4/24/15

Diet-To-Go 5 Day Meal Plan.

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Diet-to-Go offers delicious meals that can be delivered directly to your door each week, or picked up if you live near one of their pick-up locations! Diet-to-Go is not just for people who want to lose weight. It is also designed for people like myself who just want to eat a little better. I really enjoyed most of the meals I received.

Diet-to-Go offers a variety of meal plans, there is a little something for everyone. There are three base menus available. The first option is the Traditional menu. The traditional menu meals contain meat and may not be suitable for those who want a low carb diet. For the traditional menu, there are two options: the "men's" (1600 calorie menu) and "women's" the (1200 calorie menu), but since food has no gender and dietary needs are typical the same, I picked my menu based on my caloric needs and not my gender. From here you can break it down further into a 5 day meal plan or a 7 day meal plan. The next two menus available are the low carb and the vegetarian menus. These can both be broken down into 5 day and 7 day meal plans as well, there is no calorie breakdown for these two.

Diet-to-Go sends you everything you need to make a meal complete. I received a 5 day meal plan that contained 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners. This includes sides (rolls, yogurt, jelly, hummus...), fruit, snacks, and more. The meals I received are part of the 1600 calorie plan.

Diet-to-Go knows that there are some foods that people just don't like, which is why you are able to customize your meal plans before they ship out. I know I had a couple favorite meals that I would probably have shipped to me every week (here's looking at you french toast sandwich!)!  Being able to customize your menu ensures that you don't get bored of the food you are eating as you can update your menu every week

Here is a photo of everything I received:


The food is shipped out in a large Styrofoam box with dry ice, to ensure that your food stays cold. You can then store the items in your freezer for one month, or let them thaw in your fridge for up to 6 days. I stored mine in the fridge, this made making reheating it go much faster! The black trays that each meal arrives in are both microwave and oven safe, so you can cook your meal either way right in the tray. The only thing that will end up in the sink is your fork!

Diet-to-Go makes preparing meals super simple with easy to follow instructions on each package. I really like these meals because they enable you to eat great tasting food without slaving away at the kitchen all day. With a Diet-to-Go plan there are no dirty dishes you have to clean up! Most everything can be heated up right in the packaging.

I really like that they send you a breakdown of everything they send, with a  recommendation as to what to eat each day. I felt that the foods listed in the menu were paid nicely each day, and I stuck to the meal plan that they had prepared. 


Below are some of my favorite meals, I will not be showcasing every meal I got, as that would make this blog post even longer.

This yummy breakfast burrito was the first meal I tried. It came with a delicious salsa/egg filling and a sausage on the side. 


I don't think I had ever had a Scone before trying this breakfast. This was an oat and rain scone. The apple butter was so delicious!


The vegetable ravioli's were not my favorite, but they were still good. I really loved the Chocolate Mousse that accompanied this meal. 


The Chocolate Zucchini Bread breakfast was delicious. It came with a cranberry orange cream cheese spread that was divine. The orange slices were fresh and juicy.


This was my favorite meal! It was a french toast sandwich with cheese and (I believe) pesto. The sides were orange slices and a brownie. 


This was a yummy seafood soup, it had shrimp, oysters, and I believe clams. I loved the roll with the cream cheese spread.




I really liked waking up knowing that my meals were already prepared for the day. I was able to spend more time getting ready in the morning or take an extra walk in the day with the time I saved. At the end of the day I felt satisfied. I was not left feeling hungry, and I know that I ate much better than I typically do. I did not find myself snacking throughout the day.

Everything you see here was sent to be for free in exchange for my honest feedback. Post contains affiliate links, clicking on them and making a purchase will result in monetary compensation on my end.  Prices for each meal plan vary. To learn more or to purchase a meal plan for yourself please visit the Diet-to-Go website. Use code DTGA119 for 25% off your first order!



