G ∞ D V I B E S

September 30, 2016


Hey everyone! If you follow me on other social media platforms you would already be aware of the story of how Anthony and I found Bronx. But to get all of you guys up to speed Anthony and I were on our way to the grocery store when we saw him running around in the middle of the street. The street we found him is quiet busy and at the bottom of a hill so any car going down too fast might have hit him. We decided to take him into my car and try to find his owner(s). We first started driving around the neighborhood and visited some apartment complexes. But we decided that we couldn't just aimlessly go from house to house asking if someone was missing their dog. So we decided to go to the PetCo near by and they directed us to go to the veterinarian's office a couple blocks away. When we got to the vet's office, the nurses claimed to have known the dog and that he's been there before. And after scanning his chip, turns out he actually goes to that actual vet's office and they knew who his owner(s) were! But oddly enough the nurse said she couldn't contact his owner(s) because she "had to go through all this paperwork," so she told us were were going to have to take him to the Metro Animal Shelter.  So we did just that and had to give Bronx to the shelter. The shelter managed to find Bronx's owner's information and contacted them via phone call, unfortunately though they did not answer so a voicemail was left. 

It has been almost a whole month and Bronx is still at the shelter so it's clear that the owners do not care or intend to bring Bronx back home any time soon. So if anyone reading this lives in the Nashville area or knows of anyone who is looking to adopt a dog please let me know! Or even yet stop by the animal shelter and see Bronx for yourself. He is the absolute sweetest dog ever and I know a lot of people are going to question why I haven't adopted him myself. And to answer that I honestly am not prepared to take care of a dog and if I were to adopt him I want to be 100% confident that I will be able to provide him a good home, but right now I know I can't. I want to make sure Bronx, and all the other pets, get adopted into a good home and a home that won't end up bringing him back to the shelter. Please adopt! There are plenty of animals in shelters waiting for a home. If you've ever been in a shelter you'd know how depressing it is to be in there. 

You can call the animal shelter at  (615) 862-7928 and ask for information about animal ID number A132451. 
Or you can go to Pet Harbor's website and follow these steps. 
1. Under City put "Nashville" 
2. click "Adopt A Pet"
3. select the Nashville/Davidson County Metro Animal Control. 
4. Click "Search Shelter"
5. Select the dog icon

Here you'll be able to see all the animals up for adoption (including Bronx)

Also the Nashville Shelter does not euthanize any of their animals. 
I'm sure the shelter is doing the best they can to take care of all these animals, but these animals need a home and adoption is the best thing to happen to a pet! So please Adopt and Don't Shop! 

♡♡♡♡♡

Help Bronx Find A New Home // Adopt Don't Shop

September 24, 2016


Hey everyone! If you follow me on other social media platforms you would already be aware of the story of how Anthony and I found Bronx. But to get all of you guys up to speed Anthony and I were on our way to the grocery store when we saw him running around in the middle of the street. The street we found him is quiet busy and at the bottom of a hill so any car going down too fast might have hit him. We decided to take him into my car and try to find his owner(s). We first started driving around the neighborhood and visited some apartment complexes. But we decided that we couldn't just aimlessly go from house to house asking if someone was missing their dog. So we decided to go to the PetCo near by and they directed us to go to the veterinarian's office a couple blocks away. When we got to the vet's office, the nurses claimed to have known the dog and that he's been there before. And after scanning his chip, turns out he actually goes to that actual vet's office and they knew who his owner(s) were! But oddly enough the nurse said she couldn't contact his owner(s) because she "had to go through all this paperwork," so she told us were were going to have to take him to the Metro Animal Shelter.  So we did just that and had to give Bronx to the shelter. The shelter managed to find Bronx's owner's information and contacted them via phone call, unfortunately though they did not answer so a voicemail was left. 

It has been almost a whole month and Bronx is still at the shelter so it's clear that the owners do not care or intend to bring Bronx back home any time soon. So if anyone reading this lives in the Nashville area or knows of anyone who is looking to adopt a dog please let me know! Or even yet stop by the animal shelter and see Bronx for yourself. He is the absolute sweetest dog ever and I know a lot of people are going to question why I haven't adopted him myself. And to answer that I honestly am not prepared to take care of a dog and if I were to adopt him I want to be 100% confident that I will be able to provide him a good home, but right now I know I can't. I want to make sure Bronx, and all the other pets, get adopted into a good home and a home that won't end up bringing him back to the shelter. Please adopt! There are plenty of animals in shelters waiting for a home. If you've ever been in a shelter you'd know how depressing it is to be in there. 

