PaleoCrazy Organic Matcha Tea

Review: PaleoCrazy Organic Matcha Tea

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Official description
PaleoCrazy Japanese Organic Culinary Grade Matcha Tea supports a healthy, simple, and clean lifestyle.

Blended specifically for drinking, baking and culinary purposes Great for smoothies, lattes, and other blended drinks. A healthy addition to any dish or recipe.

PaleoCrazy’s USDS certified Organic Cooking Grade Matcha is specifically blended a good cooking grade Matcha that has a stronger tea flavor than a regular drinking grade. This allows the Matcha flavor to shine though even if mixed with other ingredients.

Our antioxidant richPremium Tea is grown and produced in Nishio city in Aichi prefecture. Nishio has been known the world over as the home of the finest Matcha for more than 800 years.

Typically, Matcha is the only tea variety that is ground into a fine powder form for a reason. When healthily drinking Matcha or enjoying a food or beverage made from Matcha – you consume the entire tea leaf. This is the primary difference between Matcha and all other tea. Normally black tea or other green teas are consumed via steeping the tea leaves infused with hot water.

Most importantly, Matcha drinkers receive the full nutrition benefits of the whole tea leaf and will enjoy the high concentration of green tea antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Matcha is extremely rich in 3 very important nutrients that are of high interest for healthier lifestyle living: Insoluble Fibers, Antioxidants, and L-Theanines.

Each 100g (3.5oz) bag is good for a number of recipes.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get 3.5 ounces for $16.95 USD.
From PaleoCrazy – You get 8 ounces for $12.95 USD.

Heat fresh filtered water just short of boiling. Add 1 teaspoon of 100% organic Matcha green powder to 8 oz. bowl/cup and pour in heater water. Whisk the tea using a PaleoCrazy tea whisk for about 1-2 minutes approx. until the Matcha powder forms into a nice green colored foam, ready to drink. Do not strain any small or tiny Matcha powder particles.

The Matcha powder comes in a resealable silver foil packet with a front and back label. Label has product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
This smells like regular matcha powder. It’s very fine and bright green in color.

Organic green tea powder.

This is very flavorful but not as smooth as other matcha powders I’ve tried. It’s a little bit bitter. I have used this in smoothies as well as a tea and it’s a nice quality. I do notice a little spike in energy not long after I drink it which is nice. I don’t have a matcha whisk so when I make this as a tea I throw my hot water and powder into the blender to make sure it’s not chunky and gets a little frothy. It makes a nice dark green tea.

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Personal update №1

So I there’s been some radio silence on the blog lately. And I was doing so well for awhile there. I just haven’t been feeling well. I haven’t been up to photographing stuff or doing much in the way of swatches or reviews. The kids are back in school and we’ve been having many appointments at NARA. So it’s been a little busy. We got rid of our old couch. Hopefully soon I’ll find a used leather one to replace it with. Mochi got fixed last Wednesday. She’s been a clingy, meowing mess since. xd She’s meowing constantly. She follows me around with “meow, meow, meow, meow”. Everywhere. Today we went to NARA for family therapy and we were gone about 3 hours. When I got home Mochi was waiting right at the door for me and immediately started meowing and rubbing on me. I took a short Instagram video:

You can’t hear her, but she would meow and I would meow back at her. Also. Dun, dun dun. We are getting a new kitten. The kiddos therapist and I have talked off and on about emotional therapy with a companion pet for them. They’ve really missed Zero. So she gave me a companion pet letter for them. She doesn’t usually do that. People usually just want a letter to avoid paying a deposit. She thinks the kids would do really well with animal therapy.

So anyways. Britton from Haus of Gloi found a mama cat with 3 adorable kittens outside their business location. She posted about them in the HoG facebook group. Immediately I fell in love with the gray kitten. See picture below:

All the kittens

This is his mama:
Mama cat

Isn’t she beautiful? I believe Britton is keeping mama and maybe the orange dude. She named the orange one Tucker. :d We have named the gray kitten Poet. Well the kids named him. He has beautiful green eyes like his mama. Look how cute he is!


Poet is coming home Friday. We are super excited. He’s so sweet. I met him and Britton and Matt and Jen from HoG last Friday. Super nice peoples. The kittens were adorable and so entertaining. xd Loved them.

