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Mani Monday French White Inked Party Grenade

Base coat
Nothing! Cause I ran out and can’t get more. >.> Oops.

Nail color
Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color French White Creme x 3 coats
Wet n Wild Fast Dry Nail Color Inked x 1 coat
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Party Grenade x 2 coats

Top coat
CND Super Shiney x 2 coats

Luna

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April Showers, Dandy Dandelion & Grand Maltre Crocus over Foil Me

Swatches: Daisy Bird Cosmetics April Showers, Dandy Dandelion, Grand Maltre Crocus, Hello Hyacinth, Mean Bean Green, Not So Loud Lilac & You Bet I’m Blushin’

purchased by me blogger discount

When Daisy Bird Cosmetics first opened up earlier this year I quickly snatched up a blogger pack to try! And now I have swatches for you. Enjoy!

Official descriptions
April Showers is a shimmery cool toned icy white.
Dandy Dandelion is a soft yellow with shimmer.
Grande Maltre Crocus is a lovely muted purple with a subtle violet and red shimmer.
Hello Hyacinth is a lovely purple with a blue shift.
Mean Bean Green is a matte dark true green.

Not So Loud Lilac is a matte soft purple in the jar and when blended on the face it is a cool pastel pink.
You Bet I’m Blushin’ is a matte red leaning orange.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $5.50 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 1.5×1.5 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $6.00 per set.

Blush
You will receive loose product in a 20g jar with a sifter, packed 4-4.5g by weight for $8.00 per jar.

All photos taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatches over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and bare skin.

April Showers is a slightly gray white.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, ultramarines, mica, carnauba wax, iron oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, magnesium myristate, carmine. NOT VEGANnot lip safe

Dandy Dandelion is a satiny light daffodil yellow.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, mica, carnauba wax, iron oxide, magnesium myristate. VEGANlip safe

Grande Maltre Crocus is a slightly grayed purple with red and purple sparks and a slight red sheen.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, ultramarines, mica, carnauba wax, iron oxide, ferric ferrocyanide,Magnesium Myristate, tin oxide, carmine. NOT VEGANnot lip safe

Hello Hyacinth is a grape purple with a blue shift/sheen.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, ultramarines, mica, carnauba wax, iron oxide, ferric ferrocyanide,Magnesium Myristate, tin oxide, carmine. NOT VEGANnot lip safe

Mean Bean Green is a dark matte gray.
Ingredients: Chromium oxide, ultramarines, mica, carnauba wax, kaolin, ferric ferrocyanide, magnesium myristate. VEGANnot lip safe

Not So Loud Lilac is a light lilac purple.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium dioxide, Ultramarines, Carnauba wax. VEGANnot lip safeEye Safe

You Bet I’m Blushin’ is a matte orange toned red.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium dioxide, Red oxide, Ultramarines, Carnauba wax. VEGANnot lip safeEye Safe

I liked Grande Maltre Crocus and Hello Hyacinth best out of these! I found that all the formulas were a tad bit chalky and not as smooth as other eyeshadow/blush formulas. They all applied well with the exception of Mean Bean Green, you can see in the primer photo it applied slightly patchy. Both the blushes are a bit chalky but blend out just fine. The majority of them are very simple colors. I think for being a new company these are all a great start, and Alice has done well. I’m excited to see where things go in the future! What did you think of these?

You can contact Alice through her Etsy contact. Find Daisy Bird Cosmetics on Etsy here. Find them on Facebook.

Luna

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Black Magic Beauty, Brotherhood & Disgraced Monk over Glitter Fix

Swatches: Siren Song Cosmetics Black Magic Beauty, Brotherhood, Disgraced Monk, Loyal Lionheart & Moonflow

purchased by me

Earlier this year I purchased some samples from Siren Song Cosmetics when they first opened! I purchased 10 samples, but I’m splitting them up into two posts just so it’s a little easier for me right now. All of the shades I purchased are from the Distant Worlds collection, she now has two other collections! On a side note, oh goodness, it’s been too long since I’ve burnt incense. I have Gonesh Dragon’s Blood burning right now and it smells so amazing. I must find a way to get some more, I only have a few sticks left and just a few of my Nag Champa. Time to get back into some me things, yo. Also candles. I miss candles so much. Recommend me some indie candle shops to favorite, please? <3 Okay swatch time Lovelies! :STAR: Oh! Don’t forget to take part in the monthly question on the sidebar! Would you rather a weekly question or monthly question? Okay one last thing. There is an un-released color(as far as I know) called Road to Dawn and it’s amazing and I need it in my hands and on my eyeballs. Okay that is all.

