Sugar and Spice and everything nice

Better late than never I suppose.  But I have finally given everything in this box a try and some for awhile because of how awesome they are.  So lets get to the reviewing shall we.

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I will start out with the belVita Breakfast bar.  I tried the cinnamon and brown sugar.  Totally reminded me of graham crackers.  I ate the whole thing and didn’t feel and ounce of guilt.  19 grams of delicious whole-grain, 3 grams of fiber, and B vitamins how can you go wrong.  These go perfect with a cup of coffee.  I really need to find more of these.  They fit perfect in my work shirt pocket.

Vaseline Spray and Go:  This is one of the products that held me back on my reviewing.  I had to give this a shot and make sure it actually kept working and I wasn’t just using my excited imagination.   I am not one for using a spray on lotion, I just don’t feel you are getting your value out of it.  But I have been using this every day after I get out of the shower since I got my Influenster VoxBox in.  Which has been a few weeks now.   I must say that it has helped my skin recover from the winter blues.  My hands have come a long way and my legs no longer look like the belly of a lizard.    Vaseline Spay and Go goes on fast and soaks in in seconds.   The only fault I have noticed is that the lotion doesn’t spread as much as you would think it would.  It just soaks in too fast.   So better be quick with it.

Colgate Optic White Regimen:   You will notice that this product takes up most of the box.  1 tooth brush, 1 mouth wash, 1 tooth paste.  I have been using this for about 2 weeks now.  I did notice some sensitivity with this regimen which made me use it every other day.  So that is my warning for this product.  If you have sensitive teeth you may want to try it and then back off  like I did.  It really won’t mess up your results.   The Colgate Regimen states that it will give you whiter teeth in 5 days.   I am sure my teeth may be slightly whiter but there is no dramatic difference as of yet.   I love the tooth brush and the tooth paste.  Nice minty flavor and lots of foaming action.  The mouth wash reminds me of the whitening strips.  It tastes like one of them.  But it is not horrible and is totally tolerable.

Nectresse Natural Sweetener:   0 calorie sweetener made from Monk fruit and other natural sweeteners.   I have to admit I keep this at work for my lovely tea time.   Like most sweeteners this one is a little overly sweet.  The box came with a ton of little packets which makes it hard to really bake with this if I were to try.  I know they wanted me to try a recipe they sent me but I just can’t fathom opening up 100’s of packets to get what I need for the recipe.  So I just use it in my tea.   One packet lasts me 3 cups of tea.  I don’t like overly sweet tea but this stuff is great once you find the right amount of what you are looking for.   I really wish I didn’t get a bunch of packets so I could of baked with it but hey it was free.

Dickinsons Witch Hazel facial wipes:  Dickinsons natural skin care products dates back 1866 and continues to be the only gentle, oil controlling toner made from entirely natural Witch Hazel.   These are great little or I should say huge wipes.  They come in packets so they are great for on the go or at work.  I have used these a few times when my face has been a mess and they are so refreshing. No residue left on  your skin and no fragrance left over either.  They do smell rather odd but then again it is witch hazel.   I keep these at home and at work.  With summer time coming I am going to have to stock up on these.

Ok I think that was all for this awesome Influenster VoxBox





It’s here! The March BarkBox

Well now that Apollo and Gus have destroyed all the toys and I have a big mess to clean up. I thought it was time to share the new March BarkBox.

BarkBox is a subscription program I joined last month.  March is my first box.  I can say that I  am very pleased with the variety of treats and toys.  Having two dogs it worked out very well that I got two big toys for them both to enjoy without to much fighting.

When you sign up for BarkBox, every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!

March13 BarkBox

I will go in order of the pictures.

First is the FeelGood Treats in Classic Ranch.  Finally a good dog treat not made in China!  These are made in Canada and only has 3 ingredients. Chicken liver, oat flour, and olive oil.   These are all natural with no preservatives.  They are super crunchy and the boys just love them.   Retail value for the bag starts at $10.99

Lollycadoodle Mouse.  Made from 100% Wool, hand crafted in Nepal in a fair trade facility.   These toys are all natural and biodegradable.  Interesting aspect for a dog toy.  Apollo got the mouse.  As you can see in one of the darker pictures he already got the ears off.  He loves to chew apart toys.  The mouse is wrapped wool through and through.  No squeaker.  I think Apollo was a little peeved with that as he tore the whole mouse apart looking for it.   I now have gray wool everywhere.    I cannot for the life of me find pricing for this toy.  I will update if I happen to come across it.

