Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dial Sugar Scrub Liquid Soap - Hand Washing Never Felt So Good [My Review]

I've partnered up with Purex again to tell you about this great new soap I had the chance to try.  It's called  "Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub" Hand Soap.

I prefer liquid hand soap for washing my hands because I don't like using bar soap I've specifically purchased for my face on my hands. Does that make sense? Washing my hands with bar soap I bought for my face feels a bit wasteful. So I love finding a liquid hand soap that I can keep in the bathroom (and kitchen, especially!) for my hand washing needs.

 What I love about this hand soap is that it smells SO good. It has such a light sweet smell. Nothing like a sweet smell to inspire me to wash my hands. Not to mention it has little scrubbies (sorry I don't know the most mature way of describing them) that scrub over your hand. They soften your skin and leave your skin feeling so smooth. Most of the time, hand soap dries my skin and this doesn't. I loved that part! After using it, I just love putting my clean hands to my face and smelling that sugary sweet smell.

Best of all this comes in so many different smells: yellow-raspberry, water blossoms, coconut lime verbena, and the one I tried, sugar cane husk scrub. It's already in stores so make sure you look for it next time you go shopping! Visit this link to find out more information about the Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap and this link for their other liquid soaps. Make sure you like Dial on Facebook and Twitter.

Best of all I get to giveaway coupons for free dial hand soap. Simply enter via Rafflecopter below and the winner will end on April 5th.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Gluten Free Lunch Idea: Evol's Tasty Gluten-Free Meals [Review]

I only recently, within the last couple of years or so, discovered Evol food products. And thanks to my mom, I discovered within the last couple of weeks that evol spells "LOVE" backwards. How about that? So I really couldn't wait to try out Evol and share my opinion with you guys about the whole experience!
First of all, you must check out their mission statement. Something there spoke to me, because they said, "When did frozen food stop having food as an ingredient?" Half the reason I have become against frozen foods (aside from the fact that I've gone gluten free and many frozen foods have gluten in them) is that the ingredients in these meals don't even look tasty, appealing or like edible food products.

You can see by their food philosophy that they also have an unacceptable ingredients list and it's for this reason I really love their products. Check out what you WON'T be finding in your Evol foods.

Not all of their products are gluten-free, so for those of you not needing to worry about that, you definitely have your options to choose from them.

I had the chance to try out their Gluten-Free Beef Burrito, Gluten Free Chicken Quesadillas (with Guacamole!!) and Fire Grilled Steak.

First of all, I loved - LOVED - the chicken quesadillas. They were phenomenal and plus you get the best thing of all - GUACAMOLE! I love it. I was so excited to take this with me to work. It cooks up funky when you JUST microwave it, though. I noticed they do suggest that you heat it partially in the microwave and the rest on a pan but since I didn't have that option, I just cooked it longer in the microwave. It got a little crunchy around the edges but I certainly didn't mind. Also be careful if you use a paper towel to wrap your quesadilla while cooking it, because it might stick to the sides! So I would just cover it very it loosely.

Next was the gluten-free beef burrito. Also very yummy and VERY hearty. I usually am not a huge fan of beef, but this tasted good. I love a little hot sauce or salsa with burritos I have for lunch and it made it that much better. It isn't SUPER filling. Since I eat light during the day, I would recommend this for a lunch you take with you.

Actually my brother tried out the Fire Grilled Steak, since this wasn't a gluten-free item. This was also very good, he said! He also said it was hearty (and I can tell you it smelled good!).

Overall, you can tell I'm a huge fan of these food products. I am sure you will find Evol foods in stores and they have a lot to choose from. It's nice to see so many tasty options for gluten free people.

Visit this link to see more Evol products. Also find out where you can find Evol products near YOU! Make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. Sign up to receive newsletter from Evol as well.

I received free products in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gift Idea: Zoku Quick Pop Maker - Make A Sweet Frozen Summer Treat!

The summer time is probably one of my least favorite times of year. While everyone cheers it, I react more like a vampire who recoils in horror over a ray of sun hitting it. But since I have no choice and summer is practically just around the corner, why not have more fun with it?

I had the chance to try out these Zoku Quick Pop Maker and I can't wait to share my experience with you.

About Zoku

I love their company's story. I also love that they have a test kitchen! Can I visit soon?? Anyways, it started out with them wondering how they could make popsicles faster? Well Zoku Quick Pop Maker was born! And in case you were wondering, Zoku is family in Japanese. This product as well as so many of their other products are perfect family activities.