Official descriptions
Black Magic Beauty is an orchid purple with a subtle pink and red glittery shift.
Brotherhood is a strong electric blue with a pop of sparkle.
Disgraced Monk is a deep crimson red with a subtle shimmer.
Loyal Lionheart is a pearly near matte azure blue.
Moonflow is a byzantine purple with a copper glow.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $5.49 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 0.05 ounce clamshell, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.15 per clamshell.

All photos were taken outdoors in direct sunlight. Swatched over Wet N Wild Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix and bare skin.

Black Magic Beauty is an orchid purple with pink and red sparks and a slight red sheen.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, tin oxide, iron oxide, silicon dioxide, manganese violet, ultramarine violet, boron nitride. VEGANnot lip safe

Brotherhood is a vibrant sky blue with silver sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, tin oxide, iron oxide, silicon dioxide, boron nitride, ferric ferrocyanide. VEGANnot lip safe

Disgraced Monk is a deep satin cranberry red.
Ingredients: mica, titanium doxide, carnauba wax, copper powder, tin oxide, iron oxide, red #40. VEGANlip safe

Loyal Lionheart is a matte cerulean blue.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, tin oxide, iron oxide silicon dioxide, boron nitride, ferric ferrocyanide. VEGANnot lip safe

Moonflow is a violet purple with copper and blue sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, tin oxide, iron oxide, silicon dioxide, manganese violet, boron nitride. VEGANnot lip safe

These colors are so pretty! I love Black Magic Beauty, Moonflow and Disgraced Monk. Disgraced Monk is so deep and vibrant, it’s just ugh. And you know how I like my purples! Moonflow is just an explosion of sparkle like woah. These are bright lively colors! What shades did you like? Do you think you’ll pick any up? Have you heard of Siren Song Cosmetics before?

You can find Siren Song Cosmetics here! You can contact Dee through her contact page here. Find Siren Song on Facebook and Twitter!

Luna

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Things I Want Friday

Since funds have been and will be for a long time non-existent I’m going to feed my wants by doing Things I want Fridays. Today’s shall be quite large because I WANT ALL THE THINGS. ALL THE THINGS! My Amazon wishlist has grown and been pruned and grown again and been pruned and I have a feeling that shall be a reoccurring theme for awhile. XD So welcome to your first and most likely limitless Things I Want Friday post.

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These boots in black from Target! Dude they come in a 10 wide calf for people with fat legs like me. XD

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Ohmygod. This Halloween Themed box from Memebox. I need it! *breathes heavy*

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Performance Color’s Zombie Bride lipstick! It’s so pretty! lip swatch from tryallthecolors.

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  • I don’t know if you’ve seen Life’s Entropy yet,, but you need to!
  • Yes please. Fusion is just wow.

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And this cup. I need this coffee cup.

That is all. Don’t worry, I’ll have more for you next week. I promise. What are you wanting right now? Waiting on anything?

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Luna

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Thursday Guest Post

A Mixed Bag of Purple!

Hello all! This is Remonstrater from tryallthecolours!  This is my first guest post ever (yay!!).  So what do I have for you today? I couldn’t decide so I grabbed some of the odd ball items I received in the past month to do a mixed bag of reviews.  Today we have Performance Colors Zombie Bride lipstick, Siren Song Cosmetics Black Magic Beauty eyeshadow, Spectrum Cosmetics Iris lipgloss, and Solstice Scents Lavender Vanilla.

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Notice a theme?

First up, Zombie Bride!

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Can you see the shimmer?

This is a sample size of this colour from Performance Colors and it is very generous! You can easily get a couple wears out of this to decide if you like it!  Zombie Bride is described as a “deep dark berry black red with red sparks”.  This is a beautiful black cherry colour, a very wearable purple/red for those who are a bit more daring.  It can also be applied with a lighter hand for those of us who may be a little less adventurous. The online swatch is pretty accurate although the colour is more purple in the shade/artificial light. Swatches!

