August 23, 2016

Enerex Greens Superfood Powder Review from Social Nature #TryNatural

First of all, Social Nature is another try before you buy site where you can trial natural products, review it and share it.

Today I received my Enerex Superfood Greens sample in the mail from Social Nature and I couldn't wait to try it. To give it a fair review, I decided to try it with just water. I got a glass and filled it with 250ml of cold water and whisked in one packet of the green powder. It mixed quite well and, of course, it was a dark green colour. After several gulps, I immediately felt more mentally alert. You can taste the greens and there was a very light mixed berries flavour. It was not bad tasting at all.

I did notice a subtle bitterness and aftertaste on the back of my tongue. They recommend mixing this powder in a smoothie and I'm sure if I did that, it would taste so much better knowing I probably wouldn't have the aftertaste or bitterness and it would mask the green superfood taste.

Even now after several hours of drinking it, I don't feel like I have more energy and I'm not the one to have a lot of energy to begin with so for me, there's no difference. Granted, I only tried this one sample and who knows if I bought this product and drank it everyday if it would make a difference.

Here are some highlights:
* A synergistic blend of superfood greens and beneficial probiotics
* Made with Certified Organic juice powders of live Alfalfa, Kamut, Barley & Oat shoots
* Ten Organic Superfood Berries 
* Luo Han Guo Concentrate Sweetener 
* Increases your energy and endurance 
* Reduces inflammation with powerful antioxidants 
* Improves digestion and brain function 
* Made with raw juiced greens that deliver 2 to 3 times the nutrient density of other brands 
* Clean refreshing taste 
* Gluten Free 
* Vegan 
* Available in Original and Mixed Berries flavours

Currently there is a $3 off coupon on their site if you would like to try it yourself.


Disclosure: I wasn't compensated to write this review. I was given a free sample and this is my honest opinion. Please refer to my Privacy Policy and Disclosure

August 10, 2016

Home Tester Club - Testing, Reviewing & Sharing Community

I really like the concept of try before you buy and Home Tester Club is no different. It's a global testing, reviewing and sharing community.
 
How you receive samples to try is different from Sample Source. Sample Source comes out with samples about three times a year and you can receive x amount of samples determined by a questionnaire. Home Tester Club is similar in the same way of answering a few questions to determine if you qualify, but you only receive one or two products at a time throughout the year when they have products to be tested.

If you join today, you have a chance to sample tea and/or laundry detergent. If you qualify, you'll be sent an email to let you know you have been selected to a trial product. You'll also find other instructions in that email. Once you have tried the product, you'll receive a survey link to complete and share it on Home Tester Club and if you wish through various social media outlets.

Apart from the trial products, Home Tester Club have product watches where you can offer your reviews. The more reviews you do and be active in the community, the chances of getting invited to try products are greater. I enjoy reading other people's reviews about products I want to buy. There have been too many times where I have bought something and it didn't work. To me, that's a waste of money! I know opinions vary; some love it, some hate it. But there's truth somewhere in between and if I can try it before I buy it, that's a bonus.

It's free to join. It's open globally and it's a fun site to get opinions on products you are looking to buy.

Join Home Tester Club today.

April 07, 2016

H&R Block Free Online Tax Return for Canadians

Oh my god I feel pretty stupid. I'm one of those people that still used to file a paper tax return. I know. I'm super slow getting on the electronic filing train. Sunday was the day I went to hell and back. Okay, I'm exaggerating. Well, not really, but it was a huge, HUGE headache. It was such a headache that I rewarded myself with two mini chocolate Easter eggs, followed by six squares from Cadbury orange chocolate bar and lastly an oat fudge bar from Starbucks. Chocolate overload I tell ya! Did I tell you I'm a chocoholic? Should I tell you how many times I had to sharpen my pencil and how much eraser bits I had on the table? Probably not and I won't bore you.

What I really like about H&R Block Free Online Personal Tax Software for Canadians? It's free for everyone and it's compatible with mobile devices. You don't have to download the software if you don't want to and you can file online by creating an account. Since it was my first time ever using an online tax software, I must say it was super easy. The interface was clutter-free and the step-by-step guidance was simple to follow because all you had to do was answer the questions and plug in your information. The software double checks for errors too and lets you know. On the side, you can track your refund or amount owing as you're filing.

If you need assistant, help is not far. You can refer to their online help centre, Tax Talk blog or call in for support.

You have the option to use NetFile or mail in. I chose NetFile because it's easy and I don't have to worry about buying stamps and wondering if my tax return might get lost in the mail. I save on paper and printing and I get an immediate confirmation number from the CRA saying they received my return.

If you're not comfortable filing your own taxes you can drop in to your nearest H&R Block office. If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you have until April 30th. Give this software a try and save yourself time and the headache.

I'm actually looking forward to tax time next year with H&R Block.

Disclaimer: I was not contacted by H&R Block to write this blog post.

April 05, 2016

Live Clean Skin Care Product Review

I didn't learn about Live Clean until I read it from a product review and giveaway blogger. What I love about Live Clean is one, it's a Canadian company and two, it doesn't contain a lot of crap ingredients. According to their website, their products have NO

*Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate
*Parabens
*Phthalates
*Phosphates
*DEA
*Is not tested on animals

Plus

*Petroleum free
*Enriched with Certified Organic Botanical Extracts
*Biodegradable Ingredients/Recyclable Package/Local Sourcing
*Pure Vegan and Vegetarian/Cruelty Free

I think that's pretty awesome!

Currently I'm using Foaming Daily Cleanser, Soothing Daily Moisturizer and at night, Nourishing Night Cream.

I only wash my face at night with the Foaming Daily Cleanser. It's gentle and mild and I recommend it if you have sensitive skin. I don't wear foundation or anything so I don't know if it's effective enough to remove all makeup. One pump and it cleanses my face well enough. The scent is light and it foams well.

After I wash my face, I use the Nourishing Night Cream. It's hard to describe the scent, but it's light and pleasant, and not too strong, Surprisingly, the cream is not heavy and thick. Quite the opposite, it's thin and somewhat translucent. It feels like it's a water-based cream. The key benefit is providing deep hydration to replenish the skin which makes sense why it feels like a water-based product. For me and it could be just my skin type, when I put it on, it shines or gives me a greasy look. It goes away soon after. I suppose it takes a while for my skin to absorb it. What I love too is that you don't need to use a lot. A little goes a long way.

In the morning, I use the Soothing Daily Moisturizer and it's a very light-weight moisturizer. It's a light cream that absorbs very well and it doesn't leave a greasy feel. It's absolutely great for fall, spring and summer, but when winter hits, you may want to use a medium-weight type of moisturizer to help your skin feel soft and supple and not dry and flaky. Again, the scent is pleasant and not over-powering.

I really like Live Clean products. I also use their shampoos and I will do a review on that another time. I'm really happy I came across their products because I'm constantly on the hunt for products that are closer to being natural, effective and affordable at the same time.


Disclaimer: I was not contacted by Live Clean nor compensated nor given any products for free to provide this honest review. I just wanted to share with you these great products.

March 25, 2016