Read more about their company's story here. 

About the Quick Pop Maker

I had a huge trial and error experience my first time around making popsicles. I made coffee pops. I felt inspired after I made a pot of coffee that I ended up not drinking. Instead of turning the coffee into just boring iced coffee, I put it into a pitcher to save for when I planned on making these popsicles!

So I purchased some very sweet cream and chocolate sauce. I poured quite a generous amount of both into the pitcher of coffee. I left my Zoku Quick Pop Maker in the freezer.

Overall, the process of making a popsicle is really easy. I found one popsicle didn't want to come out and I think it had something to do with the fact that some ice had gotten inside the popsicle maker. So tip # 1, make sure you don't allow water or other liquid inside of the popsicle maker before you are ready to make your popsicles.

I recommend using a funnel to get the liquid inside the pop maker, because I made an enormous mess by trying to only use the pitcher spout to aim right. Once I cleaned up my mess though, I was able to make a really good one coffee pop. One of the things I like best is that because you have left the Zoku Quick Pop Maker inside of the freezer, you can make quite a lot of pops within the seven minute period of time it takes to make the two.

These are definitely fun for kids and based on their website that lists a TON of recipes you can do so much with these. I plan on using this again (and making my own grown up Mojito-pops!). Find out more of their recipes by visiting this link.

If you want to purchase your own Zoku Quick Pop Maker visit this link. You can purchase one right now for $24.99.
 Zoku is more than just a quick pop maker, they have so much to offer, and it's so perfect for the summer time. So visit this link and peruse their website for ideas on making summertime cool-down foods more fun!

You can also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest , and Instagram.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

Gift Ideas: Guardians of the Galaxy, Frozen and other Disney Albums [My Review]

I received the Hop To The Music pack as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.

Easter is JUST around the corner. Can you believe that? I am such a closet Disney fan so when I had the chance to review some music soundtracks, I jumped at the chance. Anyways, these Hop to the Music titles would make PERFECT Easter Basket surprises and I highly recommend these albums from the Disney Music Group.

Awesome Music Mix - Guardians of the Galaxy

I am shocked that this kind of Disney CD exists! These are songs I know! This so much fun to listen to - I listened to it at work actually - and it put me in the best mood. This is perfect for a teen's Easter basket, especially one who can appreciate the classics. Or maybe an Easter surprise for you! Pina Colada song anyone? And can I just say how amazingly thrilled I am to see Disney selling this as a cassette tape? Check it out!

Frozen Soundtrack

I know so many people out there obsessed with Frozen still and so this is a definite go to album to fill those Easter baskets. This has all the songs from the movie and everyone keeps telling me that I should see this movie and I definitely will after listening to this one!

Junior DJ Shuffle 2

Such a fun little album for the little one in your life! Although I don't have kids, this is such an adorable music mix. I know they would love it.

Into the Woods

Okay listening to this soundtrack made me want to see the movie. I got a two disc CD and even got a copy of the lyrics in the CD case to sing along. I loved it! It made me feel so creative, I have to say. I am writing a fairy tale story right now and this put me into a really creative mood for it.

One thing I love about these Disney albums is that you really don't need to have seen the movie in order to enjoy them. Although it DOES help (I have added Guardians of the Galaxy and Into the Woods as my must watch list for whenever I'm in the movie mood).

Best of all one lucky winner will be receiving a Hop to the Music CD Prize Pack! Giveaway ends on April 3rd. Enter via Rafflecopter below. So get ready to hop to it with your
favorite Disney albums!

If it comes to my attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.

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I received these items above in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gift Ideas: Keomi Skincare - Gentle, All Natural Soaps

I had the chance to try out the most amazing soap. I'm sort of the cheap soap purchasing type, so I was really really excited to try this out.

The one thing that jumped out at me immediately was how natural the ingredients were to each soap I had the chance to try. The Keomi Skincare soap comes in a variety of kinds, and you can purchase it right now on Amazon. They offer gift sets and these would make PERFECT gift sets for Mother's Day.

I had the chance to try out four types: Luscious Lavender, Green Tea Goddess, Golden Crown, and Sea Breeze.

Luscious Lavender

I would say this was one of the best smelling soaps of the bunch. It smelled like a wonderful lavender garden and it made bath time so relaxing to me. One of the things that I love about this soap were the ingredients. You won't find any unnatural items in these soaps. These were all natural and my skin appreciated that.

