Sunday, June 30, 2013

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Anyone who knows me, knows I love Italian food.  And what is one of the best ingredients to use when cooking up some Italian food?  Olive Oil!  I was lucky enough to be able to try Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil through Buzz Agent recently.  What I loved is how they explained how easy it is to substitute healthy olive oil for things you would normally use butter in.  You can even download your own printable copy of the Substitution Chart at and also get some healthy recipes to use.  Olive oil is naturally free of cholesterol, trans fat, salt, sugar, and gluten and it is rich in monounsaturated fat (the good kind).  So, feel free to substitute away!

I really like Filippo Berio EVOO.  It is light and doesn't have an overwhelming flavor.  I mainly used it to cook up veggies to throw in my recipes.  On a related note, my favorite recipe that is full of healthy veggies is this Vegan Detox Green Soup Recipe with Broccoli, Spinach and Ginger.  It is really easy to make.  The most time consuming part is just chopping up the veggies, but remember, they do not need to be perfect, you are going to puree them in the end.  Also, I don't have an immersion blender, so I just throw them into my giant food processor.  The parsnips give the soup a very unique flavor, so if you haven't used them before, I recommend using a little less and then seeing if you like them.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Review

Got another awesome box from BzzAgent to try out Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Shampoo, Conditioner, and the Hydra Recharge 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment.  I love being able to try new products without complete freedom to share how you actually feel and how well it works (or doesn't work). Got lucky again because the Hydra Recharge system is great.

The shampoo has tiny moisture beads that disintegrate once you start to lather your hair.  I was unsure about it at first, felt kind of weird and I was afraid the beads would get stuck in my hair, but you do not even notice them at all once by the time you rinse your hair.

The 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment was my favorite out of the three.  You do not need a lot and you only need to let it sit for a minute, and you end up with some seriously smooth hair.  The Hydra Recharge conditioner goes on afterwards and with those two combined there are no tangles or frizz in your future.

Final verdict?  The Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge products are affordable, do what they say they are going to do on the bottle, and (my favorite part) they smell amazing.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Schick Hydro Silk Razor Review

I was lucky enough to be able to try out a Schick Hydro Silk Razor thanks to BzzAgent.  I usually use cheap disposable razors and never really gave a nicer razor a try.  I figured, eh, it is all the same.  I was wrong.  My legs felt so smooth after using this razor.  BzzAgent allows people to try products out and then give an honest assessment, which is great.  I get to try a new product without any pressure!

I am pretty excited that it came with an extra cartridge.  Once this one gets dull from use, I can just pop another one on.  Plus, there is a sweet little suction cup holder for the razor, so no more trying to balance the razor on the side of the tub where it doesn't dry completely (I can't be the only one that has this problem).

Overall, I would definitely recommend the Schick Hydro Silk Razor.  Good quality, decent price, and smooth legs.