Also So. Funny story. Some of you have heard already. xd The other day Fumiko was badgering me to trim her bangs. I hate trimming her bangs because we have no hair scissors, it takes forever to make them straight. So I being the brilliant person I am, decided to trim her bangs with the clippers. All was well until she jerked and I shaved off half of her eyebrow. So then I shaved off half the other eyebrow to make them even…. then the next morning Fumiko took my brow trimmers and completely shaved off her brows. Now she says she’s going to keep shaving them off because she doesn’t want brows because I don’t have any… her quote “If you don’t have browns then I don’t have brows!”. Lord. So then I told her I couldn’t grow eyebrows and I actually want nice brows and that apparently makes no difference to her. She is against brows now. We’ll see how long this lasts…

She looks like a cute little alien. xd Will she grow them back or keep removing them? Too bad I can’t steal hers. t.t We also started decorating for halloween at the beginning of September. >.> So excite. We also did crockpot stew, mango cider and pumpkin cookies for Mabon and also did some smudging/prayers at NARA. It was pretty wonderful. I hope everyone else had a blessed Mabon.

Kitten and Mama cat pictures from Britton at Haus of Gloi.

Mochi being sweet

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Spray bottles and labels

Review: 2 Pack Clear Glass 16oz Spray Bottles from Cornucopia Brands

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Official description
16oz Clear Glass Spray Bottles BPA Free Spray Bottles for Essential Oils with Chalk Labels by Cornucopia Brands

The 2 pack of 16oz clear glass BPA free bleach safe spray bottles by Cornucopia Brands allow you to safely and effectively blend, use, and store your favorite homemade aromatherapy and essential oil blends, homemade cleaning sprays, cooking and marinades, bleach, lemon water, vinegar, spray bottle for plants, spray bottle for cleaners, the list goes on for these 16oz clear glass spray bottles.
But….We dont stop there! Whats a reusable 16oz clear glass spray bottle, without a reusable label? You cant relabel it with a brand new label every time you refill your clear spray bottle. So we added a 4 pack of reusable chalkboard labels to make it easy to quickly and easily label, wipe clean, and label again, whatever the contents of you clear glass spray bottle may be!
Simply choose the label you like best from your choice of the included 4, stick it on your clear glass refillable spray bottle, and you have a complete reusable bottle, that can also be labeled over and over!
You will find a multitude of uses arise when you start to use these amber 16oz sprayer bottles, for example:
-Vinegar and water mixture for natural cleaning
-Lemon juice, water, and herbs for a natural grilling spray
-Water and essential peppermint oil for natural bug killing spray
-Water and tea tree or eucalyptus for a perfect sauna sprayer
-Much more!
The Cornucopia Brands clear glass spray bottles have a heavy duty two function sprayer with mist and stream, holds a full 16oz, and is constructed of heavy duty clear glass that is very rigid and easily withstands normal wear and tear.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get two glass spray bottles with 4 labels for $13.89 USD.

The bottles are clear glass with a black spray top. The labels are black and have a couple of different shapes.

I love these bottles. Good spray bottles are hard for me to find. I keep finding ones that leak or spray poorly. These bottles replaced the ones I was already using. They are a great quality. The glass feels nice and sturdy and the sprayer sprays extremely well. I’ve accidentally dropped one of the bottles on the bathroom floor and it didn’t break or get messed up. I use one bottle for an all purpose cleaner and the other I use for bleach water. The labels are lovely and a good quality. My only issue is that the chalk/chalk markers rub off really easily. Not really a problem because I know what’s in the bottles, but you know. I will definitely be picking up more of these bottles. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a good spray bottle.

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Petite size

Review: The Detangler, Detangling Hair Brush

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Official description

Do you or your daughter have beautiful long hair that tangles easily and knots up?

Are you spending hours sorting out of the mess every day?

Do you dread the ordeal every morning during hair brushing, with all the screaming, crying, whining, and complaining?

**The Detangler Brush / Detangling Brush is Made Just for You & Your Daughter

– Control & detangle 99% of all hair types – cute designs are fun for kids and adults
– No more pain – no discomfort, no snag, no ripping, no yanking, no breakage
– Save an hour a day – reduce your brushing time from an hour to just 3 minutes
– Healthy & beautiful hair – gentle bristles glide through tangles to give you silky and smooth hair
– Be a hero to your daughter – no more howling and screaming

**Be Happy. No Stress.

Brushing your (or your children’s) tangled hair should be a relaxing and enjoyable process. For instance, brushing your daughter’s hair is a fantastic opportunity to bond and share an intimate moment. With The Detangler, you never have to worry about pain and suffering again.

**Petite Size. Quality Design.

The petite size makes The Detangler easy to carry in your purse wherever you go. It’s also great for kids to use to brush their own hair. Collect all 4 designs. The bristles will not lose shape or yank/catch hair, and are durable & long lasting.

**A Fun & Extremely Useful Gift

For the women and girls in your life. Of course, men can use it too!

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get 1 brush for $10.99 USD.

1. The Detangler can be used on wet or dry hair.
2. For very thick and tangled hair, start at the bottom and slowly work your way up.
3. Make sure you brush your hair softly and gently. No pulling is required.
4. To clean the brush, simply pick out any hairs that are stuck in the bristles.

