Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Influenster Renew Vox Box

 Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.
 

I recently received the Renew Vox Box through Influenster and am loving the products inside! 

 

 Not Your Mother's Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Nutrient Rich Butter Masque : First off, I want to mention the scent of this product. It smells SO good! I use it once a week, lathering my thin/straight hair, allowing it to sit for 2 minutes, then rinsing out and following with a shampoo to cleanse. My hair is left feeling softer and smelling great. Though the smell doesn't linger in my hair like I would like it to, so I occasionally find myself using it as a leave in conditioner, just slightly on the tips of my hair if I'm throwing it into a messy bun. So far it's been great!

I have very much enjoyed a sample of Sumbody's Milky Rich Natural Soap. It has a pleasant smell and leaves my face feeling soft and clean. I really love the ingredients this bar is made of too: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Goat Milk, and sum Scent Blend... It allows the soap to be gentle on my skin and feel refreshed after each use.

Splenda Naturals is an excellent sugar substitute. I love using it in my baking cookies. It adds such a nice, sweet flavor and doesn't leave a gross taste behind like a lot of artificial sweeteners do. This one is derived from stevia leafs, extracting the goodness out. It contains no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and only non-GMO ingredients. It also tastes great in tea! 

Garnier's SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Moisturizer Mask and All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover are equally great products! The mask is infused with Rose Water and feels like lotion to put on, smells wonderful, and lefaves my face feeling so soft! It's like a mini spa treatment. Probably my favorite product in this box! I also notice it allows my skin to absorb lotion easier. The cleanser works really well on removing my waterproof mascara, which is great to use just before bed. It seems to moisturize around my eyes as well. It has no scent and can be used without rinsing.

The last product was a coupon to pick up a free container of Pure Blends Plant-Based Butter in either Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil, but I have yet to find this in stores to purchase. Once I do, I will buy the avocado oil butter because this sounds most delicious! They are both made certified vegan, with the avocado oil butter containing 2.5g Monounsaturated fat per serving and 0g trans fat per serving, being a good source of Omega 3 ALA and is gluten free. I'm sure it's buttery flavorful!


I have loved trying each of the products listed above. They are all things I would love to continue using. Have you tried any of them? I would love to know your thoughts!


I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Yeast Free Fried Dough Balls (Wannabe Donut Holes)



If you are craving fried bread, or donut holes, you have to try this recipe! I found it over at Sugar Spun Run and have made it multiple times since. However, we often eat them without any topping, so they become just little fried dough balls! They are sooo good and really easy to make! To make these scrumptious little bits, you need the following ingredients:
 
 1 tsp Salt
2 cups Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
5 Tbsp cold Butter
3/4 cup Milk
Oil for Frying

 
To begin, heat your oil for frying, then gather the ingredients. The instructions say to combine the dry ingredients together before you cut in the butter with a pasty mixer, but if you're anything like me, I just throw all the ingredients into a bowl, form it into a dough, and call it good haha. You want the dough to have a nice consistency so you may have to roll it around in flour until it reaches that point. You then will be able to roll the dough into balls and they're ready for frying! 

 
You can fry several balls at a time, and they cook pretty quickly. You want them to be a nice golden color so make sure you cook them until they are otherwise you might have literal "dough balls" haha. Once they are thoroughly fried, pull them from the oil and drain on a plate covered in paper towels. You can then decide if you want to eat them plain, or roll them around in a cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar mixture. 



These little balls make a yummy snack and they're fun for the whole family to enjoy. Your little ones might even have fun helping roll out the dough balls! Enjoy!


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Friday, May 25, 2018

April 2018 Daily Goodie Box

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

   If you haven't joined in on the fun... Join Daily Goodie Box! 
They send boxes each month, full of amazing things! Below is the box I received for the month of April. It is probably one of my favorite boxes yet...Check out all the fun items I received!


   Cinnamon Snaps Shortbread Cookies by Flathau’s Fine Foods. These cookies were SO good! They had the perfect texture and flavor with just the right amount of crunch. The cookies are very lightweight and their addictive taste will make you want to eat the whole box in one sitting! I wish I had more while writing this up haha. These were my favorite item in this box, because they were that good! Literally like heaven in every bite haha.


