Goodnessknows snack squares review

Everyone deserves a little goodness….right?
If you haven’t seen or heard of these Goodnessknow snack squares you are missing out.
Crafted with real fruit, dark chocolate and whole nuts in bite-size portions, it’s an easy way to do something good for ourselves.

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A little about Goodnessknows snack squares:

*Each serving ( 4 squares per pack) is only 150 calories- 38 calories per square.
*No high fructose corn syrup and contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
*100 mg of natural cocoa flavanols per serving
*Comes in 3 different flavors:
•Very Cranberry: Cranberry, almond, dark chocolate
•Peachy cherry : Peach & cherry, almond, dark chocolate
•Apple, almond & peanut, dark chocolate (not available in all stores until 2016)

Very Cranberry
GoodnessKnows cranberry

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I love how you can see & make out the ingredients in each square. Cranberries, almonds, crisp rice, toasted oats, chocolate. You feel good about eating these and are satisfied after having it as a snack or treat. This is perfect for the Fall/Winter. The tart cranberries, mixed with the crunch from the crisp rice, almonds, & toasted oats pair well with the dark chocolate.

Peachy Cherry
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You can spot the almonds, dried peaches, crisp rice, dried cherries, & toasted oats . Yum!
I liked the mix of the peach & cherries with the almonds & dark chocolate.

Apple, almond & peanut, dark chocolate
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GoodnessKnows Apple
I liked the crunchy textures from the nuts, the sweetness and chewiness from the apple, and savory indulgence from the dark chocolate. It was almost like one of those gourmet candy apples in a snack square form.

Where can you find them?
CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid
online from their website
but make sure to check out their store locator to see if there are any store near you carrying them

Final thoughts:
If you spot these buy one! At least to try. I really enjoyed all 3 flavors. A mix of chocolate with fruit, nuts, oats, a crisp rice. What’s not to like? It satisfies your sweet tooth while feeling good about having a treat yourself moment. You deserve a little goodness 🙂

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

O.B Pro Comfort Tampons Review #obPROCOMFORT

You head down the personal hygeine aisle and there are shelves stacked with different options of tampon. Scented, Non Scented, no applicator, applicator, plastic or card applicator, super, regular,lite , ect.
I have a few different brands I use depending on what is on sale when I need them. Recently Smiley360 sent me O.B pro comfort tampons. I’ve heard of these and even tried them once or twice in the past but have never been a frequent user.

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The first thing you notice is the size.
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This is one of my regular brands I use. 18 count & O.B Pro Comfort 18 count pack regular brand.
Why the difference? Well O.B Pro Comfort tampons don’t have an applicator. It is wrapped in plastic so it stays sanitary. Easier to carry and less waste.

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They even sent me a cute plastic case to keep a few in, to be prepared.

O.B tampons actually launched in Europe before it caught on here in the U.S.
With O.B tampons not having an applicator they say it will help wearing a tampon be more comfortable. Most applicators are straight but the vagina is curved. Finger tip insertion allows you to follow the natural curve of the vaginal canal where it will be most comfortable for your body.

Will it be messy? It shouldn’t be. There is a little ‘finger pocket’ to protect your finger.

Proper way to use it?
Make sure you hands are washed.
Grab your sealed O.B tampon & unwrap it.
Next grab the string and pull it tight left to right. This widens the bottom and creates the ‘finger pocket’.
Place index finger in finger pocket while using your thumb & middle finger to hold the tampon.
Insert
Check here for their user guide

Finding the right fit
Below is a graph that shows a typical woman’s flow pattern during her period. It is usually heaviest the first 3 days so you may want to you a higher absorbency tampon those days.

The reason O.B tampons protect so well, even with their small size is because they expand to fit your body & fluid lock grooves to protect against leaks. Fluid lock grooves guide the fluid inside the core for up to 8 hours of protection.

Where to buy
CVS, Target, Walmart, Amazon, Walgreens are a few places to look.
You can also head to their website O.B Tampons

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My thoughts:
I must say the whole not having an applicator turned me off from really using these. Plus I learned I wasn’t quite using them right when I used them in the past. I missed the step about moving the string to create the finger pocket. I like that they are small & compact so they are easy to put in your purse, pocket…anywhere. I am also a fan that these have less waste than my normal tampons since they don’t have a plastic applicator, the box is small, and so is the wrapper. So its better for the environment.
A little TMI but I did notice the how the fluid lock grooves works to guide the fluid to the core of the tampon to prevent leaks.
These weren’t as bad as I thought. O.B tampons are comfortable, easy to use, & comfortable. I don’t know if I will switch completely to o.b tampons. If I see a good deal I might just pick these up instead , have them in my purse for emergencies ( since they are so small), or use them for my lighter days.

