Rader Farms

i received a coupon for a Rader Farm Fresh Start fruit pack! This was a difficult find for me, but when i finally hit Eureka! i ended up with the Morning Vitality blend. Smoothies are a great, easy breakfast for me, as i usually hit the gym in the mornings. This is what i mixed up for myself:

Initially, it was decent on the taste. Protein powder tends to make EVERYTHING chalky, so that was to be expected. Later on, i made my daughter a smoothie as well [minus the protein powder], and it was pretty much tasteless. i try adding a bit of sugar and it helped out a little. But overally, for the nearly $10 price tag that comes on these, i would say buy fresh fruit.

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« Mary Kay's Clearproof System »

Clearproof is Mary Kay's replacement line for Velocity, which by the way, i absolutely LOVED! It is geared at people with moderate to severe acne. As a 35 year old mother and wife, my skin sometimes likes to pretend i'm a 15 year old high school student with the breakouts. It's not fun or pretty, skin. Thanks. Clearproof works amazingly well at keeping the zits at bay and as i am fairly active at the gym, that is a total necessity. Only two downfalls that i've found. The scent is not a pleasant one at all. And if you use the acne cream, it can be very drying. i steer clear of the acne cream, unless i'm noticing a breakout, and i always try to avoid areas of my face i know are overly dry to begin with. Overall, i would recommend this sytem to anyone who suffers from acne. My skin is clear and picture perfect.
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i'll admit before, when i heard Mary Kay, i instantly thought 'old lady beauty supplies.' However, when i became a consultant in 2011, i started buying a lot of the products for myself and came to find that i really liked them. 90% of my make up regime ended up being Mary Kay and when i became an inactive consultant, i really missed them and wanted these products back in my makeup box. So, today i signed back up as an Independent Beauty Consultant and i've done a little before and after shot with a few of my favorite daily products.
Products used: Timewise tinted moisturizer with sunscreen, Timewise Luminous-wear liquid foundation, mineral cheek color, mineral bronzer, mineral highlighting color, mineral powder foundation, Love Lash mascara, brow defining pencil, Satinlips and nourishine lip gloss.
You can see on the left, i have some uneven skin tones, some redness from acne and sparse eyebrows. On the right, my skin is bright and even, no hint of the redness. And my brows are full and shapely. This look seriously took me 15 minutes to achieve and it looks totally natural. It's my day to day look and it's all thanks to Mary Kay products.
If anyone is interested, i'm the beauty consultant for you!

« PLAYTEX Sport Fresh Balance »

As an active woman, hitting the gym at least 3 times a week, i need protection during that "time of the month." Playtex Fresh Balance Tampons are comfortable and give you the all round protection that you need to maintain your healthy, active lifestyle at any time. The absorb well and have a light scent to help prevent any unpleasant odors. If you are an active woman, i would definitely recommend these to you.

« PROFOOT Triad Orthotic »

I am always skeptical when it comes to anything that goes into my shoes. As an active woman, the last thing i need is something pinching my feet or not fitting right to cause blisters. Profoot's Triad Orthotic was actually very comfortable. I have a bad back and it helped soothe the daily grind and aches. As corny and cliche as it is, it was like walking on a cloud.

« The GoVoxBox »

As an active wife and mommy, i was excited when i found out i would be receiving the GoVoxBox complimentary from Influenster! i try to hit the gym at least three times a week so this was right up my alley! The box included the following items:

Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds - These were really delicious for a quick after workout snack. The protein content is a definite plus [and staple] in my diet.
Next Step Fit N Full Protein Shakes -i'll be totally honest, i've had A LOT of nasty protein shakes. The Swiss Chocolate sample i received was actually really tasty. Not thick or chalky, like so many of them are. And you mix it with water! How simple is that? i wasn't, however, fond of the Fresh Berries flavor. The taste wasn't as good and it didn't want to mix up as well.
Next Step Blender Bottle - Pretty straight forward. A nice blender bottle, that doesn't leak. Yay!
Aqua Spa Bath Crystals - i used these last night and they smell absolutely delightful. They left me skin feeling soft, but not greasy like so many bath products i've used before.
Pro Foot Pedi Rock - i've only just started using this and so far, so good. During the summer, i usually get the nasty cracked, dry heels and no sign of them yet.
Pro Foot Triad Orthotic - i was skeptical of this because i am so picky with my socks/shoes. But they were actually really comfortable and i didn't even notice them in my shoe. Very supportive and cushy. As a mama with a bad back, i definitely need the support.
Platex Fresh Balance Tampons - i haven't had a chance to use these yet. But mother nature will make sure i do! Ha.