Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Merrick Festive Holiday Stew for Dogs #Review from Chewy.com



“At Merrick, we don’t just make pet food. 
We make the Best Food Ever.”

Merrick has so many awesome formulas including their seasonal Holiday choices. Merrick offers Venison Holiday Stew, Homecoming Holiday, and two new additions, Festive Holiday Stew and Forever Home Holiday Stew. You and your little ones are sure to love these yummy formulas because they are all:
  •  Grain- Free Recipe 
  • Great for all life stages 
  • Made with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives 
  • Made in the USA! 
Founded in 1988, Amarillo, Texas –based Merrick Pet Care Inc. is a leader in the natural and organic pet food category. With a mission to create the most nutritious and wholesome food, Merrick helps families take better care of their pets by cooking up nutritious, real whole foods for pets. All foods are made in the USA using only the freshest ingredients grown by local farmers. The company offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods as well as treats.
  

    Merrick sent Venus a some Festive Holiday Stew with Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Pears and Herbs in Gravy to try out. And since all their varieties are grain-free, I knew they wouldn't upset her allergies. 



    Immediately after opening the can, Venus came running. The smell of real delicious meat made my own mouth water! Venus lapped up the gravy out of the bowl then proceeded to gobble up the actual chunks of stew. This Merrick Holiday Stew is a real winner, and we'll be trying out the rest as we near the holiday season ever-so-shortly. 


    You can purchase Merricks' Holiday Stews at Chewy.com.

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    Disclaimer: Baby and the Chi's blog received the product(s) mentioned in this post for the purpose of review and evaluation. Baby and the Chi's is not responsible for prize delivery. No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog contains affiliate links. 

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    #Memebox: My Cute Wishlist (Superbox 41) #Unboxing & #Review

    *This post contains affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my link.*

    From Memebox:
    We’ve searched and scoured through the Korean beauty scene to find you all the beauty things adorbs and irresistibly cute! From miniature beauty trinkets to cute face makeup kits and skin care potions, these precious little beauty finds will make you “oooh” because of its trademark Korean charming packaging and “aaahh” because of how cute it makes you look. Carry around these beauty treasures wherever you go and make your friends green with jealousy!


    This particular Memebox is no longer available, but newer versions are coming out regularly, one just as cute as the next! This particular box retailed for $23, plus shipping.



    1. Pure Smile Neco Punch Point Pad Hibiscus & Lemon Grass:
    These little pads are like a spot treatment in the form of a sheet mask. They moisturize and control oil to balance out your skin- sounds perfect for my t-zone! I love their smell, and they do seem to help out with oil control.

    2. a;t fox Moisturizing Gel Cream Gyoolpy Tea:
    This is a gel moisturizer rich with vitamin c, and in the white (one of three) drop-dead cute cupcake container in this box. I love this moisturizer because the gel is nice and light on my oily face.

    3. Beauty People Snow White Special Edition Season 2:
    This totally cute tin holds 5 shimmer eyeliners in the most creamy and smooth formula I've ever experienced in my life. The colors are beautiful and perfect for everyday year-round.



    4. Etude Missing U Hand Cream:
    This hand cream is enriched with olive oil and shea butter, and the Fairy Penguin I received smells like baby powder. It's very gentle and creamy, and absorbs quickly!

    5. Pure Smile Muddy Girl:
    This is a single-serve mud mask in a cute little heart container. I received a pack in Red-Clay, which helped clarify my skin and also hydrate it.

    6. Etude Sweet Recipe Candy Stick:
    This is a tinted gloss stick in the shape of a cute little candy cane! I received shade 02 Oh! Orange Candy. I love the sheer shimmery tint, and it really does smell like oranges!

    7. a;t for Whitening Capsule Cream Jasoyup Herb Tea:
    This oh-so-cute purple cupcake contains a thick cream meant to hydrate and brighten your skin. It lightens dark spots and creates a clearer glowing skin tone. I love this cream as part of my evening routine.

    8. a;t fox Lifting Cream Black Tea:
    Consider this cute pink cupcake your adorable key to the fountain of youth. Ok, maybe not that extreme, but this amazing lifting cream smoothes and lifts wrinkles and creases, giving you back a firm and young complexion.

    9. Kocostar Split End Therapy:
    This amazing hair treatment contains 8 types of amino acids that prevent breakage and static in your hair. Bonus: It comes with the most adorable hair band to tie your hair back with while enjoying this super-treat in your glorious locks.



