Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wantable October Accessory Box Review

Disclosure- I received a complimentary Wantable Accessory Box for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.

Wantable Accessory Box



I was excited to open my Wantable Accessory Box for the month of October.  I never used a website that custom picks out items for you.  Wantable gives you the choice of a monthly subscription or just a right now box.  They have three categories for you to choose from.  You can get the Make Up box, Accessories Box, or the Intimates Box.  I chose the Accessories Box because I'm a little bit more picky when it comes to my beauty products and undies.

Scarf, Ring, and Bracelet
Once you choose a category, you then answer a few questions about your personal style.  You can tell Wantable what you Love, Like, and Dislike.  I told them I liked Classic, Glam, and Rock n Roll for styles.  I liked bracelets, rings, and scarves.

Bow Ring

I love this cute silver bow ring.  I like simple designs when it comes to rings.  I don't want it to be too bulky.  This was perfect for my right hand.  Wantable will also give you ideas on how to wear your new items.  The Belisma Ring is said to go well with a pastel green nail polish.  This sounds fun.  I will have to go out and buy some new nail polish.

The Lucille Bracelet

The Lucille Bracelet is quite funky.  I normally wouldn't buy a bracelet this big, just because I have a tiny wrist and it feels a bit heavy.  My inner teenage self liked it.  Back in the day, I wore some pretty wild jewelry.  Sometimes it's okay to go outside of your comfort zone when it comes to jewelry.  Just have some fun!  

Roxanna Scarf from Accessory ST

My favorite item in the Wantable Box is the Roxanna Scarf from Accessory ST.  I have a small obsession with scarves.  Animal print and the studs make it something I would totally wear.  Overall I'd say this Accessory Box was a lot of fun.  This would be a cool Christmas gift for any stylish lady.  What happens if you are not loving the items you received?  Not a problem, you will get a full refund.  

For those who choose a one time box the price is $40.  If you choose a subscription the price is $36 a month.  

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Have you ever tried Wantable?  Do you know anyone who might love this as a gift?











Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Science Review & Giveaway

*Disclosure- I received complimentary products for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.*


Andalou Naturals is the first beauty brand to achieve 100% Non-GMO verification.  Their fruit stem cell science helps to renew, repair, and regenerate healthy skin.  Andalou Naturals has a info section here.  

Get Started Age Defying Kit

The Get Started Age Defying Kit contains 5 skincare essentials for dry and sensitive skin.  This kit is wonderful for my skin.  Especially in the winter, my skin gets really dry.  I tend to have sensitive skin and do not like most facial products on the market.  The fact that this brand has No GMO's and is cruelty-free makes me happy too.  This kit is a perfect gift for those who may suffer from sensitive skin or might want to try a healthier beauty brand.

Lavender Shea Hand Cream

My favorite product that I tried was the Lavender Shea Hand Cream.  I'm a huge fan of lavender's smell and healing abilities.  Hand washing can leave your hands dry.  Winter time can leave them dry as well.  This cream is perfect for every day use.  The Lavender Shea Hand Cream is a Force of Nature Product. This means 100% of the net profits of this product will benefit socially responsible projects.

Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum

The Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum helps to repair cellular damage.  It also evens skin tone and smooths texture leaving you with fewer lines and wrinkles.  I'm using this near the corner of my eyes, to hopefully reduce crow's feet.  71% of the ingredients in this product are certified organic which I think is pretty good.



 Discount Code: NONGMO3: exclusive to my readers during the month of October for 25% off entire order, valid from October 1- October 31.  

You should also sign up for their newsletter for exclusive offers at Andalou.com.  

You can like Andalou Naturals on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Giveaway!

Andalou Naturals is giving you the chance of winning a tote bag filled with the same items I reviewed.
This contest is open to residents of US and Canada, 18 years of age and older.
Contest ends October 31st.  The prize will be shipped from Andalou Naturals.


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Blue Apron Box Review

Disclosure- I received a complimentary Blue Apron Box for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.


Blue Apron Box


Blue Apron is a fun, new subscription service that delivers you all the ingredients that you need and the recipes to go along with it.  It is such a great idea.  The box arrived at a good time too.  My mom was in town visiting.  She kept coming into the kitchen making a surprised look on her face.  As if she never saw me cook before.  Inside the Blue Apron box were 3 meals.  Each recipe card has wonderful directions on the back with pictures.  All the ingredients, including herbs and condiments are measured out for you.  I really love that you do not have too much to think about.  The only challenge for me was following directions.  I usually never follow recipes exactly as they are.  Each dinner/lunch is a 2 person serving.  I found there to be a little more then that.

Red Pepper for Stuffed Peppers

I have had my mom's stuffed peppers before but never made them on my own.  This recipe is Stuffed Peppers with Beef & Millet.  I never heard of millet before this meal.  It is an ancient whole grain.

