New Products!

INFLUENSTERYipee, I just found out that I qualify for a complimentary Sally Hansen VoxBox from Influenster for testing purposes, I can’t wait to get my goodies in the mail 🙂 If you’re new to my blog, Influenster is a FREE website where you can connect all your social media such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Blog etc. to increase you impact score when you review products. The more followers you have on social media, the more desirable you are to be chosen for complimentary products for testing purposes. You can complete reviews and answer questions about products you are knowledgeable about, increasing your score, and earn brand badges from thousands of companies.

Currently I am enrolled for my Ebay badge and Sally Hansen badge. For my Ebay badge I submitted 3 detail oriented guides on chosen topics on how to shop or sell on Ebay. They are under review, but once they are approved I will have won my Ebay badge AND a $25 gift card for Ebay! Easy huh? You can check out my Ebay guides at: Jessica’s Ebay Guides.

Once I receive my Sally Hansen VoxBox in the mail, I will be able to check it in online. From there they will provide me a list of tasks to complete to earn my Sally Hansen badge! VOILA!

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On top of that great news, I will also be receiving a complete supplement line from my sponsor Femme. They are launching their new Zip, Fit, Firm line of pre-workout, BCA complex, and a Carnitine blend for fat loss. I’m extremely excited to try it out, especially since I’ve been so happy with their Peach Skin Firming Cream. I’m not sure when it should be arriving in the mail since they are based in Australia and it took nearly 5 months for my first product to arrive. It turns out they sent my Peach Skin Firming Cream several times, it just kept getting lost in the mail somehow. I’m not surprised, IPSY had a hard time finding my house too!

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Plenty of great opportunities ahead! I’ve been very blessed this past year and I’m extremely thankful. I will admit I was very discouraged when Quest Nutrition didn’t follow through with their offer to become a brand ambassador for them. I’ve worked really hard to get where I’m at today, putting in the effort to reach out to plenty of company’s, promoting myself and my lifestyle, and not giving up. It’s been a crazy ride, but things are starting to fall into place.

~Jess

Product Review: Femme Skin Firming Cream

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: $69.95

Pros: This cream smells absolutely amazing! I just received my first order in the mail from overseas in Australia, and I’m extremely excited to try it out and see what the extended results are. I used this for the first time last night. The tube cautions that you may experience a slight burning sensation, but that only means it’s WORKING! I applied a small amount (a little goes a looooong way) to the backs of my thighs and booty which is where I hold the most uneven skin tone. I didn’t feel an immediate tingling sensation until I woke up this morning. It’s summer time and my room gets very hot and this cream is activated by heat. This cream was workin’ all night long! I can’t wait to apply more before my workout today! Check out the Femme website: getfemmenutrition.com and follow them on Instagram! #gethotwithpeach #femmenation #fitfastfeminine

Cons: The only con I have at this point is the price. It seems a little spendy for a 4.25oz tube. You can buy a 16oz pump of Beauty Bum on Amazon for about the same price. If the results are great, then it’s totally worth it to tighten that tush!

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: MHP Xpel

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Stars: 3/5

Cost: You can purchase a bottle of 80 capsules on sale for $14.93 on Bodybuilding.com. 80 capsules gives you 10 days worth of water retention diuretic. Do NOT exceed this limit!

Pros: This product DEFINITELY gives your body that shredded, cut definition you want for a competition. Remember, you will NOT stay that shredded forever, it is physically impossible and unrealistic!

Cons: Be extremely careful with how you come off of this stuff. It’s an excellent tool to give your muscles the edge on a competition, however it can have damaging effects on your body post show. I give this product 3 stars because it works, but it hurt me the following week. I gained 14lbs of water weight in less than 72 hours post show, my entire body swelled up, and my intestines BURNED. These side effects were a combination of different things, but I will not be taking Xpel again in the future, I am sure there are much healthier alternatives to choose from to get that shredded look. Hope this helps!

