Monday, February 20, 2017

Pickled Planet Sauerkraut

It all began in Ashland, Oregon the year of 2002 by founder of Pickled Planet Courtlandt Jennings where he was driven to make fantastic fermented vegetables where he started out concocting such delicious ferments that would be sold statewide by 2004. 

Courtlandt started off first by fermenting breads when he was in highschool then later he learned how ferment beer, kombucha, sprout water, rejuvelac and then pickles krauts followed shortly after.

At the tender age of nine years old he discovered a health problem and gave up eating white flour and sugar which later opened his eyes to various subcultures, self healing and also healing the body with healthy foods.

Pickled Planet products include

  • Organic Raw Great Plain Sauerkraut
  • Kim Chee
  • Korean Kimchi
  • Dill E. Gent
  • Beat Kraut
  • Love Kraut
  • Veda Kraut
  • Velvet Sea
  • Dilly Beans Fermented Pickles
  • Taqueria Mix Pickles
  • Full Sour Pickles
  • Herbal Aralia Sauerkraut
  • Burdock & Berries
  • Nettle Kraut
  • Spring Greens
Seasonal Fermented Flavors :

  • Mo' Rockin'
  • Liberty Cabbage
  • Chunky Style Traditional Kim Chi
Courtlandt himself sent me some samples of Pickled Planet products to try out and here is what I received.  

Lil Kim Chee Raw Sauerkraut:

Made with carrots, daikon radish, ginger, garlic and a touch of heat

Worked as the perfect topping on a bed of mixed greens sliced cucumbers, olives, carrots, onions and tuna for lunch it was bursting with flavor from the pickled radishes, a hint of sweetness from the carrots and a bit of a kick to tantalize the taste buds! 

Korean Kim Chi:

Made with Napa Cabbage, Green Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Himalayan Salt and spicy peppers

I am not much of a spicy foods kind of person this Korean Kimchi not only delivered great flavor from the pickled vegetables, herbs and spices but heat as well that made my taste buds dance!  It was the perfect side to go along with dinner it was tangy a little sweet ! 

Beat Kraut Raw Sauerkraut :

Made with fresh red cabbage, beets, carrots and caraway 

I love beet kraut it adds great flavor to burgers, salads and even wonderful served with a side of eggs making it the perfect side to any breakfast! It's one of those flavors that can't be beat haha see what I did there? It's tangy, it's sweet whether served with lamb , red meats or even with cheese and crackers! 

Dilly Beans Probiotic Green Bean Raw Fermented Pickles:

Made with Green beans , filtered water, Himalayan Salt and spices 

Wait, hold up! A string bean that tastes like a pickle?!

I enjoyed each one of the products I was sent by The Pickled Planet to review they offered great flavor to my meals whether served on a salad, a juicy burger, with eggs, chicken or with hot dogs! Each one of them was unique in their own fermented way providing just the right amount of heat and sweetness that made my meals more exciting and flavorful! 


I received no compensation for this post but was provided with samples of Pickled Planet Sauerkraut to facilitate this review in exchange for my honest opinion which in fact are my own.





Sunday, February 19, 2017

Numi Organic Jasmine Green Tea

It all began with alchemist Ahmed Rahim and his sister artist Reem Rahim in Oakland , California the year of 1999 where they were inspired by a Middle Eastern drink made up of dried limes and Numi Organic Tea was born!

Numi Tea is made by hand with real ingredients such as flowers, spices and fruits that are Fair Trade Certified and Organic.

When it comes to Numi Tea they chose organic tea because not only does it help the protection of our health as in the tea consumer or drinker if you will but the farmer as well because they carefully select the finest of ingredients from fruits, flowers and spices to add great flavor without any chemicals .

Although I am not much of a tea drinker I find myself fixing a cup when there's a slight chill in the weather to not only warm my senses but hands as well it's so relaxing and inviting especially on a cold snowy day!

I received a sample of Numi's Organic Jasmine Green tea to sample and couldn't wait to warm me up a cup! 

