Eat Your Coffee Bars… Delicious Vegan Bars with a Caffeine Kick!

Company: Newgroundsfood.com

Products:

Mocha Latte Coffee Bar

Coconut Mocha Coffee Bar

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Bar

Review:

Calling all coffee addicts… there’s a new kid in town! Eat Your Coffee Bars contain a cup of coffee in each bar! They’re vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and made with fair trade coffee!

When it comes to coffee, I’m slightly (and by “slightly” I mean VERY) picky. It needs to be smooth, not too bitter, and of course, it better wake me up!

I recently started a new job that requires me to wake up incredibly early and commute about 40 minutes to get there. So, even making coffee before I leave can throw off my schedule and make me late. That’s why I am so happy to have found these Eat Your Coffee Bars! I don’t need to make my coffee, I just eat a bar!

The Mocha Latte Coffee Bar is made with dates, gluten-free oats, almond butter, and dark chocolate. It is chewy, sweet, and full of chocolate-y coffee flavor. The dark chocolate chips really amp up the mocha flavor and cashews give it some crunch, making this a seriously delicious pick me up!

The Caramel Macchiato Coffee Bar actually tastes like a fancy drink that would cost you around $7.00 at Starbucks! The sweetness of the dates and the subtle bitterness of the coffee are in perfect balance. Yum!

The Coconut Mocha CoffeeBar is my favorite! It is chewy like the others and has a sweet coconut flavor that is absolutely mouthwatering. It also has brown rice and quinoa  to make it crunchy and satisfying. The combo of coconut, dark chocolate, and coffee really can’t be beat!

The Bottom Line

Eat Your Coffee Bars are delicious, good for you and will actually wake your a$$ up! Whether you’re a coffee addict (like myself) or just want a healthy, easy way to get energized, these bars are for you! To make things even better, this company is part of The Chain Collaborative, a non-profit that supports coffee producers in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Awesome!

Thank you, Eat Your Coffee, for sending me these fantastic bars to review! I highly recommend them!

Dr. Brite – Vegan Toothpaste, Mouthwash & Whitening Pen Review – Plus a Discount Code for You!

Company: Dr. Brite

Products: Whitening Mineral Toothpaste (Flouride and SLS Free)

Cleansing Mouthwash

Natural Teeth Whitening Pen

Review:

Woooo! I am so EXCITED to have found Dr. Brite’s products! Did you know that traditional toothpaste contains harmful chemicals and ingredients, not to mention they may be tested on animals (WHY?!). Dr. Brite’s toothpaste, mouthwash, and whitening pen contain natural, good for you ingredients that get the job done!

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The Whitening Mineral Toothpaste contains coconut oil and vitamin C to kill bacteria and improve your gums. Have you heard of oil pulling? I personally have never tried it, but I’ve wanted to. It is basically when you swish coconut oil around in your mouth every day to clean and whiten your teeth. So, this toothpaste is very similar to oil pulling! The spearmint flavor is the perfect… not too weak that your mouth feels dirty after using it and not too strong that it is overpowering. After using this, my teeth, mouth, and gums felt thoroughly cleaned and refreshed! This is a winner for me!

I was very interested to try out the Cleansing Mouthwash because it contains activated charcoal and vitamin C. I have used activated charcoal teeth whitening powders in the past, and they do an excellent job whitening my teeth (but they’re messy as hell!). This mouthwash eliminates the mess and leaves your mouth feeling clean and healthy!

The Natural Teeth Whitening Pen is incredibly easy to use and promises to whiten up to 2 shades in two days! It contains coconut oil and hydrogen peroxide to lighten stains. I’m always a little skeptical when it comes to teeth whiteners because I drink coffee all day long, and my “pearly whites” tend to be stained most of the time.

I applied this whitening pen 1 or 2 times a day for 5 days in a row. All you do is click the back of the pen and the whitening gel comes out of the other side. It takes less than a minute to paint all of your teeth, and you’re good to go! The gel formula stays put so you can go to sleep or go do whatever you need to without worrying that the product will drip all over the place. I did notice some tingling around my gums, but that is normal for whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide. I can say with confidence that this whitening pen has significantly whitened my teeth after only a few days, with no sensitivity after using it. If you are someone with sensitive teeth, there is a peroxide free whitening pen available.

