Inside my #RosyVoxBox

I’ve been using 6 products that Influenster sent me in this Rosy VoxBox for free.

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Not Your Mother’s Beach babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray

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You can put this on wet or dry hair. I liked putting in on my hair when damp. I sprayed it on my tresses and scrunched my hair. Let it air dry or use a difuser and ta*da nice health natural waves. My hair is already wavy but this just helped enhance them. When my hair gets long , like it is now sometimes my hair gets weighed down. The spray is infused with sea salt, alie, & sea kelp. The formula is free of sulfate, paraben, phthalate, & dye.  The smell is amazing. It just makes you wish you were on the beach.

Purell Naturals

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This is made with 93% naturally derived ingredients and naturally fragrance using essential oils. It eliminates 99.99% illness-causing germs. I always carry hand sanitizer . I liked that this bottle has a twist lock top so if the cap comes off Im still safe. This smelled nice & didn’t dry out my hands.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant

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Don’t worry about pit stains on your favorite clothes. It provides 2x sweat protection so you can worry about other things. It smells amazing & fresh & keeps you that way all day long.

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This will give you balls of your feet a break. These add stability & shock absorption to you’re strut, while keeping your feet from sliding. They are breathable & formulated with antimicrobial technology, keeping feet cool & dry. Wear these with heels, flats, wedges, boots, & sandals.

Vera Wang Embrace fragrance

Vera Wang Embrace

You can find these fragrances at places like Walgreens & Walmart.

The Periwinkle & Iris  reminds me a of a clean fresh scent.. a little like baby powder in a way.  I think of going out for a casual lunch , a day in the park, maybe a picnic.

The Green Tea & Pear Blossom is fresh , flirty. It was my favorite of the 2 scents. I see myself in a sundress walking through central park, maybe on a date or with friends.  It was crisp & floral.

Have you tried any of these products? If not which ones would you want to try?

* I received these product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.. All opinions are my own.

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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies #MakeItYours

Nothing is better than warm home made cookies.

Influenster sent my a coupon for a free tub of Country Crock spread to use as well as an easy cookie recipe to follow.

The best part is you can add whatever you want to these nuts, dried fruit, white, milk, or dark chocolate chips, sprinkles , ect.  I decided to add cranberry & milk chocolate chips because those are my favorite combo to make.

Country Crock Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Country Crock
  • 1-2 cups or your choice of mix-ins
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  •  2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Country Crock Buttery Spread

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • mix brown sugar, granulated sugar, country crock, egg, egg yolk, vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and, baking soda until blended ( dough will be soft & creamy)
  • Add mix-ins into the dough until every spoonful has some of those yummy mix-ins.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets 3 inches apart ( I used Reynolds baking sheets)
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  • Cool 1 minutes, remove from baking sheets, & cool completely.
  • EAT! nom nom nom

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Yum! The country crock definitely gives the dough a nice buttery flavor.

Cookies Reynolds baking sheets

These baking sheets make baking so much easier!

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What are your favorite mix-ins ?

I received Country Crock & Reynolds Baking Sheets complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are my own.

 

Inside my Twinkle Voxbox

A box full of goodies from Influenster is always like Christmas!

I was lucky enough to receive the Twinkle voxbox filled with 8 products! From beauty, body, to food. Yum!

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Are you on Influenster yet? It’s completely free to join. You get products absolutely free for your feedback. You can even win great prizes if you complete all your tasks when you receive a box/product.  Sign up here

Aquation daily moisturizing lotion

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This lotion is enriched with 3 ceramides, hyaluronic acid, & marine algae to help banish dry skin. It is clinically proven to hydrate for 24 hours for noticeably softer, healthy skin.It’s also Fragrance free. Non-comedogenic. Paraben free. Petrolatum free.

I’ve never heard of this brand before. I applied this everyday when I got out of the shower. The first thing I liked is no fragrance…nothing at all. Which is nice because then I don’t have to smell to many scents in the mornings. Sometimes I get migraines and smells are a trigger. I don’t have to worry about it fighting with my perfume or mist.

It does leave my skin looking and feeling healthy. Its lightweight and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It didn’t leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy. I don’t suffer from dry skin but in the Winter , any extra help is always needed. I’m a fan. You can find it at Walmart.

Not Your mother’s Clean Freak Unscented Dry Shampoo

Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo

What I liked about this dry shampoo is it didn’t leave any residue in my dark brown hair. Which can sometimes be an issie with dry shampoos. I don’t need a white spot or grey, dull looking hair. I don’t wash my hair every day , since it gets greasy and my hair doesn’t look as great. Dry shampoo over the past 1-2 years has really changed it for me. The scent is nice and does help extend another day without washing.

Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets

Reynolds baking sheets

Love to bake or cook? The pre-cut parchment paper is pack to lay flat. No curling or rolling. These were so easy to use and easy to tear apart if you need a smaller piece. The best part is they made baking and cleaning a breeze. My cookies easily slid off  with no help needed. Clean up I just threw it away, wiped the pan and done. I will be buying these for when I cook and bake. I also used these when I cooked bacon in the oven & meatballs. I also liked that I could use them multiple times. I had a smaller cookie sheet so had use the sheet multiple times as well with the cookie sheet. Had no issues .

Country Crock Buttery Spread

Country Crock Buttery Spread

I’ve had this before. You know what I used to love doing as a kid with country crock. Being the first one to open and they had the little dollop center. I loved eating that part…alone  (shh) or on my food.  These made my cookies delicious with that nice buttery flavor. This butter is easy to mix in or spread.

  • See the recipe here .  Super easy and you can customize to your liking.

 

Covergirl So Lashy! by blastPRO Mascara $8.99

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This was made to work on all lashes. The uniquely designed brush transforms lashes for a bold sexy look that is unique to you and lets you lashes stand out. I wasn’t sure at first but after wearing it daily , I now like it. I like applying it as you normally would any mascara but then using the ball tip to go over my lashes for some extra volume. These help darken as well as give you volume. I’m not sure if its the wand , formula, perhaps both but it can get a little clumpy. I didn’t have any issues with fall out during the day that I noticed. These definitely make you lashes noticed & bold. I love it!

 

Axe White Label Night Body Wash

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I thought this was for women but I googled it and its for men lol. I opened the bottle in the shower, poured some in my hand and saw a dark purple and was like oh lala. Then I rubbed it on me and was like,  “oh wow that’s a very manly scent.” I remember they made a product or products for women? Did that ever take off? I gave this to a friend, he said he likes the smell. It has a mix of grapefruit, lavender, cedarwood and praline scents.

Oreo Thins

Oreo Thins

Oreos are the best. My pack came all broken, the cookie shown, the back was all smashed. It didn’t stop me from enjoying every crumb though 🙂 Oreo put a twist on their cookie and made them thin. They taste just like original oreos…just thinner and maybe a little more of a crispy texture.Try the mint flavor, they are my favorite because they taste like Girl Scout thin mint cookies.

Hills Bros Hot Cocoa Milk & Dark Chocolate

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Crafted with real sugar & European milk & dark chocolate . It makes a perfect treat for any cold day.

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for review purposes.. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

#BeautyAttitudes with The Estee Edit

Estee Lauder built her empire by preaching “Beauty is an Attitude”

The brand  launched The Estee Edit this year to attract a younger base.

There are categories to shop in based on beauty attitudes

The Edgiest – which is high pigment high impact items

The Barest – sheer washes of color infused with skin-care benefits

Go Glow- products that give your skin a gorgeous glow

I was lucky enough to try 4 of their products. The first thing I noticed was the pretty white & cobalt blue with splatter packaging. It was also on the products themselves. I couldn’t wait to try them all. Here is what I tried ….

Flash Illuminator- Day Light

Retail $28

Find it at Sephora here

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A complexion hybrid that pairs skincare & illumination.

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Day light is a rosy hue which I used as a blush and to add some color to my chest when  I wore shirts or dresses that showed off my chest. It provides a healthy glow provided by micro fine pearls in the formula. The formula is light weight, not sticky, & blends and applies nicely onto the skin.  There is also hyaluronic acid which is a moisture magnet for the skin. You can hydrate & illuminate at the same time. A little goes a goes a long way you can build up. Its a very pretty rose gold glow.

There are 5 shades to choose from:

-Spot Light: a pearly white that adds a soft-focus highlight
-Morning Light: for golden glowing highlights
-Sun Light: for a warm terracotta glow
-Day Light: a rosy hue that doubles as a cream blush
-Night Light: a bronzy glow that doubles as a shading cream

How can you use them ?

-Use Spotlight for the ultimate strobing.
-Use Morning Light for a gorgeous golden glow.
-Use Day Light as a cream blush or add on top of your favorite blush to create a rosy glow.
-Use Night Light for subtle shading and a bronzy glow.
-To get a natural-looking, all-over glow, mix with foundation or tinted moisturizer.
-For a subtle, dewy glow, mix a pump or two with your tinted moisturizer or foundation.
-For the ultimate glow, use brush, sponge or fingertips to highlight cheekbones, bridge of nose, brow bone, and Cupid’s bow.
-For strobing, apply with a brush and buff into skin.

