Product Review: Pure Raw Cacao Powder from Freedom Super Foods

I am an ex-type 2 diabetic (yes, this condition can be reversed!) who’s always on the lookout for healthy products that I can incorporate in my low carb daily meals.

The changes I made to my lifestyle and most importantly to my diet, all led to a clean bill of health (yay me!). I am still considered a pre-diabetic but I am in no risk of the complications connected to having full blown type 2 diabetes! Needless to say, I am a VERY happy camper.

When Freedom Super Foods reached out to me and gave me an opportunity to try/review their Pure Raw Cacao Powder, I was ecstatic! Pure Natural Cacao is an Antioxidant Superfood Rich in Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Copper & other Nutrients. It’s also rich in nutrients, minerals, flavonoids and is highly alkalizing. This product has no fillers – it’s pure organic cacao – and I kid you not when I say that it’s “chocolate heaven” in a bag!

It is naturally low in carbohydrates which is perfect for pre-diabetics, type 2 diabetics and people who are on a low carb diet. It’s also a great product for raw food enthusiasts and healthy eating aficionados. I’ve personally used it for baking, for making smoothies and ice pops – my favorite summer treat!

I constantly check my blood sugar level when I try out new products that I plan to add to my daily meals/baking repertoire. I am very pleased to report that this Cacao Powder is my new Baking BFF! No spikes – yay me!

It’s very impressive that this company’s products were sourced from small sustainable family owned farms in the most secluded, untouched, ancient rain forest in remote parts of the Dominican Republic. Needless to say, the quality of Freedom Super Food’s Pure Raw Cacao Powder is superior! Also, their product is processed in their FDA approved facility free of the 8 major allergens including GLUTEN.

IMG_5751I am always on the lookout for new products to incorporate in my cooking and baking and this product had me at “raw, pure and cold pressed”.  The product is delivered in a heavy duty, resealable stand up pouch that is easy to store.

Pure Cacao BrowniesA snapshot of the brownie that I made using Freedom Super Foods’ Pure Raw Cacao Powder.

If you wish to try Freedom Super Foods’ Pure Raw Cacao Powder, please do check it out through the link below:

PURE RAW CACAO POWDER FROM FREEDOM SUPER FOODS

When you order, know that you’re protected by a 60 day money back guarantee – so get your own bag of “pure chocolate bliss” now!

DISCLAIMER: 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. I was not monetarily compensated to share my views and opinions on this product. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate reading and giving honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

Thank you so much for checking my blog out and I’ll see y’all on my next post!

 

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Product Review and Giveaway: La Deessa Premium Anti Aging Elixir 20% Vitamin C Serum

On my last blog post, I talked about the Serum I have been using for day time. Now, I wanted to share another product with all of you – another serum that I use before I go to bed… La Deessa’s Premium Anti Aging Elixir 20% Vitamin C Serum.

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I am of the opinion that using the right products will ensure that our skin will be beautiful even as we get older! I’m not that young anymore – I am 35 years of age and I have been taking extra measures to ensure that my skin stays hydrated and looking young! Using this product is like hitting two birds with one stone because not only does it act as an anti-aging elixir but as a moisturizer as well!

2014-07-14 18.57.12v2A quick phone snapshot to document my skin’s progress.

This serum is a great choice for me, as it has powerful anti aging benefits that promotes collagen production, improves skin tone and texture. It also significantly reduces wrinkles and hydrates skin.

This serum is loaded with Vitamin C which helps improve firmness and elasticity of the skin. It brightens the complexion and diminishes age spots and hyperpigmentation. It also repairs sun damage and most importantly, it protects skin from future damage and signs of aging. I have been noticing a significant difference after religiously using this product for a week. My complexion is looking clearer, my pores appear less clogged and my skin looks more supple and rejuvenated!

You will all be pleased to know that La Deessa’s Premum Anti Aging Elixir 20% Vitamin C Serum is made of 98% Natural and 72% Organic Ingredients. It is alcohol, paraben and sulfate free. This product is never tested on animals, made in the USA and produced in an FDA Registered Laboratory.

If you want to win a bottle of this Anti Aging Serum that I have been loving as of late, please click on this link: LA DEESSA’S PREMIUM ANTI AGING 20% VITAMIN C SERUM GIVEAWAY (Click Me!)

NOTE: This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY.

If you wish to try this product out, you may purchase it through: LA DEESSA ON AMAZON (Click Here!).

DISCLAIMER: 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. I was not monetarily compensated to share my views and opinions on this product. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate reading and giving honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

Thank you so much for checking my blog out and I hope to see all of you on my next post!

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Product Review: Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Foxbrim

I used this product religiously for a week before posting a review about it, so I can give all of you my unbiased thoughts on this serum. I have very sensitive skin and I have to be very careful on what skin care products to use. Now, I can honestly tell all of you that my skin loves Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum!IMG_5755

I was very pleased that upon using Foxbrim’s Serum, my face didn’t turn a blotchy red because the formula is very gentle. I also loved the fact that this serum feels very light on the skin, yet provides the right amount of moisture that I need – not too heavy that my face feels like the aftermath of an oil slick! I use it every day under my makeup because not only does it moisturize the skin…it also promises a fresher and brighter complexion and I am definitely noticing a difference!

Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum has no parabens, additives and fillers. I also love the fact that it is not tested on animals – that is always a plus factor for me. You will definitely be enjoying a powerful blend of high quality natural ingredients with this serum!

If you wish to try Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum, you can do so by clicking this link: Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Foxbrim (click me!)Foxbrim provides you with a money back guarantee – so there is absolutely no risk if you want to try this product!

