Thursday, April 30, 2015

Veri Soda Review & Giveaway

I was provided with samples of veri Soda in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.*

When I was pregnant with my twin girls, I developed Gestational Diabetes and immediately decided I wanted to control it naturally with my diet instead of taking medication. I researched alternative sodas because I enjoyed some carbonation to my beverages. I found that most of them contained sugar alternatives that weren't exactly a safe option either. What I really wanted just didn't seem to exist. I originally heard about Veri soda and dismissed it because it contained organic cane sugar. Sugar was something I was definitely trying to avoid. I assumed it was in high amounts like normal sugar sodas. After reading up on Veri I am pleased to say that I was wrong. I was very wrong. It contains organic sugar cane and organic stevia. Stevia is natural and is something I used while pregnant with the girls. It is absorbed differently than regular sugar so it isn't going to cause those crazy high sugar spikes that you get. When I found this out plus the low calories I was really intrigued. Check out some facts about Veri soda.

  • Sweetened with organic stevia & organic fruit juice 
  • Sweetened with organic cane sugar
  • 60 calories per can
  • non-GMO ingredients
  • "low glycemic load" no sugar spikes or crashes
  • caffeine free
  • available nation-wide suggested retail of  $4.99/4-pack
  • Veri Orange is made with 12% real orange juice 
  • Veri Lemon Lime is made with real juice from organic lemons & limes

After spending years perfecting their soda, veri has created an organic product that is not only low calorie but great taste.  At only 60 calories per can this soda not only packs flavor but moderation into one tiny can. Made without ingredients that use biotechnology; meaning NON-GMO. I was sent 4 flavors to sample Veri Cola, Veri Lemon Lime, Veri Orange, and Veri Ginger Ale. I found them all to be very refreshing. They are a nice light carbonated soda and a really nice alternative to the other options available.

Since its currently 89 degrees and no I am not kidding I decided to go ahead and give some mocktails a try. These are perfect for any summer get-together, or just for yourself at home. Tropical in your glass! If you want to these cocktails just go a head and toss in 1 oz of your favorite spirit.

Cherry Coconut Colada 

1 oz Cherry Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Coconut Milk
3 oz Veri Soda Ginger Ale
1 sprinkle of unsweetened Coconut

Orange Coconut Creamsicle

3 oz Veri Orange Soda
2 oz Coconut Milk
1 oz Orange Juice
1 sprinkle of unsweetened Coconut

Pineapple Cooloff

2 oz Pineapple juice
1 oz Coconut Milk
3 oz Veri Soda Lemon Lime
1 sprinkle of unsweetened Coconut

Haven't seen Veri Soda at your store? Check out their Store Locater HERE.

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*I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinon on my blog. My opinions do no necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NEW Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap Infused with Marula Oil

The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

This new Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap has Clean Rinsing Micro Oil Technology. It is infused with Marula Oil and uses the technology to nourish and hydrate your skin. It also helps protect against free radicals which are known to damage your skin.

I reviewed the Dial Body Wash here, and now they have sent me the Hand Soap to give a try. I don't know about you but I wash  my hands constantly. I have twin toddlers so when I say a lot. I mean a lot. Sometimes my skin cracks from how dry they get. This Hand Soap is perfect because it helps keep my hands soft after tons and tons of washing.  Basically I get to skip a step, moisturizing with lotion afterwards and saves me time. It comes in a nice modern shape with a pump top to use. It's a clear amber color and lathers well.

Some of you may be asking yourselves, "Ok what is Marula Oil?".  I admit I have never heard of Marula Oil either. Apparently its been used in skin care for centuries. (I have been hiding under a rock and I'm totally ashamed to admit never hearing of this oil).

Marula Oil is made from the kernels of the Marula tree. Not only is it used in skin care and cosmetics but as a cooking oil amongst many other uses. Traditionally used as a body lotion and moisturizer to both adults and children, it is also considered a delicacy used with meats and as a cooking oil.

I love that Dial has added Marula oil to their body wash and hand soap. Have you tried either product yet? Let me know in the comments. Would you like to try this hand soap? You can enter to win one of 3 coupons (3 winners will get 1 coupon)  that you can redeem for your own Marula Oil , Sugar Cane Husk Scrub, or Complete Omega Moisture Foaming Hand Wash experience.

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*The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Giveaway

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It is here! The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies App is here! Take it below and tell me if you are Brave like Bilbo.  Want to win it on Blu-ray so you can have huge Hobbit viewing parties in character? Then read on, interact with the app, and then enter to win! 

  About The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-Ray

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers
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 • Are you Brave like Bilbo? Take the quiz to find out if you have the bravery it takes to journey through Middle Earth!
• Mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth.
• Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!

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