Friday, September 5, 2014

Amrap Review and giveaway

Looking for a new way to refuel after your workout, but worried about it not being healthy for you. AMRAP has come up with a solution. Their new bars are 100% Paleo, gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, and unprocessed. Real whole foods are their priority! Their mission statement says it all - 

As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) defines our philosophy. Through determination, intensity, and focus, we aim to inspire and empower our community to reach their full health and fitness potential. Join us and together we will change the world. 

I had the privilege to review three of their bars. Cashew and vanilla, almond and honey, and fig and cacao. I was a little nervous, because sometimes protein bars tend to bother my stomach, and don't taste that great. With these having 15 grams of protein, that could've easily been a reality, but not the case. These bars tasted extremely yummy and I didn't suffer any tummy aches after eating them. I have to say that while they all tasted great, the cashew and vanilla bar was my favorite. It was a great breakfast after my long runs, and it definitely satisfied my hunger. I am definitely going to keep some of these in my house for when I want a quick meal.  Because vanilla was my favorite, I'm sharing its nutritional value, though the other two are very similar. 

Now onto the good news for all my readers, AMRAP is giving 8-packs of their bars in the flavor of your choice to not 1, but 3 of my readers. And on top of that they are also holding their on giveaway over on their page. Make sure you check them out, and enter!! You can't win if you don't play!

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This review was made possible by AMRAP nutrition. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given 3 bars for my time and effort on this campaign.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Block Island Organics Review

I had the opportunity to try Block Island Organics sunscreen over the past couple of weeks. Block Island uses high quality ingredients, while keeping the price affordable. Their sunscreens are non-toxic mineral based (zinc and titanium), as opposed to chemical based, and include a Baby SPF 30 (this product is zinc only), an SPF 15, SPF 30 and SPF 40 product.  Our products are non-comedogenic, vegan formulated, paraben free, phthalate free, nano particle free, artificial fragrance free, non-eye irritating, not tested on animals, made in the USA and highly rated by the Environmental Working Group. This is a small, family run company that believe in providing their consumers with high quality products. 

Now that we've gone over ingredients, let me tell you what you really are here to learn. What did I think of it? I have tried other mineral based sunscreens, and while they worked fine, they didn't spread well, and I looked like the white monster. Block Island blends well into the skin and it also protects well. They recommend reapplying every 45 minutes, but I went 4 hours while sweating when we were ziplining, and I did not burn at all. Also, I have sensitive skin, and had no irritations whatsoever after using it multiple times over the last few weeks. I definitely give this sunscreen an A+. 

Now I have some good news for my readers. Block Island has allowed me to offer you all a 20 % off discount code. Head over to their website and use the code pamg to receive your discount. Also, while you're at it, check out their facebook page and twitter page

This review was made possible by Block Island Organics. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given a bottle of sunscreen for my time and effort on this campaign.