Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Daily Goodie Box Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! I love getting a Daily Goodie Box shipped to my door every now and then. Daily Goodie Box allows you to try products before you go out and buy them. All you need to do in exchange for tons of free samples is leave your review on each product on their website! Shipping is free and the best way to get qualified for one of their boxes is to like, comment and share their Facebook posts. See what was inside the box below. :)

Prince of Peace Mango Ginger Chews are 100% all natural. They are an easy, convenient and tasty way to enjoy ginger. They have a delight balance of sweet and spicy ginger taste with a pleasant chewy texture.

Napz All Natural Short-term Sleep Aid allows you to wake up refreshed! These veggie capsules are non-habit forming and drug free. Just take 2 capsules 20-30 minutes before bed.

BiPro Protein Water contains 20 grams of protein. This protein water contains caffeine, is naturally sweetened and doesn't contain any fat, sugar or carbs. It is also lactose free and gluten free.

Andalou Beauty is Renewal Face Cream contains fruit stem cell complex, vitamin C and probiotic microflora. These ingredients uplift tone for a lighter, tighter and brighter looking appearance and a luminous complexion.

Goodwipes Down There Wipes are flushable and 100% biodegradable. They contain soothing aloe and vitamin E. These wipes are convenient and perfect for on-the-go!

Herbal Zap Digestive Support is an instantly dissolving herbal supplement. It is designed to soother and support the digestive system, easing irritation from acidic, overly spicy foods or sensitivities.

Choice Organic Teas are Fair Trade Certified and non-GMO. Choice Organic Teas were the first exclusively organic tea crafted in the USA. The flavors I got to try were Shitake Turmeric and Reishi Matcha.

Good Natured Selects Veg-ables are light and snack-able and include several nutrients extracted from wholesome vegetables like spinach, carrots, and tomatoes. With the great taste and crispy bite, this is the wholesome snack your whole family will enjoy!

My Thoughts

I love trying before I buy. I have never tried any of these products in this box before. That's what is so great about Daily Goodie Box. This is the third time that I have qualified for a box and each time, the box is loaded with awesome products. They always have a great variety.

My favorites: Goodwipes, Choice Organic Teas(Reishi Matcha), the ginger chews and the renewal face cream.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

February's Degusta Box USA Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! I am back with another awesome food subscription box from Degusta Box USA! Receive 9-14 full-sized products delivered to your door monthly for only $19.99! You'll get food items such as pastas, salsa, chips, desserts, sauces, condiments and even drinks! This is a food subscription box that you'll love. Also, it makes a great gift! See what's inside February's box below.

Goya top quality Refried Black Beans are cooked and seasoned for easy preparation. These refried beans make a delicious Mexican side dish. $1.39

Goya Refried Pinto Beans a classic when it comes to Taco Tuesday. These refried beans are authentic, cholesterol-free, chunky-smooth and delicious! $1.09

Tiger Tail Small Batch Mustard is crafted in Dyersburg, Tennessee. This mustard is inspired by Tradition and made with only the highest quality ingredients. $1.99

LUNA Whole Nutrition Bars are crafted to help keep you nourished throughout your busy day. Each bar is gluten-free, non-GMO and made with organic oats. $1.39/full-sized bar

Boboli Italian-style Pizza Sauce is flavored with garlic and onion. Goes perfect on Boboli's 12-inch ready-made pizza crusts. $2.75

Lundberg Family Farms Aged White Cheddar chips are made with red rice, quinoa, white cheddar and a hint of garlic. They're great for dipping into guacamole or salsa. $3.29

Boboli Thin Pizza Crust makes making a yummy pizza super easy. Just top with your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings, bake & enjoy! $3.99

The Spice Hunter Coriander Lime Global Fusion Rub adds a fragrant, citrusy flavor that's delicious on chicken, tofu, fish, etc. $4.99

Sir Kensingtons Spicy Ketchup contains chipotle peppers, cilantro, lime juice and a hint of coriander. Spicy enough to amuse your taste buds. $4.99

Mrs. Renfro's Craft Beer Salsa contains Rahr & Sons amber lager and it delivers a unique and bold flavor. Use it as a dip, chili base or marinade. It's a very versatile salsa! $3.49

*2 products in this month's box were ruined during shipping(Salsa & Mustard).

