Monday, April 21, 2014

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VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Review

VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Review
I recently had the opportunity to try Naturade's all natural, 100% vegan formulated Vegan Smart shake. This is an all-in-one nutritional shake for optimal health. Vegan Smart provides 'everything you need in just one serving', including:

  • Complete Protein Blend – Contains 5 different non-GMO plant based proteins providing all the essential amino acids in precise proportions, readily usable by the body, for building and repairing tissue and muscle.
  • Whole Food Complex – Includes 9 different healthy colorful fruits and vegetables offering naturally occurring polyphenols, antioxidants and flavonoids to support overall wellness.
  • 22 Vitamins & Minerals – Act as catalysts in thousands of biochemical reactions every day to support normal and healthy cell function.
  • Fiber & Omega Blend – Provides 6 grams of dietary fiber to help keep you regular. Also contains over 200 mg of Omega-3 to support a healthy brain, heart and circulatory system.
  • Probiotics – Contains 1 billion colony forming units, of “good” bacteria, for supporting digestive health and maintaining healthy intestinal flora.
  • Digestive Enzymes Blend – Assists in digesting foods more completely for greater absorption of nutrients and the good health that goes with them.

I received three flavors to try: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Chai. The shakes are really simple to make - just mix two scoops of the shake with ice-cold water, juice, or any non-dairy beverage - or add it to a favorite smoothie recipe. For the Chocolate and Chai shakes, I just mixed with water. I found that they taste much better with really cold (iced) water vs. lukewarm. For Vanilla, the flavor seemed a little too plain for me so I added some strawberry mix-in flavoring I had and then it tasted much better. My favorite flavor was definitely Chai - a flavor I've never tried before in any other drink products, but surprisingly it tasted great!

When drinking one shake per day for a week, I did notice an improvement in my digestion and overall feeling of wellness. I really appreciated the fiber and probiotics - those are really needed in my diet. It's also nice to know I'm getting the whole food complex since I usually don't eat enough fruits or vegetables in my daily meals. I would recommend trying this if you're looking for a daily supplement or a breakfast meal replacement. (Definitely try the Chai!)

 


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Have you ever tried a facial Vitamin C serum before? This is the first time I'd ever heard of it or tried one, but I am pleasantly surprised by the effects! I've been using Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum nightly for about a month now, which is meant to replenish skin's vitamin C levels and provide other great benefits like:
Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum Review
  • Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin’s natural elasticity and counteract fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals to reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke.
  • Protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, discoloration, and fine lines.
  • Improves skin texture to give you a smoother, brighter complexion.
  • Combined with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra powerful anti-aging effect.
  • Can also help shrink pores, clear up acne, prevent breakouts, and minimize the appearance of acne scars.

The clear liquid serum comes in a glass bottle with a dropper so you can easily put a small amount in your hand without using too much at once. It only takes a small amount to cover your face, and it dries quickly so you can put on moisturizer afterwards.

I've been having such dry skin lately due to the never-ending Minnesota winter (which might finally be over now, I hope!), so having this extra moisture and soothing serum has made a huge difference. I feel like it has not only helped combat dry skin and even out the color and texture of my skin, but it's given me a nice glow as well.

My skin can sometimes be sensitive to new skincare products, but I have had nothing but good results with this Vitamin C Serum. I recommend it for anyone, even those with sensitive skin. It's available for purchase on Amazon and normally costs $35.95 but is currently on sale for $23.95. There is also a 365-day money-back guarantee, so it's worth trying!




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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sabi Sport Lightweight Cane Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Sabi is a company that designs products to improve day-to-day life. From pill organizers to canes and accessories, they offer innovative and stylish solutions to everyday problems. One of those innovative products is the SPORT cane. It's an all-terrain, lightweight cane for anyone who needs a boost to walk that extra mile, needs balance support, or wants a stylish lightweight version of the traditional cane.

Sabi Sport Lightweight Cane ReviewSabi Sport Lightweight Cane Review

Whether it's used for everyday walking, climbing a mountain, or taking a stroll through the park, the SPORT cane is designed with a high-strength aluminum - the same grade used in bicycle frames. It's super durable and powder-painted, just like a bike; Plus it's made of a single piece so that it's more stable than an adjustable cane. The cane also features a comfortable handle with a smooth rubber coating for secure grip, as well as an air-cushioned rubber-based tip. The tip is made from the same material used in hiking boots and running shoes soles for stability, grip on uneven surfaces, and smooth walking. Plus, the cane comes in fun, bright colors instead of the traditional drab gray.

