I got this in my vlox box and at first, I was a little unsure about it. I opened the bottle to smell it and it just smelled SO STRONG! Everyone who smelled it said it was going to be to strong to wear, and I kind of agreed.
I put it on after a shower though, and it changed my opinion entirely! Once sprayed and allowed to settle onto your skin, the scent is HEAVENLY and subtle. My boyfriend, who smelled it in bottle and thought it smelled gross, told me later that day how good I smelled and was surprised when I told him what it was!
I would definitely buy this brand, thought perhaps the scent I got in particular isn't the one I would have chosen for myself. Glad I got it though!
I was sent one in my box, and thankfully my boyfriend has long hair or I wouldn't be able to review them with my short hair!
They're an awesome product! They hold well and do exactly what they're meant to do. I will admit there's a slight learning curve to using them, but once you play with them a few times, your buns look very cute!
Some of the suggested styles I'm not sure about, but then again I have short hair, so I don't know much about them anyway. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who has long hair that likes to wear it up in fun styles!
The ASPCA is a fantastic organization, their devotion to not only helping animals but raising awareness of pet over population is one of the reasons I got involved in feral cat spay and neuter trap and release!
If you like words, have ever been called a book worm, or pride yourself on your vocabulary this is the game for you! Put your money where your mouth is and try get your partner to guess the word without using the listed clues. It's harder than you'd think!
Usually this game ends up with some hilarious descriptions of every day objects or tasks, and is good fun for anyone, friends, family, and double date nights!
If you're moving, have a new cat in the household, or have some kind of new stress introduced to your cat, this product can be a live saver!
Plugging it in releases the pheromone and helps soothe your cat. I've used it for when I trap feral cats for catch and release spay and neuter programs. It allows a very, very stressed cat to find some comfort and peace. The pheromones naturally encourage and provide your cat with the reassurances that they're somewhere safe and diffuses most possible negative reactions they may have to their new environment.
We had a dog a few years ago that was loosing interest in his food as he got older, partially because of illness he was being treated for, and partially because his sense of smell was going.
Since dogs appetites rely heavily on their sense of smell, this gravy is great to add to that appeal for them. When we started using it for his food, his enthusiasm to eat returned, something we were very, very grateful for.
The only cons that I can consider is this dog isn't for every dog, especially ones that may have a delicate digestion or allergies. It's full of filler and other things that would make a dog with allergies itchy for days.
That being said, I'd recommend it to anyone having a hard time getting an older dog with no known dietary issues to eat.
In my area and experience, PetCo is your average pet store. PetSmart and the like have set a new standard: to have a well stocked set of food options of a wide array of food brands and types, to offer obedience, grooming, and allow customers to bring their pets into the store.
In the ever expanding market of pet food, Petco I've found is on the lacking side. They carry your major grocery store brands, and expand also beyond that into the higher quality foods. They don't, however, carry most holistic brands (the newest trend in pet food) and more importantly, they don't seem to carry much in the way of allergy diets and hypoallergenic foods.
Usually, the stores are clean and the staff is friendly. I've known a few people to work there, and the average employee is what you'd expect from a big-box-pet-store. They do, however, have a few people they'll do specific training with once in a while like one person will be sent and trained in diets. They hire their groomers from within, usually, which is nice.
However, on the department of grooming: I find their contracts and their policies to be flawed. You have to work for them for a year (possibly two, depending on the area) when you agree to be a groomer, make pitiable commission on top of it all. So your groomer may charge you a large amount for a simple grooming just so that s/he can make a decent wage for the day. (Starting groomers usually take longer and thus cannot get as many dogs done a day, equaling less money a day.)
Their kennels DO NOT require a Bordatella vaccination (to prevent the spread of kennel cough.) or a Parvo vaccine. Also, they rarely will quarantine animals with fleas so you may bring your dog home with fleas when he was brought there without them!
I'm lucky that in my area, I have a few smaller businesses that carry a wider range of food and don't have a grooming department (I'd rather take my dog somewhere I know they won't catch anything.) so I don't often visit Petco anymore.
On the whole, it's good for your basic pet care needs, but I wouldn't recommend them beyond that.