Green Tea Goddess

I loved this on my skin the best! It didn't have a strong smell at all, but left my skin feeling smooth. Another thing I love about these soaps is that they don't melt away fast or dry out fast. I'm currently obsessed with green tea and love drinking this stuff (I swear it has kept away colds) and so why not put it on my skin?

Golden Crown

This was also a wonderful smelling soap. It felt like I was washing my hands with a gentle sunrise. Again, the ingredients were fantastic and I felt good about using this on my skin. It wasn't harsh at all either.

Sea Breeze

Oh this was a gentle soap. I liked this smell as well. It felt just as good as the Green Tea Goddess soap I especially loved though that this had olive oil as an ingredient. It really made it stand out. It didn't have an overly strong smell, like the lavender one, but it had a very gentle clean smell.

Overall these are a must purchase for your own bathroom or if you want to make a lady in your life very happy. To me, lavender is my favorite smelling. It gives the nicest scent to your skin without overwhelming (the one reason I'm not a huge fan of most body washes).

If you would like to purchase soap of your own, visit their website (and you can even have a free sample if you are willing to pay free shipping!) . 

Make sure you sign up for their emails in order to receive exclusive coupons and deals by visiting this link.  Also visit their online Amazon store to purchase their products. 

I received these soaps in exchange for my honest review.

Gluten Free Treat Ideas: Emmy's Organics Macaroons

I have to say the cookies I'm about to share with you didn't last an HOUR at home. We tore into them like there was no tomorrow. So I can't wait to tell you about them!

Emmy's Organics started out in 2008 when Samantha and Ian met at a musical festival. Later when Ian tried out a cookie recipe at his mom's kitchen (aka Emmy), Samantha thought these would look great in a little package and soon Emmy's was born. Emmy's Organics started in a small (certified) kitchen and soon running the business from a basement was no longer big enough for them to handle all the business coming in! Read more about their amazing and inspiring story on their website!

I tried out a few different flavors of macaroons - Dark Cacao, Lemon Ginger and Coconut Vanilla. Out of all the flavors I tried, my personal favorite is Lemon Ginger. I personally love lemon (in general) but in the context of a sweet treat it's even better. It's SO good and you can actually taste the lemon inside. I loved the Dark Cacao too - it wasn't too overly sweet and you can tell they used the good dark chocolate. I did like the coconut vanilla but the flavor wasn't as powerful as these other two kinds.

Overall I highly recommend these. Easter is just around the corner and I think this would make a perfect little addition to an Easter basket or heck just something to have as a treat yourself.

Make sure you visit their website and purchase your own macaroons! You might also be able to find them in a store near you, so click here to find out.

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I received these products in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Quiet Packing Tape by Shoplet

Okay, I must confess I'm super noise sensitive. Usually crackly, or crunching noises bother me the most and if I am ever packing up a box I absolutely HATE that scratching tape noise - it's horrid!!

So when I had the chance to try out this amazing new packing tape that you can purchase at So you have to know that I couldn't wait to tell you about this amazing new packing tape that...DOESN'T MAKE A SOUND. It's so quiet. I used it and it really doesn't make a noise at all. The tape is as good as any other packing tape so you aren't losing the good tape quality of noisy tape. This quiet tape does the trick.

I also had the chance to try out Gecko Tech reusable hooks, one that can hold up to three pounds and another that can hold up to five pounds. Also, I had the chance to check out some door hangers. I stuck these to the back of a bedroom door and I've been casually using them ever since. These last nicely. You can't hang too much on these, maybe a regularly used coat or two or a backpack or purse. But it's super convenient. They've remained stuck to the wall, but I've also pulled them away occasionally and it doesn't take off paint or anything. Good stuff! Plus they are practically invisible. They aren't gaudy colors or anything like that.

If you want to some of these supplies for yourself, visit and purchase your own quiet packing tape and a three pound or five pound reusable hook.

I received these items in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas: Udi's Gluten-Free Bagels [My Review]

If you haven't seen Udi's in the store, you haven't been looking. They have stuff EVERYWHERE these days and I'm so happy because they really have good food. Udi's sent me a variety of stuff to review and I can't wait to talk about what I had to try!

Udi's made their first loaf of gluten-free bread in 2008 and since then they have grown to be one of the most well-known gluten-free brands around. Make sure you check out their timeline of success to see how far they've come!

