Avenir Essential Oils

Product Review: Avenir Essential Oils

This post is sponsored by Avenir Oils.  I received compensation and 4 bottles of essential oils (lemon, orange, and 2 lavender) for free in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.  For over 2 years now, I have been an avid fan of using essential oils. I diffuse them in my

Product Review: Shakeology vs Garden of Life

Shakeology has intrigued me for years. I’ve had some friends swear by it, and I respect many Beachbody coaches who sell it as a component of their online wellness business. Garden of Life, on the other hand, I’ve passed by a few times at Whole Foods Market, but never really thought twice about until this past week

GIVEAWAY! Figgypops & Costco

This post is sponsored by Made in Nature.  I received the product for free in exchange for a review and giveaway. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.  About 2 months ago, we decided to join Costco thanks to the growing bellies of our two boys and the recent news that Costco is now the largest

What is Periscope?

Social media. Just when you think you’ve mastered one app, a new one is released. On March 26, 2015 Twitter’s live video stream app, Periscope, launched on iOS with the Android version launching shortly thereafter in May. I think it’s going to be the next big thing. Periscope is like the love child of YouTube

Product Review & Giveaway: Hemp Hearts

This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest through my affiliation with Sweat Pink.  I received the product for free in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own. Well, I just found my new favorite brekkie bowl add-in! My curiosity about hemp had been peaked for awhile, so I was really excited to

Whole30: Done & DONE

Whole30 is brilliant. Whole30 is stupid. Whole30 is going to change my life. Whole30 is making my life worse. Whole30 is something I can do ALL the time. Whole30 is cruel and unusual punishment. Whole30 should be required of everyone. Whole30 is complete utter BS. I have deeply felt and believed every single one of

Product Review: BuluBox

Thanks to my relationship with SweatPink, a small, bright orange box with funky typography all over it, arrived on my doorstep, free of charge, about a month ago! I was so excited to open it up. Following the latest trend of “surprise sample” boxes that have become popular with beauty products (e.g. Ipsy, StyleBox, etc.),

Product Review: Ava Anderson Non-Toxic

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic shut their doors in January 2016 and rebranded as Pure Haven Essentials in March 2016. This AANT product review was written prior to the scandal that led to their demise. For more details, please read: Ava Anderson Scandal and Ava Anderson: Be Kind to Consultants Are your personal care products as clean as your diet?

Fit Tip Friday: Clean Skin Product & App Review

I went the lazy route again and made a video instead of writing—too hot to think! In today’s video I talk about two really cool apps I just learned about that will help you to evaluate the quality of ingredients in all your skin, body and hair products. As I begin my mission to take

Review: FreshDirect

Yesterday I grocery shopped from my outdoor patio while my 1 yr old slept. This morning, I received my order at my doorstep by 9 AM and we went on with our day. Pretty magical to say the least! I posted a photo of my delivery this morning on my Instagram (@belowthefork) and Facebook pages,

New Venture: Essential Oils

I’m on Day 12 of being sick so I finally broke down and ordered a diffuser and essential oils. I’ve been considering it since this past October but cannot afford Young Living or doTERRA oils so I’ve put it off. After researching like crazy, I have finally found an affordable company that still promises pure,

Review: Sweaty Bands Headbands

I have a very love/hate relationship with headbands. I want to love them, and have found several cute ones over the years, but they either squeeze my head so tight that I end up with an excruciating headache, or they slip back and become a serious distraction in the midst of a workout. Raise your

Product Review: Squeez’Ems

I’m keen on making homemade baby food for my 9 month old, but as with all my cooking adventures, I like things simple, quick, and healthy.  Thanks to my NutriBullet, D has unintentionally been on a raw foods diet. Why bake, boil, and cook when I can just make a greens- and fruit-packed smoothie, thicken

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer

As a Sweat Pink ambassador I have the good fortune of occasionally receiving free product samples to review. I was luckily chosen to be part of the Vega Sport Fuel Your Better campaign, and the products I have received are no less than AMAZING—particularly the Recovery Protein Bar, which I will review at a later

Product Review: Polar FT4

For anyone who follows me on Instagram (@belowthefork), you know that one of the ways I keep myself accountable is by frequently posting photos of the end screen of my Polar FT4 watch after a workout, touting the length of my workout session and the calorie burn. I’m often asked about it, so I thought

5 Ways to Use Epsom Salt

Most Massage Therapists have really soft, smooth hands and although some of that is because we have our hands and forearms covered in lotion all day, the real trick is that we use epsom salt. Yes, that same gritty stuff you can buy a half gallon of for $1.99 at CVS. Here are 5 fabulous

Product Review: NutriBullet

UPDATE 5/19/2015: A mere 2.5 years in, my NutriBullet died. It physically works in the sense the motor runs; but the inside of the base is coated in a red-rust powder with sticky patches of a thick, dark sludge similar to that of hot asphalt. It’s only leaked once or twice, and I thoroughly cleaned it, so

Product Review: Yonanas

I’ll probably sound like an infomercial as I describe this fabulous device, but I can’t help it. It really is the most impressive little machine we’ve ever had. We use it at least once a week and it totally curbs any cravings for real ice cream. It’s also a great way to sneakily get kids