#PawChoice Waterless, No Rinse Foaming Dog Shampoo Product Review

My fur-baby HATES taking baths. Not only does he look like a rat when he’s wet because all of his beautiful fur gets wet down proving how small he really is, but he also tries every way he can to get out of the sink/tub. I hate the look he gets in his eyes when I’m giving him a bath, and it truly melts my heart. I was thinking one day that it would be a brilliant idea to make a dry shampoo for dogs, but I was really impressed when I came across this product for dogs. Not only does this Paw Choice Waterless No Rinse Foaming Dog Shampoo not require water, but it smells amazing! I applied this product to my pup on Saturday and he stills smells AMAZING. This truly is a great idea and a little goes a long way.

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This product is very much like a mousse for human hair, but it helps keep your dog smelling fresh and nice without having to bathe them. While this probably shouldn’t be the product you use every time (especially if your dog gets really dirty and requires a deep cleaning), this is a great product for you to use every couple of weeks to get rid of that ‘dog smell.’ You’ll receive an 8 oz. bottle of this product, and you only need a few pumps for each cleaning.

Now to the negative, my dog was not thrilled with this product. While he might get used to it, my dog went crazy after I rubbed this into his fur and let him loose. He rolled around the floor like crazy as if he was trying to get the product off. I’m not sure if it irritated his skin or what, but he was not a happy dog. I will probably try this product a few more times, but he normally reacts better to the drying process when given a real bath.

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Because this product is made from a coconut derived formula, it is said to be safe for sensitive skin. The product even claims to be safe to use with topical flea treatments. I’m a little skeptical of how well this product would work with a topical flea treatment, but we give our dog chewable flea protection and so I can’t speak for whether it’s accurate or not. Overall, however, I think you’ll be really happy with this product. It really seemed to clean my dog and not just cover the odors. It makes holding my dog that much sweeter.

You can pick up this product on Amazon currently for $15.97. I think you’ll love it! Let me know if you get the chance to try it out!

MIRA Stainless Steel Insulated #BeerGrowler Product Review

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My husband has been begging me for a beer growler for the past several months. There’s a new pints n’ growlers bar that opened up in our city, and he’s been dying to go check out the craft beers and bring home a growler. You can always purchase a growler from them, but it’s recyclable and only meant to be used a few times. I was really glad to find an alternative to the growler we would get from them that we can use for years to come. This GIANT (64 OZ) MIRA STAINLESS STEEL INSULATED BEER GROWLER is a versatile piece you will want in your kitchen. Not only is it perfect for keeping your beer cold, but it is also perfect for camping, soups, water, coffee, etc. It claims to keep your drinks cold up to 24 hours and your drinks hot up to 12 hours. I didn’t put anything hot in the growler, but it did a great job on the 4th of July keeping my beer cold all evening.

We got tons of compliments on this piece from our friends at our 4th of July get together. It is something that many of the guys were envious of. I love that it has a large mouth which makes for easy pouring, cleaning and filling. All of the pieces easily disassemble making it where you can hand wash it easily. I love that it also keeps the sun from affecting the flavor of the drink and prevents sweating on the outer layer. This really is a perfect tailgate accessory. I also love that the cap ensures an airtight seal.

I really believe that you’ll love this MIRA Beer Growler. You can purchase it in black or brown on Amazon for only $32.99 This growler seems like it is going to last for many years, and so its benefits seem to outweigh the cost.

*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

#liveinfinitely Fruit Infuser Water Bottle Product Review

I love products that make your life easier. This Live Infinitely Fruit Infuser Water Bottle is a product that definitely is a new favorite of mine. I love water, but I’d be lying if I said that I never get bored with the taste of plain water. I’ve always loved putting lemon in my water or cucumber, but I’ve been hoping to find something that allows me to have my water with my fruits and veggies without all the mess. This water bottle is a genius idea and it’s so easy to use. All you have to do is put the fruit or veggie in the infusion attachment and screw it into the bottom of the bottle, and then put water, tea or juice into the top of the bottle. I do want to point out that the company is very intentional that the ‘Live Infinitely’ logo is reading from bottom to top because if you have it facing down the product may leak. Once you know that is the way the bottle should go, it should be easy to remember.

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This bottle makes it so easy to get your recommended 64 oz. of water in each day. Because your water will take on the flavor of whatever you put in the infusion chamber, you can have your water and a nice, natural flavor also. I personally have used it with cucumber already because I love cucumber water. However, you can truly use this with whichever fruit or veggie you love. The longer you let the water and the fruit or veggie soak in the water, the stronger the flavor will be. The company also recommends you shake the water every couple of hours so that you get a better mixture. My water is really delicious and I love that I can easily take out the infusion chamber and easily clean the bottle. Because both the lid and the bottom screw off, it’s super easy to clean with a sponge because you can get to the top and the bottom.