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Myfitnesspal App

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: Free!

Pros: You can customize your own macro ratio plan (carbs, proteins, and fats) to achieve your goals! You can also create your own recipes and calculate the nutritional value by plugging in all the ingredients and dividing by the serving sizes. If you have a certain meal several times during the week, you can easily create a quick meal that will pull up all the ingredients for you in one click! Example: Mixed greens, 4 oz turkey, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1 tbsp almond slices – Turkey Salad. Love this app! My bikini prep would NOT be the same without it! Fat loss is a science, and this is a quick easy tool to help you. It’s free too! You can also calculate your calories burned through exercise, which in turn grants you more calories to eat 🙂

Cons: The ONLY con would be the ‘Exercise’ feature which only estimates your calories burned, it’s not 100% accurate. Use a heart rate monitor to calculate your exact calories burned.

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Quest Bars!

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Stars: 5/5, do you even have to ask?!

Cost: $24.99 a box of 12 bars on iherb.com! Click on the link and use my code: DWV946 for $10 off your first order 🙂

Pros: Delicious healthy wholesome ingredients you can pronounce, high fiber content to keep you fuller longer, 20 whopping grams of protein and amazing taste that is SINFULLY delicious 🙂 You can also bake them into virtually ANYTHING! I give this one 10 stars! My favorite flavor is the new Cookies n’ Cream, makes a killer Mug Cake. Check out my recipes section to see how!

Cons: Only con is that they aren’t on my meal plan for my 8 weeks out bikini prep 😦

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Beauty Bum

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Stars: 4/5

Cost: Amazon.com for $27.39 for a 6.5oz tube

Pros: Excellent reviews! Happy customers, and really great smell. My cellulite has reduced immensely, I feel like my legs and thighs are much tighter and have a much smoother appearance.

Cons: I’m not entirely sure if my results are from this cream, dieting, and/or exercising. Triple threat! Maybe all 3 are working their charm!

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: Bodybuilding.com has a special! Buy two get one free for their 30 serving containers. Priced at $17.98 each. Great deal. I bought mine at the Vitamin Shoppe for $29.99, 65 servings on sale.

Pros: Amazing flavor! I bought Watermelon and it reminds me of a jolly rancher. I look forward to waking up in the morning to enjoy my Amino Energy drink at 4am before I head to the gym. Makes getting out of bed MUCH easier! Super clean, non-jittery energy. A definite pre-workout must have. Great for post workout muscle recovery as well.

Cons: None! I absolutely love this product! Definitely beats their ABB N.O drinks I was hooked on for years. I started having heart problems with those, became addicted.

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Optimum Nutrition Protein

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Stars: 4/5

Cost: 5lbs on Bodybuilding.com and Amazon.com costs $57.99. 

Pros: Really awesome price for how many servings you get! I ordered the French Vanilla Creme. Lasts forever!

Cons: Not a fan of the French Vanilla Creme flavor in comparison to the Cellucor flavors. When I received the tub in the mail, the seal was broken (not ripped off though). I’ve read past reviews where this has been an issue. Perhaps that’s the reason it doesn’t have the greatest flavor. I also don’t enjoy the ‘disintegrated’ texture when I add it to my oatmeal.

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Cellucor Whey Protein

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: Bodybuilding.com has a deal, but one get one 50% off! They are marked at $29.99, definitely beats the Cellucor website price of $39.99 each! PLUS, you get one half off. Deals 🙂 I bought ‘Cinnamon Swirl’ and ‘Peanut Butter Marshmallow’.

Pros: ‘Cinnamon Swirl’ makes the best pancakes and ‘Peanut Butter Marshmallow’ makes the best smoothies. Excellent protein powders for baking! Dream protein for IIFYM followers.

Cons: Only con might be the original price on the Cellucor website, other than that I’ve been extremely happy with the flavor, freshness, and overall nutritional value!

Enjoy!

~Jess