    All in all, this box far exceeds it's cost in cuteness factor alone. Every product in this box is one of the cutest things I've ever seen (second only to babies and puppies) and totally functional for everyday beauty.

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    Already love Memebox? Want to learn or enjoy even more? Join the "Memebox Addicts" Facebook group: http://on.fb.me/1tdBafP

    Disclaimer: The Glitter Chic blog received the product(s) mentioned in this post for the purpose of review and evaluation. No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog contains affiliate links.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    #PetAllergies ImmuneIQ In-Home Pet Immunity Test #Review


    Product: In-Home Pet Immunity Test
    From: ImmuneIQ
    Price (as of date of review): $87 with optional add-ons including

    • $27 for toxin test
    • $12 for mold test
    • $19 for bacteria/virus test

    Where To Purchase: https://immuneiq.com/order.html?quantity=1&code=home
    Product Website: ImmuneIQ


    About:
    ImmuneIQ is a pet immunity assessment that helps pet owners understand their pet's challenges (like allergies or reactions to toxins like cleaning supplies or gardening chemicals).  Our kit is an at-home administered alternative to the traditional allergy tests given at the vet's office for around $200-$2000+.  In fact, some veterinary dermatologists charge more than $5,000 for a series of tests over a year that involve painful skin prick or scraping using a scalpel like tool to literally remove a layer of skin and test it.  Not with ImmuneIQ. We evaluate the saliva and a hair sample given to us by the owner.  Our kit is pain free, affordable and doesn't require your vet to help you understand the results.  Our approach to understanding and interpreting allergies and other immune issues is to look at the immune system's IQ.  We believe in a broader and deeper level of understanding your pet's immune system than just eliminating something from their diet or their environment - which is nearly impossible. 


    We have a very simple color coded results printout that we email right after our lab has processed the samples.  Our process is completely unique and being evaluated for several patents both in the evaluation process and in our "lab to laymen" software we designed that generates the easy to understand report for every one of our clients - no background in medicine needed.  And no need for to come back to your vet and pay another office visit fee, just to be read the results.  Our customers love ImmuneIQ because it is pain-free and very affordable.  We welcome the opportunity to hear from pet and lifestyle bloggers that feel this is a topic your readers would benefit from.  If you have at least 2,000 unique visitors per month, we would like to hear from you.





    First Impression:
    The test instructions were very easy to follow, and it was very easy and painless to get the samples from Venus to send in. I swabbed her mouth with a cotton swab and sealed it in a plastic baggie, then brushed her well and placed the removed hair into another plastic baggie. I mailed in my form with the samples to ImmuneIQ on August 25th and received a phone call that my results were ready to be emailed to me on September 2nd. The email contained a link to the allergy test results, and the results were very easy to read and understand.




    My Thoughts:
    I am overall impressed with the results of the test itself, how easy it was to administer the test and later access the results of the test. I did feel like ImmuneIQ didn't organize their information well, but it may be because I was a reviewer and not a paying customer. The form I sent in had Venus' name, my name, and my email address. However I received a phone call when the results were ready (which were from my review account, not my order form) asking for my email address, and then received the results without Venus' name (which was the first item of information asked for on the form). These details in no way effect how I feel about the test, and after struggling for years trying to pinpoint what makes Venus itch and turn red, we finally have answers that I can use to help me plan her meals and protect her from environmental hazards that may be making her especially uncomfortable.

    I highly recommend ImmuneIQ's pet allergy assessment to anyone with dogs or cats. You never know what may be secretly harming your pet, or maybe you know something is, but need an easy way to pinpoint what it is. Immune-IQ is for you.

    Disclaimer: Baby and the Chi's blog received the product(s) mentioned in this post for the purpose of review and evaluation. Baby and the Chi's is not responsible for prize delivery. No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog contains affiliate links.
    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Pawganics Natural Pet-Safe Cleaning and Grooming Products #Review

    Imagine using cleaners in your home that are safe to the health of both your pets and your family. Pawganics offers a full line of pet, baby, and Earth safe cleansers for both cleaning your home and grooming your pet.

    Pawganics was sweet enough to send out family a care package to try out which included their All Purpose Cleaner, Toy and Solid Surface Cleaning Wipes, Sweet Aloe Vitamin Enriched Shampoo, and Grooming Wipes.


    The All Purpose Cleaner is lavender scented. It's designed to cut through grease, dirt, and grime and is safe to use everywhere. I've even used it to spot clean our carpet.