Beef, onion, garlic, and millet


Stuffed Peppers with Beef & Millet

I was happy with the way it came out.  The hubby liked it too.  I would definitely use this recipe again.  The directions were easy to follow and the ingredients were fresh.  There was actually enough beef & millet mixture to use for another pepper.  I just put it in a bowl for leftovers.  


Shrimp Spaghettini with Chilis, Mint & Lemon

I Love Shrimp!

I think this was my favorite meal in the box.  Shrimp is a favorite of mine.  What I really loved was that the shrimp came peeled and deveined.  First time using a shallot and sweet Italian pepper.


Shrimp Spaghettini with chilis, mint, and lemon tasted fresh with a little kick from the pepper flakes which I didn't put on my mom's plate.  She doesn't like spicy food.  


Mexican-Style Chopped Salad with Chicken & Corn

Last but not least was the salad meal which I used as Dinner for my mom and I.  My husband isn't a big salad person.  I was excited to use Queso Fresco for the first time.  One of my favorite things about this salad was the dressing.  The dressing consists of lime, mayo, olive oil, salt and pepper.  It tasted great.  I enjoyed the radishes and corn too.  

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Overall, the Blue Apron box was an enjoyable experience.  Cooking new recipes and using ingredients that I might normally not buy was fun.  I think Blue Apron is good for those who have busy schedules and don't always have the time to go shopping.  It is also great as a gift.  Why not?  Some people don't want to find a recipe and also go searching for the ingredients.  Or they can be like me, a tired mom who sometimes runs out of creative ideas in the kitchen.

You can get Blue Apron for $9.99 per person per meal.  Like Blue Apron on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for more ideas of what great meals you could be cooking.

Have you ever tried a box subscription before?






Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Sauce Review

Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Sauce

Disclosure:  I received complimentary products for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are very much my own.

Do you love Mayonnaise as much as I do?  Maybe you are looking for a healthier version of Mayo and Ketchup.  Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Sauce has a mayonnaise that is all natural and Non-GMO verified.  Their Ketchup will be Non-GMO verified by the end of the year.

Sir Kensington's Ketchup on my hot dog

I love ketchup on my hot dog.  Sir Kensington's Ketchup was really good. It actually tasted a lot like fresh marinara sauce. It is so yummy that I would love to just dip mozzarella sticks into it.  Their ketchup is made with real tomatoes, never from concentrate.  Half the sugar than most major brands.  Plus, 45% less sodium, which is very important to me.  I am trying to cut back on my salt intake.

Chipotle Mayonnaise

My favorite of the Sir Kensington sauces is the Chipotle Mayonnaise.  Talk about scooping, I scooped it right into my mouth.  I would definitely buy this for a chip dip.  If you like a bit of spice or want a little kick to your Mayo, this would be a good one for you to try.  You can also make your own chips from fresh potatoes and then dip them into the Chipotle Mayo or try the Spiced Ketchup.  The plain Mayonnaise is made with cage free eggs and has 33% less fat.  It has a nice tangy taste.  I will be happy to buy this Mayonnaise from now on.

My overall experience of Sir Kensington's was a good one.  They have converted me.  I will not look back at the classics I grew up on.  Not just because I like the flavors.  I like that the products are healthier for me and my family.  The last time I was at Whole Foods there was a sale for the Mayo and Ketchup.  

You can like Sir Kensington on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.  

You can also check out their shop here.  

Do you have a Mayo Lover in your family?





Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Luvs Lullaby Lift Comes To Brooklyn #Lullabylift #Ad

Disclosure: This post was made possible by the Double Duty Divas.  I received a product as compensation.  All opinions are my own.





I recently watched the newest commercial from Luvs which shows desperate parents trying to get their baby to sleep with a little car ride.  It also shows how different techniques are used after baby number two is born. This made me laugh because I am very aware of the car ride nap time.  Newborns can be a challenge with getting a sleep routine down.

On October 10th and October 11th, which is this Thursday and Friday, Luvs is going to help some Brooklyn parents out.  Do you have a restless baby who needs help sleeping?  Maybe you live in Brooklyn and do not own a car.  Most people I know who live in Manhattan and Brooklyn do not own cars.  Be sure to follow @Luvs on Twitter.  Tweet #Lullabylift between the hours of 6pm-12am on Thursday and Friday and Luvs will come save the day.  The sleep utility vehicles will be equipped with car seats.  Check out the map and boundaries here.  After the ride, parents will be gifted with New Luvs with Nighlock.  The New Luvs with Nightlock has the largest absorbency area ever to lock away wetness.  This helps your baby to stay asleep through the night.  We know babies can wake up in the middle of the night if they are wet and unhappy.  I hope you take advantage of the Luvs Lullaby Lift.




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