*Some of the photos may appear blurry, I have been unable to figure out why. To see a clear version of the photo click on it and let it load*

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4/22/15

Sentey® Flow (White/blue) Foldable Headphone


I was a bit skeptical at first. I read all the reviews first for the Sentey Flow Foldable Headphones, and seeing so many low star reviews had me worried. After receiving and using the product, I am kind of shocked to see so many bad reviews. I am loving these headphones. They are far better than any of the headphones I have used for personal use in my home. The bass is deep and the sound is clear and clean.


Packaging: I'm fairly impressed with the packaging. It is sturdy and aesthetically pleasing. The product came in cardboard and plastic packaging. There were no dents or defects to the packaging upon inspecting it when it arrived.


Headphone design: These headphones are very lightweight. I like how sleek the headphones look. Although plastic, to me, they don't feel cheap. The ear cushions are very soft and bouncy. They are large enough to fit comfortably on my ears. I have a smaller head, and these headphones fit like a glove. They can be extended to fit larger heads. My boyfriend also found them to be comfortable. The foldable design makes them more compact and easy to pack in my purse.


Sound: I found the sound to be clear and not muffled. The bass was deep. I did not find the sound to be fuzzy at all. I use these headphones for music, comedy stations on pandora, and podcasts. I found these headphones suitable for each.


Detachable cable: For the life of me I couldn't come up with a reason as to why they would need a debatable cable, then the answer came to me. I have a jerk of a cat who likes to chew on all of my cords. I have had so many headphones ruined by him. Having a detachable cord makes it so you don't have to replace the whole unit, just the cord.


I like that there are no batteries to charge, but I would love to see a bluetooth/wireless alternative in the future. When I am running, i don't like to be tangled up in cords.



For the price you are paying ($14.99), these are a pretty decent pair of headphones. I would buy these for gifts for children who want stylish over-the-ear headphones. I would also bring these on airplanes instead of expensive headphones, as I am always worried about theft. Don't expect them to be like "Beats", and you won't be disappointed. Take into consideration the price point and I think you will be impressed as I was. I actually think that the sound sounds better coming from these headphones rather than the speakers on my macbook.

Features as listed on amazon:
  • Exclusive Headphone Headphones Sleek design: Comes with a modern, sleek design that highlights simple but functional beauty. - headphones - headphone - kids headphones - headphones for kids - kid headphone - kid headphones - headphones for kids
  • Foldable: The Flow headset folds up for easy transport and storage anywhere you want.
  • In-line Microphone: Headset An In-line omnidirectional microphone that picks up your voice without having to talk directly into it.
  • In-line Control: The Flow headset features in-line control to allow you to answer calls by pressing the button when being used on a mobile phone and play/pause a song when used in a device that supports inline control with music / Flat Cable: The flat detachable cable designed to prevent tangles in both use and storage while providing the maximum strength. headphones for kids
  • Compatible and works with any 3.5mm Device and with Turtle Beach TalkBack Cable and Earforce Audio Adapter , Skullcandy Inline Cables, Apple Ipad, Iphone, Air , Mini, Samsung Galaxy s3, s4, s5, s6 , Nokia Phones , Microsoft Surface and Pro, Asus, Lenovo, Msi Notebooks, Panasonic SV-MP010 Digital Audio Player, Sony Walkman , Razer Edge Pro , ProntoTec and Lg G Pad Tablets , Amazon Fire , Dragon Touch Devices , Astro Queo Smartphone , Hp Stream , Acer Iconia , Google Nexus , Dell Venue , Polaroid Tab , Toshiba Encore , Blu Dash , Htc Desire , Nokia Lumia , Ps3 , Ps4 , Ps Vita , Xbox , Xbox One , Sharp Aquos, and many many more broadband compatible devices.
Colors available: 
Blue and White, Red and Black, Purple and White. 

To learn more or to purchase a pair for yourself you can check out their Amazon page.

