Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lucky Vitamin Haul

  First, my apologies for being away so long.  I wish I could say life got in the way or I was dating some fabulous new guy, but that would be BS. The truth is, I came down with the itis, otherwise known as just being lazy.  With the resurgence of warmer weather though, I hope to be back to my only mildly lazy self soon!
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  A few weeks ago I got a Living Social email advertising a deal for a $24 gift certificate to Luckyvitamin.com for only $12.  Lucky Vitamin is similar to Vitacost so I snapped up the certificate right away to order some products I have been hearing about recently.


This deal is still available! Click here to snag it up!

Here is what I picked up!

Hair Stuff



Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz Max Hold Travel Size- $2.08
Giovanni Natural Mousse Air-Turbo Charged Hair Styling Foam-$4.99

I have read a lot about Giovanni hair products and these are the first two (other than shampoo or conditioner) I will be trying.  I needed a new mousse and a firm hold hairspray so I'm hoping both of these work out because they are more on the natural side and super cheap.


Skin Care/Makeup
Giovanni Facial Cleansing Towelettes in Unscented-$4.99
Herban Cowboy Superstar Deodorant For Her-$5.99
Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara in Black Magic-$8.75
Honeybee Gardens Jojoba Eyeliner in Brown Sugar- $4.41

I am in the market for new facial cleansing towelettes and I have heard TONS of great reviews about the wipes from this brand.
As previously stated, I am a sweaty gal and still on the hunt for the perfect natural deodorant.  I have high hopes for this one.
These two Honeybee Gardens products were just sort of add ons.  While I really like my Physicians Formula mascara, I wanted to try another more natural mascara.  As for the liner, I have been looking for a brown eyeliner but this is a bit lighter than I wanted.


 Snacks and Vitamins
Lucky Vitamin Brand One Daily Energy Vitamins
Chia Bar in Coffee, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Apple Cinnamon

I have never taken a vitamin for energy purposes and hope this will help with the "itis".  As for the chia bars, I wish I could remember what Youtuber I saw these from, but I was super intrigued!  The flavors sounded great and they are only 100 calories.


I have to say, I am pretty impressed with Luckyvitamin.com.  I placed my order on Wednesday night and received it today (Saturday) and shipping was only $5.95.  I find prices to be on par with Vitacost, just the site isn't as easy to navigate.

Has anyone else ever ordered from Luckyvitamin.com?  






Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Graze Snack Box..yup- another food box!

   In case you haven't noticed, I have been all about the sample boxes lately.  So many companies offer a first box free, so why not try it out!

   The latest box I've tried is the Graze Box.  Graze is another healthy type of snack box and can be delivered monthly, bi-weekly or even weekly in some locations.  What I really like about this box is that the snacks come pre-portioned, so no over snacking (can still happen with healthy snacks!).  While the Urthbox is a box with products by a variety of companies, this box is sort of like a select not of products that could be sold in bulk at your local Whole Foods.

   It's $6.00, which is pretty damn good considering the quality of some of these snacks, and you can be surprised by what items are going to be in the box or pick them yourselves.  Since this was my first foray, I decided to be surprised.



Top L- Triple Berry Smoothie
110 calories
Mini Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and banana coins
SO Delish and I don't even like blueberries or cranberries.

Top R- Tomato & Basil Pizza
120 calories
Basil Crunchini, Mini Tomato Breadsticks and Cheese Cashews
Again a hit!  The cashews are a bit odd to me, but the rest is super yummy and savory.

Bottom L- Honeycomb Crunch
180 calories
Milk chocolate covered honeycomb, almonds and raisins
This one was a fail to me as I don't like raisins.  The almonds were perfect though and the honeycombs were ok.

Bottom R- Apple and Cinnamon Flapjack
240 calories
Rustic rolled oat flapjack with apple and cinnamon
This was a bit high in the calorie department for a snack, but having just one as a little dessert after lunch or dinner is perfect.  These are so yummy.

All in all, I have to say I'm pretty pleased with this box and will continue to get it for a bit.  I opted to get this once every four weeks and am excited to continue snacking with Graze.

With my box came a code for my friends to get their first and fifth box free at Graze.com.  The code is:
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Silk Naturals Haul

   As I've been watching more and more natural beauty videos, I've been hearing about Silk Naturals more and more.  I decided to place an order to test out the brand a variety of their products.  I love that they offer sample sizes (and not baggies) for so many of their products!

Cream Products


Slick Stick in St. Tropez- $4.50
Kiss Slicker in Rare Berry (flavored lip gloss)- $4.50
Cream Blush in Amuse- $4.50
Pucker Polish Lip Scrub-  $3.75

St. Tropez
Rare Berry
Cream Blush in Amuse

HOLY Pigmentation!!  These cream products are amazing and I love the shine that the lip products give.  Can't wait to see how these wear on the lips.

Face Products and One Eye Product


Eye color in Meme-soft lavender- Free
Bronzer in Tahiti Sweetie (dupe for Benefit's Hoola)- $1.25
Blush in Climax (dupe for Nar's Orgasm)- $1.25
Halo sample- Free
HD Peach Concealer Sample (dupe for Eve Pearl's Salmon)- $0.99
Cream Concealer in Shade 2 Sample- $0.99
N30 HD Foundation Sample- $0.99
N20 HD Foundation Sample- $0.99


Meme Shadow
Tahiti Sweetie Bronzer
Climax Blush

The pigmentation on the bronzer is amazing!!  But the shadow and the blush leave A LOT for the imagination.  Yes, I do have the blush swatted to the left of the bronzer.  Can't see it? Neither can I!  Of course I'll play around with it, but it appears that the clear winner of this bunch is the bronzer!


Silk Naturals is a brand that I plan on purchasing more lip colors from and hopefully some full size face products as well.  I just can't jump on the loose shadow bandwagon just yet.

Have you ever tried anything from Silk Naturals?  Any recommendations?



Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cheap Kicks

  I have been on quite the fitness roar lately.  I have been doing T25 almost every day for 5 weeks.  About 3 weeks in my ankles begin bothering me because of all the jumping.  It was definitely time for new sneakers, but they are so damn expensive.

  Do you know where you can always find sneakers that are cheaper?  The kids section!  Most major fitness brands now make a variety of sneakers for kids ranging from trainers, running and cross fit.  The rule of thumb for women is to go down 2 sizes.  I am a size 6.5 in women, and got these amazing 4.5 kids sneakers for only $20!!


Have you ever bought anything in the kids section for yourself? 



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All products are purchased by me unless noted otherwise. If a product is supplied for review, this does not affect my opinion. My opinions can not be bought.