You can call the animal shelter at  (615) 862-7928 and ask for information about animal ID number A132451. 
Or you can go to Pet Harbor's website and follow these steps. 
1. Under City put "Nashville" 
2. click "Adopt A Pet"
3. select the Nashville/Davidson County Metro Animal Control. 
4. Click "Search Shelter"
5. Select the dog icon

Here you'll be able to see all the animals up for adoption (including Bronx)

Also the Nashville Shelter does not euthanize any of their animals. 
I'm sure the shelter is doing the best they can to take care of all these animals, but these animals need a home and adoption is the best thing to happen to a pet! So please Adopt and Don't Shop! 

♡♡♡♡♡

Body odor is one thing I cannot stand, especially if it's coming from me. I don't know what it is but I have this fear of smelling bad. And if I feel I'm giving off a bad smell that people start to "sniff" the air around me that's when I get crazy anxious. Trust me, I shower and just like anybody else I use deodorants and perfumes to ensure that I smell nice and clean. But unfortunately for me I am one of those people that sweat easily so regular deodorants wouldn't cut it for me so I used the "clinical" ones. They worked wonders! I could go all day without worrying about pit stains on my shirt or if my underarms were smelling a little ripe. Then one day on Instagram this deodorant brand called Schmidt's followed me and I decided to check them out.
Schmidt's is an all natural, vegan, and gluten-free deodorant line and all their products claim to be free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, and phthalates. And as we all know most deodorants on the markets include the prior ingredients, aluminum being the main one. After looking into this brand it made me rethink about what I was putting onto my body and the ingredients in products I used. I often heard negative comments about how majority of deodorants on the market contained aluminum and how it was especially harmful towards women in terms of getting breast cancer. The thought of it, I'll admit, scared the hell out of me. Because when we think of aluminum, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, aluminum foil, or to be more scientific a metal. Doesn't that sound kind of sketchy to be putting a product onto your body that contains a metal? We're not robots, guys, I don't think metals are supposed to be absorbed into our bodies at the least bit, and that is why I was super excited to be introduced to this brand and couldn't wait to try out one of their products!
About The Product 
As I said earlier, Schmidt's is an all-natural, cruelty-free, and 100% vegan product. Their deodorants come in either a stick or a jar. The jar really intrigued me because I've always seen deodorants in the stick form, as a roll on, or spray form, but never in a jar. I was leaning toward buying one but I thought having the stick version would be more convenient for me. Both the jars and stick deodorants sell between $9-$12 which actually surprised me because usually companies vary their prices based off packaging. Also if you're like me and you're not too crazy about scented products they do give you an option of "Fragrance Free" deodorants. But I felt adventurous and decided to, of course, go with the pink one which is the Rose Vanilla. 
Shipping
Shipping was rather quick and I want to say it took a little less than a week for the product to be delivered to me. The shipping costs depends on the quantity of items bought. I'm not one hundred percent sure if free shipping is offered after spending a certain amount, but you can check out their shipping rates by following this link. But if you sign up as a Club Deo Member you get a discount code for 10% off so be sure to sign up and save! 
First Impressions + Overall Thoughts
When I first got the products, visually this looked very plain and, I guess you can say, bland. The deodorant is in a simple, white "container-thing" and it has the front label and the back label. I mean, what more do you expect out of deodorant? When I first opened it up I was kind of thrown off a bit because the product itself looked very grainy and kind of like a sugar-scrub. When I applied it to my underarm area it felt rather rough and I felt I was more of less giving my armpits an exfoliation rather than getting rid of stank. But then I later on learned that there is a specific technique you are supposed to apply this deodorant. You're supposed to press the product against your skin (in this case your underarm) so that way the warmth of your body softens the product first for a smoother application.
After applying the product for the first time, the smell was so overwhelming, but in a good way. The scent (Rose Vanilla) was floral yet also sweet. It wasn't too strong that you're literally choking in my scent, but was noticeable enough to cover up any stankiness. The deodorant didn't leave a white cast on my skin or onto my clothes which was a big plus in my book because I would hate using all those other deodorants and realize that after putting my shirt on that I had these unintentional, white stripes on my shirt. 
Also one key thing I wanted to talk about is this myth that with these natural deodorants that at first they make you smell that because your body isn't used to it, then after your body has adapted to the formula then you'll be smelling fresh and clean. I'm not sure whether or not this is necessarily true because with this specific brand I didn't come across that problem whatsoever. If anything I didn't smell like anything other than the product for the first week of use. 
And now for the final verdict that I'm sure all of you are wanting to know: does this actually work? And after using this product for about two months now I can confidently say this actually does work. It doesn't work as well as the clinical brands (where you literally don't even sweat at all) but I find myself with less pits stains than usual and I smell awfully good too! If you're on the market for a natural, cruelty-free and 100% vegan deodorant than this is definitely one to look into. It's affordable and comes in various, good smelling scents. (Or no scent if that's your thangggg) If you're interested in these deodorants you can check them out at their website! They also just announced that they are now offering trial/travel sized deodorants in both their stick and jar form for only $3.99 each on their etsy site! So if you're not sure about which scent you want or just want to try them all out without fully committing you should definitely check them out. Also use the code " TRAVELER " for free shipping <3
Hooray for good smelling pits without the scary ingredients! 
♡♡♡♡♡

