Thursday, June 20, 2013

Love with Food- March 2013 Review (Finally!)

Hello everyone! I wasn't able to get the June Love with Food Box, unfortunately, so I decided to finally get to review this- yay! I have to admit, this box looked pretty amazing- not sure how I managed to not devour everything immediately.

 Theme: Classics with a Twist

Contents in the box:

Dark Chocolate Orange Good Fortune Cookie from Emily's Chocolates
My opinion: Have not touched this at all.  Perhaps one day. One long and curious day. I probably will not enjoy this since I don't like my chocolate tasting fruity.

Granola from Ola! Foods
My opinion: One word: Yum! These remind me of oatmeal or oats.  Great with yogurt, or just simply eaten on its own.  Great treat! Sadly, this was gone so fast that I ended up craving more. A must have!

Chocolate Covered Wasabi Peas from Chocwasabi
My opinion: I was scared of these when I first saw it. Recently got to try it...and well, not a fan! The chocolate part is pretty good, however, once you bite into the wasabi part, a slight tingly feeling spreads onto your tongue and gums.  Other than that, the taste is pretty bland.

Fruit & Veggie Juice from Kids 50
My opinion: Tasted like the Gerber Carrot & Apple Juice. Not a very pleasant taste. However, this was a big hit towards my friend's son. So that's a plus!

Salted Caramel Baked Corn from Cosmos Creations
My opinion: This was one of my first sought out items in the box. Even now, I'm still confused as to what I was tasting.  It tastes extremely salty, with a burnt caramel taste.  The texture is soft and is made of puffed corn.  It's not bad, but neither is it the best.  I kind of was expecting something like Caramel Popcorn- like Cracker Jacks. Try not to eat these all in one go.

Green Tea Infuser from Revolution Tea
My opinion: Ehh..I don't like tea. Especially Green Tea.  This was given to my tea lovin friend.

Wholesome Snacks from Mary's Gone Crackers
My opinion: Gross. Simply Gross. There is no flavor, other than a burnt aftertaste. It tastes a bit like cardboard- if cardboard was edible!

Wild Berry Flat Fruit from Wacky Apple
My opinion: I loved these! They are a healthier version akin to Fruit Rollups.  They are not too chewy, and are not overly sweet.  A berry taste is most noticeable after chewing around a bit.

Overall: This box was packed full, however the items weren't the best tasting.  There were some favorites, and some hated, but it was worth it. (Especially since I receive most of my boxes with discount codes- yay!).


Love With Food - Discover Great Food for a Great Cause

(Food) Subscription Box

Price: $10 per month + $2 per month shipping (Overall price: $12) However there tends to be a lot of promo codes and discounts that'll make the box 7$ and even 2$.
What is Love with food?
It's a monthly (food) subscription service.
"Get 8+ NEW gourmet foods delivered to your door for $10/month and we'll donate a meal to a hungry child."
My referral link - sign up and I get points. Thanks if you do click (:

Saturday, June 8, 2013

10$ off 30$ on your first purchase on Vitacost!

Hello everyone! Ever heard of Vitacost?
"All the top brands for discount vitamins, supplements, whole foods, health foods and sports nutrition online." Discounts can be up to 50% and more!
If you sign up through my referral link, you'll be able to get a discount of 10$ off 30$ on your first  purchase! The best part? Currently there is a sale going on a number of items for the month of June- better grab at them now before it is out of stock.

A few items that seem pretty neat are:
1:  The Be Box Series
     Price: $13.99
"Discover amazing new products from the best brands. Every month offers new surprises. Pay only $13.99 to receive up to $40.00 MSRP in premium products. Be Well, Be Fit, Be Pretty: Choose your Be Box Series Experience!"

2.  Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats -- 32 oz
      Retail price: $7.48 || Vitacost price: $6.73 || Sale price: $3.93

3. Seventh Generation Free and Clear Wipes Unscented -- 64 Wipes
      Retail price: $6.19 ||Vitacost price: $5.57 || Sale price: $2.61

My referral link is: (: Hope you all enjoy the discount!

Monday, June 3, 2013

(My Glam) Ipsy- May Glam Bag Review

                                                   M A Y  ✦ G L A M  ✦ B A G
Hello everyone~ Welcome to another Jaqtastic Review. So I recently decided to try out Ipsy, and boy, was I happy about what I got this month! I ended up getting the default selection since I subscribed at the last minute- but still, I'm very happy with what I got.
The package that holds the wonderful Ipsy!
What is Ipsy?
Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.
Referral Link: Click here!  Note: There IS a waiting list!
The goodies!

Now...on to the contents! Massive amounts of pictures ahead- be warn.

 •   Anastasia's Mini Clear Brow Gel
My opinion: 
I'm not sure how to feel about this.  I have NEVER heard of a brow gel, and I have no idea how I would use it.  From what I have gathered, it is to be used to keep the eyebrow hair in place, so it won't stray all over the place. Hm. This might actually be helpful for someone like me, whose eyebrows sometimes like straying all over the place.

Rating: ???

• Pacifica's Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-On
My opinion: Um. I LOVE this. The smell is just absolutely amazing and yummy. It is not too strong, and the smell does not consist of an overpowering Vanilla scent.

The scent reminds me of the perfume: Simply Because from Avon.  Love it!

Rating: ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ (4 Stars)
Zoya Nail Polish- Color in Gie Gie

• Zoya's Nail Polish - Gie Gie

My opinion: This is an adorable creme pink color! Unfortunately, I do not use nail polish, and I don't plan on using it anytime soon. On the plus side, my friend LOVES nail polish, and LOVES anything pink, so this will go to her.

Rating: ✩ ✩ ✩ (3 Stars- Mostly for the beautiful color!)

Mirabella SHEER Lipstick in Pixie color

•  Mirabella's Colour Sheers Lipstick - Pixie

My opinion: Favorite item in the bag!! I LOVE this color.  The lipstick looks like a coral color- an orange/red mix. However, because it is SHEER, you will need to apply at least 2 or 3 layers to get a full blast of color.

My favorite thing about this lipstick is that it's not too overwhelmingly bright. Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE wearing a bright red lipstick to give off an edgy and bold look.  But it's nice having a color that is both bright, but natural looking at the same time.  Not to mention that is applies on smoothly.
Me trying on the lipstick! Pretty color, yes?

                Rating: ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ (5 Stars)

 •  Yaby's Concealer Refills- Buff Color
My Opinion: Well...another product that I most likely won't use.  I never wear concealer, that and this looks a tad bit too dark for me. Probably will give this off to my mother, as it is more closer to her skin color.

Rating: ???

There you have it! The contents I received for the May's Glam Bag! Keep in mind, there were many other items we were able to get.  Still, I am rather satisfied on what I got, and am looking to get the June Bag! My Birthday Month ;)