Little Eatz are an all natural cookie that you and your pup can share.  Now isn’t that something?  I had to open these up and give them a good sniff.  They are drool worthy peanut butter flavored.  I don’t know who got more excited me or the dog.   But I am on a diet so I passed them out to the boys.  Now I can’t get Gus to keep his sniffer out of the box.  If you are wondering there is 120 calories per 30 grams of cookies.   Little Eatz are going for $3.99 on their website and if you use the code “Bark” on checkout you get a but two get one free deal.  You may thank BarkBox for that

Harry Barker is a toy made from 50% hemp / 50% cotton blend.  The filling is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.  Gus had a blast with this toy.  As you can tell from the action shots of him trying to keep it away from me.   There is no way I can keep him still when he is on a mission for a squeaker.  Yes this toy has a squeaker in it.  But thankfully only one.   I have very aggressive chewers and this lasted for about 15 mins.  But that is about average for any toy in this house.    But now my living room floor looks like the front lawn.  White.    The outside case is still mostly intact except for the corner that was chewed off.  I am sure he will keep playing with it for another week or so until its down to nothing but threads.  This large bone retails at $11 dollars from their story.

My $18.99 monthly box is retailed at over $25 dollars.  I am saying over because I can’t find a price on the mouse and I am sure it is more than $2.

There is a lovely PetCo coupon code as well.  $10 off a $49+ purchase with free shipping.   I wish I had gotten this earlier when I sent over $60 worth of things to a rescue group I work with.    Code expires March 31st use BarkBox at checkout.

I am very happy with my first box.  I hope they keep on pleasing my pups for the next 6 months or so.   If you wish to save $5 off your order please use any of the BarkBox links.  It has my referral code already in them.   You also help me earn free boxes for my pups when you do sign up.

Off to start cleaning up.  You can tell the boys had fun.  I might even sneak a Little Eatz cookie.


Ohh looky what came in the mail today

Presenting the Sugar and Spice VoxBox by Influenster

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I will post all the links once I can get the other page working.   I will be reviewing all of these awesome goodies in the very near future.


My First BzzAgent Campaign


After waiting no so patiently I finally got my package in the mail.  I am still in shock that I got 3 full size products.  Now to test these babies out.  I have been using a clarifying shampoo for a few weeks trying to get the copper out of my hair and it has left my locks less than something to be desired.   I swear this came at a perfect time.

OK more on this later.

Remember if you too want to become a BzzAgent it is free and rewarding.  They are always looking for new agents to share their honest opinions about the products they send out.
 Be Heard. Be Happy

I just received my first smile360 mission. I have been waiting for this one to come in for well over a month. But it was well worth the wait.
Check this out.

The Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style  soup is just amazing.  You can’t find many soups out there that are new and flavorful.  Finally something new on the market.  Big chunks of chicken, lots of veggies, and full of flavor.  I was impressed.

What I received in the box was one full can of soup, $20 in coupons to share with my friends and use myself, and a pair of socks.  Socks…  How odd.   I have no idea what that is all about but hey it is winter and I love me some great socks.  😀

If you want to join up just click on the picture.  They would love to have more reviewers like you.


Ohhh and I can’t forget to share some coupons with you.  $1 off Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups here

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge

I finally got my first BzzCampaign and I cannot wait to try these out.

Here is whats in my kit.



Stay tuned for my review and some $1.25-off digital coupons.



I just signed up for a new type of box.  BarkBox!!  I have 2 dogs and I foster dogs every now and again.  I can’t wait until next month to try this one out.  I am sure no matter what is in it the boys will love it and destroy it with all their other toys.

Now the big kicker with this box is they give 10% of all proceeds to a local shelter or rescue.  You can even email them about a shelter they should help support with your subscription.  Now its no guarantee that they will use your shelter but there are so many dogs and cat out there that need help now.

There is also another box out there called the PawBox but I am waiting on the cat one to open up.  Which should be soon.  You can sign up for an email alert for it.

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