Kashi Hummus Crisps Review

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kashiBefore even tasting these I noticed one big thing. The difference in nutrition. With Kashi Hummus Chips you get 27 chips per serving that only have 120 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 180 mg of sodium. With my regular Sea Salt & Vinegar potato chips you get 14 chipsĀ  per serving that have 150 calories, 8 grams of fat and 285 mg of sodium. Twice the amount of crisps per serving and it is still healthier.

None of that matters if the chips don’t taste good though. These were very light and airy. They were crispy but not too thick. They had nice flavoring but it was a little uneven. Some chips were much more seasoned than others. We tried them with two different kinds of dip and they didn’t break under pressure. My children all liked them quite well too.

I received the Sea Salt and Olive Oil Kashi Hummus Crisps but I suspect I would have liked the Caramelized Onion flavor much more. I will be trying that flavor soon. These would be a great snack for anyone, especially those of us who are trying to eat healthier without giving up our snacks.

 

I received this product free of charge from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Hormel Rev Wraps

Free from BzzAgentrevWhen I think of the Hormel brand I think of meat and chili. It is one of those brands that most of us are familiar with. I had a chance to try Hormel Rev Wraps via BzzAgent.

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Each Rev Wrap has at least 15 grams of protein with a touch of carbohydrates to keep your energy level up. These convenient snacks come in 12 different flavors from Turkey & Cheese to Pepperoni Pizza. We chose Meat Lover’sĀ  Pizza which includes pepperoni, spicy salami, genoa salami, and mozzarella cheese. It was all wrapped up in what they call a “soft white wrap”. It is similar to a tortilla but a little thicker. We decided to try it with some pizza sauce for dipping.

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  • Good quality meat and cheese
  • Convenient
  • Portable
  • Great source of protein without a large portion size
  • Low sugar content
  • Lots of flavor choices

What we didn’t like:

  • A little pricey for what you get
  • The soft white wrap was a little too thick
  • The soft white wrap got a little soggy in the fridge overnight

Conclusion: These are definitely teenager food due to being hand held and loaded with meat. These are great for on the go days because they are tasty, readily available and filling. They would be perfect for sporting events, camping, going to the beach or anywhere else you would have a cooler and not a lot of space. I probably wouldn’t buy them for home use because they are very easy to make. As a mother of 4 who is very budget conscious, I could also make them for much cheaper.

 

I received this product free of charge from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Maybelline Fit-Me Shine Free Foundation

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I received the new Maybelline Fit-Me Shine Foundation from Maybelline to test out and review. I was honestly a little hesitant at this one because I am not really a stick makeup sort of lady. I decided to try it anyway, so here are my thoughts.

First impression before application: The packaging appeals to me because it is sleek and will fit great in my purse. Visually it looks very thick, almost like a stick concealer. There is no obvious scent which is great for sensitive skin.

Thoughts after application: The product is much smoother than it looks. My skin didn’t have that heavy mask feeling you get when you wear some foundations. It feels very soft and velvety. I blended it with my fingers the first day. It turned out alright but a little uneven. The second day I blended it using my flat head buffing brush. It really made a huge difference. It created a perfect medium coverage and helped hide my pores and uneven skin. It dried to a powdery finish and left my face feeling very soft. I didn’t even have to wear a powder with it. I love finding a product that allows me to skip steps!

Thoughts after 8 hours: I am still not shiny after 8 hours which is amazing. I was outside in 100+ degree weather for over an hour and it didn’t get messy on me. It didn’t seem to settle into my pores and fine lines like most do. I have extremely sensitive skin and I haven’t had any problems with this product so far. The product didn’t melt in my purse in the heat either which means this is great for travel or on the go use.

Conclusion: Although this isn’t a full coverage foundation, it really had great staying power. It is also readily available and has a low price point. The color I chose was a tad too yellow on me but very close. I think these sticks would be perfect for foundation contouring. I would love to see more than 12 shades in the future. I would definitely recommend this product. Since then I have purchases another one that was a more perfect color match.

 

I received this product free of charge from Maybelline via MakeupTalk.com in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics Photo and Review

Free from InfluensterI received the Sun-Kissed VoxBox from Influenster a couple of weeks ago. I will be reviewing the products one by one. Today I will be showing you the Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics. Goody Ouchless is the #1 elastic brand in America.

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I have very long hair as do both of my daughters. We live in the desert so we have our hair up most of the time. We have tons of different styles of hair bands so we are a pretty good judge of them. These hairbands worked fine on our hair. They went on smoothly without tugging or pulling at our hair. We all three have straight hair though. I suspect they may not be as easy for someone with thick or curly hair. I like the variety of colors but the knot on the bottom sort of bugs me for some reason. It sticks out a little. My daughters like them so they have been using them.

I received these free of charge from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Photos and Review

Purchased by MeI love e.l.f. makeup. It’s inexpensive, has a lot of variety and you can find it easily. The problem is that e.l.f. is really hit or miss for me. Sometimes I just adore their stuff and sometimes I can’t get rid of it fast enough. Luckily one of my newest purchases was a hit. I bought 3 of the new e.l.f. mineral eyeshadow colors. I already have quite a few others that I love but I grabbed Dreamy, Flirty, and Beachy this time.

