May 30, 2015

14 Day Skinny Teatox + Strawberry Loose Leaf Tea Filter | Review



I have heard a lot about tea detoxes, and most of the reviews have been pretty good. When given the chance to try the 14 Day Skinny Teatox, I jumped on it. First before I get into my review, I will say that I did not use this for weight loss, but rather for true detoxification. That was the benefit I wanted to reap from using this for 2 weeks.


On day one of the teatox, I went over the brochure that came with the teatox, and read a lot of valuable information on how to maximize my results while on the skinny teatox. I began day 1 by drinking the loose leaf tea in the morning. This became my daily routine. The flavor is decent, to me it seemed to have a lemon flavor which is quite refreshing. The tea brewed quite easily, I would let it steep for 4-5 minutes.

To steep my loose leaf tea, I used their Strawberry Loose Leaf Tea Filter. As cute as it is, mine just wasn't functional. It didn't really do its job as a filter, I still had A LOT of loose tea that slipped through the holes. By the end of the 5 minute steep, I would have to use a nut cloth and strain my tea through that so I could enjoy a nice smooth tea.


The final step in this teatox is the evening tea which you use every other night. These come in teabags and are SO much easier to use than the loose leaf tea. This does give a gentle colon cleanse, which is what really aids in detoxifying your body. This gets rid of the toxins and basically helps your body work like it should.

I noticed that this rid me of any bloating I had, plus the teatox gave me a pleasant boost of energy throughout the day. I just ended my 14 Day Skinny Teatox and I feel wonderful. My stomach feels like it is in perfect sync.

I am a fan of the 14 Day Skinny Teatox and give it a recommendation!


May 29, 2015

Renuzit Pearls Scents Home Style Challenge | Bedroom Dresser Makeover

Earlier this month I took part in the Renuzit Pearls Scents Home Style Challenge. Basically I was given the chance to change up a area in my home that needed some tender loving care. I went through my home looking for spaces that could use a new look. I ended up in my bedroom staring at a dresser that I had recently repainted to better suit my bedroom color theme. To be honestly it was quite blah. I knew then that this was my project area.


I went to my local TJMaxx and strolled through the home goods sections. I picked out things that I could place on the wall, and on top of my dresser to make it come together. I tried to stick to my color theme which is black and white. However I also wanted to add bits and pieces that would make me happy, and also be functional. 

Alright lets go through the goodies that I purchased at TJMaxx!


HEART LOVE CANVAS - $19.99 | The first thing I knew I wanted to add was some sort of art work to the wall. I strolled through the canvas section and found this gem. It suited me in every way, shape and form. I love the positivity that it brings. Plus it matched well with my color scheme. And it will also match well with any future schemes I choose for my bedroom.


NOTE PAD - $3.99 | One thing that was a must for me was a note pad. I cannot tell you how many times I will be in my bedroom at night, and something will come to mind. Groceries I need to pick up, things I need to look up, or any sort of ideas. Having a pretty note pad that is right in reach will help me write down my thoughts and know that I won't forget them!


HARRIS BROTHERS CERAMIC SOAP TRAY- $5.99 | Why would I get a soap tray for my bedroom? Believe me I'm not going crazy here, they make fantastic jewelry and assorted item holders. I can put necklaces I'm going to wear in them, nail polish, lipstick, nail files... you name it. Anything that I use on a daily basis and want easy access to fits perfectly in this tray.


CERAMIC DACHSHUND  FIGURE- $14.99 | For those who don't know, I am a huge dachshund fan. I find them to be so cute and adorable. When I saw this piece in the store, I knew I had to have it. It just adds a fun little kick to my dresser, and makes me smile when I see it. 

After my shopping trip was over, I went to a few other stores to pick up a few small items that I wanted to complete the look. When I got home, I went right to work. I also added in a few things I had in other places in my home that I wanted to add to my dresser area. I also had to add in the Renuzit Pearl Scents in Sparkling Rain to my dresser to keep my whole bedroom smelling wonderful! I also put the scent Blue Sky Breeze in my bathroom! They keep the area they are in smelling great, and are designed beautifully to match with any home decor. Stay tuned for a giveaway coming in June where you can win the chance to try the Renuzit Pearl Scents yourself! I will post the giveaway information when it goes live on my Facebook page and on Twitter!



Alright, now for the reveal! Below is my finished dresser area. Much more lively now, and it has everything that I love right in one spot in my bedroom. Now when I am in that area, I just feel joy. I added in some faux flowers in a vase with glass beads, the current book I am reading, 2 paintings of my 2 cats that was gifted to me, some of my jewelry and assorted goods, and my favorite perfumes. 


Dislcaimer: The Renuzit® brand supplied me with a sample of the Renuzit Pearl Scents and a TJMaxx / Marshalls / HomeGoods gift card to use for the Renuzit Pearls Scents Home Style Challenge. 

