Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dollar Shave Club - Various Goodies (Razor, Shave Butter, Lip Balm, Hand Lotion, Moisturizer)

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Alright, so…full disclosure. I was so excited when this product came in the mail to try. We’ve all seen the commercials of the gross razor and the guy doesn’t want to throw it away because razors are SO EXPENSIVE! I’d never signed up because I thought they only offered razors and, after years of paying out the behind for all sorts of lady razors that all worked exactly the same, I used the cheap little disposable ones.

Let me tell you this right now, ladies and fellas: your skin will thank you for using a proper razor. And you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get one! Exciting, right!?


Taste of the Wild - Dog Food in Various Flavors

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This is my first pet product review so I guess I should give a little information about my product testers: As you have seen on my sidebar, my official pet product tester is Mollie "Moo Moo" and she's an almost 6 year old hound that I rescued from the animal shelter when she was 6 months old. She is my heart, soul, and best friend so I do a lot of research on companies before I request products to let her try. I only choose companies that have proven safe and nutritious products. I also have two other dogs which belong to my parents. They are Jack, a 4ish year old short hair border collie that is also a rescue, and Trinity, a 14 year old Jack Russell who I've had since middle school. They have varying levels of "picky-ness" so I think they give me a pretty good idea of what to write about. So, without further adieu here's today's product:

Taste of the Wild was generous enough to send me four samples of their flavors for my pups to try out. I am pretty protective of their tummies so I didn't just fill up a bowl and let them have at it (in fact, when introducing your dogs to new food you should always mix in a little with their current food and then adjust the ratio as they get used to the new stuff). I did, however, left them try a little of each of the flavors and they loved it. I've been keeping the bags stashed away and using them as treats because they are WAY healthier than the treats I currently have.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Niki's Pics: My Week In Photos - Jan 23-29


So, this week was actually not as evenful as I would have liked. I was supposed to visit my old stompin' grounds, Asheville NC, but I wasn't able to go #SadFace

Anyway, I still had fun checking the mail and taking product photos for the reviews (I have lots of them in the works to be posted this weekend)!

YummySnack - Snack Bars

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I sure am a lucky blogger because I got to try another snack bar. That's two in one week! These bars really live up to their name too! Today I'm going to tell you about YummySnack bars.




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Raw Rev - Glo Bars

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Hey guys! I hope you've had a stellar week so far.  I've been super busy reviewing products that I've gotten this week and it has been so much fun! I can't wait to tell you about a yummy snack I got to try:


Breakfasts can be a struggle sometimes. You don't always have time to cook a hearty meal and many of the "grab and go" breakfast items aren't what I'd call healthy. Most days I wind up eating a Pop Tart on the way out the door and then I'm hungry again an hour later. Well, I've found something that not only keeps your tummy from rumbling, but is also a healthy way to start the day!




Monday, January 25, 2016

Various Beauty and Personal Care Samples Coming Soon + A Poll for a GIVEAWAY!

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Evening everyone. This is just a short little post to touch base. I have had quite a few companies agree to sending me product in exchange for an honest review which is pretty awesome, so fun stuff to look forward to! In addition to talking directly to companies, though, I also fill out those "request a free sample" forms that we've all come across at one time or another.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Republic of Tea - HiCAF® Toasted Coconut Black

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The Republic of Tea has a line of teas called HiCAF that provide more caffeine than a cup of coffee. (Check out all the flavors HERE).  They are $13 per tin, which contains 50 tea bags. You can also buy them in bulk and travel size, depending on your needs. 
  

Friday, January 22, 2016

Niki's Pics: My Week In Photos - Jan 16-22

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I wanted to let you in on my little world for a bit.  And by little I mean tiny.  Product reviews are super fun and I love doing them, but it's going to be a while before stuff starts arriving and I don't want to just NOT post anything.  So, with that in mind...let me introduce you to Niki's PICS: My Week In Photos!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Celestial Seasonings - Country Peach + COUPON

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Another day of no samples in the mail means I get to brag about another company I love! (I just started requesting this week so it will probably be a while before I starting getting anything in the mail)  

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Republic of Tea - FREE Sample and Fangirling

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Today was cold and cloudy and rainy so I had about 5 cups of hot tea to stay warm and lift my spirits.  (The fact that I was drinking out of my favorite fox cup definitely helped too.)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bath and Body Works - White Citrus Shampoo, Conditioner, and Lotion



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Mary Kay® Body Lotion and Lip Balm - Sugar & Spice™

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Getting Started


Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by!

Here you will find my reviews and photos of samples and products I receive, as well as information on where to purchase the real deal. I just got started so this will be slow going at first.  From time to time I’ll also link free online products, such as printable things and games.

I started this blog because I just graduated college and wanted something to do with my time while I make the transition from broke college kid to super awesome mediocre-paid environmental scientist!



But not only that...Since I will soon be making enough money to treat myself and buy products of my own, I want to know which ones work for me and which ones don't.  Samples are a great way to try out brands before you buy them and a product review blog is a great way for others to see if they'd be interested as well.  Not to mention that I can repay the generosity of the companies by drumming up business for them and offering links to their websites.  It's a win-win for everyone! 

I'm a pretty nerdy person so get ready for some bad puns, silly photos (and gifs...I love gifs), and fandom references...but also awesome stuff!

If you’re interested in getting your own free samples to review, I’ve included links to the services I use.  They're located on the LINKS page. 

Feel free to send me a message using the links to the right, send me a tweet @thatnikigurl, or comment on my posts.  I'd love to hear from you, especially seasoned bloggers with tips!  Oh, and follow my Facebook page by clicking HERE!



​Also, a big shout out to my Facebook group Freebies & Samples by Coco!  This is a HUGE group that posts many many many freebies daily, so if you're into free stuff check them out!