Green Tea Varieties :

  • Decaf Ginger Lemon
  • Toasted Rice
  • Mate Lemon
  • Jasmine Green
  • Gunpowder Green
Black Tea Varieties:

  • Aged Earl Grey
  • Chinese Breakfast
  • Golden Chai
  • Breakfast Blend

White Tea Varieties:

  • White Rose
  • Orange Spice

Herbal Teasan Varieties:

  • Dry Desert Lime
  • Moroccan Mint
  • Honeybush
  • Green Roobios
  • Chamomile Lemon  
Turmeric Tea Varieties:

  • Golden Tonic
  • Fields Of Gold
  • Amber Sun
  • Three Roots
Chocolate Tea Varieties:

  • Chocolate Earl Grey
  • Chocolate Roobios
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Chocolate Spice
PU-ERH Tea Varieties:

  • Ginger PU-erh
  • Chocolate Pu-erh
  • Cardamom Pu-erh
  • Emperor's Pu-erh

Assortment varieties:

  • Numi's Collection
  • Mini Sampler
Even though I am not much of a tea drinker I thoroughly enjoyed the sample of Numi Organic Jasmine Green Tea it was light along with the floral aroma of Jasmine and soothing green tea. 

Look for Numi Organic Tea today at your nearest Walmart !


I received no compensation for this post but was provided with a sample of Numi Organic Tea to facilitate this review in exchange for my honest opinion which in fact are my own.






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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nivea In-Shower Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Winter so far has done a number on my skin leaving it both cracked and dry so when I received my free sample of Nivea In-Shower body lotion infused with cocoa butter I couldn't wait to use it! 

Ever since I was a teenager I have been a fan of Nivea products and when I heard about their new In-Shower body lotion at first I thought was weird a lotion that you can use in the shower? Let me tell you though it works and I love it! I loved that it was easy to apply and didn't offer that sticky feel leaving my skin oily in fact it left it full of moisture and the dryness was gone working like magic! 

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion is water activated which helps absorb down deep within the skin to provide long lasting moisture for silky smooth touchable skin!

Nivea In-Shower body lotion is available in 

  • Nivea In-Shower Body lotion hydrating 24hr moisture for normal to dry skin
  • Nivea In-Shower shea butter Body Lotion smoothing 24hr moisture for dry skin
  • Nivea In-Shower cocoa butter Body Lotion 24hr moisture for dry to very dry skin
  • Nivea In-Shower almond oil  24hr Nourishing for very dry skin 

Moisturize your skin in the shower with In-Shower body lotion new from Nivea that will have leave your skin feeling soft to the touch without that sticky feel! 

With Nivea In-Shower body lotion all you do is 

  • Wash body as you usually would
  • Then apply the Nivea In-Shower body lotion onto wet skin and avoid applying to the bottom of feet so there is no slipping
  • Rinse body off quickly and after usage rinse out tub or shower with hot water which will remove any residue and be careful not to slip
  • towel dry then get dressed and go!

Discover moisturized skin without the sticky feel today with Nivea In-Shower body lotion! 

Look for it today in the lotion aisle at your nearest retailer 


I received no compensation for this post but was provided with a sample of Nivea In-Shower body lotion to facilitate this review in exchange for my honest opinion which in fact are my own. 



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Old Orchard Brand's 20th Anniversary Bottle Bash Sweepstakes !

It all began with owner and proud founder of Old Orchard Juice company Mark Saur when he made the choice to go a different route with average frozen juices and concocted bottled shelf stable ones. 

Old Orchard Juice company today now offers more than 85 varieties of their bottled juices and has became the one of the most popular shelf-stable juice within the United States. 

Old Orchard juices have been a household staple since I was a little girl from apple to cranberry you name it we had it! I loved the taste of their juice it was like no other sweet but not too sweet, fruity, crisp and delicious available in many flavors to choose from!

I received an email to celebrate a very special event from my all time favorite juice company to celebrate their 20th Anniversary and how could I resist the crisp, sweet, and fruity taste of them?! I mean it's bursting with fruity flavor in each sip from apple cranberry to peach mango and classic lemonade on a hot Summer's day there's nothing that I love more than the bittersweet taste of refreshing lemons. 

The best part in celebrating their very special 20th Anniversary event is they are offering a giveaway to win all sorts of cool prizes like free juice by the truckload and much more! 

Old Orchard Juice varieties include a wide variety filled with tantalizing fruity flavors that is mother approved !

