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The Review Chic received this product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Great food storage is a very important part of maintaining my healthy lifestyle. Whether I am prepping ingredients ahead of time or putting away leftovers for my family, having airtight and non-toxic storage containers is an absolute must. The Ozeri INSTAVAC Food Storage Container 8 Piece Nesting Set, with its instant vacuum seal technology, is simple to use and works wonders for keeping my food at it’s freshest point.


I really like this container set. It comes with 4 size containers – 3 cups, 6.3 cups, 12.7 cups, and 21cups – that nest inside one another when not in use. The patented valve in the lids remove excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves. You just press down on the lid and the air is forced out through a one-way valve.

Another feature the lids have, is a handy date dial so you can keep track of when you put the food away for storage and each container has a wave pattern on the bottom to keep cut fruits and vegetables elevated from water and juices. The storage containers are completely BPA-free, so I feel safe about using them in my kitchen. I also like that they are stain-resistant, shatter-proof and transparent. The Ozeri INSTAVAC food storage containers are freezer and dishwasher safe. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and backed by Ozeri’s industry-praised, no-hassle warranty and customer service too.

Overall, I was very pleased at how well these storage containers worked. No more money going in the garage from food waste. They pay for themselves with every use. If you’re looking for a good set of storage containers, the Ozeri INSTVAC Food Storage Containers are an excellent choice you can feel great about.

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Do you like to cook, meal prep, and portion control your meals and snacks?  There are many tools on the market to aid in this process. I have tried many of them from cups to plates. Now, I have come across another gadget that has been working well for me. Let me just say, my excited was through the roof when I was asked to review and given a complementary Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale to review for you. All opinions are 100% my own and I strive to only bring you high quality products to review and endorse.


The Ozeri Touch II Professional Kitchen Digital Scale has been awesome in my kitchen. There so many bells and whistles on this scale. It is light-weight, runs by battery and has a large LCD display light to make it easy to read from a distance. I especially like the sleek design. The feature that allows you to subtract the weight of the container to get the weight of just the ingredients is my absolute favorite. I like to pre-measure out powders and ingredients for smoothies in the morning. This scale has made life much easier in the mornings. It has taken all the headache out of ingredient amounts. 

The scale measures from .1 ounce up to 18 pounds. This is awesome, as I can measure pretty much anything. I haven’t portioned out meat yet, but the microban antimicrobial protection adds a layer of safety to help keep contamination and germs in check regardless of the substance measured. The scale comes in a few color options you can choose from, which are teal, white or red. (I picked teal as you can see from the photos.) You can find these priced at  $19.95 on Amazon to $29.95 on some other sites. The price point is not bad considering the nice quality of this product. It’s super sturdy and not cheap feeling like some other scales I have owned in the past. My only con for this unit, is you have to keep buying batteries!

With the holidays approaching, a good digital scale would be helpful. The Ozeri Touch II is a great choice! This scale would also make a perfect Christmas gift for someone on your gift list too! 

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Disclaimer: I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Par.

Taking care of your hands and nails is a must for many women like myself. Often times, a chance to go get a salon Manicure just never comes with the busy life we may lead. Plus, the visits can get pricey trying to keep up with that lux nail life. So, I Opt for doing my nails at home. Also, doing my nails at home is a destresser and allows for needed me time.

Recently, I have come across the best nude nail polishes for women of color. I have been on the hunt for beautiful nude shades to compliment my chocolate skin tone for many years. Now, the hunt has come to an end with Sally Hansen. I was sent shades from their Color Therapy line called “Make My Clay” and “Chai on Life” to test out. I was so surprised that they ended up being outstanding nude tones. I really liked how the polish applied too. It was not streaky at all, two coats will do you here. Drying time is within seconds also! 

In addition to the polishes, I was also sent the top coat. I am so in love with the top coat! Not only does it add that high gloss salon finishing touch to your home mani! but it aids in keeping it chip free. Awesome right!

Over all, I truly enjoy wearing the two colors on my nails. They really give a polished look to your nails in my opinion. Do you like nude nail colors? Want to check out the polish shades that were mentioned? You can find them and other colors in the Sally Hansen Color Therapy line at your local drugstore or wherever Sally Hansen products are sold.

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I am a huge juice lover. I like to drink it at any time of the day. However, I find that many juice blends just have a bit more sugar and other things that I don’t want in my juice beverages. Since I am a diabetic, I really have to pay very close attention to the things I take into my body (Living a healthy diabetic life takes a lot of dedication to self). So my hunt for juices that were 100% started.