   One dose of DayClear Allergy Relief medicine that is said to relieve sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy nose & throat, and cough for 8hrs a day...  I haven't had the need to use this product yet but it seems like it might be a decent allergy medicine. I am surprised that the entire bottle is one dose. It seems like a lot of liquid to take at one time. I think I would prefer a pill to swallow, over drinking this much of a dose. However, some may find they like it better this way so they don't have to measure or swallow a pill.


   Real Chemistry's Fresh-Start Foaming Cleanser is a soft facial cleanser that removes makeup, impurities, and excess oil. It has a light scent of grapefruit and contains ingredients to hydrate the skin and amino-acids to keep it clean. The cleanser lathers easily and applies to the face nicely. It is easy to wash off and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and softened. I like this one!


   Good Karma's Dairy Free Chocolate Flax-milk was delicious! This was my first time indulging in Flax Milk so I was excited to see what I thought. The bottle of Chocolate Flax Milk contains 0% less sugar than dairy milk with 10g of plant-based protein and 1500mg of Omega-3s making it a healthy drink to enjoy with your morning breakfast, mid-day snacks, on the go, ect. It is a great drink and I really like the flavor! It's creamy and can be enjoyed any time of day. I would love to try their Vanilla flavor next!


    Foods Alive Himalayan Pink Salt  is 100% pure mineral salt derived from the Himalayan Mountain Range that is ground into a fine powder so you can use it to sprinkle on your food, add to water for a touch of minerals in your drink, or sprinkle into your bath for a detox. This salt has a light pink color due to the trace elements and minerals, including energy-rich iron, which is great for the system. I love the sweet pink tone this salt holds, and the naturalness of its flavor. It works great for seasoning!


    Lavender Aromatherapy Dough by Loaf Slime. I was looking forward to the aromatherapy aspect of this slime, but was pretty disappointed that I smelled no Lavender whatsoever. It smelled like a typical plain slime would smell, very dull and glue-like. It was also extremely sticky, making it hard to really play with, without it sticking to literally everything. I really like the idea of aromatheraputic slime, but it needs some ingredient tweaking to make it better.


    4th & Heart Ghee Butter in the flavor of Madagascar Vanilla Bean. I have never had Ghee Butter before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I found this butter to be very creamy and shocked that there was no lactose or dairy in it. I could really taste the strong cow-milk taste, but it really lacked the vanilla bean flavor. I tried this product on pancakes, and it was interesting to taste so strongly. I think it's really a product to get use to, but I prefer regular butter. Something I'm really confused by, is on their website, they don't mention what the ingredients are at all, but they claim to be lactose and dairy free, while also claiming to be "grass-fed". I do not understand this concept(???). Overall, it's an ok product I wouldn't buy on my own to use on pancakes, but it might taste excellent in cookies!


    Goodwipes Down There Wipes For Gals is a great product for tucking away in your purse to use on the go when you need a little freshening up. These wipes are hypoallergenic, pH Balanced, Alcohol-free, and Paraben-free so they are great on sensitive areas. You can use them any time of the month, when you want to feel that extra clean sensation! The sample I received is the Shea Coco scent, that is very light and refreshing. It smells great without linger. I love how the wipes feel and the clean effects they leave. They are also 100% flushable and biodegradable. A very good product!


   RawRev Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar is a delicious snack to take on the go! Filled with fruit, nuts, and seeds, this vegan superfood bar will give you natural energy to go on with your day, while filling your body with excellent nutrients including 5g of plant based protein! It's perfect for those wanting an extra boost when they're feeling munchie. I enjoyed trying this bar, and found it presently filling. I could see myself eating a bar for breakfast with some fruit. Another great product!


   Prince & Spring Fruitmojis Fruit Snacks are fun for both kids and adults! As emojis are the popular thing right now, your kids will love checking out each shape before they eat it. These gummies are made with real fruit juice and contain no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or high fructose corn syrup. They are also certified-gluten free. They taste great and make an excellent lunch box treat or after school snack. My son really enjoyed testing these ones out :)



Once again, I enjoyed trying each of the above products. If you would like to sample products from a Daily Goodie Box, be sure to sign up!!

Daily Goodie Box. It's more than just Free Samples!


I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Beautiful Melamine Dishes with plateshoppe

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

With Summer around the corner, brunches and get-togethers will be happening more often, and having beautiful dishes for your table setting will cheer up the scene, bringing that much more pleasure to your festivities. Melamine dishes are a top choice for outdoor tableware, as they look like a ceramic dish but are made of a hard plastic, making them more durable for the long haul. 