May 28, 2015

SlimQuick Pure Protein - Lose 3X The Weight! | Review + Giveaway



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New SLIMQUICK Pure Protein is the only protein supplement designed specifically to help women lose 3 times the weight. Plus, SLIMQUICK Pure Protein tastes incredibly delicious and provides 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per day!

Only SLIMQUICK Pure Protein is make with BioPure Green TeaTM , a natural extract that has been shown in a published clinical study to help overweight women lose 3 times the weight versus dieting alone, in just 13 weeks.

Rest assured, SLIMQUICK Pure Protein contains natural ingredients, including whey protein, antioxidants, calcium and natural flavors.

Available in delicious Double Chocolate and French Vanilla.



MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

For those of you who don't know, I am currently on a weight loss journey. I blog about it bi-weekly, you can see my weigh ins HERE

Prior to taking this, I was doing well on my weight loss journey, and I was really getting into working out. Unfortunately I hurt my foot, and I have had to take it easy for the past few weeks. Right around the time I got the SlimQuick Pure Protein in the mail is when this injury happened. I began taking this daily, and as directed. I will say this has been the ONLY thing that I have added into my weight loss routine recently. No other supplements or diet change. And because of my hurt foot, I had to stop my work outs. So my weight loss journey was down to just eating right and using this.

First things first, the flavor of this is amazing! I have the French Vanilla flavor, and it tastes so yummy. It's more like a milk shake than a protein drink. I mix mine with milk simply because I like to keep my calcium up. Inside the container is a scoop which makes measuring the amount very easy. The drink mixes together easily as well. 

Since I started taking this, about 2 weeks ago, I have lost 3 pounds. This amount might not seem like much, but before taking this, if I didn't exercise during the week, my weight loss was minimal. I am going to be starting my workout routine again soon, and I am going to continue to use this. I can only imagine how well this will work combined with activity. 

I absolutely love this, and this is something I am recommending to my family and friends. I also will be purchasing this in the future as well!

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May 27, 2015

Diet Diaries #9 | I've Lost 20+ Pounds!

Hello lovies! I am sorry for the delay in getting this blog posted. I honestly just forgot about it until tonight.

This bi-weekly weigh in was a big one for me. I officially lost over 20 pounds now and I could not be more excited.


I am still working my foot back up, and haven't been working out as I was. I have a vacation coming up in July and I don't want to do anything to mess with my foot. Next week I am going to give my workouts a shot again, but still very slow and taking my time. I won't lie, the fact that I haven't been able to keep up with my steady workouts did kinda set me back a bit. I thought that it was going to be the end of the world. But it wasn't. And isn't. I'm getting there. Bit by bit.

Anyways, this bi-weekly weigh in brought my grand total to 21 pounds lost! I have 20 more pounds to lose before I hit one of my major goals, so that is what I am striving for!

I will have a video coming up soon talking about my weight loss, and everything I have been going through. Stay tuned!

Well wishes to all my fellow loves who are on a journey of their own! Keep up the great work!

xo

Courtney


NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer | Review + Giveaway



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Want to take your hair from limp to lustrous? Try NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer.  

This all-natural nutraceutical contains Cynatine HNS - a patented form of solubilized keratin - a proven ingredient crucial for hair luster and strength. It also contains NeoCell collagen; research suggests that collagen supplements stimulate fibroblasts in the hair root, resulting in increased diameter of the hair shaft. Keratin Hair Volumizer also contains amla, which has been used for centuries for its anti-aging properties.

NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer comes in tablet form; just two tablets per serving is all it takes to nourish hair with these all-natural ingredients, and the product contains no soy, wheat, lactose, starch, yeast, gluten or artificial flavors.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I have pretty damaged hair. I dye my hair about once every 2 months or so which can destroy my hair. I was pretty intrigued about this supplement, and have been taking it regularly for a couple weeks now. First and foremost I will say that I am still in the process of using this. I don't have end results yet after using a bottle. But I can comment on what I have noticed so far. 

First big change is hair loss. I find that I am not shedding hair as frequently as I was before. My brush used to be full with hair and I felt like I was always cleaning it. Second big change is my hair strength. I used to be prone to split ends SO easy. I did a trim on my hair when I started using this, and I have found that I have probably half as many split ends as I used to have. My hair is brittle and dry, so it doesn't take much for split ends to happen. I am thankful that this supplement seems to be helping! As far as hair shine, I haven't noticed any difference with that... yet. I am hoping that the more I use it, the more I will see that. 

Overall I like this, and it is helping me save my hair!

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May 26, 2015

RevitaGen Stretch Mark and Skin Repair Formula | Review



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RevitaGen Stretch Mark Cream


Stretch marks aren't forever. Not anymore.