Two brands that I found to be 100% fruit juice were Beetology and Ripe Craft Juice. They are both phenomenal! They are truly juice, nothing more, nothing less. I love that they are both cold pressed juices. What is cold pressed juice you ask? Well, it’s actually a process in which the juice is extracted. Cold pressed juice is produced by using what is known as a ‘masticating juicer’. This juicer uses a hydraulic press that squeezes the juice from the fruit or vegetable. The masticating juicer crush the ingredients in order to extract the greatest quantity of juice possible without compromising the nutrient quality, because it will not generate as much heat to significantly affect the juice like traditional juicing methods can. Once the juice is made, it’s bottled, sealed, and placed in a chamber that fills with water. Pathogens are destroyed by imposing a great amount of pressure. This allows cold pressed juices to remain not only drinkable but nutritious and flavourful for up to a few weeks.

Beetology 


Beets can be very beneficial to our overall health. These burgundy gems help boost your energy, aid in weight loss, supports cleansing and detoxing, plus they have anti-inflammatory properties. They’re even known to improve blood flow and help lower blood pressure. Beetology™ has delivered on a very flavorful juice that allows us to smile at the sound of beets. Just from the the word beet, I was expecting a juice that would have me gagging. I know I’m not the only person that has this reaction. However, I was pleasantly surprised and so were my taste buds! I enjoyed just about every juice flavor from their line. Beetology™ is dedicated to the art of creating delicious beverages and foods from one of nature’s most nutrient dense vegetables and the finest organically grown fruits. Their beverages contain no more than five ingredients. All five of their offerings are 100% non-GMO, U.S.D.A. Certified Organic, and Certified Fair Trade. The juice blends contain no preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors. They are also non-soy, non-dairy, and certified kosher, making them perfect for anyone, any time. They are very refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness to them. The beet juice married very well with the fruit juice choices the brand uses in their products. Beetology has turned my frown into a smile with it’s delicious beet blend juice. I’m now a loyal customer!

Ripe Craft Juice 


New Haven, Connecticut based brand, RIPE Craft Juices was created to redefine the consumer’s expectations of real fresh juice. So their process was simple, to start with the best fruits and vegetables, use the absolute minimum in processing, and offer a juice that surpasses all others in freshness, taste, and nutrition. These juices a very fresh tasting. I enjoyed all four juices. They are not very sweet, there is a bit of bitterness that hits your taste buds. But, it’s not overpowering to where you can’t enjoy and appreciate the natural freshness from this juice brand. These juices are also Gluten Free, non GMO, never from concentrate, using fruit and vegetables that are 100% traceable.
Want to get your hands on these juices? 

You can find RIPE Craft Juices and Craft Bar Juices available at:

King Kullen – Long Island, New York (Bar and Craft juice)

Kings Food Markets – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Bar and Craft juice)

Key Foods – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania (Bar and Craft juice)

Fairway – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Bar and Craft juice)

Big Y – Connecticut and Massachusetts (Craft juice)

Roche Brothers – Massachusetts (Bar and Craft juice)

Dierbergs – Missouri (Bar and Craft juice) 

Schnucks – Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa (Bar and Craft juice)

*Juices are also available on Amazon.com

Beetology ($3.99) available at:

Grocery stores near you in the refrigerated section. If you’re in the Indianapolis area, you can find it at Good Earth (6350 Guilford Rd.).

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*Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part.


I enjoy cooking for my family, but during the summer it’s hot and who wants to slave in a hot kitchen. So, during these months you have to get really creative with preparing meals. You definitely want the meals to be fast, healthy, simple, and most of all delicious!

My family and I love seasoned baked chicken. However, in the summertime, I really don’t feel like cranking up the oven. Here’s where Stouffer’s Seasoning Wraps come into play. You’ll get tasty perfectly seasoned chicken right on top of the stove in less time.


How the Wraps Work

I have always been a fan of Stouffer’s products since I was a kid growing up. My mother would occasionally buy one of their family meals for a day when she wanted a break from cooking. They were very good! As I grew older, I still rely on them for meal ideas. Stouffer’s sent me over some of their wraps for me to try with my family. They even sent some of their Sauce Duos, but I’ll talk about them in another post.

The Stouffer’s Seasoning Wraps are great for those super hot days when you don’t want to cook but want to put something amazing on the table for your family to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with these at all. They come in a variety of flavors too. Also, you have a family of four you’re good to go, as four seasoning wraps come in each package.

To use the wraps, you will need a package of boneless chicken breast, that has been flattened (I just cut mine in half down the middle). Then you’ll take one piece of the chicken, place it inside the wrap ( I used Roasted Tomato Herb and Italian Countryside Herb) and fold the wrap over. You will repeat this step for all of the chicken breast. Note: Be gentle with handling the seasoning wrap so your seasonings won’t fly off your wrap.



Next, you want to preheat your pan and place your chicken in the pan. The instructions say that you don’t need any cooking oil, but I feel that you would need just a touch of oil to keep it from burning the drippings in the pan. You could also use a non-stick pan as well. You’ll cook your chicken about 20-25 minutes or until done to your liking.

The kitchen smelled so good while these were cooking.


The finished product is a flavorful mouthwatering chicken breast that’s sure to please.  No need to worry about heavy cleaning with these, clean up was easy as 1-2-3.


