

How Bulu Box thinks:
"You'll LOVE discovering new products, but just as important as finding your new healthy faves is seeing which products don't work for you. Try 4-5 samples based on your profile before buying full-size so you don't waste your money."

I like being able to sample the products, such as taste, but some of the samples aren't large enough to see if they make a difference, you'll get a 1 "dose" sample and some things can take a week or more to actually start working.

I also like that you can earn points:
"Each month you can earn up to 100 Rewards Points (that's $10!) just for subscribing and sharing your thoughts. Log in to your account to fill out your sample surveys about the products you just tried. Once you've earned Rewards Points you can use them like actual cash towards a full-size purchase of your new favorite product. Some Bulugans even get their order completely free!"

Finally, if you like one or more of the products in your box you can buy it right from the Bulu Box site, just click Buy next to the item you liked.

My opinion on Bulu Box, is that I like the concept, but it's not for me, my sister on the other hand loves it. So, my recommendation is that if this is something that may interest you, go for the one month subscription, just to see if you like it, please note that all plans automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at anytime.

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Suave Kids Wild Watermelon 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I had bought my daughter, Mary, Suave Kids Wild Watermelon 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner because it was on sale and I had a coupon.

Mary has very thick hair, that I recently had bobbed because it's hard for her to manage. She's been using it for a few weeks now and every time I wash her hair...OMG the smell, it's AMAZING! It smells like watermelon Bubalicious. This shampoo is tear free, hypoallergenic, which is another reason why we use it, not just because I bought it on sale, shampoo in the eyes is the worst especially for kids.

When Mary gets a little older though I'll switch her to something better suited for her hair type, but for me...I may keep using her shampoo. This is where my actual review comes in.

During the long Memorial Day weekend, I had been doing A LOT of outdoor work in 90* heat, I was gross at the end of each day and would therefore take a shower. I was running out of shampoo and kept forgetting to bring more it in, so I used Mary's shampoo for those 4 days.

Now, my hair type is thick, but very fine. I very rarely find a shampoo that works with my hair, but I think I finally have with Suave Kids Wild Watermelon 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner. It makes my hair super soft and shiny, it's been ages since my hair has been this nice and all because of a KIDS hair product.

So, if you have fine hair like I do, I recommend Suave for kids, it's cheap enough to give it a try and comes in a few different scents and even comes in a 3 in 1 (shampoo, conditioner, and body wash) variety. You can find it just about anywhere (Walmart, grocery stores, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.), prices vary and are more expensive in the pharmacy stores and cheapest at Walmart at $1.88.

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