You may have thought you'd have to spend the rest of your life covering up stretch marks. Or maybe you've considered expensive, painful surgery to correct these blemishes of the skin.


Fortunately, there's RevitaGen. RevitaGen makes use of the most powerful ingredients available to do what was formerly thought impossible - to help your body reduce stretch marks. To return that smooth and healthy glow to your skin.


What can RevitaGen do for me?


RevitaGen's active ingredients help to:
  • - Diminish the appearance of stretch marks
  • - Firm and tone the skin
  • - May stimulate collagen production
  • - Reduce discoloration of the skin
  • - Moisturize and hydrate the skin


Lessen the appearance of unsightly stretch marks and improve the overall quality and softness of your skin with RevitaGen's hydrating and skin-toning ingredients.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I am on a weight loss journey, and in the process of losing weight my stretch marks have become a bit more noticeable. While improving, they still had a darker pigmentation to them, and were quite visible.

I have been using the Revitagen-FX as directed for a few weeks now. I have noticed that the color of my stretch marks has changed quite a bit. Before they were reddish, purple hue. Now they are more flesh colored, and this helps reduce their visibility like crazy! I have had stretch marks around my stomach and arms for a good 15 years, and they are something that I just kinda lived with. I knew they were there, but I didn't realize how much more confident I feel now that their appearance is becoming less and less. I still have about 3 more weeks left to use this, I am half way through week number 3 now. I am quite anxious to see what my results are like at the end of the 6 week period!

The cream itself is tan in color. As you rub it in, it turns white. It is on the medium to thick range as far as texture and density. It rubs in fairly easy, and doesn't leave a sticky or greasy residue. It has a slight, very minimal scent. To me ever so slightly minty scented.

So far I am pleased with my results, and I am loving the amount of confidence I am already gaining as a result of this Revitagen-FX.

May 20, 2015

The 90s Tag

It has been a while since I have done any sort of tags here on my blog. Today while on YouTube I saw some people doing the 90s tag, and I figured hey, I was around in the 90s, why not do the tag!

I tag everyone to do this tag, whether it be via blog, or on YouTube. Don't have either one of those? Leave your answers in the comments on this blog, I'd love to hear your replies!

So as a FYI, I was born in the late 1980s, and grew up in the 90s.

1. Favorite Disney Film? I was obsessed with Aladdin.


2. Favorite Music Artist? Spice Girls!


3. Favorite Candy/Sweeties? Warheads.


4. Favorite Game (Board Game, School Game etc) Alright, my favorite board game was Splat!, and my favorite school game was one I would play all the time at recess with my friends called Four Square.



5. Favorite McDonalds Happy Meal Toy? Anything Barbie related I loved!



6. Favorite Book? I used to like The Babysitters Club books.



7. Favorite Clothing Store? I remember loving this store called Montgomery Wards. I don't remember much about it except that I used to love the changing rooms because they had super fun colors in the kids section. 



8. Favorite Nick Jr Show? Rugrats for sure!



9. What would you watch when you got home from school? Hmmm there are quite a few. Family Matters, Step by Step, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Christy, Sister Sister, Rugrats, GUTS, Rockos Modern Life, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, Cat Dog, Hey Arnold, Full House, Double Dare, and Supermarket Sweep. 



*All images were found on Google Image Search. I take no credit for these photos.*

May 19, 2015

Home It Fabric Shaver - Get Rid of Fabric Pills! | Review



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Clothes Shaver safely and efficiently removes pills, lint and fuzz from clothing, upholstery, drapes, blankets, carpets and much more. This fabric shaver safely trims only the top fuzz and suctions it neatly into a detachable bin thereby eliminating pills, lint and fuzz from wool, cottons, knits and synthetics without damaging the fabric. The large 2.5 inch shaving surface makes it fast and easy to use. By using the power cord included with the shaver, you can continuously shave without the hassle of changing batteries. Think twice before discarding your old sweater! American deluxe fabric shaver will restore your clothing and upholstery to a fresh new look quickly and easily.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I have always wanted to try out a fabric shaver, yet it was something I would always forget to pick up. I have sweatshirts, blankets, shirts, even socks that have fabric pills. It can be quite annoying, and isn't a pretty sight. When this arrived at my door, I immediately plugged it in, and grabbed my garments and blankets that had pills that needed removing. I started off with a shirt that was badly pilled. After a few swipes with the Home-It Fabric Shaver, the shirt looked awesome again! I did the same with my other garments and blanket, and this removed all of the fabric pills. Definitely impressed and very happy that it works so well!