My family and I really enjoyed the seasoning wraps from Stouffer’s. I do recommend that you try the Stouffer’s Seasoning Wraps out for yourself. You can find them at your local Walmart. If you have already tried them, tell me your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to hear how you liked them.

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Disclaimer: Product purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Hi TRC Gang! About a month or so ago, I was asked the following questions about a beauty brand called LipSense. You know like…
Have you heard of LipSense? Have you tried LipSense? What do you think about LipSense?

I love it when you all have product questions. I enjoy sharing my point of view about beauty products, especially ones that my audience/tribe has a curiosity about. I have seen this product all over social media and it claims to be kiss proof, water proof, and last for a ridiculously long time. So, I set out to get my hands on this lippie. You can purchase this item from someone who is a distributor of the products. First off, this product is very expensive in my opinion. I purchased the $55 starter kit and chose the brown nude shade Cappuccino. So, does it really work? Does it dry out your lips? Would I buy it again? Keep reading! 


The starter kit comes with your choice of lip color, gloss and remover. Once you have those, you can purchase additional lip colors and the different glosses. There are 70 lip shades in a variety of finishes as well as 10 different glosses that range from matte, glossy, iridescent, to glitter! I was super excited about glitter gloss. Y’all know I love some glitter! 


The Application

When applying LipSense, there is a magic number and it is “3”. I found that applying 3 thin layers, making sure to let each one dry in between gives you the perfect pigmentation on your lips. For the first application, there may be a slight tingle. The product contains a cosmetic grade alcohol which can sting some and give a cooling feeling as it evaporates. However, I noticed that the sensation was less noticeable on the second day.

Once your 3 coats are dry, you simply apply your gloss of choice. This step is what makes your lips feel moisturized and gives them that oh so lush juicy look. You will not experience a dry, matte feel when using the gloss with the lip color. The first time I applied the gloss to my lips, I was floored that none of brownish tan color came off on the lip gloss applicator. Amazing! 

The Verdict 

  • Overall, the lip color formula is good. It can be thin and streaky if you don’t apply 3 coats. Please note, many have said that the opacity can vary with the colors as well.
  •  The burning sensation could be uncomfortable for some people. The gloss is a must for this product. Without the it, the lip color feels dry. 
  • The wear of this product is very impressive. I was truly outdone! It really lasted through frappes, a burger, sipping water in meetings, rubbing, and drinks with friends. No transfer at all!
  • The scent of the lip color was ok. The glosses are unscented and the remover smells so pleasant, like vanilla. I love the scent of vanilla!
  • I would not wear LipSense everyday because I do enjoy reapplying my lip color! 
  • The initial investment of $55 is very expensive for my taste, but once you have gloss, you can purchase additional colors for $25. This is still steep, but since you will only have to apply once a day, it maybe economical for some.
  • Even though I like this product, I do not see myself buying it again. I can get a regular lippie and be happy.

Do I recommend LipSense?

Yes I do. This product definitely works.  I have tried some long lasting lip products in my day, but none as long lasting like this one. You just have to keep reapplying the gloss to keep it feeling moisturized. I really like that it’s vegan, lead-free and cruelty free which are huge pluses in my book. So, if you don’t mind spending the money, I say grab it! 

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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration for review. As always, I only share my honest thoughts on products. If a product doesn’t work well for me, I simply will not review it. 

Hi TRC Gang, I want to talk with you about a new cosmetic line that has exclusively hit the shelves of Ulta. It’s called Models Own, a brand originating from the U.K. that is cruelty-free. This collection is fresh, fun, and most of all affordable. I’m a stickler for affordability with makeup brands because in my opinion some of them can just be very over priced. 

Models Own offers many different formulas with it’s cosmetics and they have a good range of colors too. They don’t believe in one look, one way! I was sent three of their products to try and give my honest feelings about them. I was sent the Sculpt and Glow Highlighter Powder (Golden Sand) and two Matte Liquid Lipsticks (Candy Cane and Coral Fresh).


Sculpt and Glow Highlighting Powder ($11.99)

The Sculpt and Glow Highlighter in the shade Golden Sand is beautiful. It gives you the perfect amount of glow.  I really love that it is highly pigmented. I like to add the highlight to my cheekbones, nose, and chin with a fan brush. The glow last all day! 


Matte Liquid Lipstick ($7.99)

I love these matte lippies. The formula for theme is super creamy. They go on very smooth and they don’t feel sticky at all. Plus, they dry quickly and last for a good while on your lips. I adore the smell of them too. The peppermint scent is very pleasant. 

Models Own cosmetics is a fabulous brand that delivers on high quality with an affordable price to match. I suggest you get BOLD and give them a try for yourself. Don’t be shy, add some of their products to your stash. You can purchase Models Own at Ulta stores or Ulta.com. Also, be on the look out for a video with me incorporating these products into a makeup look. If you’re not subbed to my YouTube channel, head over and subscribe. 

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