 

Pore Vanishing Stick

Retail: $28

Find it at Sephora here

The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick

This glide on stick helps blur the look of pores while minimizing oil shine. You can use this alone, as a primer, or on top of make up.

I’ve been using this under my makeup on my T-zone where I can get a little shine and also my nose where my pores are more noticeable. It really does great at blurring your pores making them look small. When you put foundation on top you have a natural flawless looking skin all in a swipe.

It’s easy to throw in your purse because of its smaller size. Perfect for touch ups.

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow

Retail: $42

Find it at Sephora here

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow Estee Edit

This is a 2-in-1 creme for a healthy JLo glow while also hydrating your skin. Look how pretty!

Estee Edit Hydrate + Glow

It has hyaluronic acid which helps moisturize & shimmering pearls that give that all over sun kissed glow. You can use this alone, under make up, mixed into your foundation, or over make up.

What is also cool about this is that under the cap is a shimmer highlighter.

The Barest Lipcolor- Rouge Nude

Retail: $22

Find it at Sephora here 

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A lipstick/lip balm hybrid with muru muru butter and real flower petal waxes for a baby-soft nude lip look.

For me this was the only ‘dud’ for me that I received, only because the color didn’t look great on me. It looked like I ate chocolate and didn’t wipe my lips. haha They have a pink petal color that I probably would have liked better.

The formula however was felt fantastic on my lips. It was creamy, hydrating , & went on so smooth.

Have you tried any of these products?

Which would you want to try?

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I received the product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Inside my #SproutVoxBox

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Woohoo another great box from Influenster filled with a variety of 5 products.

 

Curate Bar

Curate Bar

This company take wholesome ingredients and combines them in unexpected ways to make a delicious snack.

First I tried the Curate Bar , they sent me a Dark & Tempting Balsamic Fig & Hazelnut

I haven’t heard of this brand before so was intrigued, especially by the flavors & ingredients. The one thing I like is you can make out the ingredient in the bar.  There is figs, balsamic vinegar, orange, hazelnuts, quinoa, & sunflower kernels. The bar had a nice texture mix between chewy & a nice crunch from the nuts. It had just the right of richness & sweetness. Perfect for a snack any time of the day. Plus its a snack you can feel good about eating. These bars are non-GMO , gluten-free and never contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.  I recently spotted them at Target for $5.99.  Next on my list to try is the Irresistible Dark chocolate with strawberries & pistachios  & Sweet & Tart Berry Bliss but all the flavors look great.

  • Indulgent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut
  • Salted Decadence Dark Chocolate & Almonds
  • Harmonious Blend Marcona Almond & Apricot
  • Sweet & Tart Berry Bliss
  • Dark & Tempting Balsamic Fig & Hazelnut
  • IrresistibleDark Chocolate Strawberries & Pistachios

 

Hair Food Moisture Collection

 

The moisture collection is designed to soothe dry hair by adding just the right amount of hydration & shine. It has honey essences to provide luxurious moisture & nourishment for healthy hair.  The shampoo is free of silicones, parabens, & mineral oil & the conditioner is free of parabens & mineral oil.  As you can see I have a lot of hair. It wavy texture & thick so it is a little hard to see how this product will really work with just a sample. I did enjoy how it left my hair. The formula smelled great & was light weight.  When I put the shampoo in my hair and was washing my hair , it felt really smooth. Once my hair was dried my hair was still really soft, smelled lovely, and had a nice healthy shine.

 

Eatsmart Snacks

Eatsmart Snacks

These Spicy black bean tortilla chips will add some bold flavor to your snack time. These are made with 3 beans ( navy, pinto, & black beans) so they have a little more fiber. They also have whole yellow corn so the chips have still have that nice crunch to them. There are about 15 ingredients in these chips all which you can read like whole yellow corn, sunflower oil, jalapeno pepper, navy bean grits, tomato powder, onion powder, ect.

I don’t really care for spicy stuff but have been adventuring out. These weren’t spicy but they do have a nice kick to them. I like having a mashed avocado with them it helps balance it out but they are also good alone.  The chips have 14 grams of whole grains, gluten-free, & made with non-gmo ingredients. These are chips you can feel good about eating & make snack time a little more exciting. I’m officially a fan. Want to try their garlic & hummus chips next.

