Sunday, February 12, 2017

Almondina Review & Giveaway


I was contacted by Almondina to see if I would like to review their new line of products on my blog...Well of course I did!

Almondina sent me a variety box of their newest snacks, Toastees. Almondina cookies have been on the market for over a quarter of a century. Toastees are a new snack/cookie, that is the first product introduced by the next generation of the Almondina family. The flavors included in my sample pack were:

  •  Coconut Orange Almond
  •  Cranberry Almond
  •  Sesame Almond


So, I have a dirty secret, I am addicted to cookies, I can say no to pastries, cakes, ice cream, even a candy bar, but I can never say no to a cookie (unless it's oatmeal raisin). After trying Almondina Toastees, I could probably trade out my very bad for me cookies with these almond thins. Why? Because they have an amazing taste.
  • The Coconut Orange, tastes like an orange Milano cookie, they're freaking delicious. I can't taste the coconut, but the orange is noticable.
  • When eating the Sesame Almond Toastees, the first thing I taste is vanilla and the after taste is sesame flavor, they are surprisingly yummy.
  • As for the Cranberry flavor, they have a mild sweet cranberry flavor. I know it's cranberry, but it reminds me of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia.
Aside from their delicious taste. They are a healthy alternative to regular cookies. Toastees run about 65 to 69 calories per serving (7 pieces), usually after 1 or 2 servings my cravings are settled and I can put them down, which is really good for me. They have no added fat, no added salt, zero preservatives, and are dairy free. The dairy free part is huge for me because my daughter is intolerant and it's so hard finding a yummy snack for her. \

I highly recommend Almondina Toastees, they are delicious, good for you, and a lower calorie snack alternative. I received samples in exchange for an honest review, my opinions are my own. 

To find a store near you that sells Almondina Toastees, Click Here. They can also be purchased on Amazon and Almondina.com.

Almondina has also given me the opportunity to host a giveaway! Enter using the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a prize pack, with a value of $40. Open to Continental 48 States.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Resolution VoxBox


Oh, how I love Influenster (a free program that sends you FREE products to try).

The most recent box they sent me was the Resolution VoxBox. Included in it was:
  • Crispy Fruit 
    • TBD
  • Febreeze One
    • TBD
  • OraBrush Tongue Cleaner
    • TBD
  • Burts Bees Protein Powder
    • TBD
  • A bag of #Popchips
    • I received the Cheddar & Sour Cream flavor, at 100 calories per bag I did not feel guilty eating the entire bag.
  • A coupon for a free Sabra Grab & Go Guacamole
    • I'll be giving this away since I don't like guacamole
  • Orgain Protein Bar
    • I received the Peanut Butter flavor and didn't enjoy it. It was dry and the peanut butter flavor tasted diluted.

I received these products free of charge in exchange for my honest opinions, my views on the products are my own.
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Maybelline Brow Define + Fill Duo Review

I went to dinner with my sister a little while ago and the first thing I noticed was her eyebrows. Of course me being who I am, I blurted out, "Did you do your eyebrows?!" and her being her, "Yeah, want me to show you?"

While I didn't have her show me, I did start thinking about my eyebrows. They're half blonde and slightly sparse. In some lighting it, and usually pictures, it doesn't look like I even have eyebrows. Well, I wanted to change that, especially after seeing how good my sister's eyebrows looked.

I went to Rite Aid and started perusing the makeup aisle. Under a sign saying 40% off, I found Maybelline Brow Define in Blonde.
One side is like an eyeliner and the other end is a soft sponge containing filler powder. It's super easy to use, I'm a total novice when it comes to makeup and didn't mess it up, all you do is:

Step 1. Define and set eyebrows with the defining wax pencil using short and light strokes.
Step 2. Fill in with the powder along the natural brow contour.

And bam, you're done and your eyebrows look great. Below are head shots showing before and after of what my eyebrows looked like. I HIGHLY recommend grabbing a Maybelline Brow Define + Fill Duo pencil if you have eyebrow issues like me.



                                                     Before                                    After




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Friday, December 23, 2016

Cozy VoxBox


 I LOOOOOVVVVEEEEE Influenster, I mean what's not to love about getting free stuff, right?

The newest box that Influenster sent me, free of charge in exchange for my honest opinions, was the Cozy VoxBox.

Inside of it was:
  • A coupon for free Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream
    • Easy to use, less mess, but with the same great taste
  • A coupon for free Country Crock Spread
    • A delicious spread, great for baking or just putting on toast
  • Info about Ebates
    • AH-MA-ZING program, get cash back for shopping online (within 6 years I've earned over $700 cash back!)
  • Simple Makeup Wipes 
    • Simply wipe off the days mask and start fresh
  • Maybelline 24 Hour Super Stay Colour
    • Lip color that stays, with a balm to keep your lips hydrated
  •  2 Pilot Frixion Clicker Pens
    • OMG these are AMAZING pens, they freaking ERASE, and well!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Decorative scroll 3 Tier Spice Rack Review

I bought this decorative spice rack from Amazon at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest review.

My opinion is that it's okay, I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars:

It's about an inch too wide to mount on the side of my cabinet and I have a tiled back splash, so I don't have anywhere to mount it.

The main reason for the 3 star review is that the bottom tiers are only good for small and medium spice containers, which I only have about 5 of, all my other spices are in the tall bottles.

So if you choose to buy it, make sure you measure the space you'll put it in, and stick to small and medium containers.

Sub-Note: It may work better for cosmetics then spices, I'm going to put it in my bathroom as an alternative.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nestle Splash Vox Box #NestleSplashofFun


I received the Nestle Splash Vox Box from Influenster, in it I received:
-A bottle of Mandarin Orange Nestle Splash
-An Inflatable beach ball
-A Straw
-Sunglasses

My opinion of the beverage Nestle Splash Mandarin Orange is that in general I like it, it has a nice mild flavor, definitely not overwhelming, but for me it has a slight burn/scratchy feeling going down, I don't know if I have a sensitivity to one of the ingredients or what, but I haven't seen anyone else post about it.

Personally I won't be switching my Arnold Palmer Half and Half ice tea, since I'm obviously sensitive to something in it. I would recommend it though, if you don't like drinking plain water, it's also a healthier alternative to other beverages, with it having zero calories and carbs.

I received my Nestlé Splash products complimentary from Influenster and am entering the Brand Challenge for a chance to win a prize

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Project Mc2 Camryn's Remote Control Hoverboard with Doll Review

Project Mc2 Camryn's Remote Control Hoverboard with Doll
  • Get ready to speed around with Camryn Coyle and her super cool hover board, just like in the Netflix Original Series, Project Mc2!
  • Included are: helmet, 2 elbow pads, 2 knee pads, doll, and hover board with remote
  • Hover board is controlled by a remote control and can speed forwards, backwards and spin 360 degrees
  • Hover board fits any Project Mc2 doll
 

This is a very cute and fun toy for an older child (I'd say between 6 and 10?). The doll is very pretty, and dressed well, I loved the hair color (purplish, red). There are lights on the hover board which turn on when you use it.

I like that this toy actually works like it's supposed to, there is a removable stand that connects the doll to the hover board so that she remains stable and there is also a smaller 3rd wheel in the front so that it doesn't flop forward. To use the hover board, you switch the power on the hover board and remote and you push the buttons on the remote to move it forward, backwards, and to turn left or right.

This is a very fun toy and I would definitely recommend it.

Things to note: The hover board comes with batteries (3 AAA), but the remote doesn't (2 AAA) and it's a pain in the butt to take out of the box.

I received this toy free of charge in exchange for an honest review, my opinions are my own.
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