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Happy New Year! I am anticipating some wonderful times ahead in 2017. To start the new year off on the right foot, I am starting with my hair. Why my hair? Because it is the first thing a person notices when they meet you.
The condition of your hair reveals a lot about you and gives a person their first impression of you. Your hair may as well look effortlessly gorgeous, healthy and shiny. I am beyond excited to have discovered Marc Anthony hair care products. I have never experienced such luxurious hair.
I received a set of Marc Anthony hair care products to review. I was sent products from the Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Collection. This includes a Nourishing Shampoo, Nourishing Conditioner, Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment and Nourishing Dry Oil Spray.
First, I wash my hair with the Nourishing Shampoo.( I usually wash my hair every other night for best results.) This shampoo creates the most rich and luxurious lather I have ever experienced! It smells amazing, too. It rinses perfectly clean.
After rinsing, I apply the Nourishing Conditioner, and I work it through my hair. I leave it in for about five minutes (about the time it takes to shave my legs.) My hair literally feels like silk.
Once a week, I use the Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment to restore much needed moisture and vitality to my brittle hair. My split ends seem to completely vanish.
When my hair is still damp, I seal in the moisture with Nourishing Dry Oil Spray. This miraculous oil spray adds the final touch of glossy shine.
Since my hair is color treated, it should look and feel like hay, but since I have been using my Marc Anthony products,, my hair is in better condition than ever!
ABOUT MARC ANTHONY
Award-winning celebrity stylist, brand innovator and philanthropist, Marc Anthony has built a global haircare brand, Marc Anthony True Professional® through his discovery of world-class ingredients that promote natural beauty. The collection is comprised of high-quality, affordable hair care and body care products that nourish, hydrate and protect hair and skin. For over twenty years, the Marc Anthony
international salons and its extraordinary stylists have styled music icons to red carpet A-listers around the globe. The salons have become the R&D center for product innovation and authentication. The salon perfected products are available at major drug stores and specialty beauty retailers around the world.
For more information go to: http://www.marcanthony.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I must admit, I have never worked out in my life until recently. In fact, I just joined a gym and I am working out three times each week. I know I should increase it, but at least it is a start! I was so excited to get the chance to try out Flo Fusion On-the-Go by Celsius to help me with my fitness goals of burning fat and getting into shape.
Celsius®, the world's first Negative Calorie beverage, teamed up with International Platinum Recording Artist, Flo Rida, to create the Flo Fusion™ Transformation Accelerator On-the-Go Powder
Celsius® Flo Fusion™ is Backed by 6 Published University Studies, and is Clinically Proven to:
- Burn 100 Calories and More Per Serving
- Burn Up to 93% More Body Fat Per Serving
- Increase Metabolism
- Provide Healthy Energy
Healthy Features of Celsius® Flo Fusion™:
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
Very Low Sodium
No Artificial Colors or Flavors
Celsius® Flo Fusion™ is a great tasting drink for your active, healthy lifestyle. Studies show that drinking Flo Fusion™ before moderate exercise helps you burn up to 100 calories and more per serving, boosts metabolism, burns up to 93% more body fat, increases endurance and provides lasting energy to accelerate your transformation no matter what diet or training routine you are on. The great tasting Flo Fusion™ Transformation Accelerator Powder has the same benefits as the “ready to drink” Celsius and is available in Berry or Orange flavor.
My thoughts: I was sent samples of Flo Fusion On-the-Go in Berry and Orange. I was honestly a little afraid to try this product because I thought it would be hard to gag down. (I have tried many different types of diet and fat burning drink mixes and could never follow through because of the taste.) I mixed a packet of the berry flavor into my bottled water and took a sip. To my absolute delight, it was very delicious tasting and did not have any kind of a bad after taste. The orange is wonderful, too!
I kept drinking my Flo Fusion On-the-Go all throughout the duration of my workout. I found that it gave me the stamina I needed to walk on the eliptical or ride the exercise bike for an hour. I even felt like I could have gone longer! I had plenty of energy to spare without any jitters or unnatural feelings.
Another thing I noticed is that I was able to get to sleep just fine the night of my workout, even when I drink Flo Fusion and exercise later in the day! (Usually these types of supplemental workout drinks are too stimulating and I stay awake all night after drinking one.) The best part of all is that I have lost five pounds in two weeks!
Win! One winner will receive a box of Berry and a box of Orange flavored Celsius Flo Fusion On-the-Go pre-workout drink mix. (ARV: $30)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
To learn more about Flo Fusion On-the-Go by Celsius go to: http://celsius.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
All Things Protein's mission is to provide a delicious, highest quality protein bar that people can enjoy while being healthy. They make amazingly delicious gourmet protein bars. Their bars are bursting with flavor, are all natural, mostly organic, healthy and nutritious. All Things Protein bars give you great satisfaction while eating them because besides being delicious, they are moist, packed with protein, whole grain oats, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, cherries, cranberries and strawberries; plus other good for you stuff like organic flax seed, and all natural sweeteners, organic agave and honey. Because these bars have 13 to 15 grams of protein each, and are high in potassium, fiber, and Omega-3, they are the perfect boost of energy that you need to get you through your day, or to your next meal. They are also great to carry in your gym bag for a post-work out bar.
