Sunday, November 22, 2015

Welch's Refreshingly Simple Juice Review

I recently got the opportunity to try Welch's Refreshingly Simple juice courtesy of Bzzagent. Pondering the several delicious flavors available, I decided to try the Strawberry Raspberry flavor. When it arrived, Ryan and I were all to eager to try it that we didn't even chill it in the fridge first!

Welch's Refreshingly Simple juice is (as the title suggests) very refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness but not overly sweet. It is wonderfully delicious and doesn't taste like it's loaded with sugar and artificial junk...which it isn't! In fact, Welch's Refreshingly Simple juice has all the flavor without the bad stuff. Ryan loves it and I love it.


He said it tastes like summer! I can see what he means in that it tastes like fresh berries picked straight from the berry bush. But, that's not to say this is only a juice that would be good in summer, in fact it's the perfect juice to enjoy anytime of the year. Very light, refreshing, and tastes amazing. It's something you can feel good about serving to your family. With no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives this is simple just like it ought to be.

We have already added Welch's Refreshingly Simple juice to our shopping list and definitely want to try all the flavors.

 Hmmmm...which flavor to try next. Ah heck, let's get one of each.

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and received a free sample of Welch's Refreshingly Simple juice in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by any party but myself.

Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Review

I was very intrigued by the Kevita Sparkling Probiotic drinks and was excited to try them. My local grocery store didn't have all of the flavors in stock so I chose Coconut, Pomegranate, and Lemon Cayenne.

This review will be about the Pomegranate as this was the flavor I enjoyed the most. First off, I love the glass bottles and the labels. Each label is color coded to the flavor which made it even more appealing to the eye. The Pomegranate flavor has a rich burgundy color and the label is really beautiful. Being someone who is mindful of what they eat and drink, I liked that the calories per serving were listed on the front of the bottle so you could quickly see the number of calories in each flavor as they are all different. Of course you still need to read the label to determine serving size.

Moving on to what is inside the bottle as that is the most important part. Upon breaking open the sealed lid, the first thing I noticed was the nice fizzy sound of the sparkling juice. It really made you anticipate the refreshing drink. Instead of sipping it straight from the bottle, I poured some in to a glass and sipped it the way you would a cocktail during happy hour.

It smelled like pomegranate and had a nice fruity note to it. First sip, I was a little let down I must say. The flavor just wasn't what I was expecting. Instead of tasting a refreshing pomegranate flavor, I tasted apple cider vinegar. I couldn't put my finger on the taste initially but knew I had tasted it before. It kind of has a sour stomach acid taste to it....I know, sounds refreshing doesn't it?!

Once I wrapped my head around the fact that this was going to taste more like apple cider vinegar than anything else, it actually started to taste better. It's that weird sensation of when you eat or drink something but were expecting something else, it catches you off guard for a moment, even if it wasn't a bad flavor.

I enjoyed the fizziness but the taste was just ok. I don't see this as something I would purchase in the future. It just didn't grab me and make me want to drink it. I finished the glass because I knew it was providing my body with healthy probiotics and for that I can appreciate the drink.

I put the rest in the fridge where it sat for a few days until I tried it again. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the sparkling fizz was still there, it had not gone flat which I had expected. I drank the rest, straight from the bottle this time just to get it down the hatch.

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and received Kevita Sparkling Probiotic drinks for free in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by any party but myself.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Review

I have been a fan of Secret antiperspirants for years and recently got the opportunity to try Secret Clinical Strength as an invisible solid in the scent completely clean.

I didn't think I needed a clinical strength but after trying this, I realized I had been missing out all these years and didn't even know it. It's amazing! It smells great, keeps me dry, doesn't get on my clothes (if you don't over apply it) and honestly I just love it!
The “completely clean” scent smells wonderful and lives up to its name, it smells so clean and fresh without being overpowering. I have put it to the test of everyday activities, keeping up with my 6 year old, as well as intense long workouts and I’m happy to report it kept me dry and fresh the entire time.

No need to reapply midday as with some other deodorants. In fact, the instructions say for “optimal performance, you should apply at bedtime. It will work while you sleep to reduce excess perspiration. It will continue to protect you throughout your next day even if you bathe or shower the next morning.” How cool is that?! And the best part is….it’s true, it actually works!

The invisible solid formula goes on easily and doesn’t leave behind a white residue as long as you don’t apply too much. All you need is a few swipes to cover entire underam area. If you apply it too thick and slather it on, it will leave a white residue. This is one of those cases where more is not better, plus you really don’t need a lot as this formula is clinical strength.

Secret Clinical Strength has quickly become my new favorite antiperspirant and I have already purchased the full size in a clear gel! We'll see which formula I like better...invisible solid or clear gel.


Now if I could just find an antiperspirant to keep my torso dry during workouts!


Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and received a free sample of Secret Clinical Strength antiperspirant in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by any party but myself.