This comes in a cardboard box with product and company information. The brush is plastic with a pattern on the backside. The bristles are lime green and plastic.

This brush has been a life saver for both my hair and my daughters. My hair is down to my shoulder blades now and Fumiko’s is just past her shoulders. Fumiko has thick curly hair that gets tangled super easily. Mine is wavy and thing, but gets tangled just as easily. This brush allows me to brush my hair damp which is usually impossible. It quickly removes tangles without pulling my hair and without much effort. I can quickly run the brush through Fumiko’s hair without hurting her head and it’s tangle free in just a couple of minutes. It’s small and the perfect size for both of us to use. It works just as well on dry hair as it does on damp hair. I love this brush and will be picking up another one so Fumiko can have her own. This has completely replaced my regular brush. If this doesn’t work for your hair you can get 100% of your money back. You can get this brush in 4 different colors. I think I’m going to pick up the rainbow leopard one next time!

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Info paper

Swatches: innocent+twisted alchemy I+T Alchemists September 2015

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Official descriptions
Cold & Dirty is a no description
Marked by the Kill is a no description
Trophies of Man is a no description
Unblooded Hunt is a no description

Ice Storm №100 is a Ice White with Aqua Shimmer and Purple Sparkle.
Unsettled is a no description
Xenomorph is a reddened, smokey ash with bursts of red sparkles.
Voodoo is a beautiful dark blackened purple lip gloss, with LOTS of sparkle!

Ordering options
You can purchase a full size subscription which includes 3 exclusive full size products, a 35% off coupon and other surprises for $18.99 USD or $22 for international.
You can purchase a sample size subscription which includes 3 exclusive deluxe size samples, a 30% off coupon and other surprises for $12.00 USD or $16 for international.

Taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Cold & Dirty is a chocolate brown with a goldish green sheen and green and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Iron oxide(77491, 1309-37-1), titanium dioxide(77891), tin oxide(77499), silica, magnesium myristate, zinc oxide, carnauba wax. VEGANlip safe

Marked by the Kill is a deep pumpkin orange with orange and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Iron oxide(77491), titanium dioxide(77891, iron oxide(77499), tin oxide(778161), magnesium myristate, zinc oxide, carnauba wax. VEGANlip safe

Trophies of Man is a metallic forest green with silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica(77019), titanium dioxide(77891), iron oxide(77499), tin oxide(778161), silica, magnesium myristate, zinc oxide, carnauba wax. VEGANlip safe

Unblooded Hunt is a metallic dark green with a blue sheen and blue and green sparks.
Ingredients: Mica(77019), titanium dioxide(77891), chromium oxide(77288), iron oxide(77499), ferric ferrocyanide(77510), tin oxide, magnesium myristate, zinc oxide, carnauba wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Ice Storm №100 is a satiny white with pink and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica (77019), Titanium Dioxide (77891), Tin Oxide (778161), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANlip safe

Xenomorph is a blackened purple with red sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Sericite Mica, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Myristrate, Titanium Dioxide, Kaolin Clay, Lauroyl Lysine. May Contain: Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Silica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Aluminum Powder, Copper Powder, Iron Powder, Silicon Dioxide, FD&C Blue 1, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Red 40. VEGANnot lip safe

Unsettled is a satin pink with pink sparks.
Ingredients: none listed.

Voodoo is a blackened purple with purple glitter.
Ingredients: Mineral oil,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, and Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Mica, Iron oxide, Silica. VEGAN

Linda sent me this months subscription to swatch! I’ve always really loved her shadows, the formula is really nice and the colors are always beautiful, this subscription is no exception. My favorites were Marked by the Kill and Unblooded Hunt. Marked by the Kill is just a beautiful autumn orange with lots of sparkle and Unblooded Hunt is this super pretty kind of metallic steely blue with much sparkle. I was also super excited to see a sample from Dark Matter Makeup! I’ve been wanting to try her stuff for what seems like forever now. Xenomorph is gooooorgeous. I love it. I’ve also never tried Spectrum Cosmetics before and hadn’t heard of Abyssal Realm. I was also happy to find that The Chequered Lily Apothecary sample wasn’t one I already have. It too was beautiful. The subscription was really nice. It had a good variety of colors and brands and the packaging is just awesome. Linda does uses her own art for most of her labels and she does beautiful art! The lip gloss is nice. It’s fairly opaque and easy to build. It has no flavor or scent. It’s not too sticky either.

You can find innocent+twisted alchemy on Storenvy here. You can contact Linda through her contact page here. You can find her on Facebook here. You can find Spectrum Cosmetics shop here, Abyssal Realm here, The Chequered Lily Apothecary here and Dark Matter Makeup here.

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