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. 

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BeautyBox5 – January Review 2015

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The New Year is here, and with that many resolutions and change. In this month BeautyBox5 they are helping give you all you need to be open to those fresh possibilities.

BeautyBox5 – is a subscription based beauty sampling program that send 5 cosmetic samples to your door monthly. It is geared to helping introduce women to new cosmetic products and educating them as well. The products vary monthly and are based on best products for your lifestyle.

Memberships perks for being a monthly BeautyBox5 subscriber is:

All members receive FREE shipping, & receive exclusive discounts from their partner brands.

In this months subscription box, I received the following items:

  • Coastal Scents Eye Shadow (Set 42 – mint condition, sundried, stone cold, & wild raisin)
  • Sally Hansen  Salon Effects (330 – fly with me)
  • Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara in Blackout
  • Softsoap Nutri Serums Vitamin E Body Wash
  • Garner Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo

The full products this month valued at over $100, a great steal for only $12/monthly subscription.

There is also the option to subscribe quarterly for $30 (save $6), or yearly for $99 (save $45).

  1. Coastal Scents Eye Shadow  This set of 4 super pigmented shadows are good great whether they are paired together for an all over look or just a few to accent. I thought the colors were great paired with one another however myself I didn’t like the consistency. I have become more of a fan of mineral powder type shadows and the airiness they give to your eyes. The colors were bold however and smooth.
  2. Sally Hansen  Salon Effects Have you ever wanted a manicure that lasted 10 days? With these nail strips just apply and smooth over nails and you’ll have easy nail art. Plus it comes off easily with just nail polish remover. I have had the pleasure to try similar products from direct sales companies. I did notice a bit of a difference between the two. I found that these didn’t last as long on my nails and left more of a residue when removed. The patterns are great and fun; definitely worth a try.
  3. Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara in Blackout  Dramatic, thicker lashes are what more women want. The expert wand on this mascara gets every lash coated for major results. Mascara is one thing that any woman is always looking to find the best of. I will agree the wand on this mascara is great, and helps to define lashes without clumping.
  4. Softsoap Nutri Serums Vitamin E Body Wash  Treating your body to moisture and a great fresh scent is a must for most. But how about adding softening serum pearls with Vitamin E, and Omega 3 & 6 to give your skin the nutrients it needs during these dry winter months. This was a clean wash, and did keep my skin hydrated after showering; however I am very particular on ingredients in my products.
  5. Garner Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo What woman wouldn’t want healthier hair for the New Year?? Strengthen your hair with the grapefruit antioxidants and proteins, fortifying your hair and adding shine. For me I used to use this brand a while back, before I found out about sulfates and parabens. So for the reason I didn’t use this product. I have heard great things about it, however for me it didn’t work.

If your ready to join in the fun, and try out your own click here : BeautyBox 5

Happy Pampering!!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.

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