Monday, May 19, 2014

Haven Book 1 and 2 Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Haven is a series centered around a Haven a place where all super natural beings, Vampires, Witches, Elves, ect. are safe until recently. The first book is centered around Sam Dalcome and his friend Travis. When they discover a secret passageway and Sam Dalcome has been followed by a mysterious person.

The second novel in the series is centered around Alisa Dalcome and her role in protecting Haven and the portals to Haven.

I don't want to give too much away since it is a really good book. But I just want to stay that is it a great quality young adult novel. I love fantasy novels and the young adult ones tend to be the best in my opinion. You should check it out here!

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English Sombrero Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
The English Sombrero is a book that follows Don Simmons as he makes his journey into the running world. He went from selling cars to taking a year off of his day job to start running.

This book is hilarious and a great read! I read it before bed and it was hard to put done.

As someone who has struggled with weight issues all my life this book spoke to me. Everyday you just have to get up and get out there just as Don did. I personally don't smoke but Don struggled with this as well and if you are looking for a motivational book where someone faces the same struggles as you this book is for you! It can be hard to keep up with your journey as you face road blocks but you need to keep with it.

Be sure to check out this book when you have a chance. The comedy, motivation, and inspiration will help you out.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Core Power Review and Giveaway (Blog Hop)!

It is my birthday today (May 9th!) and I decided to review and giveaway some Core Power. Earlier this year Core Power sent me a fit kit and some Core Power to review!

 They sent me this wonderful duffel bag, a Core Power towel, yoga mat, stability ball, water bottle, and SAMPLES!! Core Power has original drinks and light drinks. The original Core Power drinks come in these flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Banana. 
Nutrition Facts for Core Power Banana Flavor
The light Core Power comes in these flavors:Chocolate and Strawberry. 
Nutrition Facts for Core Power Chocolate Light
Core Power is a post workout recovery drink that contains real, natural milk protein. It comes ready to drink, without needing to add powder, water, or any additives.

I got to try Chocolate, Chocolate - Light, Strawberry - Light, and Banana!

  • It comes ready to drink! I just put it in the fridge and drink it after my workout
  • It doesn't have to be refrigerated until it is opened (Though I like to drink mine cold)
  • The taste is AMAZING!
  • No powdery aftertaste
  • It is lactose-free, so I don't have any stomach problems after drinking it.
  • A GREAT source of protein, with a good carb/protein ratio to promote muscle recovery after workouts
  • They do tend to be on the more expensive side, but they are available on amazon (with free shipping for prime members) 
  • They don't have a light version for the banana flavor (which is my favorite)
Overall Core Power is great. They have a nice variety of flavors. The strawberry tastes like strawberry Quik (Nesquik), or the strawberry milk that you could get at lunchtime at school. The chocolate and the chocolate light taste like your average chocolate milk, but with the benefits of more protein! The banana flavor is by far my favorite (which is really odd for me, since I am not big into bananas). 

I love the fact that the Core Power come ready to drink. No mixer cups, or blenders necessary! Plus you never get that chalky taste that come with your average powder protein drinks.

Overall, Core Power gets my stamp of approval! Enter below to get a sample of Core Power and then hop on over to the other giveaways in the Linky below!

Disclosure : Core Power provided me with the samples free of charge for review. My opinions are my own.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

UA Marbella Review

Last month I received a pair of the Under Armour Marbella athletic sunglasses to review. So far I have run in them, biked in them, gone horse back riding in them, and white water rafting in them. They are AMAZING. They stayed on my face, and even when I did drop them (they fell out of my gym bag) they didn't scratch or break.  Here is a breakdown of the pros and cons of these glasses. I had to really look for a con though.

  • They are really lightweight 
  • They don't pull on your hair - I love this aspect of them since I have really long hair and I am tender headed
  • The are really dark so the sun never bothers me when I run
  • They are durable! I have worn these running, horse back riding, and white water rafting and they are still in perfect condition.
  • They have a rubber nose grip that prevents the glasses from sliding off your face.
  • The retail for these glasses is $100 and that is a lot less than most of the athletic glasses that I have seen. 
  •  They are a little wide on my face but I have a small round face, so for most people this won't be a problem. 
Overall I ADORE these glasses, and I have been recommending them to my friends. They are affordable and are a great quality pair of athletic sunglasses.

*The UA Marbella sunglasses were provided to me at no cost by UA through the Girls Gone Sporty Blogger Network. All opinions and comments are my own. I was not compensated for this post.