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Lightly applied, Indirect natural light
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Lightly applied, Direct natural light

Applied with a lighter hand, this colour is a light black cherry colour with a hint of blue shimmer.  It’s a wearable statement colour that, depending on your occupation, could be work safe.

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Heavily applied, Indirect natural light
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Heavily applied, Direct natural light

When layered for fuller opacity, this is a deep purple with lots of blue shimmer giving it a frosty look.  If you’re looking for a real statement lipstick, this is worth a try! You can more swatches of this and other Performance Colors lipsticks here.

Black Magic Beauty is the first eyeshadow I have had the fortune of trying from Siren Song Cosmetics and after swatching it, I plan on trying many more!

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This is described as a “Orchid purple with a subtle pink and red glittery shift” on the website.  The eyeshadow is nicely pigmented and applies with minimal fallout.  This is a vivid colour when used with a primer and it has a very subtle pink and red shift.  The online swatch is more pink than I found the shadow to be and captures the red shift better than my camera was able to, but it is there!

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Left to Right: Darling Girl Glitter Glue, Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance Indirect natural light

Over the Shadow Insurance, this colour is slightly more blue than over bare skin or Glitter Glue.

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance Indirect natural light

You can see a slight bit of red here! The shadow photographed a bit patchy but did not appear patchy in the slightest in real life.

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Darling Girl Glitter Glue Indirect natural light

Such a pretty purple for all you purple lovers! Lots of sparkle in this one!

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Left to Right: Darling Girl Glitter Glue, Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance Direct natural light

Iris, at the sound of the name my mind immediately goes to blue and purple and this colour did not disappoint.

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This beautiful gloss from Spectrum Cosmetics is described as “a semi sheer purple gloss with beautiful blue violet iridescent tones!”  The swatch on the Etsy store isn’t the best but it does give you the general idea of the gloss although I found it to have a bit more of a purple sheen than the swatch shows.

The formula reminds me of Shiro’s beloved glosses; smooth without being sticky, and moisturizing.  The swatches are over bare lips but this works very well over other lipsticks, adding a purple/blue sheen.

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Lightly applied, indirect natural light
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Heavily applied, indirect natural light
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Heavily applies, direct natural light

Soooo pretty! I’m not a big gloss person, but I love this one.  This has been reached for a couple times already and I may have to buy a full size soon.

Solstice Scents: Lavender Vanilla

P1010337Lavender…purple…it works!  The description for this one is long but the general gist of it is that it starts out as a powerful but calming, smooth lavender scent scent tempered by vanilla and french vanilla scents, drying down to a vanilla with the “ghostly memory of lavender.”  Now, I don’t actually usually like lavender but this sample went straight into the ‘Need a Full Size’ pile!

To start out it is a bright floral lavender with sweet vanilla dancing around the edges.  It isn’t over powering but it is unmistakably floral.  After a bit it morphs slightly with the lavender stepping back and allowing the vanilla to come through.  The vanilla softens the lavender, making it a creamy, warm floral.  After about 45 minutes this dried down to a scent that can only be described as a creamy floral; warm, creamy vanilla with lavender dancing in the background.

Sillage was very good as usually my skin gobbles up scents.  I was catching whiffs of this floating around me for 4 hours before it started sitting closer to my skin.  In total this scent lasted about 8 hours (!!) and was still slightly noticeable the next morning.

This is a great scent for those who prefer warmer scents but that also want the femininity of a floral perfume.  On my skin it is the perfect balance of floral and vanilla. Loveeee it!

Final Thoughts

These are some great purple products for those of you who love purple.  I was really excited to share these reviews with you today and hopefully y’all enjoyed it as much as I did!

For these and other products by these brands, follow these links:

Siren Song Cosmetics

Solstice Scents

Performance Colors

Spectrum Cosmetics

All reviews and statements are my honest personal opinions. I have purchased all the products I have written about unless otherwise explicitly stated. I have not accepted payment for any of my reviews.

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Naturade, VeganSmart, All-In-One Nutritional Shake, Vanilla

Review: Naturade, Vegan Smart, All-In-One Nutritional Shakes

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I received these Vegan Smart, All-In-One Nutritional Shake packets from Naturade for free to try!

