7 May 2022, Comments Off on Nailboo Dip Powder

Nailboo Dip Powder

Author: Healthnuttxo

I am a big fan of doing my nails.
Once a week since I was a kid I would do my nails for the week. Recently I splurged and got powder for the first time. I loved the results so much – long lasting, hard nails, no chips, 2-3 weeks of use!

I saw an ad for Nailboo on instagram (Insta always seems to get me to buy stuff) and saw It was backed by Brittany Aldean and Paris Hilton so…OK lets give It a chance.

I got 3 colors – Pop Star, Princess Pink and Cutecumber

Heres the kit in full – comes with applicator, top coat, base coat and base powder.

It was pretty easy to use. Paint your nail with base coat, dip into base powder, paint with base coat and then dip into color of choice

The little booklet failed to mention you need to dip several times to get the color you want. So the first round was a disaster LOL. But anyway I re did It.
The little booklet also failed to mention like they do on the website to wear a mask and eye glasses as you can get “dip flu” from the powder. Super.

So anyway this was round 2 with Popstar (color on the R in above pic)

My first issue is…thats not the color. that looks orange… not Pop star pink???
It was also very thick but I said ok this was probably on me as It was my first time doing It.

My second issue was the applicator brush was…broken??? Like It came out the bottle like this first time.

No worries though- I contacted Nailboo and they sent me a new one, no issues.

So round 2 , I tried the “Cutecumber” which might as well have been the “not-cutecumber”. It looked like Elmers glue once It dried. I actually painted over my pointer and ring finger with a nail polish bc I couldn’t stand the color and I was NOT in the mood to redo the whole process on a Sunday Night.

This was 3 coats of “cute cumber”

I mentioned Nailboo on IG and they offered to credit my account to get a different color. So again, awesome customer service.

Third try – Princess pink.
I also invested in a nail buffer to help the nails look less bumpy and more smooth before drying.

Loved this one. Came out decent and by my third time around I knew how to get a more smoother coat.

Problem is, a whole nail fell off 1 week later. I don’t know how It happened. I am not aggressive with my hands. I don’t have a manual job. I wasn’t touching any acetone. It also chipped on another nail. This was 2 coats with Princess pink. As least the color was accurate.

The whole process, including removing the powder nails, is about 1-1.5 hours.

Overall?
This product stinks. The customer service is great however the quality? Stinks.

Colors don’t match up to the actual powder despite multiple dips, chips after 1 week, 1 random nail came off. The applicator nail polish bottle feels as if It was 1/4 way full when It arrived. It’s also decently expensive.

So for me, who hates going to the nail salon as I hate sitting there for 1-2 hours, and also hates chipped nail polish…I will be going back to basic nail polish and doing It once a week. Bc this is not worth the hassle.

The pros? The hard and strong nails. Princess Pink was a nice color Thats about It for me.

2.5 stars

6 Mar 2022, Comments Off on Meat District the O.G. Angus Brisket, chuck & Short rib beef patties

Meat District the O.G. Angus Brisket, chuck & Short rib beef patties

Author: Healthnuttxo

Want a delicious burger but don’t want to leave home? Look no further.

Meat District has created these delicious burgers for which my fiancé, myself and his brother all thoroughly enjoyed. It is Angus beef- Angus brisket, chuck and short rib patty.

Now… we live in a condo without access to a grill…so we expected the burgers to maybe be a little subpart to what they would be on a grill. But I will say, pan frying did not disappoint. I simply sprayed some non stick spray, added some salt and pepper to the patties and fried them up on the pan.

However these burgers to not disappoint.

They were juicy , fresh and just….delicious.

The nutrition facts…are not great. So while I wouldn’t make this an every night thing It is definitely something I can see myself eating once every 2 weeks or so (weekly for the future hubs)

Overall… a 4 star for me! For taste alone I would give a 5 but this is the HEALTH NUTTXO after all and the fat content (whilst somewhat inevitable) drops It down for me a bit.

DISCLAIMER: I received this item to try for free. This is an unbiased review.

30 Jan 2022, Comments Off on From the Ground Up Snacks Cauliflower & Butternut Crackers

From the Ground Up Snacks Cauliflower & Butternut Crackers

Author: Healthnuttxo

I LOVE cauliflower. I mean…my fiancé would beg to differ as he thinks It smells like socks every time I cook It but I love It! Low carb, versatile flavor and can really “beef” up a dish and make It more hearty without a lot of calories.

I saw these crackers by From the Ground Up Snacks , in Cauliflower Sea Salt and Butternut Sea Salt , and decided to give them a try.

