Sunday, October 26, 2014

Qancha Review

A new company, a new snack, and better yet, it's great tasting!

About: Nazqiz is a San Francisco company founded in 2013 by Ronald Flores, a Peruvian entrepreneur, that has lived in San Francisco, CA since 2001. Nazqiz was created with the vision of bringing simple, healthy, unique and amazing traditional tasting Peruvian snacks to the U.S. markets and beyond. Qancha is a healthier, sophisticated version of the very popular Peruvian toasted corn called Cancha which is a snack that has been an essential part of the Peruvian diet for centuries! We want to bring you a little taste of history in a simple yet delicious snack! Just the way the Incas liked it! Qancha comes in three flavors: Original, Picante and Chimichurri
The original is not too salty and tastes very good. You take a handful and then you want another handful and then before you know it the bag is empty and you wonder where it all went! The picante was my favorite. It's not too spicy (even though I like heat), but there's just enough heat for this snack. The only one I have saved so far is the Chimichurri -- I'm going to bring it to work with me and share it with my co-workers. They have tried most of the snacks I have received and they are always great consumers. I have a feeling they will like these snacks!

"Qancha is never fried and combines a light crunch and unique flavor. Made from Chulpe corn, an heirloom varietal grown in the Peruvian Andes, our kernels are simply air-toasted and lightly coated in avocado oil before seasoning."

I definitely recommend you check them out. They are quite tasty!

Qancha snacks are Gluten Free, Air Toasted, Contains No Trans-Fat, and made with all Natural Ingredients. Right now they are found in California, but soon they will probably be all over. If you're interested in trying this new snack, you can find them on amazon. To read more about Nazqiz and Qancha check out their website. You can also like them and follow on facebook and twitter.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beautiful A. M. Moisturizer and P. M. Revitalizer Review and Giveaway (3 winners)

Over the summer I had the chance to try Shake the Crave by Trusted Health Products. I've been in contact with them again and am here to share with you a new product of theirs. It's called "Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer. It's for women only! "“Beautiful” uses a rare combination of live fruit, nut and plant extracts to feed your skin cells and promote youthful, moist, beautiful glowing skin"
Benefits:
~ Say Goodbye to dry skin
~ Say Goodbye to oily skin
~ Skin looks softer and smooth
~ Reduces the appearance of aging
~ No preservatives, parabens, GMOs, synthetic chemicals, artificial colors or additives of any kind

I was given a warning message as well. Not a bad warning message, I promise! "Please be advised that within the first 30 days of using Beautiful, you may experience a brief blemish breakout. This typically lasts from 1-2 days, possibly up to a week. The botanical oils in Beautiful gently and naturally remove toxins and build up that have accumulated over time from the use of chemical-laden skincare products and cosmetics. These botanical ingredients also help remove the cause behind excessive oil production. If a breakout does occur, this is actually a really good sign, as your skin will be ridding itself of toxins that have built up over time. It’s important not to get discouraged during this brief detoxifying period, because once it ends, your skin will emerge with a more beautiful, young looking, radiant appearance. Results vary for each person. You may wash your face with soap before applying Beautiful; we also recommend that after 30 days you try washing your face with just warm water to see if it removes the dirt without soap."

I normally don't break out, so when I did, I felt okay about it due to that message. I've only used this for about a week now, and the blemishes came after a few days, but they are slowly going away, and you can hardly notice that they are there. Using Beautiful is so easy and it really stands out. I can already tell a difference in my skin. My boyfriend already made a comment as well too how nice my skin looks. He basically said "you're glowing". -- If you haven't noticed already, my bottles have my name on it. That was a surprise for me! It's pretty cool to have your own skin care personalized, especially if you share a bathroom with someone else, and it's just nice in general. You can head over to the website and learn more about the product if you'd like, and even read some great reviews. I haven't read a bad review yet! I'm quite impressed with Trusted Health Care products so far!

If you're a woman and you would like a chance to try Beautiful, enter below. 3 Lucky winners will win. Good Luck!