My Thoughts

I was a little disappointed this month when I opened my box to find a salsa mess. Somehow the salsa opened slightly during shipping and got all moldy and all over the container. I was able to save most of the products but the jar of salsa and the mustard. But anyways, another great month of Degusta Box goodies! My favorites this month? The Luna Bars, the Coriander Lime Seasoning and the Boboli Pizza Crust & sauce. The Boboli products are wonderful because I can have a home cooked pizza prepared and baked in under 20 minutes. This was the first time that I tried Boboli's sauce and it was really good! I have used the coriander lime seasoning on steak and chicken and OMG, it is a really delicious seasoning. The Luna Bars I loved because they were lemon flavored. I love anything lemon flavored. Degusta Box, I love you! 😊

I received Degusta Box USA in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always! Post contains affiliate links.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

AMG Naturally Skincare Products Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you skincare products from AMG Naturally! The founder and CEO of AMG Naturally has been a practicing nutritionist for over 15 years. Linda Lizotte has successfully treated thousands of clients with a wide range of health issues. Linda has developed a line of skincare products that are natural and safe to put on your skin. Linda is the founder of the #1 nutraceutical company in the country.

AMG Naturally Skincare products do not contain any synthetic chemicals. But, they do contain ingredients that are derived from all-natural plant sources. AMG Naturally's products are also non-GMO, cruelty free, non toxic, vegan and gluten-free. They are however medical grade and plant based. Here I what I got to try:

Morning Glory Moisturizer- The synergism of healthy oils:  Aloe, Moringa, Jojoba, Avocado, Sea Buckthorn and more, will deeply moisturize, rehydrate and nourish dry, thirsty skin. The proprietary, transdermal delivery system allows for deep absorption into the skin making this a moisturizer to use every day to soften the skin. Continued use allows for promotion of skin firmness and elasticity and protection from environmental damage.  SPF chemicals, meant to stay on the surface of the skin, are too harsh for your skin and may make you more susceptible to skin cancer.  Protect your skin naturally with antioxidants and sun-blockers found in nature; rather than blocking vitamin D production in the skin.  Nature knows best.

  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes skin firmness and elasticity
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Protects the skin from damage
  • Smoother, silkier skin
Key Ingredients:
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • MSM (Plant Sulfur)
  • Moringa Oil
  • Sacha Inchi Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Jojoba Seed Oil
  • Seabuckthorn Oil
Ingredients: Aqua (purified water), Moringa oleifera seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, glyceryl stearate, dimethyl sulfone (plant MSM), Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Plukenetia volubilis seed oil (Sacha inchi), glycerin, glyceryl stearate SE, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Cananga odorata flower oil, xanthan gum, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), tocopherol, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C), Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, gluconolactone, Rosa canina seed oil, Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract, Moringa oleifera leaf extract, calcium gluconate, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, proprietary plant-based preservative system.

Directions for use: After using AMG's Papaya Splash Face Cleanser, spray with Mineral Mist, then apply Morning Glory Moisturizer gently and evenly over the entire face for softer, healthier skin.

Miracle Elixir Oil- This botanical elixir for skin and hair contains a synergistic blend of Moringa oil with Sacha Inchi oil.  By pairing Moringa oil’s potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories and high oleic acid content (also found in Olive oil known for healthy Mediterranean skin)  with the high omega 3 content of the Sacha inchi plant, this elixir provides a much-needed, healing tonic for stressed hair and skin. This oil combination is ideal for combating the signs of aging and dryness of face, hands, and extremities. With continued use, this elixir has the potential of ridding acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and redness of the skin.