Plateshoppe has many gorgeous designs and sizes of tableware to choose from. Each piece is designed in the U.S.A. by artist: Gail Sarasohn, with beauty and fun intertwined. You can find side plates, dinner plates, mugs, and platters, the perfect piece to complete your collection. Mix and match the designs, or purchase products in a set; there's many to choose from!

I  recently had the chance to review my choice of some of the plateshoppe items, and I chose 4 side plates from the Byzantine Navy Collection, a Platter from the Menu Collection, and a 15oz 'Fill Me Up' coffee mug. I love how dense the mug feels in my hand and that it will hold a nice amount of coffee or tea. The plates and platter are made stable and the design fits perfectly for a Spring or Summer weekend brunch. I especially like that everything is dishwasher safe. This makes for an easy clean up! But they are easy to handwash just as well; with the slick material, everything washes right off, just be sure to use nothing abrasive. I also love that the mug is microwavable so I can keep my drink warm, however, the plates are not. This set will be fun to use on our patio, but will also be used indoors too!


Check out plateshoppe.com to see all the fun and colorful designs. Which one(s) would you like to own? Also be sure to visit @gailsarasohn on Instagram to see the sets in use!

*Would you like a chance to win your own choice of plateshoppe tableware? Enter through Rafflecopter below! Giveaway Ends June 1. Open to the U.S.


This post is made possible by plateshoppe.com in exchange for my honest review, in which I will be compensated. All opinions my own.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ohuhu 12x50 High Quality Binocular's

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.


The Ohuhu 12x50 Binocular with included Case  is a great set of binoculars! They are heavy duty, arriving in a carrying case that comes with a strap for the binoculars, a cleaning cloth, and directions. The binoculars are easy to use, and each lens cap easily comes off for quick use. It took me a bit to get the lens to focus, but I was amazed with how far away I can see through these.

They are really great for bird watching and travel. My son loves to look through binoculars so he's been having all kinds of fun testing these ones out. They are the best we've tried yet! And with their rubber coated design, they are comfortable enough to hold, and allow them to be durable for both indoor outdoor use. If you're in the market for a new set of binoculars, these are amazing to look into and at a great price.

Here is an example of a photo taken on my phone's camera, with the binocular's against the lens. The eagle was perched up on the corner of a rooftop, about 100 feet away. 

The Ohuhu 12x50 Binocular with Case is a great product for bird watching, hunting, hiking, ect. It also makes a great gift! You can find it available for purchase on Amazon for under $40. 

I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Intelligent Blends Affordable Coffee or Tea K-Cup Pods + An AMAZING Deal!


If you're looking for a great deal on K-Cups, check out Intelligent Blends at shopblends.com
They have affordable prices and several items to choose from, in either coffee or tea. 
Whether you're looking for Light, Medium, or Dark Roast, Decaf, Organic, Flavored, or Bold, ...they have something for everyone!! Sampler pack's make a great first buy so you can try out all their flavors and see which one you like best. They also make a unique and fun gift!

I have 2 packs coming that, I can't wait to try!
The 16ct. Coffee Pods sample which contains the following:       

  • Dark Roast
  • House Blend
  • French Roast
  • Light Roast
  • Donut Shop
  • Espresso blend
  • Organic House
  • Organic Colombian
  • Kona Coffee
  • Salted Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • French Vanilla
  • Double Caffeine
  • Half Caff
 And the 16ct Flavored Coffee Pods sample which include:

  • SALTED CARAMEL
  • HAZELNUT
  • FRENCH VANILLA
  • FRENCH TOAST
  • JAMAICAN RUM
  • RASPBERRY CHOCOLATTE
  • VANILLA BISCOTTI
  • BANANA
  • HAZELNUT




[I will update once I try these, and I will tell you what is my favorite.]

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 2018 Goodie Box


Another month, another Goodie Box! When I looked inside, I was greeted by a lot of bright orange and green colored items, it was as if the box was saying 'be happy!' in between each little product haha. Here's what I received in March's Daily Goodie Box.


Prince & Spring box of Organic Coconut Oil packets. This was so cool to receive, I never knew little coconut oil packets were being sold. This is great for those that don't use it as often, or want to take the oil on the go without worry of it being spilled out. The packets hold a good amount in each, so you can use it for all kinds of things: oil pulling, coffee creamer, lip balm, hair conditioner, massage oil, shaving cream, and so much more! Coconut Oil has many benefits to using and is such a good item to have on hand. This particular box I received is of cold-pressed, unrefined organic coconut oil that is gluten free, vegan, paleo friendly, and non-GMO verified.


