Legend Rash Guard Review

I recently received Legend Rashguard for men to review.  The quality of the compression shirt looked great at first site and my husband was excited to try it out.

Rashguard in Black

My husband loved this item. He is an avid cyclist, with 100-200 miles per week. This shirt provided great compression and UV protection. His new team kit is arriving soon and he’s requested a white one for Christmas. That’s how much he liked this item. The size was true to fit and was very comfortable. It is also very versatile and can be used for many activities.

Mike after a Ride

 

The shirts are available in black, white, blue, navy blue, or charcoal. The sizes available are X-small to XX-Large.  Great for so many activities and it’s great that it’s made in the USA.

Information

Some of the information on this product found on Amazon:

  • Looking to Increase Muscular power & Endurance as well as stay dry during intense workouts? Then Legend COMPRESSION SHIRTS are a must have in your arsenal of ACTIVEWEAR.
  • Our LONG SLEEVE RASH GUARDS are Effective, Lightweight and will do wonders to Protect Your Entire Arms, Chest and Back From Harmful UV Rays. Made From a state-of-the-art Combination of Nylon and Spandex, These RASH GUARD SHIRTS Feel Unbelievable On Your Skin! Extremely Great For MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), RUNNING, CYCLING, SURFING, SWIMMING, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Any Type of WORKOUT or Simply Just Playing Outdoors!
  • Legend Activewear Shirts for Men Are Perfect as SURF RASH GUARDS or SWIM SHIRTS – Our MENS RASH GUARDS are Lightweight and Extra Soft for the Utmost Comfort & Perfect Amount of Stretch.
  • Exercise comfortably whatever the weather or season. Indoors activities or outdoor activities, these lightweight, snug fitting WORKOUT SHIRTS will increase your power and endurance by keeping you moving fluid and strong during any type of activity. Available in a variety of colors and no obnoxious large logos keeping them sleek and clean!

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November 2014 Birchbox

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Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box for only $10. The best part is the wonderful products that you get to try out. If you really like an item you can purchase at the Birchbox store and get free shipping. The point system is an extra perk! You receive ten points for every item you review which is worth $1 in the store.

ShaRED

This month they had a special edition #shaRED outer box.  I was bummed the inside box wasn’t red as well.  Loved all the facts on the box!

November Theme

The theme for November was “Giving”.  I did not choose my sneak peek item this month.  I was happy to let the team at Birchbox choose my box this month.

First Look

This month my samples included in my box were:

Cynthia Rowley

  • Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain: ($20 for full size .17 oz) The color included was Hearttrob, great shade for fall.  I received a free sample with my initial subscription box this summer as an added gift.  I wasn’t a big fan of this lip stain, so I’ll be gifting.

dr. brandt

  • dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner: ($45 for 1 oz) I’m very excited to try this blackhead extractor mask.  If it works I will definitely be ordering this from the Birchbox store in full size.

 

Hair Masque

  • Fekkai Luxe Color Masque: ($25 for  oz) I have frizzy curly hair and hair masques are now my favorite product.  I recently ran out of a sample I received and this came at a perfect time.  The fragrance is pleasant and the sample size is generous.  The Fekkai hair masque uses grapeseed oil and prevents color fade.

Folle de Joie

  • Folle de Joie eau de parfum: ($98 for  oz) I am not a fan of fragrances.  I have allergies and struggle with most scents.  This one seems very tolerable and I will be trying this for a few days and see how it goes.

iCurl

  • Mirenesse iCurl 24hr Mascara: ($35.96 for 15mL) The literature included with this mascara is intriguing.  I was glad to receive this instead of another eyeliner that I won’t use.

Mmm

  • Vosges Petits Blood Orange Caramel: ($20 full size) The dark chocolate was delicious with a pleasant caramel center.  I couldn’t resist eating this bonus immediately after I opened the box.

 

November Box

The November box was full of items from well known brands and a couple of new ones I’m glad to try out.  I will keep all items except one and that’s not too bad.

The value of my box is approximately $35 for a $10 cost.  Plus I received 60 points for reviewing the items in my box. So I actually had a $6 credit this month!!!  Sign up soon so that the box can ship out by November 5th!  Please use my link if you would like to sign up to Birchbox.

Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum With Vitamin C + Green Tea Review

I recently received Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delaying Serum to review.  The 1.7 oz container has free shipping with Amazon and is currently only $19.99.  The item arrived as promised and well packaged.

