Truvia Natural Sweetener and the #SweetSwitch

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample of Truvia Natural Sweetener from Crowdtap to try and review.

I reviewed Truvia Natural Sweetener about a year and a half ago.  I didn't really care for it then.  Recently, I had the opportunity to try it again and to participate in Truvia's #SweetSwitch campaign, which encourages you to switch from using artificial sweeteners to something more natural, like Truvia.

Truvia is derived from the leaves of the stevia plant.  Stevia leaves are steeped in water and the sweet extract is blended with erythritol (a sugar alcohol found in various fruits) crystals and natural flavors.  Truvia is available in individual packets, a spoonable jar and in a Baking Blend that combines Truvia with sugar.

GEVALIA Kaffe Cafe-Style Beverages Review

Monday, October 21, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  I received free boxes of GEVALIA Cafe-Style Beverages from House Party to try and review.

I love hitting the local coffee shop and ordering a nice specialty drink -- my favorite being a Caramel Macchiato.  It's so nice and relaxing to drink.  But, sometimes, you just don't feel like getting dressed, getting in the car and driving all the way over to the coffee shop to get one.

Luckily, you can now brew your favorite specialty drinks at home with GEVALIA's new Cafe-Style Beverages!  They're available in three varieties:
  • Mocha Latte
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Cappuccino

Transformers Construct-Bots Review

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  I received a free Transformers Construct-Bots set from BzzAgent to try and review.

My six-year-old son likes Transformers.  He had a few Transformers before we received this set to try.  They weren't his favorite toy, but they were definitely in the rotation.

He was excited to try the Transformers Construct-Bots.  He likes building toys and he was really interested in being able to build his own Transformers. 

We received the Transformers Construct-Bots Ultimate Set.  This includes 135 pieces that you can use to build and customize Optimus Prime and Megatron.

ALOXXI Texturizing Spray Review

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  I received a bottle of Aloxxi Texturizing Spray for free from People StyleWatch Style Hunters to try and review.

I pretty much style my hair the same way everyday.  I shower, blow dry with a round brush and paddle brush and then run a flat iron through it.  If I don't do these things, my hair dries into a big, frizzy, wavy mess!

I'm always on the lookout for new products to try for my hair.  Recently, I had the opportunity to try Aloxxi Texturizing Spray.  This product helps to build definition and texture, while keeping your hair healthy, shiny and protects your hair color from fading by blocking damaging UV rays.  Instead of using salt, like other texturizing sprays, Aloxxi uses zeolite to add volume and texture without drying out locks or fading hair color.  It also contains glycerin to help promote moisture retention for softer, silkier hair.

Aloxxi Texturizing Spray claims it can give your hair a sexy, wind-blown look without making it look dull, faded, or damaged.  I set out to see if it delivers on that promise.