I loved the fact I could eat 50 crackers for 100 calories, 18-20 carbs, and the first ingredient was either cauliflower or butternut.

Ok, ok…we got veggies, we got low calorie…but how is the TASTE?

The cauliflower crackers …well…they stink. And not just the smell. They are definitely crunchy and nicely seasoned. The first flavor is pure cauliflower followed by an overwhelming cassava aftertaste. It almost Tastes like spinach as well. Regardless…big let down.

Okay so the butternut?
The butternut crackers are not bad. They have a mildly sweet butternut flavor but again…the cassava flavor is overwhelming. I just wish they partnered with some other base to let the other flavors shine through. Nicely salted and crunchy.

Overall? It’s a no from me. 1 star. Edible, but would not buy them again. Sorry! I really wanted to like these.

25 Sep 2021, Comments Off on CBD ME by EcoLips Lip Balm

CBD ME by EcoLips Lip Balm

Author: Healthnuttxo

Do you use CBD?

I have a couple of products in my rotation infused with CBD oil.

CBD ME, by Eco Lips, is a company focused on making great quality CBD infused lip balm. According to their website, the CBD is extracted from Hemp grown in Oregon. It is 3rd party tested to ensure there is no THC. The hemp seed oil has essential fatty acids to keep your lips smooth and supple.

The company sent me 3 lip balms to try, Lavender Mint, Natural, and Lavender Orange.

Below are the ingredients:

Overall, I like these.

As a caveat, I have very sensitive skin, including lips. I used to use an undisclosed brand for the longest time and my lips would be chapped – until I spoke to my dermatologist who told me I was ALLERGIC to those ingredients!
Needless to say, I had no problems with these lip balms.

I will say I found *no difference* between the natural, lavender orange and lavender mint. To test if It was just me, I had my fiancé smell the lavender orange variety and he stated he could not discern what It was because It was too faint. I don’t entirely think that’s a bad thing. I dislike when lip balms are overly scented or “flavored”.

These lip balms are smooth, long lasting, without any flavors. A very VERY mild scent to them, which I like. I had no irritation from them, and the lip balm itself is not sticky, which is always a plus.

They are about $7.99 each, which is a bit steep for a lip balm, however I did like the final result. I also love supporting companies for which products are made in America.

4.5 stars

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THESE LIP BALMS TO TRY FOR FREE FROM THE COMPANY. THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW.

12 Sep 2021, Comments Off on Tiiga Nature’s Hydration Baobab Electrolyte Drink Mix

Tiiga Nature’s Hydration Baobab Electrolyte Drink Mix

Author: Healthnuttxo

Baobab fruit? A what?

Yeah, I’ve never heard of It either.

According to the founders over at Tiiga, the Baobab fruit is native to Africa. They made an electrolyte drink mix based upon this fruit. According to the packaging, Baobab is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and has natural fiber.

Now, I live in Arizona and let’s just say in the summer, I am in a constant state of dehydration. I feel as if I cannot hydrate ENOUGH on the days It is over 105. So these sounded quite perfect for me.

Here are the nutritional facts below:

So not entirely sugar and carb free – but not crazy high in sugar either unlike some other electrolyte based powders.

How were they?
I will say they are thicker and don’t mix as smoothly as you would expect a powder to, but keep in mind the first ingredient is a fruit.

However, overall I think It is a hit. The Raspberry Lemonade flavor is not super sweet, has a tart lemon flavor and light raspberry flavor. Not overly powerful but mild. It feels hydrating, for lack of a better word.

The Orange Mango is delicious! Sweet, tart and refreshing. The mango flavor really shines through here and the orange is nice undertone.

I am not sure if baobab has a flavor itself but if It does It must be pretty mild.

OVERALL – 4 stars. I think this is a great product for a hike. Has a decent amount of sodium without a ton of sugar to help replenish what you lose during a sweaty hike or grueling workout.

The cons are I don’t think it’s appropriate for every day use, due to the sodium content. They are about 24$ for 16 of them which is not bad when you consider how much sports drinks can cost.

I do think its great for active people to replenish their bodies or for those who sweat a lot. (As always, contact your MD, PA or NP to make sure product is right for you!)

DISCLAIMER: I received this to try for free from the company. This is an unbiased review.

12 Sep 2021, Comments Off on CBD Shot

CBD Shot

Author: Healthnuttxo

New product CBD Shot. This is definitely the first of it’s kind to my knowledge. I am well accustomed to CBD gummies, lip balm, creams and more. A CBD “drink” if you will, is definitely a new one for me. The people over at CBD shot contacted me to give It a try and my fiancé and I happily obliged.

