Project Tryout: Relay Foods Impressions

Hi Ya’ll,
I am coming to you with a review of my relay foods haul that happened a century ago . I wanted to let you know how the items looked and just a general overview of I felt the contents were worth it. This time , I wanted to cook the food and have my dad test out some of the items. I would like to say before anything, that Relay foods have some of the best customer service. I hope that I see more people ordering from Relay foods and they grow nation wide, no, world wide. Check out the original post here.

1. No Bull vegan Burger made with Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach. I had my father do a taste taste between this and Morning Star Veggie Burgers. I have to say if you are vegan than No Bull Vegan Burger are for you. When we started cooking both burgers the No Bull Burger look significantly more healthy, more vegetables, you could see the spinach. Morning Star reminded me of a darker chicken patty.
This are my dad’s and my own comments about the No Bull Burger:
a. Dad: This taste like a weird mash potatoes. Me: This taste like Veggie soup.
b. After placing fixings (onions, tomatoes, pickles, mustard and ketchup) the veggie burger did taste better.
c. When cooking fell about apart while cooking and eating.
When we ate the Morning Star Veggie Burger:
a. Both me and my dad felt like the veggie burger tried to replicate the taste of fake meat
b. The fixings we placed on the Morning Star Burger (the same as the No Bull burger) made it taste like a good sandwich.
We thought the Morning Star Veggie Burger tasted better overall.
Check the photos of our test taste.

2. The Wild Pea Vampire Slayer Hummous was very tasty alone and in my hummous delived eggs.


3. Chocolove Almond and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate. It was delicious, it smelled delicious .It was sweet but didnt have the kick back that you get from a Hersey bar. You can taste a hint of the sea salt and the almonds with in every piece.
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4. Organic peeled carrots . What can you say. They were fresh. I grated mine into a salad.
5. Organic Gala Apples. These apples were very delicious and easy to cut into and enjoy.
6. Organic Kale. I felt like this was the best kale I have seen in years. No spots. the stalks were long and the bright green.The kale also had an awesome smell and was so potent i smelled it when opening the bag. I thought they had rinsed off the kale because I had done an extra rinse and didnt really find major dirt and grit on the kale.


7. Tri Colored Quinoa. I have tried Golden Quinoa and felt it was not a delicious as tri colored that I tried at nalley Fresh so, I tried it at home.. I thought this was one of the smallest portions I received in terms of a food but if you have family that does not eat this then it is a good size.

I will be ordering again from them.

Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

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2. Empties

Hi Yall,

I have 41 products most of them sheet mask and samples. Body care has been full size products. I really never had a problem with the eye creams or the sheet mask, of course, some are better than others. The serums was where I had some issues, they were so hit and miss. I really didnt like the Ole Henriksen product or the Beenigma as much as I liked the Hey Honey which came from and Ipsy box.

Sheet mask

  1. Mogongtox Soda Bubble sheet
  2. Hanaka Marine Mud & Seaweed Purification Mask
  3. Tony moly Pureness Hyaluronic Acid Mask Sheet
  4. Scinic My Juicy Bottle Mask
  5. Blithe Intensive Sheet Mask Abalone
  6. Holika Holika Vitamin +Pineapple
  7. Sephora Lotus Mask
  8. SNP Animal Otter Mask
  9. Free Set Donkey milk Skin Gel Mask Pack in Aqua
  10. Lovemore Wine Yeast Whitening Mask Sheet
  11. Scinic Snail Matrix Essence Mask
  12. Vimla Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye pads
  13. Holika Holika Juicy Sheet mask in Tea Tree
  14. No:Nj Hyalournic mask

Body Care

  1. Vaseline Intensive care Advanced repair (favorite for my boyfriend)
  2. Oyin Handmade Honey Wash (would not repurchase)
  3. Bath and Body works Magnolias and Mimosas (didnt like the smell too flowery for my taste)
  4. Molton Brown London Pink Pepperpod (too expensive, I wanted more of a kick) I did get it on sale
  5. The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cream