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CrowdTap Advil Sample and Share Review

I've tried many different over the counter pain relievers. My go-to is normally Tylenol or Ibprofin. I've actually never tried Advil before this sample and share. "Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated is the newest innovation from Advil® with an Ion Core designed to stop pain before it gets worse! Stop your pain cycle early. #FastAdvil!

I actually never knew that advil is a form of Ibprofin.
You can buy them in either capsules or tablets. You can use Advil for headaches, toothaches, muscle aches, back pain, menstrual cramps, or pain that's associated with the common cold. It's supposed to take pain away quickly. I used this the other day when I had a headache. It actually worked for me. I get headaches a lot, and never really like taking medicine, but since I had many of these samples around, of course I tried it. I also gave the coupons to co-workers. Hopefully Advil works for them too. Thanks #crowdtap!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Lakota Natural Pain Relief Review

Lakota is a blend of herbal medicine: white willow bark, yucca root and devil’s claw, boswellia and others; combined with modern, natural ingredients such as glucosamine and collagen type II.
Lakota was founded in 2000 by two farmers from British Columbia. By 2005 Lakota was the top selling topical pain reliever in Canada. In 2010 we added an online store.
Rooted in traditional medicine and made with natural ingredients. It works to relieve your joint, muscle, back, or arthritis pain. Lakota is a great alternative to conventional drugs.

Do you ever feel that the medicine you get over the counter just isn't working for you? That happens to me all the time. Take for instant right now. I have major tooth pain and I've been taking ibprofin, and I'm still unsure to as why, because it's not lowering the pain, in fact, not doing anything at all. I wish I had some pain relief from Lakota to help heal this pain.

I also work out all the time and from time to time I'll bruise my muscles. Lately it's been a muscle in my right food. It's been painful to walk, and sometimes will cause a sting, and it has driven me crazy. Sometimes it's also hard to sleep. I was given three of Lakota's products. Three Muscle products. The only one I've tried so far is the one that helps you sleep. It has seriously worked. I'll take it about an hour or so before I go to bed, and I sleep through the night, no shooting pain waiting me up. It's amazing.
With each pain reliever you take, there are side effects that may occur, and they are well stated. Lakota has many other products as well, not just for muscle pain. Other products: Joint Pain, Back Pain, Diabetic and even pain relievers for pets. There are a whole bunch! There are tons of reviews from other users -- check them out. I'm glad I had the chance to try Lakota out. It's nice to find something that works for me that's natural. If you're interested in learning more, you can check them out on facebook.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tea in First Review

I Love, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chai Tea. I like it hot and cold, but mostly cold. Iced Chai is my go-to when I'm at Starbucks or even Dunkin Donuts. I came across a website that sells Chai Tea in bottles and I was able to sample them. I'm obsessed. Tea in First.

About Tea in First: Our never-ending quest to discover great teas has led my husband and I to travel extensively, taste endless types of teas, and learn about the culture of tea worldwide.
Our story began in 2012, when my husband was put on a tasteless restricted diet while recovering from a major surgery. Posed with a culinary challenge to prepare food that was both healthy and tasty, I started adding a hot cup of spiced tea to every meal. Along with making meals more enjoyable, the tea also aided in digestion, boosted energy, and provided many antioxidants. I began experimenting with different teas and flavor profiles with great success. Realizing that this was a great beverage with many health benefits, we decided to share our spiced teas by creating a ready-to-drink version that can be drunk chilled or heated.
By forming Tea in First™ we are able to share our passion for tea with you!


You can drink this tea either hot or cold. All you have to do for hot is put it in a microwavable cup and heat it up. I didn't try it hot, probably should have, but really enjoyed it over some ice, and even without ice. -- You should see my pantry for my kups. It's all about chai. I have so much chai tea in there, and when I start going low, I have to stash back up. I'm always on the lookout for more chai tea as it's so incredibly delicious.