What do you use to stay protected during your period?

*I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Take The Hair, Skin and Nails Challenge with Nature’s Bounty

I took the hair, skin, & nail challenge with Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin, & Nails gummies.

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Looking good and feeling great has never been this delicious! Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies contains just the right balance of nutrients to support lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin, all in a delicious strawberry flavored gummy.

Find out more on their website

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The gummies provides you with the vital nutrients your body needs to support your natural beauty from within. Vitamin E and Vitamin C are antioxidants. Vitamin E contributes to skin health, and Vitamin C is involved in collagen production and formation, which forms the basis for vibrant skin. Biotin helps to maintain healthy hair and nails.

Nutrition Natures Bounty

No Artificial Flavor, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, Sodium Free.

I am pretty lucky and my nails, hair, & skin are pretty healthy from a healthy diet.
I did notice my hair & nails looking a little shinier. I don’t know if it had anything to do with it but usually around that time of month , I get a pimple or two but this month while taking these… nothing.

These are easy to take and taste great too! I really enjoyed the strawberry flavor and having it in gummy form was almost like having candy. You take 2 a day with or without a meal.

I did like taking them but for me personally I don’t think I need these, so don’t think I will continue to use them. If I do notice a change in my hair,nails, or skin I will consider taking them again though.

If you think your hair, nails, or skin look a little dull. Along with a healthy diet, I think you should at least try these gummies to see if you notice a difference. You have nothing to lose and if you don’t see or feel a difference, Natures’ Bounty will give you your money back.

Get started and join the challenge here

Foods with biotin: liver, cauliflower, salmon, carrots, bananas, soy flour, yeast, wheat germ, whole-grain cereals, whole wheat bread, eggs, dairy products, nuts, swiss chard and chicken.

Have you tried these gummies from Nature’s Bounty before? Do you prefer pills or gummies when taking vitamins or supplements?

*I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Get sleepy with Emergen-Zzzz

I’m sure we all have trouble sleeping at some point or maybe travel and the time difference messes with us. Well EmergenC now has a new product to help us get to sleep…Emergen-Zzzz.

Smiley 360 sent me some coupons & some Emergen-Zzzz in berry & peach to try.

For a $1 coupon & free sample go here

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What it helps with:

Sleep
Melatonin helps naturally promote sleep and relaxation which are important to overall health.

-Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland in the brain that is linked to sleep and wake cycles. Your body produces high levels of melatonin when it’s dark and low levels when it’s light. When we get older our bodies don’t produce as much melatonin.

Immune Support
Vitamin C plus other antioxidants, Zinc and Manganese, and Vitamin D help support your immune system.

Fortify
Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and other key nutrients help replenish your body.

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What I thought:
It is very easy to use. Just open a pack, pour in a cup, add water, mix. then drink.
I first tried the berry , the flavor was ok. At first I wasn’t sure because it was fizzing and a lot of those drinks just don’t sit well with me. I didn’t love it but didn’t hate it either. If Im having trouble sleeping I would use it again. I had a headache and just couldn’t get to bed. After tossing & turning trying to get to bed, I grabbed a pack of Emergen Zzzz and drank it, within 20 minutes I was relaxed and sleeping. I like that it has melatonin , something our body produces already so it won’t mess with my body. I woke up feeling good and not drowsy ( like some sleep aids). If you travel or have trouble sleeping , try Emergen-Zzzz.

Tips to getting to bed:
* Turn off lights.
* Try not having a tv in your room.
* Limit tv, computer, & yes even your cell phone before bed .(The artificial light suppresses the release of melatonin)
* Keep a journal near your bed in case you have any thoughts, things you forgot to do. Even do this before you go to bed so when you are about to go to bed you don’t have these thoughts which will keep you from getting to bed.
*Exercise. This always helps me get a good nights sleep.
*Stretch before bed

Do you have trouble sleeping? What are your tips to getting to bed when you just can’t sleep? Have you tried Emergen-Zzz yet?

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Nutrition Now Gummy MultiVites Review #NutritionNow #FreeSample

I’m sort of bad at taking vitamins , I’m not going to lie. I know I should be taking them but when the pills are huge and/or taste gross I end up putting them off.

