Saturday, May 31, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Energybits


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I also forgot to add in my video, that these contain SIXTY FOUR percent protein! That is three times the amount of protein that is in steak! WOW!

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Review: Cyclone Cup

 I was able to review the Cyclone Cup. I have been drinking a lot of protein drinks, and weight loss shakes lately, and I cannot tell you how much time this has saved me. Before I received this, i was using a spoon to mix up my shakes in my glass... Such a pain! The powder would just sit on top, and then I had mix that would just ball up in the water, and not mix at all... It was so frustrating! The cyclone cup is the easiest way to mix up powdered beverages.

This also has a compartment to keep your shake mix, if you aren't quite ready to mix it up yet. I thought this was a great feature. The "mixing" part does come out so it makes it easy to wash. I think this would also make a great "road trip" cup for anyone. You could take out the mixing part, and fill it with your favorite beverage and then put a healthy snack in the bottom. So not only could this be used for people as a shaker cup, but also for people who spend a lot of time on the road.

The actual "cup" part holds 20 oz, and the separate dry storage compartment holds 6 oz.
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Review: Red Leaf Tea

Red Leaf Tea Review

I was very excited to be able to review a few Red Leaf Tea Products. I was sent three different varieties of Matcha to try: CaramelMatchaccino, Caramel Matcha, and Cheesecake Matcha. My favorite was the Caramel Matchaccino. The amount of different flavors that Red Leaf Tea offers is insane. They have over 100 different flavors! Including: Chocolate, Strawberry, Acai Berry, and even an Aphrodisiac flavor!




Matcha is one of the tastiest and healthiest green teas available. It is rich in antioxidants, and is a dietary supplement enhancer, which surpassed health benefits you receive from any other green tea. Matcha Tea helps with the fighting of cancer, and has a high fiber content.

Matcha Tea has many health benefits including:
·      Mood enhancement
·      Weight loss
·      Blood detoxification
·      Antioxidant richness
·      Cancer Fighting Properties
·      Disease prevention
·      Energy boosting
·      High Fiber Content

I have to say, I thought this stuff would be awful… The color is very bright, but it was delicious! I would gladly start drinking this everyday, especially after seeing the many benefits of it. It was very easy to make also. I opted to try the Hot Latte version, but you can also make a Frappe using ice and a blender. The flavor was wonderful, and not overpowering. You can taste the flavor, and the green tea, but it is not a strong taste. I could easily drink this instead of drinking coffee. I seldom drink coffee now, because it gives me a stomachache, and this tea definitely didn’t. It tastes just a good as a coffee drink, but is better for you!

I loved these Matcha drinks!
10/10!


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Friday, May 30, 2014

Review: Candy Japan

I was so happy to be able to review this subscription box. I have always had a fascination with the foods that people eat in other countries besides my own. This is a perfect way to experience new things!
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Review: Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats Cookbook

I love to bake, but sometimes when I get the mood to bake, I lack inspiration and recipes. I usually end up making a boxed cake mix (Bleck). I was so happy to be able to review Sweet Debbie's Cookbook. There are so many wonderful recipes in this. I am very excited for this fall so I can make my family to pumpkin muffins. I also loved that in the front of the book, the ingredients she uses in her recipes are all explained. What a great book!

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Review and Giveaway: Yak Pak

Yak Pak Review

I was lucky enough to receive a tote bag to review from Yak Pak. I received the medium quilted tote bag, in Ombre leopard. I would consider this more of an oversized purse, and that is exactly what I am going to use it for. It has pockets for credit or ID cards, and two un-zippered pockets also!


This is also big enough to carry my tablet around in. As well as my wallet and other items I carry with me.

This bag is super sturdy. It is very well made, and it’s super adorable! The handles on this bag I have found to be the perfect length to tuck underneath my arm, which is how I carry my purse. I loved the zippered pockets, they were the perfect size to fit all of my little loose items I carry around with me. I love purses, especially big ones. I have quite the collection and this is my new favorite! Yak Pak also sells other bags, including lunch pails and backpacks, as well as winter hats and pet accessories. 

If you love adorable things, I urge you to go to their website and check them out. I have gotten so many compliments on this bag, even at the grocery store!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review: Maine Coast Herbals

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I loved the Eclipta bar. My husband is going to steal this from me to use to shave with. It smells great, and makes my skin feel wonderful!