Skincare

  1. The Body Shop Soft Facial Cleansing Sponge
  2. Origins Gin Zing Eye Cream
  3. Beenigma New Zealand Bee Venom and Manuka Honey (thought it was better than it actually was) smelled a bit funny
  4. Supergoop Advanced Anti Aging Eye Cream
  5. Marcelle New Age Precision 8 in 1 Power Serum
  6. Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial serum
  7. Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner
  8. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (This really changed the texture on my lower face in a bad way)
  9. Loreal Revitalift Anti Wrinkle and Firming Eye Cream
  10. Malin and Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser
  11. Micheal Todd Moisture Lite Non Oily Hydrating Lotion (smelled like skittles but I didn’t like the consistency)
  12. Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment  (sample of a sample)
  13. Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum
  14. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream
  15. Mary kay Time Wise Night Restore and Recover complex ( serum)expired
  16. No#7 Lift and Luminate Day and Night Serum

Makeup

  1. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
  2. Tarte Clean Slate Eye primer

Haircare

  1. Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil Of Morocco (felt like this sat on top of my hair, smelled good though)
  2. Davines Love Conditioner
  3. ORS Olive Oil ( i wished I hadnt given away these samples. My hair loved it)

Beauty Related

  1. Exfoliating Cotton Round

Check out photo.

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Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

 

 

 

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Project Tryout:3rd Panwagon

Hi Y’all,
I am here because I wanted to pull in my WordPress followers into what I am doing on Instagram. Now, over there , I am on #panwagon2016. You do a flay lay and just let people know what is going to be on in your empties. This will be my third panwagon and I just gather some items in which I wanted to go through. It has been quite successful. In my last panwagon, I have only two items left which involves a rollerball and a deluxe travel size body tonic. It doesnt matter how many weeks it takes to finish it but I don’t care,its panwagon 2016 , not panwagon next week.
So, here is what is coming down the pipeline.
1. Beauteque Mask Maven Bag -9 individual mask.
2. Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial-deluxe travel size
3. Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Exfoliating Firming Tea Mask -deluxe travel size
4. Tarte Maracuja Oil -deluxe travel size
5. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin fortifying hydrator full size
6. Beenigma Bee venom cream -sample
7.Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer -sample
8. Kao Megurism Steam Eye Mask Yuzu, 1box, 14pcs ( I am only using 1 mask)
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Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Cooking Fish

Hi Guys,

I have been eating out for a long time and I have been trying new things but even going out to nice restaurants have not made me tried to start cooking at home.There are so many benefits when cooking at home like portion control, expanding my skills while failing, etc. So I needed a kick in the pants to get me started and going to my eye doctor and he suggested because of my dry eyes that I should try eating oilier fish. This time I bought salmon and some black sea bass (sea bass is a lean fish, I was told differently ).

So anyways , here is my attempt at my fish dinner.I bought fish, capers, onion, lime and a lime as well as unsalted butter.
I had the fishmonger scaled and gutted which I wished I had asked for them to de bone it as well. Its hard when you aren’t used to eating bones in your fish. However, with all those ingredients the fish was delicious.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: More Subscription Boxes

Hi yall,
I am bringing you two May subscription boxes. As you know I am just tired of Birchbox and found out that I am off the waitlist for Sephora play! I took the opportunity to see the box and I like it. Check out below,my two boxes Beauteque and Sephora Play!
In Sephora Play! box
I received:
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep conditioning
korres Wild Rose+ Vitamin c Advanced brightening sleeping facial
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick kimchi
Tarte Tarteist Lip pencil in latergram
Origins Maskimizer Skin Optimizing Maks Primer.
Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

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In the Mask maven Bag:
No:hJ Aqua Soothing Mask Pack in Snail and Hyaluronic Acid,
Mediheel Paraffin Foot Mask,
Aritaum Fresh Power masks in Pearl and Hyaluronic Acid,
My Beauty Diary Red Wine mask
Scinic Hyaluronic Acid mask
Scinic Snail Matrix mask
Tony Moly Pureness Collagen mask
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Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout:BirchBox May 2016

Hi Yall,

I am here with a Birchbox May 2016.  I really liked this box even though I opened it and immediately had in mind items that I had to give away. They would not have suited me.
So on to the box contents.
1. Amika Perk Up Dr Shampoo ( Gave away)
2. Coola SPF 50 Sport Mango
3. K Los Skincare Triple threat Dextox masque
4. Model Co Lip Lacquer Viva (gave away)
5. Real chemistry Luminous 3 minute peel for body

I really can not wait to try the real chemistry 3 minute peel for the body. I love exfoliates.However, I am quite upset that I had to give two products away right off the bat, like i knew these were not for me.
Did you receive a May Birchbox, what do you think?
Check out the photo.

004Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Beauteque April 2016

Hi Ya’ll,
I am into my new mask trend and i am ready to share. Yes, i have been hiding things from you. I am now ready to reveal.
So here the details:
You received between 9-11 masks a month. Each mask group has a theme. You get to pick between a monthly subscription or tri- monthly subscription or yearly.In each mask subscription you will get a card stating what it is and how it works. To learn more go to Beauteque.com
So here is my mask group for April called fresh face to the city.
1.Recipe slowganic sheet mask in grape
2.Recipe slowganic sheet mask in tangerine
3.skinfood beauty in a food in strawberry
4. Skinfood everyday facial mask sheet in orange
5. Yadah Vitalizing mask pack in pomegrante
6. Yadah brightening mask in lime
7. Dermal acai berry collagen essence mask
8. Lovemore loofah aloe hydrating mask
9. Banila co. It radiant lace hydrogel eye patch
Check out the photos below.

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Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Birchbox April 2016

Hi Y’all,

My Birchbox is here and I am honestly thinking with this box that mid year I am going to end my subscription. I am just tired of some of the samples which feels right now very repetitive.
So on to the box, Rifle Paper Company has teamed up with Birchbox to make this cool box as well as offer a discount of 20 % off by using a special code.
In this month’s box I received:
Briogeo Dont Despair ,Repair!Deep Conditioning Mask.
Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution
My Daughter Fragrances Bloom 23
Ren Keep Young and beautiful Instant Firming beauty Shot
The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick in the color Guava
Check out the photo below. Ps. I did not get this box early just doing work at my desk.

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Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: Weekend recap

Hi Y’all,

Long time no post. I have so much and so little that happened over the weekend.
I went to IMATS NYC . I know I was not originally supposed to go but I went with my cousin. I definitely did not spend the money that I have spent at past Imats conventions.To me doing this has really killed the need to buy more makeup. I am only waiting on the triple points so I can buy a Foreo Luna.
On Sunday, I went to a Hillary Clinton Rally. I was there to support my mom who in the end only wanted a photo.
Check out the photos. If you would like more in depth photos check out my Instagram profile reddiva83.

Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project 10 pan: Perfume Empties

Hi y’all ,
I really am not concentrating on perfumes but in order to buy more in project 10 pan land you have to use one to buy one.
1.Tocca Florence. I love this fragrance on me and so does my mom. I think its a clean scent. I would purchase the full size.
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2.Versace Absolu. Delicious. Another Reddiva83 approved fragrance. I will purchase the scent
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3. Dolce and Gabbana Pour Femme. I think this is quite a soft sensual scent. I originally bought it to go out with but I decided there isn’t any day like the present.
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4. Victor &Rolf Flowerbomb. This smells awesome, it become my go to work scent. However, I found I could not smell it at the end of the day but that may be because I have dry skin.
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5.Dolce and Gabbana the One .I am a fan of Dolce and Gabbana. I love their fragrances.I find this particular scent to be warm. I threw in my garbage bag because it was going bad.
6. Chloe parfum. I am in love. You all know I am in love with rose scents. Chloe is a powdery rose scent by their standards. My mom thinks its smells soapy.I like the scent and will purchase it.
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7. Prada candy. This is the first full size perfume that i purchased in a while. My actual very first real perfume was Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue . I love this sweet scent. It can be an everyday scent or it can be a night out scent and I like it. I would purchase it again.
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8. Balenciaga Florabotanica. I first found out about this scent when I chose it as a sample then I bought it as a gift for my mom and then as recommended to my former supervisor. She loved it and I loved the scent on both of them so, I decided to get it for myself. I now have people complimenting me telling me they love how soft I smell.
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9. Versace Bright Crystal. I love this so much I went out and bought the rollerball. After I finish my full size Lancôme scent ,I will go buy the full size of this perfume. ( i am sorry , i could not find the empty…. waaa. )
I also have some perfumes samples that I gave away:
1. Marc Jacobs Daisy
2. English laundry Number 7
3. Harvey Prince Yogini
4 Harvey Prince Petaly Noir


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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