Official description

  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Blend
  • Whole Food Complex
  • Non-GMO Protein
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Omega 3
  • Probiotics
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Great Taste
  • Low Calorie
  • Dietary Supplement
  • 15 Servings
  • 20 g Non-GMO Protein
  • 6 g Dietary Fiber
  • No Cholesterol
  • Zero Trans Fat
  • Dairy & Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Naturally Flavored & Sweetened
  • Quality Assured Purity
  • Certified Vegan

All-In-One Nutritional Shake for Optimal Health

Everything you need in just one serving:

  • Complete Protein Blend – Contains 5 different non-GMO plant based proteins providing all the essential amino acids in precise proportions, readily usable by the body, for building and repairing tissue and muscle.
  • Whole Food Complex – Includes 9 different healthy colorful fruits and vegetables offering naturally occurring polyphenols, antioxidants and flavonoids to support overall wellness.
  • 22 Vitamins & Minerals – Act as catalysts in thousands of biochemical reactions every day to support normal and healthy cell function.
  • Fiber & Omega Blend – Provides 6 grams of dietary fiber to help keep you regular. Also contains over 200 mg of Omega-3 (DHA) to support a healthy brain, heart and circulatory system.
  • Probiotic Blend – Contains 1 billion colony forming units, of “good” bacteria, for supporting digestive health and maintaining healthy intestinal flora.
  • Digestive Enzymes Blend – Assists in digesting foods more completely for greater absorption of nutrients and the good health that goes with them.

Where to buy
From Naturade – 22.75 ounces for $34.99 or 12 1.51 ounce packets for $35.88.

Directions
Mix two level scoops of VeganSmart™ All-In-One Nutritional Shake in 9 to 11 ounces of ice-cold water, juice or non-dairy beverage, shake well and enjoy.

Packaging
These come in giant tubs or single use packets. I received single use packets. They are your standard foil on the inside packets, paper outside with product information and supplement facts. The packets are white with black text.

Formula
Both were standard protein powder formulas. The powder was easy to blend.

Ingredients
Chai – Organic cane sugar, sunflower oil, natural flavors, medium chain triglycerides, cocoa powder, stevia extract, xanthan gum.
No acesulfame K, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, no MSG, no soy, gluten free, no egg, no dairy. Manufactured in a facility that processes milk, soy & eggs.

