Truvia Brown Sugar Blend review #YAYBROWN

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I am a member of the Trufan community , a reward community on Crowdtap. This review is based in my experience with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend that Truvia sent me.

With Fall comes lots of baking , whether you’re baking treats or eating them.

I think about using brown sugar more in the fall with yummy pies and treats.
Truvia sent me one of their new products Brown Sugar Blend. It’s mixed with Truvia natural sweetener with brown sugar. It still has the same texture, moisture, and taste as regular brown sugar.
It has 75% fewer calories per serving than brown sugar.

( 1/2 cup of Truvia Brown Sugar Blend is 210 calories it provides the same sweetness as 1 cup of brown sugar 830 calories )

Even though you’re using Truvia and it’s less calories; you still get great tasting , reduced – sugar treats that still satisfies your sweet tooth. You can’t even tell the difference.

It’s perfect if you are looking to lower your sugar intake or just want something a tad healthier.

So far I made apple crisp.
It is very easy to make and hit the spot . I didn’t feel guilty after having a serving.

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Make sure to check back within the week to see how my favorite cookies turned out using Truvia Brown Sugar blend.

Have you tried Truvia Brown Sugar Blend yet? What about other Truvia products ? What’s your favorite thing to make with it?

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VSX sport review #VSSportBra #VSSportTester #Contest

I’m part of the influenster community. It’s a site where to participate by reviewing products and do challenges like take photos or video and share on your social media accounts. If you’re lucky and fit what they are looking for they will send you products to review in return for a honest review. You can also win prizes too on top of the products you get !
I must say I was really excited that I was selected to get this awesome fitness gear from Victoria’s Secret.

Incredible sports bra $49.50- $59.50
Knockout cropped pants $59.50- $64.50
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While pink is a nice color it’s not really me. So I headed to Victoria’s Secret to exchange for a different color.

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The staff was really friendly and helpful ,I was in and out .
The printed sports bra I wanted wasn’t available so I went with black since it will go with anything.

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I’m not really blessed in my chest area. Don’t get me wrong I love the way they are but with most sports bras they flatten me out.

IMG_8764-0.JPGAs you can see it just it gives you some shape and doesn’t flatten you out. It’s also really comfortable and gives nice support . Wearing it made me feel a little sexier and confident . I know you don’t need to wear work out gear to feel sexy to go work out but if it makes you feel great and confident , won’t you want to work out more?

(Run, jump, stretch ; VSX Sport is like a second skin and moves with you allowing you to move freely )

•This sports bra is perfect for high impact workouts, cardio, running, boxing since it offers maximum support.
•body-wick fabric to keep you cool & dry
•I love racer back
•Adjustable back closure so it’s easier to get in and out of.
• concealed underwire for support
•sturdy fabric , durable
•padded straps
The only ‘con’ is , it’s a little pricy ($49.50-$59.50)
But it is made very well , offers great support , and Victoria’s Secret items last.

When cleaning I would wash on delicate and hang dry/lay flat to keep its shape and get longer wear.

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The knockout crop pants are fantastic.
•These are form fitting and have four way stretch , so it’s like a second skin.
•They made me feel good and made my butt look good.
•They are a thicker material so dont have to worry about them being see through .
•Inside there is a hidden drawstring and a hidden pocket in the back.
•Body wick to keep you cool and dry.
•smooth seams

I would wear these everyday , all day if I could . They smooth you out and are really comfortable.

They have really cool patterns in these pants as well .

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. The opinions are 100% my own .

Fast Acting Advil #FastAdvil #Sponsored

Crowdtap sent me packets of fast acting Advil to try and share , along with some $3 coupons.

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So what makes it fast acting? It is formulated with a unique Advil Ion Core Technology and an ultra thin shell to absorb quickly.

I took mine when I woke up with a stiff neck and a bad headache . I would say my headache was gone within 15-20 minutes. My neck still hurt but there was a bit of a relief.
My friend took his when he had a toothache . He said his tooth ache was gone in about 20 minutes. He also took it when his joints were hurting for relief.

The results were positive and they were indeed , fast acting. Definitely recommend Fast Acting Advil.
I also liked that they were easy to swallow.

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I always keep pain reliever in my purse for those just in case moments for myself or someone who may need it.
For loose ones I put them in a small altoid container.

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So if you have a headache, toothache, back pain, muscle aches, pms /cramps and need the pain to go away check out fast acting Advil .

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Before: waking up with headache
After: didn’t have to put off working out due to a headache

I received these samples for free from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

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New Beauty products to try

This deal is no longer available but I received this beauty box (value $28) for $7 but I used Top CashBack and will receive that money back within 2 weeks. (I used money I get from surveys so technically no money out of pocket)

Top CashBack is a great site to get money for purchases you make online . Sometimes they have great deals like this one. If you read my blog often I mentioned this site last month where I made $50 plus 2 non contract flip phones .

So what’s in the box ?