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You’re going to love the modern design of this bottle as well. It’s super trendy and modern, and easy to carry around because of the carrying hold on the top. You could easily attach a carabiner to the lid if you wanted to attach this to your laptop bag or backpack. This bottle holds up to 25 oz. of water and is made with a shatterproof material. Live Infinitely has other colors to choose from if you’d prefer to not have the black color I have. I really love this bottle and know you will too. It will make your life easier.

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You can currently pick up this bottle on Amazon for only $15.95. This is a great deal for a durable bottle. Please let me know if you have any questions about the product. I’m always happy to help!

*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

#isaprofessional Xanadu 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum & Foundation Primer Product Review

I like trying out different moisturizers and/or primers for my face. I was really intrigued by the idea of using a primer that was made with 24K gold–definitely sounded luxurious. I thought that the Xanadu 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum & Foundation Primer was definitely work trying (if anything just for the fact that it seems really cool to try a product with gold specks in it.) This product claims to help reduce wrinkles, even out your skin tone, moisturize your skin, help give you a youthful glow and help reduce the appearance of sun damage. Most people can benefit from a good moisturizer, and I think this product is no exception.

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This product includes 24K gold, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Rose Extract, P-anistic, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Creatine, Beta-Glucen, etc. This product is a perfect combination of Botanical Ingredients and Scientifically-Proved Testing. Because of how natural this product is, I didn’t hesitate in using it on my skin. One thing I did before using this on my face was rubbing some on the top of my hands–I love that it goes on a bit glittery. However, when you rub it in completely, you don’t have to worry about having a glittery face. However, you will notice that your face appears to be glowing. One other thing I want to point out is that this product has a refreshing scent. It almost smells like baby powder, but it’s really delightful.

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This product is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is pump 1-2 pumps into your hands and apply to a freshly cleansed face. You can use this under makeup or alone. Also, you can use this in the morning and the evening. It’s really hydrating and didn’t irritate my skin at all. Also, sometimes when you begin using some products, you will notice your skin breaks-out. However, this product didn’t cause my skin to break-out. I do want to point out that my face felt a bit sticky when using this product. It’s not too sticky where you can’t go about your day, but it is worth noting.

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You can currently purchase this product for $59.00. A little goes a long with with this 1 fl. oz. bottle. I think you’ll really love this product. The Egyptians might be onto something–they used to say that gold had special healing properties.

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Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein Powder #cleanleanvan Product Review

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Let’s be candid–there are a TON of protein powders currently in the marketplace. It can be overwhelming to say the least to find one that works perfectly for you. Not to mention they’re expensive. I’ve been looking for a protein powder that is healthy for you and doesn’t combine as much sugar as some others out there. I was really intrigued by this Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein Powder because it sounds. like it is an innovative alternative to most of the protein powders I can find in my local stores. This protein powder is 100% vegetable, and it’s made from a pea protein isolate. I was also intrigued to read that it is supposed to taste really good, and so I wanted to see what all the hype was about.

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This 500g container is GIANT and contains 20 servings. You get 21g of protein per serving (not too bad.) I love that this product is low in fat and carbohydrates–which helps you keep lean. When I received the container, I instantly screwed off the cap to smell it. It smells really good, and it made me really interested in trying it. That evening, when I measured out my serving and mixed it with milk, I was able to stomach it. I know that sounds weird, but I’ve tried some protein powders in the past that just do not taste good. This isn’t perfection, but it still tastes really good for a protein powder. This is important to note because many people complain that they have a hard time drinking their protein shakes because they just don’t taste that good. Rest assured–this has a nice vanilla flavor.

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This product is also perfect for anyone. It’s vegetarian, GMO free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and gluten free. It also has no added sugar, with the only sugar being naturally occurring. I really like how smooth this product tastes. I also want to point out that Nuzest does offer some other flavors in case you’re not a vanilla fan. You can also choose Creamy Cappuccino, Just Natural, Rich Chocolate and Wild Strawberry. However, the vanilla is not chalky and I think you’ll enjoy it! This is the perfect recovery for your workouts.

You can currently pick up this Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein Powder on either Amazon or the Nuzest web site. It’s currently available for $44.95.