  • Supplies omega 3s for tissue repair and skin rejuvenation
  • Reduces free radical damage for younger looking skin
  • Gives skin a radiant glow
  • Heals sunburn and protects skin with built-in anti-inflammatories
  • Great for dry chapped lips and hands
  • Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal
  • Great after shave
  • Removes makeup without chemicals
  • Fast absorbing
Why did Linda Lizotte, R.D. add CoQ10 and vitamin E to our Elixir Oil?
AMG's Miracle Elixir Oil now contains not only Miracle Moringa oil and anti-inflammatory Sacha inchi oil but also CoQ10 and vitamin E.

Researchers concluded that topical skin application of the powerful antioxidant CoQ10 resulted in:
  • 29% reduction in fine lines/wrinkles
  • 26% reduction in skin roughness/dryness
  • 37% increase in skin hydration
  • Increase in collagen
  • Decrease in inflammation
Research also reveals that vitamin E works on epidermal and fibroblast growth factors to protect the skin from oxidative stress (anti-aging) from factors such as photodamage (excessive sun exposure) and other environmental assaults.
Ingredients: Moringa oleifera seed oil, Plukenetia volubilis seed oil (Sacha inchi), Cananga odorata flower oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Rosa damascena flower oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil.

Directions: Apply a small amount to your fingers and rub gently into the skin. Allow a few minutes for the oil to be absorbed. Dispense onto cotton pad to remove mascara and makeup. Rub into hair before bed and wash out in the morning. Use daily, prior to make-up, for a clear, matte finish with beautiful shine.

Airless pumps: Always know how much product you have left and no wasting product you paid for that is left at the bottom.

Dead Sea Mud Mask- AMG Naturally's Dead Sea Mud Mask also features Bentonite and French clays. It is designed to pull out toxins while increasing circulation to the face bringing vital nutrients and oxygen to your cells while carrying away toxins. The Dead Sea is 1320 ft. below sea level making it the lowest place on the planet. It is 10 times saltier than oceans. All streams and rivers in the area flow into it bringing rich minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and sulfur. This mineral rich mask leaves the skin soft and healthy.

  • Rich in minerals from the Dead Sea
  • Pulls toxins out of skin and detoxifies
  • Absorbs excess oil in skin
  • Softens skin
  • Penetrates deeply
Key Ingredients:
  • Dead Sea Mud
  • French Clay
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Moringa Oil
  • Sacha Inchi Oil
  • Rose Oil
All-natural plant preservative and anti-bacterial system based on citrus extract and moringa oil.

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified water), Dead Sea mud, Kaolin clay, Bentonite clay, Volcanic clay, Marine colloidal clay, Glycerin (plant glycerin), Dimethyl Sulfone (plant sulfur), Moringa oleifera seed oil, Sunflower oil, Sacha Inchi oil, Stearic acid (plant-derived emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut-derived emollient),  Glyceryl stearate (plant-derived emulsifier), Moringa oleifera leaf extract, Citrus medica limonum (lemon peel extract), Essential oil blend.

Directions for use: Apply a thin layer to face and neck. Avoid the eye area. Let dry from 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and washcloth. For best results use twice weekly.

My Thoughts

AMG Naturally has wonderful, natural skincare products.  Now that I am getting older, I try my best to use better skincare products. Especially on my face. I really love all three of these products. The moisturizer keeps my face soft and nourished without having to deal with breakouts. I love using the elixir for removing my eye makeup. It works so well! I also use the elixir in my hair. My hair is down to my waist so sometimes it needs a little oil. Helps with brushing it. ;)  The Mud Mask is great for when my face needs a little extra attention. I usually use it twice a week. Each of these products has a little bit of a scent to them. Nothing floral, just the scent from the natural ingredients themselves. I really love AMG Naturally's products as well as what they stand for. Great skincare with all-natural ingredients!

