Welcome to #SIMPLYSAMPLES. Here you are invited to learn about ORGANIC, VEGAN, ALL-NATURAL,and CRUELTY-FREE products. I have tested and reviewed them here for you. There are also some other random sample reviews for products I love too. Feel free to read those as well.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Review of Turmerex Turmeric Capsules by Vitavana

 Turmeric is one of nature's best antibiotics. 
That's right, you heard me, TURMERIC is a natural antibiotic. It has been shown to aid and improve the body's ability to fight infections. It has been used in India and China for thousands of years for medicinal purposes.

Turmeric also builds the body's immune system to aid in fighting infections too. It is also an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and boosts cognitive function. In other not so clinic words, it boosts your oxygen level and reduces swelling and helps you think clearer. Try taking turmeric if you are prone to migraines.

So what are you missing out for?        PURCHASE HERE

           My posted Amazon.com review:
Luckily for me, I had yet to try Turmeric... After, reading some information on the web reading the health benefits of this product and talking with herbalists, I was ready to go! This product is a natural anti-inflammatory, in other words, good-bye Ibuprofen! It also helped me in regards to my joints, I've recently have had a lot of pain in my hands and wrists (carpal tunnel feeling), this product has helped reduce the pain and helped me concentrate on my job, which consists of typing all day long, and my hobby of blogging. This is a great product and I am so pleased it is encased in vegan capsules. I just wished I had known of the immense benefits for fighting cancer. This product might have been able to help my mother fight breast cancer, RIP!

I received this product courtesy of Tomoson for review purposes. However, all opinions are my own.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Review of Vita Sciences... Maxasorb Melatonin Cream

Sleep.. that's what we all need to survive the day. However, there are times when you just can't crunch the numbers or you have a school project the kids need help on (that they have yet to start) and that is due tomorrow. That's where coffee and other forms of caffeine come into play. Then your body decides it needs to crash. However, you still have all that caffeine pumping through your body. SO, what to do???

Doctor's prescribe sleeping pills, but that's not for me. I prefer all natural and not putting harmful man made chemicals into my body (unless they are absolutely vital).

That's when I happened upon this product! Now, it is all natural, but it is not something taken internally. It is a cream that you rub on the outside of your body (topically) on your legs, face, etc. if you are feeling restless and need some helping getting to sleep.

A little about the company: VITA SCIENCES

They are an American made company who produce natural supplements and creams to promote healthy living. They consider themselves natural scientists and refer to their products as nutraceticals. They offer a range of products based on science and vitamins and the benefits of nature.

Melatonin is known for it's amazing sleep aid properties. It is a naturally produced hormone in plants, animals and bacteria. In animals, it is produced by glands at night. This product is great for restless legs syndrome and travelers with jet lag. It decreases the time it takes to fall asleep, increases sleepiness and duration and restfulness of sleep. It improves sleep quality and the amount of actual sleep you get. The lotion is made from all natural ingredients as well, so it is safe for all skin types. 

My review of the product:

Smell: None
Texture: Smooth
Taste: LOL!
Pros: All natural ingredients, easy to use, really works, bottle contains 60 applications of lotion (2 month supply).
Cons: My pump stopped working on the product after the 1st week, fatigue the next morning.

I received this product to review from Brandbacker.com, all opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Radha Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review

One of my favorite companies to review on is RADHA BEAUTY. They are an amazing line of all natural skin care products. Their products are made of 100% natural oils and they never use alcohol, fillers, parabens, or synthetic smells.

What is Vitamin C Serum?
Vitamin C reduces aging effects of sun on the skin. It's like vitamins for your face. It boosts collagen production which minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and it helps with more toned and defined skin. It naturally moisturizes and hydrates, too.

What is great about RADHA'S VITAMIN C SERUM?
Well, first off not only does it contain 20% vitamin c, but it also contains vitamin e and vegan hyaluronic acid. Which benefits the production of elasticity of cells in the skin, making your skin more firm and adds a healthy glow.

My review: 
This product had a wonderful smell and the texture was not at all oily, as it thought it would be. I could feel the product tightening my skin within the first week and I was pleased to find out the company backs their products 100% if you are unhappy. That makes me believe in the product and the company! Also, when you sign up on their website, you are greeted with a 15% off coupon. Now who doesn't love a discount when you try a new product. I think you'll be satisfied, because I know I was.

I received free courtesy of Brandbacker.com to test this product for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review of Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder from ENZO

Matcha Green Tea Powder.... Never heard of it before??? Neither had I! So, I researched a little.

What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and harvested green tea. The tea plants are grown in shade. Then when harvested all stems and veins are removed from the leaves. This type of product is and was used in Japanese rituals and also is used to flavor foods and dye fabrics.

What are the benefits of Green Tea?
It contains many minerals and vitamins which promote health. It improves fat burning in the body, as well as, physical and mental performance. Studies, have shown it can reduce the chance of getting cancer. It can also kill bad bacteria in the body. It can also help you de-stress and relax with it's natural antioxidants.

What do you do with it?
Great question. First of all, you can make tea!!! Apparently, you can add it to just about anything.

Matcha Tiramisu from Oh, How Civilized

Matcha Syrup
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon matcha (I also like Aiya's Cooking Grade matcha.)

Matcha Sponge Cake
4 eggs
7 tablespoons of sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons matcha
Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Matcha Cream
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon rum
2/3 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon matcha + more for dusting

Matcha Tea Smoothie from Matcha Source

This is surprisingly delicious and tastes much like a sherbet.

1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup soy or almond milk
1 tsp ingredient grade matcha

Blend ingredients together in an electric blender, a martini shaker, or using an electric hand held frother. Pour into a tall glass with or without ice. Experiment with other fruit juices like mango, apricot or pineapple.

Matcha Green Tea Pound Cake Recipe from The Vintage Mixer

Yield: 1 loaf
Time: 1 hour

1/4 cup coconut oil (you can also use butter)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (you may use regular milk)
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a loaf pan well or line with parchment paper.
Using a mixer, cream together the coconut oil and sugar.
Add almond milk and eggs, and beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and blend until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and a toothpick comes out clean.

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary to test and review from Giveawayservice.com. 
Reference #:  pm1371bccec2447b5aa6d96d2a540fb401

Review of Chalk Markers by Colore

This product is a great alternative to dry erase markers. 

The kids love it!!!!
My kids have enjoyed reviewing this product for mommy by drawing on their dry/wet erase boards. It's very simple if they mess up to just wipe it away. It also come easily off of their little hands!

I love it!!!
The aspect I love about the product would have to be the "chalk" look. I can also use this for various household projects, such as labeling. It comes with 8 markers and has the convenience of both a bullet and chisel point.

If your interested in trying out this product, you can purchase it through Amazon.com HERE.

Disclosure: Reference #: pm274231193c4e40abc64d2f2d8cb6b415.
This product was given courtesy of Giveawayservice.com and Colore to test and review.