My dad reviewed the Sport cane for me to replace his father's old silver cane, which he has been using recently as a stretching tool to do shoulder exercises after surgery. He compared the canes and found that the Sport cane is much lighter and easier to handle than the traditional cane. The Sport cane is also more ergonomic than a traditional cane. My dad really liked the bright yellow color and the soft grip of the Sport cane too. He will even be using the cane once in awhile for things like the State Fair or other events with a lot of walking when occasional support is needed. Check out all the colors available and more information on the Sabi Sport cane here: http://sabi.com/sport.html.

 

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CARAFE Water Cup + Pill Box Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Sabi has created a simple, yet innovative solution to forgetting to take your pills - a combination water cup and pill container called the CARAFE. The clear water cup holds 124 mL of water. The removable pill box fits securely on top of the water cup and features two large compartments suitable for pills of any shape and size. It also has a cap to keep the pills contained.

CARAFE Water Cup + Pill Box ReviewCARAFE Water Cup + Pill Box Review

This little cup is super handy to keep in the kitchen or bathroom, so you don't have to go get a glass of water to take your pills. All too often, that's my excuse - "I'll take the pills when I have some water" - and then I forget. Or even worse, I'll put the pills in my pocket with the intention of taking them later, and then I forget about them entirely! Since I've started using the CARAFE, I have been taking my pills every single day. I keep it by my bathroom sink and it reminds me right away in the morning to take my pills. Then I simply fill the cup up with water, take some pills out of the lid, and ta-da!

My favorite feature of the CARAFE is the pill container fitting securely into the water glass, which prevents any dust or germs from getting into the cup while it's sitting on the bathroom counter. It seems like such a simple solution to have a combination cup and pill box, and yet I've never thought of it before. I definitely recommend this for anyone, whether you take vitamins or prescription medications.



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Monday, March 31, 2014

BioTerra Herbs: "Boing" Energy Herbal Supplement Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
BioTerra Herbs is a brand new herbal supplement company that focuses on vegan, natural products - and they have a great sense of humor too! I love companies that know how to make their customers smile and laugh, and BioTerra is one of them. Just check out their product description for the "Boing" Energy supplement I tried:
Remember that one girl back in high school? She was preppy, captain of the cheer team and known for being “chipper and energetic”. She literally bounced when she walked and talked a mile a minute. Ah… how we envy her now. If we could only borrow a smidge of her energy, we’d be able to stay up for three days straight (not recommended)! BUT, we have something that can place the “boing” back in your step… No jitters! No crash! Just honest, natural herbal energy that will help you get through your day! (Who knows… maybe they’ll start to call YOU energetic!)
BioTerra Boing Energy Herbal Supplement Review

Even the product packaging was fun and unique! I definitely need energy to get through the work-week, and drinking too much coffee can give me the jitters and eventually a caffeine crash. I've been using "Boing" for the past couple weeks and I love it! It enhances my energy without stimulants and makes me feel refreshed. Plus, it's gluten-free and vegan, and made from natural ingredients:

  • Asian Ginseng (root) - Latin name: Panax ginseng
  • Astragalus (root) - Latin name: Astragalus mongholicus.
  • Ophiopogon (root tuber) - Latin name: Ophiopogon japonicus.
  • Schisandra (fruit) - Latin name: Schisandra chinensis.
  • Grass-leaf Sweetflag (rhizome) - Latin name: Acorus gramineus.

You just take 2 capsules a day after a meal, and you're set! I've had a great experience with Boing Energy herbal supplement, and plan on buying more once I run out. Try it for yourself, or check out the rest of the BioTerra Herb family - everything from Stress to Snoring to Detox to Digestion.



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Sunday, March 30, 2014

FOLIO Weekly Travel Pill Box Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Do you use a pill box for your vitamins, supplements, or medications? Up until now, I was using one of those little plastic pill boxes I got for free at a fair that barely fits my daily vitamin. Now, I've discovered the FOLIO pill box by Sabi. It's made with 14 compartments - 2 for each day of the week, for your morning and evening regimen.

The leather-like lid covers all of the compartments so that you only have to open it once rather than each individual compartment. The lid is secured with an elastic strap, making this box perfect for traveling and staying secure.

FOLIO Weekly Travel Pill Box Review

Each compartment is nice and large, it can fit anything from fish oil to vitamins. The compartments are also rounded so you can easily pull out your pills rather than turning the box over and shaking pills out like traditional boxes. The black outer covering of the pill box makes it looks sleek and stylish - rather than a cheap pill box.

I really like the design and look of this pill container. It has been working very well for me and makes it easy to keep my daily pills organized. Plus I can fill it up with 2 weeks worth of pills since the compartments are large enough that I only need to use one a day. I would recommend this pill organizer or any other Sabi pill box.