Besides Spiced Chai, Tea in First will also be offering Matcha Latte. I have actually never tried Matcha, but if their Spiced Chai is so good, I'm sure Matcha will be just as good. I'm telling you to check them out. They are located in different New York stores or you can buy online. Check them out on facebook, and follow them on twitter. If you're a Chai fan like me, you won't be disappointed!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review and Giveaway

I love being a part of Purex Insiders. I get to try some awesome new products out there and also give you a chance to try them out as well! Purex has always been a brand that I use. They always come out with some great scents, and depending on the product, they work quite well. I was able to try some of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy -- a fragrance booster.


Purex Crystals Aromatherapy is more than an in-wash scent booster – it’s a way to express yourself and discover new joys in life. Floral and citrus scents have been blended with aromatherapy essential oils to infuse your clothing with indulgent and refreshing aromas that revitalize your spirit.

There are three new scents: Well Being, Energy, and Synergy. I received Well Being.
Well Being brightens any mood with the happy fragrance of fresh blossoms -- it's true. It smells so incredibly good that when you take a whiff you automatically smile.
So how do you use this? Along with your detergent, sprinkle just a little bit of this at the start of the wash. It will leave your clothes give some fragrance for at least a couple of weeks. You can enter the giveaway to win your own coupon for a free bottle of this, and if you want, check out the other promotions on Purex's website. Good Luck!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Flamous Brands Review & Giveaway

So the other day I brought in one of the bags I received from Flamous to work, and let's just say that bag was gone before the day was over. As soon as the bag was opened, different people were trying the chips and the same people kept coming back to the chips. They kept talking about how good they were. That was my opinion as well. The Flamous Chips were quite good!
I've always been a fan of Mediterranean foods. Falafel if made right is very delicious, so you better believe when I found out there were falafel chips out there, I was quite excited. What is Falafel? It's a veggie based patty made with chickpeas.

Flamous Brands was co-founded by Jesse, a chef and restaurateur, Claude, a naturopathic doctor, and Sam, an entrepreneur and an engineer. The team was on a quest to create an un-paralleled chip. After spending many hours in R&D starting at Jesse's restaurant's kitchen, they ultimately developed and created the world's first falafel chip, by blending together a secret recipe of twenty-one herbs, vegetables, spices, and legumes. So which chip did I bring to work that made everyone go nuts over?
The Zatar! --- This is the newest flavor added to the Flamous Family. At first I was like "what is zatar" and then I tried a chip and realized it was a spice! A good one too! Just look at the nutrition facts. Not bad.
The Spicy ones are my favorite. I'm a huge fan of spicy foods, and these chips have a hint of heat to them. Not overpowering, but just right. I enjoy them with some salsa to give it a little more kick (i like heat). My boyfriend isn't a huge fan of heat, but he really likes these chips!

The only one I haven't tried yet is the original. I know for a fact when I open that bag, it will be the next time we entertain. It will be great to spread the world about Flamous, and people can enjoy the chips with some greek yogurt or even hummus. In 2013, Flamous won the Clean Eating Clean Choice award for Snacks. It's great to know that this is a clean eating food. I'm starting to go back on my clean - eating diet next week and this will definitely be a part of that. They are high in fiber and protein, and they are delicious.

You can find more about Flamous Brands on their website, facebook, or twitter. Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win Flamous Snack Pack!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SuperButter Review

Butter without peanuts, tree nuts or allergens. Looks like peanut butter, tastes quite similar, and is quite good! This is SuperButter.

Real Ingredients: " Roasted sunflower, flax and sesame seeds comprise the flavorful base, with a little cane sugar, palm oil and sea salt added for maximum deliciousness! We also enhanced the Vanilla Bean SuperButter with pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla and vanilla seeds and made the Chocolate variety with dark cocoa. Yum!"

These butters are high in protein, and contain less fat than regular peanut butter.
With a little added dark cocoa, this tastes and smells amazing. Once you take off the cap, you get a whiff of chocolate and who doesn't love that smell?
The vanilla is my favorite. Absolute favorite. I love all things vanilla and this just adds to the bunch. My friend is a fan of these butters so I gave her the Original Crunchy and she is already almost out of it.

