KIND Healthy Grain Bars Review

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I have a little something different to review tonight!  As many of you know by now, I have an amazing little 8 year old boy, and he helped me a bit with this review!

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KIND launched into a new category of snacks with KIND Healthy Grains Bars, a line of chewy with a crunch granola bars made from five super grains mixed with tasty ingredients like pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut flakes, dark chocolate chunks, and more. Each KIND Healthy Grains Bar packs one full serving of 100% whole grains, making them the perfect snack for a healthy lifestyle.

My son LOVES granola bars, so who better to help me test these out PLUS get the review from an adult (me) as well as a kid (him)?  He’s thrilled to help mom do a review and I’m so happy to have something he CAN review with me!

There is another reason I’m including him in on this review!  In honor of the launch of KIND new super grain-packed granola bar line, KIND Healthy Grains Bars wanted me to recognize my own super hero. Jacob truly my little super hero and the best thing that ever happened to me.  No matter what is going on, all I need to do is think of him and his goofy smile and I can’t help but feel better.  Ever hit those low points where you just want to curl up and go away?  Well, my little super hero makes me realize that of everything I’ve done… having him was the single best thing and makes everything worth it.  He also tells me the corniest jokes possible that I can’t help but laugh at.

Onto the review! We’ll go through each flavor I received and see what we each thought!

Oats & Honey

KIND Oats and Honey

KIND Healthy Grains Oat & Honey with Toasted Coconut bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with real ingredients like gluten free oats sweetened with honey and toasted coconut flakes.

Oats & Honey was my favorite of the 4 I tried.  It has a slight sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth but isn’t too sweet.

Jacob liked this one, but could really take it or leave it.  He didn’t love it, but he would eat it if it was all that was left.

Vanilla Blueberry

Kind Vanilla Blueberry

KIND Healthy Grains Vanilla Blueberry bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with all natural ingredients like blueberries.

This was my second favorite of the 4 flavors.  It has the hint of vanilla taste with a small burst of blueberry flavoring.  I prefer this one as a “breakfast” type bar over Oats & Honey though!

Jacob wasn’t interested in Vanilla Blueberry much.  He actually said “no thank you” when I offered him a second try on it.

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate

Kind PB and Chocolate

KIND Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with real ingredients like dark chocolate and roasted peanuts.

While the flavor was ok with this one, it was a light flavor.  When I hear Peanut Butter and Chocolate I want a heavier taste of them (I’m a dessert junkie).  I didn’t get that satisfaction with this particular bar, but it was still good.

Jacob loved this one.  Hands down, without a doubt and he asked me to buy more for lunches at school.  Unfortunately due to all of the peanut allergies, he can’t go to school with these, but I told him I would purchase them for at home snacks.

Dark Chocolate Chunk

Kind Dark Chocolate Chunk

KIND Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate Chunk bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with real dark chocolate.

Surprisingly enough, this was my least favorite of the 4.  Again, it wasn’t horrible – but I preferred the 3 above to this one.

Jacob liked it.  He didn’t love it though.  When asked he just said it was “alright”.

Overview

Overall these are pretty good.  I’m always skeptical of foods that claim healthy and tasty, because usually it tastes like cardboard.  KIND bars are a little on the blander side, so if you think you are going to get the sweet sugary taste like in some traditional bars, you will be mistaken.  Each KIND bar has a touch of sweetness without going overboard on it.  The texture is slightly crunchy but also a little chewy, which I liked. They are a bit fragile though and I don’t think I made it through any of the bars as a whole, as they all broke a little bit and I would need a napkin to catch the small grains falling off while eating.

KIND Healthy Grain Bars are a great low calorie, gluten free, all natural snack.

My top choices:  Oats & Honey and Vanilla Blueberry

Jacob’s top choices: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Oats & Honey

To find out more about KIND Healthy Grains Bars, check out the KIND Healthy Snacks Website.  You will find information on the bars I showed in this post as well as more snacks KIND makes!

Price: $3.99- $4.29 for a 5 count box.  You can also buy a box of 40 for $28.50 on the KIND Website

Will I be purchasing more KIND products?  YES!  If my son likes even SOME of them, I’m all for it.  And to have him ASKING me to purchase a healthy snack for him to have more of… how can I really say no to that?

Hope you loved the review!  Have you tried KIND products?  I’d love to hear your favorites so I know what else to buy for myself and my little super hero!

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

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Mentality The Jelly Collection Swatches & Review

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Ready for more swatch spam from Mentality Nail Polish?  I have so many of their new pretties sitting on my desk I couldn’t decide where to start!  Finally I settled on The Jelly Collection!

Jelly Collection Collage

The Jelly Collection consists of 9 brightly colored jelly shades.  These vibrant hues built to full opacity in just 3 coats, but if you want to play with jelly sandwiches or have a little more VNL – you only need 2 coats.

Tyler

Tyler

Tyler is a red toned purple jelly.  One of my top picks in this collection.

Tyler CU

Kacy

Kacy

Kacy is a blue toned purple and the deepest shade in the collection.

Kacy CU

Rachel

Rachel

My heart just stopped when I put Rachel on!  Rachel is a bright blue jelly shade.  So vibrant and gorgeous!  Just make sure to use a good base coat, you may experience very light staining.

Rachel CU

Nina

Nina

Nina is another beauty!  Nina is an aqua jelly shade.  Has a glowy look to it.

Nina CU

Mona

Mona

Mona is a medium green jelly shade.  This is a very wearable green for me!