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sabi Daybox - Extra-Large Weekly Pill Box Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
The Daybox is Sabi's largest weekly pill organizer box for medication management. It features eight pill boxes labeled with the day of the week, plus an extra box for miscellaneous storage. Each day's pill box contains three large rounded compartments, so you can store 3 weeks at a time or store a large amount of daily pills for one week. The compartments fit large pills like fish oil (which many other pill boxes don't fit) as well as vitamins, supplements, and any other medications you may take.

Sabi Daybox Extra-Large Weekly Pill Box Review

The covering on each box is a soft peel-back rubber lid to make it easy on the hands as well as easy to open, which is especially nice for older people or those with arthritis. One of my favorite features is that the individual pill boxes clip together to form the large weekly box - or you can detach individual days to take with you on outings and vacations. Put a daily pill box in your purse or briefcase to take along to work or a day trip - You won't need to find a separate container or to take along the whole week's worth.

Sabi Daybox Extra-Large Weekly Pill Box Review 

I gave this pill box to my mom to use because she takes many supplements and vitamins each day including fish oil, which she was not able to fit in her previous pill boxes. Now, she can fit all her pills and more! She appreciates how large the individual containers are and how much space each compartment has.

The Sabi Daybox is spacious, versatile, and ideal for anyone who takes vitamins, supplements, or medications.



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Friday, March 21, 2014

SHAKE Flip-Top Pill Dispenser Review

 Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
The Shake flip-top pill dispenser by Sabi is an alternative bottle-style pill holder that is designed to be more stylish and fun to use than a traditional pill box. It was created with your daily vitamin or pill routine in mind - Whether it sits by your bedside or on the kitchen counter next to the sink - this dispenser bottle will serve as a reminder to take your pills.

SHAKE Flip-Top Pill Dispenser ReviewSHAKE Flip-Top Pill Dispenser Review

The cap of the bottle is easy to open - it just flips up! Inside the cap, there is a covering with a small hole so that it only allows one or two pills to come out at a time. No more spilling all over the floor (which has happened to me more than once!) You simply shake the closed bottle, then flip the cap open to find one or two pills sitting in the tray. It also reduces germ transfer since you don't have to dig in and touch all the pills just to get one out.

I love how easy the Shake dispenser is to use and retrieve just a few pills at a time. It's especially handy for a medication I take that are very tiny pills and hard to get out of the medicine bottle without pouring several out or spilling some. I also found that there's an expiration date dial inside the cap so that you can keep track of when the medication expires, as well as an included plug to use when traveling to ensure the pills remain inside the bottle rather than rattling around in the lid. The Shake is a nice innovation that makes taking pills easier.




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Monday, March 17, 2014

Majestical Jewelry Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Majestical Jewelry Tortoise Shell Earrings Review
Majestical Jewelry is a high-fashion online jewelry store specializing in handmade jewelry and statement pieces. They have pieces for every budget and style, including lots of great fashion jewelry that is reasonably priced.

I was sent the Hoop Tortoise Shell Style Earrings for review. These earrings have brushed gold stud posts with dangly tortoise hoops hanging from them. They are really cute and unique, and heavy duty quality.

When I saw them, I knew right away that they would be perfect for my mom, so I gave them to her to review. She loves them! The brown tones look great with her skin tone and they are just her style.

Majestical Jewelry Tortoise Shell Earrings ReviewMajestical Jewelry Tortoise Shell Earrings Review

Not only are they cute, but they're only $9! Now that's a price a cheapskate can handle ;) Check out the selection over at Majestical Jewelry and see what other great deals you can find!
 



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Friday, March 14, 2014

CHOP Easy Pill Cutter Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
CHOP Easy Pill Cutter Splitter Review Do you or someone you know frequently split medication tablets? Whether it's for making the pills easier to swallow, or to save money by buying larger doses, many people have to split pills. My grandma has to split some of her medications and I know she has a hard time cutting them with a knife and having them fly across the kitchen.

CHOP Easy Pill Cutter Splitter Review Enter the CHOP pill splitter by Sabi. It is adjustable so it splits pills of any size or shape in a clean and easy manner. It is made of a durable plastic poly blade so it's safe and won't wear out. Plus there's no rusting to worry about so you can clean it as often as needed.

What my grandma and I found was that this pill splitter is very durable and compact, easy to hold and press down, and keeps the pills contained. It made the job much quicker and less frustrating.

Check out Sabi for more medication innovations and follow on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Sabibrand and twitter - @sabi_brand.




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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream Review & Flash Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream is an all-natural way to calm your aches and pains. This cream is effective for muscle and joint aches, nerve pain, and inflammation. Unlike other pain relief creams, Noxicare is made from natural, potent pain-relieving ingredients.
Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream Review & Giveaway

I gave my dad Noxicare to try out since he has so many muscle aches and pains. He has used many other products, and says that Noxicare is one of the most effective he's used. He really likes the unscented formula, which is hard to find in a pain relief cream.

