Sunday, October 19, 2014

October BuluBox Unboxing Review Plus Discount #subscriptionbox @bulubox

Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned below for free for the purpose of this review.  The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products.  However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. There may be affiliate links in this post. The affiliate links will provide me with a commission while you receive a 50% discount or a free initial Bulu Box.  **Please consult with your physician or health care practitioner prior to adding any supplements to your diet.

Are you trying to improve your health?  Get more fit? Eat better?  2014 is your year to do it and there is still time before the new year rings in!  Bulu Box is the first vitamin, supplement and general health subscription sample box designed to help you get there too. Every month, you’ll get a box filled with 4 to 5 premium, curated samples from top brands. This month the BuluBox has curated a novel feel good discovery box full of healthy goodies just for us.  You have to keep reading to get the full scoop!

Each month you can look forward to a new mix of products for both women and men, including vitamins, weight loss, sports nutrition, protein, diet, energy, detox, digestion, sexual health, herbs, natural remedies, endurance and more. The smarties at BuluBox make sure you get enough to decide if the product is right for you. No shipping or extra fees either. Depending on your plan, you can cancel anytime. There are two kinds of Bulu Boxes to choose from and both of them are healthy subscription boxes that you will just love. 

Bulu Box-This is the box that I subscribe to....It is the first and only vitamin and supplement sample box out there.  Each box includes a sampling of vitamins and supplements from different areas of health. Each box contains 4 to 5 premium samples (some are bigger than others as you will see!) plus lifestyle extras sometimes. There is good stuff in every box to discover and enjoy.

Bulu Box Weight Loss: This box is the first and only weight loss and nutrition box. They designed it with the specific goal of weight loss in mind. Each box contains 4 to 5 premium weight loss items such as vitamin and supplement samples, fitness gear and healthy eating tools. These are products to help you succeed with weight loss.

 I know you want to see what was in my specially curated Bulu Box so no more delays:  here it is.  The big scoop! This month's BuluBox, like every box comes with a card (below) that explains more details about the samples and gives you the prices for the full size products.

Each box also comes with a My Sample Journal. You can keep notes for yourself and also submit your feedback and earn points towards products you like from your Bulu Box!  Easy and fun.

BuluBox is not stingy when it comes to products.  There is always enough to get a real feel for the products.  Some items are full size and others are sample sizes. 

Who doesn't know about Paleo products these days? I have heard tons about them but never tried one so I was interested to see how the WELL Food Company Paleo Cookie tasted.  The Double Chocolate Chip 'Cave' Paleo cookie tasted great. I don't know if this fits the Paleo Diet but I would crumble it up in a plain Greek yogurt or into low-fat cottage cheese for an afternoon snack. It is dairy, gluten, grain and lactose free which is surprising because it tastes great. I am interested in checking out the other flavors because this one is really yummy. 19.99/6 cookies

The next item in the box is from Barlean's and it is their CoQ10 Swirl in Island Fruit. I love Barlean's products and I have used a few of them. This CoQ10 Swirl tasted good like a smoothie and I like the powerhouse of CoQ10 that it delivers in a natural formula. I like to try to take C0Q10 most days because I feel like it really supports my heart health. It tastes great so it is a good one to try. 35.99/16 oz 

I am always in a huge rush especially in the morning so sometimes I will throw down a smoothie and just call it breakfast along with some coffee. A girl has to do what she has to do to get her nutrition in her body. A small sample of biPro Instant Whey Protein Isolate Supplement was tucked in my box too. This is an all natural whey protein with zero carbs if that is a concern. There is no fat in there and it is sugar free. This obviously has no taste (it is unflavored) but it is perfect to add into your smoothie and you can sweeten the whole thing with a frozen banana like I do. Helps to build and maintain good muscles and recover after a blasting workout.  As I said, perfect for busy days and it keeps you going with lots of protein. 17.45/50 servings

I am always seeking energy but I try not to rely on anything bad for me. Okay, I will have a cup of coffee in the morning but who wants to keep drinking that stuff all day long. EVOPak Energy Chews are another option that is chock full of anti-oxidants, B Vitamins, electrolytes and a touch of caffeine and Ginkgo boloba. This is an option that you can throw in your purse for a little afternoon energy without having to run into the nearest coffee shop and wait in that darn line. The berry flavor tastes great so I  enjoyed it and it perked me up so I could keep working without feeling tired. Just 20 kcals and 3G sugar too. 32.99/6 packs  

Turmeric has been a hottie supplement option for a few years now. You don't know about this secret yet?  Trust me. My mom loves to use it and swears by it for her back. These tabs are so much neater than the powder! I love the idea of the anti-inflammatory support and the fact that this is 95% pure curcuminoid in yourtheary Turmeric Advanced Perfect with a glass of warm low-fat milk to maximize the effect. My mom has gotten some real relief from using turmeric and I think I will pick some of this convenient one up for her. 29.99/120 tabs

Smarty Pants Adult Multi-vitamin Gummies were included in my Bulu Box too. I like that these have no added sugar and include eco-friendly Omega 3 in the formula as well as Vitamin D3. They even added some fiber too. This is a winning idea to get all this in one gummy formula. Up to now I take so many separate tablets and gummies I would love to use this all in one formula. It tastes great and is available in a full size formula. $47.95/30 servings

I try so heard to boost my immunity in the fall and winter especially so I was interested in a tiny samples I received of Nuvua Cafe.  It is loaded with ingredients like ECGC, Ganoderma Extract and pomegranate. It can even keep those cravings at bay in addition to supporting your immune system. $32.99/30 sachets

Love all the goodies? Thinking about signing up for BuluBox?  Here you go:
1. Head over to BuluBox and choose a month-to-month ($10), 3 ($30), 6 ($60) or 12 month ($110) plan. The 12-month plan at $110 is your best value! Use Coupon Code BULUGAN989 and get the first box FREE.
2. Sample each vitamin or supplement and try out the fitness gear or weight loss items.
3. Earn Reward Points:  Earn 50 points ($5) or more each month for completing sample surveys, sharing and subscribing.
4. Save by using your Reward Points to purchase your favorite products!