Morea

The serum is used after cleaning your face and is said to brighten and hydrate your skin.  I did not really like the initial sticky feel of the product and the smell.  I was glad to see that the smell did not last at all and it became non-scented.  I have sensitivity to some facial products and was happy to find that this product did not cause any irritations for me.  This was not a product for me in all honestly.

My husband on the other hand, has really enjoyed the serum from Morea Naturals.  He really enjoys that it’s refreshing and soothing.  He suffers from rosacea and psoriasis and I think this is a great product for his problem skin.  I’ve noticed that the redness has really decreased since he began using this product.  Plus it’s great that it is 72% organic and paraben free.  See manufacturer information below:

Information

Some of the information on this product found on Amazon:

FINALLY: Powerful New Serum Promotes Smooth, Glowing Skin At A Fraction 
of The Price 
Hyaluronic acid is known for its proven ability to reverse the signs of 
aging. This silky smooth formula is loaded with antioxidants Vitamin C 
and Green Tea to promote collagen production and protect your skin 
from UV damage. 

What makes this serum better than all the others? 
• Instantly plump fine lines while reducing the appearance of wrinkles 
gradually
• Add intense moisture to dry skin
• Instant glowing complexion
• Improve appearance of dark under eye circles
• Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin

Our unique formula is so safe and effective it passed the rigorous standards to be sold at Whole Foods. If that doesn't impress you, how about the price? We charge the same as our competitors for a larger bottle!

• Paraben Free 
• 72% Organic
• Cruelty Free
• Airless Pump Bottle Keeps Ingredients Potent

 Our competitors on Amazon will tell you their hyaluronic acid serum is 
the best for fighting fine lines. They will tell you their serums will 
reduce the signs of aging instantly at cheap prices. But I tell you this 
is not the case - and here's why. 

Their dropper bottles do not protect ingredients from spoiling, only an 
airless pump bottle can preserve the serum effectively. They claim to 
sell natural ingredients but what they won't tell you is that many of 
their serums are made in China and loaded with harmful additives and 
parabens.  

 Our serum is handcrafted in the U.S.A. in small quantities for the 
highest quality. The best part about our serum? Our 1.7oz size is the 
best price on Amazon! Quantities are strictly limited. Because our 
serum is made fresh we often sell out for weeks at a time - get yours 
today! 

 All of our products are backed with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Allure Beauty Box Winter Preview

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They just released the preview for the Allure Beauty Box!  I purchased the Fall box and I have slowly been using the items and enjoying the huge box.  It did help reduce the purchases at Target to be honest.  This box will be available to purchase in 6 days!  Hope the pricing information helps you make a decision.  I think I’m in again…LOL!  I’d end up paying over $250 with taxes and instead will pay a little over $50.

Winter Box

Breakdown of the items included in the box:

  • Aloxxi Conditioning detangler ($20): Last box they included a dry shampoo from Aloxxi and it was the first time I tried the brand.  I would really like to try this product as it is a sulfate free and paraben free product.

Aloxxi Detangler

Biore Mask

Burt’s Bees Towelettes

  • Cetaphil Intesive Moisturizing Cream ($7.99 at Target): Clinical studies have shown it possesses skin protectant, moisturizing, soothing, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Mike will use this item for sure.

Moisturizer

Hydrating Gel

Toothbrush + Whitener Pen

  • Curel Rough Skin Rescue ($6.29 at Walgreens): This item was in last box as well, great product.  May regift or leave at the office for community use.

Curel

Dove

  • Jergens Natural Glow ($8.19 at Target): We received a similar product in the Fall box and it was medium.  This one appears to come in Fair to Medium and I would be able to give this a try.

Jergens

John Frieda

John Frieda

  • John Frieda Frizz Ease Oil Elixir ($8.99 at Target): Another John Frieda product I haven’t tried.  I may just give this away if I order the box.  I’ve received so many hair oils recently I think I’m set for a while.

John Frida Oil

Hydro Boost

Mousse

  • Organic Doctor Hand Treatment ($12.49 at Vitamin World): We received three products by Organic Doctor in the fall box and I loved them all.  This will be an added incentive for me.

Hand & Nail Cream

Elixir

  • Physician’s Formula Nude Glow Blush ($8.39 at Target): I like products by Physician’s formula for my sensitive skin.  I don’t buy blush since I rarely wear any, and I need to throw out the one in my drawer.

Blush

  • Rusk Texture ($18.00 at Ulta): This is a finishing spray.  Mike received another item in his Birchbox and loved it.  This may be a good product for me.