*I received this product for a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

#Thermalabs Glow2Go Self Tanning Towelettes Product Review

I don’t tan–I wish I could, but I learned at a very early age that I burn and then turn really white again (le gasp.) Some areas such as my shoulders and legs get a tad-bit darker, but overall, I don’t tan. Also, skin cancer runs in my family. I’ve had to have a few pre-cancerous moles removed from my body. Skin cancer is totally not worth a bronze body in my opinion. Because of my fair skin, I’ve had to try different avenues to look more ‘tan.’ I will use the bronzing lotions or get spray tans. However, both are expensive and the lotion sometimes makes you look blotchy. I was really excited to be given the chance to review these Thermalabs Glow2Go Self Tanning Towelettes because they are like a Lysol wipe that tans you. We all know that Lysol wipes are super easy to cover all your dirty surfaces, and these wipes are no exception for getting all those ‘problem areas’ on your body.

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Let me start off by saying that these self tanning towelettes are super easy to get the hang of. Before you intend to use these towelettes, you need to ensure that you are clean, have exfoliated and are dry. Once you are ready, you will take one of the towelettes out of the packaging and rub down your whole body (be sure you don’t miss any spots.) Once you have covered your whole body (careful of not going too heavy on the knees, ankles and elbows), you will let it dry for 10 minutes and then you can go upon your day. You will need to wash your hands after application, but it’s really easy. One thing I liked about these towelettes is that I put on clothes after using these and didn’t notice any ‘orange’ on my clothes even after sweating. You won’t begin to see results within seconds, but at the end of the day you will notice that you are a bit more bronze. Since I’m so fair-skinned, I was happy with the coloring I got from just one application, but you can continue using the towelettes until you get to the color you are hoping for. I did notice that my back was a tad-bit streaky, but I was easily able to fix it with another towelette when I asked my hubby to help me the next day. It’s quite foolproof and looks really good.

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For only $14.99 on Amazon, you get 20 self tanning towelettes. This definitely seems like a viable option for those of you who like to look tan year-round. Also, it really is easier to use than the tanning lotion or tanning mitts. You’ll love these and I’m so glad I got to try these out. If you’re fair-skinned, you too can be tan without being in danger of getting skin cancer.

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*I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

#Strongholdaccessories Running Hydration Belt

Once a runner, always a runner. I’ve been a runner since middle school, and I still enjoy doing it–even if I don’t have as much time to do is as I used to. I’ve been dying to get back into the routine of things and begin training for some longer races such as a half-marathon or marathon. If you’re going to begin training for a longer race, you can’t just run and run for hours without being sure you stay hydrated. I’ve heard about running hydration belts before, but I’ve never purchased one. I was so honored when Stronghold Accessories offered me the chance to review their Fitaire Hydration Running Belt–because it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for!

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This adjustable hydration belt is perfect for men and women, and it include two 6 oz. BPA-free water bottles which you can barely feel while you’re running. I was a bit worried that I would get irritated with this belt around my waist, but it’s surprisingly super comfortable and the neoprene material helps you keep from chafing. I also really LOVE the smartphone/music player pouch which is intelligently sweat/water-proof. Also, there’s some neon reflective material which makes this a great accessory if you’re running in the dark. This is a really great belt, and it works exactly as expected.

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This hydration running belt works for hip sizes 27″ to 40.” I also really think it’s nifty that Stronghold even put running bib clips in the design so that you can wear this for race day also and not have to wear about getting safety pin holes on your running clothes.

Also, incase you’re not a runner and not interested in running, the sky’s truly the limit on using this belt. You don’t have to use this only for running–you can use this for hiking, when you go for a long walk, etc.

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You’ve got to pick up one of these Stronghold Accessories Hydration Running belts from Amazon. For only $23.99, you’re getting a super high-quality running belt. I love this and know you will too. It’s runner tested and runner approved. It’s also pretty cool-looking if I must say so myself.

*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

#AZSPORT Sport Waist Trimmer Belt Product Review

One thing I’ve noticed lately is that body wraps/detoxes are super popular right now. When I first joined instagram @mandaenjoy, I got several followers quickly from individuals selling itWorks. I’ve never tried itWorks body wraps, but I know some people who swear by it. However, the body wraps they sell are super expensive (in my mind.) I was really happy to be given the chance to review this AZSPORT Waist Trimmer Ab Sauna Belt because it’s a more cost-effective way to maybe shed a few extra pounds here and there. I in no way was expecting a miracle, but I definitely think I will continue using this product.

