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Garden of Life & Raw Rev Protein Bars

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Garden of Life Raw Rev Protein Bars
Garden of Life & Raw Rev Protein Bars

I have more protein bars to share!

  1. Garden of Life Organic Fit High Protein Weight Loss Bar (Chocolate Covered Cherry)
  2. Raw Rev Glo (Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt)

Garden of Life Organic Fit High Protein Weight Loss Bar (Chocolate Covered Cherry)

Garden of Life Cherry
Garden of Life Chocolate Covered Cherry

I’ve tried Garden of Life High Protein Weight Loss Bar before. At one point, I was addicted to them, haha. This time, I have Chocolate Covered Cherry. It’s a new flavor to me. This is what I think about it.

My Review:

These are the blandest protein bars out there. They don’t taste like what it’s called Chocolate Covered Cherry. Just a hint of that flavor. It’s barely there. They are soft in texture. Somewhat similar to a brownie, which I like. Even though they are bland, I really do like these. They make a satisfying treat that’s low in sugar. There’s only 1 gram of sugar (0 grams of added sugar) per bar. That’s why these protein bars are tasteless. Each bar contains 200 calories with 14 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber.

Do I recommend these? Once again, they are satisfying. I do enjoy having them early in the morning with my breakfast or alone. Since they contain Green Coffee Bean Extract, it wakes me up quickly. But, I realize that I am very sensitive to caffeine. I get really hyper when I consume caffeine, lol. That’s why I don’t drink coffee with caffeine as much anymore. I choose decaf whenever possible. These protein bars (to me) are very addicting due to the caffeine in it, so I only purchase them once after a couple of months for a nice low sugar, high protein snack. Yes, I would recommend them if you can handle a snack that’s bland.

Ingredients:

Organic soluble tapioca fiber‚ organic vegetable glycerin‚ organic pea protein‚ organic almonds‚ organic chocolate coating (organic cacao nibs‚ organic erythritol‚ organic tapioca fiber‚ organic cocoa butter‚ natural licorice flavor‚ organic stevia extract (leaf)‚ organic sunflower lecithin‚ organic vanilla bean extract)‚ organic pea crisps (organic pea protein‚ organic starch)‚ organic sprouted brown rice protein‚ organic cacao‚ organic acacia fiber‚ organic tart cherry‚ organic carob‚ organic flavor‚ organic svetol® green coffee bean extract‚ organic ashwagandha‚ sea salt‚ organic cinnamon.

Raw Rev Glo (Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt)

Raw Rev Mixed Caramel Sea Salt
Raw Rev Mixed Caramel Sea Salt

Remember Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars? One of my favorite flavors is Mixed Nuts, Caramel, & Sea Salt. This is what I think about them now.

My Review:

I still feel the same way as I did before in my last review. It’s healthy and tasty at the same time. It’s filling too. This protein bar makes it feel like I’m eating a candy bar. I would definitely purchase these again soon. 🙂

Ingredients:

Raw Rev Nutty Superfood Blend (raw cashews, peanuts, raw almonds, pea protein, organic brown rice protein, raw organic hemp protein, raw organic virgin coconut oil, raw organic chia seeds, raw organic sprouted flax seeds) isomalto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic fiber from tapioca), organic Italian dark chocolate chips (cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), pea protein crisps, natural flavors, organic brown rice syrup, sea salt.

Have you tried any of these protein bars? Did you like them? 🙂

Love, Jen

Skin Care: Double Cleansing or Triple Cleansing?

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Double Cleansing
Double Cleansing: Vitamin C Milk Cleanser & Tea Tree Oil Face Wash

This is my morning and night cleansing routine. I’m using a few (lol) products. It may look like I’m going overboard, but I’m not. It’s all worth it in the end. I know I’ve said this many times before. My skin type is oily and acne-prone. I have fair skin, so acne is such a burden on my skin. If I get a pimple, it’s noticeable and embarassing. It can make my complexion look uneven too.

I’ve been double cleansing my skin. I’m aware that double cleansing means using an oil-based cleanser first then a water-based cleanser after. I didn’t know I was going to double cleanse. I saw a cleansing milk and wanted to try it alone (without any other face wash). I realized that the cleansing milk alone didn’t help ‘clean’ my skin. There’s nothing wrong with trying something new. 🙂 I started double cleansing using the cleansing milk with my tea tree face wash. The pair worked perfectly well. My skin felt hydrated and clean.

Here are the two facial cleansers I was using…

I’ve talked about Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil many times before. Here’s more about it if you’ve missed out or are interested.

My New Face Wash & Hair Care Products (Tea Tree, Natural, Cruelty-Free, Oily, Blemished Skin)

2 Weeks Results: Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

2 Months Results: Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

The cleansing milk is new. So what is Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C Cleansing Milk??

I really wanted to start adding a cleansing oil into my ‘cleansing routine’. I purchased an oil-based cleanser called QRxLabs Deep Facial Cleansing Oil. Here it is.

QRxLabsl Deep Facial Cleansing Oil
QRxLabs Deep Facial Cleansing Oil

I’ve never heard of this brand before, but the reviews look good. Here are the ingredients in this oil-based cleanser.

Ingredients:

Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Polysorbate 80, Tangerine Essential Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Lemon Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid

A simple list of ingredients. In the photo, it’s a new bottle of the cleansing oil. It’s sealed at the cap. I’ve only used it twice. Last night and this morning. My first impression of this cleansing oil is that it has a tangerine scent (fourth ingredient on the list). Watch out for the eyes. It can irritate the eye area. Using it to cleanse my face was a different experience. It’s like moving oil that’s not too greasy all over my face. It clearly removes dirt and debris off of my skin. I can feel it on my finger tips. It washes off clean. I’m not sure if I would use it by itself. That’s too risky for my oily, acne-prone skin. So I followed up with the cleansing milk and tea tree oil face wash.

So now I have 3 facial cleansers.

  1. An oil-based cleanser
  2. A milk cleanser
  3. A water-based face wash
Triple Cleansing
Triple Cleansing: Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Milk, Tea Tree Face Wash

After following this method, I’m getting overwhelmed cleansing my face three times, lol. I might end up dropping the Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C Cleansing Milk if the cleansing oil and tea tree oil face wash works fine together. I think triple cleansing is too time consuming. Maybe just do it at night? BUT, we will see what happens. Look forward to an update on my cleansing routine! :]

Do you double cleanse or triple cleanse your skin? What is your morning and night cleansing routine like? Leave a comment.

Love, Jen

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