DISCLAIMER: 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. I was not monetarily compensated to share my views and opinions on this product. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate reading and giving honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

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Influenster’s #GoVoxBox

 

Working out has been an integral part of my daily routine, due to health reasons and so that I can maintain healthy blood sugar levels/numbers. Needless to say,  I was so stoked that I was picked to be a part of Influenster’s #GoVoxBox!

Here are the products that were included in the #GoVoxBox:

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 These are all the products included in the #GoVoxBox.

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PROFOOT TRIAD ORTHOTIC (retails for $10.49). This original, three zone everyday orthotic is clinically proven to relieve knee, leg and back pain when worn in your favorite shoes. With Ultra Fresh protection and 3/4 length, your feet will feel fresh, free and experience a new level of comfort. Treat yourself by treating your feet.

MY VERDICT: I love using the Profoot Triad Orthotic when I am running, jogging and using the treadmill. I get extra protection on my feet (trust me, you want/need that extra protection if you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic!) and I feel more comfortable when I’m doing my cardio routine.

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PROFOOT PEDI-ROCK (retails for $8.99): The Profoot Pedi-Rock is the first soft foot file ergonomically designed delivering the ultimate foot file experience. The silicon carbide crystals gently remove even the toughest calluses in the shortest amount of time. Pedi-Rock can be used wet or dry and simply rinse with water and let air dry for the next use.

MY VERDICT: The Profoot Pedi-Rock is hands down one of my favorite products in the #GoVoxBox! It’s not abrasive to the skin but it works and gets rid of dead skin and calluses!

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PLAYTEX SPORTS FRESH BALANCE (retails for $3.99 – $4.99): The new Playtex Sport Fresh Balance has odor shield technology. It’s designed to neutralize odors for ultimate freshness on and off the field. Combined with a 360 degree design for sport level protection, you can got the distance and play on.

MY VERDICT: I’m a big fan of this brand and this particular product and I have used it so many times. Need I say more? :)

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 BLUE DIAMOND FRUIT FLAVORED ALMONDS (retails for $3.19 for a 4 oz. bag) Loaded with antioxidant Vitamin E, this fruit flavored almonds combine the delicious crunch of almonds with the subtly sweer flavors of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.

MY VERDICT: I like keeping these kinds of snacks in my purse just in case I go hungry while on the go.  However, I prefer regular non-flavored almonds because I tend to shy away from unnecessary carb load (from sugar and added flavors). My husband really likes it tho…so it’s a “win-win” deal for me!

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MULLER GREEK CORNER YOGURT ( retails for $1.29): Muller is known for its delicious, silky smooth texture and playful mix-ins, and it comes in three unique varieties. Muller Greek Corner is a thick and creamy greek style low fat yogurt that comes with fruit and crunchy mix-ins. Muller Corner is silky smooth low fat yogurt with fun mix in options. Muller FrutUp is like a parfait – silky lowfat yogurt topped with a light whipped fruit mousse.

MY VERDICT: This yogurt is SO GOOD. It’s smooth and yummy and a great pre-work out snack!

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 AQUA SPA RELAX COLLECTION (retails for $9.99): Aqua Spa Relax Collection gives you a hydrating beauty boost when you need it most so you can skip the spa and bliss out at home, leaving your skin and mood all a-glow.

MY VERDICT: I am a shower kinda gal…but every now and then I tend to indulge in luxurious baths. I tried this product with a LUSH bath melt and I was in “bath heaven”!

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 NEXT  STEP WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SHAKE BY THE VITAMIN SHOPPE: Click here for more information about this product.

MY VERDICT: I personally use low carb  protein shakes as “after workout” nourishment  because it helps my body and my muscles recuperate faster. I have tried “meal replacement” shakes in the past and I have to admit that NextStep has got to be one of the best ones that I’ve tried. It tastes really good but most importantly, it has lesser carbs and it didn’t spike up my blood sugar. This is an awesome product that I would probably purchase…and re-purchase. :)

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 THE VITAMIN SHOPPE’S NEXT STEP  20 OZ. JAXX SHAKER CUP (retails for $7.99): Click here for more information about this product.

MY VERDICT: I love this cup because it’s portable and very easy/convenient to use!

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DISCLAIMER: These items were sent to me for free by Influenster for review and blogging purposes. I did not purchase any of these items. However, I was not monetarily compensated to share my views and opinions on all the items I received. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate  and provide honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

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The Optic White Voxbox from Influenster

I have always been a fan of teeth whitening products because it’s so convenient and doesn’t cost as much as professional teeth whitening services. The Crest Whitening Line has always been my favorite in the past and I never thought I would try other brands.

I was very excited when I received Influenster’s “The Optic White Voxbox” because I really like trying out products that are relevant to my lifestyle and that I might end up purchasing in the future.

ImageHere’s my Optic White Voxbox from Influenster.

The Verdict: I love how Colgate simplified the process of teeth whitening even more. You don’t have to envelop your teeth in strips and wait for however long the instructions tell you to. You just brush your teeth, use the whitening pen and you’re good to go! Most importantly, it works – you will notice a difference as far as how whiter your teeth got after using the pen.

However, I noticed that you have to religiously use the whitening pen to be able to maintain the level of whiteness that you want on your teeth. It is very affordable tho and I highly recommend that you try it out and see if it works for you!

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DISCLAIMER: These items were sent to me for free by Influenster for review and blogging purposes. I did not purchase any of these items. However, I was not monetarily compensated to share my views and opinions on all the items I received. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate  and provide honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

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