•L’oreal Paris Elnett satin hairspray extra strong $6.69
•Fekkai salon professional blow out hair refresher dry shampoo $7.99
•L’oreal Paris colour riche extraordinaire blushing harmony $8.99
•NYX jumbo eye pencil -milk $4.49
•Laneige BB cushion
•$3 off $15 my beauty purchase at Target
•20% off at dermstore.com

To get a box of your own go to target beauty box

Also received U by Kotex samples

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Celebrate Fair Trade Month #FairTradeFaves

I was quite happy when I received an email from Klout that I had a perk, it’s been a while.

Fair trade is quality products , helps improve lives, and protects the planet.
When your purchase fair trade products the farmer receives a fair share for his or her work. Which allows farmers and families get better education and healthcare. It also helps their community and improves the quality of the products.

Visit BeFair to learn more.

So what Fair Trade goodies did I get in my box?
•Celestial Seasonings Green Tea
•PrAna tote bag
•Steaz blueberry pomegranate green tea
•BarkThins dark chocolate pumpkin seed with sea salt
•Larabar chocolate chip cherry torte
•Dang dark chocolate covered toasted coconut chips
•Near East quinoa blend zesty lemon

I’ve been a fan of SteaZ, NearEast , and Larabar.

What’s not to like about the Larabar . Tasty, satisfying, delicious , and made with real food. I like when I can read, pronounce , and know what each ingredient is when I read the back. This bar has dates, semi sweet chocolate chips , almonds , unsweetened cherries, cashews, & sea salt.

I usually buy peach Steaz green tea but pomegranate blueberry is my new favorite. Perfect blend of flavors.

Dang chocolate covered toasted coconut chips were really good . They were like mini chips covered in chocolate, a nice crunch with a coconut flavor that wasn’t overpowering. It’s a perfect blend.

BarkThins were also great ; loved the dark chocolate with subtle crunch from the pumpkin seeds then a hint of the salt which just completes the flavor combination . Both of these snacks will definitely will satisfy your chocolate craving without feeling guilty afterwards .I like that you can eat a few and be satisfied.

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Can’t wait to try the Near East quinoa blend, since I usually buy the cous cous . Also can’t wait to use my new tote bag!
Have you tried any of the products I received ?
Do you have any favorite Fair Trade products, what are they ?

Remember next time you go shopping , look for the fair trade label. Everything from clothes,jewelry , food, wine, & more. Every purchase counts and helps.

Freebies & Prizes

Meta health bar
black cardigan
Red pack tomatoes tote bag *prize*
luminance skincare samples
Tums chewy delights 2pack + $1 coupon
Garnier clean -blackhead eliminating scrub
Cruzan rum t-shirt ( it’s big on me so I’m going to cut it up and make a work out top, if it’s successful I will post)

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Playtex sport fresh balance tampons with small bag prize from Influenster #GoVoxBox #PlayOn

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Another prize from influenster #MyNY DKNY fragrance

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Pinchme box
Ecotools deep cleansing facial sponge
Mr Sketch mint marker
American Crew power cleanser style remover
Pure Via stevia sweetener 2 packets + $1.50 coupon

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Morea Hyaluronic Acid Serum with vitamin C review

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I always enjoy getting beauty products to to and review.
This time I received Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with vitamin C+ green tea in exchange for an honest review.

•Hyluronic acid is known for its ability to reverse the signs of aging .

•Vitamin C & Green Tea promote collagen production , protect your skin from UV damage ,& reduce inflammation.

It softens fine lines , brightens ,& nourishes skin.

This product is :
• paraben free
•72% organic
•cruelty free
• made in the U.S.A
•$ 14.99
•airless pump to keep ingredients potent and fresh

I’ve only been using this product for a week so my review is based in that time.
The pump is easy to use and just one pump (even a half pump ) is good to cover your face. The serum doesn’t have scent which I’m a fan of.

It’s a clear gel that glides over your skin easily . It isn’t sticky and absorbs quickly , without leaving residue. Also when applying concealer or foundation over the serum your make it won’t clump up. Who wants that? Not me .

I’ve been using it in the morning and at night and have noticed that my skin is really soft ,smooth , & a bit brighter looking.

I don’t have wrinkles yet or ones I notice any way, so I can’t tell you how it worked with that. I do believe it would be good since it moisturizes so well it will plump your skin and smoothing out wrinkles.

Overall I had a good experience with this serum. It’s gentle on the skin , leaving it soft, smooth, & moisturized. I like that it’s scent free, absorbs quickly, has ingredients I can actually read .
I would recommend this product.
Feel free to check this product out on amazon Morea Naturals

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Awesome deal : FREE dress

A few months ago on Club Skinny Skinny Cow the top award to redeem was a $50 gift card of your choice (from a list). I chose Target.

When you sign up you get 500 points and earn points for watching their commercial, tweeting, and uploading photos.

I happened to spot this Mossimo dress
It was $24.99 but on sale for $17.48
Then I used the Cartwheel app for Target and it ended up being $13.48
( but still free since infused the gift card)

mossimo dress deal