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Review, Giveaway and Freebie: OraMD Liquid Toothpaste

Trusted Health Products has allowed me to review another one of their products; this time it was OraMD Liquid Toothpaste!


I have never tried a product like this before, and I thought, no way will this work as well as my normal toothpaste. I was wrong again. I tried just a drop of this first, and It was very very minty. Almost too strong, which is to be expected. Though, the next few times I tried it it was not as strong to me. I brushed my teeth with this a few times, and I honestly think it works better than regular toothpaste.
I also had my mom try this. She has an inflamed tooth, and she only used just a drop, and afterwards she said her tooth, that had been bothering her all weekend, had stopped hurting. She loved this even more than I did.

OraMD Liquid Toothpaste gets in between your teeth to kill germs there also. It is safe for braces, veneers, bonds, crowns, fillings and dentures. It is also available in extra strength.
You can also use this as mouthwash. Just put a few drops in an ounce of water, swish and gargle. I tried this method, and I can tell you it works. My mouth felt clean and fresh afterwards.

It is made with only three ingredients: 100% Pure Peppermint, Spearmint and Almond Oil. It is specifically formulated to kill 22 known harmful types of bacteria in your mouth. It is also Alcohol Free, with no abrasives (which scratch enamel). It contains no GMO's, is vegan, and not tested on animals.

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     “The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out OraMD and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports called 1) “The 6 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste” and 2) “Why The FDA Requires A Warning Label On Your Toothpaste.”  That’s a total value of over $40.00.  Click here to get your FREE bottle and FREE reports now.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review and Coupon Code: MateFit 14 Days Mini Teatox

I have always been a tea lover, but I have never tried Loose leaf tea until I tried Mate Fit. The directions were easy to follow, and within minutes I was trying the detox flavored tea. I wanted to taste test the flavors before I started on my 14 Day Teatox journey. By far, the Detox flavor was my favorite. Though the Metabolic Boost tea, was also delicious. I thought that since that is is detox, that it would taste terrible, but honestly, I really loved the taste of them. The detox flavor was very minty, which is awesome for me because Mint tea, has got to be my absolute favorite.


Directions for MateFit Detox:
  • Use every other night
  • Drink after eating dinner
  • Add a tablespoon of Detox blend into the teabag that comes with your purchase.
  • Pour hot water (around 195 F)
  • Let it steep in hot water for 4-5 minutes (If you want to make it stronger and more effective, steep it up to 8-10 minutes)
  • Drink it when you feel comfortable with the temperature 
The Mate Fit Metabolic Boost, was more herby than the Detox was. I reminded me more of regular unflavored tea. 

Directions for MateFit Metabolic Boost:
  • Drink in the morning and noon
  • Pour hot water (around 195 F) in a 8 Oz glass
  • Add a tablespoon of MateFit Metabolic Boost into the teabag that comes with your purchase
  • Let it steep in hot water for 4-5 minutes (If you want to make it stronger and more effective, steep it up to 5-7 minutes)
  • Drink it when you feel comfortable with the temperature  
  • We recommend you add lemon and honey to make it sweeter. 
This product would be perfect if you are looking to get rid of the belly bloat just in time for summer. The teas taste great and are easy to make! I know I will definitely be following this 14 day Teatox! 
  • Flush away unwanted pounds and boost your metabolism
  • Reduce puffiness and bloating and enjoy a flatter abdomen, fast
  • Increase energy levels with the Metabolic Boost
  • Use both products together to maximize weight loss results
I loved these products, and I reccommend that you try them out!
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: The Honest Kitchen

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My animals REALLY loved the two products I was sent from the Honest Kitchen. Though, my dogs favorite was the dehydrated dogs food. I was really impressed with the ingredients. There is nothing in the food that I don't know what it is. These are great products, and you should try them out for your pets!

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Review: SkinAgain "Relief"

Guess what folks, it's summer, and I know (at least where I live) the mosquitos are out in force... I also know, that I seem to be the mosquitos favorite snack. Which really is awful, because I am a lot more sensitive to insect bites than your average person. Instead of getting a "dime sized" mosquito bite, when I get bit, the swell up much more than normal... they end up being about the size of 50 cent pieces. And I can't ever stop scratching them.