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant Review + Coupon Code

September 12, 2016

Body odor is one thing I cannot stand, especially if it's coming from me. I don't know what it is but I have this fear of smelling bad. And if I feel I'm giving off a bad smell that people start to "sniff" the air around me that's when I get crazy anxious. Trust me, I shower and just like anybody else I use deodorants and perfumes to ensure that I smell nice and clean. But unfortunately for me I am one of those people that sweat easily so regular deodorants wouldn't cut it for me so I used the "clinical" ones. They worked wonders! I could go all day without worrying about pit stains on my shirt or if my underarms were smelling a little ripe. Then one day on Instagram this deodorant brand called Schmidt's followed me and I decided to check them out.
Schmidt's is an all natural, vegan, and gluten-free deodorant line and all their products claim to be free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, and phthalates. And as we all know most deodorants on the markets include the prior ingredients, aluminum being the main one. After looking into this brand it made me rethink about what I was putting onto my body and the ingredients in products I used. I often heard negative comments about how majority of deodorants on the market contained aluminum and how it was especially harmful towards women in terms of getting breast cancer. The thought of it, I'll admit, scared the hell out of me. Because when we think of aluminum, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, aluminum foil, or to be more scientific a metal. Doesn't that sound kind of sketchy to be putting a product onto your body that contains a metal? We're not robots, guys, I don't think metals are supposed to be absorbed into our bodies at the least bit, and that is why I was super excited to be introduced to this brand and couldn't wait to try out one of their products!
About The Product 
As I said earlier, Schmidt's is an all-natural, cruelty-free, and 100% vegan product. Their deodorants come in either a stick or a jar. The jar really intrigued me because I've always seen deodorants in the stick form, as a roll on, or spray form, but never in a jar. I was leaning toward buying one but I thought having the stick version would be more convenient for me. Both the jars and stick deodorants sell between $9-$12 which actually surprised me because usually companies vary their prices based off packaging. Also if you're like me and you're not too crazy about scented products they do give you an option of "Fragrance Free" deodorants. But I felt adventurous and decided to, of course, go with the pink one which is the Rose Vanilla. 
Shipping
Shipping was rather quick and I want to say it took a little less than a week for the product to be delivered to me. The shipping costs depends on the quantity of items bought. I'm not one hundred percent sure if free shipping is offered after spending a certain amount, but you can check out their shipping rates by following this link. But if you sign up as a Club Deo Member you get a discount code for 10% off so be sure to sign up and save! 
First Impressions + Overall Thoughts
When I first got the products, visually this looked very plain and, I guess you can say, bland. The deodorant is in a simple, white "container-thing" and it has the front label and the back label. I mean, what more do you expect out of deodorant? When I first opened it up I was kind of thrown off a bit because the product itself looked very grainy and kind of like a sugar-scrub. When I applied it to my underarm area it felt rather rough and I felt I was more of less giving my armpits an exfoliation rather than getting rid of stank. But then I later on learned that there is a specific technique you are supposed to apply this deodorant. You're supposed to press the product against your skin (in this case your underarm) so that way the warmth of your body softens the product first for a smoother application.
After applying the product for the first time, the smell was so overwhelming, but in a good way. The scent (Rose Vanilla) was floral yet also sweet. It wasn't too strong that you're literally choking in my scent, but was noticeable enough to cover up any stankiness. The deodorant didn't leave a white cast on my skin or onto my clothes which was a big plus in my book because I would hate using all those other deodorants and realize that after putting my shirt on that I had these unintentional, white stripes on my shirt. 
Also one key thing I wanted to talk about is this myth that with these natural deodorants that at first they make you smell that because your body isn't used to it, then after your body has adapted to the formula then you'll be smelling fresh and clean. I'm not sure whether or not this is necessarily true because with this specific brand I didn't come across that problem whatsoever. If anything I didn't smell like anything other than the product for the first week of use. 
And now for the final verdict that I'm sure all of you are wanting to know: does this actually work? And after using this product for about two months now I can confidently say this actually does work. It doesn't work as well as the clinical brands (where you literally don't even sweat at all) but I find myself with less pits stains than usual and I smell awfully good too! If you're on the market for a natural, cruelty-free and 100% vegan deodorant than this is definitely one to look into. It's affordable and comes in various, good smelling scents. (Or no scent if that's your thangggg) If you're interested in these deodorants you can check them out at their website! They also just announced that they are now offering trial/travel sized deodorants in both their stick and jar form for only $3.99 each on their etsy site! So if you're not sure about which scent you want or just want to try them all out without fully committing you should definitely check them out. Also use the code " TRAVELER " for free shipping <3
Hooray for good smelling pits without the scary ingredients! 
♡♡♡♡♡

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