 I did receive these free in exchange for my honest feedback. All thoughts and opinions expressed are true and my own.
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4/10/15

Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap

Launced in February of this year, Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap is the newest soap in the Dial soap lineup. Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap is a nourishing and skin hydrating soap that will leave your skin feeling better than ever.  Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap is infused with Marula Oil and uses "Micro Oil technology" to effectively nourish and hydrate skin.


I suffer from extremely dry skin on my hands during late winter/early spring. This is something that has only been happening to me for the last 2 or three years, so I have yet to come up with a solution. I have tried everything from soaps, to lotions, to various types of cream to solve the problem and everything just ends up being a temporary fix. At this point I have just been focusing on products that won't dry my skin out any more. The Miracle Oil Hand Soap does not dry my skin out, but it also makes my hands feel much smoother, more moisturized, and nourished. I don't find myself itching my hands all day long when I use this soap in place of my other soaps.

I really love that this soap does not dry my skin out. There are no harsh irritants or micro scrubbers in this soap, so I don't have to worry about irritating my already irritated skin. When combined with my lotion routine, my skin feels better than with my usual brand of soap, which may be the cause of my skin problems to begin with.


There are a few things I am not totally thrilled with when it comes to this product. Firstly, I noticed right away that there was no little bunny on the product to signify if it is cruelty free or not. I have been unable to find an answer either way about this product online as well. I think it is immigrant for companies to disclose this type of information clearly on every product that they sell. Another aspect I was not trilled with was the scent. I typically buy soaps that have a fruity or floral scent.

Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide Mea, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Decyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-18 Glyceryl Oleate/cocoate, Polyquaternium-7, Dmdm Hydantoin, Fragrance, Tetrasodium Edta, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Yellow 5, Red 33, Red 4, Blue 1

Overall, I think this is a decent product. It is something I would buy if the price was right. I like how thick the soap is, and how well it lathers. The scent is something I would change, but it doesn't ruin the product for me.

I did receive the product mentioned above for free in exchange for my honest feedback. All opinions and experiences are my own.

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4/2/15

Glow Stick Bracelets by Super Bright Glow Sticks

I always get such a sense of nostalgia whenever I see glowsticks. I always seem to want to pick some up at the store when I see them, but they can be so costly for so few. Amazon store Super Bright Glow Sticks sells bulk glowsticks at fair prices. I recently received a set of 100 glow stick bracelets from Super Bright Glow Sticks to review.



I have to admit, my boyfriend and I are still children at heart. We always go see the newest Disney movies, or buy things that might be meant for children. While we don't have any children of our own, we find no shame in enjoying what we like. Glow sticks are one of those things. I think he likes the science-y side of them and I just like how pretty they are.



Amazon seller Super Bright Glow Sticks sent me a box of their 100 Glow Stick Bracelets. After reading the reviews my expectations weren't too high. I had read all these reviews about how dim they were, or how they didn't even light up at all. This was not the experience I had. All of the bracelets I have tried so far have been very bright, they even glowed brightly for more than 12 hours.




I struggled for like 5 minutes trying to put one on, before I realized that I should assemble the thing into a bracelet then slide it over my wrist. I kept trying to connect the sides around my wrist, this did not work for me at all, then again I have trouble putting on regular clasp bracelets. I found that these were a great size for me, while the bracelets are 8 inches each, the connectors might add a few extra millimeters. I have smaller wrists so I think these would be great for children as well.



Description listed from the amazon page:
  • The best quality - Long lasting - Super Bright Glow Sticks
  • Create super bright glowing bracelets, necklaces, glasses and more with the Super Bright Glow Sticks!
  • Includes 100 premium quality glow sticks - 8" long premium quality glow bracelets
  • Fresh from the factory- Ultra bright and long lasting! The longest lasting glow sticks
  • Non-toxic and CPSIA Compliant Glow Sticks - Premium Quality
Overall, I am pleased with these glow sticks. They are sold for $14, and contain 100 in the package. I have not come across any that were broken or did not light up. For more information or to purchase these for yourself check out the Amazon Listing. These will be great for the Glow Nights at the local night club or for partying on the 4th of July.

