Monday, January 28, 2013

Vitacost Box Review





A little bit ago I got an insanely packed box of goodies to review from Vitacost.  Vitacost is a great site and is just about as all-inclusive as you can get when it comes to your health and well-being.  They have products that range from health and wellness, to foods and even beauty products.  If you are new to Vitacost CLICK HERE  to sign up and you can save $10 on your first order of $30 or more.  I had to crack up when the box came and I got all the goodies out.  I think I have the smartest cat in the whole wide world.  He read #1 under, "5 ways to reuse this box" on the inside of one of the box flaps and took action.  OK, now that you are all done ooohing and aaahing over Mr. Honey Buns...On to the review!


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Vitacare Whitening Gum Cool Mint plus PomegranateI received a few products from the Vitacare line in my box.  I'm already in love with the toothbrush, it has purple in it!  Even better, the handle is made from 100% biodegradable and recycled materials.  Things sure have changed from when stuff made with recycled materials were a dull green/brown.  I also received Whitening Gum and toothpaste in Cool Mint Freshness Pomegranate.  It was an interesting flavor, but I tasted more mint and just a hint of the pomegranate flavor.  The gum did help freshen my breath during the day.  I pretty much walk around all with a coffee mug in my hand, so I'm always popping gum or mints before I interact with anyone outside of my house.

Earnest Eats Hot and Fit Cereal Mayan BlendVitacost also sent me a variety of food items to try out.  I really enjoyed my Earnest Eats Hot and Fit Cereal Mayan Blend.  It did not look like a lot, but was very filling.  I have a bit of a sweet tooth so I added in a dollop of the CC Pollen High Dessert Raw Blossom Honey.  That dollop added the perfect amount of sweetness that I was looking for.  The Spirulina Energy Bar was interesting for me.  I am not a big fan of coconuts or bananas, but there was not much of a coconut taste and the banana gave it a sweetness but was not over powering.

Freshly Wild Superfoods Kale Joy Must Eat MesquiteI used the Nameste Italian Herb Coating Mix on some baked pork ribs.  Nom, does not begin to cover it!  I followed the directions and used ranch before I coated them with the mix.   Easy, quick clean up and the ribs came out fantastic.   I think the family favorite of the foods was the Kale Joy Must Eat Mesquite.  It has a really satisfying crunch and the mesquite was flavorful but not spicy.



Lastly I had a small assortment of health and beauty products.  To say I am a minimalist when it comes to my beauty routine is an understatement...but I went ahead and tried out my products.  First up was the Alpha Hydrox Intensive Serum.  I was a little leery about anything intense going on my face since I am always combating oil, but was surprised.  If is fragrance free, like you don't smell ANYTHING at all, and the few drops I used covered my entire face.  After it absorbed my skin did feel smoother and refreshed, and so did my hands since I was using them to apply the serum.  I was not really sure what to make of the Jadience Total Body Detox Formula pills.  I'm not one to take vitamins or supplements, but I gave them a try.  I personally did not notice much of a change, but my mom is very much into herbal supplements, did some quick research and told me that they were a good thing for me and encouraged me to keep taking them.  Lastly and my most FAVORITE item in the box is the Jadience Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Cream.  Between being a complete klutz on the move, and some flare-up issues from an old car accident, I generally don't go more than a few days with out needing some sort of joint or muscle pain relief.  The scent is a very light minty/rosemary and I love that it does not burn when applied.  The cream is not oily, and absorbs quickly.  The pain relief is gradual.  At first there is a little cooling/tingly sensation and then after a while, I will notice that my pain is reduced then gone!

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