When I was given the opportunity to try SkinAgain's "Relief", I was so excited I could hardly contain myself. Relief is for itchy, red and inflamed skin, Rashes and Insect bites! Oh, and let me tell you, this is my new best friend. Right now, this is my miracle product. I had an insect bite on my foot, and being that that particular area is really hard to scratch, because no matter how much I scratch, it just doesn't go away... I was losing my mind. So I thought, "Oh! I'll try Relief on it!" If only I had thought of that sooner. almost immediately the scratchy burn was gone, plus it left my foot completely soft and smooth.

Relief is All natural, paraben free, fragrance free, cruelty free, and allergy tested. I think this would be a perfect product for people who suffer from eczema, or other skin irritations.

Wonderful product!! 10/10!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: Krave Protein Bars

I thought I would try out something a little different and make a video! I do have to say one thing, these Krave bars were delicious! The Birthday cake one was my favorite but if you like Banana bread, you will LOVE the Banana flavored one.
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review: Daily Dose of Green

I have reviewed quite a few subscription boxes, and this is one of my favorites! Daily Dose os Green Subscription Boxes send you a variety of different products to try. I loved everything I received in mine!


Ecotools Bath Sponge: Loved this! I love these bath poufs. I use one everyday, I just switched out my old one with this new one and I love it!

Ecotools Cosmetic Applicators: I love using these for cream eyeshadows. The best applicators I have ever used, hands down. I use brushes for powder shadows, but always end up using my fingers for cream because I could never find an applicator that worked well. Now I have!

Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoo and Conditioner: This stuff smells amazing!! These are Plant based products for dry and damaged Hair.

Travel Toothbrush: Pretty straight forward. Mine came in a pretty pink case. I will replace my existing one in my purse with this one.

Peelu: This chewing gum is sweetened with Xylitol. This tastes great and freshens my breath!

I also received two pet products!

Pet Naturals of Vermont Smelly Cat: This is supposed to make your cats not so smelly. Im proves fecal quality, cleans the blood, reduces flatulence and freshens breath.

Max and Ruffy's Natural Organic treats for dogs: These are wheat free dogs treats made with Pumpkin. my dogs loved them!

Now you can understand why I loved this box so much! I loved everything that came in it.
10/10!

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Review, Giveaway & Coupon Code: Petbrosia

I was able to review dog food from Petbrosia. This is the greatest Idea for finding the best food for your pet. It takes all the guesswork out of finding the healthiest pet food. My husband and I have spent hours int eh pet supply store int he dog food aisle looking for a great food for our dog, Zeke. We left more confused than when we came in.

With Petbrosia you have to answer a few questions about your pet, and then they match your answers to the best foods of theirs for your pet.

Your next question would be- Will my pets eat it? Well let me tell you, I left the package on the floor and when I woke up the next morning my dog had ripped open the bag and helped himself! I know, bad dog, but he's so picky about his food I was happy that he liked it! I gave him a bowl of it for lunch and he gobbled it right down. The pieces were small and easy for him to chew.

Petbrosia is a winner in my book! 10/10!

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Review: Fiona's Natural Foods

I was sent a variety of products from Fiona's Natural Foods. My favorite products were the trail mixes: jungle blend and Mountain Blend. The jungle Blends was my favorite out of the two. It is gluten free, soy free, salt free and Dairy Free. It contains raw Spanish peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, cranberries, dried pineapple, raw pumpkin seeds and dried papaya. The flavors go very well together and I love each and every one of the ingredients by themselves also!


I also received four different flavors of Granola: Gluten Free Sunflower Coconut, Cinnamon Almond, Ginger Walnut, and Toasted Almond. my favorite was the cinnamon Almond. It is Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Salt free and Soy Free. It is also made with organic Grains and Agave nectar. This was super delicious in Vanilla yogurt! it has rolled oats, barley, agave nectar, sesame seeds, canola Oil, almonds and Cinnamon in it! Yum!


Our mission is to offer consumers an organic, gourmet product that is superior in taste, texture, quality, freshness, and nutritional value; we are committed to baking the most delicious, nutritious granola available anywhere.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Fake Bake

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I am a very pasty person, and that I can't get a tan to save my life. So if I want nice Bronze skin, I have to use self tanners. I have tried several different varieties and all the tanners that last for days end up streaking or turning my skin an orangey unnatural color.


I was very happy with how Fake Bake turned out! Fake Bake is a mousse tanner, it spreads evenly, and doesn't streak. It is very easy to apply. It even came with gloves, so that when you apply it, it stain your palms.