ALL THINGS PROTEIN bars are an outstanding in between meal for busy kids on the go, in lunch boxes, for after school snacks, or for pre or post-sports events. They are also an excellent protein source for bariatric patients or anyone else needing supplemental protein.
Benefits of purchasing All Things Protein bars
- Adds supplemental protein to your diet to build or rebuild health and strength
- Boosts Energy
- No artificial anything
- No high fructose corn syrup or unhealthy sweeteners
- No preservatives or fillers
- Freshly baked, made to order with the highest quality ingredients
- A small portion of the proceeds from each bar that you purchase goes to charity.
I was sent samples of All Things Protein's delicious protein bars to review. I received their yummy Fabulous Gourmet Fruit n' Nut Bars (with chocolate and without chocolate) and their Scrumptious Gourmet Strawberry Crumble Bars.
Fabulous Gourmet Fruit n' Nut Bar
These delicious energy bars are made with whey protein, organic agave, honey, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, dried cherries, dried cranberries, whole grain oats, natural vanilla, canola oil, butter, sea salt, pure cane brown sugar, all natural apple juice, puffed rice, organic wheat germ and organic flax seed.
Scrumptious Gourmet Strawberry Crumble Bar
Strawberry Crumble bar is a "fruity-fresh" bar packed with protein. Whole Grain Oats and Strawberries team up to create a very scrumptious, healthy treat. It is a fantastic protein option for you if you are seeking a boost of protein in your diet. It is also an excellent choice for bariatric patients.
My Experience: My goal in this New Year is to eat healthy. That means eating healthful snacks that are not full of empty calories. With All Things Protein, I have discovered snack bars that provide my body with vital nutrients and protein that gives me the energy I need. Plus, these bars are absolutely delicious! They are more like a healthful treat. My kids love them, too. I have added them to their school lunches and provide them as an after school snack.
Win! One winner will receive a 7-count package of protein bars of their choice of flavor (Retail value: $21.95)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!!!!
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Getting my children off to school in the mornings is a challenge in itself. To get them to actually sit down to eat a healthful breakfast is another thing. I like to give my kids oatmeal in the mornings because oatmeal is a hearty, healthy and filling breakfast that I trust to give them a boost of energy and sustenance throughout the day. The only problem is that oatmeal can get very boring!
Fortunately, Bob's Red Mill has compiled a handy-dandy breakfast calendar featuring a month's worth of fun, nutritious and delicious oatmeal recipes that can be made in a snap — and that my kids love! Just wait until you see some of the creative oatmeal toppings they have come up with. My kids look forward to breakfast now!
The calendar is now available at Bob's Red Mill's website for anyone to access or download and magnet to the fridge. With the calendar, all the varieties of Bob's Red Mill oats, their ease of prep and their health benefits, you'll never have to worry about what's for breakfast again!
Bob's Red Mill sent me samples of their oatmeal varieties to review. I love trying out new recipies for my family. I really never knew that there were so many ways to prepare and to eat oatmeal! We received samples of Oat Bran Cereal, Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, Extra Thick Rolled Oats, Scottish Oatmeal, and Quick Cook Rolled Oats. Each variety that we have tried so far is delicious as well as fun to prepare. They are also wonderful for baking.
Oat Bran Cereal
Oat Bran Cereal is a deliciously smooth, high fiber cereal milled from high protein oats. It makes a wonderful hot cereal or add it to baked goods for increased nutrition.
Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats
Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats come from some of the highest quality farm-fresh oats in the world. They are milled from high protein whole grain oats and cut into neat little pieces on a specialized rotary granulator mill. Ready in a scant 5 to 7 minutes, our Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats make a delightful hot cereal!
Extra Thick Rolled Oats
Thick Rolled Oats (and we mean nice and extra thick!) are uniquely "kiln toasted" and freshly milled from the highest quality oats. These extra chewy oats produce extremely satisfying robust European-style cereal and yeast breads.
Oatmeal originated in Scotland centuries ago and was different from our modern rolled oats. A coarse meal was produced by slowly grinding the kernel between two large mill stones. Our Scottish Oatmeal is produced in the same old fashioned way and contains all the health giving nutrients of the best quality oats from which it was ground--the germ, the oil and the fiber. The result is a surprisingly unique and flavorful hot cereal.
Quick Cook Rolled Oats
Quick Cooking Rolled Oats are completely natural and not pre-cooked like instant oats. They are rolled thinner than regular oats, and are best for cookies and other baking.
To learn more about Bob's Red Mill go to: Bobsredmill.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.