For your kids who have a peanut allergy, this is great for them. You can use it on bread, celery, apples, dip pretzels in it, or any other way that you'd like. No one would really know it's not peanut butter.. they all look the same! Low in sugar, high in protein, and good for you! There are great tasting foods for kids and even adults that have allergies. Even if you don't have a peanut allergy, this is still a great substitution. Check them out on facebook and twitter.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Shake the Crave Review

Shake the Crave are Gluten Free Shakes that help you lose weight. If you're tired of all the diet programs out there and looking for a great tasting shake, these may just be for you.

About:
120 Calories per serving
Feel Satisfied and fuller longer
Boosts your energy levels
Made with real vanilla bean and chocolate bean
100% Pure ingredients
Great Tasting

I have tried many different diet programs out there. I haven't really found a program that works for me because if you get off the program for a week, you gain all the weight back, and you're spending lots of money for something that doesn't last forever. With these shakes, you know what you're getting, and you know what you're putting in your body, and they taste good. I have a problem with feeling full at breakfast time. Doesn't matter how much protein I eat, for some reason I can't stay full. I had one of these Shake the Crave Vanilla shakes and I felt great. I had energy, and I was full. I was surprised, because at first I didn't know what to expect. The shake was very tasting too. I was sent two, and I could have had another one for lunch, however, I had the other one for breakfast the next day and again, felt great, and full.
If you do decide to test out Shake the Crave, there are 5 simple steps to follow:
Learn -- read about Shake the Crave on their website. The do's and don'ts.
Shake -- Enjoy two of the shakes a day. One at breakfast and one at lunch. You'll feel full all day.
Snack -- Eat two or three low-calorie snacks throughout the day to curb cravings and boost your energy – preferably around 100 calories each of raw fruits or veggies.
Meal -- Eat a good dinner. The more whole foods, the better
Move -- 5-7 times a week, get a good 30 minute workout in.
If you follow these 5 steps, you should see a change in your weight, and life in general.

What everyone tells me: The key to a good diet, and weight management, is a balanced diet, and exercise. You can have these shakes, but if you don't do some kind of workout you won't see results. -- Could I see myself using Shake the Crave again? Of course. Check out Shake the Crave today!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Slow Food for Fast Lives Review

When I came across Slow Foods for Fast Lives on the net, I wanted to try them. I looked at their flavors and they were all of my favorite things. I like Indian foods, I have an obsession with Thai foods, I've never really tried Moroccan foods, and California foods, well that was just different, but worth trying.
"Our mission is to create innovative, delicious and nutritious food for people on the go, and we envision a world where being well by eating well is possible for everyone."

I'm always on the look out for "clean" foods and foods that are good for you, and when they are all included into one bar, it's always a nice surprise. I'll be honest with you.... my least favorite was the California bar. (Side note, all these pictures are now from the website)
Almond -- Kale -- Pomegranate -- Quinoa -- Don't get me wrong, I like all four of those ingredients, just not together. It just wasn't for me.
The Indian Bowl was quite good. Cashew -- Cumin -- Cauliflower -- Coconut. They worked quite well together. They come together with the sweetness of tomato and mangos. It was really quite delicious.
Moroccan Bar- Pistachio -- Currant -- Carrot -- Ginger -- This was different, not bad. I have no idea what currents are, but I really enjoy pistachio and carrots. It's very savory.
The Thai bar was my favorite. Peanut - Chili - Brown Rice - Bell Pepper -- I love peanuts, I love chili, I love brown rice, and I love bell peppers. They worked really well together.

Check out the nutritional facts here. See what else is in the bar, and you can even see what the bars look like! The packages of the bars are eye catching, and they are vegan. Each bar has less than 200 calories. -- During the long work week, I'm always looking for healthy snacks, and I'd rather snack on a Slow Bar, than something in the cereal aisle at the grocery store. They are definitely worth a try! You can find the on facebook, and twitter. Check them out today!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part