Vanilla – Organic cane sugar, sunflower oil, natural flavors, medium chain triglycerides, stevia extract, xanthan gum.
No acesulfame K, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, no MSG, no soy, gluten free, no egg, no dairy. Manufactured in a facility that processes milk, soy & eggs.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Scoops (43 g)
Servings Per Container: 15
Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 45
Calories from Saturated Fat 10
Total Fat 5 g 8%*
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%*
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g 5%*
Dietary Fiber 6 g 24%*
Soluble Fiber 5 g
Insoluble Fiber 1 g
Sugars 5 g
Other Carbohydrate 3 g
Protein 20 g 50%
Vitamin A (as vitamin A palmitate) 2500 IU 50%
Vitamin C (as sodium ascorbate) 30 mg 50%
Vitamin D2 (as egrocalciferol) 600 IU 150%
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 40 mcg 50%
Thiamin (as thiamin hydrochloride) 0.75 mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.85 mg 50%
Niacin (as niacinamide) 10 mg 50%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 1 mg 50%
Folate (as folic acid) 200 mcg 50%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 9 mcg 150%
Biotin 150 mcg 50%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 5 mg 50%
Iron (as ferrous fumarate) 9 mg 50%
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 75 mcg 50%
Zinc (as zinc oxide) 7.5 mg 50%
Selenium (as sodium selenate) 35 mcg 50%
Copper (as copper gluconate) 1 mg 50%
Manganese (as manganese sulfate) 1 mg 50%
Chromium (as chromium chloride) 60 mcg 50%
Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate) 37.5 mcg 50%
Sodium (as sodium chloride and sodium citrate) 240 mg 10%
Potassium (as potassium citrate) 120 mg 3%
Complete Protein Blend
Pea Protein Isolate, Hemp Protein, Chia Protein, Potato Protein, Chlorella Protein
23 g
Whole Food Complex
Apricot Fruit, Mango Fruit, Raspberry Fruit, Carrot Root, Pineapple Fruit, Broccoli Flower and Stem, Cabbage Leaf, Beet Root, Spinach Leaf
320 mg
Fiber & Omega Blend
Inulin (from Chicory), Flax Seed Powder, Bamboo Fiber, Pea Fiber, Apple Fruit Fiber, Borage Oil
6 g
Probiotic Blend
Bacillus coagulans
1 billion CFU
Digestive Enzyme Blend
Bromelain, Protease, Amylase, Lipase
300 mg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Value not established.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Scoops (43 g)
Servings Per Container: 15
Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 45
Calories from Saturated Fat 10
Total Fat 5 g 8%*
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%*
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g 5%*
Dietary Fiber 6 g 24%*
Soluble Fiber 5 g
Insoluble Fiber 1 g
Sugars 5 g
Other Carbohydrate 3 g
Protein 20 g 50%
Vitamin A (as vitamin A palmitate) 2500 IU 50%
Vitamin C (as sodium ascorbate) 30 mg 50%
Vitamin D (as egrocalciferol) 600 IU 150%
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 40 mcg 50%
Thiamin (as thiamin hydrochloride) 0.75 mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.85 mg 50%
Niacin (as niacinamide) 10 mg 50%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 1 mg 50%
Folate (as folic acid) 200 mcg 50%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 9 mcg 150%
Biotin 150 mcg 50%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 5 mg 50%
Iron (as ferrous fumarate) 9 mg 50%
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 75 mcg 50%
Zinc (as zinc oxide) 7.5 mg 50%
Selenium (as sodium selenate) 35 mcg 50%
Copper (as copper gluconate) 1 mg 50%
Manganese (as manganese sulfate) 1 mg 50%
Chromium (as chromium chloride) 60 mcg 50%
Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate) 37.5 mcg 50%
Sodium (as sodium chloride and sodium citrate) 230 mg 10%
Potassium (as potassium citrate) 100 mg 3%
Complete Protein Blend
Pea Protein Isolate, Hemp Protein, Chia Protein, Potato Protein, Chlorella Protein
23 g
Whole Food Complex
Apricot Fruit, Mango Fruit, Raspberry Fruit, Carrot Root, Pineapple Fruit, Broccoli Flower and Stem, Cabbage Leaf, Beet Root, Spinach Leaves
320 mg
Fiber & Omega Blend
Inulin (from Chicory), Flax Seed Powder, Bamboo Fiber, Pea Fiber, Apple Fruit Fiber, Borage Oil
6 g
Probiotic Blend
Bacillus coagulans
1 billion CFU
Digestive Enzyme Blend
Bromelain, Protease, Amylase, Lipase
300 mg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Value not established.

I received some single serving packets of Vanilla and Chai Naturade, Vegan Smart, All-In-One Nutritional Shakes from Naturade for free! Initially I mixed these in plain water and wasn’t very fond of the flavor. It wasn’t awful, drinkable but it didn’t taste good. Then I tried mixing it with apple juice and banana and tasted a million times better! I found while I was drinking these I felt a little better energy wise during the day. I wasn’t as hungry either. The vanilla was my favorite of the two. Now that I’ve been out of these for awhile I miss them. When I have funds again I’ll be picking up the vanilla since it’s so much more versatile! I don’t have a lot of experience with protein or meal replacement shakes, so I can’t compare these to other drinks, but these are great! I also had no stomach issues drinking these. If you know me, then you know I have lots of stomach issues.

This is a sponsored post from 4sponsor.com with my unbiased thoughts.

Review: Naturade, Vegan Smart, All-In-One Nutritional Shakes
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  • Efficacy
  • Taste
  • Ingredients

Summary

Pros
Gives energy
Curbs hunger
Tastes decent
Okay price

Cons
Chai tastes strange

Final thoughts
While the Chai tastes funky, the vanilla is nice. The formula is good and definitely does what it's meant to do. It's very healthy.

Buy or not
I definitely want to pick up the vanilla when I have funds!

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Luna

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Life. How does it work?

Life Post, Sick

ALL THE SICK! Ugh. Still not doing well from the cortisone shots. My heart is not happy and my bloodsugar has sky-rocketed. I also found out I have a UTI. So much fun. I had lots of posts planned but I have been out of commission. My chest was settled down a bit today, so that’s good. Fumiko has been home sick with an awful sore throat and fevers. I’m not sure if my fevers have been from the UTI or if I’m getting what Fumiko has.

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So I have been watching Orange is the New Black. So far I like it a lot. It’s funny. Hopefully tomorrow I can do some swatches or at least get a review up.

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