**Remember to use my exclusive coupon code BULUGAN989, you can get your first box totally free!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

**Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically any products that I have reviewed above here via BuluBox. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies Review + Giveaway #nancydrew


Who doesn't love Nancy Drew? I grew up reading all the stories and so did my tween. I don't know which one of us was more excited to check out this great new adventure games with Nancy Drew.  It is very exciting to thread your way through a maze of deceit in this epic Greek drama. Nancy has gotten herself embroiled in another over the top mystery as she has been doing for 40+ years. It never loses the fun though just like the books.

Here is the scene: A museum curator hires you to assist with the most anticipated event of the year, but artifacts from the exhibit are mysteriously disappearing. Hmm, lets see...could these mishaps possibly be connected to the amphitheater’s upcoming performance? Perhaps it is an unseen villain pulling strings behind the scenes. Who knows but this time you get to work with Nancy on your laptop or desktop to uncover the truth and recover the missing artifacts from the Labyrinth of Lies!  It is so much fun and the graphics are colorful and exciting.


You get to organize Greek Displays and Exhibits. You get to gill in for the museum curator and assemble exhibits before the grand opening too. Figure out how to use Stagecraft Expertise to survive backstage! Don't forget to sneak behind the curtains to explore the treacherous underworld stage sets.

You even get to experience the World of Ancient Greece in this game. How amazing it is to be able to solve challenging puzzles based on actual Greek myths and artwork?  We have been having a great time with this game. It is kind of hard to pull yourself away.

Even better, the perennial favorite The Hardy Boys are on the line too. You can use your in-game mobile phone to hear potentially lifesaving tips from Frank and Joe.  I always loved those two guys. They sound just dreamy on the phone too.

You have the ability to select difficulty levels too so you can play at Amateur or Master Sleuth level and erase any mistakes without starting over.  You can improve your detective abilities as you play along and get better and better. It is good because the younger kids won't get discouraged either with the easier levels. It is nice to see Nancy Drew still here and moving into the digital age. Her books are still wonderful but this is a fun option that is super for any Nancy Drew fan.

You can find this fun Nancy Drew Labyrinth of Lies game right on the web for the easiest of purchasing ever.  Don't forget to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway to win your own copy too. a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Neil Diamond Melody Road #MelodyRoad #O2O

I participated in the Neil Diamond Melody Road album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own. 

Who hasn't heard of the legendary Neil Diamond?  He is truly one of the world’s premiere recording artists. It is amazing but Neil Diamond has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the U.S. His most recent original studio release, 2008’s Home Before Dark, debuted at #1 in the U.S. and the UK on the Billboard Top Albums chart.  It has been six years since he last released an album.  Time for another amazing bunch of songs already!  Neil is an internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered songwriter.  I am excited to shared with you some information about his new studio album, Melody Road which is available on October 21st.  This is his first album since signing with Capitol Records over 6 years ago.  Acclaimed producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee co-produced the album. Fans are getting a special treat with this release too...Neil Diamond includes a 36-page lyric book with guitar chords included in the packaging of each album.

Think about how many years Neil Diamond has been in the business and bringing us hit after hit.  His Melody Road co-producer Don Was said, "It takes tremendous vision, focus and determination, combined with a mega-dose of God-given talent, charisma and soul to create music that becomes indelibly ingrained in the fabric of our culture.” I remember how popular he always was even when I was a little kid growing up. Everyone knew Neil Diamond. Don goes on to say,  “For decade after decade, Neil's songs have been such a major part of our lives. Making this record with him has served as a profound reminder of what a powerful and amazing artist he truly is."  I can't imagine how exciting the experience was to work with such a legendary performer and music writer.

The album will be available for pre-order starting on September 9th at Amazon pre-orders give fans a code that will give them early access to purchase concert tickets for the 2015 tour.  Tour dates and information have not yet been announced but I sure hope they will be soon. I will be in line to go see him.  

Capital Music Group is proud to be working with such an amazing artist. That is no surprise. His music is amazing, just listen to a few of the songs here. The Chairman  and CEO Steve Barnett said, “Neil has made a brilliant record, one of the very finest in his singular body of work. His beautiful and heartfelt songs on Melody Road are imbued with the wisdom of a man reflecting on life's experiences while still looking forward on the road ahead of him. He delivers these songs with the passion of an artist fully committed to his craft, and in that warmly distinctive voice that has brought us so many Neil Diamond classics.  All of us at Capitol are thrilled to be presenting Melody Road to the world.”

Melody Road is a great album. Don't you just love The Art of Love? This is a fantastic song and the lyrics are superb as always. He is such an unbelievable songwriter. He always was. It is just a gift that he has. I remember how much he used to tour in the 1970's and even in the 1980's. Neil Diamond has had such an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career and I am glad he is still contributing.
The man has won Grammy Awards and been nominated for Grammy's 13 times over the course of his career. He is is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. The last award is one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.  Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year award.  In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture. Lord knows that the man deserves every honor he has been given.

Get yourself over to iTunes or Amazon so you can get Neil Diamond's Melody Road.  iTunes:  Amazon:

You can follow him on the Official Neil Diamond Website and can keep up with Neil and all his updates on your fave social networks too including  Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

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