   I received the Andalou Naturals Renewal Probitoic+C Renewal Cream Pods to try on my face and am pleased with the sound of this product. It is made with a Fruit stem cell complex, Vitamin C, and skin-friendly probiotic microflora to help support dermal vitality, give over-exposed skin cells a tighter looking appearance, and brighten your complexion. This is great for normal or combination skin types. I love how delicious this lotion smells! It has a sweet orange cream scent to it and rubs on my face so nicely. It left my skin feeling soft and moisturized..I hope to see great results in using this product!


If you're running sick and feeling a bit dehydrated, the Hydralyte Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets are really good to have on hand. These tablets help replenish lost electrolytes and re-hydrate your body when you've lost too many fluids from throwing up, bathroom runs, or sweating excessively. Both adults and children can use these, just follow the directions on the box. They come in 3 different flavors: Orange, Berry, and Lemonade. I received the orange flavor, and though I haven't needed to use them yet, I can imagine they will be great for boosting the system back up.


If you love drinking tea like I do, trying new tea's out is always a fun experience. With the Herb Guru Herbal Teas, they have 3 different flavors to choose from: Vibrant Vitality, Tropical Immunity, and Fruit Recovery. I received the Tropical immunity flavor and found it very refreshing. All of the ingredients are carefully hand-selected and blended..these include Kiwi, Key Lime, Ginger, Orange Peel, Pear, Lemon, Pineapple, Licorice Root, and Peppermint so you're getting quite a mix of flavor in this one. I mostly tasted ginger in mine, but it was a cool hydrating taste. You can drink these warm, cold, or at room temperature. I preferred mine cold, but you can do whichever best suits your needs.


If you need a little extra boost of energy, but don't have time for coffee or tea on the go, pop 2 Goviter Viter Energy Mints! Taking two of these mints is said to give you the energy of one coffee cup in your system, and you get fresh breath while on the run. I love that idea, because you can have the energy on a whim, without the diuretic response that coffee gives haha. However, when I took 2 mints at a time, and didn't feel any extra energy. I was looking forward to the extra push.. I loved having minty fresh breath, but I could also taste the bitterness of the caffeine. I wasn't really fond of that, but it wasn't horribly bad. And you get an extra bit of Vitamin B Complex in every mint, so it pans out ok. But I'm wondering why I couldn't feel any extra energy, when I'm not a daily coffee drinker. Overall this product is ok, good for on the go when you want better breath too.


Little bags for snacking is also perfect on the go! With Kay’s Naturals Protein Sweet BBQ Snack Mix, you get 12g of protein, 4g of fiber, and just 124 calories in every 1.2oz bag. I wasn't too fond of these little munchies. They were really crunchy and didn't have that great of a flavor. They taste a lot like protein powder and the BBQ taste wasn't very strong. I think they would be good for car rides, maybe a snack for body builders too, but I don't see myself eating them again.


You know when you're out and about, and you get a little food on your clothes, then you're left with a stain? With the Stain Remover Pen by Sun & Earth you can keep those stains away with just a little spot cleaning. This cool little item is made with natural vegan enzymes and surfactants, that help to break down the stain on contact. It can loosen even the toughest stains including greasy food, blood, tea, coffee, red wine, chocolate, tomato products and grass. You can use this on most fabrics without causing discoloration. And what's so great about this item, is that you can keep in your purse! It's suitable for anyone's clothing, including those who have sensitive skin, even babies and pets. This pen is hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly so you can feel good about using it.


If you like super chewy ginger candies, you will love the Ginger Chews with Mandarin Orange by Prince of Peace. These candies are too chewy in my opinion, all I can do is suck on them, but the flavor is great. I've tried these candies in the past, with just ginger, and didn't really like them. Since they added the extra Mandarin Orange taste, they are really great now! I love the mix of ginger and orange together, and it isn't an overpowering flavor at all. I do wish the pieces were smaller for easier sucking, because the size is too much for me. But I really love the flavor they put into these candies, and they would be great for those that experience motion sickness.



Which product would you most like to try from my recent Goodie Box? Did you know you can get free products to test too? Sign up with my Daily Goodie Box below, and try out new items for you and your family!




This post is made possible by the Daily Goodie box, in providing me the products to review. All opinions my own.