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Goodies Co September 2013 Review

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I'm a little late on this review but I was really happy to see that my Goodies Co box came in!! I've been getting Goodies Co for quite some time now and they never seem to disappoint me. If you aren't familiar with Goodies Co, it's monthly food subscription box. They send 5-8 different snacks each month!

Cost: $7/month

Nestle Lemon Water ($0.50)
I almost never drink bottled water, I lived in the country until just recently so I always drank well water. To me, Nestle water tastes like city water and I don't really like city water that much. I'm not a fan of flavored water either. I'll probably give this to D because he likes just about anything! 

Fuji Apple Chips ($2.17)
I love apple chips! To me, they taste better than regular chips.Fuji apples are one of my favorite types of apples because they're so naturally sweet. The apple chips are so crispy and good! I loved getting these in my box!

Kashi Hummus Crisps ($1)
Surprisingly, I've never tried anything by…

Immuno-Viva Core Vitamins Review

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Have you ever felt like you needed a little extra boost in the middle of the day? Well I finally found a vitamin that supports skin health, heart health and the immune system! It's called Immuno Viva Core. I usually take a "one-a-day" vitamin but I never really felt like it was enough. That's why I was happy to receive these Core Capsules to review!
"CORE nutritional supplements support a wide range of health benefits. It contains black raspberry and Nigella Gold™ (black cumin) seed oils extracted through the NatureFRESH .Cold Press™ process, which requires 8 pounds of berries to make just one half teaspoon of oil. CORE’s powerful ingredients, rich in omega fatty acids and with antioxidant activity, offer nutritional support for good health. "
To me, taking daily vitamins is very important because most people don't eat of the essential vitamins for a healthy lifestyle. I know that I don't eat enough and I just cannot afford to have a lot of sick days.…

QSpeed CoQ10 Review

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I first tried QSpeed when I received it in a Bulu Box. I liked the whole concept of QSpeed so of course I said yes when they offered to send my a sample! 
"QSpeed® is a delicious, natural-orange flavored, sugar-free fast-melt tablet that melts in your mouth in seconds. It is formulated with only the highest quality of naturally fermented Coenzyme Q10. Utilizing patented fast-melt technology, QSpeed® in a clinical study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition has been shown to support exercise performance and to increase muscle CoQ10 concentration. QSpeed® CoQ10 fast-melt tablets also support heart health and enhance cellular energy production. The fast-melt technology used in QSpeed® allows for a great-tasting tablet to dissolve in the mouth without the use of water; making it ideal for children, the elderly, athletes, and those with an active lifestyle. QSpeed® comes in a portable foil pack, so they’re convenient when you’re on the go." What I…

Firmoo Sunglasses Review + Get a Free Pair!

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Hey you lovely readers! Sorry I've been a little absent lately. Did you know that moving and starting a new job all within a month is super stressful? I have so much stuff to review though! Hopefully I'll get done unpacking this week and I'll be able to do a lot more reviews. 
A company called Firmoo offered to send me a pair of sunglasses to review and show my readers! I got to choose the pair that I wanted and I can't wait to show all of you :)

I picked a pair of turtle rimmed sunglasses! They came in this really nice case that will definitely keep my sunglasses very safe. The case that these sunglasses came in was so much nicer than the cases that my prescription glasses came in! Firmoo sells prescription and fashion glasses but I just opted in for the fashion glasses this time because you can never have enough sunglasses, right?

I love the tortoise shell design of my sunglasses. I chose this pair because it's a lot different than all of the other pair of sunglasse…

For the Makers September 2013 Review

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Lately I've been a little bit into doing some crafts. So when I heard about the subscription box called, For the Makers, I knew that I had to try it out. If you've never heard of For the Makers, it's a monthly subscription service that sends out the materials to make 4 different DIY projects for girls. Some projects are jewelry while others are accessories. 

Cost: $29/month

The 4 projects that I got this month were; true colors necklace, billie jean bracelet, maneater earrings and a tech case. 

All of the items that I need to make the projects came inside of the box. Surprisingly, none of the projects actually needed a lot of surprises to make them. 

I'm not going to lie though... I am totally disappointed in this box. I feel like $29 is way too much for the materials that I got. I could have bought these supplies on my own for less and have gotten more of each product. Don't get me wrong, the projects are really cute and I would love to make them. I just feel like I g…

Cassani Fogless Shower Mirror Review

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Have you ever wished that there was a mirror in your shower? Guys might need one when they're shaving in the shower. I know I've wished I had one when I was putting my face wash on in the morning, I like to know that I completely covered my face. That's why I was really excited to try out the Cassani Fogless Mirror. You can stick this mirror onto a wall in your shower, and it won't even fog up!

The instructions to install the mirror are very simple. All you need to do is peel off the sticky on the back and apply it to wherever you want in the shower. To make the mirror fogless, all you have to do is run it under the running water in the shower and it will stay fogless all while you are in the shower.

The box comes with the mirror, a handle to hold the mirror up and a piece that holds your razor. D really liked the mirror in the shower because then he could just shave with washing his hair. I thought that the mirror was perfect. If for whatever reason, I wanted to take th…

Coaster by Lorena Bathey Book Review

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I haven't read a really good book in a really long time. When I saw the description of Coaster by Lorena Bathey, I knew that it was my kind of book. Here's the description that you can find online:

"When a bomb explodes at an amusement park eight people are killed. This tragedy and loss will change the lives of those who loved and lost them. What happens when disaster touches someone's life? Will it inspire them? Destroy them? Or change them? A character study of grief, loss, and finding your way through tragedy, follow the survivors as they work to move forward when their life is abruptly shattered."

I read this book in about 2 days and it's a 300 page book. That tells me that it was a very good book. The book was very well written and I didn't want to put it down once I started. It was very easy to become connected with the characters and follow their stories. I would absolutely recommend this book to any adult. There is a lot of adult content in it thoug…

Umba Box September 2013 Review + Coupon Code

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I'm always talking about how much I love small businesses and handmade products, that's why I was more that ecstatic when the people at Umba Box offered to send me a box. If you aren't familiar with Umba Box, it's a monthly subscription service that sends out different handmade products for women every month. There are 2-3 different products in each box. The products may be; jewelry, home goods, bath products, accessories or stationary. Each product comes with a description about the maker. 

Cost: $25/month
Use coupon code "OCTREVIEWS" * for $5 off any regular prepaid subscription!
I just checked out their website and it looks like they started offering some Limited Edition boxes too. Those boxes are all holiday themed. I love Holiday themed boxes so I may have to look a little more into getting one!

Natasha Collection Half Moon Ceramic Necklace ($30)
This necklace is absolutely gorgeous. If you click the link above, there is a better picture of what the necklace …

Kona Kase September 2013 Review + Coupon

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My Kona Kase came in the mail today!! I haven't received a Kona Kase in quite awhile so I was really happy to get this one again. I remember the last Kona Kase that I received and I was a little bit on the fence about it. They sent a lot of smaller items that I knew I wouldn't really like so I was curious to see how much they have changed. Let me tell you, they have made very good changes to their boxes!

Cost: $15/month (USE MY REFERRAL LINK TO GET $5 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH)
If I remember correctly, the Kona Kase box used to be a bit bigger. It looks like they sized it down a little but in my opinion, that isn't a bad thing. They had some pretty amazing products in this month's box.

Krave Beef Jerky, Chili Lime ($3.74)
I can't eat enough beef jerky. I see this brand around quite a bit but I've never really tried it before. I think that Chili Lime sounds like an amazing flavor though.

Greenola Raisin Coconut ($4)
This is definitely a mixture of foods that I have never t…