I received free AMG Naturally products in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

Elixir $50

Friday, February 9, 2018

Vida Soap Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Vida Soap. Vida Soap is an all natural soap brand that is passionate about making positive choices in life, especially when it comes to taking care of our skin. Their approach to skin care is based on simple, sustainable ingredients that invigorate our minds and bodies. Vida Soaps are 100% handmade, with love!

Vida Soaps are made with the finest ingredients. The base of their soaps contain olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil & essential oils. They also use Lavender Buds, Oatmeal and Rose Clay when making their soaps. Our bodies absorb 75% of what we put on it. Why would we want to put toxic chemicals on them? Vida Soaps is non-toxic and free of synthetic and harmful chemicals, so you can trust it to soothe irritated skin. The soaps lather to soften and attract moisture to the skin, all while removing unwanted dirt. Vida Soaps come in 6 amazing scents:
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood Oatmeal
  • Eucalyptus
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Rosemary Mint
Vida Soaps come in biodegradable packaging. The packaging is infused with wildflower seeds. Toss it in your garden and support bee life!

My Thoughts

I love the fact that this soap is all natural and safe to use on my two boys. I don't like using any harsh soaps on their tender skin. Vida Soaps are Vegan and handcrafted in the USA. Their ingredients are of the highest quality and sourced ethnically. These soaps are great for the whole family to use!

Vida soaps smell so good! My favorite scents are the Lemongrass and Pink Grapefruit. Anything citrus scented, I love! My skin feels so soft and nourished after using Vida Soap. My skin also feels cleaner and healthier. Around this time of year, I need to use a lot of moisturizer because my skin get so dry. But, from using Vida, I have not had to use lotion as often. The nourishing oils found in Vida Soaps stay on my skin. And, I love that! I love how Vida not only cares about our skin, but, they care about the environment, too! I cannot wait to toss the biodegradable packaging into my garden to see what flowers grow!

**Vida Soap recommends that their soaps not to be submerged in water. Also, allow the bar to dry in between uses.

"Our mission is promote self love and equality for all men and women. And empower people to embrace a natural lifestyle that gives back to the earth."- via Vida Soap
I received Vida Soaps in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SHOP || $8/per bar + FREE Shipping
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kitchfix Grain-free Granola Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Kitchfix Grain-free Granola! This honey pecan flavored granola is Paleo, gluten-free and does not contain any preservatives or refined sugar. Kitchfix products are chef crafted and made with nature's most delicious flavors. Enjoy healthy granola for breakfast, as a snack or on-the-go treat!

Kitchfix Grain-Free Granola comes in 5 flavors: Original, Lemon Berry Chia, Honey Pecan, Cocoa Sea Salt and Vanilla Berry. The granola is made with nuts and seeds and its roasted in coconut oil. Kitchfix Granola is certified gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and 100% Paleo. The Honey Pecan flavor is flavored to taste like a pecan pie. It's full of crunchy pecans, nut, seeds and sweetened with pure maple syrup and honey.

Honey Pecan

Ingredients: Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Pecans, Cashews, Honey, Maple Syrup, Coconut Oil, Flax Seed, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Sea Salt.

Serving Size: 1 oz (28g); Servings per bag: 10

Calories: 158; Fat: 13.2; Carb: 7.9; Protein: 4.4; Sugar: 3.6g; Fiber: 2.3g; Sodium: 10.6mg

My Thoughts

Kitchfix Granola is hands down the best granola that I have ever had! It's crunchy, flavorful and full of yummy ingredients that I love. Pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon.. yummmm! I love eating this granola straight out of the bag or with milk. It also goes great with cottage cheese! The Honey Pecan flavor tastes just like a pecan pie. But, healthier for you, of course. This granola is great. I cannot wait to try their other flavors. I highly recommend!

I received Kitchfix Granola in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SHOP || $9.99/10 ounce bag