Finishing Dry Spray

Nail Polish

  • Scunci Hair Emergency Kit (~$10): I received a little emergency kit a few years back and I still use the items.  I would love a hair emergency kit, great stocking stuffer idea as well.  I cannot find this item anywhere.

Hair Emergency Kit

Lotion

  • Splat Instant Color Hair Chalk ($5.99 at Target): This seems like a super fun item.  Love it for the 80’s theme parties that come up every once in a while. The picture shows the Rose color.

Hair Chalk

  • StyleSexyHair H2No 3 day style saver ($18.95 at Ulta): I can’t wash my hair daily or it will get dry and brittle.  The dry shampoos have become a favorite to help feel like my hair is not oily or stinky.  I haven’t tried this brand yet.

Dry Shampoo

 

2nd Annual Hidden Valley Ranch Feast

I was recently chosen by Hidden Valley through Crowdtap to host a 2nd Annual Hidden Valley Ranch Feast.  When my party supplies arrived I was super excited.  I immediately started to look for some recipes on the Hidden Valley website.

Party Supplies

There were several items included to share with my party attendees.  They included Hidden Valley Ranch dressing or seasoning packets, dip clips, $1 coupons, and recipes in English and Spanish.  Really great so I could share with relatives and friends who struggle with English.  The T-shirt and ranch dressing were to use at the party of course.

For the meal I made a Ranch Meatloaf, Original Ranch mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and walnuts, and corn bread.  I also had a veggie tray with vegetables for those who arrived early and wanted to mingle.  I was actually impressed with myself making it all from scratch.  My friends and family loved it all and they especially loved getting the tokens of appreciation from Hidden Valley. They will be sending me pictures of their creations soon.

Meatloaf

Mashed Potatoes

 

Full Meal

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, the opinions included in this post are 100% my own.

Fall FabFitFun Review + Winter Preview

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I saw the sneak peek for the FabFitFun Winter box and realized I never posted the Review for my fall box!!!!  This is my favorite subscription box and I guess I got too wrapped up in trying out my items.  The sneak peek for Winter is an item I’ve been wanting to try and with the discount code BLACK10 you could receive about $300 of items for the cost of just this item alone.  Take advantage of this coupon code they have only had $5 off for quite some time.

Winter Preview

 

I received the shipping confirmation today for my FabFitFun box.  I should be receiving it Tuesday at the latest.  How fun!!!  Today there were updates posted on MUT and I had to share with my readers.

Fall Box

  • Jessie Steele Apron ($32): I absolutely loved this apron.  I made meatloaf, cornbread, brussel sprouts, and mashed potatoes the other day and felt divine wearing this item.

Sassy Apron

Skin and Lips

Aromatherapy

  • CHI 44 Iron Guard ($15): This product has come in handy and I will be using it to try out a couple of curling irons I need to review.

Chi

  • FitFusion 3 month Digital Subscription ($29.97): This is a subscription to over 125+ hours of fitness videos from well known trainers and companies like Gaiam Fitness.  Great way to find some great workouts without buying DVDs that may not be the right fit.  I’ve misplaced my card, need to find it and get started to avoid the holiday bulge.

Let’s Get Physical

Thank You!

Wax Stamp

  • The sponsored items included Mary’s Gone Pretzels ($1) and Numi Organic Tea ($0.50): The pretzels were a Mike treat.  The Numi Tea received was Aged Earl Grey.  The 18 ct. box is about $5.  I really enjoy tea during the cooler weather and I’ve never tried Numi.

Sponsored Items

Can not wait to receive my winter box next week! I will post spoilers as they are released!  If you haven’t ordered your box click on my link and use code BLACK10 to get a $10 discount.

Professional Cocktail Muddler Bar Tool Review + Giveaway

I recently received a Professional Cocktail Muddler Bar tool from Btipsy to review.  Plus I will have my first giveaway on my blog.  The item has free shipping with Amazon prime and is currently only $9.99.  The shipping of this item was perfect and was packaged by Amazon. The actual box could have been a little more aligned to the quality of the product.

Professional Muddler

This item is perfect as a stocking stuffer this holiday season.  It’s also great for any gift baskets for the mixologist in your life.  We have a friend who is turning forty soon and we will be purchasing one for him to add to a bar basket.  We will be adding a bottle of his favorite vodka, some bar snacks, and other bar knick knacks.

I personally really enjoy a delicious mojito.  I will be trying some mango or strawberry variations for an upcoming gathering.  The muddler is dishwasher safe and very comfortable to use.

The Amazon site gives some great pointers on the use of this item.

Pro Tips

A simple three step process for a yummy mojito.

3 Steps

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