Cheers to You VoxBox – Review 

I don’t know about you but with the onset of Spring (or for what some of us hope to be) I love getting to try new products. The  New Year, is all about a fresh start. So being chosen for the #CHEERSTOYOU VoxBox was definitely a special treat. As you can see from the below picture I received quite an array of products choices. The box included the following:

 

 

First off the Suave Shampoo & Conditioner, now I am very partial to the products that I use. No parabens, no sulfates – especially in the hair and body care products I use. These products smelled good and did deliver decent results, but I honestly couldn’t wrap my head around the list of ingredients. For the professional product that this is compared to the ingredients are night and day. I would honestly spend the money and buy the professional salon product just for that reason. But it’s definitely worth a try, if you’re looking to add some volume to your hair.

Next off Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt, now I have used this product before but in a different scent (Eucalyptus & Spearmint) – so I may be partial be these are great soaking solutions in my opinion. They are great to relax not only your sore tired muscles, but also the scents help you unwind. I have used these in the tub, in my foot bath, and sometimes if I am in a crunch for time but my feet are sore I will plug up the shower throw some in and let me feet soak a bit before going on with my shower. These are by far a feel a must try product, and you can pick them up at almost of stores.

Way Better Snacks, now I have tried this companies chips before and they are good. I was a bit skeptical at first with this flavor, bit I was blown away. Just the right bit of heat, so satisfying. I have been on the hunt to track down where I can buy these locally, because they were that good. Plus you can feel better about snacking, knowing these chips contain flax-seed, chia seeds and quinoa, not bad for a chip if I do say so myself.

Now quite honestly, I haven’t tried the other 3 items included in the box yet. But I will write from my perspective.

  • Hormel Taco Meat, from my gathering these meats are 100% natural, fresh and fully cooked – something I know is a good thing for last-minute meals (anything during the week to save me some time so I can sit down, is a plus). They also come already seasoned, so that cuts your preparation time down to 1/2 (win!).
  • Yaye App, from my understanding this is great for accountability for your health and fitness regime. You create small groups of family and friends on this app, and you can chat, share progress and encourage each other along the way. Definitely something I will check out shortly, and you should check out. It’s always good having motivation.
  • Last but not least, sticking with the healthy you new year theme, is Peony & Me discount. I have briefly glanced on the site and am pretty impressed on the style offerings (trendy workout attire). I know another huge motivation for me when I am getting back into my healthy workout routine is looking good while doing it, so adding a few new pieces may make it just that much easier to do your daily workout.

That was it, in all the products were pretty well centered around the New You New Year theme, a fresh start is always good and trying out new products is even better.

If you’d like to discover, review and share new products like I did, then head over here to Influenster.

Enjoy!!
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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. As always all opinions are my own. 

A New Year A New You in 2014

8 Yoga Poses to Detox

If you’re one of the more than 15 million people in the United States practicing yoga, you already know how beneficial the poses and breathing techniques can be for your body, mind and overall well-being. Yoga, a centuries-old practice, stimulates blood flow, balances hormones, encourages digestion, lowers blood pressure and more.

But did you know that when you practice yoga, you’re not only stretching and massaging your limbs and inner organs, but you are also detoxing your body naturally? Different poses help circulate blood flow, stimulate digestion and help purge your body of toxins.

Certified Abe’s Market yoga instructor (and all-around great team member), Meghan Gerrity, explains why and how different poses are great for helping detox your body in various ways. This is a great way to kick off a new year, and if you need a little incentive, Abe’s Market has a complete yoga kit for sale for $49.95! Use code HAPPYNEWYEAR to get an additional 20% off if you purchase before January 1, 2014,

POSES:

Supta Matsyendrasana (Reclined Twist):

The reclined twist stimulates the flow of fresh blood to your digestive organs, which in turn increases the health and functioning of your entire digestive system

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog):

When in downward dog, one of the most common poses, yoga practitioners engage the abdomen, encouraging digestion. Also, the heart is elevated over the head, which helps increase both blood and lymph circulation.

Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall):

This helps to increase blood and lymph circulation. Fresh blood flows to the abdomen encouraging digestion and this pose also calms the nervous system.

Parivritta Marichyasana (Seated Twist):

The seated twist stimulates digestion by squeezing abdominal organs.

Sasangasana (Rabbit):

Not only is rabbit a fun pose to say and do, it also stimulates the thyroid gland, improves immune system, balances hormones and improves circulation.

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Twisted Revolved Side Angle Pose):

Like the reclined and seated twists, this post stimulates digestion and blood flow, but also offers added leg strengthening and elongation of the spine.

Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand) & Halasana (Plow):

These two inversion poses offer a number of benefits like:

  • better sleep, digestion and focus
  • benefitting the cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, and nervous systems
  • Relieving back pain by counteracting the pull of gravity

 

To help you start off the New Year right and use pair with the 8 great yoga moves above, Abe’s Market is offering Save 20% off Your Entire Abe’s Market Purchase with code HAPPYNEWYEAR
Expiration: January 1, 2014