I had the chance to try out a few of their items - their Pizza Crusts, Everything Inside Bagels, and Plain Tortillas. So far, of everything I tried from them, I really really LOVED the bagels. I've actually gone on a hunt to find them and no store in my area has these kind! I'm so disappointed!

I have purchased other Udi's bagels recently and I really think the Everything Bagel's have a lot more to them than the plain bagels and are more filling. One thing I love about having bagels back in my diet is that there are so many ways to have them with lunch! Here's a few ideas -

1) Bagel with Peanut Butter, Honey and Cinnamon.
2) Bagel put into the toaster oven melted with swiss cheese. Spread some avocado first over the bread and melt the cheese on top of that for an extra special treat.
3) Bagel with pepperoni slices and some mozzarella slices, melted in the toaster oven or microwave.
4) Bagel with jalapeno cream cheese, and tamed jalapeno slices on top.
5) Bagel with sliced turkey, cheddar, and mayonnaise (I recommend trying Sriracha Mayo!)

Also, I did try their plain tortillas, and I thought they were pretty good. I had them with cheese melted on top and overall they were good. They might not be my preferred kind but I'm glad I had the chance to try them. They cooked really well too, which I appreciated.

Also, the pizza crusts were pretty good too! I have my own favorite but these are a good option. They were a little on the thin side, but that's okay. I know a lot of you out there prefer thin crust!

Overall, I really hope to see the Udi's Everything Bagels in stores. Plus they have so much variety that I can't wait to see what new things they have in store for all of us soon!

Visit Udi's website for a list of products they have available (you can purchase online, shipping is a bit expensive though!) . For recipe ideas, you must visit their link here, they have so many tasty ideas! / And if you join their community, you will get a $1.00 coupon! Click here to sign up!  You can also follow Udi's on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, GooglePlus, and Instagram.

Best of all, I am so excited to tell you that I get to giveaway $50 in Udi's Gluten Free Products. Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 3/29.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review of Madonna's Album Rebel Heart

I had the amazing chance to review Madonna's newest album Rebel Heart. I've been a Madonna fan for such a long time (I even have some of her tapes - TAPES - remember those??) and I am so excited to see she is still making music. After listening to this album, I can tell you she still has it!

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart is her 13th studio album (just released on March 10th).  “Rebel Heart explores two very distinct sides of my personality, the rebellious renegade side of me and the romantic side of me” commented Madonna recently in Billboard.  She collaborates with Nicki Minaj, Naz, Kanye West, and Mike Tyson.

I listened to each song and did a little feedback on every song you can hear on the album.

Living For Love
Her voice sounds great and it reminds me of why I like Madonna in the first place! It's very much a dance soundtrack and I can imagine myself moving to this and rocking out on the treadmill. And best of all, there is a music video out for this song! Check it out below.

Devil Pray
This was a song I wasn't a fan of simply because of the lyrics.

I really liked this song, and I especially liked the lyrics. It gives you the message of no matter what happens in the world, we'll always have each other.

Unapologetic Bitch
I kind of liked this song, and it's SO who I see Madonna as being - someone who will just tell you like it is.

Is the illuminati real? Will this song reveal its secrets? Probably not, but it certainly makes you listen to the lyrics.  Definitely a song I can dance too and just get in the zone. You can certainly lose yourself in this one.

Bitch I'm Madonna (with Nicki Minaj)
LOTS of dance music on this album so far. I listened to this song mostly because of Nicki Minaj (kind of a closet fan!). I enjoyed Nicki Minaj part but overall this was probably my least favorite track on the album.

Hold Tight
This gave me the same vibe as the Ghosttown song.

Joan of Arc
I like the message of this song because it just speaks to the fact that you aren't always strong and you aren't this superhero that doesn't feel vulnerable sometimes.

Iconic (featuring Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson)
The vocals aren't too strong on the song. Kind of "echo-y" but this is also one of those I could get lost exercising to in the gym. One of those songs that you really need to blast!

Heartbreak City
Very vulnerable song that speaks to the heart of anyone going through a hard time. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did Joan of Arc, but it was pretty good.

Body Shop
You know of all the songs on the album, I really really liked htis one. It's so fun and bouncy. My mom and I used to racewalk really regularly and this would be the kind of song that would be perfect for that exercise.