This product has 50 mg of broad spectrum CBD. The company is located in Texas. Claims for this product are that It is triple lab tested, 100% natural ingredients (Water, CBD and orange extract) and NO THC.

Each bottle contains 2 servings and is $4.99 per bottle.
It is sugar free, caffeine free.

So my fiancé and I both tried this before bed one night. My fiancé uses a lot of CBD products and likes them very much.
We shook the product well as instructed.(Well, I shook the product. Product definitely does not need TWO people shaking It…)

It is…well… awful.
It’s aiding and honestly tastes like plastic
It’s oily in consistency. Like imagine drinking watery oil. With a hint of orange.

My fiancé took one sip and the look on his face made me hesitant to try mine.
I tried It and well… same look.

It’s a no from me. And him. Pass on this one guys. Unless you truly are not bothered by the taste then proceed on.

This is my first 0 star review.

DISCLAIMER: I received this to try for free from the company. This is an unbiased review.

5 Jun 2021, Comments Off on RED Delight chocolate, no sugar added chocolate

RED Delight chocolate, no sugar added chocolate

Author: Healthnuttxo
Image Source: https://red-chocolate.com/3-5-oz-bars/

Chocolate with less fat, less calories and still a delicious taste? Count me in!

The nice people over at RED Chocolate sent me over some delicious treats to try. They had me sold at no sugar added – being a Type 1 Diabetic I often avoid sweets all together due to the hyperglycemic spike. However, the no sugar added component intrigued me for sure.

This chocolate has 50% less calories and 43% less fat than regular chocolate. No sugar added. No GMO and gluten Free. I was sent a few flavors to try. 6 pieces is around 100 calories, 8 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber, 0 sugar, 10 sugar alcohols (erythritol) and 2 grams of protein.

The bar comes in rather large squares which…ok is not a bad thing. I just want ONE piece. And with ONE piece I get a decent size, 1 inch by 1 inch I would say.

Milk Chocolate – Creamy, sweet, but not sugary. Reminds me of an Easter bunny type flavor. Light in flavor. Enjoyable for sure. – 4 stars

Dark Chocolate – I’ll be honest with you I don’t typically like dark chocolate due to the bitterness however this one was not bad at all, in fact It was sweeter than typical dark chocolate. I can taste the erythritol which allows for a melt in your mouth consistency. – 4 stars

Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts and Macadamia – oh MY is this one delicious! Seems to be the sweetest of all the flavors but a perfect mix of chocolate and macadamia, makes It feel quite decadent. My fiancé and I fought over this one and well lets just say he almost ate all of my half of the bar! – 4 1/2 stars

60% Extra Dark Chocolate -this one wa surprisingly not that bitter, again. Creamy, mild sweetness. I find It was rather muted. Not quite bitter enough for those who enjoy that in a dark chocolate and not that sweet for those who like more of a sweet treat. 3 stars

Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almond – my fiancé and I both were not a fan of this one. The orange was a bit overpowering for me but I also think this particular flavor only calls to the people who enjoy that orange flavoring. I was not a fan. 3 stars

Overall, these are a hit! Would definitely buy the milk chocolate and the hazelnut variety in the future. I noticed minimal spike with my blood sugars too which is always a Nice perk. It’s always nice finding a sweet treat that doesn’t cause havoc on my sugars!

(that being said, this is not medical advice, consult with your RD, CDE, PA-C, NP or MD regarding your own dietary needs!)

DISCLAIMER: I received this to try for free from the company. This is an unbiased review.

29 Mar 2021, Comments Off on Face Secret Pink Satin Travel Slipover Pillowcase

Face Secret Pink Satin Travel Slipover Pillowcase

Author: Healthnuttxo

Do you travel a lot? Or does your hair look like you rubbed a balloon on It (helloooo static?!) Well Face Secret to the rescue! The nice people over at FaceSecret sent me a pink satin case to try and I happily obliged.

It’s SUPER easy to put on and I had plenty of room with my king size pillow.

I slipped It right over my pillow (the darker pink underneath).

Overall…I loved It! I have super sensitive skin so I can have irritated skin from even a cotton pillowcase due the friction overnight. I won’t lie, I also think my acne was reduced a bit for that reason! My hair woke up way less of a mess with less tangles as well. It was soft and silky on my skin and helped keep me cool at night.

I love that you can take It with you in a cute travel case (I always bring my own pillow case as I hate using the generic hotel ones!)

