Viva Labs probiotics

20160814_110758.jpgViva Labs advanced bioactive probiotics contain 25 billion CFU. The bottle contains 50 vegetarian capsules. Warning that this is not a child proof bottle and should be kept in a cool dry area away from children. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health and digestive system. Probiotics contain a good bacteria that helps your gut and digestive system stay healthy. Probiotics are also good in preventing colds and allergies. Since using the probiotics I have noticed a slight decrease in my allergies, especially my dry, itchy eyes. The capsules can be taken 1-2 times a day with or without food. I have been taking mine once a day in the morning with a glass of water, since I have been using them for a while now with no issues, I may begin taking a second capsule per day. I did not notice any problems or upset stomach while taking them without food. The probiotics also contain a BioXtend technology which prevents the pill from disintegrating too early in the stomach ensuring that the probiotics release in the GI tract where you want them to be. Viva Labs offers a great product at a great price. If you are looking to begin taking probiotics, these are perfect for you. * I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.


RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Night Cream

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 night cream contains hexinol technology. This is an anti-aging compound that targets 5 signs of aging: discoloration, sagging, moisture loss, dull skin tone and wrinkles. As I start to get older I have noticed signs of all of these problems so I was fascinated by a product that would help with all of these issues. I tried the night cream after washing my face at night and liked that once you applied it it was really light and airy and didn’t feel thick or sticky. It goes on clear and dries quickly so its not like you are wearing a mask or have to keep your face from touching the pillow at night.

I have been using the night cream for just over a week now. While the product says women started to notice results in about 4 weeks, I can already tell somewhat of a difference in just over 8 days, mostly in the feel of my skin. It feels so much softer and smoother. I feel like my skin looks brighter and more moisturized. You can apply the night cream alone or under your favorite moisturizer. I love that this night cream is working while I sleep.

Loving the results so far. I will post before and after pictures after 4 weeks.

  • I received this product for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Freschetta Gluten Free Pizza

I tried the 4-cheese Freschetta gluten free pizza. There is also a pepperoni choice. The first thing I noticed in the store was that it was easy to find and with the other frozen pizzas, the box made the pizza look very appealing. The price was much higher than a regular frozen pizza ($9.99 at the store I went to) but if you are comparing it to other gluten free pizzas it is about equal in price, if not a little lower. I loved that it was clearly marked gluten free so easy shopping. Its even certified by the Celiac Support Association.

The pizza serves approx. 4 people so it is the perfect size. There is also a single serve option as well, perfect if you are just needing pizza for 1. I wasn’t sure how my family would react to eating the gluten free pizza, so I didn’t tell them at first. We have had gluten free items in the past- cupcakes and some crackers and they were just awful and so dry. So I didn’t tell my kids there was anything different about the pizza and I was surprised that not only did they eat it but my kids and husband all commented that they really liked the pizza and the crust especially. It had a thin crust but it no way tasted like it was what I consider to have that”gluten free” taste in terms of being dry or not tasting good. If you love a thin crust pizza, you will love this pizza!

There was a good amount of cheese. The sauce had a great taste and wasn’t too thick. We actually all loved the light crust crust and would definitely get it again. Easy to make and very filling. The cook time and temperature is the same as any other frozen pizza product. Freschetta can be found in most major grocery stores and also comes in non-gluten free varieties.

I care for a young man who had Celiac disease and his favorite food is pizza, and I know how frustrating it can be for him to not be able to eat foods he likes.  I can’t wait to let him try this. I hope in the near future that we will begin to see many more gluten free products and at the same price as other food.  Way to go Freschetta for making a gluten free product that taste so good!!GFPizzaGFPizza1GFPizza2* I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Jergens wet skin moisturizer

Jergens wet skin moisturizer is amazing. I wasn’t sure what to think since I had never tried a product like this before. I applied immediately after showering before drying off. It felt very smooth and silky without being too watery. It was super easy to apply and my skin felt immediately moisturized. It was not thick or sticky and you can towel off immediately after applying without removing the moisturizer. It absorbed quickly and my skin felt silky smooth even hours after my shower. My skin felt less itchy and dry and looked more soft, moisturized and had a nice glow.

I’ve been using it for about a week now and I can really feel and see a difference in my skins moisture. My skin used to look dull, dry and scaly, and now it is brighter, has more of a glow and doesn’t have that tight itchy feeling.

Jergens wet skin moisturizer can be found at most major retailers, groceries, drug stores, etc. It is a good value and completely worth it! 20160802_153648* I received this product for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Viva Organic Whole Grain Quinoa

Viva Naturals Organic Quinoa is delicious. It is pre-washed, Gluten-Free, vegan, non GMO, whole grain and USDA certified organic. This quinoa had a great flavor and texture. There are so many ways use use quinoa, it is very versatile. It only takes about 15 minutes to cook, so it is great for when you need a quick meal.

I use it a lot like you would use rice. It can be flavored just about any way you can imagine, I have put soy sauce on it with beef and broccoli to make a Chinese inspired dish to sweetening it with brown sugar to eat like oatmeal. Each serving (1/4 cup dry), contains 165 calories, 3g fat, no saturated, trans fat or cholesterol, only 2mg of sodium, 30g carbs, and 3g fiber. Its also a great source of protein at 6g per serving and 12% of your daily iron. The whole container serves about 19 and is resealable. My family and I use this as a staple in a lot of our quick, go to meals.

It comes in a resealable bag so you do not have to use it all at once. This 2lb. bag goes quite a long way.


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(This is not my photo, I borrowed this from Amazon)

BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencils

BiC Velocity mechanical pencils are the highest quality mechanical pencils I have tried. Most mechanical pencils are cheaply made and the lead breaks easily, but this is not the case with these pencils at ll. they have a smooth, dark writing, a very durable eraser with plastic cap. The lead erases easily but does not smear. I found that I could press down more with these pencils where I was afraid to with other mechanical pencils for fear of them breaking so the writing was darker and easier to read.

They are #2 pencils with a 0.7mm lead so they are still a great option for taking to school or use on tests, They have a comfortable grooved grip that makes holding and using the pencil very comfortable. They come in fun colors. An an extra 12 leads and 5 erasers are included. The tip is retractable so you don’t have to worry about breaking off the tip when not in use. These are a really great value and can be found at many major retailers.
I know my kids aren’t super excited about going back to school but they are excited that they get these fun colorful pencils to use. My kids have used them to write and draw and really love using them because they don’t seem to break as easily and there is just something more fun about using a mechanical pencil. I love that they are not constantly having to sharpen their pencil and I’m sure their teachers will be too!

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