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I don’t know how many of you suffer the same problem as me, but my mid-section always seems to be one of my biggest problem areas. I constantly have a ‘pouch.’ I think that I retain lots of water, but I love to drink water and try to top 64 oz. of water a day. I was really intrigued by this product because it is supposed to help you shed excess water weight and preserve body heat. It’s essentially like a sauna suit designed specifically for your mid-section. I love this thing because it’s fully adjustable, and unless you’re wearing skin-tight exercise gear, it is not big and bulky under your clothing. Also, this is supposed to help tone your abs. I’ll sometimes get a flat stomach, but I’ve never been able to get abs to appear. I’ll continue using this product to see what happens, but I’m hoping I can have some visible abs in the near future.

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I will mention that I had a bit trouble with the velcro on this belt. I’m not sure if this will be the case on all of the belts, but I almost panicked when I was alone and trying to take this off at home. When my hubby got home, he was easily able to undo it for me, but I had a hard time undoing it by myself. Also, it does feel a bit weird at first to be working out with something like this around your waist. I’m sure you could easily get used to it, but I want to give a fair warning that this might be a bit uncomfortable right off the bat.

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One other cool thing about this product which is a definite pro for me is that this is supposed to promote a good posture. I noticed that this made me stand a bit taller, and this is definitely a good thing considering I have a tendency to slouch. This belt can fit up to 50 inches and so it is OSFM (one size fits most), but you shouldn’t have a problem with that. Also, AZSPORT will give you your money back if you are unsatisfied with your purchase. You have nothing to lose in purchasing this product–just be sure you keep your order documentation.

You can currently purchase this AZSPORT Waist Trimmer on Amazon for only $14.98. I think this is a really good deal and I’m happy with the product.

*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

#mindbodyactive Top it Off Funny Wine Stoppers/Beer Bottle Toppers Product Review

It’s amazing how many wine-related accessories there are out there if you look around for them. I love all the silly wine quotes and sayings that are out in stores, and so I was really thrilled to get the chance to review these. These Top It Off Wine Stoppers/Beer Bottle Toppers come in a pack of four and are made of silicone. They are reusable (eco-friendly) and will fit your wine bottles, beer bottles, champagne bottles and any glass bottles you might have. These toppers help to seal your drink and keep it fresh-tasting. These are also dishwasher-safe incase you hate hand washing items.

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The Toppers Include these quirky sayings:
Wine Not?
Sip Happens
Liquid Therapy
Rough Day

These will certainly be a great conversation starter at your next party, and they simply lift your mood. These would be perfect for any wine-lover in your life, and would also make a great wedding gift. With your purchase, you’ll also receive a free Wine Lovers Guide ebook. These are really handy and I know you’ll love them.

If you’re interested in purchasing these, you can currently pick them up on Amazon for $12.97. That’s not a bad price considering these will last for a very long time.

*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

#Exspiral Stainless Steel Veggie Spiralizer Product Review

I’ve been so excited about the chance to review this product, but in all honesty, I am a bit disappointed with it. The Exspiral Stainless Steel Veggie Spiralizer is truly a beautiful product (stainless steel) and had all the potential in the world, but it just doesn’t live up to its name. I guess I was expecting it to ‘spiralize’ my fruits and veggies, but I instead got shredded veggies. While it cuts the produce and shreds it clean, I was really hoping it would produce a spiral effect rather than a shredded effect.

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This product has blades in 2 sizes and comes with a cutting top and a cleaning brush. It’s really easy to figure out how to use (foolproof…or so I thought.) I had an idea in my mind that this would be the product that would help me spiralize all my fruits and veggies to make healthier meals (such as stir fry and/or pasta) that my hubby and I could enjoy. While I’ll still be able to have healthy meals, it’s just not a pretty end result. It’s quite sad considering the company claims that you’ll get an attractive result, but it just didn’t work very well for me. I rarely find a product I don’t have good things to say about, but this product was kind of a dud. It’s possibly user error, but this product does NOT work very well with sweet potatoes. I’ll continue to try this product on some other fruits and veggies, but for the purpose of the review, this didn’t work well for sweet potatoes.

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The product description says this product works well for cucumbers, carrots and more. I’m a bit skeptical that this product will work very well for other ‘harder’ produce, but I continue to be surprised with different products. I’m hoping this is one situation in which I’m wrong and missed the mark…but I’d suggest someone interested in a spiralizer look elsewhere.

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If you’re still interested in this product, please check out their Amazon page and be sure and look at the other review comments. The product currently sells for $13.97. It’s possible there might be others who absolutely love this product, and then I’d suggest you take the plunge.

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*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.