The Nutritionist Reviews

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ornaments With Love Review

 Ornaments with Love Baby's First Christmas
This review is sentimental to me for a few reasons. For the last few years, I have reviewed an Ornaments with Love ornament each year. The first year was when Troy and I bought our first house and now, we have a baby.

Ornaments with Love sells tons of different ornaments for your every interest and event in your life. These ornaments from them signify the wonderful changes that have occurred in our lives. This year, I was able to order an ornament for "Baby's First Christmas".

Ornaments with Love Baby's First Christmas
I chose the Carriage Baby's First Christmas ornament to review. Right when I saw this, I knew it would be perfect. The ornament is personalized with Adalyn's name on it and the year. My mom still puts up the ornaments from my sibling and I's first Christmas and I know that we will have this one for many years to come. It will always mean a lot to us. This ornament is very feminine and is absolutely gorgeous!

Here is our ornament from 3 years ago that we still happily hang each year on our tree:
Ornaments with Love

Many of the ornaments can be personalized and are affordable. These would make fabulous Christmas gifts for people. They are fun and have a lot of meaning. I love Adalyn's new ornament from Ornaments with Love and will cherish it for years to come.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Take Charge of Your Credit Score

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Credit Karma™. All opinions are my own.
Tracking PixelI recently heard about Credit Karma through a webinar where I learned what it is all about. I know how important your credit score can be for different things such as getting a job, credit cards, car payments and getting a mortgage. Once your credit score is down, it can be hard to get it back up. I think that it is important for everyone to have an idea what their credit score is. 

Your credit score is the most defining number if your financial health. It helps you either get approved or not approved for different things. Some companies even decide whether they will hire someone based on their credit score! By having a good credit score, you can get the best interest rates possible and save yourself money. 

Troy and I try not to take out loans if we do not have to. If we could not afford a credit card payment for example, we would not buy things unless we absolutely needed them. One example of when we took out a loan was when we bought a car for Troy about 4 years ago. The interest rate was very low (1.9%) so we took out the loan. Due to Troys good credit score, we were able to get this lower rate.

Credit Karma is a site that lets you know your credit score for free. This is great because a lot of sites make you pay for it. They want for you to be in control of your credit data. You will receive a report where you get your credit score sent to you weekly which includes credit monitoring. They will notify you of any major changes in your report which is awesome. This can also help with prevention of identity theft. 
Credit Karma can match credit and personal finance profiles with financial products that make sense for you. They work with more than 100 lenders so that they have products that suit each person. You can also find your credit score on your phone as well as use the services that this company provides.

They currently have more than 30 million members. They can do an analysis and let you know if you will be likely to receive credit approval or not. If you want to learn more about your credit, feel free to check out Credit Karma™.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Credit Karma™.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tula Skincare Review and Giveaway

Tula Skincare
***See below for a huge giveaway valued at about $200!

I was recently sent some products to try out from Tula which is a line of skincare products. I was sent the Purifying Face Cleanser, Illuminating Face Serum, Revitalizing Eye Cream and the Hydrating Day and Night Cream to try out. I had not heard of this line until now and was excited to try it out.

As I recently wrote about, I have very dry skin and hair. I am constantly using moisturizing products to help hydrate my skin. I drink a lot of water. I take care of myself yet I still always have very dry skin. I was excited to try these products out as they are supposed to help with dry skin. They can also help with fine lines and wrinkles.
Tula Deluxe Regimen
Tula means balance. The concept of this line of products is that we need to take care of our insides in order to look good on the outside. Also that feeling good on the outside can help us feel good on the inside. The co-founder of the line is Dr. Roshini Raj, a gastroenterologist and internist.

This line uses probiotics which I love since I make sure to eat probiotics often (found in yogurt, probiotic supplements, sauerkraut, etc.). Studies show that the topical use of probiotics stimulates the skin's protective mechanism and improves moisture and the balance of good bacteria on the skin. It can also help to prevent acne and UV damage as well as increase elasticity and produce more collagen. Tula products can be purchased on QVC.

Tula Skincare

As a new mom, I am busy and do not have as much time for myself. Luckily, these products are quick to use and provide great results. I have enjoyed using the face cleanser when I shower. It leaves my face feeling clean but also moisturized which is nice because a lot of other skincare products leave your skin feeling dry. After my shower, I put on the face serum followed by the day and night cream. The day and night cream is a moisture cream that makes my skin feel less dry. The face serum helps to promote a more even looking skin tone and reduces dark spots.

The product that I have enjoyed using the most would have to be the revitalizing eye cream. Let's just say that right now, I am not getting a lot of sleep (hello three times per night feedings!). This eye cream is great to put on and helps reduce puffiness and dark circles. I love the way that it feels on my skin and makes me look like I'm not a zombie when I am short on sleep.

I have very much enjoyed using all of these products from Tula. They have made a difference in the dryness of my skin and I will continue to use them as the weather becomes even more dry all winter.

The giveaway will be for the full line of Tula's probiotic skincare products (Purifying Face Cleanser, Illuminating Face Serum, Revitalizing Eye Cream and the Hydrating Day and Night Cream) to one reader of The Nutritionist Reviews ($198 value!).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert Platinum Points Program

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC

Crystal Light
Are you a country music fan? When I first met my husband Troy, I did not like country music at all. He made me a country CD to listen to with some of his favorite songs on it and I never looked back. I now love country music and it is about 70% of what I listen to. I am also a fan of Miranda Lambert. Her song "Gunpowder and Lead" is one of my favorites.

Miranda Lambert recently paired up with CRYSTAL LIGHT for their Platinum Points program. This program helps to reward CRYSTAL LIGHT purchasers with Miranda Lambert gear. As a country music fan, this sounds awesome! This program coincides with Miranda's Platinum tour that she is on now presented by CRYSTAL LIGHT. To use this program and earn points, you just have to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products from Walmart, take a picture of your receipt with your smartphone and choose from a variety of rewards.

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To sign up for the CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert Platinum Points program, just click the link, enter your email address or Facebook information, purchase the Crystal Light products, and then visit on your phone and take a picture. It is not too hard to do for earning some fun prizes, especially if you already drink CRYSTAL LIGHT.  

To get started, you can use the code mirandaic for 30 free points for signing up. Also by referring friends, you will earn 10 points for each friend that signs up. Gear that you can earn includes an exclusive song download, t-shirts and mugs. I would love one of the mugs! 

Crystal Light
To try out this program, I headed to Walmart to purchase some CRYSTAL LIGHT. I chose the lemon iced tea to try out since my husband often likes to drink iced tea for dinner. Walmart had a nice selection of CRYSTAL LIGHT products. I also like this brand of lemonade which I have at home. The products are located with the juice and was easy to find. 

For my experience signing up for this program, it was easy to do and was not hard to scan my receipt in and redeem points. I now have 100 points in my account. I like drinking CRYSTAL LIGHT on occasion for a low-calorie beverage when I do not feel like drinking water. I like that it is offered in many different flavors. I think that it would be a fun mixer for an alcoholic beverage to keep it fairly low-calorie. Miranda Lambert even has her own recipe for a "Randarita" that would be fun to try.
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