Orgain Organic Protein Powder

Orgain Organic Protein Powder

This is a plant based protein powder which is USDA Organic, gluten-free, soy free, & non-gmo. When I opened up the packet it smelled delicious, like vanilla cake. I ended up making a smoothie with it. Almond milk, banana, a few frozen strawberries.  While I drank my smoothie it had no weird taste or after taste. It also blended well, no gritty texture. I could taste the vanilla and the smoothie left me satisfied & full.

 

Ecos

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This formula is hypoallergenic made with high-quality ingredients at a low price. Its gentle, plant derived ingredients, & has a built-in fabric softner. It is effective at protecting colors & fabrics. They don’t test on animals, its pH balanced & kind on the skin. Free of formaldehyde & dyes. I sometimes have a sensitivity to certain laundry detergents so was curious to see how this would work. You know when you see commercials or photos and they are hanging clothes in a field and the breeze is going. Thats what the magnolia & lily scent reminded me of. It was light & pleasant. I ended up hand washing a few items. They seemed clean & smelled nice.

 

I received these products free from Influenster for review purposes. All opinions are my own. If you want to try out products as well, sign up & fill out your profile here

 

 

Get #Extraordinary Hair with L’oreal

It’s always a good mail day when I received something new I haven’t tried before.

Have you seen the commercial for L’oreal Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Nourishing line with Blake Lively? She flips her hair and its so shiny , healthy, and pretty.

Well, Influenster sent me Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo, Conditioner, & Serum to try.

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Its helps rejuvenate & nourish your hair so its lustrous & soft.

How does it do it? Well it has great ingredients like Coconut, Argan, Chamomile, Amla, Soja, and Sunflower oils.

It smells fantastic, they are light weight,  not greasy. If you are like me and have thick hair, you probably deal with frizz. These products have helped tame my mane and reduced the frizz , especially the serum.

  • The shampoo lathers up nicely, rinses out well. Cleans hair without stripping out the natural oils.
  • The conditioner leaves hair smooth
  • The serum, I was worried about but it doesn’t leave hair oily or greasy at all. It helps add shine & tames frizz.

As you can see on the bottle it claims in 1 wash you will have lustrous hair. In one wash you really can tell how soft and healthy it leave hair feeling & looking.

I spotted some deals, mostly at CVS and with coupons I was able to stock up on shampoo & conditioner. If you’ve seen my previous posts on deals I’ve done.. I got them free! woohoo. I even scored a serum for $1.99 at another store.

L'oreal Nourishing Oil Shampoo & COnditioner

I can’t wait to see how the serum is in the Summer , I think its going to be my saving grace. It leaves hair so silky, smooth, & manageable.  I like focusing more on the ends of my hair and then whatever is left , I apply to where frizz is a problem. Great for  before styling or adding the final touch. Also use for touch ups mid day if needed.

 

loreal before after

There isn’t too much noticeable changed in my before & after but I can feel & see it. ( my hair is a bit damp in the second which is why its darker) My hair is softer & has a healthy shine. I also love how light weight the products are so my wavy texture is not limp or disappear.

If you have thick hair or textured hair like mine,I highly recommend these products. If you try them let me know how you like them.

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

What’s inside my #JingleVoxBox

I am always excited when I get an email saying I am going to get a voxbox from Influenster.

Influenster is a community of savvy shoppers who like to share their opinions on products ( everything from makeup, food, fitness, & more) .  You even have the opportunity to try brand new products not even on the market. When you get a products or products , you will have tasks to do. The more you do the more chances you have to win a prize depending on the products. It can be anything from a gift card to a products from that brand. I won perfume, tampons & bag, John Frieda hair dryer & comb, & more.  It’s completely free to join. Sign up here

You can also browse the site for tips, information on products as well as reviews, ask questions, & more.

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Ore-Ida Tater Tots

I was sent 1 coupon for a free bag of tater tots. I don’t even remember the last time I had tater tots. On Influenster they give you tasks to earn brand badges. You can choose to do them or not. They mentioned making totchos.  I’ve never heard of it before , it just nachos but instead of chips you use tater tots. Though I think their waffle fried might have been better but I went with it.

I made breakfast totchos, taco totchos, & then I made egg muffins with taters tots on the bottom. See recipes here :  Totchos   &  egg muffins

 

All were tasty and definitely comfort food but I am not sure if I would make it totchos again. Its something you have to eat with a fork and not something you grab like nachos.