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Flirty, Dreamy, Beachy

Aren’t they beautiful?! These are perfect colors for spring to me, especially dreamy and flirty. Super happy I bought these. I have been trying to add more color into my life and not always be stuck in the neutral shadows.

Do you have any of these? What do you think of them?

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me.

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Photo and Review

Free from InfluensterI received the Sun-Kissed VoxBox from Influenster last week. I will be reviewing the products one by one. Today I will be showing you Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream. I have about 10 BB creams ranging from the traditional Asian BB Cream to the more Americanized version.

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The product claims to have 6 skin perfecting benefits:

  1. Refreshes
  2. Brightens
  3. Evens Tone
  4. Hydrates
  5. Smoothes
  6. Protects

Here is a picture of the comments on the box:

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Swatches:

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The bottom swatch it how it looks when it comes out of the tube. The top part of the picture is what it looks like after you rub it in. As you can see it has very light coverage and it does add a bit of “glow”. I would go so far as to say that it has less coverage than my regular tinted moisturizer. If you need heavy coverage for breakouts and such, this is not the cream for you. If you like a nice summer product for wearing that won’t get messy and gloopy then this is perfect for you. It would be great for day trips like the beach, a picnic, or outdoor sports. It has a nice scent to it and it goes on very smoothly. It also has a light SPF which is nice so you can skip the sunscreen step of your daily routine. It does have really nice moisturizing effects as well.

If you are interested in purchasing these you can get them from Amazon or directly from Olay. (not referral links)

I received these free of charge from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Dr. Scholl’s For Her High Heel Insole Photo and Review

 

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I received the Sun-Kissed VoxBox from Influenster last week. I will be reviewing the products one by one. Today I will be showing you Dr Scholl’s For Her High Heel Insoles. I have tried a few types of insoles. Most of the time they are good for work shoes or in anything you walk a lot in but no one sees the inside. Most insoles are bulky and you don’t really want people to know you are wearing them.

As you can see from the pictures, these are quite slender and more petite than I even expected. They don’t go all the way down to your toes so they don’t poke out at the end, which I really like. They are reinforced down near the ball of your foot which is great since that is where our weight hits the hardest.

ShoesI used them in my strappy wedges. As you can see you can place them how you wish. The bottom isn’t super sticky so it won’t leave your pretty shoes all filmy and sticky. All in all they were pretty good. They made my feet more comfortable while walking in these, especially on the front ball. They are a great option for ladies out there who need a little relief for their feet but don’t want to sacrifice style.

 

I received these free of charge from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Starlooks Starbox May 2013

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My Starlooks Starbox showed up today. I am always excited for these. They have great products and stuff I wouldn’t normally buy but end up loving. The picture above is the cute box it arrived in. Loving the colors and zebra print!

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The insert is very tribal looking.

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All the goodies including a tiny tribal nail file. Perfect for my purse!

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All of the items unboxed.

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Starlooks Cream Blush in Emphasize. I saw this and figured there is no way I am wearing that. I am quite pale and it is very dark in the container. Once I tried it I realized that it is blendable and buildable. It is nice and smooth on but very pigmented so use a deft hand when applying.

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Starlooks Pigment Luster in Cinnamon Toss. I love their pigments! I was so happy to get it in this color. I love brownish anything and this is a great addition to my stash.

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Starlooks Eyebrow Shader Compact. I love how these colors are so different so you can mix and match and create any color combo that suits your skin. This will definitely be used.

All in all this is another fantastic Starbox. I have yet to be disappointed if I try everything and give it a fair chance. Interested in trying Starbox? Visit their site here: Starlooks.

This was purchased by me.

 

Ivory 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash

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I received the Ivory 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash from Influenster to try. I tried it first. It smelled nice and felt smooth. It was a nice body wash but didn’t work well for me for my hair. My hair is very long and needs more conditioner. Then I passed it on to my son who loves it. It gets his hair nice and even managed to clean the teenage smell off of him. Haha. So while it didn’t end up being my perfect product, it definitely worked for some of my kids. We have even purchased more since then. Thanks to Influenster for this product!

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Want to learn more about this product. Watch this video or visit their Facebook page.

This product was sent to me for review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Glamour Doll Eyes OTM May 2013

I am a huge fan of Glamour Doll Eyes cosmetics. Their loose eye shadows are so beautiful. They are really pigmented and have a huge selection of colors. I received my “of the month” for May the other day. Here is what I received:

Glamour Doll EyesThis is the cute bag that it came in.

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All the goodies including Mike and Ikes. They always send a small sweet treat.

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Loose Eyeshadow in S&M, Powdered Blush in Risky Business

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Powdered Blush in Risky Business

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Loose Eyeshadow in S&M

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Loose eyeshadow samples in Chivalrous and Presumptuous.

Due to recent events in my life I haven’t had time to swatch much. As you can see the blush is very pink. It is super cute when you wear it. I never would have picked out the Presumptuous because I am not a fan of yellow but it looks much different on me. I haven’t tried the others yet.

Hope all is well with everyone. Have a great day!

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me.