Overall, LOVE this. I have zero complaints. I was also happy this is machine washable 🙂

5 stars

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS TO TRY FOR FREE. THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW.

31 Jan 2021, Comments Off on CBD living Vegan PM Gummies & PM Syrup

CBD living Vegan PM Gummies & PM Syrup

Author: Healthnuttxo

For the insomniacs out there who hate using medication that makes them groggy in the morning, here is a product that may be worth a try for you!

The nice people over at CBD living sent me over 2 bottles of their PM syrup and PM CBD gummies to try. They have a combination of CBD + melatonin to help you get a restful, goodnight sleep.

The products are THC free, non GMO, vegan, and gluten free.

The syrups are pretty good. I was sent the grape and cherry flavors.

Heres some details about the syrup

Excuse my nail. I work in health care so my hand washes are 1000x times a day and my nail polish cannot keep up despite weekly manicures!

The syrups have a thick consistency. There is a medicinal vibe to them with the flavor but It is totally tolerable as there is a good amount of sweetness. No notable aftertaste and goes down easy.

The gummies come in Cherry, strawberry, orange and lemon. They remind me of the texture of sour patch kids. They have less of a medicinal flavor and are quite good. They are chewy but not tough. I have tried CBD gummies in the past that are VERY hard to chew through and these are much softer. They are tiny and you only need one for a serving (please, keep out of reach of children!)

Overall, a very good product. My fiancé tried these as well and he ended up using It every night as It helped him sleep (he is more of an insomniac than I am!), without feeling groggy in the morning. They started making us feel sleepy within 20-30 minutes so I recommend if you do try them, take It right before bed.

4.5 stars

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I RECEIVED THESE TO TRY FOR FREE FROM THE COMPANY.

9 Jan 2021, Comments Off on Earthbaby organic goodness from Mother Earth

Earthbaby organic goodness from Mother Earth

Author: Healthnuttxo

Earthbaby is a company that makes products that are gentle, non toxic and effective for cleansing your baby’s soft and delicate skin and hair. The company was founded by Florence Nacino, a health and beauty formulation researcher. While I do not have a baby of my own, the company sent me some products to try. I have VERY sensitive skin, so I happily obliged.

The products are relatively affordable, average 5-15$ each (with the exception of the hand sanitizer).

The products are held to certain standards. They are FREE of artificial dyes, phthalates, mineral oil, DEA, CHT, BSE, formaldehyde, sulfates and paragons. They are hypoallergenic and nonirritating, with no animal byproducts. Certain products in the lines are made with 90% natural derived ingredients and 70% certified organic ingredients.

The have Oleosphere Technology, which according to the pamphlet they provided me, has a delayed release and immediate release for hydration. There is Hyaluronic Acid, natural fragrance , vitamin E and fresh cells.

So lets delve into It!

Shampoo & Body Wash – infused with chamomile, honey and apple. I found It gently cleansed my hair and I really loved the apple scent.

Conditioner + Detangler- enriched with mango, murumuru butter and lemon verbena. This I think is great for baby’s hair, as It is very light weight, not like a conditioner where It weighs down the hair. The scent is very mild. It did do a good job of preventing nasty knots when brushing my hair

Bubble Bath- while I haven’t used this one yet as a bubble bath, I did use It as a mild body wash. I like that It has chamomile, oat and Dead Sea salt to help gently exfoliate.

Moisturizing Lotion – I am honestly not crazy about the scent for this one. It is enriched with cocoa butter, lavender and carrot, but the carrot scent seems to be overwhelming. However…It hydrated my dry skin (I live in the desert!) and I work in health care so I do a LOT of hand washing, and It hydrated my hands without leaving them feeling greasy!

Germ Buster Mist– I love the idea of this! Especially in these trying times, great to apply to surfaces before changing your baby on changing tables or even commonly touched objects such as doorknobs and high chairs.

Hand Sanitizer – Winter Apple – love the scent in this one! I find scented hand sanitizers to often be overwhelming but this has a fresh apple scent that is light and fresh. I feel It doesn’t leave my hands quite as dry as other hand sanitizers can.

Overall, I really like this brand! Affordable products, and non-irritating. I often have skin reactions to anything with fragrances but I did not have a problem with these products. Although I used these on my own skin, if I had a baby I would definitely use this brand as well, especially given the fact that I have SUPER sensitive skin.

4 1/2 stars

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THESE PRODUCTS TO TRY FOR FREE FROM THE COMPANY. THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW.

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