The shaver is a bit larger than I was expecting, but it is easy to have a firm grip on it, and control it. It is slightly on the noisy side when you get it running and start using it on fabric. But nothing too bad. The quality of it seems fair, it's not a luxury unit, however it's not something you'd find in the dollar store, it falls right in the middle. At first I thought it soley ran on batteries, and I didn't have any C batteries in my home. Then I realized that you can also just use the power cord and plug it in, so that was fantastic. I love that you have both options, so you can use this at home, or take it on the go with you.

I have used this 3-4 times now, and I quite like it. So far everything is still working great, and it is getting rid of all those annoying fabric pills! Plus it has a catcher that collects all of the discards and is easily able to be disposed of. Keeps things very tidy, and no fuzz flying in the air.


FeFit Fe Fuel Protein & Energy Bar - Coconut Pecan | Review



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Hungry ladies? Then check this out….

Good things DO come in small packages. You get Bigger taste. In a Smaller size. It’s a GUILT FREE snack!

Fé Fit Fé Fuel Protein & Energy Bars is the perfect snack for an all-natural mini kick of energy. It is baked of wholesome ingredients and 10g of clean protein. Great for a post-workout snack or meal replacement. It’s Gluten Free. Paleo. Whole Natural Food.

After all, who wants a chalky snack? Who wants chemicals? We wanted a protein bar that didn’t taste like a protein bar. We wanted an energy kick that was all natural with no preservatives. Now we have it.



MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I am currently on a weight loss journey, so I have been on the hunt for snacks that I can eat, that taste good, and are just as good for me. I decided to try the Coconut Pecan flavor since it seemed the tastiest to me. The bars arrive in a very cute pink box, and when you open it up all the bars are inside, each wrapped on their own. The bars are quite small, honestly at first I was a bit unsure. After having a couple of them, I can honestly say that I wouldn't want them any bigger than they are. They are quite dense, and very filling.

They have a great nutty taste, to me I taste more of the pecans than any other flavor. They are a bit chewy, and sometimes get stuck in my teeth, so I suggest having water on hand when eating these. They aren't too sweet either which I appreciate. I am a pecan lover, and I can truly savor the pecan flavor with these.

These make a great snack, and are perfect to take on the go. They fit easily in a purse or bag. I really enjoy these, and love munching on them! I also let a family member try some, and she came back to me asking for another! She too said that they make a fantastic snack. I without a doubt give these a 5 out of 5 star rating!

 





May 18, 2015

Everlast Nutrition Vegan Protein Shake | Review + Discount

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PROTEIN EVOLVED.
  • Increases lean muscle mass and strength.
  • Increases post workout recovery.
Everlast VP is blended to promote lean muscle growth and recovery using the highest grade yellow pea, rice and hemp proteins available. 
Many individuals have considered switching to or augmenting their diet with plant protein. After all, it is easier to digest and avoids any concerns associated with animal proteins like whey. The problem, plant-based proteins have been considered to provide a less effective amino acid profile. Also their taste is typically harder to take than a high altitude workout.
Everlast VP is the solution. 
Finally, a vegan protein that rivals the muscle building effects of whey.
Finally, a vegan protein that is quickly digested and delivered to muscles reducing the catabolic effect of training.
Finally, a vegan protein that is easy to mix and easy to drink with a mild vanilla flavor.

  • 22 grams of muscle building protein
  • Only 110 calories per serving
  • High levels of BCAA and Glutamine.
  • High bioavailability
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Natural stevia sweetened
  • Lactose-Free
  • Gluten free
  • Cholesterol free
  • Soy free 
  • Low carb and low fat
  • Hormone free
  • GMO free
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MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

As most of you are aware, I am on a weight loss journey. I also have been changing my lifestyle and becoming more active, running being something I am starting to get into. I have done a lot of reasearch, and protein is something I have found to be a big game changer in my weight loss. I eat a higher protein diet that I was before, and the pounds have been coming off. I have been using protein shakes and supplements, and have made them a staple in my routine. 

This was my first time trying a vegan protein shake. I'll be honest, most vegan food frightens me, simply because many things I have tried just don't taste right. I was up in the air about how this would taste. The flavor is Light Vanilla flavor, and it tasted wonderful. It reminded me of a vegan sugar cookie I tried once, it was delicious! It really didn't taste much different than the regular non vegan protein shakes I'm use to. I normally mix my protein shakes with milk because I like to have the added calcium, however with this I tried it true vegan style, and just mixed it with cold water. Taste wise, it was a big 2 thumbs up! Making the drink was easy as well. I have a shaker cup and that worked fantastic. I had to shake for about 45 seconds to get the powder completely dissolved. It was slighty harder to mix than other shakes, but really nothing to complain about. I used my shake as a meal replacement, had it for lunch, and it kept me full for a good 4 hours. 

I find this to be a wonderful protein shake for anyone, not just those who are vegan. Anyone can benefit from the benefits it has to offer. 

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