The color was not orange, it was a very natural brown. It also works instantly! Which is another plus, because I don't know how many times I have put on self tanner thinking I had covered every spot, only to find out hours later when the color finally comes in, that I had missed huge patches! Then I have to reapply... which only makes it worse because then the color is not even. I had absolutely non of these problems with Fake Bake!

I would give this product a 10\10!

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Review: Upfront Granola

I received all three flavors of upfront Granola to try: pecans & Almonds, Straight up granola, and Granola with cranberries. My absolute favorite was the granola with Pecans and Almonds. I ate this in my light and fit yogurt for breakfast... and can you say Yum? Because I sure did! I also loved munching this right out of the bag.

Straight up Granola is certified Vegan and is a non GMO product. They use 100% whole grain and are Kosher Certified. This granola is made to order and great with Milk or yogurt. They are portion controlled; they come in a 1/2 cup serving "grab and Go" pouch.

Can we be up front with you? There is no secret ingredient in Upfront Foods’ granola. In fact, our granola is so good because we have nothing to hide. Our business is not complicated, in fact, it is the exact opposite: simple, healthy food granola with no artificial ingredients. There’s just no room for hiding any secrets with only 9 straightforward ingredients in our signature granola, Upfront Nutty. There are no preservatives in our three granola flavors or no artificial ingredients and the 100% whole grain cereal, is Kosher certified and they have Non GMO Project verification. We make our granolas in small batches and package in a convenient “grab & go” ½ cup serving pouch to make it convenient for an easy healthy breakfast or a quick and healthy snack. You’ll even find the nutrition label right on the front of the package so it’s easy to decide for yourself how our granolas fits into your healthy lifestyle! It’s simply part of our honest-to-goodness promise to help make your life easier and more healthful at the same time.
“Let’s face it; mornings can be the most hectic part of our day. Who has time to make a healthy breakfast? All natural lunch box treats or healthy snacks can be a challenge, too. The creation of Upfront Foods’ granola began with my search for an easy healthy breakfast or healthy snack and the realization that finding a simple whole grain cereal or healthy snack was not so simple. I was tired of overly processed products that touted “Natural”, but whose long labels hid complex and artificial ingredients. I wanted real food that was healthy, delicious and easy.
I realized if I wanted to make it simple and healthy, I had to make it myself. I carefully chose the highest quality ingredients I could find, and found myself busy making granola for family and friends who encouraged me to start selling it. Today, we are still on a quest to make uncomplicated food that tastes great. We buy from trusted suppliers…. organic whole grain oats, golden flaxseed from a 5th generation farm family in North Dakota, 100% maple syrup from a 7th generation family farm in Vermont, brown sugar and crunchy nuts…nothing artificial and nothing to hide…just real ingredients from sustainable food sources.
Happily, my granola is simply delicious! I want everyone to taste how honestly good granola with no artificial ingredients can be, and that’s how Upfront Foods was born. Isn’t it time to simplify your life?!”
Gigi Twist
Founder

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Review: Munch of Fun!

This is probably my favorite "Meal Box" to date that I have reviewed. Though, I'm fairly certain these are more oriented towards children, let's face it, I'm a kid at heart! These meals come with everything you need for a healthy meal, right inside this red box! I think these would be perfect for children's field trips. These would even be great if your child takes a cold lunch everyday, they can just grab their box and be out the door! I also remembered the long road trips I would go on when I was a child, and these would also be perfect for that as well. No more fussing over healthy meal options, or worrying about forgetting silverware!


I received a breakfast and a lunch box. The meals come with silverware, napkins, a wet wipe, a flosser and even a toy for after the meal. Not to mention they are packed with healthy food options. No more Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches with chips and soda for field trips! Now your kids can have a healthy lunch with options like Hummus and crackers, jerky sticks and dried fruit. All meals also come with a Fruitables juice box. Everyone has heard on the news about the quality of the food served in schools, and it's not a pretty picture. I know if I had children, Munch of Fun boxes would certainly put my mind at ease knowing that my children are getting a healthy and delicious lunch. I know my nephews would get a kick out of these.

All of the food that were in these boxes was healthy, nutritious and Yummy! I preferred the lunch box more-  Nick's Sticks, crackers, hummus, dried apples and a fruitables juice box!
The meals can also be tailored to any particular food taste.

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