Old Orchard 100% Juice:

  • Acai Pomegranate 
  • Apple 
  • Apple Cider
  • Apple Cranberry
  • Berry Blend
  • Black Cherry
  • Cherry Pomegranate 
  • Blueberry Pomegranate
  • Cranberry Pomegranate 
  • Grape
  • Mango Tangerine
  • Kiwi Strawberry
  • Peach Mango
  • Orange 
  • White Grape
  • Tart Cherry
  • Red Raspberry
  • Pomegranate 
  • Wild Cherry
Cranberry Cocktails :

  • Cranberry Blueberry
  • Cranberry Apple 
  • Cranberry Cherry
  • Cranberry Classic
  • Cranberry Raspberry
  • Cranberry Grape
Healthy Balance :

  • Apple
  • Apple Cranberry
  • Cherry
  • Cranberry
  • Cranberry Grape
  • Cranberry Raspberry
  • Grape
  • Peach Mango
  • Pineapple Orange
  • Pomegranate Blueberry Acai
  • Pomegranate Cranberry 
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit
Juice Cocktails :

  • Apple Kiwi Raspberry
  • Apple Passion Mango
  • Apple Raspberry
  • Apple Strawberry Banana 
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit

  • Fruit Punch
  • Apple
  • Grape

  • Apple Cherry
  • Cranberry
  • Apple
  • Peach Mango
  • Wild Berry
Seasonal Juice Drinks:

  • Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Mango Lemonade
  • Lemonade
Frozen 100% Juice:

  • Apple Cranberry
  • Apple Cherry
  • Apple Strawberry
  • Apple
  • Apple Kiwi Strawberry
  • Apple Passion Mango
  • Berry Blend
  • Black Cherry Cranberry
  • Blueberry Pomegranate
  • Cherry Pomegranate 
  • Cranberry Blend
  •  Cranberry Pomegranate 
  • Cranberry Raspberry
  • Pineapple Orange
  • Orange with Calcium
  • Pineapple
  • Grape
  • Orange
  • White Grape
  • Strawberry Rhubarb
Frozen Mixers:

  • Pina Colada 
  • Margarita
  • Daiquiri 
Frozen Organics:

  • Peach Mango
  • Apple
Frozen Seasonal Drinks:

  • Fruit Punch 
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Lemonade
  • Limeade
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade
Harvest Select Frozen Concentrates :

  • Apple
  • Cranberry
  • Grape
  • Orange
Limited Edition:

  • Organic Strawberry Rhubarb
  • Organic Wild Berry
  • Organic Cranberry

Join me in celebrating their 20th Anniversary Bottle Bash sweepstakes where you can enter to win all sorts of juicy products an did you know that the Old Orchard Juice Company will be giving away not one but two free truckloads of juice away free ? That's a lot of juice! So enter to win !

Be sure to enter to win my giveaway at the bottom for a coupon redeemable for a free bottle of Old Orchard brand juices !

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Five lucky readers will win!

Good Luck !


I received no compensation for this post but was provided with samples of Old Orchard Juice to facilitate this review in exchange for my honest opinion which in fact are my own.







Sunday, February 12, 2017

Zest Revitalizing FruitBoost Shower Gel

A vacation sure would be nice I can picture it now the waves crashing on the beach with the warm sun beating on my back, sounds like paradise to me!

The Zest brand has been keeping families and their loved ones Zestfully Clean since 1952!

Ever since I was a kid I absolutely loved the beach and was like a fish in the water everything from the salty fresh air, building sandcastles , basking in the warm glow of the sun all while the scent of tanning lotion tickled my senses. 

Ahh the smell and warmth of Summer time brings me great joy when I think of the beach. I'd take Summer over the cold chill of Winter any day!

Wouldn't you? You can with FruitBoost revitalizing Shower Gel new from Zest to awaken your senses by getting that Zestfully clean feeling in fresh fruity scents leaving your skin soft to the touch even during the chill of Winter! 

 Zest FruitBoost Revitalizing Shower Gel it's like a vacation for your senses along with it's 2X-concentrated formula that helps moisturize as well as revitalize the skin because it's packed with Vitamin C.

Not long ago I won a free product coupon redeemable for a bottle of Zest Fruitboost shower gel and with Winter being frigid it sure has done a number on my skin making it dry.

At my local Rite-Aid Pharmacy I purchased Zest Fruitboost in Citrus Splash and couldn't wait to give my skin that Zestfully Clean feeling along with the sun kissed Citrus burst ! 

Escape to paradise with Zest Fruitboost Citrus Splash that leaves your skin feeling oh so soft with a kiss of lime !

Zest FruitBoost Shower Gel is available in 

  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Very Berry
  • Pomegranate Acai Berry
  • Peach Mango
  • Citrus Splash

Get soft supple skin with new Zest FruitBoost body scrubs available in

  • Peach Mango
  • Citrus Splash
  • Very Berry 
I loved the scent I purchased with my free product coupon that I won from Zest it offered a nice burst of citrus that helped moisturize my skin adding a nice fruity scent as well! 

