Category: Bzz

Glade Expressions: A Review

So. I am a Bzz Agent. I signed up with BzzAgent many years ago to give my opinion on new products, website, services, etc. This review focuses on the new Glade Expressions line of products. I received a coupon for a free mist kit (I picked cotton and Italian mandarin) and an oil diffuser kit (Juniper Berry and Lavender). I have used the Febreze oil warmer plug-in in the past and was only moderately happy with it. Far too powerful when first plugged in then almost non-existent thereafter. So I was excited to try the Glade Oil Diffuser.

The Good: It doesn’t take up an outlet. And it’s a nice piece of decoration

The diffuser lasted one 24 day in our house. My eyes were itchy, my partner had headaches and constant sneezing. I didn’t want to just throw it away, so I placed it outside on the back porch. Once it was outside, all symptoms stopped. The scent is just too much for my small living area, I suppose. I’m hoping the scent will lessen a bit and I can bring it back inside. I had this problem with the Glade candles as well.

The Glade mist on the other hand was wonderful. I sprayed a small bit in a stuffy bedroom. The scent was overpowering at first but once it dispersed into the room, it was very nice. Perfect for freshening up a small room. Just a little goes a long way and I really appreciate that.

The Good: Clean scent that doesn’t overpower for too long. Nice decorative canister.
The “Meh”: Decorative canister means I have no idea what scent I’m using until it’s time for a refill.

I’d definitely consider buying the mist over a Febreze spray next time, but i thin I should stay away from all oil diffusers in general.

Claritin-D: A Review

So. I am a Bzz Agent. I signed up with BzzAgent many years ago to give my opinion on new products, website, services, etc.This time around I received coupons to try out Claritin-D. Claritin-D is like gold in pill form around my house. So I was well aware of it’s lovely allergy related decongesting abilities. This promotion, however, was to make people aware that you can use Claritin-D not just for allergy related congestion, but for standard cold congestion as well. (Un)Lucky for me, my partner had a cold. A full on bona fide cold bordering on flu. His congestion was so bad he sounded like he was drowning at night and completely stuffed up during the day. Our plan was to keep him drinking hot liquids (lemon, fresh grated ginger, and honey in hot tea/water) during the day to help with the cough and sore throat and a nice Claritin-D to keep his nasal passages clear at night. This way his system wasn’t bombarded with several different medications (cough, headache, sore throat, sneezing, etc). And it seemed to work! Claritin-D kept him breathing at night with little problem, just like it does when cedar fever hits the area.

We both know how well Claritin-D works, but never really considered it for cold congestion, opting instead for multi-symptom medications which apparently don’t work as well.

The Good: Claritin-D works as well as it ever has.
The Bad: It’s still a hassle to have to go to the pharmacy to get it.
The Super Annoying: The coupon I used was for $10 off. It required a manager override for it to go through. Unsure if this is because of the amount off or because it was for Claritin-D.

Unreal Candy: A Review

So. I am a Bzz Agent. I signed up with BzzAgent many years ago to give my opinion on new products, website, services, etc. I got a set of coupons to try out this new candy called UNREAL. I’m not a huge candy eater. It takes me quite a while to make it through a regular bag of M&M’s. But I was intrigued and wanted to try it out.

Unreal Candy Display at Walgreen's

UNREAL bills itself as “unjunked” candy. No HFCS, no GMOs, no artificial colors and flavors, no partially hydrogenated oils, and 40% less sugar.  Great idea, but how does it work in practice? Pretty well actually. I used a coupon and got a bag of UN 41, a plain M&M’s clone. As you may have noted from the picture above, they have peanut and plain M&M like candies, a Milky Way clone, and a peanut butter cup clone. The Walgreen’s I visited did not have the Milky Way and since I’m not a fan of peanuts, that left me with UN 41. I had no trouble redeeming the coupon, but I did have a problem figuring out which was which. Look at the picture of the display. It shows the blue bags having peanuts and the green without. This was wrong. So pay attention to what’s on the bag and not the pictures on the display.

Candy in hand, I headed home to try it. Not bad. The candy coating was actually sweeter than the chocolate inside. For a second I actually thought it was dark chocolate. It was pretty good. If I were a regular M&M eater, I would buy this instead. Why? They taste like Smarties. Smarties are also chocolate candies similar to M&M’s (larger) and sold in the UK. To get them imported would cost a ridiculous amount of money, so UN 41 is a nice alternative.

I appreciate what UNREAL is doing, but you’re still eating candy. I don’t get any warm fuzzies knowing that I’m not eating pure junk, but I do feel a little better. I wish UNREAL well and I hope their candy takes off. If I can find a place that has UN 54 (Milky Way) I’ll do a review of that later.

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin: A Review

So. I am a Bzz Agent. I signed up with BzzAgent many years ago to give my opinion on new products, website, services, etc. I received a package with samples for the new skin care products by Burt’s Bees. It’s called Burt’s Bees® Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin with Cotton Extract. Lots of words, right? Well, I’ve been a Burt’s Bees user for a while now so when I had a chance to try this out I was excited. This product works great. This past Texas summer (and fall so far) has been horrible for my face. It alternated from being too oily to incredibly dry and flaky to random breakouts. I used the cleanser and moisturizer for two weeks. My skin has never felt better or more refreshed. The cleanser didn’t leave my skin feeling dry and tight and the moisturizer did not leave my skin feeling overly greasy. They both have a pleasant fragrance that is not overpowering, very much a clean smell which I love. In fact, I liked it so much overall that I had my boyfriend try it. His skin is waaaaay sensitive and this didn’t cause any reaction from his skin.


Burt’s Bees Naturals Sensitive Skin Care is great for both women and men. At least in my house. Go to the website and get your $2 off coupon and try it for yourself.