Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Glade Expressions Collection

I received the opportunity to try the new line of Glade Expressions products.  I have three areas in my house that especially need an extra boost of good smelling fragrance: the laundry room with the cat box, the downstairs “guest” bathroom that sets the smell of my home from the moment you walk through the front door, and the upstairs kids’ bathroom complete with diaper smell.  I am always looking for a new product that will work to eliminate the smell of cat box, diapers, and overall bathroom stinkies. 

Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Review:
I tried the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser starter kit in Pineapple and Mangosteen.  I absolutely love the look of the decorative diffuser; the wood color and leaf cutouts go nicely with the birdhouse theme in my downstairs “guest” bathroom.  The Pinapple and Mangosteen fragrance was alright.  I would have preferred a different fragrance but that was the only option at the Wal-Mart store that I purchased it at.  The fragrance is not over powering but it does the job of eliminating the smell which is especially important since it is right by the front door.  So anyone entering front the front door immediately gets their first smell impression of our house from the bathroom.  This oil diffuser didn’t seem to eliminate the odor as quickly as the Febreeze Set and Refresh air freshener that I had in there previously.  Although, it doesn't eliminate the odor as quickly I love the modern look, it does have a nice clean scent, and therefore, I might purchase this again.  If I purchased it again I probably wouldn't put it in the front bathroom but, rather a smaller bathroom where the Febreeze Set and Refresh would overpower the space.

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Review:
In addition to the oil diffuser I was also given a coupon to try the Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist starter kit.  In the Wal-Mart store that I shopped at there were about three different fragrance choices and I chose the Cotton & Italian Mandarin scent.  I really don’t understand the reason for having the re-usable mist container as I don’t see the point in leaving it out, especially since I have young children at home.  For most re-usable containers it is based on saving the environment by not creating so much waste but the refills are pretty large and, in my opinion, create more waste then less.  The scent lasts for a while and is subtle and not overpowering.  I have tried using the spray in the downstairs of the house before guests arrived, in the upstairs laundry room that has the cat box, and in the upstairs kids’ bathroom that has the dirty diaper smell.  It did quickly eliminate any odors from the house and leave it smelling fresh for a decent amount of time.  I would buy this product again to eliminate odors but not for visual or environmental appeal.

All-in-all I would maybe purchase these products again.  I have other products that I like better so I would probably only get them again if they were on a really good sale or my usual products were not available.

I received these products for free from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest reviews.


I was thrilled when I got the opportunity through BzzAgent to review the UNREAL candy.  I absolutely love the concept of the candy being “UNJUNKED” by having no corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial ingredients, preservatives, GMOs, and a low glycemic index.  No other candy out there offers all of that.  They have five candies on the market: Chocolate Candy Shell Peanuts (Equivalent to peanut M&Ms), Chocolate Candy Shell (equivalent to M&Ms), Chocolate Carmel Nougat (equivalent to Milkyway), Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat (equivalent to Snickers), and Chocolate Peanut Butter (equivalent to Reese’s).

I decided to try three of the candies so that I could give a good enough review.  I was able to find these candies at CVS although they are more difficult to find then their popular name-brand equivalents because they are only at limited amount of locations.  The price is pretty comparable to the name brand equivalents.  I tried the Chocolate Candy Shell (equivalent to M&Ms), Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat (equivalent to Snickers), and Chocolate Peanut Butter (equivalent to Reese’s). 

Chocolate Candy Shell (equivalent to M&Ms) Review:
I really didn’t care for the Chocolate Candy Shell and would definitely prefer the M&Ms over that.  The candy tasted fine at first but then it had a strange after taste to it that I didn’t care for.  Although, my two year old daughter did loved them.

Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat (equivalent to Snickers) Review:
I absolutely LOVED the Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat and would prefer it over the equivalent Snickers bar.  The chocolate on the candy was not as sweet as the Snickers bar and therefore it allowed all of the other flavors to shine through and combine nicely.

Chocolate Peanut Butter (equivalent to Reese’s) Review:
The Chocolate Peanut Butter candy pretty much tasted the same as a Reese’s.  Therefore, for the availability I would choose the Reese’s but for the nutritional quality I would choose the UNREAL version.

All-in-all the candy was good.  The biggest thing deterring me from purchasing this would be the ease of accessibility as it is not in very many stores yet, although I am sure that will change as it grows in popularity.  I will definitely purchase the Chocolate Carmel Peanuts Nougat again and would love to try the Chocolate Carmel Nougat the next time I purchase one of the UNREAL candy bars.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of the UNREAL candy at no cost in exchange for an honest review of the product.