The one minor complaint he had was that the cream is a light yellow color, so if it's not rubbed into your skin completely, it can leave a yellow color on your clothing or sheets.  (In his case, the area on his back was hard to reach so the cream didn't get rubbed in all the way, and left some yellow on his sheets.) This does wash out and should be avoidable by making sure the cream is fully absorbed before putting on clothes or going to bed; It is also a good idea to have someone help you apply to hard to reach areas.

Overall, Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream is effective and lived up to it's promises. My dad uses it a lot and would recommend it!

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FOLIO Grande Extra Large Pill Box Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
For anyone who takes several supplements, medications, or vitamins, the FOLIO Grande by Sabi is the solution to your pill box problems. It is made with the same design as the Sabi weekly pill box, only larger. The FOLIO Grande is made for twice daily morning and evening medication regimens. It has 14 compartments - two large compartments for each day - and is easy to load with a universal lid.

FOLIO Grande Extra Large Pill Box Review

The black, stylish outer of the pill box looks sleek and is secured with a large elastic band. And the rounded compartments make it easy to pull all of the tablets and pills from with your fingers - rather than having to turn your pill box upside down and shaking them (thereby risking dropping pills.) This is a great solution for older people, those with larger fingers, and/or those who take several pills a day - especially large pills like fish oil and vitamins. You can fit all your medications in one place and access them easily.

FOLIO Grande Extra Large Pill Box Review

The FOLIO Grande can also travel easily, the pills stay contained in their separate compartment and the elastic band keeps the cover secure. I gave this organizer to my dad for all of his supplements and medicines. It fits all of his pills plus has extra room for more. He says it's easy to use and he can get the pills out with ease, even with his larger hands. If you have lots of pills in your daily regimen, we recommend the FOLIO Grande. For a lesser amount of daily pills, go with the traditional FOLIO by Sabi, which is the same design but smaller.




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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Beautiful" Botanical Oil Skincare Review + Free Offer

Beautiful Emma Skincare Review - by Trusted Health Products
Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer by Trusted Health Products is a skincare system that uses 100% pure and natural botanical oils to nourish skin and remove toxins and build-up. Unlike most beauty products that are full of alcohols, parabens, and toxic chemicals, Beautiful skincare is made of natural oils in a cold-pressed solution. It is meant to replace all your other skincare products.

I love the idea of all-natural skincare products and I'm really getting into essential oils right now, so I jumped at the chance to try Beautiful skincare. I must admit, it felt weird to put oil on my face instead of a lotion, but it felt nice and left my skin very soft. The scent of both the moisturizer and revitalizer was citrus-y and pleasant. The only issue I experienced was that some areas of my face became irritated because I have such sensitive skin and because of the dry winter here in Minnesota. I was able to soothe the inflammation with coconut oil, and plan to use Beautiful oils more when my skin is less fussy during spring and summer.

Overall, I found the formula and scents to be pleasing, and love the whole idea of using essential oils to replace toxic facial care products. I also LOVE the packaging - The bottle is customized with your name on it! So mine says, "Beautiful Emma." There is also a customizable version for men called You're The Man. How fun! Several of my friends have asked me about it after seeing the Beautiful Emma bottles on my bathroom counter. It's definitely unique and would make a great gift for someone too.

Try it for free:
The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or You’re the Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if my readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer! They also agreed to include 2 reports – The Poisons You Put On Your Face Everyday and Why Your Skin Care Products Have Never Worked: The Truth Revealed . That’s a total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now! You can also save $5 on your first order when you like the Trusted Health facebook page.


Be sure to stop back and share your experience in the comments section!




Disclaimer: I was provided this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. No other compensation was given

Friday, February 28, 2014

TRIPOD Store + Go Travel Container Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
The Sabi TRIPOD pill box is a unique roll-open pill organizer, perfect for traveling or for daily use. It is designed to hold fish oil pills and other large pills, vitamins and supplements. But it can also store personal care items like mints, gum, makeup, lip balm, tweezers, makeup or feminine products.

TRIPOD Store + Go Travel Container ReviewTRIPOD Store + Go Travel Container Review

The TRIPOD rolls open to expose three large tubular compartments, each covered by a hinged, clip-closed lid that's made of a soft rubber material. Then you can roll it closed again and secure with the extra-strong outer closure. It's perfect for on-the-go small storage - just throw it in your backpack or purse for a secure way to keep your medication or small items contained.

In my experience, I found that the soft hinged covering of each compartment is a little hard to get used to at first - It's hard to open just one without them all popping open. Aside from that, I love the design and idea of the TRIPOD, and I'm using it for makeup and over-the-counter pain reliever to throw in my bag for overnight travel. Simple, easy, and organized!




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