    The Toy and Solid Surface Cleaning Wipes are fragrance free and come in a tube of 75 moistened wipes. Designed to cut through grease, dirt, grime, and drool and are safe to use on any hard surface. They leave behind zero residue so anything you clean is safe for your pets and children to come in contact with (i.e. chew on or lick). Fun Fact: Pawganics uses wind energy to pack up these amazing little wipes.

    The Vitamin Enriched Shampoo with Sweet Aloe is a multi-vitamin pet shampoo (pH balanced for dogs) that gently cleanses, moisturizes, and conditions to leave your dog with healthy skin and a soft and shiny coat.

    The Grooming Wipes are mandarin scented and come in a pack of 40 or 80 wipes.  They are biodegradable, SLS free, bleach and paraben-free, and life away dirt and odors with a single wipe. Special emollients soaked into these wipes condition and nourish your pets skin and coat as they clean. These wipes are a quick and easy way to groom your pet when you simply don't have the time to fully bathe your pet, or your pet hates water. I personally find these wipes handy when Venus trots in from outside with muddy paws, or has a messy bottom.

    Please view the video below for more information about the products I've listed above:


    For more information, please follow Pawganics on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

    Disclaimer: Baby and the Chi's blog received the product(s) mentioned in this post for the purpose of review and evaluation. Baby and the Chi's is not responsible for prize delivery. No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog contains affiliate links.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    My secret to a #BikiniReadyLifestyle

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    “New Bikini Ready Energy Gummies are a great tasting vitamin B-12 supplement with caffeine that acts as an energy booster. Along with a healthy diet and exercise program, this scientifically advanced formula helps boost your metabolism. Bikini Ready Energy Gummies are a guilt-free pick me up.
    Bikini Ready Energy Gummies will help you become a healthier, lighter you. It boosts metabolism and increases energy. Contains Vitamin B12 and Caffeine.”
     Influenster asked me to share my secret to having a Bikini Ready Lifestyle, and while supplements and a healthy lifestyle are a big factor in being fit - you also need to feel good about yourself. A bikini isn't going to tell you whether or not it can be worn by you based on how you look, you need to tell yourself "I'm wearing this bikini"! Big or small, tall or short, overweight or underweight - you need to wear what you like. If you want to be bikini ready, then tell yourself you're ready, and wear that bikini ladies!
    Disclaimer: Baby and the Chi's blog received the product(s) mentioned in this post for the purpose of review and evaluation. Baby and the Chi's is not responsible for prize delivery. No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog contains affiliate links.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    #Barefaced Mud Mask #Review


    Product Name:  Barefaced Dead Sea Mud Mask
    From: Barefaced Skincare
    Type of Product: mineral clay mud mask
    Price (as of date of review): $24.98
    Where To Purchase: Amazon



    About: Dead Sea Mud is full of natural minerals, salts, and nutrients proven to have repairing and healing properties for our skin. Filtered down from surrounding mountains, layers of fine salt, sand and clay deposits have developed over centuries to form the black mud of the dead sea. Our mud has been harvested straight from its bed. Our mud is the best we could get our paws on. All we've done is added a few all organic ingredients to ensure it remains fresh for your skin to enjoy.

    - Tone, tighten and improve skin texture.
    - Exfoliate, unclog and purify pores. Help rid your skin of blackheads and imperfections.
    - Draw out unseen excess oils and impurities.
    - Moisturize and stimulate skin collagen to help fight wrinkles.
    - All natural and organic ingredients. Paraben free.

    Banish those bad skin days and reveal a Barefaced more confident you. Skin will feel beautifully bare, purified and rejuvenated. This good skin feeling with brighten up your complexion and your day.

    First Impression: I love the cute design on this tub. The name of the mask is "Bare-Faced" and there is a picture of a bears' face on the label. The smell of the mask is very herbal, with a hint of pine. I found that the smell sort of fades as it dries into more of just an herbal mud scent. The texture is more gelatinous than clay-like, and can be difficult to spread evenly if you try to work with too much of the mask at once.

    My Thoughts: I noticed as the mask dried on my face, that it absorbed oil from the oiliest areas of my face (being my nose, chin, and upper cheeks). What impressed me the most about this mask, however, was that is absorbed oil and then left my face feeling soft and moisturized after removal of the clay mask. I honestly feel that I could recommend this particular mask to anyone with any type of skin.

    Disclaimer: Baby and the Chi's blog received the product(s) mentioned in this post for the purpose of review and evaluation. Baby and the Chi's is not responsible for prize delivery. No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog contains affiliate links.
    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.