Holy Water
This is another one I probably didn't like all that much. It sounded like Body Shop a bit but not as good and I didn't like the lyrics as much.

Inside Out
Again very same-same sounding. Nothing stood out to me about this song.

Wash All Over Me
I really really liked this one. This goes up there with Body Shop but for different reasons. I loved the piano, the background voices that come in during the chorus, and the lyrics. I can see this sounding beautiful as an acoustic version. This was a song I could actually SING to and this I appreciated a lot. I would say this is one of those "hit" songs that will be played on the radio.

Best Night
I could go either way on this song. It was a little repetitive to me, but certainly not bad. It wasn't too dancy, though. Definitely didn't stand out.

Veni Vidi Vici (featuring Nas)
One of the things I've always liked about some of Madonna's songs is that she does that husky whisper SO well. And this song featured that and it felt so classic Madonna.

I like this one too! It wasn't overly dancy and it's more of a ballad. You can definitely sing to this yet move to it at the same time. It's a romantic song.

Rebel Heart
Certainly not a bad song and it had a good message.

Overall, I would grade this album a B+. I'm such a classic Madonna fan and still listen to her songs like Vogue, Live to Tell, Like a Prayer and SO many others. I can't say this would be one of my favorite albums by her, but it was still pretty good. She definitely had some good songs on here and I highly recommend that all you Madonna fans out there to check her out! Like I said, she's still got it!

Plus she is GOING ON TOUR! I'm so excited. Will she be in your city? Here's her tour schedule and dates:


Aug. 29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 5 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico On Sale Mar. 21
Sept. 9 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Mar. 14
Sept. 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 26 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 28 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 1 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 3 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 5 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 11 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 17 Portland, OR MODA Center On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 22 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum On Sale Mar. 16

Purchase your own copy of Madonna's Rebel Heart on iTunes by following this link. You can follow Madonna on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and make you check out her website!

I participated in the Madonna Rebel Heart album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quick Gluten-Free Breakfast Idea: Glutenfreeda - A Little Bit of Oatmeal (And Granola) to Start Your Day!

I want to say first that I've heard from a lot of people that some people with celiac can't eat oats. I don't have Celiac, I'm gluten intolerant and so far I don't experience problems with eating oats, as long as the oats are certified gluten-free. So do keep that in mind and do some research on your own before deciding whether it's good for your diet or health!

But I had the chance to try Glutenfreeda Gluten Free Oatmeal along with the Granola and I'm SO impressed. First of all, I'm usually not a huge fan of instant oatmeal because I find there is so much bad stuff in the ingredients list. But when I looked over the ingredients for the Glutenfreeda Oatmeal, I didn't see anything that I didn't trust putting into my body.

I'm the only oatmeal fan in my family so I was very happy to try all of these flavors! To give you an example of the ingredients you can expect in their oatmeal, here's the ingredients in the Apple Cinnamon with Flax: Certified Gluten-Free Oats, Dried Apples, Brown Sugar, Ground Flax, Cinnamon, and Sea Salt.

That's it! I loved it! They have a wide selection of flavors in the variety pack including Apple Cinnamon, Banana Maple, and Maple Raisin. Of the three flavors, I loved the Apple Cinnamon the best (not a huge banana fan). I found with all three oatmeal packs there definitely wasn't a whole lot of sugar in it. That wasn't a probably to me, and in fact, all I added on my own was extra cinnamon. I felt SO healthy eating this!

So far, this is my favorite gluten-free oatmeal, and I plan on buying this again.

Lastly, the gluten-free granola! My whole family loved this and with huge massive disappointment, I can report that I'm not seeing this in stores near me. So I may have to purchase it online some time in the future!

But their gluten-free granola was so good. I added a little bit to my oatmeal and good-NESS this made such a hearty breakfast. They come in little packets and these packets can easily be split amongst three people because I really don't think you need all that much to add into yogurt or oatmeal to make it a hearty meal.

Overall, I'm really loving these products by GlutenFreeda. I highly recommend you seek them out in stores. They have such quality food!

Find out where you can find their products in a store near you by following this link. They carry so much more than just granola and oatmeal so check out their online store to see what else you can purchase from them.

Sign up for their newsletter to receive more information and other company news. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

I received these products in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Gluten-Free Snack Ideas: Gluten Free Glutino Products [My Review]

I worried when I went gluten-free that I would have to say no to snacks. I mean, sure, snacky things probably aren't the most WHOLESOME thing to have in your diet, but occasional snacks aren't terrible, right? At least, I don't think so!