Mona CU

Cara

Cara

Cara is a gorgeous golden yellow jelly shade.

Cara CU

Shalon

Shalon

Shalon is a warm toned orange jelly shade.  Orange is a tricky color for me to wear, but this one works well with my skin tone.

Shalon CU

Jennifer

Jennifer

Jennifer is a gorgeous pink with red tones in it.  Another glowy jelly shade!

Jennifer CU

Jill

Jill

Jill is a coral jelly shade. I’m a sucker for coral (almost as much as for purple!) and love this polish!

Jill CU

Overview

Another great collection from Mentality!  I like that these have the squishy look of a jelly but with a buildable opacity of a creme.  All of these photos were taken without top coat and are very shiny on their own.  As I said earlier, it you want more of a jelly sheerness, you can just use 2 coats and still have VNL or even glitter layers between the coats.  All of the shades are incredibly vibrant and fun.

Price: $6.25 Each

Where to Buy: Mentality Nail Polish Website

International Distributors:  Sally Magpies and Edgy Polish

Mentality Nail Polishes are 3 Free formula and each bottle has 2 stainless steel mixing balls.

Make sure you check out Mentality Nail Polish on Facebook HERE for updates as well as more swatches!

Want to see more of my Mentality swatches?  Check out the Mentality section on my Swatch Gallery!

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Blessed Mom Burnout Tee from Hip Together Review

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Not too long ago I had the opportunity to review for Hip Together which is an online shop that carries various t-shirts for the whole family.  I was given a choice between a few different Mom themed shirts, and chose the one that said Blessed Mom (which I am!)

Lets take a look at the shirt

Blessed Mom print

Over the chest area is the Blessed MOM print.  I decided on this design in a burnout tee material (which I will get into a bit more in a few photos!).  The shirt is well made and seems pretty durable.  I’ve worn it a few times and have been asked each time where I got it.

Blessed Mom Rhinestone detail

On each letter there are clear rhinestone accents to give the shirt a little more pop.

Blessed Mom Bottom Left Design

The lower right side of the Blessed Mom shirt has a cross that lands on the right hip when worn.  Like the lettering, the cross also has rhinestone accents on each point.

Blessed Mom on

Awkward selfie moment (not sure I’ll ever get over these).  I took this to show where the lettering falls and size of the letters.

Blessed Mom Sheer

The material is a sheerer material.  It’s almost like a thicker lace look without the delicate lace texture.  This is just a photo of my hand inside the shirt to show the sheerness level.  I wear this with a black tank top underneath and being in California, this is a great Spring/Summer material. (sorry about the white fur… I have 3 cats that shed like crazy!)

This particular shirt also comes in wine and indigo shades, not just black!

Overall I am happy with my selection of shirts.  If you are looking for a Mom statement style tee, they also have Mommy of *insert # here*, Mom of Boys (or Girls),  as well as sports optional mom shirts (Cheer, Football, etc).  Looking for a custom design?  They do customs for church groups, sports teams, school groups or family reunions as well (with a 30 piece minimum)

Price: $25.00 Each for the Blessed Mom design

Where To Buy: Hip Together Website

Hip Together items are made in Texas daily, so you aren’t dealing with shirts that may have been sitting around in a warehouse for months.

 They offer Free Shipping with a $50 order as well.

Make sure to check out Hip Together on Facebook for seasonal  shirts as well as promotions and new designs!  I’ve already spotted a couple cute shirts I want to purchase for my son as well as for myself!

Are you into cute statement style shirts?  I’m not a huge tshirt person, but I really like the burnout tee material which dresses it up a little!

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

Jindie Nails & Dollish Polish Collaboration Duo in Romeo & Juliet Swatches and Review

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Jindie Nails and Dollish Polish have teamed up for an awesome new series!  The series is called “Famous Couples in History” and every 4-6 weeks a new duo will be released which will represent a different Famous Couple In History!

First up is Romeo & Juliet (probably one of the most famous!) and they can be worn separately or layered over each other.  This is the first couple in the series and I cannot wait to see what other couples Jindie Nails and Dollish Polish work on.

Juliet

Juliet

Juliet is an orchid crelly with navy and violet shimmer flecks, periwinkle, sapphire and magenta hex glitters in 2 different small sizes.  I used 2 coats for this photo and it applied like a dream, even with all the small glitters mixed in.

Juliet CU

Juliet Macro

Romeo

Romeo

Romeo is a glitter top coat filled with sapphire, magenta, purple and violet hex glitters, shreds and dots with a sprinkling of black matte hearts, skulls and stars.  I used 1 coat over Juliet for this photo, and as you can see – glitter was not an issue on application!  I got a good amount on each finger with very little effort.

Romeo CU

Romeo Macro

Overview

I think the whole idea behind the duo is extremely cute.  I have every version of Romeo & Juliet movies that have been made and am a complete SAP when it comes to love stories (even tragic ones).  As for the polishes themselves, both were easy to work with and look great together.  I think the Jindie Nails/Dollish Polish collaboration is perfect and cannot wait to see what they come up with for future Famous Couples In History duos!

Price: $20.00 per set

Where To Buy: Jindie Nails Website or Dollish Polish Website

Launch Date: March 1st, 2014

Make sure to follow Dollish Polish as well as Jindie Nails on Facebook for more gorgeous swatches as well as future collections and Famous Couples In History collaboration duos!

What is a Famous Couple In History duo you would love to see happen?

Make sure you check out more Jindie Nails swatches in my Swatch Gallery

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