The Bottom Line

These 3 products are incredible, I’m in love! Dr. Brite uses natural, organic, plant-based and non-GMO ingredients so I know that  I am not using dangerous chemicals, which is so important. My teeth look and feel cleaner and healthier than ever. My teeth are noticeably whiter and brighter and I will absolutely continue to use these products!

I highly recommend these products to anyone and everyone that is looking to get rid of nasty chemicals in their day to day routine. Also, with every purchase, Dr. Brite “provides safe everyday products that are free of harmful ingredients to people in need.”

The kind people at Dr. Brite have given me a discount code to share with you! Use code “VEGANTREASUREHUNTER” to get 10% off!

Thank you, Dr. Brite, for sending me these products to review!

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Olìe Biologique​ Balancing Oil Review

Company: Olìe Biologique

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Product: 001 Huile Parfaite Balancing Face Oil

(All purchases can be made through their Amazon store)

 

Review:

This facial oil is the perfect shade of yellow because it is absolutely PURE GOLD! My skin loves everything about it and I am so excited to share it with you!

Ok, so if you’ve visited my blog before, you may know that I review a lot of skincare. A LOT. Some facial oils moisturize, others help to reduce acne and bumps, while others calm redness or soften fine lines. Well, I needed all of that to get done with one oil… and I am thrilled to say that I’ve found it with Olìe Biologique’s Balancing Oil!

It is the perfect formulation of non-GMO, plant-based, and all natural cold-pressed oils. Best of all, it is certified by PETA as a cruelty-free and vegan product. Jojoba, Tamanu, Argan, and Baobab oils blend together to make this an extremely effective daily skin treatment.

Every night, I used 3-4 drops of this oil on my face. Its thin consistency allows it to work into the skin easily and it absorbs quickly. I will note that it has a light to medium herbal, almost vegetable-like scent (it is plant-based, after all), but once it is massaged into the skin, it is not noticeable.

After just one week (actually, I noticed a difference after just a few days) my skin was noticeably more radiant, moisturized, even-toned and healthy looking. The stubborn clogged pores on my forehead began to clear out, the redness in my cheeks decreased, and I had absolutely no breakouts. Although it has only been a week, I believe that the very fine lines around my mouth and eyes have also decreased.

My skin has been looking so good that I even went out a few times without makeup! The 0.17 fl. oz. size is about $15.00 USD. It is a sample size, but I think it will last at least 4-6 weeks, so the price is fantastic!

The Bottom Line

I am beyond impressed with this Balancing Oil! I am loving how my skin looks since using this, and of course, I love that it is vegan and cruelty-free!! I highly recommend this exceptional product to anyone looking for healthy, organic skincare that is effective and affordable. The sample size is the perfect way to find which formula is right for your skin type without investing too much money. All of their products are available for purchase through their Amazon store (link above). Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Thank you, Olìe Biologique, for sending me this incredible product to review!

Maxine’s Heavenly Cookies Review: As Good As Homemade Vegan Cookies??!

Company: Maxine’s Heavenly

“At Maxine’s Heavenly, we created cookies with simple, pure ingredients, because we believe that food should provide nourishment to your mind and body.
We believe food (including dessert) should be nutrient-rich fuel for your body.
We believe that food could be cooked and baked, not manufactured.
And we believe that we all need to rethink how we treat…our bodies, our food, our lives. We wrote this manifesto to share our beliefs, be transparent about our thoughts, and to underscore the values that we live and bake by.”

Reviews:

When you hear about vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and soy free cookies, the words “delicious” or “flavorful” may not come to mind. That’s why I am so happy to have gotten to review Maxine’s Heavenly Cookies! These cookies surely break the mold of what “healthy” snacks taste like. Each flavor is sweetened with coconut sugar and made with gluten-free oats, so they’re as satisfying as they are mouthwatering! As always, if you want to get a quick run down of the products, skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post.

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If you’re a chocoholic, the Chocolate Chocolate Chip variety is for you! When you bite into these cookies, you experience chewy oats and a mouthful of chocolatey flavor. The rich and smooth semi-sweet chocolate chips amp up the flavor, making this a truly tasty yet guilt-free treat when you need a chocolate fix!

The Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite! This variety tastes like a cross between a classic almond and chocolate chip cookie. The sweet almond flavor paired with rich chocolate chips, can’t get any better in my opinion. I mean, these bad boys are as close to perfect as you can get!

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The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip is a close second for me! Crunchy roasted peanuts, chewy oats, and rich chocolate chips make these the perfect dessert when you want something “bad” but don’t want to undo the 80-minute hot yoga session you sweat through earlier.

My boyfriend’s favorite of the bunch is the Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin. For some reason, oatmeal cookies are always my last choice. I always gravitate towards chocolate, but I’m proven wrong almost every time! These cookies taste like a freshly made bowl of cinnamon raisin oatmeal and they’re absolutely outstanding! The sweetness of the raisins cut through the pleasant bitterness of the cinnamon. I even warmed it up a little bit, and I’m telling you, these are amazing!

The Bottom Line

Maxine’s Heavenly creates desserts that are full of flavor with natural, good for you ingredients. They’re so good that you will forget that they’re actually healthy! They call them a dessert, but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t eat 1 or 2 of these cookies for breakfast!

The hearty oats make them filling and great for any time that you need a sweet pick me up! Each cookie is between 120-140 calories with 2 grams of protein, so they really do give you some energy to power through that mid-week board meeting, parent-teacher conference, or powerlifting competition you scheduled (what were you thinking?!).

Thank you, Maxine’s Heavenly, for sending me these cookies to review! These are fantastic cookies that taste like they were baked at home by Grandma! Visit their site to learn more about this awesome company and their products! When you make an order you will get the brand-new packaging pictured below!!!

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Lōa Skin Care – Miracle Oil Review

Company: Lōa Skin Care

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Product: Miracle Oil (2 oz.) $21.64 USD

Review: With a name like Miracle Oil, who wouldn’t be excited to try this?! My skin was ready for a miracle!!

Lōa Skin Care’s Miracle Oil is said to be a remedy for Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis and well as other inflammatory skin conditions including rosacea and aging skin.

“The secret behind Miracle Oil is its powerful activation of skin-enhancing phytochemicals, which nourishes and renews cells. We combine modern science with ancient teachings, and have gathered some of the most potent plants found all around the world – from the islands of Polynesia to the Peruvian Amazon, to create a superior healing formula.

Contained in what some call “liquid gold” is the careful infusion of antioxidant Camu Camu and Calendula, tissue-repairing Comfrey and Tamanu oil, anti-inflammatory Gotu Kola, anti-bacterial Tea Tree, and the acne-balancing oils of Evening Primrose and Chia.

The high ratio of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids in Miracle Oil is essential to the maintenance of healthy skin, as our epidermis (outer layer of skin) mainly consists of fats. These act as an arsenal against free radical and UV damage, helping to preserve the integrity of youthful skin.”

Ok, so it’s packed with tons of good-for-your-skin ingredients, but does it work?

My skin is normally very confused. It is dry and sensitive, other days it is oily and breaking out, and it has early signs of fine lines around my eyes. Like I said, my skin needs a miracle!

This oil is light with an herbal scent. I only need 2-3 drops to cover my entire face (this bottle is going to last for months!). While it massages in easily, I did find that it took awhile to soak in, so I opted to use this as a night serum.

I noticed that after a few days my skin was noticeably more hydrated and my super rosy cheeks seemed to be calmed. The dry areas of my skin definitely looked healthier and my complexion was clearer and more even, overall. I was quite pleased!

I even used this Miracle Oil on my dry, rough elbows and upper arm areas, and after just one use, it definitely improved my skin!

The Bottom Line

Lōa Skin Care’s Miracle Oil is impressive! Whether you are looking to hydrate your skin, fight breakouts, battle skin inflammation or even work on signs of aging, I suggest you give this a try! I have no doubt that whatever skin type or condition you have, this product will improve it. To make it even better, the price is very affordable considering the fact that you get 2 ounces of quality, non-GMO ingredients!

Head on over to their website to check out more information about their Miracle Oil, and let me know how you like it!

Thank you, Lōa Skin Care, for sending me this product to review! I’m a huge fan!