So I had the chance to try a bunch of gluten-free Glutino snacks and YUM. I'm in snack-love! I also was reading over their website and I love their "about us" section where they talk about being gluten-free and what it means to them. They say, "For many of us, living gluten free means living agony-free.  For others, living gluten free allows us to perform at the top of our game.  And for an ever increasing number of us, living gluten free just plain feels good." Read more about their company by visiting their website.

As you can see, I had the chance to try a few Glutino snacks. I tried Honey Mustard Pretzels, Pretzel Chips, Hazelnut Waffle Bites, and Parmesan and Garlic Bagel Chips. One word - YUM.

For the Honey Mustard Pretzels, these were so good tasting. They had the normal crunch of a pretzel and the honey mustard flavor was light but very good.

For the Pretzel Chips, they were so salty and so good. I shamelessly dipped these into ketchup. They are sort of thin so they do give you the sense of being like a chip.

For the Waffle Bites, that was one of the first ones I opened. The hazelnut taste is very light, it's more waffle than hazelnut I thought. I think these would go so well with afternoon tea.

Lastly, the bagel chips. I don't think I used these to their advantage. I dipped them into salsa but really I think these were big enough to make into a little crackers - on - cheese sandwich kind of thing. You can do a lot with the bagel chips if you think outside the box. They were hearty, VERY crunchy, and can probably withstand as many toppings as you can think of.

Overall I will seek out Glutino again for my snacking needs. But they don't just stop at snacking, they have SO much more to offer the gluten-free world around us. As you can see on their website they have baking mixes, bagels and English muffins, and so much more! Visit their website to find out all they have to offer by following this link. They also have an available coupon right now for $1.00 off! So take advantage of this offer so the next time you go into the store to purchase some you can use it!

If you don't see Glutino in a store near you, you can also shop online. Best of all there is free shipping right now with orders over $59.00! Click here to shop now.

Make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for updates. Also visit their website for recipe ideas too!

Best of all I get to giveaway $50 worth of Glutino products to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on 3/25.

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I received free product in exchange for my honest review.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Gift Idea: Coco Luxe Organic - Coconut Oil On the Go! [My Review]

I'm a huge fan of coconut oil.  I use it every morning and night on my face and it's the best thing for my skin. I've seen so much improvement in dryness and my skin just GLOWS now. Am I gushing? I think I'm gushing.

The thing is though I usually buy a huge container of coconut oil and then pour some into a smaller plastic container so I can distribute it pretty easily throughout the next couple of months or so.

But then it ends up looking something like this:

Gross, huh?

Well, turns out there is a brand new AMAZING thing that I discovered and had the the chance to try out. It puts my gross container to shame!

It's called Coco Luxe Organic and they sell Coconut Oil in a tube so you can take it with you on the go. I don't know about you but it's nice to have this refresher with me so my skin doesn't dry out and I don't have to pull out a nasty looking container that I had before.

Here's what to expect out of the Coco Luxe Organic Coconut Oil:

(this is based on information off their website)

100% Organic Unrefined and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Cold, Expeller Pressed
No Chemicals Used
Not Refined, Bleached, or Deodorized.

Read more of what you can expect out of their coconut oil.

Best of all, it's super convenient. I had the chance to try it out and it had the same quality of coconut oil as the other stuff I buy - which I'm grateful for - and it was so nice to have this in a tube rather than digging my fingers around in the container.

Probably the only major downside I noticed was that if it was particularly cold overnight (and I leave the tube in the bathroom) the coconut oil would be near to impossible to get out of the tube.  For this I would recommend running it under hot water or something. When I carried it in my purse and I was in a warm office or room or something than I didn't have any problem using it at all.

Overall, I think this is a product worth having - it's a very smart product to have to. For me, I could never actually eat or cook with coconut oil (I can't imagine eating this in any fashion) but I will always use it on my skin. It's better than anything I've used and better than any other moisturizer.

If you want to purchase it, it costs about $11.99 plus shipping. That's pretty reasonable, because coconut oil stretches pretty far for me. This one tube will last me several weeks - maybe even a couple of months.

If you want to purchase Coconut Oil on the go, follow this link and make your purchase!

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Best of all, I get to giveaway a tube to one of my lucky readers! Simply enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on 3/23.

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I received this product in exchange for my honest review.