I did receive this product for free in exchange for an honest review. Experiences and opinions expressed are strictly my own. 
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3/31/15

Dial: The Boutique Collection. Sugar Cane Husk Scrub


Sugar Cane Husk Scrub is the newest product in the Dial Boutique Hand Soap lineup. This soap combines a luxurious scent with a gentle scrub to leave you skin feeling (and smelling) like you just got back from the spa. Gentle micro-scrubbers work hard to cleanse deeply, while exfoliating, moisturizing, and smoothing your skin.


As a Purex Insider, I get to test many products, sometimes before they hit stores. This time, I received a free bottle of Sugar Cane Husk Scrub deep cleansing hand soap. I am loving this soap, as I have terribly dry hands from this crazy winter we have been experiencing. The micro-scrubbers work effectively to remove my dead dry skin, while the soap also leaves my hands feeling moisturized and soothed. The scent is such a pleasant scent. It is like warm vanilla and sugar. The scent is nice a subtle, I don't find it to be overwhelming.


I am loving how this soap is making my hands feel. After this harsh winter, anything that leaves my skin feeling better is welcome in my home. I am going to be keeping my eyes open for the other three scents while shopping.

Scents available:

  • Yellow Raspberry and Brown Sugar
    • Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Peg-8, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polylactic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-39, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuss (sunflower) Oil, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Iron Oxides, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Yellow 10, Yellow 5, Red 40
  • Sugar Cane Husk Scrub
    • Water, Sodium L Aureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Fragrance, Polylactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Polyquaternium-39, Citric Acid, Tetra Sodium Edta, Helianthusa Nnuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Iron Oxides, Dmdm Hydantoin, Yellow 5, Red 4, Red 33, Blue 1, Violet 2
  • Water Blossoms
    • Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Peg-8, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polylactic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-39, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuss (sunflower) Oil, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Ultramarine Blue, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Blue 1
  • Coconut Lime Verbena 
    • Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Peg-8, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polylactic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-39, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuss (sunflower) Oil, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Chromium Oxide Green, Iron Oxides, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Blue 1, Yellow 5
Size:
  • 8FL Oz
Features:
  • Deep Cleansing
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliating
  • Great Scent 
To learn more please visit Dial.

I received the product mentioned above for free in exchange for my honest feedback. Opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.

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3/29/15

FlavFusion Locking Lid Water Bottle

 Over the last year I started drinking quite a bit more water than I normally used to. I have noticed hat I feel a lot better and eat less when I drink more water daily. I love adding fruit to my water but I hate when the fruit gets stuck inside my water bottle. I have ended up throwing out so many bottles due to fruit that I couldn't remove. The FlavFusion fruit infuser water bottle is the perfect solution to my problem!



 The FlavFusion water bottle is a great water bottle for those who like to take their bottles with them when they go for a hike or run. The locking lid ensures that no water is lost due to accidental spills. The inner fruit chamber holds your fruit in one place, keeping it from swelling up and expanding in the bottle, where it can get stuck. A few shakes of the bottle and the juices from your fruit mix nicely with your water. I like how the fruit is placed up at the top, so you get maximum fruit flavor when you take a sip. Another feature I really like is the grid that keeps seeds from being swallowed.



 I do find the bottle to be a little hard to drink out of, but that is because I usually put my mouth over the whole opening when I drink from water bottles. Those who are used to pouring the water into their mouths will probably find the water bottle easy to drink out of. It's just something I have to get used to with this bottle. Overall, this is a nice bottle. It is very easy to clean, easy to grip, and is very sturdy.I like to always keep it full and just within reach.  I typically fill mine with watermelon, as watermelon infused water is my favorite fruit/water combo. If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it!

This water bottle is currently on sale for $17.95. To learn more about this product or to order one for yourself visit their Amazon page.

In the photo below you can see how the product looks when it is locked:


To unluck it, turn the tab over to the unlock position, then press the button to open the lid:


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I received the product mentioned above for free in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed are my own.
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