Smiley360 sent me berry Nutrition Now women’s gummy vitamins. I started taking the the next morning after receiving them. I love these. These taste great, easy to chew, & swallow. It makes taking vitamins enjoyable. The berry flavor is a great choice, I almost want to take more than 2 because they are that tasty. I haven’t missed a day, it’s the first thing I do now when I get up. Gummies I have taken in the past have had a gritty texture or chalky taste, these do not. I haven’t noticed a big change but do feel energized when I take them & feel good knowing I am getting essential nutrients.

NutritionNow

Supports Healthy Metabolism, Immune System and Bone Health.
100% Daily Value of 9 Essential Nutrients
Delicious
Take 2 daily
Natural berry flavor.
Gluten free
Improve your hair, skin and nails
Supports your energy

These retail for about $7-$8

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My one con is I wish it had zinc/iron since I seem to be low on those.

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Make your taste buds & body happy and try Nutrition Now gummy vitamins.

Do you hate taking vitamins? Do you prefer gummy vitamins?

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Routine #TrulyRadiant #FreeSamp

Last year Smiley360 sent me Truly Radiant products to try & review. I enjoyed them. This time they sent me some new products from the line to try.

Truly Radiant

Truly Radiant Rejuvenating Toothpaste , whitening with a refreshing twist
truly radiant toothpaste
Clinically proven to whiten in just 5 days.
Cleans, strengthens and repairs tooth enamel.
Fresh mint flavor
Tartar Control
Fluoride Anticavity protection
For a $.50 coupon click here

My thoughts: I use whitening toothpastes so I couldn’t really tell a difference but I didn’t lose my bright smile. Months ago I switched toothpastes and I felt like it made my teeth a shade darker or not as bright as before. This toothpaste didn’t do that at all and kept my teeth bright. The taste was pleasant sort of reminded me of ice breakers mints. I would use this toothpaste again.

Truly Radiant whitening & strengthening fluoride rinse
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Helps stop stains before they start
Peroxide- free
Strengthens & restores enamel
Sparkling Mint flavor
Alcohol free
Click here for a $1 coupon

My thoughts:
Good taste, not strong. It leaves a nice peppermint taste in your mouth, sort of like a candy cane. I also like it doesn’t leave a stale minty taste in your mouth like other mouth washes do. It is great that it is peroxide free but still helps whiten your teeth. I also like that is prevents stains with its stain defense technology. I would definitely use this again.

Truly Radiant Extra White Manual Spinbrush

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Manual toothbrush with spinbrush technology, no batteries needed
Bristles rotate as you brush to help remove stains
Has elongated bristles designed to clean hard-to-reach places
Whitening bristles & whitening cup designed to enhance stain removal
For a $1 coupon click here

My thoughts: I enjoyed the way this toothbrush felt holding , brushing, and after using it. Though the top of the brush was a tad big. The Spinbrush has good rubber grips on the handle and fits perfectly in my hand. The bristles are gentle on my gums and left my teeth feeling & looking clean. As far as the spinning I didn’t feel or see the top of it spinning. It did leave me teeth feeling very clean though.

If you are around Tuesday June 9th at 2pm EST / 1pm CT/ 11am PST and want a chance at winning a basket of Truly Radiant products go RVSP here

I received these products complimentary for review & testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Freebies & Deals week of May 21

Freebies

U.S Weekly, Shape , Self Magazine- free subscription
Numi Tea- facebook
Coupon from Kashi $1
Coupon for free Twix – enter to win here

PinchMe
Splenda minis
Kraft seasoned parmesan cheese- classic Italian
Sunny Body natural sunscreen
2 Gold Bond lotion
Method laundry detergent $3 x2 ( plus you can smell them with the pull tabs)

dollar tree
I have to go back and grab some brushes. Check your Dollar Tree stores. I spotted maybelline nail polish , elf brushes, milani nail polish, maybelline smoky eye pencil

muller yogurt

Shoprite had Muller yogurt $10/10
On their site they had a digital coupon for $1 off 4
I had a coupon for $1 off 5
Then submitted my receipt to Ibotta and received $.20 for buy yogurt
= $.56 each !

I also bought a big jug of Arizona Tea ( 128oz) for $.99 They were on sale for $1.99 & used a $1 off coupon.

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Smiley 360 sent me Nutrition Now gummy vitamins. Stay tuned for review

JC Penney had $10 off $10 …I went to see what they had. I didn’t really find much that I loved and really wanted to spend money on. Then I spotted this cute ring for $10.40 ( on sale) I used my code and got it for $.43. I used a visa card sent by a survey company so technically = FREE
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