Thursday, June 23, 2016

Apricot Power Ground Superfood Mix Chocolate Brownie Mix Sample

I was given a sample of Apricot Power Ground Superfood Mix Chocolate Brownie Mix. Now people can choose how to consume the product whether they want to eat it raw, use it in baking or use it in a smoothie or shake. I myself chose a smoothie/shake as I wanted something easy and quick to make.

Now it may not be the healthiest option but I chose to use whole milk (only milk we have available in the house) instead of water to mix it with and just added some ice cubes to it. I used my Ninja Blender to blend it all together.

It has a really good flavor or at least what I made did. I could taste a hint of chocolate but will admit it's not as good as a plain chocolate brownie but of course it's healthier. I did find it to be a little on the gritty side but I probably could just blend it up more. It was still tasty and I drunk every bit. 

Now for those wondering what ingredients are in this product (and if you aren't able to see by the picture I have shared,) they include:

Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Concentrate, Organic Buckwheat groats, Organic Cocoa, Natural Chocolate Chips, Organic Hemp (Ground Hulls & Toasted Seeds), Organic Raisins, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Flax Seeds (Brown and Golden), Cranberries (dried), Organic Sesame Seeds, Xylitol (Hardwood, from Birch Trees), Diced Papaya, Diced Pineapple, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Organic Chia Seeds, Apricot Seeds (ground), Guar gum

If you want to learn more about this product or other products from Apricot Power, please visit their website at You can buy this on their website or find the nearest location by going to their website and entering your location.

You can also follow Apricot Power on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for reading!

*I did receive a sample to try this but was not paid to review it nor was a review even required*


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mamaway's Antibacterial Sleep and Nursing Bra #sleepbra #nursingbra #bra #maternitywear #happymommy #antibacterialbra

 As a nursing mother, I definitely prefer to use a nursing bra over a regular one because they are easy to put to the side so I can nurse my son. I was given the opportunity to try and review a nursing bra by Mamaway.

I ordered brown and according the size chart, was suggested to order a small. The small fits me perfect and I am normally a 32D in a normal bra. The straps do not dig into my shoulders and the band does not leave any marks on my skin. Also the material is extremely soft and not irritating at all. I had no problem nursing my son and slept very comfortable with it on. I'm used to sleeping without a bra but since I am nursing, I do not want to risk leaking.

The back of the package mentions that it's great for pregnancy as well, which if you are expecting your first and aren't far along, you will want a comfortable bra. I highly suggest packing a bra like this in your hospital bag as well especially if you plan on nursing. It also mentions that the bra offers a permanent bacteriostatic and anti-odor properties and as I have somewhat mentioned previously, stretchy and soft fabric. 

The back also mentions that it is a crossover design which you can see by the pictures. I love this design as it did help me feed better. I do prefer to just pull it to the side rather than deal with a nursing bra that is slightly padded. The back has 3 pairs of hooks for easy adjustment and I myself was able to wear it comfortable on any hook, although my preference was as small as it could go. 

The last thing which you may be able to see on the picture of the package are the universal laundry symbols. The bra itself does not list how to wash it but the symbol to hand wash is there. It washed up very easily and I washed it at night and by morning it was dry and still soft as ever. 

Overall I LOVED this bra. I wish I would've had it when I first started my pregnancy/breastfeeding journal. Compared to the other 3 nursing bras I own, this is by far the most comfortable. I will be using it to sleep in even after I stop breastfeeding. 

*I received this product for free in exchanged for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own*

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#ProtectClothesYouLove On Laundry Day With Downy Fabric Conditioner

Laundry is not an enjoyable task for most but I actually do not mind doing laundry, at least the washing and drying part of it. Now having to fold and put up laundry is another story, especially when you have 17-month that tries to "help" you with putting up the laundry. Anyways, I was recently sent a bottle of Downy Fabric Conditioner to try out with my laundry routine. Now I normally do use fabric softener sheets because I want my clothes soft and especially my bed-sheets, but after using this conditioner, I will definitely continue using it as part of my laundry routine.

Now why should you consider adding it to your routine?

Well just look at the following benefits of how it can protect your clothes:

  • Clothes will bounce back to their original shape instead of losing their shape (I love this reason because I find a lot of my toddler's clothes will lose shape but this definitely helps prevent that)
  • Colors will not fade (Another great reason, especially if you have brightly colored shirts or bras like I do)
  • No fuzz on towels or other fabrics that tend to get fuzz
  • Softer fabric on anything you wash with this. I noticed a definite difference with how much softer my clothes, towels, and sheets were compared to not using this.
  • It smells great. I had not even used it yet and my boyfriend's mother mention how great it smelled. All the laundry afterwards, smelled fantastic, including my boyfriend's sweaty clothes.

As you can see from the back, the benefits are listed. Also the instructions are easy to read. Below is a picture of the cup that has marks to measure out a suggested amount for a small, medium, or large load. As you can see there is a spout that makes pouring easy.

Now to even further describe just how amazing this is, here is some more facts about the product.
  • The science behind fabric protection says that during a ride around the washing machine, garments pull, stretch, and rub together. Downy will condition, strengthen, and lubricate each fiber to protect garments from this friction and agitation of a typical washing cycle.
  • If you want to take fabric protection a step further, in addition to using Downy fabric conditioner, turn garments inside out and wash soft fabrics like cotton on the gentle cycle. By doing this, you will keep your clothes looking the best. I even suggest looking into mesh bags for more delicate items like bras.
  • Downy extends the life of fabrics so this is perfect for vintage pickup or future heirlooms. So now you can buy that one-of-a-kind thrift-store find and have it looking like new.
  • As stated on the bottle, it reduces wrinkles, thus keeping your clothes fresh longer which is a benefit you will not get by using detergent alone.
Downy is available at Walmart and for everyday low prices. You can buy it right now just by going HERE.

Thanks for reading!!

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G *

Thursday, June 2, 2016

#ChooseToSmooth Gillette Venus Influencer Campaign

I was given the opportunity to try out the Gillette Venus Swirl razor for women. It comes with the handle and 2 cartridges. It's a 5 blade razor and gave me a really close shave. I used it on my armpits, legs and bikini area and was very impressed with the results I received. I was very impressed with the bikini area and felt due to the awesome design of this razor, was able to get areas like where my thighs meet with ease.

While I did use shaving cream on my legs, due to the moisture glide serum strips, it's not exactly necessary. I didn't use the cream on my armpits and didn't get razor burn like I sometimes do if I don't use shaving cream.

Overall a great razor from Gillette Venus as always. I was impressed and am loving my smooth feeling legs.

You can find this razor online at sites such as Amazon or in stores such as Walmart.

*I received this product free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All opinions are my own*

Thanks for reading. I wrote this on my phone as we have no Internet so please excuse any typos.