Find Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gel today at these stores

  • Family Dollar
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Rite-Aid
  • Giant Eagle
  • A&P
  • K-Mart
  • Exchange
  • Target
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Walmart
  • Stop & Shop 
  • Grocer's Supply
  • Exchange
  • Deca


I received no compensation for this post but was provided with a free sample of Zest Fruitboost to facilitate this review in exchange for my honest opinion which in fact are my own.




Saturday, February 11, 2017

Persil ProClean Power-Liquid Laundry Detergent

Got stains? Lift them with the power of Persil Proclean liquid laundry detergent!

Persil Proclean is a strong detergent that is made with Pro10 Technology which aids in 10 dimensions of clean to make some of life's hectic yet messy times less of a mess by 

  • fighting stains
  • whitens
  • brightens
  • offers long lasting freshness
  • helps fight odors
  • cold water cleaning 
  • clean rinsing
  • anti-graying
  • gentle on fibers
  • an delivers a fresh clean scent 

I was sent a sample of Persil ProClean  laundry detergent to sample for review and couldn't wait to see just how powerful of a clean it offered. 

Persil liquid laundry detergent has pro-power technology that is chock full of stain fighters giving you the best clean with less suds on a clean rinse formula.

Persil Proclean Liquid Laundry Detergent is available in these varieties

  • Persil Power Liquid Intense Fresh
  • Persil Power Liquid Original Scent
  • Persil Power Liquid 2 in 1
  • Persil Power Liquid Sensitive Skin
  • Persil Power-Liquid Extra Fresh Linen

I couldn't believe just how powerful this sample of Persil  liquid detergent was it lifted the stains like magic resulting in a powerful clean which made me very happy with the product !

Experience Premium Clean today with Persil ProClean Laundry Detergent !

With Persil you can experience 10 dimensions of clean for yourself with a money saving coupon on their site listed below!



I received no compensation for this post but was provided with a sample of Persil ProClean Power-Liquid Laundry Detergent to facilitate this review in exchange for my honest opinion which in fact are my own. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Crowdtap Sampling!

Love that fresh from the salon look and feel to your hair but hate breaking the bank? Then try New Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil shampoo, conditioner and Leave-In Conditioning Cream that provides the same silky smooth results as you get from the salon but with a fraction of the cost and in the comfort of your very own home!

For as long as I could remember Suave Products have been a staple in my home ranging from their body washes, deodorant and even their invigorating shampoo and conditioners that have always left my hair without any dryness or frizz whatsoever ! This winter so far has dried my hair out so when I was selected from Crowdtap to try out the new Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil kit I squealed with delight! I couldn't wait to condition my hair with 100% natural oils of Avocado & Olive Oil from root to tip making it smooth and completely free of frizz!

Here is what I received in my Crowdtap Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil kit!

  • Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo
  • Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Conditioner
  • Suave Professionals Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream

Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo: 

With Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Shampoo it smooths out as it cleanses leaving you without dry or frizzy hair providing you with smooth results! 

Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Conditioner :

Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil smoothing conditioner does just that it conditions the scalp resulting in hair that is silky and smooth due to it's natural oils of Avocado and Olive oil!

Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream:

Got dry or damaged hair? Then try new Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Leave In Conditioning Cream! Avocado & Olive Oil is rich in emollients which makes the hair silky and smooth making it easier to handle, and free from frizz ! 

With Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Leave-In Conditioning Cream your hair 

  • 10x Smoother
  • Stays smooth for up to 3 days
  • Helps aid in protecting against frizz even with a high humidity of 95%
Application Directions:

Apply a small amount about a quarter size onto damp hair and distribute evenly throughout hair. Don't rinse! You could also apply it with dry hair by wetting your hands to distribute evenly. For smooth results also use Avocado & Olive Oil Shampoo and conditioner !

The weather has not only done a number on my skin but has dried my hair out as well but thanks to the samples that I've received through Crowdtap of Avocado & Olive Oil Shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioning cream my hair is smooth, silky and frizz free making it easier to manage!

I loved that fresh from the salon feel that the Suave Professionals from the natural oil of Avocado mixed with Olive oil that resulted in flawless hydrating results and the fact that it didn't offer a greasy like consistency when applying to the hair!

I received no compensation for this post but was provided with samples of Suave Professions Avocado & Olive Oil to facilitate this review in exchange for my honest opinion which in fact are my own.