Archive | November 2014

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Recently, I was given the opportunity try Matcha Green Tea Powder. This green tea is like no tea I’ve ever tried before. It isn’t simply made of the leaves; it’s made from the entire tea plant. It’s made into a nice powder so that it can be dissolved for easy use in so very many products. The company even provided me with a cookbook so I could make green tea cookies or ice cream, if I wanted.
Lately, my coffee seems to be hurting my stomach. I seem to go through this cycle with coffee about once a year. Since this agony hit about the same time I received the Matcha Green Tea Powder, I decided to see if the tea bothered me at all and if it gave me any energy, as it claims. I made the green tea latte (with a bit of tweaking) that was in the recipe book – it’s made with almond milk (I use the unsweetened variety) and sweetened with agave syrup. It was delicious.

I went to work checking my email and doing laundry and failed to notice for several hours that my stomach did not bother me at all. What was even more miraculous is that my stomach had been bothering me virtually nonstop for days (in addition to the coffee issues), and the tea actually helped me with those stomach issues. I also felt better, and I had more energy, just as the ad proclaimed.
I drank this latte for several days, and even my daughter loved it! During the trial period, I had a head cold; this tea was great for soothing my throat. This tea is all natural, so I didn’t have to worry about setting off my food allergies due to nasty artificial preservatives.
Since I used only a small teaspoon of the tea for each large mug of latte I made, the bag of Matcha will last awhile, so it’s really not as expensive as it might seem at first glance. It’s actually quite a bargain in comparison to other gourmet teas. It has a strong flavor, since you’re getting the whole experience, rather than the steeped, watery experience of tea filtered through a bag. I do advise whisking the tea with a small amount of the boiling water either with a small immersion blender, mini whisk, or fork prior to adding the full amount of remaining hot liquid of choice to allow the tea to fully dissolve. Otherwise, the tea may simply remain mostly granulated in the bottom and the last few swallows will be far less pleasant than the first.
I rate Matcha Green Tea Powder 5 Healthy Glittering Stars.

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I was recently given the opportunity to try Valentia Even Glow Serum for review purposes. I have very sensitive skin, so when I asked to use this wonderful product, I was a bit concerned about my skin breaking out. I’m also allergic to everything on the planet. I originally planned to have my husband test the product at the same time. He can use about anything, with no negative effects. I thought this would give the public a good idea of the product’s results on two vastly different types of skin.

Once I tried Valentia Even Glow Serum, though, I decided I didn’t need (want) to share. I opened the bottle (shake it gently first to properly distribute the ingredients), and smelled the gentle citrus aroma, and I was sold. Many smells bother me – I have fibromyalgia (as well as MS), and odors can trigger migraines and nausea. This scent, though, is very soft and, once the serum is applied, it rapidly fades away.

The serum is thick and creamy. It takes only four small drops to cover my entire face and throat, so the bottle will last quite some time. After application, my skin is left feeling silky smooth. I spoke with a company representative, and was advised to apply only once per day. So, I chose to apply at night, after cleaning my face. Then, I used my all natural moisturizer.

Within two weeks, my lines began to fade and my one dark spot was lighter. I had two very obnoxious dry spots on my cheeks that nothing seemed to cure. This product had those spots GONE in a matter of DAYS!! This product actually works, people! I am amazed.

I rate Valentia Even Glow Serum 5 GLOWING stars!
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