Pure Ice Nail Polish

Pure Ice Home Run nail polish

I received Home Run, which is a pretty shade. It reminds me of Spring and is probably a color I would gravitate towards if I was looking at the colors. This polish is made in the U.S.A. It is also with formaldehyde, toluene, & DBP. They have a wide range of colors , glitters, & shimmers. You can find these polishes at Walmart for about $2.  The only downfall for me was you definitely need two coats, at least for this shade.  Plus it takes a little long for it to dry.  The polish lasted for about a week without chipping. For $2 though, I will definitely try other colors.

Hallmark Itty Bittys

Hallmark Itty Bittys

Hallmark has a wide range of characters that need some lovin’! Everything from Rainbow Brite ( my personal favorite) , Wizard of Oz , Star Wars, DC comics, & so much more. They start at $6.95

OlafAdventuretoNYC

I received Olaf, I haven’t seen the movie but hes cute! I took him on an adventure while my mom was visiting. I took her and Olaf around NYC. He rode the train into Grand Central and walked over to Times Sq. where he spotted big Olafs & Elsas!  Hopped on the subway heading down to Macy’s to see the window displays. He even spotted the Empire State Building.  It was a little chilly , so after some photo ops we all hopped back on the 1 to Rockefeller Center to see the tree. There were so many people but that didn’t stop us. Olaf even got a photo in front of the big tree. On out walk he even saw Radio City music Hall. He saw a lot in a short amount of time.

Kiss True Volume Lashes & strip lash adhesive with aloe

The lashes are made with 100% natural hair. The tapered end technology creates a natural looking ends that resemble real lashes but gives ups your look up a notch adding a little glam but not over the top. The glue is very easy to apply and you can control how much you put on the lashes because you paint it on. No chemical smell, easy to apply, & easy to take off. Both items retail for around $3.99  The lashes really do look natural and love the flirty  look to them. These made me fall in love with false lashes again.

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Kiss lashes apply

  • Applying lashes is easier than you think. All you need are lashes, lash glue, tweezers, & a mirror. Gently remove lashes with tweezers. I like grabbing one end and gently pulling them off.
  • Put the lashes on top of yours to measure. Sometimes you might need to take a little off. When you do you want to cut the inside off ( which would be the part in your inner corner of the eye) You want to cut that end because lashes go from short to long. It will give you a more natural look. Remember to cut both lashes in the same place so they are even.
  • Grab the lashes in the middle and apply the glue.
  • Let sit for 10-30 seconds just to let the glue get a little tacky. This will help you apply easier because they won’t slide all over the place and you can’t put them into place quicker. I like putting a little more glue on the ends.
  • I found that if you use a mirror ( like one from a make up palette or bigger one that you can move around) on a table or so that you are looking down , it works better to get it in place.
  • Place on top of lashes just above your lash line. Gently push the end pieces into place and then push the rest of the lashes into lid with tweezers.

*Don’t worry the glue dries clear. You can always take an angles brush dip it black shadow or put some black eyeliner and brush it on top if you wish

Use when you’re going out for brunch, lunch, dinner, date night, or just because you want to! I will be buying more of Kiss lashes… I am officially hooked.

Kiss lashes

 

 

 

NYC City Proof 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner

NYC Eyeliner

This eyeliner is around $3.99 and can be found at Target & wherever N.Y.C make up are sold.  This gives bold color and it glides on so smoothly which is what I want in a eye liner. Something that can be easily applied without the fuss.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

I have never tried this moisturizing cream before. I opened up with  jar and it was so thick, rich & creamy. This is perfect if you have dry skin & is a great product to have in the winter when skin can be drier than normal. It absorbs nicely and doesn’t leave skin greasy. I like putting it on my elbows, feet, & hands. This retails any where from $8.99-$15.99 depending on size you get. Great product for the winter.

 

 

Biscoff Cookies

These cookies have been Europe’s favorite coffee break favorite. Crunchy, caramelized flavor that are a perfect treat. I love the flavor of these cookies . I don’t really drink coffee but love it with hot chocolate. I also made a healthy sweet treat by mixing together banana & frozen berries. I put in the freezer until hard. Enjoy!

What’s in Biscoff Cookies?

The unique taste stems from the sugar’s caramelization during the baking process. And a hint of cinnamon and other spices add that special something. Biscoff Cookies are made with:

  • No artifical color or preservatives
  • 0 grams trans fat per serving and 0 cholesterol
  • Non-GMO ingredients
  • No Nuts
  • No animal by-products

 

 

  • I received these products for free from Influenster for review & testing purposes.. All opinions are my own